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  • Sheriff David Clarke Tells AG Nominee: DOJ Must Stop Undermining American Law Enforcement Officers

    01/29/2015 11:48:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke called on U.S. Attorney and Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch to rebuild the broken relationship between the Department of Justice and local law enforcement. Citing Attorney General Eric Holder's involvement in Ferguson, Missouri over the summer, Clarke laid out a defense of police working in dangerous communities and called on Lynch to open lines of communication from Washington to cities around the country. "I want to spend some time critiquing...Attorney General Eric Holder's tenure at the Department of Justice and use it as a framework...
  • Adios Al! (Thumbs Up to Last Paragraph)

    01/29/2015 8:22:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Now that the dust and ashes have settled in Ferguson following the decision by the Department of Justice not to pursue any criminal charges against Officer Darren Wilson for civil rights violations in the shooting of Michael Brown, perhaps it’s time for some reflection on the part of the media on whether or not they should continue their on-air relationship with one Al Sharpton. As we all remember, immediately following the shooting of Michel Brown in the St. Louis County community of Ferguson Al Sharpton rolled into town with his one-man circus and fanned the flames of racial unrest. Unrest...
  • 3 reasons Ferguson decision not a surprise; 3 options left to Brown family

    01/28/2015 9:32:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jethro Mullen
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)After a grand jury decided in November not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, many shifted their attention to a federal investigation into the killing. But on Wednesday, officials told CNN that federal investigators didn't find enough evidence and that Justice Department prosecutors won't recommend civil rights charges against Wilson. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has the final say in the matter, has said he will announce his decision before he leaves office, which is expected to be by the spring. The news that emerged Wednesday is likely to upset those...
  • Stop Patriarchy fails to “Ferguson” pro-life walk for life in SF

    01/25/2015 9:05:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    The attention starved pro-abortion group Stop Patriarchy made the rounds this week at pro-life rallies during the various march for life events. On Thursday, a handful of pro-choicers from Stop Patriarchy were arrested attempting to block hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers marching in D.C. at the March for Life, chanting that pro-lifers are for female enslavement! More video and pics here Friday, the group was in Oakland, California calling for a Ferguson style revolution after disrupting Black pro-life leaders at a rally there. (read story here) Bragging on their website, “As politicians continue to ramp up a national assault on...
  • Abortion activists call for Ferguson style revolution after disrupting Black pro-life rally

    01/24/2015 6:45:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 24, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Radical abortion supporters are calling for a Ferguson type revolution against pro-lifers in an odd place, outside a rally organized by Black preachers in California. The event was organized by Rev. Walter Hoye, a Black pro-life minister , and took place Friday in Oakland. An page on Hoye’s website about the rally reads, “We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the civil rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and...
  • Conservative Black Sheriff Applauds DOJ Darren Wilson Decision, Slams Rights Leaders [Freep Request]

    01/23/2015 8:55:53 PM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | NewsOne Staff
    A day after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to pursue a civil rights case against ex-Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, a Black conservative sheriff David Clarke (pictured) has applauded the decision and slammed civil rights leaders in a Fox News interview, according Mediaite. RELATED: Report: No Federal Charges To Be Filed Against Darren Wilson In Death Of Michael Brown Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke told “Fox & Friends” Thursday that the decision not to pursue a civil rights case against Wilson was vindication for the officer and an indictment against “race hustlers” like U.S. Attorney...
  • Black Lives Matter Protest Fizzles at Modern Language Association

    01/23/2015 7:57:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2015 | Don Irvine
    The Black Lives Matter protest movement, found its way to the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, but failed to attract much support from the left wing attendees. With an estimated 7,000 left-wing professors and their protégé’s in attendance the protest managed to only attract about 150 people or so who listened to a litany of speeches vilifying police actions against blacks across the country. After the speeches it was time to actually march and more than half of those assembled apparently decided that their dedication to this issue didn’t extend to spending any time in the 40 degree...
  • Ferguson: The Line to Apologize Forms on the Left

