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  • Black history has become a commodity traded by Republicans and corporations

    Since 1976, when it was officially recognized, it has become a tool used by black activists to shame businesses, schools and politicians into showing blacks they "care". And companies seem only too happy to oblige, even though I doubt if any of them really care about black history at all. As February rolls around, we see corporations from McDonald's to Northrup Grumman advertizing Black History Month. The ads usually begin with "we salute" or "we celebrate", but they simply don't want to be called racist for not acknowledging it. It's hypocritical for businesses to honor Black History Month when the...
  • The Massive Liberal Failure on Race - Part 2: Affirmative action doesn’t work

    02/11/2014 2:29:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | February 10, 2014 | Tanner Colby
    In 2009, I attended the NAACP’s 100th annual convention at the Midtown Hilton in New York. Not just the centenary celebration for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, this was also the group’s first convention under our newly inaugurated black president. The theme of the week’s events was to pay homage to the great civil rights victories of the past while at the same time defining a new mission for the next century. But on the night NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous took the stage for his big speech, when the subject turned to affirmative action, he didn’t sound like...
  • Black History Month Should Increase Demands For Obama Impeachment Now

    02/07/2014 1:19:29 PM PST · by enn247 · 14 replies
    enn247.com ^ | 02/07/14 | Kevin Fobbs
    Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke eloquently and forcefully about an America where black people were forced to endure a shameful condition. Well, black people can look no further than the White House to find a man who has been perpetrating a fraud and a shameful condition against black Americans for five years. Most every black family and most likely every young black child who lived anywhere in America had to be celebrating the day that Barack Obama took the oath of office as the first person of color to occupy the White House as president. Now a half decade...
  • OK to Feel Sorry

    01/22/2014 9:17:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    At one time in our nation's history, blacks feeling sorry for whites was verboten. That was portrayed in Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." This is a novel published in 1960 -- and later made into a movie -- about Depression-era racial relations in the Deep South. The novel's character Tom Robinson, a black man, portrayed in the movie by Brock Peters, is on trial, falsely accused of raping a white woman. The prosecuting attorney, while grilling Robinson, asks him why he spent so much time doing chores for the alleged rape victim when he had so...
  • Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)

    12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    BET.com ^ | December 24, 2013 | Unattributed
    Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haley’s family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET. Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haley’s family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.
  • Swiss Clerk Calls Oprah Winfrey a Liar over Alleged Racist Comments

    08/12/2013 4:14:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Aug 12 2013 | Breitbart News
    That's a lie, the anonymous sales clerk says according to the UK Daily Mail, adding she's felt "powerless" as a result of the media barrage following the incident. I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do. 'She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag. 'I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags. 'It is absolutely not true that I declined to show her...
  • America's forgotten black cowboys

    03/22/2013 5:34:29 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 31 replies
    BBC Magazine ^ | 22nd March 2013 | Sarfraz Manzoor
    'Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning Western, Django Unchained, is one of relatively few Hollywood films depicting a black cowboy. In reality there were many, some of whose stories were borrowed for films starring white actors. The most common image of the cowboy is a gun-toting, boot-wearing, white man - like John Wayne, or Clint Eastwood. But the Hollywood portrayal of the Wild West is a whitewashed version of the reality. It is thought that about a quarter of all cowboys were black.'
  • A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013

    02/24/2013 4:01:12 PM PST · by rkoliver · 17 replies
    A National Day of Mourning for African Americans -- March 4, 2013 by Robert Oliver The date of March 4 may not have any significance in the African-American community other than personal birthdays and wedding anniversaries. However, March 4, 2013 will mark the centennial of the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. On that day President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration will be celebrated in Washington D.C. Why would March 4 and Woodrow Wilson be significant for African Americans? Wilson was a progressive Democrat and today is considered one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history. Many...
  • NRA Created To Protect Free Slaves

    02/25/2013 10:24:54 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 25, 2013 | luciusx5
    There is some question about this, but some of the NRA's founders were active abolitionists.I'm glad to welcome anyone aboard if they understand and support our Constitution.We need all the friends we can get!
  • What do you know about black history? [BYU students offensive to point of tears--laughing & crying]

    02/05/2013 7:50:30 PM PST · by Colofornian · 59 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Feb. 7, 2012 | ScratchmyBackerman
    ...Follow me on Stand up comic, Dave Ackerman, goes to Brigham Young University to find out what BYU students know about Black History Month.
  • An Open Letter to the Democratic Party

