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The partial government shutdown is impacting Black federal workers the hardest, according to a report by 11 Alive News. The government shutdown is now in its fourth week.

Studies show that Black workers in the public and private sectors traditionally don't save enough money to pay their bills if they lose their jobs or are furloughed.

Black workers make up about 10.5% of the civilian workforce and 18.4 percent of federal workers, according to 11 Alive.

President Donald Trump warned Congress that the partial government shutdown could last for months or even a year if they don't approve his request for $5.7 billion to build a wall at the southern border.

After the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the government hired more Black workers, offering decent pay and job security. Since then the government has had a higher percentage of Black workers than the private sector.

The government shutdown is impacting those Black workers who were living from paycheck to paycheck before the shutdown.

According to the Census Bureau, Black families have a fraction of the wealth of white families. For every $100 earned by a white family, Black families earn only $6, according to 11 Alive.

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"Blacks and Latinos have far less wealth, which means in a crisis, you don't even have the savings to dip into which will put people in a more precarious situation," Emory political science professor Andra Gillispie tells 11 Alive.

Gillispie added that Black government contractors and other minority businesses that bid on government contracts likely won't recover the monetary loss after the shutdown ends.

She tells 11 Alive the shutdown could discourage Black workers from seeking employment with the government in the future.

Photos by Joe Raedle/Getty Images, Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

  • T Willis

    ? any economic changes affect black ppl the hardest in every category. This isn’t surprising. Hopefully, they have friends/relatives to help out.

  • Yoni7

    The partial government shutdown is impacting Black federal workers the hardest,
    __________________
    LIES! Yall been WANTING THIS to happen. But how is it impacting one more than the other when they punch a same clock for the same company?

  • justlooking
  • Topic Influencer

    Because of wage disparity among not only men and women, but also across race. You and Susan can do the same job, have the same creds, essentially the same exact resume but she makes more. And you may have even been there longer or have more seniority as Susan, but since she came in making $5000 more than you per year her wage has progressed much faster than yours. Its been widely known. Its not okay but its been happening.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Cause blacks people are awful with their finances

  • Yoni7

    Studies show that Black workers in the public and private sectors traditionally don't save enough money to pay their bills if they lose their jobs or are furloughed.
    ______________________
    SHIIIIIDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!! Same can be said for yt's too. MY YT co-worker, who sits in a cube right next to me is THREE house payments behind AND charging her kid's rent! TUH! Don't let the media/fairytale "science professors" perception fool you.

  • justlooking

    Your have more creds, tome in service and come in 4 hours early. Susan is the director.

    Chile

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I thought black peoples occupied the top of the economic ladders in this country

  • HotInCleveland

    Well, I’ve been reading interviews with Trump supporters about how they’re struggling to make ends meet...I laugh out loud and shrug. Home ownership and equity is the largest contribution of a household’s wealth in this country. White folks had a boost from their parents’ and grandparents’ and great grandparents’ advantages to get crackhead interest rate mortgages-blacks were denied them.

  • Yoni7

    TRUST ME, I KNOW! But Susan up in IKEA buying junk and her cardS declining.

  • Yoni7

    Yep!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This is nothing new ... this has always happened hence why they don't vote republican .... Sandra most federal employees are not minority .... I have researched info with inside factual information if you need it... I did it for a final project in undergrad .... Most minority workers hold lower paying positions like when I did work there ... assistants, support staff ... tech support etc ..... In the feds these folks didn't give a damn about my degrees considering Graduated with top honors with a 4.0 in My Masters program ..... so in Lieu most of your federal workers are whites and republicans ... those jobs .... supeintendents... jugdes .... analyst ... agents etc .... they had gravy jobs to sit on their azz while the support staff who have the true experience and knowledge work like hebrew slaves ... This is why I jumped ship. My sis still works for the feds ... and my mother retired from there ... I worked for them for over 12 years straight out of highschool .... this is well known .... Now the pics and the mess in the media is not telling the real story ... yes your lower paying folks are having a hard time ... because I do know the feeling .... but please believe those lawyers ... those agents are feeling this shyt too now with their selfish azzes ...... now they get to feel how their .. administrative staff feels when they have to work from check to check smh https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif public sector ain't shyt and racist as fawk ... time for many to explore their options .... because private sector seems more feasible

  • Mielle Downey

    Keep voting your heart and not your conscience. You as black people should have no loyalties to a particular party your loyalty should be to yourself and your community. Welfare us not helping us and we need to focus on economic growth within our communities. Spend your money in black owned businesses and so on. This is why other ethnic communities are thriving. They spend their money supporting thier community. Voting Democrat for years with out results is telling. The amount of money wasted on finding out nonsense to impeach someone is frivolous and you know meanwhile Mueller is still getting paid and Puerto Rico was good to the dems who spent the holiday there because they could care less. Eye wide shut.. you berta wake up and demand your seat and get over your broke behinds becuz ego is of the devil and stop giving the demonic a ride.

  • HotInCleveland

    *poor people tend to be awful with their finances

  • Yoni7

    Thank you.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    EXACTLY!! THEY DO NOT HEAR YOU THOUGH!!

  • Rayne

    Black people have lived and worked in far worse conditions than this shutdown. We are survivors period. Well...at least I know from where I came from. ?

  • free

    i thought we knew this since the housing bust but they continue to try to make black people the face of any economic crisis.

  • Rayne

    And I just loaned $40 to said white person brittany. I’ll be damn! ?

  • Yoni7

    Not MY dolla'.

  • Rayne

    Don’t I know this. For sure it has happened to me.

