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  • 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....
  • ESPN suspends Rob Parker

    12/14/2012 9:36:42 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    SBNation.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2012 | Ryan Van Bibber
    ESPN announced Friday morning that commentator and Saturday First Take host Rob Parker has been suspended for his comments Thursday concerning Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Parker may not be out of hot water; network spokesperson Mike Soltys added that ESPN was conducting a "full review" of the incident.
  • Understanding the bitter black mindset (bold plan for bringing unapologetic truth to the 'hood)

    11/19/2012 5:42:23 PM PST · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | November 19, 2012 | Mychal Massie
    Snip: The majority of whites are completely unaware of the depth of distortion and myth dispersed on a daily basis against them in neighborhoods that are predominantly black. Many blacks are still engaged in a struggle that ended decades ago. They are still fighting to overcome. This explains their attachment to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. It explains how a Neanderthal hate-group like the New Black Panther Party can arise. It also explains why they embrace the Obamas and scorn Justice Thomas and Rep. Allen West. White people are ignorant of the code language that permeates the black psyche and...
  • Black Publisher Endorses Romney

    11/03/2012 8:18:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    /www.michronicleonline.com ^ | Nov 2, 2012 | richard prince,
    Black Publisher Endorses Romney Category: Breaking News Published on Friday, 02 November 2012 15:25 Written by richard prince, the root He did so after revealing that he disagreed with his paper's endorsement of Obama. Rufus Friday Disagrees With Editorial Board The publisher and president of the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader became one of few prominent African Americans to publicly support Mitt Romney for president Sunday when the paper's editorial board disclosed that Rufus M. Friday disagreed with its endorsement of President Obama. ". . . He chose not to use his power as publisher to overrule the majority," the Herald-Leader's endorsement...
  • Obama campaign strives to revive black voter enthusiasm of 2008

    10/27/2012 8:38:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
    RICHMOND, Va. — Four years ago, there were doubts, then hope, then worry, work and elation. Today, as African American voters look at electing the first black president to a second term, there is support tinged with disappointment and defensiveness. There are worries about President Obama's support for gay marriage, worries about the economy and worries about life under a Mitt Romney administration. There are fewer thoughts about making historic strides and quieter worries about history slipping away.
  • Coach is Right PREDICTED African American backlash against Obama

    10/26/2012 11:16:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/26/2012 | Doug Book
    A 10/22, Survey USA poll of Ohio voters shows Barack Obama laying claim to just 70% of the black vote heading into the November 6th election while Mitt Romney earns a surprising 22%. (4) Obama collected a 95% share of a record black turnout in 2008. And Coach is Right predicted Obama’s problem with black voters 5 months ago! In a May 29th piece, Coach Kevin Collins noted that “black pastors reacted with strong condemnation” to Obama’s ill-advised support of Gay Marriage! (1) And that condemnation in the pulpit translated into condemnation by black voters at the primary polls. Just...
  • Black faith leaders announce campaign goal to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

    10/09/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2012 | Caroline May
    Unhappy with President Barack Obama‘s support of same-sex marriage, a group of African-American faith leaders have announced a campaign aimed at stripping 25 percent of the black vote that went to Obama in 2008 (95 percent). The newly formed nonprofit group, God Said, will begin targeting voters in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida with television and radio advertising, as well as a grassroots campaign to encourage people to consider the gospel when they enter the voting booth. “The black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support...
  • Blacks are abandoning the Democratic Party

    10/02/2012 3:16:38 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/1/12 | E.W. Jackson
    For more than 50 years, the black community has been the wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party. That may be changing. In spite of the overwhelmingly liberal voting patterns of black voters, they are an essentially conservative community. Americans of African descent are more pro-life and pro-family than the average white voter and as conservative on social issues as any white evangelical. Democrats have managed to monopolize the black vote in spite of the vast chasm between the two on social issues. This philosophical difference has become more pronounced in the past 20 years, as liberals have embraced far-left...
  • Black Pastors Say 'Stay Home' Election Day

    09/17/2012 9:12:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 Sep 2012 | AP
    Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day. The pastors say their congregants are asking how a true Christian could back same-sex marriage, as President Barack Obama did in May. As for Republican Mitt Romney, the first Mormon nominee from a major party, congregants are questioning the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its former ban on men of African descent in the priesthood. In 2008, Obama won 95 percent of black voters...
  • Does Paul Ryan's Black Ex-Girlfriend Matter?

