HOME/ABOUT  Prayer  SCOTUS  ProLife  BangList  Aliens  StatesRights  ConventionOfStates  WOT  HomosexualAgenda  GlobalWarming  Corruption  Taxes  Congress  Fraud  MediaBias  GovtAbuse  Tyranny  Obama  ObamaCare  Elections  Polls  Debates  Trump  Carson  Cruz  Bush  OPSEC  Benghazi  InfoSec  BigBrother  IRS  Scandals  TalkRadio  TeaParty  FreeperBookClub  HTMLSandbox  FReeperEd  FReepathon  CopyrightList  Copyright/DMCA Notice 

And now less than $1k to the yellow! Let's get 'er done! Thank you very much for your loyal support, Jim

Or by mail to: Free Republic, LLC - PO Box 9771 - Fresno, CA 93794
Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,514
Woo hoo!! And now over 89%!! Less than $9.5k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: blacks

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Black Lives Matter leader plans to run for Minnesota House seat

    11/28/2015 4:27:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Bring Me The News ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kevyn Burger
    The leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul kicked off his campaign for a seat in the state Legislature, challenging the only black member of the Minnesota House for her seat. The Pioneer Press reports that Rashad Turner, 30, a lifelong St. Paul resident, will challenge Rep. Rena Moran next year. The DFL incumbent is in her third term representing Frogtown, Midway, Summit-University, and portions of the North End and Cathedral Hill in St Paul. The Star Tribune’s story said that Turner indicated that he thought not enough progress has been made in St. Paul’s communities of color during Rep....
  • Violence toward Black Lives Matter activists erases any doubt: We live in a time of racial strife

    11/27/2015 2:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 27, 2015 | Janell Ross
    First there was that incident at the Trump rally in Alabama. You know, the one where a protester with, shall we say, some ideas that are not terribly compatible with those of Trump or many of his supporters, showed up. He wound up on the ground, taking a beating and throwing some punches of his own before security booted him from the gathering. And then this week, much of the country learned of news that what has seriously been described as masked men shot five people protesting what they believe to be a questionable police shooting near a Minneapolis police...
  • Voters statewide, in city see April's unrest differently [Baltimore]

    11/24/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/23/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Looking back at the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death, Baltimore voters see events differently than do voters statewide, a new poll shows.City voters are less likely to sympathize with police, and they are more likely to see joblessness and racism as a cause of April's unrest, according to a poll of likely voters conducted for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore.Those living outside the city are more likely to blame "a lack of personal responsibility among residents" for the city's ills.The divided opinions were most pronounced when respondents were asked for their opinions of how Baltimore State's...
  • More than 30 ‘White Student Union’ pages created on Facebook in last week

    11/23/2015 6:53:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jason Weaver, University of Michigan
    More than 30 “White Student Union” pages have recently sprung up over the last several days on Facebook, pages that affiliate themselves with various universities around the nation. The creation of an “Illini White Student Union” Facebook page that surfaced Nov. 18 in response to a “Black Student Solidarity Rally” at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gained national attention, but apparently it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over the last week, at least 33 other “White Student Union” pages have appeared on Facebook, according to research conducted Sunday by The College Fix. Notably, “White Student Union” Facebook pages...
  • Obama collecting personal data for a secret race database

    A key part of President Obama’s legacy will be the fed’s unprecedented collection of sensitive data on Americans by race. The government is prying into our most personal information at the most local levels, all for the purpose of “racial and economic justice.” Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.
  • Trump takes heat for tweet about black murder rates

    11/22/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    Donald Trump is taking heat on social media for a Sunday afternoon tweet of statistics purporting to show that the vast majority of murdered black people in the U.S. are killed by other black people. The tweet was apparently Trump’s response to a Twitter thread about support from white supremacists for the GOP front-runner. It also comes the day after a Black Lives Matter protester said he was physically and verbally assaulted at a Trump rally. The image Trump posted includes a list of “USA Crime Statistics ~ 2015.” The two that are highlighted are “Blacks Killed by Police ~~...
  • Drop the gun or forget sex forever

