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  • Shirtless Wade McCree May Be Heading To The Supreme Court ( Michigan )

    07/28/2014 12:28:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Above the law ^ | 23 Jul 2014 | Joe Patrice
    Judge of the Millennium Wade McCree has a special place in the hearts of ATL’s writers. The former Wayne County circuit judge had a penchant for disrobing for shirtless selfies and sex in his chambers, and was consequently disrobed by the Michigan Supreme Court. On Monday, the Sixth Circuit correctly (if you mean “applying the law as it currently exists,” and “incorrectly” if you mean “adopting the better policy”) held that Judge McCree is immune from a civil suit brought by a man McCree slapped with a tether and high child support payments. The man’s complaint is that while Judge...
  • Michigan Supreme Court bans Detroit Judge Wade McCree Jr. from bench until 2021

    03/26/2014 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    M Live ^ | 3/26/14 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT, MI -- Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade H. McCree is barred from presiding over a courtroom until January of 2021. The Michigan Supreme Court enacted a recommendation that the judge, suspended without pay since Feb. 3, 2013, be suspended from holding a judgeship for six years from Jan. 1,2015, should he be re-elected in this year's election. The 57-year-old must also pay $11,645.17 in costs, according to the Supreme Court opinion issued Wednesday.
  • White girl: 'I'm tired of being looked at like prey'

    02/16/2014 7:04:47 AM PST · by Anila · 108 replies
    WND ^ | 02/11/14 | Colin Flaherty
    Letter upsets city's Black History Month Black History Month in Baltimore is a busy, busy time. Every aspect of black life in this city is remembered and celebrated: Black schools. Black music. Black movies. Black churches. Black literature. Black clothing. Black politicians. Even black trains. Then Tracey Halvorsen had to go and spoil it all: She wrote an article about crime in Baltimore. How she and her mostly white neighbors live in fear. And no one seems to care. Or worse, lots of people think it is normal. “Baltimore City,You Are Breaking My Heart,” is going viral for an on-line...
  • Colin Powell: ‘Certain elements’ in Republican Party ‘demonize’ minorities, women

    02/07/2014 10:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell doubled down on comments last year describing a “dark vein of intolerance” in the Republican Party, attacking voter ID laws and claiming there are “certain elements in the party that seem to go out of their way to demonize people who don’t look like the way they’d like them to look like.” Powell made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell marking the beginning of Black History Month. “You said that there’s a dark vein of intolerance in your Republican Party,” Mitchell told Powell. “I will repeat that now,” he responded....
  • Controversial Black History Month Lunch Menu Prompts Concord School To Apologize

    02/07/2014 7:54:04 AM PST · by shove_it · 53 replies
    CBS SanFran ^ | 6 Feb 2014
    CONCORD (CBS SF) – Officials at an East Bay private school are apologizing after a controversial lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month. Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to observe the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended...
  • "Insensitive" menu causes problems for Calif high school black history month event

    02/07/2014 6:31:27 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 37 replies
    www.ktvu.com ^ | 2/7/14 | unknown
    CONCORD, Calif. — A student effort to come up with a special menu for Black History Month backfired at a Northern California high school. Interim President Sister Ann Bernard of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif., said students who were members of the Black Student Union club at neighboring De La Salle High School planned a special lunch to celebrate the month. The menu included fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon. "They thought this was a very clever way, in their own way, of celebrating Black History Month. It was as simple, and naive as that," Sister Bernard explained. On...
  • This Black History Month, Help Make A Better Black Economic Future With PurchaseBlack.com

    02/07/2014 3:32:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Black News ^ | February 6, 2014
    Black history month is in full swing, and PurchaseBlack.com wants you to not only honor the richness of Black history, but to also build a better Black future through buying and selling, Black. "It's important to look back into history with awe and appreciation, yet it's critical to look forward into the future and create a stronger, better Black community," says Brian Williams, founder & CEO of PurchaseBlack.com. "Buying Black is an excellent way to get there!" PurchaseBlack.com is an online e-commerce website similar to an African American focused Amazon marketplace. The website hosts Black owned & Black servicing businesses...
  • 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...
  • School apologizes for Black History Month lunch menu