    01/22/2015 8:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 22, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    The news has been leaked to the New York Times: the Department of Justice has concluded its federal investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it has reached substantially the same conclusions as the local grand jury that chose not to press charges against police officer Darren Wilson. Let’s reiterate that. Eric Holder’s Justice Department has looked at the case and decided that the evidence indicates Officer Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown. This is actually not much of a surprise. When local prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury’s decision not to prosecute the...
  • Email Shows Gov. Nixon Ordered National Guard OUT OF FERGUSON Before Riots & Destruction

    01/22/2015 10:57:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Protesters and Looters Burn Business District to the Ground— And the National Guard was nowhere in sight. Now we know why… And top state Democratic leaders all knew about this. Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) ordered the National Guard out of Ferguson before the verdict was announced. And….. TOP MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC LEADERS including Claire McCaskill, Lacy Clay, Chris Koster, Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley all knew about this order.
  • Convicted by the FBI and DOJ | Obama, Holder, Sharpton

    01/22/2015 7:48:44 AM PST · by RobaWho · 10 replies
    Rob Cunningham ^ | 1/21/2015 | Rob Cunningham
    Today, the FBI and DOJ have VERIFIED #Obama's malicious, pre-mediated #racism, attempted character assassination and gross endangerment of every #police officer in America. A joint FBI/DOJ investigation of #Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of strong arm felon-suspect #MichaelBrown, has been validated as pure self-defense, fully exonerating Officer Darren Wilson. This FBI/DOJ decision exposes the FACT that racial politics MUST have been the ONLY possible calculation Obama used to deploy Al #Sharpton and Eric #Holder to Ferguson, just as Al-Qaida deploys IEDs - each designed to explode on impact. Today's FBI/DOJ exoneration of Officer Wilson translates into this: there was...
  • FBI's Ferguson shooting inquiry complete; civil rights charges not expected

    01/22/2015 6:27:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/22/2015
    The FBI has completed its investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Mo., a U.S. official said Wednesday. The Justice Department has not yet announced whether it will file a federal civil rights charge against former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson. But officials and experts have said such a prosecution would be highly unlikely, in part because of the extraordinarily high legal standard federal prosecutors would need to meet. The New York Times and CNN, citing unnamed sources, reported Wednesday that Justice Department lawyers were preparing a memo recommending Wilson not be...
  • Dashboard camera video shows man killed by NJ police raising his hands

    01/22/2015 4:30:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1-22-2015 | foxnews.com
    In the video, the mood changes in a flash when Days tells his partner about the gun and starts yelling, "Show me your hands!" The driver, Leroy Tutt, raises his hands immediately. Reid does not at first. Days, still yelling, reaches into the car and appears to remove a gun. "I'm going to shoot you," Days shouts, at one point addressing Reid by his first name. "You're going to be f---ing dead. If you reach for something, you're going to be f---ing dead." Days tells his partner, "He's reaching for something." Faintly on the video, Reid can be heard telling...
  • Azealia Banks – Outrageous Racist or Magickal Vigilante?

    01/21/2015 7:09:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patheos' Voodoo Universe Blog ^ | January 20, 2015 | Lilith Dorsey
    A week ago most people had never come across rapper Azealia Banks. She flew onto everyone’s radar on Saturday with just one tweet. It was as follows- And time to put death spells on cops who kill innocent civilians and think they can get away with it….. OKURRRRRR?!Immediately people began to respond on twitter with calls to the ancient magicks and the ancestors. People called Azealia a racist, and some Wiccans even chimed in with the three fold law. If there were any Pagans out there that thought they didn’t have “a nickel in this quarter,” they must admit they...
  • Justice Dept. Moving to Clear Ferguson Officer of Civil Rights Charges

