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  • 'Empire's' Black (Ratings) Power: How Fox's Targeted Marketing Paid Off


    01/29/2015 5:58:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 28, 2015 | Michael O'Connell
    People are seeing that shows with people of color can make money," Taraji P. Henson told reporters days after Empire's second episode solidified its status as the highest-rated new series of the 2014-15 TV season. "When things make money, people are interested." The actress might not be surprised that her Fox family soap, which climbed to nearly 15 million viewers in time-shifted ratings, is the success story of the winter. But few could have foreseen it would grow live ratings for its second and third episodes, an unheard-of feat during the DVR era. And Empire owes much of those early...
  • McDonald's CEO Don Thompson steps aside, stock jumps [PHOTOS]

    01/28/2015 4:13:39 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Jan 15 | Katie Littel
    Amid a tumultuous past year for McDonald's, the world's biggest restaurant chain's CEO Don Thompson is retiring after two years on the job, effective March 1. The fast food is also getting a new CFO. The restaurant's Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Steve Easterbrook will replace Thompson, who is a 25-year veteran of the company, the company announced on Wednesday. Previously, Easterbrook served as president of McDonald's Europe and led the chain's "efforts to elevate its marketing, advance menu innovation, and create an infrastructure for its digital initiatives," it said in a release. The company's CFO Pete...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for Calling Black People Colored

    01/27/2015 7:36:24 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 61 replies
    The Daily Mail web site dailymail.com ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans For Dailymail.com
    British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized after describing black people as 'colored' on US television, saying he is 'an idiot' and is 'devastated to have caused offense'. ...Sherlock star ... racial term ... diversity ... British screens ... Tavis Smiley.... ... hundreds took to social media to condemn.... ...Cumberbatch ... issuing an apology... 'incorrect'... 'offensive' ... ... 'I'm devastated ... ... sincere apologies. ... idiot ...
  • French mayor ‘evicts’ first black Marianne statue

    01/26/2015 11:17:31 AM PST · by csvset · 35 replies
    France24 ^ | 2015-01-26 | Joseph BAMAT
    A black Marianne has adorned city hall in Frémainville, France since 1999. The small town of Frémainville is one of the few in France where a black-skinned Marianne statue adorns city hall. But the city’s new mayor is replacing the minority Marianne, claiming she does not represent the French republic. Mayor Marcel Allègre, who won local elections in March, has removed the city’s emblematic black Marianne from the main hall where civil marriages are performed, and has placed an order for a new statue. “That black sculpture was a Marianne of liberty, but not a Marianne of the French...
  • New York Times columnist ‘fuming’ after son allegedly stopped by Yale police at gunpoint

    01/25/2015 11:00:28 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | yahoo
    New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow says he’s “fuming” after his son was allegedly stopped by a Yale University police officer at gunpoint Saturday night because he apparently fit the description of a possible burglary suspect. “So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted — at GUN POINT — by a Yale policeman bc he ‘fit the description’ of a suspect,’” Blow tweeted on Saturday. “He was let go when they realized he was a college student and not a criminal.”
  • More Teenage Mississippi Murder - Victim's daughter: 'My mom put up a hell of a fight'

    01/14/2015 9:47:05 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 52 replies
    MISSISSIPPI - Two men are in custody and a third is wanted in the death of Carolyn Temple, a Jackson woman who was shot last week and died Monday night. Antreal Jones and Jerome Moore, both 17, were arrested after a standoff with police at McDowell Road and Woodside Drive. They were initially suspected in at least one carjacking, but police suspected they were involved in the January 7 incident on Euclid Street when Temple was robbed and shot. She died of her injuries Monday night.
  • Intel shows Silicon Valley the way on workforce diversity

    01/07/2015 7:18:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/07/2015 | Michelle Quinn
    Intel has taken a big if incomplete step toward rectifying the lack of diversity among its employees. Google, Apple, Facebook and other big companies in Silicon Valley -- now it's your turn.
  • The Revolutionary Gun Clubs Patrolling the Black Neighborhoods of Dallas

