On Friday, Black Lives Matter activists will be holding their first ‘Black National Convention,’ a virtual event, and similar to the New York Times ‘1619 Project‘ it’s sure to have plenty of revisionist history and speakers replacing ‘facts’ with ‘feelings.’
The Black National Convention will supposedly adopt a political agenda calling for slavery reparations, universal basic income, environmental justice, and legislation that entirely re-imagines criminal justice reform.
The gathering follows Democratic and Republican party conventions that laid out starkly different visions for America. It also comes on the heels of yet another shooting by a white police officer of a Black man.
The facts as we know them are 29-year-old Jacob Blake who had a warrant for his arrest. Blake refused to obey Police commands. Was tased after a confrontation with officers. Tried to get in his car as Police officers told him to stop. Blake then attempted to reach for something under his seat (Which was later confirmed to be a knife), and at that moment the Kenosha police officer shot Blake 7-times.
Of course, the mainstream media news armed with zero facts screeched:
“White Police Officer Shoots unarmed Black man 7-times in the back as his children watched in horror.
The media’s fraudulent portrayal sparked days of protests, rioting, looting, and violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that lead to two people losing their lives.
The Black National Convention comes on the same day as a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington.
Friday’s live-stream broadcast of the Black National Convention will include:
- Civil rights leaders appearing with families of supposed police and vigilante violence victims.
- Policy proposals on such issues as:
- voter suppression
- reproductive rights
- inequality in public education
- housing insecurity.
- inter-communal violence.
Jessica Byrd, who leads the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black groups organizing the event stated:
“These are absolutely public policies that the Democratic Party, state and local officials, or anyone who is looking to serve Black people can take up now,”
In 2016, the coalition released its “Vision for Black Lives” policy platform which included:
- Defunding the Police.
- Wiping clean any black person’s criminal history no matter the crime.
- An end to all jails, prisons, immigration detention, youth detention, and civil commitment facilities.
- Of course, they don’t explain what will you do with say convicted rapists, murders, and child molesters, ect.?
- Immediately and retroactively decriminalize drug and prostitution, and eliminate ant records of past related offenses.
The above list is only a small sampling of their demands, but it is interesting to note that they published their manifesto during the Obama/Biden administration.
Of course, this defeats the Black Lives Matter/Mainstream media’s argument that all the racism and Police brutality is due to President Donald Trump, and if America only elects Joe Biden President everything will get solved.
The Black National Convention will also condemn Vice President Mike Pence for his Republican National Convention speech.
According to the Black National Convention leadership. Pence had the audacity to defend police and call for an end to the unrest in cities where arson, looting, and violence have followed peaceful protests over police brutality.
The leadership of the Black National Convention was especially outraged by VP Pence saying:
“Under President Trump, we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line,” Pence declared. “And we’re not going to defund the police. Not now, not ever.”
Virtual Black National Convention
Similar to the Democratic and Republican conventions, much of Friday’s Black Lives gathering will feature pre-taped conversations, performances, and other presentations, including 28 mini-documentaries on the issues and addresses by Black organizers in California, Minnesota, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
The Black National Convention was originally planned to take place in-person in Detroit, the nation’s Blackest major city. But as the coronavirus pandemic exploded in March, organizers shifted to a virtual event.
Friday’s convention is expected to kick off with Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, a son of the late civil rights icon, holding a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Sharpton and King will be joined at the Lincoln Memorial by the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and Jacob Blake, as well as representatives of the Martin and Eric Garner families.
The Black National Convention broadcast begins after the D.C. march has concluded.