  • justlooking

    Here in DMV, you couldn't get white folks to work for the Federal Govt

    Then they changed those pay bands, Saw how blacks was retiring with those TSP accounts and Lilly of the Valley got back into action.

    Plus many can't pass a poly or drug test. Many govt employees are 2nd and 3 generation.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Say it ..... told my old coworker .... before I left .... he was our CIO for IT department .... I told him you need to leave ... said the same to the other legal assistant in there ... she didn't listen .... but he did .... so as he left .... they RIF'ed his entire department .... and he retired before this happened .... my old co-worker already had a second job .... but she is shyt out of luck ... at a grade 7 ...... they don't value their employees .... at least at Department of Interior.... racist as hell ..... now look ..... That whole agency is crumbling .... I already knew it would .... leaving the feds was hard for me because it was permanent position considering I am still young ... But I am so glad I left ..... cause shyts hitting the fan https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c6b3f7a6512ebaa1918af76267cbf3565dd650397e2957034187e652b8b8a3.gif

  • Topic Influencer

    I dont know about Susan's day to day or money mgmt/spending etc. But Im sure me not getting a paycheck for a month plus would be catastrophic for me. While it probably wont impact Sue in the least. She gonna make it. Me and mine would too bc baybee I am a survivor...but for sure I would cry in the shower at night

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Some black people are bad with finances. Just like some white people are..

  • Yoni7

    IS happening right now. Katy (yt woman) has her Masters. Margie (also yt) has her associates. GUESS WHO the DIRECTOR is......making over 100k/yr. Guess who is negotiating for a higher pay and they saying fukk you, ma'am, your education means nothing here (the one with the masters). Guess who mad (the director). LOL

  • Yoni7

    I hear you.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup. It's not a big secret that the average black family has less in assets and savings than the average white family. So it makes sense that we'd be hit harder by stuff like this.
    I dont know why anybody would be surprised by this.

  • davine puddin

    This is stupid. The amount of money that our government will spend in over time once these workers get back will cause further problems in the next quarter.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's odd ..... because damn near most of Virgina and DC is nothing but fed ..... dem folks catching hell up there ... I have a cousin that works for IRS .... IT he is out too ... my cousin is single and made good money ... plus his parents are well off so .... it's time to lean on family technically but being that he was good with money anyways he has shyt stashed he will be fine ... hell all my uncles and aunts got money they will help I'm sure .... plus my cousing was a grade 13 he straight .... I know he got money stashed .... now as for many others .... this is a huge wake up call smh ...... cause many don't have that luxury https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c6b3f7a6512ebaa1918af76267cbf3565dd650397e2957034187e652b8b8a3.gif just glad I left cause bew you already know how those folks didn't value me chile .... I valued myself more and bounced literally while everyone was on travel lmao ..... chile my whole department fell apart when I left #Dead that alone told me a lot

  • Soda

    If only the words you constantly repeat could magically change to money we could use. You do know that everyone else had a head start, right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX_Vzl-r8NY

  • The Art

    People need to start saving. It doesn’t matter if you make $200k a year. If you spend without saving or investing, you’re just as broke as a person making $20k. In times of emergencies good credit and liquid assets determines your true wealth.

  • free

    woooowwwwwwwww!

  • A D N

    You just started another #metoo movement with that comment.

  • Yoni7

    THIS! And don't save just to save. Save to invest. Buy assets FIRST! Have multiple streams of income and teach it to your children as well. Babies should have bank accounts TOO!

  • Ni Ni

    I just dont understand how they are going to force IRS workers to work for free. How is that even possible? All those conspiracy theories about the government doesn't seem too far fetched.

  • DroneRivers

    The DC area alone has lost close to $2.8 billion dollars since this shutdown of his began. So he really needs to cut the sh!t.

  • Wile E. Coli

    What did you master in?

  • A D N

    Donald is the one we need protection from instead of the so called wall jumpers.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I know DC catching hell went up there for training ... it gotta be a ghost town up there because most of those jobs up there are fed ... this man is straight demon

  • Wile E. Coli

    That's just reality. It doesn't mean anything related to this shutdown. This is a game of chicken between people who want to control our southern border and people who need the votes. It transcends individual fiscal responsibility of government workers.

  • Mielle Downey

    Because the liberals have them trapped in a victim mentality.

  • Whirl

    By sheer numbers it’s going to hurt his core base the most- poor whites. They are the largest demographic receiving welfare and food stamps. The polls are now showing they are starting to turn on him. I’m amazed that he’s perfectly willing to throw his core base under the bus. That man has zero incentive to reopen the government. I can see him keeping the FBI shutdown as long as possible given they are doing the investigation on him and were said to have been ready to indict his son any day. We gonna see what’s really real come next month when his core supporters stop receiving welfare checks and food stamps. My heart breaks for their children. No kid deserves to have the roof over there head threatened due to the political persuasion of the parents. It’s about to be a lot of hungry kids out there and it is heartbreaking.

  • DroneRivers

    It's bad. It's a loss of something like $120 mil a day!

  • RealATLPeach36

    White men are the real terrorist

  • Mielle Downey

    Meulller is still getting paid isn't that what you liberals were banking on?

  • oshh16

    All the businesses that depend on fed workers being downtown etc.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile good luck with that worked for them years .. and I can tell when it was up and running them folks didn't come to work ... stayed out for months and still had a job to come back too ...so you know damn well they not coming in there for free .... that shyt is fake damn news .... them folks behind from last year as well because the budget was cut and many took the early out ... fast forward this year to this bs ... New tax laws are in place which means training has to be done on those laws ... who training and ain't getting paid .... especially with folks that didn't wanna show up for work anyways ..... half of them have side gigs ....