    03/13/2008 11:14:58 AM PDT · by coffee260 · 29 replies · 1,314+ views
    Lincoln Heritage Institute ^ | 03/13/2008 | Lt. Colonel Frances Rice
    An Open Letter to the Democratic PartyBy Lt. Colonel Frances Rice,U.S. Army Retired: Contributor to the LHI "We, African American citizens of the United States, declare and assert: Whereas in the early 1600's 20 African men and women were landed in Virginia from a Dutch ship as slaves and from that tiny seed grew the poisoned fruit of plantation slavery which shaped the course of American development, Whereas reconciliation and healing always begin with an apology and an effort to repay those who have been wronged, Whereas the Democratic Party has never apologized for their horrific atrocities and racist practices...
  • Iowa teacher's aide reportedly fired for calling 'Huckleberry Finn' racist

    07/16/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 53 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/16/12 | foxnews.com
    A teaching associate at a private school in Iowa has reportedly been fired for allegedly telling students that “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is a “racist” novel. Naiya Galloway, 31, was fired by Hillcrest Family Services, a privately run K-12 school that caters to students who have mental health issues or behavioral problems, The Des Moines Register reports. Galloway has denied allegations that she questioned the school’s use of the book, but acknowledged she disrupted a classroom discussion of the Ku Klux Klan because it had triggered “flashbacks,” noting that she’s both black and Japanese, the newspaper reports.
  • Does Obama wear Malcolm X's sunglasses?

    04/19/2012 12:52:46 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/19/2012 | George Spelvin
    Could Barack Obama be wearing Malcolm X’s sunglasses in the picture surfacing of the President’s bloated face asleep on a floral imprinted stuffed sofa? Eyes closed with decidedly swollen cheeks, Obama appears to be fast asleep. But close examination of that picture reveals the glasses seem old and have a very revealing factor involving a missing left arm piece. A copyright protected blog by Martha Trowbridge and Erik Rush speculates, “Could Obama be wearing Malcolm X’s eyeglasses?” On that dreadful day, February 21, 1965, Trowbridge postulates Malcolm could have been shot wearing those same glasses that Barack Obama, Jr. has...
  • Celebrating Black History Month in the South

    02/18/2012 2:26:38 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 14 replies
    Huntington News ^ | February 17, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    May I share two short stories about a Black South Carolina Confederate soldier honored recently and a Black Confederate Veteran-Legislator from Mississippi from over a century past?
  • Obama celebrates the Motown Sound

    02/25/2011 6:33:23 AM PST · by safetysign · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/25/2011 | Andrew Malcom
    Today, instead of warning another country, he praised Algeria for lifting its state of emergency decree that's been in effect since Obama was in law school somewhere. The Illinois Democrat has been chided recently for becoming something of a tardy diplomatic scold, warning many countries and foreign leaders but leaving Iran-bashing to underlings. So, Obama took the occasion Thursday to make a considerably longer statement celebrating the Motown Sound and Black History Month at another star-studded White House music party. (See complete texts of both statements below.)
  • Black American Dreads Black History Month

    02/04/2011 4:23:00 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    HISTORIC CITY NEWS ^ | Feb.4 2011 | swampsniper
    February 1, 2011, I can’t help imagining Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus and the other usual race-profiteering suspects; joyously awakening with a song in their hearts, “It’s The Most Wonderful Month of the Year”. Ah yes, another Black History Month, time to pitch as many new “guilt trip” government entitlement programs as possible. “I mean, after all, we blacks are still victims of America’s racist attitudes and systematic abuse which has changed very little since the 50s. White America still owes us, dammit!” See, I know how to sound like a good little colored boy...
  • In Observance of Black History Month

    02/01/2011 10:14:11 AM PST · by ExGeeEye · 33 replies
    Wikipedia (in part); Barnes Review (in part); edited by me | Not | Me (mostly)
    In April of 1790, a black male slave child was born into the ownership of William Ellison of South Caroline. In keeping with the custom of the time, he was registered in the Ellison stock-book by the name of "April" (for the month of his birth) "Ellison" for his owner. Apprenticed at 12, he was taught the trades of carpentry, blacksmithing and machining, as well as how to read, write, cipher and do basic bookkeeping. On June 8, 1816, his owner appeared before a magistrate (with five local freeholders as supporting witnesses) to gain permission to free April, now 26...
  • 'Glenn Beck': Founders' Friday: African-American Founders

