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  • White Paternalism Is Racism Too

    06/03/2020 6:56:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 3, 2020 | Hannah Sillars
    The riots in the wake of George Floyd’s killing have been decried by some black leaders, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to the media.L. Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn NAACP, tweeted Saturday, “I know that our anger and frustration is real. I feel it myself and I know it exists in my community and in Black people across this country. But my gut is telling me that something nefarious is going on here.”Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP legal defense fund also tweeted: “Seeing some troubling clips. I hope that someone is putting together the clips of...
  • NJ NAACP Leader Calls For Paterson Mail-In Vote to Be Canceled Amid Corruption Claims

    05/28/2020 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Jonathan Dienst and Joe Valiquette
    A Paterson NAACP leader said the recent city council vote-by-mail election was allegedly so flawed that the results should be thrown out and a new election ordered. Invalidate the election. Lets do it again, said Rev. Kenneth Clayton said amid reports more that 20 percent of all ballots were disqualified, some in connection with voter fraud allegations. These kinds of acts make people not want to vote anymore. They feel disenfranchised, disconnected that their votes dont count, and that is not fair to people," he said. Rev. Clayton said the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • More Proof Biden is Taking the Black Vote for Granted

    05/23/2020 1:17:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies ^ | May 23, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden landed in some hot water on Friday after making it very clear that he's fully taking the black vote for granted in November, should he receive his party's nomination. If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black," Biden said during an interview on The Breakfast Club radio show Friday morning. In his subsequent apology , Biden said, "I've never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted." Oh, but he did, in the very same interview, nonetheless. The former Delaware senator made the false claim...
  • NAACP Responds to Joe Biden Comments: We Never Endorsed Him, Or Anyone

    05/23/2020 1:16:04 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 22 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) responded Friday evening to comments earlier in the day by former Vice President Joe Biden, who claimed falsely that the NAACP had endorsed him. In an interview with host Charlemagne tha God on The Breakfast Club with New Yorks Power 105.1 FM, Biden said: If you have a problem figuring out whether youre for me or Trump, then you aint black. He went on to defend his record on issues relevant to the black community, claiming: The NAACP has endorsed me every time Ive run. In response, Derrick...
  • Klobuchar cancels campaign rally after protests (BLM)

    03/01/2020 8:53:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 01 2020 | John Bowden
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) canceled a campaign rally in St. Louis Park, Minn., on Sunday after protesters reportedly affiliated with Black Lives Matter and other civil rights groups took the stage at her event for over an hour. In a statement obtained by The New York Times, Klobuchar's campaign said the senator offered to meet with demonstrators in exchange for them exiting the stage and allowing her rally to proceed, adding that the protesters initially agreed to such terms before reportedly backing out and refusing to leave the stage. The campaign offered a meeting with the senator if they would...
  • NAACP (CCCP) Endorse is Ballot Initiative to Streamline Voting

    01/30/2020 5:24:30 AM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 8 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The nation's oldest civil rights organization endorsed an Ohio ballot initiative Wednesday that is aimed at streamlining the state's voting process.
  • Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter call on Klobuchar to suspend campaign

    01/29/2020 6:33:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 29 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is being called to suspend her presidential campaign after an Associated Press story published Tuesday showed she may have mishandled a case while she was Hennepin County's District Attorney. As the county DA, Klobuchar led the case against Myon Burrell, who was a teenager at the time and was sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards. The AP story revealed that Klobuchar prosecuted Burrell, now 33, despite there being little evidence and even though his co-defendant confessed to the crime and said Burrell wasnt there. Though Klobuchar was not the...
  • Biden on minority support: 'I was raised in the black church'

    01/27/2020 1:57:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | January 26, 2020 06:44 PM | Joseph Simonson
    DES MOINES, Iowa Joe Biden spoke of his connection to black voters at an NAACP event Sunday afternoon and claimed his political identity was molded by minorities in his home state of Delaware. I have a lot of black support because thats where I come from. I was raised in the black church, politically, not a joke, the former vice president said in Des Moines. When I got into politics, I was the only white guy working on the east side, in the projects, because these were the guys I grew up with. These were the guys I worked...
  • Biden: Jill and I are sending our prayers to the Bryant family and to everyone who lost loved ones in todays crash.

    01/26/2020 5:01:16 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    Jill and I are sending our prayers to the Bryant family and to everyone who lost loved ones in today’s crash. It’s a reminder of how special — and fragile — life is. And it’s a reminder that we’ve got to make every day count.— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) January 26, 2020
  • Biden picks up another high profile endorsement in Iowa as voting nears

    01/25/2020 6:08:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2020 | by Tim Reid
    DES MOINES, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden picked up another high profile endorsement on Saturday in Iowa, where the partys nominating contest kicks off in nine days, after U.S. congresswoman Cindy Axne said she was backing the former vice president. Axne, a freshman U.S. lawmaker and moderate, is the latest in a slew of big-name endorsements for Biden in Iowa which could have an impact on undecided voters as caucus day nears on Feb. 3. Two former Iowa Democratic governors, Tom Vilsack and Chet Culver, have backed Biden, as has another U.S. House member, congresswoman Abby Finkenauer.
  • Harris weighing Biden endorsement: report