    01/05/2015 10:43:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    Vice Magazine ^ | January 5, 2015 | Aaron Lake Smith
    On a warm fall day in South Dallas, ten revolutionaries dressed in kaffiyehs and ski masks jog the perimeter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park bellowing "No more pigs in our community!" Military discipline is in full effect as the joggers respond to two former Army Rangers in desert-camo brimmed hats with cries of "Sir, yes, sir!" The Huey P. Newton Gun Club is holding its regular Saturday fitness-training and self-defense class. Men in Che fatigues run with weight bags and roll around on the grass, knife-fighting one another with dull machetes. "I used to salute the [expletive] flag!"...
  • Police: Woman carjacked in shopping mall parking lot in broad daylight in Brown Deer ( Milwaukee)

    12/29/2014 11:16:59 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Milwaukee - WITI ^ | December 28, 2014 | Katie DeLong
    Brown Deer police are investigating after a woman was carjacked and personal items were taken from her on Sunday afternoon, December 28th. It happened in the parking lot of a shopping mall in the 9000 block of North Green Bay Road. Police say the woman was parking her vehicle just before 3:00 p.m. when she was approached by two black males. One of those suspects entered the woman’s vehicle via its passenger side after the woman unlocked her doors to exit her car.
  • In LA, CBS Station Pretends There Was a Real Kwanzaa Parade Yesterday

    12/28/2014 7:04:22 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/27/2014 | Tom Blumer
    What follows is an object lesson in why year-end best, worst and other lists shouldn't be published until the year actually ends. A Kwanzaa "parade" was held in Los Angeles yesterday. In reporting on the event, CBS Los Angeles published a work of fiction which absolutely belongs on any 2014 list of most embarrassing moments in journalism (HT Twitchy; bolds are mine):
  • Kwanzaa -- A Made-up Holiday

    12/27/2014 10:36:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/272014 | Warren Beatty
    Did you know that "Kwanzaa," that made-up holiday celebrated from December 26 through January 1, was invented by Ron N. Everett, known today as Dr. Maulana (Swahili for "master teacher") Karenga? About Kwanzaa, Karenga said: People think it’s African. But it’s not. I wanted to give black people a holiday of their own. So I came up with Kwanzaa. I said it was African because you know black people in this country wouldn’t celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of bloods [blacks] would be partying!...
  • Numerous fights break out Friday night inside Monroeville Mall [Pittsburgh, PA]

    12/28/2014 6:58:21 PM PST · by grundle · 62 replies
    YouTube - WTAE TV ^ | December 26, 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PafsIomt7Q
  • Obama Ignores Black Economic Woes To Focus On Racism

    12/28/2014 11:12:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2014 | Neil Munro
    "............................Then [Obama] claimed his government-centered policies have boosted education and opportunity among African-Americans. “The education reforms that we’ve initiated are showing measurable results… We are seeing record numbers of young people attending college,” he said. But in Obama’s high-unemployment economy, even blacks with college degrees are doing worse than their pre-depression peers. “Among recent graduates ages 22 to 27, the jobless rate for [graduate] blacks last year was 12.4 percent versus 4.9 percent for whites,” said a New York Times article, which was published quietly on Christmas Day. “This 7.5 percentage point difference was far greater than before the recession…...
  • LAPD DECLARES TACTICAL ALERT CITYWIDE AFTER TWO SUSPECTS FIRE AT PATROL CAR

    12/28/2014 11:19:01 PM PST · by Nextrush · 79 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | 12/28/2014 | ABC7.comstaff
    The Los Angeles Police Department has declared a citywide tactical alert after two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle Sunday night. The incident occurred at 62nd and Hoover streets at around 9:20 p.m. Police say every available officer has been sent to the area. One suspect is in custody. A perimeter was set up as officers searched for the second suspect.....
  • Two Black Assassins Try To Kill Durham, NC Cop On Christmas. National Media Silent.

