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  • Jury awards $4 million to ex-Black Panther Elaine Brown

    01/09/2018 6:24:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2018 5:05 PM EST
    A Northern California jury awarded more than $4 million in punitive damages to a former leader of the Black Panthers who was injured after an Oakland councilwoman punched and pushed her during an argument over housing. The jury found Oakland councilwoman Desley Brooks should pay $550,000 to Elaine Brown, who was injured after Brooks pushed her during a 2015 confrontation at a restaurant. The same jury last month found that Brooks was acting as a city employee and decided Oakland should pay Brown $3.8 million in damages, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. […] The jury said the former Black...
  • Kaepernick: Indians and Blacks Have the Same Fight

    11/24/2017 6:02:34 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/24/2017 | Daily Mail Reporter
    NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick spent the holiday celebrating with crowds at the annual Indigenous People Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island. "I realize that our fight is the same fight. We're all fighting for our justice, for our freedom, and realizing that we're in this fight together makes it all the more powerful."
  • Idiot Kaepernick is an outright cop-killers-supporting communist

    11/20/2017 6:52:02 AM PST · by ETL · 31 replies
    various sources (links included) | Nov 20, 2017 | various authors
    I'm sure most if not everyone here already knows this, I just wanted to share some new stuff I personally learned earlier today regarding the shirts he wears at his press conferences. I've added the new pieces onto the things that I've previously posted here. Kaepernick social media posts laud Black Lives Matter, Black Panthers,... August 30, 2016 FoxNews.com “'History!' Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15 [2015], when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.Kaepernick has posted 170 photos or videos on his Instagram account in the four years since he created it. Most of his...
  • Trump halts National Park Service $100K plan to honor Black Panthers

    10/24/2017 7:12:49 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    The Rebel ^ | 10-24-2017 | John Cardillo
    The U.S. National Park Service almost spent nearly $100,000 of taxpayer dollars to honor the Black Panther Party, a group whose leadership killed law enforcement officers, and a group that the FBI acknowledged wanted to use violence and guerilla tactics to overthrow the United States Government.
  • Park Service Cancels Funding for Project ‘Honoring Legacy’ of Black Panther Party

    10/24/2017 5:35:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/24/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Fraternal Order of Police, the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers with over 330,000 members, sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week expressing “outrage and shock” that the National Park Service would fund a project honoring the legacy of the Black Panther Party. “Mr. President, as far as we are concerned the only meaning they brought to any lives was grief to the families of their victims,” wrote Chuck Canterbury, the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police. “According to our research, members of this militant anti-American group murdered 16 law enforcement officers over the...
  • NFL Black Power

    10/02/2017 8:23:09 AM PDT · by cjmogoll · 35 replies
    Cam Newton throws up the Black Power sign after a touchdown. Should the NFL suspend or fine him?
  • Donald Trump is the First White President (Mega Barf Alert)

    09/07/2017 9:34:03 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2017 Issue | TA-NEHISI COATES
    IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it. Once upon the field, these men became soldiers, statesmen, and scholars; held court in Paris; presided at Princeton; advanced into the...
  • Charlottesville Vice-Mayor calls Trump “45,” doesn’t deserve title “President Trump”

    08/15/2017 10:04:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on CNN this morning, Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy repeatedly referred to President Trump as “45.” Host Chris Cuomo eventually asked him about it, to which he responded: “That’s just what I call him. I believe that when he begins to act as if he deserves to be in that office, and leads in terms of unifying people, then he will deserve the name of President Trump. But at this point, I believe that he has not done the things in regards to bringing this country together.” View the video here.
  • 47 Years of Racial Healing

    07/25/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-25-17 | MOTUS
    I’ve decided to reread a Tom Wolfe book during my week away from fake news. But which one? He’s such a prolific writer and the choices span both genres and generations: Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff, From Bauhaus to Our House…since I just reread - and reported on - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test last year, during The Occupation, so that’s out: Interestingly, what was “new” journalism then – injecting yourself into the story and relating the facts as you  fancifully see fit, is now just journalism. Once the purview of Fine Arts and English programs, non-fiction today...
  • New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case [politicizing justice and lib. bias not new]

    06/10/2017 4:48:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    wikipedia.org ^ | wikipedia.org | wikipedia.org
    Following their decision to narrow the scope of the case to an injunction against Minister King Shabazz, a spokesman for the Department of Justice stated that "Claims were dismissed against the other defendants based on a careful assessment of the facts and the law."[3] The Department of Justice also stated that the "facts and the law did not support pursuing the claims against three of the defendants", and that "As a result, the department dismissed those claims."[16] Questions about the validity of this explanation have served as the basis for subsequent controversy over the case, which has been investigated by...
  • Gunman found dead after shooting medic in Old East Dallas had long rap sheet, once led local Black P

