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  • Trayvon Martin and the Flat Earth Society

    03/31/2014 5:02:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/31/2014 | Ben Cohen
    TV journalist Lisa Bloom has just written a book about the Trayvon Martin case. Curious to find out more, I watched her interview with Cenk Uygur of “The Young Turks.” She started out by explaining that she wrote the book to demonstrate Zimmerman’s guilt, and show that the jury got it wrong. Instead of presenting new evidence, or a more compelling interpretation, she ignored exculpatory evidence, mangled the facts, made bogus inferences, and omitted much..
  • Dem sees racial bias in defeat of Obama pick [the Left has run out of arguments]

    03/06/2014 1:56:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Wednesday's rejection of a nominee for the Justice Department revealed a racial "double standard." Harkin said the Republican opposition to Debo Adegbile, President Obama's choice to lead Justice's Civil Rights division, was hypocritical, given their support for Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who had defended convicted criminals before joining the bench. “Here is the message we sent today: if you’re a young white person and you go to work for a law firm, you’re a lawyer sworn into the bar … and a law firm assigns you to defend a person who killed eight people...
  • Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week

    01/22/2014 10:03:19 PM PST · by ~Pandora · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/20/2014 | Chuck Ross
    Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to “physical action” if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported. “If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigan’s campus,” said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News. The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with...
  • Handcuffed-kids discrimination suit dismissed against Westerville school employees

    09/13/2013 10:45:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 12, 2013 | Kathy Lynn Gray
    Two Westerville school-district employees did not discriminate against two youngsters who were handcuffed by police after a 2011 school-bus incident, a federal judge has concluded. Tonya Mitchell had sued bus driver Deidre Vandewater and Pointview Elementary School Principal Jeanne Roth, accusing them of discriminating against her son and daughter because they are black. . . . Michelle and Mikeal Mitchell were 7 and 8 and students at Pointview in October 2011 when a fight broke out on their bus. Vandewater kept Mikeal and a female student on the bus until Roth arrived. Later, when Michelle and Mikeal were in Roth’s...
  • Al Sharpton puts Apple in crosshairs, decrying all-white board

    09/12/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Civil rights activist Al Sharpton suggested in a radio broadcast making the rounds on YouTube that Apple is too white and needs to add some black faces to executive-level positions. “[There are] no blacks on the board of Apple,” Mr. Sharpton said Tuesday on conservative blogger Brian Maloney’s “Radio Equalizer” broadcast. “We buying up all this Apple stuff and can’t get a bite.”
  • Democratic mayoral candidates gather at Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters...

    09/08/2013 6:36:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 8, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    The day began at Sharpton’s House of Justice in Harlem, where each candidate took a turn at the mic to make their cases one final time, with Sharpton holding court.
  • Touré: Trayvon had a dream - How the fear of black bodies impacts America

    09/07/2013 10:04:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | September 1, 2013 | Touré Neblett
    Touré with Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin's mother. Personal essay — Social commentator and author Touré's conversation with Trayvon Martin's mother triggered reflections on the fear of black bodies, his own upbringing and what this all means for his son. In her new role as a neo–civil rights icon, or a modern black tragedy icon, Sybrina Fulton moves lightly, but with a steely face. I met her a few days ago, when I was moderating a panel that took place the night before the celebration of the anniversary of the March on Washington. I began by asking her how she was....
  • Trayvon Martin's father leads FAMU football team onto Citrus Bowl field before opener

    09/02/2013 2:11:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 1, 2013 | Chris Hays
    Trayvon Martin’s father led the FAMU football team onto the field before the Rattlers’ season opener Sunday at the Citrus Bowl, embracing his role as honorary captain this season. .. “It feels good just to be a part of that, man. I had a son that used to go to FAMU and Trayvon wanted to go to FAMU,” Martin said immediately after taking the field.
  • Organizers hold first 'March on Richmond'

    09/01/2013 6:48:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | August 31, 2013 | Geneva Smith
    Dozens of people took to the streets and had their very first March on Richmond Saturday morning. This comes after thousands gathered for the March on Washington this past week. Advocates who rallied for jobs and freedom say change starts at the local level. For these demonstrators, it's all about taking action and securing the future for generations to come. "We can win ladies and gentlemen if you participate," Richmond NAACP Director, King Salim Khalfani.
  • Beauty Queen promoted by Reverend Al Sharpton