    12/28/2014 7:01:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    johncardillo.com ^ | 12/28/14 | john cardillo
    A Durham, NC Police Officer narrowly escaped death Christmas night when two Black would be assassins fired six shots at him in an incident eerily reminiscent of the murders of NYPD Officers Liu and Ramos. Officer J.T. West was sitting in his patrol car completing a report when he noticed two suspicious men approaching from behind his vehicle. West exited his vehicle to speak with the men when one drew a gun and fired six rounds in his direction, striking his patrol car once. West returned fire with two rounds but it is unknown if he hit the shooters. The...
  • Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass

    12/25/2014 7:23:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 25, 2014
    Riot Police Protect St. Louis Cathedral from Protesters at Christmas Midnight Mass Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:18 AM Churchgoers in St. Louis Wednesday night were not allowed to celebrate the birth of Jesus without the threat of disruption by supporters of the so-called Black Lives Matter campaign. Photos posted to Twitter show police in riot gear massed in force protecting a church identified as the Cathedral Basilica.
  • BLACK BEAR LIVES MATTER

    12/24/2014 8:40:28 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    Elusive Animal Choked by Civilization Leaves Hood, Roams Phoenix Suburb
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • The Best of Paul LePage | SUPERcuts! #143 (Video)

    Paul LePage: America's Governor.
  • Obama: Black America ‘Better Off Now than It Was When I Came into Office’

    12/19/2014 1:02:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 19, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    America Urban Radio reporter April Ryan asked President Obama today about the state of black America today compared to before he took office six years ago. Obama said, “Like the rest of America, black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office.”
  • Why a Black Annie Is So Significant (Barf Warning)

    12/19/2014 9:54:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 19, 2014 | Imran Siddiquee
    As millions of moviegoers sit down in front of the same few studio films playing at their local theater over the holidays, the handful of Hollywood creators behind those projects will have that still-rare power: the undivided attention of much of the country. In communities of all kinds, audiences young and old, of various backgrounds, will gather to consume the artistic vision of a select few people. In this way, a single film, whether it’s transporting millions to different worlds, pushing them to explore the depths of their own feelings, or imagining the assassination of a world leader, can still...
  • Oldest U.S. black college on verge of financial collapse

    12/18/2014 5:51:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 17, 2014 | David Dedok
    The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to continue operating, a state official said on Wednesday. Cheyney's student body has shrunk by two-thirds, to about 1,000, since its 1983 peak, and its four-year graduation rate is just 9 percent. A quarter of students never receive a degree, and student loan defaults are high.
  • Hillary Clinton: 'Black Lives Matter'

    12/17/2014 10:17:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 16, 2014
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she's proud to have been part of an administration that "banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations" and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world. [Snip] She declared, "yes, black lives matter," a mantra of demonstrators around the country who have been protesting recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York. She wondered what Kennedy would say about "the thousands of Americans marching in our streets demanding justice for all," and "the mothers...
  • Obamas say they're no strangers to racism (Barf or Laugh Alert)

    12/17/2014 5:44:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justin Sink
    December 17, 2014, 08:15 am Obamas say they're no strangers to racism By Justin Sink The president and the first lady chronicled a series experiences in People magazine that they say demonstrated some of the latent racism that blacks in America continue to face. "There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," the president said. The first lady said someone had asked her husband to get them coffee because he was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner,...
  • Bill Cosby says he only expects the 'black media' to give him a fair hearing over rape claims...

    12/14/2014 1:36:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/14 | Kieran Corcoran
    Bill Cosby says he only expects the 'black media' to stay 'neutral' and give him a fair hearing over mounting rape claims. The 77-year-old said that African-American media should be impartial in reporting the allegations that he is a serial rapist. 'Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,' Cosby told Page Six.
  • Facebook Video Shows Teens Slapping, Taunting Older Man On CTA Train

    12/13/2014 4:52:47 PM PST · by gaijin · 26 replies
    CBS local, Chicago ^ | Dec 11, 2014 | WBBM’s Steve Miller
    Local Facebook Video Shows Teens Slapping, Taunting Older Man On CTA Train December 11, 2014 5:08 PM Share on email 554 View Comments Related Tags: attack, Blue Line, CTA, Facebook, Steve Miller, Suzanne Le Mignot, VIDEO Featured & Trending: (CBS) – A video posted on Facebook is generating hundreds of responses, and it shows at least two young men on a CTA Blue Line train, slapping an older man and taunting him. WBBM’s Steve Miller has spoken with one of those young men about why he did it. The video goes on for more than two minutes. It shows at...
  • Wealth gap between whites and minorities is growing, Pew says

