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  • Georgia Official Refuses Bible, Takes Oath of Office on ‘Autobiography of Malcolm X’

    06/11/2018 10:40:48 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 46 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 06/09/2018 | Randy DeSoto
    A commissioner elected last month in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, chose to be sworn into office this week placing her hand on a copy of Alex Haley’s “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” rather than the Bible, while lifting her right hand in a fist.
  • Black Political Power Means Zilch

    04/11/2018 8:50:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    It's often thought to be beyond question that black political power is necessary for economic power and enhanced socio-economic welfare. That's an idea that lends itself to testing and analysis.Between 1970 and 2012, the number of black elected officials rose from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000. Plus, a black man was elected to the presidency twice. Jason Riley, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells how this surge in political power has had little beneficial impact on the black community.In a PragerU video, "Blacks in Power Don't Empower Blacks," Riley says the conventional wisdom was based on the...
  • Speaking Truth to Power

    11/30/2017 5:23:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-30-17 | MOTUS
    Power’s most current interlocutor, Denzel Washington:  In an interview, Washington told The Grio where positive change in the black community needs to start: "It starts in the home," the actor said. He went on to argue: If the father is not in the home the boy will find a father in the streets. I saw it in my generation and every generation before me, and every one since. Washington isn't talking about boys finding a literal father figure to guide them on the right path. He's talking about the streets themselves raising kids, and that path is nothing but trouble:...
  • Lightning forward J.T. Brown raises fist during national anthem (NHL)

    10/08/2017 8:31:34 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 7, 2017 | ESPN news services
    SUNRISE, Fla -- Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown raised his right fist during the playing of the national anthem before the team's first road game of the season. It is the first known demonstration of any kind during the anthem in an NHL regular-season game. The NHL has no rules governing what players must do during the national anthem.
  • Chicago Police Officers Discplined for Taking a Knee in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick

    09/26/2017 7:18:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 9/26/2017 | Tom Porter
    Chicago Police Officers Discplined for Taking a Knee in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick By Tom Porter On 9/26/17 at 5:25 AM Two Chicago police officers who kneeled alongside an activist in a social media photograph that went viral will face disciplinary action for making a political statement while in uniform, a department spokesman said. Activist Aleta Clarke posted the photo on Instagram Sunday, showing two police officers kneeling alongside her, with all three raising their fists. In her caption to the photo with the officers, Clarke, who posts on Instagram under the name @englewoodbarbie, wrote “That Moment when you walk...
  • Rizzo statue defaced with 'Black Power' message; suspect in custody

    08/18/2017 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 08/18/2017 | TIRDAD DERAKHSHANI
    Police arrested one man early Friday in connection with a spray-painted message intended to deface the statue of former Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo outside the Municipal Services Building. The suspect is a 40-year-old man from Germantown, according to a police source. He was expected to be charged with criminal mischief, institutional vandalism, and possession of an instrument of crime. The full identity of the suspect was being withheld Friday morning pending charges. The statue was defaced late Thursday with the message “Black Power” spray-painted
  • Raised-fist Olympians punished in 1968 will be received at White House (barf alert)

    09/27/2016 6:22:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/25/2016 | Sharon Bernstein and Alex Dobuzinskis
    Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the two African-American athletes sent home from the 1968 Olympic Games for their raised-fist protest on the medal podium, will receive a long-awaited moment of redemption at a U.S. team event at the White House this week. The two were invited by the U.S. Olympic Committee to attend a gala dinner on Wednesday in Washington honoring the 2016 Olympic team and accompany the team to meet President Barack Obama at the White House the following day, Carlos told Reuters on Sunday. The image of Smith and Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter track...
  • Glenn Beck: Empathy for Black Lives Matter

    09/07/2016 10:44:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2016 | Glenn Beck
    In a recent speech to a group of conservatives, I made what I thought was a relatively uncontroversial point about the commonalities between Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter activists. I thought this was a simple idea, but the criticism was immediate and sharp: How dare I try to understand the “other side”? But as people, wouldn’t we all benefit from trying to empathize with people we disagree with?
  • Black Lives Matter’s Dark Ties

    07/09/2016 10:38:32 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 8 July 2016 | Spencer Hill
    If the killings of 5 police officers in Dallas, Texas have shown us anything, it’s that violence breeds more violence, and extremism is a recipe to tear a national conscious apart. Black Lives Matter is seen by some as a modern Civil Rights movement where activists seek justice and reform by protest and activism. Issues such as police brutality, inconsistencies in the justice system, and broader inequality within the nation, are topics BLM has painted as crises for the country. The Black Lives Matter organization undermines any opportunity to seek meaningful reform on the issue of police use-of-force by instead...
  • THE SHOOTER: Here's what is known about Micah Johnson, who police say was the Dallas sniper [Hassen]

    07/08/2016 8:17:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 8, 2016
    Johnson's Facebook page, confirmed by a federal law enforcement official, shows Johnson chose as his primary picture an image of himself raising a single fist in the air, a symbol associated with the Black Power movement of the 1960s. He also posted a similar image of a fist with the text, "Black Power." The profile also contains a picture of him and Richard Griffin, of the rap group Public Enemy — a point police noted in a statement about the case. "The suspect's Facebook account included the following names and information: Fahed Hassen, Richard GRIFFIN aka Professor Griff, GRIFFIN embraces...
  • Dallas 7-Eleven Store Looted By Black Lives Matter Protesters Who Taunted Cops...

