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  • Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S.

    03/25/2017 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Denis Rancourt
    For some descendants of persons held in U.S. chattel bondage, no monetary sum can compensate for the enslavement of their ancestors. However, for those looking for a number, there are various ways to calculate the value of involuntary servitude. Here’s one of them. Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S. by Denis Rancourt This article previously appeared on Mr. Rancourt’s web site, Activist Teacher. “This calculation includes only the money due to ancestors and their descendants, in terms of the stolen actual labor counted in person-hours.” It is not difficult to calculate a MINIMUM amount of...
  • Well, No, But I Did Fly Over It Once

    03/18/2017 2:17:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The March 27th 2017 Issue
    Princeton economics professor emeritus and Nobel laureate Angus Deaton has been running around making an extraordinary claim: “Being really poor in America is in some ways worse than being really poor in India or Africa," he recently told the National Association for Business Economics. Asked about those comments in an interview with the Atlantic, Deaton doubled down: "If you had to choose between living in a poor village in India and living in the Mississippi Delta or in a suburb of Milwaukee in a trailer park, I'm not sure who would have the better life." This claim was qualified—Deaton is...
  • CNN panel explodes over the effect of Trump’s budget on black communities

    03/17/2017 4:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    A panel of black political commentators on CNN imploded Thursday into a screaming match as they discussed the effect of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts could have on the black community. As the panel discussed the cuts, Paris Dennard, a Trump supporter, pointed out that HBCUs, the acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, were not included in the list of proposed cuts. But host Don Lemon found the HBCU argument to be less important than other social programs. “So a lot of people say HBCUs are important,” Lemon declared, “but there are a lot of people watching here...
  • How To Be A ‘Woke’ White Person: Join The Alt-Right

    03/16/2017 8:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 16, 2017 | Robert Tracinski
    An image has been circulating around the Internet listing “10 Ways You Can Actively Reject Your White Privilege.” Take a read, because this is really instructive. The first thing that struck me about these rules are that the white people who comply with it most fully are: the resurgent racists of the “alt-right.” Rule 1? The alt-right usually take up minimal space at anti-racism rallies—the most minimal space possible. Rule 2? They’re not likely to live in “gentrified” upper-middle-class city neighborhoods. Rules 4 and 5? They don’t care about the “diversity” of their organizations, they presumably don’t have black friends,...
  • Steve King: Blacks & Hispanics 'will be fighting each other' before overtaking whites in population

    03/16/2017 5:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 14, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics "will be fighting each other" before overtaking whites in the US population. King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country. "Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. "Race and ethnicity, I should say...
  • Kindergartner adorably recreates iconic historical figures for Black History Month

    03/15/2017 5:28:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    AOL News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Martha Tesema, Mashable
    There are so many ways to celebrate Black History Month online, but dressing up as legendary black women might take the cake. That's what kindergartner Lola is doing this February with the help of her mother and 28 legends that changed history. The two have created an adorable way to bring history lessons to life with a photo series they are sharing online. In January, Lola's mother, Cristi Smith-Jones, began having conversations with her daughter about slavery, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. "I saw that she really understood what we were saying, and was engaged, so...
  • NY Dropping Teacher Literacy Test Amid Claims Of Racism (High Percentage Of Blacks & Hispanics Fail)

    03/14/2017 4:51:22 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-14-2017
    At a time when the United States has plummeted in the global rankings of education standards, one of the country’s largest states is poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers. Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing the test, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers. The move to do away with the test has been...
  • New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity

    03/13/2017 12:10:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/12/17 | Peter Hasson/ap
    Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting. The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.
  • Liberals say King Kong represents black people

    03/12/2017 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2017 | Ed Straker
    With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong. Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is ... King Kong. [Snip] This is ridiculous. Yes, in the past, some racists have compared blacks to monkeys. But that does not mean that all portrayals of monkeys are about black people. In...
  • GREENE: Ben Carson’s a disgrace for calling slaves immigrants

    03/07/2017 7:44:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/6/2015 | Leonard Greene
    Is that what we’re calling it now? Let’s see if I have this straight. When men and women and children were kidnapped from their villages and separated from their families and packed into rickety ships for months at a time to be traded for tobacco and cotton and cloth and grain, that was immigration? When people were branded with hot irons like cattle on a ranch so that ownership of one human being by another human being would not be in dispute, that was immigration? When women were raped for no other reason than that it was Tuesday, or Friday...
  • (President)Jacob Zuma Calls For Confiscation Of White Land Without Compensation (South Africa)

