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  • The 'forgotten' Supreme Court decision and its impact on our politics

    09/10/2018 3:16:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Bill Mears
    Amid the current national debate over immigration policies, racial discrimination, LGBTQ rights, and executive power, the anniversary of an important legal and political dispute that has directly shaped that debate will pass quietly, its legacy all but forgotten. In September 1958, sixty years ago next week, the United States Supreme Court finally earned its hard-fought reputation as a co-equal branch of the federal government, in a courtroom drama filled with urgency and uncertainty. For perhaps the first time, the high court put muscle behind its mandate, asserting in unequivocal terms that its interpretation of the Constitution was the "supreme law...
  • NAACP, community activists to host non-violence block party (Birmingham AL)

    09/09/2018 4:52:53 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/7/18
    - Community leaders are stepping in to help reduce violence in Birmingham. The NAACP, Metro Birmingham Branch, Civil Rights Activist Committee Foot Soldiers and the Magic City Snappers Social Aid & Pleasure Pond are hosting a Practice Non-Violence Block Party on Saturday. Organizers are hoping to encourage the community to come together and help reduce violence in the city. Community activist Harry 'Traveling Shoes' Turner is hosting the event, he tells CBS 42 that the violence in the city is hitting home for far too many families. "It's not in Chicago, it's not in New York, it's right here in...
  • Black Pastor Slams “Black Genocide” of Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies are Aborted Every Day

    09/05/2018 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 07.30.18 | Christina Vazquez
    The Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. calls out abortion for what it is: a mass genocide of the most innocent.Childress, a leading pro-life advocate in the Black community, discussed the hypocrisy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a July column, citing statistics about the disproportionately high number of abortions in the Black community.Childress listed five “undeniable and inconvenient truths” about abortion, including the shocking fact that more than 20 million African American children have been aborted in the United States. That amounts to about 1,800 aborted babies in the Black community every day.Abortions hurt every...
  • Republicans Can, Must Keep Control in Midterms

    08/29/2018 10:39:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2018 | Star Parker
    Recent polls and surveys are delivering, at best, mixed news for Republicans regarding the upcoming midterm elections. The good news is that prospects have turned positive for Republicans to win Senate seats currently held by Democrats in Florida, New Jersey and Wisconsin. But looking for good news in the House is a bigger challenge. Probability assessments from various sources give Republicans a 25 to 50 percent chance of keeping control of the House. A survey from Pew Research points to greater engagement from Democratic voters -- by measures such as participating in rallies and making political contributions -- than Republicans....
  • Man accused of urinating on child faces felony sex offense charges

    08/24/2018 11:28:54 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 64 replies
    KUTV ^ | 08/23/18 | Rachel Glaser
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 5-year-old was playing hide-and-seek with her friends when it happened. Now, the man accused hurling racial slurs at the child while urinating on her as she hid in the bushes is behind bars. Michigan State Police records show David Allen Dean, 60, of Grand Rapids was arrested Wednesday on the charge of felony sex offense excluding assault and commercializing. Arrested, but not formally charged, investigators will not confirm the suspect's identity until he is arraigned. Katrena Rapier identified Dean as the suspect. Her two young boys were playing with the alleged victim and her...
  • Children made up story about white man urinating on black child: police

    08/25/2018 3:10:41 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 58 replies
    MLive ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 | John Tunison
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, police said. Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday, Aug. 24 said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday. Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl. Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them,...
  • Michigan children made up story about white man urinating on black child, police say

    08/25/2018 4:24:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Al.com ^ | 8/24/18 | John Tunison
    A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, Michigan police said.Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday.Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl.Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them, ultimately determined the children "concocted the story to...
  • How scared of Trump’s rising approval numbers with African American voters is the NAACP?

    08/08/2018 7:41:52 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 25 replies
    vanity | August 8, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    s The answer to the question how scared is the NAACP of Trump’s rising approval numbers among African Americans is: it has driven them insane. Th NAACP has just released their own poll showing Trump at 21% approval from their own community and they are saying this is a sign that he is in trouble. Completely disregarding the facts and relying on their members’ disconnection with the truth, the NAACP has pumped out a desperately ridiculous report on the findings of its own survey. In 2016 Hillary Clinton had 89% Black support and Trump had 8%; but the Black turn...
  • Ben Jealous is demanding TV stations stop airing this commercial by his GOP opponent

    08/11/2018 7:21:45 AM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Former NAACP president and current Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is demanding that television stations stop airing a commercial from his political opponent. “Evidence to the controversy” An attorney representing the Ben Jealous campaign sent a letter to four television stations telling them to pull down a political ad from incumbent Governor Larry Hogan. “The Republican Governor’s Association in this advertisement uses selective editing techniques to make the false claim that Mr. Jealous is a socialist, despite clear and repeated evidence to the controversy,” wrote James Temple Jr., which likely meant to say “evidence to the contrary.” Former NAACP president...
  • NAACP's own poll reveals surge in black support for Trump – and they react badly

    08/09/2018 10:05:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Dependence on 90% voting support from African-Americans for electoral success is the jugular vein of the Democratic Party.  President Trump's rising support among black voters is correctly seen as an existential threat to the party's – and progressivism's – ability to win national elections.  That's why I thought it was big news last Saturday when Rasmussen proclaimed that black approval of Trump had hit 29%, even though most of the media ignored it for reasons AT readers well understand. But the surge in black support for President Trump is real – so real that even the far-left NAACP discovered it in a poll,...
  • Warren at black university: Criminal justice system ‘racist’

