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  • Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National Quandary

    03/18/2018 6:01:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | ERICA L. GREEN
    MINNEAPOLIS — When Erin Rathke, the principal at Justice Page Middle School, is called to extract a student from class, she hears the same plea over and over again, most often, she has to admit, from black children: “The teacher only sees me.” The plea weighs heavily at Justice Page, where African-American students are 338 percent more likely to be suspended than their white peers. “It’s painful sometimes, but I have to say, ‘Yes, that’s probably true,” Ms. Rathke said. It is a reality that district leaders here have been grappling with for years: The Minneapolis school district suspends an...
  • Who Are the Luckiest Jews, Blacks, and Latinos? (You'll find them in America)

    03/13/2018 5:09:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/13/2018 | Dennis Prager
    At the City College of New York in the late 1930s, my father, an Orthodox Jew, wrote his senior class thesis on anti-Semitism in America. He delineated common realities of the era, such as Jews’ admission to law firms, country clubs, and colleges being denied or restricted, and various other manifestations of popular and institutional anti-Semitism.Yet he taught his two sons — my older brother and me — to believe that we, as Americans, were the luckiest Jews in Jewish history. With the obvious exception of Jews living in Israel, he was right. I can state this with some authority,...
  • Black unemployment falls to second-lowest level on record in February

    03/09/2018 12:06:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/09/2018 | Joseph Lawler
    The unemployment rate for black Americans fell back down to an historic low in February, after spiking up in January. Just 6.9 percent of black adults were unemployed in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the second-lowest such ratio since the agency has been keeping track. The low mark was set in December, at 6.8 percent. Then, the rate spiked to 7.7 percent, but that increase proved short-lived. President Trump has touted the fact that black unemployment has dipped so low on his watch, including during his State of the Union address. When the black jobless rate hit...
  • What Hillary Clinton did after seeing ‘Black Panther’ is offending black Americans

    03/04/2018 11:08:35 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 178 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | March 4, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    It appears that Hillary Clinton just doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone… or old habits do indeed die hard. The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee took in a movie on Saturday with dear husband Bill Clinton, and turned to social media afterwards to engage in some old fashioned pandering. (Someone should remind Hills that she’s no longer running for office.) “Saw Black Panther with Bill this afternoon & loved it. Beautiful film, lots of action, and a great message. Don’t miss it!” she tweeted. The film “Black Panther” is seen as a groundbreaking celebration of black culture and...
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman Says She Was Shunned At ‘Plantation’ White House Because She Was Black

    02/26/2018 3:59:13 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 55 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 2/26/18 | Mary Papenfuss
    Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman was finally booted off “Celebrity Big Brother” on Sunday, but not before viewers were treated to more barbs against the Trump administration. In her most explosive comments yet, Newman complained that she was shunned by others in the administration because she was a black woman in a White House that she compared to a “plantation.” Newman also said she was ”thinking of writing a tell-all” about her experiences. “I was literally the only African-American woman on the senior staff,” Newman said in a montage of clips that aired in a recap episode on...
  • Column: As country listens to Florida teens, Black Lives Matter youths feel ignored

    02/26/2018 4:46:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | By Dahleen Glanton
    The young people of Black Lives Matter are hurt. And they have every right to be. When they were protesting in the streets of cities across America, much of the country didn’t bother to listen to their message. They were not embraced by the mainstream for their bravery, their determination or resolve to bring attention to reckless police killings that disproportionately impact young African-Americans.
  • The resurgence of Afrofuturism goes beyond ‘Black Panther,’ to Janelle Monáe, Jay-Z and more

    02/20/2018 12:02:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2018 | Sonia Rao
    The long-awaited “Black Panther” will dominate the pop culture scene over the next few weeks, and amid praise for the cast and Ryan Coogler’s astute direction, you’re likely to hear one word quite often: Afrofuturism. The term, coined by cultural critic Mark Dery in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future,” refers to an aesthetic that infuses science fiction and fantasy with cultures of the African diaspora. It shakes up our preconceived notions of history and race by envisioning an often utopic future shaped by black technological innovation. Elements of it predate the term, going as far back as the...
  • Black Panther Breaks Box Office Records

    02/19/2018 6:58:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/19/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Ryan Coogler-directed "Black Panther" has set a new box office record with an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America. Disney and Marvel Studios' "Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, earned the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth biggest opening of all time among other box office records, according to CNN Money, which added that it's also the largest opening for an African-American director. The February opening record previously belonged to "Deadpool," which brought in $132 million in 2016. Media measurement and analytics company comScore called the film an...
  • How can banks discriminate against blacks in a free-market economy?

