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  • Women’s March Leader Calls for Starbucks Boycott Due to Partnership with Jewish Group

    04/21/2018 10:12:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | Jack Crowe
    Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory called on her followers to boycott Starbucks Tuesday night after the coffee chain announced it would partner with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to develop anti-bias training for employees. Mallory, who has been roundly criticized for her ties to notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, accused the ADL, a Jewish advocacy group, of “attacking black and brown people.” She further demanded that Starbucks discontinue its partnership with the group, which was initiated after Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson mandated “racial bias” training for all employees in response to a rash of public criticism over the arrest of two black men in...
  • 'Earth is letting us know that something is not right' NAACP discusses climate change (tr)

    04/17/2018 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WTHI ^ | April 17, 2018 | By: Alia Blackburn
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The whacky weather we've had lately is what some consider a major sign from Earth. "Our Earth is basically letting us know that something is not right," said Denise Abdul-Rahman. With Earth Day just days away, the Greater Terre Haute NAACP discussed climate change and ways to combat it. Abdul-Rahman is the NAACP Indiana Environmental & Climate Justice Chair. "What is occurring is that as we put out greenhouse gases, or what are called CO2 or carbon pollution, into our atmosphere, it is warming the temperatures," she said, "and those temperatures are melting our glaciers and...
  • Kamala Harris Endorses Former NAACP President [ Ben Jealous ]in Race for Maryland Governor

    03/25/2018 8:02:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) on Friday endorsed Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, becoming the latest nationally-known progressive to back the former NAACP president's bid for governor. Harris, who many observers believe is weighing a possible 2020 presidential run, did not mention incumbent Gov. Larry Hogan (R.) by name in her endorsement, opting instead to keep the focus on President Donald Trump and the national political environment. "Ben is a champion of working people," Harris said in a statement, the Washington Post reported. "Everyday we see the damage being done to our country by this administration and we need leaders...
  • Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga Join MTV, NAACP to Send Busloads of Protesters to Gun Control March

    03/24/2018 11:28:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 3/24/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon teamed up with MTV and the NAACP to send busloads of protesters to take part in Saturday’s student march for gun control. MTV announced that it had joined the left-wing civil rights group and a list of celebrities, including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and NBA star Carmelo Anthony, to send “17 busloads of youth” to the gun control march kicking off:
  • NAACP Urges National Gun Confiscation

    03/06/2018 3:46:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 6, 2018 | Joe Simonson
    NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called for a national gun confiscation program in a syndicated column through Black Press USA on Monday. Comparing recent school shootings to the violence and discrimination black students faced after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, Johnson wrote that "fear and terror still exist in our children’s classrooms" because of the "National Rifle Association and the politicians [sic] that support them." [Snip] "Over 80 percent of gun deaths of African Americans are homicides. Roughly speaking, 1 out of every 3 African American males who die between the ages of 15...
  • NAACP Helped Craft Sheriff Israel’s No Arrest Policy

    03/01/2018 10:37:07 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies ^ | 2/28/18 | Tea Party
    (Conservative Tribune) – Political motivations often lead to bad policy — in the case of the Broward County School District, political motivations led to deadly policy. A look at the past seven years since Scott Israel became the head of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office reveal his agenda for self-advancement by making the school district in his jurisdiction appear safer. His actions proved to do the exact opposite. During his reelection campaign in 2016, Israel proudly toted his accomplishments of “sharply reduc(ing) violent crime and burglary rates,” as well as his “innovative initiatives” to keep students in school and out...
  • School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy

    02/19/2018 6:14:19 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    CTH ^ | 02/19/18 | sundance
    full title:School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents… CTH has intentionally stayed away from discussion of the Parkland school shooting as we watched and reviewed the response. However, it’s time to call the Broward School Board officials to task and simultaneously prepare the class-action lawyers to cripple the system. Broward County schools intentionally created polices from 2010 through 2016 that culminated in the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland. We know this with great specificity because five years ago we warned Broward County Florida school board...
  • Ending School to Prison Pipeline in FL [resulted in St. Valentine's Day School Massacre-NAACP]

