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  • Julian Bond: NC is the new Mississippi

    08/23/2013 12:21:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | August 23, 2013
    Civil rights leader Julian Bond Friday called North Carolina the new Mississippi because of its voter-ID law. "North Carolina has become the new Mississippi," Bond said on a program that will air Friday night on "Political Capital with Al Hunt'' on Bloomberg TV. "They've just taken an enormous step backward in voting rights and a series of things because of the domination of Republicans in the House and the Senate and in the governor's chair,'' said, who who is a former chairman of the national NAACP and a former Georgia legislator.
  • NAACP Chair: Targeting Tea Party ‘Legitimate’ Because They’re ‘Taliban of American Politics’

    06/07/2013 9:26:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    BARF ALERT! Video at link.
  • Andrew Breitbart, The Tea Party And Race

    05/21/2013 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2013 | Andrew Marcus
    That the Tea Party has been under attack is not exactly news to Tea Partiers, though we are grateful that the rest of the country has finally taken notice. Much ado was made of the fact that the Tea Party seemed to wield a smaller political footprint in 2012 than in 2010, but nobody ever suggested that the reason for that might be that it was harassed away by its own Executive Branch. Perhaps things would have been different had Andrew Breitbart been alive, for nobody defended the Tea Party as passionately and tirelessly as he did. As the director...
  • NAACP Chair, Julian Bond, is a Liar!

    05/15/2013 8:08:33 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 34 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 5-15-2013 | Lloyd Marcus
    Chairman emeritus, Julian Bond, of the NAACP said the tea party is “admittedly racist”. Mr Bond, I challenge you to show us the video, article, facebook post or the tweet in which the tea party admitted it is motivated by racism. As a black tea party activist who has participated in over 400 tea party rallies, I am confident that your claim is bogus. Therefore Mr Bond, you sir are a despicable liar, severely compromising your image as a statesman. You and your ilk purposely inspire hate in low-info black voters against tea party patriots who simply said no to...
  • Julian Bond / NAACP Supports the IRS Targeting Tea Party, Constitutionalists

    05/14/2013 6:02:52 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 14, 2013 | Becket Adams
    YouTube Video: NAACP Chairman Emeritus: Tea Party is sort of like the Talibanhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y8hV_fhWJM ... Roberts noted that the NAACP official was outraged in 2004 when his organization came under heavy IRS scrutiny. “[I]n ’04, Congressman Charlie Rangel called the audit a police state tactic. Do you think that there might be a double standard being looked at here?” Roberts asked. “No, I don’t think there’s a double standard at all. I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the Tea Party. Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist,” Bond replied. Oh, good grief. The Tea Party is...
  • Julian Bond backs IRS tea party targeting

    05/14/2013 10:51:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/14/2013 | Kevin Robillard
    Civil rights icon Julian Bond defended the IRS for targeting tea party groups, on Tuesday, labeling them “the Taliban wing of American politics.” “I think it’s entirely legitimate to look at the tea party,” Bond said on MSNBC. “Here are a group of people who are admittedly racist, who are overtly political, who’ve tried as best they can to harm President Obama in every way they can.” Bond was chairman of the NAACP in 2004, when the IRS opened an investigation into their nonprofit status following the group’s convention, where Bond delivered a speech criticizing President George W. Bush, and...
  • NAACP backs gay marriage

    05/19/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies
    NAACP backs gay marriage By DONOVAN SLACK | 5/19/12 5:35 PM EDT CAMP DAVID – The board of the NAACP, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African American advocacy organizations, has passed a resolution supporting gay marriage in the wake of President Obama’s public endorsement of same-sex unions. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure the political, social and economic equality of all people,” board chair Roslyn M. Brock said in a statement following passage of the resolution on Saturday. “We have and will oppose efforts to codify discrimination into law.” The chairman emeritus, Julian Bond,...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • NAACP: Obama Energized 'Taliban Wing' of GOP

    01/21/2010 1:18:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 853+ views
    NAACP: Obama Energized 'Taliban Wing' of GOP In a speech Wednesday, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond called on defenders of civil rights to support the country's first black president as he faces what is expected to be tough second year in office. Bond's remarks at Radford University's fourth annual celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday came a day after the Democratic Party lost the late Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat to Republican Scott Brown, and with it, the party's filibuster-proof majority. The election puts Obama's health care overhaul in jeopardy and has caused speculation that public opinion may be...
  • "Martin Luther King was a socialist" -- [Glenn Beck quoting Julian Bond]

