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  • Delaware man killed with own gun in Steelton home invasion, shooting: Dauphin County coroner

    07/29/2015 3:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Trimble
    HARRISBURG — A Delaware man was killed with his own gun after a botched attempt to invade a Steelton home. The fatal shooting started as a John Doe case, with the victims saying they did not know the man or his accomplice, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Tuesday afternoon. While the coroner's office has since identified the man killed in the incident, Hetrick said he is withholding the name to allow the man's wife to discuss the death with the couple's young children in Wilmington. Hetrick described him as "a black male that is not really from this area"...
  • Yes, White People, It Is About You

    07/29/2015 2:22:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | July 24, 2015 | Ann Friedman
    “Ready to get uncomfortable with us?” asked the official MTV Twitter account on Wednesday, preparing its audience for the documentary White People, which aired that night. In the hour-long special, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Jose Antonio Vargas talks to young people — many of them white — about race in America. While white people aren’t the only ones talking, they are involved in every conversation, and each segment has some focus on the white experience of race: a white guy who goes to a historically black college, the white teachers at a school on an Oglala Sioux reservation, white people who...
  • “White Privilege:” Nonsense to hard-working immigrants

    07/28/2015 12:55:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | July 25, 2015 | Allan C. Brownfeld
    Looking at our complex history and recognizing only its shortcoming some to believe that "white privilege" is, somehow, an explanation for a reality that is multi-faceted. “White privilege” is a term that has emerged as an energized and very youthful, civil rights movement has sought to focus attention upon what it perceives as widespread racism in American society. There is a very aggressive policing of language now under way. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was interrupted by protestors when the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said “all lives matter” at the Netroots Nation conference in Phoenix in mid-July. Several dozen demonstrators...
  • Marco Rubio: America’s History of Racial Discrimination Still Hurts Minorities

    07/28/2015 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 7-27-2015 | Breitbart News
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says the United States must acknowledge a “painful” history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities. Rubio told reporters in South Carolina on Monday that the biggest problems are a lack of economic opportunity and sour relationships between minority communities and law enforcement. ..... Rubio said he will discuss race more prominently “when it’s appropriate.”
  • March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson

    07/28/2015 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jim Suhr and Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Organizers are calling it the "Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend." Plans announced Monday include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 from Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown was killed, to Greater St. Mark Family Church. The agenda from the Ferguson Action Council includes an art event, rap and...
  • 5 Places Black People Can Move to When They’ve Had Enough of America

    07/28/2015 12:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Root ^ | July 14, 2015 | Tomika Anderson
    Chris Rock summed up the black experience in the United States kind of perfectly during his HBO special Never Scared more than a decade ago: “If you’re black, you got to look at America a little bit different,” he joked, stone-faced. “You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college but who molested you.” Since then, that “generous” uncle has moved from molesting to killing, with the list of victims growing by the day: the Charleston 9. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. John Crawford III. Yuvette Henderson....
  • Sarah Palin Asks Which Killed More Black People: The Confederate Flag or Planned Parenthood?

    07/27/2015 4:44:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    Former Vice Presidential candidate poses question in effort to defund women’s reproductive health center.Sarah Palin threw her two cents into the Planned Parenthood debate on Sunday, suggesting the women’s reproductive rights organization has done more damage to African Americans than the Confederate flag has. The former Vice Presidential candidate posed the question on Facebook via the following image. Palin has posted several more #DefundPlannedParenthood stories over the past few days, representing a position that’s widely shared among Republican presidential candidates and conservative media. The former Fox News contributor was sent packing from the network earlier this month, the network having...
  • Obama urged to appoint reparations commission

    07/26/2015 3:56:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | July 18, 2015 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    In the wake of the mass murder of nine Black church members in Charleston, S.C. and the rash of unsolved fires at Black churches in the South, a coalition of Black groups are calling on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to establish a “reparatory justice” commission. “This is a moment in which you have to act and we believe that from Ferguson to Baltimore to Charleston and obviously before that there is an urgent need to ask why this keeps happening and to definitely have the kind of conversation and action to move the nation forward,” said...
  • Thousands of 'freedom fighters' in Cleveland for first national Black Lives Matter conference

