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  • Michelle Obama turns to hip-hop to promote childhood obesity campaign

    08/06/2013 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/06/13 | Adrienne Green
    Michelle Obama is adding another fun element to her healthy kids campaign that seeks to tackle the issue of childhood obesity. Like her husband, the first lady has turned to hip-hop to demonstrate a point. She is distributing a hip-hop album complete with 10 music videos and 19 tracks to support her “Let’s Move!” nutrition program. Obama is partnering with Hip-Hop Public Health and Partnership for a Healthier America to release then Songs for a Healthier America album on September 30th.
  • Vicious: Blacks pummel white child on bus (Pinellas County, Fla.)

    08/06/2013 2:47:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    WND ^ | 08/06/2013
    <p>A cell-phone video captures the 13-year-old boy’s screams for help as he’s pummeled with fists and kicked by three bigger, older youths who “ganged up” on him as he was about to get off at his bus stop.</p> <p>The black teens beat the white sixth-grader for roughly a minute before opening the emergency-exit door and fleeing the bus.</p>
  • NAACP introduces 'Trayvon's Law'

    08/02/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 120 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Larry Weiss
    The 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has led to various rallies, boycotts, and even songs. Now, the NAACP is leading the way in an effort to force legal changes across the United States in an attempt to prevent another similar situation. The NAACP created "Trayvon's Law," a series of legislative policies that aims to "end racial profiling, repeal stand your ground laws, form effective civil complaint review boards to provide oversight of police misconduct, improve training for community watch groups, mandate law enforcement to collect data on homicide cases involving non-whites, and address the “school to prison pipeline,...
  • CNN’s Don Lemon Backs Up Bill O’Reilly: ‘He Doesn’t Go Far Enough’ In Criticizing Black Culture

    07/28/2013 5:40:13 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 27, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Bill O’Reilly’s remarks on race last week drew heavy criticism from Chris Hayes, Bill Maher, Al Sharpton, Larry Wilmore, and more, but one unlikely person is agreeing with him: CNN host Don Lemon. Lemon addressed the wounds inflicted by black males onto their community on his “No Talking Points” segment Saturday afternoon, saying he was able to bring this up now that the George Zimmerman trial had concluded. Before the verdict, right wing media had consistently asked why the “liberal media” was fixating on Trayvon Martin while ignoring rampant black-on-black violence, a “deflection,” in Lemon’s words, from the injustices of...
  • Black racism and race hatred of non blacks

    06/27/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Black racism, and race hatred of non blacks is real,virulent, and commonplace. There is plenty of evidence of this. Although the violent black racists surely are a minority of the total black population, plenty of them are evident by their statements and writings, and evident in the interracial violent crime statistics It is the goal of this blog to honestly address the documented evidence of this black racism and race hatred, knowing full well that the subject is taboo in the "liberal" Dogma, and that puts this blog at considerable risk being shut down for even raising the issue. In...
  • Obama Fooled the Hip-Hop Community

    06/13/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | June 13, 2013 | Erik Nielson
    Erik Nielson, writing at the Huffington Post, says that President Obama deceived many who supported him during his first presidential campaign, including hip-hop artists. He says that Obama's policies haven’t helped the minorities who elected him to office. There was something remarkable about seeing rappers pledge their support to a mainstream presidential candidate, especially given the history of antipathy between national politicians and hip hop. And, of course, there was something equally remarkable about watching a future president embrace hip hop culture. Indeed, whereas politicians on both sides of the aisle had made a political tradition out of demonizing hip...
  • Busting out all over: Black mob violence

