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The Washington Times Announces Magazine for Black Conservatives
The Root ^ | March 28 2014 | BREANNA EDWARDS

Posted on 03/28/2014 3:39:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Conservative-leaning newspaper the Washington Times announced on Thursday that it will be launching a magazine specifically targeting black conservatives, FishbowlDC reports.

The new magazine, called the American CurrentSee, will bring together big names in the black conservative world, including former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who will be publisher;

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: epicthread

1 posted on 03/28/2014 3:39:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Wishing Ben Carson much success.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 3:40:19 PM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: nickcarraway

What a stupid idea. Will they also be creating magazines for left-handed conservatives, conservatives with dimples, tall conservatives, short conservatives, read-headed conservatives?


3 posted on 03/28/2014 3:41:26 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: griswold3

I really like Carson——and wish him well.

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4 posted on 03/28/2014 3:42:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

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5 posted on 03/28/2014 3:43:10 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: nickcarraway

Washington Times seems to be blasting forward in many directions!!
New news channel OAN just launched on Verizon FIOS just MAYBE we will be able to compete with the propaganda of the MSM, although it is
probably going to take more time than what this beloved country has at this point!!


6 posted on 03/28/2014 3:45:43 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: nickcarraway

bump


7 posted on 03/28/2014 3:46:21 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: nickcarraway

I particularly like the idea. It brings this segment of society out to front and center. It allows other Blacks to view this mindset as an acceptable alternative to the infested Jackson, Sharpton, and Farrakhan swamp.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 3:49:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: ElkGroveDan
What a stupid idea.

Maybe to a white guy...: )

I think it's a great idea...

Ever been in the hood and look at their magazine rack in the stores...?

Believe me it isn't traditional magazines you find at any retail store...

If they can get distribution in major urban cities and black communities, they will reach people in a new and interesting way...

Many blacks are socially conservatives but fiscally liberal...

9 posted on 03/28/2014 3:52:28 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Generally I agree. We are either Conservative or we aren’t. And we should stand or fall as such.

That said, I do see logic here. But what it really comes down to is using another form of propaganda to attract blacks. Good or bad, it is still propaganda.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: ElkGroveDan

It’s outreach, baby. One step at a time. Think suasion. There are many black conservatives who just don’t know it yet. Buy them a subscription based on black and they stay for the conservative. Are you hep?


11 posted on 03/28/2014 3:54:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Popman

Thank you. You know what I see when I go to my hair dresser? Ebony, Jet, Essence and every other magazine geared to black people, sometimes with the same picture on the cover: Pres. Obama. Maybe the magazine will give retailers and other stores a choice in reading material. Of course, no publication can replace face-to-face interaction with people whose minds you wish to educate.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 3:56:41 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: ElkGroveDan
What a stupid idea

Totally agree.

Blacks should be seen and treated as individuals. The power of conservatism should be enough to sway them. If they don't recognize that they're being played for fools by the Left, that's their problem.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ben Carson GOD will make you succeed in this.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 4:52:08 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: griswold3

Ditto.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 4:54:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ll bet there are a substantial number of blacks who live their lives as conservatives but are restricted by a severely restrictive culture,and would love to have a forum where they can explore political issues openly. Maybe this venture will be a significant step forward in unleashing the power of black conservatives and busting up the plantation.

Then someday - way down a long and difficult road - we can drop the “black.”

But for now, anything that encourages communication among us has got to be a good thing, and I support it wholeheartedly.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 4:55:29 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: 1010RD
It’s outreach, baby. One step at a time. Think suasion. There are many black conservatives who just don’t know it yet. Buy them a subscription based on black and they stay for the conservative. Are you hep?

My response was not because I didn't understand the reasoning behind it (or your explanation). I called it stupid because it is. Racial strife in this country won't end until we end widespread government and corporate racial discrimination and everywhere else that where it has no place, and frankly outside of a medical settings, it has no place anywhere. Racial discrimination certainly has no place in any aspect of conservative politics.

17 posted on 03/28/2014 5:01:32 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: nickcarraway

Good.

Blacks are curious and really want to know what conservatism is, but they are scared of being demonized for it.

Let other black conservatives introduce them. Give them enough blacks telling them what’s wrong with the rap world, etc. and it might become a movement.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 5:20:28 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Wife of D28Man
But for now, anything that encourages communication among us has got to be a good thing, and I support it wholeheartedly

So let black conservatives spread the gospel to black liberals then.

Or Republicna/Conservative leaders simply tell the truth about the destruction that liberal policies have done for blacks.

Why this sidebar?

19 posted on 03/28/2014 5:24:31 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: nickcarraway

This should be interesting.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 5:26:51 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: struggle
I sure wish I could remember that (now defunct) conservative magazine geared toward Blacks was called. Emerge?

