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  • John Legend's Spoiled Academy Award Speech

    02/24/2015 5:40:47 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 2/24/2015 | David Lawrence
    During Legend’s speech Oprah Winfrey was crying. I don’t understand why these millionaires and billionaires bite into the apple of their ancestors’ grief. Legend and Oprah suffered nothing. Are they so greedy that they want fortunes simultaneously with the pride of being trounced-on-slaves?
  • Protests planned for all-white Oscars

    02/21/2015 9:49:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AFP ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Guillaume Meyer, AFP
    Hollywood (United States) (AFP) - African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday's Oscars show, where every single one of this year's 20 acting nominees is white. However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in their 60s. "The goal of the protest is to send a message to the Academy, send a message to Hollywood, send a message to the film industry," said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, head of the LA Urban Policy Roundtable group.
  • NYC protesters say they won't stop demonstrations despite de Blasio's wishes

    12/23/2014 1:53:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2014
    Activist groups in New York City have rejected a call by Mayor Bill de Blasio to hold off on any new demonstrations until after the funerals of two NYPD officers who were ambushed and murdered Saturday in Brooklyn. [Snip] However, the Rev. Al Sharpton told Reuters late Monday that de Blasio's request was too "ill-defined" to heed. "Is a vigil a protest? Is a rally?" Sharpton asked. Another group, The Answer Coalition, said it would go ahead with a long-planned march Tuesday evening, and denounced the mayor for what it called an "outrageous" attempt to chill free speech. ... "We...

    12/22/2014 9:25:48 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    BreakingNews911 ^ | 12-22-2014 | Grant
    CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim said most of the people who had showed up were paying their respects to the officers, she added “I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, we’ve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers.” Ganim continued “it’s just a few of them, Suzanne, and like I said, just in the last five minutes, and they’re quite frankly yelling at a group of police officers who are standing here silently, just looking...
  • Obama's 'propaganda' pushed people to 'hate the police,' Giuliani says

    12/22/2014 7:02:24 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2014 | By Justin Sink
    President Obama has engaged in “propaganda” encouraging people to “hate the police,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) charged a day after two city police officers were shot and killed in their patrol car by a man who posted anti-police messages to his social media account.
  • Grades, Finals and Protests (Want 'F's' cancelled because they were out protesting and not studying)

    12/22/2014 5:46:50 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 35 replies
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | December 17, 2014 | Scott Jaschik
    At Oberlin College this week, the president rejected a petition signed by more than 1,000 students demanding no failing grades this semester. Student activism over decisions by grand juries not to indict police officers for the deaths of unarmed back men in Missouri and New York remains strong. And unlike most student protest movements, this one has extended into finals -- and has some students asking for flexibility on grades or exams, and others taking the unusual step of protesting in libraries during a period when student stress about academics is high. (snip) It says: "I would really like to...
  • Pity-pot Perception

    12/08/2014 5:17:13 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Jim O'Neill
    I could go on, but I would only end up telling you how I really feel about America's arrogant, back-stabbing, lying leftist leeches Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.—John W. Garner (1912-2002) I choose to live in a present reality of constructive action, and envision a future of enlightened possibilities. So I have no time for race-baiters and grievance hustlers who obsess over a long gone past. Their efforts to stoke the fires of bitterness and hatred disgust me. Picture this: a black police...
  • A Star Has Been Named in Memory of Michael Brown

    11/28/2014 7:02:33 PM PST · by doug from upland · 57 replies
  • Mid-Missouri man describes repeated lies by witness in Michael Brown Shooting Case

    11/26/2014 4:51:26 PM PST · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    fox2now ^ | 11-26-14
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – We’re looking deeper into the criminal cases against a witness in the Michael Brown shooting. Dorian Johnson pleaded guilty to lying to police in a 2011 theft case and a warrant still remains for his arrest. FOX2’s Chris Hayes went to Jefferson City to talk to a man who says he caught Johnson stealing and then listened to his repeated lies. It started behind the Jefferson City YMCA, where Kelly Lewis, a maintenance man said he saw someone, later identified as Dorian Johnson, carrying a FedEx box from a nearby apartment complex. “He picked the...
  • FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead To Violence By Extremist Protesters

    11/17/2014 4:08:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    As the nation waits to hear whether a Missouri police officer will face charges for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the decision “will likely” lead some extremist protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents. Peaceful protesters could be caught in the middle, and electrical facilities or water treatment plants could also become targets. In addition, so-called “hacktivists” like the group “Anonymous” could try to launch cyber-attacks against authorities. “The announcement of the grand jury’s decision … will likely be exploited by some...
  • In Ferguson, Tactics Set for Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

