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  • TBOS 23: "NITPICKING" See who made it into the Bowl (Of Stupid!)

    11/11/2017 6:14:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    The Viewers View ^ | Nov. 10, 2017 | Diamond and Silk
    TBOS 23: "NITPICKING" See who made it into the Bowl (Of Stupid!) Instead of moving the country forward, some would prefer to stay stuck in nitpicking.
  • Illinois Democratic Rep Danny Davis ‘Sees Nothing Wrong’ With Changing The National Anthem

    11/09/2017 2:32:03 PM PST · by drewh · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:22 11/09/2017 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — Illinois Democratic Rep. Danny Davis says he sees ‘nothing wrong’ with the California ACLU’s effort to ban the Star Spangled Banner as the country’s national anthem. “Well, you know, one of the things about the Constitution that our forefathers wrote, and basically, there were none of our foremothers that were there. There were none of our fore-sisters there. There are changes that can take place and there is room to change,” he told TheDC Thursday. Alice Huffman, president of the California chapter of the NAACP, declared the anthem to be “racist” and that it “doesn’t represent our community....
  • California NAACP seeks to remove 'Star-Spangled Banner' as national anthem

    11/08/2017 7:57:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2017
    California’s NAACP is pushing for state lawmakers to support a campaign to remove "The Star Spangled Banner" as the country's national anthem. The group says the song, which has been a point of controversy in the NFL, is "one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon," The Sacramento Bee reported Tuesday. The NAACP’s California chapter last week reportedly sent out two resolutions, which had been passed at the organizations state conference last month. One of the resolutions was to support the removal of the anthem, while the other is an effort to get the NFL to...
  • NAACP Set to Change Tax Status to Engage More Politically

    11/07/2017 12:49:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Black Press USA ^ | November 7, 2017 | By Lauren Victoria Burke
    After being eclipsed in recent years by Color of Change, Black Lives Matter and other younger, more tech savvy and politically-pointed groups, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization will change its tax status. The group’s leaders said that the new tax status would allow them to be more aggressive politically. During a call with reporters, NAACP officials announced that the civil rights group will transition from a 501(c)(3) to a 501(c)(4) designation. The change will allow the organization to be more partisan and politically focused. However, the tax designation does not allow political work to be the “primary...
  • Lee County NAACP files complaint, alleging minority students more likely to be disciplined

    11/07/2017 12:46:24 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Naples Daily News ^ | November 7, 2017 | by Pamela McCabe
    A complaint filed by the Lee County NAACP alleges that minority students in the public school system are more likely to be disciplined and end up in the school-to-prison pipeline than their white peers. And the local chapter believes the school board missed an opportunity to address this when its seven members stepped away from the NAACP’s plan to tweak its district boundaries, which was proposed in the hopes of getting a minority candidate elected. The complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on Sept. 15, and was amended last week to include more...
  • NAACP Should Issue Travel Advisory to Abortion Mills

    10/27/2017 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 27, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    Struggling to stay relevant, the NAACP tries to raise publicity of its hopelessly liberal brand by absurdly crying racism where it doesn’t exist. Who’s the current target? American Airlines. Yup. The NAACP just issued a “Travel Advisory,” warning black travelers “to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.” The effect is in place until further notice (or until the next faux racism charge). Funny. I fly on American often and have never experienced any racism from any of the employees (many of whom have been African-American). I’m African-American...
  • N.A.A.C.P. Advisory on American Airlines Warns Black Travelers to Steer Clear

    10/25/2017 4:14:35 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/17 | Jonah Brengal Bromwich
    The N.A.A.C.P. on Tuesday warned African-Americans to exercise caution when traveling on American Airlines, citing a pattern of “disrespectful” and “discriminatory” behavior from the company. The organization’s warning came in the form of a travel advisory that described four recent times when black passengers were said to have been discriminated against. The N.A.A.C.P. said the similarity of the episodes suggested “a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias.”
  • NAACP: Jerry Jones' anthem comments are 'tone-deaf,' violate Cowboys' constitutional rights

    10/10/2017 2:08:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies ^ | 10/10/17 |
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a response to Jerry Jones on Tuesday after the Cowboys owner said he'd sit players who don't stand for the national anthem. "This is not an issue about our flag, this is an issue about police brutality, racism, and the ability of members of the NFL whose communities are disproportionately impacted by police misconduct to peacefully say enough," said NAACP interim President and CEO Derrick Johnson. "This is not simply a Black issue due to the number of white people also killed by police, but we know historically that...
  • Company that owns Mandalay Bay sent letter to employees soliciting donations for civil rights groups

    10/04/2017 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/17 | Judi McLeod
    Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Anti-defamation League, Human Rights Campaign, Council on American Islamic Relations, Asian Pacific American Advocates and the League of United Latin American Citizens The CEO of MGM Resorts International—the company that owns the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino—from which could-be “radicalized” Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock shot down at a crowd of 23,000, killing 59 and injuring more than 530, pledged to match employees’ donations to top civil rights groups of the day only six weeks ago. In his letter sent to employees, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren cited the violence at a white supremacists...
  • Jackson (Mississippi) NAACP to ask high school, college players to take a knee

