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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...
  • RECONQUISTA SHOWS ITS MIGHT

    03/27/2006 6:02:04 AM PST · by shortstop · 138 replies · 3,291+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 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
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 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
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 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 ABC13.com: Send news tips | RSS | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on air | Search abc13.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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."
  • CNN's Carol Lin and the French "African-Americans"

    11/14/2005 4:15:21 AM PST · by Republican Red · 92 replies · 4,847+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2005 | David Lanza
    CNN's Carol Lin and the French "African-Americans" The Paris riots have highlighted more than any other issue in recent years not only the bias, but the ignorance of the "old media." Internet readers have studied the situation in Europe for years. Numerous writers, from Mark Steyn to Ba'at Yeor to Debbie Schlussel, have long predicted the decline of Europe and the jihad that we have seen over the past few weeks. But the "old media" personalities still have no clue as to what is going on. And their reporting and commentary has taken on an almost comical quality as a...
  • Al Franken: Racist (Really)

    11/08/2005 5:21:24 AM PST · by SJackson · 37 replies · 2,506+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 11-8-05 | Mike Adams
    FrontPageMagazine.com | November 8, 2005 My decision to write a column recommending Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy, by Peter Schweizer was easy. I haven’t had so much fun reading a political book in ages. But my decision to focus on my favorite chapter – the one lambasting Al Franken – was a bit risky. Despite my extensive firearms collection, I’m really afraid of Al Franken. The reason for my fear of Al Franken – which my team of psychiatrists dubbed Franken-phobia – began when Franken challenged Rich Lowry to a fistfight in 2003....
  • Bill O'Reilly's bullying ways merit apology (Waaahh)

    10/25/2005 7:01:29 AM PDT · by Millee · 40 replies · 1,788+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/25/05 | Cindy Rodriguez
    Last March, at a workshop aimed at empowering girls to confront bullies, I listened as girls recounted tales of being harassed and intimidated. One girl's voice cracked as she spoke of a student who cursed at her and tried to trip her in the hall of her school. We learned that bullying is "the unjust exercise of power of one individual to humiliate, frighten, denigrate or injure another." That day, a national expert said it's not just victims who have to stop bullies; bystanders need to speak up too; otherwise they're enabling the bullies. So today I'm standing up to...
  • The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy: Attack on Bill Bennett Was Staged

    10/19/2005 5:39:35 AM PDT · by veronica · 32 replies · 1,475+ views
    Human Events ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Todd Manzi
    Using the Press to Attack Political Opponents Everyone is weighing in on what Bill Bennett said on his radio program. Everyone is eager to offer their opinion on his words and whether or not he should have said them. Everyone is missing the point. The travesty is that we’re even talking about this at all. The most abhorrent behavior that occurred regarding this issue came from the Associated Press (AP). Allowing news hit men like John Conyers, Bruce Gordon, Ralph Neas, Howard Dean and many elected Democrats to assault Bill Bennett is detestable and the AP should be held accountable....
  • Nazi March Canceled When Police Disperse Rock-throwing Protesters (ongoing looting)

    10/15/2005 10:30:55 AM PDT · by sageb1 · 1,097 replies · 31,858+ views
    nbc24.com ^ | 10/15/2005 | N/A
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Police used tear gas to break up a rock-throwing crowd that had gathered to protest a planned march Saturday by the National Socialist Movement. At least two dozen members of a Roanoke, Va.-based group that calls itself "America's Nazi Party" had gathered at Wilson Park just before noon and were to march under police protection.
  • Grand Wizard Bush

    10/05/2005 10:44:12 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies · 1,759+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-05-05 | Deroy Murdock
    October 05, 2005, 8:12 a.m. Grand Wizard Bush "Bull Connor" Katrina crap. As levees crumbled in New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, so, too, tumbled any sense of decorum among key black Democrats. Officials and activists alike are re-submerging the Crescent City in a fact-free torrent of vitriol. "George Bush is our Bull Connor," Rep. Charles Rangel of New York told cheering Congressional Black Caucus conventioneers on September 22. "If you're black in this country, and you're poor in this country, it's not an inconvenience. It's a death sentence." Rangel equated Republican President Bush to Theophilus "Bull" Connor, Birmingham,...
  • The Politics Of Division Destroy Racial Equality

