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Mothers of Africans murdered by the police tricked by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats

Aug 23, 2016
Yejide Orunmila; President, ANWO

A group of black mothers who are known because of the murders of their children at the hands of police and white vigilantes have been branded “The Mothers of the Movement” by the Hillary Clinton campaign. 

The group, which includes the mothers of Michael Brown Jr., Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Jordan Davis, debuted their unnatural brand through Clinton’s campaign, as a strategy to help Clinton win the black vote.   

The Mothers of the Movement have come out in full support of Hillary Clinton, a woman who only a decade earlier categorized young black men as “super predators.”  More than making a statement, Clinton has made a career out of destroying the lives of African and other oppressed people.   

Clinton is an enemy of black people 

In 1994, Clinton co-signed her husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s, Crime Bill and Welfare Law. The Crime Bill implemented sweeping policies such as the three strikes law and increased federal funding to hire more police and build more prisons.  

The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 criminalized poverty and heightened the surveillance of poor black mothers.     

In 1997, she backed the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) which criminalized black parents and essentially protected State-funded kidnapping of children from poor and oppressed, mostly black communities.

So, it doesn’t make sense, based on that record, that Hillary Clinton would be supported by black mothers who are suffering as a direct result of the policies she’s backed.  

Clinton brands black women

It does make sense, however, to those of us who understand imperialism is dying and scratching at straws for its existence, that a dying system would use the bodies of poor black children, men and women for its life’s blood.  

This leads us to the inclusion of mothers––of murdered black children who served as the catalyst for the Black Lives Matter movement––in the campaign to salvage power for imperialism. 

Now, in the imperialist halls of the Democratic National Convention, supporters for Hillary can chant “Black Lives Matter” as Democrats showcase Hillary’s chattel of branded black women across a stage so that these mothers can encourage other black people to vote for her, a woman who has notoriously shown herself as an enemy of black people. 

Saying the names of murdered Africans is not enough

At the Convention, the mother of Sandra Bland––an African woman who was murdered by police after an unlawful traffic stop––uses her tears and her preacher-esque speech to woo Africans into believing that Hillary Clinton is on our side because “she is not afraid to say [their] children’s names.”  

The mother of Jordan Davis––an African teenager who was murdered by a white man for playing loud music––uses her pain to encourage people to vote for Hillary because she champions gun control, as if that was the primary contradiction instead of the fact that black people are killed because we do not have power to exact justice. 

The mother of Trayvon Martin––an African teenager who was murdered by a white vigilante in his own neighborhood––brings it home by saying, even though she is an unwilling participant in this club of mothers, circumstances brought them together for Hillary.

The Mothers of the Movement are nothing but a political strategy to win black people into the cold bloody embrace of imperialism. 

Don’t be fooled.  

While these mothers’ pain is real, their handler’s motivation for supporting Hillary is nothing but a ploy to use the popularity of the Black Lives Matter movement to win the votes of black people.   


Yejide Orunmila is the President of the African National Women's Organization (ANWO). To learn more about ANWO and the work being done, visit







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