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  • 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: http://godfatherpolitics.com/12835/conservatives-permitted-adopt-black-babies/
  • 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 Mugshots.com 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
    reuters.com ^ | 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
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    blog.afroconservative.com ^ | 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.
  • Life for the First Children (Obama Children, Not the Palin Kids)

    12/26/2008 12:31:03 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 21 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 26, 2008 | Derrick Z. Jackson
    Life for the First Children By Derrick Z. Jackson Globe Columnist / December 26, 2008 With some minor irony, the longer version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" talks about Santa bringing "curly-head dolls that toddle and coo." So far, these girls, who are about to give curly hair an unprecedented place in American history, have done nothing but warm American hearts. Much has already been made of the potential of Barack and Michelle Obama being the ultimate Huxtable family of the old "The Bill Cosby Show." The incoming First Couple says they expect the First Children to do...
  • My Triumph Over Kwanzaa!

    12/26/2008 7:52:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies · 2,045+ views
    560 AM WIND Townhall ^ | December 24, 2008 | Ann Coulter
    My Triumph Over Kwanzaa! Ann Coulter Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? This year, I believe my triumph over this synthetic holiday is nearly complete. The only mentions of Kwanzaa I've seen are humorous ones. Most important, for the first time in eight years, President George Bush appears not to have issued "Kwanzaa greetings" to honor this phony non-Christian holiday that is younger than I am. It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga, aka Dr. Maulana...
  • The troubled life of William Balfour

    12/06/2008 6:16:18 PM PST · by malkee · 12 replies · 984+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 7, 2008 | Ofelia Casillas and Angela Rozas
    At 14, William Balfour spoke so softly that the counselor at the youth shelter could barely hear him. Depressed and angry, William already had been arrested on charges of heroin possession and possession of a stolen vehicle. He had little recollection of his father, who had been sent to prison for murder years earlier. His mother's efforts to discipline him had turned abusive, state records show. William said he knew his mother had given him up, turning him over to the state child welfare system. "But my daddy didn't," he told the counselor, perking up for the first time during...
  • Michelle Obama and the New Face of Feminism

    12/05/2008 3:59:00 PM PST · by AJKauf · 23 replies · 943+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 5 | Katherine Berry
    What's so wrong about choosing to be "mom-in-chief" for the next four years? To those who’d seen Michelle Obama as a symbol, her announcement that she plans to focus on raising her daughters comes as a blow — a personal blow inspiring “feminist fury” — for which they blame society at large for subordinating women’s lives to everyone else’s. It’s that very belief, more than Michelle’s emphasis on motherhood, which qualifies as “strangely retro” for within it lies the assumption that she is a victim making a sacrifice, and not a fully empowered woman making a choice....
  • Jamie Foxx: Obama Brings ‘Responsibility’ To African-Americans

    11/19/2008 4:43:09 PM PST · by RDTF · 76 replies · 1,603+ views
    Access Hollywood ^ | Nov 19, 2008
    Jamie Foxx is the latest celebrity to stand up and celebrate, following Barack Obama’s victory in the presidential election. “It was absolutely incredible,” Jamie told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson in an exclusive interview. “I’m standing around all dudes and we are breaking out in tears.” When Shaun caught up with Jamie on the set of his new music video, “Just Like Me,” the Oscar winner said Obama’s victory has instilled a sense of “responsibility” in all African-Americans. “I don’t know how people felt but I know how I felt, as far as being an African-American male,” Foxx added. “I speak...
  • Is Liberalism Political Madness?

    11/15/2008 12:32:20 PM PST · by Uhaul · 13 replies · 1,404+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 15, 2008 | Ellis Washington
    At Savannah State University, where I teach American government, international law and American judicial process, I am constantly waging intellectual warfare against my college students to forsake dependent, slavish ideologies rooted in emotivism, like liberalism, socialism, welfare statism and feminism, and instead to embrace critical thinking in all of their intellectual pursuits. Recently during a mock presidential debate I had organized where I played Sen. John McCain (as if he were a true conservative), I even slammed my fist on the table and in the spirit of Justice Clarence Thomas' grandfather, who told young Clarence as a child, "The damn...
  • The Obamas: Portrait of an American Family (By Gwen Ifill)

    10/02/2008 7:38:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies · 1,435+ views
    Essence ^ | Gwen Ifill
    Soon we will vote for our next president, and for the first time in history, one of the two candidates is a Black man. For a year, Essence pursued an interview with the entire Obama family‹to no avail. Finally, this summer ESSENCE became the only Black media outlet allowed a glimpse into the lives of Barack, Michelle and their two girls, Malia and Sasha, when we were invited to their South Side Chicago home. Weeks later, veteran political journalist Gwen Ifill was with the family as they campaigned in a small mostly White western town, and she flew with them...
  • The Obamas: Portrait of an American Family (by Gwen Ifill, published Sept. 21)