    01/21/2010 8:34:31 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 42 replies · 1,708+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio Show | January 21, 2010 | Ronbo
    Glenn Beck on his radio program relates that Martin Luther King was a socialist.
  • Video-Debate:Future of Affirm. Action (extremely good- black scholar John McWhorter is brilliant)

    04/16/2009 10:08:03 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 643+ views
    National Discussion & Debates Series The Future of Affirmative Action Over the past several years, race-based opportunity policies have been on the defensive. In 2006, 58% of Michigan voters approved a statewide referendum ending affirmative action in public education. A year later, the U.S. Supreme Court forced public school administrators to use socioeconomic status, not race, to integrate segregated public schools. In 2008, Nebraska voters approved a statewide ballot initiative banning all racial preferences, while voters in Colorado rejected a similar measure; future referendums are being prepared in other states. President Barack Obama injected energy into the race-versus-class debate when...
  • NAACP Head Says Obama Presidency Won't End Racism

    07/15/2008 9:59:36 AM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 167+ views
    Diversity Inc ^ | 7/15/08 | staff
    A Barack Obama presidency may be historic, but it wouldn't end the country's contentious history of race relations, says Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP. "We know that Obama's electoral success, even if he should win the ultimate prize, won't signal an end to racial discrimination, but it does mark the high point of an interracial movement that dates back to the Underground Railroad," Bond said.
  • NAACP: Obama Win Won't Fix Race Problems

    07/14/2008 9:40:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies · 132+ views
    NAACP: Obama Win Won't Fix Race Problems CINCINNATI, July 14, 2005(AP) Racial disparity will remain an issue in America, regardless of whether Barack Obama is elected as the nation's first black president, the chairman of the NAACP told the organization's national convention Sunday night. Julian Bond, a veteran civil rights leader, said Obama's candidacy doesn't "herald a post-civil rights America, any more than his victory in November will mean that race as an issue has been vanquished in America." But he drew loud applause when he said the country, and "all of us here," are taking pride in the success...
  • Students Protest Commencement Speakers | By Jamal Watson

    05/10/2008 6:01:35 AM PDT · by Lumbertonman · 4 replies · 379+ views
    Diverse Issues in Higher Education ^ | May 4, 2008 | Jamal Watson
    Controversies Crop Up Around Commencement Speaker Selections by Jamal Watson May 5, 2008, 22:24 Earlier this year, NAACP chairman Julian Bond journeyed to the U.S. Supreme Court to interview Justice Clarence Thomas. The event was somewhat historic, in part because Bond — a staunch supporter of affirmative action and other social programs — has long been a critic of the policies and positions espoused by Thomas. But now, both of these historic figures in Black history are the subjects of much scrutiny as they prepare to deliver commencement speeches this month at two East Coast universities. A group of conservative...
  • Dem Delegate Fight Pits Sharpton Vs. NAACP (There will be Blood -Part II)

    02/13/2008 7:43:47 AM PST · by IrishMike · 34 replies · 132+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | February 13, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Interesting development in the Democratic delegate fight -- one that pits civil rights leader against civil rights leader. As you know, the DNC stripped the Michigan and Florida Democratic parties of its delegates as punishment for moving up their primaries to earlier in the process than the national party wanted them to. With no candidate campaigning having taken place in those states, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, cruised to early victories in Michigan on January 15 -- where hers was the only name on the ballot -- and in Florida on January 29, and is now claiming those delegates. Needless to...
  • NAACP head calls on Democrats to seat Florida, Michigan delegates

    02/13/2008 7:37:23 AM PST · by IrishMike · 35 replies · 81+ views
    Kansas City Star Prime Buzz & AP ^ | February 12, 2008 | BETH FOUHY
    WASHINGTON | A prominent civil rights leader has told the Democratic National Committee that refusing to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan would disenfranchise both states' minority communities. In a Feb. 8 letter to DNC Chairman Howard Dean, NAACP chairman Julian Bond expressed “great concern at the prospect that million of voters in Michigan and Florida could ultimately have their votes completely discounted.” Refusing to seat the states' delegations could remind voters of the “sordid history of racially discriminatory primaries,” he said. The DNC penalized Michigan and Florida for moving their primaries to earlier dates in violation of party rules....
  • NAACP chairman wants FL, MI delegates seated

