Amara Enyia, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West

Chicago rappers Kanye West, 2nd from right, and Chance the Rapper, 3rd from right, joined Chicago mayoral hopeful Amara Enyia on the campaign trail on Wednesday.

The A-list rappers donated thousands of dollars to Enyia's campaign this week. Kanye personally donated $73,000 to help Enyia pay fees she incurred as a result of campaign finance violations.

Enyia is a long shot candidate for mayor, but the rappers hope to give her campaign a boost by appearing alongside her at campaign events.

Kanye, who is right-leaning politically, has previously lectured Black people about voting for candidates based on their Party affiliation rather than their policies. Enyia is a Democrat.

Kanye didn't stay for long and chose not to speak at the event, but he agreed to stand onstage alongside Enyia and Chance the Rapper, who endorsed the new mayoral candidate at a press conference earlier this month, according to WENN.com.

Enyia told the Chicago Tribune she convinced Kanye to join her on the campaign trail over the phone after he contacted her out of the blue to discuss social issues.

Enyia dropped out of the mayoral race four years ago, but she ran afoul of state election officials when she failed to file quarterly campaign finance reports detailing what she did with her campaign donations.

When candidates drop out of a race (or lose a race) they are not allowed to keep the financial donations for their personal use. They must either donate the money to charity or file quarterly reports detailing how the money is being spent.

Kanye's donation will be used to pay Enyia's fines at the Illinois State Board of Elections meeting in November.

Enyia hopes to replace current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who on September 4, announced he will not run for re-election. Emanuel raised $1.6 million in donations for his re-election campaign.
 

  • Shawty

    He's been pro Trump all this time and now you with the Democrats? Must be trying to sell some records! WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU KANYE!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Renee26

    All of the things he has expressed concern about have been policies supported by Democrats and typically rejected by Republicans... But he wants to be aligned with Dump SMH

  • Li-Wright

    Acc. to the news, Chance sent out a tweet and ONLY 100 people showed up. That tells you a lot about her campaign. I never heard of her until Chance stepped in. There are about 20 people running for Mayor in Chi. The winner(s) of the primary are going to be the ones with the biggest backing by business.
    Kanye looks bored and he had a "wtf" am I doing here look. I suspect his stay in Chicago is short-lived.

  • Yoni7

    Stay away from him, Sis. He will steal, kill and destroy what you're working towards. STAY AWAY!

  • Yoni7

    Exactly.

  • Soon2BWife

    How so?

  • Waya Hedia

    Chicago needs another black Democrat like it needs a thousand more bodies piled up in the morgue.

  • Yoni7

    Hurt people. Hurt people. He's been hurting for a long time, sis. That's how so.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    How I feel about Kanye West via picture..
    ??

  • KcoolMuziq

    #TEAMYE

  • Ni Ni

    He is the devil, you say?

  • Gloria

    Chicago is a mess. I'm sorry. Glad I left!

  • Alextra Ballard

    No mo White House Con-ye if Trump gets wind of this

  • ohdearme

    Would this clown pick a side and stay there? He called this woman out of the blue to discuss social issues? Just stop, he isn't qualified to speak for a dog catcher, just a mental f'king mess!

  • hi-liter

    Oh, so he gone be out here wearing that Maggot hat campaigning for a Democrat?

  • Yoni7

    LOL I didn't say all of that....but his vibe/energy has been off for a long time.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOO

  • hi-liter

    Oh, so he gone be out here wearing that Maggot hat campaigning for a Democrat? Ian finna get caught up in this trap azz post.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Anybidy who fvcken with Trump can't tell me shizznit

  • Trace da Ace

    Girl!!!!! this meme just about sums it up for me as well!

  • Alextra Ballard

    That's wut you call mentally unstable

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, I think that Kanye is drawn to crooks. She sounds as crooked as Trump.

  • Vonn

    AFRICA!!! Y'all had one job... Keeping koonye in Africa. ??

  • Ni Ni

    lol

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Sir, your presence is non requis, just put the check in the mail!

  • Karen Brady

    Same here!

  • Karen Brady

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pamela

    We don't want him either. He must just stay put in Montana or Iowa or wherever it was he invited folks to burn some s#!t

  • Karen Brady

    ROTFLMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. And they failed!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Having K00nye's endorsement could be risky.

