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  • Racism a factor in L.A. gang violence

    08/12/2006 1:18:42 PM PDT · by World_Events · 36 replies · 1,635+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 8/13/06 | andrew glazer
    LOS ANGELES - Alejandro "Bird" Martinez and a crew of fellow gangbangers were joyriding in a stolen van when they came upon a black man parking his car — and decided to kill him. Three of them riddled Kenneth Kurry Wilson and his Cadillac with bullets from a .357-caliber revolver and a 9 mm semiautomatic and blasts from a 12-gauge shotgun. This month, Martinez and three other members of the Avenues, a Hispanic gang entrenched in one Los Angeles neighborhood, were convicted of federal hate crimes usually tagged on white supremacists. Although the slaying was seven years ago, the verdict...
  • Michael Reagan: Had enough?

    08/08/2006 12:44:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 57 replies · 3,533+ views
    Oregon Statesman Journal ^ | 08/08/06 | Michael Reagan
    NPR and Fox News commentator Juan Williams is a certified liberal — so liberal some have called him the black Alan Colmes, the liberal half of Fox’s Hannity and Colmes. When he writes a book you’d expect the liberal media to fall all over each other to be the first to review his book and have him as a guest on network radio and TV. That hasn’t happened, however, because his book “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America — and What We Can Do About It,” has crossed the boundary of...
  • TV lineup lacks racial diversity

    07/19/2006 10:34:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 122 replies · 1,979+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 07/19/06
    The question of why there aren't more "black" comedies, dramas or even characters in television in 2006 has been a steady theme at this summer's press tour. With the cancellation of network comedies starring Bernie Mac and Damon Wayans, and the folding of UPN into the new CW, the number of black faces in principal roles on American television is noticeably diminished. The "diversity issue" came up on the weekend when former Friends executive producer David Crane presented another all-white ensemble for his new CBS comedy The Class, a show premised around a Grade Three reunion. Wouldn't some of those...
  • Sovereign Schools?

    06/30/2006 9:00:03 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 28, 2006 | Trevor Hayes
    Hawaii is a separated land and not just because it consists of over 130 scattered points of land stretching 1,600 miles. Within the state a large battle still rages over 100 years after Hawaii’s annexation and nearly 50 years after gaining statehood. The battle is over the status of native Hawaiians. The Native Hawaiian Recognition Act (the Akaka Bill) would give native Hawaiians the same federal recognition as Native Americans and Native Alaskans. A win for this bill in Congress would be a huge boost to Kamehameha Schools and their pending lawsuit. Kamehameha Schools admits applicants of any background, as...
  • New Black Panthers barred from Duke campus

    05/01/2006 10:53:08 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 113 replies · 3,949+ views
    Duke University police barred members of the New Black Panthers from the school's campus this morning. About 40 members of the group came to protest against white lacrosse players charged with raping a black escort service dancer at a team party. Though university officials had said they would be permitted to protest on the private school's grounds, police refused to let them enter the West Campus on Duke University Drive. Officers said students were already overstressed by exams and the protest might further unsettle them. The Panthers, dressed in fatigues, combat boots and flak jackets -- some sporting knives on...

    03/27/2006 6:02:04 AM PST · by shortstop · 138 replies · 3,291+ views ^ | 03/27/06 | Bob Lonsberry
    A half a million illegals and their supporters in one demonstration on the streets of Los Angeles. A half a million. From just Los Angeles. That’s roughly as big as any public protest or civil rights march in the history of the United States. And this was just people from Los Angeles. That’s how bad it’s gotten. How frayed America has become and how the equilibrium of social and cultural identity has tipped irrevocably in some areas. Some areas aren’t really in the United States anymore, and southern California is one of them. The protest proved that. Ten thousand in...
  • Michelle Malkin: WELCOME TO RECONQUISTA!