    07/26/2015 2:02:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 26, 2015 | Jane Morice
    Attendees of the Convening's opening ceremony raise their fists as a symbol of power during an organizer's speech.Activists from across the nation converged in Cleveland this weekend for a conference meant to draw national attention to police brutality and race relations in the wake of a number of incidents involving police and black Americans. The National Convening of the Movement for Black Lives began Friday at Cleveland State University where activists will attend sessions that range from viewing films to open discussions on topics that highlight issues that affect all aspects of black culture. The conference is happening amid an...
  • Black Lives Matter, Beginning in the Womb [Founder of Planned Parenthood Wanted Mass Extermination]

    07/26/2015 4:57:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/23/2015 | Michael Brown
    “Black lives matter!” We have heard this chant in cities across America as protestors have drawn attention to acts of alleged police brutality against black Americans, including the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in the back. That chant needs to be amplified and expanded: “Black lives matter, beginning in the womb!” We need to shout this out across the nation. In 1939, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, wrote, “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” (For an actual copy of her type-written letter, in full, go here.)...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’ Co-Founder: Organization Will Take Any Chance to Shut Down GOP Convention

    07/25/2015 7:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 25, 2015 | Trent Baker
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) On Saturday’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors spoke about the protests at Democratic primary candidates Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), when Black Lives Matters protesters demanded O’Malley and Sanders mentioned Sandra Bland, who was recently found dead in her prison cell, by name. Cullors was asked by guest co-host Janet Mock what her plan was for Republican candidates, specifically Jeb Bush, for calling “black lives matter” a “slogan.”(continued)
  • Hillary: Even open-minded white people feel a twinge of fear at the sight of a black man in a hoodie

    07/24/2015 6:35:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via the Weekly Standard, where were you the day Hillary’s campaign imploded? No, I kid. Drudge was pushing this earlier because the idea of lefty infighting over whether their nominee-in-waiting is a racist or not is simply delicious. Spoiler: She is racist, or at least the left used to think so. (A few of them still do.) Now that their hold on power depends upon her being absolved, though, absolution is freely granted via the memory hole. She’ll be given a pass on this partly for that reason and partly because her admission about fear of black men in hoodies...
  • Minority Wars: Why The Next Ten Years Will Set Everyone Against Everyone

    07/24/2015 4:37:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 23, 2015 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Martin O’Malley came face to face with the tragic state of American progressivism last week, when an 11,000-strong rally of progressive activists was disrupted by #BlackLivesMatter protesters. Activists marched into the room chanting protest songs before taking the stage in front of a bemused O’Malley to demand concrete commitments on police violence. Never mind that O’Malley and Sanders are, among presidential candidates, by far the most sympathetic to the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement: because they’re white, they cannot be trusted, and deserve to have whatever they’re talking about shoved...
  • Trump’s track record on race troubling, activists say: Timeline included

    07/24/2015 4:11:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Donald Trump set heads steaming last month when he accused undocumented Mexican immigrants of being criminals and rapists, but it wasn’t the first time Trump found himself in hot water over racial issues. “Latinos may be angry at what Trump said, but we’re not surprised by it,” Janet Murguía, president of Hispanic advocacy group the National Council of La Raza, said Tuesday at the organization’s annual conference. “The demonization of our community is not new. When you attribute traits such as drug dealers, murderers, rapists to an entire group of people, that is by definition racism.” In April, Trump provoked...
  • Hulk Hogan Speaks Out Following News of Past Racial Slurs

    07/24/2015 12:10:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 24, 2015 | Michael Rothman
    "Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation," he said in a statement to ABC News. "It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it." He continued, "I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs. It is not who I am. I continue to work every...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • America's Radical 'Foremost Intellectual' (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