    03/06/2017 5:31:21 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-3-2017 | Stuart Graham
    President Jacob Zumahas called on parliament to change South Africa’s constitution to allow the expropriation of white owned land without compensation. Mr Zuma, 74, who made the remarks in a speech yesterday/FRI morning, said he wanted to establish a “pre-colonial land audit of land use and occupation patterns” before changing the law. “We need to accept the reality that those who are in parliament where laws are made, particularly the black parties, should unite because we need a two-thirds majority to effect changes in the constitution,” he said. Mr Zuma, who has lurched from one scandal to another since being...
  • 3 Reasons Trump’ll Be President for 8 Years Unless White Liberals Grow a Spine...

    03/05/2017 8:45:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | March 5, 2017 | Clarkisha Kent
    As a black femme living under the United States’ first Orange administration, every piece of “breaking news” makes me feel like I’m living in Groundhog Day. You know, that movie with Bill Murray? Yeah, that one. Not a day goes by when you wake up in the morning and don’t hear that the Orange has done something despotic, or someone from his team has been caught in coitus with Russia (again). White liberals talk trash about resisting. They don’t resist. They congratulate Trump for doing something normal. Rinse, repeat. This pattern was compounded Tuesday night when he gave his first...
  • Life’s Distractions Have Hindered the Black Liberation Movement

    03/04/2017 4:07:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Milwaukee Courier ^ | March 3, 2017 | Rahim Islam
    Many of us keep asking ourselves why the Black community in America hasn’t made more social and economic progress. Sure, we’ve made individual progress, but as a Black group, we’re really struggling. This isn’t some academic exercise, this is real. By any and every measurement that you want to examine (i.e. wealth, ownership, business rates, marriages, health, incarceration, education attainment, etc.) we are in serious decline, and the decline is moving faster in the negative. If our community was an airplane, we would be falling fast out of the air and near a great crash on the ground that would...
  • Fired reporter accused of threatening some Jewish centers, cyber-stalking

    03/03/2017 11:28:16 AM PST · by Enchante · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2017 | Eric Levenson and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
    New York (CNN)A former reporter who was fired for fabricating sources was arrested Friday and accused of making some of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions that have so rattled Jews recently.... ...Juan Thompson, 31, was charged with one count of cyber-stalking for making at least eight threats as part of an attempt to intimidate a particular person after their romantic relationship ended, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York. The complaint alleges Thompson had emailed and phoned in threats to the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish institutions. Some of those threats mentioned a...
  • 1974 - Chuck Schumer uses racism to begin the climb to power

    03/01/2017 1:58:29 PM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    Spectator ^ | orig 2006 | Jay D. Homnick
    January 12, 2006, 2:20 pm Facebook Twitter Print Email Charles Schumer trying to tar Samuel Alito as a racist because of membership in some club? Don’t make me laugh. The fact is that Charles Schumer came to power as a New York State Assemblyman in 1974 by virtue of an overtly racist scheme that he created and sold to a naive neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. He convinced them that he would use his power to rid their area of black people. And who is my source for this serious accusation? Me. Yes, me. I was there. “My sin I...
  • Trump to sign executive order on historically black colleges and universities

    02/28/2017 9:24:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/28/17 | Sarah Westwood
    President Trump is set to sign an executive order aimed at boosting historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, on Tuesday amid a period of increased outreach to the institutions from high-level members of the administration. The order will allow HBCU officials to serve as advisors to Trump on his urban agenda as well as increase the private sector's role in the colleges and universities, a White House official said.
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Infuriated Some With Her Comments About Black Colleges

    02/28/2017 8:28:28 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    BI - Inside Higher Ed ^ | 2-27-2017 | Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
    Monday evening, the Education Department issued a statement from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that has infuriated many advocates for historically black colleges. The statement comes when many leaders of black colleges are in Washington for meetings at the White House and with Republican Congressional leaders, who have been wooing black colleges and pledging to help them. Most of the statement is innocuous. She praises black colleges. In perhaps a sign not to expect too much money from the Trump administration, she says, "[r]ather than focus solely on funding, we must be willing to make the tangible, structural reforms that will...
  • African-American gun club says membership surged in Trump era

