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  • GQ: Good Luck to Sterling with ‘Whatever Show He Ends Up Hosting on Fox’

    04/30/2014 5:41:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 30, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    MenÂ’s magazine GQ drew the ire of conservatives on Tuesday evening when it tweeted out sarcastic well-wishes for L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling in any future endeavors hosting a show on Fox News. The National Basketball Association announced earlier in the day that it would ban Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million for racist remarks he made in a recorded phone call, particularly focusing on his dislike for black men. Commissioner Adam Silver also suggested the league would attempt to force Sterling to sell the team to new ownership. GQ collected a list of all the celebrities who...
  • Sowell: Race hustling could start a war

    11/02/2013 9:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 23, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Bob Costas is one of the premier sportscasters and a very smart guy, so it was somewhat surprising to see him join the chorus of those decrying the fact that the owner of the Washington Redskins is resisting the pressures to change the name of his football team. The argument is that Native Americans are offended by the name, though there is no compelling evidence that most Native Americans are worked up about it. Nor is there any evidence that anyone intended the name to be insulting, either by this team or any number of other sports teams that have...
  • Al Sharpton exclusive book excerpt: From boy-preacher to Tawana Brawley to WH Super Bowl party

    09/30/2013 8:46:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 29, 2013 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    These days, you can find the Rev. Al Sharpton hosting a cable TV talk show, you see him at presidential fund-raisers and inaugurals. But it wasn’t always that way. In these excerpts from his new book, “The Rejected Stone,” Sharpton touches on various stops of his life journey, from child preacher to time on the road with James Brown, through the Tawana Brawley scandal, from his own brush with death during a march for slain teenager Yusuf Hawkins to the White House Super Bowl party. Let 'emotions control me' in famous rape-charge case; thought cops were 'killing me' when stabbed...
  • 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....
  • Flashback: Bryant Gumbel Insists MLK's Adultery Should Be Censored: 'Print the Legend'

    08/25/2013 8:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 25, 2013 | Tim Graham
    This weekend's promotion of the legend of Rev. Martin Luther King offers a reminder that the liberal media can blatantly state that it is their job to "print the legend," and not report on a historic figure's flaws. In the fall of 1989, King's longtime lieutenant Ralph Abernathy wrote a book titled "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down." Abernathy told the tale that Rev. King committed adultery with two women on the night before he was murdered. Bryant Gumbel, then a co-host of NBC's Today, lectured: "When the truth collides with a legend, print the legend." Our November 1989 newsletter...
  • Universal Furniture sticking with Paula Deen

    07/25/2013 11:40:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Triad Business Journal ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matt Evans
    Universal Furniture International, the High Point company behind the Paula Deen Home Collection, will stick with the brand and its namesake despite the controversy over her past remarks about race. In a letter to distributors Thursday, Universal CEO Jeff Scheffer said the past few weeks have been "very difficult," and a cause for careful consideration. He said the company has heard from many dealers, some urging Universal to "hang in there" with Deen and others that have already removed her banners, hang tags and other branding from their stores. Scheffer said the company decided to maintain its relationship with Deen...
  • Rangel to Fox: Zimmerman Verdict Could Be Invitation to Shoot Blacks

    07/24/2013 9:06:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., told a Fox News reporter that the George Zimmerman acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin could be an invitation for white people to shoot young black men. Rangel was caught leaving his congressional office by Jesse Waters, who does segments for Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" after host Bill O'Reilly said Rangel had refused multiple invitations to appear on the show. The interview was recorded Tuesday and aired Wednesday on O'Reilly's show. Waters challenged Rangel on comments he made on MSNBC, where he suggested that if police had found a black Zimmerman they might...
  • Black Clergy Stand Their Ground Against Zimmerman Verdict

    07/23/2013 9:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Black Voice News ^ | July 23, 2013 | Freddie Allen, Washington Correspondent
    Just as they did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, last Saturday’s demonstrations in more than 100 cities around the nation to protest the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many ministers were in the forefront of protests at federal buildings in their communities. They started off by standing with Rev. Al Sharpton who announced plans to contest “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and 28 other states. More than 20 Black clergy leaders joined Sharpton last week in front of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. to express their...
  • State Rep.: ‘Maybe The Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

    07/19/2013 10:11:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    WBBM-TV ^ | July 19, 2013
    State Rep. Monique Davis An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago. State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) was interviewed about Chicago crime Tuesday on WCHB-AM in Detroit. “I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been, and people have whispered to me: they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children,” Davis said. “There’s some suspicion – and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing – they...
  • The Zimmerman verdict and the desire to escape ("Oppressive" America)