    07/23/2015 1:25:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Jonathan Keiler
    Readers of this website may not realize it, but America’s foremost public intellectual, especially on matters of race, is a fellow named Ta-Nehisi Coates, who for the mainstream media and liberal elites is the go-to guy. If you’ve never heard of him, don’t worry, you don’t matter. Coates is a canny writer and blogger at the Atlantic magazine and the author of two widely praised books. Like President Obama’s books, one is a coming-of-age memoir, the other an “I’ve made it memoir -- but still got a lot to complain about.” He’s also written two influential articles on race. Generally,...
  • Hillary Clinton said it. Black lives matter. No hedge.

    07/21/2015 3:25:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 20, 2015 | Janell Ross
    She said it. She really did. Actually she typed it. But still, there was no hedge. In a live Facebook Q&A set up primarily for average people interested in asking Hillary Clinton questions, some reporters popped in too. Ok, a lot of reporters popped in, since Clinton hasn't exactly been too open about taking questions from reporters. Among the online attendees was the Post's own, Wesley Lowery. Lowery asked Clinton this question and got this response: "Black lives matter." With those three little words, Clinton acknowledged that there are myriad ways that race continues to shape life in America that...
  • All Lives DO Matter

    07/21/2015 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/21/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    We live in an information age. Yet with all the avenues of information available to us, we still have far too many people who don’t or won’t understand the problems facing this nation. A few cases in point: Rep. Luis Guitierrez, (D) Illinois called the murder of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant, “A little thing.” I am sure it brings comfort to her family and friends that an elected official thinks so little of those cut down in the prime of their lives, murdered by someone in the United States thanks only to the efforts of...
  • Meet the Jew who built 5,300 schools for black children in the 1900s Deep South

    07/20/2015 8:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 21, 2015 | Lisa Hostein
    New film, ‘Rosenwald,’ tells story of philanthropist Julius Rosenwald who transformed black lives, including those of writer Langston Hughes and opera singer Marion Anderson.PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Alex Bethea, the son of cotton and tobacco farm workers, was in sixth grade in 1965 when his family moved from Dillon, South Carolina, to the tiny town of Fairmont, North Carolina, where he attended a school called Rosenwald. But it wasn’t until this week, 50 years later, that Bethea learned that his school was named for Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish philanthropist who is the subject of a new documentary by Aviva Kempner. The...
  • Lone black man in Tampa Confederate group defends heritage

    07/19/2015 9:01:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    News4 Jax ^ | 7/19/15 | Anastasia Dawson
    Whenever members of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans don their grey wool uniforms for a demonstration or re-enactment, Al McCray is there among his brothers. Quick Clicks Rally supports Baker Courthouse... NAACP wants Ga. Confederate... Thousands rally to support... Flag debate highlights racial... Confederate signs defaced in... He marches in the parades and flies the Confederate flag. He speaks out against the notion that the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of racism and defends "Southern heritage" causes. Yet McCray is different from the rest of the camp. While the other members are...
  • Let's expose #Blacklivesmatter with #Blackliesmatter

    07/20/2015 5:06:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2015 | NewsMachete
    Bernie Sanders was confronted at the Netroots Nation forum. Radical activists jumped on stage and started shouting "Black lives matter! Black lives matter!". Bernie seemed to be as surprised that his own creation had turned on him. After all, leftists like Sanders had for years fomented and nurtured racial hatred and resentment among Blacks, telling them that white America is racist and mistreats blacks in so many ways. Should they really be surprised when children of their movement turn on them? The protesters began shouting again when Sanders tried to pivot back to discussing Wall Street greed and economic...
  • Bernie Sanders voices concerns about police brutality in Dallas campaign stop