    02/12/2008 3:43:53 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 12 replies · 65+ views
    9WSYR.com ^ | 2/12//08 | AP
    (SNIP) In a letter to party chairman Howard Dean, NAACP chairman Julian Bond is expressing "great concern" at what he says is the prospect that millions of voters in the two states could "have their votes completely discounted." And he says the refusal to seat the delegations could remind voters of "racially discriminatory primaries." (SNIP)
  • NAACP Head Wants Barred Delegates Seated

    02/12/2008 12:48:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 93 replies · 160+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/12/8 | BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON — A prominent civil rights leader has told the Democratic National Committee that refusing to seat delegates from Florida and Michigan would disenfranchise both states' minority communities. In a Feb. 8 letter to DNC Chairman Howard Dean, NAACP chairman Julian Bond expressed "great concern at the prospect that million of voters in Michigan and Florida could ultimately have their votes completely discounted." Refusing to seat the states' delegations could remind voters of the "sordid history of racially discriminatory primaries," he said. The DNC penalized Michigan and Florida for moving their primaries to earlier dates in violation of party rules....
  • Defining the Loony Left: Thanksgiving Hatred?

    The website The Black Commentator defined the loony left by calling for the end of the Thanksgiving holiday, since it's apparently an event for white supremacists. This is more about the Internet than the mainstream media, but remember that liberal blacks the news producers treat as sensible pundits -- like Julian Bond of the hallowed NAACP and Julianne Malveaux, the woman who hoped on PBS that Clarence Thomas would die young -- are on this website's board. Here's just a snippet of their anti-Thanksgiving rant: Nobody celebrates Thanksgiving quite like Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the...
  • Blame Shifting at the NAACP

    07/17/2007 4:59:49 AM PDT · by seanrobins · 9 replies · 905+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | July 17, 2007 | Lance Fairchok
    One expects bombast from politicians. Politics is a world of exaggeration and innuendo; after all swaying the public is what it is all about. National political figures make outrageous statements as a matter of course. They have become part of the landscape, an annoying part of the political season that we usually tune out and disregard. The press does not often call them on their rhetoric, and no one seems concerned about how factual they are. It is almost miraculous that a system so fraught with exaggeration and falsehood nurtures our Democracy and prosperity. It is not pretty, it is...
  • "Lynching" per Julian Bond on post Katrina rebuilding & blames it on Bush & Iraq

    07/10/2007 8:55:51 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies · 1,023+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 09, 2007 | Brit Hume
    <p>NAACP National Board Chairman Julian Bond says the possibility that New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward will never be rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina is comparable to a "lynching."</p> <p>Bond told the group's annual convention that President Bush has done little to help African Americans and said — "It can be said that Katrina, like lynching, not only destroyed the work of generations in a single day, but is resulting in a deliberate effort to dispossess black landholders."</p>
  • NAACP Leader Blasts Bush Policies [Mega Hurl]

    07/08/2007 8:13:56 PM PDT · by jdm · 22 replies · 520+ views
    AP ^ | July 08, 2007 | By COREY WILLIAMS
    The NAACP is needed now more than ever because the Bush administration has done little to support blacks, the civil rights organization's national chairman said Sunday as its 98th annual convention opened. From the administration's slow response to Hurricane Katrina to the war in Iraq and immigration issues, Bush has seen his presidency questioned, Julian Bond, board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told an audience of about 3,000. The number of Americans living in poverty has increased by more than 5 million, to 37 million, during the Bush administration, Bond said. "And the gap...
  • IRS finishes investigation; NAACP still tax-exempt

    09/01/2006 2:02:03 PM PDT · by Dubya · 19 replies · 550+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sep. 01, 2006 | The Washington Post
    WASHINGTON - Nearly two years after a controversial decision to investigate the NAACP for criticizing President Bush during the 2004 presidential campaign, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that the remarks did not violate the group's tax-exempt status. In a letter released Thursday by the NAACP, the IRS said the group, the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, "continued to qualify" as tax-exempt. Federal law requires tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to be politically nonpartisan. "It was an enormous threat," NAACP Chairman Julian Bond said of the investigation. The opposite outcome, he said, "would have reduced our income remarkably." Bond reiterated...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 07.20.06

