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  • Father of 4 dies in same way as his parents before him: gunshots

    09/25/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/16 | Laura McKnight, | The Times-Picayune
    Tuesday night (Sept. 20), 38-year-old Travon Williams lay dead on the pavement outside a small grocery store at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Desire Street. Fatally shot, Williams had followed a grim pattern running through his family, a well-worn groove of untimely, violent deaths. According to those who knew him, Williams had spent the past few years of his life trying to build better relationships with his daughters -- and trying to free himself from a tragic legacy. At age 5, Williams lost his 24-year-old mother to gunfire at a Desire neighborhood barroom. Gretchen Williams of Desire was...
  • Sheriff David Clarke on race riots: Progressive policies hit black community like a nuclear blast

    08/15/2016 6:15:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hey media, they're "riots" not "protests" Dear media outlets, All the violence we’ve been witnessing in Milwaukee for the last few days? Yeah, that’s not a “protest.” You keep calling it that, but the fact is you’re just plain wrong. These are “riots.” Ugly, violent, racist, riots. I know, I know. You get all uncomfortable when you’re forced to report things accurately. You hate to use a label that you think will get you called “racist” by the left. God forbid you’re not invited to the White House correspondent’s dinner.
  • Black Fathers Matter [five minute video]

    08/01/2016 2:11:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 9 replies
    PragerU ^ | June 13, 2016
  • The Fatherless Effect

    07/31/2016 6:26:07 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 20 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 7/31/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Over the last several months—and especially the last few weeks—much has been made of the “Ferguson effect.” The phenomenon is now so widely discussed that it has its own Wikipedia page (though I wouldn’t suggest visiting it for an explanation). St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson coined the phrase in November of 2014, but Heather MacDonald popularized it in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2015... Again, out-of-wedlock births in the U.S. are at historic highs, and the vast majority of black children in America are born to single mothers. And just as criminal gangs and other undesirables fill the...
  • Walter Williams: Challenges for Black People: Part II

    07/19/2016 9:44:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people — those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods. There is virtually nothing that can be done about it without a major rebuilding of the black community from within. Let's examine some of the aspects of the problem and the dismal prognosis, given the status quo. The most important social unit is the family. Many talk about the "breakdown" in the black family when a far more accurate description is that the family doesn't form in the first place. About 73 percent of...
  • We Have a ‘War on Cops’ because of the War on the Family

    07/16/2016 10:33:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 16, 2016 | Trevor Thomas
    Just so we’re clear, here’s the left’s narrative on the police in America: there’s widespread and institutionalized racism inside America’s law enforcement agencies, and black Americans are especially targeted. This racism has led to the deaths of a disproportionate number of innocent black Americans. In order to stop this heinous activity, we need more gun control legislation, more wealth redistribution, more job and education programs, and thus Americans need to elect more Democrats. Heather MacDonald (more than once), Larry Elder (more than once), and a host of others have provided mountains of evidence that prove beyond any reasonable doubt that...
  • We Have a “War on Cops” because of the War on the Family

    07/16/2016 7:33:27 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 7/16/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Just so we're clear, here's the left's narrative on the police in America: There's widespread and institutionalized racism inside America's law enforcement agencies, and black Americans are especially targeted. This racism has led to the deaths of a disproportionate number of innocent black Americans. In order to stop this heinous activity, we need more gun control legislation, more wealth redistribution, more job and education programs, and thus Americans need to elect more Democrats... As I have often said, after our relationship with our Creator, the most important relationship in the universe is the relationship between a husband and his wife....
  • Giuliani: Black parents should 'teach children to be respectful of the police'

    07/10/2016 10:42:02 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | July 10 | Nick Gass
    In order to solve the issue of racial bias in policing, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday, the United States needs to "look differently at race if we're going to change it."... It also means black people have "got to teach your children to be respectful to the police, and you've got to teach your children that the real danger to them is not the police," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." White people should recognize that African-American men and boys "have a fear of being confronted by the police because of some of these incidents,"...
  • Racism has found its way into the Cincinnati Zoo saga

    06/01/2016 12:48:54 PM PDT · by Reddy · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 05/31/16 | Shaun King
    As you have likely heard, on this past Saturday a 4-year-old boy fell into the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo. A gut-wrenching decision was made by the zoo to shoot and kill the gorilla to protect the boy and rescue him from the habitat. The fallout over the incident has taken a decidedly racist turn as the public has now discovered that the boy and his parents are black. Laura Collins, in Cincinnati writing for the Daily Mail, published an absolutely despicable piece on the young boy’s parents, including every detail of his father’s criminal history.As you have likely...
  • How The Liberal Welfare State Destroyed Black America