    07/19/2015 8:49:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 19, 2015 | Ryan J. Rusak
    Staff writer Adam Schrader reports:Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sought Sunday during a Dallas visit to calm complaints about his response, at a progressive activists gathering this weekend, to concerns about police brutality. “We want a nation where a young black man or woman can walk down the street without worrying about being falsely arrested, beaten or killed,” Sanders told more than 8,000 people who packed a Sheraton Hotel ballroom to hear him. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, has been drawing huge crowds in his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Though he’s unlikely to wrest the nomination...
  • #BlackLivesMatter: the birth of a new civil rights movement

    07/19/2015 8:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Day
    Alicia Garza was in a bar in Oakland, California, drinking bourbon when the verdict came in. It was July 2013 and she had been following the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Florida, who had shot dead a 17-year-old African-American by the name of Trayvon Martin in February of the preceding year. Martin had been unarmed, on his way back from a 7/11 convenience store where he had just bought himself an iced tea and a bag of Skittles. There had, of course, been shootings of young black men before. But this one had a particular...
  • Detroit police warning: Gang of rapists robbing couples, sexually assaulting women

    07/19/2015 2:46:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jonathan Carlson
    Detroit police are searching for suspects in two sexual assaults Thursday night. Both happened in the same area on Detroit's west side. A man and woman, both in their early twenties, were walking near West McNichols, three blocks east of Wyoming on Detroit's west side when they were confronted by six men with bad intentions. Police say the couple was dragged around the back of a nearby building, stripped of their clothes, robbed, and the woman sexually assaulted. A short time later, two men struck again, pulling the same tactic with another young couple. Forcing the male companion to watch...
  • ‘Black lives matter,’ claim black leaders, but apparently only when the culprits are white

    07/18/2015 11:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily ^ | July 17, 2015 | Shavana Abruzzo
    Crime makes people angry and distrustful. It collapses communities and fuels divisions. It also allows agitators — such as the black-lives-matter crew — to cherry-pick depredations and ignore the bigger picture: • Black teens are 4.5 times more likely to die from homicide than non-Hispanic whites, concluded a 2014 study at Northwestern University into death rates in delinquent youth. Stanley Steemer • Black Americans make up around 13 percent of the population, but committed more than half of all homicides recorded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics between 1980 and 2008. Yet the black-lives-matter mob couldn’t care less. It is...
  • Martin O’Malley booed off stage at Netroots Nation after saying “all lives matter”

    07/18/2015 6:06:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The long knives are out at Netroots Nation 2015, but for once they aren’t pointed at the Republicans. The infighting has gotten ugly because the non-Hillary Democrat candidates were apparently not focused intently enough on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. No other topics of discussion seem to be acceptable this year, and the high profile speakers got an earful if they strayed from that script or dared say something more general about the needs of the entire population of the nation. The first, and probably biggest loser of the day was Martin O’Malley, who showed up there and foolishly began talking...
  • Police investigating after shots fired near Confederate flag rally in Florida

    07/12/2015 11:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    OCALA, Fla. — Thousands of people rode in motorcycles and trucks to attend a rally and Pride Ride Sunday in Ocala to show support for the Confederate flag. The event was intended as a peaceful rally in support of the Confederate flag, but gunshots rang out nearby and now police are investigating. No one was hurt, but police said at least six shots were fired from an apartment complex near the Livestock Pavilion where the 17-mile ride started. Residents of the predominately African-American neighborhood dispute that the gunfire came from their complex. They said they were being harassed by the...
  • Political Correctness and Public Health

    07/12/2015 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/12/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    The term “politically correct” dates back to shortly after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Originally, it only meant adherence to the policies and principles of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (aka the “party line”). Inevitably, though, the term would become one of derision, mocking those who would blindly follow Stalin’s enormous policy flip-flops during and after World War II. These days, the term is primarily used to mock the imposition of overly precious speech codes, supposedly intended to prevent insult. Too often, though, the net effect is simply censorship. A common complaint is that the choice of what...
  • NAACP leader says Baltimore mayor told him not to host Republicans