    11/22/2015 9:20:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When all else fails, try no sex. Chicago’s street violence is so bad that a very brave and self-composed South Side woman, April Lawson, is organizing black women to vow no sex until the killing stops, like now! “Make sure these fools put down their guns,” she’s telling her lady warriors. And her sex strike mission is based on Aristophanes’ classic Greek play, “Lysistrata!” To stop the perpetual war between Athens and Sparta, a strong Athenian woman “explains to the other women: They are to withhold sexual privileges from their menfolk as a means of forcing them to bring an...
  • Black student accused of making false threat against blacks

    11/18/2015 3:37:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WFQX-TV ^ | November 18, 2015 | The Associated Press
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A community college student living at Saginaw Valley State University is accused of threatening to shoot blacks on campus. Police reports obtained by The Saginaw News (http://bit.ly/1S2SWvO ) say Emmanuel Bowden made threats on the social media site Yik Yak last week but subsequently said it was just a joke. The 21-year-old, who is black, attends Delta Community College but lives at Saginaw Valley. He's charged with making a false threat of terrorism....
  • The Black Lives Matter Movement Is About To Jump Into The 2016 Marijuana Battle

    11/17/2015 8:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Darren Sands
    Marijuana legalization advocates want the support of Black Lives Matter activists in 2016. But a debate on tactics is brewing legalization groups and Black Lives Matter activists who worry people of color are being left out of the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. WASHINGTON — Leading up to his meeting with the Black Lives Matter group Campaign Zero at the Frederick Douglass House in September, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders steeled himself for an argument. He’d only previously come face-to-face with Black Lives Matter protesters who wanted to interrupt him. But over the course of the meeting, the activists spoke authoritatively...
  • Reverend Jeremiah Wright asks crowd at Divinity School if ‘black lives matter’

    11/17/2015 12:43:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Vanderbilt Hustler ^ | November 17, 2015 | Nathan Kiker
    “The field of education reinforces racism, white supremacy, white privilege and exceptionalism upon which western civilization is built” Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., Barack Obama’s former pastor, came into the spotlight during the 2008 presidential election when he drew harsh criticism for his comments damning America and using anti-semitic language. Wright spoke on the evening of Nov. 17 at the Vanderbilt Divinity School. In his talk titled “Prophetic Faith for Social Justice”, Wright spoke to a crowd of 100 about the need for a new theology that can lift African Americans from the despair of exploitation, war and racism. “The...
  • President Obama Praises University of Missouri Protesters: 'I Want an Activist Citizenry'

    11/15/2015 11:51:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 15, 2015 | Arlette Saenz
    President Obama weighed in on the recent protests at the University of Missouri for the first time in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. The president lauded the students’ activism, but also warned they need to maintain an open dialogue with those who hold differing views. “There is clearly a problem at the University of Missouri, and that's not just coming from students. That's coming from some faculty,” the president told Stephanopoulos Thursday at the White House. “I think it is entirely appropriate for students in a thoughtful, peaceful way to protest what they see as...
  • Mizzou protesters, Black Lives Matter complain Paris attacks stole their headlines

    11/14/2015 7:25:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Activists that have taken over U.S. college campuses this week protesting racial injustice took to Twitter last night to complain that news coverage of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris had stolen their spotlight. Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters on Twitter said their struggles with racial oppression were being “erased” by the overwhelming news coverage of the murder of scores of people at the hands of Islamic State extremists. “Racist white people kill me, you want everyone to have sympathy for YOUR tragedy, but you have none for ours,” one user tweeted, adding “#Mizzou.” “Disgusted @ white conservative Americans...
  • 'Minority students have no place to feel safe on campus': Alabama students protest...