    02/07/2014 5:21:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/6/14
    Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students. Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to commemorate the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon on Monday, other students and parents became offended. KNTV-TV reports that school officials held an assembly Wednesday to discuss the issue and also sent a letter apologizing to parents.
  • What you won't hear during Black History Month

    02/04/2014 6:17:29 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/4/2014 | Mychal Massie
    Feb. 1 began the 28 day “ceremony to injustice” that is nothing more than an aversion to modernity that encourages people to mire themselves in the past juxtaposed to embracing the present and the future. That is the essence of Black History Month. Black History Month is used by the nefarious and the corrupt to divide, to evoke blame and guilt, and often for personal gain. Public school children will be immersed in a 28-day vat of a factually flawed and at times fictional history of how bad the blacks had it in America, and they will hear that whites...
  • The racist underpinnings of the abortion movement #BlackHistoryMonth

    02/03/2014 4:31:12 PM PST · by Diago · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Mar 26, 2013 12:03 EST | Sarah Terzo
    The racist underpinnings of the abortion movement March 26, 2013 (LiveActionNews.org) - According to an article in The Daily Caller, African-American teenagers have an abortion rate of over double the national average. Black teenagers (in the 15- to 19-year-old age group) have an abortion rate of 41 per 1,000. The national average is 18 per 1,000 among 15- to 19-year-olds. White teenagers have an abortion rate of 10 per 1,000 women, which means that African-American teenagers are having abortions at a rate that is four times that of white teenagers. The situation is even more grim in New York. Sixty-seven percent of African-American...
  • Inside the Racist Mind of an Abortionist #blackhistorymonth

    01/31/2014 12:33:58 PM PST · by Diago · 6 replies
    Margaret Sanger Blog ^ | 1/31/2014 | Brother Declan
    [Below is footnote #35 below from an Amicus Brief filed before the United States Supreme Court. It is notable due to the detestable quotes it contains from Abortionist Edward Allred. At the end of the footnote, we compare Allred's comment with those of Planned Parenthood foundress Margaret Sanger. Also below the footnote, we have added a quote from Neo-Nazi Tom Metzger and placed it side by side with the comments from Abortionist Edward Allred and Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger. ] http://www.fnsa.org/v1n2/webster2.html The highly inflammatory remarks attributed by several newspapers to Dr. Edward Allred, owner of the largest chain of abortion...
  • Honoring Successful Black Americans

    02/25/2013 6:22:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Terry Paulson
    During black history month, we rightly celebrate men like black abolitionist Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. At pivotal points in America's history, these men took a stand for equal rights for black Americans. But it's time we honor the achieving black Americans who have taken advantage of those rights, applied their skills, overcome obstacles, and achieved their piece of the American Dream. Though thankful for their freedom and opportunity, many now rail against the culture of victim-hood that sadly contributes to high black unemployment, black-on-black crime, and the explosion of fatherless families in black America. One such man...
  • 10 things my White friends BETTER NOT discuss during Black History Month

    02/01/2013 8:19:51 AM PST · by Blueflag · 160 replies
    Chicago today blog ^ | 2/1/2013 | Nikki Lynette
    REM: This is from Chicagonow, and is just one more example of 'urban culture' that makes me shake my head in disgust. -------------- " ... to celebrate this special time of the year, here are 10 things that my White friends better not discuss with anybody, AT ALL, during the month of February:"
  • Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack Burned by His School's Racist Teaching?

    04/03/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT · by forty_years · 36 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | 07 March 2012 | SELWYN DUKE
    The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively. “You’re not our race.”This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black...
  • He Would End Black History Month

    02/19/2012 3:37:18 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    The Root ^ | February 17, 2012 | Anthonia Akathunde
    It's an inevitable question as Jan. 31 rolls into Feb. 1: Do Americans still need to celebrate Black History Month? For a black person, questioning the tradition's existence may sometimes be considered akin to turning in your black card, jokes filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman in his new documentary, More Than a Month. The film follows Tilghman, now 32, as he takes a yearlong cross-country trip in February 2010 on a one-man mission to end Black History Month, a concept that he finds puts black history in a 28- (or 29-) day box. Through personal reflection, research and interviews (from his...
  • The Democrat's Role in Black History, Part 1 (3 Graphics)

    02/20/2012 7:36:49 AM PST · by Bodhi1 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 2-20-12 | Duane Lester
    It dawned on me that I hadn't done anything for Black History Month yet. So, while brainstorming what I could do to help celebrate black history, I decided that a few graphics were in order. I'll be putting them out a few at a time all week. Here's three to kick things off: This is part of black history that isn't pointed out very often.
  • (Playing The Race Card) Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really?