    11/17/2014 1:04:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | By JOHN ELIGON, JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY
    Since August, a disparate array of demonstrators — some from longstanding organizations, others from new groups with names like Hands Up United and Lost Voices — has been drawn here to protest not just the shooting of Mr. Brown, but also the broader issues of racial profiling and police conduct. Now, with the grand jury’s decision expected in the coming days, the groups are preparing with intricate precision to protest the no-indictment vote most consider inevitable. Organizers are outlining “rules of engagement” for dealing with the police, circulating long lists of equipment, including bandages and shatterproof goggles, and establishing “safe...
  • St. Louis rolls out new program to hire minority police officers

    11/08/2014 6:33:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KPLR-TV ^ | November 8, 2014 | Shirley Washington
    St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is working in collaboration with the NAACP St. Louis Branch, the St. Louis Public Safety Department, and the Ethical Society of Police to recruit more minority police officers to the force. The City has been working on the initiative for months. However, the tragic shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on, August 9, 2014, gave the plan a greater sense of urgency. Tonight on The Pulse of St. Louis, learn the qualifications needed to become a St. Louis police officer and how to help improve the relationship between law enforcement...
  • Protesters temporarily block Downtown Connector (Atlanta, I-75)

    10/23/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    The Atlanta Jounral Constitution ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ben Gray and Jon Gargis
    Wednesday evening as protesters halted traffic. The incident was part of a protest in response to the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of a 18-year-old African-American by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present on the Downtown Connector near Freedom Parkway. Their presence blocked traffic for a short time. No arrests were made in connection to the protest, he added.
  • Independent Journalist in Ferguson Gets Equipment Robbed While Sitting in Jail [Bassem Masri]

    10/22/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ray Downs
    An independent journalist who has been live-streaming the Ferguson protests for several weeks says all of his equipment was robbed from his car after police searched his car and didn't lock his doors after they put him under arrest for unpaid traffic tickets. Bassem Masri, a St. Louis native who works as a distribution manager by day and an activist journalist by night, is suspicious about the arrest because the night before it happened, state troopers pulled him over and tried to do a background check, but weren't able to because their system was temporarily down. "I'm always honest with...
  • Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’

    10/21/2014 9:16:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Fox32 Chicago ^ | Oct 21, 2014
    Police: Alleged serial killer tied to 7 slayings ‘basking in the glory’ Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:05 AM CST Updated: Oct 21, 2014 9:41 AM CST GARY, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Darren D. Vann led Gary police on a bloody scavenger hunt this weekend. He pointed them to seven bodies of his alleged victims scattered in basements and empty, run-down buildings all over northwest Indiana's Steel City, authorities said. To the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. And Teaira Batey, 28, of Gary. And others whose identities are still unknown. The Mayor of Gary Indiana said Tuesday morning...
  • Ferguson, Missouri, and Black Nationalism

    10/13/2014 8:32:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/13/2014 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Forget the possibility of the enemy at the gates. The enemy has breached the gates. The enemy is within. The enemy is in Washington, D.C., and in Ferguson, Missouri. The ideology that has grabbed a hold of Ferguson is the same one that destroyed Detroit. Black Nationalism. Imagine mixing a little Marxism, a generous portion of Islamism, and throwing in bits and pieces of class envy, class warfare, and a compromised version of Christianity that Jesus Christ would fail to recognize, stir it all together with a generous portion of anger and hate thrown in, and you’ve got Black Nationalism.
  • Dallas hospital insists Ebola victim had the best care (Duncan)

    10/09/2014 3:52:55 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/09/14
    The hospital said Mr. Duncan had been cared for by a team of 50 doctors and nurses 24 hours a day. It said Mr Duncan was not given the experimental drug ZMapp because the manufacturer hasn't got any more stocks and he was not given a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor because he was a different blood group. Details of his care were released as Duncan's nephew launched a renewed attack on the Dallas hospital, claiming his uncle had received inferior treatment. Josephus Weeks told MSNBC: 'He is a poor black man. He had a very deep accent coming...
  • Liberals Think the Secret Service Doesn’t Want to Protect Obama Because He’s Black

    10/03/2014 5:29:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | October 3, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you heard this? A couple members of the Congressional Black Caucasians -- one of them is Elijah Cummings, the other one is Emanuel Cleaver -- are running around, and they are saying that their constituents (who would obviously be African-Americans) are asking them if the Secret Service is purposely letting people in the White House because Obama's black and they don't care as much about protecting him. You know where that story is? That story is in the -- dadelut dadelut dadelut, wait for it -- the New York Times. So the crowd at Zabar's this...
  • Civil Rights Leaders Want Feds to Intervene in Ferguson Probe

    09/25/2014 3:11:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | September 25, 2014 | by Maya Rhodan
    “Whether they wear blue jeans or blue uniforms, criminals must be held accountable” Civil rights leaders called Thursday for the federal government to intervene in criminal investigations into the deaths of two unarmed black men killed by police. Officials from the National Urban League, the National Action Network and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People condemned the law enforcement response to both the cases of Michael Brown, who was shot by a Missouri police officer on Aug. 9, and Eric Garner, who died after being held in a chokehold by New York police earlier this summer. A...
  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    09/01/2014 1:10:59 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 21 replies ^ | 9/1/2014 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a rally supporting the white policeman who killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Jones was across the street, holding up a sign that said, in blood-red letters: "Darren Wilson is a Murderer." There was no overlap in the facts as seen by Jones and Stephens at the demonstrations staged...
  • Reparations Could Prevent the Next Ferguson

