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  • Progressive politics have done nothing to help black America

    07/10/2018 11:33:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | Shermichael Singleton, opinion contributor — 07/10/18 | Shermichael Singleton, opinion contributor — 07/10/18
    During a lecture at the Library of Conservatism in Germany, British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton described conservatism as a philosophy that recognizes and acknowledges that good things are easily destroyed but not easily created, such as law, peace, freedom, civility, the security of property and family life. He contends we depend on the cooperation of others for the aforementioned to exist because we have no means or ability to single handedly attain it. He states “the work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating.” “The work of creation is slow, laborious and dull.” For the African American, the journey from...
  • Tim Scott: Discussing race with Trump was 'painful' but made me 'hopeful'

    06/30/2018 6:41:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/18 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) acknowledged that his conversations with President Trump about race have been "painful" and "uncomfortable," but insisted that the president has kept an open mind on the issue. "They're hard, they're painful, they're uncomfortable to sit in the Oval Office and have a conversation with the president about things that you strongly disagree about," Scott told CNN's Van Jones. "He didn't change his perspective, I certainly can't change my perspective." But Scott also said that he was "hopeful" after the conversations. "The way it closed I thought gave me reasons to be hopeful," Scott recalled. "It closed...
  • Voters Think Young Blacks Doing Better Under Trump Than Obama

    06/05/2018 2:34:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 06 05 2018 | Rasmussen
    Voters feel young black Americans are better off under President Trump than they were under Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe life for young black Americans has gotten better since Trump’s election. Slightly more (36%) say life for these Americans has gotten worse, while 26% think it has stayed about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.) But in March 2014, just 16% said life for young black Americans had gotten better since Obama’s election five-and-a-half years earlier. By July...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June 2018 as African-American Music Appreciation Month

    06/02/2018 9:01:44 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 151 replies
    The White House ^ | June 1, 2018 | DONALD J. TRUMP
    During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we celebrate the tremendous achievements and contributions of African-American musicians. The musical ingenuity of talented African American artists laid the foundation for so many recognizable and cherished genres of music, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, hip hop, and rap. Throughout our history, African-American music has demonstrated its power to elicit comfort, healing, happiness, conviction, and inspiration — as well as its ability to unite people of all backgrounds. Today, it resonates in jazz quartets, rock and roll guitar solos, gospel choirs, and hip hop beats. The expression of these artistic and...
  • Q&A: Black Activist Says Trump Policies, Unlike Obama’s, Create Jobs for Black Americans

    01/11/2018 12:59:18 PM PST · by gubamyster · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 01/10/2018 | Genevieve Wood
    Project 21’s Horace Cooper joined The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood to discuss the historic low unemployment rate for black Americans and how the left is co-opting Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest tax reform and promote action for illegal immigrants covered by the DACA program. Here is an edited transcript of the video. Wood: Horace, Martin Luther King Day is coming up next week, and there has been a lot of interesting news, especially for the black community on the economic front, in this past week or so. What do you make of the numbers coming out? Cooper: The...
  • Shelby Steele Claims That African-American 'Oppression is Over'

    11/08/2017 4:31:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Karl Herchenroeder
    “We like to say that the real black is the black on the street corner doing drugs, selling drugs and shooting each other,” Steele said. “We don’t question their blackness, but we question the blackness of those who climb out of those situations, who join the American mainstream, who become successful.” Modern liberalism, he continued, rewards failure and breeds bad faith in people and in America. The more inferior a black person is, he said, the more “black” that person is considered. This cultural dynamic encourages a sense of helplessness, and the helpless like to be surrounded by others who...
  • Shelby Steele Claims That African-American 'Oppression is Over'

    11/08/2017 4:44:48 AM PST · by Strac6 · 18 replies
    WASHINGTON -- African-American writer and social critic Shelby Steele argued on Thursday that black oppression is over in the U.S., while calling on blacks to stop blaming racism for their own inability to harness freedom. In a pointed speech at the Heritage Foundation, Stanford University Hoover Institution senior fellow Steele also described the Black Lives Matter movement as “a comfort zone where people land because they are afraid of freedom.” “Liberalism, I think, has effectively become the new racism,” Steele said. “It mimics segregation by seeing blacks as helpless inferiors. Black inferiority is its greatest sort of cause … and...
  • Black Student Group Loses It When They See Actual Africans on Campus

    10/03/2017 8:44:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 65 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | 9/30/17 | Ben Arie
    Once in a while, a story comes along that is so ironic it needs this label in bold: “Not satire.” Liberals continue to look more like a parody every day. The progressive farce was just taken to a new level by black students at Cornell University, who are making sweeping demands after they realized that actual Africans from Africa are taking many student positions at the college. Yes, the race-obsessed busybodies at Cornell are in a panic because there is now too much diversity.
  • Smithsonian gives Clarence Thomas a spot in African-American history museum

