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  • Planned Parenthood Acknowledges Its ‘Racist Roots’ and Eugenics of Founder Margaret Sanger

    03/01/2018 8:23:56 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/1/2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    In an unusual display of self-criticism, a Planned Parenthood student group at the University of Florida hosted an event Wednesday to discuss the racist roots of the organization as well as the eugenics of founder Margaret Sanger. “Come join Planned Parenthood Generation Action for a panel discussion on the racist roots of Planned Parenthood during Black History Month,” read the Facebook announcement of the event bearing the title “Decolonizing Sexual Health.” “Our subject is addressing the racist roots of the birth control movement, specifically pertaining to the influence of eugenics,” the post continues. “Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder, is a...
  • Black student complaint about Black History Month menu gets black employees canned

    02/24/2018 12:10:39 PM PST · by bitt · 95 replies
    the college fix ^ | 2/24/2018 | dave huber
    This sort of racial damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t story appears every year during Black History Month: A student at New York University was aghast that a dining hall had planned to serve barbecue ribs, corn bread, collard greens, Kool-Aid, and — uh oh — watermelon-flavored water in honor of the celebration. According to The New York Times, sophomore Nia Harris, who’s black, “sought an explanation” about the menu from the head cook of Weinstein Passport Dining Hall. In an email to NYU officials (a copy of which was also posted to Facebook), Harris alleges the cook “dismissed” her concerns, saying the Kool-Aid...
  • What Left-Wing Educators Don't Teach During 'Black History Month'

    02/15/2018 6:12:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2018 | Larry Elder
    When will Black History Month be ... history? Apart from the bizarre notion that educators should set aside one month to salute the historical achievements of one race apart from and above the historical achievements of other races, Black History Month appears to omit a lot of black history. About slavery, do our mostly left-wing educators teach that slavery was not unique to America and is as old as humankind? As economist and author Thomas Sowell says: "More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies...
  • Black History Month

    02/14/2018 6:20:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Carter G. Woodson, noted scholar, historian and educator, created "Negro History Week" in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976. Woodson chose February because it coincided with the birthdays of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Americans should be proud of the tremendous gains made since emancipation. Black Americans, as a group, have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in mankind's history. What's the evidence? If one totaled black income and thought of us as a separate nation with our own gross...
  • Was the Real Lone Ranger a Black Man?

    02/11/2018 2:02:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    History ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2018 | THAD MORGAN
    On a riverbank in Texas, a master of disguise waited patiently with his accomplice, hoping that his target, an infamous horse thief, would show himself on the trail. After four days, the hunch paid off, when the bandit unwittingly walked towards the man who haunted the outlaws of the Old West. Springing from the bushes, the cowboy confronted his frightened mark with a warrant. As the desperado reached for his weapon as a last ditch effort, the lawman shot him down before his gun could leave his side. Though the quick-draw tale may sound like an adventure of the Lone...
  • Black Cowboy Museum Reveals Hidden Heritage in Rosenberg

    02/11/2018 1:39:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KHOU11 ^ | February 7, 2018 | Larry Seward
    Years after the former rodeo roper turned country singer lost his voice, LarryCallies stumbled into his past. Records from plantation days revealed connections between his slave ancestors and a white east Texas minister who had kids with slaves, uncovering hidden history became his passion.Larry Callies owns history with a collection of boots, buckles, stirrups, photos and more on display at the Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg. “I just don’t like to lose my heritage,” he said. “I don’t like to lose things that we used to have. I brought a lot of stuff from me just picking stuff up.” Years...
  • Learning From Black History

    02/01/2018 5:57:59 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 5 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/3/02 | Bob Parks
    It’s February and we ring in another Black History Month. So, what have blacks learned from our history? As a black Republican and former congressional candidate from Southern California, I am dismayed to this day as to our lack of representation on Capitol Hill, and the ineffective nature of our local representation. Of the more than five hundred congresspersons and senators in Washington D.C., there is only one black Republican on Capitol Hill. And it is understandable why we find ourselves in this predicament. And forgive me if I jump around. I have issues.
  • Black History Month Is Over…And

    02/28/2017 11:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2017 | Allen West
    At the beginning of the month, I wrote a missive entitled “It’s Black History Month…and” for Townhall. The purpose was to set the stage to see what vital policies affecting the black community would be addressed in this focus month. And so I will revisit the issue since Black History Month, 2017, is over. I am quite sure there will be much to say about Viola Davis winning an Oscar for her screen performance, but what recognition or reward do struggling black Mothers get? And I am not talking about a welfare check and section eight housing. Consider the recognition...
  • Frederick Douglas, An Alternative Truth

    02/13/2017 11:52:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    Who was Frederick Douglass? More importantly, why does Frederick Douglass matter to today’s America? The above questions are not merely rhetorical, as the recent controversy surrounding President Trump’s Black History Month statement illustrate. “Frederick Douglass,” Trump said, “is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” The mainstream media have caste Trump’s curious mixture of both past and present tenses – ‘who’s done’ (past) vs. ‘is being recognized’ (present) - as an incongruous construction at best, and at worst as a clueless invocation of one of America’s most beloved and...
  • As Oscar Cameo Reaction Proves, Unrepentant Stacey Dash Is Worth Every Penny Fox News Pays Her