    04/12/2013 4:50:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 133 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/12/2013 | Colin Flaherty
    (Editor’s note: Colin Flaherty has done more reporting than any other journalist on what appears to be a nationwide trend of skyrocketing black-on-white crime, violence and abuse. WND features these reports to counterbalance the virtual blackout by the rest of the media due to their concerns that reporting such incidents would be inflammatory or even racist. WND considers it racist not to report racial abuse solely because of the skin color of the perpetrators or victims.) Welcome to the new normal: Large-scale black mob violence is busting out in Philadelphia, Chicago, Utica, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Wilmington (Delaware), Greenville (South Carolina),...
  • CNN is getting hammered for Steubenville coverage (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    03/18/2013 7:47:10 AM PDT · by abb · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2013 | Erik Wemple
    CNN on Sunday aggressively covered the breaking news of the verdict in the Steubenville rape case. Star football players Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl. Propelled by social media and mainstream media, the Steubenville case has long held a high profile. The scrutiny that comes with its profile descended on CNN. In repeated segments yesterday, CNN featured reports from reporter Poppy Harlow, who was in Ohio for the verdict. Here’s the transcript of some of the coverage at the 11 a.m. hour: snip POPPY HARLOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: "I’ve never experienced anything...
  • "She Is So Raped Right Now" (Steubenville football players convicted)

    03/17/2013 8:53:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 120 replies
    deadspin ^ | 3-17-13
    VIDEO OF ONE OF THE JERKS (not one of the convicted perps) WHO MOCK A POOR TEENAGE GIRL WHO WAS DRUNK AND ASSAULTEDMoms and dads, watch your girls and warn them about getting so drunk that they don't know what is happening to them. What happened to her went viral on the internet. At least three teenagers whose lives will never be the same.
  • Farrakhan: Unified black community can end the violence, whites should accept responsibility

    03/05/2013 9:07:48 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 66 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | March 2, 2013 | MAUDLYNE IHEJIRIKA
    A splintered black community will not see an end to the violence afflicting inner cities. White people must accept responsibility for their role in destroying the black community. And America needs to start targeting the unseen gun runners selling guns to gang bangers. All those were among the messages controversial Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered to a packed house at St. Sabina Catholic Church on Friday. “Our children are out there killing themselves and one another. My beloved brother lost his daughter to senseless violence,” Farrakhan said of Nathaniel Pendleton — father of 15-year-old murder victim Hadiya...
  • Flash Mob Mayhem: Violent Groups Of Teens Leave NYC Businesses In Ruins

    02/05/2013 8:06:40 AM PST · by TADSLOS · 167 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | Staff
      NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Violent, thieving mobs have been making headlines across the country for the past few years, and now they have hit New York City. And Maurice Dubois reported in this CBS 2 investigation, the teen mobs have left neighborhoods worried as businesses take matters into their own hands. Judson Bennett, 78, recently ran into a violent group of teens – often described with the once-benign term “flash mob” – as he made his daily trip to buy a newspaper at his favorite news team. “I’m approaching the newsstand, and then suddenly there is a tremendous force...
  • York (SC) man wanted in deadly home invasion turns himself in

    01/28/2013 6:58:07 AM PST · by Robe · 10 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 01/27/2013 | By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com
    ROCK HILL — A York man who, court records show, had just been released from jail (Saturday Morning) on weapons and drug charges, is accused of fatally shooting a 31-year-old father-of-five in a Rock Hill home invasion Sunday morning. Authorities have charged 26-year-old Vincent Alfonzo Bratton with murder after he turned himself in to deputies around 6 p.m. Sunday, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff's Office. By Sunday night, officials were still questioning Bratton, who has prior arrests in both Rock Hill and York. Bratton, whose most recent address is listed as a South Pacific Avenue home...
  • Farrakhan on Django Unchained: It's Preparation for Race War

    01/11/2013 9:15:54 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 85 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 11, 2013
    In an interview with YourBlackWorld.net, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan interpreted the movie Django Unchained as "preparation for a race war." “To me, the movie had a purpose,” he said. “If a black man came out of that movie thinking like Django and white people came out of that movie seeing the slaughter of white people and they are armed to the teeth, it’s preparation for a race war.”
  • St. Louis Teen Pleads Guilty in “Knock Out Game” Assault

