Newark’s Negro Mayor

Now that Barack Obama is a lame duck who can’t run for the top office anymore, it’s as good a time as any to speculate on who will take his place as the Black politician that rich white folks feel they can truly trust. One name stands out: Cory Booker, the 43 year-old Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, whose rightwing background and connections are far deeper and more intensely ideological than Obama’s. Indeed, if there had been no Barack Obama, Cory Booker would have been Wall Street’s choice as the First Black President.“He’ll be our second,” said a New York hedge fund partner, quoted in a recent Bloomberg News article.

The Lords of Capital love “Cory,” and call him by his first name. That’s how he raised $7 million to win Newark’s City Hall for the second time, in 2010. He has since amassed more than $250 million from wealthy capitalists, including the founder of Facebook, mainly for the Newark public schools. They’re willing to pile all this cash on Booker’s plate because he is ideologically committed to the privatization of public education and to government that serves the rich….


By now, many of you may have heard of the obscenity that took place at Newark’s City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012. It was one of the most vile and flagrant abuses of the political process that Newark has ever seen, and what’s more, it represents an attempt by the powers that be to pit Blacks and Latinos against each other. It was simply atrocious and it reveals Corey Booker for the shameful sell out and disgrace that he is. Moreover, others, such as Anibal Ramos, the acting City Council chair, were equally as disgraceful in selling out their history and in allowing themselves to be used as political pawns. In short he, along with “Booger,” literally tried to ram their person into the city council seat left vacant by the late Donald Payne’s son, Donald Payne, Jr., who is finishing his father’s Congressional term. Ramos sprung a surprise election on them, and t hen refused to acknowledge any comments by anyone else who was not supporting his choice. Ras Baraka clearly was the first one who asked to be recognized when Anibal made his surprise announcement, but he simply wouldn’t acknowledge him.

Here is an excellent video of the council meeting which clearly shows what happened at that abomination. For a moment I thought I was watching a WBAI LSB meeting.

There was also a press conference held by Ras Baraka and some of the other city council members.

Of course, the mainstream media is not at all telling what really happened, as is evidenced by this trash piece by the NY Times.

Below is an article by Amiri Baraka

And it is important now more than ever that Blacks and Latinos and all oppressed people stand together and not allow ourselves to be divided. We must stand strong in calling out those who betray us and in getting no good people out of office who do not represent our interests. And we need to start from the White House on down!

Lisa V. Davis

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Newark’s “Virtual Mayor” Shows Out As Negro Nazi 

For two years or so Newark’s May Whore , Corey Booker, never set foot in the City Council chambers. Why? So he wd not have to be confronted by the peoples’ elected representatives. Instead, that is why he is called our “Virtual Mayor”, because on the tube he is ubiquitous, on radio, at press conferences from undisclosed hideouts. But personally, almost never.

 He has appeared, rarely, when the council smoked him out, e.g., when he tried to sell the city’s water, to some of his cronies disguised as the Municipal Utilities Authority(MUA). But as a result of his desperate foray into the real world , the MUA got defeated and apparently he learned from that and stayed out of sight except as occasional Oprah mascot and Steadman lookalike.

At another rare emergence into the real world, when he closed our libraries (and you wonder why a dude well advertised in his sweetheart press as Stanford Univ, Yale Law School, Rhodes scholar would close libraries – I tried to ask him this question , he turned his head to some white member of the library’s board, who said , “No”.

The rest of the Newark Activists there rose up and started whooping and hollering at the Mayor’s brief excursion into reality. The people screamed at him and he fled. The main library was reopened.

What I had wanted to ask was to address the mayor’s Republican sounding statement that “ the government can’t do everything.” I wanted to ask him then Why he doesn’t demand that Prudential, the world’s largest insurance company pay it’s taxes, since it hasn’t paid since 1970. That one white building is worth 300 million dollars a year, taxesl A 45 year old tax exemption!

Now, around the question of a replacement for City Council President, Donald Payne, Jr, who replaced his father as Congressman, the Virtual One decided to dare reality again. This time with the collusion of city clerk “Bye Bye Bob” Marasco , and El Sucio Quatro, four council members to mislead the people—there was no mention of the replacing of the council president on the Council agenda, but in the middle of the seeming regular council business, the Virtual One tried to sneak back into reality . He tip toed, on a cue from Traitor Ramos & the Junta as they waved Booker’s replacement dummy on the scene and tried to have “Bye Bye Bob” swear her in.

This whole scene was preposterous! When Councilman Baraka tried to protest this burlesque Traitor Ramos refused to recognize him. This prompted council persons Baraka, Sharif, & Crump to come off the platform, take the public mikes and began to assail the rump council’s illegal actions & Booker’s clownish violation of the city’s legal statutes.

When these small time Nazis tried to continue their ripoff of Newark laws and democracy the people in the hall started to scream foul and tried to stop the criminal actions en masse. Some of us were trying to tell Booker’s stooges Ramos & the rest who are all linked to North Ward il Duce, Steve Adubato & his boy Essex County Executive, Joe DiVincenzo , that they were committing criminal acts . Now people surged to the front demonstrating that they be heard. Instead one policeman started pepper spraying the people, while the Virtual One tip toed back into his virtualness.

It is said that Booker had fellow conspirator Marasco swear the fake council person in, Chenique Davis Speight ,whose husband is an political associate of Steve Adubato, in his office. But we must challenge this whole fiasco as an attack on Democracy and ask at the same time why wd you try this Nazi foolishness on us? Wait a minute, someone might ask, are you trying to accuse these people of Racism as well. How could you do that, the Mayor is a Negro.

Very much so, we answer, but then we have to quote Fanon, “Some of the oppressed don’t want to destroy their enemies, they want to be them”

Amiri Baraka 11/28/12


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