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  • Sanders: We Must End Over-Policing in African-American Neighborhoods

    02/12/2016 9:27:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for an end of "over-policing" in black neighborhoods during the PBS Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wis., on Thursday night. "What we have to do is end over-policing in African-American neighborhoods. The reality is that both the African-American community and the white community do marijuana at about equal rates," Sanders said. "The reality is four times as many blacks get arrested for marijuana. Truth is that far more blacks get stopped for traffic violations." An undecided voter via Facebook wrote: "Wisconsin is number one in African-American male incarceration, according to a University...
  • Trump Winning Over Black Women, says Herman Cain

    02/12/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    According to Cain, the Trump phenomenon can be summed up in three words: "Leadership, fighter and winner." Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate, says the "Trump phenomenon" is so powerful that black women are leaving the Democratic Party to support Trump, a current Republican presidential candidate. Cain might not be that far off base, at least according to political consultant Frank Luntz, who told the online Politico page recently that Trump has a good chance of winning the black vote should he win the Republican nomination. "If he were the Republican nominee, he would get the highest percentage of black...
  • Abdul- Jabbar’s racism shows through with his attack on Dirk Nowitzki

    02/11/2016 8:49:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/11/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently we’re reminded of the jealousy and hatred some Black athletes feel toward White players who excel in a sport Blacks think they own. The stream of racist bile from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar directed toward the Dallas Mavericks’ future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is a handy example of this. When asked about Nowitzki’s shot, Jabbar launched into a stupid and unsupportable racist attack on Nowitzki’s accomplishments as an NBA player. “You asked about Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk Nowitzki’s shot is very hard to block, but I don’t think that he was able to have a dominant career because he couldn’t do...
  • The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness

    02/08/2016 4:08:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Black poverty is fundamentally distinct from white poverty--and so cannot be addressed without grappling with racism. There have been a number of useful entries in the weeks since Senator Bernie Sanders declared himself against reparations. Perhaps the most clarifying comes from Cedric Johnson in a piece entitled, "An Open Letter To Ta-Nehisi Coates And The Liberals Who Love Him." Johnson's essay offers those of us interested in the problem of white supremacy and the question of economic class the chance to tease out how, and where, these two problems intersect. In Johnson's rendition, racism, in and of itself, holds limited...
  • Flint water crisis: residents say Hillary Clinton ‘coming for the entertainment’

    02/08/2016 3:13:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lucia Graves in Flint, Michigan
    Hillary Clinton has made every effort to make Flint her own. The water crisis afflicting this predominantly black Michigan city - ignored by Washington politicians for years - has become another battlefield in a progressive war between Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Race, class and the environment matter again in an issues-based, neck-and-neck race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Looking past Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, where Sanders is tipped to win, and toward the March primary states where she will be counting on African American support, Clinton made a symbolic campaign stop here on Sunday. "I feel blessed to be...
  • America’s ‘Disappearing White Majority’ Is Not Disappearing

    02/06/2016 3:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elliot Abrams
    Intermarriage and assimilation blur racial and ethnic lines, but the Census Bureau is determined to keep them sharp. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has projected that America will have a "non-white" majority by 2044. A new and quite stunning article in the Winter 2016 issue of The American Prospect (a left-of-center journal) debunks that claim and undermines the widespread faith that the Census Bureau knows what it is doing. The article, by the sociologist Richard Alba, is entitled "The Likely Persistence of a White Majority: How Census Bureau statistics have misled thinking about the American future." Its two key...
  • DNA Testing Could Help Make a Case for Reparations as More Blacks Trace Their Roots to Africa

    02/01/2016 4:23:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 25, 2016 | Manny Otiko
    A new book by Columbia sociology professor Alondra Nelson says that using DNA technology to find their African roots is becoming increasingly popular among Black people. In an interview with NPR, Nelson estimates that about 1 million have taken the test so far. The tests have also been popularized through Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates' show Finding Your Roots, which traces the family history of famous Americans such as Oprah and Chris Rock. Nelson told NPR that discovering their genetic roots was a way for Black people to fill in a missing part of their history. "Part of what I...
  • United Nations Group Says US Should Give Reparations to African Americans

