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  • Prof ties black female obesity to Trump policies, racism

    10/15/2019 2:21:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jonathan McCormick
    A New Jersey professor suggested on a TV program that racism and President Donald Trump’s policies are responsible for black female obesity. Rutgers University women’s and gender studies professor Brittney Cooper made the argument during an appearance on “Black Women OWN the Conversation” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. "I hate when people talk about Black women being obese," Cooper said on the program. "I hate it because it becomes a way to blame us for a set of conditions that we didn’t create." "We are living in the Trump era," the professor said. "And look, those policies kill our...
  • How ‘White Guilt’ in the Age of Trump Shapes the Democratic Primary

    10/15/2019 1:32:33 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon
    ANKENY, Iowa — When Donald Trump was elected, John Olsen felt enraged by the racial tension that fueled his rise, the silence of his white neighbors and the stories of racial discrimination he heard from his nonwhite friends. Black friends said they were followed around department stores, so Mr. Olsen, who is white, became a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He thought that white Americans were scared of the country’s growing Latino population, so he joined the League of United Latin American Citizens. He now registers voters weekly, including with the League of Women...
  • I'm a Young Black Activist in Georgia. I Don't See Voting As the Only Answer.

    10/03/2019 2:58:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | October 3, 2019 | Gayla Tillman
    I never thought about politics purely in the context of elections. When I was growing up in Georgia, my first exposure to inequity came through my lived experience of living in a majority Black area. My first exposure to fighting inequity came through reading books. I learned about the icons of Black grassroots organizing: civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., anti-rape activist Rosa Parks, workers rights champion Dorothy Bolden. What spoke to me was their commitment to door knocking, radical imagination, hard conversation, and deep care for people they had never met. To me, that looked like the most...
  • What Conservatives Must Understand About Black Americans

    09/30/2019 9:01:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 154 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 30, 2019 | Raynard Jackson
    Over the years, many prominent conservatives have asked me why blacks are not more involved in the Republican Party and the conservative movement. The answer is very simple: Conservatives have shown no demonstrable indication to the black community that we are welcomed by the party or the conservative movement. As a matter of fact, conservatives force “real” blacks to make a false choice: to be black or conservative, as though we can’t be both. Most blacks are conservative by nature and by upbringing. “Real” blacks don’t check their blackness at the door when they join a conservative group. We still...
  • Warren shows signs of broadening her base (MSM LOL alert)

    09/19/2019 5:14:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2019 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appears to be growing her share of support from black voters, who have been slow to warm to her campaign. A new poll from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found Warren in second place among black voters with 13 percent support, her best showing in any poll to date. That's up from 8 percent in the previous survey from July, although the 5-point swing is within the poll's margin of error. [Snip] Former Vice President Joe Biden still dominates the field with black voters, and he'll be the favorite to win the nomination unless...
  • CBC: New Poll Says 83 Percent of Black Women Give Donald Trump An ‘F’ As President

    09/13/2019 9:35:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Essence Magazine ^ | September 12, 2019 | Tanya A. Christian
    “I know I’m in the presence of the community,” Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) said to a room of mainly Black women who gathered at Washington D.C.’s Walter E. Lee Convention Center on Wednesday for the first day of the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. Her opening remarks helped to kick-off a powerful 3-hour event in which thought leaders, political leaders, and engaged citizens alike, convened to unpack the findings of the newest study conducted by Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE Magazine. Before digging into the research, Bass made it clear that going into 2020 Black women need...
  • Abbott sparks fury as calls Britain racist nation

    09/09/2019 7:08:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 31, 2017 | Harry Cole
    DIANE ABBOTT once branded Britain “one of the most fundamentally racist nations on earth”, The Sun can reveal. The wannabe Home Secretary claimed Brits “invented racism” and called Parliament “the heart of darkness, in the belly of the beast”.
  • Charlamagne tha God: Trump Will Put Black People in Cages ‘Next’

    09/08/2019 9:24:47 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | Nic Rowan
    During a Friday interview on CNN's Newsroom, radio host Charlamagne tha God said black people are the "next" ones President Donald Trump will put in cages, as anchor Brooke Baldwin nodded. Baldwin asked the host of The Breakfast Club if strong job numbers for black people under the Trump administration would sway his support toward the president. "The jobs numbers came out today and they were positive," Baldwin said. "Whether or not you're a fan of Donald Trump's, you know, when you look at what happened, black unemployment fell to a record low in August, helped by a jump in...
  • Jemele Hill: Black Athletes Need to Leave White Colleges

    09/06/2019 7:43:21 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    Britebart ^ | 9/5/2019 | Warner Todd Huston
    In an article for the Atlantic, “social justice” columnist Jemele Hill advised all black student athletes to leave “white” colleges because of inherent racism.- Snip
  • Where's the Democrats' love for Caribbean-American voters?