    05/05/2016 3:35:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 58 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Perazzo
    How The Liberal Welfare State Destroyed Black America What Democrat voters and political leaders refuse to believe. May 5, 2016 John Perazzo    When President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 launched the so-called War on Poverty, which enacted an unprecedented amount of antipoverty legislation and added many new layers to the American welfare state, he explained that his objective was to reduce dependency, “break the cycle of poverty,” and make “taxpayers out of tax eaters.” Johnson further claimed that his programs would bring to an end the “conditions that breed despair and violence,” those being “ignorance, discrimination, slums, poverty, disease, not enough...
  • The Breakdown of the Black Family

    10/05/2015 8:32:32 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 4, 2015 | Kay Hymowitz
    With the publication of “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration” Ta-Nehisi Coates has added an elegant and forceful voice to the growing frustration with the inefficacy and injustice of America’s criminal-justice system. Mandatory-sentencing laws, the War on Drugs, juvenile-justice sentences that seem to do more to create than deter criminals, racial arrest and sentencing disparities: All are ready for a tough national cross-examination. But even in the unlikely event that Washington and state legislatures successfully adapt the nation’s crime policies to a safer, more racially sensitive era, the nation will still look around to find more black...
  • A Happy Conservative Black Woman on the Gay Agenda and Black America (Rush Limbaugh show, 4/20)

    04/21/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cheryl in Cleveland. It's great to have you on the program with us. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: You know, I couldn't be more disgusted by this NIH study. Half a million dollars on examining what young adolescent boys are experiencing during their first sexual encounter? With all of the problems that beset the black community, especially black male adolescents, to spend this kind of money on this study is astonishing to me. I mean, why not put that money to trying to determine why 73% of black...
  • GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities

    04/06/2015 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 06, 2015 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    GOP Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Blames Hip-Hop For The Deterioration of Black Communities – on an R&B radio station Called for a return to faith-based values during an interview on a channel that describes itself as 'America’s most recognizable black radio station' Hip community was defined by Carson as an 'aspect of modern society that pretty much dismisses anything that has to do with Jesus Christ' 'As we allow the hip-hop community to destroy' our values, he said, 'we continue to deteriorate' Long-shot 2016 contender is currently on a campaign swing through New Hampshire; his exploratory committee says its raised...
  • The Black Family in 1965 and Today

    02/26/2015 8:52:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | February 26, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    The breakdown of the black family is a sensitive topic, though it's not new and it's not in dispute. President Barack Obama, who grew up with an absent father, often urges black men to be responsible parents. Nor is there any doubt that African-American children would be better off living with their married parents. Kids who grow up in households headed by a single mother are far more likely than others to be poor, quit school, get pregnant as teens and end up in jail. But these facts were once inflammatory. Fifty years ago next month, a Labor Department official...
  • barkley: 'every black parent in the south' would be in jail for disciplining kids

    09/14/2014 5:46:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 14, 2014
    Barkley told CBS’s Jim Rome that if tough standards were applied, that would lead to a lot of black parents potentially being in jail. ROME: It doesn't matter where you're from, right is right, and wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter where you're from – BARKLEY: I don't believe that because listen we spank kids in the South. I think the question about did Adrian Peterson go overboard. But listen Jim we all grew up in different environments. Listen, every black parent in my neighborhood in the South would be in trouble or in jail under those circumstances. BARKLEY: Oh...
  • If you liked Kira Davis's comments about Cliven Bundy, here's EW Jackson's speech from last summer:

    04/25/2014 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Early2Rise · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 2013 | EW Jackson
    EW Jackson's comments last summer, similar to those of Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Larry Elder, and Kira Davis.
  • Fear Of Black Pre-Schoolers: Halting The Preschool-To-Prison Pipeline

    03/30/2014 8:06:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    Black Star News ^ | March 28, 2014 | Professor Travis L. Gosa
    Why black children are being funneled into the preschool-to-prison pipeline. Black students, particularly Black boys, are most likely to be suspended, expelled, and referred to law-enforcement. The school-to-prison pipeline has been well documented for middle and high school students: black teenagers are forced out of school, onto the streets, and ultimately become trapped in the revolving door of crime and incarceration. New data issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights reveal that thousands of black preschool students are also being suspended from our nation’s public schools. While black students comprise about 18 percent of preschool students,...
  • 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...
  • Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

