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  • Why has there been an exodus of black residents from West Coast liberal hubs?

    05/01/2016 8:51:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    LAT (LA Slimes Op Ed) ^ | May 1, 2016 | Aaron Renn
    The Black Lies Matter movement has brought the challenges facing black America to the fore, and introduced racially conscious quality-of-life questions into the national debate. How are black residents in America's cities faring? And how are those cities doing in meeting the aspirations of their black residents, judged especially by the ultimate barometer: whether blacks choose to move to these cities, or stay in them? Though results vary to some extent, the broad trend is clear: West Coast progressive enclaves are either seeing an exodus of blacks or are failing to attract them. Midwestern and Northeastern urban areas are attracting...
  • Black Trump Supporter: Trump’s Policies Will Help ALL AMERICANS Regardless of Race

    04/25/2016 10:03:28 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    Black Trump supporter Mason Weaver went on with Trish Regan on FOX Business Network to discuss the proposed $20 bill with Harriett Tubman and Barack Obama’s failed economic policies... Mason Weaver: ...I don’t have, live on a plantation. What Donald Trump will do for taxpayers will help white taxpayers and black taxplayers. He will help black workers and white workers. I want Trump because what he’s going to do for America...
  • Update: Three Minors Arrested, Identified in Sherwood Teen's Death

    04/25/2016 8:06:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 54 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | Updated 04/25 2016 08:10AM | STEPHANIE SHARP
    Update (April 23, 6 p.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Xavier Porter, 17; Travone Miller, 14; and Quincy Parker, 15 all face charges as adults in the death of 17-year-old Bryan Thompson. Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley confirmed the identities of the teenagers Saturday (4/23). The trio all face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery. Update (April 23, 10 a.m.): SHERWOOD, Ark. - Sherwood Police arrested three unnamed juveniles (ages 14, 14 and 17) on Friday in connection with the death of Bryan Thompson, who was found dead on Thursday. All three face charges of Capital Murder and Aggravated...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters demand Clinton pardon all victims of the 1994 crime bill

    04/21/2016 4:03:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jamie Peck
    As her campaign chugs merrily along, Hillary Clinton and her people continue to walk the line between paying lip service to civil rights and standing by Clinton-era policies that were disastrous for the African-American community. Clinton has even gone so far as to admit that the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 had “unintended” negative effects in the same breath that she deflected the blame for it onto Bill. (I guess we’re supposed to forget that she stumped for it hard at the time and criticized Barack Obama for being too easy on crime as recently as...
  • Which White Guy Should Obama Replace When We Honor Him on Our Currency?

    04/21/2016 6:13:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    In a triumph of common sense, historical awareness, and crazed enthusiasm for a Broadway rap musical, the Treasury Department has announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, which will void a previous decision to take Alexander "Hamilton" Hamilton off the $10. (Update, 4:45 p.m.: Treasury says there will still be some sort of image of Jackson on the back of the bill.) This is great news, and it brings up another important question: Which historical figure should our current president, Barack Hussein Obama, replace when we honor his legacy by putting him on an item...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Joins Elle as Editor-at-Large

    04/18/2016 5:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    TV Newser ^ | April 18, 2016 | Mark Joyella
    Melissa Harris-Perry has joined Elle.com, where she will serve as editor-at-large. Elle.com editorial director Leah Chernikoff says Harris-Perry “will focus on the intersection of race, gender, politics, and yes, even fashion, telling the often-overlooked stories of women and girls of color.” Harris-Perry left MSNBC after an internal memo became public in February. In the memo, Harris-Perry accused NBC News chairman Andy Lack and MSNBC president Phil Griffin of taking away her weekend morning discussion program. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote. “I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head.” “Joining...
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Black Radio Host She Carries Hot Sauce In Her Purse

    04/18/2016 9:16:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    During an interview with "The Breakfast Club" Monday morning, Angela Yee asked the Democratic candidate what she always has in her purse. "Hot sauce," Clinton answered. "Yeah." "Now listen, I want you to know that people are going to see this and say, 'She's pandering to black people,'" Charlamagne Tha God told Clinton.
  • Survey: Most Millennials Do Not Support Reparations to Black People for Slavery

    04/17/2016 3:25:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | April 13, 2016 | David Love
    A 2016 Fusion Issues Poll surveyed 1,045 adults from ages 18 to 35. The survey revealed how young people feel about a number of social justice issues related to race, especially reparations. For example, 62 percent of young people say they are opposed to the government providing reparations to African-Americans for slavery, while 32 percent support the measure. However, the breakdown is much different along racial lines. For example, 62 percent of Blacks and 40 percent of Hispanics say they support reparations, while a paltry 21 percent of whites are in favor. Moreover, even when it comes to a mere...
  • Opposing Views: What Would a Donald Trump Presidency Mean for Black America?