    07/15/2013 10:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Christian Century ^ | July 15, 2013 | Crystal St. Marie Lewis
    When I heard the words “not guilty” Saturday night, I felt a variety of emotions. Those emotions ranged from initial confusion and disbelief to anger, and were followed by intense sadness and grief. I felt a renewed sense of loss for the Martin family—only this time, that sense of loss was compounded by frustration over the injustices they’re enduring at the hands of our legal system. In my despair, I closed my eyes and wished that I could escape the system—the social system, the class system, the racial system and the legal system—that we’ve built here in America. While sitting...
  • Open season on black boys after a verdict like this

    07/14/2013 4:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 14, 2013 | Gary Younge in Chicago
    <p>Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn't like the look of him.</p>
  • Zimmerman trial: ‘very much about race’

    07/13/2013 11:59:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 12, 2013 | Mary Mitchell
    There’s no predicting what a jury will do. But whatever the George Zimmerman jury decides, Trayvon Martin’s parents have gotten justice for their son. Sabrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have forced the entire nation to look at the harm racial profiling can cause. Young black males die daily in urban areas across the country, and many of the people who are responsible for the deaths never set foot in a courtroom, let alone stand trial. These young black males are killed while standing on corners and riding buses. They are gunned down while sitting on porches and walking home from...
  • Beneath the Spin: Trayvon Martin is Dead Because He Was Born Black in America – Period

    07/12/2013 3:53:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 246 replies
    The Wattree Chronicles ^ | July 12, 2013 | Eric L. Wattree
    White conservatives often criticize Black people for being too quick to play what they call "the race card." On the other hand, many Black people criticize America for not being sensitive enough to the reality that race plays in American life. George Zimmerman’s trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin clearly validates the Black community’s point of view. Trayvon Martin is dead for no other reason than he was born Black in America. That’s a non-debatable fact. Had he been a White kid, Trayvon would have still been alive today. Yet, even as the jury is out deliberating Zimmerman’s fate,...
  • 'Crackers,' a 'teenage mammy' -- the sorry truth about race and Zimmerman trial (OK, then fizzles)

    07/12/2013 5:05:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2013 | Juan Williams
    "White Hispanics," "Creepy-Ass Crackers," "Teenage Mammies," and "Suspicious A--holes who always get away" -- that is the vernacular of the George Zimmerman trial. George Zimmerman faces life in jail as a jury considers second-degree murder charges against him for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. But thanks to the media he is already sentenced to life in the American public's mind as a racist. NBC edited a tape of Zimmerman’s call to police as he was following Martin to make him appear to be focused on Martin’s race. The New York Times has referred to him in unique racial terms as a...
  • Trayvongate: Newest Obama Scandal Is 17 Months Old

    07/11/2013 1:47:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 10, 2013 | Lee Stranahan
    The newest Obama scandal is seventeen months old. Welcome to Trayvongate, where the President of the United States used both the bully pulpit, the Department of Justice and sly media manipulation to gin up charges of racism in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin shooting. Now that the trial is almost finished and the only act of racism mentioned so far came from the victim--Martin called Zimmerman 'a creepy ass cracker' according to testimony--the cynical and repeated use of the race card by the White house is even more abhorrent. Judicial Watch revealed documents today that proved what Breitbart News reported in...
  • Sharpton & the NAACP Use Megachurch to Host Racially-Charged Trayvon Martin Rally

    04/27/2012 8:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 27, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    It’s been two months since his death, but the drama surrounding Trayvon Martin is nowhere near over. As the courtroom battle is preparing to ramp up, the teenager, who was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, is still widely discussed in U.S. news outlets. On Thursday, celebrities, civil rights activists and Martin’s relatives all assembled to mark the two-month anniversary at a church in Los Angeles, California. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has more about the rally, which was also held in honor of another young life that was more recently lost: Hundreds gathered Thursday night for a rally...
  • My Whiteness Versus My Wrightness

    03/21/2008 10:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 1,692+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 21, 2008 | Lee Culpepper
    Watching the “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright gesticulate like a horny peacock and spew out ignorance, hatred, and bitterness towards America truly inspired my religious faith. Once Wright pointed out that he was “still in Bible country,” I began to “love the hell out of” rich, white people just as much as Wright does. How could so many people not understand that white people have caused all the world’s problems? As Wright pointed out to his congregation, the Bible says it’s so. I’m not sure what verse actually says that, but I’m now betting that rich, white people are responsible for my...