    09/25/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    After not appearing in the museum for most of its inaugural year, Clarence Thomas now has a spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian Institution, said the museum installed an exhibition case called “The Supreme Court” honoring both black justices who have sat upon the nation’s highest court.
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • Former Wisconsin sheriff joins pro-Trump super PAC

    09/05/2017 12:08:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 5, 2017 | Staff
    Former Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke, an African-American who criticized the Black Lives Mater movement and was previously under consideration for a position with the Trump administration, has joined a super political action committee that backs the president, officials said on Tuesday. Clarke, 61, will serve as spokesman and senior advisor for America First Action, his office and the political action committee said in two separate statements. “I will help make sure we elect the candidates who will do what they promise in support of President Trump’s agenda,” Clarke said in a statement from his office.
  • Some Thoughts on Recent Tragedies and Racial Tensions

    07/11/2016 7:04:45 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-10-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Some Thoughts on Recent Tragedies and Racial Tensions Msgr. Charles Pope • July 10, 2016 • For some twenty-four of my twenty-seven years as a priest I have lived in and ministered to largely African-American parishes and communities. It has been a great blessing to me spiritually, liturgically, and personally.As you may imagine, I get a lot of questions from people when racially charged events appear in the news. I’m asked what my parishioners think as well as what I think.This past week began with the death of two African-American men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, in interactions with...
  • Report: African American history museum to host a Colin Kaepernick exhibit

    08/18/2017 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 60 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | Aug 18. 2017 | Kevin Skiver
    People have had a lot to say on Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest the national anthem, but there is one undeniable fact: It has impacted how we watch football. Now it's being recognized again. Kaepernick is getting his own exhibit in the National Museum of African American History.
  • All of Us precision medicine research names community partners

    08/03/2017 10:24:13 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    Health IT Pulse ^ | 7/28/2017 | by Tayla Holman
    The National Institutes of Health has chosen four community partners to join its All of Us precision medicine research program, which seeks to gather data from at least one million people in the United States to improve health. The program is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative created by President Barack Obama in 2015 and was formerly known as the PMI Cohort. The partners will receive a combined $1.7 million to raise awareness about the research program among African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, seniors and the LGBTQ communities. Researchers will use the data collected from the program to learn how...
  • Massive chair-hurling brawl breaks out in Bronx Seafood City family eatery

    02/27/2017 5:37:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    Multiple people used chairs to viciously beat one another at a Bronx, New York, family restaurant, according to police and video footage of the incident. Video captured the chaos at Seafood City on City Island Avenue. The fight kicked off at 9:45pm on Thursday night, police said. People can be seen tossing and using chairs as shields in the restaurant's large dining room.
  • Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses

    02/22/2017 4:11:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Columbus Republic ^ | February 22, 2017 | Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press
    Ivanka Trump has expanded her research on economic policy with a visit to a Baltimore center for minority-owned small businesses. A White House official confirmed the Wednesday visit to the Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. The official said Trump participated in a round table discussion with business owners....
  • Rep Cleaver: Dems ‘Making a Very, Very Serious Mistake’ by Taking African-Americans for Granted

    02/20/2017 12:27:43 PM PST · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Monday on MSNBC while evaluating President Donald Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said Democrats are making a “very very serious mistake” taking the African-American vote “for granted.”
  • Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

    02/18/2017 6:59:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 145 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 Feb 2017 | ERRIN HAINES WHACK
    Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated by the fact that, during his news conference on Thursday, the new president asked April Ryan, longtime White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, to help broker a meeting for him with black lawmakers. "Will you meet with the Congressional Black Caucus?" Ryan asked. Trump responded: "I would. You want to set up the...
  • How the Black Lives Matter Movement Is Mobilizing Against Trump

    02/07/2017 3:31:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | February 7, 2017 | Brandon Ellington Patterson
    Police and criminal justice reform are just the beginning. Donald Trump repeatedly expressed hostility towards Black Lives Matter activists during his presidential campaign, particularly for their efforts to confront police brutality. Now, faced with a Trump agenda whose repercussions for African Americans could reach far beyond policing, BLM organizers say they are broadly expanding their mission. Ever since a police officer killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement has grown into a loose-knit web of like-minded groups nationwide that focus primarily on ending police brutality and the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans. Last August, a...
  • Trump Keeps Promise to Black Community

    02/04/2017 9:57:53 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    www.SarahPalin.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Adrienne Ross
    President Trump kicked off February by inviting leaders from the black community to the White House to engage in dialogue and hash out solutions. Day one of Black History Month was the perfect time to dive into what he vowed while on the campaign trail: address the needs within communities of color. The “forgotten man and woman” was a recurring Trump theme in the 2016 election. One could make the case that despite the obvious irony, no group was as forgotten during the last eight years as black Americans, many of whom find themselves living in violent Chicago neighborhoods, lacking...