In an attempt to get someone black to defend Trump's racist comments about Baltimore the Trump administration woke up HUD Secretary Ben Carson and sent to Charm City to tell everyone how great his boss is. Of course, this being Ben Carson things did not go as planned when a local church kicked him and his entourage of their property where Carson had tried to set up a press conference because he had not asked permission to use the property.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Rep. Katie Porter asks HUD Secretary Ben Carson if he can explain disparities in REO (Real Estate Owned) rates, which are typically homes owned by banks in foreclosure. Carson must have had trouble staying awake because he thought she was talking about Oreo Cookies. Oh the irony of HIM using the word Oreo...LOL. Watch the video below:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ben Carson's name may be stripped off a high school in his hometown because he's become 'an affront to Detroit' since joining Donald Trump's administration.
The Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine was named after Carson, a prominent neurosurgeon, in 2011.
But it appeared that members of the Detroit Board of Education have had second thoughts about the name since Carson ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and later became a member of Trump's cabinet. He currently serves as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
'When you align yourself with Trump, that is a direct affront to the city of Detroit and the students of Detroit,' said board member LeMar Lemmons earlier this year.
On Tuesday, the board voted 6-1 to begin soliciting public opinion on the potential name change.
On Tuesday, the board approved a policy that would allow it to rename schools named after living people, if they feel that person no longer represents the area's culture or population.
Future schools will only be able to be named after people who have died.
One board member suggested the first school to benefit from the new policy should be the Benjamin Carson High School.
Carson's popularity has plummeted since working with the Trump administration.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
While testifying before the House Appropriations Committee about the infamous $31,000 dining room set, Secretary of HUD Ben Carson stayed awake long enough to blame the entire fiasco on his wife. Wow, I wonder what he would blame her for if he didn't love her? George L. Cook III African American Reports.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson pointed to his wife when pressed about the purchase of a $31,000 dining set with taxpayer money, despite internal HUD emails claiming he also had a part in selecting the furniture. Carson, testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, said he left decisions with his wife, Candy Carson, and was shocked to hear how much it cost.
The purchase of an elaborate furniture set has cast Carson in an unwelcome spotlight in recent weeks. A spokesman for HUD initially said Carson had nothing to do with the purchase of the furniture, despite emails obtained by the nonprofit watchdog American Oversight claiming Carson and his wife made the selection.
"I asked my wife also to help me with that, they showed us some catalogues, the prices were beyond what I wanted to pay, I made it clear that that just didn't seem right to me, and I left it with my wife," Carson said of the furniture selections. "I said, 'Help choose something,' but I said the money that is going to be used -- 'we need to take care of the deputy secretary's office, and you know whatever is left over I'll take care of the dining room furniture.' It was very important to do that, and I realize that, but I had some many other things to do at that point. You know, I had no assistant secretary, no deputy secretary. I was running from place to place dealing with a lot of important issues, so I really wasn't that concerned about furniture. The next thing that I quite frankly heard about it, was this $31,000 thousand dollar table had been bought. I said, 'What the heck is that all about?'"
HUD has canceled the order.
This isn't the first time Carson's wife has been blamed in relation to this matter. An Aug. 29, 2017 email from HUD chief of staff Sheila Greenwood to HUD administrative officer Aida Rodriguez and executive assistant to the secretary Allison Mills reads, "I believe Allison has print outs of the furniture the secretary and Mrs. Carson picked."
But when CBS News asked HUD spokesman Raffi Williams about the claims of Carson's involvement, he simply said, "When presented with options by professional staff, Mrs. Carson participated in the selection of specific styles."
The internal HUD emails show finding new furniture for Carson was a high priority at HUD, for at least six months. The emails also reveal HUD staffers were pressured to find a workaround for the $5,000 legal limit for federal executives to redecorate their offices.
Friday, March 09, 2018
BALTIMORE (March 8, 2018) – The NAACP is deeply concerned by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson’s move to dilute the agency’s long-standing mission.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development Act which established HUD as a cabinet-level agency declared a purpose: “[T]o provide for full and appropriate consideration, at the national level, of the needs and interests of the Nation’s communities and of the people who live and work in them.” This purpose is sustained through the agency’s mission to “build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.” Secretary Carson’s action not only threatens HUD’s founding purpose but also reveals plans of regression.