    02/19/2012 7:45:45 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    BET ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Danielle Wright
    Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really? Is Black History Month turning into a stereotypical holiday? I love Black History Month because it serves as a time to acknowledge the contributions of little-known Black inventors, learn the struggles of Black ancestors and celebrate the victories of how far Black people have come as a whole. Companies, schools, churches and organizations across the country organize events to pay tribute, but is there an appropriate way to honor Black History Month? After recent reports in the news, I’m thinking the answer to that question may be "yes." In a...
  • Congressman West Exceptional Speech (WOW!!!)

    02/16/2012 8:45:36 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 16 replies
    you tube ^ | 16-feb-2012 | congressman west
    To Celebrate Black History Month, Congressman West took to the House Floor with a remarkable speech on the relationship between African-Americans and the Republican party...
  • Obamas to Celebrate Black History Month with Mick Jagger

    02/14/2012 12:24:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 2/14/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Mick Jagger is going to the White House. He will be part of a celebration of the blues for Black History Month at the White House next Tuesday. Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Keb Mo will also perform.
  • No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues (Hate crime hoax alert)

    02/04/2012 5:33:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    The Journal Times - Racine Wisconsin ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE
    JournalTimes.com No danger to students, authorities say as investigation continues Deputies: Parkside student confesses to creating list CHRISTINE WON and MICHAEL BURKE christine.won@journaltimes.com, mburke@journaltimes.com | Posted: Friday, February 3, 2012 4:16 pm SOMERS — Following days of reported hate crimes and heightened security at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a student has confessed to creating the list threatening black students because she wanted greater attention to the issue, according to authorities Friday night. The suspect, whose identity was being withheld for her protection, reportedly told authorities she created the fliers — which listed 13 black students by name and threatened they...
  • Do We Really Need Black History Month? In 2011 America, there’s no need for anything like it.

    02/17/2011 7:58:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies
    City Journal ^ | 17 February 2011 | John H. McWhorter
    To feel that something is tired in the idea of Black History Month isn’t, despite what one might hear from some quarters, racist. When Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926, he hoped that the need for such a celebration would gradually recede. For the week to morph into a month did not exactly bear out his wishes, and today, even black people brandish an array of objections to Black History Month. Actor Morgan Freeman wonders why the history of his people must be relegated to a single month. Others more recreationally inclined consider it suspicious that February...
  • Peggy Noonan's urgent agenda item

    07/26/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 27 replies · 4+ views
    http://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | http://www.powerlineblog.com
    Even those of us who warned against the "canonization" of Shirley Sherrod didn't expect that right-of-center commentators would propose that her radical manifesto become part of the canon. Yet that's what Peggy Noonan is calling for: " This September, when school begins, we should make [Sherrod's] speech required viewing in the nation's high schools." Gee, can't this wait until February, when Black History Month rolls around? JOHN suggests: Or May Day perhaps, when socialist views are traditionally celebrated?
  • Teachers in trouble after honoring O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul for Black History Month

    03/04/2010 6:01:35 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 48 replies · 1,233+ views
    AP via NY Daily News ^ | 3/4/10 | AP via NY Daily News
    LOS ANGELES - Three Los Angeles elementary school teachers accused of giving children portraits of O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul to carry in a Black History Month parade have been removed from their classrooms, a school district spokeswoman said Wednesday. (SNIP) "The superintendent will not let anyone make a mockery out of Black History Month," she said. The issue was brought to district officials' attention by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after the organization received a complaint early Monday, chapter President Leon Jenkins said. Jenkins said he felt the teachers...
  • NAACP Image Award Reaches New Low