    02/27/2017 12:25:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVW-TV ^ | February 27, 2017 | Ryan Young, CNN
    More African-Americans appear to be taking an active interest in their right to bear arms since the election of President Donald Trump, gun club leaders and firearm sellers say. A national African-American gun club has doubled its membership since Election Day, and gun sellers say they've noticed more black customers buying firearms. At Stoddard's Range and Guns in Atlanta, one thunderous clap after another reverberates through the room, mixing with laughter and the smell of gunpowder. A group of men are bonding over a hobby they love. Moments later, with their clips empty and a stream of hot shell casings...
  • Massive chair-hurling brawl breaks out in Bronx Seafood City family eatery

    02/27/2017 5:37:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    Multiple people used chairs to viciously beat one another at a Bronx, New York, family restaurant, according to police and video footage of the incident. Video captured the chaos at Seafood City on City Island Avenue. The fight kicked off at 9:45pm on Thursday night, police said. People can be seen tossing and using chairs as shields in the restaurant's large dining room.
  • Trump Talks African Americans on Housing, HBCUs and Jobs in Weekly Address

    02/25/2017 2:54:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Politic365 ^ | February 25, 2017 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    President Trump focused on issues facing African American communities in his last weekly address before the end of February. Trump focused on housing, jobs and HBCUs in the address below. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The entire address reads as follows: My fellow Americans, As Black History Month 2017 comes to a close, I am very grateful for the many wonderful opportunities to honor African American heroes, faith leaders, entrepreneurs and the many others who changed the course of our Nation. We are blessed by the lives and examples of those who have made this Nation a beacon of freedom, talent, and unbreakable American...
  • Pallone calls Trump a ‘racist’ at Black History Month event

    02/22/2017 5:16:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Dan Alexander
    NEPTUNE — Congressman Frank Pallone called President Trump a “racist” during a Black History Month event on Saturday. Encouraging the audience at the Monmouth County Democrats Black American Caucus to be active and aware of racism like Martin Luther King, Pallone said, “the guy in the White House – he’s a racist. He also doesn’t believe there’s any role in government other than his own ideology,” according to the Asbury Park Press. The 6th district Democrat has been outspoken against Trump on his Twitter feed, calling for disciplinary action against Kellyanne Conway after she asked people to buy Ivanka Trump’s...
  • Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses

    02/22/2017 4:11:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Columbus Republic ^ | February 22, 2017 | Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press
    Ivanka Trump has expanded her research on economic policy with a visit to a Baltimore center for minority-owned small businesses. A White House official confirmed the Wednesday visit to the Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. The official said Trump participated in a round table discussion with business owners....
  • Trump Is Beating the Media at Its Own Game

    For years journalists opined self-servingly under the guise of objectivity and got away it because Republicans were too afraid to shatter that illusion of objectivity. They permitted the media to serve as the arbiter of what qualifies as “mainstream,” “extremist,” “racist,” and so forth, and made sure to stay within the media-determined parameters of any discussion. Donald Trump has blown up that absurd arrangement and is beating the media at its own game. He labels reporters in the same way that they label him. He upends their dishonest framing of debates by treating them as what they are, liberal partisans....
  • Trump pledges to unite 'divided country' after African-American history museum visit

    02/21/2017 9:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to combat bigotry and unite what he called a "divided country" after wrapping up his first visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "Today and every day of my presidency I pledge to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African-Americans and for every American," Trump said, calling his tour "a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry and hatred and intolerance." "We're going to bring this country together. We have a divided country that's been divided for many, many years, but we're going to...
  • Regional killings soar past 100, reach highest level in decade (Richmond, Virginia area)

    02/19/2017 12:50:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Mark Bowes
    Killings across the Richmond region soared in 2016 to the highest level in more than a decade, with African-Americans suffering the greatest loss of life at 81 percent of all victims. Homicides in the region’s four cities, three towns and 16 counties with a collective population of 1.26 million jumped 24 percent, from 98 in 2015 to 124 last year — the highest tally since 2005, when 132 killings occurred, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis of regional homicide data. The distressing loss of black lives continued at a disproportionately high pace in 2016, with 101 of the 124 victims,...
  • NAACP Leader Balks At Idea Of Congressional White Caucus [VIDEO]

    02/18/2017 6:05:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ian Mason
    Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, was at loss for words Thursday night as former Reagan adviser Jeffrey Lord injected a hypothetical Congressional White Caucus into a debate on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. The racially charged exchange began during a discussion of President Trump having asked an African-American reporter from a black-focused new radio outlet if she knew the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Frankly I used to think the Congressional Black Caucus, when it was first formed, was a good thing,” Lord began. “I changed my mind on this. I don’t think there should...
  • Trump exchange with black journalist sparks outrage