    01/21/2015 1:28:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 21, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said. That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said. A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation...
  • Beware of the Revolution Man: Socialist Billionaire George Soros

    01/20/2015 4:06:29 PM PST · by juliosevero · 20 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Beware of the Revolution Man: Socialist Billionaire George Soros Spent $33 Million to Turn Ferguson Protest into National Revolution By Julio Severo Ferguson protests were much more than about injustice, race or a black teen killed by police. Does it make some sense a white teen killed by a black cop receiving no significant media attention while a black teen killed by a white cop receives massive media attention? When a suspicious case does not make sense, follow the money. According to the Washington Times, socialist billionaire George Soros donated $33million to left-wing organizations that helped turn events in...
  • Watch: Ferguson activists bring message of “love and struggle” to Palestine (video)

    01/19/2015 11:30:14 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 21 replies
    electronicintifada.net ^ | Jan ,2015 | Rania Khalek
    A group of activists, artists, musicians and journalists on the frontlines of the struggle against racist policing in the United States traveled to Palestine earlier this month to build on the growing bonds of solidarity between the Black American and Palestinian liberation struggles, which have intensified since last year’s uprising in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Ferguson protesters interrupt Dr. King ceremony at Harris-Stowe State University

    01/19/2015 3:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | January 19, 2015 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Ferguson Protesters interrupted a Martin Luther King Day celebration at Harris-Stowe State University early Monday afternoon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that around 1:00pm, about two-dozen protesters burst into the auditorium waving an upside-down American flag and chanting “No Justice, No Peace.” They grabbed a microphone and accused the university and the clergy in attendance of being part of the “establishment.” Protesters left the building after Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, appealed for calm and the King ceremony resumed. Later, there was a confrontation between protesters and Harris-Stowe students about the disrupted event. Police were called...
  • King Holiday Events Include Air of Protest Over Deaths of Black Men (Gentle Giant, Trayvon & Eric)

    01/19/2015 1:50:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Paulson
    After a year of unrest over how the justice system responded to the deaths of several unarmed African-American men, many people marking Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Monday were more rueful than celebratory. Some marchers in a small city in northern Alabama wore black shirts with the names of three of the men in white print: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. Two died in confrontations with police officers, and one with a neighborhood watch coordinator. In an acknowledgment of the complexity of the issue, the shirts also bore the names of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two...
  • Race Issues In America: A Ranger’s Perspective

    01/19/2015 8:29:45 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 8 replies
    SOFRep ^ | Dec 6 2014 | Nick "The Reaper" Irving
    I’ve been asked to give my thoughts on the highly publicized recent “events” in the media because of the pigmentation of my skin. Yes, I am “African American,” but I’d like to simply be referred to as an American. My ethnic background also includes white, black, and Native American. Now that that’s out of the way, here is where I stand: – 15 million children die each year from starvation. (A third of these children live in Africa) – A few months ago, we were all going to get Ebola. (My allergies did get a little crazy around that time.)...
  • Martin Luther King III sees Ferguson riots, violence against police as setbacks

    01/19/2015 7:31:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    On the holiday commemorating his father’s epic civil rights legacy, Martin Luther King III says he is dismayed by recent violence against police, the destructive protests in Ferguson and the trashing of a U.Va. fraternity falsely accused of sexual assault because they don’t reflect his father’s own approach to advocate for change peacefully.
  • Despite having killed a patient, “Black Lives Matter” protestors continue to block ambulances

    01/19/2015 4:48:05 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Despite having killed someone less than a month ago, “Black Lives Matter” protestors continue to block ambulances This is really despicable.Less than a month after a man died because “Black Lives Matter” protestors blocked an ambulance in Berkeley, “Black Lives Matter” protestors just blocked an ambulance in Boston.The Boston Globe reports:Protesters snarl morning commute on I-93 near BostonProtesters affiliated with the activist group Black Lives Matter carried out their most audacious and disruptive demonstration yet in the Boston area Thursday, blocking the largest highway into the city, snarling rush-hour traffic, and stopping an ambulance in its...
  • Invoking Radical Spirit, Racial Justice Movement Aims to #ReclaimMLK

