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  • Marysville restaurant denies pregnant woman service for wearing crop top

    09/05/2017 4:36:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 90 replies
    KIRO7.com ^ | 9/4/2017 | Deedee Sun
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. - A pregnant woman wearing a crop top says a North Sound restaurant denied her service -- because her baby bump was showing. The server said the restaurant has a "no shoes, no shirt, no service" policy that’s linked with health code regulations and anyone wearing a crop top would have been asked to cover up. But the customer doesn’t buy it. Charisha Gobin says she stopped by "Buzz Inn Steakhouse in Marysville with her family Sunday night, in a black crop top T-shirt and a long skirt. “The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, 'I'm sorry, you can’t...
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

    08/19/2017 3:49:58 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 19 replies
    Artful Dilattante ^ | August 19, 2017 | Artful Dilettante
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY The title is somewhat misleading. This essay is specifically written for young black Americans who believe or have absorbed the message that the ghetto and life on the margin are their destiny, that success is unattainable, and that dreams are only for white people. Before you are halfway through the essay, many of you will be condemning and ridiculing me as simplistic, unrealistic, and idealistic. I agree. But you ignore my message at your own peril. It is very demanding. Anything worth having is very demanding. Your friends may ostracize you and ridicule...
  • She was a historic first lady, but Michelle Obama says some never saw past ‘my skin color

    07/27/2017 9:08:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 132 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/27/2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said, according to the Denver Post. “Knowing that after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who won’t see me for what I am because of my skin color.”
  • Gangsta style (guns)

    05/29/2017 7:56:35 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
  • Alabama police officer fired over racist Facebook post saying Michelle Obama is 'fluent in ghetto'

    11/19/2016 6:27:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 19, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    An Alabama police officer has been fired after sharing what many consider to be racist memes, including on about Michelle Obama, on his personal Facebook page. Talladega Police Officer Joel Husk was terminated on Wednesday from the police department in the city, Talladega City Manager Patrick Bryant said. Husk shared a meme on his page showing pictures of Melania Trump with the words, 'Fluent in Slovenian, English, French,Serbian and German' and another photo of Michelle Obama with the words 'Fluent in Ghetto.' Another post Husk, 37, shared showed a photo from the Facebook group 'Last American Patriots'. That post showed...
  • Dallas has a stray dog problem — about 9,000 of them. And some killed a woman

    09/20/2016 6:41:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 15, 2016 | Marisa Gerber
    A deep growl came from the other side of Shaniqua Roland’s front door. She was pregnant at the time and headed to a doctor’s appointment, but she knew she couldn’t leave the house. Not with the dogs back.
  • Abolish the police? Organizers say it’s less crazy than it sounds.

    08/26/2016 12:12:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | August 24, 2016 | Maya Dukmasova
    Until that moment on Fox News, Jessica Disu hadn't considered herself a police abolitionist. But on July 11, she was on national television, surrounded by 29 other people convened by Megyn Kelly to discuss the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and several Dallas police officers. "I was under the impression that it would be a robust and productive conversation, even though it was Fox News," says 27-year-old Disu, who identifies herself as a "humanitarian rap artist and peace activist" and is involved with various organizations serving youth on the south side. She prepared her message before going on...
  • Cubs Apologize After Playing ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ for Accused Domestic Abuser

    08/15/2016 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2016 | Gabriella Paiella
    For some reason, playing a song in which 50 percent of the lyrics are the exact phrase “smack my bitch up” for an accused domestic abuser didn’t quite sit right with people, leading the Cubs to issue the following formal apology: "The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. We have terminated our relationship with the employee responsible for making the selection and will be implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games."
  • Teacher abused by students wins $125k settlement

    06/13/2016 10:49:37 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 12, 2016 | Susan Edelman
    A Queens teacher won a $125,000 city settlement for injuries caused by out-of-control teens who also harassed her racially and sexually while school leaders did nothing to stop it, she says. Kathy Perez suffered five herniated discs in her back, two in her neck and a torn meniscus in two incidents at MS 72 Catherine and Count Basie in Jamaica about 18 months apart.
  • Larry Wilmore Roasts the Press in White House Correspondents’ Monologue

    05/01/2016 4:01:02 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 30 Apr 16 | Matt Wilstein
    President Obama was a tough act to follow, but Wilmore reminded some of Stephen Colbert with his audience-unfriendly jokes. Tonight, Larry Wilmore proved exactly why he was the perfect choice to host President Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Even if the crowd of journalists in attendance didn’t seem to agree. More than ever before, the president was an impossible act to follow. Not only did Obama deliver a slew of jokes at Donald Trump’s expense but he also presented an elaborate Curb Your Enthusiasm-style video that included an epic John Boehner cameo. Wilmore began by welcoming the...
  • Melania Trump's American Dream