    01/23/2020 11:17:26 PM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 01/23/20 10:09 PM EST | REBECCA KLAR
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is considering backing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, The New York Times reported Thursday. Multiple Democratic officials familiar with the California senators deliberations told the Times shes weighing the option of backing her former primary opponent. The officials told the Times the potential endorsement would not be likely until after the Senate impeachment trial that kicked off this week. Harriss spokesman Chris Harris told the Times the senator remains focused on the ongoing impeachment trial. No decisions have been made about whether she will endorse, which candidate, nor when an endorsement...
  • Ballot drive to bar LGBTQ discrimination begins in Michigan

    01/07/2020 5:50:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2020 | David Eggert
    A group launched a 2020 ballot initiative Tuesday to expand Michigans civil rights law to include anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, a step that would put the issue to voters if the Republican-led Legislature does not pass the measure. Fair and Equal Michigan, a committee backed by business, political and philanthropic leaders, submitted petition language to the Board of State Canvassers. Once it is approved, the group will have until late May to collect the roughly 340,000 valid voter signatures needed to place the initiated bill before lawmakers. If legislators do not adopt the legislation similar bills have long...
  • Federal judge to block latest North Carolina voter ID mandate

    01/01/2020 9:13:46 AM PST · by RideForever · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/31/2019 | (AP) American Presstitutes
    A federal court announced that next week U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs will formally block a photo ID requirement scheduled to begin in 2020. Unless the upcoming preliminary injunction is successfully appealed, the requirement will be halted until a lawsuit filed by the state NAACP and others is resolved.
  • Elijah Cummings' family split over who should run for his seat as his daughters refuse to..

    11/27/2019 4:48:09 PM PST · by RummyChick · 66 replies
    dm ^ | 11/27/2019 | Earle
    The late Rep. Elijah Cummings' daughters are backing his longtime aide Harry Spikes in a crowded primary field to succeed him - and not the longtime lawmaker's widow. Jennifer Cummings, 37, and her sister Adia, 25, both support Spikes, who served on Cummings' staff for more than a decade and who was defeated in a prior primary for the Maryland House of Delegates. Cummings widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is also seeking the seat, as is Cummings' predecessor, former Rep. Kweisi Mfume, who was one of his oldest friends and is a former leader of the NAACP. All three of...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for White House adviser's removal, says his presence is an 'emergency' [Barf]

    11/19/2019 2:01:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, whom progressives have blamed for the president's hard-line immigration agenda should be removed from his position. "Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency," Clinton tweeted before promoting a letter calling for Miller's removal, signed by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and NAACP. The letter was produced by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a nonprofit coalition of "more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in...
  • Kweisi Mfume Touts Credentials, Talks About What Led Him To Run To Succeed Cummings

    11/06/2019 3:22:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    WBAL ^ | 11/06/19 | Tyler Waldman
    Former Rep. Kweisi Mfume said Wednesday he would be a "champion" for the district he once represented if elected to represent it again. Mfume, the former 7th District congressman, is running to succeed the man who succeeded him, Elijah Cummings. He spoke Wednesday to C4. Mfume, who left office to lead the NAACP out of a path to financial ruin, touted his credentials as "somebody at the very least who is proven, tested, trusted and most of all ready to go to work on day one." Mfume talked about his beliefs on health care, violent crime, affordable college and spurring...
  • April Ryan accuses Trump, Black Republican of murdering late Elijah Cummings

    11/10/2019 5:58:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 65 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2019 | GP
    CNN contributor April Ryan and CNN media reporter Brian Stelter attacked black Republican Kimberly Klacik on Saturday, implying she drove Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to his death last month after her video expos on rat and trash infested Baltimore neighborhoods in his Congressional District provoked a national firestorm from President Trump.
  • Atlanta NAACP criticizes markers surrounding Confederate monuments

    08/22/2019 6:54:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    AJC ^ | 08/22/19 | Rosalind Bentley
    Atlanta became the first city in the country to install contextual markers around its Confederate monuments a month ago, but the local branch of the NAACP says the explanations on the signs arent good enough. In a Tuesday letter to the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta branch president Richard Rose said the markers dont counter the notion of white supremacy. On Wednesday, Rose went further, accusing members of a council committee of being complicit on compromising on racism. Its such a profound disappointment, Rose said of the language on the markers. It doesnt give the story of why these monuments were...
  • Team Biden fires back: 'You can't let people say bullshit and not respond to it'

    07/26/2019 6:58:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/19 | Jonathan Easley and Amie Parnes
    Joe Biden is ready to scrap. The former vice president is firing back at his rivals and vowing to be more aggressive at the second presidential debates after weeks of sustained attacks against his civil rights record left his supporters frustrated and worried about his passive approach. The tipping point, according to allies and campaign strategists, came on Wednesday at a NAACP presidential candidate forum, where Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) accused Biden of being the architect of mass incarceration for supporting a 1994 crime bill. You can't be called the architect of mass incarceration and remain quiet, a Biden ally...