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  • 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...
  • Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'

    01/22/2017 2:11:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign. “The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a target, a timetable and a budget.” Trump’s speech hit many of the populist...
  • Rev. Herb Lusk, an ex-Eagle, says conservative blacks are being intimidated by liberal ones

    01/18/2017 6:46:48 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jenice Armstrong
    African Americans are quick to snatch somebody's black card.For the uninitiated, taking someone's black card is tantamount to kicking an offending party out of the proverbial club. It's a way of saying, "You're no longer one of us," as in, "Stacey Dash be gone." --SNIP-- "Conservative blacks are being intimidated by liberal blacks," he tweeted. "Why take my black card because I don't think like you? Why?" I called Lusk, a former Eagles running back, Tuesday to see if he cared to elaborate and I got an earful.
  • Trump: Lewis should help me work on inner cities

    01/15/2017 3:10:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    President-elect Donald Trump responded to backlash over his attack on Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Saturday evening, suggesting the pair work together to focus on the nation's inner cities. “Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get!” Trump wrote. *snip* Trump raised the issue of inner cities during the campaign. In August, he compared the nation's inner cities to war zones, declaring during a campaign stop in Ohio, “The Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities." “For those hurting the most, who...
  • Trump to visit National African American Museum: report

    01/14/2017 3:53:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Max Greenwood
    Trump to visit National African American Museum: report © Getty Images President-elect Donald Trump is expected to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ABC News reported Saturday citing transition sources. NEW: Donald Trump expected to visit National African American Museum in observance of Martin Luther King Day, transition sources tell @ABC. — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 14, 2017 Trump's visit to the museum comes amid backlash from Democrats and some Republicans over Trump claiming in tweets Saturday that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was "all talk" and "no action."
  • Sen. Tim Scott Coming in Hot With The Comeback Of The Year

    01/11/2017 1:25:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    I know, I know. January 11 is very early to declare something as the "_____ of the year." But trust me on this.First, some background information. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is the only African-American Republican member of the Senate. He has also publicly supported Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for attorney general. William Smith, an African American who formerly served as Sessions' counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, also has gone on the record to defend his former employer from accusations of racism.Naturally, "tolerant" liberals didn't take this very well. In a now-deleted tweet aimed at Scott and Smith, Twitter user...
  • African-American Religious Leaders Slam Sharpton, Endorse Sessions for Attorney General

    01/10/2017 7:05:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 10, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – A group of African-American religious leaders endorsed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the next U.S. attorney general and pushed back against Rev. Al Sharpton’s criticism of Sessions’ nomination. “Now allegations have been made that Senator Sessions is a racist; however, an examination of his record proves otherwise. As a U.S. attorney for the state of Alabama, he prosecuted Klansman Henry Francis Hays, as has been mentioned earlier. Henry Francis Hays was the son of Bennie Hays, who was one of the leading members of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan,” Rev. Ralph Chittams of the Forestville New Redeemer Baptist...
  • To Defeat Trump, We Must Make Ourselves Ungovernable (It just keeps getting sillier)

    01/09/2017 3:55:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    In These Times ^ | January 9, 2017 | Sarah Lazare
    “We cannot and should not legitimize the transfer of authority to a right-wing populist who has neo-fascist orientations,” Kali Akuno told AlterNet over the phone. “We shouldn’t legitimize that rule in any form or fashion. We need to build a program of being ungovernable.” As the co-director of the Mississippi-based group Cooperation Jackson and an organizer with the nationwide Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Akuno is one of countless people across the country working diligently to build a platform sturdy enough to confront Trump’s America. Movimiento Cosecha, led by undocumented people and immigrants, is planning to go on the offensive to...
  • Congressional Black Caucus to be more aggressive under Trump

    01/08/2017 8:17:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 75 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 9:15 AM EST | Jesse J. Holland
    For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama’s achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who overwhelmingly supported his history-making campaign and administration. But with Obama set to leave the White House on Jan. 20, black lawmakers in the House and Senate are recalculating and reassessing their place in Washington. And realizing they’re regaining the limelight as the most visible and powerful African-American politicians in the nation’s capital. President-elect Donald Trump will face a larger and...
  • Black Alums ‘Horrified’ College Band Performing At Inauguration

    01/03/2017 7:58:46 AM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 3, 2016 | Phillip Stucky
    “I don’t want my alma mater to give the appearance of supporting him,” Ferrill said Monday. “Ignore, decline or whatever, but please don’t send our band out in our name to do that.” “After how black people were treated at Trump’s rallies, you’re going to go and shuck and jive down Pennsylvania Avenue? For what?” Seinya SamForay said in an interview. “What they did is a slap in the face to other black universities.”
  • White Male Survival Guide 2017

    01/02/2017 6:31:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    China got it wrong: 2017 is not the year of the rooster—it’s the year of the white male. 2017 is the year the white man takes back his worth. Black Male Supremacists. Unheard of. Brown Male Supremacists. Unheard of. Because it’s only trendy for American elites to bash white males. Especially white males who never owned slaves; white males who never “stole” land from Native Americans or Mexicans; and white males who never hired an unqualified male over a qualified female in the workplace. How do white men handle the hatred hurled their way? Good question. I’ve prepared a...
  • More black millennial men voted GOP in 2016 than previously thought (25%!)

    12/29/2016 3:35:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    After the shocking results of the 2016 election, most analysts focused on the shift among working-class whites towards Donald Trump. However, there was another seismic transformation on election day that may have longer repercussions: young black men are leaving the Democratic Party like never before. Exit polls of the nationwide House races showed two important numbers, black men and millennials voted for the GOP in numbers that hadn’t been seen in decades. According to CNN exit polls, 18 percent voted of black men for a Republican candidate for the U.S. House, which is more than three times the number of...
  • CNN Fans More Hatred of Cops, in Touting Flawed Study

    12/24/2016 3:54:15 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2016
    Pundits ignore the real reason for the racial disparity in deaths by police shooting. CNN is making a desperate pitch to further enflame the ideological war on cops while it still has a sympathetic ear in the White House. The CNN website is promoting a laughably incomplete study of police use of fatal force under the headline “Black men nearly 3 times as likely to die from police use of force, study says.” Utterly ignored in the study and in CNN’s write-up is any mention of violent-crime rates, which vary enormously by race and which predict officer use of force....
  • Obama: I Can’t Pursue Reparations Because It’s Politically Infeasible

    12/22/2016 4:50:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 22, 2016 | Amber Randall
    President Barack Obama said in an interview published Wednesday that reparations payments for black Americans could be a good idea but simply aren’t politically feasible. Speaking with The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Obama said that it’s easy to make an argument for reparations for black Americans because of past sins like slavery and Jim Crow laws. . . . A report released by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on African Descent accused the U.S. of having a racist history. The country’s history of slavery and current police shootings, the report argued, meant that America owes the black community reparations.
  • Trump’s First 100 Days: What Black Americans Should Hope For

    12/21/2016 6:05:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    In late October of this year, then candidate Trump gave a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in which he outlined his plan for his first 100 days in office. It included three major areas of focus: cleaning up corruption in Washington, job creation and what many called a “law and order” agenda. The speech was reported on and then largely forgotten. So what should black Americans be looking for in the first 100 days of a Trump presidency? I believe we should press for three major priorities, which are very compatible with what Trump has already put forth: a growing economy...