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  • Tim Kaine Commends Hillary with a Communist Poet

    11/11/2016 5:48:46 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 11, 2016 | PAUL KENGOR
    Hillary Clinton’s concession speech the day after her stunning loss to Donald Trump was a historic moment. She was gracious and remarkably strong and poised given the political and emotional enormity of what had happened to her. But surely the weirdest part of the moment was her introduction by her running mate and comrade, Tim Kaine, the left-wing Catholic and “social justice” warrior.In a brief preamble to Hillary’s big moment, Kaine tried to set the stage by invoking an unlikely pair of sources: the New Testament and Langston Hughes, a celebrated early-twentieth century communist poet, a fact that 99...
  • Meet the Jew who built 5,300 schools for black children in the 1900s Deep South

    07/20/2015 8:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 21, 2015 | Lisa Hostein
    New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of philanthropist Julius Rosenwald who transformed black lives, including those of writer Langston Hughes and opera singer Marion Anderson.PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina, where he attended a school called Rosenwald. But it wasn’t until this week, 50 years later, that Bethea learned that his school was named for Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish philanthropist who is the subject of a new documentary by Aviva Kempner. The...
  • Google Doodle, February 1, 2015

    02/01/2015 7:48:59 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 22 replies
    Google ^ | February 1, 2015 | Google
  • 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,...
  • American Communism Revisited

    04/20/2010 7:52:59 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 204+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | April 20, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    American Communism Revisited Bethany Stotts, April 20, 2010 Accuracy in Academia was recently contacted by University of Maryland at College Park English Instructor Kara Fontenot regarding my coverage of her 2008 Modern Language Association convention presentation, “American Hysteria, Civil Liberties, and the Literary Left: Langston Hughes and Lorraine Hansberry.” Fontenot takes exception to my February article, “2008 MLA Unplugged,” in which I write that “Graduate student Kara Fontenot falsely claimed that the Communist Party USA had no connection to the USSR while furthering stereotypes about Senator Joseph McCarthy” (formatting in original). More specifically, in the linked article I quoted her...
  • The Wondering Wanderer

    01/29/2009 10:28:03 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 259+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 29, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    The Wondering Wanderer by: Bethany Stotts, January 29, 2009 As Accuracy in Academia (AIA) has previously documented, members of the Ivory Tower, some of whom remain ardent Marxists themselves, maintain that McCarthyite “hysteria” suppressed free expression in the 1950s and led to the unjustified blacklisting of those with socialist sentiments. But one poet, Langston Hughes, may not be as innocent as these academics suggest. “Yet two decades later, even as he was composing his memoir of this event, Hughes suffered an ordeal of anti-communist fervor in his own country at the hands of [Senator Joseph] McCarthy and, more portentously, [General]...
  • Protesters denounce Bush - Thousands rally in S.F., Berkeley against 2nd term

    01/20/2005 10:38:08 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 52 replies · 2,908+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/20/05 | Wyatt Buchanan and Patrick Hoge
    Several thousand demonstrators rallied at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Thursday night, protesting the inauguration of President Bush and calling for an end to the war in Iraq. After the rally, demonstrators marched along Market Street, effectively closing the street. Speakers at the rally gave fiery denunciations of Bush and his policies, with many shouting personal insults and some comparing his actions to that of the Nazis in pre-World War II Germany. "Today is a sad day in history. A war criminal has been sworn in as president," said Alicia Jrapko of International ANSWER, the group that organized...
  • Kerry's Little Red Bookshelf

    08/28/2004 7:29:26 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 668+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/06/04 | Allan H. Ryskind
    What his literary icons have in common. JOHN KERRY has written the introduction to Let America Be America Again, a new but very slim selection of verse by the famous black poet Langston Hughes. In the preface, Kerry insists he was "drawn to incorporate the words" of the title--taken from a poem Hughes wrote in the 1930s--into his presidential run because America is "always in the process of becoming." That's one way of looking at it. Here's another. Kerry has a special affinity for left-wing literary icons, with Hughes the most conspicuous. Hughes's poem describes America as a place where...
  • Kerry's Lit Crit - The soon-to-be nominee sanitizes a Stalinist poem

    07/26/2004 1:21:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies · 921+ views
    Slate ^ | July 26, 2004 | Timothy Noah
    Last month, Chatterbox urged John Kerry to drop the campaign slogan, "Let America be America again." Instead, Kerry has wrapped his arms more tightly around the slogan's regrettable source. ... He has written (or allowed to be written under his name) the preface to a thin volume titled Let America Be America Again, which includes that poem along with eight other (much better) Hughes poems. ... Kerry's preface makes it much harder for him to claim that he is ignorant of the circumstances under which Hughes wrote this poem. He notes that it came out of the Great Depression, which...
  • Cooter #10 - Campaign Strategy and Tactics

    07/23/2004 8:20:42 AM PDT · by Davis · 3 replies · 503+ views
    Trentino's Magazine ^ | 7/23/04 | Cooter Thompson
    E-mail to Candidate Kerry #10 From James (Cooter) Thompson re: Campaign Strategy and Tactics Dear Senator kerry: Cooter Thompson here, Senator, writing to you again on behalf of the folks down to Daryl's Bait Shop. We think we can do you a world of good by pointing out certain matters of strategy and tactics we've been observing on TV and the Internet. Senator, you really missed the boat—the dock, too—the way you handled the Sandy Berger adventure. Sandy was caught stuffing his pants and his briefcase with topmost secret classified documents from the National Archive. There is no chance of...
  • Kerry/Edwards slogans are borrowed from Communists