    01/31/2016 8:08:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    U.S. Uncut ^ | January 31, 2016 | Dylan Sevett
    During a recent visit to the United States, a United Nations (UN) working group has said that the US should consider giving long overdue reparations to descendants of slaves. The group also suggests the US government establish a national human rights commission, and publicly acknowledge that the Transatlantic Slave Trade was a crime against humanity. The UN working group, called "Experts on People of African Descent," went on a fact-finding mission, which included meetings with African-Americans from multiple cities, including Baltimore, New York, and Chicago. Although they won't release their full report until September, each member read a statement to...
  • Here's What's So Jarring About Hillary Clinton's Thoughts On Reconstruction

    01/28/2016 12:45:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | January 27, 2016 | Ryan Grim
    And why she should listen to Killer Mike. At the the Iowa Democratic forum on Monday night, Hillary Clinton took one of the easiest questions lobbed her way -- Who is your favorite president? -- and blasted it right into the back of her own goal. She did fine with the first part, naming Abraham Lincoln, but then dipped into the history of Reconstruction, bemoaning the vengeful way in which the North targeted the South after Lincoln's assassination. You know, he was willing to reconcile and forgive. And I don't know what our country might have been like had he...
  • By All Means, Democrats, Make Slavery Reparations Into a Campaign Issue

    01/25/2016 4:54:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 25, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    The Hillary Clinton campaign is currently in the middle of a bizarre tango, attacking Bernie Sanders for not supporting slavery reparations while dodging questions about whether she supports them herself. The issue has since spurred countless thinkpieces from left-wing publications and political actors. As the primary season continues, expect the conversation to bleed into the mainstream media, as it did this weekend in an NBC interview of Sanders. When Clinton and Sanders desperately scramble to win over black voters ahead of the Southern primary states, it's not unreasonable that Clinton will eventually come down on the side of reparations or...
  • Trump's Boast: Blacks will like me better than Obama

    01/24/2016 11:00:27 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/2016 | Howard Kurtz
    In an interview airing Sunday on Fox's "Media Buzz," Trump told me there is already great affection for him in the black community. "Look, the African Americans love me because they know I am going to bring back jobs," he told me at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Okay, a pretty standard Trumpian boast. But then he said this: "They are going to like me better than they like Obama. The truth is Obama has done nothing for them." The statement was so audacious that it took me a split-second to react. "Did you just say," I interrupted,...
  • Top SJW spokesman wants to know why Bernie Sanders doesn’t favor reparations for slavery

    01/20/2016 8:44:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We've spoken about Ta-nehisi Coates a few times previously. Widely considered to be the voice of the Social Justice Warriors, the author of Between the World and Me seems to be the go-to philosopher of everyone from the Black Lives Matter movement to the most hard core liberal enclaves of the media. Given how poorly Bernie Sanders has been doing with black voters in recent polls, it's no shock that Coates might be rushing to the defense of Hillary Clinton as she struggles to stay to the left of the Vermont socialist. And true to form, he seems to be...
  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 89 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee Boycotting Oscars Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations

    01/18/2016 3:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 01/18/2016 | By Stephanie Webber
    There will be two empty seats during the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that they will not be attending the 2016 Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. As previously reported, Pinkett Smith, 44, initially posted a series of tweets on Saturday to air her grievances. On Monday, she shared a Facebook video and confirmed that she will not be attending or watching the live show. (Last year, only white actors received nominations too.) "I can't help but ask the question: Is it time that...
  • East Side Black Lives Matter panel challenges comfort zones

    01/16/2016 11:21:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    RI Future ^ | January 16, 2016 | Steve Ahlquist
    A discussion of Black Lives Matter and the importance of this movement in terms of criminal justice reform, prison abolition and the next phase of Civil Rights in our state was held at the First Unitarian Church of Providence. The mostly white, middle and upper middle class church members were interested in what they could do as a congregation to ally with and support this important movement. Much of what was presented was in line with the liberal values of those in attendance, but when speaker Marco McWilliams, director of Black Studies at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)...
  • East Side Black Lives Matter panel challenges comfort zones

