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  • Black Caucus huddles as talk of term limits heats up (Pelosi's white privilege)

    12/11/2018 6:18:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 12/10/18 | Mike Lillis, Scott Wong
    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) huddled Monday night in the Capitol as the push for term limits for committee chairmanships and leadership spots heats up among House Democrats. A number of senior CBC members are in line to take committee gavels next Congress and the group has quickly rallied against the notion that gavels would be term-limited just as they're about to ascend to those chairmanship seats. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who's seeking another stint as House Speaker, has been in talks with members of a small group of anti-Pelosi insurgents about adopting a cap on the number...
  • 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (the man who kidnapped and raped a 13 year old from her driveway)

    12/10/2018 6:02:40 AM PST · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Heavy ^ | 8DEC18 | Hania Aguilar and Michael Ray McLellan
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  • Black College Lacrosse Player Arrested For Spraying N-word And Swastika Graffiti Targeting HIMSELF

    12/02/2018 9:23:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/01/18 | Megan Sheets
    A black college lacrosse player has been arrested in connection with two incidents of racist graffiti found in a dorm on the Goucher College campus in Maryland. Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County. His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm, one floor above where similar graffiti had been found on November 14, Goucher College administrators said in a statement. Both incidents that shook the Towson campus involved backward...
  • An Overlooked Key to Democratic Victories: Diversity in the Suburbs

    11/21/2018 5:12:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 21, 2018 | Soo Oh
    Democrats took control of the House by flipping seats in the nation’s suburbs, which have long been political battlegrounds. But those victories rested on more than just the votes of college-educated white voters, whose shift away from Donald Trump and the Republican Party has drawn wide attention. People of color were also a large component of the Democrats’ victories in the suburbs—increasingly diverse communities that no longer fit the stereotype of racial homogeneity. They are more likely to live in the suburbs than in urban areas, and no matter where they live, they tend to vote Democratic. In the AP...
  • Black Voters Propelled Blue Wave, Study Finds

    11/20/2018 8:36:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 85 replies
    rollcall ^ | November 19, 2018
    African-Americans increasingly associate GOP with Trump, racist rhetoric Democratic wins in the 2018 midterms were driven largely by African American voters — particularly black women — who increasingly associate the GOP with President Trump’s perceived hostility toward people of color and immigrants, according to an analysis released Monday. The report by the NAACP, the racial justice nonprofit Advancement Project, and the political action group African American Research Collaborative found that across competitive elections 90 percent of black voters supported Democratic House candidates, compared to 53 percent of voters overall. It also found 91 percent of black women, 86 percent of...
  • Black Man Precludes Casualties in Bar Shootout—Only to be Shot and Killed by Police

    11/12/2018 9:00:40 PM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | 2018-11-12 | Natalie Degraffinried
    The headline should have been: “Security Guard Apprehends Shooter and Saves Lives.” Instead, it’s another case of the police shooting and killing an innocent black man. Eyewitnesses say that at Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Robbins, [Cook County, Chicago] Ill., security told a group of intoxicated men they had to leave. One of the men returned armed, at which point shots were exchanged between them and armed security guards. One of the guards, Jemel Roberson, 26, managed to restrain one of the gunmen. From WGN9: “He had somebody on the ground with his knee in back with his gun in...
  • D.C. Leftists Vie for Endorsement Of Anti-Semite

    11/05/2018 6:09:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 4, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Remember Trayon White? He’s the Washington D.C. city council member — a Democrat — who claimed that Jewish financiers control the climate. In his view, a mild snowfall in the District was an instance of “climate control” by the Rothschilds who “create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities.” White also opined that the Rothschilds control the World Bank and the federal government. There might have been a time when such rabid anti-Semitism would render White political poison. If so, that time has passed, at least among left-liberals. Far from steering clear of this anti-Semite, two left-liberal...
  • Science Says Drinking Your Coffee This Way Means You’re More Likely to Be a Psychopath

    11/04/2018 1:03:31 AM PST · by vannrox · 130 replies
    BestLife ^ | 4NOV18 | Diana Bruk
    I have a friend who always drinks his coffee black with no sugar (and is rather pretentious about it, mind you), and whenever the server asks him if he wants milk, he makes the same joke: “I’ll take it black, like my soul.” Now, a new study published in the journal Appetite suggests there may be something to that. Researchers at the University of Innsbruck in Austria asked more than 1,000 men and women to self-report their taste preferences and answer a questionnaire that assessed their Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, everyday sadism, trait aggression, and the Big Five factors of personality....
  • 'Jews better be ready': Anti-Semitic graffiti found inside Brooklyn synagogue [tr][Perp on video]

    11/02/2018 4:17:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 2, 2018 | Marco Poggio and Thomas Tracy
    The rabbi of a historic Brooklyn synagogue attacked by a hateful vandal vowed to continue on as police released a photo of the creep. ………………………………………………………………………………… Cops released a surveillance image of the vandal on Friday. He is described as a black man, about 20 years old, 5-foot-8, 140 pounds with black hair.
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly says he has black and Indian American staffers, ‘but’ they’re terrific (BUT)

    11/01/2018 7:45:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 10/31/18 | Colby Itkowitz
    Sen. Joe Donnelly (Ind.), a conservative Democrat in one of the tightest reelection battles in the country, made a cringeworthy and puzzling statement about some minorities on his staff during a debate Tuesday night. To begin, here’s a quick vocab refresher. The definition of the word “but,” according to Google, is “to introduce something contrasting with what has already been mentioned." So it was strange when Donnelly, in what seemed like a genuine effort to compliment his aides, said this when asked how he would bring diversity into his staffing: “Our state director is Indian American, but he does an...
  • Trump's Approval Among Black Voters Soars to 40 Percent Amid 'Blexit' Movement