    01/06/2016 7:29:20 PM PST · by BAW · 72 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | Alex Kuczynski
    Melania Trump gazes out of her living room window over the gold tapestry of New York's Central Park. It's late November, and from her spacious apartment, which occupies the top three floors of the 68-story Trump Tower, in Midtown Manhattan, the 843 acres nestled among the gray sea of buildings below seem small, like a wet towel left on the bathroom floor by a teenager. Melania, 45, dressed in a pink cap-sleeved Antonio Berardi sheath dress and matching Louboutin heels, nods over her shoulder grimly. "That building," she says, gesturing toward another skyscraper under construction at the corner of 57th...
  • Two N.J. cities named among the worst to celebrate New Year's Eve

    12/09/2015 4:24:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    If you're thinking about ringing in the New Year in two New Jersey cities you want want to think again, according a new study by WalletHub. Analysts at the consumer and small business web site probed the 100 biggest cities based on 17 levels of criteria ranging from the average price of a New Year's Eve party ticket, weather and the legality of fireworks. As for the two New Jersey cities on the list? Jersey City and Newark brought up the rear at No. 98 and 99 respectively.
  • Beyond Sunday

    11/15/2015 6:02:28 AM PST · by steve8714
    vanity
    Today I went to Mass, the first time since I heard my pastor compare Pope Francis to the prophet Amos, favorably. Today was also the day the hectoring began for "Beyond Sunday", the latest rebrand of the Archdiocesan Expansion Fund. Those of us who remember the pre-1968 Church might recall a vibrant Catholic presence in the black neighborhoods of North St. Louis. A sizable minority were Roman Catholic, attracted by the ability to send their children to Corpus Christi, Mercy, DeAndreis, Laboure, or even McBride, St. Marks or Rosati-Kain high schools, keeping them out of the street life at a...
  • Violent S.C. classroom arrest sparks uproar

    10/27/2015 6:27:39 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/2015 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor. The video has since gone viral. The incident, captured on cellphones of at least two students, occurred at Spring Valley High School in Columbia. School officials and sheriff's deputies said they are investigating what happened. Deputy Ben Fields has been placed on administrative duties as authorities investigate his handling of the female student, Lt. Wilson said. The video shows Fields asking a girl to rise from a classroom desk. Another...
  • Why won't middle class people shop at Walmart?

    10/19/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 214 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Walmart's stock took a steep drop as the company announced that it was expecting lower profits. There are a number of problems Wal-mart has, such as its website and fulfillment not being quite as good as Amazon.com, but Wal-mart is primarily a brick and mortar store, not an internet company. The basic problem as I see it is that middle class people are afraid to shop there. If you look at reviews on Yelp one of the most common words used to describe Wal-mart is "ghetto". There is even a Yahoo question on this very topic: Why is every Walmart...
  • Technology Can Bring Money To Inner Cities

    10/13/2015 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    As technology changes, so does the job market. Two centuries ago, most low skilled workers would have found work as farmhands, while a century ago they would have been employed in a factory. Today they are most likely to work in the service industry, whether in retail, food service, janitorial services or as personal care aides in a nursing home or hospital. As I have written before, these jobs are often important stepping stones to better ones, even if they do not offer a direct path to advancement. Low skilled jobs still teach workers how to follow instructions and become...
  • The Warsaw ghetto uprising: Armed Jews vs. Nazis

    10/13/2015 10:43:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2015 | David Kopel
    During World War II, 30,000 Jewish partisans fought in Eastern Europe, in their own combat units. In Western Europe, where anti-semitism among the conquered gentile population was less severe, Jews were able to participate as individuals in the national resistance, rather than having to fight in separate units. For example, in France, Jews amounted to less than one percent of French population, but comprised about 15 to 20 percent of the French Resistance. One of the most successful battles of the Jewish resistance was the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Nearly every Jew who participated was eventually killed — but they were...
  • Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying to Fix the Police — Fix the Ghetto”

    09/02/2015 5:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 1, 2015 | 3:09 PM EDT | Zachary Leshin and Michael W. Chapman
    Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.” […] “Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.” “But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now...
  • Texas woman who organized McKinney pool party starts modeling career

    06/18/2015 9:50:16 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 41 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 4:22 PM | Melissa Chan
    The young Texas woman who organized the chaotic pool party that led to a McKinney cop resigning after he slammed a bikini-clad teen to the ground will get 15 more minutes of fame. Tatyana Rhodes has become a model to "turn the negative attention" surrounding the encounter that sparked national outrage into a "positive jumpstart" into her new career, she announced in a statement Wednesday "As a model, Tatyana is committed to using her exposure and fame to help bring about change in the community, as well as to show others you should never let negative events in your life...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Inconvenient Truth about Ghetto Communities’ Social Breakdown

    05/05/2015 6:53:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/05/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Among the many painful ironies in the current racial turmoil is that communities scattered across the country were disrupted by riots and looting because of the demonstrable lie that Michael Brown was shot in the back by a white policeman in Missouri — but there was not nearly as much turmoil created by the demonstrable fact that a fleeing black man was shot dead by a white policeman in South Carolina. Totally ignored was the fact that a black policeman in Alabama fatally shot an unarmed white teenager, and was cleared of any charges, at about the same time that...