Dr. Boyce: Let’s Include Black Women in Meetings with the President

I recently wrote about the scheduled meeting today between President Barack Obama and the presidents of the NAACP and Urban League.

Marc Morial and Ben Jealous got together with the president in a situation that is eerily similar to the meeting the three had with Rev. Al Sharpton not so long ago. Any meeting which serves to breathe life into the dire unemployment crisis in the Black community is met with open arms.

After the first meeting, I mentioned to Rev. Sharpton that a woman should have been present in these discussions. Sharpton made the accurate point that the late Dorothy Height had been invited, but couldn’t make it because of the weather. I’m sure I’m not the only one who noticed that it might be challenging for a 98-year old woman to come out in one of the worst blizzards in Washington D.C. history.

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  • Under_Score

    Can you just post the whole thing on THIS page!? Damn! tired of ALWAYS going to another site!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBuzzNews Ronald B. Saunders

    Black women did all the heavy lifting to get Obama into the WH and he refused to even consider a sister for said Supreme Court. Furthermore President Obama had his chance to appoint a sister to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission but again in the instant case he appointed a Latino and a Anglo.
    Inviting the Black women to the WH is all about Presidential politics ( 2012 ) to give an appearance that he cares about the plight of Black women and the Black community.
    The only thing that Obama cares about is returning to the Oval Office in 2012.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.

  • Anonymous

    Blk women might wanna consider knowing and understanding the whole story before they vote again. If blk women are not being included in meetings, then what is the vote worth?

  • Anonymous

       What is there that Black Men cannot do as representatives of the community. If the sexes are that divided then there is no unity. There is only a house divided and there is a power grab by the women to rule and set agendas. It reminds me of that childhood rhyme that the sisters used to skip rope to.  “Destroy black boy. I said it. I meant it. I’ll soon represent it.”