    09/20/2005 9:34:26 PM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 2 replies · 802+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 21, 2005 | Kevin Fobbs
    The Politics Of Division Destroy Racial Equality By Kevin Fobbs Hurricane Katrina clearly demonstrated that there are two Americas which Detroiters, metro Detroiters, and many suburban cities bordering on urban centers around the nation share. Each has been bound by an unbreakable bond between racial myths and actual facts. The racially charged rumors that circulated throughout the nation's black communities concerning what many black New Orleans evacuees had been whispering during those first desperate days in the aftermath Hurricane Katrina devastation were clear and convincing to many black Americans. Washington Post columnist, Eugene Robinson had heard it too: that the...
  • Not a Natural Disaster: Ethnic Cleansing in Louisiana (Niman!)

    09/10/2005 8:29:53 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 74 replies · 2,500+ views
    mediastudy.com ^ | 9-08-05 | Michael I. Niman
    ‘We cannot allow it to be said by history that the difference between those who lived and those who died in the great storm and flood of 2005 was nothing more than poverty, age or skin color.” - Representative Elijah Cummings It’s painfully difficult for me to wrap my mind around images of Americans lying dead by the score, their corpses being eaten by rats and dogs. As a brave new America trudges forward into the 21 st Century armed with a new set of national priorities, there’s something acutely unnatural about this disaster. First of all, it didn’t have...
  • While Bush fiddles, New Orleans dies

    09/04/2005 8:53:42 PM PDT · by gitmo · 190 replies · 4,895+ views
    Newsday ^ | September 4, 2005 | Jimmy Breslin
    This is a review of the performance of George W. Bush in tight times in this nation. It might explain the single solitary most catastrophic collapse of American government in all of our times. Mark ye well. This was the week when we turned a major American city into Haiti, and racism put its hand out and started to choke a nation, and it may not let go. With the water coming from the sky and the bottom of the sea, driving with such ferocity that a major American city, New Orleans, followed its face into the water, George W....
  • Hurricane Aussies fear for safety(racist attacks on tourists)

    09/02/2005 7:51:12 AM PDT · by sami_key99 · 45 replies · 3,053+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 02, 2005 | AAP/News.com.au
    AUSTRALIANS trapped in flood-ravaged New Orleans are in fear of their lives as the city descends into lawlessness. Tourists stranded in the US Gulf Coast city and sheltering in its huge Superdome sports stadium in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have told of shootings, rapes and looting, and are growing increasingly concerned for their safety. More than 50 Australians are believed to be trapped in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Brisbane man Peter McNeil said his 22-year-old son John was stranded in New Orleans but had now moved with other foreigners out of the Superdome for their own protection. Violence...
  • CA: Shootings Incite Angry Responses (LA on Edge)

    08/26/2005 5:17:34 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 105 replies · 2,104+ views
    KABC 7 ^ | 8/26/05
    Two separate shooting incidents in Los Angeles have provoked angry responses from crowds of people. In both cases, dozens of officers were rushed to the scene to quell the disturbance. On Wednesday night, a crowd became angry over the response of paramedics after they covered up the body of shooting victim Nahun Beiard while he appeared to still be moving. They demanded that paramedics remove the sheet and attempt to revive him. Fire officials said the paramedics tried, but were unable to resuscitate him. During a vigil for Beiard in the Hyde Park neighborhood last night, Nation of Islam minister...
  • More Young Blacks Ready to Embrace GOP

    08/22/2005 9:37:50 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 55 replies · 2,064+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics. A half century ago, his grandfather helped register blacks living in rural South Carolina to vote. Hunter's father, born on a tobacco farm and taught in segregated schools, was inspired by the civil rights movement to join the Democratic Party. His parents have both headed the local Democratic committee in their New Jersey town, and Hunter himself worked as a campaign volunteer before he was old enough to vote. Hunter, 22, is a first-year law student at Howard University,...
  • Non-Bias Attack