    08/30/2013 9:38:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | August 29, 2013 | Bill Hutchinson
    Former Miss New Jersey USA Janaye Ingram has been appointed acting national executive director of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. Ingram, 33, has been in charge of the NAN’s Washington bureau and spearheaded the group’s historic 50th anniversary March on Washington. “I am deeply impressed with the leadership shown by Janaye Ingram,” Sharpton said Thursday Ingram, who was Miss New Jersey USA in 2004, said she was “honored” by the appointment. She’s taking the place of Tamika Mallory.
  • NAACP CEO Hopes Boehner Will 'Look Into the Eyes of John Lewis'

    08/30/2013 8:39:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    KMBZ ^ | Aug 29, 2013 | Alex Wong
    “I’m heartened by the signals that Majority Leader Cantor has sent that he might be willing to support [altering the Voting Rights Act], and I’m hopeful that Mr. Boehner will look into his heart, and more importantly, look into the eyes of John Lewis, and recognize that on this one, any sort of recent tradition of we don’t put anything forward unless the majority of the party is in alignment, that in this case it might be worth to let that be the exception,” Jealous said, responding to an audience question about the Republican Party’s political future. . . ....
  • Jerk of the Week – Race Hustlers

    08/30/2013 7:00:33 AM PDT · by digitalrainmaker · 6 replies
    Right Wing Patriot ^ | 8/30/2013 | Jeff Francis
    As this week marks the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., we should take note of race relations in America. Personally, I think black Americans are unfettered to choose their destiny and have the opportunity to reach out and seize their dreams if they dare to do so. I think racism is on the decline and every succeeding generation cares less about race and ethnicity. However, I do admit that racism still exists but you’ll never be able to stamp it out. As long as human nature exists, there will be racism,...
  • Black man claims he was kicked out of SC restaurant because a white woman 'felt threatened'

    08/28/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Aug 26, 2013 | Lee Moran
    A group of 25 African-Americans were thrown out of a South Carolina restaurant after a white woman complained to staff that she "felt threatened," it's claimed. Michael Brown alleges that his party, which was celebrating his cousin's last day in Charleston last month, waited for two hours to be seated at the Wild Wing Cafe. But when their time came to order, staff reportedly refused them service and asked them to leave. . . . "The manager looked me dead in the face and said she was refusing us service because she had a right to and simply she...
  • Obama meets with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, black pastors about Obamacare enrollment

    08/27/2013 8:52:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 26, 2013 | JOEL GEHRKE
    President Obama met with MSNBC host Al Sharpton and an array of African American pastors today, urging them to convince black Americans to enroll in Obamacare exchanges when they come online.
  • NAACP Keeping up Pressure in Trayvon Martin Case

    08/27/2013 4:10:56 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 37 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/26/13 | Suzanne Gamboa
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin's civil rights.</p> <p>Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida court for the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Martin, who was unarmed.</p>
  • March on Washington's 50th anniversary commemoration draws tens of thousands (MLK III)

    08/24/2013 3:34:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2013 | Jake Miller
    Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington, listening as political and civil rights leaders reflected on the legacy of racial progress over the last half-century and urged Americans to press forward in pursuit of King's dream of equality. The event, which was sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network, Martin Luther King III and the NAACP, featured a roster of speakers, including King, Sharpton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. They spoke...
  • Al Sharpton on Chris Lane: ‘System worked’

    08/23/2013 6:13:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/23/13 | Tal Kopan
    Rev. Al Sharpton responded Thursday to calls for him to address the Oklahoma murder of Australian student athlete Chris Lane, saying he is not protesting because the killing was not racial and “the system worked.”
  • Teens in shackles as charges read [Oklahoma]

    08/22/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 100 replies
    The Border Mail ^ | August 22, 2013 | Nick O'Malley
    The boys looked terribly young and more stunned than scared when they were led individually into a packed courtroom in rural Oklahoma to face charges over the murder of Christopher Lane, an Australian they had never met. The prosecutor, Jason Hicks, repeated the terrible details already shared by police - that Mr Lane, who was visiting his girlfriend, Sarah Harper had jogged past the boys as they sat around outside a house on Friday afternoon; that they selected him as a target, followed him in a car and shot him about four minutes later. For people trying to understand what...
  • Residents protest renaming street Alcee Hastings Way

