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  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

    07/23/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 5:23 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republicans won’t win the White House if candidates don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country, especially in Latino and African-American communities. The Republican presidential contender made his comments Thursday during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. They come as businessman Donald Trump’s hardline rhetoric on immigration continues to dominate the GOP primary race. …
  • Brazile: Blacks Poised to Bolt Democratic Party

    12/01/2002 5:26:50 PM PST · by kattracks · 72 replies · 562+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/01/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Donna Brazile, who managed Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign two years ago, sent a memo to Democratic lawmakers last month warning that they need to do more to reach out to African-Americans or risk losing their support in coming elections. "The Republicans are in the House," Brazile said in the controversial memo, quoted in Sunday editions of New York's Newsday. "They came in through the window and they want to play." The former Gore official, who now heads up the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute, urged party officials to "roll up their sleeves and box (the GOP)...
  • Whoa: this is how the slain pastor felt about the Confederate flag…

    06/24/2015 5:39:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 6/24/15 | Michele Hickford
    Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers” and it would appear Pastor Clementa Pinckney was definitely one of those. While the mainstream media is decrying the fact that the Charleston shooting victim’s body was carried past a Confederate flag today, the good pastor may not have found it all that offensive. In 2000, during his first term in the South Carolina State Senate, Pinckney actually voted in favor of H5028, the May 2000 compromise which placed the flag at its current location. H5028 related to THE PERMANENT PLACEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG, THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG, AND THE...
  • White HuffPo Writer: I Was So Ashamed of My Whiteness That I Didn’t Want Children

    06/23/2015 11:50:57 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Ali Michael is a young writer for the Huffington Post. That’s bad enough in itself, but it gets even worse. You see, she’s a white lady who hates… whites. Herself included. As she explains in a recent piece about her views on race: "I definitely experienced this. There was a time in my 20s when everything I learned about the history of racism made me hate myself, my Whiteness, my ancestors… and my descendants. I remember deciding that I couldn’t have biological children because I didn’t want to propagate my privilege biologically. "If I was going to pass on my...
  • BREAKING: MASS RIOTS – Emergency Situation at Metlife Stadium (VIDEO)

    06/07/2015 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/7/15 | Jim Hoft
    RIOTING broke out at MetLife Stadium tonight at the Summer Jam Concert. It was a hip hop/rap concert hosted by Hot 97. Tyson TrishVerified account ‏@tysontrish OC gas being deployed outside MetLife Stadium Summer Jam concert @NorthJerseybrk East Rutherford, NJ Protesters threw bottles and glass objects at the police.East Coast 911 reported: EastRutherford Personnel continue to operate at MetLife Stafium, the venue for the Hot 97 Summer Jam music event this evening, where a riot & multiple fights broke out this evening. Law Enforcement personnel have had bottles/glass & other objects thrown at them. At least 1 trooper has been...
  • Beyond Rand: The GOP Can Win Black Votes

    06/01/2015 8:06:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 1, 2015 | Keli Goff
    The Kentucky senator gets a lot of attention for his outreach efforts. But he’s not the only Republican looking to win black voters in the post-Obama era. If Republicans really care about winning in 2016, then they may want to pay more attention to the voters who haven’t ever voted Republican. With each passing election the Republican electorate has gotten older and whiter, while America is getting younger and browner. That presents a problem for what is increasingly becoming the Gray Old Party. The only real choice for Republicans is to win a meaningful share of brown or black voters....
  • Lawless rioters feed bigotry against all blacks (Open Letter From an African American)

    05/01/2015 4:51:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 30, 2015 | Deroy Murdock
    Dear Black Thugs: To each of you I echo what actor Terrence Howard’s character told his gangbanger brother in the film “Crash”: “You embarrass me. You embarrass yourself.” From Ferguson to Baltimore, the whole world is watching as you run wild. Thanks to you, plate-glass store windows shatter into shards. You pry ATMs from walls to drain them of cash. And you enjoyed a 100-percent-off shopping spree — damn the consequences. How does ripping off a bottle of whiskey from a smoldering liquor store help us overcome? Look at your devastation: You burned 17 businesses to the ground in Ferguson,...
  • Shame

    02/18/2015 7:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Today's liberals are not racists, but they often behave that way. They would benefit immensely from considering some of the arguments in award-winning scholar Dr. Shelby Steele's forthcoming book, "Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country." Steele, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains that in matters of race, there is an ideological vision that completely ignores truth -- a vision he calls "poetic truth." In literature, poetic license takes liberties with grammatical rules, as well as realities, in order to create a more beautiful or powerful effect than would be otherwise possible. Liberals have a poetic...
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Diversity Task Force Meeting After ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub

    01/15/2015 3:33:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/15/15 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling for an emergency meeting of his eight-member diversity task force to discuss action against the Academy Awards after the movie “Selma” received only one Oscars nomination. “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton said with usual flair in a statement released Thursday after the announcement of Oscar nominations. Many, including Sharpton, were outraged that none of the actors in “Selma,” a movie about the 1965 Voting Rights Act, were nominated for the golden statues. David Oyelowo, who portrayed Rev. Martin...
  • Ferguson protesters target Boeing, Anheuser Busch

    11/18/2014 9:58:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Ferguson protesters have released a list of target rally sites and intended hits, and among them: Boeing and Anheuser Busch, companies that have little to do with Officer Darren Wilson’s August shooting of teen Michael Brown. Also on the list: Emerson Electric, a company that’s been a Ferguson fixture for more than five decades, The Gateway Pundit reported.
  • Black Awakening – African American Leaders see Real Hope with the GOP

    10/30/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    You Tube/One America News Network ^ | 30.10.2014 | One America News Network
  • Salon.com: Black People in "Dear White People" Not Dark Enough

    10/24/2014 9:54:28 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 53 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Aurelius
    Salon.com, well know for its nonsensical liberal platitudes, has reached the summit of absurdity once again, saying that filmmakers are too reliant on "light skinned black characters," and that African Americans in the film "Dear White People" are not dark enough. The author, Morgan Jenkins, ironically, is herself a "light-skinned" African American. And she does not feel that people like her can truly capture African Americans' experience in the United States. She writes, "Frankly, as a light-skinned African-American female, I am tired of seeing women who look like myself presented as the epitome of complexity when it comes to setting...
  • Teenage vandals swarm Brooklyn deli while yelling 'anti-Semitic' slurs [etc]

    10/14/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT · by W. · 71 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 14 October 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    A group of teenagers vandalized a Brooklyn deli on Saturday night after leaving a raucous party nearby, said police. Surveillance footage of the event shows the teens storming the entrance of Gourmet Butcher, a deli in crown heights at just after 9pm. The young vandals can be seen knocking over shelves in the front of the store and grabbing armfuls of candy as they threw storage on the ground.
  • New HIV infections for African American women was 20 times that of white women

    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk_HIV_AfricanAmericans.pdfThe estimated rate of new HIV infections for African American women was 20 times that of white women
  • Diary of a Republican Black Woman

    10/07/2014 8:24:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/7/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Folks, when I saw what the Democrats are doing to this American black woman in Utah, I had to sound the alarm. Black Republican Mia Love is running for Congress in Utah. Love's liberal opponent and the Democrats have pulled out all the stops, launching a hate website against her, “No love for Mia,” and a $300,000 smack-down ad campaign trashing the sister. Meanwhile, hypocritically, they accuse Republicans of having a war on women. Folks, it amazes me that Democrats, the MSM, and liberals continue to get away with their scam, portraying themselves as champions of minority empowerment.
  • African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

    08/30/2014 7:10:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Ronnie Cohen
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows. Breastfeeding provides well-documented health benefits to infants and their mothers. But African-American women are about 16 percent less likely to nurse their newborns than white women, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Obama's Attention to Border Crisis Outrages Blacks

    08/20/2014 6:44:13 AM PDT · by mgist · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/19/2014 | Tod Beamon
    Many blacks, who twice voted for Obama in record numbers to elect him as the nation's first African-American president, are angry that he has neglected the problems facing inner cities while working on the border crisis. These big-city ills include chronic black unemployment, poor housing conditions, steep prices for food and services, low high-school graduation rates, and high crime rates. "Black people are being played," Herman Cain... By all accounts and as reported by Brietbart.com, the number of Border Patrol arrests of illegal immigrants since Oct. 1 stands at 174,000 and is still rising. Cain and other African-American conservatives charge...
  • Minority Gun Owners Face Balancing Act, Weighing Isolation and Stigma of Violence

