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  • Anti-White Vandals Target Gallery in Poor Neighborhood Spraying ‘White Art’

    11/04/2016 10:01:46 AM PDT · by tekrat · 6 replies
    heat Street ^ | 11/4/2016 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating three acts of vandalism against art galleries, including shockingly obscene graffiti at one gallery that attacked “white art”. The three galleries are located in a predominantly east side Latino neighborhood that is experiencing a growing art scene and gentrification that some local activists see a threat to working-class families. In recent years, the neighborhood, known as Boyle Heights, has seen a number of art galleries popping up in the area, as some artists get priced out of downtown’s Arts District and other areas. Speaking with LA Times, detective John Parra of the LAPD’s...
  • Unappreciated Tax on the Poor

    01/06/2016 5:24:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | January 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    A few years ago, BET had a commentary titled "Where Are the Grocery Stores in Black Neighborhoods?" One wonders whether anyone thinks that the absence of supermarkets in predominantly black neighborhoods means that white merchants do not like dollars coming out of black hands. Racial discrimination cannot explain the absence of supermarkets in black communities. Compare the operation of a supermarket in a low-crime neighborhood with that of one in a high-crime neighborhood. You will see differences in how they operate. Supermarkets in low-crime neighborhoods often have merchandise on display near entrances. They may have merchandise left unattended outside...
  • St. Joseph's Parish in Cleghorn and the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center

    12/02/2014 8:25:38 AM PST · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 2, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In the past I have warned about demonic activity and doctrinal dissent at Saint Joseph's Parish in Cleghorn; things ranging from a priest viewing child pornography to a parish secretary who is photographed in a state of undress and sporting devil's horns to a Deacon who promotes the writings of an admitted sexual predator to a priest who would omit the Creed. This same parish has been intimately connected with the Cleghorn Neighborhood Center in Fitchburg. See here. The problem? As the Lepanto Institute reports: For Fiscal Year 2014-2015, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development provided a $35,000 grant to...
  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • Family Witnesses Bigfoot Squatting Among Abandoned Detroit Homes

    02/19/2014 7:35:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    Cryptozoology News ^ | February 15th, 2014 | Michael Bachman
    Bigfoot Living Among the Ruins of Detroit! DETROIT (Cryptozoology News) — A family claim they saw a strange ape-like creature Thursday afternoon coming out of the window of an abandoned house on the outskirts of the desolate city. C. Brown, his wife, and their two children said they were “driving around, looking to buy a new house”, when they allegedly witnessed the unidentified beast. “The economy has been devastating here man,” Brown explained. “One day, you are living in this beautiful city with over a million and a half working people, next day all you know is all is gone…crime...
  • Upper Manhattan Residents Say Skunks Are Stinking Up Neighborhood

    09/29/2013 7:36:30 AM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    SeeBSNY ^ | 27 Sep 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Something stinks in upper Manhattan. Residents claim skunks have invaded Inwood and Washington Heights, roaming the streets surrounding Fort Tryon Park and stinking up the neighborhood. “I tell my friends down in midtown or Hells Kitchen that there’s a skunk problem up here and they don’t believe it,” resident Mark Bailey said. “They’re in front of every building…they’re not just in the parks, they’re all over.” [...]
  • Earth's Milky Way Neighborhood Gets More Respect

    06/04/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    NRAO ^ | 6/3/13
    Earth's Milky Way Neighborhood Gets More Respect Old picture: Local Arm a small "spur" of Milky Way. New picture: Local Arm probable major branch of Perseus Arm. CREDIT: Robert Hurt, IPAC; Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF. Our Solar System's Milky Way neighborhood just went upscale. We reside between two major spiral arms of our home galaxy, in a structure called the Local Arm. New research using the ultra-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) indicates that the Local Arm, previously thought to be only a small spur, instead is much more like the adjacent major arms,...
  • Man walks neighborhood with rifle, scares neighbors

