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  • Six things your kids need to know in order to be well-educated. (RE: Black children)

    04/29/2017 4:14:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    I’ve long observed the state of black children with deep concern. It seems that with all the billions of dollars being spent to educate children in urban areas, this money is going to waste. This waste appears to be a mixture of good old government inefficiency, apathetic parents, and teachers who don’t care much about our children. But spreading the blame doesn’t actually solve the problem. While we are sitting around trying to figure out who destroyed our children, the little ones are left to languish in the stench of inherited ignorance. We live in an age of information, where...
  • John Lewis to protest Trump at NRA convention: report

    04/27/2017 6:43:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | Ariella Phillips
    Georgia Rep. John Lewis will join protesters outside of the National Rifle Association's convention in Atlanta on Saturday. Several hundred gun control advocates are expected to gather ahead of President Trump's speech to the annual convention, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report. In January, Trump criticized Lewis on Twitter, saying the civil rights icon is "All talk, talk, talk — no action or results." Lewis did not attend the inauguration and said he did not see Trump as a "legitimate president." More than 80,000 people are expected at the NRA convention. Several hundred people have also RSVP'ed to protests organized...
  • Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump

    04/27/2017 5:58:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WXIX-TV ^ | April 27, 2017 | Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's liaison to the black community, the former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault, says African-American activists aren't trying hard enough to work with the new administration. The White House aide delivered the pointed message in an interview with The Associated Press in advance of an appearance Thursday at the annual convention of an activist organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. "We're here waiting, willing to work with the community," Manigault said when asked about Trump's moves to slash programs that benefit minorities. "This president wants to engage. It's not a one-way street."(continued)
  • Maxine Waters: ‘92 L.A. Rebellion Was A ‘Defining Moment’ For Black Resistance

    04/27/2017 4:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | April 27, 2017 | Taryn Finley
    It’s been 25 years since the Los Angeles rebellion, but Rep. Maxine Waters remembers it like it was just yesterday. The California Democrat was traveling on business when Rodney King was brutally beaten by LAPD officers on March 3, 1991. She told HuffPost that she remembers watching the footage from her hotel bed. “I sat straight up and all I could say, ‘Oh, my god! Oh, my god! Look at this,’” Waters said. She and black Americans across the country shared the same outrage. King, who was pulled over after a high-speed chase with the LAPD, was released from jail...
  • Got privilege? Kansas City preparing to host the national White Privilege Conference

    04/26/2017 1:12:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 3, 2017 | Joe Robertson
    They know it’s controversial to some, so the organizers of the White Privilege Conference aren’t looking for a lot of advance fanfare as its 18th annual gathering heads for Kansas City for the first time. It can be a volatile subject. Some 2,500 people — including college and high school students, teachers, university faculty, social activists, counselors, clergy and business people — gathered for the 17th annual conference in Philadelphia a year ago. The conference will run from April 27 to 30. Materials for the conference aim to make it clear both what the conference is about — and what...
  • Black students at Pomona College demand hiring of sociologist be rescinded because she is white

    04/25/2017 6:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 25, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    According to the ethos of black students at Pomona College, one of the nation’s most competitive (and expensive) small liberal arts colleges, white people cannot legitimately study and write about black criminals. Tony Airaksinen of Campus Reform writes: Students at Pomona College have published a demand letter urging administrators to rescind their offer to hire Sociology Professor Alice Goffman because she’s white. The “Letter to the Pomona College Sociology Department,” published last Friday argues that by hiring Goffman, the administration has neglected their commitment to promoting diversity and supporting women of color. “This practice is detrimental to Pomona’s goal of...
  • Pay for My Massage; "White Skin is Magic"

    04/25/2017 4:27:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 25, 2017 | Danusha V. Goska
    Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson prescribes a paralyzing pill to African-Americans. Michael Eric Dyson is the University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. One website listed the average tenured professor's 2012 salary at Georgetown at $167,000, three times the median US income. No doubt a professor occupying an elevated position such as Dyson's, in 2017, earns more. Dyson received his PhD from Princeton, ranked by US News as the best American university, beating out Harvard. Dyson is the author of five bestselling books and the recipient of numerous awards. His three children have six degrees including from Ivy League schools....
  • Wesleyan University to Open Social Justice Center at Cost of $220K Annually

    04/24/2017 8:38:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 23, 2017
    Wesleyan also has a terrible rating for free speech. Go figure. The College Fix reports: University rated one of the worst for free speech to open $220,000-a-year social justice center Wesleyan University — rated one of the worst in the nation for free speech by a nonprofit watchdog group — is slated to roll out a new center dedicated to advancing social justice, an effort estimated to cost more than $200,000 annually to promote various “gender, queer, students of color” causes. Claiming the center was prompted by “racist, misogynistic and transphobic issues and events” at the private Connecticut campus, which...
  • Obama launches Chicago trip with visit to South Side job training group

    04/24/2017 12:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 23, 2017 | Katherine Skiba
    Former President Barack Obama, on a two-day visit to Chicago that began Sunday, met privately with at-risk young men on the South Side to talk about gang violence, jobs skills and employment, a spokesman said. The meeting was with participants in a program created by Obama's longtime friend and former education secretary, Arne Duncan — and signified a return to Obama's roots as a community organizer 30 years ago on the South Side. "He said he grew up during that time because of the work he was doing," Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said. Now the former president wants to solicit...
  • The Voice of Black Women Matters (Is this even in English?)