    04/14/2016 8:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | April 14, 2016 | David Love
    Although he began the presidential election season as a source of entertainment and the fodder for political humor, Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner in the Republican race for the White House. While much attention has been focused on which of the two Democratic presidential candidates is better for Black America, only now are some beginning to focus attention on the implications and consequences of a Trump victory. Actress Susan Sarandon drew criticism when she suggested that a Trump victory would bring about a revolution in the U.S. “Some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately...
  • Bill Clinton's 1994 Crime Bill Is History

    04/14/2016 9:57:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- Over the last few days, former President Bill Clinton displayed one of the salient weaknesses of our contemporary politicians. He did this even while reminding Americans of, some would say, his rare lapses in true leadership: his 1994 bipartisan legislation to lower crimes rates in cities. When confronted by low-information Black Lives Matter activists during his speech in Philadelphia last week, he wilted. It took him 24 hours, but eventually, after an eloquent defense of his 1994 leadership, he groveled, whimpering, "I almost want to apologize." Why apologize, Mr. President? The incarceration of criminals that followed that 1994...
  • Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Asked ‘Allah’ to Help Her Not ‘Kill Men and White Folks’

    04/14/2016 12:13:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 7, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Toronto Black Lives Matter co-founder Yusra Khogali is under fire over a Tweet she posted and deleted asking “Allah” to stop her from having to kill white people. “Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz,” Khogali tweeted on Feb. 9. News of the controversial Tweet went international earlier in the week after @Newstalk1010 host Jerry Agar began Tweeting about the racist cyber screed....
  • Roland Martin Challenges Bill O'Reilly to Debate Over Black Youth 'Tattoos' Comments

    04/13/2016 5:59:50 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 23 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/12/16 | c burke
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's startling assertion that "many blacks" can't get jobs because they're "ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads" has ignited a firestorm – and prompted a challenge to debate black journalist Roland Martin. GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, appearing on the "O'Reilly Factor" Monday night, was answering how he'd dispel the perceptions of him as racist in the black community when O'Reilly made the remark. "If you look at President Obama, he’s been a president for almost eight years, it will be eight years, you have with black youth, with African American youth, you have a...
  • NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege”

    04/12/2016 1:00:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 12, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    NPR unintentionally reveals the existence of “black privilege” This three minute audio segment from NPR is called “Blind hiring, while well meaning, may create unintended consequences.”It says that “blind hiring” is a process where job applicants are interviewed by computer instead of in person, so there is no bias regarding gender or race. Applicants are given online tests such as doing a math problem, or writing computer code.I think this is a great idea.In the NPR audio segment, the “unintended consequence” of “blind hiring” is explained by a black female college student, who complains that under “blind hiring,” she would...
  • Woman Ejected from ‘Whiteness History Month’ by Black Power Activists for Defending Trump

    04/11/2016 4:41:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Breitbart Tech ^ | 4/11/16 | Tom Ciccotta
    During an event scheduled as a part of “Whiteness History Month” at Portland Community College, a woman was ejected by a man in a “Black Power” shirt for challenging a lecturer that claimed that “Donald Trump is racist.”The woman, who is not a student at the college, claims that she decided to challenge the speaker after the lecture moved in an anti-Trump direction. After the speaker made claims of Donald Trump’s racism, the woman politely told the speaker that “she has seen black people speaking at Trump events.”After challenging the speaker, the woman claims that several people in the room...
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Disrupt Light Rail Ahead Of Twins Opener

