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  • MSNBC Guest Columnists Hint They'd Be Cool with Raising 'Age of Criminal Responsibility' to Say 25?

    01/08/2014 9:21:15 PM PST · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    "The New York State Legislature needs to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, and they need to do it this year," demands the subheadline on MSNBC.com's landing page this afternoon for a story headlined, "Stop charging kids as adults." The column, co-authored by former NAACP president Ben Jealous and actress Rosario Dawson, promotes a push by the Citizens Committee for Children of New York [CCCNY] to change Empire State law so that minors aged 16 years old cannot be charged as adults. Jealous and Dawson don't disclose to what age they believe the age of criminal responsibility should be raised,...
  • Community organizer, elected president in 2008, Retires

    09/09/2013 12:33:43 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/09/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    <p>He was born of a mixed race parentage, who graduated from Columbia University, and worked as a community organizer, before being elected president. He has now announced his resignation.</p>
  • NAACP Pres. Ben Jealous to resign, leaves legacy of racial polarization

    09/09/2013 5:35:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/9/2013 | Mandy Nagy
    NAACP President Ben Jealous says he is stepping down at the end of the year to spend time with his family and pursue a career in teaching.From ABC News: NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting finances at the nation’s largest civil rights organization and helping to stabilize it, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.The Baltimore-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said that its rosters of online activists and donors have grown tremendously during his five-year tenure. Jealous was the group’s youngest-ever leader when he...
  • NAACP President Ben Jealous to step down this year

    09/08/2013 1:48:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2013 4:39 PM EDT
    Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he plans to step down by the end of the year. … Jealous is credited with improving the NAACP’s finances and donor base over the past five years and for improving its outreach. …
  • NAACP Pres: 'We Will Pass Trayvon's Law from Coast to Coast'

    08/24/2013 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 86 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Ben Jealous, the president of the NAACP, said on Saturday that "Trayvon's law" should be enacted across the United States in a speech at the "Realize the Dream March and Rally" in Washington. "Let us say, 'Yes we will pass Trayvon's law from coast to coast,'" Jealous said at the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. .... "When they say, 'no you can't,' we say, 'yes we can,'" Jealous said, saying that marchers could also succeed in passing the DREAM Act, enacting marriage equality, abolishing the death penalty and expanding the Voting...
  • Next for Zimmerman: safety concerns, Justice weighing civil rights case

    07/14/2013 2:30:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2013
    The Justice Department said Sunday that it will review the George Zimmerman case for possible civil rights violations, after a jury acquitted the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, while Zimmerman's attorney says his client's safety is at risk. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous started the drive by posting a petition Sunday morning on the website MoveOn.org that is addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder. "The most fundamental of civil rights -- the right to life -- was violated the night George Zimmerman stalked and then took the life of Trayvon Martin," Jealous wrote...
  • The Week In Stupid

    01/06/2013 3:06:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Sometimes there is so much stupid going on in the world that you have to just stop and take stock of it all. Al Gore sells Current TV to Al Jazeera. The Americans who owned the anti-American network Current TV soon will be replaced as owners by foreigners who operate the anti-American network Al Jazeera. I doubt any of the 40,000 regular Current TV viewers would have noticed had the news not gone public. Of course, most of them spend their time writing diaries at the DailyKos, when not being yelled at by their moms to clean their rooms. But...
  • National NAACP President calls for (CT) death penalty repeal

    03/29/2012 1:52:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is visiting Connecticut's state Capitol to discuss the state's death penalty repeal effort with lawmakers, local leaders and Gov. Dannel Malloy. NAACP President Ben Jealous was originally scheduled to meet with lawmakers on Tuesday, but his visit was pushed to Thursday. Last week, the Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the death penalty repeal. Now, the bill awaits further legislative action in the state's Senate. The repeal effort being considered by the General Assembly would abolish the death penalty for all future cases and replace the punishment with...
  • George Clooney Arrested at Sudanese Embassy [ Obama admin arrests him 4 sharing Bush's position ]

