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  • Today and Yesterday

    09/09/2020 3:55:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone's wildest dreams. In 1936, most black people lived in gross material poverty and racial discrimination. Such poverty and discrimination is all but nonexistent today. Government data, assembled by Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation, shows that "the average American family ... identified as poor by the Census Bureau, lives in an air-conditioned, centrally heated house or apartment ... They have a car...
  • The Letter a Sports Icon Should Pen to All Americans

    09/08/2020 4:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2020 | Jeff Utsch
    Professional athletes, many being minorities, have a unique opportunity to spread a positive message about America as a land of opportunity that, while imperfect, has a calling and destiny unlike any in the world. Such a message would bring hope, healing and encourage a “Yes, we can” mentality to millions of all backgrounds. Instead, LeBron James and other professional athletes have collectively spread a false narrative that our nation is systemically racist and inherently bad. In so doing, they fuel racial tension, perpetuate a victim mentality and perpetuate civil unrest. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The fruits of...
  • Liberal and Conservative Agree: Fathers Matter, Case Closed

    08/13/2020 4:37:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2020 | Larry Elder
    America has witnessed months of civil unrest in cities around America following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Many of the protesters decry income and net worth "inequality." But the most serious "inequality" is the unequal percentage of fathers in Black households, a phenomenon that has been encouraged by government policies that normalize and reward out-of-wedlock births. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, assistant secretary of Labor to President Lyndon B. Johnson, published "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action." At that time, 25% of Blacks were born outside of wedlock, a number that this former adviser to President...
  • Is Racism Responsible for Today's Black Problems?

    07/29/2020 3:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall,com ^ | July 29, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death -- rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks. The pretense is that police conduct stands as the root of black problems. According to the NAACP, from 1882-1968, there were 3,446 black people lynched at the hands of whites. Today, being murdered by whites or policemen should be the least of black worries. In recent times, there is an average...
  • Black Life-Long Democrat Reveals Why He Walked Away from Joe Biden

    07/08/2020 12:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones (D) on Tuesday penned an opinion piece slamming former Vice President Joe Biden for failing to stand up to protect the black community. According to Jones, President Donald Trump has done more for the black community than any other Washington politician, all while Biden hides in his basement. In particular, Jones takes issue with the left's calls to "defund the police," which they say is in response to the murder of George Floyd. As the former Chief Executive Officer of DeKalb County, Georgia, I’ve had to manage one of the largest police departments in the...
  • Insults to Black History

    06/24/2020 3:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Many whites are ashamed, saddened and feel guilty about our history of slavery, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination. Many black people remain angry over the injustices of the past and what they see as injustices of the present. Both blacks and whites can benefit from a better appreciation of black history. Often overlooked or ignored is the fact that, as a group, black Americans have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles, and in a shorter span of time than any other racial group in history. For example, if one totaled up the earnings and spending...
  • Black Fathers Matter

    06/22/2020 4:19:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2020 | Katie Kiefer
    Fathers matter. A child without a good father figure grows up with a disadvantage that cannot be erased by money, education or fame. Activists claim that whites and police are primarily responsible for holding blacks back. In truth, black father figures are the foremost differentiating factor in their offspring’s quality of life. 69 percent of black children are born to unmarried mothers, according to the latest data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In contrast, the CDC reports that 28 percent of non-Hispanic whites are born to unmarried mothers. The CDC statistics account for a mother’s marital status at...
  • Now What?

    06/17/2020 4:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    <p>No decent person can support George Floyd's mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law. The Minneapolis authorities moved quickly, and Derek Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis police department, placed under arrest and charged with second-degree murder and other charges. The three officers who were with him were also fired and charged two counts of aiding and abetting -- one for second-degree murder and one for second-degree manslaughter.</p>
  • Unappreciated Crime Costs

    01/15/2020 4:10:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia and many others. Thousands of black Americans were murdered in 2019. Over 90% of the time, the perpetrator was also black. Leftists and social justice warriors charge that what blacks have to fear most is being shot and killed by police, but the numbers don't add up. For several years, The Washington Post has been documenting police shootings in America. Last year, 933 people were shot and killed by police. Twenty-three percent (212) of people shot and killed were...
  • Who Are the Racists?

    11/27/2019 3:29:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said that racism in America is "foundational" and that people of color were under "mortal threat" from the "white supremacist in the White House." Pete Buttigieg chimed in to explain that "systemic racism" will "be with us" no matter who is in the White House. Senator Cory Booker called for "attacking systemic racism" in the "racially biased" criminal justice system. Let's follow up by examining Booker's concern about a "racially biased" criminal justice system. To do that, we can turn to a recent article by Heather Mac Donald, who is a senior fellow at the...
  • Detroit Runners Join Together to Create the Run Club Their Community Was Missing

    08/13/2019 3:19:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | August 12, 2019 | Andrew Dawson
    For four years, Joe Robinson and Lance Woods ran the streets of Detroit. Robinson took the east side where he resided, and Woods had the west side. But they never ran together. They didn’t know each other. Though both lifelong Detroiters, their paths never crossed. Not in running, and not in their careers. Woods worked in youth development in the local school system while Robinson operated as a young, hip hip entrepreneur with his company APX Management, which works with up-and-coming rappers in the city. Yet both had a similar vision for their home and the African-American community: a running...
  • What's Most Important?

