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  • How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

    12/21/2017 3:30:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | December 20, 2017 | Rhitu Chatterjee and Rebecca Davis
    In February 2009, Samantha Pierce became pregnant with twins. It was a time when things were going really well in her life. She and her husband had recently gotten married. They had good jobs. "I was a kick-ass community organizer," says Pierce, who is African-American and lives in Cleveland. She worked for a nonprofit that fought against predatory lending. The organization was growing, and Pierce had been promoted to management.
  • Al Sharpton Stands Up for Susan Rice and the ‘Litany of Our Women’ Attacked by GOP

    04/11/2017 11:05:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Observer ^ | April 10, 2017 | By Will Bredderman
    Rev. Al Sharpton claimed this weekend that former National Security Advisor Susan Rice is just the latest victim of a Republican campaign of calumny against influential African-American females—an effort the black activist argued has already targeted California Congressman Maxine Waters and journalist April Ryan. Sharpton declared during his weekly rally on Saturday that the allegations are part of a pattern of conservative attacks on black women. “Same time we saw that they want to jump on Susan Rice. Now, how many black women are ya’ll gonna try to demonize?” Sharpton told an applauding crowd at the Harlem headquarters of his...
  • Al Sharpton, Betrayed by Protege, Faces Embarassingly Low Turnout for Inaugural March

    01/10/2017 7:43:32 AM PST · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 1/10/17 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Al Sharpton will be marching on Washington on Martin Luther King Day, just five days before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. It may be a lonely walk. Sharpton’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” march has piqued the interest of fewer than 1,000 people on Facebook. A rival event, the Women’s March on Washington, has already secured 175,000 RSVPs, with an additional 250,000 people saying they’re interested in attending. Two key organizers of the Women’s March are former executive directors of National Action Network, the civil-rights nonprofit Sharpton founded in 1991. Led almost exclusively by women of color, the Women’s March is...
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 7:11:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kevin Rector
    Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well. It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J....
  • Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

    11/22/2015 10:58:23 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    It pays to have friends in high places. Al Sharpton gave himself a 71 percent raise last year after his National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five...
  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
  • Ken Burns: America Racist, Donald Trump Birtherism Alternative to Using the N-Word

    08/24/2015 11:27:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Kipp Jones
    Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns told host John Dickerson he believes America is still a racist nation, and those who have questioned the legitimacy of President Obama’s birth certificate, namely, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, have done so as an alternative to using the N-word.
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    07/18/2015 2:19:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 179 replies
    A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites. This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already...
  • Jesse Jackson in Charleston calls for ‘Southern Civil Rights Manifesto’

    06/26/2015 8:13:38 AM PDT · by Robe · 21 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | 6/26/2015 | Adam Parker
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday credited the civil rights movement for breaking down barriers and bringing the South into the modern world. Thanks to the efforts of activists, the South renewed itself and became attractive to investors and others. And now, in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Jackson sees an opportunity to address the systemic problems that have persisted since the 1960s.

    06/24/2015 8:03:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2015 | Dan Hanchett
    Louis Farrakhan stated “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag” in remarks before the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC on Wednesday first reported by DC’s WMAL. Farrakhan said, “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city, they don’t give a damn about them nine.” He added that when the police took suspected shooter Dylann Roof to Burger King they were saying “You did a good job. Kill all them [bleep.]”
  • Woman Calls for Race War at Scene of Church Shooting

    06/19/2015 1:54:41 PM PDT · by tschatski · 198 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 6-19-15 | Lee Stranahan
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Presented With Key To The City Of Newark

    06/15/2015 3:39:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 15, 2015
    NEWARK, NJ — The Rev. Al Sharpton was honored for his civil rights and social justice work during a special ceremony in Newark. “We believe that Rev. Al Sharpton deserves recognition. We want to give him his roses while he’s still alive,” Baraka said. “We don’t want to wait until he’s long gone before we say thank you for standing in the gap. When people keep their mouths shut, his is open.” Sharpton was also presented with keys to four other New Jersey cities: Hillside, Irvington, East Orange and Orange.
  • How the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began

    05/01/2015 11:23:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 15, 2015 | by JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
    Near the end of 2007, Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett met with Al Sharpton in New York City and began to cement a relationship that would eventually make the inflammatory activist the president’s “go-to man” on race, according to multiple sources. The backdrop to the incipient Obama-Sharpton alliance was the then-senator’s 2008 presidential campaign, which still hadn’t locked away the black vote, and the political cross-currents created by two other controversial reverends, Jesse Jackson and Jeremiah Wright. That tentative relationship has now grown into a full-blown partnership that has vastly increased the once-shunned Sharpton’s influence and prestige and elevated him into...
  • Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

    04/27/2015 3:46:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies ^ | April 27, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray. The New York-based civil rights activist also wants to plan a two-day march in May from Baltimore to Washington, expressing frustration in the lack of answers into Gray's death. Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody, was buried Monday. "I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement," Sharpton said in a statement.
  • Feldman: Old Dogs Doing Old Tricks

    03/22/2015 12:09:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 22, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    There’s more than a passing similarity between Obama’s race baiting and his Netanyahu baiting: lies, agitprop, media complicity, shady financing, and prejudice -- in one case against whites, in the other against Jews. Jack Cashill, who often graces these pages, explains this week how the president has been ginning up racial animosity with the help of his friends and funders, describing techniques which I see Obama also using against Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel. Begin with some big lies and a media willing to “dismiss as racist anyone who challenged anything about Obama.” The war against the tea party was...
  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

    03/01/2015 5:04:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of one of the movement's stirring moments, and will refocus on last year's fatal shooting by a white police officer of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Sharpton Dismisses Rumors He’s Losing His MSNBC Show

    02/28/2015 9:23:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    mediaite ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    There have been some rumors this week that Al Sharpton is losing his MSNBC show as part of an ongoing schedule shake-up. Well, Sharpton has officially shot down those rumors and said he isn’t going anywhere. Sharpton told The Daily Beast, “I am pretty certain that I am solid at the time period that I’m at for the next foreseeable future. And any rumors to the contrary are totally unfounded.” And an MSNBC spokesperson corroborated Sharpton, saying, “There are no plans to move Rev. Sharpton’s show.”
  • Sharpton heads to White House for civil rights leaders powwow

    02/27/2015 5:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Another day, another Al Sharpton visit to the White House. Sharpton met with President Obama, along with a group of some 20 other civil-rights and faith leaders, Thursday for what was described as an update on administration priorities. He was joined by the heads of the NAACP, the National Urban League and other groups.
  • The public life and private doubts of Al Sharpton

    02/08/2015 5:56:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    WAPO ^ | Feb. 7, 2015 | Eli Saslow
    Al Sharpton had not made news for 13 hours, and this was cause for serious concern. He climbed into the back seat of his luxury SUV, told his driver to take him four blocks to Times Square and refreshed the news feed on his cellphone. “Seriously? Nothing on Ferguson?” he said. “Nothing about my statement on good policing?” His power depended in part on publicity; the civil rights movement depended in part on his power. He ran a comb through his hair and dialed one of his assistants. “If we lose this spotlight, then our whole opportunity here, our historic...
  • Obama promotes religious tolerance in India speech

    01/26/2015 10:45:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2015 1:37 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. Obama said that while he has had extraordinary opportunities, “there were moments in my life where I’ve been treated differently because of the color of my skin.” As he touted the importance of religious tolerance, he noted the persistent false rumors that he is a Muslim, not a Christian. “There have been times where my faith has at times...