    03/01/2010 6:46:44 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 6 replies · 903+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03-01-2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    I was there in Washington, D.C. with my dad when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. I was a little boy. Highlights I remember are yellow school buses parked as far as I could see, MLK's speech, and black actress Lena Horne's electrifying one-word speech. Horn approached the podium and simply screamed the word "FREEDOM!" holding it for a long time. The crowd of 250,000 plus went wild with laughter and applause. I also remember how certain ideas in MLK's speech struck powerful chords in my young heart and mind. "People should be...
  • The Negro National Anthem

    02/13/2010 8:30:08 PM PST · by Bronzy · 47 replies · 986+ views
    The Negro National Anthem (Lift Every Voice and Sing) Composed by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson
  • 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.
  • TEA Party’s Black patriot Lloyd Marcus: “Black History month white people and America suck month"

    02/12/2010 6:09:49 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies · 682+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | February 12, 2009 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Black History Month really is the liberal democrats' annual fundraiser to hit up guilt ridden whites for more entitlements says Lloyd Marcus, an unabashed and unhyphenated America lover. He condemns what he calls "white people and America suck month." Marcus, a conservative patriot who sang at the 9/12 rally in D.C, so loves his cause he has brought out an American Tea Party CD featuring such great songs as "Our Wonderful Country," "American Tea Party Anthem," and his pro life song based on a true story, "Hello Mom It's Me." Marcus says every February our liberal media and many democrats...
  • 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...
  • Hot Night Planned at Snowy White House: Stars to Show Up a Night Early during Snowmageddon

    02/09/2010 1:23:49 PM PST · by HokieMom · 57 replies · 1,383+ views
    WRC ^ | Tues., Feb 9 2010 | Barbara Harrison
    It may be freezing cold in Washington tonight, but there are plans for a hot time at the White House. With a new snowstorm moving into the D.C. metro area, the president and first lady decided to move up a major music event that was actually scheduled for tomorrow evening. They’ll take the chill off invited guests with some warm music memories from the civil rights era, served up by some of America’s greatest talent. The 2010 White House Music Series kicks off tonight with a star-studden lineup, including Yolanda Adams, Joan Baez, Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, John...
  • Morgan Freeman on “Black History Month”

    02/02/2010 9:52:52 AM PST · by don-o · 30 replies · 1,060+ views
    rightwingbob.com ^ | February 1. 2010 | Right Wing Bob
    As mentioned previously and reported all over the place, on February 10th there will be an event called “A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” at the White House, with Bob Dylan and a smorgasbord of other artists performing. It is to be emceed by Morgan Freeman and Queen Latifah. Interesting, perhaps, is the clip below of Morgan Freeman talking to Mike Wallace of CBS on his attitude towards “Black History Month” and his idea on how to end racism.
  • 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...
  • Four Men, a Counter and Soon, Revolution

    01/31/2010 5:17:14 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies · 1,377+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2010 | Edward Rothstein
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The sign still says “F. W. Woolworth Co.” in bright gold letters running across the building on South Elm Street, just as it did 50 years ago. And within that two-story structure, the same stainless steel dumbwaiters and commercial appliances line the mirrored walls. The lunch counter, which includes a bowling-alley-long tabletop that must dwarf any currently in use, is largely intact; the original chrome and vinyl chairs are still mounted in the floor. This site is an authentic, half-century-old relic, a remnant of the mundane, the insignificant, the quaint. But one of the achievements of the...
  • Political Activism, the Media & You

    05/03/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies · 373+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | Tina grazier
    Activism…when one or several special interest groups are given an exclusive voice, when all other voices are continuously dismissed or devalued, the cause of freedom and equality is lost and tyranny gains a strong foothold. In America this eventuality should invoke alarm, but in today’s politically correct environment dissenting voices are easily dismissed as the extreme fringe. In the absence of honorable gate keeping, the media and activism emerge as a force to be confronted and deterred.
  • Whites - Don't Deserve a White History Month

    02/27/2009 11:43:46 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 219 replies · 8,347+ views
    My Nissan Frontier | 02/27/2009 | Reuters
    So here I was - taking my daughter to school this morning (She is a high school sophomore) and she was telling me of a discussion she and the other kids were having about Black History Month. One kid suggested that - to be fair - there should be a White History Month. He was quickly chastised; "Whites don't deserve a special history month due to the racial prejudices they've committed over the years". My daughter related some of the "Rosa Parks" types of incidents as evidence of why there should be no White History Month. It was early. I...
  • Phenix City Schools: Westview Elementary to host "A Salute to Barack Obama"