    01/10/2013 9:34:16 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    gateway ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Kwame J. Thomas, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty on Jan. 8, 2013, in a 2011 “knockout game” attack on a man in St. Louis. ... In April 2011 an elderly man was attacked by a mob of black youths playing “the knock out game” while walking home from the grocery store with his wife. They killed him. In June 2011 a group of black youths beat a gay man bloody playing “the knock out game.” In August 2011 black teen mobs targeted St. Louis cyclists in the knock out game. In September 2011, a 73-year-old man was knocked unconscious just...
  • Susan Rice In 1986 Book: Make White Students Learn Black History

    11/29/2012 4:27:36 PM PST · by drewh · 168 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:30 11/29/2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    In a 1986 book by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, the future diplomat argued for the aggressive inclusion of a black history curriculum in American schools, claiming that its omission had “crippling effects” by “providing a child with no more than … a white interpretation of reality.” The 86-page book, “A History Deferred,” served as a guide for secondary and elementary school teachers wanting to teach “Black Studies,” and was published by the Black Student Fund, an advocacy group where Rice had an internship. “Susan’s interest in the study of Black history evolved from her desire to...
  • 2 teens arrested in Buffalo case of Jack Russell terrier set on fire.

    11/14/2012 8:32:16 PM PST · by takbodan · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | AP
    Two teenagers have been charged with setting a Jack Russell terrier puppy on fire last month in Buffalo. Seventeen-year-old Diondre Brown and 19-year-old Adell Zeigler of Buffalo appeared in City Court Wednesday on charges of felony animal cruelty. Zeigler was denied bail because of a prior conviction. The judge set bail for Brown at $20,000. The 16-week-old puppy was found on fire in a yard on Buffalo's east side on Oct. 29. Named Phoenix by his rescuers, the dog is recovering at an animal hospital with burned ears, an ankle infection, and blistered eyelids.
  • Rick Ross and Young Jeezy fight at BET Hip-Hop Awards, shots fired

    10/01/2012 6:15:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Zap2it ^ | 9/29/12 | Rick Porter
    Rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross got into a fight Saturday (Sept. 29) at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta that resulted in shots being fired. There's no word on whether anyone was wounded from the shots, reportedly fired by a member of Ross' entourage. According to TMZ and ATL Night Spots, the altercation started when Jeezy and Ross exchanged words backstage. That led to pushing and shoving, and security personnel and the rappers' bodyguards eventually separated them. The crowd backstage eventually made its way to the parking lot, where a member of Ross' crew reportedly pulled a gun and...
  • A Censored Race War? (Thomas Sowell)

    05/14/2012 8:55:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 111 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 15, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might seem to have been news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn't. "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have...
  • Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack Burned by His School's Racist Teaching?

    04/03/2012 7:48:02 AM PDT · by forty_years · 36 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | 07 March 2012 | SELWYN DUKE
    The boy raised his hand, eager to answer the question. “What would you know about it?” exclaimed the teacher dismissively. “You’re not our race.”This was not dialogue from a Hollywood movie. According to a woman named Melissa Coon, it was what a teacher at East High School in Kansas City told her 13-year-old son, Allen, when he attempted to answer a question during Black History Month. Coon identifies that teacher as Mrs. Karla Dorsey, who is black; Allen is white.As has already been reported, Allen was a victim of a vicious racial attack last week in which two older black...
  • Caught on camera: Teen girl attacked during soccer game

    03/28/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT · by soycd · 69 replies
    WBTV.com ^ | 3/28/2012 | Chris Dyche
    CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - An investigation is underway after video shows a teenage girl being assaulted during a high school soccer match.
  • 7 teens charged with beating classmate unconscious

