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  • Beating the Racism Card

    09/20/2011 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2011 | J.R. Dunn, Consulting Editor
    Obama is finished. It's not so much the past six weeks, rough as they were, as his own actions and responses that have finished him...........These were not the actions of a leader, a statesman, or even an adult. They will be neither forgiven nor forgotten. It's hard to see how he recovers from any of this. (And this is not even to mention the unfolding Solyndra, LightSquared, and Fast and Furious scandals; add the AttackWatch debacle and my cup runneth over.) He has no shred of reputation left to build on, no reservoir of goodwill to draw from. His approval...
  • CBC’s Cleaver Admits: If Obama Wasn’t President, Black Caucus ‘Would Be Marching on the White House’

    09/20/2011 9:33:02 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | Sept 20 2011 | Bryan Preston
    What’s the most obvious difference between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.” Rather than march...
  • American Powder Keg: Black Panther Chairman Declares “The Hour of War Is At Hand”

    09/17/2011 8:18:41 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 134 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 9/17/11 | Mac Slavo
    As you watch the following short speech from Black Panther National Chairman Malik Shabazz, consider that, while you may disagree with his solutions to the problems or where he places some of the blame, his core message is very similar to those of others that are fed up with what’s going on in this country. Our message to the State Department, our message to the CIA, our message to Homeland Security, our message to the government today, is that your enemy is not our enemy. Your enemy in Afghanistan, your enemy in Iran, your enemy that you are bombing in...
  • Hiring of white woman to help oversee Africville Heritage Trust sparks uproar [Halifax, Nova Scotia]

    09/17/2011 2:48:07 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 9/17/11 | John Lewandowski
    HALIFAX - The hiring of a white woman as executive director of the Africville Heritage Trust, a body created to redress the destruction of a Halifax-area black community in the 1960s, has generated a polarizing debate on race. Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a Halifax lawyer and human rights activist, is calling for the dismissal of Carole Nixon after she was recently hired to help oversee the trust. Jones said he believes the hiring process was flawed because the job wasn't widely advertised and that Nixon's hiring ignored the sensitivities of some in the local black community. "How could a white woman...
  • Motive Unclear In Attack By Group Of Teens On 16th Street Mall ( Denver )

    09/16/2011 8:06:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 73 replies
    CBS 4 ^ | September 15, 2011
    DENVER – Police are asking for the public’s help tracking down a large group of violent teenagers. They say 10 to 15 young people — described as black or Hispanic and both male and female — attacked four white men on the 16th Street Mall at about 10:45 p.m. on Sunday. Denver police say the men were standing on the mall near Arapahoe when they were approached by the group. After a conversation, the group turned violent and they attacked the men. ... In 2009 a similar series of attacks took place near downtown, on the 16th Street Mall and...
  • Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    09/01/2011 11:34:40 AM PDT · by americanophile · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/31/11 | JAKE SHERMAN
    A top lawmaker in the Congressional Black Caucus says tea partiers on Capitol Hill would like to see African-Americans hanging from trees and accuses the movement of wishing for a return to the Jim Crow era. Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree.” Carson also said the tea...
  • A Violent Racist Game Claims More Victims

    09/01/2011 12:21:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2011 | John T. Bennett
    One man was stomped to death and another man nearly killed in a racist amusement called the "knock-out game," currently being played by black teenagers. The victims were both white, and that fact needs to be raised in our national conversation about race. PC disclaimer: only a tiny fraction of blacks play this game, and the vast majority of blacks do not condone violence of any kind. With that established, consider the facts: Half-brothers Elliott T. Murphy, 18, and Deonta "Fuss" Johnson, 16, were recently convicted of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the heinous stomping death of 61-year-old...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Media Conceal True Nature of “Flash Mob” Racial Violence

    08/19/2011 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Harry Callahan SFPD · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | August 18, 2011 | John Bennett
    At the Wisconsin State fair, groups of black teens numbering anywhere from 25 to 100 “were targeting anyone who was white or appeared to look white,” and beating them, according to the local police chief. At least 18 people were injured, and 30 have been arrested.
  • Obama Sets Up America for Helter Skelter 2012 Summer

