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  • Did you know this part of Black History?

    05/11/2017 9:14:11 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    David Barton Wallbuilders ^ | May 11, 2017 | David Barton
    Voter Fraud is not something new in America, it's sad that we have forgotten this horrible part of Black History.
  • Northern Virginia High School Plans "Trayvon Martin Day"

    02/23/2017 6:45:40 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 37 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | February 23, 2017
    The Black Student Union (BSU) at Oakton High School in Oakton, Virginia, part of the Fairfax County Public School district has organized a "black history spirit week," to run from February 21-24, 2017. In a Twitter post made February 18, the BSU announced the event, to include days such as "Afrocentric day," "Black-out day," and of course, "Trayvon Martin Day." It is not immediately clear whether this event is school-sponsored, but spirit weeks usually are. According to several BSU members, the school administration tried to walk back their support of Trayvon Day due to criticism from "white boys," but the...
  • Chelsea Clinton Literally Could Not Find Words For Donald Trump’s Black History Month Speech

    02/01/2017 7:56:37 PM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Uproxx.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | KImberley Ricci
    Donald Trump’s Black History Month speech was more about himself and his ongoing beef with the media than the actual occasion, and the Internet ridiculed him for it. Those who paid attention long enough to tally up the word count pointed out that Trump rounded up his thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman in a mere 53 words, whereas Omarosa somehow received 51 words of devotion. The full transcript is really … something, especially the part where Trump called Douglass “someone who has done a terrific job that is being recognized by more...
  • Smithsonian on Why Clarence Thomas is Not in New African American Museum: We Cannot Tell Every Story

    10/18/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/18/2016 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The new Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s tagline is “powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community.” However, the museum – with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S. taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented – doesn’t include many prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966. After touring the new museum and exploring the website, which contains...
  • New Smithsonian hails accuser Anita Hill, barely mentions Clarence Thomas (or Thurgood Marshall)

    10/03/2016 5:43:26 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 16 replies
    Circa ^ | 10/03/2016 | Raffi Williams
    The new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture treats conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas like a mere footnote while heralding the woman who accused him of sexual harassment, Anita Hill. Twenty-five years ago, Thomas became the second black Supreme Court Justice when he succeeded Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice. Neither man's accomplishments as jurists on the high court get as much attention as Hill, though Marshall's work on a landmark case as a lawyer is recognized.
  • Michelle Obama tells graduating students she wakes up in a ‘house built by slaves’

    06/03/2016 4:20:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    BPR bizpacreview ^ | 6/03/16 | Carmine Sabia
    Many Americans are counting the days until President Obama and his wife Michelle leave the White House, and the first lady may be among them. Delivering the commencement speech for the City College in New York on Friday, she turned the graduation speech into a racial rallying cry. She even managed to take shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump along the way. Michelle told the graduates that they ought to beware of people who want to “build up walls to keep people out” and that the “story” of America is the story of immigrants. “It’s the story that...
  • Lynchburg citizens ask school board to fire teacher for interrupting Black History event(Gospel)

    03/02/2016 5:20:36 AM PST · by AppyPappy · 31 replies
    A Gospel concert was interrupted by a teacher who felt it was offensive. The teacher may be fired.
  • New audiobook release: The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, by William Cooper Nell

    02/20/2016 9:06:48 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Librivox ^ | February 18th, 2016
    One thing progressives are very, very good at is omitting facts that they find to be too difficult to deal with. So it goes for all of the black heroes who fought alongside our Founding Fathers during the American Revolution. The progressives continual racial narrative is what it is. I first learned of this book through Founders Fridays, because of the work of David Barton. After I read about 5 or 10 pages, I knew it needed to be made into an audiobook so that more people could consume it. Progressives have controlled the universities, have controlled history; for over...
  • Poverty Pimps and White Guilt: Dividing "American" and "Black" History

    02/16/2016 6:27:01 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | February 16, 2016 | Craig Johnnson
    Craig Johnson | Virginia Free CitizenLast Monday, my good friend, Don Blake, asked me to participate in a local television interview with him about a racial video, entitled “Structural Discrimination,” which upset his granddaughter and other students at Glen Allen High School. Having handled hot topics in talk radio for years, I was happy to oblige, and you can view it here: NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side After providing additional commentary on Fox News, (see clip http://video.foxnews.com/v/4752034287001), the story gained national attention, and the video is now a worldwide viral sensation, which has been discussed...
  • Remembering Selma, But Ignoring Black Violence

    03/09/2015 9:18:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/15 | Alan Caruba
    Black resentment, black hostility, black racial consciousness that permeates every part of black media, black churches, black families, and black schooling The pat answer for black complaints about events these days is “white racism.” One rarely, if ever, reads or hears anything about black racism, but if you ask, many blacks will acknowledge it. As the 50th anniversary of the Selma, Alabama confrontation was recalled, there was little mention of a multitude of black violence events that continue to either go unreported or reported to reflect “white racism” even when it is not a factor. In 2013, Colin Flaherty published...
  • It’s Time to Scrap Black History Month

    02/28/2015 4:57:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    As we draw near the end of Black History Month one thing is for certain, it's done more to suppress American History than tell her story. According to history.com the origins of Black History Month begins in 1915 when Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the then Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), which is an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements of blacks and other peoples of African descent. In 1926, the group sponsored a national Negro History week, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the...
  • Black History Biden: Veep calls for "emancipation" of people's wealth

    02/25/2015 5:03:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order.
  • The Real Crimes By Obama: Against Blacks

    02/25/2015 2:09:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | John Ransom
    Three years later and even the Obama administration has to admit that George Zimmerman committed no crime when he shot Trayvon Martin. “The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will not file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman,” reported Reuters, “concluding its investigation three years after the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.” So even the low bar of hate crime status couldn’t be cleared. Let’s make this clear right now: Was Zimmerman wrong? Yes, I think so. I would not have shot and killed Trayvon Martin. I am certain of this. But there...
  • 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.'