“Dr. Carson’s attempt to diminish HUD’s mission comes on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission’s report which affirmed that discrimination and segregation had long permeated much of American Life and continues to threaten the future of every American; and at a time when the Trump administration seeks to cut billions of dollars in housing aid for low-income families,” said NAACP’s Sr. Director of Economic Programs, Marvin J. Owens, Jr.
Despite these attempts, the promise of discrimination-free practices lives on in the Fair Housing Act which has the central objective of prohibiting race discrimination in sales and rentals of housing. The hope of continued progress in America rests in the hands of communities across the country that continue to push their elected leaders to preserve programs designed to help disadvantaged communities and promote policies that make economic inclusion a reality.
The NAACP recognizes the importance of an inclusive economy and economic policies that address the challenging realities facing our country including poverty, lack of jobs and disproportionate high unemployment, lack of affordable housing, and foreclosures. The NAACP Economic Department’s work enhances the capacity of African Americans and other under-served groups through financial economic education; individual and community asset building initiatives; diversity and inclusion in business hiring, career advancement and procurement; and monitoring financial banking practices.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ripped into Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in a speech Saturday at the Essence Music Festival, saying Carson “doesn’t care about people in public housing.”
“[Carson] knows nothing about the mission of HUD,” Waters said in a speech at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. “He doesn’t care about people in public housing. He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave.”
Waters also warned Carson that she would tough on him when he testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services, on which she is the ranking member.
“[If he] things that I am going to give him a pass, I am going to take his ass apart,” Waters said.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Looks like Uncle Ruckus is up to his old tricks again. Housing Secretary Ben Carson added to his list of stupid comments during a town hall by saying that poverty is, and I quote "A state of mind". George L. Cook III African American Reports.
In an interview released Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that a "certain mindset" contributes to people living in poverty, pointing to habits and a "state of mind" that children take from their parents at a young age.
"I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind. You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they'll be right back up there," he said during an interview on SiriusXM Radio with Armstrong Williams, a longtime friend.
"And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they'll work their way right back down to the bottom," Carson said.
Looks like Uncle Ruckus is up to his old tricks again. Today Housing Secretary Ben Carson added to his growing list of dumb statements by saying that poverty is a state of mind.
Carson said during the interview that "the wrong mindset" is the product of negative parenting habits and exposure.
"There's also a poverty of spirit. You develop a certain mindset," he said.
Carson made the comments during a town hall recorded Tuesday which will air in full on SiriusXM Wednesday night. Sirius released clips of the interview to news organizations to promote the show.
The secretary said that he believes that government can provide a "helping hand" to people looking to climb out of poverty. But he warned against programs that are "sustaining them in a position of poverty. That's not helpful."
"I think the majority of people don’t have that defeatist attitude, but they sometimes just don’t see the way, and that’s where government can come in and be very helpful," he said. "It can provide the ladder of opportunity, it can provide the mechanism that will demonstrate to them what can be done."
Read more about Carson's foolishness here: Ben Carson calls poverty ‘a state of mind’ during interview
Monday, March 06, 2017
I keep telling people Dr. Ben Carson is an idiot savant and he keeps going out of his way to prove it. While speaking to department employees Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to slaves as "immigrants". I am not making this up, you can watch video of him making that ridiculous statement below.
THIS IS WHY BLACK PEOPLE DON"T LIKE BEN CARSON
Friday, January 13, 2017
By George L. Cook III African American Reports
In a move that surprised many Steve Harvey has met with Donald Trump to discuss issues in the black community. I believe Trump plans to use Steve Harvey to legitimize Ben Carson in the black community. Harvey may believe he is doing the right thing and may mean well but is misguided on this one. Well I hope that's the case and he hasn't sold out. Listen to more of my thoughts below.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com
What is up with Dr. Ben Carson? Just a week after leading many of us to believe that he may have a little common sense to go along with his book sense by saying that he wouldn't serve in a Trump administration because he didn't have the experience of leading a federal agency he seems to have put himself back in the running again for a spot in a Trump administration.
What's odd is that when a position as leader of Health and Human Services was discussed (you know something right in Carson's wheelhouse) was when Carson fretted about his lack of experience. But now when Trump offers him a position leading HUD (Housing and Urban Development) he seems to be willing to consider that.