    07/09/2004 2:38:04 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 34 replies · 2,031+ views
    WSJ/Opinion Journal ^ | Friday, July 9, 2004 | James Taranto
    It turns out "Let America be America again" isn't the Kedwards campaign's only communist-inspired slogan. John Edwards's claim that we are "two Americas" echoes a speech given by James P. Cannon to the 1948 convention of the Socialist Workers Party, a Trotskyite outfit: "There are two Americas--and millions of the people already distinguish between them. One is the America of the imperialists--of the little clique of capitalists, landlords, and militarists who are threatening and terrifying the world. This is the America the people of the world hate and fear."
  • Kerry's Favorite American Poet

    07/08/2004 5:22:41 PM PDT · by RBroadfoot · 6 replies · 489+ views
    The Negro Worker ^ | November/December 1932 | Langston Hughes (1902–67)
    Goodbye, Christ Jesus Lord God Jehova, Beat it on away from here now. Make way for a new guy with no religion at all— A real guy named Marx Communist Lenin Peasant Stalin Worker ME— I said, ME!
  • Kerry pens a preface for Hughes anthology

    07/07/2004 5:40:32 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 7 replies · 428+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/6/04 | Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour
    Even though Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has been criticized for a dearth of minorities among the top advisers to his presidential campaign, he can point to the fact that his campaign slogan was inspired by the late African-American poet and writer Langston Hughes. In fact, Kerry wrote the preface to a new collection of Hughes’s poems that will be published by Vintage this month, just in time for the Democratic National Convention. The paperback edition will feature nine Hughes poems “about freedom, brotherhood and the American dream.” In May, Kerry invoked the first two lines of Hughes’s poem “Let America...
  • Kerry's long search for the magic message may be over

    06/01/2004 11:56:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 95 replies · 1,038+ views
    NYT/International Herald Tribune ^ | 6-1-04 | David M. Halbfinger
    <p>John Kerry's campaign has been a font of slogans and catch phrases, but few of them have caught on - even with him.</p> <p>Early on he offered a "better set of choices," then said he would make America "safer, stronger, more secure." Last September he found the "courage to do what's right for America." In November he declared himself "the real deal" and dared President George W. Bush to "bring it on." In March he promised "change starts here," in April he vowed to "build a stronger America," and in early May he touted his "lifetime of service and strength."</p>
  • Kerry's Stalinist Slogan

    05/24/2004 2:15:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 139+ views ^ | 5/24/04 | Insight
    Insiders say John Kerry has settled on "Let America Be America Again" as the motto and theme of his presidential campaign. The line comes from a Langston Hughes poem Kerry quoted at an NAACP event in Kansas. Apparently the pedantic St. Paul's and Yale graduate didn't bother to note that it was written for an International Workers Order (IWO) pamphlet called A New Song. The IWO was an officially cited affiliate of the Communist Party, and Hughes was so committed a Stalinist that he formally endorsed the Bolshevik purges. Then there is Langston Hughes' poem "Goodbye Christ," written for the...
  • The Insider: Kerry Picks Up Stalinist Poetry for Campaign Trail

    05/21/2004 8:39:03 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 149+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 5/21/04 | Insight Magazine
    Insiders say John Kerry has settled on "Let America Be America Again" as the motto and theme of his presidential campaign. The line comes from a Langston Hughes poem Kerry quoted at an NAACP event in Kansas. Apparently the pedantic St. Paul's and Yale graduate didn't bother to note that it was written for an International Workers Order (IWO) pamphlet called A New Song. The IWO was an officially cited affiliate of the Communist Party, and Hughes was so committed a Stalinist that he formally endorsed the Bolshevik purges. Then there is Langston Hughes' poem "Goodbye Christ," written for the...
  • Kerry Plagiarizes Communist Poet to Concoct Campaign Theme

    05/20/2004 7:16:39 PM PDT · by frmrda · 85 replies · 481+ views ^ | 05/20/04 |
    The Kerry campaign sure is starting to look like the Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight. According to the Drudge Report today, John Kerry's campaign has settle on the words "Let America be America Again" as their campaign theme. There's only one problem. Kerry plagiarized the phrase from a poem written by black writer Langston Hughes. The punchline that follows Kerry's line reads, "America never was America to me."Even worse for the embattled presidential candidate is the fact that Langston Hughes was a well-known Communist. Langston Hughes is a man who once added an extra S to USA in a poem....
  • George S. Schuyler, All-American

    02/29/2004 2:30:29 PM PST · by mrustow · 6 replies · 457+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 29 February 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Given that the teaching of black studies is today dominated by privileged incompetents and political hacks who teach – in one of Schuyler’s favorite words -- hokum, I suppose it is fitting that they either disparage or ignore George S. Schuyler. After all, they hold the greatest of all black Americans, Booker T. Washington, in contempt, so why should Schuyler fare any better?George Samuel Schuyler was born in 1895 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of a chef, and grew up in Syracuse, New York. He served six years in the U.S. Army (1912-1918), eventually attaining the rank of First...
  • George S. Schuyler and Black History Month

    02/26/2004 7:15:33 PM PST · by mrustow · 8 replies · 612+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 23 February 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Well, it's Black History Month, and I'll bet you haven't heard one thing about George S. Schuyler (1895-1977). George S. Schuyler was, simply, the greatest black journalist this country has ever produced. (Normally, I eschew qualifiers like "greatest black," as opposed to "greatest," period, but this is journalism we're talking about. I will never, in five lifetimes of sitting in newspaper morgues, looking at microfilms of ancient newsprint, be able to read enough to determine who America's greatest journalist was.) From 1924-1966, he bestrode the black press like a colossus. Working for Robert Lee Vann's (1879-1940) Pittsburgh Courier weekly newspaper,...