    08/29/2014 3:10:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 119 replies
    TIME ^ | August 29, 2014 | by Belinda Cooper
    The U.S. government and society need to recognize the direct connections between continuing racial disparities in this country and the wrongs that gave rise to them. ... One of the most important aspects of successful transitional justice, therefore, lies in illuminating not only the victims’ suffering, but the ways in which an entire society continues to bear the burdens of history. This helps elevate an important point: correcting injustice may require affirmative steps. The U.S. government and society need to recognize — and educate citizens on — the direct connections between continuing racial disparities in this country and the wrongs...
  • Sorry, Race Baiters; White America is simply Not Buying it Anymore. We’ve Spent our Guilt and Moved

    08/27/2014 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Mike Jensen
    Until we get rid of the race baiters, the virus will continue to destroy lives that would otherwise be rich and full and successful In 1984, I lived in North Philadelphia. At that time (I have not been back for several years, so I can’t speak of the area’s current status), the area was almost entirely populated by black and Hispanic residents. I’m white, by the way, and there were literally weeks that went by when I didn’t see another white person in my neighborhood. I grew up in a small town in Idaho. I had a few Hispanic, Native...
  • #Ferguson – when [a-holes] collide (epic screed with strong language)

    08/22/2014 10:55:45 AM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    Ivy Mike Cafe ^ | 8/21/2014 | Ivy Mike
    <p>Well, I have been trying to lay low on this thing for a while, because I knew as soon as all of the breathless reports started about Michael Brown’s death, more facts – and let’s stress that, FACTS – would come to light that would blow the immediate narrative right out of the water.</p>
  • Steve King Goes Off About Ferguson And The Congressional Black Caucus

    08/22/2014 12:01:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/21/14 | TOM KLUDT
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has a lot of thoughts about race in America, as he demonstrated in an interview Wednesday that touched on the protests in Ferguson, Mo., the "sin" committed by the likes of Rev. Al Sharpton and the "race card" played by the Congressional Black Caucus. The conversation started during an interview with Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson, who observed that it's important to have "courage just to say what you see, and you can't worry about being called a racist if you're just saying what you see." King agreed, and took the opportunity to address the unrest...
  • The Constitution Lives in Ferguson - Michael Brown, James Foley, and the rule of law

    08/21/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal — it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri remains in an uproar. The town is awash in protesters, both from Ferguson and outsiders. There has been a steady diet of rioting and looting. The President of the United States is involved. The Attorney General of the United States is involved, going to Ferguson personally...
  • Neither Just Nor Peaceful - The crisis in Ferguson can’t be resolved with lies

    08/20/2014 4:47:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 20, 2014 | George Neumayr
    “No justice, no peace,” scream protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Implicit in this menacing chant is that the rioting on display there for over a week has been justified. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, among other hucksters, disclaim the violence, even as they stoke it with reckless rhetoric. They aren’t interested in peace but power. Were they truly opposed to the violence, they wouldn’t coin chants that condone it. “We’re not looters. We’re liberators,” says Sharpton. Liberating society from what? The rule of law? His view of justice is that the law be permanently suspended for the racially aggrieved. A police...
  • From Kent State to Ferguson [a cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, then a racket]

    08/19/2014 4:44:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 19, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    "..........And forty-four years later? How has this worked out? Nothing has changed. In spite of four years of the Jimmy Carter presidency, eight years of the Clinton presidency, and six years of the Obama presidency, things are grim. America is somehow full of social injustice and racism. How can this be? As has been noted in different contexts, there is that famous Eric Hoffer quote: “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” And as that long ago report that was nominally on “campus unrest” but had “social justice” and “racism” as...
  • Jesse Jackson, Liberal Activists Launch Voter Registration Drives In Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:39:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Patrick Howley, political reporter
    Jesse Jackson and other liberal activists are rolling out voter registration efforts as part of a coordinated left-wing push to sign up voters during the wave of violent protests engulfing Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. Racial activist and former Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson met with St. Louis clergy Monday to plan a formal Ferguson voter registration drive. “Five thousand new voters will transform the city from top to bottom” Jackson explained during a stop at a Ferguson McDonald’s, where he discussed voter registration with local denizens. Liberal activists — including from the George Soros-funded...
  • (Youtube)Dfu Polimerick Minute: Michael Brown, Ferguson, And The Race Baiters

    08/16/2014 8:19:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    MICHAEL BROWN, FERGUSON, AND THE RACE BAITERS in graphics and limerick
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio’s announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • 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.”