    05/15/2005 7:02:56 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 79 replies · 1,848+ views
    brooklyn skyline ^ | 4/11/2005 | Marianna Hernandez
    Invoking the name “Martin Luther King” and screaming “Black Power!” a gang of up to 30 black teens attacked four white girls in Marine Park in what police are saying is not a bias crime. The March 30 attack was a hot topic at state Senator Marty Golden’s recent public safety forum. According to witnesses and parents of the victims, four young girls from St. Edmund’s had the day off from school due to Easter recess. They were playing basketball during dismissal from nearby Marine Park Junior High School, when several Marine Park students demanded to use the court. After...
  • Public outrage kills 'L.A., Mexico' sign

    05/03/2005 3:47:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies · 2,547+ views
    WND ^ | May 3, 2005 | staff
    Citing "community feedback," the advertising company responsible for a Los Angeles area billboard that places L.A. in Mexico has announced it will revise the ad by Friday. As WorldNetDaily reported, a billboard ad for KRCA, channel 62, a Spanish-language news station, has the "CA" abbreviation after "Los Angeles" crossed out and the word "Mexico" added in its place in bold red letters. In the center of the billboard, placed within the L.A. skyline, is an image of the Angel of Independence, a well-known monument in Mexico City, further suggesting the merging of Los Angeles and Mexico. It also says, "Tu...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Exploited, Not Celebrated

    01/17/2005 6:49:32 PM PST · by carolinacrazy · 7 replies · 332+ views
    www.JackassDemocrats.com ^ | 1/17/2005 | Blake Elliott
    On a day meant to celebrate a great man and his legacy, all Americans should be grateful. We should all be grateful for our freedom, for our quality of life, for our neighbors, and for this entire country we call home. Yet every year new outcries of inequality and hatred arise on this day. What a shame for Dr. King’s legacy.
  • United Church of Christ Asks FCC to Yank CBS, NBC Licenses

    12/12/2004 11:28:03 PM PST · by paudio · 19 replies · 891+ views
    imdb.com ^ | 10 December 2004
    The United Church of Christ has filed petitions with the FCC challenging the licenses of a CBS- and an NBC-owned TV station in Miami after their parent companies rejected a church-produced commercial. In a statement, the UCC said that it had filed the challenge because "there is substantial and material question as to whether the stations' parent companies, Viacom, Inc., and the General Electric Company, have operated the stations in the public interest." UCC spokeswoman Gloria Tristani said that the two stations, WFOR and WTVJ, were chosen because their licenses come up for renewal first. Tristani is a former FCC...
  • Hostages to the Boomer Narrative

    12/01/2004 7:16:33 AM PST · by qam1 · 16 replies · 2,505+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 12/01/04 | Douglas Kern
    We agreed on everything except one small point: he was certain that all Republicans were racist. His certainty illustrates everything that is broken between red and blue America. And the certainty of his death demonstrates how that brokenness will be repaired. My co-worker was a black Baby Boomer, who grew to manhood in the heyday of the civil rights movement. His opinions on crime, welfare, divorce, homosexuality, religion, and foreign policy would put him on the conservative wing of the Republican Party. But, as a young man in the sixties, he became convinced that all Republicans were racists. No amount...
  • Liberal Cartoonist Defending Alleged 'Racist' Attack on Rice

    11/22/2004 2:38:52 AM PST · by kattracks · 59 replies · 4,994+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 11/22/04 | Erin Brezsnyak and David Thibault
    (CNSNews.com) - A nationally syndicated cartoonist, criticized for allegedly using racist themes to mock Secretary of State designate Condoleezza Rice, told CNSNews.com that his comparison of Rice to the black maid Prissy in the film "Gone With the Wind" had nothing to do with race but came about "because [Rice] lied about a war." "It's got nothing to do with the fact that she's black or anything else ... or even Republican," cartoonist Jeff Danziger told CNSNews.com. "She lied about ... or she was wrong and didn't know it, in which case she shouldn't be there." Danziger said the...
  • Kerry Hints GOP May Suppress Black Votes (Barf Alert!)