    01/07/2012 3:19:48 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/7/2012 | Yahoo.com
    MIAMI (AP) — Seven central Florida teenagers were arrested after authorities said they punched and kicked a 13-year-old until she was unconscious while on a school bus. The victim told authorities that Friday was her first time riding the bus and no one would let her sit down. About 75 children were riding the bus bound for a middle school in Ocala, a rural city north of Orlando. The victim said someone threw a shoe at her and she threw one back, according to an arrest report. One girl allegedly asked students if they wanted to hit the victim, then...
  • 9 arrests in wild Staten Island incident, as unruly crowd overruns cops, police say

    12/07/2011 1:18:57 PM PST · by dennisw · 53 replies
    silive.com ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2011 | John M. Annese
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Firefighters came to the rescue of two police officers outnumbered in Mariners Harbor today, in a scene so chaotic that New York’s Bravest employed a truck-mounted deluge gun -- a water cannon -- to fend off the marauding group of teens. The scene unfolded at about 3:30 p.m. in front of 83 Harbor Rd., where a large group of teenagers had amassed to confront a teenage girl who lives in the residence. By the time it was over, two officers were sent to Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton, for treatment, and nine teens ended up...
  • Teens Target Cyclists In ‘Knockout’ Game

    08/29/2011 10:23:17 AM PDT · by crosshairs · 148 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | 8/29/11 | none
    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOX) — There’s an alert out about recent assaults on bike riders in south St. Louis. Trailnet.org, an organization that promotes hiking and biking, is cautioning riders to be on the alert for roving bands of teenagers who swarm and attack riders. Trailnet says the latest attack was last Thursday (8/25) afternoon near Missouri Botanical Garden where a group of 10 to 15 African-American teens charged and attacked a cyclist. “They weren’t really interested in robbing me. It just seemed like they wanted to beat me up,” says assault victim Cheech Ramirez. “They weren’t interested in letting...
  • Flash Mob Attacks On The Rise?

    08/25/2011 7:15:56 AM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    an unfortunate twist on flash mobs are ones that are born to be vicious and violent. There seems to be a trend happening in parts of the country that you need to be aware of. An example of a flash mob happened in Boston when a reported 1,000 youths, many involved in gangs, gathered at or near a beach, and many began fighting. (snip) The moment your intuition senses danger, run. I'm a big fan of running, just like gazelles are big fans of running from lions.
  • Nation of Islam Leader:AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE TERRORISTS NOT MUSLIM FT HOOD SHOOTER

    08/17/2011 10:31:39 AM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August, 17, 2011 | Staff
    (VIDEO) Nation of Islam Leader:AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE TERRORISTS NOT the MUSLIM FT HOOD SHOOTER
  • Another Black Youth Flashmobbery at Maryland 7-11 (Video)

    08/15/2011 7:31:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 139 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 15,2011 | Jim Hoft
    Another flashmobbery took place at a 7-11 in Montgomery County, Maryland. Apparently, the police did not respond until the looters had ransacked and left the store. From the video: A 7-11 in Montgomery County, Maryland was hit by a flash mob on August 13, 2011. The clerk activated a silent alarm, but police waited until the mob left the store before responding. Further, according to the video, the officer refused to investigate the crime, and only viewed this incident as shoplifting.
  • Rapper could face charges tied to flash mob calls

    08/13/2011 5:53:38 PM PDT · by crosshairs · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/13/11 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapper could face criminal charges after a tweet from his account incited a telephone flash mob that overwhelmed the emergency phone system at one of busiest stations of the Los Angeles County sheriff's department, the agency said Saturday. The sheriff's department alleges The Game tweeted the Compton station's phone number Friday and told his 580,000 followers to call the number if they wanted an internship. Phones at the southeast Los Angeles County station started ringing at 5:23 p.m. Friday, and the lines were jammed by hundreds of calls for more than two hours, prompting authorities...
  • Questions Arise Over Whether 'Flash Mob' Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

    08/10/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 197 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2011 | fox news
    Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of "flash mob"-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders. The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who recently imposed a stricter curfew in response to the city's latest attack,...
  • Mall Melee Involving 100 Rowdy Teens