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    It affects all people who don’t receive a check. Do not let the media fool you. A lot of ppl working government jobs are not rich and did not come from rich backgrounds. Some White people are just as poor as blacks and have bad credit too. It can be said for both races.

  • The Chosen One

    Trump puts profit before doing what is right for the people.

  • Renee26

    Gov't jobs don't alway pay great but they tend to have great benefits including a lot of PTO

  • DroneRivers

    Yep that DC region is at the mercy of the gov't. For better or worse.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Best believe timothy bubba britney and jennifer are affected too. They might have an equally racist but wealthier relative willing to throw them scraps but they’re feeling it. This one girl i know white wellfare queen 4 mixed kids and she works as a part time court clerc. She was pouring them white tears out this am. I asked her who she voted for she said she didnt. I was like oh.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I can believe it smh

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Some black ppl are good with money. They live within their means, so they can save more. Don’t let the media fool you. Another way for Democrats to keep blacks voting for them. I see through both parties shenanigans!

  • deadellamore
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That is what trapped folks ... that cushion .... now what ....

  • DroneRivers

    And he's a republican. So what even is your point? All the republicants and Democrats are still getting paid. This is nothing new. It happens with every shutdown.

  • oshh16

    As a Washingtonian and fed worker, I know first hand.

  • Phillybruh

    If you got 10 yrs in, you midaswell finish out the next 10 and move along.

  • Whirl

    I’m getting the same vibes from my redneck friends. Man this is crazy. I’m talking folks who go hard for him too.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I hope all his poor supporters end up poorer homeless hungry and penniless. FCK THEM! It was all gravy when they thought that he would only oppress us minorities. Gotcha bitch! White rich racist men only care about other WRRM even white women come second in that world.

  • Karen Brady

    "I asked her who she voted for". WELP.

  • HotInCleveland

    Why are they your friends?

  • Ni Ni

    Interesting...

  • Whirl

    How are they supposed to be even able to afford to get on the bus or subway. And the folks that gotta pay tolls on the greenway or 66...I don’t see how they can afford the transportation.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I got rid of those type of friends during trumps campaign. My eyes got opened even wider then! It dawned on me that someone can have black or latino friends, even be attracted to those races and still be freaking racist.

  • Yoni7

    Work without pay is slavery. They didn't call US lazy until after we demanded (equal) pay.

  • Whirl

    I listen to everyone even those I don’t agree with and let me tell you something- you find yourself a redneck friend you done found you a friend for life. They are down for whatever come what may. They don’t give a fawk. I love folks who don’t do the phony thing and just speak their mind.

  • HotInCleveland

    I don’t feel sorry for the white women. Like Dave Chapelle said, they were in on the scheme too, they’re just not happy with the cut they got.

  • A D N

    What are they saying about Trump?

  • Karen Brady

    Did she tell you why she fell behind 3 months?

  • HotInCleveland

    Interesting. No thank you. My circle only has people that have each other’s best interest in mind. Anyone that doesn’t has no place in my life.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile and don't get me started on Bankruptcy .... thee area where I worked ... dem folks stayed out of work ... forever staying out ... the good ones retired ..... the ones left chile ..... I'm sure are the freeloaders but hey ... they all getting hammered now

  • Phillybruh

    Because that's how they keep convincing them to vote against their interest.

  • Whirl

    My neighbor and I use to debate Obama and Trump all the time. Now they try to duck the conversation. They getting edgy.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    This is unacceptable. This man is sacrificing fed employees, their families, and domestic safety for a border "wall" that won't even resolve the 'problems' that he and his simple-minded base pretend to care so much about, smh.

  • A D N

    I'm curious to know what are they actually saying now about Trump on a number of things? The wall, the shutdown, the Russian ties, Pence?

  • Phillybruh

    I don't think this is the work of the democrats, I think this particular story is designed to cater too his base that his decisions are affected those they thought they would affect the most.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    No lies told!

  • Whirl

    you have to live in your truth and I respect that. Them mufughas crazy tho lol. I love ‘em. I remember some years back one of my neighbors asked me if I wanted to go to the range and shoot some AK 47’s. They low education but they smart as shit in a common sense way.

  • Yoni7

    It was all gravy when they thought that he would only oppress us minorities. Gotcha bitch!
    ____________________
    THIS! THIS! And THIIIIIISSSSS!!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That credit shyt bout to go up in smoke cause man a lot of folks credit bout to be jacked up behind this .... smh https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif They gone have to find another way chile ..... cause getting loans when majority folks shyt will be jacked up ... is going to cause a ripple on the housing etc .... this man is got dayum fool and has no fawking knowledge at damn all about how the government flows ... that shyt is learned in grade school

  • Whirl

    I don’t press the conversation. Like I said I got love for my redneck neighbors even though we disagree on nearly everything politically. They some ride-a-die mufuhgahs down for the ride. I got love for their kids to and that’s why my heart breaks for them. They about to get thrown under the bus. I can sense their uneasiness when I bring him up now so I don’t press it. I feel bad for them. They about to go through it.

  • R Smith

    ...people with poor money management! I know plenty of people with "good" jobs, driving the finest cars, nice homes, etc., and don't have at least $1,000 saved!

  • HotInCleveland

    My daddy is a trump supporter I blocked his phone number.

  • Yoni7

    Something about a divorce YEARS ago. Maybe. I could be making that up. Yt folks prollem.