    03/16/2012 3:23:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    abc news ^ | March 16 2012 | DANA HUGHES
    Movie star George Clooney was led away in handcuffs after storming the Sudanese Embassy protesting the actions of the country's president Omar Al-Bashir, an alleged war criminal. Clooney made the rounds in Washington this week, hoping his superstar wattage will help shine a light on the situation in Sudan. The actor testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and held private meetings with the Secretary of State and President Obama about the African nation's dire humanitarian situation and the Obama administration's policy. He led a protest today outside of Sudan's embassy calling on Omar Al-Bashir, an alleged war-criminal, to stop...
  • NAACP President Says Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ Crowd Wouldn’t Applaud MLK Speech

    08/30/2010 8:19:16 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 38 replies
    Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP, told Eyeblast.tv at Al Sharpton’s ‘Reclaiming the Dream’ rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.– a counter protest to Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally held on the same day from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech–that if you were to read King’s speech to the crowd in attendance at Beck’s rally, no one would applaud.
  • How Can The NAACP Say That They Were "Snookered" When They Had The Entire Shirley Sherrod Video?

    07/26/2010 12:50:38 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 7 replies · 1+ views
    7/26/2010 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Again, how can the NAACP (along with the Obama administration) say that they were "snookered" when the NAACP had the entire video of Shirley Sherrod speaking to the NAACP? Second, why does the Obama administration say on the one hand that Fox News isn't a legitimate news source and that they pay no attention to it, yet they throw Shirley Sherrod under the bus and are involved in her ouster (per what Sherrod said) BEFORE the video clip even makes it onto Fox News?
  • NAACP's Image Issue

    07/20/2010 4:59:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Racial Politics: After passing a resolution condemning Tea Party racism, the NAACP must confront its own tolerance of bigotry. The post-racial society we were promised seems to be drowning in a sea of hypocrisy. The historic civil rights organization famous for its Image Awards seems to be having problems with its own. The latest chink in its armor is a speech by a black Agriculture Department official at an NAACP event that, if given by a white person at a Tea Party event, could rightfully be called racist. It will not get an Image Award. If character is defined by...
  • Tea Party Activist Lays Into NAACP President Ben Jealous on Larry King Live (Video)

    07/14/2010 10:52:20 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 8 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/15/10 | HAP
    Short clip of David Webb of Teaparty 365 calling out NAACP President Ben Jealous for his selective condemnation of racism. From Larry King Live (Video)
  • NAACP Head Ben Jealous: American Revolution 'Wasn't Good for Nobody'

    07/13/2010 11:33:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    In remarks ignored by the national media, Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), attacked the American Revolution as "not good for nobody" in a speech last night at the NAACP's 101st annual convention being held in Kanasas City.Jealous also criticized the Tea Party movement and Sarah Palin in his speech.Jealous' comments were not reported by the national media, but they were reported (in text and by video) by KMBC-TV in Kansas City."Expel the bigots and racists in your ranks or take full responsibility for for all of their actions." "...We...
  • Progressives Form 'One Nation' Coalition to Compete With Tea Party

    07/12/2010 11:10:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | July 12, 2010 | Christopher Weber
    Progressives have launched the left's version of the Tea Party movement. Dubbed "One Nation," it's a grassroots coalition of 170 liberal and civil rights groups that organizers hope will help the progressive cause regain its voice two years after the election of Barack Obama and "counter the Tea Party narrative," The Washington Post reported. "Having been confronted with the specter of the Tea Party . . . we felt it urgent to organize the majority of this country, which voted in 2008 and has gone back to the couch," said Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP, one of the movement's...
  • NAACP Should Be Like 'Racist' Tea Party Says Chairman Ben Jealous

    07/12/2010 8:36:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 43 replies
    Monday, July 12, 2010 | Kristinn
    As the NAACP considers a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement for alleged racism, the group's chairman Ben Jealous says the historic civil rights group should be more like the Tea Party.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Jealous' views along with similar sentiments by Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) as the NAACP's annual convention gets underway in Kansas City:Jealous' strategy for pulling the country back together might at first blush surprise those at the convention. His idea: Follow the lead of the Tea Party movement, which emerged in full force after the election of President Barack Obama with rallies, town hall meetings...