Now if you are like me you are wondering what qualifications Dr. Carson has to be head of HUD. Well thankfully for us Carson has an answer. When being interviewed by Fox New's Cavuto Carson made the following statement:
"I know that I grew up in the inner city," Carson said. "And have spent a lot of time there. And have dealt with a lot of patients from that area. And recognize that we cannot have a strong nation if we have weak inner cities. And we have to get beyond the promises and start really doing something."
So if having lived in the inner city is a top qualification that would mean that there are millions of eligible candidates for the top spot at HUD. Yes I'm being sarcastic, but I would hope any leader of any government agency would have some experience doing what that agency does, particularly at federal level.
Carson says that he will have an answer for Trump after the Thanksgiving holiday. I wonder what would make Carson change his mind on serving. It could be that he is a true patriot and has decided that if the president asks you to serve that you have to do your civic duty and serve. More likely the reason has to do with BET founder Robert Johnson's visit with Donald Trump over the weekend. Carson realized that there was a chance that he would no longer be Trump's "African American" especially with Johnson possibly in a Trump administration and himself on the sidelines.
Obviously to Carson the appeal of being a magical negro outweighs any and all common sense.
George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Many of us who thought that Ben Carson was all book sense and no common sense may have to admit that he may have an ounce of the latter. Ben Carson declined an offer from President-elect Donald Trump to join his cabinet as Secretary of Health and Human Services on the basis that he like Donald Trump has no experience running a government agency. George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com
Carson confidant Armstrong Williams said the former neurosurgeon and top Trump surrogate will continue to advise Trump from outside the White House but declined Trump's offer to join his administration as a cabinet-level official.
"He's never run an agency and it's a lot to ask. He's a neophyte and that's not his strength," Williams said, despite the fact that Carson vied for the Republican nomination to be the next president of the United States.
Williams told The Hill newspaper, "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency."
Carson told The Washington Post that he is "leaning" toward working "from the outside and not from the inside."
"I want to have the freedom to work on many issues and not be pigeonholed into one particular area," he told the newspaper.
Friday, November 11, 2016
If he can stay awake long enough Ben Carson's
butt kissing loyalty to President-Elect Donald Trump may pay off in a cabinet position in the Trump administration.
Carson, a campaign surrogate for Trump, is in “discussions” about a possible Cabinet position in the incoming Trump administration.
The retired neurosurgeon, who endorsed Trump quickly after dropping out of the 2016 White House race, is reportedly a contender for surgeon general or Health and Human Services secretary.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
While other Republicans have unendorsed and ran away from Donald Trump, Uncle Ruckus, oops I mean Dr. Ben Carson has decided to stick with the Republican candidate. In an op-ed written for The Hill, Ben Carson wrote an op-ed showing his continuing support for Donald Trump even after the release of the disgusting video of Trump discussing how he groped and kissed women and how he could get away with it. Carson also claims that Democrats waited and strategically released the video and that there is more to come without questioning why Trump has so much negative material out there to release in the first place. But then again being a neurosurgeon equals books sense not common sense. George L. Cook III, AfricanAmericanReports.Com
Read Carson's piece below.
The recent disclosure of lewd conversations Donald Trump had over a decade ago has caused a some disillusionment among GOP stalwarts and conservative voters.
In no way do I condone Trumps behavior - in fact I condemn any form of disrespect towards women. We should always honor and respect the dignity of our mothers, sisters and daughters.
Even though the incident happened ten years ago, well before Trump entered the political arena, this behavior is unacceptable, especially by someone who aspires to higher office. Trump did the right thing in immediately and unequivocally apologizing.
I feel fairly certain that the progressives have had knowledge of this conversation for a long time and dropped it at this point in time in an effort too obscure the release of damaging information about Hillary Clinton and her desire for open borders.
I believe that they have more material that they will release periodically up until the election to keep a negative focus on Donald Trump. They do not want to discuss the vital issues that are destroying our nation and the future of our children, because they do not have logical solutions and offer more of the same that has gotten us into this precarious situation.
Those of us who do not want to see America fundamentally devolve into something worse must be wise enough to recognize the scheme that is being played out here. We must demand not only that the issues be discussed but also that we make our decisions based on issues and not on personalities or decade old statements and behavior by Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
The political elites and their loyal media are desperate because they are seeing the large enthusiastic crowds for Donald Trump and the meager crowds for Hillary Clinton, and they know that there will be a huge enthusiasm gap on election day.
