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  • Fear of a Black President

    08/23/2012 4:38:12 PM PDT · by mojito · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2012 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    The irony of President Barack Obama is best captured in his comments on the death of Trayvon Martin, and the ensuing fray. Obama has pitched his presidency as a monument to moderation. He peppers his speeches with nods to ideas originally held by conservatives. He routinely cites Ronald Reagan. He effusively praises the enduring wisdom of the American people, and believes that the height of insight lies in the town square. Despite his sloganeering for change and progress, Obama is a conservative revolutionary, and nowhere is his conservative character revealed more than in the very sphere where he holds singular...
  • Empowerment Temple Calls a “Code Red” in Preparation for 2012 Election (Black "Leaders" in a panic)

    08/22/2012 8:01:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Afro ^ | August 22, 2012 | Alexis Taylor and Ashley Cox
    It’s Friday evening. The air is cool and the sky is clear. A group of well-dressed men and women gather at Empowerment Temple in West Baltimore at an event designed to spur people to register and vote in the upcoming election and those that will follow. Inside the church, a panel of distinguished guests has their audience's full attention. CNN commentator Roland Martin asked the panel--including the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, former Rep. John Conyers, BET commentator Jeff Johnson, Bishop Vashti McKenzie and several others--what they perceived to be the biggest problem among Blacks and how that problem could be...
  • Liberals exploiting blacks is tired trend

    08/18/2012 7:38:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 18, 2012 | Joe Fitzgerald
    Black history hasn’t taught us much, or so it seems when we see it continually reduced to a self-serving prop by those who regard it as a tool for advancement. Joe Biden telling a Virginia crowd of blacks that GOP policies are “gonna put y’all back in chains” is just any echo of shameless exploitations we’ve all heard before.
  • What Some People Hear When Mitt Romney Talks About Welfare [RACISM!!] (FreeRepublic cited)

    08/16/2012 3:32:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 15, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    Why are Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan talking about welfare so much? It doesn't have anything to do with the economy. It's not a big part of the budget. And the claim that President Obama "gutted" the requirement that recipients try to find work is false. Yet they've mentioned it in several speeches, and the campaign has released ads about it. Why? Racism, according to some liberal reporters. It's not that Romney or Ryan are racist, it's that their campaign knows that a lot of white voters—but definitely not all—are, and they want to make sure those people vote for...
  • Can stuff like this cut into Obama's Latino Vote? (Vanity)

    08/15/2012 8:05:16 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    It's common knowledge that there is much distrust and dislike between the Latino and Black communities; for whatever reasons. (For one thing, some Blacks feel like Latinos come here and cut into their Entitlements.) Now, I read an article today that says 7 Latino Elementary School students, in Camden, New Jersey, won a $500,000 lawsuit against a School District and a Black school vice principal. There is already "discord" among Blacks and Latinos in Camden (per the article). The reason for the lawsuit: A Latino child spilled water, and for punishment, 15 Latino kids had to eat off of tray...
  • Obama's latest election tactic: Judge Judy

    08/04/2012 10:43:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    AMONG the ads for toothpaste and dish detergent, the loyal viewers of daytime television are seeing a new pitch: Support President Obama. Judge Judy, in fact, has become one of the favourite venues for the Obama campaign and its allies to reach sympathetic voters. When the courtroom reality show featuring a sharp-tongued former judge airs in swing states, it often comes with ads telling viewers that Republican candidate Mitt Romney uses tax havens and as a businessman has shipped jobs overseas. The show is considered an ideal vehicle for commercials pushing the president's re-election because such courtroom programs are watched...
  • Heads he loses; tails we win: Barack Obama’s walk down the Gay marriage plank

    08/01/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As November gets closer, with few options open to him, Barack Obama has elected to gamble that he can walk on a very narrow plank to victory. In May when Obama “evolved” back to being for Gay “marriage” he was taking a calculated risk. He knew, or should have known, that he would face a strong backlash from his African American base. When the backlash came, was a lot stronger than anyone would have expected. In 2008 Blacks flocked to the polls to vote for Obama at a 95% rate. That surge was enough put him over the top and...
  • 8 Ways Blacks Perpetuate Racism and the Only Way to Thwart It