    11/13/2015 7:48:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 13, 2015 | Ben Flanagan
    A group of University of Alabama students held a demonstration on the steps of Rose Administration building on campus Friday to support students in Missouri and voice concerns about ending racism on their own campus....
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • Inside Hillary's 'Powerful' Meeting with the Mothers: 'Her Heart Hurts With Us'

    11/06/2015 11:44:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    People Magazine ^ | November 5, 2015 | Tierney McAfee and Sandra Sobieraj-Westfall
    Hillary Clinton visited Chicago on Monday, where she met with the family members of victims of gun violence. Among the group were the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, young African Americans whose high-profile shooting deaths have sparked national outrage, widespread protests, and heated conversations about race relations and police brutality. Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown, called the private meeting with the Democratic presidential hopeful "intimate and powerful."(continued)
  • Who's Burning Black Churches? Oh

    11/06/2015 7:24:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/06/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Here we go again: another liberal narrative burned to a crisp. Over a two-week period in October, an arsonist targeted seven churches in the St. Louis area -- including several in Black Lives Matter protest hotspot Ferguson, Mo. The Atlantic magazine, invoking the "long history of terrorism against black churches in America,” lamented that the crime spree had been "slow to get the same attention” in the local and national media as another string of church arsons that occurred earlier this summer. Reminder: Several of those hyped hate crimes against "black churches” had been committed by black suspects; a significant...
  • Texas “walking while black” professor has racial profiling story implode

    11/04/2015 2:50:46 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11-4-15 | Jazz Shaw
    (Snip) Lights! Sirens! Demands for ID without even giving a reason! Trayvon Martin! Somehow, though, Professor Bland managed to escape with her life and go on to publish her accusations. Unfortunately for her, it turns out that the police had a dash cam in their car and they were on microphones for the entire encounter. As described at Fox News, the short movie which unfolds tells a rather different story. Or perhaps I should say, an entirely different story. (Snip) Former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk (who is also black) referred to Bland as someone looking for her Skip Gates moment....
  • Hillary Clinton Meets With Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Michael Brown

    11/03/2015 12:22:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Talking Point Memo News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton met with a group of mothers whose African-American children died in gun shootings. Clinton shared the "heartbreaking stories" of their children, according to a statement released by her campaign on Monday night. She also outlined her criminal justice and gun control proposals....
  • Rachel Dolezal Finally Admits She’s White

    11/02/2015 2:52:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/2/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Rachel Dolezal has finally admitted that she’s white. The disgraced former president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP acknowledged her racial background during an intense interview on Fox’s “The Real” on Monday. “I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents, but I identify as black,” Dolezal said at the conclusion of an intense round of questioning from the show’s all-minority, all-female panel. The 37-year-old civil rights activist made national headlines in June when it was revealed that she had falsely claimed to be black for years. Dolezal’s white parents, who live in Montana, told reporters at...
  • What else but White guilt, “We’ll show you we’re not bigots!” explains Carson poll numbers?

    11/01/2015 8:14:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 66 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/1/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Simple analysis shows Ben Carson’s support is driven by the White guilt, “We’ll show you we’re not bigots!” crowd. Carson is a nice and decent human being. He has a soothing way of speaking and makes most of his points when he stays within is narrow field of knowledge. He is Black and a conservative Republican. All of these qualities make him an attractive candidate for a certain segment of the Republican rank and file: The White guilt crowd. Supporting Carson gives them the chance to congratulate themselves and proclaim, “I am not a bigot. I oppose Barack Obama not...
  • Obama pollster: Voters divided in 'tribes,' politics 'increasingly segregated, tribal'

    10/28/2015 7:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 28, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Despite President Obama's two election victories, the nation has become increasingly racially divided in its politics and "tribal" in its voting patterns, according to the president's election pollster. "We've come a long way in a lot of different ways around race in this country, but if you look at our voting patterns, we're as segregated in how we vote today as we were 40-some years ago," said Cornell Belcher, president of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies and a Harvard University fellow...
  • Cops Fired For Telling the Truth about Black Violence

    10/28/2015 3:25:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    If you know a cop, you know a hero. And today, heroes are getting fired for a new kind of bravery: telling the truth about black crime and black on white racial hostility. They already have enough to do: George Orwell famously said We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. In Salt Lake City, it is going to take a crowbar to remove the police department t-shirts from the backs of two grateful 20-something sisters who were recently attacked and stabbed by a...
  • Iran hosts police brutality conference: US cops treat blacks like ISIS

