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  • White officer pepper sprays crowd at Black Lives Matter summit in Cleveland

    07/27/2015 5:43:56 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 62 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Afi Scruggs
    A transit police officer has pepper-sprayed a crowd in Cleveland protesting the arrest of a 14-year-old at a Black Lives Matter conference inspired by police brutality. The incident occurred near Cleveland State University in the city’s downtown where the first Black Lives Matter conference was taking place. More than 1,200 participants spent the weekend organizing and discussing a range of social justice issues. According to the Greater Cleveland regional transit authority, its officers were taking an intoxicated teenage bus rider to a police station just as the conference was ending about 5pm. A large crowd blocked the squad car and...
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Woman (White) Shot Dead in "Random Act" of Violence in Hollywood (Attacker Black)

    07/07/2015 6:32:35 PM PDT · by atc23 · 71 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 7/6/2015 | Kacey Montoya
    A woman who was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun while walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood Sunday night appeared to have been killed in a “random act of violence,” police said Monday. The victim was identified Monday afternoon as Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, according to Lt. John Radtke with LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide. The coroner’s office confirmed the victim’s name and age and said an investigator was still working on a report. Melvin was walking with her boyfriend near Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place (map), about a block away from the heavily used intersection of...
  • Black youths mock bloodied white victim [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/6/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A video on Facebook of a bloody-faced white male – the purported target of an attack by a black mob in Fountain Square in Cincinnati – is making the media waves, and what’s even more shocking than the condition of the victim is the background laughter. The man was beaten into unconsciousness after a hip-hop concert on the Fourth of July. The video shows a crowd of mostly black people gathering around the white man as he lay unconscious on the sidewalk. People in the background scream and laugh at his bloody face. Two officers were injured during the attack,...
  • If Liberals Really Cared About Black Lives [Luke 17 - Days of Noah]

    07/06/2015 2:28:43 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/5/2015 | Jack Kelley
    To the “Black Lives Matter” crowd, it seems that most black lives don’t. Roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered each year — more than 90 percent by other blacks. To some Democrats, only those shot by white police officers or white bigots seem to matter. Just 25 percent of about 400 local police killings a year involve a white cop and a black victim, an FBI study found. Shootings of blacks by police has been cut in half since 1981. For every black person killed by a white cop, black criminals murder 70. It is 25 times more likely a black...
  • Omarosa: 'Donald Trump Doesn't See Race'

    07/06/2015 3:48:23 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Donald Trump has announced his intention to run for president of the United States. Our April Ryan talked to one of his friends, someone who knows him very well.
  • Black Teacher in Ohio Slaps Disabled White Student Saying She Doesn’t Have to ‘Serve White People

    07/01/2015 6:42:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | Jul 1, 2015 | clyde
    A black teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio has resigned after she slapped a handicapped white child and screamed at him that blacks in America “fought” so that they wouldn’t have to “serve white people like him.” This creep resigned not after students complained, but after her own teachers assistants complained of her abusive actions! It was going on for months, apparently. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking...
  • SEE IT: Texas teen rips girl by the hair from toddler, beats her up as other youths cheer...

    06/28/2015 3:43:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 127 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | BY Tobias Salinger
    FULL TITLE: SEE IT: Texas teen rips girl by the hair from toddler, beats her up as other youths cheer (WARNING - GRAPHIC VIDEO) A Texas teen wrenches another girl away from a 3-year-old relative by the victim's hair and beats her as other teens cheer in disturbing footage that has surfaced online. Police in Dallas suburb Rowlett say the family of the 13-year-old who assaulted the other girl June 19 behind an elementary school will bring her to authorities, who aren’t releasing the juvenile’s name.
  • SHOCK VIDEO! Black Teen Beats, Kicks White Girl Holding Her Toddler

    06/24/2015 12:17:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 110 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-24-2015 | JIm Hoft
    Horrific. A black teenage girl attacked a white girl holding her toddler.The black girl pulled the girl and her baby off the bench then beat her, kicked her while pulling her hair.This is the new normal in Obama’s America. For the record… Blacks commit 25 times more violent asaults on whites than vice versa. Blacks commit 25 times more violent assaults on Whites. #Ferguson #blacktwitter #p2 pic.twitter.com/MvxQUQ2grE— Chris (@Chris_1791) June 19, 2015 Adult African-Americans are just 9% of the population yet commit 40% of all crimes and 50% of all murders.ALL lives matter.
  • Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth

    06/23/2015 12:58:49 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Privacy Online News ^ | 6/18/15 | Rick Falkvinge
    Google Chrome Listening In To Your Room Shows The Importance Of Privacy Defense In Depth Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.It looked like just another bug report. "When I start Chromium, it downloads something."...
  • Father says he feels unsafe 'after receiving threatening phone calls from the Black Panther Party'

    06/21/2015 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/20/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    'I'm coming to see you real soon': Charleston killer's father says he feels unsafe 'after receiving threatening phone calls from the Black Panther Party' The father of Dylann Roof has told cops that he is the victim of never-ending threatening phone calls in the wake of his son's arrest for the Charleston church massacre in which nine people were killed. Franklin Bennett Roof, 52, called police to his home in Columbia, South Carolina, at noon on Friday because he was afraid for his life, according to police records. 'The victim states that individuals claiming to be with the Black Panther...
  • Charleston shooter tells cops: Everyone at the church was so nice to me,

    06/19/2015 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Fair enough. Let’s almost not execute him. This seems to answer the lingering question of what was running through this degenerate’s mind while he sat through a Bible study meeting with a group of people he intended to murder in cold blood. I was thinking about that last night and couldn’t recall another case where a terrorist spent time getting to know his victims in an intimate setting before opening fire. To the extent you can understand the mind of a mass murderer, you would think dehumanization of the target is key. And the easiest way to dehumanize is to...
  • Mass of a supermassive black hole measured in suns (animated graphic)

    06/19/2015 2:24:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
  • Pictured: The white gunman who shot dead NINE people in mass "race-hate" (Shorten)

    06/18/2015 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 134 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | June 18,2015 | Charlene Adams,Jennifer Newton
    Police have released CCTV images of a white gunman who shot dead nine people in a cold-blooded race-hate crime at an African-American church in South Carolina on Wednesday night.
  • Watch thirsty bear steal drinks from N.J. home's fridge

    06/15/2015 8:35:43 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 12 replies
    nj.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Erin O'Neill
    PLAINFIELD — Police shot and killed a black bear in the backyard of a city home on Sunday morning, authorities said. [excerpt]
  • Black and White Like You and Me

    06/15/2015 6:14:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-15-2015 | MOTUS
    Welcome to post-racial America, where "reverse-passing" has become a real thing. (Thanks, Obama!) Today we return to the odd case of “Racial” (h/t Abenaki) Dolezal: the white woman who thinks she’s black.I say stop bullying her, she has already been the victim of 8 separate hate crimes so how much more street cred do you need? I believe we’ve established the fact she’s “biologically” Caucasian-American, butt apparently in Racial’s mind she’s an African-American. As such, she’s entitled to hold the jobs that non-African-Americans won’t do: serving as President of the Spokane NAACP and Professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington...
  • Spokane Police Suspend ALL CASES of ‘Hate Crimes’ Against Fake Black Activist

    06/14/2015 7:01:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/13/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Spokane police suspended all reported hate crimes against fake black activists Rachel Dolezal on Friday. Investigators said the controversial letters did not have a post office stamp or barcode and therefore were most likely placed into the box by someone with a key. Rachel Dolezal said she was disappointed the investigation did not produce any arrests. She told KXLY News, “As a mother of two black sons I would never terrorize my children.” Dolezal claims she was the victim of hate crimes but police suspended their investigation after suspicious letters lacked postal markings. Dolezal was outed as a fake black...
  • If Rachel Dolezal Duped Us Into Believing She's Black, Blame Ourselves

    06/13/2015 11:50:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/13 | Frederik DeBoer
    I's hard to think of a more bizarre story, or one more representative of contemporary America, than that of Rachel Dolezal. Dolezal is an academic and activist who represented herself as African American for many years, earning a degree in Africana studies, even ascending to the position of president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP. As police killings show, the African American community needs more change As police killings show, the African American community needs more change Dolezal's parents, however, have recently made matters uncomfortable for her, telling the media that she is in fact Caucasian and showing...
  • Eddie Murphy exposes "White Privilege" in America