    07/28/2012 8:06:16 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 17, 2012 | Walter Hudson
    It shouldn’t matter that I, an author with the audacity to select such a title, am black. The arguments presented should stand or fall on their objective merit. Nevertheless, I declare my racial identity at the outset to defuse any prejudice readers may bring regarding the motivation behind this piece. Indeed, it is in part because I am black that the following must be said. All things considered, blacks and the civil rights culture surrounding them are the most open and prolific purveyors of racism in America. This is an ironic travesty which spits upon the graves of history’s abolitionists...
  • Star Parker: Chick-fil-A protest could set back gay activism

    07/28/2012 7:34:07 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | 7/28/2012 | Star Parker
    The current hate campaign being waged by homosexual activists against fast food chain Chick-fil-A, because of the firm's Christian values, may well turn out to be a bridge too far. The effort may prove to be a setback for homosexual activism. The vile attacks on the firm and its owners, the Cathy family, should make clear, finally, that the "gay rights" movement is not about refining and advancing American freedom, but about rewriting American values and advancing, not freedom, but the homosexual political agenda.--snip-- When Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy made his now famous incendiary admission that "we are very much...
  • Report finds black gay males in US worst hit by HIV-AIDS

    07/18/2012 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    AFP ^ | July 18, 2012 | Robert MacPherson
    HIV-AIDS is affecting black gay men in the United States on a scale unseen among any other group in the developed world, said a report issued Wednesday ahead of the International AIDS Conference. So grave is the crisis that in some US cities, one in two black men who have sex with other men are HIV positive, according to the report from the Black AIDS Institute, the only national HIV-AIDS think tank focusing on African Americans. "AIDS in America is a black disease, no matter how you look at it," its president and chief executive Phill Wilson, who is himself...
  • Deadly shooting at Best Buy in Tulsa gang related

    07/14/2012 3:06:18 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 48 replies
    fox23.com ^ | 07/14/12 | fox 23 newsroom
    Tulsa police are investigating a deadly double shooting near the Best Buy at 5520 East Skelly Drive. According to officers, around 2:30p.m. Saturday, a car pulled up to the Best Buy and a man inside got into an argument with another man standing out front. The man in the car pulled out a gun and shot at least nine bullets towards the store, said police. The man involved in the argument was hit, along with an innocent bystander. The bystander was inside the store with his 4-year-old granddaughter.
  • Why Equality Must Die

    07/14/2012 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 July 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    One of man’s faults is that he always swings from one extreme to another, without taking more than a pit stop in that lonely land called Enlightened Distinction. For example, it’s understandable that the French Revolutionaries would have adopted “égalité!” as part of their battle cry, coming as they did from a society in which class distinctions trumped all. But now we’ve come full circle, from preserving group-defined inequality regardless of merit — to enforcing group-defined equality regardless of merit. A case in point is a recent ruling mandating that New York City must hire unqualified black and Hispanic firefighters....
  • Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black Community

    07/12/2012 5:02:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 12, 2012 | John Perazzo
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Romney’s Stand and the Left’s Destruction of the Black CommunityPosted By John Perazzo On July 12, 2012 @ 12:42 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments In choosing to address the NAACP national convention Wednesday, Mitt Romney reached out to an organization whose leaders and rank-and-file members alike will support, with virtual unanimity, President Obama’s reelection bid this November. Nonetheless, the audience greeted Romney respectfully when he first stepped to the podium. That tenuous respect, however, quickly dissipated when Romney began to talk about Obama. Murmurs of disapproval ran through the crowd when the...
  • Black-on-Jewish Violence in the U.S.A.