  • Soda

    I didn't want to say it because I don't know, but based on this write-up, maybe Kanye should make that check out to the Illinois State Board of Elections to insure the funds go to the correct place.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He's too deep...even for the Mother Land.

  • Itzgoingdown

    I know your Democrat Plantation Overseers told you that you can only vote for one party but it's a lie. Americans are free to vote for whomever they feel best represents their personal interest.

  • Vonn

    He needs to be embraced by the Motherland a bit longer, say 30-40 more years.

  • TransMichelle
  • Itzgoingdown

    Why does he have to pick a side? You can split your vote between different political parties.

  • Vonn

    His best hope is in Africa. I believe in Mother Africa.

  • Pamela

    Nope, please keep him...

  • ohdearme

    Dear "itsgoingnowhere" given your Trump-ish replies you're nothing but a Trump-bot that I refuse to engage. Consider yourself blocked from (your words not mind) my plantation bytch! LOL

  • Vonn

    ??

  • Alextra Ballard

    It could cost her the election

  • ohdearme

    Amen.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    They didn't really want him

  • ALLMINE?

    Kanye wtf bro.. lol.. support a black conservative.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Those campaign finance violations to the tune of $75k would worry me as a voter in Chicago. Politics and thieving politicians go hand in hand in Chicago. One of the many, many, many reasons I left in the 90's. Sorry sis, but, screwing up that money is a huge red flag.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile even the Motherland didn't want that fool

  • Vonn

    Agreed, but he needs Africa.

  • Pamela

    Yep.

  • Pamela

    He needs Jesus.

  • FukkFolks2018

    IDGAF how big his name is. I would not attach myself to Kanye West PERIOD. Fines be DAMNED. And how the fukk he going anywhere on behalf of the Dems after all of his shucking and jiving with the worse Republican alive? Like I canna

  • Yoni7

    Now why yall wanna do Mother like that?

  • Vonn

    Jesus is in Africa too.

  • Alextra Ballard

    **Ni they tawkin bout a pipe bomb sent to CNN**

  • Miss Thang

    now watch how fast conservatives turn on him lol

  • Vonn

    There is no strength ?, like the strength of Africa!! She can do it!!

  • Itzgoingdown

    Fine by me. Keep voting for
    -70 to 80% of black kids attending horrible ghetto schools
    -Grown men in dresses in the restroom with 7 year girls
    -Millions of illegals invading this country taking jobs, -Socialism over capitalism (ie black business ownership)
    -The devaluation of the importance of heterosexual marriage
    -The promotion of counter culture among (ie young black kids disrespecting the elders & walking around with their underwear showing, ect.).

  • Pamela

    Lol! Mother has her own damn problems to contend with. She can't deal with Kanye crazy behind right now.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    If U love her...don't send her a f00l.

  • hi-liter

    Bish BYE. You can put the WHOLE post in bold black letters bish, I SAID WHAT I SAID. And STOP upvoting YOUR OWN Comments Azzhole.

  • Yoni7

    She tiyah'd!

  • Vonn

    Awwww man, that touched my heart. But, only a mother can correct a fool. Show that fool the correct path, or put her foot in his a$$...which ever way works best.

  • hi-liter

    You forgot to upvote your comment.......as you often times do...

  • RespectSelf

    lol He has been pretty consistent with this idea of stopping division and that it's not about being Democrat or Republican. He came back talking about love and not hate... then started showing love to the most hated person in America lol. But folks want to be divided so they will not understand or care. But I guess... good for him for trying to make stuff happen.

  • Itzgoingdown

    Oh, I forgot. Let me correct that.

  • RespectSelf

    she asked him to be there though lol

  • hi-liter

    There you go, validate your own Bullshat.

  • dru and neil

    Lots of fear inciting reactionaries on the site lately.

  • Itzgoingdown

    Critical thinkers understand the only way to gain LEVERAGE when two powerful forces are oppressing you is by splitting the middle. Empowering one over the other guarantees both groups will continue oppressing you.

  • Ryan

    Nooooo, he says blacks shouldn't vote based on party affiliation. Remember?