    06/15/2014 5:08:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | TANZINA VEGA
    INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in a small booth surrounded by displays for rifles, pistols, holsters and other firearm accouterments, the Rev. Kenn Blanchard signed copies of his book “Black Man With a Gun: Reloaded.” Amid the sea of thousands of white faces that descended on this city for the National Rifle Association convention in late April, Mr. Blanchard, an N.R.A. member since 1991, offered his reasoning for why he was one of the few black visitors. “We still culturally have a fear that we’re going to be that lone guy out, and you don’t want to be the lone guy out,”...
  • What Maya Angelou taught Michelle Obama about black beauty

    06/07/2014 5:54:29 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | Vanessa Williams
    Michelle Obama has largely ignored unflattering critiques of her physical appearance, often tinged with racial overtones, that have been lobbed by people who apparently still have not accepted the fact that African Americans inhabit the White House. At a memorial service Saturday for poet Maya Angelou, who died last week at age 86, Obama offered revealing insights about how she and other black women sometimes define their beauty in the context of the larger society’s standards. The first time I read “Phenomenal Woman,” I was struck by how she celebrated black women’s beauty like no one had ever dared to...
  • “Professional Blacks,” Professional Sports and Media Hawks Keep Racism Afloat

    05/03/2014 10:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Sports Illustrated's Fansided ^ | May 3, 2014 | Allen Jones
    National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver had no choice but to come down “hard” as some judged the punishment on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his stellar racist performance, captured on audio tape. I laughed at the punishment. “Banned for life” on an 80-year-old man? Maximum NBA fine of $2.5 million for a racist billionaire’s conduct is equally laughable. Nevertheless, I believe Commissioner Silver would have imposed a greater punishment if allowed under NBA rules. Commissioner Silver’s press conference deserves no more than a C+ grade due to the lack of his leadership experience in the fight...
  • Easter Monday event at National Zoo ends with shooting

    04/22/2014 3:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2014 | By Meredith Somers
    Two people were shot Monday afternoon near the National Zoo, marking the second time in three years that an annual Easter Monday event has ended with violence. The shooting, near the zoo during its annual African American Family Celebration, came as a large number of officers were already in the area. "We were not expecting this, but we had a heavy police presence," Cmdr. Reese said in an evening press conference. The Easter Monday event for black families across the region grew out of a grassroots community tradition more than 100 years ago.
  • CBS’s Bob Schieffer Interviews Dem. Elijah Cummings, Ignores His Relationship With Lois Lerner

    04/13/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    ... Instead of asking Congressman Cummings about this damaging new report surrounding the IRS scandal, Schieffer ignored the entire issue, and focused on ObamaCare and equal pay for women for the entirety of the interview. The CBS host even falsely claimed that the GOP did not support equal pay for women: “Marsha Blackburn says Republicans are actually for equal pay for women. But yet, it was blocked in the Senate by Republicans…What is going on here?” Given that Schieffer had the opportunity to interview the ranking Democrat on the committee leading the IRS investigation, it would have made sense to...
  • CLARKE: Liberal policies have destroyed the black family

    03/24/2014 5:10:41 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 20 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | 03/24/2014 | David A. Clarke, Jr.
    The latest attempt by liberals to help black people is underway in our K-12 urban public schools. These do-gooders are now defining down socially acceptable behavior for black students in school. Bad behavior is being excused and attempts to hold black kids accountable by enforcing codes of conduct are called racist. Having a sense of discipline has always been considered a virtue, a redeeming quality, but now its roots are claimed to lie in racism. White liberal elites have chimed in about school codes of conduct. The Capital Times newspaper of Madison, Wis., recently chronicled bad behavior by black students...
  • White House pushes for black enrollees (Husseincare 'final push')

    02/22/2014 3:36:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/14 | Jonathan Easley
    The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have a long way to go and we want to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity for outreach,” she said in a Friday conference call with reporters and three mayors that preside over large black communities: Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and A.C. Wharton of Memphis, Tenn. An estimated 6.8 million...
  • White House pushes for black enrollees (Reparations)

    02/23/2014 8:25:39 AM PST · by yoe · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    VideoThe Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday. Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.” “We still have a long way to go and we want to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity for outreach,” she said in a Friday conference call with reporters and three mayors that preside over large black communities: Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and A.C. Wharton of Memphis, Tenn. An estimated 6.8 million...
  • Black history has become a commodity traded by Republicans and corporations

    Since 1976, when it was officially recognized, it has become a tool used by black activists to shame businesses, schools and politicians into showing blacks they "care". And companies seem only too happy to oblige, even though I doubt if any of them really care about black history at all. As February rolls around, we see corporations from McDonald's to Northrup Grumman advertizing Black History Month. The ads usually begin with "we salute" or "we celebrate", but they simply don't want to be called racist for not acknowledging it. It's hypocritical for businesses to honor Black History Month when the...
  • http://blurbrain.com/is-kwanzaa-fading-away/