    07/20/2006 5:35:03 PM PDT · by snugs · 186 replies · 2,987+ views
    The President spoke at the Annual Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He also met with First Vice President of the Government of National Unity of Sudan and President of Southern Sudan Salva Kiir The First lady attended a celebration of the National Endowment for the Arts 'The Big Read' civic program at the Library of Congress This evening Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is meeting UN Secretary General Kofi Annan over dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush is at the University of Edinburgh to speak at a Scotland-Florida Life...
  • NAACP chairman calls Bush to convention (Humor Alert)

    07/16/2006 2:19:02 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies · 833+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | 7/16/2006 | ap
    WASHINGTON - Julian Bond has condemned the war in Iraq and administration policy on education and the economy, yet the NAACP’s chairman is urging President Bush to attend the civil rights group’s annual convention. “We are eminently hopeful that the president will come,” said Bond, whose speech Sunday evening helps kick off this week’s conference. Bush has avoided the conventions since taking office in 2001. His schedule for Wednesday lists an event with the notation “TBA,” or to be announced.
  • AAR: Boston Glob Reporter Forgot American Hero, but Knew Who Cindy Sheehan Was (WHCA FReep, 4/29/06)

    04/30/2006 4:24:44 AM PDT · by sauropod · 155 replies · 19,279+ views
    Self, exposetheleft.com ^ | 4/30/2006 | Sauropod
    Honor roll for tonight's FReep include: Jimmy Valentine's Brother, Mr/Mrs Mason-Dixon, bstein80, Doctor Raoul, staytrue, kristinn, tgsltakoma, angelwood, billf, sauropod, exit148, DollyCali, Wheelbarrow, bert, albion wilde, christopher lincoln, bufordp; dinasour, hellinahandcart and gunsareok. Compared with other years, this year's WHCA FReep was no disappointment. The theme of our counterprotest this year was "Pulitzer Prizes for Treason" given that Dana Priest and others are receiving Pulitzer Prizes for reporting illegally leaked information. There were several signs that alluded to what is going on (only in America), including this brilliant one by BufordP: This point was further reinforced by our very own...
  • My Liberal Friends

    03/13/2006 7:48:52 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 22 replies · 1,556+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 3/13/2006 | Dick Yarborough
    OK, I am going to give most of you the day off. The rest of you need to pay close attention. You have some work to do. A lot of you I know like a book. That comes from almost a decade of responding to your letters and emails on a variety of subjects. You've told me in no uncertain terms that you don't like watching cowboys kiss each other. In fact, watching the media gush over boys marrying boys and girls marrying girls makes you want to upchuck your biscuits and gravy. You don't have much tolerance for those...
  • GOP honors NAACP

    03/02/2006 8:42:07 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 25 replies · 683+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 3 March 2006 | Tim Chapman
    The NAACP’s leader, Julian Bond, is no stranger to controversy and irresponsible rhetoric. In 2004, the NAACP Chairman compared the Republican Party to the Taliban regime. Bond told a raucous crowd that the GOP’s “idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side." He went on to say that Republicans “draw their most rabid supporters from the Taliban wing of American politics. Now they want to write bigotry back into the Constitution." As a reward for his irresponsible and incendiary rhetoric, the House GOP leadership yesterday scheduled floor time to pass a resolution...
  • "Joining the military is hazardous to your humanity" says group sponsored by fmr. Dem. Congressman

    06/18/2005 2:42:01 PM PDT · by nwrep · 44 replies · 1,381+ views
    The "Central Committee of Conscientious Objectors" is an organization which "supports and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war", according to its website. Among the resources available on the website are How-to guides on being AWOL, various reasons for getting out of the military, as well as a list of reasons one should not join the US military. The following picture on its website illustrates the goal of the organization: This organization lists among its sponsors former Democratic congressman Ronald Dellums of California. Dellums was an anti-war, anti-military radical who created a stir during the Vietnam...
  • Filthy mouth NAACP Julian Bond chairman compares GOP to Nazis

    02/02/2006 1:05:20 PM PST · by Exton1 · 129 replies · 3,560+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 2, 2006 | World Net Daily
    Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, as "tokens." "The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side," he charged. The talk so infuriated at least one black family in attendance that they got up in walked out in protest.
  • Top Ten Racists/Race Baiters (No, Bill Bennett Is Not On The List)