    07/10/2012 4:24:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    On a late June Friday evening, Marc Heinberg, a 61-year old man, was walking home from synagogue along Gravesend Neck Road; Neck Road to the locals. Neck Road is classic Brooklyn; a scattering of modest brick houses along a tree-lined street, but a short walk down “The Neck” takes you to Nostrand Avenue and from there to the Sheepshead-Nostrand housing projects where crime is common and life is cheap. Sheepshead-Nostrand, where drug deals go down, shots are fired and gruesome murders are a local tradition, and the tree-lined portion of “The Neck” where Marc Heinberg was walking home, are two...
  • Accused Limo Mob Was Shooting Music Video

    07/09/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 14 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 7/9/12 | By Anthony Ponce and Charlie Wojciechowski
    Relatives of four men arrested for allegedly attacking random people in Wrigleyville Sunday morning said the group was shooting a music video. Family members said the group, which goes by the name Chicago Maverick, was shooting a video for a song called "Take a Sip." They said the group was being taunted by people on the street and was the target of racial epithets. The comments came after a Cook County judge on Monday ordered Corry Simmons, 32, of the 1800 Block of South Ridgeway; Donald Robinson, 31, of the 1800 Block of South Ridgeway; and his cousin Edward Robinson,...
  • Rap singer Frank Ocean says his first love was a man [Attempt to normalize sodomy w/young blacks]

    07/05/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Singer Frank Ocean, a rising star who is part of the rap collective Odd Future, has revealed online that his first love was a man, an admission of same-sex attraction that is seen as groundbreaking for the world of hip hop.
  • Road To Reparations IS Achievable, But Securing Them Won’t Be Easy (With Poll to FReep)

    06/29/2012 3:17:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | June 26, 2012 | Kirsten West Savali
    After sharing in-depth research and the perspective of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on the controversial — and painful — topic of reparations, NewsOne readers processed that information in a survey that asked tough, pointed questions on the subject that has long haunted Black America. To conclude our series, we asked for the invaluable expert opinion of Dr. Ivory Toldson, associate professor at Howard University School of Education, senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Negro Education, and Attorney Kia Baldwin Richardson, a criminal lawyer practicing in Louisiana. Their perspectives on reparations...
  • Why I’d Trade My Timid Black President for a White Guy With No Fear (Wants Fr. Pfleger instead!)

    06/29/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | June 26, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse Univ.
    I woke up this morning asking God if I could make a trade. Similar to the NBA, when you have one player on the team who isn’t performing at the level you’d hoped, you try to get someone else who fits the criteria necessary to help the team find victory. In this case, we are playing for Team Black America. Of course I know that America is not the kind of country that would elect someone like Father Michael Pfleger as its president. Father Pfleger is the kind of pastor that becomes the nightmare of anyone who chooses to live...
  • How to get kicked off black radio

    06/28/2012 4:07:22 PM PDT · by Mary Robinson · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 26, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    How to get kicked off black radio station. Turns out, it is not that hard. Just follow these directions. First, write a book about race. In my case, the book is “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.” Then write an article for WND about how Chicago is Ground Zero for this new epidemic of racial crime and violence.
  • James Q. Wilson (2008): Do Blacks Treat Jews in the Same Manner in Which Jews Treat Evangelicals?

    06/28/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT · by pinochet · 168 replies
    The late conservative sociologist and evangelical Christian, James Q. Wilson, made an interesting observation on the manner in which Blacks, Jews, and Evangelicals relate to one another. Here is his fascinating 2008 article: http://www.city-journal.org/2008/18_1_evangelicals.html Here is a summary of his article. White Evangelical Christians are the strongest supporters of Israel in America, and their support for Israel comes from their religious beliefs that Israel is a fulfillment of scripture. But most American Jews have never been great fans of evangelicals, despite great efforts on the part of evangelicals to reach out to Jews. Jews are the one white ethnic group,...
  • The Talk: Nonblack Version

