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Fox News Loses Sponsors Over Comments of Hate & Anger-Race

The national sponsor campaign against Fox News and Mr. Glenn Beck is based on remarks on July 28 which Glen Beck (allowed by Fox News) called President Obama a racist and "hates white people". Advertisers that have heard the thousands of complaints by organizations such as the NAACP, FMCRC, have removed their ad spots from the Glenn Beck show:

ABOUT a dozen companies have withdrawn their commercials from “Glenn Beck,” the Fox News Channel program, after Glenn Beck, the person, said late last month that President Obama was a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”

The companies that have moved their ads elsewhere in recent days included ConAgra, Geico, Procter & Gamble and the insurance company Progressive. In a statement that echoed the comments of other companies, ConAgra said on Thursday that “we are firmly committed to diversity, and we would like to prevent the potential perception that advertising during this program was an endorsement of the viewpoints shared.”

Allow us to debate issues with all of our heart and soul.  Democracy is based on such debate of principals but Fox News has allowed their representatives to fuel anger and hate with divisive commentary based on race.  The results can be seen in the rise of hate crimes and death threats that our current President has received.  There are other authors in this book of racial divide that include the Wall Street Journal (evencalled FMCRC Chair a "Racist"), Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh, but Fox News remains the leader of spreading anger and hate.  The following are companies that continue to sponsor Fox News and this message of "hate".  Contact them and ask them to no longer support Fox News and the message of "hate":

General Motors
Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-3000
Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 313-556-5000

Campbell Soup
Chairman: Harvey Golub
President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
Campbell Soup Company

1 Campbell Place
CamdenNJ 08103-1799

NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
Toll Free 800-257-8443
Fax 856-342-3878

Chairman: C. Robert (Bob) Kidder
CEO and Director: Sergio Marchionne
SVP and CFO: Ronald E. Kolka
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn HillsMI 48321-8004

Chrysler Dr.
Auburn HillsMI 48326-2766

MI Tel. 248-576-5741

The Procter & Gamble Company
Chairman: Alan G. (A.G.) Lafley
President, CEO, and Director: Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
CFO: Jon R. Moeller
Procter & Gamble Plaza
CincinnatiOH 45202
OH Tel. 513-983-1100
Fax 513-983-9369

Pfizer Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Kindler
Chairman Emeritus: William C. Steere Jr.
Chairman Emeritus: M. Anthony Burns

235 E. 42nd St.
New YorkNY 10017-5755

NY Tel. 212-573-2323

Kellogg Company
Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
1 Kellogg Sq.
Battle CreekMI 49016-3599
Contact media at 800-323-0768 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 269-961-2000
Toll Free 800-962-1413
Fax 269-961-2871

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chairman: S. Robson (Rob) Walton
President, CEO, and Director: Michael T. (Mike) Duke
EVP and COO: William S. (Bill) Simon
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
AR Tel. 479-273-4000
Fax 479-277-1830

Kraft Foods Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish

3 Lakes Dr.
NorthfieldIL 60093

IL Tel. 847-646-2000
Fax 847-646-6005

Nestlé USA, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Brad Alford
SVP and CFO: Dan Stroud
GLOBE Executive and CIO: Kimberly (Kim) Lund

N. Brand Blvd.
GlendaleCA 91203

CA Tel. 818-549-6000
Toll Free 800-225-2270
Fax 818-549-6952


Fox News Commentator Call President Obama "A Racist"

Yesterday morning on Fox and Friends, Fox host Glenn Beck accused President Obama of being "a racist."

The group was discussing the recent Gates controversy, and Beck exclaimed that Obama has "over and over again" exposed himself as "a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. I don't know what it is..."

When Fox's Brian Kilmeadeon pointed out that many people in Obama's administration are white, so "you can't say he doesn't like white people," Beck pressed on. "I'm not saying ......

Click Here To View YouTube Video Of Beck Racist Remarks

FMCRC Statement:

We as a nation are in a period of reconstruction in both mind and policies.  Democracy craves for the voices of opposing views to battle and eventually to come to resolution.  But in this period, there is no room for true racism such as Mr. Beck has demonstrated on Fox News.  For such destructive behavior weakens democracy and feeds the fears of others.  To call President Obama a "racist" and one "who hates white people" is a view tainted in anger and hate.  President Obama is a leader whom is attempting to bridge these racial divides.  This is a leader whom clearly understands the emotions of both Black and White being that his parents were such racial opposites.  To say he "hates white people" is degrading the memories of both his mother and grandmother whom are both White.  For Fox News to tolerate such behavior demonstrates a link and acceptance of such views.  FMCRC is calling on Fox News to not only apologize for the comments by Mr. Beck, but to apologize to the family of President Obama.  If no apology is provided by Fox News, FMCRC will work with other organizations to call on a boycott of a targeted sponsor of Fox News.  During this time of reconstruction FMCRC encourages opposing views to clash but to keep a spirit of tolerance as the foundation of your voice.