    07/10/2015 6:31:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Hassan Giordano, a leader of a Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said he was told that hosting Republican outreach in his office is off limits. Mr. Giordano, who calls himself “not the average conservative” because of his Muslim faith and criminal record, told The Daily Caller of irate phone calls he received for trying to work with Republicans. “When National found out that I was bringing the governor [Larry Hogan, a Republican], the lieutenant governor [Boyd Rutherford, a Republican], and Dr. [Alveda] King to Baltimore and the Sandtown NAACP office, they literally...
  • White people finally talking about race in America, but is that a good thing? (Groan)

    07/10/2015 2:59:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christina Coleman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It’s true. Black America spends a good amount of time discussing race, thinking about race, experiencing race, and living through the trauma these conversations and incidents based on race bring. No surprise there — our Black and Brown skin has for so long bound us to a contentious relationship with a country that created a system of privileges and rules that disenfranchise and oppress minorities. That’s true, too. And although conversations about race have dominated media and social media, although Black and Brown people are still being unjustly treated or killed, and although a gunman stormed a historically Black church...
  • Great White Privilege?

    07/10/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 4 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 7/9/2015 | RedNeckoBlogger
    As I watch the annual “Shark Week” and some of the competing “Shark Fest” on a rival channel… I’m struck that 90% of the shows involve just one species… the Great White… “Jaws”. Could this be discrimination to other sharks? Are we seeing an example of “Great White Privilege”? Can America in the PeeCee 21st Century tolerate the words “Great” and “White” in the same sentence? Calling Al Sharpton and Rachel Dolezal... we demand a change!  
  • Brazile: Blacks Poised to Bolt Democratic Party

    12/01/2002 5:26:50 PM PST · by kattracks · 72 replies · 562+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/01/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Donna Brazile, who managed Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign two years ago, sent a memo to Democratic lawmakers last month warning that they need to do more to reach out to African-Americans or risk losing their support in coming elections. "The Republicans are in the House," Brazile said in the controversial memo, quoted in Sunday editions of New York's Newsday. "They came in through the window and they want to play." The former Gore official, who now heads up the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute, urged party officials to "roll up their sleeves and box (the GOP)...
  • Black Americans Should Thank Confederate Leaders for Their Rights

    07/08/2015 8:52:34 AM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 8th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    It is unlikely that the Civil War amendments would have been proposed and ratified if Confederate leaders hadn’t precipitated the Civil War. The fact that the civil rights amendments were an inadvertent result of the Civil War doesn’t detract from the fact that the war resulted in ratification of constitutional amendments that outlawed slavery and would eventually guarantee all black Americans equal protection of the laws and the right to vote. Blacks should embrace the Confederate flag to show their gratitude for the benefits blacks received from the Civil War.
  • Slavery: The Scapegoat for Strife in the Black Community

    07/07/2015 7:31:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/07/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliché of “a legacy of slavery.” But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about — whether fatherless children, crime, or whatever — is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended. Another cliché that has come into vogue is that slavery is “America‘s original sin.” The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch...
  • A Fiery Reminder That Black Lives Matter From a Hip-Hop Artist Rhyming Behind Bars

    07/06/2015 8:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Good - A magazine for the global citizen ^ | July 6, 2015 | Tasbeeh Herwees
    An imprisoned hip hop artist currently serving a 10-year sentence in a California state penitentiary released a track decrying the prevalence of state violence against black communities. The song, 28 Hours, by Richie Reseda, was co-released by Black Lives Matter and Los Angeles-based art collective G.R.E.E.D.Y. City last month. With lyrics that reference the deaths of Renisha McBride, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and others, the song represents a passionate, politically charged condemnation of police violence and mass incarceration. “Suicide, genocide at the same time,” sings Reseda. “No one’s on my side so I throw up gang signs. Red and...
  • Man hit, called 'white bread' by group of black-men in anti-white attack on Staten Island