    10/01/2005 7:56:58 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies · 1,060+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/01/2005 | JoeClarke
    Top Ten Racists/Race Baiters (No, Bill Bennett Is Not Listed) Keep That Money Makin' Racist Machine Runnin'I Will Soon List The Top Ten White Racist Race Baiters (No, Bill Bennett Will Not Be Listed)I Am Not Sure Who To List,Yet, But I Am Thinking They Will All Be Democrats. Please, post suggestions. Here is a condensed version of those who dread any peace between races in America, as any sort of peace between Blacks and Whites would put their careers to an immediate end. Excerpted from various internet sources. [Even if the below citations were 90% inaccurate, they would...
  • WSJ: LBJ's Other Quagmire - Long before Katrina, the welfare state failed New Orleans's poor.

    09/13/2005 5:13:40 AM PDT · by OESY · 23 replies · 1,394+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | September 13, 2005 | BRENDAN MINITER
    "What the American people have seen in this incredible disparity in which those people who had cars and money got out, and those people who were impoverished died." The above comment about Hurricane Katrina comes to us from Ted Kennedy, who went on to say that the question for Chief Justice-designate John Roberts is whether he stands for "a fairer, more just nation" or will use "narrow, stingy interpretations of the law to frustrate progress." But why stop there? Sen. Kennedy is onto something and, indeed, the question isn't only for Judge Roberts.... That debate has so far largely focused...
  • The Selection Of Supreme Court Justices Is Top NAACP Priority (

    07/14/2005 8:28:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies · 466+ views
    atlanta world daily ^ | 7/14/05 | Hazel Trice Edney, NNPA Washington Correspondent July 14, 2005
    WASHINGTON - NAACP Board Chairman Julian Bond says the nation's oldest civil rights group will be working to make sure the person who succeeds retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner is not hostile to civil rights. "There can be no issue of greater or more immediate importance than the upcoming confirmation battle, and we intend to be in the thick of the fight," Bond announced Sunday night at the opening session in Milwaukee. "One vote, for example, upheld affirmative action in higher education - and that vote belonged to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. It is imperative that...
  • RNC Chief's Planned Speech to NAACP Called a 'Mistake'

    07/13/2005 4:05:12 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 52 replies · 1,211+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/13/05 | Monisa Bansal
    RNC Chief's Planned Speech to NAACP Called a 'Mistake' By Monisha Bansal CNSNews.com Correspondent July 13, 2005 (CNSNews.com) - The decision by Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman to address the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Milwaukee, Wis., Thursday, is a "mistake," according to a conservative black activist who added that the NAACP is sure to use whatever statements Mehlman makes against him. "It's a waste of time because the NAACP for the last 40 to 50 years has proven to be part of the elite, white, racist Democratic Party," said Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson,...
  • Apologies from NAACP are long overdue

    07/13/2005 1:09:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 932+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 13, 2005 | Gregory Kane
    IT'S THE apology, stupid. NAACP board Chairman Julian Bond took to the podium Sunday to address the organization's 96th convention in Milwaukee. Once again, Bond pretended to bemoan President George W. Bush's decision not to address the convention. ... Bond proceeded to bash Bush, saying "the president likes to talk the talk, but he doesn't walk the walk" on civil rights. That's because Bond's definition of "civil rights" flies in the face of the very language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law calls for things to be done without regard to race, color or creed. So do...
  • DFU SONG: That's Life (racist flamethrower Julian Bond sings "You're White")

    07/12/2005 3:57:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 693+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - THAT'S LIFE You're white, me and all my people will say You were a racist in April Still are in May And I know I'll never change my tune Reparations, yes...reparations in June I said you're white...you're to blame for everything And oh so much misery....to my race you bring But forever you ain't gonna keep us down Make us angry and...we'll burn your town I've been a puppet, a parrot, a poverty pimp, and a...professor, too If you don't give us the things that we want, we will boycott you I've learned from Jesse well...how shakedowns...
  • Julian Bond denounces Bush at NAACP convention

