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  • Secret Cardin Staffer Blog Exposed! ( vs Steele in Maryland )

    09/16/2006 8:06:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies · 562+ views
    Wizbang ^ | September 15, 2006 | Kevin Aylward
    Just days after Rep. Ben Cardin won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Maryland, we've found the secret blog of a female Cardin staffer who has quite a bit to say about race, gender, and creepy old Jewish guys... It's not quite Washingtonienne, but Cardin's mystery staffer, known as Persuasionatrix, is dishing some anonymous dirt that's sure to leave a black eye on the campaign... [Predictably that site is has been modified to remove the last two posts, but it's been preserved here at Wizbang Politics] First, in a race where race is the great unspoken factor (Cardin's main...
  • Support follows racial lines

    01/12/2006 11:04:23 AM PST · by JZelle · 4 replies · 282+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-12-06 | S.A. Miller
    Endorsements for U.S. Senate candidates are dividing along racial lines in Maryland's Democratic Party. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who is white, has received more than 100 endorsements for his Senate bid, but just seven have come from black Democratic officials. Kweisi Mfume, who is black and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, has received 29 Senate endorsements, but just two have come from white Democratic officials. Racial issues have disquieted state Democratic leaders, who have borne long-standing complaints of ignoring black voters that Mr. Mfume himself reiterated during a speech last summer.
  • Kweisi Mfume gets cold shoulder from Dems

    04/29/2005 9:49:59 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 34 replies · 1,579+ views
    Gazette ^ | 04/29/05 | Thomas Dennison
    c E-Mail This Article by Thomas Dennison Staff Writer Apr. 29, 2005 ANNAPOLIS -- Six weeks into Kweisi Mfume's campaign for the U.S. Senate, Democrats here and nationally believe the former congressman from Baltimore is being shoved aside or written off by powerful forces within the state party. Many Maryland Democrats -- black and white -- are shying away from Mfume's candidacy and privately criticizing his campaign for not being well-organized. Critics say his troubled childhood as a street hustler in Baltimore, followed by controversial new allegations about his tenure as the president of the national NAACP, will make him...
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Poll Shows Latest on Senate, Governor's Races (Maryland--Mfume within 1% of Cardin!)

    04/17/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 19 replies · 1,913+ views
    The Washington ^ | April 12, 2006 | Tim Craig and John Wagner
    It turns out the numbers in the Comptroller's race aren't the only interesting ones in a new poll commissioned by Del. Peter Franchot (D-Montgomery), a hopeful for the office. The same poll, conducted by Garin Hart Yang, showed the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a statistical dead heat between Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Baltimore and Kweisi Mfume, the former congressman and NAACP leader. Cardin had the support of 32 percent of likely Democratic voters, while Mfune netted 31 percent. No other caniddate received more than 3 percent and 32 percent were undecided. In the Democratic primary for governor,...
  • Black vote no longer a lock for Democrats

    03/02/2006 7:16:17 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies · 776+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | March 2, 2006 | Jon Ward
    Black voters' loyalty to the Democratic Party is no longer a certainty in Maryland, especially among young independent voters, several black leaders say. "We might be the last generation of unabashed loyalists to the Democratic Party," state Senate Majority Leader Nathaniel J. McFadden of Baltimore says. "The Democratic Party is no longer a monolith for the African-American community." Rep. Albert R. Wynn of Prince George's County warns his party's leaders that "black voters can no longer be taken for granted." Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, a Republican who is the first black to win statewide office in Maryland, has been...
  • The Democrat's plantation (student newspaper)

    11/11/2005 7:20:16 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 11 replies · 372+ views
    The Daily Illini ^ | 11-11-05 | John Bambenek
    The Daily Illini - Opinions Issue: 11/11/05 Column: The Democrat's plantation By John Bambenek I was always under the impression that being African-American was about having a certain ethnicity. The U.S. Senate race in Maryland has proven me wrong. As the race continues between Michael Steele and Kweisi Mfume, both African-Americans, the Democrats exhibit more and more bigotry. You see, Michael Steele isn't really black according to Democrats. You wouldn't know that by looking at him. He's not black to Democrats, because he's not one of them - he's a conservative Republican. For this, Democrats pelt him with Oreos at...
  • Mfume: Known by the company he keeps

    10/29/2005 12:11:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1,306+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/29/05 | Les Kinsolving
    Whatever did happen to Kweisi Mfume? You remember Kweisi, that one-time Baltimore youth hell-raiser who sired five children out of wedlock – but who reformed himself enough to get elected to Congress and then president of the NAACP. He is currently running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator from Maryland. So what did Kweisi do on Saturday, Oct. 15? Well, he enlisted as one of the speakers at Louis Farrakhan's "Millions More Movement" event – the 10th anniversary of the (alleged) "Million Man March," which never reached anywhere near that number, then or on the 15th. The Washington Post...
  • Kweisi Mfume admits dating a subordinate

    05/17/2005 4:32:31 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 31 replies · 939+ views
    Times Leader/AP Wire ^ | 5/17/2005 | FOSTER KLUG
    BALTIMORE - U.S. Senate candidate Kweisi Mfume said having a romantic relationship with a subordinate while heading the NAACP was a "boneheaded thing to do." Mfume, who is divorced, has previously admitted dating the woman in 1997 and adopting her son. But he denied that any of his personnel decisions were affected by the relationship. "I'm a human being," Mfume said Monday of the relationship. "It was very short-lived and terminated because I recognized it was a boneheaded thing to do. It was my mistake and my mistake solely. That's what makes us better as human beings. Not to repeat...
  • Drudge:Kweisi Mfume and his Ladies

    04/27/2005 7:46:59 PM PDT · by woofie · 50 replies · 1,806+ views
    Drudge ^ | 4/27/05 | Matt Drudge
    Confidential NAACP report claim that Kweisi Mfume gave raises and promotions to women with whom he had close personal relationships... Developing...
  • Turning point for the NAACP?