  • Blue

    Exactly

  • bella28498 .

    Start saving and being a fake Instagram baller. Ni99as spend more money on unnecessary chit than any other race of people.

  • A D N

    Never a victim. Always a survivor.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    More like black people who have good jobs have to help family members who aren't so good at family planning and end up struggling financially or they help elderly parents like I do.

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    ^^^^ALL OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wish I could upvote BOTH x10000!!!!!!!!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f29d4d955f55795a709137177c463fe161457bc3bb030949f9e091fd8317058.gif

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You know it’s a report out saying by ratio blacks own more Mercedes and Bmws than whites but with out any collateral to back to back it up... we prefer the material than the money smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm glad you got out Jenie! i can't WAIT 'til i can go (but i'm gonna hang in here 'cause when i'm done, i'm DONE. ain't going 'back to work' after i retire.... no sir!)

  • Karen Brady

    You sound like me.. It goes in one ear and out the other chile. I ain't got the time nor the wherewithal.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you said GrandSun already getting statements! LOL!
    I love it!!!

  • missmiami305

    THIS!!!!!! We have endured far worse. We gonna be alright. Always have been and always will.

  • Eileen

    all it takes is the dems coming to the table. it does take 2 to tango!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... I had to fight with that before I left but when you enough door slams and when your angels say move ya gotta move ..... They told me it would fall .... got out of there with a clean break .... whew chile

  • Whirl

    Not according to a lot of republicans in the senate. Google John Tester’s recent clip. His committee was willing to give the president what he wanted but the president kept moving the bar. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bDmk-c3CAWg

  • Phillybruh

    They passed two bills one without the 1.6 and another with the 1.6 its in the senates hands now. They told him months ago he wasn't getting that 5 billion.

  • Mark mcharm

    This is one time race doesn't matter they are all wondering what to do next because of this shutdown.

  • A D N

    Because black people need to have *things in society to feel seen, worthy, valuable and inclusive. Black folks have to find a way, usually with things, to feel good. White folks, just by the color of their skin have those privileges. Black people have to *obtain* those privileges, especially if they are darker and/or coarse hair. This is why whites commit suicide or have a greater risk of depression because when they aren't seen, or feel worthy, valuable or inclusive, they are affected tremendously.

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly, ALL people, no one group!!

  • Rayne

    I don’t worry about worldly stuff I can’t do nothing about. I still LIVE and go on with myself.

  • Rayne

    ? Forreal in real life!?

  • A D N

    This wall thing is even blocking out families lol.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • The Art

    He was warned by his own party not to force a shut down because it would back him into a corner. But he ignored the advice of seasoned professionals to listen to FOX news pundits and feed his ego. Now he's messed up the lives of millions of his base supporters.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Power Move
    Pelosi has uninvited the president to speak to Congress to deliver the State of the Union address~
    Make no mistake: Pelosi's decision to disinvite Trump from delivering his "State of the Union" address to Congress is a total power play designed to remind Trump that a) Congress is a co-equal branch of government and b) his willingness to keep the government shuttered until he gets money for a border wall is going to have impacts on him, too.
    Just in case you missed that message, Pelosi delivered it again in an interview with CNN's Ashley Killough. "This is a housekeeping matter in the Congress of the United States, so we can honor the responsibility of the invitation we extended to the President," said Pelosi. "He can make it from the Oval Office if he wants."

    Donald Trump Jr., in an interview with the conservative Daily Caller website, gave a preview of what the argument coming out of the White House might sound like when he said this Wednesday:
    "Speaker Pelosi is clearly attempting to block my father from giving his State of the Union speech, not because 20% of the government is shut down, but because she is terrified of him having another opportunity to speak directly to the American people about her party's obstruction, unfiltered and without her friends in the media running interference for her."

  • Trace da Ace

    amen!!!!

  • Elevated Soul

    11 Alive is globalist media and all of these globalist entities are trying to make it seem as if it hurt Blacks the most but in truth it hurt everyone regardless of race but globalist media as usual focus on Blacks due to virtue signaling.

    Obozo/ Killary/ Schumer and gummy mouth Pelosi, all supported the wall before President Trump was elected but now they suddenly don't. ALL people in those positions are suffering because Democrats don't want to work with President Trump. This shut- down is not about Black suffering.

  • The Art

    They'll eventually get paid retroactively.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sitting pretty chile bout to take a nap too lololol ... you know out all those years working there I never took a vacation because I didn't have the leave raising my child ... so now I enjoy what I do now and how I don't have to fight with a two hour commute to and from that place and having to pay to park shid ..... I'm blessed and thankful chile https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cda4925ca1d357264787be9b5ccd589f4b0940cb9442847e1840c0a193a331e3.gif

  • justlooking

    We have several military bases here, and every major defense contractor is here to include headquarters SSA, HHS. Many tech companies to include a Amazon facility.

    The years you talking about is when DC was Chocolate City. This is not the case anymore. Everything has been gentrified. My family has been in the DC area since 60's. My father retired April 2017, he said dem crackers better deposit my 45 years in my account.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    A 740 to a 430 reeal quick.

  • A D N

    You must love sweet kool aid because you sure drink a lot of your president's. Surely you know by now this isn't about the wall?

  • Vonn

    My white, trump loving co-worker has been crying the blues since the shutdown began because her hubby isn't getting paid. I'm just like...please go voice your concerns to donnie. I don't come to work to listen to this.

  • Rayne

    Should work for the state Jennie. So much lead way and so many more benefits beyond belief. Feds medical benefits are the shizz! But their pay sucks. State giving their money away at the slightest request. I’m already vested. When I get tired I just move around the state at their expense.