    02/18/2017 6:59:18 AM PST · by mandaladon · 145 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 18 Feb 2017 | ERRIN HAINES WHACK
    Many African-Americans are expressing outrage over a testy exchange between President Donald Trump and a veteran black journalist, with many considering the incident to be the latest indication of his inability to relate to them. Already skeptical of Trump, many blacks said they were exasperated by the fact that, during his news conference on Thursday, the new president asked April Ryan, longtime White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, to help broker a meeting for him with black lawmakers. "Will you meet with the Congressional Black Caucus?" Ryan asked. Trump responded: "I would. You want to set up the...
  • Elijah Cummings: ‘Happy’ to Meet with Trump who He Says ‘is My President’ (WATCH)

    02/16/2017 11:24:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    EURWeb ^ | February 16, 2017 | Staff
    *Well now, the situation with the White House and African American political leaders is getting real interesting with Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings saying he’s “happy” to sit down with President Trump. Even though Cummings has no problem meeting with Trump, but he disputes the president’s assertion that he didn’t want to meet up, adding that, after all, Trump “is my president.” Thursday afternoon Cummings – who serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer who inquired if he would go over to the White House “ASAP” if he were to get a call...
  • Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students

    02/16/2017 10:09:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    AP ^ | February 16, 2017
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison's student government is demanding free tuition for black students. The Associated Students Of Madison adopted a resolution ... demanding free access, tuition and housing for all black people, including former inmates. UW-Madison spokesman John Lucas says university officials are reviewing the resolution.
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

    02/13/2017 7:43:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jeremy Gorner
    Chicago police clear officers of racial profiling in stop of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush On Aug. 4, 2016, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush was pulled over in Bronzeville. He was let go without a ticket being issued, but later filed a complaint with IPRA alleging racial profiling. This video contains body cam footage from one of the officers that Rush filed the complaint against. (Source: CPD) Chief spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the department's Bureau of Internal Affairs found that the two Wentworth District officers acted properly because they had probable cause to make the stop. Earlier that day, officers at roll...
  • Nike ad sends serious message about equality, opportunity and discrimination

    02/13/2017 6:05:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2017 | Cindy Boren
    he message in Nike’s powerful new ad campaign is delivered by the biggest stars in the sports firmament and it comes as Black History Month is in its second week. The message is spelled out in black and white, with only the word “EQUALITY,” and the company’s logo. What the company is trying to get across, the week after Under Armour’s Kevin Plank brought down the wrath of one of the company’s biggest stars by praising President Trump’s business acumen and saying he is “a real asset for the country,” comes from images of LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant,...
  • Why I'm Skipping The Women's March on Washington [OPINION]

    02/12/2017 10:08:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Colorlines ^ | January 17, 2017 | Jamilah Lemieux
    I don’t know that I serve my own mental health needs by putting my body on the line to feign solidarity with women who by and large didn’t have my back prior to November. I’ve never felt any thing remotely resembling sisterhood with White women. Friendship, affinity, fondness, love—sure. Sisterhood? Nah. That sense of loyalty, interconnectedness, accountability and shared struggle simply isn’t there. That lack of sisterhood haunted me at times during the 2016 election season. As Election Day approached and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton emerged as the frontrunner, I waited to feel something. Some sort of connection between her...
  • NYC District Attorneys Consider Scrapping Thousands Of Open Warrants (Blacks & Illegals hardest hit)

    02/11/2017 9:28:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WCBS News Radio ^ | February 11, 2017 | Kelly Waldron
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The city’s five borough district attorney’s are considering scrapping thousands of open warrants from the record. The open warrant number has climbed to 1.5 million, mostly for low level offenses including drinking in public, spitting on the sidewalk, and public urination. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) About a year before his death, late Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said anyone with an open warrant who is stopped by police would end up in central booking, which landed many men of color in jail for failing to pay small fines or responding to court summonses, WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported. With...
  • Army Lifts Ban on Dreadlocks, and Black Servicewomen Rejoice

    02/10/2017 12:56:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 10, 2017 | Christopher Mele
    Black women serving in the United States Army are cheering revised regulations that permit hair locks, ending what critics said were years of scrutiny and confusing enforcement of rules about their appearance.
  • OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter launch the ‘Amir’ Card