    08/21/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 19, 2013 | Heather Carney
    <p>A couple, who drives daily through their Huntington community on Southwest 148th Avenue, isn't happy with the commission’s decision to rename that street “Alcee Hastings Way.”</p> <p>Frank and Iris Scarfone sent out hundreds of emails and fliers asking residents to show up at Wednesday’s Miramar commission meeting to protest the street renaming. They say their community was never asked about the renaming and that Hastings’ controversial political history will have a negative impact on the community.</p>
  • Racism and high blood pressure link suggested in research in black patients [BARF]

    08/15/2013 7:16:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | Brie Zeltner
    Black patients who worry or think frequently about race have higher blood pressure than those who don’t, according to new study by a research group based at Johns Hopkins University. . . That study concluded: “…racism may increase risk for [high blood pressure]; these effects emerge more clearly for institutional racism than for individual level racism. All levels of racism may influence the prevalence of [high blood pressure] via stress exposure and reactivity and by fostering conditions that undermine health behaviors, raising the barriers to lifestyle change.”
  • Ebony Causes Stir with “We Are Trayvon” Covers

    08/13/2013 4:27:16 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 36 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/9/13 | Zenitha Prince
    Ebony magazine has created controversy with the preview of its special September issue, which features bold cover photos related to the Trayvon Martin murder case. As part of its attempt to keep alive the conversation of race and Stand Your Ground laws, which became national issues following the slaying of African-American teen Travyon Martin last year, the publication is rolling out a special issue with four separate covers bearing the headline “We Are Travyon” and featuring Black celebrities and their sons. Appearing on the covers are the slain teenager’s own parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin with their son Jahvaris...
  • Local NAACP wants sheriff investigated [by Holder]

    08/12/2013 10:14:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    NBC2 ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | Jim Spiewak
    LEE COUNTY, FL - The local branch of the NAACP is asking the Justice Department to investigate Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. The request comes after a controversial letter sent by the sheriff calls out the civil rights group for not doing enough to stop black-on-black crime. In the letter, the Sheriff uses the "N" word, prompting the organization's president James Muwakkil to call the Sheriff a racist. He later retracted the comment. Now voicemail messages Muwakkil left for the Sheriff contradicting the NAACP's agenda have been released. Sheriff Scott responded to the inquiry by saying he thinks "federal involvement...
  • NAACP decries Va. group’s plan to fly huge Confederate flag near I-95

    08/08/2013 6:17:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 615 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The NAACP has come forward in staunch opposition and anger about a heritage group’s plans to fly a 10-by-15-foot Confederate flag on a 50-foot pole south of Richmond, Va. — large enough to be seen from the corridor’s main highway, Interstate 95. The Virginia Flaggers say it’s to show respect for those on the South’s side who fought and died during the Civil War . . . But the NAACP sees differently. Virginia chapter executive director King Salim Khalfani told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the flag would show Richmond as a “backwater, trailer park, hick town.”
  • Winfrey: 'Trayvon Martin Parallel to Emmett Till...In My Mind, Same Thing'

    08/05/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 70 replies
    Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing." OPRAH WINFREY: "It's so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we've come." Really? Martin and Till are the same thing? As race baiters in the media have been dishonestly making this claim since the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, let's take a look at what happened...
  • What Would Martin Luther King Say About Trayvon, Race & America in 2013?

    08/03/2013 5:43:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 2, 2013 | Kelly Wright
    How would he respond to the heated racial debate in the land stemming from the death of Trayvon Martin and the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial? . .King applauded the constant streams of African-mericans who were completing college. But today, he would be concerned about the rising trend towards illiteracy in the black community. "On February 6, 1960, four black students from North Carolina A&T College go to a segregated lunch counter at Woolworths in Greensboro and demand to be served. Today in 2013, four black students who are now welcome at the lunch counter sit down...
  • Smithsonian has 'no plans' to display Trayvon Martin hoodie [but exhibit to expand at local museum]

    08/02/2013 5:46:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Aug. 2, 2013 | Jerriann Sullivan
    Acquiring any object for our museum involves rigorous consultation with a team of museum historians and curators. Any items connected to the Trayvon Martin case – should they even become available – would have to go through that lengthy process." Curators can't plan for specific evidence from the case to be included yet because it was all transported to the FBI for the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into whether Zimmerman violated Trayvon's civil rights. "Trayvon will probably be a bigger history maker than the men before him, because President Obama addressed the situation," said Francis Oliver, curator of the...
  • The Queen of Texas