    02/18/2018 6:29:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 79 replies -National Association for Advancement of Colored People ^ | 11/5/13 | Press Release /A. Justified Rant
    -----This explains Why Cruz was Never Prosecuted for Crimes Committed at School before he grew bold and went on a murdering rampage. Deceased and wounded victims' families can thank the NAACP. -------- Press Release (2013) The NAACP has brokered a groundbreaking collaborative agreement on school discipline with Broward County Public Schools, law enforcement and its community partners. The agreement will serve as a model for school districts nationwide that aim to end the school to prison pipeline wreaking havoc in communities of color. The collaborative agreement establishes proven alternatives to arrest for misdemeanor infractions by students that include common sense...
  • Pick for interim San Francisco mayor upsets black activists

    01/24/2018 5:18:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2018 7:44 PM EST | Janie Har
    San Francisco supervisors chose a white man to serve as mayor until a June election, replacing the African-American woman temporarily serving in the position and infuriating activists in a city that is celebrated for its progressive politics but also has a dwindling black population. The racially diverse Board of Supervisors booted acting Mayor London Breed by selecting another supervisor, Mark Farrell, as interim mayor in an emotional Tuesday night vote. Those who supported the move said Breed, who’s running for a full term as the city’s top leader, should not have a leg up on the seven other candidates in...
  • NAACP says no racial justice without fighting global warming

    01/16/2018 11:18:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2018 | Rick Moran
    The left is fond of trying to tie unrelated issues to gender, race, or sexual orientation. A recent example is Trump's description of some countries as "sh*tholes." His comment was considered racist even though everyone knows there are many nations where no one wants to live, or even visit. In this case, scoring the president for even daring to mention some nations are better than others set off a firestorm of false criticism. So, it shouldn't surprise us that the NAACP has taken two entirely different issues and has twisted logic into a pretzel in order to connect them....
  • Murphy must address growing segregation in schools

    01/15/2018 8:15:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Christian Estevez
    New Jersey has some of the best public schools in the country. But our current system is not operating on a level playing field. While wealthy suburban schools continue to provide rich educational experiences for their mostly white student population, too many Latino and African American students attend segregated schools hampered by intense poverty. We allowed segregation to permeate our state education system for too long, institutionalizing a separate but equal doctrine. New Jersey's schools are among the top five most segregated in the country. This decades-long failure continued under both parties. The Latino Action Network is heartened that Governor-Elect...
  • Fodor’s says this U.S. state is a ‘no go’ zone along with Myanmar and Cuba (Mizzou)

    01/10/2018 1:07:55 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 53 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | Kari Paul
    Missouri made this ignominious list for safety and social justice issues in 2017, after the NAACP issued a travel advisory there due to numerous shootings of unarmed black men.Missouri has lax gun laws compared to other states, gun control advocates say, and one of the highest rates of shooting deaths in the country.
  • NAACP To Protest Trump’s Trip To Atlanta

    01/08/2018 9:56:10 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 1/8/2018 | David Krayden
    The NAACP has is planning to protest President Donald Trump’s Monday trip to Atlanta, reports the Associated Press. The civil rights group has instructed potential protesters to show up at the national college football championship game with anti-Trump placards in hand and wearing their choice of white attire. The color of the clothing is meant to deride those Trump supporters who label their opponents “snowflake” because they can’t seem to tolerate criticism A group calling itself Refuse Fascism ATL, is also scheduled to make an appearance in Atlanta. Their demonstration will allegedly support football players who are taking “a knee...
  • NAACP: Trump should not attend Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening

    12/06/2017 6:23:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    The NAACP on Tuesday announced opposition to President Trump attending the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend, saying he has created a "racially hostile climate." [Snip] Amos Brown, an NAACP board member and Jackson native, called Trump’s planned appearance "an insult." Trump has repeatedly faced backlash for making inflammatory statements about minority groups and sparked controversy after the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., for saying that "both sides" were to blame. He has been harshly critical of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality, and feuded with the father of...
  • NAACP calls for ‘state of emergency’ to close achievement gap in SF schools

    11/26/2017 11:27:07 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 24, 2017 | Jenna Lyons
    Despite years of targeted programs, San Francisco district schools have failed to close an achievement gap in which black students lag behind their peers and fall short of state learning standards
  • 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...