DWJackson Talks by Derrick W. Jackson is a blog/podcast that covers his personal opinions on politics, news, entertainment, and sports. Started 7/21/2020
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Trump Rioters overrun the US Capitol
Inspired by a speech Trump gave yesterday according to CNN that Trump told his supporters to march to the Capitol and he would be there with them. Four people were killed including one woman who was shot by Capitol police. CNN and others are calling this riot an insurrection which only happened one other time and that was during the War of 1812. The rioters broke windows and got in and they also breached the entrance and overran the few police standing watch.
Congress reconvened after 8pm to certify Biden's election win. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, is demanding that Vice President Pence invoke the 25th amendment to remove Trump or she said she would call for Trump's Impeachment.
Dr. Fauci one of America's leading doctors concerning an infectious disease Covid-19, is throwing the first pitch in tonight's MLB game: The New York Yankees vs. The Washington Nationals in Washington DC. A lot of people have been talking about this and how it will go over since it will be played with no fans. Today is opening day and we will see. No slight to Dr. Fauci, but I wonder with the protests and Black Lives Matter would major league baseball ever let one of their founders throw out the pitch or someone like Derrick Johnson president of the NAACP? Has Jesse Jackson ever thrown out a first pitch? Just curious. I did some research and the answer is yes. Jesse Jackson threw out the first pitch on April 6, 2013 between the Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers. Rep. John Lewis who recently passed away threw it at Washington Nationals game back in April 2018. I caught the first pitch and Dr. Fauci threw it to the far right of the catcher. No biggie we know why he was there
A few years back when the Black Lives Matter movement came about during the Trayvon shooting, and Fergueson and etc I don't think it was embraced as it is now. I think White America felt hesitant to embrace it because I think they felt "left out" or excluded in the protests somehow. You would hear the phrase All Lives Matter. Hillary Clinton used it during one of the debates. Eric Garner died uttering the phrase, "I can't breathe." When the officer had a choke hold on him for selling loosies (individual cigarettes). This was definitely a case of excessive force Fast forward to now with George Floyd died saying I can't breathe when a White officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for eight minutes. That awoke everyone, well almost. This case went world wide even during a pandemic. People of all colors risked their lives protesting. Those Black Lives Matter signs were everywhere as well as "I can't breathe." Even in Europe. Ac
John Lewis dedicated his life to service from civil rights to serving in the House for the state of Georgia since the 80's. During a time when their was a real struggle for civil rights in the Black Community, Lewis was a champion for the cause. He was a Freedom Rider and the last surviving member of the "Big Six" organizer and speaker at the March on Washington where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Yesterday John Lewis's body was driven over the Edmund Pettus Bridge where "Bloody Sunday" happened when police attacked protesters 55 years ago who were marching to Selma, Alabama. John Lewis's life is a testimony of what Black America should aspire to. As a young man in the 60's he lived the civil rights struggle.