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  • The Key To Uplifting The Black Community.

    08/22/2017 11:41:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | August 22, 2017 | Nena Soldaat
    As Africans in America, we need to grab control over some things to uplift the black community. One major thing we must find a way to construct in our community is our own educational system. The benefits to that could lead us to many opportunities to raise a wealthier community, embed progressive and brilliant mindsets towards the youth, and embrace our culture that was stripped from us; show the world who we really are and what we can achieve when we stick together and support one another. That is just one major thing that we need in order to better...
  • Here’s Where to Eat During Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week (Oregon)

    08/22/2017 1:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Williamette Week ^ | August 21, 2017 | Sophia June
    This week, August 21-27, marks the third annual Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week, which encourages people to support black restaurant owners and local business. First started in 2014 by Bertha Pearl after she was inspired by the Bay Area's Black Restaurant Day, the annual event has now grown to a full week of celebration. This year's Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week kicks off today, and in honor of the eclipse, many restaurants will be offering deals. The week will end with a party at chef/owner William Travis' Dub's St. Johns on Sunday, August 27 from 6-10. Travis has been a major part...
  • Gail Ciampa: Racial issues simmer in R.I. food community

    08/22/2017 2:17:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | August 21, 2017 | Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor
    Bakery owners and a chef are pushing fairness, equity and hoping to change the status quo. Debates on racism are raging today. You’ve seen the images and read the stories of what’s happening around the country. Very close to home, in Providence, bakery owners and a chef are addressing difficult issues that are simmering in their businesses. The hospitality community, it seems, is hardly immune to many forms of racism. Last week, an argument between patrons at Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street took on racial overtones that the store manager didn’t recognize and deal with. A woman of color...
  • Black caucus has had it with Trump, plans to discuss impeachment

    08/21/2017 7:11:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | August 21, 2017 | William Douglas, McClatchy
    The Congressional Black Caucus, a formidable bloc of lawmakers with a big say in the fate of President Donald Trump and his legislation, Monday sent him a terse, clear message: We don't think you understand us at all. The caucus' chairman Monday urged cancellation of next month's highly anticipated meeting between White House officials and leaders of the nation's historically black colleges. And he plans to have the 49-member caucus meet when Congress returns in two weeks to discuss whether to back Democratic-led efforts to impeach Trump. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., the caucus chairman, said the president's remarks after the...
  • The Eclipse Is Racist Because It Fails To Affect Enough Black People, The Atlantic Suggests

    08/21/2017 9:50:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/17 | Eric Owens
    The Atlantic, a once-great magazine, has determined that the total eclipse of the sun due to occur on Monday will fail to affect enough black people.The Atlantic’s very lengthy essay on the failure of the eclipse to occur where a sufficient number of black people reside is entitled “American Blackout.” It clocks in at a remarkable 4,544 words and does not appear to be satire. Concerning “the Great American Eclipse,” Brooklyn Law School professor Alice Ristroph writes in the rapidly deteriorating magazine, “there live almost no black people” “along most of its path.” The Atlantic’s longwinded law professor assures readers that...
  • Those Who Want to Live Only With Whites Should Go Back to Ancestors' Homelands

    08/20/2017 11:15:10 PM PDT · by kathsua · 50 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 08/20/17 | Reasonmclucus
    This post is a partial summary of the preceding post which contains links for some of the information. The white person's continent is Europe, not American. North America has been a melting pot since the Spanish arrived 500 years ago with African slaves whom they sometimes mated with. The first documented marriage of an African to a North American occurred in Florida in 1525. In British North America the "melting pot" began a century later at Jamestown. The small populations in the early Virginia communities meant that people often had to marry across the black, white and red color lines....
  • Dear white people: We don't need a torch to be part of the problem (You know where this is going)

    08/19/2017 9:28:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 15, 2017 | Marisa Novara
    Denouncing acts of blatant hatred and bigotry is easy. But those of us who are white people don't need to carry a torch to be part of the problem. The subjugation of people of color happens every day by those who would never march with citronella torches or drive a car through a throng of innocent protesters, by people who would recoil at being called racist. Subjugation occurs by white people across the Chicago region who protest public and affordable housing under the polite cover of parking and density concerns; by white people across the state of Illinois who, knowing...
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

    08/19/2017 3:49:58 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 19 replies
    Artful Dilattante ^ | August 19, 2017 | Artful Dilettante
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY The title is somewhat misleading. This essay is specifically written for young black Americans who believe or have absorbed the message that the ghetto and life on the margin are their destiny, that success is unattainable, and that dreams are only for white people. Before you are halfway through the essay, many of you will be condemning and ridiculing me as simplistic, unrealistic, and idealistic. I agree. But you ignore my message at your own peril. It is very demanding. Anything worth having is very demanding. Your friends may ostracize you and ridicule...
  • Being Carefree, Black, & Beautiful Is an Effective Form of Protest in America (Worse than you think)