    03/27/2006 12:04:50 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 155 replies · 5,741+ views ^ | March 27, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    WELCOME TO RECONQUISTA By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 27, 2006 09:42 AM ***scroll for updates...Bush warns against stoking anti-immigrant feelings. Wants a "civil debate." Video here...Ok. Tell that to the divisive militants below...*** As Mickey Kaus points out, the reporters at the Los Angeles Times (and all other major media, for that matter) have downplayed the radical ethnic separatism that characterized the pro-illegal immigration rallies over the weekend. While the Times misleadingly asserted that the Los Angeles rally "featured more American flags than those from any other country," its reporters conveniently ignored marchers with extremist signs and banners advocating...
  • Jackson Rallies Against New Orleans Vote

    03/22/2006 6:11:06 AM PST · by mathprof · 38 replies · 936+ views
    ap ^ | 3/22/06 | ERRIN HAINES
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson is touring Southern cities this week to rally opposition to next month's mayoral election in New Orleans, saying too many Hurricane Katrina victims scattered around the country will be unable to vote. He is asking black churches, black colleges and other organizations in cities like Atlanta, Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., to encourage their members to march on New Orleans on April 1. The election is set for April 22. Jackson and other civil rights leaders have demanded that the election be postponed. But they have not said when they believe the balloting should be held....
  • 'Brokeback' backlash against 'Crash'? That's progress (liberals bickering over Oscar)

    03/12/2006 10:19:32 PM PST · by weegee · 37 replies · 1,673+ views
    Chicago Tribune syndicated columnists via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2006, 9:26PM | By CLARENCE PAGE
    Fate is indeed fickle. Who would have guessed that in this year's Oscar voting, Brokeback Mountain, a fine, risky movie about a gay love affair, would surge ahead of Capote, a movie about a gay journalist, only to be edged out for the Best Picture Oscar by a fine, risky movie about racism? Is this a sign of our times, or what? If conservatives needed any evidence that liberal impulses have taken over the Motion Picture Academy, this is it. Right? But, alas, in some folks' minds, every silver lining has its cloud. Instead of celebrating, many fans of Brokeback...
  • Mom Says Race Is Factor In Son's Fights At School

    02/27/2006 9:32:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies · 807+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 02-27-2006 | CBS
    (CBS) GARY, Ind. A Northwest Indiana mother says her 14-year-old son has been beaten up three times in the past few weeks at school. He had to leave a school in Portage that is mostly white. He currently goes to a predominantly African American school in Gary. CBS 2 Northwest Indiana Bureau Chief Pamela Jones reports his mother says the boy’s race is the reason for the beatings. "They kept screaming, ‘How do you like that, whitey?’ Or 'F' you, whitey,’” said seventh grader James Tokarski. “And they kept on calling me trailer trash, hillbilly, redneck." Fourteen-year-old James Tokarski sports...
  • Another Racist Liberal Gets a Pass from MSM

    02/16/2006 5:19:39 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 979+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jason
    Where is the outrage that was manufactured to run Rush Limbaugh off the air? Is it absent because Gumbel is allegedly black? So just picture for a moment, if you will, that you're watching SportsCenter tonight and Dan Patrick says, "The lack of whites in the NBA makes it look like a welfare office." Think that would get buried like Gumbel's comments? For what it's worth, maybe Gumbel should do some research on the emerging face of the GOP.
  • More young blacks ready to embrace GOP

    02/16/2006 5:27:39 PM PST · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,294+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Some cast aside traditional loyalties... Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics... a first-year law student at Howard University, a historically black campus with a long record of liberal activism. He has political ambitions of his own -- but not with the Democrats. Instead, Hunter, who as an undergraduate headed Howard's chapter of College Republicans, sees himself as part of a younger generation of African-Americans. He is ready to cast aside traditional loyalties to the Democratic Party and forge his own political identity. ''There's a lot...
  • Racism in hoops movie upsets Texas A&M

    02/16/2006 11:11:04 AM PST · by Millee · 4 replies · 495+ views
    AP ^ | 2/16/06 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    Officials at Texas A&M University-Commerce want Walt Disney Co. and the makers of ''Glory Road'' to apologize for inaccurately linking their school to some of the film's most racially charged scenes. The movie chronicles the Texas Western Miners, who won the 1966 NCAA title with the first all-black starting lineup in a championship game. It includes a ''completely false'' depiction of a game against East Texas State University, the name of Texas A&M-Commerce at the time, spokeswoman Lorraine Pace said Friday. In the movie, East Texas fans are shown throwing drinks and popcorn and yelling racial slurs at Texas Western,...
  • HBO's Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Olympics 'Look Like a GOP Convention'

    02/16/2006 7:25:32 AM PST · by Airborne1986 · 270 replies · 8,163+ views ^ | 2/16/05 | David Pierre
    There were some eye-opening remarks from Bryant Gumbel on the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. According to a transcript posted by a television columnist named Seth Frelich, Gumbel said the following in his closing monologue last week (emphasis mine): "Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t care about them and won’t watch them ... Because they’re so trying ... Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when...
  • Houston's new soccer team to change their name(Texas Independence Offends Hispanics!)