    12/22/2013 5:36:37 AM PST · by bigtoona · 19 replies
    Blur Brain ^ | 12/21/13 | whoopie
    Magic 8 Ball says: “Very likely.” First a bit of history. Kwanzaa was concocted in 1966 by a black supremacist communist named Maulana Karenga (aka: Robert McKinley Everett) as an alternative to the white European holiday of Christmas. Kwanzaa, the Swahili word for “harvest” is as phony as it’s creator’s adopted name. No such celebration ever existed in Africa, in fact, during the time of the so-called ‘African harvest festival’ here in America it’s the middle of the growing season in Africa. Apparently geography wasn’t one of Karenga’s strong suits. In 2006 Karenga maintained that his invented holiday is celebrated...
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Also Under Fire for African-American Statements

    12/19/2013 11:53:33 AM PST · by cincinnati65 · 125 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-19-13 | Suzy Byrne
    Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments aren't the only part of his interview with GQ causing controversy. The 67-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star was suspended by A&E Wednesday for calling homosexuality sinful — and putting gay people in same category as terrorists. While those quotes quickly went viral, it wasn't his only brow-raising statement in the interview; he also implied that African Americans were happier living under Jim Crow laws.
  • The Worst President for the Black Community Since Reconstruction

    12/18/2013 6:06:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    During MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Sunday, Republican strategist Ron Christie erupted at a fellow panelist when the issue of race surfaced. The discussion (originally on the power and influence of the tea party) quickly became heated as the African-American Republican strongly objected to the notion that racism has been an “influencing factor” in the conservative movement. Proving that the Liberal charge of “racism” is generally an ideological-crutch to facilitate a speedy end to debate, the point was made on the racially-obsessed MSNBC show that racism has been an influencing factor in the tea-party’s opposition to President Barack Obama....
  • 6 In 10 African Americans May Qualify For Financial Assistance Under Obamacare

    12/09/2013 10:01:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | December 9, 2013 | D.L. Chandler
    President Barack Obama continues to inform the public about the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act. The latest message of his administration explains that 6 out of 10 uninsured African Americans who may be eligible for coverage may also qualify for financial assistance with Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and tax breaks by way of the Health Insurance Marketplace. A report from the Department of Health and Human Services, which was released Monday morning, outlines that 4.2 million African Americans can qualify for health insurance assistance to help meet their monthly premium rates. Secretary of Health and...
  • Henry Louis Gates: End Affirmative Action For Affluent African-Americans

    10/22/2013 6:24:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For all his accomplishments, Henry Louis Gates might be doomed to being best remembered as the man whose arrest led to the "Beer Summit." But the Harvard prof had something surprising to say on today's Morning Joe: Gates questioned the need for affirmative action for affluent African-Americans, saying instead such programs should seek to help poor people, regardless of race. Gates made the personal political, citing the case of his own two daughters, whom Gates described as having a "privileged" life." Do they really need to benefit from affirmative action?", asked Gates rhetorically. View the video here.
  • Chicago Teachers Union: This city belongs to Black people, not White people

    10/18/2013 7:40:05 AM PDT · by bill1952 · 107 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 18 october 2013
    Well, here is an interesting video of Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis stating that all of Chicago's problems are due to you rich white people. These cretains are certainly holding the whip hand these days.
  • Black Conspiracy Theory 101: Did A U.S. Congresswoman Call For Hurricanes To Be Named Blacks?

    09/20/2013 6:50:23 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 62 replies
    NewsOne ^ | 09/16/2013 | Ruth Manuel-Logan
    Why are U.S. hurricanes given names? Names are actually given to tropical storms but if they reach a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour, then they are deemed hurricanes. These types of destructive storms are given monikers because naming them makes it much easier for meteorologists, researchers, emergency response workers, ship captains, and citizens to communicate about specific hurricanes in a clear manner. So after decades of hurricane and storm names, did a Black Congresswoman demand that African-American names be included? ... In July 2003, Sheila Jackson Lee (pictured), a Democratic member of Congress who represents the 18th...
  • African-Americans’ Worst Economic Enemies: It’s their “friends” Barack Obama and others on the left