    09/01/2019 8:02:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Treasure Coast ^ | June 28, 2019 | Eve Samples
    When several Democratic presidential candidates answered questions in Spanish during the debates in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday, it was a clear overture to the Latino voting bloc — a message of inclusiveness from a party that needs strong turnout to win the White House in 2020. But for some in the growing Caribbean-American community of South Florida, it came across as a snub. “They never mention black immigrants,” said Francesca Menes, a 34-year-old of Haitian descent who in December resigned from her post as treasurer for the Florida Democratic Party. “They make us feel invisible,” Menes said of the...
  • 'Will & Grace' star celebrates sign calling black Trump voters mentally ill

    08/31/2019 11:04:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 31, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Actress Debra Messing appears to have endorsed an Alabama church's message that black supporters of President Trump are mentally ill. The "Will & Grace" star responded "THANK YOU #Alabama" Saturday to a tweet about a Baptist church in Birmingham that displayed a sign reading: "A black vote for Trump is mental illness." The other side of the sign reportedly accused white Trump supporters of racism. According to WVTM, the church's pastor claimed that Trump voters supported "institutionalized racism."
  • Anchor: Sorry I Said Black Co-Host Looked Like Gorilla

    08/28/2019 2:16:43 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 52 replies
    Newser ^ | 08/27/2019 | By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
    Morning segment on Oklahoma City's KOCO-TV turns inappropriate(Newser) – Things got awkward during a morning show segment on Oklahoma City's KOCO-TV Thursday as co-hosts Alex Housden and Jason Hackett chatted about a gorilla at the Oklahoma City Zoo. "Kind of looks like you," Housden said jokingly to Hackett at the end of the segment. "He kind of does, actually, yeah," Hackett replied in a tone USA Today describes as "hesitant." He laughed, too, notes Jay Connor at The Root: "The kind of laughter that black folks in white spaces know all too well. The kind of laughter that dissuades our...
  • Is It True That 'Getting Killed by Police Is a Leading Cause of Death for Young Black Men,'?

    08/22/2019 6:56:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/22/2019 | Jack Dunphy
    Centuries from now, when archaeologists unearth the long-buried cities of the United States of America, they may find artifacts of what by then will be the forgotten craft of journalism. Just as we look today at the medical practices of antiquity and wonder how our forebears could have been so backward, those archaeologists of the future will marvel, as they sift through a newly unearthed newsroom amid the ruins New York, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles, that American journalists were once burdened by such quaint notions as objectivity, fairness, and devotion to the truth. “Imagine,” they will say, “being so...
  • Warren, Sanders Get Personal With Young, Black Christians

    08/17/2019 3:13:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | August 17, 2019 | Bill Barrow, The Associated Press
    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are looking for ways to narrow the gap with Biden, who remains atop primary polls partly because of his standing with older black voters Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders, the Vermont senator whose struggles with black voters helped cost him the 2016 nomination, told the Young Leaders Conference that his family history shapes his approach to President Donald Trump's rhetoric and the rise...
  • MSNBC guest tells people not to 'negotiate' with Trump supporters: 'You destroy them'

    08/13/2019 3:56:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Above the Law executive editor Elie Mystal told MSNBC viewers Sunday that they should try to "destroy" President Trump's supporters at the ballot box. "You don't communicate it to them -- you beat them. Beat them. They are not a majority of this country. The majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country," Mystal said while appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy." "And all the people who are not fooled by this need to come together, go to the polls, go to the protests, do whatever you have to do. You do not negotiate with...
  • Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Workers Most

    08/13/2019 7:27:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2019 | Spencer P. Morrison
    Official estimates suggest that over 1 million people will illegally migrate into America in 2019.  The Democrats welcome them with open arms -- they have even offered to give them "free" healthcare. In doing so they betray their most stalwart voters: black Americans.  How?  Illegal migrants compete directly with black Americans for jobs, causing unemployment and decreasing wages. Before discussing the economic impact of illegal immigration, how many aliens live in America? At the Hot Gates Pew Research suggests that some 11.1 million illegals reside within our borders.  Although this falls in line with figures from the Department of...
  • Donald Trump's no racist, as past acts and presidential record prove

    08/07/2019 1:27:20 PM PDT · by grayboots · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/7/2019 | ANDREW STEIN
    Donald Trump is no racist. I have known him since 1973 and have never seen any indication or any form of racism. In fact, quite the contrary. When I was Manhattan Borough president and president of the New York City Council, I asked him numerous times to help black or Hispanic groups, and he always came through, many times without publicity. When a hurricane ravished Puerto Rico in the mid 1980s, I asked many big companies to give various forms of assistance — but the problem was how to get all of this aid down to Puerto Rico. I called...
  • The Highway Was Supposed to Save This City. Can Tearing It Down Fix the Sins of the Past?

    08/07/2019 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 30, 2019 | Aaron Gordon
    Helen Hudson will tell you what the 15th Ward was like when she was a girl. In the 1950s and early ’60s, the Syracuse neighborhood was home to thousands of predominantly black residents who had settled in the growing upstate New York city during and after the Great Migration. Those who remember it, like Hudson, describe it as thriving, self-sufficient community they were proud to call home. “Oh my god, the things we had,” she said recently, her voice softening with the distinct twang of nostalgia. “We had two bowling alleys. We had meat markets.” Charlie Pierce-El will tell you...
  • CNN Fact check: No, African Americans are not happy with Trump

    07/30/2019 1:48:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/30/2019 | Daniel Dale
    President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that African Americans are so delighted with his attacks on the city of Baltimore and US congressman Elijah Cummings, an African American, that they are calling him at the White House in large numbers to thank him. He also claimed that African Americans are generally happy with his performance as president. "What I've done for African Americans, no president, I would say, has done. Now, I'll say this: they are so happy, because I get the calls," he told reporters as he left for a speech in Virginia that was boycotted by black state lawmakers....
  • ‘Former NFL Player Praises Trump’s Efforts for the Black American Community

    07/26/2019 6:46:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    IJR ^ | July 26,2019 | Madison Summers
    “The stats didn’t see up there is billions of dollars are going into black communities right now because of opportunity zones with Ben Carson and President Trump. Not just that, but you look at over 3.5 million African Americans are off food stamps and now working. […] That’s where we need to get to as the black community and I could go on and on with these policies. I mean you, talk about historical black colleges, right? Blacks need educations, especially the former slave population in America. We don’t talk about this enough, but the former slave population in America...