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Thank You Booker T. Washington: Afrocity Named in Top 25 Bookeristas!!! December 22, 2009

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Santa came to Afrocity’s blog a bit early this year as I made the top 25 Bookeristas of the year by the hair of my moderate Republican chin. Booker Rising is one of my favorite conservative news sites.

I would try to explain what they do but I think this paragraph from the website does a better job of it:

…This is a news site and media watchdog for black moderates and conservatives, regardless of party affiliation. It’s particularly geared to those ages 50 and under, the post-Civil Rights Movement generations.

Booker Rising was begun to counteract negativity, victimology, and defeatism, which is too often thrust upon black Americans by schools, the media, and so-called leaders. We’re concerned about eroded values, hopes, and dreams, even though overall we’re living better than ever. Booker Rising wants to help stop the sacrilegious assault of our grandparents’ (and ancestors’) legacy, as if little to no progress has been made and the civil rights movement was almost for naught.

Inspired by Booker T. Washington’s work, this website will promote self-help, education, enterprise, democracy, and society as the seeds for Black America’s future. We won the civil rights movement. It’s now time for Stage II: further propelling black American success in this increasingly globalized era, via our “seeds.”

Booker Rising will provide commentary, highlight our progress and achievements, and discuss moderate and conservative solutions to our communities’ challenges. We have love for and faith in black folks. We deserve better, our ancestors deserve better!

Please visit the Booker Rising site, even if you are a liberal.  I find that Booker does an outstanding job of remaining conservative loyal while being informative and poly-partisan (if there is such a thing).

Thank you to the folks at Booker Rising. I am happy to be #25 and cannot believe that your viewers would place me in the company of such African American conservative greats as Thomas Sowell and Michael Steele.

Becoming a conservative is one of the most liberating acts I have committed to  in my entire life. I am proud to say that only welcomed arms have met me on the conservative side…and yes liberals that does include Caucasian southern conservatives as well. I am not a token in the Republican Party. I am home. Where I want to be, where I should have always been. I am free.

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18 Responses to “Thank You Booker T. Washington: Afrocity Named in Top 25 Bookeristas!!!”

  1. pjdeneen Says:

    Congratulations! Whenever I stop by your blog, I’m struck by your honesty and writing. I was a leftie and turned moderate rightie and always appreciate your take on the issues.

  2. Carolinagirl Says:

    God Bless You and Merry Christmas!

  3. McJenny50 Says:

    Congratulations AC. You have a happy talent for writing.

  4. WMCB Says:

    Congrats again, afrocity. You deserve it. Your portrayal of your journey has been refreshingly honest, and you have never shied away from examining your own beliefs with great integrity, and being up front about your doubts and conflicts and conclusions.

    I don’t like knee-jerk bandwagon politics from either side, and wish more people could honestly examine why they believe what they believe on issues, instead of just “picking a side” based on feelings or party label or their peer group or whatever. Our political discourse would be the better for it, if it happened.

    One of your biggest libertarian-leaning liberal fans

  5. gs Says:

    Congratulations, Afrocity.

    I agree that Thomas Sowell is a great American and a national treasure.

    The Republican party needs great conservatives, and I hope Michael Steele will earn that title in the next year or few. IMHO he hasn’t done so yet. He certainly has the “opportunity”, i.e. a horrendous mess in the party and the country.

    Congratulations again!

  6. yttik Says:

    Congratulations, Afrocity! You sure do deserve it. Your writing is like opening a present every morning.

  7. Kei Says:

    Congratulation Afrocity! You always do a fantastic job and deserve the recognition. I followed a link from Booker months ago (almost a Year?!) and found you here. I am so glad I found you.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well as all who come here!

  8. Peter Says:

    Good for you! And good for them for being able to recognize excellence.

  9. Tiny Says:

    Congrats Afrocity! I am new to your blog and I have found it very inspiring. People like you, who are not afraid to be different make a difference and initiate change. I have so many wonderful AA friends who would not think of breaking with the Dem party (though they have conservative views). I greatly admire you for that, and for overcoming the challenges of your childhood. You are a breathe of fresh air—I know I am rambling but I have been wanting to write these things for a while now. Please keep writing down the memories of your childhood–I really enjoy them. You should write a book.

    God Bless you!


  10. afrocity Says:

    Thank you everyone. I am traveling on the Midwestern road for the holidays today and will try to put up a blog post later.

  11. Rose Says:

    Congratulations! And Merry Christmas!!

  12. WOW!!! That is AWESOME–I’m so happy for you! Congratulations!!

  13. BaldManMoody Says:

    Congratulations Afrocity. May your Christmas be a merry one. Sorry, I haven’t had time over the last few weeks to check out the blog.

  14. catarina Says:

    Congratulations, Afrocity-you’ve made the big time!

    Best Christmas wishes to you, and a happy, healthy New Year.

  15. sstorm0730 Says:

    Merry Christmas, Afrocity. Congratulations…you deserve it!

  16. PaladinPhil Says:

    Congrats Afrocity. And have a very Merry Christmas

  17. Stilton Says:

    Congratulations! You absolutely deserve the honor!

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