    01/18/2015 4:10:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Park Forest eNews ^ | January 18, 2015 | Jon Queally
    In a day of action and going forward, groups from around the country plan to forge the more confrontational side of King's social gospel with current movement against police brutality and discrimination.This photo of civil rights leaders emblazoned with the words of the Martin Luther King, Jr. was sent out this week by the advocacy group ColorofChange with the message: "Happy Birthday Dr. King. Your legacy of resistance & vision for Black freedom is alive & well."On Monday, during the federal holiday set aside to celebrate the life and work Martin Luther King Jr., a new generation of Americans tired...
  • An American Intifada – Communists And Radical Islamists Join Forces

    01/18/2015 2:03:04 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 18 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Trevor Loudon wrote an article that each and every one of us should read and take note of: Intifada USA? American Radicals Build Ties to “Palestinian” Revolutionaries. I agree completely with Trevor when he says that 2015 could usher in chaos, unrest and violence as we have not seen in our lifetime. The Communists are now joining hands in America with the Radical Islamists, forming an American Intifada – an uprising, resistance, revolt. They are using racism as the building blocks and their hate for America as the glue to forward massive havoc and violence in our streets. The riots...
  • Black Messiah to Black Lives Matter: Pentecostal piety can reveal charade of racialized capitalism

    01/18/2015 9:25:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | January 18, 2015 | Andrew Wilkes
    Our system of values in this country needs to change, and that will require more than just a single policy measure.D’Angelo’s album, Black Messiah, caused a huge sensation when it dropped last month. Its songs were greeted as welcome transcendent messages in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement. The title of the album, with its messianic reference, hinted at its ambition to function as something like religious guidance. The songs evoke a justice-focused, religious sensibility – what I like to call a Pentecostal piety – that recalls the civil rights battle and that can underpin the Black Lives...
  • # blacklivesmatter protesters block ambulance from hospital in Boston

    01/16/2015 6:35:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 15, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you were upset about tensions between community members and police officers across racial lines, what would be the first avenue to address these issues that came to mind? Obviously you would unload a bunch of heavy barrels, chain yourself to them and block traffic on the interstate. Protesters who said they were trying to call attention to racial oppression blocked traffic on Interstate 93 north and south of Boston Thursday morning. The actions surprised police, snarled the commute for thousands, and forced the diversion of an ambulance rushing a car crash victim to a Boston hospital, State Police said....
  • POV: An Emerging Movement Reminds Us of the Promise of MLK

    01/16/2015 10:11:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Boston University Today ^ | January 16, 2015 | Professor Phillipe Copeland
    Generational awakening of New Abolitionists honors the dead and fights for the living.How do you measure commitment? Is it the willingness to take a day out of life and sacrifice it to history, to plunge for one morning or afternoon into the unknown, to engage in one solitary act of defiance against all the arrayed power of established society? Then tens of thousands, mostly black, some white have committed themselves…by the simple act of joining a demonstration. —Howard Zinn, commenting on the Civil Rights Movement’s Student Nonviolent Coordinating CommitteeZinn, a historian who taught in the College of Arts &...
  • For black students at UC Berkeley, protests are about Ferguson — and their own lives

    01/15/2015 9:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mara Van Ells
    On Dec 4, 2014, the Black Student Union of UC Berkeley held the first of three protests. Students occupied The Golden Bear Cafe for 4.5 hours, the amount of time Michael Brown’s body lay in the street in Ferguson, Mo.Over the last month, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley has organized three separate events to protest police killings of unarmed black men. Students have marched on the streets, through local businesses, and sat in at cafés. The demonstrations have allowed students to grieve, heal, and show solidarity with protesters in Ferguson and Staten Island. But they have also been...
  • Black Democrats to gather in Ferguson