    12/28/2009 2:33:14 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 78 replies · 3,195+ views
    .nbcconnecticut.com ^ | Mon, Dec 28, 2009 | .nbcconnecticut.com
    Mall Melee Involving 100 Rowdy Teens What's the matter with kids today? Updated 11:09 AM EST, Mon, Dec 28, 2009 More than 100 rambunctious teens turned the Westfield Trumbull into a giant mosh pit Saturday night, according to police. Two teens were ultimately arrested for returning to the after being thrown out by mall security for allegedly bothering customers. The fight erupted at a bus stop outside the shopping center, said police, and ultimately grew to include more than 100 young people. Trumbull police say they had to call in Bridgeport and state police officers for backup and were forced...
  • Gang rape raises questions about bystanders' role

    10/28/2009 1:30:06 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 69 replies · 3,038+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 10/28/09 | Stephanie Chen
    For more than two hours on a dark Saturday night, as many as 20 people watched or took part as a 15-year-old California girl was allegedly gang raped and beaten outside a high school homecoming dance, authorities said. As hundreds of students gathered in the school gym, outside in a dimly lit alley where the victim was allegedly raped, police say witnesses took photos. Others laughed. "As people announced over time that this was going on, more people came to see, and some actually participated," Lt. Mark Gagan of the Richmond Police Department told CNN. The witnesses failed to report...
  • Racial divide still evident

    11/14/2006 8:21:40 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 35 replies · 1,039+ views
    PJStar.com ^ | November 14, 2006 | Stephen Ohlemacher (A.P.)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Decades after the civil rights movement, racial disparities in income, education and home ownership persist and, by some measurements, are growing. White households had incomes that were two-thirds higher than blacks and 40 percent higher than Hispanics last year, according to data released today by the Census Bureau. White adults were also more likely than black and Hispanic adults to have college degrees and to own their own homes. They were less likely to live in poverty. "Race is so associated with class in the United States that it may not be direct discrimination, but it still...
  • Teens' Dancing Is Freaking Out the Adults

    10/16/2006 11:58:01 PM PDT · by World_Events · 53 replies · 2,081+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/17/06 | Seema Metha
    By Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer October 17, 2006 A teenage boy dances behind his winter-formal date, hands on her hips, thrusting his pelvis against her while she hitches up her satiny gown and bends at the waist. Another couple dance facing each other, their bodies enmeshed and their hips gyrating in a frenzy. A boy approaches a third couple, nearly sandwiching the girl between himself and her partner. Teenagers call it "freaking," a style of dance made popular on MTV. Educators call it "simulated sex" that has no place at school dances. This clash between outraged adults and sexualized...
  • New details in July shooting of Berkeley student

    11/07/2005 7:54:04 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,739+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/7/5 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    How's this for chilling -- the night before she was shot in Berkeley over the summer, Dartmouth College student Meleia Willis-Starbuck handled the very gun that was used to kill her. That's the story Willis-Starbuck's friend and accused killer Christopher Hollis is telling authorities, and it's one of several new details emerging from the tragic shooting. The 19-year-old Willis-Starbuck, who graduated from Berkeley High School and had just finished her freshman year at Dartmouth, was arguing with a group of UC Berkeley football players and their friends on College Avenue early July 17 and reportedly used her cell phone to...
  • 11-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted (UPDATE-The girl was born HIV Posititve)

    09/08/2006 6:55:38 AM PDT · by MotleyGirl70 · 38 replies · 2,325+ views
    Today's WTMJ 4 .com ^ | 09/08/06 | TodayTMJ4.com
    MILWAUKEE - Police have arrested one more suspect in the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on Milwaukee's north side. A 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have already been charged with assisting in the crime and a 40-year-old man is in custody, accused of raping the young victim in a home near n. 6th and Vienna. According to the criminal complaint, the girl says she performed oral sex on as many as 15 boys and had sex with several of them, including the 40-year-old. The 11-year-old girl has HIV. Her mother died of AIDS. The incident sparked community outrage....
  • 'We have a societal crisis' [Milwaukee meltdown-warning, graphic descriptions of crimes