    07/08/2016 3:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    Getaway Pundit ^ | July 8, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Full title: Dallas 7-Eleven Store Looted By Black Lives Matter Protesters Who Taunted Cops After Massacre of Police Officers A Dallas 7-Eleven store was looted and a news crew threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters after the massacre of Dallas police officers Thursday night. Incredibly, the protesters were taunting police who were called to protect the store. WFAA-TV reported from the 7-Eleven that their news crew was threatened by the protesters and had to move theor vehicles after protesters poured beer and alcohol on their cars.
  • Drudge Headline:FEDS, DALLAS PD WITHHOLD INFO ON SUSPECTS FROM PUBLIC... DEVELOPING...

    07/08/2016 5:17:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 230 replies
    http://www.drudgereport.com/ ^ | July 8, 2016 | Drudge
    FEDS, DALLAS PD WITHHOLD INFO ON SUSPECTS FROM PUBLIC... DEVELOPING...
  • A Texas paramilitary style group is organized in response to police brutality

    07/08/2016 8:34:47 AM PDT · by nralife · 27 replies
    Truth In Media ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | By Zach McAuliffe -
    A Texas paramilitary style group is organized in response to police brutality Police brutality has been in the majority of headlines over the past few months, but an organization in Dallas, Texas is responding with their own citizen patrols. The Huey P. Newton Gun Club is a group which has united five Dallas paramilitary groups, all of which consist of black and Hispanic members, and their goal is to speak out on issues of police brutality in minority communities. Charles Goodson, a 31-year-old Dallas local, and Darren X, a 48-year-old national field marshal for the New Black Panther Party, founded...
  • CNN In Texas, 1 million people have handgun permits

    07/08/2016 7:51:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie, CNN
    In Texas, 1 million people have handgun permits Sheena McKenzie At a protest against police violence in Dallas, a young man wanders the streets with a gun casually slung over his shoulder. The hefty weapon hangs all the way from his hip to his ankle, apparently barely raising the eyebrows of passersby. A few hours after the Dallas shooting, local police posted a photo of the man on Twitter, saying: "This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!" Videos later emerged online purportedly showing the man peacefully walking in the crowd during the shooting. The original tweet...
  • Dallas police shooting: 'Black Power group' claims responsibility

    07/08/2016 6:52:37 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 85 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 7/8/16 | Richard Wheatstone
    "More Will Be Assassinated In The Coming Days! Do You Like The Work Of Our Assassins? Get Your Own Sniper" read a post on the Black Power Political Organisation Facebook account A self-proclaimed black power group appears to have claimed responsibility for the assassinations of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. Five officers were gunned down by at least two shooters who picked out officers from an 'elevated position' - believed to be a multi-storey car park. It came in the week of public outrage over the deaths of two black men shot by police....
  • Susan Rice Tells College Grads There Are Too Many White People in Top Government Posts

    05/14/2016 4:08:46 AM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 12, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Speaking to graduates of Florida International University, White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice lamented on Wednesday that there are too many white people in top government positions. The lack of diversity, she added, puts our nation at risk because they all think alike. Referring to criticism that the U.S. national security workforce is “white, male and Yale,” Ms. Rice told the graduates, “In the halls of power, in the faces of our national security leaders, America is still not fully reflected.”
  • West Point won’t punish cadets who posed with raised fists

    05/11/2016 9:15:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The 16 black West Point cadets who caused a stir after posing for a photograph with raised fists won’t be disciplined over the image, the U.S. Military Academy said Tuesday. An internal investigation launched after the snapshot surfaced online has ended with authorities deciding not to discipline the cadets, but to offer them additional counseling ahead of their graduation on May 21, West Point’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., said in a letter to the academy’s student body this week. “While the inquiry did not find that these cadets violated a policy or regulation, it did determine that they...
  • White House proud of West Point cadets in black pride photo

    05/10/2016 11:13:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House refused Tuesday to criticize black female West Point cadets who posed for a photo giving a black-pride gesture, saying only that President Obama is proud of the class of 2016. White House press secretary Josh Earnest acknowledged the photo “has generated some discussions about race relations in our country.” “But the real focus should be on the tremendous accomplishments of these cadets,” Mr. Earnest said. “I’m not going to try to divine the message that those cadets were attempting to send.”
  • Sick Hate Tweets Against Nancy Reagan Expose Left's Deadly Agenda

    03/07/2016 9:48:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 7, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    The firehose of bile from Twitter users at the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan on Sunday reveals the success of leftist radicals attempts to rewrite the facts of the War on Drugs, the program put into place by Ronald Reagan with the support of Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign. That revisionist history is a key component of the current “mass incarceration” movement that is aimed at not just putting dangerous felons back on the street, but in turning them into both foot soldiers in the revolution and a voting bloc for Democrats.
  • Thousands of 'freedom fighters' in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference

    07/26/2015 2:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jane Morice
    Attendees of the Convening's opening ceremony raise their fists as a symbol of power during an organizer's speech.Activists from across the nation converged in Cleveland this weekend for a conference meant to draw national attention to police brutality and race relations in the wake of a number of incidents involving police and black Americans. The National Convening of the Movement for Black Lives began Friday at Cleveland State University where activists will attend sessions that range from viewing films to open discussions on topics that highlight issues that affect all aspects of black culture. The conference is happening amid an...