    10/28/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    The Iranian regime is exploiting race tensions in the United States between police and African Americans by inviting the families of those killed by law enforcement to attend a discrimination conference in Iran Monday. The third annual "New Horizons" conference will focus on police brutality against blacks in America, according to the event announcement.
  • How the GOP Can Appeal to Black Voters

    10/28/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/28/2015 | Theodore r. Johnson
    In October 2012, just as presidential campaigning had reached fever pitch, I was raking leaves in the front yard of my northern-Virginia home when I noticed a pack of volunteers clad in Romney 2012 T-shirts canvassing the neighborhood door to door, engaging residents and drumming up support for their candidate. When my house was next in line, I set aside the rake and started down the driveway toward the group. They walked right past me without so much as a friendly smile or neighborly Hello. How curious. Returning to my yardwork, I watched as they dutifully stopped at my neighbors...
  • Obama Endorses #BlackLivesMatter as Serious Movement while Lying about Real Black Problem

    10/27/2015 10:50:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/27/2015 | Crystal Wright
    President Barack Obama endorsed the #Black Lives Matter movement as something we have to take seriously. Even though after seven years, Obama has done nothing to improve the lives of black Americans, his most loyal, boot-licking constituents. In contrast, Obama helped give homosexuals gay marriage and illegal aliens,amnesty. Blacks are poorer, more criminalized and uneducated than they were before the first black president was elected in 2008. Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield admitted as much, lamenting that in 2015 the black race finds itself in a state of emergency. Butterfield said: 25% of black households live below the...
  • Trends in Chicagos Schools Across Three Eras of Reform

    10/26/2015 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies
    https://ccsr.uchicago.edu/ ^ | September 2011 | Stuart Luppescu, Elaine M. Allensworth, Paul Moore, Marisa de la Torre, James Murphy with Sanja Jage
    Many of the findings in this report contradict trends that appear in publicly reported data. For instance, publicly reported statistics indicate that CPS has made tremendous progress in elementary math and reading tests, while this analysis demonstrates only incremental gains in math and almost no growth in reading. The discrepancies are due to myriad issues with publicly reported dataincluding changes in test content and scoringthat make year-over-year comparisons nearly impossible without complex statistical analyses, such as those undertaken for this report. This leads to another key message in this report: The publicly reported statistics used to hold schools and...
  • The number one killer of black Americans

    10/26/2015 5:40:35 PM PDT · by 100American · 36 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | By Madison Gesiotto
    You wont believe what the number one killer of black Americans is. It isnt heart disease, it isnt cancer, it isnt homicide and it isnt motor vehicle accidents. In fact, the number one killer of black Americans is abortion. Despite a lack of reporting by California, New Hampshire and Maryland, a total of 730,322 abortions were reported to the CDC in 2011, the most recently published reporting year. 405,994 of these reported abortions included cross-classified race/ethnicity data for 2011, of which 146,856 were reported to be black American abortions, equaling about 36 percent of the total number of abortions with...
  • Conservative Chided for Echoing Michael Bloomberg on Disarming Blacks

    10/21/2015 7:07:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of outlets have criticized Randy Pullen, a former Arizona Republican Party Chairman who tweeted on black crime and guns during the Democrat debate. It was one of quite a few tweeted by Pullen during the Democrat debate. It simply echoed the prescription put out by the infamous disarmist, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, over seven months ago.On February 6th, 2015, the former Mayor of New York City said essentially the same thing. From aspentimes.com: Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to...
  • BLM/Palestinian Video Released Amid Terror Attacks on Israelis

    10/14/2015 2:31:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 14, 2015 | Erin Aitcheson
    When I See Them I See Us is the newest catch phrase of Black Lives Matter and Pro-Palestinian activists. So what on earth do these two movements have in common? In a video released just today, African American and Palestinian activists answered that question. What do Gaza and Ferguson have to do with one another? If you ask the black and Palestinian artists and activists who just released a new solidarity video, a lot Harass, beaten, torture, dehumanized, stopped and frisked and the list goes on and on. In a nutshell, self-proclaimed victimhood. The solidarity video is aimed at...
  • Candidates take a stand, affirm that Black Lives Matter