    06/13/2015 9:56:15 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | 1984 | Eddie Murphy
    <p>In 1984, comedian Eddie Murphy did an earth shattering expose' on "white privilege" in America...</p>
  • New Harris County Sheriff Axes LGBT Liaison Program

    06/10/2015 4:05:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Houston Press ^ | June 10, 2015 | Michael Barajas
    Last month, after finally announcing his candidacy for mayor of Houston, Adrian Garcia stepped down as Harris County Sheriff and county leaders appointed someone strikingly different – an older white Republican lawman who's been itching for job ever since Garcia hinted he might resign to run for mayor. As with most transitions of power, there was a sweeping, abrupt shakeup within the top ranks when former Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman took the reins as sheriff. Just two weeks after his appointment, Hickman had fired numerous people, demoted many others, and replaced his first several commander positions – top brass...
  • Hillary Clinton plays to raucous but HALF-EMPTY arena at black university as she claims opponents...

    06/05/2015 1:20:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/04/15 | David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton plays to raucous but HALF-EMPTY arena at black university as she claims opponents want to 'disempower and disenfranchise people of color' Hillary Clinton closed a three-day campaign fundraising swing through Texas and New Mexico on Thursday with a rare public appearance at Texas Southern University in Houston and a stemwinder on voting rights. She took no questions and spoke with no reporters, but angrily complained that Texas voters can present their concealed-carry gun permits as a voter ID, but not their college student identification cards. Clinton was received with wild applause at the historically black college, but organizers...
  • Two giant black holes might crash into each other in 21 years

    05/28/2015 6:23:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    Geek.com ^ | 5/23/15 | Ryan Whitwam
    In the center of most galaxies (ours included) there is a supermassive black hole that holds everything together. However, one galaxy 10.5 billion light years away looks like it might have two black holes, and just like in Highlander, there can be only one. Scientists believe the pair are going to crash into each other in just 21 years. This could provide an unprecedented opportunity to observe the mind-boggling physics of such an event. The galaxy in question doesn’t have a snazzy name — it’s known only as PSO J334.2028+01.4075. It’s what is known as a quasar, or an “active...
  • Public-Sector Jobs Vanish, Hitting Blacks Hard [1.8 million fewer jobs in public sector]

    05/25/2015 3:20:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 24, 2015 | PATRICIA COHEN
    ".....Roughly one in five black adults works for the government, teaching school, delivering mail, driving buses, processing criminal justice and managing large staffs. They are about 30 percent more likely to have a public sector job than non-Hispanic whites, and twice as likely as Hispanics.The Labor Department counts half a million fewer public sector jobs than before the start of the recession in 2007...understates just how much the government’s work force has shrunk.... because it fails to account for the normal growth in the country’s population: Factor that in, she said, and there are 1.8 million fewer jobs in the...
  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 3:56:32 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 324 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/17/2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Nine people have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival biker gangs at a recruitment event in a Texas restaurant on Sunday afternoon. What started as a physical fight in the bathroom spilled out into the bar and rapidly escalated to involve chains, clubs, knives and gunfire across Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco, local media reports. Diners, including young children, scrambled and many took shelter in the freezer as hundreds of gang members ran rampage around the booths, according to KXXV.
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Md. Man Brutally Beaten By Group of Teens

    05/12/2015 10:22:48 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 48 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    A Maryland man faces a long recovery after he was brutally beaten by a group of teens.
  • Michelle Obama Lets Loose on Race in Graduation Speech

    05/10/2015 4:48:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    Finance Powered by Trendolizer ^ | 10 MAy 15 | David Knowles
    Excerpt......"As potentially the first African-American first lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations, conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others," she told the class of 2015. "Was I too loud or too emasculating? Or was I too soft? Too much of a mom and not enough of a career woman?" Directing her remarks directly toward her African American audience, Obama spoke from her own experience on how racial inequality impacts opportunity. "The road ahead is not going to be easy," Obama said, "It never is, especially for folks like you and...
  • Michelle Obama: Blacks have been 'frustrated and invisible' for 'decades'