    01/15/2015 10:11:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Black Democrats will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend by gathering near Ferguson, Mo., where a black teenager was killed by a white police officer last summer.The lawmakers, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), say they'll use the holiday to call on voters to get more involved in social justice issues while urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the criminal justice system. Those issues have gained national prominence since August, when Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, after a confrontation on the streets...
  • George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    01/15/2015 6:09:59 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets. Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.
  • George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action

    01/14/2015 8:43:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    Liberal billionaire gave at least $33 million in one year to groups that emboldened activists There’s a solitary man at the financial center of the Ferguson protest movement. No, it’s not victim Michael Brown or Officer Darren Wilson. It’s not even the Rev. Al Sharpton, despite his ubiquitous campaign on TV and the streets. Rather, it’s liberal billionaire George Soros, who has built a business empire that dominates across the ocean in Europe while forging a political machine powered by nonprofit foundations that impacts American politics and policy, not unlike what he did with MoveOn.org.Mr. Soros spurred the Ferguson protest...
  • City of Bloomington charges 10 organizers in Mall of America demonstration

    01/14/2015 5:30:00 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-14-15 | Nick Ferraro, Sarah Horner and Joseph Lindberg
    Ten participants in the mass demonstration at the Mall of America in protest of police brutality were charged Wednesday for their roles in what Bloomington authorities say was an unlawful rally. Authorities say the 10 organized the Dec. 20 gathering. They face an array of misdemeanor charges, including public nuisance, trespassing and disorderly conduct. The large-scale demonstration drew between 1,500 and 2,000 people to the Mall of America rotunda in protest of recent grand jury decisions that cleared white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. The protest lasted more than two hours...
  • CNN Editor Compares France to Ferguson

    01/14/2015 1:03:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    In another attempt to explain away the Paris terrorist attack, CNN’s Religion Editor compared the situation Muslims may feel in France to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. CNN’s Daniel Burke appeared on the network this morning and was asked about the treatment of Muslims in France and if that contributed in any way to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Burke uncorked a stem-winding response that laid blame for the attack on France’s “secular history” and a failure to integrate religious minorities. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I think it’s kind of like what we saw in Ferguson. That this was a kind of, in...
  • Black Lives Still Matters to Grassroots and Black Media

    01/14/2015 11:47:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Charleston Chronicle ^ | January 13, 2015 | Jazelle Hunt
    The last several months have seen an outpouring of activism, with slogans coming in waves: “Justice for Mike Brown,” “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” and “I Can’t Breathe.” But the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has emerged to bind each flashpoint into one cause. The 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman served as the first of these flashpoints, snowballing in August with the murder of Michael Brown. “Ferguson is the birthplace of what’s happening right now. In many ways, Ferguson is like ground zero of these protests,” says DeRay McKesson, who has been protesting and organizing in Ferguson...
  • Snopes confirms open letter blasting Holder is from retired FBI agent

    01/14/2015 7:21:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Thomas Lifson
    So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking...
  • Blacks’ political muscle has gone soft

    01/13/2015 8:55:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2015 | Courtland Milloy
    What if African Americans were as politically unified as our racial attitudes make us appear to be? Suppose, for instance, we did more than believe that racial discrimination exists but actually used our political and economic muscle to remedy race-specific problems? There are 42 million African Americans in this country with a combined purchasing power expected to hit $1.1 trillion this year. If Black America were an actual nation state instead of just a shaky state of mind, it would have a population slightly less than Spain’s and rank as the 46th-richest nation in the world, according to a statistical...
  • Police supporters rally in Ferguson