    05/01/2017 9:02:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    <p>A standoff with a gunman who shot a neighbor and critically wounded a Dallas firefighter-paramedic who came to his rescue ended Monday afternoon when a police robot entered an Old East Dallas home to find the shooter and a second victim dead. Derick Lamont Brown from an October 2016 mugshot. Derick Lamont Brown from an October 2016 mugshot.</p>
  • Angela Davis attacks Israel, prisons in speech at GW

    04/02/2017 5:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 31, 2017 | Kara Zupkus
    Former Communist Party USA leader and Black Panther Party member Angela Davis spoke at The George Washington University Monday, arguing for “the abolition of the prison” and criticizing “Israel’s ethnic cleansing strategies.” Her speech, titled “Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Why Movements for Social Justice Should Support Palestine," was sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, the GW Black Student Union, and the GW Feminist Student Union, and marked the beginning of SJP’S Palestine Awareness Week, which is meant to promote “awareness to the occupation of Palestine," according to member Kei Pritsker. As Davis began, she asked the audience to...
  • Officials: Mumia Abu-Jamal to receive hepatitis C drug

    03/31/2017 6:47:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2017 6:11 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania prison officials say they will soon begin giving expensive new medication to former death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal to treat his hepatitis C infection. The Department of Corrections told a federal judge Friday that Abu-Jamal will be treated with an antiviral medication that can cost $50,000 to $60,000 per patient. Treatment will start next week. …
  • Lynne Stewart, lawyer who represented blind sheik, Black Panthers, dead at 77

    03/08/2017 11:04:46 AM PST · by DFG · 51 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 03/08/2017 | AP
    An outspoken New York civil rights lawyer who represented clients ranging from small-time criminals to radicals and was released early from prison three years ago because she was expected to die of cancer has died. Lynne Feltham Stewart was 77. Her husband, Ralph Poynter, says Stewart died Tuesday in the Brooklyn home where she lived after receiving a "compassionate release" from prison in January 2014. Stewart was disbarred after she was convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with followers.
  • Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

    02/13/2017 7:43:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush On Aug. 4, 2016, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush was pulled over in Bronzeville. He was let go without a ticket being issued, but later filed a complaint with IPRA alleging racial profiling. This video contains body cam footage from one of the officers that Rush filed the complaint against. (Source: CPD) Chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the department's Bureau of Internal Affairs found that the two Wentworth District officers acted properly because they had probable cause to make the stop. Earlier that day, officers at roll...
  • Black Panthers Disarmed By Tactical Officers At NC Courthouse

    02/01/2017 5:33:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | Bob Owens
    The Revolutionary Black Panther Party pledged legal action Sunday against local officials for their response to a planned armed march at a news conference interrupted when law enforcement officers arrived to remove their weapons. The news conference was taking place on the steps of the New Hanover County Courthouse when members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department arrived. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Donald Warnick told party leader Dr. Alli Muhammad they were not allowed to have their weapons on courthouse property. Tensions heightened when some party members noticed officers with the Wilmington...
  • Democrats in sad shape: Power deficit as Trump era begins

    01/19/2017 10:05:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2017 3:59 PM EST | Bill Barrow and Mary Clare Jalonick
    Democrats begin the Donald Trump presidency in sad shape. They lack a clear power base, they’ve got no distinct national leader, and party brokers are searching for a formula to counter the new Republican-dominated government and figure out how to win again. It’s a curious and dispiriting position for a party that has led the national popular vote six out of the past seven presidential elections. Yet Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College count, while Republicans maintained their largest House majority since 1928 and kept control of the Senate — with 2018 advantages that offer the potential of a Senate...
  • Ex-Black Panther GRILLS ‘Illegitimate Congressman’ John Lewis — ‘A Little Girl (T)

    01/17/2017 6:43:48 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/16/2017 | Christian Datoc
    Mason Weaver told Tucker Carlson Monday night that Georgia Democrat John Lewis is an “illegitimate congressman.” “He has done nothing,” the former Black Panther told Carlson on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “John Lewis, bless his heart — it took courage to do what he did in his early life. What he has done now, he has turned himself to his enemy.” Weaver compared Lewis to “a little girl being beaten by Daddy and joins Daddy,” and “a woman beaten by her husband who joins the husband.” “He has joined the enemy.” John Lewis (D-GA), Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Weaver proclaimed...
  • Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

    01/17/2017 3:15:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Dave Boyer
    The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesn’t call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio César Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations. Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obama’s policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in...
  • Colin Kaepernick just started a Black Panther-inspired youth camp to teach kids to fight oppression

    12/03/2016 10:11:20 AM PST · by blackbetty59 · 102 replies
    San Francisco Bay View ^ | Claire Bernish
    Oakland – After earning both soaring praise and burning ire for sitting out the national anthem, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has turned his protest against police brutality into a positive force for change – by opening an education-based camp to empower kids.