Obama Tried To Bribe Rev. Wright And A School Lenin Would Have Loved
Some interesting dots to connect in a breaking story suggesting a close friend of Obama attempted to bribe Jeremiah Wright to keep quiet. Just off the top, what's notable is that the Post didn't put a timeline to the alleged bribe offer to Wright and a meeting Wright had with Obama, in which Barry asked Wright to stand down. Hmm.
Edward Klein interviewed Wright, who told him Obama’s team tried to buy his silence.
‘Man, the media ate me alive,” Wright told me when we met in his office at Chicago’s Kwame Nkrumah Academy. “After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election.”
“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’
What is this Kwame Nkrumah Academy, anyway? Oh, just his school Trinity managed to give 8 million bucks to – seemingly named after a guy the CIA overthrew! LOL Somehow, I doubt they envisioned a U.S.-based school being named in his honor back in the day – sponsored by the former church of a POTUS.
Africa has produced many crazy dictators but none of them ever dreamt of turning into a one-man electoral commission like Nkrumah. In a yet to be broken record in the continent, the late Ghanaian leader ‘elected’ an entire parliament of 198 MPs single-handedly within minutes. In February 1966, while Nkrumah on a state visit to Vietnam, his government was overthrown in a military coup — backed by the CIA.
Below more tidbits that might be of interest.
The Rt. Hon. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972), P.C., was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963.
On that last trip, Hilliard accepted an appointment to the board of Wright’s new elementary school, Kwame Nkrumah Academy
The corporation has already bought the first 27 acres for $8million, provided by Trinity, Eggleston said. The nonprofit would not disclose how much additional money has been raised for the project so far.
Bennett said he hopes Imani Village becomes an anchor to stimulate the economy in the deindustrialized area, which offers limited access to healthy foods, jobs and education. Emphasis will be placed on living off the land and "ownership."
Children will be able to walk to school at Kwame Nkrumah Academy and play sports in a professionally certified arena. Residents will grow their own food. Mom-and-pop retailers on site will buy it.
Chicago Annenberg Challenge records also indicate that SSAVC educators invited Asa Hilliard, a pioneer of African-centered curricula and a close colleague of Carruthers, to offer a keynote address at yet another Annenberg-funded teacher training session. Hilliard’s ties to Wright run still deeper than Carruthers’s.
A close Wright mentor and friend, Hilliard died in 2007 while on a trip to Kemet (Egypt) with Wright and members of Wright’s congregation. Hillard was scheduled to deliver several lectures to the congregants, and to speak at a meeting of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization, which he co-founded with Carruthers and other “African-centered” scholars. On that last trip, Hilliard accepted an appointment to the board of Wright’s new elementary school, Kwame Nkrumah Academy.