    06/01/2010 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies · 885+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    ... And tonight, I think we're going to blow your mind. You're going to have to ask yourself a couple questions by the end of the program: why — why would our schools leave all of this history out? I mean, this is some of the greatest American story that you've ever heard. Why would they — why would they do that? And it's everywhere. ... If you take a look at the revolutionary paintings, paintings of revolutionary times, here it is — this is the Boston Tea Party. A bunch of white guys and these people strangely looking like...
  • Thank Beck For 'Discovering' Black History

    05/29/2010 5:59:14 AM PDT · by bocopar · 69 replies · 2,087+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/29/10 | Bob Parks
    I've written and produced video about the liberal whitewashing of black history for years, as has the Reverend Wayne Perryman, as has Frances Rice, as has Larry Edler, as has David Barton of Wallbuilders for even providing physical documentation, as well as many others. I've also said someone in the mainstream media would 'reveal' this revised history to the nation and act as if he or she discovered it. Despite the truth being out there for years, it’s probably not going to explode until some big shot news anchor gives us an “explosive expose” bringing us all those facts first,...
  • Did biased rule changes knock White sorority off winner’s contest platform?

    03/10/2010 6:52:26 AM PST · by Kfobbs · 18 replies · 1,025+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | March 10, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    In February during Black History a White sorority crossed over into what has been historically black fraternities and sororities territory in winning a Black Step competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The young women of Zeta Tau Alpha, a predominantly White sorority of well heeled steppers from the University of Arkansas beat out five other teams in the final round to win the national Sprite Step-Off competition and the $100,000 prize. Unfortunately for the young women of Zeta Tau Alpha that started the competition with eighty teams from fraternities and sororities at forty universities their coveted first place win was not the...
  • WaPo/Henry Louis Gates Website Wants to Write Black Conservatives Out of Black History

    02/24/2010 6:25:39 AM PST · by bocopar · 10 replies · 474+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 2/24/10 | Bob Parks
    Washington, DC: --- As Black History Month draws to a close, the web site The Root has chosen to publish a hateful article that demeans black conservatives solely for their political views -- grouping them with brutal dictators, convicted criminals and self-centered celebrities. This has drawn a stinging rebuke from Project 21 member Bob Parks. "It doesn't take much for liberals to call black conservatives 'self-hating,'" noted Parks, "but what is it called when someone decides that blacks deemed inappropriate should be wholly removed from history? What kind of egos are we talking about here?"The Root is operated by The...
  • WaPo Blog Compares Black Conservatives to Genocidal Dictators

    02/23/2010 4:43:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 517+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Lachlan Markay
    It's hardly news that black conservatives are reviled among much of the left. There seems to be a sense among much of the liberal media that they have betrayed their own interests through their conservative principles. Few, however, would have the (dare I say it) audacity to lump prominent and accomplished African American political figures in with oppressive genocidal dictators and serial killers. But TheRoot.com, a blog owned by the Washington Post, seems to have no qualms about doing so, as evidenced in its list of 21 "Black Folks We'd Like To Remove From Black History". Among the names are...
  • Focus on Pierre Toussaint (A real Black History Month story)

    02/22/2010 4:39:49 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Catholic Insight ^ | April, 2008 | Norman Darden
    Pierre Toussaint, the 18th century Haitian slave, who was freed in New York by his master’s widow after they had fled the burning slave colony, then called Saint Domingue, in 1787, has been declared a candidate for beatification by the Vatican. This has not made him as famous a black American in the States or in the world as has the fortunes of Barack Obama, the hottest black male in America right now. He, of course, is running for President of the United States with a good chance of success, and may become the leader of the free world. He...
  • James Jones joins race in 8th (Arkansas sharecropper, Republican, "Tea Party guy")

    02/14/2010 8:47:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 682+ views
    Phillyburbs ^ | 2/14/10 | GARY WECKSELBLATT
    Jones joins race in 8thBy: GARY WECKSELBLATT The Intelligencer February 14, 2010 03:34 AM Calling it "a historical moment," a black man from rural Arkansas raised as a sharecropper officially entered the 8th District congressional race for the Republican nomination Saturday. "This is Black History month," James Jones told a group of family and friends. "What better time to stand in front of you?" Describing himself as a "Tea Party guy," Jones, who fought in two wars with the Navy and also served in the Middle East, spoke out against government spending, deceitful politicians and the "killing" of the U.S....
  • Jim Limber Davis -- Rescued by the Confederacy's First Lady