    01/19/2014 12:22:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2014 12:41 PM EST | Alan Scher Zagier
    A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis can be found in other major American cities, from Houston and Milwaukee to the nation’s capital. “It’s a national problem,” said Melvin White, a 46-year-old postal worker in St. Louis and founder of a 3-year-old nonprofit group that is trying to restore King’s legacy...
  • Liberals Believe That White Conservatives Should Not Adopt Black Children

    01/06/2014 8:02:24 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 55 replies
    The recent media controversy over the MSNBC anchor who criticized Romney for adopting a black baby, reflects how liberals view white conservatives. Liberals believe that white conservatives should not be raising children at all, including their own biological children. When white conservatives adopt black children, they view it as a form of child abuse. White conservatives are seen by liberals as haters of blacks, and that they will teach their black babies to hate blacks. That attitude may seem funny to conservatives, but the liberals are serious. One blog commented on this issue:
  • Bill Cosby Tells Don Lemon Black Men Need To Raise Their Kids, Has Message For ‘No-groes’

    09/14/2013 11:19:55 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mediaite Staff
    CNN anchor Don Lemon has, of late, turned the focus of his frequent conversations on race to the idea of personal responsibility in the African American community. On Saturday night’s edition of CNN Newsroom, Lemon continued that controversial trend with comic legend Bill Cosby, who has also felt the heat of controversy on the subject. Cosby talked to Lemon about young black men raising their kids, over-medication of juvenile inmates, and may have even coined a new word: “No-groes.” For the past few months, Don Lemon has courted controversy with several segments pegged to his general agreement with comments by...
  • Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways

    08/22/2013 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Oklahoma Shooter's Sister Blames Community For Her Brother's Cold-Blooded Murderous Ways Video only at linky..
  • Meet Brenda Edwards, Mother of Accused ‘Bored’ Teen Killer James Edwards

    08/21/2013 12:33:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Did “bored” teen James Edwards learn about crime from his mother? Edwards is the 15-year-old apparent gang member accused of shooting Australian baseball player Chris Lane in the back last Friday. He appeared in court Tuesday and reportedly made a mockery of the proceedings. A search on turns up one Brenda M. Edwards, 50, of Stephens County, Oklahoma. I called the Stephens County district attorney’s office today and confirmed that Brenda M. Edwards is James Edwards’ mother. Edwards is currently incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections . Her extensive rap sheet begins in 1994 with a conviction for...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Dad Adds Voice To Help Black Men, Boys (Congressional Hearing)

    07/25/2013 6:22:17 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 80 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | July 24, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s father told a crowded Capitol Hill forum on Wednesday that “a statute or amendment” safeguarding young people against the type of circumstances that resulted in his son’s death would be a fitting legacy for his son. “The question is, what can we do as parents, what can we do as African-American men, to assure our kids that you don’t have to be afraid to walk outside your house?” Tracy Martin asked during a forum convened by the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys, one of several such caucuses comprised of House members who want...
  • Justice Thomas: Many black communities in decline

    04/10/2013 3:07:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    PITTSBURGH – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday he is heartbroken over the persistent poverty and social troubles among many black communities but has no answers on how to solve these problems. Thomas spoke to an appreciative audience at Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh. The crowd of about 1,200 people responded with both applause and laughter as he discussed politics, the makeup of the Supreme Court, race, and his own struggles to find his path in life. Thomas said he doesn’t bear any ill-will toward other people who hold views sharply different from his. “If I was going to...
  • Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago

    02/15/2013 5:26:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago President Barack Obama today urged the young men of America to help tackle gun violence by taking responsibility for raising their sons, using an emotional return to his home city to admit: “I wish I'd had a father who was around and involved”. In an unusually personal speech at a school in his old Chicago neighbourhood, Mr Obama, who was raised by his mother, said his attempts to introduce new gun control laws must be matched by more men behaving like role models who are...
  • Back in Chicago, Obama laments lack of "a father who was around"

    02/15/2013 8:13:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that he wished his father had been a bigger part of his life as he argued that stronger families are just as important as gun control in reducing crime and violence in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Obama returned to his old home neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago with a different take on his gun control message - that it will require an improved home environment for children to reduce the possibility that they will one day resort to violence. To do that, he said, will require better economic conditions for low- and middle-class Americans,...
  • Elder: Dorner - Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

