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  • ‘Blackout Day' Asks Customers to Send Message With Their Wallets

    07/08/2020 7:44:17 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    nbcdfw ^ | July 7, 2020 | Noelle Walker
    "I think 'Blackout Tuesday' is great," Smokey John's Co-owner Juan Reaves said. "This is our opportunity to put our best foot forward to people that may not be familiar with us, Black or White." 'National Blackout Day' is meant to highlight Black-owned businesses, and get people to send a message of support by spending their money to support Black business owners... Our news partners at the Dallas Morning News compiled a list of some Black-owned businesses in North Texas. You can find it here.
  • Media Freak Out and Decide Vandalism Is Bad Again After Woman Paints Over BLM ‘Mural’('Defund Police' wants police to investigate)

    07/06/2020 12:21:41 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 33 replies
    RedState ^ | July 6, 2020 | Bonchie
    They are probably stretching the definition of what a mural is in this case, but nonetheless the media are none too happy that a woman painted over part of the words “Black Lives Matter” in California. This was revealed via video showing the woman, who the media are breathlessly describing by her race even though they never apply that standard to left-wing vandals. washingtonpost Calling racism a "leftist lie," white vandals target California Black Lives Matter mural NBC News @NBCNews Police are looking to identify a white man and white woman who vandalized a city-approved Black Lives Matter mural in...
  • Tammy Duckworth VP speculation: Senator won't say if Biden should select a black running mate

    07/06/2020 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 7/06/20 | Gregory Krieg, Kate Sullivan
    When Joe Biden pledged at the final Democratic primary debate to select a woman as his running mate, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth was rarely mentioned as a contender. But that is changing as Biden and his campaign move closer to a decision that is expected to come early next month. **SNIP** Biden's announcement that he would pick a woman in March was largely greeted with cheers, but the terms of an intra-party debate over representation at the top of the ticket have sharpened over the past few months. The question now -- one that has been amplified by more than...
  • Powerful Black Woman is Ready to Stand up to Rioters and Looters

    07/06/2020 10:05:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    This photo was presented on Twitter by John Burnett. The image has so many things right about it. A successful Black woman, wife, and mother exercising her Second Amendment rights to protect family and the success she has worked so hard to obtain. She has much to lose to looters, and she is not going to let it happen. Dean Weingarten
  • Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

    07/05/2020 6:01:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2020 | by Steve Gorman
    A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism. Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black - many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves - quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park. The protesters all carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African Americans appeared to account...
  • Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

    07/04/2020 7:31:36 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 121 replies
    WBAL ^ | July 4, 2020 | Tre Ward
    Protesters tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it the Inner Harbor Saturday in Baltimore. A witness said a group pulled the statue down during protests and pulled it into the harbor.
  • The fastest-growing black hole in the universe has a massive appetite

    07/04/2020 9:07:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/2/2020 | Ashley Strickland
    (CNN)The fastest-growing black hole in the universe is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and feasts on a meal the equivalent of our sun each day, according to a new study. This massive, hungry black hole was first identified and studied by researchers in May 2018. Previously, they believed it consumed the mass equivalent to our sun every two days. Now, they have a better understanding of this monster black hole and its gluttonous behavior. The study published Wednesday in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The black hole is known as J2157 and exists...
  • Was Beethoven Black? Twitter Debates Race of German Composer

    07/03/2020 7:17:51 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 89 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 18, 2020 | Seren Morris
    Twitter users are debating whether or not Beethoven was black after a blog post about the subject resurfaced online. ... In the post on The Concordian, the author said: "I am no Beethoven expert, but bringing up this topic is important. While getting to the bottom of the truth about Beethoven's race will change nothing about the supreme quality of his music, it will open up dialogue about the massive effects of European colonialism that promote racism still today. .. However, there is no evidence of Beethoven's race aside from portraits that suggest that he was white, and the blog...
  • NFL will play black national anthem prior to Week 1 games, report says

    07/02/2020 6:01:06 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 191 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Daniel Canova
    The NFL will reportedly play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as the black national anthem, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN. The decision to play the song comes following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which led to nationwide protests over racial inequality and police brutality. According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
  • Miami police launch investigation after video shows officer striking Black woman

    07/02/2020 2:55:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 02 2020 | Justin Wise
    The Miami-Dade Police Department has launched an investigation and announced disciplinary action against a pair of officers after body-camera footage captured an officer striking a Black woman in the face. Footage of the incident, which was shared on Wednesday on social media, showed a woman talking to a pair of Miami police officers at the Miami International Airport. At one point, the woman approached an officer, standing just inches away from him. SNIP The officers — Anthony Rodriguez and Ricardo Alvarez — were told that the woman, Paris Sharon Anderson, had gone behind an American Airlines rebooking desk and that...
  • (Black) Man charged with animal cruelty after confessing to shooting dog at Richmond park