    01/12/2015 1:05:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    KMOV St. Louis ^ | January 12, 2015
    Nearly 200 people rallied in support of local law enforcement officers Sunday at the Ferguson Police Department, site of near-daily demonstrations since Michael Brown’s fatal police shooting more than five months ago. Supporters carried signs reading “We love Ferguson police” and “God bless our police” amid cold and steady rain. The pro-police group was later joined by about 50 police critics. The two sides shouted dueling chants but largely mingled peacefully, excluding one confrontation.
  • WHY OBAMA WATCHED FOOTBALL INSTEAD OF GOING TO PARIS

    01/12/2015 12:10:10 PM PST · by Bratch · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 12, 2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    [...] After sitting out the “#HandsUpDontShoot” and “#BlackLivesMatter” demonstrations, Obama and Holder were not going to be caught on camera attending a “#JeSuisCharlie” rally in Paris, no matter how many other world leaders were going to be there in solidarity with the French people, with the Jewish people, or with freedom of expression in general. When they returned, the backlash from their political base would have been too overwhelming: for distant strangers, but not for us? [...]
  • St. Louis County PD finally seeking Ferguson looters

    01/12/2015 5:44:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While things have obviously not returned entirely to normal in and around Ferguson, Missouri, people have to eventually get back to the normal business of day to day life. This includes the police, apparently, who had a lot of loose ends to tie up following all of the lawlessness and mayhem. Rod Kackley at PJ Media caught wind of some recent efforts by the St. Louis County PD to catch up with some of the looters via social media. But while the drama between legal minds plays out, St. Louis County, Mo., police officers enlisted the aid of the department’s...
  • When Will the North Face Its Racism?

    01/11/2015 11:18:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 10, 2015 | Isabel Wilkerson
    ATLANTA — THE groundswell of protests over police brutality in the closing days of 2014, when people dropped to the marble floor of Grand Central Terminal and shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, blocked Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and chanted “I Can’t Breathe” from Boston to Oakland, summoned ghosts not only of the marches of the civil rights era but of the larger forces that led to the arrival of so many African-Americans in the big cities of the North and West in the first place. Dozens of cities would ultimately join in these demonstrations of discontent. But a map...
  • Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter & Ferguson Reps Take Historic Trip to Palestine

    01/11/2015 4:08:12 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    ebony.com ^ | Jan 10,2015 | KRISTIAN DAVIS BAILEY
    Representatives at the forefront of the movements for Black lives and racial justice have taken a historic trip to Palestine this week to connect with activists living under Israeli occupation.
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • No comparison between Selma and Ferguson

    01/10/2015 10:49:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 10, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    It is not 1965. That is the implicit message of the new movie “Selma,” a stirring depiction of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting-rights march told from the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr. The story is a familiar one, but never loses its power. King and his forces descend on a rural Alabama town where it takes an act of courage for a black person even to attempt to register to vote. Through peaceful marches, they show for all the nation to see the desperate cruelty of the Alabama authorities, most infamously at Edmund Pettus Bridge when marchers are set upon by...
  • Lamar on Ferguson: “When we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us?”

    01/10/2015 10:35:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | January 10, 2015 | Michelle Geslani
    With one of 2015’s most anticipated albums, Kendrick Lamar is the focus of this week’s issue of Billboard. In the magazine’s cover story, the Compton MC weighed in on a number of topics, music related and not, including Ferguson, the stunning untitled track he debuted on The Colbert Report, and his thoughts on Iggy Azalea. Check out some choice excerpts below and the full Billboard interview here. When asked about the controversial death of Michael Brown, Kendrick spoke candidly, saying that although it should never have happened, change must also come from within communities like Ferguson: “I wish somebody would...
  • New Letter Could Re-Open Case Against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson

    01/10/2015 7:58:55 AM PST · by Din Maker · 91 replies
    Opposing ^ | January 10, 2015 | Dominic Kelly
    The NAACP’s legal group has sent a letter to a Missouri judge asking that a new grand jury convene to consider indicting former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown back in August. On November 24, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson for killing Brown, and as a result, already riled protesters and activists took to the streets seeking justice. Now, in the almost two months since the decision was reached, the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund has penned an open letter to Missouri Judge Maura McShane asking that a...
  • ‘Ferguson’ Is 2014’s Name of the Year: Beating out Uber, Malala and a princess from Frozen