    09/11/2004 7:17:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,754+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/04 | Nedra Pickler - AP
    WASHINGTON - Democrat John Kerry (news - web sites) suggested Saturday night that Republicans may attempt to suppress black voter turnout to help President Bush (news - web sites) to victory in November. "What they did in Florida in 2000, they may be planning to do in battleground states all across this country this year," the Democratic presidential nominee said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Congressional Black Caucus (news - web sites). "Well, we are here to let them know that we will fight tooth and nail to make sure that this time, every vote is counted and...
  • Suppress the Vote?

    08/15/2004 9:16:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,164+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 16, 2004 | BOB HERBERT
    The big story out of Florida over the weekend was the tragic devastation caused by Hurricane Charley. But there's another story from Florida that deserves our attention. State police officers have gone into the homes of elderly black voters in Orlando and interrogated them as part of an odd "investigation" that has frightened many voters, intimidated elderly volunteers and thrown a chill over efforts to get out the black vote in November. The officers, from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which reports to Gov. Jeb Bush, say they are investigating allegations of voter fraud that came up during the...
  • Miller Beer Cans Marking Anniversary of Rock Music Lack Color, Some Complain

    08/15/2004 1:08:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies · 800+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Published: Aug 15, 2004 | Juliet Williams
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Miller Brewing is celebrating the "50th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll" with eight commemorative beer cans that feature Rolling Stone cover shots of Elvis Presley, Blondie and others. What's missing, some say, is a black artist. Robert Thompson, a professor of pop culture at Syracuse University, called the absence "beyond conspicuous," because black artists often are credited with inventing rock 'n' roll. "It would be like doing a set of cans of six great Impressionist painters and not including any French people on it," he said. "It leaves out an enormous amount." The promotion, which ties rock's...
  • I care about school. Does that make me an Oreo?

    08/08/2004 3:05:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies · 2,027+ views
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | August 7, 2004 | KRISTINA BROADIE
    Apparently I am an Oreo. According to the past few generations' terminology, an Oreo is not a cookie made by Nabisco but a person who is black on the outside and white on the inside. Now, I admit that I could switch places with any member of *NSync, a late-'90s boy band, and perform a concert, and the fans wouldn't notice. But that doesn't make me an Oreo. And, if *NSync's fan base is mostly white, that doesn't mean I'm not black anymore. I'll be black forever. The words black and white don't just mean color anymore. They describe actions,...
  • Obama CANNOT be the "First African-American Male Elected to the Senate"

    07/27/2004 6:25:02 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 83 replies · 4,081+ views
    U.S. Senate ^ | July 27, 2004 | L.N. Smithee
    I just called the KRON-TV news department in San Francisco because at the top of the hour, the news babe (Wendy Tokuda) said that Barack Obama (D-IL), almost guaranteed election by Jack Ryan dropping out, could be "the first African-American male elected to the Senate." In fact, the first black man to serve in the Senate did so in the 19th century, Hiram Revels of Mississippi. He served one year (1870). Blanche Bruce, a former slave, served in 1875, also in Mississippi. But the first black man ELECTED to the Senate was a REPUBLICAN from, of all places, Massachusetts! Edward...
  • 90% Of Whites (in UK) Have Few Or No Black Friends

    07/18/2004 6:43:10 PM PDT · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 99 replies · 2,812+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Monday July 19, 2004 | Vikram Dodd
    More than nine out of 10 white Britons have no or hardly any ethnic minority friends, according to a poll that reveals the continuing gulf between races and religions more than 40 years after the UK became a multicultural society. The Guardian has seen details of the survey, to be released this week by the Commission for Racial Equality. It shows that a majority of white people do not share the bonds of close friendship with their fellow black, Asian or Muslim Britons, meaning they may lack the empathy that close contact can bring. The CRE warns this leaves swaths...
  • Kerry forms legal team to fight abuse at polls