    02/13/2010 3:31:08 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 5 replies · 512+ views
    Huntington News ^ | February 12, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    This was not an ordinary story but about a black child, a Confederate President's First Lady and the Southern Presidential Family.
  • A Forgotten Story for Black History Month

    02/12/2010 3:29:26 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 28 replies · 537+ views
    Canda Free Press ^ | February 12, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    While Black History Month mostly focuses on black adults in history, this story is about a black child.
  • Obama says music fueled civil rights movement (at taping of a PBS Black History Month concert)

    02/09/2010 6:32:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 535+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/10
    WASHINGTON – Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat in the East Room of his White House and listened to an all-star lineup of performers pay tribute to the music that he said fueled freedom marches and civil disobedience. The nation's first black president transformed the grand ballroom into a concert hall packed with members of his Cabinet, Congress, civil rights leaders and students for a program that will air on public television later this week for Black History Month... "The civil rights movement was a movement sustained by...
  • Toward a Usable Black History (Classic from 2001)

    02/09/2010 1:08:37 PM PST · by AreaMan · 4 replies · 436+ views
    John H. McWhorterToward a Usable Black History It will help black Americans to recall that they have a history that transcends victimization and exclusion. Summer 2001 You brought me here in CHAINS! You brought me here in CHAINS!" James Baldwin exclaimed to a white interviewer in the late 1960s, summing up the sense of our history that most blacks have. Yes, we pay lip service to our having "survived" in this country, but the image most resonant to us is being brought here packed in ships, treated like animals for 250 years, and pushed to the margins of society...
  • Pelosi stumbles in race remark

    02/05/2010 1:55:18 PM PST · by Justaham · 39 replies · 1,080+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 2-5-10 | Glenn Thrush
    Talking about race is still a perilous business in American politics, even if you have a four-decade record of civil rights activism House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), appearing before the Democratic National Committee winter meeting this morning, was illustrating the diversity of the Democratic party by painting the touching scene of FDR's final train ride from Georgia to Hyde Park. Then she stumbled. "There were farmers and black Americans, whatever the name was in those days, Afric- uh -- large numbers of African-Americans, poor people, middle class people, everyone. . . they lined the tracks to pay their respects," Pelosi...
  • LOL! RUSH LIMBAUGH TO TREAT STAFF TO CHICKEN DINNER ON MONDAY IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

    02/05/2010 11:11:12 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 50 replies · 1,609+ views
    The Freedom Fighter's Journal ^ | February 5, 2010 | Ronbo
    Rush Limbaugh shoots another round at Leftist Political Correctness.
  • NBC's Lost 'Soul' ('Racist' Menu At NBC Stirs Controversey)

    02/05/2010 5:05:20 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies · 1,404+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 5, 2010 | JEANE MacINTOSH and CHRISTINA CARREGA
    <p>A special NBC Black History Month lunch spread -- featuring fried chicken, collard greens and black-eyed peas -- sparked a commissary controversy yesterday, but the African-American chef who planned it doesn't understand the fuss.</p> <p>"All I wanted to do was make a meal that everyone would enjoy -- and that I eat myself," NBC cook Leslie Calhoun told The Post last night.</p>
  • NBC Offends Black Musician With Fried-Chicken Cafeteria Special 'In Honor of Black History Month'

    02/04/2010 4:23:54 PM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies · 1,272+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Thu, 02/04/2010 - 17:10 ET | Tim Graham
    NBC -- in its News Division, at least -- has been very sensitive to racial matters since Don Imus was dismissed by MSNBC for jokingly using the phrase "nappy-headed hoes" to describe the Rutgers women's basketball team. Apparently, political sensitivity has not extended to the whole network.
  • NBC Offends Black Musician With Fried-Chicken Cafeteria Special 'In Honor of Black History Month'

    02/04/2010 3:00:03 PM PST · by Justaham · 74 replies · 1,331+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2-4-10 | Tim Graham
    NBC -- in its News Division, at least -- has been very sensitive to racial matters since Don Imus was dismissed by MSNBC for jokingly using the phrase "nappy-headed hoes" to describe the Rutgers women's basketball team. Apparently, political sensitivity has not extended to the whole network. Steve Krakauer at Mediaite reports that Questlove, the leader of the band for the late-night Jimmy Fallon show, complained to his more than 1 million followers on Twitter that NBC's cafeteria at 30 Rock in New York offered fried chicken "in honor of Black History Month." NBC Universal replied on Twitter: "The sign...
  • NBC Cafeteria Celebrates Black History Month With Fried Chicken Special

