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  • To reduce urban violence, let's consider the real causes — not guns, police or 'low' taxes

    08/18/2018 9:25:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08 18 2018 | CHRIS TALGO,
    To solve a problem, one must first diagnose its cause. This rings true in all walks of life. Yet this fundamental principle seems to be ignored when the problems of inner-city crime and poverty are considered. For decades, urban areas have been rife with pain and suffering due to violence. Chicago, Illinois is a prime example of this modern American tragedy. The city’s murder rate is among the highest in the nation. Shootings, drug-dealing, car-jacking, gang activity, and other categories of crime are at epidemic levels. Almost the entire conversation about criminal activity and violence in the city, as well...
  • Calling 911 On Black People May Be Hate Crime Under Proposed Law

    08/16/2018 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 59 replies
    Prospect Heights Patch ^ | 08/15/18 | Kathleen Culliton
    CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — New Yorkers who call 911 on law-abiding people of color are committing hate crimes and should be prosecuted, according to a state senator who was recently reported to police for campaigning in his own district. State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who represents Brownsville, Crown Heights and Flatbush, proposed new legislation a week after a self-described Trump fan called police to report him for speaking to constituents in public. It would criminalize 911 calls against people of color without evidence of malice. "That's gonna be a hate crime," Hamilton said. "This pattern of calling the police on black...
  • Smart Growth and Green Growth – It is Not What You Think

    08/15/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance). Progressivism has generally succeeded in creating a few generations of snowflakes (melting babies given to tantrums) and college graduates whose degrees were expensive and useless. But nobody is complaining about higher education escalating costs and globalist indoctrination. Progressives have been urging their followers to make everything smart (U.N. compliant), to learn to deal with water shortages...
  • Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program

    08/11/2018 5:26:59 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Chicago Officials Looking at Universal Basic Income Program Cole Lauterbach - Watchdog.org 3 minutes BY: August 11, 2018 4:58 am Officials in Chicago want to test the waters of offering a universal basic income. A majority of city council members are telling Mayor Rahm Emanuel to form a task force to look into Universal Basic Income programs, which is essentially a periodic check from the government with no strings attached. The City Council wants to explore a program that would send at least $500 a month to 1,000 Chicago families. The same families also would get Earned Income Tax Credit...
  • South Africa to amend constitution to allow land expropriation

    08/01/2018 6:43:58 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/31/18
    South Africa will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation, its president says. In a recorded address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will "finalise a proposed amendment" allowing the move. He said the reform was "of critical importance" to the economy. Recent months have seen growing anger about the slow pace of land reform in South Africa. The country's white minority is believed to have a disproportionate hold over land, with a few thousand white commercial farmers possessing the most fertile lands. However, critics fear expropriation could lead to land grabs,...
  • Charleston may apologize for role in U.S. slave trade

    06/15/2018 7:53:03 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | 6/15/18 | By Emily Bohatch
    One of South Carolina’s oldest cities may be apologizing for its prolific role in the U.S. slave trade, according to city documents. Charleston’s city council will consider a resolution “recognizing, denouncing and apologizing” for the role the South Carolina port city played in the slave trade, according to the council’s agenda. The formal apology will be considered for the first time on Juneteenth, a day aimed at celebrating the abolition of slavery. The resolution — which is scheduled for next Tuesday’s meeting — also says the city will commit to continuing to “pursue initiatives that honor the contributions of those...
  • Reparations: Who Should Pay? To Whom Should It Be Paid?