    01/09/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 9, 2015 | Katy Steinmetz
    In the basement of a Portland hotel Friday, a room full of members of the American Name Society gathered for their big annual event: voting on the name of the year for 2014. They nominated and spoke for and against the names of people, places and things that mattered last year before a decisive vote. By a 15-vote margin over the other finalists, “Ferguson” became their name of the year. Ferguson, of course, is the name the St. Louis suburb where a police officer shot and killed teenager Michael Brown last year, setting off weeks of racially charged unrest around...
  • St. Louis leaders: Rams owner won’t return our calls

    01/07/2015 9:33:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2015 9:43 PM EST | Jim Salter
    St. Louis city officials said Wednesday that the owner of the Rams isn’t returning their calls, so they plan to work directly with the NFL on efforts to keep a team—any team—in St. Louis amid speculation the Rams are headed back to Los Angeles. Billionaire owner Stan Kroenke is part of a joint venture that announced plans Monday for an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs, a move that could soon return the NFL to the nation’s second-largest market and the home of the Rams from 1946 until they moved to St. Louis in 1995. The move would have...
  • Bottomless Mimosas and Calling Out Bigots: How Brunch Just Got Real in NYC

    01/07/2015 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Take Part ^ | January 5, 2015 | Liz Dwyer
    The Black Brunch movement wants us to get uncomfortable with law enforcement violence in communities of color.Weekend brunch is usually the time for Americans to kick back and enjoy a mimosa and a slice of a savory veggie frittata (watch out for those spiking egg prices) with friends or family. But on Sunday, diners in several New York City and Oakland, California, restaurants got a hefty serving of anti–police violence activism alongside their meals. Dozens of participants in the grassroots Black Brunch movement walked into restaurants that tend to serve a predominantly white customer base. The activists weren’t there to...
  • Symbolic 'Black People's Grand Jury' votes to indict Darren Wilson

    01/07/2015 8:15:11 AM PST · by Ray76 · 42 replies
    KMOV tv ^ | Jan 5, 2015
    A group called the Black People's Grand Jury met over the weekend and conducted a mock grand jury process, re-examining the proceeding of the grand jury in the investigation into the death of Michael Brown. The mock grand jury compiled just the testimony they felt was needed to find probable cause for an indictment. After two days, the group came back with an 11-1 decision to indict on first-degree murder charges. "it was a very serious and historic process," said Omali Yeshitela, the lead prosecutor for the Black People's Grand Jury.
  • Hating Whitey’s Brunch

    01/07/2015 12:03:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 7, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Taking a page from the Ku Klux Klan, Black leftists are now trying to bring about social change by terrorizing people as they get together for Sunday brunch. This past weekend, “Black Brunch” organizers and their followers stormed upscale eateries in New York City and Oakland, Calif., reading out the names of black criminals killed by the police and shrieking that whites had no right to be there. They accused whites of committing “genocide.” This is what the Left does. Left-wingers politicize everything. Now they’re getting in the faces of people when they get together to enjoy brunch. If Barack...
  • Ferguson businesses to AG Eric Holder: Wrap it up!

    01/06/2015 12:26:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Buzz, Kansas City Star ^ | 01/06/2015 | STEVE KRASKE
    First it was Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder asking Attorney General Eric Holder to wrap up his Ferguson investigation. Now a group of small business owners in the community is asking Holder the same thing. “We cannot truly and fully embrace the rebuilding process — both emotionally and physically — without the closure that will come from the completion of your investigation,” the business owners wrote in a letter dated Dec. 22 but released on Monday. “The delay of your report leaves this community feeling confused, fearful, anxious, angry and conflicted.” The Justice Department is exploring whether Ferguson police engaged...