  • justlooking

    Nancy did him a favor. No body wants to see all them bones fall out of his mouth.

  • Whirl

    Its about to be a lot of republican senators voted out next year. The president looks to be willing to risk it all. It can’t go pass June though cause that’s when the 2020 campaign season really gets started and folks already know Mitt Romney. So the president is playing a risky game. A lot of democrats like myself that lean slightly right are cool with Romney for the most part so the president might want to rethink the hand he playing. I’m just really hoping Kamala Harris runs for president in 2020. Reallly realllly hoping.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Exactly! Aww poo lil tink tink! He was only supposed to hurt mexicans and black folks! Bye lady! Yall got what you voted for call trump!

  • The Art

    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Whirl

    I’m feeling Nancy lol. That is a real safety concern though.

  • justlooking

    I'm sure Russia got something on Trump, but they may be his daughter taking it in her ear and other places. He too may be bent over or gargling some sausage. I hate to be so crass, but the what they have on him is BAD, Micheal Jackson bad. And they may have his prune face wife selling some azz.

    HMPH

  • Mielle Downey

    “For generations, the Democratic Party has kept large segments of Black America in economic disparity, trapped in a cycle of government dependence, and has kept this community isolated and mistrustful due to the blatant lies and deceit of the liberal media and the messaging of victim/oppressor identity politics which has become a ubiquitous marketing ploy for the Dems.

    #WalkAway Campaign is releasing the world’s first “documonial” (a testimonial documentary) short film LIVE on Sunday, and in doing so we are helping to put an end to the generational destruction of the Democratic Party. This is the TRUE story of Black America told BY Black America. This short film exposes the real truth about American history, the KKK, Planned Parenthood, Obama, Trump, immigration, religion and faith, and why the brave Patriots in our film have woken up and walked away.

    This documonial will be devastating to the narrative of the Democratic Party. It explodes generations of lies and myths. It is not just Black Americans, but ALL Americans who are waking up and walking away.

    This Sunday, the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s all come together as Americans to listen to our fellow Americans tell THEIR story, and share it with everyone you know.”

  • Rayscoty

    Wait... The article makes no sense.. Who comes up with these percentage? There is no way to determine who lives check to check based off race..

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "Donald is the one we need protection from"
    Amen!!

  • Yardgirl

    Real real!!

  • A D N

    There you go with your BS lol. Democratic leaders support the wall...just the amount of funding. Donald really could be a successful president is only he gets out of way of his ego, his lies, his inability to read or spell, his testy mouth, off twitter, his pouting, his divisiveness of people, his hair, his ability to not repeat himself in three sentences, off Russian ties, off Putin's private part...well...then again Donald been over.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Car insurance, license tag, oil change & mtn., parking, gas

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you livin' the dream....

    *weeps softly in corner of cube farm*

    ROFL!!!!!!!

  • The Art

    Some very rich people were once piss poor. A lot of poor people know how to budget and stay a float, they just don't have well paying jobs/careers.

  • Whirl

    That might have been a missed opportunity to flip her into a dem.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "multiple streams of income" will save your life. Never depend on One job to secure you.

  • TriniHarlem

    The title is beyond irresponsible and misleading. Not even going to go there today. In any event hope my roses is having a great day. Thorns fck off

  • Yoni7

    On who! You better believe it.

  • Renee26

    Damn ?

  • Whirl

    Yassss. I forgot all about the cost of parking in DC. Years back when I worked in DC I paid about $200 per month to park so I can only imagine what it costs now.

  • Michelle

    The Democrats didn’t shut the government down so how is it their fault? That’s like saying if you don’t give me your lunch money I’m going to beat a random kid up everyday until you give it to me. So are we going to blame the kid for not giving his money or could the bully just chose to not beat up the person ??

  • A D N

    Please don't put Kamala in the ring. The reason Donald is in there because these white folks really wanted the opposite of President Obama. They only voted him in because of his plan to save their homes and jobs. About money. But when the loud speakers woke them up to how did they allow a black man in the office...they decided to stick together and get his memory out of office because he was considered a stain. They would be willing to vote democrat again if the candidate is more like them in terms of skin tone. I love Kamala, but if she runs and Donald reminds them of the reason why they voted for him, they will put him in office again. Whites are fearful...he'll remind them of their fear.

  • teather

    I totally agree. The entire article, quotes included, is clusterf*ck of bull$hit. Whateves. Have a great day!

  • Michelle

    I agree with the rest of what you said though

  • Whirl

    You right. We are well acquainted with doing without so you can believe a lot of them furloughed workers already got a backup hot dog plan ready to be implemented if necessary and then if it gets real bad we know how to do oddles and noodles in a fix.

  • teather

    Daaaang! LOL. Well, you make a good point. What they have is beyond damaging to where ppl are willing to go to prison for a long time to not reveal it.

  • Joy King

    Trump is so far removed from the average American, it's made him completely delusional. This isn't a black or white thing, it's a crisis situation for the American people. If this shutdown isn't resolved immediately, the mayhem is about to be in full force come mid February.

    Believe it or not, many people never recovered from the last recession. The economy isn't strong enough to withstand this shutdown. It's about to get ugly quick. People need their money...period.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    paid my dues chile ... cause man straight working and never had a vacation and was in school ... shewt I earned it lololol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81ab9b8d3edbde23aa9076988d7b63d2e3e93b388c11cca531336a466bf17b77.gif Love you bew

  • Bashi22

    Where’s the go fund me for these black workers. Angela Rye , Don Lemon, Van, Charlemagne, Angela Yee, Oprah, all the others that are in politics. It doesn’t matter which party it’s humanity time now.