  • hi-liter

    Anyone who follows Dump Can't be a critical thinker.....too damn stupid.

  • ALLMINE?

    True

  • Itzgoingdown

    The truth isn't reactionary. The truth also shouldn't make you angry. If it does, you probably should reevaluate your ideology and priorities.

  • Vonn

    She is tiyah'd & Pamela is not having it either. Pamela said keep him off of my continent!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    But he said he himself didnt even bother voting in 2016. Maybe he should practice what he preaches, instead of lecturing us one way or another about voting.

  • Scromes1212

    This will give her much needed publicity so I can see why she would be with it. She is going to need a miracle to win. Salute to Ye for showing up for this sista and helping out.

  • Itzgoingdown

    I support trump because I understand whatever benefits the black community gets from Liberalism is negated by it's horrible effect.

    The majority of the blacks will never reach the middle class embracing socialism, communities with virtually no men in the homes, horrible public education and millions of illegals invading this country.

  • dru and neil

    Who said I was angry?

  • Itzgoingdown

    I said "if it does....."

  • Renee26

    I suppose he doesn't mind her female energy handling the affairs of Chicago

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • hi-liter

    The majority of the blacks will never reach the middle class
    ________________________________________
    Speak for YOURSELF and the people you know.

  • chaisun

    What part of Africa. What country? Uganda?

  • Itzgoingdown

    44%, almost half, of black single parents live in poverty and aprox 30% of all blacks live in poverty.

    Please don't act like you don't know a bunch of black folk living in poverty.

  • hi-liter

    I don't know anyone living in poverty dear...sorry. Stop using the same scare tactics taught to you by these white clowns you admire.

  • Itzgoingdown

    You're gonna need more people unless you're 12 or younger. ....Whatever, have a good one.

  • jazmine

    This lady represents EVERYTHING that he just last week claimed was bad. Which is it?

  • Itzgoingdown

    What exactly does she represent?

  • Applebootay

    She wouldn't be the first female mayor of chicago...

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I'm not buying what Ye is selling and I suggest yall not drink the Kool Aid either...

  • Applebootay

    If you ain't living in Chicago, your opinion is invalid. FACTS

  • Applebootay

    Miracle = Money
    Ye and Chance have money, so this is one miracle that is very promising...

  • SumthinSweeter

    Good Luck Chi Town... 1 of my favorite cities to visit since the late 90's.

  • DeJeri

    If 30% of all blacks are living in poverty, how does that equate to the majority of blacks not reaching middle class? 70% of black people, the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY are not impoverished based on your own numbers. Why focus on the negative?

  • Applebootay

    Not unless you educate yourself on why those fines occurred...HERE we go: When you don't close or use your campaign account you incur fines...BIG FINES...and that's all it was...no misuse of money...she only had $67 dollars in there when she decided to run. I'm Chicago ALL DAY...so Imma make time to school yall TUHDAY.

  • Applebootay

    GET THE FACTS FIRST. I moved away for over a decade and came back. EVERY SINGLE fukking city is corrupt....

  • EMILY POST

    Omg Kanye is not going away ... I just don’t believe him all he acts like he wants is attention so what is he selling to everybody still trying to be cool.
    I support Trump immigration stances but Kanye antics so unappealing. But he is getting media coverage.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    My opinion is mine and I'm entitled to that.. Snapple FACTS!

  • Applebootay

    CORRECTION...she has CHANCE backing...YE only paid the fines...Chance is the primary one she's campaigning with.

  • Applebootay

    Just based them on facts. Ye paid the fines...Chance is campainging and helping her run. DON'T GET DISTRACTED by the BS. Chicago needs this. https://amaraenyia.com/chance/

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True!!!

  • deadellamore

    GO AWAY KOONYE!

  • Applebootay
  • ClaireHuxtable

    Hahahaa!

  • Applebootay

    Kanye West gives $73K to Chicago mayoral candidate Amara Enyia, who is backed by Chance the Rapper

    BACKED by CHANCE
    YE..paid the fees so she could re run
    #peoplepower #amaraforchicago

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    How can anyone not be distracted by the BS when he is only ever in the media for BS.. His intentions could be great but his presence has the power to cloud folks' judgement or in this case the entire campaign bc of his antics and beliefs.