    12/12/2014 7:31:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2014 | Andrew Khouri
    An unequal economic recovery has helped create the largest wealth gap between minorities and whites in more than a decade, a new report found. The gap has grown, as white Americans -- who are more likely to own stocks -- rode surging financial markets to greater wealth, the Pew Research Center said Friday. Meanwhile, minorities, hit harder by the housing crash, saw their wealth decline between 2010 and 2013.
  • “She Couldn’t Breathe” – The Brutal Murder of 19 Year Old Jessica Lane Chambers…. (With Video)

    12/09/2014 4:33:47 AM PST · by combat_boots · 83 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12/9/2014 | sundance
    19-Year-Old Jessica Lane Chambers was brutally murdered in Mississippi two nights ago. Unfortunately the details of her murder are so horrific to comprehend they make the current racial anxiety in the headlines seem small, yet also potentially more explosive. …When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire. […] They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose… Yes, Jessica was white; and no, by all accounts her killer(s) were not. She wasn’t just attacked, beaten, and burned alive – she was brutalized beyond all horrific imaginings. When you identify what took place,...
  • NYPD cops warned militant group Black Guerilla Family ‘preparing to shoot on-duty police officers’

    12/07/2014 10:50:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/06/14 | Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy
    A tattooed gang of militants declared open season on the NYPD in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury decision, according to a threat a police union verified Saturday. Ten Black Guerrilla Family members are “preparing to shoot on duty police officers,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said.
  • It’s weird how racist cops aren’t racist against these races

    12/05/2014 5:15:01 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Even as racist police officers murder unarmed African-American children with impunity– some minorities have inexplicably been spared from what amounts to government-sanctioned genocide… Asian Chess Clubbers SNIP Ivy League, liberal researchers have been utterly confounded by these shocking findings. Stranger still– in the course of recorded human history– evil racist cops have shot literally zero polite African-American Mormon missionaries…
  • Black St. Louis police group supports Rams, rips other police group

    12/03/2014 6:59:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 3, 2014 | John Breech
    The Rams may not have the support of the St. Louis Police Officer's Association, but the team does have the support of at least one police group in St. Louis. The Ethical Society of Police -- which represents African American cops in St. Louis -- released a statement this week saying that it commends the Rams for the Ferguson gesture they did before the team's Week 13 game against the Raiders. Jared Cook, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Tavon Austin all did the "Hands-up-don't-shoot" pose as they entered the field before the Rams' 52-0 win over the Raiders.
  • ANOTHER FERGUSON? COPS ASSAIL BLACK YOUTH

    12/02/2014 7:58:24 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    GENTLE GIANT WHO LOVES CHILDREN
  • Black Friday brawl over 50in TVs on offer for just $220 sparks near riot in Texas Walmart

    12/01/2014 12:30:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | David McCormack
    Police had to get physical with a number of Black Friday shoppers who refused to let go of discounted Samsung televisions during a fight at a Walmart in Texas. Cell phone footage of the brawl has gone viral after it was posted on YouTube and shows authorities having to forcibly remove shoppers who were lying on top of the giant 50 inch TVs. On sale for $218, the televisions were part of the Stafford store's One Hour Guarantee Promotion on Thanksgiving.
  • Bosnian community in St. Louis outraged over fatal hammer attack in Bevo Mill neighborhood

    12/01/2014 7:18:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 51 replies
    stltoday.com St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3 hours ago | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • St. Louis Bosnians outraged about a deadly hammer attack in the city’s Bevo Mill neighborhood spilled into the streets Sunday night to voice frustrations over violence touching their community. [....] Police said Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Police said Begic got out to confront the juveniles, who began yelling at him and hitting him with hammers. Begic, 32, who lived in the 4200 block of Miami Street, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He died at...
  • Fewer shoppers and a decline in spending during Black Friday weekend

    12/01/2014 6:11:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30, 2014 | Sarah Halzack
    Fewer consumers hit the stores or went online this Thanksgiving weekend, a sign that Black Friday’s bloat into days and even weeks of promotions may be creating less urgency around the events that many retailers consider the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation reported that 55.1 percent of consumers shopped between Thursday and Sunday, according to a survey it conducted over the weekend. That is down from 58.7 percent the previous year. The NRF said total spending was $50.9 billion, an 11 percent decline from an estimated $57.4 billion in 2013.
  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies (LOL reading!)