    10/30/2018 11:58:22 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 10 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-10-30 21:00 | Daniel Newton
    President Donald Trump's approval rating has risen to a record of 40 percent approval rating among black voters, according to the daily Rasmussen poll released on Oct. 29.
  • Checkmate Democrats - Trump to Speak at Young Black Leadership Summit

    10/21/2018 7:43:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    America Out Loud ^ | 10/17/18 | Brooke Says
    Ever since Donald Trump asked ‘What the hell do you have to lose’ in reference to inviting black voters to consider him during the 2016 Presidential election, the Democrats have had the vapors – not because they think black voters wouldn’t vote for Trump, but because they were afraid they would. And indeed many did. Not in overwhelming numbers, but Trump did very well, particularly among black men, especially considering the concerted media push to paint him as a racist. And if he or any Republican gets 20% of the black vote, it’s game over for Democrats, which they know,...
  • His first day on the job, Kavanaugh hired as many black law clerks as Ginsburg has

    10/08/2018 3:19:41 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 51 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Oct. 8, 2018 | Kevin Daley
    Full Title: His first day on the job, Kavanaugh hired as many black law clerks as Ginsburg has in her entire tenure Justice Brett Kavanaugh has hired a black law clerk for his new chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court, matching Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s record of African-American clerkship hiring during her tenure on the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. With his first clerkship hires, Kavanaugh also set a gender composition record, an apparent attempt to buck the high court’s hiring patterns, which tend to favor white, male graduates of elite law schools. Since joining the high court in 1993, Ginsburg...
  • Black Voters Beginning to Turn Right as Midterms Near

    10/07/2018 2:47:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 95 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10/04/18 | MATTHEW VADUM
    Support for President Donald Trump is growing among black Americans, but it’s unclear whether that will translate into enough votes for Republicans to retain control of Congress in the midterm elections in one month’s time. This apparent reversal of fortunes stands in stark contrast to Republicans’ inability in recent decades to attract much support from black voters. Part of the growth could be due to defections from the Democratic side. Former Democrat Brandon Straka’s #WalkAway movement has been encouraging Americans to share their personal stories of disillusionment with the Democratic Party and abandon, or “walk away,” from the party. The...
  • WHAT I SAW GAVE ME A LITTLE HOPE

    09/14/2018 10:06:38 PM PDT · by 7thson · 27 replies
    I came off the Metro in Washington, DC two days ago and as I was making my way to the escalator to catch my commuter bus, I saw something that gave me a little bit of hope. Ahead of me was a black female, short, in her 20's, and toting a backpack. She had a Velcro tag on her backpack; a black tag with white lettering. It read I CARRY A GUN BECAUSE A COP IS TOO HEAVY. I got her attention and said I liked it. She laughed and said thank you. I then said I'm surprised you haven't...
  • Fox pulls scene from 'The Predator' after director Shane Black casts a registered sex offender (tr)

    09/06/2018 8:06:08 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 6, 2018 | Amy Kaufman
    Twentieth Century Fox was just days away from locking picture on “The Predator” when an urgent note came in: Delete the scene featuring Steven Wilder Striegel. Striegel, 47, didn’t have a big role in his longtime friend Shane Black’s reboot of the sci-fi thriller — just a three-page scene shared with actress Olivia Munn. But last month, Munn learned that Striegel is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 2010 after facing allegations that he attempted to lure a 14-year-old female into a sexual relationship via the internet. When Munn shared the information with Fox on Aug. 15, studio...
  • Black Pastor Slams “Black Genocide” of Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies are Aborted Every Day

    09/05/2018 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 07.30.18 | Christina Vazquez
    The Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. calls out abortion for what it is: a mass genocide of the most innocent.Childress, a leading pro-life advocate in the Black community, discussed the hypocrisy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a July column, citing statistics about the disproportionately high number of abortions in the Black community.Childress listed five “undeniable and inconvenient truths” about abortion, including the shocking fact that more than 20 million African American children have been aborted in the United States. That amounts to about 1,800 aborted babies in the Black community every day.Abortions hurt every...
  • AP Exclusive: Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

    09/04/2018 3:22:46 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Sep 18 | DAVID BAUDER
    The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as “abortion after birth” and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other. Franklin’s funeral was on Friday. “He spoke for 50 minutes and at no time did he properly eulogize her,” said Vaughn Franklin, the late singer’s nephew, who said he was delivering...
  • Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

    09/03/2018 5:14:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    AP and Yahoo News ^ | 2 Sep 18 | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
    A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Aretha Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at Franklin's funeral Friday in Detroit. He felt his timing was right, especially after other speakers spoke on the civil rights movement and President Donald Trump. "I was trying to show that the movement now is moving and should move in a different direction," he said. "......
  • Believe It: Donald Trump’s Black Support Is Rising …… by how much is up for debate, though.

    08/20/2018 11:21:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    FITSNews ^ | August 20, 2018 | Staff
    U.S. president Donald Trump is receiving higher-than-expected support from black Americans, according to new polling. But a vigorous debate is underway as to exactly how much black support he is receiving. According to a new Rasmussen survey, Trump is backed by a whopping 36 percent of black voters. Wait … what? If that sounds too high, it’s because it probably is. We aren’t convinced that number is accurate, although Rasmussen – along with the Trafalgar Group – was one of the few national firms to correctly predict Trump’s upset victory in 2016. They clearly knew something the other pollsters didn’t...