    01/16/2016 11:21:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    RI Future ^ | January 16, 2016 | Steve Ahlquist
    A discussion of Black Lives Matter and the importance of this movement in terms of criminal justice reform, prison abolition and the next phase of Civil Rights in our state was held at the First Unitarian Church of Providence. The mostly white, middle and upper middle class church members were interested in what they could do as a congregation to ally with and support this important movement. Much of what was presented was in line with the liberal values of those in attendance, but when speaker Marco McWilliams, director of Black Studies at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)...
  • Man called ‘white boy’ before brutal attack in South Memphis

    01/12/2016 3:31:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WREG-TV ^ | January 11, 2016 | Michael Quander
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A 23-year-old, Graham Patton, has both eyes blacked out, his nose swollen and bandages all over his face following an attack in South Memphis. "I mean he doesn't even look like the same person at all," Neysa Anderson, the victim's stepsister, said. Police said the attack happened on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Pendleton Pines Apartments near Pendleton and Ketchum. According to officers, Patton took a walk outside around 11 p.m. when two men he did not know came out of nowhere. "Something along the lines of 'hey white boy what are you doing around here? You're...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    01/11/2016 12:26:35 PM PST · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/11/2016 | Dan Merica
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)-Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, endorsed Hillary Clinton for President on Monday, calling the former secretary of state the candidate best positioned to "stand up to inaction from Republicans and indifference from the NRA" on gun control.Clinton and Fulton met in November 2015 in Chicago during the Democratic front-runner's meeting with mothers of children who died in shootings or at the hands of law enforcement. The group, according to attendees, discussed Clinton's criminal justice and gun control plans and the mothers presented the candidate with ideas on how to tackle the issue of police...
  • I want Obama to take away your guns

    01/10/2016 1:29:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | January 8, 2016 | W. Kamau Bell
    (CNN)--It's times like this that I wish President Obama were the black militant socialist the right is convinced he is: some combination of young Malcolm X and an even older Bernie Sanders. (I am thinking about the kind of Bernie Sanders we would see if he doesn't become president and totally gives up on the system.) This country could use that kind of president, with black people in fear for our lives during every interaction with police and with literally every American at risk of some American deciding to take out as many innocent people as possible because ... Jesus...
  • I want Obama to take away your guns

    01/10/2016 1:29:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | January 8, 2016 | W. Kamau Bell
    (CNN)--It's times like this that I wish President Obama were the black militant socialist the right is convinced he is: some combination of young Malcolm X and an even older Bernie Sanders. (I am thinking about the kind of Bernie Sanders we would see if he doesn't become president and totally gives up on the system.) This country could use that kind of president, with black people in fear for our lives during every interaction with police and with literally every American at risk of some American deciding to take out as many innocent people as possible because ... Jesus...
  • Prosecutor: Man in assault case 'hates white people'

    01/09/2016 11:36:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Cincinnati Enquirer | January 6, 2016 | Kevin Grasha
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  • Canada rejects African-American's asylum claim

    01/08/2016 10:28:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 8, 2016 | Reuters
    TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian tribunal has rejected a claim for refugee status from an African-American man who said he feared persecution and police abuse in the United States based on his race, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada said on Friday. While saying he did find Kyle Lydell Canty to have a genuine fear of returning to his home country, adjudicator Ron Yamauchi said that was not enough to grant asylum. A string of shootings of black men by U.S. police over the past 18 months have led to widespread protests and the issue has fueled a civil...
  • German Muslim Crime Denial Looks a lot like American Black Crime Denial

    01/08/2016 9:23:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/08/2016 | Willie Shields
    German officials want the world to know the 1000 African and Arab men who assaulted, robbed, rampaged and raped 100 or more German women had nothing to do with refugees. And the Germans will not be talking about it any more, thank you, said German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. “What happened at the main station in Cologne and other areas on New Year’s Eve is not acceptable,” Maas pronounced. “It must not happen again and these perpetrators must be held to account.” Which is what they said last time -- and the time before that. “Making this an issue...
  • Imagine if armed Black Lives Matter protestors occupied a federal building

    01/05/2016 8:11:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | January 4, 2016 | David A. Love
    Here's a question worth asking right now: What would happen if 150 armed Black Lives Matter protesters occupied a federal building? This is exactly what an armed white militia did when they took over the headquarters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Burns, Oregon. Known in some circles as #YallQaeda, who are waging #YeHawd, they reportedly took the action to protest the government control of land in the West and the punishment of two local ranchers who refused to sell their land. Specifically, Dwight and Steven Hammond, father and son, were convicted of arson on federal land. A...
  • DC Black Lives Matter Activists Demand ‘Defunding, Disorganizing, Dismantling the Police’