    04/07/2012 5:04:29 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 181 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | April 5, 2012 | John Derbyshire
    ... There is a talk that nonblack Americans have with their kids, too. My own kids, now 19 and 16, have had it in bits and pieces as subtopics have arisen. If I were to assemble it into a single talk, it would look something like the following. (1) Among your fellow citizens are forty million who identify as black, and whom I shall refer to as black. The cumbersome (and MLK-noncompliant) term “African-American” seems to be in decline, thank goodness. “Colored” and “Negro” are archaisms. What you must call “the ‘N’ word” is used freely among blacks but is...
  • Valerie Jarrett Says Obama Has “Genuine Love” for the Black Community – How Cute

    06/25/2012 7:13:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    KultureKritic ^ | June 25, 2012. | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    This week, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett appeared at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans. During her appearance, Jarrett reiterated the deep affection and appreciation that President Obama has for the African American community. Jarrett stated that President Obama has “genuine love” for the black community and that he is proud of being black. She also responded to questions from those who felt that there is no pleasing African Americans who have the audacity to ask the president to actually do something for black Americans. When I process Jarrett’s remarks, I first wonder what black...
  • Obama Backers Use Race as Alibi for Ebbing Support

    06/25/2012 1:10:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 25, 2012 | Michael Barone
    As Barack Obama's lead over Mitt Romney in the polls narrows, and his presumed fundraising advantage seems about to become a disadvantage, it's alibi time for some of his backers. His problem, they say, is that some voters don't like him because he's black. Or they don't like his policies because they don't like having a black president. So, you see, if you don't like Obamacare, it's not because it threatens to take away your health insurance, or to deny coverage for some treatments. It's because you don't like black people. This sort of thing seems to be getting more...
  • Rodney King 2.0: Trayvon Martin Shows America Has Not Made Progress on Race

    06/21/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | June 21, 2012 | Olivia Davis
    “What people often forget in Rodney King's story is that it was not about race — it was about justice — just like the case of Trayvon Martin. Let's not miss another opportunity to progress.” So said Al Sharpton in a piece for BET.com. Sadly, with the memories of Rodney King’s brutal beating by police and Trayvon Martin’s murder by a neighborhood watchman, it has been difficult to pinpoint what qualifies as progress. The horrific happenings indicated that America needed a wake up call or two. First and foremost, the injustice that occurred should be a warning to all Americans...
  • Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians

    06/21/2012 6:25:29 PM PDT · by Milagros · 22 replies
    WP ^ | May 24, 2012
    Marion Barry commits new gaffe while apologizing to Asians‎ Washington PostMay 24, 2012 D.C. Council member Marion Barry stepped up his campaign on Thursday to mend relations with the Asian community, apologizing again for disparaging remarks he made about Koreans and Filipinos and pledging to work to improve ties between them and African Americans... Representatives of the Korean, Filipino, Chinese and Japanese communities attended the meeting, held at a church in Southeast Washington. Asked later about his reference to “Polacks,” Barry at first denied using the word, then retracted it, saying, “I meant Poles.” His remark prompted a demand from...
  • I'm Not African American... I'm Black

    06/18/2012 9:13:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    Ebony ^ | 6/13/2012
    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AFRICAN AMERICAN? SHAHIDA MUHAMMAD SAYS THE 'POLITICALLY CORRECT' TERM DOESN'T SAY ENOUGHWhat does it mean to be African American? This is a question that is quietly resurfacing in Black discourse, due to the fact that many of our people are rejecting the term as a means of identification. While African American still manages to be socially accepted, it seems many privately take issue with the term. I’ll admit, I’m one of those people. I have never truly felt connected to 'African American,' yet have never felt compelled to argue my standpoint publicly because our...
  • Adidas Releases New Slave Shoes with Shackles and All

    06/18/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Your Black World ^ | June 18, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    I literally froze up when I saw a new design from Adidas set to hit stores in August. JS Roundhouse Mids, are purple and gray, with HANDCUFFS that wrap around the ankles. Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it. I laughed when I saw the shoes, because I already...
  • Stunning 'dirty secret' about racism in U.S.