    07/13/2004 12:35:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 84 replies · 2,975+ views
    Hearst News Service via Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2004, 1:41AM | By STEWART M. POWELL and MARK HELM
    July 13, 2004, 1:41AM Kerry forms legal team to fight abuse at polls By STEWART M. POWELL and MARK HELM Hearst News Service BOSTON --Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Monday announced creation of a nationwide legal SWAT team of election lawyers to combat the kind of voting irregularities that occurred in Florida four years ago, contributing to the disputed election of President Bush by five electoral votes. Kerry said his team would take "tough action" to prevent the kind of voter "intimidation and harassment" that kept an estimated 1 million African-American voters from the polls in 2000 and prevented...
  • Call for Riordan resignation rescinded (NAACP gets race of "victim" wrong)

    07/09/2004 1:31:45 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 20 replies · 1,002+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | Thu, Jul. 08, 2004 | By Kate Folmar
    SACRAMENTO - A lawmaker who had called for Education Secretary Richard Riordan to resign for joking with a 6-year-old that her name meant ``stupid, dirty girl'' abruptly backed off Thursday after mistakenly suggesting that race was a factor in the quip. Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, D-Los Angeles, canceled a news conference today with civil rights groups after learning that the girl subjected to Riordan's joke was white, not African-American. An aide to Dymally said the assemblyman had seen conflicting news accounts of the girl's race. In a press release canceling the news conference, Dymally, who is African-American, said Riordan had apologized...
  • Texan Democrat Files Ethics Complaint Against Tom DeLay

    06/15/2004 2:30:03 PM PDT · by lainie · 22 replies · 2,708+ views
    Court TV ^ | 6/15/2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas Democrat who is losing his House seat because of redistricting engineered by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is filing ethics complaints against the Republican leader. Rep. Chris Bell is charging that DeLay, R-Texas, provided legislative favors to a company that made campaign contributions to DeLay and other Republicans, laundered other corporate donations to illegally help Texas GOP candidates and improperly used his office in asking the Federal Aviation Administration to track down a private plane used by Texas Democrats. "The charges are very serious and well documented," said Bell's spokesman, Eric Burns. DeLay's press secretary,...
  • Bush win seen as 'almost too dire'

    06/02/2004 9:51:12 PM PDT · by kattracks · 56 replies · 353+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/03/04 | Steve Miller
    <p>The Bush administration is controlled by a "right-wing conspiracy," and the prospect of President Bush's re-election is "almost too dire to bear," NAACP Chairman Julian Bond told a gathering of liberal activists yesterday.</p> <p>Mr. Bond's remarks came in his opening address to the three-day "Take Back America" conference at Washington's Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, which will also feature presentations by billionaire left-wing financier George Soros, failed Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.</p>
  • Mayor of Crawford, TX, Is Kerry Supporter

    06/02/2004 6:42:49 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 81 replies · 379+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 06-02-04 | Jeffers, Jr., Gromer
    Crawford mayor is Kerry supporter BY GROMER JEFFERS JR. The Dallas Morning News (KRT) - Crawford may be the heart of Bush country, but the town's mayor says John Kerry is the best choice for president. "I don't see where I'm better off than I was four years ago," Robert Campbell said Tuesday. "I don't see where the city is any better off." The Kerry campaign recently listed Campbell as one of 100 black mayors around the country - seven of them Texans - who support the Massachusetts senator over President Bush. But the campaign has not focused particular attention...
  • Missouri Democrats place race baiting billboard, then say "Who, me?"

    05/24/2004 1:47:34 PM PDT · by mhking · 28 replies · 627+ views
    Ramblings' Journal / Project 21 ^ | 5.22.04 | Michael King
    Democrats in Missouri actually have the gall to insist that a new campaign billboard is not "race baiting."The billboard, pictured here, has a black man's face dourfully looking out next to the words "Missouri Republicans have a plan. You are not a part of it." -- all of this is splashed across an American Flag graphic.Now I've been called naive, I've been called gullible, and I've been called a lot of other things that I won't print nor say in mixed company in my years. But I'm not so dim as to believe that this is not meant to be...