    04/26/2013 7:05:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 204 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4/25/13 | Tony Burbeck
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man who walks around his neighborhood with a rifle strapped to his back says he is not a threat to harm anyone, but some neighbors fear he is an incident of vigilante justice waiting to happen. John Schultz, 19, also wears a bullet-proof vest, carries ammunition and has a knife in a holster as he walks through Walnut Creek, which is off Sunset Road in north Charlotte. The gun is his grandfather’s 303 British Enfield from WWII. His walks cause double-takes as well as safety concerns for some. Schultz says others thank him and wave at...
  • New Mosque in the Heart of Large US Jewish Neighborhood

    06/04/2012 9:24:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 6/14/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A Muslim movement has bought a posh house in the heart of a large upscale Jewish neighborhood in Baltimore, whose main artery is known as “Synagogue Row.” The Muslim sect is considered to be pacifist and at the opposite end of Islam extremism. Located on the edge of Pikesville – synonymous with “Jewish” – the Colonial-style house known as “Slade Mansion” was sold for $900,000 to the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, according to the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore’s Jewish population is unusual in that it is almost totally contiguous despite its size of an estimate 100,000 Jews. It stretches for miles...
  • Obama Walks His Chicago Neighborhood (Did Not bump into Bill Ayres during morning stroll)

    06/02/2012 5:18:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/2/12 | Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News
    CHICAGO - President Obama went out for a four-block stroll through his Hyde Park neighborhood this morning after spending his first night at home in over a year. The president, dressed in tan slacks and a white, open-collared shirt with sleeves rolled up, walked down South Woodlawn Avenue alongside senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, both clearly enjoying the sunny and seasonable weather, according to pool reporters on scene. A Secret Service agent followed closely behind. "Nice day, huh?" Obama called out to members of the press who were positioned to observe the stroll. ... Obama and Jarrett ended at the home...
  • Egyptian neighbors creating local militias

    01/30/2011 7:01:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | January 30, 2011 | Ivan Watson
    Cairo, Egypt (CNN) -- Until recently, Seif Awad worked a day job as an account manager for Cisco. But since Saturday he has begun volunteering at nights, protecting his neighborhood with a volunteer defense squad of young male neighbors armed with makeshift weapons. Last night he armed himself with a big stick. On Sunday, Awad bought gasoline canisters and started making Molotov cocktails. "If anyone comes on the street we're going to throw those at them," Awad said. "And I have a friend here who has a gun." Shortly before he spoke on the phone Sunday night with CNN, Awad...
  • For black men with high blood pressure, the barber can be a lifesaver

    10/27/2010 12:58:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | October 25, 2010|2:25 p.m. | Melissa Healy/Los Angeles Times
    A little off the top, some spirited sports commentary, neighborhood gossip and a bit of man-to-man advice on domestic affairs: it’s all there at the barbershop, an institution that plays a beloved and central role in the African American community. Increasingly, in recent years, the black barbershop owner has become an influential source of health advice too. Public health officials and researchers have been actively enlisting his help in an effort to narrow gaping disparities in healthcare access and uptake that put black men at a deep disadvantage compared with whites. And deputizing the barber—an already respected figure in many...
  • Lock your doors, Mister Rogers - there's a thief in the neighborhood!

    10/25/2010 7:36:39 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | October 25, 2010
    Cedar Falls, IA – The latest ad from Doris Kelley makes a number of ridiculous accusations, but it’s the use of a song from the classic television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that puts it over the top. The Walt Rogers campaign has learned that Family Communications, Inc., the nonprofit corporation that administers copyrights related to the show, did not grant permission for Kelley to use the song in her attack ad; in fact, the organization never permits political use of its copyrights, according to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Morrison. The group will be issuing a “Cease and Desist” letter to...
  • Lebanese Neighborhood Erases Jewish Name