    09/07/2006 7:53:08 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 46 replies · 1,590+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2006 | By JOHN DIEDRICH and MARY ZAHN
    Milwaukee police arrested 14,000 people, snagged 200 guns and grabbed 37 pounds of cocaine - all in just three months this summer. Despite such seemingly impressive numbers, crime continues to surge, fueled by what Police Chief Nannette Hegerty calls a "societal crisis" unfolding in neighborhoods gripped by unstable families, few jobs, rampant drug use, teen pregnancy, and topped with a significant dose of anger and hopelessness, the chief said. Faced with such challenges, police can't do it all, she said. "This is a problem bigger than law enforcement," Hegerty said Wednesday. "I think we have a societal crisis." More evidence...
  • Marine who lost arm, leg in Iraq mugged outside Washington

    08/03/2006 11:06:05 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 363 replies · 10,318+ views
    AP ^ | August 3 2006
    It's another bit of bad luck for a Marine who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq. Lance Corporal Mark Beyers was mugged and robbed outside a restaurant in Bethesda, Maryland, last month. The Marine from western New York was dining out with his wife, Denise, while finishing up rehabilitation at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. As they left the restaurant, five men approached them and asked for a cigarette. Denise Beyers tells The Buffalo News they gave the men a cigarette -- but the men grabbed her purse, kicked her and knocked the couple to the ground....
  • Nagin Wins Re-Election For N.O. Mayor

    05/20/2006 9:22:20 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 93 replies · 1,910+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-21-06 | Brett Martel
    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Ray Nagin, whose shoot-from-the-hip style was both praised and scorned after Hurricane Katrina, narrowly won re-election over Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu on Saturday in the race to oversee one of the biggest rebuilding projects in U.S. history. "We are ready to take off. We have citizens around the country who want to come back to the city of New Orleans, and we're going to get them all back," Nagin said in a joyful victory speech that took on the tone of Sunday sermon. "If we are unified there is nothing we cannot do," he said. "It's...
  • Stray Bullet Kills Girl At Her Birthday Party

    03/12/2006 8:54:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 143 replies · 2,542+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 03-12-2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    Second Girl Shot In 9 Days In Englewood (CBS) For the second time in little more than a week, another young girl is shot to death in the same Chicago neighborhood. It's a crime that has people in the Englewood neighborhood outraged. Ten-year-old Siretha White was celebrating at her own surprise birthday party Saturday night when bullets pierced the window of a home in the South Side neighborhood killing her. Just eight days earlier and just blocks away, 14-year old Starkesia Reed was also killed by a stray bullet in her home. As CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports, the...
  • Money for guns, latest effort to get guns off Minneapolis streets

    02/02/2006 9:44:59 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 26 replies · 751+ views
    Money for guns, latest effort to get guns off Minneapolis streets For two days only, a group calling itself Project Cease Fire will be buying back guns in Minneapolis. They'll take the guns for one day in north Minneapolis, and the following day in south Minneapolis. The program comes amid what project officials say is an epidemic of gun violence, not only in Minneapolis but around the country. Details of the program were unveiled Wednesday in north Minneapolis at the site of the first buy back. It will take place Friday from noon to midnight. "Weapons of mass destruction are...
  • What is so ‘un-black’ about being intelligent?

    12/03/2005 2:09:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 142 replies · 3,613+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 1, 2005 | RICK BADIE
    Mandisa likes Abercrombie & Fitch, not FUBU. She speaks proper English, not Ebonics. She takes honor classes and belongs to the Beta Club and National Arts Honors Society at Parkview High. She plays the violin and has danced and sung in area productions of “The Nutcracker” and “My Fair Lady.” Mandisa Surpris, a 15-year-old sophomore, is all this. And she’s black. Some of the other black students don’t know what to make of her. The way she dresses, the way she talks, the grades she earns. She’s an anomaly. To them, she’s more white than black. They’ve even told her...
  • The Gang Scene in Madison, WI (Coming to a Town Near You!)