    08/17/2011 6:53:07 AM PDT · by OneVike · 67 replies
    News Blaze ^ | 8/17/11 | Chuck Ness
    When Obama won the election against John McCain in 2008; he did so with a majority of the white vote. That's saying a lot considering the United States is the only nation on the planet whose citizens willingly elected, as their leader, a man who hails from the very class of people that was once considered only 3/4 human. So if we Americans have grown beyond our racist past, then why is the first black president going after communities across America because he believes they are racist for not having enough blacks and Hispanics living there? Why did Obama...
  • New 911 police tapes from Wisconsin State Fair released [ 25 black kids jump a park worker ]

    08/11/2011 11:54:43 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies ^ | Aug 11 2011 | By Mike Mullen
    <p>A huge fresh batch of 911 tapes has been released by the West Allis Police Department, shedding new light on the racially-fraught crime wave that gripped the Wisconsin State Fair last Thursday.</p> <p>"Hi I'm calling because my kids came from the state fair and they were attacked by a group of black people that opened the car door and started punching them," one woman tells the dispatcher.</p>
  • Questions Arise Over Whether 'Flash Mob' Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

    08/10/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 197 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2011 | fox news
    Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of "flash mob"-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders. The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who recently imposed a stricter curfew in response to the city's latest attack,...
  • American Tinderbox (Black "Flash Mobs" and the Coming Backlash)

    08/08/2011 3:14:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 156 replies · 1+ views
    The American Interest ^ | 8/7/2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    For some time now, residents of some US cities have noted occasional incidents of seemingly random, racially motivated violence in which young Black males are involved. The hot weather and bad economy seem to be combining to generate a small but possibly significant uptick this year. The national media are doing their best to avoid looking too closely at this disturbing phenomenon, and perhaps for good reason. What the United States doesn’t need is a media firestorm that triggers copycat violence. Nevertheless some attention should be paid.
  • Lloyd Marcus Responds to Black Tea Party Critic.

    08/07/2011 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 31 replies ^ | 8-7-2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Mr. Walter Smith included me in his list of email recipients. Here is an excerpt. “Does any one know Lloyd Marcus? Since when did African Americans become so equal that they could afford to support groups that are obviously anti-Black. Does he not know that a vote against Barack Obama is a vote against all African Americans?” Dear Mr. Smith. I usually delete hate mail from the left. Because your email did not begin with the typical calling me numerous expletives and the “n” word, I will reply. I find it amazing how blind you are regarding YOUR racism. You...
  • (WI) Scare at State Fair: witnesses describe mobs, including some claiming racially-charged attacks

    08/05/2011 5:12:57 AM PDT · by sbMKE · 256 replies
    WTMJ-4 Milwaukee ^ | 8/3/2011 | By Jay Sorgi and the WTMJ News Team
    WEST ALLIS - Witnesses tell Newsradio 620 WTMJ and TODAY'S TMJ4 of a mob of young people attacking innocent fair-goers at the end of the opening night of State Fair, with some callers claiming a racially-charged scene. Milwaukee Police confirmed there were assaults outside the fair. Witnesses' accounts claim everything from dozens to hundreds of young black people beating white people as they left State Fair Thursday night. "It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people," said Norb Roffers of Wind Lake in an interview with Newsradio 620 WTMJ. He left the State Fair Entrance near...
  • Waters opens NAACP conference with fiery defense of race-conscious politics

    07/26/2011 12:58:14 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Wave ^ | July 25, 2011 | Andre Herndon
    Rep. Maxine Waters delivered a blistering defense of race-conscious politics on Sunday, telling thousands of delegates to the NAACP's national convention that conservative politicians are actively working to roll back the voting rights of African-Americans ahead of the 2012 presidential election. "With only 15 months left before the next presidential election, Republicans are rewriting voting laws to require photo identification at the polls, reduce the number of days of early voting and to enhance voting restrictions against ex-felons and out-of-state students," Waters said, citing legislation signed into law by GOP governors in Texas, Wisconsin and Florida.
  • Jackson Lee: Congress complicating debt ceiling because Obama is black

    07/15/2011 1:15:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 200 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2011 | Josiah Ryan
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Friday strongly suggested that members of Congress are making it difficult for President Obama to raise the debt ceiling because of his race. "I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president,” said Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times? Why did the...
  • CNN: Can't Find Anyone of Color Qualified (to replace Client No. 9)

    07/10/2011 6:47:54 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 31 replies
    CNN's top executive has all but said that the on-air journalists of color it employs are not ready for prime time, and deployed Mark Whitaker, the former Newsweek editor who recently became a CNN news executive, to talk with the National Association of Black Journalists about finding more suitable ones. In a statement protesting CNN's new fall prime-time lineup that was announced Wednesday and includes no journalists of color, NABJ President Kathy Y. Times said she had raised the issue with Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide. "NABJ Vice President of Broadcast Bob Butler and I talked with President Walton...
  • Obama’s America in Black & White