    01/02/2016 11:41:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 1, 2016 | John Sexton
    Black Lives Matter protesters held a rally Thursday night to protest the lack of indictment in the Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland cases. The rally of about 100 people blocked streets in DC's Chinatown area, which is only a few blocks east of the White House. One protester told local CBS affiliate WUSA9, "I hope to interrupt enough people's New Years so they understand that this is serious. That Tamir Rice should have gotten justice. That Sandra Bland should have gotten justice." Video of the rally uploaded to YouTube shows one protest organizer, identified as Marybeth Onyeukwu, saying the lack...
  • Twitter threats to black Kean U. students made by black alum, police say

    01/01/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies
    star ledger ^ | 12.1.15 | Jessica Remo
    -snip Park said an investigation by the Union County Prosecutor's Office's Special Prosecutions Unit and Kean University police found that McKelvey, a self-proclaimed activist, participated in a student rally to raise awareness of racism on college campuses on Nov. 17, but left midway through and walked to a computer station in a university library. Once there, McKelvey allegedly created an anonymous Twitter account – @keanuagainstblk – and began posting threats of violence against black Kean students. The first message around 10 p.m. said "kean university twitter against blacks is for everyone who hates blacks people" and a tweet about there...
  • L.A. Times: Whites Must Take Responsibility for Donald Trump

    01/02/2016 1:49:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 124 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 1, 2016 | Mark Tapson
    "Trump is unleashing this sense among a certain group of white men that violence is acceptable." In an op-ed Thursday at The Los Angeles Times, contributor Dexter Thomas (pictured above) declares that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "a white-people problem" and that the white "community must take responsibility for any damage that has been done, and take steps to correct it." Thomas wrote that "people of color" police their own because "[w]henever a black or brown person does something unsavory in public, members of their community know that it will - fairly or not - reflect on them."...
  • Farrakhan: Trump will 'take America into the abyss of hell'

    01/01/2016 2:24:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | January 1, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    The leader of a prominent Islamic religious movement has harsh words for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell," Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said on his Facebook page Thursday. In a video, Farrakhan said Trump will "take America where America is heading" if he becomes president. "If he becomes your president, you'll be just like him. ... When you get leadership that is not rooted in justice, then they begin to make the people just like themselves," he said....
  • Miami Police Union President on Tamir Rice: "Act Like a Thug and You'll Be Treated Like One"

    12/30/2015 8:10:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | December 30, 2015 | Tim Elfrink
    Protests and debates have erupted across the nation this week in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict the Cleveland police officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Most of that debate has centered on whether police had real reason to fear for their lives, as the grand jury believed. Few have suggested that Rice -- a preteen playing with a toy gun in a park -- deserved to be killed. But that's exactly what Lt. Javier Ortiz, president of Miami's police union, argues on Twitter during a debate with Billy Corben over the case. Ortiz writes...
  • The Riot Ideology, Reborn: Baltimore, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the new racial politics

    12/28/2015 10:37:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2015 | Fred Siegel
    In the summer of 1966, Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach warned that there would be riots by angry, poor minority residents in “30 or 40” American cities if Congress didn’t pass President Lyndon Johnson’s Model Cities antipoverty legislation. In the late 1960s, New York mayor John Lindsay used the fear of such rioting to expand welfare rolls dramatically at a time when the black male unemployment rate was about 4 percent. And in the 1980s, Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry articulated an explicitly racial version of collective bargaining—a threat that, without ample federal funds, urban activists would unleash wave after wave...
  • Kwanzaa: Conceived in hatred, revived by hatred

    12/26/2015 8:28:38 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The “festival” of Kwanzaa is conducted between December 26 and January 1 and is specifically aimed at convincing Blacks they should not celebrate Christmas because Christmas is a White holiday. The hard core White Left cannot resist an opportunity to tell Black Americans what to do; but this year the Kwanzaa hoax will be carried by groups like Black Lives Matter (BLM). They will be helped by self-loathing, hate filled, White college students eager to appease Black criminals and atone for their imaginary “mirco-aggressions.” Kwanzaa is the realization of the malevolent dreams of a hate filled incarnated Black felon. He...
  • Rise of Donald Trump Divides Black Celebrities He Calls His Friends