    08/01/2013 7:07:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    NRO ^ | Aug 1, 2013 | Ian Tuttle
    The Congressional Black Caucus is recommending that Jackson Lee replace Janet Napolitano as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. . . Then the CBC adds that she would be a “voice of reason” at DHS. . . She even complained that devastating natural disasters are used to promote racism, telling The Hill in 2003 that hurricane names are too “lily white” and that “all racial groups should be represented.” She suggested more hurricanes named “Keisha, Jamal, and Deshawn.” Beyond arguing that America should be directing its drone strikes at remaining grand wizards, Jackson Lee’s homeland-security expertise is scant,...
  • Jesse Jackson to Fla. Gov: No Apology for Comments

    07/31/2013 6:12:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2013
    Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson isn't backing down from comments he made comparing Florida's struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes with police during the 1960s in Selma, Ala. Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday demanded that Jackson apologize for his comments calling the state the "Selma of our time." He also said Florida has been an "apartheid" state. But Jackson, in an interview with The Associated Press, defended his remarks. He cited the state's voter laws and incarceration rates of blacks versus the general population as examples of "apartheid like conditions."

    07/31/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    NBC 13 ^ | July 31, 2013 | Staff Writer
    Folks looking for work in the Des Moines metro will have a chance to meet up with potential employers Wednesday. The Des Moines NAACP is holding a job fair from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Wellmark at 1331 Grand Avenue. Forty employers will be represented at the fair including Wellmark, Wells Fargo, Iowa DOT, Mercy, DART and many others. Help will also be on hand for job seekers to write cover letters and resumes, to set up mock interviews and more.
  • O'Reilly to 'Race Hustler' Al Sharpton: 'Your Day Is Done'

    07/31/2013 5:04:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 30, 2013 | Fox Nation
    But out of tragedy can come something positive and that is why "Talking Points" is urging the civil rights folks to stop maligning the country and face up to a huge problem that is directly harming millions, primarily in the African-American community. Young black Americans are the most violent group in this country by far. .. They also ignore the entertainment industry putting out vile products aimed at young people, some of whom incorporate the gangster culture into their own lives. On Thursday we told you that Al Sharpton, now in business with a company that distributes garbage like Lil'...
  • Congressional bosses from Hell: Sheila Jackson Lee

    07/31/2013 4:01:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/22/2011 | Jonathan Strong
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas also hands out nicknames to the people who work for her. The Houston Democrat addressed one of her employees as “you stupid motherfu*****.” And not just once, but “constantly,” recalls the staffer, “like, all the time.” .. Yet another staffer remembers requesting a meeting early on in her tenure to ask how best to serve the congresswoman. Jackson Lee’s response: “What? What did you say to me? Who are you, the Congresswoman? You haven’t been elected. You don’t set up meetings with me! I tell you! You know what? You are the most...
  • Jesse Jackson thrills activists, joins 'stand your ground' sit-in [more SYG=racist BS]

    07/31/2013 3:09:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | July 30, 2013 | JAMES L. ROSICA
    TALLAHASSEE - The Rev. Jesse Jackson's surprise appearance Tuesday at the Capitol sit-in was enough to take some protesters' breath away. "Whoa," said Kaylee Rodall, who will be a senior at Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville. "I mean, he is the civil-rights movement." ..Jackson planned to be the first dignitary to spend the night with the group: "Wherever they're sleeping is where I'm sleeping," he said. Organizers also said they now have the votes of enough lawmakers to bypass Gov. Rick Scott and petition Secretary of State Ken Detzner - a Scott appointee - for a special session. ..Protesters...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother: Repeal stand-ground law [& Jesse Jackson, SYG = racism]

    07/30/2013 8:00:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 29, 2013 | Curt Anderson
    Sybrina Fulton repeated her assertion that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the 2012 killing of her son largely because of Florida's self-defense law, which generally removed a person's duty to retreat if possible in the face of danger. It was the first of its kind in the nation when passed in 2005. Now, about two dozen states have similar laws, but the focus of repeal efforts is squarely on Florida. "We have to change the law so that this doesn't happen to someone else's child," Fulton told reporters . . Although he was not...
  • Rep. John Lewis’ New Civil Rights Comic Book-Novel At Comic-Con