    08/31/2013 4:50:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 30, 2013 11:56 AM | Tom Blumer
    An Associated Press story appearing Wednesday morning claimed that Barack Obama’s presidency “has been marred by racist backlash.” Naturally, the cowards at AP didn’t specifically identify the source or nature of the alleged “backlash,” because to do so would expose the claim as a lie. Earlier this week, Jesse Jackson did the lying for them. Jackson told Politico that he “absolutely” believes that the Republican Party’s opposition to Obama’s policies is motivated by race, and that “the tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy.” The economic scoreboard says otherwise. The frightening data recently published by Sentier Research, a group...
  • California Cops Are Allegedly Arresting A Staggering Number Of Black Kids

    08/30/2013 7:48:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2013 | SUSAN FERRISS, THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
    African-American youth in Oakland, Calif. are arrested — but then not charged — at “vastly disproportionate” rates compared to others, which raises troubling questions about police interactions with some of the city’s most vulnerable young people, according to a report released this week by civil rights advocates. During a five-year period between 2008 and 2012, black children represented 29% of Oakland’s school-age population but 78% of the more than 13,680 juveniles arrested — mostly by city police — and referred to the Alameda County Probation Department, according to the study, “From Report Card to Criminal Record.” “Shockingly,” the report also...
  • Was the Real Lone Ranger black?

    08/07/2013 4:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Aug 2013
    Bass Reeves's talent for rounding up outlaws in America's Old West made him the stuff of legend. But did this former slave-turned-lawman also inspire Johnny Depp's new film? Alex Hannaford goes on the trail of the real Lone Ranger.Art Burton listened intently as the old man on the other end of the phone cleared his throat and began telling him a story. Burton had only been researching the life of Bass Reeves for a short while but that afternoon what Reverend Haskell James Shoeboot, the 98-year-old part-Cherokee Indian, was about to tell him would persuade Burton he’d stumbled upon one...
  • Black Self-Sabotage

    07/31/2013 2:36:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/31/2013 | Prof. Walter Williams
    If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn't develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media. Let's look at it. First, weaken the black family, but don't blame it on individual choices. You have to preach that today's weak black family is a legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and racism. The truth is that black female-headed households were just 18 percent of households in 1950, as opposed to about 68 percent today. In fact, from 1890 to 1940,...
  • Open season on black boys after a verdict like this

    07/14/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 14, 2013 | Gary Younge in Chicago
    <p>Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn't like the look of him.</p>
  • Black Education Tragedy

    07/10/2013 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see. Some of that evidence unfolded when Zimmerman's defense attorney asked 19-year-old Jeantel to read a letter that she allegedly had written to Trayvon Martin's mother. She responded that she doesn't read cursive, and that's in addition to her poor grammar, syntax and communication skills. Jeantel is a senior at Miami Norland Senior High School. How in the world did she manage to become a 12th-grader...
  • Black racism and race hatred of non blacks

    06/27/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Black racism, and race hatred of non blacks is real,virulent, and commonplace. There is plenty of evidence of this. Although the violent black racists surely are a minority of the total black population, plenty of them are evident by their statements and writings, and evident in the interracial violent crime statistics It is the goal of this blog to honestly address the documented evidence of this black racism and race hatred, knowing full well that the subject is taboo in the "liberal" Dogma, and that puts this blog at considerable risk being shut down for even raising the issue. In...
  • Biden: Without Obama, ‘legions of African Americans and Latinos’ won’t vote for Democrats

    06/12/2013 4:42:47 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 12, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “Barack Obama’s not at the head of the ticket. And that means those legions of African Americans and Latinos are not automatically going to come out. No one has energized them like Barack Obama. But he’s not on the ticket. So don’t take this one for granted.”
  • Hampton carnival canceled after 5 shot, 1 killed

    05/27/2013 3:34:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 41 replies
    DailyPress ^ | May 26, 2013 | By Sarah Pawlowski
    HAMPTON — The Hampton Coliseum Spring Carnival has been canceled following nearby shootings Saturday night that killed at least one teen and injured four others. Hampton police officers and members of the Hampton Fire and Rescue Division found 16-year-old Ralphael Davis Jr. lying in the road in the 1900 block of Coliseum Drive shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday, according to Hampton police spokeswoman Mary Shackleford. Davis, who suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 11:14 p.m., Shackleford said. Officers located four additional victims in parking lots adjacent to hotels...
  • Obama: "As An African American You Have To Work Twice As Hard As Anyone Else If You Want To Get By"

    05/19/2013 11:27:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 99 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 19, 2013
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: You are the mantle of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington and Ralph Bunche and Langston Hughes and George Washington Carver and Ralph Abernathy and Thurgood Marshall and, yes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These men were many things to many people and they knew full well the role that racism played in their life. But when it came to their own accomplishments and sense of purpose, they had no time for excuses. Every one of you has a grandma or an uncle or a parent whose told you at some point in life as an African American...
  • Black Unemployment (Blacks were Active in the Labor Market in the 1950's, What Changed Since?)