    12/21/2015 1:04:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/21/2015 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN and STEVE EDER
    Not long ago, Donald J. Trump and Russell Simmons were close. The hip-hop mogul and his brother Rev. Run would fly on Mr. Trump's private plane to Mar-a-Lago, the real estate developer’s lavish Florida resort. Mr. Simmons even had a playful nickname for Mr. Trump: Richie Rich. When Mr. Simmons was going through a divorce, Mr. Trump's teasing phone calls lifted his spirits. "He'd say funny stuff," Mr. Simmons said, adding that he had put Mr. Trump on speakerphone so that others could hear Mr. Trump's jovial taunts about his ex-wife getting the upper hand in the divorce. "He'd say,...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Return to Mall of America Next Week

    12/20/2015 3:51:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Newzy ^ | December 19, 2015 | Sylvia Adams
    Demonstrators called for Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to prosecute the officers involved in the fatal shooting incident, according to a statement. He led the crowd in several chants and referred several times to protesters' plans to rally at the Mall of America on Wednesday. Dozens of people were charged, but charges against the protest's 11 organizers have been dismissed. A protest at the mall last December 20 disrupted holiday shopping and prompted the mall to temporarily close some stores. State and federal investigations are underway. "Mall of America will continue to prohibit protests on its property no matter how...
  • Essex County Mayors Among Those Calling For Trump Boycott: Muslim Ban Would Be 'Un-American'

    12/14/2015 12:56:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Patch ^ | December 11, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    The list of politicians supporting the Trump boycott includes the mayors of East Orange and Orange in Essex County.There is a new voice in the growing opposition to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslim immigration in the United States… the New Jersey Black Mayor’s Alliance for Social Justice. The group of mayors – which includes Newark’s Ras J. Baraka, Montclair’s Robert Jackson, East Orange’s Lester Taylor and Orange’s Dwayne Warren – issued a statement on Friday, calling for a national boycott of all Donald Trump’s casinos, golf courses and other assets....
  • Rachel Dolezal: ‘I wasn't identifying as black to upset people. I was being me'

    12/13/2015 5:16:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/13/2015 | Chris McGreal
    Anyone looking for clues to the real Rachel Dolezal would do well to begin with her birth certificate. In the bottom right-hand corner, under the names of the parents who brought her world crashing down by outing her as a white woman masquerading as black, is a box for the identity of the medic who delivered her as a baby. In it is written “Jesus Christ”. Whether or not the son of God had a direct hand in her birth at home in rural Montana in 1977, he was ever present as Dolezal was raised by her fundamentalist Christian parents,...
  • Chicago Youth Protest Leader Calls for City’s Police Department to be Defunded

    12/10/2015 8:40:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 10, 2015 | Aaron Kliegman
    A youth leader of the protest movement in Chicago that was triggered by the police shooting of a black teenager in 2014 wants to address what she views as systemic discrimination within local law enforcement by defunding the city's police department and allocating that money “to fund black futures.” Appearing on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports with guest host Peter Alexander, Breanna Champion of the Black Youth Project called it “unacceptable” that police receive 40 percent of the city’s budget. “One of our major demands is that police be defunded and that that money used to fund police be used to...
  • Two N.J. cities named among the worst to celebrate New Year's Eve

    12/09/2015 4:24:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    If you're thinking about ringing in the New Year in two New Jersey cities you want want to think again, according a new study by WalletHub. Analysts at the consumer and small business web site probed the 100 biggest cities based on 17 levels of criteria ranging from the average price of a New Year's Eve party ticket, weather and the legality of fireworks. As for the two New Jersey cities on the list? Jersey City and Newark brought up the rear at No. 98 and 99 respectively.
  • Black Lives Matter taunt Minneapolis Police Part

    12/08/2015 8:20:25 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 16 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 12/8/15 | Liveleaker
    Just imagine this scene with the colors reversed. Picture a bunch of white people hurling insults like these at blacks, and the Feds would arrive in force. I hope CNN, MSNBC, Obama and Holder are proud of what they've done. America has turned the clock back 50 years.
  • Students Protest Racism on Clifton Road, List Demands for Administration