    05/09/2015 6:14:54 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9 May 15 | Zack Coleman
    First Lady Michelle Obama urged students at Tuskegee University, a historically black university in Alabama, to remain involved in civic life during a time of tension regarding race relations across the country. At the school's commencement address, the First Lady listed scenarios in which African-Americans feel they encounter systemic discrimination, such as "nagging worries that you're going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason." She said those feelings are "real," but disengaging is not an option. "I want to be very clear that those feelings are not an excuse to just throw up our hands and give...
  • Michelle O: Museums intimidate minorities

    05/07/2015 6:17:01 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies
    WND ^ | 7 May 15 | Cheryl Chumley
    By Cheryl Chumley First Lady Michelle Obama suggested at an opening of the new $420 million Whitney Museum in New York City that minorities rarely feel welcome at such venues. “You see, there are so many kids in this country who look at places like museums and concert halls and other cultural centers and they think to themselves, ‘well, that’s not a place for me, for someone who looks like me, for someone who comes from my neighborhood.’” She then said she could “guarantee you that right now, there are kids living less than a mile from here who...
  • Prof: Riots because of ‘White Privilege,’ Calls For Mass Surveillance Of Whites [Romans 1]

    05/07/2015 10:59:20 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/3/2015 | Eric Owens
    A black sociology professor at Vanderbilt University is arguing that “white privilege” is to blame for last week’s riots and looting in Baltimore, Md. The professor, Tony N. Brown, took to the op-ed pages of The Tennessean late last week to make the claim. White people act “routinely to harm, demean, and damage black and brown people,” Brown wrote in Nashville’s main newspaper. These actions “explain the lofty levels of frustration and despair among black and brown youth.” The professor, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, cites other unrelated incidents as evidence of the riots after the...
  • ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’s’ Black Widow Disgrace (Spoiler Warning and Feminist Barf)

    05/05/2015 6:39:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 5, 2015 | Marlow Stern
    A couple of years back, I had the pleasure of conducting a sit-down interview with filmmaker Joss Whedon for Newsweek magazine. The occasion was his post-Avengers passion project, Much Ado About Nothing—an impeccably staged and delightfully droll riff on the Shakespeare classic filmed with a cast of pals over 12 days at Whedon’s Santa Monica home. The experience was, according to Whedon, a spiritual cleansing of sorts; a respite from the drudgery of assembling a gazillion-dollar superhero epic that reminded him why he fell in love with visual storytelling in the first place. And, like many film and television projects...
  • New Black Panther Head: Like Founding Fathers, We Are Willing to Kill for Black Nation

    04/30/2015 2:12:05 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Breitbart Non-Syndicated ^ | 30 Apr 2015 | Pam Key
    New Black Panther Head: Like Founding Fathers, We Are Willing to Kill for Black Nation New Black Panther Chief Breitbart Non-Syndicated by Pam Key 30 Apr 2015 WARNING: Profanity/Strong Racial Language This Week on the New Black Panther Party’s “Black Power Radio,” national chairman Hashim Nzinga said since America has “declared war on us,” evidenced by “military police in the black neighborhood” protecting the rich, the New Black Panthers should be looked upon as Founding Fathers who declare war and are “willing to die or kill to save our babies and to save a black nation that is dying before...
  • 'Brutal' black-on-white mob attack near Baltimore Disabled victim beaten after intervening to stop

    04/30/2015 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/30/15 | Cheryl Chumley
    Baltimore-area police have arrested two – and more will likely follow – in the case of a mob of black high school youths rushing a 61-year-old white man outside his home and beating him so badly he was placed in a medically induced coma. One police spokesman for the Dundalk, Maryland, force called the attack vicious. “This is not a simple fist fight,” he said, to WBAL-TV “This is a brutal assault.” The incident began when the man, Richard Fletcher, noticed two girls fighting near his truck and went outside to intervene. That’s when a mass of youths, mostly from...
  • New Black Panther Party Head: We Are ‘Willing to Kill’ for Black Nation

    04/30/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 4/30/15 | Pam Key
    WARNING: Profanity/Strong Racial Language This Week on the New Black Panther Party’s “Black Power Radio,” national chairman Hashim Nzinga said since America has “declared war on us,” evidenced by “military police in the black neighborhood” protecting the rich, the New Black Panthers should be looked upon as Founding Fathers who declare war and are “willing to die or kill to save our babies and to save a black nation that is dying before our eyes.” Nzinga said, “America is about protecting the rich and the powerful.” He added, “We pay taxes. They have declared war on us and it’s nothing
  • Black Violence Matters

