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  • Bar runs 'Reparations Happy Hour' and asks white people to donate money...

    05/27/2018 11:10:15 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 24 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 · 67 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,...
  • Former Black Panther Chairman: 'You Don’t Like Us, Mr. Trump? Then Hand Over the State of Florida'

    04/24/2018 9:03:15 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 119 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/24/18 | Nicholas Ballasy
    “We must have reparations, full compensation for the theft of our land, the theft of our bodies, the theft of our people from Africa, the theft of our dignity; the desecration of our souls decade after decade after decade after decade. As I said, we don’t want your food stamps. We don’t want no government handout. We don’t want to be trying to fix up some paperwork so I can get Social Security. We want our own. Donald Trump, you don’t want us? You don’t want to be around us? Hot dammit, I don’t want to be around you,” Shabazz...
  • Report: Democrats Want To Include Reparations In 2022 Platform

    04/20/2018 6:46:21 AM PDT · by blam · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-20-2018 | John Binder
    The Democratic Party is looking to include reparations in their 2022 platform, along with Medicare for all United States residents, and free higher education that is fully paid for by American taxpayers. In an exclusive report by the Washington Free Beacon, Democrats and liberal donors are pushing for an even further left agenda by 2022. That agenda was revealed during the Democracy Alliance’s latest conference called “Way to Win: 2022 Victory Party,” which featured guests such as the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez, former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Democratic Georgia candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams. The Free...
  • Black man demands free Starbucks coffee as ‘reparations’ — white barista immediately complies

    04/19/2018 8:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 04/19/2018 | Olaf Ekberg
    A white Starbucks barista probably violated company policy when she handed over a free coffee to a black man who demanded it in the name of race “reparations.” Bryan Sharpe, who goes by “Hotep Jesus” on Twitter, filmed himself going into a Starbucks store to demand a “free coffee” because they’re “racist.” __________________________________________________ Starbucks is racist https://t.co/fPf3ERMlXX — Hotep Jesus 🧠 (@VibeHi) April 15, 2018 __________________________________________________ “I heard ya’ll was racist, so I came to get my free coffee,” Sharpe says in the video to the white barista taking his order. “I saw that!” the girls responds. “I heard you...
  • Black Man Shakes Down Starbucks “Reparations”

    04/18/2018 9:40:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 53 replies
    This black individual thought it would be a good idea to shake down for “reparations” because Starbucks is “racist.” The dumb barista obediently gives him his free cup of coffee. Sheeesh!
  • Maxine Waters promises 'reparations' if Dems take over in 2020

    03/27/2018 11:29:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/05/2018 | Rick Moran
    How radical can the Democrats get if they take over the government again? What used to be an extreme position - reparations to black people for slavery - is now entering the mainstream of Democratic party thought and could become a reality once the Democrats regain power. Reparations have been mentioned since the end of slavery, but in recent years, it has been elevated to a serious issue by liberal Democrats. Rep. Maxine "Mad Max" Waters, appears to want to make it a cornerstone of a run for the presidency in 2020. WATERS: “He’s a bully — he has...
  • Some white people in Philly are giving away money as reparations. Should you?

    01/24/2018 12:59:38 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 85 replies
    philly.com ^ | January 24, 2018 | Samantha Melamed
    Over the last year, a 35-year-old West Philadelphia resident came to the realization that, while he worked hard for his $120,000-a-year corporate salary, he didn’t necessarily earn it. After all, he figured, his white privilege paved the way for his many advantages: a college education, limited debt, and that well-paying job. “It’s not like I deserve all this money and someone else doesn’t,” he said. “There’s no reason for it other than skin color and forced oppression that’s not that far in the past.” So, he decided to start giving it away — to people of color, as reparations. He...
  • Stepherson, Holmes suspended from Notre Dame football team following arrest

    12/20/2017 5:10:59 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 16 replies
    WNDU ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | WNDU
    Two Notre Dame football players were arrested Friday night for shoplifting, including wide receiver Kevin Stepherson who has been in trouble with the law before. Freshman running back CJ Holmes was also arrested. They have been suspended indefinitely from the team from all football related activities, Notre Dame football announced Wednesday.
  • Inspector General: IRS Employees Found ‘Harrassing or Abusing Taxpayers’

    12/20/2017 12:01:00 PM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which oversees the Internal Revenue Service, reports that in fiscal 2016 the IRS closed four cases in which IRS employees were found to have violated a law governing their behavior toward taxpayers and that these violations included “harassing and abusing taxpayers and using obscene and profane language.” In 1998, Congress enacted a law imposing restrictions on the way that IRS employees could treat taxpayers. As explained by the IG, this included a prohibition on an IRS employee contacting a taxpayer at “unusual or inconvenient times,” contacting the taxpayer directly if the taxpayer “has...