    07/24/2019 3:00:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July24, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Let's think about priorities. Say that you live in one of the dangerous high crime and poor schooling neighborhoods of cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, or St. Louis. Which is most important to you: doing something about public safety and raising the quality of education or, as most black politicians do, focusing energies upon President Donald Trump and who among the 20 presidential contenders will lead the Democratic Party? The average American has no inkling about the horrible conditions in which many blacks live. Moreover, they wouldn't begin to tolerate living under those conditions themselves. In Chicago, one person is...
  • While LeBron James and Don Lemon dis POTUS Trump, they ignore the BIGGEST killer of black people

    08/05/2018 1:30:03 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/18 | USA Features
    Cognitive Dissonance: In recent days NBA star LeBron James appeared on host Don Lemon’s little-watched CNN program to complain about how POTUS Donald Trump is “dividing” America and fostering racism. Prominent black figures making such baseless claims about the president is nothing new. During the interview, however, James and Lemon also discussed the former’s opening of a new school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, for “at risk” black youths. It’s good that James is giving back to his community. Charity, for the most part, is admirable. But if he’s really concerned about protecting blacks who are ‘at risk,’ he...
  • The Congressional Black Caucus: Purveyors of Black Urban Decline

    11/03/2017 4:18:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Sheriff David Clarke (RET)
    AmericaÂ’s urban communities need a reformation. So why do they keep electing Democrats whose progressive policies hold them hostage on the plantation of liberal ideology? Every week a prominent Democrat is in the news labeling their opposition as racist as if it is some sort of sport. Do you support school choice that helps struggling black parents endgenerational poverty? Racist. Call out black crime rates that disproportionately claim black victims? Racist. Criticize the welfare state that keeps black people hooked on government handouts? Racist. Are you a Republican? Automatic racist. And if youÂ’re a black conservative like I am, itÂ’s...
  • 'Kerosene' Maxine Waters: How Much Longer Will Her District Tolerate Her?

    07/13/2017 5:43:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has become President Donald Trump's fiercest congressional critic. In eight years, Obama never had a Republican nemesis the likes of Waters, who recently said, "I'm taking the gloves off." Seventeen years ago, I wrote Waters a letter. She never answered. It read, in part:Congresswoman Waters,Your power in America, and especially in the black community, is substantial. I honestly, and sincerely, urge you to rethink your positions on several issues. Despite my acknowledged harsh criticisms of you, I never once attacked you personally. I said, on many occasions: "I don't question her heart, but I question her...
  • Bethune-Cookman University ingrates

    05/13/2017 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/13/17 | David Hogberg
    Betsy DeVos has done more for the black community than most “civil rights” leaders On Wednesday students at the largely black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., interrupted a speech by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Some heckled her, while others turned their back. She was supposed to speak for an hour but left after 20 minutes. This is not the first time DeVos has received a rude reception. Back in February, left-wing protestors channeled their inner Orval Faubuses and prevented her from entering Jefferson Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Trump Keeps Promise to Black Community

    02/04/2017 9:57:53 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    www.SarahPalin.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Adrienne Ross
    President Trump kicked off February by inviting leaders from the black community to the White House to engage in dialogue and hash out solutions. Day one of Black History Month was the perfect time to dive into what he vowed while on the campaign trail: address the needs within communities of color. The “forgotten man and woman” was a recurring Trump theme in the 2016 election. One could make the case that despite the obvious irony, no group was as forgotten during the last eight years as black Americans, many of whom find themselves living in violent Chicago neighborhoods, lacking...
  • CNN Gleefully Mocks Dr. Ben Carson

    12/06/2016 11:10:45 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 79 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Sundance
    During a presented Don Lemon discussion panel Monday night, the severity of ridicule against Dr. Ben Carson was jaw-dropping and unprofessional in the extreme. Removing all pretense of substantive discussion, Don Lemon, Marc Lamont Hill and Peter Beinart began openly mocking the nomination of Dr. Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Holy Cow! Houston New Black Panther Head Quannel X Supports Trump!

    08/25/2016 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 45 replies
    Fox 26 Face-Off KRIV Houston ^ | August 24, 2016 | Quannel X and Matt Patrick
    This is the weekly point-counterpoint show on Houston Fox affiliate KRIV 26 between Community activist Quanell X and AM 740 KTRH NewsRadio show host Matt Patrick. Quannel X discusses Donald Trump's Minneapolis speech. I was absolutely floored when I watched this last night. I think this video has the potential to dramatically shift the narrative of Trump support in the African-American community. Pay special attention to Quannel X's silence at the end when Matt Patrick sums things up. Youtube Recording of Fox 26 KRIV Faceoff -PJ
  • I never thought I’d defend Donald Trump, but he’s right about America’s Black community

    08/22/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 58 replies
    thetab.com ^ | Imani Scott- Blackwell
    Donald Trump has landed himself in hot water again, this time over a statement he made Michigan. Addressing the Black community, he said: “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed – what the hell do you have to lose?” Trump left the teleprompter to make this unscripted statement and every political commentator, news reporter, and disgruntled tweeter had something to say about it. Rather than wasting your time with another article focusing on Trump’s offensive speech, his ignorance, or any other way his campaign has managed to...