RE:  African American Harvard Professor Gates Arrested In His Own Home For No Legal Reason


President Obama calls for a “teachable moment” regarding police relations with African American's


FMCRC Chair Al Pina states:


There must not be a nation of cowards and engage this issue of race.

My grandfather was a law enforcement officer for a record 52 years in his state today.  But even as a prolific law enforcement officer, he was constantly subject to profiling by law enforcement officers when he did not have his uniform on.


For myself, I have been stopped and or searched for no reason over 30 times in my life.  The following are some of these key moments in which I was profiled by law enforcement officers:


1)      During my tenure in the US Air Force, I took my daughter to the state fair.  At the gate, a state trooper told me to move to the side and he wished to search me.  He searched me while my daughter watched.  I told him that this was not right and his reply was that I look like a gang member.  I was dressed in proper attire that is required as a member of the armed services and certainly not gang clothes or colors.

2)      In Los Angeles I was stopped by officers at gun point.  As they searched my car, I asked the officer who was holding me hand cuffs why they stopped me.  He said “I fit the profile of a drug dealer”.  At the time I was working for one of the nation's largest civil rights organizations in Washington D.C.  I challenged the officers after hearing this.  This episode made the Los Angeles Times.

3)      During stopping to drop off a friend at the beach in St. Petersburg, I was stopped by an officer.  His reason for stopping me was I stopped my vehicle but I told him I could not drop off a person without stopping.  He then ran a check for wants and warrants.  When he found none, he asked me to step out of my car and face the car while he went back to his car. 

4)      Last year in New Jersey, I was stopped by an officer because he thought my car crossed the medium which it did not.  He ran my driver license for wants and warrants and found none.  He then let me go.

5)      Driving an associates luxury vehicle from Washington DC to Florida a few months ago a Georgia law enforcement officer while on the highway drove his vehicle side by side so he could see who was driving this luxury vehicle.  I noticed he looked at me then immediately slowed his vehicle to get behind me.  He then turned on his emergency lights to stop me.  When he came to my passenger side window he asked me if the car was my car.  I told him it was not and showed him the registration.  He said he stopped me because he saw down the road I did not use signals to change lanes and he was worried that I might be too tired to drive.  All while he was talking he was looking at the backseat and seeing if he saw anything suspicious.  He then ran a wants and warrants found none and let me go.



I could go on and on and on.  There is no doubt that Latino’s pale in experience to African Americans as it relates to be stopped or harassed by law enforcement due to profiling.  I have the highest of regard for both military and law enforcement because I come from such a family.   But my grandfather taught me through his actions that all citizens must be treated with respect and dignity.


We must follow the remarks of President Obama that we MUST use this as a teachable moment.  It is time for a national agenda on this very serious issue”   



Florida increasing Foreclosures and increasing Unemployment on collision course -

FMCRC Recommendations To Issues Outlined In Article Below:

The declining Florida labor market will only continue to increase foreclosures in Florida.  FMCRC suggest the Obama administration to consider implementing the following:

  • Allow distressed homeowners facing foreclosure to come to an agreement with their lender whereby they will cooperate with a speedy foreclosure process which translates to a financial saving to the lender
  • Allow the homeowner to remain in the home and rent back from lender until such time as they can qualify to repurchase the home.
  • The proposed sales price will be the value of the home at the time of foreclosure or when the homeowner qualifies to buy back, whichever is lower.
  • The lender will give a credit to the borrower of one month's rent payment for every 12 months of on time payments

Five months after the Obama administration unveiled a sweeping initiative designed to reach 9 million struggling homeowners, home foreclosures continue to rise at an alarming rate. Foreclosure filings were reported on more than 1.5 million properties in the first six months of the year, a 15 percent increase over the same period of last year, according to RealtyTrac. All told, 1 in 84 American homes--or 1.19 percent--received a foreclosure filing during the period. "We talk about green shoots or about things getting worse at a slower rate, but this is one thing that is getting worse month by month," says Patrick Newport, an economist for IHS Global Insight.