    02/16/2018 8:19:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2018 | Ed Straker
    The PBS NewsHour, which I love for telling me what to think and when to think it, had a piece yesterday about a black lesbian woman who claimed she couldn't get a mortgage because racist banks wouldn't lend to a black person.  When her Japanese lesbian partner applied for a loan, however, she quickly got it. Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. It found a pattern of troubling denials for people of color...
  • Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing

    02/16/2018 6:34:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elyssa Cherney
    Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing Elyssa Cherney Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune Cook County Jail officials said they planned to take action after several inmates clapped as the suspected killer of Cmdr. Paul Bauer was escorted from his first court hearing on Thursday. Jail officials said they were going to forward video of the "despicable" action by up to five inmates to prosecutors so it could be considered in any potential sentencing. None of the inmates have faced trials yet. The officials also intend to transfer those inmates to jails outside Cook County. The inmates...
  • The Provocation and Power of Black Panther (supreme moron alert)

    02/15/2018 12:40:43 PM PST · by pabianice · 35 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/15/18 | Newkirk
    Blackness invites speculation. The very idea of a global African diaspora creates the most fertile of grounds for a field of what-ifs. What if European enslavers and colonizers had never ventured into the African continent? More intriguing yet: What if African nations and peoples had successfully rebuffed generations of plunder and theft? What if the Zulu had won the wars against the Voortrekkers and the British, and a confederation of Bantu people had risen up and smashed Belgian rule? What if the Transatlantic children of the mother continent had been allowed to remain, building their empires with the bounties of...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts Regarding Race and Slavery

    02/15/2018 6:57:45 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 43 replies ^ | 21 July 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    As was recently shown, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, with its central claim that police around the country are hunting and killing innocent black men, is a lie. Yet the BLM myth is enmeshed within a larger narrative, a narrative of eternal White Racism. And couched within this tale are distortions and outright crucially false ideas of slavery. In the interest of that "honest discussion" of race that the Eric Holders and Barack Obamas of the world claim to want, I submit considerations without which no such discussion can be had. One glaringly inconvenient truth that, odds are, few...
  • Black (Conservative) History Month!!!

    02/13/2018 11:14:24 AM PST · by fishtank · 43 replies ^ | 2-13-18 | Fishtank
    Let's do some good here: Post photos and tributes to your favorite black conservatives!!!
  • Donald Trump is Forcing American Blacks to Pick a Side (Excellent Article)

    02/12/2018 3:13:40 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies ^ | L.E. Ikenga
    The most heinous reality that the straight-shooting 45th POTUS has uncovered is this: a good portion of the leftist media see most blacks and other dark-skinned minorities as sub-humans; and whether he knows it or not, Donald Trump is coming very close to removing, once and for all, the carefully and artfully applied paint from the face of a Beast that has been masquerading as Truth and Justice for far too long. By goading the leftist media into talking about cultural issues that they really don't understand, the president has laid a trap and is exposing what has been obvious...
  • White people not welcome: Costa Rican ‘healing’ retreat offers women of color a break from [tr]

    02/12/2018 6:14:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2018 | Gareth Davies
    A female-only retreat in Costa Rica is offering women of color the chance of a break from white people. The getaway location in Puerto Viejo has banned white people, meaning those who attend spend their time exclusively with women of color.
  • African-American teacher faces three-year suspension for calling homosexuality a sin

    02/11/2018 7:34:54 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 42 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Mark Hodges
    Jenye “Viki” Knox served Union High School since 2000 as a teacher and faculty adviser for the students’ Bible study group. She began teaching handicapped students 28 years ago. An ordained minister, Knox communicated her opinion openly on social media. In 2013, Knox sued the district for violating her right to free speech and her right to the free expression of her religion. She wanted her job back with back pay and the admission that she was within her rights under the Constitution to express her views on Facebook. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey admitted that though...
  • Vice Airs Documentary On Black ‘Healing Retreats’ For People Who Need ‘A Break From White People’

    02/11/2018 4:59:45 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 110 replies
    A new video from Vice News published Friday focuses on a healing retreats for “Women of Color” where participants can go to get away from white people. The founder says that white people are so destructive that they “shouldn’t even have passports.” The retreat is called the “Women of Color Healing Retreat” and takes place in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Vice News notes that it “specifically banned white people.” The narrator notes that one attendee “needed a break–from white people.” The founder, Andrea X, expressed the opinion that white people–but white Americans specifically, shouldn’t be allowed to have passports or...
  • For moment when NFL didn’t stick to sports, 3 rare voices emerge in social movement discussion

    02/04/2018 3:22:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 3, 2018 | Eric Adelson
    Several years ago, Josh McCown was at a Bible study with some fellow NFL players when a few of the African-Americans in the room started a conversation about race. They described the feeling of being followed around in a mall. They discussed what it’s like to be tailed by police for no reason. It struck McCown that these are conversations he never has to have, because he is white. “They’re running a race with a weighted vest on,” he thought.
  • Media Laud Black Caucus Members Who Didn’t Applaud Trump Touting Black Unemployment

    01/31/2018 2:40:34 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-31-2018 | Jerome Hudson
    Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) refused to stand or applaud when President Donald Trump touted the historically low level of black unemployment during his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. Left-wing media, however, gleefully reported a camera shot that showed CBC members grimacing in their seats. “Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low,” Trump said. “African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.” Video of the African Kente cloth-clad CBC members sitting and staring unamused filled the internet with breakneck speed. While...
  • Trump Immigration Policy Scores Among Hispanics, Blacks

    01/23/2018 8:26:22 AM PST · by gubamyster · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/22/2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    A new poll shows the GOP is more trusted than Democrats to handle the hot-button immigration issue — and large percentages of Hispanic and African-American voters are backing President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” immigration policy. The respondents were asked” “Who do you trust more to handle the following issue?” The answer for immigration was 40 percent for Democrats, 41 percent for the GOP and a huge 20 percent for “Don’t know” or “No answer.” That is a large percentage of non-answers, and likely hides a block of pro-Trump supporters who fear to respond truthfully. The poll of 1997...