    10/13/2015 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 13, 2015 | Amanda Sakuma
    Democratic presidential candidates stumbled early in their campaigns by underestimating the growing political power of the Black Lives Matter social movement. But in Tuesday nights debate, those 2016 hopefuls were out to prove that they would not be caught flat-footed again. Black lives matter, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said unequivocally. The reason those words matter is the African-American community knows that on any given day some innocent person like Sandra Bland can get into a car, and then three days later shes going to end up dead in jail, he added, referencing a woman whose death while in police custody...
  • How Rabbi-Led LGBT Clergy Are Supporting Black Lives Matter

    10/13/2015 7:02:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Forward ^ | October 12, 2015 | John A. Oswald
    Rabbi Debra Kolodny believes that Black Lives Matter is one of the most critical movements of our day. And she wants to transfer that belief into action. So Kolodny next weekend will lead a nationwide conference of LGBTQ clergy from all faiths to explore ways to actively support the activist group that exploded onto the national scene after several high-profile deaths of black men and women in confrontations with cops. Ive been active in the national LGBTQ religious movement for almost 20 years, explained Kolodny. For all that time our leadership has spoken of the need to embrace complexity and...
  • Clinton Talks Reparation Checks, Black Lives Matter With BuzzFeed (AUDIO)

    10/13/2015 6:49:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Talking Point Memo's Livewire ^ | October 12, 2015 | Caitlin Cruz
    While campaigning in Iowa, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with BuzzFeed's Another Round, a podcast on race and pop culture, to discuss Black Lives Matter and reparations in a lengthy interview. As a part of the rapid-fire question round, host Tracy Clayton jokingly asked Clinton if she would be getting a reparation check. Clinton used the question to pivot to her campaign platform of expanding opportunities. "Ill tell you what, I think we need to make many more investments in everything from pre-school education to affordable housing, thats my form of trying to give people the chance...
  • Activists protest at Providence Dunkin' Donuts in support of black lives matter movement

    10/13/2015 6:32:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WJAR-TV ^ | October 12, 2015 | Matt Reed
    PROVIDENCE Protestors marched in Providence Monday afternoon in support of the "black lives matter" movement. A group of about 50 people gathered outside of a Providence Dunkin' Donuts on Atwells Avenue, where an employee last week wrote "black lives matter" on a police officer's cup of coffee. For about an hour, they carried signs and posters in support of the movement. Several told NBC 10 News they believe the employee didn't do anything wrong. Activists also said they feel the Providence Police Union overreacted to the incident and that the phrase, "black lives matter," isn't anti-police, but pro-African American...
  • Diddy, Jeezy, J. Cole, Common, Russell Simmons, Trayvon Martins mother at Million Man March

    10/12/2015 5:04:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlanta Daily World ^ | October 12, 2015 | Terry Shropshire, Managing Editor and Web Editor
    WASHINGTON Twenty years ago this past weekend, the historic Million Man March attracted previously unfathomable and unprecedented throngs of African-American men (and women) from across the country and other countries to Washington, D.C. in October 1995 in a show of sheer collectivism and a call to action to uplift our communities. The occasion was also an opportunity for organizer and Nation of Islam leader, Min. Louis Farrakhan, to implore black men to declare war on self-hate and to go back and help obliterate the deplorable conditions that are decimating the communities....
  • VIDEO: Black Trump Supporter Goes Off at Rally: Obama Has Failed Us. Were Taking Back America

    10/12/2015 12:32:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    A video of a man going off at a Trump rally in Georgia is quickly going viral- and its easy to see why. His passion for Trump and his plans for jobs surely is something most Americans can relate to: From comments on YouTube: Mike Sweat Hoke has seen the truth. A two time Obama supporter. He realizes that Obama has failed the nation. We need a solid leader in this country. Trump is the man. RinascitaVita This guy speaks for lot of Black Americans that are mad as hell. Many are really pissed off that they got used by...
  • Too Many Black People in Prison -- And Other Fairy Tales