    02/09/2017 1:10:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Michigan Chronicle ^ | February 9, 2017 | Roz Edward, Managing Editor
    A historic partnership has been born between OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, and #BlackLivesMatter to organize the $1.2 trillion in spending power of Black America and launch the “Amir” card during Black History Month. Both OneUnited Bank and #BlackLivesMatter are strong advocates for the empowerment of Black people, and have taken special care to communicate this focus through their messaging and their work. #BlackLivesMatter was sparked by the acquittal of the killer of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin and founded in 2013 as a rallying cry to decree that while every human life matters, it is...
  • Saturday: The Opening of the Museum of Trayvon Martin: A Meeting before Labor (Read admission rule)

    02/08/2017 3:26:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The City Paper ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rebekah Kirkman
    Feb. 11 When I spoke to artist Malcolm Peacock last year in advance of his experiential/participatory artwork "Let the Sun Set on You," he reflected on the many ways in which the deaths of Black people affect history and spark movements, memorials, solidarity. Reflecting on his research for that piece, he said: "It was interesting how history affects death, and how death affects history, depending on who dies, depending on what dies, what will determine how it's spoken about." In this new work, Peacock continues to grapple with death and violence, this time looking at Trayvon Martin, whose death (and...
  • How the Black Lives Matter Movement Is Mobilizing Against Trump

    02/07/2017 3:31:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | February 7, 2017 | Brandon Ellington Patterson
    Police and criminal justice reform are just the beginning. Donald Trump repeatedly expressed hostility towards Black Lives Matter activists during his presidential campaign, particularly for their efforts to confront police brutality. Now, faced with a Trump agenda whose repercussions for African Americans could reach far beyond policing, BLM organizers say they are broadly expanding their mission. Ever since a police officer killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement has grown into a loose-knit web of like-minded groups nationwide that focus primarily on ending police brutality and the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans. Last August, a...
  • 'We have nothing to lose but our chains,' #BlackLivesMatter organizer speaks in Iowa City

    02/07/2017 2:50:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | February 6, 2017 | Vanessa Miller
    IOWA CITY — Her lip quivering, Patrisse Cullors’ heart sank. It was 2013, and she was in a motel room on a website, waiting for the news of George Zimmerman’s verdict. Guilty, or not guilty, in the killing of Trayvon Martin — a black 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer while on his way home from buying candy at a convenience store. “Not guilty, and they say not guilty, and they continue to say not guilty until they say, ‘not guilty of all charges,’” Cullors, 32, of Los Angeles, recalled for a packed audience of hundreds...
  • Barnard College Pledges New Hiring Policy Based on Race

    02/04/2017 3:17:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 4, 2017 | Aleister
    Only the left could get away with doing such a thing without being called racists. The College Fix reports: "College pledges to hire professors based on skin color, mandates social-justice workshops. A women’s college is planning to hire new professors based on the color of their skin because of the “demonstrated benefits” of nonwhite faculty. Whether such faculty benefit the college enough to be paid for a full teaching load remains to be seen, however. After a year of deliberation, the Barnard College Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion released a set of draft recommendations last week with the aim...
  • Trump Keeps Promise to Black Community

    02/04/2017 9:57:53 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    www.SarahPalin.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Adrienne Ross
    President Trump kicked off February by inviting leaders from the black community to the White House to engage in dialogue and hash out solutions. Day one of Black History Month was the perfect time to dive into what he vowed while on the campaign trail: address the needs within communities of color. The “forgotten man and woman” was a recurring Trump theme in the 2016 election. One could make the case that despite the obvious irony, no group was as forgotten during the last eight years as black Americans, many of whom find themselves living in violent Chicago neighborhoods, lacking...
  • NBC Has Been Accused Of 'Whitewashing' For Replacing Two Black Hosts With Megyn Kelly

    02/04/2017 7:37:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 3, 2017 | V. Saxena
    Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly's arrival at NBC News, where she is to replace hosts Tamron Hall and Al Roker on the third hour of the Today show, has triggered anger from the National Association of Black Journalists, which claims the network is engaging in "whitewashing." [Snip] It added that Hall and Roker's strong ratings deserve "praise, not punishment," and then took a swing at Kelly, claiming that she has "a well-documented history of offensive remarks regarding people of color."
  • CNN Panel Goes Nuts When Someone Says Trump Cares About Black People

