May 19, 2016, the Compton Herald, in Compton, California, published the piece, “Vaxxed: Smoking gun on autism in Black boys, others,” by Madlen Grgodjaian.
In the first paragraph Madlen Grgodjaian alleged that the CDC covered up a link between the MMR
vaccine and autism in African American boys. Almost all sources in the mainstream news that have bothered to mention the real story of “Vaxxed” carefully omit any mention of the racial aspect of this study. The Herald accurately described Andrew Wakefield’s work on his 12 patients in Britain who had regressive autism, again something you won’t find in national print and broadcast news. Grgodjaian even mentioned that Congressman Bill Posey had pleaded with members of the House to hold a hearing the CDC whistleblower.
Ealey delivered an emotional and alarming speech on the decades of experimentation on African Americans by health officials, and the massive number of vaccine injured children today suffering under what she called “medical tyranny.”
"I'd like to start by telling you a little history. In the 1800s, Dr. Merriam Sims thought so little of enslaved African women that he experimented on them. And he experimented on them without anesthesia, and some of our enslaved women had as many as thirty operational procedures. He became the father of what we know today as gynecology.
“In the 1930s, the American government thought so little of our African American men that they went to Tuskegee and decided, instead of treating them for syphilis, they would experiment on them. And that experiment lasted until the 1960s. In 1960, Dr. Saenger decided that 88 African America individuals between the ages of 9 and 88 with cancer, lives were not worth two cents. He quadrupled the dose of radiation, he burned them and he maimed them. And that experiment lasted from 1960 to 1971.
“Well today, the American government, the CDC, has decided that my son’s life and the lives of others like him are not worth it. They knew what they were doing when they sent that shot in the dark to cause this to happen to my son. But you see, here’s the difference: When you turn your face away from what’s happening in one community, then the greed decides then that it has no respect of person, race or nationality… and it trickles down to every other race of people.
So, now what we have is a holocaust. Our children are being maimed and they’re being killed, and you’ve got a government sitting in Washington, DC that doesn’t think enough to subpoena Dr. [William] Thompson, who came out and said what they [the CDC] were doing. So, what we have to do today is take back our communities, take back our children. And how do we do that? We walk out of the doctors’ offices, we decide no… we’re not going to take that shot [of vaccine] in the dark. We’ll take our children out of the school system, because the only thing they’ll understand is money. Education is not free. You pay taxes for it, and it’s certainly not appropriate. Once this happens to your child, you can’t get services. You got to go fight for an independent educational program. You got to go fight for services. You got to fight with the insurance company. And they still stand there and say, your child is not worth it.
“Our children are our legacy, that’s all we have. And without our children, this country can’t stand. So take them out of the schools. Go into your churches and tell them to see this movie ‘Vaxxed.’ And then ask them to open the doors to the connection, the annex building, and allow you to come in and educate your children so you can go to work. We know how to be a community, we know how to do it. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel. During the Civil Rights Movement, that beautiful lady, Rosa Parks, she wasn’t the first to get arrested, but she was the last, because she was a tender, beautiful example of dignity. She was the weakest of them all, and we became enraged. And what did we do? We got off the bus!
“So I’m asking you to stand with us, stand with the Nation of Islam and get off the bus! We have to get off the bus!
“And let them have their schools, let them have their doctors. Take back our children! …Take back our heritage and let’s stand together and do it. This is not about a white child or a black child or a Filipino child or a Hispanic child—This is about our children! All of our children! And if you think in 16 years we’re going to have one in two children that look like my son, that’s too much. That’s too big of a price to pay.
“I’m asking you to stand with us. Stand with the Nation of Islam. Stand with us as Christians, stand with us as agnostics, atheists. but stand on behave of our children….”
Sheila Lewis Ealey is the mother four and lives with her husband Ron in New Orleans. Her son Temple was taken to the doctor to be vaccinated along with his twin sister Lucinda, he was given a double dose of the MMR vaccine, along with the DTaP and HIB vaccines. The effect was immediate. By the next morning, he was not responsive. Within the next six months, Temple was diagnosed with severe autism disorder and later in 2008 with mitochondrial myopathy one. Her son's case was one of the 5,000 injury claims dismissed by the federal government.
Since that time, Sheila has been an advocate for informed consent and truth in the vaccination program.
She was educated in New Orleans' public schools and St. Mary's Dominican College and Loyola University. Currently, she is finishing a Masters in Education. Previously, she was a co-founder, director and curriculum developer for the Creative Learning Center of Louisiana, a school for students with autism for the last 10 years. She is certified in different educational modalities and plans to pursue a doctorate in education beginning in September 2016.
For more on Sheila Ealey, see Dan Olmsted' post How Autism Happens: A Conversation With Sheila Ealey
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.