  • Renee26

    Deep

  • Vonn

    Nope, she's a die hard dummy. She can't see that he's a devil, politics aside. Just an awful person. Now she's carrying the financial load for her household and stressed the hell out. ??

  • Whirl

    If she runs it would be my dream to volunteer for her campaign cause I sure nuff want tickets to THAT inaugural ball. I am pro Kamala because she is the best candidate period. Has nothing to do with race or sex.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • HotInCleveland

    I don’t know any broke folks that handle their money well. Then again my experiences are anecdotal.

  • Yardgirl

    My white Trumpster co-workers are not affected however they are silent AF!! I on the other hand keep hmmp hmmp hmmping (while snickering inside) saying what a ridiculous and selfish thing to do to the hard working federal workers and they say nothing. Also I put it in writing that I am NOT going to do any business air travel during this time. This is prime season for terrorist to try something and I am not putting my life into the hands of unpaid TSA workers!! Video chat works just fine. Tuh!!

  • Michelle

    I feel you on that.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I am too! She basically told him to keep the cr@p at his own house.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He made this mess. Let him stew in it.

  • Phillybruh

    The power move would be if the networks decided not too carry it because of the lies in his previous speeches.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Then he'd have to tweet the whole thing l0l!

  • Whirl

    That’s my girl LOL

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Period sis! Theres the Women 3C convention happening in atl right now, my boss tried to get me to go to recruit some new blood, i was like bish in a boat? Because i know you know i know i aint flying an-ti-whear in this shutdown. Aht aht!

  • HotInCleveland

    Life is too short to deal with that ilk.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    It gotta be that real though!!! You can support him and think yourself a decent person

  • Rayscoty

    Sandra how much 11 Alive pay you to blog this non-sense?

  • TriniHarlem

    ???

  • TriniHarlem

    You too

  • Yoni7

    I call my second job my "she money".

  • Yardgirl

    We right >>here<< sis!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Folks need to take this as a sign from GOD that it is time to get another profession because OBVIOUSLY this profession aint it???

  • L. Thompson

    This is a dumb ass, full of bullshit racist ass story.

  • Cannelle

    I've blocked out family members for similar reasons (they aren't stump supporters, but still toxic in other ways). Good for you.

  • A D N

    Oh, I think so too. But we have to think strategically. Maybe she can run as a Vice to someone.

  • justlooking

    That the problem, hogs love SHI!!

  • Whirl

    Ahhhh. I usually agree with a lot of your comments but we gonna have to part ways on this one. Got mad love for your take on a lot of other things tho.

  • A D N

    lol. Well, we'll put our heads together and come up with something that works to get Donald out of office lol. We have to do something because those republicans aren't.

  • Whirl

    True dat!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, i won't even front. i remember you being in school and working full time, And raising Lil J... you did that Boo!
    YOU DESERVE. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e86501847072dcba783eea0bbb2c002d3ed3d888581b08556155899f7897582f.gif

  • SpiceGirl

    ALL that!!!

  • Reina1718

    Sandra lol

  • A D N

    I know this is the so called new black agenda to discredit the democratic leaders/government in their role for the experiences in black America. However, as you stated about, this isn't a party issue but a multi level, many layers issue affecting the black experience in America. I am so disappointed in you all for allowing yourself to be involved or even agree with the trickery bestowed upon us to further divide us as a group. In other words, you all know this isn't about the democratic party holding blacks down for generations. This is about those who control the government, its programs, which enforces the mass of poor people to remain in a needy situation. This occurs under any party in leadership under the real ones running the government. Haven't we seen what an outsider (Putin) can do to destroy and control a so called Republican leader? Parties don't lead anything.

  • justlooking

    Its depends on scale and various agencies have diff scales

    Faa, DOJ has two scales, Railroad administration...GAO, dept of Tres. (Most them work) make preaodentiL fing portraits and IRD is sending 30j employees back with no pay so get your takes in. Tuhhh

  • millz

    Mannn I go to California Friday... I’m bringing what I can back ?

  • Vonn

    I know that's right. They better pull up to that camera and chat.

  • justlooking

    I ainy say do it.... but you know they checking ur black azz. ?

  • stav

    Same lies, different day! Sad even the black bloggers post the same lies we've been hearing from white media forever. We get it everything is in favor of whites , and we are inferior **SARCASM!

  • Kendra Foster

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP1OiupdGkg These are Facts: but you can't talk about it. We have take it with the Vaseline

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Yardgirl

    I am so curious to see how this plays out in Crakkkerville!! What say you now about making Amerikkka great again?? HA! Gotemm!!

  • tintin

    I believe this. And i ain't talking about White, yes there are white people in the same boat but i'm talking about my people. Black people overall were never properly educated when it came to money. And even now it's still the same. I have unemployed family members who are on social assistance however they manage to get the newest jordans when released and wear clothes I dream of. Me and my husband over 200k but they are definitely better dressed than me and him. Even drive better cars.

    My mom never taught me about money. It took 15 years for me to get it right. I know now I will never fall behind, because it happened and it was a low point in my life that i never want to be in again. We need to get off the materialistic crap we are so obsessed with and save. I have savings for a rainy day. I don't know if a housing crash will happen and my mortgage skyrockets, i don't know if i will lose my job but if it happens i'm prepared, with everything i prepare for the worse.