    08/03/2018 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 03, 2018 10:54 PM EDT | Bill Barrow and Chevel Johnson
    Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.” The Massachusetts senator identified some of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. Warren was participating in a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. She was among several possible Democratic...
  • Activists block trains, protest Minneapolis police shooting

    07/31/2018 11:15:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 21 replies
    MPR News ^ | 07/31/18
    Activists and family members of a black man who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police marched through downtown, blocking trains during the evening rush hour as they chanted some of Thurman Blevins' last words: "Please don't shoot me! Leave me alone!" Hundreds of people gathered for the protest which started at the Hennepin County Government Center Tuesday evening. They held signs calling for justice for Blevins, who was shot June 23 by Minneapolis officers after they chased him into an alley in north Minneapolis. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman declined Monday to charge the officers involved in the incident —...
  • There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing. [Barf.]

    07/21/2018 5:06:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | July 21, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    For Rachel Conner, the 2018 election season has been a moment of revelation. A 27-year-old social worker, Ms. Conner voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries, spurning the more liberal Bernie Sanders, whom many of her peers backed. But Ms. Conner changed course in this year’s campaign for governor, after concluding that Democrats could only win with more daring messages on issues like public health and immigration. And so on a recent Wednesday, she enlisted two other young women to volunteer for Abdul El-Sayed, a 33-year-old advocate of single-payer health care running an uphill race in Michigan to become...
  • NAACP rescinds its support of Puerto Rican statehood

    07/19/2018 9:05:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The NAACP on Thursday rescinded its support for Puerto Rican statehood. The civil rights group emphasized Puerto Rican "self-determination" in a statement walking back its endorsement of a bill that would make Puerto Rico the 51st state, which it voted to support on Tuesday. "Puerto Rico should be free to decide its preferred option in a fair and inclusive manner," the NAACP said, adding that it has a "long history of supporting the democratic value of self-determination." In a statement on Tuesday, the NAACP threw its weight behind the Puerto Rican Admission Act after an appeal from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló,...
  • More than 100 civil and human rights groups call on Senate to reject Kavanaugh

    07/17/2018 3:26:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    More than a 100 civil and human rights groups are urging senators to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee. In a Tuesday letter, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the groups say Kavanaugh will be a fifth and decisive vote to undermine a host of core rights and legal protections, including economic security and access to healthcare, abortion, voting and labor rights. The groups, which include the NAACP, Lamba Legal and Demand Justice, also the rights of immigrants and persons with disabilities, LGBTQ equality, equal opportunity, affirmative action and environmental protections all could...
  • Golf course that called the police on black women loses business, faces call for state investigation

    04/28/2018 12:59:21 PM PDT · by econjack · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/28/2018 | Rachel Siegel
    In the days after white golf course owners called the police on five African American women they said were not playing fast enough, a Pennsylvania state senator has called for an investigation into the incident and the club is losing local business. On April 21, the women were told by owners and employees of the Grandview Golf Course in York County, Pa., that they were taking too long. The club offered to refund their memberships and then called 911.
  • Hate messages flood wrong Pa. golf course after 'racial' incident makes national headlines

    04/24/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 24 April A.D. 2018 | Christine Vendel
    The story of five black women who were asked to leave a York County golf course for reportedly playing too slowly is making headlines and causing outrage across the country. The group of regular golfers said they were confronted at the second hole by Steve Chronister, one of the owners of the Grandview Golf Course and a former county commissioner, who accused them of lagging and offered to refund their money if they would leave. They were the only African Americans or all-female groups on the course in Dover Township, according to Sandra Thompson, who posted a detailed account of...
  • NAACP Doubles Down on Pres Who Lied About "Racist" Cop

    05/28/2018 4:09:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 27, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Facts have a notorious racial bias. The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, pastor of Oakgrove Missionary Baptist Church in Fairmont, was stopped April 12 in Timmonsville, S.C., by police Officer Chris Miles for not using a turn signal while making a left turn. At 3:53 a.m. on April 13, Moultrie posted on Facebook, “Tonight I was racially profiled by Timmonsville officer cause I was driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood. But you know tomorrow they will hear from me.” In his Facebook account of the traffic stop Moultrie, who also is president of the Timmonsville NAACP chapter,...
  • NAACP slams NFL for gag rule on national anthem

    05/25/2018 2:44:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    The sHill ^ | 5/23/18 | L Sanchez
    The NAACP criticized the NFL on Wednesday for its decision to ban players from kneeling during the national anthem. “Protest is an American tradition; by protesting we work to hold our country accountable to its highest ideals,” the NAACP said in a statement. “Instead of coming together to address an issue disproportionately plaguing the African-American, the NFL owners have chosen to bury their heads and silence players.” The association also pointed to the issue of police brutality toward black men
  • 'Transracial' Rachel Dolezal charged with felony theft in welfare fraud case

    05/24/2018 5:50:01 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who passed as black and led an NAACP chapter, is facing a lengthy prison term on welfare fraud charges. Ms. Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in the wake of her “transracial” flap, has been charged with three counts — theft by welfare fraud, perjury, and making false claims to get public assistance. According to KHQ-TV, which broke the charges, she could get up to 15 years in prison. Ms. Dolezal received $8,747 in food assistance, and $100 in childcare assistance, the Spokane, Washington, NBC affiliate reported, citing court documents. She received...