    02/14/2013 8:14:36 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Larry Elder
    My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community.
  • Dorner -- Another Angry Fatherless Black Man With a Gun

    02/14/2013 4:07:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Larry Elder
    My new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," talks about the No. 1 social problem in America -- children growing up without fathers. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote "The Negro Family: A Case for National Action." At the time, 25 percent of blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that the future Democratic senator from New York said was catastrophic to the black community. Moynihan wrote: "A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken homes, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations...
  • The New White Negro - What it means that family breakdown is now biracial

    02/05/2013 8:02:00 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | Jan/Feb 2013 | Isabel Sawhill
    (The report) .... cited a series of staggering statistics showing high rates of divorce, unwed childbearing, and single motherhood among black families. “The white family has achieved a high degree of stability and is maintaining that stability,” the report said. “By contrast, the family structure of lower class Negroes is highly unstable, and in many urban centers is approaching complete breakdown.” Nearly fifty years later, the picture is even more grim—and the statistics can no longer be organized neatly by race. In fact, Moynihan’s bracing profile of the collapsing black family in the 1960s looks remarkably similar to a profile...
  • Black Agenda Summit at Howard: Obama “Does Not Deserve a Pass Anymore”

    02/03/2013 7:31:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politic365 ^ | 2/01/13 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    On the first day of Black history month, policy experts analyzed the current economic state of Black Americans during a summit at Howard University. One featured participant said President Obama, “does not deserve a pass anymore” regarding confronting Black issues head on and asked that the President “summon his courage” and “find his voice” on economic inequality in America. **SNIP** There has been discussion on what some refer to as a “cone of silence” over the Obama presidency regarding issues dealing with race and racial disparities in America. The Washington Monthly magazine featured Obama and race on their front cover...
  • Black Families Hurt by Magazine's War on Conservatives

    01/24/2013 6:10:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | January 24, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Dear Ebony, I do not have high hopes, given the way Ebony treats black non-liberals, that you will review my new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours." It is, in the end, about the importance of fathers -- and the damage done to a child who grows up without one. Why do I know you will ignore my book despite its examination of the most important issue facing "black America"? Your magazine treats black conservatives as if they were the enemy, that they bring nothing valid to the discussion. Ebony magazine, a monthly staple of American black...
  • The War Against Black Men

    01/20/2013 11:21:03 AM PST · by Hoodat · 40 replies
    NRO ^ | January 17, 2013 4:00 A.M. | Lee Habeeb
    The date was January 12, 2013. You probably didn’t hear about this tragedy involving guns and two teenage boys. But this was the headline in the Chicago Tribune: “Boys, 14 and 15, killed in separate shootings Friday.” You didn’t hear about it because such events aren’t news in Chicago. They’re ordinary daily occurrences. As we continue to hear calls for ever-tightening gun laws from the Obama administration, and from states such as New York, it is worth thinking about those headlines in Chicago. And in inner cities all around America, places where strict gun laws are already in place. Places...
  • Obama's Biggest Failure as President

    11/05/2012 6:40:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 5, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    Every American who isn’t a zealous adherent of Barack Obama has a favorite reason why this President is a failure; God knows, there are certainly enough reasons to choose from. But there is one shortcoming that is, in the long run, the most significant – and regrettably so, because Obama is uniquely qualified, and could have vastly improved America as a whole, had he addressed the issue. It is to have confronted the destruction of the Black family that has been the hallmark of the Black underclass for the last 40 years. Yet as he approaches the end of his...
  • Youth stabbed in fight at National Zoo [African American Family Day tradition]

    04/26/2011 2:58:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2011 | Paul Duggan and Martin Weil with Pat Sullivan and Clarence Williams
    A teenager was stabbed and seriously wounded in a fight Monday at the National Zoo as the zoo marked African American Family Day. A 16-year-old was arrested and charged in the incident, D.C. police said. D.C. police Cmdr. Michael E. Reese said the stabbing was connected to “some kind of ruckus” that apparently broke out within the zoo and might have resumed at or near the entrance on Connecticut Avenue NW. .....The teenager was stabbed at least twice, at least once in the zoo and once at or just outside the entrance, Reese said. Some of the same assailants might...
  • Black men need special attention from social workers to deal with their needs

    08/27/2010 7:10:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 69 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | August 27, 2010 | University of Chicago
    ..."Contemporary characterizations and depictions suggest that African American males harbor a lifelong disregard for their own personal development, and a lack of commitment to their loved ones and society in general," a societal attitude that keeps them from being helped, he said. Black male youths are likely to grow up in single-parent homes. The boys often don't have fathers residing in the home to serve as role models...Black males, even as boys, are more likely than other male peers to suffer from stress-induced depression and other physical and mental health problems that may result in homicidal and suicidal behaviors as...
  • Does the black church keep black women single?

