Friday, November 05, 2004

Same Day Voter Registration

Want more voters? Let them register on Election Day. It works in six states.

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

How are "Black Leaders" selected?

This is the question that we have been trying to figure out the answer to for a long time. Do Blacks vote for these individuals? Is it the media's selection of them? Why do so many of them don't practice what they preach? Does the Black American voter need someone to keep them 'in check' and guide them in the right direction?

The major problem with these leaders today that they don't show us how to stand up and be independent!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Save 'genuine' presidential debates

Here are two paragraphs from the following opinion article:

Save 'genuine' presidential debates
By George Farah

WASHINGTON – Since 1988, the general election presidential debates have been controlled by a private corporation - the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) - that has deceptively served the interests of the Republican and Democratic parties at the expense of the American people. And for the first time in 16 years, there is a vigorous, organized effort to return control of the presidential debates to a genuinely nonpartisan champion of voter education.

The consequences of such deceptive major-party control are predictable and distressing. Candidates that voters want to see are often excluded from the general election presidential debates, such as Ross Perot, Ralph Nader, and Pat Buchanan. Issues the American people want to hear about - such as free trade, government waste, child poverty, and immigration - are often ignored. And the debates have been reduced to a series of glorified bipartisan news conferences, in which the Republican and Democratic candidates merely recite prepackaged soundbites to fit 90-second response slots. Walter Cronkite, who served as a panelist for a 1960 presidential debate, called the CPD-sponsored debates an "unconscionable fraud" and accused the major party candidates of "sabotaging the electoral process." Accordingly, debate viewership has plummeted; 25 million fewer people watched the 2000 presidential debates than watched the 1992 presidential debates.

Monday, August 09, 2004

The Difference Between Democrats & Republicans

Though we believe that the Democrats and Republicans (a.k.a. Republicrats) are the same, there are people who still see that there are huge difference. However, we do see the most important one as stated below to the Black/African American voter:

"The Democrats will take you for granted. The Republicans will pay you little to no attention at all."

Thursday, July 29, 2004

A Letter to The Black Caucus from A Black Woman Living in South Central
Published on Thursday, July 22, 2004 by

A Letter to The Black Caucus from A Black Woman Living in South Central
by Donna J. Warren

'We respect your right to run Mr. Nader, now withdraw.'- Elijah Cummings, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus of the United States House of Representatives.
To Representative Cummings and members of the Black Caucus,
You demanded Independent Candidates Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo withdraw from the presidential race in favor of NAFTA approving, Iraq invading, Afghanistan bombing, Sudanese pharmaceutical plant bombing, right-wing Israeli prime minister and murderer Ariel Sharon supporting; impeachment of George W. Bush for the forced removal of democratically elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide refusing, and mandatory minimum sentencing supporting - John Kerry.
Kerry? Contempt for human rights, international law, arms control, and the United Nations is unforgivable.
'Anyone but Bush' was your cry when Nader and Camejo visited your offices in late June. But lets be honest - when Bush delivered lie after lie after lie during his state of the union addresses, it was the Democrats who stood and clapped. The Democrats made the monster George Bush!
You don't challenge the Democrats and Republicans in their abdication of our communities but you challenge Nader and Camejo for fighting for our communities. During your meeting you condemned Nader for choosing Camejo who speaks Spanish fluently because you fear Malcolm X's friend will take away your brown votes!
Peter Camejo changed the minds and hearts of Californians to oppose California's horrendous 3 Strikes Law during his campaign for governor. 3 Strikes imprisons African-Americans 12 to 1 for every white person for the same non-violent crime.
What have you done for us?
Does it matter to you that your constituents are hurt by red-lining, lead based poisoning, predatory lending, pay day loan rackets, and dirty meat? It matters to Ralph Nader.
Does it matter to you that student Nader challenged Harvard University when they published the lie that blacks are inferior to whites? It matters to me.
Does it matter to you that only Nader campaigned in Ward 8 of the District of Columbia exposing that 65,000 people live without a single supermarket yet the District of Columbia has had black mayors and a black city council for the last 35 years? It matters to your constituents.
What are you afraid of? That Nader and Camejo may mess up your little party because they advocate for Black Americans and you don't?
'Anyone but Bush' is your mantra. But even if Bush self-destructs, how can you support John Kerry without demanding a mandate? Corporate interests pull the Democrats 24 hours a day. Without a mandate to pull John Kerry in a progressive direction, there's no way you can demand equity.
You told Ralph Nader you wanted him out of the race so Bush can't appoint another right-winger to the Supreme Court but let's look at the record.
Kerry promises to appoint anti-abortion judges while professing to protect a woman?? right to choose.
The Senate Democrats confirmed right-wing Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia 98 - 0. Not one Democratic senator including Gore, opposed Scalia.
The Democrats could have blocked right-wing Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas's confirmation, they were in control of the Senate, but 11 Democrats moved across the line to confirm Thomas 52-48 while Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell sat in his office twirling his thumbs.
You don't stop anything that hurts us!
You could have filibustered the tax cut for the wealthy but you didn't.
You could have demanded gas efficient car engines but instead you sanctioned the SUV and gave the auto companies an 8 year holiday without requiring better gas efficiency.
You could have opposed genetically engineered foods, the petroleum industry, and the WTO but you didn't.
You could have opposed the federal crime bill which imprisons drug addicts for the drugs our government allowed to flow into the inner cities but you didn't.
You could have opposed the leave no child behind high stake multiple testing fraud but instead you chose to sacrifice our children.
You could have said 'no' to the patriot act but you didn't.
You don't represent me!
In 2000, Congressman Julian Dixon sold me out like a $2 dollar whore when as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, he announced the CIA was not complicit in the destruction of the inner cities by crack cocaine. I'm tired of being sold out like a $2 dollar whore by black people living the good life as my representative in our Nation's capitol.
Thomas Paine said in the 1700 'If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.'; Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo are voices taking on the trouble of our day so that we and future generations may have peace.
Get off your knees and demand the Democrats stop sabotaging the Nader/Camejo Campaign. Demand Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo be included in the debates. Don't go down like a punk, remember the ancestors and stand tall!

Donna J. Warren  

Donna J. Warren, is a former Green Party candidate for Lt. Governor of California. She sued the CIA and the Department of Justice in 1998 for their complicity in the destruction of South Central by crack cocaine. She may be reached at

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

The Independent

"The Independent Voter - a portal to Independent content and opinions on the web"

This web site has a list of the politically-related Independent movement organizations on the Internet. A good tool to use if you are doing research on Independent politics. The also belong to the Independent Voter web ring.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004


Citizen Change is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a mission to educate, inspire and mobilize millions of young Americans to access their power and vote on November 2nd. This organization is spear headed by the one and only Sean"P.Diddy Combs. He is extremely passionate about this new organization and is seeking for volunteers interested in participating.Volunteers will be needed through out the duration of this project, and the more the better. On Tuesday, July 20th, he will be launching the official Press Conference.If you have the time and are interested in being part of this event, please contact me at, or at my cell phone (917)279-3931. Also, please forward this information to others who might be interested as well.

Official web site of Citizen Change

Monday, July 19, 2004

The Network goes public

The Black Independent Network is registering with different search engines on the Internet. If you know of any search engines or web sites to recommend, please post the name of the web site and the URL. Thanks!

Friday, July 16, 2004


Welcome to the Black Independent Voter Network. This blog will serve as meeting board for Black Independents to discuss topics in the political arena. The network is for voters who believe that the two-party system has lost touch with Black America as well as taking the Black vote for granted.