    02/29/2016 1:30:41 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | | 12:15 pm, February 29th, 2016 | Joe Concha
    If you cover media and particularly cable news long enough, you realize certain on-air folks check off certain boxes. Example: CNN’s Jake Tapper is one of the few hosts out there who checks off the objectivity box. Myopic liberals accuse him of being a secret conservative, myopic conservatives accuse him of cow-towing to liberals. Those with some level of lucidity see Tapper as simply a curious journalist who asks probing questions regardless of political party/alliance of the interviewee. Others who check off this box are Fox’s Chris Wallace and NBC’s Lester Holt. Another box in the broadcast news business is...
  • 'I am so happy': 106-year-old woman dances with joy as she meets Obama

    02/24/2016 5:53:14 AM PST · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    CTV News ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 | Staff
    Virginia McLaurin may be 106 years old, but that didn’t stop her from breaking into a jig of excitement as she finally met with U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Sunday.McLaurin was so excited to finally have the chance to travel to the White House that she threw her arms into the air and began to dance as she shook the president's hand."I tell you, I am so happy," the diminutive but bubbly centenarian told the Obamas as they posed for photos."A black president. A black wife. And I'm here to celebrate black history. That's what I'm here...
  • Chicago Black Lives Matter activist declines White House invitation

    02/19/2016 3:16:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/19/2016 | Dawn Rhodes
    A Chicago activist turned down an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday prior to the annual White House Black History Month reception. Aislinn Pulley, who co-founded Black Lives Matter: Chicago, was among about 20 people invited to what the White House billed as an intergenerational meeting of black leaders to discuss criminal justice reform throughout the U.S., according to a White House official. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch also was expected to attend the event Thursday afternoon. Other invitees included the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Cornell Brooks, University of Missouri student organizer DeShaunya Ware and DeRay...
  • Famed Voting Rights/Anti-Poverty Activist Fannie Lou Hamer Called Abortion "Genocide"

    02/09/2016 7:33:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    Black History Month should be a time of celebration of achievements and honest reflection on the impediments to freedom for all. Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer is one of many who broke through the generational shackles of poverty to live a life devoted to helping free others from the same bondage. Hamer was born into poverty in 1917 (the youngest of 20 children), which according to Planned Parenthood's philosophy, was a circumstance worthy of eliminating her. Since the age of 6, she worked in the cotton fields with her sharecropping family and was forced to leave school at the...
  • Stacey Dash calls for elimination of Black History Month & awards that celebrate African-Americans

    01/20/2016 3:44:17 PM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 20, 2016
    The African-American actress went so far as to call for the abolition of Black History Month and any other institution celebrating racial differences — even as the uproar over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees is building. “We have to make up our minds,” the actress-turned-conservative-pundit said on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends.” “Either we want to have segregation or integration. And if we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you're only awarded if you're black.
  • Family Pulls Daughter from School After ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Included in Event

    03/19/2015 3:51:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 19, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Two parents told Fox & Friends Thursday morning that a Black History Month event at their daughter’s Washington, D.C. school turned “anti-cop” when an act addressed Ferguson, to the point that they pulled their daughter. Their daughter was singing in the choir (featuring a Motown medley, natch), when mother Rebecca said she noticed the inclusion of slogans from the Ferguson and Eric Garner protests. “Everywhere that we looked were high school students wearing shirts that said ‘black lives matter,’ ‘I can’t breathe,’” she said, in the clip first spotted by TPM. “As I was flipping through the program it had...
  • 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...
  • George Washington, Slave Catcher

    02/16/2015 4:36:11 PM PST · by dennisw · 101 replies
    nytimes ^ | feb 16, 2015 | By ERICA ARMSTRONG DUNBARFEB
    When he was 11 years old, Washington inherited 10 slaves from his father’s estate. He continued to acquire slaves — some through the death of family members and others through direct purchase. Washington’s cache of enslaved people peaked in 1759 when he married the wealthy widow Martha Dandridge Custis. His new wife brought more than 80 slaves to the estate at Mount Vernon. On the eve of the American Revolution, nearly 150 souls were counted as part of the property there. In 1789, Washington became the first president of the United States, a planter president who used and sanctioned black...
  • February: Annual White America Sucks Month

    02/11/2015 7:27:25 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Bashing white America and stirring the pot of racial discord has become in vogue all year round. But every February, the usual suspects (race profiteers and America haters) use Black History Month to double down on their rhetoric. Their operatives who control our public schools lay guilt trips on white students for being white while teaching blacks kids to feel victimized and resentful. White America is once again beat over the head with slavery as liberals argue the need for federal government payback (reparations). In a nutshell, the Left's annual message is America is still racist and owes blacks, big...
  • Anna Duggar Causes “Controversy” Over Black History Month Tweet

    02/10/2015 10:32:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    Anna Duggar has done it now. Online "entertainment" news sites are up in arms that a woman would actually express her…gasp…opinion via Twitter! The Duggars are known for being unapologetically pro-life, and they are absurdly hated by those who rabidly defend a choice their mothers never made (ironically being alive to spew their pro-abortion nonsense). What did Anna do that has E! Online, RadarOnline, FishWrapper, InTouchWeekly and even Mommyish and Opposing Views so riled? She retweeted a Black History Month meme that I created and posted, via The Radiance Foundation, to highlight abortion’s devastating impact in the black community. “Human...
  • Nike Sells Black Sneakers to Celebrate Black History Month

    01/08/2015 12:18:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Nike celebrates Black History Month by selling black sneakers. Surely the folks at Converse bang their Chuck Taylors against their foreheads for not coming up with this idea that the world has patiently waited 4.6 billion years for. “Sport is an incredible platform to inspire and encourage positive social change,” the unfortunately named Michael Jackson, Nike’s vice president and general manager of Global Basketball, informs. “Our 2015 Black History Month Collection honors and celebrates the athletes and leaders who have influenced global culture and have paved the way for our next generation.”