    06/23/2011 8:14:48 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | June 23, 2011 | Seth A. Forman
    Black political segregation, nurtured by the policies of the 1960s, has only hardened in the Obama years. Platitudes about the civic utopia that would spring forth from the election of Barack Obama have vanished. Thomas Friedman’s claim that “the American Civil War ended, as a black man . . . became president of the United States,” has now been replaced by PBS host Tavis Smiley’s prediction that the 2012 presidential election is “going to be the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic.” E. J. Dionne’s trope that “it is time...
  • Judge Temporarily Halts Philadelphia School District Layoff Plan

    06/06/2011 5:20:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 11 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 6 June 2011 | Ben Simmoneau
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge today granted a temporary restraining order against the School District of Philadelphia, putting a halt for now on the school district’s plan to lay off 1,500 teachers. (Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman. Photo by Mike DeNardo) Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman confirmed on Monday that the district was sending out layoff notices to 3,024 employees, including the teachers. She said teachers at the district’s worst-performing schools (dubbed “promise academies” by the district) would not be subject to the layoffs because she wanted to minimize disruptions at those failing schools. The Philadelphia...
  • White House working to court Blacks for Obama (nothing racist about that)

    05/09/2011 9:09:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Philly Trib ^ | 4/08/11 | Zack Burgess
    White House working to court Blacks for ObamaPresident’s poll numbers could use a boost among African Americans Written by Zack Burgess Tribune Correspondent Sunday, 08 May 2011 15:05 When President Barack Obama was elected into office, the pride felt in the African-American community was indescribable. The nation’s first Black president could do no wrong. A savior had arrived. And while he won the presidential election in 2008 with the help of a collection of liberal whites and independents — it’s safe to say it was Blacks who felt as if they were going to benefit the most. Amazing how things...
  • Obama Chose To Worship On Easter At a Radical Church

    04/25/2011 9:43:05 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 34 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 25, 2011 | Joseph Klein
    President Obama and the first family attended Easter services at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.  As the mainstream press made sure to point out, this church was founded in 1863 by freed slaves. MSNBC proclaimed: Obama attends Easter service at historic church: The first family enters Shiloh Baptist Church to a round of applause It would be such a heart-warming picture of religious devotion except that the mainstream press neglected to mention a couple of things about the church which Obama chose for his Easter worship. The Shiloh Baptist Church hosted an anti-Israel hate fest in 2009 at the...
  • Obama's Church Choice For Easter Based On Race?

    04/25/2011 11:58:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    WRNO ^ | Monday, April 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    It may sound a little callous and abrasive to even be suspicious of Obama's choice of churches for Easter Sunday 2011, but given the climate of the media bias so overwhelmingly in favor of casting Obama in the best light possible, the regular media professionals can't be trusted to actually do some basic reporting. One has to dig into the blog notes from various reporters to piece together the content from the sermon. Aside from the First Couple being honored guests, Pastor Wallace Charles Smith also announces that his 4 week old grandson is attending church for the first time,...
  • Obama’s Easter Sunday Pastor Rails Against Racist Talk Radio (Compares Rush to KKK!)

    04/25/2011 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 25,2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The media stood and applauded yesterday when President Obama and his family went to church for Easter. Yesterday’s visit to Shiloh Baptist Church in D.C. shows again that Obama really is a man of faith, the reports seem to suggest. But while the media rushed to report on the first family’s attendance of the predominately black congregation (and the family’s outfits), what it failed to mention was the views held by the church’s pastor. And while those views are not delivered in the same fiery manner as Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, they sound eerily familiar. What views are those?...
  • LeBron James's mother arrested for battery; tells cop, 'I don't trust your kind'...