    09/18/2005 7:18:57 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies · 4,008+ views
    W ^ | September 17, 2005 | Doug Erickson
    They seem almost as if they were randomly plucked from Madison's streets - the mother of a 9-month-old baby, the National Honor Roll graduate, the 16-year-old son of a University of Wisconsin Medical School professor. Except for their relative youthfulness, the 12 people charged in a gang-style shooting Aug. 9 in the village of Oregon, WI defy easy generalizations. They are rich and poor, high- achievers and juvenile delinquents. They are black and white and Hispanic and Asian. The crime they are charged with - three vehicles full of people opened fire on a home in a middle-class suburb, wounding...
  • Driver: 'I want them to . . . tell me they are sorry'

    07/15/2005 11:27:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies · 1,887+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 16, 2005 | ERNIE SUGGS
    Pain has become a companion for Rafael Diaz Jr. Whether he is asleep or wide awake, he can't escape it. "There is a tremendous amount of pressure around my eye," he said. "During the middle of the night it is hard because the pain is so sharp. And when I wake up in the morning, I keep asking myself, 'Why did they do this to me?' " It has been about two weeks now, and no one really knows why a group of teenagers and young adults ambushed Diaz's tanker truck off of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway while he was...
  • Leave ghetto ways behind

    02/22/2005 9:30:23 AM PST · by Willie Green · 38 replies · 1,468+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, February 22, 2005 | Mike Seate
    If and when you get into that end zone, act like you've been there a thousand times before -- songwriter Gordon Downie The lyrics of that song came to mind after reading of a multiple shooting over the weekend in Penn Hills. With another multiple shooting in Penn Hills a month ago and 14 shootings in this once-quiet eastern suburb since January of 2004, this isn't exactly rare. But what makes the growing homicide rate in Penn Hills so notable is just who is doing the shooting. Most of the shooters in recent events have been African-Americans, a group...
  • Audience misbehavior at 'Coach Carter' (riots at basketball movie)

    01/31/2005 7:04:05 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 30 replies · 1,746+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 31 05 | R.E. Graswich
    Young people have been running amok at Sacramento showings of "Coach Carter," the Samuel L. Jackson film about a Richmond basketball coach who straightens out wayward students. Rachel Kahan was at a Century Stadium 14 showing on Arden and Ethan when a riot broke out. "Kids were beating up a security guard, and they attacked the manager," she said. "It was awful. And what makes it worse was that the behavior was exactly what the character Coach Carter is fighting against." Other showings have been disrupted by shouts and threats from boozed up fans. Paramount Pictures, which distributes "Coach Carter,"...
  • Six sentenced in beating death of homeless man

    12/04/2004 12:05:54 PM PST · by yonif · 21 replies · 1,352+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | December 4, 2004 | AP
    PATERSON, N.J. -- Six teens who were part of a mob who beat to death a homeless man three years ago were sentenced to prison for their part in the "wilding" rampage. The six Paterson youths were sentenced Friday for being part of the crowd of 16 youths charged in the killing of Hector Robles in June 2001.
  • Limbaugh on NBA fight: "This is the hip-hop culture on parade"

    11/27/2004 8:54:40 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 66 replies · 3,544+ views
    Media Matters ^ | November 24, 2004 | A. S.
    Nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh said that a November 19 brawl that broke out during a National Basketball Association (NBA) game was "hip-hop culture on parade." Limbaugh asserted that the fight -- which involved Indiana Pacers team members and Detroit Pistons team members and fans -- was "gang behavior on parade minus the guns," and that NBA uniforms are "now in gang colors. They are in gang styles." In making the comments, Limbaugh conceded that his remarks were likely to be "tagged as racist." Limbaugh also appeared to compare the brawl to the unrest in Fallujah, Iraq, suggesting that...