    07/02/2020 7:03:37 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 25 June 2020 | Rebecca Hennes
    The person responsible for shooting and nearly killing a senior dog at a Richmond park late last year has been charged. Timothy Holloway, 32, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with cruelty to non-livestock animals, a third-degree felony. Holloway confessed to shooting and abandoning the dog at Harlem Road Park in Dec. 2019, according to a Facebook post from the Fort Bend County Constable's Office, Precinct 3. "Justice for Clarence!" officials stated in the post. "It took six months of hard work and investigation but today brings closure to this case." Named "Clarence," the then-11-year-old pit was found in a...
  • This Pride Month we honor Black trans women and LGBTQ+ people of color

    06/30/2020 1:14:07 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 53 replies
    Google ^ | June 30, 2020 | Google
  • Chicago weekend shootings: 61 shot, 15 fatally, in violence across city

    06/29/2020 5:03:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | June 29, 2020 | By Will Jones, Jessica D'Onofrio and Jesse Kirsch
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- For a second straight weekend, violence in Chicago has impacted the lives of dozens of people. According to Chicago police, 61 people were shot and 15 were killed between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Three of those fatal shootings victims were minors, police said. Community activist Andrew Holmes shared a picture of 10-year-old Lena Nunez, who was shot and killed while visiting her uncle's home in Logan Square Saturday night. A stray bullet came through the window. Holmes said the family is heartbroken. The shooting happened just after 1-year-old Sincere Gaston was shot and killed...
  • For Biden VP, Black Democrats are torn between Harris and Warren

    06/27/2020 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 6/27/20 | Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON - Joe Biden is under pressure to pick a Black woman as his vice presidential running mate. But polls suggest the most popular prospect among Black Democrats is white. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are widely seen by Democratic officials and activists close to the process as front-runners, though other candidates remain in the mix and a Biden aide told NBC News that "the process is dynamic and ongoing and no final decision has been made." **SNIP** “I don’t support an all-white ticket,” said Aimee Allison, the president of She the People, a progressive group...
  • Russian origins of black neo-Marxism

    06/27/2020 1:37:42 PM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 26, 2020 | Gary Gindler
    “White” does not mean white. “White” in radical parlance means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color, sex, or sexual preference who embraces capitalism, free markets, limited government, and American traditional culture and values.”This philosophical concept belongs to Noel Ignatiev, a white American of Russian origin, who is the ideological founding father of numerous radical black movements in America. The author of this concept was even lucky enough to see his best students -- Black Lives Matter (BLM) -- in action. Research into the work of this former Harvard professor finally answered the question of why BLM proponents are so...
  • Man, 18, charged for 'unprovoked' assault of Macy's manager in viral video

    06/27/2020 6:39:57 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 June 2020
    Michigan authorities have charged an 18-year-old black man for the “unprovoked,” caught-on-video assault of a white Macy’s manager, officials said. Damire Palmer, of Mount Morris Township, faces one count of felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for the June 26 attack on the employee inside the Flint department store. Palmer is still in the wind. “This was an unprovoked attack on a Macy’s employee,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton in a statement. “This behavior as seen on the video is unacceptable, it is criminal, and it cannot be allowed.” Contrary to initial claims,...
  • The Real Problem for BLM

    06/24/2020 6:09:23 AM PDT · by econjack · 33 replies
    BLS | 6/24/2020 | unknown
    The graph below shows the real issue blacks face and I don't see them doing anything to solve it. Lives matter! If you need a color in front of those words,YOU are a racist.
  • Collision between black hole and 'mysterious object' puzzles astronomers

    06/23/2020 7:04:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CNET ^ | June 23, 2020 | Jackson Ryan
    On Aug. 14, 2019, a gravitational wave -- a massive ripple through the fabric of space-time -- washed over the Earth. The signal was one of the strongest ever seen by the gravitational wave scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory and Italy's Virgo observatory. After an alert was sent out moments after detection, teams of astronomers across the world turned their telescopes to the point in space that the wave emanated from. But their searches came up empty. No light, no X-rays, no infrared, no gamma rays. On Tuesday, researchers from the LIGO and Virgo collaborations detail their full...
  • Watch: AOC Proclaims ‘Latinos Are Black’ and I’m Dead (could get the boot tomorrow)

    06/22/2020 6:05:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    Red State ^ | 6/22/20 | Bonchie
    I’m not a big fan of accusing people of cultural appropriation. If you want to eat a taco on Cinco de Mayo, have fun. If you like orange chicken, by all means, let’s do this thing. But there’s a difference between casual partaking of other cultures, which is one of the awesome things about America, and trying to appropriate the lived struggles of oppressed people for political and personal gain. That’s what makes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so insidious. Over and over, usually through the “people of color” canard, she’s tried to equalize her upper crust, pampered upbringing with those who...

    06/22/2020 8:57:09 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Various Twitter Dens | June 22, 2020 | Mrs Don-o
    A BLM activist gal on Twitter sent a message to her Black and White followers that there are Black Voices they should definitely not be listening too. The dreaded Black Conservatives! So I tweeted the following list, pointedly telling everybody that these are the ones they extra-and-specially ought not to listen to, since they are unbought, unbossed, and insubordinate I would love it if you FReepers would share with us all your favorite Black Voices, yes, tell us who and why. I will keep tweeting them whenever I get a chance. List below