    06/13/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    The San Francisco Examiner calls it a “dirty secret:” Groups of black people targeting Asians for violence, robbery and even murder. “In 85 percent of (300) physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American,” the newspaper said recently, citing a police study. In Philadelphia, secrets may be even more violent and widespread. Over the last three years, the Philadelphia Daily News found “at least 15 home invasions or other attacks on Asian business owners outside their businesses in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties in 2008, followed by another spike of at least 19 actual or...
  • It All Comes Down to Race: Your opinions on health care reform, taxes, even the president’s dog..

    06/02/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Slate ^ | June 1, 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    The wishful scenario many Republicans envisioned after Barack Obama’s change of heart this month on gay marriage—the president’s African-American base, far less supportive of expanding marriage than other parts of his coalition, becomes demobilized or even defects as a result of Obama’s stance—already seems unlikely to be realized. Last Thursday, Public Policy Polling revealed a 36-point swing in black support for gay marriage among Maryland voters, who will have the chance to legalize the practice in a November referendum, since PPP’s last poll on the subject in March. Then, 56 percent had been opposed to the new marriage law and...
  • Walsh: Democrats made blacks `dependent on government'

    06/01/2012 6:08:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    AP ^ | June 1, 2012
    U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh told a crowd at a recent town hall meeting that the Democratic Party's “game” is to make Latinos dependent on government just like “they got African-Americans dependent upon government.”
  • Portrayal of Black Youth Contributes to Racial Tension (Through the looking glass)

    05/29/2012 1:40:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Washington Informer ^ | May 29, 2012 | Joshunda Sanders
    Mainstream media often portray African-American youths, especially black men and boys, as criminals, crime victims and predators. These stereotypes, according to social justice advocates, can create a racially charged atmosphere that results in violence such as the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. U.S. popular culture has become increasingly desensitized to one-dimensional portrayals of black youths. Perpetuation of them as dangerous has been embedded in American society not only by words and images projected by journalists but also by a wide variety of other media and entertainment sources, including the Internet, movies and video games. Clearly, the perception of African-Americans...
  • Walter Williams Column: Should Black People Tolerate This ?

    05/27/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT · by Psalm_2 · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2012 | Walter Williams
    Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Using the 94 percent figure means that 262,621 were murdered by other blacks. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation's population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it's 22 times that of whites. Coupled with being most of the nation's homicide victims, blacks are most...
  • Watch Live: Bringing Justice to Black Men ("Protecting Our Black Men Walking" NAACP townhall)

    05/25/2012 8:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | May 25, 2012 | Staff
    Judge Greg Mathis, comedian Marlon Wayans and others will join Trayvon Martin family attorney Daryl Parks for an NAACP-hosted panel discussion on the late teenager, the justice system and its treatment of black and minority youths. Titled "Protecting Our Black Men Walking," the two-hour town hall will feature talks on racial profiling, the high incarceration rates of minorities, police misconduct and more. The event, which is the centerpiece of the NAACP's annual leadership conference in Destin, Fla., will be streamed live below, and viewers can submit questions to the panelists via Twitter...
  • Blacks help push Maryland toward gay marriage

    05/25/2012 4:38:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | David Hill
    The nation’s changing views on same-sex marriage and new support from black leaders could put Maryland on track toward becoming the first state to cast a public vote in favor of gay marriage, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling showed 57 percent of Maryland voters would vote for gay marriage if it is put to referendum this fall and just 37 percent would vote against it — a stark departure from past polls by the firm and other groups that have shown Marylanders to be almost evenly divided on the issue. More than...
  • Many black voters unhappy with Obama over same-sex marriage

    05/21/2012 7:13:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 20, 2012 | Anthony Man
    At the Neighborhood Unisex Barbershop on Sistrunk Boulevard in northwest Fort Lauderdale, the room fell silent as the president's interview came on TV. At Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Pompano Beach, the pastor turned the midweek Bible study into an open forum on the controversy. At St. John Primitive Baptist Church in Delray Beach, the pastor expressed his concerns.
  • Police: Man, 19, beaten by two groups of students downtown (Dag-nab those Amish!)