    04/10/2013 11:17:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/10/2013 | Walter Williams
    A couple of weeks ago, Black Entertainment Television founder Bob Johnson, speaking at The National Press Club, said the nation "would never tolerate white unemployment at 14 and 15 percent." Black unemployment has been double that of white Americans for more than 50 years. The black youth unemployment rate is more than 40 percent nationally. In some cities, unemployment for black working-age males is more than 50 percent. Let's look at this, but first let's look at some history. From 1900 to 1954, blacks were more active than whites in the labor market. Until about 1960, black male labor force...
  • America's forgotten black cowboys

    03/22/2013 5:34:29 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 31 replies
    BBC Magazine ^ | 22nd March 2013 | Sarfraz Manzoor
    'Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning Western, Django Unchained, is one of relatively few Hollywood films depicting a black cowboy. In reality there were many, some of whose stories were borrowed for films starring white actors. The most common image of the cowboy is a gun-toting, boot-wearing, white man - like John Wayne, or Clint Eastwood. But the Hollywood portrayal of the Wild West is a whitewashed version of the reality. It is thought that about a quarter of all cowboys were black.'
  • Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll Resigns

    03/13/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 26 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 3/13/13 | Tony Caruso
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll has turned in her resignation to Gov. Rick Scott. The governor's office confirmed Carroll submitted her resignation Tuesday. Scott will hold a presser on the resignation this afternoon. Carroll was the first female elected as lieutenant governor in Florida and the first African-American elected statewide.
  • Obama names black education czar to reduce ‘resegregation’

    03/13/2013 7:35:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/13/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced the appointment of David J. Johns as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Mr. Johns’ duties will focus on improving the academic performance of black students, promoting understanding and tolerance among all Americans, as well as reducing “racial isolation and resegregation of elementary and secondary schools.” According to the president’s executive order last summer, this new position is part of an initiative to help “strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans
  • 'Long-simmering' tension at South High leads to 'all-out brawl'

    02/15/2013 5:40:09 AM PST · by crosshairs · 109 replies
    MinnPost ^ | 2/15/13 | Brian Lambert
    That “all-out brawl” at South High in Minneapolis got coverage from virtually every local outlet. At WCCO-TV, Esme Murphy reports: “Twelve people complained that they had been sprayed with mace. Police at the scene said they had to use chemical agent to get the crowd under control as they were being pelted with objects as they tried to break things up. … [One student] said the fights were over pride. ‘I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,’ she said. ‘They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.’ She also said ‘boys were hitting girls’...
  • SNL Sketch About 'The One Black Guy In Every Commercial' Is Uncomfortably Close To The Truth

    02/13/2013 7:16:33 AM PST · by blam · 56 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-13-2013 | Jim Edwards
    SNL Sketch About 'The One Black Guy In Every Commercial' Is Uncomfortably Close To The Truth Jim EdwardsFeb. 12, 2013, 9:25 AMThis weekend, Saturday Night Live regular Kenan Thompson did a Weekend Update bit as "Corey," "the one black guy in every commercial." Corey's life consists playing drums at Venice Beach, DJing, and partying with "Hispanic girls with bangs and thrift-store outfits, and white guys who dance while wearing fedoras!" He also notes, "This year I was in 14 commercials and I was also the one black guy in a college brochure!" Jamison Reeves / YouTube Jamison Reeves If any...
  • NAACP President Says Black People Are Worse Under President Obama

    01/31/2013 10:14:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Clutch Magazine ^ | JANUARY 30, 2013 | MYEISHA ESSEX
    NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous is known for making headlines, and he’s at it again. In an interview with David Gregory on Meet The Press, Jealous said that African Americans are doing worse under President Obama than under President Bush. “When you look at joblessness in this country, the country’s back to pretty much where it was when this president started,” he said. “White people in this country are doing a bit better. Black people are doing far worse.” Now that election season is over, it’s clear that the honeymoon between the Obama administration and the NAACP is over....