    09/05/2010 3:44:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 9/5/10 | Hillel Fendel
    A long-time Jewish neighborhood in the Lebanese city of Sidon that kept its Jewish name throughout the tribulations of Lebanese-Israeli tensions has finally lost the name. The residents renamed the neighborhood, known for decades as Haret al-Yahud (Neighborhood of the Jews), Haret Gaza. It happened at the end of last week, when the Arab world commemorated International Quds Day (Jerusalem Day). Sidon is the third-largest city in Lebanon, located about midway between the two largest cities, Tyre and Beirut, and only some 60 kilometers from Israel. Haret al-Yahud was long populated mostly by Jews, part of the Lebanese Jewish population...
  • Waxing Philosophical

    07/20/2010 6:39:21 AM PDT · by bsaunders
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | B. Saunders
    We are barraged by reminders that the economy is oh so slowly pulling out from a deep and broad recession. The jobs are lagging, as is their usual reaction to slow recoveries. For those of us old enough to remember the times are reminiscent of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The similarity is further reinforced by the constant comparisons coming from the more conservative commentaries of President Obama to President Carter. The liberals are touting the same President Obama as a savior much in the same mold as President Reagan, though they would never mention Reagan. But all of...
  • Farrakhan followers, press have minor 'stand-off' in Obama's neighborhood

    05/30/2010 12:45:41 PM PDT · by ulster · 37 replies · 1,622+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 5-30-10 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    An interesting “stand-off’’ of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friend’s house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other. Just a few blocks from Obama’s home in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood, Obama’s friend Marty Nesbitt lives across the street from the ornate yellow-gold home where Farrakhan lives.
  • Farrakhan, press have minor 'stand-off' in Obama's neighborhood

    05/30/2010 7:10:22 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 41 replies · 2,008+ views
    Sun Times ^ | May 30, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    An interesting “stand-off’’ of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friend’s house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other. Just a few blocks from Obama’s home in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood, Obama’s friend Marty Nesbitt lives across the street from the ornate yellow-gold home where Farrakhan lives. For the past two years...
  • Obamas getting new neighbors [House next door sells for $1.4 million]

    04/07/2010 5:19:35 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 16 replies · 658+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 4-7-10 | Mark J. Konkol
    President Obama has new neighbors. The first family's pals next door, Bill and Jacky Grimshaw, closed Wednesday on a $1.4 million deal for their 6,000-square-foot 1906 colonial mansion with an unfettered view of the Obama's Kenwood estate. The new owners, who plan to spend an additional $1 million renovating the house, asked their real estate agent, Matt Garrison, not to reveal their identity. "They want their privacy respected. They're not interested in notoriety. They're just a normal Chicago home buyer who happened to buy next to the president," Garrison said. "They'd probably prefer not being next to the president, but...
  • There'll be nowhere to run from the new world government

    12/20/2009 3:47:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies · 2,826+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | December 19, 2009 | Janet Daley
    There is scope for debate – and innumerable newspaper quizzes – about who was the most influential public figure of the year, or which the most significant event. But there can be little doubt which word won the prize for most important adjective. 2009 was the year in which "global" swept the rest of the political lexicon into obscurity. There were "global crises" and "global challenges", the only possible resolution to which lay in "global solutions" necessitating "global agreements". Gordon Brown actually suggested something called a "global alliance" in response to climate change. (Would this be an alliance against the...
  • Diversity is Great – Somewhere Else

    10/20/2009 1:55:48 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 7 replies · 639+ views
    The Bitpig Rant ^ | 2009.10.20 | Bitpig (B-Chan)
    Over the years, I've noticed that most white "progressives" (= liberals) that I've known -- the ones who are on hair-trigger Al Sharpton Alert for the slightest hint of racism in others -- have one feature in common: they live at the corner of Whitebread Avenue and Mayonnaise Lane. The same people who bray the loudest about how "diversity is our strength" and how great the "diverse inner city" is almost always live in the lily-white outer suburbs themselves -- places where a black or Hispanic person had better have a rake or lawn mower in his hands if they're...