I may be mistaking its name.

I read it enthusiastically since it was so refreshing to hear uplifting, positive stories about how to make it in America.

None of the chip on your shoulder, whitey keeping you down crap.

Just common sense.

But of course there is almost no market for a magazine that tells black-Americans how successful they can be if they just stop wallowing in self pity and start improving themselves.

Ala Bill Cosby.

Cosby tells the truth to black audiences and they rip him to shreds.

And Cosby is a LIBERAL.

21 posted on 03/28/2014 5:33:53 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: nickcarraway

Really? I guess race trumps again. This whole Liberal-Conservative dynamic is BS.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 5:34:06 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: griswold3; Pride in the USA
Wishing Ben Carson much success.

Amen!

23 posted on 03/28/2014 5:40:08 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: nickcarraway

I think they are missing a bet here by not at some point having a printed insert of the magazine into their newspaper. It would almost be guaranteed to be a sold out issue, as a lot of people who typically didn’t read the Times would buy a newspaper so they could get the insert.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 6:05:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Norm Lenhart

And sure we can be so purist and not advertise to ethnic groups while the Democrats eat our lunch and slam dunk the empty bag in the trash.

What are we serving, our prides?


25 posted on 03/28/2014 6:08:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Who’s “discriminating”? Any white person who wants to buy it may.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 6:10:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

So opposing dem style race politics is now purist pride? Really?

Tell me what part of conservatism states ‘cater to X’ for votes. Tell me why we need to become Democrat race baiters using techniques of race baiting and race politics to oppose Dem race baiting politics.

Tell me what part of conservatism needs selling in a special interest ‘colored’ wrapper and cannot stand on it’s own to any minority that cares enough to look at it unbiasedly.

Now if you want the kind of people in the right that support that insanity, well, I think I see the problem.


27 posted on 03/28/2014 6:14:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yes, really.

Go bitch about missionaries — they do the same thing.

Don’t be an idiot.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 6:47:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You have a habit of just ignoring or redirecting around uncomfortable facts. I expect no less from our prior encounters.

When missionaries start running the country, setting it’s direction or even trying to, your strawman will have merit. Until then...not at all.

Catering to any race based groups is BY DEFINITION racial politics. Conservatives oppose racial politics. You apparently do not. People can infer from that what they will.


29 posted on 03/28/2014 6:53:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: ElkGroveDan

We agree on that. The solution will take time. We’re winning.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Norm Lenhart

You more noble than missionaries?

I expect no higher from YOU, until YOU repent.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 6:58:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

When a better man than you calls on me to consider repentance, I’ll get on it. BTW, considering you don’t know me from Adam, it’s pretty ‘plank in your eye’ to assume if I am or not.

And BTW, noble has nothing to do with you redirecting away from your approval of racial politics. See your direct reply to my post above.

If anyone needs repenting, thy may offer you their place in line. You seem to need some of your own.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 7:03:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: nickcarraway

God bless em. All 10 of them.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 7:04:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Norm Lenhart

You once more make broad brush strokes that are utterly unjustified.

Are you going to be so noble that you will not address specific audiences? Then you are going to be noble to hell.

And since it’s biblical, which has no plank in its eye at all, you are being a grand hypocrite!!


34 posted on 03/28/2014 7:05:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

There is a difference between addressing a specific audience and making a ‘black’ publication.

Reagan spoke to all Americans. Why do we need to speak to ‘black’ Americans? Or Blind Americans? Or Sheep loving Americans? What is your problem with just considering people Americans and addressing them as such?

Who has the pride problem? Reagan?


35 posted on 03/28/2014 7:10:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh?

I’d make an American Indian publication if it encouraged American Indians to be more conservative.

The END goal is uniting, but it has to be pursued by addressing known separate groups in a custom manner. It is the manner of missions and it works.

And your mocking about how missions don’t run the country? Maybe they should! They’d be 10x wiser.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The stupid. It burns. you want to UNITE people by a SEPARATE publication for individual groups and say it’s a good thing.

I’ll drop it here. There is no sense in arguing with someone so divorced from sense.


37 posted on 03/28/2014 7:14:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: nickcarraway
OK, I'd like to see the ad revenue after a quarter.

5.56mm

38 posted on 03/28/2014 7:15:18 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yes, the stupid from you it burns, and it is best leaving you to your folly.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 7:15:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; ElkGroveDan

I’m with you two.

“Black” this and “black” that are just color-codings for accelerants of national meltdown: socialism, separatism, reparations politics, revenge, mayhem and rejection of and hatred for civil society in general.

There are already enough color schemes out there. None of them will end well.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 7:37:21 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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