    02/15/2006 11:17:41 AM PST · by FFIGHTER · 37 replies · 2,639+ views
    ABC 13 News ^ | 2-14-2006 | Elma Barrera
    They're less than two months from taking the field, but the team known as Houston 1836 may soon change its name. The 1836 is the team which used to be the San Jose Earthquakes, but the new name is causing a little controversy here in Houston. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also on Send news tips | RSS | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on air | Search -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's in a name? Apparently a lot since Major League Soccer announced that the San Jose Earthquakes were coming to Houston and would be called Houston 1836. "People have been very sincere. Some...
  • (Houston) Team will 86 its 1836 name (to avoid offending Mexicans)

    02/15/2006 5:36:26 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 83 replies · 1,565+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 15, 2006 | BERNARDO FALLAS
    Moniker tied to Texas history lasts just a month for soccer franchise If you're one of the thousands who went out and bought a Houston 1836 T-shirt, run to your closet, bag it and hide it in a safe place.If you don't have one, hurry to a nearby sporting goods store. The shirts are about to become collector's items.Why? You might say the team is having an identity crisis.Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Sylvia Garcia said Tuesday that Philip Anschutz, owner of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which in turn controls 1836, confirmed that a name change is in the...
  • When Hatred Burns Unseen

    02/14/2006 7:29:28 PM PST · by TheForceOfOne · 22 replies · 675+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | February 13, 2006 | Selwyn Duke
    When is a hate-crime not a hate-crime? Answer: when the powers-that-be say it isn’t. One problem with hate-crime laws is that they’re more the result of bad ideology than good criminology, and nothing illustrates this point better than the current spate of church burnings in Alabama. As you may know, a series of Alabama churches have been burned in rapid succession over the past week. Yet, while I had encountered much reportage on this story prior to writing this piece, I had yet to hear any government official or media figure hazard the guess that these acts could constitute a...
  • BET passes on televising Coretta Scott King's funeral

    02/08/2006 7:15:51 AM PST · by wjersey · 16 replies · 1,138+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/8/2006 | Gail Shister
    Coretta Scott King or Kanye West? BET went West. In a shocker, Black Entertainment Television took a pass on live coverage of the King funeral yesterday, going instead with its usual lineup of music-video shows from noon to 3 p.m. "Was it an easy call? Absolutely not," says Michael Lewellen, BET's senior vice president for corporate communications. "We weighed a number of different options. In the end, we chose to offer a different kind of experience for BET viewers." BET streamed live coverage on its Web site. On TV, it ran taped, 60-second cut-ins from the funeral by BET senior...
  • Prejudice

    12/28/2005 11:20:26 AM PST · by harpu · 27 replies · 1,125+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/28/05 | Ted Hayes
    American blacks who are affiliated with the Republican Party are vigorously vilified by Democrats, especially black Democrats. Uncle Tom, sell-out, Oreo -- the list of slurs is long. But it is not only insults. I am the founder and director of a unique, progressive homeless facility in downtown Los Angeles, known as the Dome Village. Yet the 35 men, women and children and their pets who call the Dome Village home are being "evicted" from privately owned property after 12-and-a-half years -- apparently on account of my political beliefs and activities. You see, though I am a leading homeless activist,...
  • Racism cost lives, N.O. evacuees say

    12/07/2005 7:55:45 AM PST · by Klatuu · 103 replies · 2,591+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2005 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Four African-American New Orleans residents told a House committee Tuesday that they felt a sense of abandonment from all levels of government when Hurricane Katrina hit three months ago and believe more lives and homes would have been saved had the victims been predominantly white and wealthier. "People were allowed to die," said Leah Hodges, who told the panel she still doesn't know if her brother survived the hurricane. She likened what happened to New Orleans, and many of its black residents, to "genocide and ethnic cleansing."