    04/11/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | 4/11/16 | Randy Furst
    Protesters blocked traffic and light rail trains Monday afternoon as the Twins home opener was getting underway at Target Field. The activists from Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Catholic Workers staged demonstrations around the stadium — one blocking traffic on N. 7th Street and Glenwood Avenue and another on the light rail tracks near the Target Field Station. There were about 30 activists participating in each demonstration. The gathering on N. 7th Street ended when demonstrators left less than 15 minutes after it began.
  • Watch: Hillary & de Blasio make a cringeworthy “colored people time” joke at NYC charity event

    04/11/2016 3:41:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | April 11, 2016 | Sophia Tesfaye
    At the same annual event where former mayor Rudy Giuliani famously dressed in drag, things got awkwardly racial For the uninitiated CPT is an acronym for colored people time, an old stereotype African-Americans have employed in jest amongst each other to excuse tardiness. Unfortunately, I found out on Monday that the shorthand CPT is no longer just an inside joke, but such a commonplace referral that even Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are publicly joking about the term. At a charity event Sunday night, the Democratic presidential candidate apparently decided her campaign had successfully brushed...
  • On Slavery, Colonialism and Reparations

    04/09/2016 10:20:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The White race has over many centuries unleashed untold mayhem on black people; but these crimes against humanity are glossed over while the world champions the causes of myriad peoples from the Jews to the Armenians. What reason could be advanced for such gross injustice other than the very racism that led to the perpetration of these crimes in the first place. The world and her jaundiced multilateral organisations can try as they might to divert the world’s attention from these ugly historical facts; but like a cork being pushed deep into the water, these truths will continue to float...
  • Russell Simmons Demands an Apology From Bill Clinton Over Black Lives Matter Comments

    04/09/2016 12:11:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 7, 2016 | Debbie Emery
    “The small drug users who were diseased and locked away deserve it? Bill Clinton u owe the black community and black lives matter an apology,” Def Jam Recordings co-founder says Russell Simmons was not impressed with Bill Clinton’s comments about the Black Lives Matter movement — and let the former president know it. “The small drug users who were diseased and locked away deserve it? Bill Clinton u owe the black community and black lives matter an apology,” the Def Jam Recordings co-founder and Phat Farm founder tweeted Thursday night. Simmons also linked out to a report on NPR detailing...
  • Obama Administration Sticking it to Whitey

    04/08/2016 1:16:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/16 | Robert Weissberg
    Is the Obama administration, or at least some officials in it, hostile toward whites? This is certainly an awkward, publicly unspeakable question -- and answering it is exceptionally difficult. Not easy to discern the motives of countless Washington bureaucrats.  Nevertheless, recent events outside of Baltimore, MD suggest that enmity toward whites does afflict some Obama administrators and our proof, though short of the smoking gun standard, is probably as good as it gets.  In a nutshell, thanks to Washington’s money and political pressure, thousands of poor blacks will now be re-located from Baltimore’s slums to upgraded housing in the surrounding,...
  • Bill Clinton In Philadelphia: Africa Is ‘A Place Where Black Lives Matter’

    04/07/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clinton’s doubled-down in his tense interaction with Black Lives Matter protesters today by praising his wife’s work to save lives in Africa, adding that it is “a place where Black Lives Matter.” The jibe came in Philadelphia, where he’s stumping for his wife’s struggling 2016 campaign. “I’ll tell you another story about a place where Black Lives Matter: Africa,” Clinton said. “The other day, I started my day with a picture that was sent to me on my iPad of a little guy running a store—he wasn’t very tall—in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. You know what...
  • Sanders: 'Yes' I'd apologize for slavery & make reparations by investing in low-income communities

    04/06/2016 10:43:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent
    Bernie Sanders committed tonight to formally apologizing for slavery on behalf of the United States if he becomes president. Sanders told heavily black audience that Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, 'There's nothing that anybody can do to undo the deaths and misery, how many people we don't even know who died on the way over here in the ships.' But the United States has to make an attempt to 'wipe the slate clean' by acknowledging the truth, he said after an audience member asked him point blank if he'd offer a presidential-level apology and he said, 'Yes.' And while the...
  • Tavis Smiley to Megyn Kelly: Trump, Cruz Running ‘Segregated Campaigns’

    04/06/2016 8:23:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 6, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Tavis Smiley criticized the top two Republican candidates on Fox news tonight by saying they’re running “segregated campaigns.” He told Megyn Kelly that Trump simply lacks the humanity, civility, and integrity to be president, and between that and his hateful remarks against minorities, he shouldn’t be president. Smiley did have some criticism for Democrats––they’re taking the black vote for granted––but also said that black people shouldn’t be expected to vote for Republicans running a “segregated campaign.” He said that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have not engaged in minority outreach and let other groups know that their votes matter. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Smiley...
  • Sanders Promises Economic Justice for Muslim, Black Communities

    04/03/2016 8:30:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    teleSUR ^ | April 2, 2016 | Abby Martin
    The Vermont senator fielded questions on social justice from members of the the African-American and Muslim communities at a Town Hall in Milwaukee. Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders held a Town Hall meeting tonight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The senator from Vermont was introduced by African-American Reverend Marcus Hart, and fielded questions from a diverse panel of members from representatives of local minority groups, including a Muslim-Americans. Sanders said he wasn't going to allow people to keep summoning "racial hatred," after he was asked a question from a Muslim-American woman, concerning what he would do to combat incitement from his Republican counterparts....
  • It's time to talk about 'black privilege'

    04/03/2016 5:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2016 | John Blake
    Here's some good news for all you black folks complaining about racism in America. You don't know how good you have it. At least that's the message I heard during one of the strangest conversations I've ever had about race. I was talking about the concept of white privilege -- the belief that being white comes with unearned advantages and everyday perks that its recipients are often unaware of. I asked a white retiree if he believed in the existence of white privilege. He said no, but there was another type of privilege he wanted to talk about: "Black privilege."...
  • Why a White Lady Is Championing Reparations in Seattle (Grab your galoshes)

    04/03/2016 12:31:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Seattle Weekly News ^ | March 15, 2016 | Daniel Person, news editor
    Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders was asked whether he would support reparations for slavery in America. His answer, more or less, was no. And yet the fact that a serious presidential candidate addressed reparations speaks to the idea’s recent resurgence. In Seattle, reparations have found a champion in Anne Hirsch, a certified midwife and member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, an organization of white people who work under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party. We spoke with Hirsch about the growing momentum behind reparations. SW: Why do you feel it is important for white Americans to engage in...
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the city’s 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Van Hollen: Let’s ‘Look at Moving Forward’ on Slavery Reparations

    04/01/2016 4:30:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Inside Sources ^ | March 10, 2016 | Graham Vyse
    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., recently said Congress should “look at moving forward” on legislation to consider reparations for slavery. Though hardly a firm commitment to compensatory payments for African-Americans, the remark was nonetheless a striking election-year pronouncement from the U.S. Senate candidate and top Democrat on the House Budget Committee. Van Hollen made the little-noted comment Jan. 27 on WHUT-TV, the public television station at historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C. His remarks came as a response to host Rock Newman, who lamented federal lawmakers’ refusal to vote on a longstanding bill from Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, establishing...
  • Today, March 30, 1870: African-Americans Granted the Right to Vote

    03/30/2016 8:33:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 87 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Even though the Civil War had ended in 1865, political and racial strife continued to northern and southern states. In an attempt to mend the rift, the Republican-controlled Congress passed the First Reconstruction Act in 1867, but many southerners objected to the act saying it favored northern interests and not their own. At the same time, two groups of disenfranchised Americans lobbied for the right to vote – women and blacks. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were among the leading women suffragists. The most prominent among the black suffragists was Frederick Douglas. All these groups wanted was the...
  • Black Is Back Coalition Holds National Conference on Self-Determination and 2016 Elections

    03/29/2016 11:05:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | March 15, 2016 | Glen Ford
    Election seasons are consumed by talk of which candidates and parties are “winning.” But, Black people never win, even if one of them is at the top of the ticket, unless they are organized to seek power. The Black Is Back Coalition’s upcoming conference on electoral politics and self-determination “will explore the possibilities and the dangers that the current electoral scene presents for the future of Black people and the world.” “We arrive at the current election season with both corporate parties in a state of flux and an incipient Black movement that is anxious to transform the political landscape.”...
  • The Trump Campaign and Race Baiting at The New York Times

    03/26/2016 4:12:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Sometimes you wonder if the editorial writers for The Gray Lady ever read the rest of their newspaper. A front page story in last week’s New York Times described Donald Trump’s Tampa office as a “melting pot” of racial and ethnic diversity. The campaign workers include a young woman who recently arrived from Peru; an immigrant from the Philippines; a 70-year-old Lakota Indian; a teenage son of Russian immigrants; a Mexican-American. Yet on that same day, back on the editorial page, the writers write as if they were in another universe. Charles Blow was apoplectic over the fact that Ben...
  • Donald Trump: Jobs Will Solve the Problems Black Americans Face

    03/25/2016 2:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Truth Dig ^ | March 24, 2016
    When asked by Washington Post staff whether he saw disparities in the way U.S. law enforcement treats blacks and whites, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump avoided answering directly and proposed that inner-city blacks need employment. "What would you do for Baltimore, let's say," in the event he was elected president, Post editorial page director Fred Hiatt asked of Trump. Trump responded: "Well, number one, I'd create economic zones. I'd create incentives for companies to move in. I'd work on spirit because the spirit is so low, it's incredible, the unemployment, you look at unemployment for black youth in this country,...
  • A Black Exodus from Chicago

    03/24/2016 3:45:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 50 replies
    Planetizen ^ | 19 March 2016 | James Brasuell
    Black residents of Chicago are leaving for cities like Atlanta in massive numbers—away from the waves of crime tearing apart their hometown. ___ William Lee describes the crime and poverty driving black residents away from Chicago, where he lives in the South Side neighborhood of South Shore. According to Lee, "a multitude of black residents have called it quits with their hometown, searching for safety and prosperity beyond the city limits — my own friends and family among them." Lee adds: "It's been a humbling experience watching as those worlds, those communities filled with stable families and businesses, crumble into...
  • Larry Wilmore Attempts to Understand a Group of Black Donald Trump Supporters

    03/22/2016 9:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Split Sider ^ | March 22, 2016 | Megh Wright
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Here's a clip from last night's Nightly Show, where Larry Wilmore meets with six people he wasn't sure existed at first -- black Donald Trump supporters -- to present them with a simple question: "What the [expletive] are you thinking?" According to the Trump supporters, their main takeaways are that he's a lot like a rapper, he won't make them slaves, and they're tired of all the jokes, like one of Wilmore's questions: "Are you voting for Trump because, as an orange-American, he's the only remaining candidate of color?" At the end, Wilmore makes them all take a Trump-style pledge...
  • Blacks Have Always Had to Fight to Make Their Lives Matter in America

    03/20/2016 7:14:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | March 15, 2016 | Bryan K. Bullock
    "In America, the issue is, as it always has been, anti-black racism and white supremacy." When Black Lives Matter activists crashed a Donald Trump rally, Trump deepened his connection with white supremacy by responding with "All lives matter." This response is wholly predictable given his "angry white man" campaign strategy. But it is a response that far too many liberal whites and blacks repeat as well, which is why, unfortunately, it deserves yet more discussion. What is clear, is that the reactions to African Americans asserting that Black Lives Matters, such as "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter," are...
  • Geraldo predicts Trump could win 25 percent of black vote; here’s why…

    03/19/2016 2:34:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 18, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    Geraldo Rivera declared that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump could win 25 percent of the African American vote, adding that the GOP front-runner is not a racist. "I predict that Trump may get as much as 25 percent of the African American vote," Rivera said on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" on Thursday. "Why? Because he's anti-free trade or unfair trade. He's anti-immigration, the immigrants perceived by black Americans to being in direct competition to them." Rivera added that Trump is not responsible for bringing race into the political atmosphere, as the issue has been used by Democrats and Republicans...
  • A new effort to have the DFL address an old issue: reparations Minnesota)

    03/19/2016 1:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    MinnPost ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kristoffer Tigue
    First-time caucus-goers meeting at Neighborhoods Organizing for Change headquarters before introducing the reparations resolution at their precincts. Some Minnesota voters hope to make reparations -- the idea of compensating African Americans for the legacy of slavery -- a main agenda item for the DFL. It didn't get much attention at the time, but voters throughout the state voted at the state's March 2 DFL caucuses to pass a reparations resolution, a proposal brought forth by members of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC). Passed resolutions don't necessarily make it into official party platforms, but NOC organizers said they're hoping to start...
  • Meet the Black Blues Musician Who Befriended the KKK

    03/18/2016 1:52:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3-18-2016 | JEN YAMATO
    For decades, blues musician Daryl Davis has been raising eyebrows with his unconventional hobby: befriending and converting bigoted members of the Ku Klux Klan, whose white hoods he symbolically collects along the way. “I try to bring out the humanity in people,” he told The Daily Beast following the SXSW premiere of Accidental Courtesy, a documentary about Davis and his unorthodox methods that sparked provocative Q&As at the festival. Sitting down to chat in Austin, Texas, flanked by director Matthew Ornstein and ex-KKK member Scott Shepherd, Davis smiled warmly. “We all are human beings at the end of the day.” The...
  • Black Dems aren't turning out for Hillary like they did for Obama (they're down 35-40 percent)

    03/18/2016 4:06:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 18, 2016 | Carl Campanile
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has to worry about a steep drop-off of the black vote that could imperil her chances of winning the White House in November, an analysis had found. The number of African-Americans who voted in Tuesday’s primaries plummeted by an estimated 40 percent in Ohio, 38 percent in Florida and 34 percent in North Carolina compared with the 2008 Democratic primary when Barack Obama was on the ballot, reported the advocacy group Black Votes Matter. [Snip] Analysts expected some drop-off, but not the enormous numbers recorded Tuesday.
  • Black talk on presidential election

    03/17/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | March 17, 2016 | Amadi Ajamu
    "We've all been told, 'Black people died fighting for the right to vote.' That's a myth. The truth is, Black people died fighting for their freedom," explained Viola Plummer at a recent "Let's Talk: electoral forum in Brooklyn. "We have been fighting for our freedom one way or another since we were enslaved by these criminals. Voting was a step toward freedom. "As the propaganda machines of this country starts to twirl as they do, you know what Malcolm X said, 'They make you think your enemies are your friends and your friends are your enemies.' "We in the December...
  • U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner: Illegal Immigration Disproportionately Harms Black Americans

    03/17/2016 7:54:36 AM PDT · by vekzen · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/16/2016 | Caroline May
    Illegal and low-skilled immigration disproportionally harms the job prospects and wages of black Americans, Peter Kirsanow, a commissioner on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, told a Senate panel Wednesday. “Unequivocally, the wages and employment levels of black Americans are disproportionately adversely affect by illegal immigration. Particularly when it pertains to the effect on black males,” Kirsanow testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.
  • Como Park High teacher criticized by Black Lives Matter now on paid leave (Minnesota)

    03/11/2016 1:28:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune ^ | March 9, 2016 | Anthony Lonetree
    Last week, Black Lives Matter St. Paul threatened a "shutdown action" at Como Park over the teacher's social media posts critical of school district support of teachers. Theo Olson, the Como Park High teacher whose social-media posts over behavior-related issues were assailed recently by Black Lives Matter St. Paul, is on paid administrative leave, the St. Paul School District said Wednesday. The leave began on Wednesday, but the reasons for it were not disclosed. "I cannot share the reason why, as that is private personnel data," said Toya Stewart Downey, a district spokeswoman. Last week, Black Lives Matter St. Paul...
  • Chris Brown Responds to Sucker-Punched Black Donald Trump Protester: '--- Trump & --- the Pigs'

    03/11/2016 12:58:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 10, 2016 | Colin Stutz
    After a black protestor was sucker-punched by a white Donald Trump supporter while leaving a rally on Thursday (March 10), Chris Brown took to Instagram to vent his frustration with the scene publicly. "(EXPLETIVE) TRUMP AND (EXPLETIVE) THE PIGS," he wrote with a selfie video, speaking into the camera, saying that if this is the way things are going to proceed at rallies, black people should attend the rallies in groups of 40 or 50. "See what they do then," he said. "Keep touching us." In his comment, Brown called seeing people act this way is "evil" and said God...
  • Dash cam video shows driver shoot at Battle Creek Police Department officer

    03/08/2016 6:39:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Woodtv.com ^ | March 7, 2016 | Barton Deiters
    Officer in dash cam video: ‘He shot me. I’m not hit’ Dash cam video shows driver shoot at Battle Creek Police Department officer Barton Deiters and 24 Hour News 8 web staff Published: March 7, 2016, 6:40 pm BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Demonstrating the way a seemingly routine action can turn into a life-threatening encounter for police officers, dash cam video shows a driver open fire on a Battle Creek officer during a traffic stop on Saturday. Monday, 21-year-old Darriyone Zamone Clark-Brown was arraigned on several charges including attempted murder in the incident. Dash cam video of the shooting,...
  • Sanders' Remark on 'Ghetto' Causes a Stir

    03/06/2016 10:17:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Newser ^ | March 6, 2016 | The Editors
    It seems the line from Sunday night's debate causing the biggest amount of buzz on social media came from Bernie Sanders when talking about race in America. After Hillary Clinton said that she, as a white person, has "never had the experience" of so many African-Americans in regard to discrimination, Sanders tried to amplify the point: • "When you are white, you don't know what it's like to be living in a ghetto, you don't know what it's like to be poor, you don't know what it's like to be hassled when you are walking down a street or dragged...
  • Hillary Clinton talks down to young black voter in Minneapolis

    03/06/2016 3:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | March 1, 2016 | Drew Salisbury
    Hillary Clinton was visibly perturbed during a tense exchange with a young Somali-American voter in Minneapolis on Tuesday when asked about past references to young black men as "super predators" while supporting a federal crime bill that resulted in disparate, harsher sentences for minority communities. Clinton has been under fire for the comments since they were highlighted by Black Lives Matter protesters who crashed a private fundraiser to confront the candidate about them last week. "Well first of all, that comment was made one time," Clinton told the unidentified voter. "I've always been in favor of young people [getting more]...
  • Study: Indiana Is The Epicenter For Black Homicides

    03/06/2016 12:58:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Hoosier State may have some prominent sports franchises and the Indy 500, but it also has been declared as the state with the highest rate of black homicides. Of course, the gun control movement was quick to blame weak gun laws (via KPNX): Indiana has the highest rate of black homicide victims in the country, according to a study conducted by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. The study uses FBI homicide data to rank states according to their black homicide victimization rates. According to the study, there were 213 black homicide victims in Indiana in 2013, or 34.15...
  • The Left Disarmed the Racism Charge

    03/04/2016 11:21:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 3, 2016 | Noah Rothman
    While the Republican presidential frontrunner's support appears as solid and stable as any celebrity's, it would be a mistake for political observers to claim that Donald Trump is infallible merely because his floor in the polls won't budge. If it weren't clear at the time that the reality television star's refusal to clearly and unequivocally decline the support of the KKK, David Duke, and other white nationalist organizations was an error, it should be today. Save for the famous immigration hawk Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, the flood of endorsements you might expect the GOP's delegate leader to receive after a...
  • More than 2 dozen Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt Trump rally (New Orleans)

    03/04/2016 10:04:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Channel 4000 ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    NEW ORLEANS (CNN) - More than two dozen protesters chanting "black lives matter" disrupted Donald Trump's rally here on Friday, linking arms and resisting security personnel trying to eject them from the venue. The protests come after a week of intense scrutiny directed at Trump after the Republican presidential front-runner was asked to disavow the support of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke and several white supremacist groups. Trump declined to disavow Duke's support and that of white supremacist groups, including the KKK, during a CNN interview on Sunday, but later tweeted his rejection of Duke, a position...
  • The Violence to Come

    03/04/2016 2:46:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 3, 2016 | Peter Beinart
    With Donald Trump on the brink of the GOP nomination, America is hurtling toward a schism unlike anything since the 1960s.What will happen to American politics if, as now appears likely, the Republican Party nominates Donald Trump? Here's one bet: It will get more violent. The United States is headed toward a confrontation, the likes of which it has not seen since 1968, between leftist activists, who believe in physical disruption as a means of drawing attention to injustice, and a candidate eager to forcibly put down that disruption in order to make himself look tough. The new culture of...
  • Bernie’s Revolution Is Too White to Win

    03/02/2016 5:43:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | March 1, 2016 | Jeet Heer, senior editor
    Sanders scored several Super Tuesday victories, but his demographic base isn't diverse enough to earn the Democratic Party's nomination. Bernie Sanders will live to fight another day. The senator was expected to win overwhelmingly on Super Tuesday in his home state of Vermont, and his campaign would have stalled if that were the extent of his victory. But he won in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Colorado, and ran a tight race in Massachusetts, giving his political revolution a new lease on life. His rival Hillary Clinton won overwhelming majorities, as expected, in the Southern states: Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and...