    07/06/2015 7:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    Cops are hunting a group of men behind an anti-white attack on Staten Island, officials said Saturday. Seven black men called a 28-year-old man “white bread” and other insults as they threatened him on Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. in Fox Hills about 3 p.m. on June 19, cops said. The group then chased after the white victim, punching and kicking him. They struck him with a milk crate, a fluorescent light bulb, a bottle and other garbage they picked up, officials said. The victim managed to escape his attackers, suffering only minor wounds. The NYPD’s hate crimes task force...
  • A Frank Discussion on Race

    07/06/2015 10:17:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Since Ferguson, I have been thinking about how I view those in my community, both black and white. I have found that I feel differently about different groups of people and it is not based on race. I spend a great deal of time just listening to people and have heard over the past few months that black people do not get the respect they deserve. I have heard this from both blacks and progressive whites. It has, in large part become an integral part of our society. Is there a reason for this and just how deeply ingrained is...
  • HORROR! Black Youths Mock & Laugh at Unconscious and Bloody White Male Victim After July 4 Beatdown

    07/05/2015 11:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 6, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A video posted Sunday to the Facebook account of “QbabyOfTeamQ” purports to show the bloodied victim of a racial attack in Cincinnati during a race riot in Fountain Square on Saturday night. The white man was beaten unconscious following a hip hop and electronica Fourth of July concert. The video shows a mostly Black crowd gathered around the white male victim laid out on the sidewalk. A few are trying to help the unconscious man while others squeal in awe at the blood covering his head. Many onlookers are laughing. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One voice can be heard asking for someone to call...
  • Black Gangs Uniting, Mobilizing In SC: Rivals Unite In Response To Confederate Flag Supporters …

    07/05/2015 6:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    FITS News ^ | July 3, 2015 | Will Folks
    It’s not just the white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan seeing surging membership as the S.C. General Assembly prepares to take up the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Law enforcement sources tell FITS an equally ominous trend is elevated black gang activity – which is being exploited by militant black groups in an effort to counter the pro-flag movement. These sources tell us rival gang leaders are putting aside past differences – uniting and mobilizing in anticipation of upcoming pro-flag rallies being held at the State House. In fact they’re...
  • Man hit with milk crate, called 'white bread' by...black men in anti-white attack on Staten Island

    07/05/2015 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    Cops are hunting a group of men behind an anti-white attack on Staten Island, officials said Saturday. Seven black men called a 28-year-old man “white bread” and other insults as they threatened him on Vanderbilt Ave. and Targee St. in Fox Hills about 3 p.m. on June 19, cops said. The group then chased after the white victim, punching and kicking him. They struck him with a milk crate, a fluorescent light bulb, a bottle and other garbage they picked up, officials said. The victim managed to escape his attackers, suffering only minor wounds. The NYPD’s hate crimes task force...
  • Dump Donald Trump crusade: African Americans could learn from the Hispanics

    07/04/2015 5:57:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Anthony Ogbo, Houston City Hall Examiner
    Indomitable Donald Trump, the pompously outspoken American business mogul, investor, and television personality who recently announced his bid for the 2016 presidential race candidate has finally met his waterloo, and it was not about Barack Obama. His bigmouth has finally landed him in a provocative political terrain – trouncing a presidential ambition that has only been announced. Trump, a Republican presidential entrant was announcing his readiness last month when he made some horrible remarks about Mexicans. His comments were obviously offensive. He said in part that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that...
  • Killer Mike Talks Racism, Reconciliation & Reparations With Tavis Smiley (VIDEO)

    07/02/2015 4:22:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    AllHipHop News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yohance Kyles
    Killer Mike has become a vital Hip Hop representative when it comes to discussions about injustice, police brutality, and racism. The Atlanta-based rapper has addressed those topics as one half of Run The Jewels, a guest on CNN, a lecturer at M.I.T, and a columnist for Vox. Mike returned to television to once again speak on relevant social topics. He stopped by the PBS program The Tavis Smiley Show. The conversation included Mike and Smiley debating the idea of African-Americans offering forgiveness for racial discrimination. “After we reconcile, why don’t I own any of the land? Why does De Beers...
  • Brooklyn’s Obnoxious Secret Flag Burning Ends With A Whimper

