William Leidesdorff, Jr. – America’s first African American Millionaire

Leidesdorff Street in the heart of the financial district in downtown San Francisco is named for him.

 

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Ok, this is really fucked up!

This toy can listen to anything you say and send it back to a company in Massachusetts, who also has contracts with the government. Ummm….this is not cool, America. Why does it take Germany to be the first to ban this! Thanks Germany! Thanks World News Today who busted this out on Feb 9 2015! The news report from USA Today focused on stalking kids but what about stalking everybody? WTF!!! It’s so annoying how USA journalists framed the video around one tiny paranoid subject, children, which is important, however, they are not approaching the bigger problem. This reeks of fascism to me. OMG, USA Today, where’s the bigger story? The World News seems to get it. Germany seems to get it. This, to me, is another example of the shallow, dumb ass reporting that we get here in the U. S. Where’s the journalism, people? What are we doing?

Check this out, NPR article, published Feb 17, 2017:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/17/515775874/banned-in-germany-kids-doll-is-labeled-an-espionage-device

The NPR article featured this video, published Dec 5, 2016:

Then check this out, published Dec 9, 2016:

Then check this out, published Feb 9, 2015:

As I watch this…

…I am reminded of how far we’ve come. Aretha is beautiful in her long mink coat, her hands are jeweled encrusted, she wears a beautiful diamond necklace. She is the epitome of an elegant lady. I am so proud of our people and our country, and when I write “people,” I mean ALL people. Thanks America, this makes me have hope.

Leaders of the America, get rid of the electoral college. The people of America spoke during the election, there are several presidents who have won this precious office, not because the people voted for them, but because the backdoor which we call the electoral college voted for them. This effectively means their vote is greater than ours. Are we not intelligent enough to know how to vote properly? This is what we’re left with feeling and we are manipulated to take the frustration out on each other. The arguments for the electoral college don’t appear to be valid. I’m doing further research. Stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful video of Aretha, President Obama and others, as they honor Carol King who co-wrote the song Aretha sang. Art and music, will help to save the world and heal our hearts. Peace out. -k