    06/15/2018 8:53:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/15/2018 | Tom Trinko
    In their never-ending effort to Balkanize America and buy black votes by stealing from all taxpayers, including black ones, the Democrats are reviving their call for reparations for slavery. After all, with blacks waking up to the fact that Democrats are doing nothing for them, a new bribe appears to be necessary. Given that there are no living Americans who were slaves or who owned slaves, it's clear that the idea of reparations has nothing to do with justice or concern for blacks; it's just another political effort to bribe voters with other people's money – just like Paul Ryan...
  • Venezuela First to Join Caricom Fight for Slavery Reparations

    06/08/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    teleSUR ^ | May 10, 2018 | La Radio del SUR
    Gaining international recognition is the first step in securing global reparations for the descendants of African slaves. Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled 'Reparations of Resistance to Action,' Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights of residents of African descent are respected, and officials have opened the floor to dialogue for...
  • Bar runs 'Reparations Happy Hour' and asks white people to donate money...

    05/27/2018 11:10:15 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 47 replies
    Full original title Bar runs 'Reparations Happy Hour' and asks white people to donate money before handing $10 bills to black, brown and indigenous patrons The inaugural 'Reparations Happy Hour' was thrown in Portland, Oregon White people were asked to donate money to the event, but told not to attend The event was meant to be a safe space for black, brown and indigenous people Attendees were given $10 of the donations as a symbolic gesture of reparations More than 100 people, white and non-white alike, were said to have donated
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Rejects “Inadequate Reparations” Idea [semi-satire]

    05/27/2018 11:01:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 May 2018 | John Semmens
    New York gubernatorial candidate, actress Cynthia Nixon made a bid to win over minorities with a proposal to legalize marijuana and grant exclusive rights to sell the crop to African-Americans. “In New York we’ve reparated the Indians for past injustices by granting them exclusive rights to operate gambling casinos,” she said. “Why can’t we reparate Blacks for the injustices of slavery in a similar way that is compatible with their culture?” Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome said “Nixon’s notion that exclusive rights could suffice as ‘reparations’ is an insult. There are so many problems with...
  • Acceptable Forms Of Reparations For The Black Community That Don’t Include Weed

    05/26/2018 11:53:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Madame Noire ^ | May 23, 2018 | Sonya Eskridge
    Cynthia Nixon (aka Miranda from Sex and the City) caught a lot of heat for suggesting that decriminalizing weed might be a form of reparations for Black people in New York. This was probably not the best move she could have made in her gubernatorial run, but she later clarified her point. “I’m not going to use that word anymore,” Nixon told the New York Post. “We have to make sure that the communities that have been most devastated by the war on drugs are prioritized for small business loans and other kinds of support. Obviously it would in no...
  • T.I. Slams Donald Trump For Claiming That ‘Ancestors Tamed A Nation’ — He’s ‘The Face Of Racism’

    05/26/2018 4:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | May 26, 2018 | Erin Silvia
    T.I. took to Instagram to shockingly call Donald Trump ‘the face of racism’ after the president said he was not apologizing for America or its history during a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy on May 25. T.I., 37, made it known that he wasn’t on the Trump Train when he took to Instagram on May 26 to totally slam President Donald Trump, 71, and his speech about America at the 2018 commencement for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. “And now a word from the face of racism…,” T.I.’s caption read for a post that included a screenshot...
  • With Reparations Happy Hour In Portland, People Of Color Receive $10 Just For Showing Up

    05/25/2018 8:36:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Essence Magazine ^ | May 24, 2018 | by PAULA ROGO
    An Oregon non-profit just did something the U.S. government refuses to do: it gave out reparations to people of color In the inaugural Reparations Happy Hour earlier this week, the hosts gave each person of color who attended $10 with no questions asked. With 40 people in attendance, Brown Hope, the non-profit gave out $400 that evening. “It’s exactly what it sounds like,” said Brown Hope founder Cameron Whitten. “What I want to do is end the cycle of exploitation. For Black, brown, indigenous people you face so many barriers, whether it’s tokenization or straight-up poverty.“ Portland is one of...
  • ‘Reparations Happy Hour’ allows Black attendees to get cash from white donors