    07/01/2015 9:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kate Briquelet
    A Brooklyn group burned the American flag—but were too scared to show up to their own media circus. This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media. Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out of the city's conservative netherworld and descended on Fort Greene Park—hell-bent on stopping a red, white and blue barbecue they tripped over on Facebook. “We’re here to [expletive] up tiny liberal punks,” one biker reportedly declared. Little did they know the...
  • Essence Music Festival to Get Serious on ‘Black Lives’

    07/01/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 1, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Much of the annual 4-day event will focus on the black lives matter movement.Civil rights leaders will join survivors of tragedy for a frank discussion on the black lives matter movement in New Orleans this week. The 21st annual Essence Music Festival, hosted every Fourth of July weekend, will take on a more serious tone during a series of daytime events at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. At the festival’s Empowerment Series, Rev. Al Sharpton will share a stage with Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in conversations on injustices facing the black community....
  • Robert Woodson: If All Whites Moved Out of USA, How Would It Solve Inner-City Problems?

    06/30/2015 6:47:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 64 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Susan Jones
    The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson, the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. "You always have to begin with a solution in mind," Woodson told CSPAN Tuesday morning in a discussion on poverty. "I tell people, what is your solution? If all whites tomorrow were to move to Canada and Europe, tell me how it would affect the black on black crime rate, how would it it affect the out-of-wedlock births, how would it affect the spread of AIDS? How would it affect those issues?" he...
  • Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

    06/29/2015 7:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sam Sanders
    Investigators continue their examination of a fire at the Glover Grove Baptist Church of Warrenville, S.C. Fires damaged Glover Grove and some other black churches in the days following nine shooting deaths at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, raising concerns that the incidents were hate-inspired arsons. Now, in the case of Glover Grove, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has released the following statement, saying it still doesn't know how the blaze started. "Based upon the scene examination and the evidence collected, agents were unable to determine an exact origin or fire cause. As a result, agents were unable to...
  • Farrakhan: Cops Who Arrested Dylann Roof Were Happy He Killed Blacks

    06/28/2015 1:56:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    In a vitriolic speech at the Metropolitan AME church in Washington D.C., Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called white people “sinful by nature” and said that the cops who arrested the man who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. last week were happy he did so. “White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city. They don’t give a damn about them nine,” Farrakhan said of the nine people murdered by white supremacist Dylann Roof at the historic Emanuel AME church last Wednesday. “When they arrested him they took him to...
  • Black Panther SNEERS at Charleston victims’ families; calls for killing white ‘SLAVE MASTERS’

    06/27/2015 6:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Spreading a message of racial war, former New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz told a group of about 200 black people in Charleston that it’s time to “complete the mission” and kill white “slave masters” and their families. “Let this cracker hear you!” he shouted to the crowd at a Save the Black Church rally Tuesday. Shabazz ridiculed the families of the victims of the Charleston AME Church shootings that killed nine black people for forgiving alleged killer Dylann Roof. “You are not the ones that we saw on the television screen,” he told the crowd. “Sitting in...
  • Caribbean Governments Should Defend Black Americans!

    06/27/2015 4:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    teleSUR ^ | June 22, 2015 | David Comissiong
    The critical importance of the United Nations International Decade For People of African Descent becomes more and more apparent with each passing day! The Charleston massacre which occurred last week at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, is case in point. Nine African- American women, men and children were brutally shot to death by a white man. This latest genocidal outrage comes at a time when right-thinking people all over the world are expressing shock and horror at the phenomenon of White American police officers callously killing literally hundreds of unarmed Black-American men and women, and the U.S....