    02/26/2009 1:30:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 373+ views
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | February 26, 2009 | Sara Pauff
    Westview Elementary in Phenix City will host "A Salute to Barack Obama" tonight at 6 p.m. at the school on Ingersoll Drive. The program is part of the school's black history month celebration and will feature student performances, dances and skits. For more information on the program, contact the school at 334-298-4507 ************** Sara Pauff spauff@ledger-enquirer.com
  • Census records, genealogical research show forebears of Obama’s mother owned slaves

    02/17/2009 6:40:55 PM PST · by DBCJR · 90 replies · 4,943+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 2, 2007 | David Nitkin and Harry Merritt
    <p>Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate Obama Jr's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But, (quoting a Mar.2, 2007 report in the Baltimore Sun), "an intriguing sliver of his [Obama Jr.] family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records.</p>
  • 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...
  • Revisionist Black History Month

    02/02/2009 6:41:17 AM PST · by bocopar · 23 replies · 726+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 2/2/09 | Bob Parks
    This whopper deserves all the attention it can get. Again, it shows the ignorance and contempt of the electorate liberals depend on. Even TODAY on the Democrats.org website... Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That's why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws, and every law that protects workers. Most recently, Democrats stood together to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act. On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight. We support vigorous enforcement of existing laws, and remain committed to protecting fundamental civil rights in America. This is...
  • Racially Stacked New Deal

    02/28/2008 9:04:15 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 142+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 28, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Racially Stacked New Deal by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 28, 2008 Although academics routinely credit President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with ending the Great Depression, winning World War II and saving western civilization, the actual historical record does not augur in favor of any of these assertions. ... For one thing, Archie never used the N-word that Mr. Fireside Chat was all too comfortable with. Bruce Bartlett shows this side of the four-term president in his book Wrong On Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past. To be fair, unlike his mentor Woodrow Wilson, FDR did not act on these inclinations, although...
  • Progressive Segregation

    02/28/2008 7:22:33 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 133+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 28, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Progressive Segregation by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 28, 2008 Few presidents are as revered as Woodrow Wilson in academia. He was, after all, the last academic elected to America’s highest office.... As Black History month draws to a close, we should highlight a Wilsonian trend in policy that is relevant to both his national and international outlook—segregation. “I do approve of the segregation that is being attempted in several of the departments,” President Wilson wrote in his first year in office.... Economist Bruce Bartlett unearthed the Wilson missive in his new book Wrong On Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past......
  • Ted Nugent: Black pride can turn this tide

    02/24/2008 6:32:09 AM PST · by McLynnan · 34 replies · 448+ views
    Waco Tribune Herald ^ | 2/24/08 | Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent: Black pride can turn this tide Solemn challenge amid celebration By Ted Nugent, Texas Wildman Sunday, February 24, 2008 This month black Americans have much reason for pride and celebration. Black History Month showcases an American historical portrait that is fascinating and rich — a canvas graced with revered scholars, inventors, civic leaders, athletes, statesmen, entertainers and soldiers. Rosa Parks has always been my hero. I dedicated one of my platinum albums to her. Her brave, intelligent defiance embodies the American spirit that fuels my life. Her simple act of refusing to sit at the back of a...
  • The First Black President?

    02/21/2008 9:02:16 AM PST · by bs9021 · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 21, 2008 | Emmanuel Opati
    The First Black President? by: Emmanuel Opati, February 21, 2008 The rise of Barack Obama on the national political scene has inevitably rejuvenated a debate as to who was the first black President. Author Toni Morrison argued that, figuratively, Bill Clinton was the first black President; Lucas Morel believes otherwise. Lucas Morel, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, says that “to the contrary of Toni Morrison, Abraham Lincoln not William Jefferson Clinton was our first black President and deserves to be studied and celebrated as an integral contributor to black progress in American History.” “No American...
  • Rev. Peterson Speaks Up About Black History Month and Al Sharpton's White House Appearance