    05/19/2012 3:03:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 18, 2012 | Justin Fenton
    A 19-year-old student from Baltimore Polytechnic High School told police he was beaten by two separate groups of juveniles from a rival school in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, an attack that comes amid a pitched debate over downtown safety. According to police, the student was walking in the 200 block of W. Fayette St., a block north of the First Mariner Arena, before 4:20 p.m. when he said he was attacked from behind by an unknown male. Nine other juveniles joined in as he tried to defend himself, and his phone was taken during the attack, he told police....
  • President Obama Is Ending Black America's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy (Obama is the Messiah!)

    05/18/2012 7:20:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2012 | Aisha C. Moodie-Mills
    Since President Obama declared his support for marriage equality last week, many politicos (including myself) have speculated about whether black voters, who are divided on the issue, will abandon him. The consensus among gay rights supporters and foes alike is a resounding "no." Sure, some black clergy are outraged, but even they admit this issue is no deal breaker. And the ongoing debate over an unlikely black backlash eclipses what promises to be the most profound impact of the president's "evolution." President Obama has single-handedly dismantled the "don't ask, don't tell" policy within the black church -- that silent disdain...
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:16 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 25 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 5 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Informer Endorses Obama In Same Sex Marriage Stance (Blacks still firmly on the reservation)

    05/14/2012 12:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington City Paper ^ | May. 14, 2012 | Shani Hilton
    Remember how I said black people weren't going to go for Mitt Romney just because the president completed his "evolution" on same-sex marriage? The Informer endorses President Barack Obama's stance: There will be those who seek to use this issue to divide our community. As a people, we cannot afford such division. It is our hope that conversations on strengthening African American families continue in a civil and respectful way, on all sides, both with those who support the ability of same-sex couples to marry, and those who do not. We are glad that President Obama has joined Dr. Joseph...
  • Black pastors react to Obama's same-sex marriage stance

    05/13/2012 11:07:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WFMZ-TV / CNN ^ | May 13, 2012 | Dan Gilgoff
    Addressing his large, mostly black congregation on Sunday morning, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith did not mince words about where he stood on President Barack Obama's newly announced support for same-sex marriage: The church is against it, he said, prompting shouts of "Amen!" from the pews. And yet Smith hardly issued a full condemnation of the president. "We may disagree with our president on this one issue," Smith said from the pulpit of the Shiloh Baptist Church here. "But we will keep him lifted up in prayer. ... Pray for President Barack Obama." And Smith said there were much bigger...
  • Nejame on new Zimmerman family photo: "He really has significant multiracial, multicultural roots"

    05/10/2012 11:53:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jason Kurtz
    This evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Mark Nejame with new details on George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing Trayvon Martin. Joining Piers Morgan for a live interview, the CNN legal analyst shared an exclusive photograph which suggests Zimmerman has black heritage: "The man in the middle is apparently George Zimmerman's great-grandfather. The woman above him, is in fact his grandmother who is half black," explained Nejame. "And the little child in the gentleman's lap, is his mother. So we see that he really has signifcant multiracial, multicultural roots." In a case ripe with racial undertones, Nejame suggests that Thursday's...
  • Obama won’t lose Latinos and Blacks because of gay marriage

    05/10/2012 12:46:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 74 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/10/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    One key point conservatives made in today’s story about President Obama backing same sex marriage is that it would drive away conservative Latino and African-American voters. That’s what folks like conservative activist Gary Marx told us. That possibility “is wildly unlikely,” said Gary Segura, professor of American Politics and Chicano Studies at Stanford University and a principal in the polling firm Latino Decisions. While many Latinos are Catholic, a religion which does not condone same sex marriage, Segura said Latinos rarely let their religious beliefs steer their votes.
  • Black voters in NC supported Marriage Amendment One by 2-1 margin