    And even if you don't have the funds, people need to have good credit, keep it clear so if you need the help it is there. It took me 10 years to fix my credit, but i did it and credit has helped me through a lot.

    We need to do better.

  • hottlanta

    U dont c white folks running 2 the strawberry fields in 102 heat working 6am to 12 midnight with no benefits 7 days a week 2 prove they r not lazy.

  • hottlanta

    Hit the stove n make meth.

  • Kendra Foster

    That mindset to have material things is that bandage to hide from having years of less financial wealth from oppression. It's a cancer to many generations from keeping up with the Jones's from baby boomers to feel accepted. I am totally with you on this and I remember when it started with the bragging, showing-off the new car, new phone etc... I don't even carry a cell phone but my daughter does to keep her safe. I don't care what people have and how they've gotten it. I don't want anything from anyone. I earned my right to have my peace. I love what I've accomplished on my own even without my husband. We live within our means financially for the love of our daughter; who didn't ask for anything. We are thankful that we don't have those skeletons, demonic control manipulative tactics that feed on us like they've done our ancestors. We have broken that mold and we are leaving it to our daughter. So all she have to worry is about her education in which comes easy to her.

  • HotInCleveland

    ????????????????

  • R Smith

    What report? That's subjective! I live in an area where the majority of THEM are driving BMW's, Escalades and Mercedes.

  • Kendra Foster

    We need to teach our children financially about funding, investing and saving. I told our daughter that people will be in your life you've never met because of your money. Your money you've worked hard for from your success. Use it wisely, read those books I've given you with flash cards from the age of 9. It's never too early to teach kids; we didn't have many resources back with our parents.

  • dontgetblocked

    Anybody who suffered through the Great Recession should have learned. I did. I buy in bulk. Save and always keep my eyes open. I even went to graduate school to rise to the top of the employment line. I will never hit rock bottom like that again...at least not without a fight.

  • dontgetblocked

    Get in a money making profession...finances, medical, engineering.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You are an idiot if you think YOUR area is representative of the United States

  • dontgetblocked

    Mitt Romney? Is his sugar mama going to finance another presidential run? He'd have to run as an Independent because the GOP will back the sitting Republican President. Please remember, President Trump won and Mitt Romney lost...and lost badly.

  • bella28498 .

    Say it louder for the ni99as in the back!!!! I never read comments this long but I did today! ??????

  • dontgetblocked

    Put her in...please. It'll be an easy win for my President.

  • dontgetblocked

    Gummy mouth Pelosi. LOL!

  • Kendra Foster

    Like our daughter, who will invent something simple for her convenience. We'll laugh about it but then western civilization with get a patent in a minute to live off of for generations of wealth. It's really more simple than we think but when it comes to race it can't be proven. YET!

  • tintin

    Exactly!!! I hammer it in my children's' head about being responsible with money. I struggled growing up with my mom due to her irresponsibly and promised i would never do that with my children. And by the grace of God they have never been hungry or without and this is because I am a little wiser with money.

    you will never catch me buy a pair of jordans. i call that the poor mans shoe , because only poor ppl buy it to pretend they have money. you will catch me on any sale rack, online getting coupon codes and buying smart. I shop wisely not on impulse.

  • HotInCleveland

    ?HELLO! I’ll never understand the appeal of getting a useless degree.

  • dontgetblocked

    It's a useless move. The American people want to hear from our President. She's wasting her time and making the House and Dems look petty. Hence, why I became a conservative Independent.

  • Rayne

    Hump! Lemme look into this.

  • R Smith

    LOL...

  • Rayne

    Or ground beef and rice. I’m with all the food. Shhooo!! Lol ?

  • Kendra Foster

    I hammer it in my children's' head about being responsible with money
    ________________________________________
    I know, my daughter was like one time it's Halloween mom to remind me that she's still a kid. LOL

  • Whirl

    Give this woman a gold star

  • Whirl

    Tell it

  • justlooking

    My husband and daddy retired in two different pay scales.

    Former HR rep Airforce cilvian...seen most of it.

  • Applebootay

    I heard its more like 30% if you include federal government subcontractors as well.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I completely agree!!

  • justlooking

    STAV its true....i would gave heart issues if our incimes stopped. We got 3 in college.

    What part of the country do youove, work and your occupation.

    Later Donald Jr.

  • Allihave2say

    I remember when I worked for the food stamp office decades ago. The other races, Asian and Hispanic were getting stamps in high quantities. In fact finding I found so many were frauds.

    The Hispanic women pretended to only speak Spanish & via translator always claimed their husbands and baby daddy's were in Mexico offering no support. Fact find would show men living in the home with cash paying jobs.

    Asians were getting food stamps to fill their convenient stores. Their assets were hidden in trusts, in LLCs under their children's names and bank accounts. The other large scam is that they had the US name they took on & their native/birth name. They'd have assets in the foreign name and get benefits under the American name.

  • Allihave2say

    One of the things not mentioned is government contractors on a federal and state level. If the federal funds are not distributed to the field the states aren't paying their staff and the vendors are being paid and they can't pay their staff and so on.

  • Allihave2say

    In the Great Depression welfare/food stamps were created for white people. Black people who were working or share croppers were not allowed food stamps until 1968. The whites would petition the gov't to take the jobs that "good white people deserved".

    Our neighborhoods were redlined. In Acres Homes the blacks who owned an acre of land could not get loans for their property. The landline was over taxed. Then crack came. The generations sold their wealth for a smoke. The Asians had and maintain stores in the area. The Mexicans moved in. Now there's a new infrastructure designed to remove the impoverished home owners and dwellers. The City of Houston marks the homes as demolition necessary. The homes are torn down, the residents move on, the whites grab the lad at the Sheriff's Auction and blacks are systematically moved out. We keep losing.