    09/27/2017 10:57:10 AM PDT · by abb · 40 replies
    WAPT TV16 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Scott Simmons
    JACKSON, Miss. — The Jackson chapter of the NAACP plans to ask local high school and college football players to take a knee at their next game, leaders said Tuesday. President Donald Trump on Sunday called for fans to boycott NFL games unless the league takes action against players who choose to kneel during the national anthem. Advertisement Following a weekend of kneeling and protesting across the NFL, the Cowboys and their owner displayed their own version of unity Monday night by kneeling on the field before rising as a group before the playing of the national anthem. Jackson State...
  • America has always been steeped in white supremacy

    09/24/2017 8:44:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 09/23/17 | Simba Kenyatta
    History is written by the victors. The victors, white people, white supremacists, teach us that America was founded and populated by hard working, adventurous, religious, people. While the majority of people of color see them as genocidal, enslaving, disease ridden (chickenpox, smallpox, gonorrhea, syphilis) irreverent, invaders.
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • NAACP's Griggs on Kaepernick: When Sports and Ignorant Activism Collide

    09/03/2017 9:23:52 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/3/17 | Bob Parks
    Gerald Griggs, vice president of the NAACP Atlanta chapter, appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News program to discuss the whole Colin Kaepernick issue and the two sports illiterates went at it. However, sports (unlike activism) is a game of stats and almost every statistic that came out of Griggs' mouth was a fumble.
  • NAACP Leader Defends Confederate Monuments: Statues Not A Problem

    08/20/2017 10:21:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/17 | Ryan Savredra
    One of the leaders in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out against the removal of Confederate statues, saying they are a part of history. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at City Hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, local NAACP chapter president Esther Lee expressed her frustration with the current state of affairs in the U.S., WFMZ reported. “I think it’s all senseless. All senseless,” Lee said. “You know, we’re 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white.”...
  • NAACP calling for boycott of NFL, Atlanta Falcons

    08/18/2017 6:27:40 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 99 replies
    Fox 5, Atlanta ^ | AUG 18 2017 | Aungelique Proctor
    ATLANTA - The NAACP has called for a boycott of the NFL. The organization says the league treated free agent Colin Kaepernick unfairly for his headline grabbing protest during the national anthem. --SNIP-- Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team. This boycott is not just here in Georgia. It is nationwide. The NAACP says they are planning to send a strong message to not only commissioner Rodger Goodell, but NFL owners like Arthur Blank.
  • Local NAACP President: Unrest Senseless, Confederate Statues Not Problem

    08/16/2017 3:47:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WFMZ ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | Joy Howe
    They stood together on the steps at Bethlehem's City Hall a group of government and spiritual leaders and members of the community who said they had to do something. "I think it's all senseless. All senseless," begins Bethlehem NAACP President Esther Lee. Lee says the images that she's seen over the last few days, have been tough to watch. "You know, we're 108 years in as NAACPers and we might think things would improve, but they do not. You know we still have this factor about black and white," she tells us. She continues, "What does that have to do...
  • NAACP Issues Warning to People of Color and Women Traveling to Missouri

    08/02/2017 6:08:28 PM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 8/2/2017 | Trace William Cowen
    The NAACP has responded to Missouri's recent legislation on discrimination by issuing a travel warning for the state. The advisory calls for travelers to utilize "extreme caution" in the state due to the likelihood of "discrimination and harassment," CBS News reported Tuesday. Rod Chapel Jr., president of the state's NAACP chapter, has described Republican Governor Eric Greitens' recent legislation as "the Jim Crow bill," a reference to the segregation tactics of the South. The state's legislation will make lawsuits alleging discrimination much more difficult to win, as victims will now have to present proof that discrimination was the main reason...
  • NAACP Tells People To Stop Traveling To Missouri Because Of 'Discrimination'

    07/31/2017 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2017 | Amber Randall
    The NAACP is planning to move forward with a travel advisory warning people to steer clear of Missouri because of the state's alleged discrimination issues. Delegates for the NAACP voted on the advisory last week that cautions black people, the gay community and disabled people from visiting the state, reports the News-Leader.
  • Black Activists Urge Democrats to Put an African-American On 2020 Presidential Ticket

    07/28/2017 10:41:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | July 25, 2017 | Tanasia Kenney
    Democrats must strongly consider putting an African-American candidate on the ticket if they plan to win back the White House, a number of Black activists say. The issue stands to be a topic of concern as hundreds of Black leaders gather in Baltimore, Md., this week for the NAACP’s 108th Annual National Convention, according to The News & Observer. This is the organization’s first major gathering since the contentious presidential election last fall. The group already has a growing number of potential candidates on its list, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • Days After It Filed Suit Against His Administration, Trump To Skip NAACP Speech

    07/22/2017 9:15:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jack Davis
    On the same week the NAACP sued the Trump administration over its voter fraud commission, NAACP Board Chairman Leon Russell criticized President Donald Trump for not speaking at this year’s NAACP convention, which kicks off this weekend in Baltimore. On Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump was invited to speak but is not attending the event. “My understanding is that the invitation has been declined for this year, but certainly the invitation for dialogue with that group would happily take place, and we would certainly like to be able to continue to do that,” Sanders said....