The question is; will the political elites of both parties succeed in continuing there reign of fiscal irresponsibility and military weakness or will the people understand what is going on and will they be wise enough to thwart those efforts?
Benjamin S Carson Sr MD
Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery,Oncology,Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins Medicine
President and CEO American Business Collaborative, LLC
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
During an interview with CNN"s Dan Tapper, Ben Carson agreed that it might be a good idea for Donald Trump to apologize for his role in the birther movement. No, you did not misread that it actually happened and you can watch the video below:
Friday, August 26, 2016
Even Ben Carson thinks Donald Trump has gone too far in calling Hillary Clinton a bigot. I don't know what's more amazing, that Carson spoke out or that he stayed awake long enough to do so. Read his remarks below.
“I don’t generally get into the name-calling thing,” the former presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon told The Daily Beast on Friday. “I kind of left that behind in the third grade. I certainly don’t encourage it because the issues that we’re facing are incredibly important for us and for the future generations.”
“That’s what people do who don’t have anything to talk about,” Carson said, referring to both candidates trading accusations of racism and bigotry.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Now I don't know if Ben Carson is more upset that Republican nominee Donald Trump has insulted both Mexicans and Muslims this past weekend or about finding out that he is not Trump's African American, but even he had words for Donald Trump about his racist comments.
In reference to Donald Trump saying that Judge Gonzalo Curiel could not do his job simply because he's Mexican, Carson released the following statement to Politico through Armstrong Williams:
"Every human being is an individual first rather than a member of an identity group. The moment we forget that is the moment we enter into a phase of moral descent,"
Saturday, May 07, 2016
By George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.com EMAIL
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has handed off the job of searching for a vetting vice presidential candidates to Ben Carson. Now since Carson is leading the search it's highly unlikely that a black candidate will be chosen, but we now live in a world where Trump is the respective Republican nominee so anything is possible.
In wondering who Carson might look at and vet I came up with a short list (very short list) of respective candidates. Let's take a look at them.
Ben Carson: Highly unlikely as he has reportedly stated his does not want to be VP. He would also have trouble staying awake during meetings and would probably be a better fit as Surgeon General.
South Carolina U.S. Sen. Tim Scott Would be a great pick, intelligent, well spoken, understands the issues, and has the gift to be able to articulate his ideas to the masses. He will not be picked though because of all the aforementioned reasons. He also just has too much dignity to serve with Trump.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: Probably over qualified for the job, but would make a great VP. He would have an excellent grasp of foreign policy and military issues. His work and statements since leaving a life of public service should give him some distance from Bush 43. Problem is he is a man of extreme honor and dignity and would never serve under Trump. The second issue is that his wife wouldn't let him serve under a Donald Trump. I can hear her saying, "You had better not!"
Utah Rep. Mia Love: Supposedly a rising star in the GOP but she lacks any real experience, but this is the party that put Sarah Palin on a presidential ticket. But then again she would kill two birds with one stone. She is both black and female.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: Very qualified, has the two birds with one stone thing going, but the association and fierce loyalty to Bush 43 would be an issue.
Herman Cain: No qualifications at all. He just here because he's African American and I didn't want the list to be too short.
So who do you think the pick will be from this list or could there be someone I didn't mention?
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Today Treasury Secretary Jack Lew made the announcement announced that Harriet Tubman will be replacing on the front of the $20 instead of Andrew Jackson. Don't get too happy though. No time frame was given for when the change would actually happen although some speculate that it may happen by 2030.
That should be good news to most, but there's always one...
Ben Carson is determined to make sure he gets to play the role of house negro for as long as it's financially viable.Ben Carson said Wednesday although he respects and admires Harriet Tubman, her likeness shouldn’t replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Nope he feels Andrew Jackson, the slave owner should stay on because he balanaced the federal budget. I am not making this up. watch the video below.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
As one of my most dedicated supporters, I wanted you to hear this directly from me.
I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate night in Detroit.
Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit , I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America.
I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super primary results.
However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People” will continue.
Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to saving America for future generations. We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation.
I appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, from all corners of America.
Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances; rather by what is in the best interest of the American people.
I will discuss more about the future of this movement during my speech at CPAC in Washington, D.C.
Thank you for everything.