    05/10/2012 7:39:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    If the President expects to get a boost at the ballot box over his flip-flop on same-sex marriage, the composition of North Carolina's vote on Tuesday might indicate a big problem in his strategy. Obama came out publicly against Amendment One, which shifted the state's ban on same-sex marriage from statute to constitutional amendment, and opponents railed against the loss as a victory for bigotry. However, that message might not sell well in the Tarheel State or in other swing states when black voters supported the constitutional ban by a 2-1 margin: African-Americans voted 2-1 in favor of the North...
  • Silencing Dissent About Black Studies

    05/08/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 15 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08 May 2012 | Jonathan S.Tobin
    Naomi Schaefer Riley, the only Conservative blogger at The Chronicle of Higher Education, was fired after thousands of readers complained about her post "The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations." J.S. Tobin writes a vigorous defense. Per copyright issues, Ms. Riley's post can be accessed only by link in Comments.
  • 'Shut up,' they explained (writer gets fired after criticizing black studies dissertations)

    05/09/2012 4:43:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The trade paper of the academic industry just fired a writer who dared express skepticism about the academic worth of a number of doctoral dissertations in the field of black studies. Liz McMillan, editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote a "Note to readers" explaining why Naomi Schaefer Riley's blog posting on Brainstorm last week ("The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations" merited her dismissal and an abject apology from the editorial honcho.Reactions are mostly predictable, from both leftists and conservatives.Riley is, of course, being widely termed a racist. She summarized  her critics in...
  • The Time is Right for Reparations (No, he's serious!)

    05/06/2012 1:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Washington Informer ^ | May 3, 2012 | Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
    For more than 45 million black Americans, there are many issues that unite or divide us. Undoubtedly, the issue of reparations for African people in general and in particular for black Americans is an issue began as a divisive topic but now receives support from a board cross-section of blacks in America. Of course, there are some who wanted to table a national discussion of reparations in the aftermath of the election of President Barack H. Obama. Yet, there were many others who have argued that now is the most propitious time to accelerate the national dialogue about reparations because...
  • The Ultimate Appeal to Persuade Fellow Blacks to Stop Voting Democrat

    05/01/2012 6:31:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/01/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    Candidly, I have struggled with this for years -- how best to explain why I am a black conservative and why fellow black Americans should join me. I served on a board with an extremely bright black mom. Both of her kids, a boy and a girl, are brilliant; her son received a full scholarship to Yale. This black mom is well-read on "whiny" black liberal authors and philosophers. I am talking about the majority of black authors you see featured on mainstream TV. They sound extremely intellectual, explaining how white America is still systematically abusing blacks and why more...
  • George Zimmerman's Black Ancestry is Revealed

    04/26/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gather ^ | April 26, 2012 | Jim Kane
    Al Sharpton isn't going to be happy when he hears this. Apparently, George Zimmerman, who killed an unarmed Trayvon Martin in February, has black ancestors. The 28-year-old former neighborhood watchman is depicted in the media as an "angry white man" with hatred toward other ethnic groups. That narrative fits perfectly with liberals' view of America as a racist nation in which black children live in constant fear of white vigilantes, but this story is taking some interesting twists. The neighborhood watchman shot an unarmed Martin inside a gated condo complex in Sanford, FL. It turns out he is of mixed...
  • Jamaica Talks Reparations, So What About Us? (Ruined keyboard warning)

    04/25/2012 4:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | April 25, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    A few Jamaican lawmakers recently announced a quest to explore reparations for the transatlantic slave trade. This is the second effort to discuss reparations, after the first one failed in 2010 due to financial difficulties. The effort involves the restoration of a commission that will investigate the issue and possibly ask for compensation from Britain or repatriation of some Jamaicans to Africa. Most people of color might agree that Jamaica is not the only country where its citizens deserve reparations for slavery. African Americans continue to endure the consequences of the slave trade to this day: Whites have a wealth...