    04/07/2011 11:17:00 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 33 replies
    SmokingGun ^ | 4/7/2011 | SmokingGun
    "While at the police station, two other cops tried to speak with James, who remained “very uncooperative” and said, 'I’m trying to trust you but I don’t trust your kind. I don’t trust that officer who arrested me.' It is unclear what “kind” James does not reportedly trust."
  • Texas: Eleven-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Blamed for Crime (Them boys didn't rape her)

    03/12/2011 1:41:37 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies ^ | 3/11/2011 |
    At a Thursday night meeting to discuss concerns about a gang rape investigation has degraded into allegations that the eleven-year-old victim is to blame. Many who attended the meeting in Cleveland, Texas support the group of men charged with the crime. More than 130 people attended the meeting led by Quanell X, a Houston activist in the black community, who insisted that his goal was not to "jump on an 11-year-old girl" but to question the police investigation. His concern centered around the fact that only young black men were arrested, and although he believes some charged are guilty, others...
  • NAACP Protest Rally Planned In Connection with Tulsa Principal Arrest

    03/11/2011 10:37:52 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 24 replies
    KRMG ^ | 3/10/2011 | Nicole Burgin
    The arrest of a Tulsa school principal for interfering with police Monday night has the Tulsa branch of the NAACP upset and planning a rally Thursday night over what they claim was an unjust arrest. The NAACP says the Tulsa police department sent white- male officers to a call in a minority community and it created a hostile environment. Lynette Dixon, Hawthorne Elementary Principal, was arrested Monday while police were investigating a burglary and disturbance call at her daughter's apartment. NAACP President Dr. Warren Blakney says there's been a history of a lack of sensitivity. "You need to have at...
  • Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'...

    03/01/2011 2:34:59 PM PST · by bbernard · 59 replies
    Politico via Drudge ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American.
  • Al Sharpton accuses Limbaugh of anti-Chinese racism; wants FCC to crack down

    01/21/2011 4:09:32 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 40 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 21, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Al Sharpton accuses Limbaugh of anti-Chinese racism; wants FCC to crack down. Al Sharpton is exploiting another non-story by jumping all over Rush Limbaugh’s imitation of Chinese (communist) President Hu Jintao. On a portion of yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh program, the radio host made the point that he was watching the speech that Jintao made at the White House during his recent visit, yet no one had the courtesy to translate on the channel he was watching. Limbaugh added that this was unusual because a translator normally speaks at the same time a foreign leader is giving a speech. So, to...
  • Congressional Black Caucus sworn in (including Allen West!)

    01/05/2011 6:46:28 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 28 replies
    C-SPAN 2 ^ | 1/5/11 | live stream
    My computer is doing it's automatic malware update thing, so this post is slow going for me. Go to the link and click on Live Stream. It's on TV live right now if you're near a TV set. Lt. Col. West was announced nearly last. I could swear I heard a smattering of applause. It was pretty silent through most of the introductions.
  • Charles Rangel receives standing ovation in Harlem, says he's glad to have censure behind him

    12/05/2010 6:12:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/5/10 | Tina Moore
    U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel was greeted with a standing ovation Saturday at a town hall meeting in Harlem two days after he was censured by by the House. "I am very pleased this is behind me," Rangel, who looked dapper in a dark suit and tie, told cheering supporters after a two-year ethics probe. Insisting that his colleagues were bowing to political pressure, Rangel remained defiant and confident, saying he was "not guilty of corruption or self-enrichment."
  • Lewis named black media chief (More racism from Barry)

    11/30/2010 7:37:04 AM PST · by milwguy · 24 replies
    politico ^ | 11/30/2010 | mike allen
    Kevin Lewis has been promoted to be the White House director of African American media. He has been working for press secretary Robert Gibbs and was the spokesman to African American media for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
  • Barack Obama gets more personal with black voters

    10/11/2010 12:18:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | Oct. 11, 2010 | CAROL E. LEE & ABBY PHILLIP
    PHILADELPHIA – The White House has hesitated to cast the midterm elections as a referendum on President Barack Obama, except when it comes to one key constituency: African-American voters. As Obama has steadily increased his outreach to African American voters over the past month. With interviews and campaign stops targeted at the black community – “our community,” as the president likes to say – he has sent a clear signal that this election is about him and his record. “Two years ago you defied the conventional wisdom in Washington,” Obama told thousands of screaming supporters Sunday at a campaign rally...
  • Ominous new Gallup findings for Democrats: Blacks still love Obama, others not so much

    10/04/2010 8:18:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 4, 2010
    The good news for President Obama is his popular support among blacks is holding steady at 91%. The bad news is no other group of potential voters likes him that much. In fact, 29 days before his first midterm elections, the Democrat's approval ratings remain mired below 50%.
  • Dinkins Endorses Espaillat Because 'Most People In The City Are Going To Look More Like Us...'