  • Kendra Foster

    My grandfather work for the steel mill on the railroads. We had land and a house left for us which was paid off but the government took the whole neighborhood as we speak for a government center.

  • R in NYC

    I totally believe you. Those other races been scamming the system forever. Hispanic women are notorious for getting aid while hiding a working husband or boyfriend. Shit is ridiculous.

  • Kendra Foster

    They forgot all about them because they were on Black men "D" so much that they got America pregnant. So, many single mothers sharing from the world riding them so hard. Now, they on the Mexicans who make 10 kids a night.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Complete cluster phuck that WILL go down in history ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Are the Postal workers getting paid?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    aint that the truth!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    No one could look more petty than Donald Trump. He caused this.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I think so. They're a separate part of the gov.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    smh

  • HotInCleveland

    I agree with Claire. They are self funded by the services and products they sell. My cousin works for them as a carrier and it is work as usual.

  • Rayne

    Now that’s some goodt clean retirement money ret there. Wholesome cash! ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I can't get excited about having someone else's name on my apparel.
    I'll be thrilled when I get my own label.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    1 means of income won't get the job done. You need to work your b*tt off during your earning years.

  • Strappyheels

    I could have told you that.

    The Asians have pretty much let all of their friends and relatives in, so they have tons of foodstamps coming into the same household.

    I used to work foe a mental health agency that was geared towards Asians.

  • Strappyheels

    Filipinos too!
    I was going to marry a Filipino dude, so the day I went to meet his parents, I guess we arrived too early because they (parents)we’re watching a program in Tagalog telling them how to get Social Security in this country.

  • Strappyheels

    Are you retarded?

  • Whirl

    ...I’m try’n to tell ya LMAOOOO

  • Whirl

    Duly noted

  • Rhondalousey

    Sorry but it isnt. My black co workers cane in tje work place with gucci, fendi, mucheal kors...you name it and didnt have money for lunch. My white coworker wore thrift store clothing but had a mimi mansion, benz and her husband had a hummer, that was the day i woke up and that was 15 years ago. This story is not racist.

  • justlooking

    Yes you are.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Good. Thank you. I hope this ends soon and those people get paid.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I just feel so happy for all the stupid people that voted for Trump or didnt vote at all but for the others who didnt I am very sorry. There is a master plan to all this and its not good for the US and the world and when all the dust settles a lot of people will be much worse off. The rich will come in take all the property they can and resell it to somebody else. This is what happens when you dont listen to all the warnings saying Trump was a puppet for Putin because hes been doing his bidding every since and before he got in office.

  • The Art

    YES!!! you summed it up so concisely!!

  • bella28498 .

    Dirty dogs..... yet black ppl cape for those degenerate thugs

  • Jussjess25

    I hope this will teach blvk people to save thier money.!!! Save for a rainy day. Im not saying this is not a hardship but if you had something saved you could atleast start there. Black people stop living paycheck to paycheck, its not okay. ?

  • Jussjess25

    Yup

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • Rayne

    Making up meals since birth ‘79 approved! ?

  • EasyBreezy

    Good question! Anyone know the answer?

  • EasyBreezy

    Oh, chile! Thanks for making my naive azz smart!

  • EasyBreezy

    Nice conversation, roses! I enjoy this exchange! TY.

  • Kayke

    They are... plus they get that amazon money.

  • Kayke

    No one scams the system more than yts. They created the loopholes and use them. Some of the other races find out and join the game. The system is yt and it’s leaders has historically stolen from all the countries of the other races you’ve mentioned .... black folk need to find some loopholes and get this generational wealth going.

  • Mellsvoice

    I'm late but a friend told me that years ago there was an issue with convenience store, nail salon and other business owners. Not all of them claim cash income on taxes or at a lower amount increasing their financial aid eligibility.

  • bella28498 .

    Black ppl know the loopholes but they watch us, they investigate the hell out of us, and when u jump through all the hoops they still are very resistant with making sure a black person get what they are suppose to get. Black ppl being oppressed isn’t a coincidence.

  • A D N

    Well hopefully we come up with a candidate who doesn't tarnish the office like the current president.

  • parisjok

    did u not just read not only here but in so many other reads how blacks continue to make much less than whites?

    the only way most blacks making an honest living from a legal job can save on the regular is to have multiple people helping at least to pay rent so instead of all that cash coming from their one checking account they can save what the room mates are paying. no matter which way at it this has always been unfair.

    it pisses me off when I read that even with a black person having a college degree that their white counter part with only a two year degree or less still makes more money. this is a fact

  • Jussjess25

    I agree with you whole heartedly. But black people have to do something anything they can. To make sure the can not rely on white people

  • Allihave2say

    I tell people, when white men get debarred from gov't contracts and subsidies they create shells to bury their identities, their wives start companies and get the set aside contracts then hire the husbands as subcontractors. The media will only show when the black folks act a fool about not getting their food stamps but the others do too. The lines are long and the shelves bare because of the threat of losing the benefits next month. Whites receive the largest of the subsidies. However when the numbers are reported blacks are marked as a higher percentage but it interracial stats.

  • Allihave2say

    Generational conditional behavior. Every word of the Willie Lynch Letter/Theory is evidential.

  • Allihave2say

    This one guy was getting social security because one finger was amputated by a lawnmower. Both his daughters attended Ivy League colleges. He owed a store. His assets were hidden. He had it all worked out for decades.