    02/04/2010 1:11:10 PM PST · by The Hound Passer · 146 replies · 2,693+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/04/10 | Steve Krakauer
    So who at NBC thought it would be a good idea for the special today to be, among other things, fried chicken, “in honor of Black History Month”? Because, spoiler alert – it wasn’t a good idea at all. And now NBCU employee Questlove is bringing it to the attention of his 1 million plus Twitter followers. Questlove, the band leader and drummer for The Roots (the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) tweeted this picture from the NBC Commissary at 30 Rock, with the comment: “Hmm HR?”
  • Black History Month -- who they ought to be celebrating

    02/03/2010 4:56:28 AM PST · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 7 replies · 365+ views
    Renew America ^ | 3 Feb 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    As you most likely know, February is Black History month. And as you also most likely know, the treatment which this will receive from both black Americans and white leftists will be completely misdirected and wasteful in the good which could be accomplished. Black History month, as with pretty much everything else that makes up the face of black American public participation, has become the province of race-baiting no-goods like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and their cadre of local emulators in every major city across America. Instead of taking the opportunity to celebrate the great strides that have been made...
  • Jesse Jackson: Obama 'is the result of our struggles'

    02/01/2010 1:16:31 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 48 replies · 601+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 1, 2010 | Maudelyn Yne Ihe Jiraka
    Created in 1926 by black historian, scholar, educator and publisher Carter G. Woodson, it began as "Negro History Week." By 1976, it morphed into Black History Month -- a celebration of the contributions of blacks to America and their struggles to overcome. From Africa to slavery. The Civil War. Jim Crow and lynchings. Sit-ins and marches. Brown vs. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act. Assassinations. A historic presidency. With history yet to have its full say regarding President Obama, we interviewed a broad spectrum of his fellow Chicagoans and prominent visitors on what the month means to them...
  • Black History Month Should Be About Black History.

    02/01/2010 2:04:02 PM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 46 replies · 701+ views
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 02-01-2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    I've often said jokingly that Black History Month should more accurately be called "white people and America suck" month. Rather than focusing on all of black history, every February the liberal media and most democrats gleefully bring up all of America's past sins. Fine. I mean after all, it is a part of history. But what is so wrong is these race exploiters imply that current race relations in America have not come very far from the days of blacks being lynched. Thus, Black History Month in reality is the liberal democrat's annual fund raiser and promo campaign for more...
  • Obama, the African Colonial

    06/24/2009 10:54:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1,016 replies · 34,294+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2009 | L.E. Ikenga
    Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa. Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western...
  • Looking for a Judge Clarence Thomas "Praise Video" in celebration of Black History Month!

    09/25/2009 12:52:55 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 24 replies · 800+ views
    Rob in Georgia ^ | September 25, 2009 | Rob Cunningham
    My Good Freepers, Please help me locate all Black History Month videos featuring children singing the praises of any noted conservative. Just one, please. I'll sit here and hold my breath.
  • Lenin on America part 14:The Question of Ministry of Education Policy

    09/18/2009 7:54:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 385+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    First published in 1930 in the second and third editions of V. I. Lenin’s Collected Works, Vol. XVI. Published according to the manuscript. Our Ministry of Public (forgive the expression) “Education” boasts inordinately of the particularly rapid growth of its expenditure. In the explanatory note to the 1913 budget by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance we find a summary of the estimates of the Ministry of Public (so-called) Education for the post-revolutionary years. These estimates have increased from 46,000,000 rubles in 1907 to 137,000,000 in 1913. A tremendous growth—almost trebled in something like six years! But our...
  • Can a World War II black officers club be revived? (Deadline nears, what’s needed to save building?)