    10/02/2008 12:47:47 PM PDT · by library user · 11 replies · 636+ views
    Essence ^ | Sept. 21, 2008 | by Gwen Ifill
    The Obamas: Portrait of an American Family Gwen Ifill Soon we will vote for our next president, and for the first time in history, one of the two candidates is a Black man. For a year, Essence pursued an interview with the entire Obama family to no avail. Finally, this summer ESSENCE became the only Black media outlet allowed a glimpse into the lives of Barack, Michelle and their two girls, Malia and Sasha, when we were invited to their South Side Chicago home. Weeks later, veteran political journalist Gwen Ifill was with the family as they campaigned in a...
  • Obama and the Black American Family Don’t Jibe

    08/19/2008 8:37:36 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 16 replies · 339+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | August 19, 2008 | William Owens
    Obama and the Black American Family DonÂ’t Jibe By William Owens If Black Americans honestly believe Barack Obama truly has the best interests of their families in mind, then Black Americans had better pay attention to Obama on paper and not merely on skin. Barack Obama has consistently shown his opposition to several key factors that protect the Black American family: On Gay Marriage: By a large margin, Black Americans widely oppose same-sex marriage. 67% of Black Americans favor a constitutional amendment that would define marriage between that of a man and a woman. A national survey by the Pew...
  • Talking Back to a Black Man

    08/15/2008 4:59:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 123+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    A few weeks ago, I was listening to a radio talk show when a black man called in to take Barack Obama to task for suggesting that black men were sloughing off their responsibility as fathers. The caller didn’t deny recent data that indicated that 80% of black babies were being born to unwed mothers. Instead, he said that this dire situation wasn’t the fault of irresponsible young men and women, but, instead, was the logical result of rampant racism in our country. He claimed that black American males simply can’t find jobs, and that’s the reason they don’t support...
  • Congressional Leaders, Scholars Gather to Strategize on Black Male Issues | By Jamal Watson

    07/14/2008 5:37:30 AM PDT · by Lumbertonman · 24 replies · 164+ views
    Diverse ^ | June 14, 2008 | Jamal Watson
    Congressional Leaders, Scholars Gather to Strategize on Black Male Issues by Jamal Watson NEW YORK — For the third consecutive year, more than a 1,000 academics, activists and political leaders gathered in New York on Friday to strategize on the problems that beset young Black males. The gathering, which was convened by Charles J. Ogletree, who teaches and directs the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard University’s Law School, is part of “The Pipeline Crisis/Winning Strategies Initiative,” a national effort aimed at identifying ways to tackle the many barriers that limit the number of young Black...
  • Obama 'Won't Back Off One Bit' on His Tough-Love Message

    07/13/2008 8:04:24 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 21 replies · 155+ views
    abcnews ^ | 07/13/08 | Sunlen Miller
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says that he won’t back down on his “tough love” message to African Americans -– a subject that prompted Jesse Jackson's angry open-mic gaffe this past week. Obama told reporters aboard his plane to San Diego that Americans need to recognize that there is a problem when more than a half of African American children are growing up without a father in the house. “That is a problem and I won’t back up one bit in asserting that that’s a problem that we have to be honest about," he said. Obama’s tough love message to African...
  • Jesse Jackson Renews Some Blacks' Concerns

    07/12/2008 8:57:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies · 139+ views
    CBS and Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2008 | Perry Bacon Jr..
    The larger point of Jesse L. Jackson's criticism of Barack Obama -- if not the crude way he expressed it -- touched a nerve among some African American political activists who have been unhappy about the senator 's pointed critiques of absentee fathers and other problems in the black community. Eric Easter, a blogger on the joint Web site of Jet and Ebony, two black-oriented magazines, wrote yesterday that some of Obama's rhetoric "smacked of calculated political expediency" in an effort to win over white voters. The criticism was similar in some ways to the reaction to comedian Bill Cosby,...
  • JESSE SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR HIS OWN 'PACKAGE'

    07/11/2008 5:33:44 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 24 replies · 69+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/08 | Leonard Greene
    IF YOU'RE wondering where Jesse Jackson got the idea to cut off someone's nuts, consider this theory: It probably came from his wife. No doubt Jacqueline Jackson had the same thought when she was hit with the news that her philandering husband had a daughter with a woman who wasn't her. It was in 2001 that word surfaced that the civil-rights leader had had an affair with a Rainbow PUSH Coalition staffer, a relationship that resulted in the birth of a baby girl. Seven years later, a black politician from Chicago not named Jesse Jackson, who's on the verge of...
  • Obama Slams Hoop Dreams for High School Diplomas

    07/08/2008 7:55:54 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 7 replies · 115+ views
    abcnews ^ | 07/08/09 | ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports
    Barack Obama took a "tough love" message to African American youth, telling that finishing high school is a better route to success in life than an unlikely trip to the NBA or the top of the rap industry. "You are probably not that good a rapper. Maybe you are the next Lil' Wayne, but probably not, in which case you need to stay in school," Obama, D-Ill., told a cheering crowd, brought to a standing ovation at a town hall meeting in Powder Springs, Georgia. The presumptive Democratic nominee was speaking about high school drop out rates and the need...