    08/10/2010 5:45:32 PM PDT · by tlb · 54 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | August 10, 2010 | Liane Membis
    it is this devout style of belief and attachment to the black church that is keeping black women single and lonely. Cooper made claims that predominantly black protestant churches are the main reason black women are single. Cooper argues that rigid beliefs constructed by the black church are blinding black women in their search for love. In raising the issue, Cooper ignited a public conversation about a topic that is increasingly getting attention in the black community and beyond. Oprah Winfrey, among others, recently hosted a show about single black women and relationships after a Yale University study found that...
  • Black Females Crushed by Unemployment

    08/09/2010 6:18:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | August 9, 2010 | Lurita Doan
    July 2010 unemployment numbers show a distressing fact: unemployment among African American women increased to a staggering 12.9%, a statistic which bodes ill for the African American family since females are the primary  breadwinners in the African American community.  52% of primary wage earners in the African American community are women (compared with a national average of 39% ), so the effects of unemployment are crushing. The July unemployment numbers for all categories of African Americans are dangerously high with  16% unemployment overall, and 41% among African American teens.  The unemployment rates, for African American women, which last month had...
  • Begging for chaos: The warning America ignored

    05/12/2010 3:25:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 827+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 11, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    How often does the Office of Policy Planning and Research, United States Department of Labor, produce anything worth reading, let alone a report that reverberates 45 years later? Such was the brilliance of Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan that it happened once, when he wrote his prescient 1965 report, "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action." He wrote it on a typewriter over a few weeks and had the publications office in the basement of the Labor Department print 100 of them, marked "For Official Use Only." The report sparked a furor of continuing relevance, as James...
  • Liberal Democrats Destroyed Black America, Who Wants Next?

    10/03/2009 6:00:04 AM PDT · by KentuckianaHeadhunter · 37 replies · 2,321+ views ^ | 10/2/2009 | vanessa
    In the wake of Derrion Albert's death, I find myself increasingly disillusioned by the current state of Black America. While African Americans comprise 13.5 percent of the population, 43 percent of all murder victims in 2007 were African America. Of the 43 percent who were murdered, 93.1 percent were killed by African Americans. Was it always like this? The answer is Unequivocally: NO. The disproportionate crime rates, illegitimacy rates, divorce rates, drugs abuse, and disproportionate incarceration rates didn't begin until liberals took over the Black Community in the 60s. Before liberals came and negated the influence of the Black father...
  • Seeking Healing, Seeing Hostility: Some at Black Family Reunion Criticize Protests Against Obama

    09/13/2009 8:01:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies · 3,136+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2009 | Yamiche Alcindor
    On Saturday, tens of thousands of protesters thronged to the U.S. Capitol to angrily accuse President Obama of taking the country in the wrong direction. A day later, in the shadow of the Washington Monument, many participants at a much smaller gathering -- the 24th annual Black Family Reunion -- said the level of hostility toward the nation's first African American president had little to do with policy differences over health care or taxes and everything to do with race. "It' s not conducive to the coalitions we need to build in this country," said Vera Hope, 60, of Mount...
  • Bill Cosby speaks bluntly about black people and education

    09/04/2009 9:39:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 45 replies · 2,716+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 19, 2009 | Donna Gundle-Krieg
    Bill Cosby spoke about his feelings regarding black people and education in his recent rant called We Cannot Blame the White People Any Longer. Cosby is probably the only person who could get away with talking the way he does because he is well respected among people of all races. “People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around,” he says. “They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk….You can't be a doctor with that kind...
  • What black parents are still telling their children

    08/24/2009 9:51:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3,050+ views
    Troy Daily News ^ | August 19, 2009 | Nat Hentoff
    After the Obama-Gates-Crowley "beer summit" at the White House ended, Ronald Walter, a black longtime professor of politics at the University of Maryland, said: "Black parents are using this as a case in point of what they have been saying all along" to their children, "Racism hasn't gone away." Children, and especially black males, "are likely to confront it" from police. (Washington Post, July 30). And on CNN, Colin Powell chimed in with his advice to black children: "When you're faced with an officer who is trying to do his job and get to the bottom of something, this is...
  • BLACK IN AMERICA: Single black women choosing to adopt