    05/24/2018 8:02:51 PM PDT · by massmike · 70 replies
    thegrio.com ^ | 05/24/2018 | Blue Telusma
    If you’ve been holding your breath waiting on reparations, it may be time to head to Oregon. Activists in Portland are throwing a Reparations Happy Hour where black attendees get $10 in cash as reparations, funded mainly by white donors. The ongoing event, which just kicked off its inaugural gathering this week, is the brainchild of social justice organizer Cameron Whitten, who started the initiative through his new group Brown Hope. “It’s exactly what it sounds like,” Whitten says. “What I want to do is end the cycle of exploitation. For black, brown, indigenous people you face so many barriers,...
  • Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]

    05/23/2018 10:43:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Times Union ^ | May 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein
    The leader of the New York arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling out New York gubernatorial candidate and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon for her comments on legalizing marijuana over the weekend, in which she said that the industry could provide a form of “reparations” for communities of color. While he supports cannabis legalization, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome told the Times Union on Monday that candidates for office should not use words like “reparations” lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship. “Cynthia Nixon’s comments that the legalization...
  • Cynthia Nixon: Put African-Americans in Charge of Pot Plantations

    05/09/2018 8:03:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We go to Bakersfield, California. This is Kim, and it’s great to have you. I’m glad you called. CALLER: Hey. Greetings from Bakersfield, Rush! It’s a pleasure to speak with you. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: I was driving down the road and almost ran off into an almond orchard this morning when I heard Cynthia Nixon wants African-Americans to run the pot industry. So my question is: Is this because in her opinion African-American culture is like a drug culture and that they would be a natural fit and be experts in this field? And isn’t this racist, and...
  • Cynthia Nixon ignites outrage for saying marijuana could be ‘form of reparations’

    05/09/2018 7:05:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kenneth Lovett
    Cynthia Nixon took heat Monday from black leaders over her comments that creating a legalized pot industry in New York could serve as a form of reparations in black communities. Nixon on Saturday told Forbes magazine "now that cannabis is exploding as an industry, we have to make sure that those communities that have been harmed and devastated by marijuana arrests get the first shot at this industry." "We (must) prioritize them in terms of licenses. It's a form of reparations." The comments came under fire from some community leaders.
  • Perspective: There's no cost to white people who call 911 about black people. There should be.

    05/16/2018 1:16:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 16, 2018 | by Stacey Patton and Anthony Paul Farley, The Washington Post
    Here are the things that black people can't do in the United States in 2018 without a white bystander calling the police on them: sit in a Starbucks coffee shop; eat at a Waffle House; work out at a gym; move into a new apartment at night; golf with friends; fly on a plane; barbecue at a park; shop for a prom outfit; buy a money order to pay the rent; check out of an Airbnb; or take a nap while studying at their Ivy League college campus. When white callers dial 911 and report that black people are engaged...
  • Black reparations? Let's call the Democrats' bluff

    04/27/2018 10:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/27/2018 | Mason Weaver
    Now we are talking about reparations? Why now? Americans elected our first black president, gave him full control over both houses of Congress and high support from the press. Why didn’t Obama fight for reparations as president? It’s the same reason Democrats don’t really fight for DACA – they only want to use the issue. It is their technique to paint Republicans as anti-black. If Congress were to ask for reparations, it would really be great to see Trump out-Trump them again as he did on DACA. He should ask them to propose a bill for him to consider. This...
  • Reparations, Income Handouts, Guaranteed Jobs: Dems Tilt Hard Left With New Pet Projects

    04/25/2018 6:41:52 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-25-2018 | Adam Shaw
    Free tuition, minimum wage hikes and "Medicare for all" are so 2016. As Democrats look ahead to the midterms and the 2020 presidential race, lawmakers and candidates are pushing the agenda even further to the left -- with bigger promises of sweeping government welfare programs ranging from guaranteed jobs to universal income. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the standard-bearer for the party's left flank in 2016, once again is helping to lead the charge. He reportedly is set to announce a plan that will guarantee a $15-an-hour job and health-care benefits to every American “who wants or need one.” The plan,...