    03/01/2009 7:28:00 AM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,056+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — There’s some graffiti on the wall, the ceiling has been torn down and the only inhabitants seem to be rodents since the fate of a historic black officers club was to be torn down. Dave Perryman, left, restoration coordinator for the Mountain View Colored Officers Club project, talks Friday with contractors and engineers inside the club on Fort Huachuca. (Beatrice Richardson-Herald/Review) “At one time, it must have been marvelous,” Jan Sheller said after walking through the building and its many rooms on Friday afternoon. Contractors and members of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers walk in front...
  • Holder's "cowards" remark draws anger

    02/20/2009 8:18:01 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 53 replies · 2,181+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/20/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Americans spelled it out in black and white. The public discourse on race relations rattled with mixed emotions after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s bold assertion that the U.S. is a "nation of cowards" when addressing the realities of the ethnic melting pot.
  • Who is the coward?

    02/19/2009 11:17:47 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies · 1,485+ views
    Power Line ^ | February 19, 2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    Attorney General Holder has called America "a nation of cowards" when it comes to "things racial." According to Holder, "average Americans" are afraid to "talk enough with each other about race." By using the word "cowards," Holder has gotten himself some attention, at least for today. That's ironic because his (long-winded speech) is 99 percent content free. To add to the irony, in the one place where Holder introduces a little content, he demonstrates that he has no interest in genuine dialogue, and reveals himself to be a "coward" on "things racial." Here is Holder on the crucial issue of...
  • Attorney General Holder coins America "A Nation of Cowards"

    02/19/2009 9:16:15 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 31 replies · 843+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 2192009 | TDC
    Today Eric Holder, the nation’s first Black attorney general, gave a speech to allegedly commemorate Black History Month. Mr. Holder divisively stated, “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.” This statement and the ones that followed place an inappropriately high focus on race and “racial issues” rather than demonstrating an aim to promote national unity during a most charged and unstable time in our nation’s history when daily survival and the...
  • Holder: 'Nation of cowards' on race

    02/18/2009 7:16:44 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 3,486+ views
    politico.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2009 | ANDY BARR
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that despite advances, the United States remains “a nation of cowards” on issues involving race. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, a nation of cowards,” Holder said in remarks to his staff in honor of Black History Month. His comments appear on a transcript provided by the Justice Department. “Even as we fight a war against terrorism; deal with the reality of electing an African-American, for the first time,...
  • Holder: US is nation of cowards on racial matters

    02/18/2009 10:02:01 AM PST · by kcvl · 197 replies · 4,668+ views
    Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved racial issues. In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives. "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," said Holder, nation's first black attorney general. Race issues continue to...
  • Beethoven was black?

    11/28/2008 7:36:05 PM PST · by mainestategop · 151 replies · 5,345+ views
    Beethoven: Revealing His True Identity   In the 15th and 16th century, written history underwent a massive campaign of misinformation and deception. With the European slave trade in full swing, Afrikans were transported to various parts of the world and were stripped of every aspect of their humanity, and in most of western civilization, were no longer considered human. This triggered a wholesale interpretation of history that methodically excluded Afrikans from any respectful mention, other than a legacy of slavery. This can result in being taught, or socialized, from one perspective. In this instance, historical information tends to flow strictly...
  • Black History Timeline

    06/02/2008 2:00:19 PM PDT · by restornu · 29 replies · 421+ views
    Blacklds.org ^ | June 2008
    Black History Timeline Black LDS History Black U.S. History 1619: First African slaves arrive in what would become the United States. 1816: American Colonization Society formed. At the urging of Charles Fenton Mercer, a Federalist member of the Virginia state assembly, Presbyterian minister Robert Finley helps found the organization which is devoted to bring free blacks from what would later be Liberia to the United States. Despite being overtly anti-slavery, ACS members were openly racist and frequently argued that free blacks would be unable to assimilate into white society. Source: Wikipedia 1815: A.M.E. Church Founded The African Methodist Episcopal...
  • For UMass, a good long look in the mirror

    02/13/2008 6:32:13 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies · 162+ views
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 2/13/08 | Lerner
    February is designated "Black History Month." Thus, it feels rather appropriate to bring up some black history and relate it to UMass. In short, UMass's black history, like this nation's black history, reflects pretty poorly on the school's treatment of blacks. The figures for minority and Afro-American access are dismal and do not look like they are getting much better unless drastic changes occur. This is a tragic and untenable phenomenon that must be dealt with. If we look around the UMass campus, sometimes it feels like Hitler won WWII and somehow managed to invade and conquer the United States...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 2-12-2008

    02/12/2008 5:40:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 312+ views
    President Bush met this morning with President Amadou Touré of Mali in the Oval Office TranscriptThis afternoon President Bush celebrated African American History Month in the East Room Enoy your visit to Sanity Island