    11/27/2014 1:03:44 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 63 replies
    AP ^ | 27 Nov 14 | HOLBROOK MOHR, DAVID A. LIEB and PHILLIP LUCAS
    Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all. An Associated Press review of thousands of pages of grand jury documents reveals numerous examples of statements made during the shooting investigation that were inconsistent, fabricated or provably wrong. For one, the autopsies ultimately showed Brown was not struck by any bullets in his back. Prosecutors exposed these inconsistencies before...
  • German Catholic bishops tabled allowing Church to divorced-remarried or Sodomite pseudo-married

    11/27/2014 9:44:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture Org ^ | November 26, 2014 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
     German bishops weigh hiring homosexual partners, remarried divorcés  Catholic World News - November 26, 2014 The German Catholic bishops have discussed—but eventually tabled—a proposal to allow Church institutions to hire workers who are divorced and remarried, or who are in active homosexual relationships.   Current Church policies forbid the hiring of employees whose living arrangements are in clear contradiction of Christian moral law. But journalist Edward Pentin reports that at a meeting this week, a majority of the German bishops, led by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, were prepared to change that policy.   The drive for change was stalled, at least temporarily,...
  • Video: White Ferguson Protester Lectures Black Cop on Racism

    11/26/2014 8:09:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    On Tuesday evening, in the midst of the Ferguson protest outside the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), a group of protestors confronted a black police officer and challenged him. One young woman, who identified herself as a UCLA student and appeared to be white, demanded of the officer: "As a person of color, are you ashamed to be part of such a corrupt system?...As a black man, have you ever experienced racism?"
  • BREAKING: # Ferguson Black Panther Leaders Plotted to BOMBSt. Louis Arch – Kill Bob McCulloch

    11/26/2014 8:00:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/26/14 | Jim Hoft
    Olajuwon Ali is the local leader of the New Black Panther Party in St. Louis. Last year he released a video inviting local blacks to join his group. He also explains how to become a sovereign person, separate from the corporate structure. And babbles on about challenging the St. Louis City court over his status and their illegal arrest of Mr. Ali. (Video) Last week Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Muhammad were indicted in federal court for illegal firearms purchase – plotting to bomb the St. Louis Arch – and plotting to murder St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and
  • Ferguson Michael Brown Shooting: 'Boycott Black Friday' Aims to Hit America Where it Hurts

    11/25/2014 8:00:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 168 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 11/25/14 | Samantha Payne
    Momentum is building on social media to boycott the Black Friday sales in order to hit corporate America "where it hurts" over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is organising the 'No Justice, No Profit' boycott campaign on Thanksgiving Day (27 November), through to Sunday. Black Friday is traditionally the day that kicks off the Christmas buying period with retailers across America offering big discounts to jump-start the busiest shopping days of the year.
  • HARVARD AND UNC SUED OVER THEIR ADMISSION POLICIES

    11/17/2014 5:06:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 11/17/2014 | PHILIP MARCELO
    BOSTON (AP) -- Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students. The Harvard lawsuit also contends that the Ivy League university specifically limits the number of Asian Americans it admits each year. The Project on Fair Representation, an Alexandria, Virginia-based legal defense fund, said Monday's filings will be the first in a series of legal challenges against...
  • Four stars of New York subway brawl video are arrested on assault charges [Photos in thread]

    11/11/2014 3:41:54 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Photos ^ | 10 Nov 14 | Main Online Reporter
    The stars of a viral video of their subway brawl have been slapped with assault charges. In the video, 21-year-old Danay Howard can be seen taunting Jorge Pena, 25, over his clothing before the argument turn physical. Howard and Pena were both arrested at the West Fourth Street subway station at about 5am Saturday along with Howard's friends Kevin Gil, 21, and Shanique Campbell, 20, who had jumped into the fight to support her. Howard, the woman who was shockingly slapped across the face, has been hit with the most severe charges - including a felony.
  • Aspiring chef, 19, was 'stabbed to death by 15-year-old neighbor who used her own knife to kill her'

    11/04/2014 11:08:44 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 84 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | November 4, 2014 | David McCormack
    A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a young woman who was found stabbed to death at her Florida home five months ago. Nicole Franco, 19, who worked as a pastry chef at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, was murdered in her own bed on June 3. DNA testing has lead the investigation to D'Marcus Tucker, 15, a neighbor at the gated Bridgewater Place apartments in Oakland Park. Tucker was charged on Monday with one count of first-degree murder.
  • Mia Love Tries to Be the First Black Republican Woman in Congress