  • Applebootay

    NO! CHANCE is campaigning...YE ONLY PAID THE FEES....DAMN YALL...yall do know Sandra flips stories? Like please tell me this isn't your LEGIT news source?

  • Renee26

    He needs male energy in leadership roles to make him feel whole and give him motivation to play ball with his son

  • hi-liter

    Yeah you too stupid

  • Applebootay

    Not true. AT ALL.

  • Applebootay

    He's not. He only paid the fines...because I'm sure Chance encouraged him. CHANCE, CHANCE, CHANCE is campaigning...not YE...don't be distracted by the alternate facts.

  • Applebootay

    Ye only paid fees, Chance is the ENDORSER...

  • Applebootay

    Are you in, from or around Chicago? No? Then you can't tell us what we need. Go here: https://amaraenyia.com/meet-amara/

  • Goodii2Shoes

    after he contacted her out of the blue to discuss social issues.
    ------------------------------------------------------
    lol
    *remembers the trump oval office meeting*

  • Applebootay

    I certainly get that...can't argue with that..but BABY...this woman is ON POINT...the news media and messy blogs will make it about YE. But we Chicagoans KNOW BETTER. Yes, we'll take his money and this City needs a change. Please read up on her...https://amaraenyia.com/chance/

  • Applebootay

    But "He" isn't the endorser...he's merely a donor. That the media is going to blow out of proportion....Chance is the one campaigning...Ye can keep running us that money tho...

  • Applebootay

    Yall need to realize ONE THING....Ye may be all Trump loving...but he is currently being positively influenced by CHANCE and they both LOVE the CHI...CHI trumps Trump.....LOL ANYDAY...#amaraforchicago

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Will do, thanks for sharing.

  • Applebootay

    IT wasn't out the blue tho...that's Sandra spin and/or the media's. CHANCE was already backing her and Ye followed suit...

  • Abracadabra

    You are such a fear mongerer and bigot. Nobody is voting for any of that ish you are talking about and:

    -Republicans haven’t lifted a finger to improve black education while historically rejecting policies that would integrate schools to level the playing field,
    -States mandate their own guidelines as it relates to gender neutral restrooms and the previous administration only mandated that trans identifying students in public schools should not be subjected to discrimination,
    -Stating that millions of illegals are stealing jobs is a blatant inaccurate political pun,
    -SOCIALISM doesn’t prevent anyone from owning their own business but government-backed DISCRIMINATION has historically prevented blacks from accessing the capital to do so,
    -Nobody is stopping heterosexual couples from marrying except themselves and,
    -Counter culture isn’t a thing; PARENTING is responsible for establishing boundaries and teaching kids to respect themselves, their elders, their community and their planet.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Thank you for the background information. BUT when the letters arrived advising of possible fines (and letters were sent, trust) she just ignored them? Failed to close the accounts? Failed to find a way to use the funds or return them? Instead she incurred fines... BIG FINES as you noted. That still would be a problem for me. Again, I left the city in the 90's and my experience with Chicago politicians is from that era and before. Regardless of a small balance of $67 as you say, this is a small enough issue to point to how she will possibly fail on the bigger issues. If you don't take care of the small details like failing to educate yourself about campaign finance laws when you seek office, then I would correlate that to how she would be fiscally effective on a large scale. JMO but continue to school away..

  • Itzgoingdown

    Go away gay man in Blackface pretending to be concerned about black issues when your TOP PRIORITY is sexual orientation issues. The black family has been under attack by liberals for the last 50 years. They used buffoonish black leaders and or black opportunist and self promoters like Obama to sell their failed ideology with utopian fantasies and fairytales to common black folk.

    Black Self Sabotage - Walter Williams
    https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2013/07/31/black-selfsabotage-n1651550

    If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media. Let's look at it.

    First, weaken the black family, but don't blame it on individual choices. You have to preach that today's weak black family is a legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and racism. The truth is that black female-headed households were just 18 percent of households in 1950.....