    08/21/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 76 replies
    The Root ^ | August 20, 2012 | Keli Goff
    Shortly after it was announced that Rep. Paul Ryan would join the Romney ticket as this year's Republican vice presidential candidate, I wrote a piece titled, "What We Know About Paul Ryan and Blacks." Well, I recently learned of another significant addition to this list. As reported on Twitter by CNN's Pete Hamby, Ryan said he has a black sister-in-law, but perhaps even more interesting, his "college sweetheart" was African American. So here is the million-dollar question: Is the fact that Ryan has dated interracially a noteworthy detail to consider when analyzing his politics and policies?
  • Why Race Is Still a Problem for Mormons

    08/19/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 214 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2012 | John G Turner
    .................In a June 1978 letter, the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaimed that “all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.” Men of African descent could now hold the priesthood....The revelation may have lifted the ban, but it neither repudiated it nor apologized for it. “It doesn’t make a particle of difference,” proclaimed the Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie a few months later, “what anybody ever said about the Negro matter before the first day of June of this year, 1978.” McConkie...
  • OBAMA BACKS RACE-BASED SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICIES

    08/08/2012 10:21:42 AM PDT · by MrChips · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior. His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.” “African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes, and they disproportionately experience school discipline,” said the order, titled “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence.” Because of those causes, the...
  • Haters Need to Shut the Hell Up About Gabby Douglas' Hair

    08/08/2012 4:23:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    xojane.com ^ | 8/2/12 | Dodal Stewart
    As of yesterday, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas is officially an Olympic gold medalist. But some people watching her compete weren't focusing on her floor exercise --they were distracted by her hair. Monisha Randolph, who runs a blog called Sporty Afros, has been dismayed with what she's seen: So what's the big deal about Gabby's hair? From what I am reading on Facebook and Twitter, many African American women who are SITTING and WATCHING Gabby compete believe her hair is not "kept." She needs some gel and a brush… Someone needs to give her a hair intervention… She has to "represent"…
  • Zo on Racism, Abortion, Guns and Democrats: Hear Why Russell Simmons is the Worst of the 1%

    08/03/2012 10:11:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Zo has had it with Russell Simmons. He ridicules the richest 1% even though he is super rich. Even worse, Simmons got rich off of music glorifying crime and violence. Plus, Simmons fails to understand that gun control is meant to enslave the black community. Hear the connection to Simmons, racism, abortion and the Democratic party on this ZoNation.
  • Heads he loses; tails we win: Barack Obama’s walk down the Gay marriage plank

    08/01/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As November gets closer, with few options open to him, Barack Obama has elected to gamble that he can walk on a very narrow plank to victory. In May when Obama “evolved” back to being for Gay “marriage” he was taking a calculated risk. He knew, or should have known, that he would face a strong backlash from his African American base. When the backlash came, was a lot stronger than anyone would have expected. In 2008 Blacks flocked to the polls to vote for Obama at a 95% rate. That surge was enough put him over the top and...
  • Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black Community

    07/12/2012 5:02:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 12, 2012 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black CommunityPosted By John Perazzo On July 12, 2012 @ 12:42 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In choosing to address the NAACP national convention Wednesday, Mitt Romney reached out to an organization whose leaders and rank-and-file members alike will support, with virtual unanimity, President Obama’s reelection bid this November. Nonetheless, the audience greeted Romney respectfully when he first stepped to the podium. That tenuous respect, however, quickly dissipated when Romney began to talk about Obama. Murmurs of disapproval ran through the crowd when the...
  • Black Pastors Group: Pride in Obama Has Turned to Shame

    07/07/2012 2:38:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 06 Jul 2012 11:25 PM | Todd Beamon
    A coalition of African-American pastors is calling on blacks to boycott President Barack Obama and sign a petition demanding that the administration withdraw support for gay marriage. The group, the 1,300-member Coalition of African-American Pastors, says it was snubbed by Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder when it demanded a meeting to discuss same-sex unions. The group had requested the meeting last month. “By embracing gay marriage, President Obama is leading the country down an immoral path,” Rev. William Owens, president of the Memphis-based coalition, said on Friday, The Washington Examiner reports. “Some things are bigger than the next election.”...
  • Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians

    06/21/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT · by Milagros · 22 replies
    WP ^ | May 24, 2012
    Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians‎ Washington PostMay 24, 2012 D.C. Council member Marion Barry stepped up his campaign on Thursday to mend relations with the Asian community, apologizing again for disparaging remarks he made about Koreans and Filipinos and pledging to work to improve ties between them and African Americans... Representatives of the Korean, Filipino, Chinese and Japanese communities attended the meeting, held at a church in Southeast Washington. Asked later about his reference to “Polacks,” Barry at first denied using the word, then retracted it, saying, “I meant Poles.” His remark prompted a demand from...