    04/27/2015 3:28:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Baltimore has the fifth highest big city murder rate in the country. The four cities ahead of it are Detroit, New Orleans, Newark and St. Louis. All these cities have something in common. Not racism, but race. The killers and the dead are black.
  • Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox

    04/26/2015 10:30:30 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 4/24/15 | K.C. Cole
    Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox A bold new idea aims to link two famously discordant descriptions of nature. In doing so, it may also reveal how space-time owes its existence to the spooky connections of quantum information. By: K.C. ColeApril 24, 2015 Comments (19) One hundred years after Albert Einstein developed his general theory of relativity, physicists are still stuck with perhaps the biggest incompatibility problem in the universe. The smoothly warped space-time landscape that Einstein described is like a painting by Salvador Dalí — seamless, unbroken, geometric. But the quantum particles that occupy this space are more like...
  • ‘WE WILL KILL!! STRAIGHT UP!!’ – Black protesters take over CNN, curse on-air in Baltimore

    04/22/2015 5:38:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 107 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/21/15 | soopermexican
    "‘WE WILL KILL!! STRAIGHT UP!!’ – Black protesters take over CNN, curse on-air in Baltimore (Video)" The terrible case of Freddie Gray is once again being litigated in the streets instead of the courts, and the anger boiled over into a CNN broadcast when protesters started cursing on air and finished with the threat, “we WILL KILL! Straight up!” Watch below, there is a lot of explicit language:
  • A Happy Conservative Black Woman on the Gay Agenda and Black America (Rush Limbaugh show, 4/20)

    04/21/2015 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cheryl in Cleveland. It's great to have you on the program with us. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Fine and dandy. Thank you. CALLER: You know, I couldn't be more disgusted by this NIH study. Half a million dollars on examining what young adolescent boys are experiencing during their first sexual encounter? With all of the problems that beset the black community, especially black male adolescents, to spend this kind of money on this study is astonishing to me. I mean, why not put that money to trying to determine why 73% of black...
  • Cops: Son's story leads mom, friends to savagely beat homeless man

    04/14/2015 9:14:11 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Updated: Friday, April 10, 2015, | VINNY VELLA
    It Was the lie of a child, a way of avoiding getting in trouble for coming home late. But it had terrible consequences - it stirred an angry mob, and it ultimately left a 51-year-old man fighting for his life with horrific head injuries. It led to the arrest of two women: the boy's mother, Aleathea Gillard and her neighbor, Sharina Joachim, who both have been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses, police said. It started Tuesday afternoon, when Gillard confronted her 10-year-old son, police sources said. She wanted to know where he had been. He said...
  • 34K Black And Latino Churches Cut Ties With Presbyterian USA After Same-Sex Marriage Approval

    03/30/2015 4:35:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A coalition of 34,000 black churches has cut its ties with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) in the wake of its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage.
  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    03/29/2015 4:34:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 78 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 3/29/15 | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
    NEWARK, N.J. — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. "No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful," Obama told the crowd, which included many young black girls. "I am so proud of you. My husband, your president, is so proud of you," she added. "We have so much hope and dreams for you."
  • RIP Louis Black (son of musician Bill Black)

    03/28/2015 1:06:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    Bill Black's son Louis Black passed away at 3AM this morning from complications from COPD. Please pray for his wife Janet and family.  Arrangements pending. If you would like to send sympathy cards, the address is: 295 Starnes Road Munford, TN 38058
  • The Old Man and the Sea of Black Mob Violence (from article: “It’s war now")

    03/26/2015 6:57:29 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 165 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/26/15 | c flaherty
    They didn’t count on the Old White Dude with a bat. But when 55-year old Eddie Motley saw ten black people beating, stomping, kicking, and punching his neighbor and her two teenage boys, and laughing about it, he did not dial 911. He grabbed a baseball bat and charged. “Eddie hit the bat on the ground and told them to get off of us,” said Gina Herring, who was observing the assault from the fetal position amid a tangle of kicking boots in front of her Concord, North Carolina home. “If Eddie didn’t step in, I am sure my boys...
  • Chaotic Night in Downtown Mpls (Amish Yutes)