    02/03/2017 2:27:52 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2-3-2017 | PJ Video staff
    Paris Dennard, a black Trump supporter, was called "[un]able to be literate" and "ignorant" for daring to say that President Trump cares about black people on CNN. The panel erupted right from the start, as Don Lemon asked the un-journalistic question, "Does he sound like a kid who hasn't done his homework?" Seriously, can CNN even regard itself as a news outlet anymore? This kind of racist and biased commentary has no place on a network with the word "news" in its name.
  • Chelsea Clinton Literally Could Not Find Words For Donald Trump’s Black History Month Speech

    02/01/2017 7:56:37 PM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Uproxx.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | KImberley Ricci
    Donald Trump’s Black History Month speech was more about himself and his ongoing beef with the media than the actual occasion, and the Internet ridiculed him for it. Those who paid attention long enough to tally up the word count pointed out that Trump rounded up his thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman in a mere 53 words, whereas Omarosa somehow received 51 words of devotion. The full transcript is really … something, especially the part where Trump called Douglass “someone who has done a terrific job that is being recognized by more...
  • MSNBC Undergoes ‘BLACK PURGE:’ Network FIRES Joy Reid... Demotes Al Roker And Tamron Hall

    02/01/2017 5:15:28 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    Media Take Out News ^ | jan 31 2017
    There’s a seismic SHIFT in MSNBC – it can no longer be seen as the trusted source of news for African-American folk anymore. The top brass at the network have either FIRED or DEMOTED all the top African-American news anchors – and replaced them with FOX News “ALTERNATIVE FACTS” Republican reporters. Last week, the network announced that it was ending Tamron and Al’s highly rated Today Show extension – and replacing it with Megyn Kelly – from FOX News. Megyn has been known for using “Alternative Facts” in her reporting, especially with regards to African Americans and Latinos. Now Page...
  • Mothers of the Movement share what they'd rather be doing with their loved ones (Trayvon biography?)

    01/31/2017 11:07:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mic ^ | January 31, 2017 | Jamilah King
    What do you call a mother whose child has been brutally and irrevocably snatched away from her? Usually, we call her an "advocate." And that's what Sybrina Fulton describes in her new book, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, a biography of her slain son, which was released on Tuesday. An "advocate" is the modern characterization you can give a woman like Mamie Till, who in 1955 insisted that her 14-year-old son, Emmett, be buried in an open casket. Emmett had been lynched by two white men in Mississippi and, as the world had clocked to the...
  • Trayvon Martin's parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids

    01/29/2017 12:49:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    USA Today | January 29, 2017 | Susan Page
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/29/trayvon-martins-parents-five-years-after-his-shooting-weigh-political-bids-trump-race-justice/97185846/
  • Birmingham's Black Lives Matter criticizes Trump's threat to send feds to Chicago

    01/25/2017 7:04:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | January 25, 2017 | Melanie Posey, Reporter
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - During a protest in Birmingham, members of Black Lives Matter express concerns about President Trump's tweet on Chicago. The president tweeted that he might send in the federal government if the city can't get its murder rate under control. Members of the Birmingham chapter of Black Lives Matters say the president's claim is an example of black inferiority. And they say it negates the work currently going on in that city to end black on black crime. They say that situation and President Trump's threat is not the key to mending relationships between communities and police,...
  • DNC Chairman Candidates Bash Whites at DNC Forum

    01/24/2017 6:10:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/24/2017 | Mark Tapson
    DNC Chairman Candidates Bash Whites at DNC Forum These are the people who want to lead the Democratic Party. 1.24.2017 News Mark Tapson In an event at Georgetown University Monday night moderated by MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid, candidates competing for chairman of the Democratic National Committee met to discuss what went wrong with the Party in 2016. Apparently their conclusion is that they didn't bash white people enough. The seven candidates are: Muslim Brotherhood shill Rep. Keith Ellison; Jehmu Greene, a former Fox News analyst; South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison; Sally Boynton Brown, the executive director of Idaho’s...
  • I Want to Trust the Women's Marchers (Most not radical and dedicated enough for the author)

    01/23/2017 10:10:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Jezebel ^ | January 22, 2017 | Kara Brown
    The Women’s March was, by most reported measures, a success. Though it remains to be seen what the organization’s subsequent “10 Actions/ 100 Days” campaign will yield, it succeeded most at what I’m guessing the vast majority of participants assumed the march was about: making it clear to Donald Trump that he does not have a mandate and his attempt to govern via bigoted, impetuous policies will be met with resistance. On Saturday I attended the march in Los Angeles and can’t say I began the day with much enthusiasm, especially when compared to the downright giddiness I witnessed from...