    09/10/2010 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Observer ^ | 9/09/10 | David Freedlander
    David Dinkins Endorses Adriano Espaillat Because 'Most People In The City Are Going To Look More Like Us Than Others'By David Freedlander September 9, 2010 | 1:43 p.m Former Mayor David Dinkins was in rare form at an endorsement press conference for state Senate candidate Adriano Espaillat, telling reporters: I grew up in Harlem where we taught that New York City is a melting pot. Well I don't agree with that. I have always said that we are a gorgeous mosaic. We have as many separate ethnic identities as the United Nations. That's why we have a parade about every...
  • Ramblings About Race

    08/13/2010 3:37:24 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2010 | Lloyd Marcus
    Years ago, I visited the home of a fellow black friend. He talked about the "white people" on his job. It struck me that despite years of working with these people, company picnics and sharing birthday cakes in the office, my friend did not relate to his coworkers as Bob, Joe, or Jane. They were monolithically "white people." I'm sure some whites relate to blacks the same way, as a monolithic group rather than individual fellow human beings. Without question, America has zero tolerance for "white racism," while "black racism" is given a pass. Some whites even believe blacks should...
  • Couple's "buy black" experiment becomes a movement

    08/11/2010 2:50:47 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Errin Haines
    Maggie and John Anderson of Chicago vowed four months ago that for one year, they would try to patronize only black-owned businesses. The "Empowerment Experiment" is the reason John had to suffer for hours with a stomach ache and Maggie no longer gets that brand-name lather when she washes her hair. A grocery trip is a 14-mile odyssey... Plans are under way to track spending among supporters nationwide and build a national database of quality black businesses. The first affiliate chapter has been launched in Atlanta, and the couple has established a foundation to raise funds for black businesses and...
  • Couple who sought to buy only from black-owned businesses found effort 'difficult'

    08/11/2010 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 45 replies ^ | January 2010 | Ted Gregory
    CHICAGO -- It's been a year since John and Maggie Anderson, an African-American couple who rose from modest beginnings to academic and economic success, embarked on a controversial adventure in empowerment to spend their money exclusively with African-American businesses in 2009....[Maggie] will become the face of a national campaign to gain commitments from many African-Americans to support black-owned businesses and forward their spending records to researchers who will gauge the impact and extrapolate what it would mean on a larger scale. Maggie Anderson is planning to hit the speaking circuit, and the couple will write a book. For inspiration, they...
  • Blacks and Whites Continue to Differ Sharply on Obama (Hussein @ 38% approval among whites)

    08/04/2010 10:43:03 AM PDT · by TruthHound · 32 replies
    Obama's approval ratings among these groups are at or tied with their lowest levels to date PRINCETON, NJ -- President Obama's job approval rating averaged 88% among blacks and 38% among whites in July, a 50-percentage-point difference that has been consistent in recent months but is much larger than in the initial months of the Obama presidency. Obama's job approval ratings among blacks, whites, and Hispanics in July are all at their lowest levels to date, although the overwhelming majority of blacks still approve.
  • Black Caucus: Too PC To Fail?

    08/03/2010 5:43:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 38+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    FinReg: Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters' banking scandal is a cautionary tale about the Congressional Black Caucus, a group that's enjoyed little scrutiny while influencing major legislation. The 42-member caucus helped write whole sections of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that have more to do with advancing its radical redistributionist agenda than heading off another crisis. Both Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., are caucus leaders, and both face trial for serious ethics breaches. Waters, a member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, may have violated conflict-of-interest rules by intervening on behalf of a failing...
  • Newsmaker Shirley Sherrod to Address Black Journalists at Annual Convention in San Diego

    07/27/2010 2:16:04 PM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Newsmaker Shirley Sherrod is set to appear before thousands of journalists on Thursday, July 29 at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif. Sherrod has made headlines over the past two weeks for her forced resignation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart posted video excerpts of Sherrod's address at a March 2010 NAACP event on his website. The NAACP initially condemned her remarks and U.S. government officials called on her to resign. Upon review of the unedited video in context, the NAACP, White House officials, and Tom Vilsack, the...
  • Jesse Jackson Wants a Black National Anthem (Video)

    07/26/2010 12:03:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 68 replies · 4+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 7-26-10
    Rainbow/Push Coalition founder Rev. Jesse Jackson on why he supports the Black National anthem.
  • Bob Johnson Urges... to Address Alarming Increase in Wealth Gap ...