Here are six things you need to know about the rise in home foreclosures:

1. Unemployment: The erosion of the labor market--the unemployment rate recently hit 9.5 percent--is the key factor in the rise of home foreclosures, says Celia Chen, an economist at Moody's "Employers continue to shed jobs, and that makes it difficult for even people with good credit who were doing fine to keep up with their mortgage payment," Chen says. For example, a recent report issued by federal bank regulators found thathome loans to borrowers with solid credit histories were going bad at a rapid clip. "Prime loans, which represented two thirds of all mortgages in the portfolio, experienced the highest percentage increase in serious delinquencies, climbing by more than 20 percent from the prior quarter to 2.9 percent of prime mortgages," the report stated.

2. Plunging home values: Nearly three years after its peak, the painful decline in home prices continues. Although the pace of decline moderated slightly from the previous month, home prices in 20 major metro areas dropped 18.1 percent in April from a year earlier. Falling home values have dragged more than 20 percent of American homeowners "underwater"--meaning they owe more on their mortgages than the property is worth--as of the first quarter. By sucking equity out of homes, the price declines have also evaporated much of a homeowner's financial incentive for paying their mortgage bill, Chen says. "When somebody doesn't have equity in their house and they are struggling to pay their mortgage, the likelihood of a foreclosure is much higher," she says. In addition, home owners with less equity in their homes will have a more difficult time refinancing their mortgage.

3. End of foreclosure moratoriums: The end of certain foreclosure moratoriums-including those of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were lifted in late March-also contributed to the rise in foreclosures during the period, Chen says. As these efforts unwound, lenders and servicers put additional properties into their foreclosure pipelines, she says.

4. Is Obama's plan working?: A key component of Obama's housing rescue plan is an effort to restructure--or modify--as many as 4 million troubled loans. So far, about 325,000 modification offers have been made through the program, according to Bloomberg news. Chen says the program is having an impact for certain individual borrowers, but the efforts--at least so far--have not put much of a dent into the national foreclosure epidemic. "The program is making progress. It's just that there are a large number of distressed borrowers out there," she says. "It's so hard to process all of those loans, and then second of all, not all of those borrowers will qualify for the program." Borrowers have complained of long delays and bureaucratic hurdles in their efforts to modify their mortgages.

Though the administration's effort includes incentive payments to convince servicers to modify the loans, Newport says some may find it less costly to foreclose on the property. "My understanding is that there is going to be some pressure from the administration to get banks to start renegotiating more loans," he says. "But if [modification is] not in [the servicer's] self-interest, I don't think that they are going to do much."

5. Mounting political pressure: Mortgage services appear to be facing mounting pressure from Washington to redouble their efforts. "We believe there is a general need for servicers to devote substantially more resources to this program for it to fully succeed and achieve the objectives we all share," Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and HUD chief Shaun Donovan said in a recent letter to 25 mortgage servicing
firms. In a hearing last week, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, expressed his frustration more directly. "Why am I still reading about lost files, understaffed and undertrained servicers, and hours spent on hold on the phone?" Dodd said in a prepared opening statement. "Why are servicers and lenders refusing to accept principal reduction so that homeowners can start building equity and get the housing market moving again?"

6. Foreclosure outlook: Despite this pressure, Newport expects foreclosure rates to creep higher for the next year or so. "It's going to keep on getting worse until the unemployment rate peaks, which we think will happen in about the middle of next year," he says. For her part, Chen argues that a successful mortgage rescue program could expedite a housing recovery. "The hope is that we will be able to push through enough mortgage modifications to prevent home prices from falling too much more," she said.



FMCRC Mission Statement

Our goal is to empower low-income and minority communities by attracting investments for health, education, homeownership, employment, and minority entrepreneurship using a holistic advocacy approach.

The Coalition's (70+ minority organizations)  strategy entails six central programs and projects for Florida's minority communities, families and organizations:

  1. Access and opportunity for home and business ownership
  2. Community Reinvestment Policy
  3. Sustainable development
  4. Capacity Building
  5. Consumer protection
  6. Financial and home ownership literacy education

Join us today!



Please direct all questions, concerns, comments, and media inquiries to:
244 Shopping Ave #245
Sarasota, Florida  34237
Email:    Susan Lewis

 (941) 284-0688

Civil Rights and legal issues or comments to:
Reginald J. Clyne
Clyne & Self, P.A./Civil Rights Attorney
Douglas Centre-Suite 1100
2600 Douglas Rd, Coral Gables Florida  33134




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