    01/18/2005 7:20:36 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 2 replies · 197+ views ^ | 1-18-05 |
    If you believe like I do that the NAACP has lost touch with the 'black community' listen to this sad story. "During his speeches to Philadelphia children, J. Whyatt Mondesire, the head of that city's NAACP branch, likes to offer $20 to the student who can decode his group's acronym. Many think he is on a recruiting junket for the NCAA. "I've only had to give away my money twice in seven years," Mondesire says. "That's my challenge." That is sad. I was in Baltimore a few years ago, and what I saw made me sick. I was there promoting...
  • Bush and the NAACP

    12/22/2004 7:12:51 AM PST · by thebiggestdog · 148+ views ^ | 12-22-04 |
    In a surprise move, Presiden Bush hosted outgoing NAACP Kweisi Mfume at the White House on Tuesday. As we all know, Billy Clinton was the first black President, but the NAACP has shown no love to W. Even after George appointed black Americans to the top position in the Dept. of Education, as well as the Secretary of State and the National Security advisor, Kweisi and his group refused to recognize them as role models for all Americans. I often refer to the NAACP as the NAALCP or the National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People. If you...
  • 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...
  • Restored faith, erased a debt (Kweisi Mfume and the NAACP)

    12/02/2004 7:28:46 AM PST · by 2banana · 11 replies · 524+ views
    The Philaqdephia Inquirer ^ | December 2nd, 2004 | Editor
    Editorial | Restored faith, erased a debt Kweisi Mfume was at the top of his game when he unexpectedly got out of politics to take over the NAACP. It wasn't just his personal story of overcoming poverty that made him popular. The Maryland congressman was articulate, smart, and a potential candidate for even higher office. But he heard another call. Mfume became president and chief executive officer of the NAACP in 1996, leaving Congress after five terms to head an organization more than $3 million in debt. His predecessor, Ben Chavis, had resigned amid the scandal of a sexual-harassment allegation....
  • 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...
  • NAACP Hasn't Advanced Anything in a Long Time

    07/15/2004 6:46:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,026+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 15, 2004 | John H. McWhorter
    COMMENTARY Why should Bush speak to a hostile group that has outlived its usefulness? Last week, for the fourth year in a row, President Bush declined the NAACP's invitation to speak at its annual convention. Predictably, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume railed that the Bush administration failed to recognize the nation's oldest and largest civil rights group as being significant or important in any way. The sad thing is, the Bush administration's attitude toward the group is justified. The NAACP is stuck in a mind-set that worked 30 years ago but makes little sense today. Mfume and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond...
  • democratic candidates weigh in

    10/01/2003 10:58:27 PM PDT · by demlosers · 2 replies · 99+ views
    ESPN ^ | Wednesday, October 1, 2003 news services Rush Limbaugh's comments Sunday on ESPN's NFL pregame show regarding Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb have created a firestorm of controversy. And the reaction of many prominent personalities seems to be one thing: Fire Rush. As it turned out, ESPN didn't have the option. Limbaugh resigned late Wednesday night from NFL Sunday Countdown. ESPN accepted the resignation. Prior to the move, Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark urged ESPN to fire Limbaugh. Clark, a retired Army general who entered the race Sept. 17, called the remarks "hateful and ignorant speech." "There can be no excuse for such statements. Mr....
  • Joe Can't Win For Losing With The NAACP

    07/18/2003 6:00:03 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 28 replies · 194+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | July 18, 2003 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Poor Joe Lieberman. Ever since he burst on the national scene three years ago as Al Gore's vice presidential running mate, he's been repeatedly called on the carpet by blacks. Thursday, he apologized to the NAACP for missing the group's candidate forum earlier this week in Miami. He has nothing to feel sorry for. The NAACP and black Democrats have long slammed him for his support of state-funded school vouchers allowing parents to move children from public to private schools and for his 1998 support for California's Proposition 209, which banned state-funded affirmative action programs. These are the two litmus-test...
  • Lieberman urges Mfume for high court: In make-up speech recommends NAACP boss with no law degree

    07/18/2003 12:16:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 109 replies · 774+ views ^ | Friday, July 18, 2003
    A few days after being declared "persona non grata" by the NAACP, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Lieberman suggested in a speech to the group that its leader, Kweisi Mfume, would make a good Supreme Court justice, the New Republic reported. Mfume, however, has never been to law school. Sen. Joe Lieberman Lieberman had upset the civil-rights leader by skipping a candidate forum at its national convention Sunday, the magazine reported. The Connecticut senator called Mfume the next day to apologize and agreed to come to Miami to speak to the convention Wednesday night. After an apology to the group and...
  • Candidate No-Shows Draw Ire of NAACP (whine alert)

    07/14/2003 7:36:34 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 7 replies · 165+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 14, 2003 | NEDRA PICKLER
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Three of the Democrats' nine presidential contenders drew the wrath of the president of the NAACP on Monday for skipping the group's candidate forum, reflecting a growing sentiment among blacks that their loyalty to the Democratic Party is being taken for granted. The six Democratic presidential hopefuls shared the stage with four empty chairs, each labeled with the name of a White House candidate who didn't make it. They were President Bush (news - web sites) and Democrats Joe Lieberman (news - web sites), Dick Gephardt (news - web sites) and Dennis Kucinich. While Bush's absence...