    07/26/2010 7:47:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 99 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | July 25 – | prnewsire
    In an address to Members of Congress and participants attending a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies, called for a national discussion about the growing wealth gap which he referred to as a "wealth gap Tsunami threatening African American families." He cited the recent Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University study, among other studies, which conclude "the wealth gap between white and African American families has more than quadrupled over the course of a generation; the racial wealth gap increased by $75,000, from $20,000 to $95,000; and, at least...
  • White House to Impose "Fairness" on (College) Education Spending

    07/23/2010 1:46:55 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | July 20, 2010 | John Rosenberg
    Speaking to the NAACP convention in Kansas City on Monday (July 12), Michelle Obama said that because of "stubborn inequalities" that "still persist --- in education and health, in income and wealth --- "the NAACP's founders "would urge us to increase our intensity." The White House, for some reason, appears to have heard her call, for on Tuesday, reported the Chronicle of Higher Education, "White House Official Says Civil-Rights Office Will Enforce Fair State Spending for Black Colleges." John S. Wilson Jr., executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, said on Tuesday that the...
  • The NAACP: Becoming Mel Gibson, Applauding Shirley Sherrod

    07/20/2010 4:31:43 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7.20.10 @ 6:08AM | Jeffrey Lord
    [S]omehow, in some fashion, the NAACP began to go Gibson. Or, to be more precise, a new reality began to crash through the old image. Now the NAACP -- which so many Jews and whites had a hand in helping to create -- began to reverberate to the tones of the anti-Semite and the racist. Take the case of Minister of Islam Louis Farrakhan, whose anti-Semitic sentiments might be the only thing he has in common with Mel Gibson. "Hitler was a great man," said Farrakhan. Jews were "bloodsuckers" said Farrakhan. "The white man is our mortal enemy, and we...
  • Video Shows (Racist) USDA Official Saying She Didn't Give 'Full Force' of Help to White Farmer

    07/19/2010 4:34:04 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/19/2010 | fox news
    Days after the NAACP clashed with Tea Party members over allegations of racism, a video has surfaced showing an Agriculture Department official regaling an NAACP audience with a story about how she withheld help to a white farmer facing bankruptcy. Shirley Sherrod, the department's Georgia director of Rural Development, is shown in the clip describing "the first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm." Sherrod, who is black, claimed the farmer took a long time trying to show he was "superior" to her. The audience laughed as she described how she determined his...
  • NAACP Posts Twitter Threat to Tea Party

    07/13/2010 10:16:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 232 replies · 4+ views
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) posted a threatening warning on Twitter yesterday adressed to millions of Tea Party activists as news broke of statements by the NAACP accusing the Tea Party of being a racist group led by "hardcore white supremacists."Msg to Tea Party: We will not allow u to send bigots into the Capitol, call civil rts heroes epithets & act like you didnt send em #NAACP101 about 16 hours ago via twidroidThe NAACP is holding its 101st anniversary convention in Kansas City this week. A resolution falsely accusing the Tea Party of being...
  • Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party

    07/12/2010 2:22:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies · 1+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 12, 2010 | HUMA KHAN
    Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party Tea Party Leaders Say Political Motivation Driving NAACP Agenda HUMA KHAN July 12, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one day before the nation's largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement. The Taxpayer March on DC proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol on Saturday, Sept.... The Taxpayer March on DC proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009....
  • Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning 'Racist' Elements of Tea Party

    07/12/2010 12:52:55 PM PDT · by maggief · 161 replies · 2+ views
    abcnews ^ | July 12, 2010 | HUMA KHAN
    First Lady Michelle Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one day before the nation's largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement. The nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization will vote on the resolution Tuesday during its annual convention in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to jobs and the economy, anti-Tea Party activism has been a large focus of the gathering, which conservative leaders say is driven solely by a political agenda. The resolution is part of the movement...
  • NAACP Considers Resolution Decrying Racist Elements in Tea-Party Movement

    07/12/2010 5:32:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 110 replies · 3+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Monday, July 12, 2010 | Judy L. Thomas
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will propose a resolution this week condemning racism within the tea party movement. The resolution, scheduled for a vote as early as Tuesday by delegates attending the annual NAACP convention in Kansas City, calls upon “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.” NAACP leaders said the resolution was necessary to make people aware of what they believe is a racist element within the tea party movement. SNIP...
  • Vanity: Fireworks on Geraldo NOW (Black Panthers)

    07/11/2010 7:17:07 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 83 replies
    FOX News | 07/11/10 | Me
    Must see!!