    07/01/2009 11:16:57 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 11 replies · 883+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2009 | John Blake
    (CNN) -- Wendy Duren thought she did everything right. Wendy Duren says she doesn't get as much sleep but loves her adopted daughter, Madison. Wendy Duren says she doesn't get as much sleep but loves her adopted daughter, Madison. She broke off relationships with men who didn't want to settle down. She refused to get pregnant out of wedlock. She prayed for a child. Duren's yearning for motherhood was so palpable that her former fiancé once offered to father a child with her. But he warned her that he wasn't ready for marriage. "I get bored in relationships after a...
  • Southern Baptist Convention's Richard Land Praises Obama Family Values (DAN GILGOFF)

    05/02/2009 9:29:20 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 103 replies · 1,630+ views
    I spoke today with Richard Land, public policy chief of the Southern Baptist Convention—the nation's largest evangelical denomination—and was struck by his praise of President Obama for living out "family values": Not enough religious conservatives are saying this: It's terribly important that [Obama] gives every indication of being a moral man who is demonstrably fond of his wife and children. I think that's important in a president, be it a Democrat or a Republican. That's why I said I couldn't vote for Giuliani or Gingrich. I think [Obama's] making a real difference in this country in his example as a...
  • Debbie Schlussel: "Obsessed" = Blondingo--Beyonce's Race-Baiting White-sploitation

    04/26/2009 3:46:23 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 75 replies · 20,895+ views
    In this movie executive produced by Beyonce Knowles, her father/manager, Matthew Knowles, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Beyonce plays the Black wife of a Black investment executive. Her husband is relentlessly pursued and stalked by a hot, White (and crazy) blonde temp (Ali Larter). Although the husband never gives in to the White chick's pursuits, she frames him up to make it look as if he did, and he's in the doghouse with his wife. And the Black couple is surrounded by a cadre of brainless and otherwise non-ideal human beings with gaping flaws. There is the lecherous, married White male...
  • State of Black America 2009 - slightly worse

    03/26/2009 9:59:04 PM PDT · by americanophile · 20 replies · 881+ views
    Florida Courier ^ | March 27, 2009 | Staff
    On Wednesday, the National Urban League (NUL) released the State of Black America 2009 report that shows that while the entire country is hurting during tough economic times, African Americans are disproportionately hurting worse. The annual report is a barometer of conditions for African-Americans in the United States. It includes the NUL's Equality Index, a statistical measurement of the disparities between Blacks and Whites across five categories: economics, education, health, civic engagement and social justice. Small step back This year's report shows an overall slight decline in the status of Blacks as compared to Whites, moving from 71.5 percent in...
  • Video: Single Motherhood Epidimic In The U.S.

    03/23/2009 5:34:55 PM PDT · by careyb · 17 replies · 581+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/09 | Dominique Dawes, et. al.
    3 out of 4 black children are born out of wedlock.
  • Pictures of hunger: Photo project captures the life of those in need [Where are the fathers?]

    03/21/2009 12:34:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 110 replies · 2,705+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 1, 2009 | Pauline Arrillaga
    ... she makes chicken for her children but eats Oodles of Noodles herself... ... She is 29, with twin babies and a toddler, facing eviction because she's $300 behind on rent... ... The little girl, 15-16 months old, wears a striped top that swallows her tiny arms. Her nose is runny, her eyes empty. Hers is not the picture of hunger that Americans are accustomed to seeing. She isn't emaciated, like those living in squalid conditions in famine-stricken countries, but she is underweight and malnourished, often fed chips and sugary drinks instead of milk and formula... ... poor diets lacking...
  • Harlem Pastor Speaks Bluntly: Says Liberalism is What's Wrong with Black Community (audio)

    01/29/2009 9:17:08 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 5 replies · 572+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 29 January 2009 | EC
    Tonight on Evil Conservative Radio we were joined by Pastor James David Manning of Atlah Ministries in Harlem. You've heard the hype. Now meet the man. In this first segment he tells us a little about who he is and what his ministry has done in the community, as well as what's wrong with the community he serves. This is a fascinating interview you don't want to miss. He's not just about Obama. We talk about abortion and crime and many other topics in this segment.