    12/07/2015 3:58:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Emory Wheel ^ | November 11, 2015 | Rupsha Basu, Anwesha Guha and Karishma Mehrotra -
    Police lights on Clifton Road illuminated the silhouettes of standing students, who were blocking traffic and chanting “black lives matter” as part of a campus protest on Wednesday evening. In response to recent unrest at the University of Missouri, at Yale University and in South Africa, undergraduate and graduate students voiced their concerns about race relations on Emory’s campus. “So make sure that when you walk on this campus that we are heard,” said protest organizer and College senior Casidy Campbell to the wall of over 50 students in front of Woodruff Circle....
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center and Morris Dees

    12/05/2015 9:00:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/5/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    There are any number of liberal organizations that have fractured the rules of civility in order to advance the socialist agenda. Of these Obama aligned, leftist groups, none is more perverse in its grotesque slanders and misleading claims than the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC was founded in 1971 by Morris Dees, Julian Bond and Joseph Levin. According to his law partner Millard Fuller, Dees’ only interest was to make money, a lot of it, and he didn’t care how. As cases in point, in 1958 Dees served as the state campaign manager for McDonald Gallion, a segregationist...
  • Trump Goes Black

    12/02/2015 8:26:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    Life Zette ^ | Aaron Stanley
    GOP upstart shocks with outreach to blacks, the real reason for MSM vitriol Donald Trump's outreach effort to black leaders this week was portrayed as a botched and bungled meeting, a circus in which the mouthy billionaire declared that the 100-plus pastors in attendance would be endorsing his bid to grab the GOP presidential nomination, only to have the men of God themselves say, not so fast, Donny T. The cables and the networks and the newspapers mocked the meet-and-greet, even before it happened. And here's why: Trump had shocked again. This non-candidate who has no business running for president...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls for Overhaul of Justice System

    12/01/2015 4:17:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 1, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In the church here where, 60 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired residents to boycott the local bus network, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called for overhauling the criminal justice system, saying there is something “profoundly wrong” when black men are disproportionately stopped and searched by the police, arrested or killed. She made her remarks to pews packed with civil rights lawyers who descended on the Alabama capital to commemorate the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white man, a moment that became pivotal in...
  • Trump insists 'most' black pastors endorsing him [Pastor: room likes Donald Trump]

    12/01/2015 7:13:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    The Hil ^ | - 11/30/15 05:10 PM EST | Lisa Hagen
    Donald Trump is insisting that "most" of the 100 black pastors he met with on Monday are endorsing him for president. "I thought it was an amazing meeting. I met some fantastic people," Trump said following the private meeting at Trump Tower. The GOP presidential front-runner had canceled a planned press conference on Sunday where he was to have highlighted the endorsements of 100 black religious leaders. He did so after several of the pastors denied they were endorsing Trump for president. Darrell Scott, a pastor at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, stood by Trump's side...
  • Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago

    12/01/2015 6:28:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-30-2015 | Douglas Belkin
    Man Arrested for Threat to Execute Students at University of Chicago Federal official accuse 21 year-old African-American college student of making online threats By Douglas Belkin Updated Nov. 30, 2015 CHICAGO Authorities on Monday arrested a 21 year-old African-American college student for making online threats that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel classes. Jabari R. Dean, an electrical engineering major at a nearby school, was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. He admitted posting online that he planned to head to the University of Chicagos campus quad at 10 a.m. Monday with three fully loaded weapons to...
  • Black Pastor: ‘The Liberal Media’ Doesn’t Know The Real Trump [VIDEO]

    11/30/2015 3:07:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/15 | Steve Guest
    Dr. Darrell Scott, Pastor of New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, said the Monday meeting between black pastors and Donald Trump was a “meaningful dialogue… and we voiced concerns that were sensitive to the African-American community.”Scott, speaking at Trump Tower in New York City said, “I didn’t have concerns [with Trump] because I was already convinced, but there were concerns that the liberal media has put out portraying Mr. Trump in a light that I know he’s not the type of person he was depicted to be. So what we were able to do today was allow to...
  • 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.