    04/24/2017 6:13:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Info Fancy ^ | April 17, 2017
    In the wake of the bigot and sexist remarks that Bill O’Reilly made about her, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is by all accounts getting the last chuckle. A week ago, supports fled his show because of new disclosures of rape claims, and Waters’ voice was full and clear in naming Fox a “lewd behavior venture.” Waters pulled no punches, saying that O’Reilly “needs to go to imprison.” This is the second round in the progressing war of words between the prevalent and compelling Fox host and his latest dark lady target. As you’ll review, the main match started, apparently, when...
  • [FLASHBACK] Crime Bill Politics: A Flash Point In Democratic Race

    04/24/2017 5:15:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    National Public Radio ^ | February 26, 2016 | Tamara Keith
    Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both trying to explain their positions on the 1994 crime bill, a touchstone of the tough-on-crime attitudes that are blamed for the mass incarceration of people of color now. TRANSCRIPT: AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: South Carolina holds its Democratic primary tomorrow. And during their events in the state, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been talking about ways they would change the criminal justice system of today, but they're also being challenged on their positions on the issue as far back as 20 years ago. NPR's Tamara Keith reports. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Hillary Clinton was...
  • Florida’s First Black State Attorney Received A Noose In The Mail

    04/23/2017 11:44:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 21, 2017 | Andy Campbell
    Aramis Ayala is no stranger to hate. As the first African-American elected to state attorney in Florida and a controversial prosecutor ― known for her refusal to seek the death penalty in an aggressive capital punishment state ― she’s had to field plenty of racist and ugly rhetoric from her neighbors. But Ayala, who serves Osceola and Orange counties, doesn’t back down when she’s the victim of a crime. In March, she received two racist letters over two weeks, one of which contained a noose made of twine, her office confirmed to The Huffington Post. Calling the package a hate...
  • Rachel Dolezal’s trans-racial shtick didn’t play very well in South Africa

    04/22/2017 6:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The book tour Rachel Dolezal set out on recently has wound up taking her further than I might have imagined. In fact, she made it all the way to South Africa at the invitation of one Clyde Ramalaine, a former priest who now refers to himself as a “bishop” but actually runs a communications company. Her appearance didn’t go off without a hitch, however, Many of the black, South African students in attendance were, shall we say, a bit less than receptive. (Daily Mail) Deriding Ms Dolezal’s claim to ‘racial fludity’, she was told by a member of the mostly-black...
  • No Free Tuition for Black Students Despite Slavery Reparations Resolution at Western Kentucky

    04/22/2017 10:46:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 21, 2017 | Julia Glum
    Students at Western Kentucky University voted this week to give their black peers free tuition as a way to make amends for slavery, but administrators say it's not going to happen. President Gary Ransdell issued a statement Thursday after the student government passed its "Resolution to Support Reparations" laying out the reasons black students should receive a free education at the Bowling Green school. "We appreciate the Student Government Association’s interest in these issues, but it’s important to clarify that their resolution is not an official position taken by the university," Ransdell wrote. "I have read the SGA resolution, and...
  • Murderer Demands Release as "Reparation for Slavery" [semi-satire]

    04/22/2017 9:43:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Kori Ali Muhammad, the man under arrest for four murders, demanded he be released as "reparation for slavery. Whites enslaved millions of blacks and killed thousands of them. The four white men I shot can't begin to balance the scales of justice. I need to be free to continue my work to even the score." His initial victim was Carl Williams, an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 in Fresno, California. Muhammad claimed this killing was additionally justified because "he disrespected my right as a Muslim to consummate the sex for which I had paid a resident at the...
  • A Mob Of Black Youths Attack A Man In Broad Daylight So Is It Racism Yet? - Caught On Video

    04/21/2017 2:12:16 PM PDT · by bogusname · 59 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/21/2017 | Salt
    9 Teens were arrested after and assault in Downtown Baltimore , Maryland. The incident was caught on camera.
  • Gunfire sensors credited with swift arrest of shooter targeting whites in Fresno

    04/20/2017 9:49:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Scott Smith, The Associated Press
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer credited the technology Wednesday with the swift capture of Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old black man who authorities say killed three people Tuesday in a bid to wipe out as many whites as possible. "He was in custody within 4 minutes and 13 seconds," Dyer said Wednesday at a news conference where he...
  • Steve Harvey Says President Trump is "Keeping His Word"

    04/20/2017 11:34:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 20, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    Famous TV personality Steve Harvey explained to TMZ on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is doing what he said he would do after their meeting in Trump Tower back in January. "As far as doing what he promised me he'd do, he's doing it," Harvey said in Beverly Hills. "I'm working with HUD (Housing and Urban Development). I'm getting housing for underprivileged people. We're going to set up centers around the country. It's going really well, and God willing it will work out." Harvey said he wasn't happy with everything President Trump was doing, but did admit that "He's keeping...
  • Black college students could benefit from Trump’s worker visa order

    04/18/2017 4:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | April 18, 2017 | William Douglas
    Science and technology students at the nation’s historically black colleges could get a boost from President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at altering a visa program that brings highly skilled workers to the United States. Leaders and advocates for historically black colleges and universities have been monitoring the immigration and jobs debate, telling the Trump administration and congressional lawmakers that so-called science, technology, engineering and math graduates from HBCU schools are readily available to fill high-tech jobs that are currently going to foreign workers. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., who hosted a gathering of black college presidents in Washington, said Trump’s...
  • Column: Case for reparations

    04/17/2017 1:40:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Daily Tarheel ^ | March 24, 2017 | Claude Wilson
    Almost 250 years of slavery, 100 years of legal segregation and discrimination and over 50 years of redlining and other forms of institutional racism beyond that. All of these factors have led to the disproportionate poverty found in black communities in the United States, and all of them are cause for the need for reparations. This idea is not without precedent: in 1952, Israel and West Germany signed an agreement that West Germany would pay reparations to Jewish people from Germany in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Reparations are not unheard of even within the context of the United States....