    03/18/2015 12:05:11 PM PDT · by Abigail Adams · 40 replies
    KSTP ^ | March 18, 2015 | KSTP
    A chaotic night Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis included fights, injuries and arrests. Police say it all began with a large group of teens who used mass transit to travel downtown with the intention of causing trouble. The group of young people fought amongst themselves and blocked traffic near Nicollet Mall amid St. Patrick's Day celebrations. View raw Chopper 5 video of the scene here. The disturbance was widespread and included the areas between 3rd and 8th streets, and Marquette and Hennepin avenues. Additional police officers were called in to restore order. They arrested as many as six people, and used...
  • McDonald's Latest Sales Are Worse Than Expected

    03/09/2015 4:13:51 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 212 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9 March 15 | Staff
    McDonald's MCD +0.6% worldwide sales fell a more than expected 1.7% in February, marking nine consecutive months of declines. This comes a week after new CEO Steve Easterbrook assumed the top job. Easterbrook, who has said he considers himself an ‘internal activist,’ is faced with reviving the lagging sales that cost previous CEO Don Thompson his job. U.S. sales fell 4%, as the fast food giant continues to face heavy competition from fast casual chains like Chipotle and Panera. “Consumer needs and preferences have changed,” said the company in a statement. “McDonald’s current performance reflects the urgent need to evolve...
  • Monster Black Hole Is the Largest and Brightest Ever Found

    02/26/2015 5:24:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Space.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Charles Q. Choi
    Astronomers have discovered the largest and most luminous black hole ever seen — an ancient monster with a mass about 12 billion times that of the sun — that dates back to when the universe was less than 1 billion years old. It remains a mystery how black holes could have grown so huge in such a relatively brief time after the dawn of the universe, researchers say.
  • The group that’s seen the slowest unemployment recovery under Obama? Black Americans.

    02/24/2015 9:09:41 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 6 | By Philip Bump
    There's a lot of blurring that happens with the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly jobs report, the splashy release that drives headlines about the unemployment rate and (recently at least) the gains in the job market. One example is that the figures are seasonally adjusted, to offer a comprehensible baseline month-over-month instead of always having to explain that employment always spikes in June and at the end of the year. It's blurry in a more important way, too. Reporting that unemployment in January was at 5.7 percent (a tick upward from December's figure) tells us a lot about the economy....
  • "Black Power" Group Smears Feces, Paint on Woman's Door, Write Neighborhood "Is for Blacks"

    02/22/2015 6:02:03 PM PST · by rightistight · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/22/15 | Aurelius
    Vicious racists smeared feces and paint on a young woman's door and wrote messages such as, "dont [sic] stay long or else," "Africa rules," "we are watching you white b*tch." The incident took place in Coventry, England. Police confirmed that they are looking into the incident. Sammie Sunter, who was the victim of the attack, had recently moved into the apartment with her two young sons. She was out of the house at the time of the attack. "I had to explain racism to my five-year-old," Sunter told the press. "It’s just not acceptable. He wanted to know why they...
  • Mo'Nique: I Was "Blackballed" After Winning My Oscar

    02/20/2015 2:51:22 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Feb 15 | Seth Abramovitch
    At the 2010 Academy Awards, Mo'Nique wore white gardenias in her hair — just as Hattie McDaniel had in 1940 when she became the first African-American actress to win an Oscar. The Precious star later thanked McDaniel in her best supporting actress acceptance speech "for enduring all that she had to, so that I would not have to." As The Hollywood Reporter recognizes the 75th anniversary of McDaniel's historic win, we speak at length with Mo'Nique about her debt to her movie-star idol, her memories of her own Oscar night and the dramatic turn her career has taken in...
  • Black Princess: 'We Know O is Hurting Us, But We'll Always Support 'One of Our People'

    02/19/2015 6:08:04 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 55 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 2/19/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
     Miss Livinia: “Black people know Obama is hurting them but they'll always support 'one of our people' "   Miss Livinia (not her real name) is a Black steel magnolia, not just upper middle class, but in personal comportment, a positive Princess. She resembles Lena Horne facially, in her speech and attitude. I've never seen her look less than stunning, at well past 80. Livinia was an inner city school principal. She formulated her own early childhood reading pedagogy, which she used to great success getting little Black kids to read. At one time she was more in the political mainstream. I think...