    .... argued, "It has yet to be shown that the absence of a father was directly responsible for any of the supposed deficiencies of broken homes."....... That suggests marriage and fatherhood can be replaced by a welfare check......
    _________________________________________

    The Black Family 40 Years of Lies - Kay Hymowitz
    https://www.city-journal.org/html/black-family-40-years-lies-12872.html

    ......Instead of rates of black male unemployment and welfare enrollment running parallel as they always had, in 1962 they started to diverge in a way that would come to be called “Moynihan’s scissors.” .........Even while more black men—though still “catastrophically” low numbers—were getting jobs, more black women were joining the welfare rolls.........

  • the guest

    CHICAGO ELDERS,

    REGISTER THE YOUTH to vote and personally walk alongside and with them to the poll. Just imagine if every black youth 18 and over voted for Amara, she could be Governor of Chicago.

    Good job Chance nurturing brother Kanye's spirit to stand with Amara.

    Unity and bipartisanship for Chicago.

  • Renee26

    Right... Chance probably told him to lose the hat for this trip

  • Renee26

    Right... Chance probably told him to lose the hat for this trip

  • Itzgoingdown

    Black economic status aprox.
    10% upper class
    30% middle class
    The remaining 60% are phvcked
    30% working poor
    30% poverty

  • Itzgoingdown

    Black economic status aprox.
    10% upper class
    30% middle class
    The remaining 60% are phvcked
    30% working poor
    30% poverty

  • Itzgoingdown

    You're in denial.

  • Ghost

    I am a Chicago voter..and glad that Amara has tossed her hat in the ring but I need to hear her talk about how she will fix our school systems, the city's financial mess, police reform..Its just so much that Chicago needs right now. We are in the trenches! Furthermore if she had to pay a fine for not using her left over campaign donations appropriately doesn't sit well with me...If she can't oversee her campaign donations, how is she going oversee the city's funds?...Good for the young folks but she's NOT ready to be mayor for a major city in deep doo doo. MY opinion only...

  • SpiceGirl

    Goes to look to see if KimYe has his MAGA hat on......................rolls eyes

  • Abracadabra

    Oh grow up you petulant clown, you don’t know if you want go up or down or left or right talking out of both sides of your bloated arse. Everytime you are challenged, you immediately pull out your wig and drag costume to start behaving like a little ibtch.

    You can keep pasting the same tired talking points but there is a much broader narrative than just claiming that it’s all the Democrats fault. Female-headed households may have only been 18 percent in 1950 when the majority of black folks lived in the South under forced segregation, far less women were in the workforce and most black families were either living in abject poverty or barely surviving off low labor jobs. But plenty of other things occurred post 1950 to decimate black progress which also begins with higher populations of black folks moving out of the south into cities and black men being subjected to low/underemployment-even the Moynihan study acknowledges this! The truth is that the black economy was always a triangle with far less thriving at the top and far more struggling at the bottom. Now how are you going to sit here and claim that “liberalism” is the cause but racially based oppression in jobs, housing, schools, etc. had nothing to do with black mens ability to sustain income and household?

  • Omandesert

    I’m born and raised in the CHI. I don’t care who is standing next to her, I’m watching you like a hawk, looking into your past and listening to every word you utter. I’m already giving you the side eye if you coming to the table with irresponsible financial issues.

  • Applebootay

    Who you think would win in a physical fight between Chance and Ye? LOL

  • Applebootay

    As long as she didn't misappropriate funds...its definitely not as cut and dry as you want to make it to fit your narrative...we can sit back and come up with a million fukking conspiracy theories....on why about $67...GIRL BYE...GOOD THING YOU LEFT...

  • Vonn

    He should spread out to all of the African countries. There's so much to learn from all of the countries. Mother Africa is plentiful!!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Chance is campaigning against his father, who is backing the machine candidate, and has strong long-term national and local political experience (from Chicago to the White House - Pres. Obama) , roots and ties!

    Given her financial situation, many or some black voters will be skeptical, and she must have crossover appeal. She'll split votes, and make a good showing, at the very least, and help pave the way for the machine candidate!

    It's a start and Chance is demonstrating how Black Voters should have a voice in the candidates that run to represent them!

  • Jethro

    She can forget about it.