    02/14/2008 3:50:24 PM PST · by abigail2 · 41 replies · 144+ views
    BOND, Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny ^ | February 14, 2008 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Takes Issue With President Bush’s Black History Month Remarks and White House Appearance With Al Sharpton President George W. Bush used an annual White House ceremony recognizing Black History Month to denounce displays of nooses and jokes about lynching. The president’s remarks grew out of concern over increased reports of racial tensions. President Bush recognized several prominent black Americans and introduced Rev. Al Sharpton. The following is Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson’s statement about what transpired at the White House ceremony: “President Bush is a decent man and I voted for him twice, but I am disappointed...
  • Individual History Month Confronting the myth that a victory for one is a victory for all

    03/08/2007 8:57:37 PM PST · by Antonio Ciaccia · 4 replies · 295+ views
    The Ohio State Sentinel ^ | 3/7/07 | Antonio Ciaccia
    In 2003, the NFL adopted a policy introduced by its diversity committee that aimed at increasing minority representation in head coaching positions. Named after its creator, Pittsburgh Steelers owner, Dan Rooney, the "Rooney Rule" requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate before filling head coaching vacancies. Not only has minority coach representation increased from 2 to 6 since 2002, but this past month, for the first time ever, a black coach, Tony Dungy, won the Super Bowl. Analysts say that without the Rooney Rule, things like this would not happen. Following this, Rooney and his Steelers introduced Mike...
  • Is Black History Month getting diluted?

    02/20/2007 12:34:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 62 replies · 1,178+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/15/07 | ERIN TEXEIRA
    Black History Month: Come February, the now-familiar observance seems to inspire ever more — and ever more random — celebrations. The players are both big and small. Multinational corporations mount billboard campaigns, while community centers hold fashion shows and tourist spots highlight their connection to black history. But does saturation equal success? While the concept of Black History Month has been widely embraced in pop culture, it means some of the nation's most bitter history also is getting watered down into cliches or irrelevance. Some events have no historical tie-in at all — they're merely topics of interest to African-Americans....
  • Americans Divided Over Black History Month (MSN Asks: Do We Need It?)

    02/19/2007 9:22:51 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 74 replies · 2,176+ views
    MSN ^ | 2/19/07
    A poll of almost 10,000 Americans conducted in January shows there is no consensus on the topic of Black History Month. The survey, conducted by MSN and Zogby International, found that 43 percent of Americans believe setting one month of the year to focus on a racially defined observance is a token gesture, while 39 percent say that is an opportunity to raise awareness of African-American history and accomplishments (18 percent are not sure). Is it, as one scholar wrote in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, "simply a guilt-driven public relations scam to pacify blacks who otherwise receive...
  • Student Accused In Stabbing School Employees (Upset about lack of black history classes)

    02/03/2007 4:04:09 PM PST · by Rodney Kings Brain · 43 replies · 1,850+ views
    CBS4 News ^ | Feb. 2nd, 2007 | Carey Codd
    (CBS4) COCONUT CREEK Investigators say Kevin Mair, 25, of Plantation walked into his classroom Friday morning at Atlantic Technical Center in Coconut Creek using a cane and wearing the types of headphones used in a gun range. Surveillance tape was released by the police showing the suspect approaching one person and that person doubling over. They say he became agitated and displeased about the lack of black history courses being taught. (February is Black History Month.) The teacher asked Mair to leave and called for staff assistance. Broward school spokesman, Keith Bromery, said the student – who is an adult...
  • Memorial eyed for slaves who helped build Capitol

    02/28/2006 7:19:56 PM PST · by LouAvul · 27 replies · 517+ views
    yahoo ^ | 2-28-06
    The statue crowning the U.S. Capitol is called "Freedom." Yet it was a black slave who figured out how to coax apart the 19˝-foot, 15,000-pound plaster statue so it could be cast in bronze and rejoined atop the dome. Slaves, in fact, helped build much of the building and grounds of Congress, their owners earning $5 per month for their work. Ed Hotaling, a retired TV reporter in Washington, was among the first to widely publicize this in a report in 2000. Following Hotaling's lead, a task force is planning a permanent memorial to the hundreds of slaves who helped...