    11/03/2014 8:32:19 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 48 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | Winston Ross
    White, white, white. In nearly every room Love enters as she stumps her way across Utah’s 4th District on a quest to become the first black female Republican in Congress, she is not just the only black person there. She’s the only person of any color, unless you count farmer tans. This 39-year-old, Brooklyn-born daughter of Haitian immigrants and former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, seems completely at home in a crowd of mostly old white dudes. What’s more, she gets a warmer reception here than when she made a speech at the University of Chicago Law School in 2013....
  • The Black Man's ONLY TRUE Friend this Election!

    11/02/2014 8:55:05 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/2/14
    With the 2014 elections at hand, the white and black oppressors of the Left are seeking to agitate, enrage and scare the 90 % of the black Democratic voters to vote in this up coming election. The Left is horrified of losing their political strangle hold and power and truly care nothing about black America. Black America, may I ask you a very important question as one human being to another - who are made in the image and likeness of the Almighty; what has the Democratic Party ever done for you? What have they ever done? They have only...
  • Black man campaigning for Republicans in Arkansas shares his journey from left to right

    11/02/2014 5:16:27 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-2-2014 | Carol Brown
    This is a fantastic 5-minute video of a black man at a Republican campaign office talking about his journey from being a Democrat to becoming a conservative. Having gone on the same journey seven years ago, I’m ever-intrigued by what causes this shift. And more importantly, how to nurture it in others. In this case, the gentleman in the video was a Democrat because (1) he is black and therefore liberal party alliance is automatic, and (2) he had a long-held belief that the Democratic Party was the party for everyday people. But then, several years ago, he had a...
  • Reports: Some teammates think QB Russell Wilson isn't black enough

    10/24/2014 1:46:09 PM PDT · by cport · 43 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Oct 24, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Earlier this week, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman wrote about the ongoing saga in Seattle in the wake of the Percy Harvin trade. Specifically, some Seahawks players think third-year quarterback Russell Wilson is too close to the front office, and doesn't always take blame for his mistakes. Then there's this: "There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed," Freeman wrote. "My feeling on this -- and it's backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players -- is that some of the black players think Wilson isn't black enough." We talked about Wilson's blackness on the Eye on...
  • David Corn: The problem is African-Americans don’t realize they’re being “intimidated” by the GOP

    10/23/2014 12:45:31 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Liberal umbrage-monger David Corn– of the Mitt Romney 47% and the Rand Paul hates Dick Cheney video fame– says the difficulty with making African-Americans angry enough to vote against Republican “intimidation” tactics is that they don’t realize they’re being intimidated… Chris Matthews: What about the attempt to intimidate them out of voting? Corn: Well, that’s true. It’s happening…and when you do that– when people wanna vote or they’re thinking about voting in an election– they do get ticked off and it motivates them. But…they are so disaffected or so distant from this election that they may not even know that...
  • Seahawks don't think Russell Wilson is black enough? (Harvin trade)

    10/22/2014 4:29:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Yardbarker via MSN ^ | 10/22/14 | Larry Brown
    As the reasons behind the Seahawks’ decision to trade Percy Harvin are continually analyzed, more information about the dynamics of the team’s locker room are being reported. In the latest report, it is suggested that there was a divide in the locker room among Seahawks supporting Russell Wilson and players who supported Harvin. The report says that as the chasm grew, the Seahawks decided they had to trade Harvin before things became more fractured. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, who explores the trade and locker room dynamic in Seattle, gives several reasons why some players have issues with Wilson, and he...
  • Teenage vandals swarm Brooklyn deli while yelling 'anti-Semitic' slurs [etc]

    10/14/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT · by W. · 71 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 14 October 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    A group of teenagers vandalized a Brooklyn deli on Saturday night after leaving a raucous party nearby, said police. Surveillance footage of the event shows the teens storming the entrance of Gourmet Butcher, a deli in crown heights at just after 9pm. The young vandals can be seen knocking over shelves in the front of the store and grabbing armfuls of candy as they threw storage on the ground.