Showing posts with label Colin Powell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colin Powell. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NAACP releases statement on the passing of Colin Powell

The NAACP released the following statement on the passing of Colin Powell:

The NAACP mourns the passing of General Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose influence was felt globally.

"Gen. Colin Powell lived a life of honor and integrity. A four-star general, the first Black US Secretary of State, and an NAACP Spingarn Medal recipient. He was a good man who inspired many," said Derrick Johnson, president, and CEO, NAACP. "He will be remembered as an outstanding public servant and a proponent of civil rights. He will be remembered for serving with wisdom and strength. We honor his life and mourn his passing."

His timeless leadership and unyielding commitment to the progression of American diplomacy during his tenure are exemplary. In addition, his time as a U.S. Army soldier; his appointment as a national security adviser to President George HW Bush, to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Secretary of State is marked by many notable military awards, including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

In 1991, he received the NAACP's highest honor, the Spingarn Medal. Among other awards, he also was honored with the President's Citizens Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his life of service.

A longtime member and supporter of the NAACP, General Colin Powell's resilience as a prominent leader and trailblazer will be sorely missed.

The NAACP extends our sincerest condolences to the family of General Powell and sends prayers of comfort and strength now and always.

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Colin Powell: I will be voting for Joe Biden

Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell on Sunday endorsed Democratic former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, becoming the first major Republican to publicly back Donald Trump's rival ahead of November's election.

Powell, who led the U.S. military during the 1991 Gulf War under Republican former President George H.W. Bush and later led the U.S. Department of State under President George W. Bush, said Trump was "ineffective" and has only gotten worse since he took office.

"I cannot in any way support President Trump this year," Powell, who did not vote for Trump in 2016, told CNN in an interview.

Asked if he would vote for Biden, he added: "I will be voting for him."


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Colin Powell is supporting Hillary Clinton

You knew this was going to happen, right? Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced that he will vote for Hillary Clinton at a luncheon on Tuesday.

Powell made his announcement at a Tuesday event hosted by the Long Island Association, a business group focused on development in Long Island, New York.

The announcement was confirmed by Powell's chief of staff, Peggy Cifrino.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Colin Powell did advise Hillary Clinton on how to skirt email rules

House Democrats late Wednesday released a full email exchange in which Colin Powell advised Hillary Clinton just after she was sworn in as secretary of state on the use of personal email and devices. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said that. “This email exchange shows that Secretary Powell advised Secretary Clinton with a detailed blueprint on how to skirt security rules and bypass requirements to preserve federal records, although Secretary Clinton has made clear that she did not rely on this advice,”. Watch more below:

Saturday, May 07, 2016

If Trump picks a black VP candidate who should it be?

By George L. Cook III 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, September 09, 2015

Colin Powell shows support for #BlackLivesMatter

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday morning that he doesn’t mind the #BlackLivesMatter movement or its slogan, adding that the U.S. has made substantial progress on race issues but still has a long way to go. While showing support for #BlackLivesMatter he also mentioned black on black crime. Watch more of that interview below: