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  • Killer Mike Talks Racism, Reconciliation & Reparations With Tavis Smiley (VIDEO)

    07/02/2015 4:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    AllHipHop News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yohance Kyles
    Killer Mike has become a vital Hip Hop representative when it comes to discussions about injustice, police brutality, and racism. The Atlanta-based rapper has addressed those topics as one half of Run The Jewels, a guest on CNN, a lecturer at M.I.T, and a columnist for Vox. Mike returned to television to once again speak on relevant social topics. He stopped by the PBS program The Tavis Smiley Show. The conversation included Mike and Smiley debating the idea of African-Americans offering forgiveness for racial discrimination. “After we reconcile, why don’t I own any of the land? Why does De Beers...
  • Brooklyn’s Obnoxious Secret Flag Burning Ends With A Whimper

    07/01/2015 9:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kate Briquelet
    A Brooklyn group burned the American flag—but were too scared to show up to their own media circus. This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media. Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out of the city's conservative netherworld and descended on Fort Greene Park—hell-bent on stopping a red, white and blue barbecue they tripped over on Facebook. “We’re here to [expletive] up tiny liberal punks,” one biker reportedly declared. Little did they know the...
  • Essence Music Festival to Get Serious on ‘Black Lives’

    07/01/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 1, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Much of the annual 4-day event will focus on the black lives matter movement.Civil rights leaders will join survivors of tragedy for a frank discussion on the black lives matter movement in New Orleans this week. The 21st annual Essence Music Festival, hosted every Fourth of July weekend, will take on a more serious tone during a series of daytime events at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. At the festival’s Empowerment Series, Rev. Al Sharpton will share a stage with Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in conversations on injustices facing the black community....
  • Robert Woodson: If All Whites Moved Out of USA, How Would It Solve Inner-City Problems?

    06/30/2015 6:47:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Susan Jones
    The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson, the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. "You always have to begin with a solution in mind," Woodson told CSPAN Tuesday morning in a discussion on poverty. "I tell people, what is your solution? If all whites tomorrow were to move to Canada and Europe, tell me how it would affect the black on black crime rate, how would it it affect the out-of-wedlock births, how would it affect the spread of AIDS? How would it affect those issues?" he...
  • Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

    06/29/2015 7:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sam Sanders
    Investigators continue their examination of a fire at the Glover Grove Baptist Church of Warrenville, S.C. Fires damaged Glover Grove and some other black churches in the days following nine shooting deaths at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, raising concerns that the incidents were hate-inspired arsons. Now, in the case of Glover Grove, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has released the following statement, saying it still doesn't know how the blaze started. "Based upon the scene examination and the evidence collected, agents were unable to determine an exact origin or fire cause. As a result, agents were unable to...
  • Farrakhan: Cops Who Arrested Dylann Roof Were Happy He Killed Blacks

    06/28/2015 1:56:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    In a vitriolic speech at the Metropolitan AME church in Washington D.C., Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called white people “sinful by nature” and said that the cops who arrested the man who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. last week were happy he did so. “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city. They don’t give a damn about them nine,” Farrakhan said of the nine people murdered by white supremacist Dylann Roof at the historic Emanuel AME church last Wednesday. “When they arrested him they took him to...
  • Black Panther SNEERS at Charleston victims’ families; calls for killing white ‘SLAVE MASTERS’

    06/27/2015 6:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Spreading a message of racial war, former New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz told a group of about 200 black people in Charleston that it’s time to “complete the mission” and kill white “slave masters” and their families. “Let this cracker hear you!” he shouted to the crowd at a Save the Black Church rally Tuesday. Shabazz ridiculed the families of the victims of the Charleston AME Church shootings that killed nine black people for forgiving alleged killer Dylann Roof. “You are not the ones that we saw on the television screen,” he told the crowd. “Sitting in...
  • Caribbean Governments Should Defend Black Americans!

    06/27/2015 4:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    teleSUR ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Comissiong
    The critical importance of the United Nations International Decade For People of African Descent becomes more and more apparent with each passing day! The Charleston massacre which occurred last week at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is case in point. Nine African- American women, men and children were brutally shot to death by a white man. This latest genocidal outrage comes at a time when right-thinking people all over the world are expressing shock and horror at the phenomenon of White American police officers callously killing literally hundreds of unarmed Black-American men and women, and the U.S....
  • The Confederate Flag Doesn’t Belong in a Museum

    06/26/2015 5:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | June 25, 2015 | Aleia Brown, Currator at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
    Finding the proper home for this symbol of oppression isn’t as simple as politicians keep saying it is.In the aftermath of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that claimed the lives of nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, politicians from both sides of the aisle have called for the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol to come down. A common theme of these calls to lower the flag has been the suggestion that this symbol of America’s racist past belongs not on a flagpole on public land but in a...
  • Farrakhan Calls For Black Desertions and a Race War

    06/26/2015 12:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Wizbang ^ | June 26, 2015 | Michael Becker
    Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, a black Muslim nationalist group, is calling for war. A race war, because to Farrakhan, like all in the Race Industry, everything is about race. Farrakhan made the call in a speech in Chicago, Barack Obama’s home, where he claimed that blacks have been oppressed for hundreds of years by whites. He called for reckoning because of the “iniquities of their fathers.” His rant focused on the shooting of the criminal thug, Michael Brown, as he attacked a white police officer with the intent to murder him. Farrakhan conveniently left out...
  • Farrakhan Plans Million Man March 20th Anniversary Rally

    06/26/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    In a speech that criticized the American state of race relations, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told a multi-faith gathering he plans to hold a Millions for Justice march in the nation's capital this fall, 20 years after the Million Man March. During the address at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Washington on Wednesday, Farrakhan said he intends to hold the rally Oct. 10 on the National Mall, scene of the 1995 march. "This is the time our people must see our unity," Farrakhan said. "Let's make 10/10/15 a meeting place for those who want justice, for...
  • China lashes out at US racial bias in human rights report

    06/26/2015 8:28:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2015
    BEIJING (AP) -- Racial discrimination and police abuses are rife in the United States, China's Cabinet said Friday, in a report intended as a counterpoint to U.S. criticism of Beijing's own human rights record. The report issued by the State Council Information Office cited the killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cases in which African-Americans were shot and killed by white police officers....
  • Do the roots of the racial economic gap run so deep that real solutions are out of reach?

    06/25/2015 10:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's WonkBlog ^ | June 23, 2015 | Michael A. Fletcher, national economics correspondent
    The economic problems confronting African Americans are staggering, and many of them are rooted in the nation's shameful racial history. That is one takeaway from a Congressional Black Caucus meeting at the University of Baltimore on Tuesday, aimed at exploring the underlying causes of the April rioting that rocked Charm City in the wake of the suspicious death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Another takeaway might be that any solutions that would match the scale of the economic disparities are politically out of reach. The lawmakers, who were joined by several Democratic members of the Joint Economic Committee for...
  • The True South Through My Eyes - HK Edgerton (Black Confederate Reenactor)

    06/25/2015 10:47:58 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-28-2011 | ProudRebel
    K Edgerton, a black Confederate advocate, tells of his fondness for the South, the Confederacy, the distinction between the original Klan and another formed forty years later for totally different purposes, and the rarely told truth about Nathan Bedford Forrest.
  • Can We Please, Finally, Get Rid of ‘Aunt Jemima’? [Projectile Vomit Alert]

    06/25/2015 5:25:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 119 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 6/25/15 | Riché Richardson
    Amid the current efforts to remove the Confederate flag as a symbol from state and federal buildings and to divest from its commercial circulation as a product and commodity, it is also important to remember that a host of products lining grocery store shelves to this day, including Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix and Aunt Jemima Syrup, are also very much linked to Southern racism. Families, including children, still encounter Aunt Jemima on trips to the grocery store where products are marketed under this trademark by the Quaker Oats Company in the 21st century. Numerous writings have examined the development of...
  • Donald Trump on Black Youths: ‘There’s No Spirit’

    06/25/2015 4:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nigel Roberts
    The GOP presidential candidate spoke freely about race as a new poll puts him second in the field of Republican presidential contenders. The entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. has announced that it is severing ties with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, after recent reports of Trump's disparaging remarks toward Mexicans. "At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country," a statement released by UCI reads. "We...
  • To start a race war: Dylann Roof and the ideology of white supremacy

    06/25/2015 3:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Berkeley Blog ^ | June 25, 2015 | Jonathan Simon, professor of law
    The mass murder of parishioners at the historic Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina law week, by a young white supremacist intensified the already profound national conversation about racism and violence that has been building since the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. There are more topics in play around Charleston than any single post (even an over long one like this) can address. So a couple of brief points before an extended discussion of one question, already taken up here on Prawfsblawg by Rick Hill (but I come out a bit different) on whether...
  • White House blames white male resentment for Obama failures on guns, race

    06/24/2015 10:33:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    ---snip--- It is perfectly emblematic of the empty, hashtagging political era that the primary role of government after a mass murder would be as a semiotic interpreter for the nation. As governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton celebrated his state’s Confederate heritage with a special star in his state’s flag. Now his wife is running for president as an ardent foe of Confederate remembrance. The GOP consensus of 20 years ago was that the display of the Confederate battle flag was up to the ones displaying it. Now they are falling over each other to denounce its public display. None of...
  • Farrakhan: I Don’t Get Debate Over Confederate Flag, ‘We Need to Put the American Flag Down’

    06/24/2015 8:05:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”(continued)
  • Obama's race war has real consequences

    06/24/2015 6:22:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | June 23, 2015 | Larry Klayman
    On June 17, a truly evil and racist high school dropout, Dylann Roof, shot and killed nine black Christians in one of Charleston, South Carolina's oldest and most well-known black churches, Emanuel AME Church. Among the murdered was the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, ordained when he was 18. There are not enough words to condemn this despicable act. As a Messianic Jew – I refer to myself as a Jewish Christian – I can try to relate a little from the history of pogroms and violence that Jews have experienced throughout the years. We cringe to hear of such tragedies. Instantly,...
  • Whoa: this is how the slain pastor felt about the Confederate flag…

    06/24/2015 5:39:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 6/24/15 | Michele Hickford
    Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers” and it would appear Pastor Clementa Pinckney was definitely one of those. While the mainstream media is decrying the fact that the Charleston shooting victim’s body was carried past a Confederate flag today, the good pastor may not have found it all that offensive. In 2000, during his first term in the South Carolina State Senate, Pinckney actually voted in favor of H5028, the May 2000 compromise which placed the flag at its current location. H5028 related to THE PERMANENT PLACEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG, THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG, AND THE...
  • White America is complicit: Charleston, Dylann Roof and the country’s real race war

    06/24/2015 5:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | June 20, 2015 | Kali Holloway, Alternet
    In so many ways, the story of Dylann Roof, the shooting suspect who allegedly killed nine people in an historic South Carolina black church, is a parallel to the story of America itself. Who, at this point, can feign surprise at this latest massacre when it sits at the nexus of so much that is familiar and perfectly in line with the U.S. that we know? We are a country where mass shootings are weekly news, where gun violence is a fact of daily life, where there is a legacy of terror against black people and communities, where white racists...
  • Sheffield Lake terrorist suspect said he'd behead his non-Muslim son, FBI reports

    06/24/2015 11:06:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ida Lieszkovszky
    Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi, previously known as Robert C. McCollum, was arrested by the FBI June 19 on charges that he supported ISIS, a terrorist organization. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Sheffield Lake man facing terrorism charges told a FBI informant that if war broke out in the U.S. between Muslims and non-Muslims, he would "cut off the head of his non-Muslim son if necessary," according to a criminal complaint. Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi's comment about his son is revealed in the 33-page complaint filed Friday by the FBI in U.S. District Court. The complaint also states that when...
  • The Hill: Nikki Haley is the ‘Republican Wonder Woman of Color’

    06/24/2015 9:51:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | June 24, 2015 | Jammie
    The media is really covering itself in glory these days. Just yesterday the Washington Post well full on racist against Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and today The Hill ran with this nonsense from an obvious black racist who clearly hasn’t been able to comprehend what’s gone on the past few days. It’s the capture-the-flag you never saw coming.In a shrewdly mapped play, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) call to remove the flapping Confederate rebel jack from state capitol grounds suddenly prompted an entire party to reverse course on the issue. And after years of happily whistling political Dixie as...
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • Ann Coulter: Confederate Flag Debate ‘Completely Moronic’

    06/23/2015 8:13:42 PM PDT · by virtuous · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 23, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ann Coulter waded into the Confederate flag debate this morning on C-SPAN, calling the whole debate “completely moronic.” She said that what’s happening is just “a litany of liberal talking points that make Republicans look bad,” and asked, “How about banning the Democratic Party?” Coulter repeatedly pointed to how Democrats were against civil rights for the longest time. She also asked, “If we want to do something nice for black people, how about ending immigration, which is dumping millions of low-wage workers on the country, taking jobs from African-Americans?”
  • Lindsey Graham: America Has A Long Way To Go On Race Relations

    06/22/2015 9:54:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 21, 2015 | Steph Bazzle
    Don’t count Lindsey Graham among the Republican Presidential hopefuls who think that mass shooting in Charleston was about something other than race. He spoke out this weekend to address the murders, and his statement differs sharply from what some of his colleagues are saying. Unlike Rick Santorum and Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham isn’t pretending the murders were about religion or insisting that we can’t tell yet what motivated the attack. Instead, Graham openly recognizes that this attack was racially motivated — and says that America has a long way to go in the racial relations department. “There can be no...
  • 'White racism,' NRA are to blame for lax gun rules, Martin O'Malley says

    06/21/2015 8:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2015 | Cathleen Decker
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley suggested Sunday that Congress had fallen under the sway of "white racism" and the political force of the National Rifle Assn. in refusing to respond with new laws to a cascade of shooting incidents in recent years.. Speaking before the nation’s mayors, gathered in San Francisco, O’Malley pointed to gun restrictions passed when he was governor of Maryland to ban assault weapons, enforce background checks and tighten permitting procedures -- efforts that have been blocked at the national level by Republicans, and some Democrats, in Congress. "One of the sad triumphs of white racism is...
  • Jeb Bush on S.C. Confederate flag: 'I'm confident they will do the right thing'

    06/20/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 20, 2015 | Ashley Killough
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) When it comes to dealing with the Confederate flag, Jeb Bush isn't leaving much room for interpretation in his stance on the issue. The former governor recalled Saturday how he ordered the removal of the flag from Florida state grounds in 2001, adding that he believes South Carolina will do "the right thing" as the state decides what to do about the controversial symbol that flies at the capitol in Columbia. His comments come as 2016 presidential candidates face questions over how to handle the racially sensitive debate that follows the massacre of nine African-American parishioners by a white...
  • Baltimore featured in Obama documentary

    06/20/2015 3:16:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 19, 2015 | John Fritze
    Baltimore County schools are featured in a documentary that will air this weekend about President Barack Obama's initiative to help young men of color.. The film, which will run Sunday on the Discovery Channel and the Oprah Winfrey Network, is focused on the president's My Brother's Keeper effort, which uses private money to target job training and educational programs at young men. "I always see myself in them," Obama said in a portion of the documentary released Friday. "I do know what it means to come of age uncertain about your place and not clear about what it means to...
  • Vigil for Charleston Church Shooting Victims Dispersed by Bomb Threats

    06/19/2015 10:34:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Real News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Staff
    South Carolina has a long history of hate crimes against African Americans, says Efia Nwangaza of the Malcom X Grassroots Movement.TRANSCRIPT SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. A gunman walked into an historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina and killed nine people. Before the shooting, the gunman told the victims, "You rape our women, you are taking over our country, and you have to go." Charleston police officials have called this a hate crime. The Washington Post deemed this massacre the deadliest attack on a place...
  • A Sociologist Explains The Charleston Church Shooting And Racism In The U.S.

    06/19/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Huffington Post's Science ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Howard
    A shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has shaken the country, leaving many reflecting on the state of race relations in the United States. Nine people, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church's pastor and a South Carolina state senator, were shot to death by accused gunman Dylann Storm Roof at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Authorities have called the shooting a hate crime. But how does one explain such a crime from a scientific perspective? What could lead someone to commit a racially motivated hate crime? What is racism -- and how can we...
  • While Baltimore Police Idle, Black Lives Perish

    06/18/2015 3:17:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 17, 2015 | Juan Thompson
    On June 6, a 16-year-old Baltimore girl named Arnesha Bowers went to a house party in West Baltimore where she met Donay Dixon, 23, and John Childs, 20. Later that night, Dixon and Childs followed Bowers to her northeast Baltimore home. Once there, police allege, the duo kicked in the basement window, sexually assaulted Bowers, strangled her with an extension cord, and then set her and the house on fire. Dixon and Childs — purportedly members of the Bloods street organization — made off with $40, a laptop and an iPad. According to reports, the pair committed the heinous crime...
  • Rachel Dolezal Embodies White America’s Fears

    06/17/2015 7:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 16, 2015 | Sarah Marshall
    Who are we allowed to become? Children growing up today are likely to believe they can be anyone they want to be, and parents and teachers have grown fond of the phrase “Whatever you are, be a good one.” The emerging narratives of transgender children dovetail perfectly with this philosophy, children whose parents do not force them into a lockstep performance of the gender they were assigned at birth have become visible members of society. Yet the increased presence of transgender issues in our national conversation has prompted some to wonder—with or without their tongue in cheek, or in check—whether...
  • Rachel Dolezal earlier interview: Black father had 3 attempts on his life by whites while in USMC

    06/17/2015 3:00:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 16, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via Truth Revolt and the Daily Mail, here’s the best evidence lefties have that Dolezal isn’t the racial equivalent of Caitlyn Jenner. The basic story she tells might well be true: Albert Wilkerson, the man she passed off as her dad, did serve in the Corps and did migrate north as a young child after his father “had a confrontation with a police officer” in Birmingham. But he isn’t her father, of course, and the fact that she went so far as to steal his history to back up her own claim of being black is a step that Jenner...
  • MSNBC’s Dyson Implies Rachel Dolezal Is More Black Than Clarence Thomas

    06/16/2015 10:42:25 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 61 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Jeffery Meyer
    On Monday’s The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson, MSNBC Political Analyst and frequent guest host on the "Lean Forward" network, used the ongoing controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal claiming to be African American to smear Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Speaking to Schultz, Dyson rushed to defend Dolezal from the criticism because she promotes the NAACP’s liberal agenda and argued that “a lot more black people would support Rachel Dolezal than would support say Clarence Thomas.” After the MSNBC contributor argued that for those “who talk about race as a social construct, that’s it’s more complicated” because some say “Bill Clinton...
  • Bishop Harry Jackson: Summer Riots Looming if We Don't Do These 3 Things

    06/16/2015 3:21:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | June 15, 2015 | Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr.
    This Memorial Day weekend marked a historic uptick in violence in many U.S. cities. Three cities seem to symbolize our national woes the most—Baltimore, Chicago and Ferguson. In Baltimore nine people were killed and 29 shot. Chicago marked 12 killed and 44 wounded. The police in Baltimore and the other cities seem to be moving with unprecedented caution. Further, self-initiated policing has slowed down significantly. The morale of law enforcement officers is at a decadal low. Therefore, both violent and petty crimes may flourish in several "hot spot" cities this summer. In Ferguson, sky rocketing crime rates continue despite greater...
  • A tense week in the US ‘capital of police brutality’: Anger simmers in Baltimore

    06/16/2015 2:32:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera America's Fault Lines Program ^ | June 15, 2015 | Paul Abowd and Nikhil Swaminathan
    Our team arrived the day after Freddie Gray’s funeral—after watching Baltimore on fire the night before. High school kids had clashed with police, and a CVS at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenues was looted and burned—an image that would quickly be seared into the national consciousness. By the time we got to that intersection the next day, people were cleaning up the CVS. The mood was one of healing. People were playing music, dancing in the streets, and trying to get back on their feet and grapple with what had happened the night before—and to process an anger...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Could Very Well Be The Next POTUS

    06/15/2015 8:17:24 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 22 replies
    June 15, 2015 | Patriot777
    Hillary Clinton truly sees herself as being the next President (Queen?) of the United States, assuming the 'throne' that will be vacated by king Obomination (if he doesn't decide to remain there) in January 2017. Now on what fact do I base this premise? I believe that the millions of able-bodied people who are feeding off of government programs/amenities/subsidies/healthcare/free college, which also has been and now includes tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America, HAVE NO CARE WHATSOEVER about Hillary Clinton's political record/history/crimes (especially murder), which is being televised on almost a moment-by-moment basis. These...
  • Genosuicide and its causes

    06/14/2015 9:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 14, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    “Black lives matter” became the slogan of the anti-police protests that followed the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Do they? Does yours? Parts of black America appear determined to destroy themselves—black men, that is, rather than black women, who graduate from university at twice the male rate and hold more full-time jobs. Call it genosuicide, the self-willed extinction of a people, and it happens all the time, especially when young men decide that to matter, they must assert themselves violently. There is nothing uniquely “black” about the inner-city catastrophe now unfolding in America, as some historical...
  • Dear Congressman Rush What About Reparations.

    06/14/2015 8:42:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chicago Now's B.U.G. Blog ^ | May 31, 2015 | Danielle Kizaire-Sutton
    Fight to Right the Wrong Dear Congressman Rush: I am one of your constituents of the 1st Congressional District. I was your neighbor in Bronzeville. I remember well your days with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panthers. You were a firebrand and I mean that in a very positive way. It is said that age mellows us. You may well be an example. You decided on politics, working within the system. Now I, and many of your constituents, am asking you to work within that system to right a terrible wrong. Historically slavery lasted from 1619 to...
  • White Women Have Always Stolen Black Beauty

    06/14/2015 6:04:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 13, 2015 | Keli Goff
    White people have been reaping the rewards of appropriating black culture for years. At least Rachel Dolezal was doing it to educate others.There’s been a lot of outrage directed at Rachel Dolezal, the civil rights activist recently outed for “passing” as a black woman. But some of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out why Dolezal’s particular case has evoked such anger when she’s simply doing what has been standard in American culture for years: hijacking aspects of black culture, and black beauty in particular, reaping the rewards while black women with the same attributes rarely do. According...
  • Black Churches Led The Civil Rights Movement. Can They Do It Again In Baltimore?

    06/14/2015 10:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics ^ | June 14, 2015 | David Dagan
    (AP PHOTO AT LINK INCLUDES "MOSBY FOR MAYOR" SIGN!)On the day that Freddie Gray was laid to rest, nine of Baltimore’s senior ministers gathered at New Shiloh Baptist Church to lead his funeral. That evening, they reconvened at New Shiloh and debated how to intervene in a riot. Two clergymen urged that they wade into the fray and ask agitators to stand down. Others were skeptical, unsure they could have much impact, according to three people in the room. They left the room with no agreement. But in the meantime, the church had filled with additional clergy, who had heard...
  • [Democratic Congressman Elijah] Cummings failed to file state, city paperwork for rental unit

    06/14/2015 9:42:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Baltimore Sun's Sun Investigates ^ | June 13, 2015 | John Fritze
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rep. Elijah E. Cummings failed to file required paperwork with city and state authorities for a rental unit he has owned in West Baltimore for years.. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, failed to list the property in the 2000 block of W. Madison Ave. on the state's lead registry. He also did not register the three-story brick rowhouse with the city housing department until this month. Registration is required to help housing inspectors address code violations and ensure that tenants — particularly children — are not exposed to lead....
  • [Rand] Paul talks about race in Baltimore

    06/12/2015 10:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Bowling Green Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Katie Brandenburg
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, addressed race and the criminal justice system during a stop this week in Baltimore. He spoke at a Maryland Republican fundraiser in Baltimore about racial disparities in law enforcement practices. Paul drew criticism last month in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, who died after being injured while in police custody, and the riots that followed in Baltimore. At the time, Paul did a controversial interview with radio host Laura Ingraham during which he said some factors that influenced the violence were “the breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the...
  • Fake White NAACP Leader Posed w/Fake Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby

    06/12/2015 7:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 12, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    (PHTO MONTAGE AT LINK) Spokane NAACP ‎@SpokaneNAACP Spokane NAACP President Dolezal meeting up with Marilyn Mosby, who will be attending the #NAACP2015AnnualConvention 1:55 PM - 22 May 2015 Things were going better for Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP leader who was pretending to be black while apparently faking hate crimes against herself, and Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore State’s Attorney who attended to make her career by wrongly indicting six police officers of different races in the death of drug dealer Freddie Gray. Dolezal was outed as a fraud by her parents. She claimed that lying about being black was fine...
  • West Baltimore’s Police Presence Drops, and Murders Soar

    06/12/2015 2:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 12, 2015 | Richard A. Oppel, Junior
    BALTIMORE — From the steps of her New Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Rev. Lisa Weah looked down the block to the open-air drug market outside the bodega on the corner a few hundred feet away. The traffic there had been slowing until the chaos that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, after he was injured in police custody. Now it is back full-bore, and the police are often nowhere to be seen. A month and a half after six officers were charged in Mr. Gray’s death, policing has dwindled in some of Baltimore’s most dangerous neighborhoods, and...
  • Bratton Demands Retraction After Interview on Hiring Black Cops: Report

    06/12/2015 10:13:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    NBC New York ^ | June 10, 2015
    New York City's top cop is demanding a retraction after he was quoted by a news article saying the NYPD has a hard time hiring black officers because "so many of them have spent time in jail," according to a published report. The Daily News reports that Commissioner Bill Bratton has called on the Guardian to retract the story -- which bears the headline "NYPD chief Bratton says hiring black officers is difficult: ‘So many have spent time in jail,’ -- because his comments were taken out of context from another story published by the British news outlet about the...
  • Is America Ready For Reparations?

    06/12/2015 3:05:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | May 31, 2015 | William Griggs
    Whenever the world gets too crazy for me, I head down to the soul food restaurant and seek out my mentor, the great ghetto philosopher, Cleophus Leroy Brown. Cleo graciously waived me toward a seat at his usual corner booth. “What’s on your mind, College Boy?” “Everything,” I blurted out. “”I’m on social media and practically every day someone posts another instance of black folks either being killed or brutally beaten by police just for being doing something, if it isn’t anything more than breathing , while black. Everybody jumped up and down- and rightfully so, I might add, about...
  • ‘Maybe I’d throw a rock at CVS, too’

    06/11/2015 11:40:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 11, 2015 | Jordan Lebeau
    After the Baltimore riots, I talked to mothers, a cop who told me cops are on drugs, and a 10-year-old who made the most sense. The Baltimore Police Department did not respond to requests for comment for this story. They did not respond to complaints from young mothers that their children are harassed for sitting outside on hot days, and from lifelong city residents who complained of violent and intimidating tactics that never seem to align with actual police work. They did not respond when a former cop told me the police in Baltimore are addicted to drugs — not...