    07/11/2005 2:58:42 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 40 replies · 1,036+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 07/11/2005 | TOM KERTSCHER
    MILWAUKEE - (KRT) - NAACP Chairman Julian Bond bashed President Bush and other conservatives Sunday, warning they have tried to seduce black clergy, created ``fraudulent'' civil rights organizations and backed federal judicial nominees who come from a ``dim and gloomy legal netherworld where few Americans wish to dwell.'' Officially kicking off the NAACP's 96th annual convention, its first in Milwaukee, a fiery Bond told delegates they have won great accomplishments but must continue to fight widespread discrimination
  • Despite IRS audit, NAACP chairman criticizes Bush in speech opening the group's convention

    07/11/2005 2:13:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies · 809+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 11, 2005 | Kelly Brewington
    MILWAUKEE - Appearing unfazed by a pending IRS audit spurred by his stinging criticism of the Bush administration, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond continued to assault the president's policies in a speech last night opening the civil rights organization's 96th annual convention. Calling the Bush administration's approach to civil rights "deceptive," Bond suggested that the White House has "tried an aggressive campaign to seduce black clergy" to support the administration through its faith-based grant campaign. "The president likes to talk the talk, but he doesn't walk the walk," Bond told a crowd of about 3,000 gathered at Milwaukee's Midwest Airlines Center...
  • NAACP Leader Denounces Conservatives, Says Bush Hostile to Civil Rights

    07/10/2005 8:00:18 PM PDT · by phoenix_004 · 20 replies · 575+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 10, 2005 | Erin Texeira
    Renewing his attack on conservatives and the Bush administration Sunday, NAACP chairman Julian Bond accused national leaders of rolling back past civil rights gains, crippling efforts to battle racism and undermining democracy. "The President likes to talk to the talk, but he doesn't walk the walk," Bond told members at the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. President Bush has turned down five invitations to attend NAACP gatherings, including this year's, and Bond on Sunday invited Bush to the next one, in Washington. "Mr. President, we're extending the invitation a year in advance," Bond...
  • NAACP Withdraws Resolution Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

    06/22/2005 9:17:19 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 8 replies · 657+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense | 6/22/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    Activists on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate were anticipating a heated discussion on the topic during the upcoming NAACP National Conference in July. Well it looks like that debate will not be taking place after all. Read More... Craig DeLuzVisit The Home of Uncommon Sense… www.craigdeluz.com
  • NAACP Criticizes Bush on Social Security (WHAAAA WHAAAAA!!!)

    04/11/2005 12:04:56 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 23 replies · 557+ views
    WINS News ^ | 4/11/05
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black leaders on Monday accused President Bush of "playing the race card" in his pitch to sell his proposed Social Security overhaul.NAACP leaders Julian Bond and Dennis Courtland Hayes said Bush should focus on addressing the underlying health care reasons why blacks have a shorter life expectancy instead of citing it as a reason they should support his idea of private accounts.Under Bush's proposal, money diverted by Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts could be passed along as an inheritance. Under the current system, relatives of people who die before retiring sometimes do not receive Social...
  • Black churches ponder direction as some ally with GOP - agree with party ideas

    03/29/2005 1:30:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 685+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 29, 2005 | Kelly Brewington
    LANHAM -- When Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. meets with evangelical Christians to plot a strategy to "protect American family values," he is typically the only black face in the room. Like white Christian conservatives, he argues that gay marriage is a threat to society, abortion is sinful and public policy requires a foundation of faith. Those beliefs, he says, can cure social problems within the black community far better than the programs or ideas of liberal thinkers. With such views, Jackson and a small group of other pastors have sparked a debate on the future of the influential black...
  • NAACP: Bush Reform Plan Will Hurt Blacks(Same old BARF!)

    02/19/2005 2:57:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies · 461+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 19, 200 | ABC News
    Denouncing President Bush's plan for Social Security reform as one that would disproportionately hurt blacks, NAACP leaders asked to meet with the president to discuss the issue, the NAACP chairman announced Saturday. Julian Bond, speaking at a news conference during the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual meeting here, also said he expects to name the Baltimore-based organization's new president by July. "I want someone with the fund-raising ability of Bill Gates, with the oratorical ability of Martin Luther King and the managerial ability of someone who's managed big, big things successfully and done well," said Bond,...
  • Bond slams Bush, celebrates King