    07/29/2013 10:50:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | July 28, 2013 | PJ
    *Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was a main attraction at the 2013 Comic-Con International comic book convention in San Diego; where he went to promote his new graphic novel “March.”*Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was a main attraction at the 2013 Comic-Con International comic book convention in San Diego; where he went to promote his new graphic novel “March.” “March” tells the story of Lewis’ role in the civil rights march and the demonstrations he helped lead as a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee activist in the 1960s. As expected, Lewis received a “hero’s welcome” at the convention...
  • Jesse Jackson: Boycott Florida Over 'Stand Your Ground'

    07/27/2013 12:23:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    "We can boycott Florida, cut conventions in Florida, for its 'stand your ground' laws," said Jackson, speaking on a panel at the National Urban League's annual conference in Philadelphia. "If we can boycott South Africa and bring it down, we should boycott Florida and bring it down."
  • This is the Most Disturbing Newspaper Cartoon You'll See All Day (Ramirez is link only - Mod)

    07/23/2013 3:41:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | July 22, 2013 | Nicholas Demas
    Call Al Sharpton a radical. Call him a hero. Call him divisive. Or call him an activist. Regardless of your opinion of Al Sharpton, the recent cartoon in Investors’ Business Daily's editorial section is appalling.
  • ‘Southern Justice’ prevails in trial of George Zimmerman (race baiting alert)

    07/17/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Hudson Valley Press ^ | July 17, 2013 | Walter Smith
    "It’s not only a crime to drive while black; it has now become a crime to be black. If there was any hope of ridding the Black community of guns and other weapons, kiss that premise goodbye. Young black men must be prepared to meet and defeat the George Zimmermans of the world. . . The entire court was made up of people of Caucasian decent: The Prosecutors, the Defense, the Jurors, and the Judge. Not one shred of color in the entire court. Sure there were blacks on the staff of the attorneys but were obviously absent from the...
  • Jesse Jackson Wants Libya, Cuba and China to Investigate Martin Shooting [NOT satire]

    07/17/2013 4:34:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | July 17, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    "...But Jesse Jackson’s career is a testament to his penchant for acting stupidly. So he’s reaching over Obama’s head to the UN Human Rights Council which consists of such nations as Cuba, China, Libya, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. Not to mention Mauritania, which still has slavery."
  • Black Dems ready racial profiling bill in response to Florida verdict

    07/17/2013 1:11:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/17/13 | Mike Lillis
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges in last year’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The lawmakers are drafting proposals intended to rein in racial profiling; scrap state stand-your-ground laws; and promote better training for the nation’s neighborhood watch volunteers, among other anti-violence measures. . . . Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), head of the CBC, decried “the presumption of guilt so often associated with people of color.” . . . [Rep. Frederica] Wilson said she’s also working on legislation offering financial incentives to states that repeal...
  • Al Sharpton, seeking justice for Trayvon Martin, stiffed the FEC (and owes IRS close to $1m)

    07/17/2013 12:27:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JULY 17, 2013 | LUKE ROSIAK
    "...Sharpton's National Action Network nonprofit, which is organizing the Martin protest marches, has repeatedly failed to pay taxes. The group currently owes $871,688 for unpaid "payroll taxes and related interest & penalties," according to its latest available Internal Revenue Service disclosure. The group claims to receive more than $3 million in contributions yearly. In 2008, Sharpton aides told the Associated Press that he had begun drawing only a "token" salary from his nonprofit to ease the burden on its finances, and in consideration of his substantial earnings from TV appearances. But IRS filings in the years since show he...
  • Chicago Church Sign Sparks Controversy ("It is Safe to Kill BLACK PEOPLE in Amerikkka")

    07/16/2013 10:15:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    NBC5 Chicago ^ | 7/16/13 | Emily Florez and Alexandria Fisher
    Pastor Reginald Williams Jr. said, after getting heat and furor on social media, that the sign was a message “not intended to divide, but to cause honest reflection in order to make this county a better place for all.”
  • Churches hold 'Hoodie Sunday'

    07/16/2013 3:34:28 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 62 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 7/15/2013 | Orlando Sentinal Staff
    "I am hurt. I am sad. I am shocked, but I shouldn't be," preached the Rev. Valarie Houston of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Sanford's historic Goldsboro area. Several times during her impassioned Sunday-morning sermon about George Zimmerman's acquittal, Houston's words brought church members to their feet. "We are African-Americans. We are people. We are allowed to go the store and buy Arizona Ice Tea and a package of Skittles and go home," she said, recalling Trayvon Martin's trip to a convenience store that ended in his death. "Now is the time to lift our national policy from the...
  • Jesse Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting

    07/16/2013 7:25:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 7/16/2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Various parts of the U.N. human rights system have in the past weighed in on the Feb. 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old, criticizing Florida’s “stand your ground” law and, in one case, calling for “reparation for the victims.”
  • Trayvon Martin rallies planned to protest George Zimmerman verdict

    07/14/2013 8:57:30 AM PDT · by 101stAirborneVet · 115 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 14, 2013 | Amy Pavuk
    Supporters of Trayvon Martin will host a rally Sunday afternoon outside the Seminole County Courthouse to protest the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The Coalition of Justice for Trayvon is calling for nationwide protests. "The protests will look toward a New America, where black and brown youth are protected by the justice system and racial oppression is ended," the organizers' news statement said.
  • Tucker Carlson: Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are "Hustlers and Pimps"

    07/14/2013 10:30:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    Slate ^ | July 14, 2013 | Daniel Politi
    “I don’t know how I feel about George Zimmerman,” Carlson said (watch video here). “But I am positive that people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton do not deserve to be called civil rights leaders. They are not. They are hustlers and pimps who make a living off inflaming racial tensions. They know nothing about this. They’re not residents of Florida. They don’t represent anybody, they’re not elected to anything, they don’t have constituencies. The only reason they’re allowed to do this is because we in the press enable them by calling them civil rights leaders. Why do we do...
  • A photograph brought to you by Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama, MSNBC's Al Sharpton

    07/14/2013 8:46:20 AM PDT · by opentalk · 53 replies
    Directorblue ^ | July 13, 2013 | Doug Ross
    Justice is blind, except in the case of George Zimmerman. Gloria Gomez, FOX 13 @ggome13 This shirt getting a lot of attention outside courthouse. #verdictwatch #zimmermantrial There have been 1,000 shootings in Chicago so far this year, hundreds of them fatal and many involving innocent young children. Where are Obama, Holder, and Sharpton to decry this senseless violence? Oh, that's right: most of it's black-on-black violence, which doesn't help divide the country along racial lines... nor help advance their political agenda. My bad. Sorry I asked.

    07/14/2013 9:40:39 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 99 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 14, 2013 | Jeff Head
    GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FOUND NOT GUILTY George Zimmerman found not guilty Here are my own feelings regarding this highly publicized trial, which I followed the trial closely...each day. The jury clearly looked at the evidence, which was overwhelming for the defense and Zimmerman. Zimmerman's nose was broken and his face was bruised and bloodied after the confrontation. He had cuts and bruises on the back of his head. He had grass stains on the back of his shirt and pants. Treyvon had no injuries from the fight, except the gunshot wound. There were scrapes on his knuckles. And he had grass...
  • Martin friend and witness unfairly judged

    07/03/2013 11:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | july | Professor Yohuru Williams
    Watching the testimony of Rachel "Dee Dee" Jeantel last week and the strong reaction her testimony elicited in the press and on social media provides a fertile opportunity for us to examine if we are, as Chief Justice John Roberts and the Supreme Court argued in Shelby County v. Holder, truly post racial. In 1865, the state of Mississippi sought to disqualify blacks from participating in legal proceedings as witnesses by subjecting them to "rules and tests of the common law as to competency and credibility." At a time when very few African-Americans had the benefit of an education, literacy...
  • ‘Future lawsuit’: CNN broadcasts George Zimmerman’s Social Security number

    07/01/2013 9:58:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies
    twitchy ^ | 7/1 | twitchy
  • Insane: Liberals claim Gingrich calling Juan Williams by first name racial code

    04/22/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies ^ | 4/20/13 | Joe Newby
    Is it now racist to call Juan Williams by his given name? Apparently so, according to liberals like radio talk show host and Fox contributor Geraldo Rivera and MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who seem to have acquired the gift of determining racism simply by the way a person's name is spoken. Rivera was "analyzing" Newt Gingrich's response to Juan Williams' question at last Monday night's Fox News debate. "When you listen to the way Newt Gingrich says Juan William’s first name, he says it like it’s a racial epithet, I swear to God, that’s my impression," Rivera said. He then played...