  • Applebootay

    Given her financial situation, many or some black voters will be skeptical, and she must have crossover appeal.

    I 100% disagree. Plus, we don't even like Preckwinkle....she already tripping against another Black Woman Candidate

    Lori Lightfoot says she's not leaving Chicago mayoral race, accuses Toni Preckwinkle of 'machine-style bullying'. We don't take kindly to bullies around these Chicago parts..
    .

  • LeeSeeCee

    I tell myself that every dang day, lol.

  • Renee26

    Chance... Ye looks like the fold up and cry type

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I'd hafta pass on him endorsing me.

  • dontgetblocked

    Connecting herself with Kimye is not a good look. Chicago needs a no nonsense seasoned politician or businessman to lead the city. She's not the right person.

  • Applebootay

    That wasn't the case hun...the fines were because she didn't close/reconcile the account out afterwards...that girl didn't have a dime in it and only $67 to her name to start this one...yall need to read more reputable news sources....

  • Applebootay

    CHI TOWN!

  • Ghost

    So having NO money left over from her last campaign...and she needed a donation of $73k to help pay fines??!! whatever the case may be...hope she's having fun and will learn from this experience but she will Not be the next mayor of Chicago. We've got to many issues and she's not ready!

  • Ghost

    TRUTH!!!

  • DeJeri

    I have a Master's Degree and am not impoverished, so you're talking to the wrong "black folks" over here.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, I hope this candidate [Amara] and any other like her can beat the political machine, systems that fuel a great deal of disparity and ruin, we see today for the most vulnerable and excluded!

  • Itzgoingdown

    You are a true buffon in every sense of the word.
    "most black families were either living in abject poverty or barely surviving off low labor jobs."

    THAT'S THE POINT FOOL!!!! After 50 years of liberalism, the economic status for the majority of blacks still consist of the majority of black families living in abject poverty or low skilled labor jobs!!!! aprox. 10% of blacks are upper class, 30% are middle class and the remaining 60%, the majority, are unemployed and or underemployed (30% working poor and 30% on public assistance). If an ideology does not improve the economic, academic and social status it is useless and a failed ideology. Blacks are at the bottom of every group in this country, including recent immigrants. You are stupid as phvck if you think liberalism has nothing to do with that . There are kids in 3rd world countries that are outperforming the black kids in this country academically.

    I'm going to end this useless discussion and prove you truly are an unrepentant brain dead black buffoon. An agent and an enemy of the black community.

    1. Name the parts of liberalism that you disagree with that have hurt the black community.
    2. Name the 5 most important issues affecting the black community.

  • Itzgoingdown

    Right, and all your family members and blacks that you know all are ivy league graduate professionals or own their own businesses. You don't know any impoverish black families living in dysfunctional homes, in black ghettos and sending their kids to horrible ghetto schools. Bwhahahahaha FOH

  • KEKE

    Unfortunately Kanye seems to be more of a liability at this point.

  • Itzgoingdown

    An you support a woman who calls black kids "Super Predator with no conscious, no empathy..." And another woman who wants YOU and your kind CANCELLED (ie the majority of black kids) aborted and to never exist. Now, which is worst?!!

  • CocoBabe88

    Well I guess since black people hate kanye now (lol) and those on the left rarely research political issues, this could work in favor of those on the right. Blacks will most likely vote opposite of anyone Kanye endorses and if the opposition is a conservative it just may be what Chicago needs.

  • CocoBabe88

    I’m conservative. Didn’t like him before don’t like him now and won’t like him after

  • CocoBabe88

    Don’t forget at the same time liberals introduced and promoted “gangsta rap” and “thug life” which encouraged black males to commit more crimes and embrace a criminal lifestyle further keeping them in the prison system and out of the home. Welfare wasn’t enough to do that. Many black men lived and still do live in the home secretly of the welfare recipient. Rap music has had more of a hand in the black man leaving the home than welfare. Based on my findings.

  • Itzgoingdown

    True also google Blaxploitation Films. I find most of gangster rap subject matter imitates Blaxploitation Films.

  • CocoBabe88

    Yep and blaxploitation films as well. You’re right! I’ve seen a few.