    01/18/2005 6:05:14 AM PST · by randita · 46 replies · 1,543+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/18/05 | Terry Bitman
    Posted on Tue, Jan. 18, 2005 Bond slams Bush, celebrates King By Terry Bitman Inquirer Staff Writer One of the legendary lions of the civil-rights movement roared onto the Rowan University campus yesterday and pounced on the record of the Bush administration. NAACP chairman Julian Bond, speaking to about 400 people at the Glassboro school's 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, accused the administration of appealing to the "dark underside of American society" and tampering with the basic freedoms granted by the Constitution. He said that while the administration was busy "writing a new constitution for Iraq, it...
  • NAACP- Is It Relevant? (The Point)

    12/20/2004 4:20:23 PM PST · by Angry Republican · 23 replies · 571+ views
    News Central ^ | 12/14/2004 | Mark Hyman
    The abrupt resignation of Kweisi Mfume as president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People begs the question: is the organization still relevant? Mfume says he stepped down in order to spend more time with his family. Insiders claim he was fired. Black commentator Armstrong Williams wrote that Mfume and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond had been feuding for quite a while. Williams claims that Bond opposed Mfume's efforts to mainstream the group. Bond preferred to keep the organization firmly planted on the far left. Under Mfume's nine-year tenure, the NAACP rebounded from debt, questionable accounting and a...
  • WSJ: Free Speech vs. Tax Code -- Defending the NAACP from the IRS.

    12/14/2004 5:29:24 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 489+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 14, 2004 | Editorial
    Kweisi Mfume recently announced his departure as NAACP President, and not a moment too soon. His tenure has been a disaster for the storied civil rights organization, driving it deeper into liberal irrelevance. But that doesn't mean it still shouldn't be defended against the current IRS probe of its tax-exempt status. Back in October the NAACP was informed that it may have violated a law that prohibits charities, churches and other nonprofits from engaging in partisan activities. Under Mr. Mfume and chairman Julian Bond, the group has accused President Bush of being at war with black America; compared Republicans to...
  • NAACP Head Mfume Didn't Retire, He Was Booted Out

    12/06/2004 10:28:05 AM PST · by eyespysomething · 64 replies · 2,706+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | December 6, 2004 | Armstrong Williams
    NAACP Head Mfume Didn't Retire, He Was Booted Out by Armstrong Williams Posted Dec 6, 2004 Don’t believe the well scripted press conference where former President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Kweisi Mfume, announced his resignation. Mfume did not resign from the nation’s oldest and most prestigious civil rights organization. He was kicked out, following a long simmering feuded with NAACP Chairman Julian Bond. The two began feuding after Mfume nominated National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice for his 2003 NAACP Image Award. Furious that Mfume was reaching out to the Bush...
  • “Social Justice” Defined

    12/04/2004 7:33:35 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 28 replies · 1,630+ views
    INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE.COM ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2004 | GEORGE HAWLEY
    The disciples of the Left have abandoned some of their more enthusiastic calls to action in recent years (“workers of the world unite” just isn’t turning out the big crowds anymore). But whenever they need an excuse to assault American society, both then and now, there is still a handy phrase that always helps advance their goals: “social justice.” Take Julian Bond, for example. Two years ago, the Chairman of the NAACP roused the organization’s membership by stating: “We are a force to be reckoned with: well-educated, well-informed and strongly committed to social justice. And we vote.” That’s fine, but...
  • NAACP Chief to Step Down

    11/30/2004 9:04:26 AM PST · by sully777 · 29 replies · 1,811+ views
    AltaVista/NY Times/AP ^ | November 30, 2004
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is stepping down as the head of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, a spokesman said Tuesday. Mfume plans to make the formal announcement at a news conference later Tuesday, communications director John White said. The organization's legal counsel, Dennis Hayes, will serve as interim president while a national search is conducted, he said. Advertisement White would not say why Mfume was stepping down and said Mfume would not comment until the midday news conference. Mfume, 56, has been president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since...
  • Report: NAACP President Mfume to resign

    11/30/2004 1:47:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 115 replies · 8,251+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 11/30/04 | AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The president of the NAACP is stepping down as head of the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group, according to newspaper reports. Kweisi Mfume, who has been president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People since 1996, planned to make the announcement Tuesday, The (Baltimore) Sun, citing an anonymous source, reported in Tuesday editions. The resignation was also reported Tuesday in a USA Today opinions column by weekly contributor DeWayne Wickham. [flip]Last month, the NCAAP announced that the Internal Revenue Service was reviewing the organization's federal tax-exempt status. NAACP chairman Julian Bond said...