Well apparently Ms. Johnson didn't get the memo on Blacks who dare to think different, refuse to play the "victim" card, support white candidates and/or label themselves "conservative": she's an "Aunt Jemina" who disgraced her people and now deserves every indignation that comes her way. At least, that's what the typical, Black liberal would tell her. After all, in this age of Obama worship, supporting a white dude running against a Black man in an election is akin to starving your children to death. One would think that in these, supposedly "enlightened" times, what a person does in their own, personal time is their business. But no, in the age of the Teleprompter-In-Chief, Blacks must not only genuflect to The Messiah, but they must also think alike and support those who look like them, no matter what they really believe. Guess Ms. Jones didn't get that memo, so instead she sued. So here's hoping she gets the "Black Equity Alliance" for every single dime they got.
The head of a prominent nonprofit group in the city claims she was fired in retaliation for endorsing Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for re-election, according to a lawsuit filed against the group on Wednesday.
Joyce S. Johnson, the chief executive of the Black Equity Alliance, asserted in the suit, filed in State Supreme Court, that before she was fired, several board members scolded her for endorsing the mayor without their consent.
Such an endorsement, board members told her, could jeopardize the group’s nonprofit status, which prohibits political endorsements.
A spokesperson for the Black Equity Alliance, which was founded in 2003 to support human services, religious-based and community development organizations that work with African-Americans, did not return telephone messages on Wednesday. The board of the organization includes Rudy Crew, who was New York City schools chancellor during the Giuliani administration and is named as a defendant in the suit.A lawyer for Ms. Johnson, Douglas H. Wigdor, said it was illegal to terminate an employee for political activities done outside of work. Ms. Johnson, in her lawsuit, said she endorsed the mayor on her personal time – and in her personal capacity, not as chief executive of the Black Equity Alliance.