  • elroy

    blacks are married to the democratic party, nothing will change

  • TrollingStoned

    So basically Chance asked Kanye to tag along because he wants to help his role model save his failing career. I think what would help Kanye right now is time out of the spotlight.

  • Abracadabra

    No you pompous jackazz on a stick, you are not going to end a damned thing and if I am a fool, then you can keep on being on the bigger fool who argues with this fool. Fool.

    First of all, less than half of the black population lived in urban cities by the 1950s and the heaviest wave of black migration would not occur until between the 40s and the 70s. And as far as this:

    “The black family and black community were stable and productive despite abject poverty, Jim Crow, discrimination and segregation”.

    Obviously, your definition of “stable” is flawed—I guess we could argue that blacks were “stable” under the constraints of slavery too. And to this:

    “Black men didn’t abandon their families and black illegitimacy didn’t explode until the 60s liberalism and SOCIAL ENGINEERING”.

    Now what’s funny here is that the famous Moyihan report that you like to cite in every comment is based on the very same point that I have been arguing. The entire basis of Moyihans social research also argued that when black men face discrimination in the economy, it affects women and children and results in a breakdown in the family unit which of course aggravates other pathologies of poverty-i.e. low education, crime, immorality, etc. He argued that the government had to take action to support black men through employment and minimum income. So why would he arguing this fact if black communities were so stable?

  • Abracadabra

    To the question as to why discrimination, segregation, etc. impacted black families more in the 60s than it had before, at the high level there were:

    -Changes in geography: its one thing to be poor in a rural agriculture in the south where it is still possible to survive off the land vs. in a metropolitan.

    -Changes in technology: In the south, automation shifted the sharecropping jobs out of the economy and in the cities where manufacturing jobs had been booming, factories were closing or transforming and following white people into suburbs.

    So welfare of course becomes persistent when the economy surrounding black communities was in fact not stable. Black men left the home so that their women and children could qualify for benefits rather than watch them starve or face homelessness. Now if you want to claim that had welfare not been an option, black people might have found another way, then I won’t disagree but what else would you have them do? Especially when the government obviously saw a need for it when they implemented it to help white women and children to begin with?

  • Abracadabra

    Where I continue to have a problem with your recycled right-winged rhetoric is how you attach this problem of “liberalism” to the entire Democratic party who have in large been advocates for black communities (Moyihan being "liberal" himself) while “conservatives” have always conspired against us and if you evaluate the Republican administrations that followed the passage of Civil Rights, you find that these hurt black communities the most.

  • Itzgoingdown

    This is my last comment to you until you answer the 2 questions that I asked.

    -A MILLION blacks migrated BEFORE 1940. The majority black family dysfunction and entire community dysfunction did not exist AS IT DOES TODAY WITH THE MAJORITY OF BLACK FAMILIES AND MAJORITY OF BLACK COMMUNITIES. There were no communities with no men and women heading the majority of homes. That did not exist. Was it perfect, no but blacks were productive and stable. PERFECTION DOES NOT EXIST. Your problem is you demand PERFECTION from anything not liberal but will then turn around and make excuses and dismiss complete failure from liberals and liberalism.

    -Black illegitimacy only increase from 10% - 24% Between 1890 and 1960 (aprox 70 years)!!! Moynihan considered 24% black illegitimacy high because white illegitimacy at the time was around 5 or 9%. But they didn't face the same obstacles(legalized oppression). The truth is black illegitimacy back then was lower than today's white illegitimacy!

    -Black illegitimacy exploded to 50 then 72% by the 1970's. AFTER liberalism and Social Engineering.

    -Unlike brainwashed blacks like yourself I'm not in DENIAL. I ACKNOWLEDGE EVERYTHING THAT CAUSES DYSFUNCTION AND INSTABILITY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

    -Stability to me means intact strong Nuclear families, neighborhoods and communities in spite of racism, segregation and discrimination. To expect black men to thrive economically and academically in the face of LEGALIZED oppression is just not realistic. They did the best that they could with what they had. Legalalized no college, no trade school just Menial low skilled jobs and paid less..... much less for the same work their white coworkers were doing and they still did not abandon their families, fact.

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    kanye please go away fucking wit chu this girl gone lose

  • Itzgoingdown

    Te