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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Calls Donald Trump Racist On CNN

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Calls Donald Trump Racist On CNN . On “Out Front” with Erin Burnett, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf gave her first national television interview related to President Donald Trump’s comments that she was working against the law in tipping off immigration service raids to Oakland residents. via IFTTT

Larry Ellison’s USA – 76 International America’s Cup Yacht

Larry Ellison’s USA – 76 International America’s Cup Yacht
Larry Ellison’s USA – 76 International America’s Cup Yacht
Larry Ellison’s USA – 76 International America’s Cup Yacht

https://ift.tt/2IwoLD4 — https://ift.tt/2KD39Sg – https://ift.tt/2IwoMa6 – USA – 76 International America’s Cup Yacht Driven By Zennie Abraham – The USA-76 came into San Francisco last week, and as part of a promotional effort that will ultimately lead to both this fast yacht, and the replica of the yacht America, as a kind of “Disney” ride on the San Francisco Bay. A perfect attraction to get San Franciscans and visitors to San Francisco ready for the 2013 America’s Cup, which the City By The Bay will host.

USA-76 was most famously helmed by Oracle Founder Larry Ellison, and used by the BMW Oracle Racing Team in their preparations to win the challenger series and won the right to challenge for the 2007 America’s Cup that was held in Valencia, Spain.

This blogger was part of a group of media and others invited to ride on both the replica of the yacht America, and on USA-76. When Larry Water, the skipper of the yacht asked “Who wants to drive the yacht,” I said, “I do.” And the rest is history.

Never done it before at all.

Frankly, helming USA 76, originally built for the 2003 America’s Cup race, is unlike anything I’ve ever done in my life. When you grab the wheel of the yacht, you’re aware that you’re in control of something big, fast, and yet very responsive. What I had to get used to what that the yacht was leaning at a very high speed – about 30 knots. And at that point we were getting a nasty cross-wind, as well.

My thought during that point in time is “You know, I’m going to tip this thing into the drink and they’re going to sue me.” But I kept at the helm for about five minutes or so, or until I figured it was time to give it up to someone else.

Which is another way of saying I lost my nerve.

But it’s a drug: you fear what can happen, but you want to do it again. I can see how people who work in the business of sailing get hooked on it.

The other thing I got used to was getting wet; which didn’t happen to me much at all. I was wearing loose-fitting khaki shorts, which kept whatever dampness that had developed away from my butt.

Tell you what, if Larry Walter and his folks give me another chance to helm USA-76, I’m jumping forward to do it.

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Oakland Police Recrutement Photo Shows Officer With Assault Weapon

Oakland Police Recrutement Photo Shows Officer With Assault Weapon

The Oakland Police Department message seems to be “join our war against Oaklanders”. I’m pretty sure OPD didn’t intend that but how do I know without asking. The objective is to protect and to serve, not to attack. This photo is immature at best and stupid at worst. via IFTTT

Jennifer Schulte, Racist White Woman Who Called Police On Blacks BBQ In Oakland, An SNL Meme

Jennifer Schulte, Racist White Woman Who Called Police On Blacks BBQ In Oakland, An SNL Meme By Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant of Saturday Night Live came out dressed as Jennifer Schulte just as the credits rolled for the SNL Finale. It mean the racist Oakland BBQ Incident that happened at Lake Merritt has become part of American Culture.

And “racist white woman” or “racist white lady” is now a common term. Sad. via IFTTT

Reacting To The Royal Wedding With A Modern Slave Mentally Is Wrongheaded

Reacting To The Royal Wedding With A Modern Slave Mentally Is Wrongheaded

Some of my folks, black friends, have expressed a rather sad reaction to the 2018 Royal Wedding: one friend posted this: “500 years of worldwide oppression being countered by a wedding with someone down the food chain to be King…yeah that answers it all”. And in response to my video explaining why the 2018 Royal Wedding is positive history for African Americans and for interracial families. What he expressed was a slave mentally : reaching back to the past as a reason to ignore the images of progress, today. I wonder if my friend has a hard time celebrating other blacks who have made it? I don’t. In order to not be left behind the waves of progress, we have to not fear to swim in them. Some of us are very afraid to do so. via IFTTT

Oakland Economic Development: Fred Blackwell On Oakland Army Base Project

https://ift.tt/2wT2Twd Oakland Economic Development: Fred Blackwell On Oakland Army Base Project – vlog produced by Zennie Abraham Zennie62 Blog https://ift.tt/1d6iMwr – youtube video
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