    10/12/2015 7:33:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2015 | Colin Flaherty
    The great and powerful Leo Strine figured it all out: Too many black people are spending too much time in prison. Strine should know: He is Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.  Strine is heading a commission of black history professors, public defenders, diversity officers, ACLU staffers and others to set this right. Their mission: Figure out why cops keep arresting, prosecutors keep prosecuting, juries keep convicting, and judges keep sending so many black people to prison for No Reason What So Ever. And why black people keep returning to prison once they are let out. Not just...
  • Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early

    10/11/2015 9:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Eric Tucker, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records. About 6,000 inmates are due to be freed from custody in the coming month, the result of changes made last year to guidelines that provide judges with recommended sentences for specific crimes. Federal officials say roughly 40,000 inmates could be eligible for reduced sentences in coming years. Many of them are small-time drug dealers targeted by an approach to drug enforcement...
  • Diddy, Common, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg & More at 20th Anniversary of Million Man March [PHOTO]

    10/11/2015 7:41:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Boombox ^ | October 11, 2015 | Trent Fitzgerald
    Thousands of black men, women, and children convened at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Justice or Else rally to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday (Oct. 10). Some celebrities were in attendance including Diddy, Common, J. Cole and Snoop Dogg. Also in attendance at the rally were rappers Jay Electronica, Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign and Bryshere Gray who plays Hakeem on Foxs hit show Empire. Rap mogul Russell Simmons and Public Enemy founder Chuck D was also spotted in the crowd. The event was organized by Nation of Islam leader the Honorable...
  • One dead, 1 wounded in shooting at TSU

    10/09/2015 4:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KHOU-TV ^ | October 9, 2015 | Staff
    HOUSTON -- One person was killed and another was wounded in a shooting on the Texas Southern University campus Friday, according to Houston police. It happened at student housing in the 3400 block of Blodgett. Three suspects approached the victims in the parking lot and opened fire. TSU President John Rudley said the student who died was a freshman. His name has not been released. "He was a beautiful young man trying to get his life together," Rudley said. "I wish he was still here." Two suspects were later detained, but a third got away, according to HPD spokesperson Jody...
  • Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release

    10/06/2015 3:18:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's National Security ^ | October 6, 2015 | Sari Horwitz
    The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison the largest one-time release of federal prisoners in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades. The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the departments Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. Most of them will go to halfway houses and home confinement before being put on supervised release. The early release follows action by the U.S. Sentencing Commission an independent agency that sets sentencing policies...
  • Sanders: Many whites 'not sensitive' to the abuse black people face

    10/05/2015 10:52:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday said white Americans are often blind to the injustices that black people face when dealing with police. Many white people are not sensitive to the kind of abuse that African Americans, especially younger African Americans, receive at the hands of police officers and police departments, Sanders said, according to Ebony. I think for most whites their experience with the police has been good or neutral because they dont interact with the police as much as those in the black community, he said. One of the ongoing crises in America is institutional racism, the 2016...
  • Farrakhan to pastors: Young blacks will leave Christian churches and 'turn on you' -- to follow him

    10/04/2015 9:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | September 29, 2015 | Gregory Tomlin
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has issued a second forceful warning for black ministers in Christian churches who refuse to support his "Justice, or Else!" movement after he called for exercising the Quran's law of retaliation against whites and the government during an address at a Miami church in July. In a series of interview videos posted to his Facebook page, after which he solicits donations and support for his upcoming gathering on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, Farrakhan says the ministers who have closed their doors to him are failing their communities and him. "I...
  • Marco Rubios Black Lives Matter commentary is suddenly relevant, for some reason

    10/04/2015 9:07:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 3, 2015 | Janell Ross
    Theres a kind of narrative that tends to develop about every candidate for president. Donald Trump is a braggart willing to mercilessly criticize anyone who dares to criticize him. Ben Carsons patrician, maybe even laconic public speaking style camouflages his controversial -- even incendiary -- ideas. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a well-funded and cerebral but socially awkward WASP. And Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the boy wonder, has purchased real estate in the safest and most carefully staged campaign zip codes, biding his time for when Trump flames out. Youll note that beyond perhaps Trump, not one of the...
  • Should Black Lives Matter Movement Hold A Presidential Candidate Forum To Address Our Issues?

    10/04/2015 8:50:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | September 28, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Mondays edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin posed a question about the upcoming presidential election and one of the largest movements in recent history: Should the Black Lives Matter movement invite Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to a debate/forum in an attempt to force them to address issues important to the African-American community? There would be pros and cons behind holding the forum, NewsOne Now panelist Paris Dennard told Martin: It would be very telling to those candidates who take this seriously and who may not agree with the slogan or the hashtag, but understand there are pros behind...
  • NY Daily News hires columnist and activist Shaun King (Black Lives Matter/Daily Kos)

    10/03/2015 9:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Money ^ | October 2, 2015 | Frank Pallotta
    Shaun King, a Daily Kos columnist and a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, has been hired by the New York Daily News, the paper announced on Friday. Executive Editor Jim Rich said in a staff memo Friday that King will join the tabloid as senior justice writer, a newly created role. The hiring of King along with several others comes at a turbulent time for the paper in which its newsroom endured widespread layoffs of veteran reporters and editors. "Shaun's writing on social inequality, police brutality and race relations in America has been some of the best...
  • Media Narrative: Half-Black Oregon Killer is a "White Supremacist"

    10/03/2015 2:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Was he a Half-White Supremacist? According to the LA Times, Chris Harper Mercer, the Oregon killer, was a "White Supremacist". One slight problem. Mercer identified as multi-racial. His mother was black. He doesn't seem to have even known his father. He identified with black TV killer Vester Lee Flanagan. This doesn't seem to have stopped the media with George Zimmerman who was labeled a white Hispanic, so maybe Chris Harper Mercer was a white Black? Was he a Half-White Supremacist? I'm not an expert on "White Supremacism", but being half-black and then shooting a bunch of white Christians would make...
  • Why does Barack Obama only care about white gun crime?

    10/03/2015 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 2, 2015 | Crystal Wright
    There are plenty of gun control laws in America, but the President isn't enforcing them. Maybe that's because the illegal guns are used by blacks to kill blacks. After the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, President Barack Obama once again took the opportunity to lecture us Americans with righteous indignation about guns in America. Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine. The conversation in the aftermath of it. Weve become numb to this. Chris Harper Mercer, a 26-year old white man, killed 10 people and...
  • To arrest Black Lives Matter protesters or not? St. Paul's balancing act

    10/02/2015 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tad Vezner
    As Black Lives Matters protesters gear up for another a protest rally -- this time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend, debate has grown on social forums over when and if arrests should be made. As opposed to legal action taken in Bloomington over a Mall of America protest last winter, thus far St. Paul has arrested or charged no one during Black Lives Matter marches across the city. Permit-free rallies clogging street corners along University Avenue and at the Minnesota State Fair have been met with a quiet police presence, coordinating traffic and little else. Following a...
  • Blacks, Latinos Face New Problem: Math Misplacement: Pushed to the back of the math class bus

    10/02/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rod Kackley
    California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) connects the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley with racially motivated “math misplacement.”She claims middle-school algebra teachers are holding back black and Latino kids from advancing to ninth-grade geometry, even though they are doing just as well as white kids who are getting a grade of “B” or better, and are meeting or exceeding state standard assessments.However, the study that Mitchell and others supporting her effort cite as proof of their position also shows the real problem is actually with middle-school algebra teachers. Many of them just aren’t very good at their jobs.The...
  • Jeb Bushs Claim That Blacks Want Free Stuff for Votes Insults Our Dignity and History of Struggle

    09/30/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Root ^ | September 29, 2015 | Pofessor Peniel E. Joseph, founding director, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
    Jeb Bushs recent comments in South Carolina about Democrats getting black people to vote for them by promising them free stuff during election season is a powerful reminder that a leading Republican presidential candidate is woefully ignorant about contemporary race relations and the history thats shaped the racial-justice struggle. Ironically, the former governor of Floridas statement echoed Mitt Romneys infamous remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who longed for government handouts, said while discussing minority-voter outreach and the Republican Party. During an interview with Fox News Sunday, Bush doubled down on his comments. We need to make our case...