    08/18/2017 5:04:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Allure ^ | August 18, 2017 | Janet Mock
    I’ve been meditating on an image of Kerry Washington wearing her curls wild and free for the past week. She stepped out Sunday with her curly fro in Los Angeles, and it has brought me much joy. I haven’t seen Kerry’s hair big and frizzing since 2001 when I cut class to watch Save the Last Dance. Her hair, occupying more space in a world intent on blocking black girls from our blessings, was a dose of beauty, affirmation, and strength that I needed — especially now. Just a day before, a mob of racist white people holding tightly to...
  • Al Sharpton: Defund the Jefferson Memorial

    08/17/2017 5:28:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 16, 2017
    New York activist Al Sharpton offered an emotional and personal case calling for the federal government to halt funding to Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Memorial. Sharpton said America's third president and the author of the Declaration of Independence had several slaves. His iconic round-roofed memorial sits on the edge of Potomac River- the first of several monuments lining Washington's Ohio Drive. Sharpton also noted how Jefferson is said to have fathered a child with a slave named Sally Hemings. "People need to understand that people were enslaved," Sharpton told PBS' Charlie Rose. He said that his great-grandfather was a slave who...
  • Donald Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

    08/16/2017 5:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | August 16, 2017 | Matt Sedensky, National Writer, The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump's loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself. Even as Trump's zig-zag response to the weekend bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia, has brought criticism from some Republican lawmakers, many men and women who helped put him in office remain unmoved by the latest uproar. "He has done nothing to turn me...
  • How Identity Politics Poisoned My Race and Destroyed this Nation

    08/16/2017 10:18:48 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    Street Senses ^ | 02/13/2017 | Jeffery McNeil
    When I was young, I was taught to hate Black conservatives. I regarded African-Americans like Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson as Uncle Toms and sellouts. However, after the age of Barack Obama, I had to reassess my thinking about Clarence Thomas. Was he right all along and the civil rights establishment wrong? What have Black Republicans done, how have they harmed the Black community? How has being loyal to Democrats benefited the Black masses? Recently, the civil rights establishment jumped on Steve Harvey and Ray Lewis for meeting privately with Donald Trump. It gets irritating that the liberal establishment hand-picks...
  • Black History ‘Erryday’: Happy 79th Birthday Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    08/15/2017 6:50:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 15, 2017 | Akilah Monifa
    Maxine Moore Carr 8/15/1938 Kinloch, MO. Politician. Has 12 siblings. After graduating high school moved to Los Angeles, worked in a garment factory, as a telephone operator, and an assistant teacher with Head Start. Graduated with a degree in sociology from Los Angeles State College, now California State University Los Angeles. Member of California Assembly from 1977 - 1991. Member of U.S. Congress from 1991 to present and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Co-founded Black Women’s Forum and Community Build. Married twice, two children. Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.
  • Portsmouth councilman wants to ban racist groups from protesting

    08/15/2017 3:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ana Ley
    Councilman Mark Whitaker says he wants city leaders to consider banning racist groups from protesting in Portsmouth. Whitaker sent an email Tuesday to City Council members, City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton and City Attorney Solomon Ashby requesting that the group discuss the issue at the Aug. 21 public work session. The councilman said he made the request in light of “the tragic events in Charlottesville and other issues across the country involving White-Supremacist, White-Nationalist, Neo-Nazi, and other hate groups with a history and pattern of perpetrating violence on citizens.” On Saturday, a white-supremacist gathering in Charlottesville turned deadly when a...
  • Al Sharpton: In America, bias, hate and racism move from the margins to the mainstream

    08/15/2017 1:43:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 14, 2017 | Al Sharpton
    This weekend, the world watched tragedy unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia. A young woman, Heather Heyer, lost her life and at least 19 others were injured when a car rammed into a crowd of people gathered to counter white supremacist protesters. What occurred in Charlottesville is a horrific example of hatred unleashing itself on American streets in 2017. But what we must keep in mind is that Charlottesville is a symptom and we must deal with the cause: hate, bias and racism have been empowered and taken from the margins into the mainstream. Now we must come to terms with the...
  • Fox News Host Slams Trump’s Response to Charlottesville (Watch)

    08/15/2017 12:31:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Variety ^ | August 15, 2017 | Erin Nyren
    Fox News host Eboni K. Williams denounced President Trump’s failure to explicitly condemn neo-Nazis and the KKK in his initial statements after last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Va. Williams called out the president in her segment “Eboni’s Docket” on “The Fox News Specialists.” Calling his initial statement regarding the incidents “ambiguous” and “irresponsible,” Williams explained that she had initially withheld judgement from Trump, but the events in Charlottesville forced her hand. She called him out for deciding that “[his] portion of the base that is absolutely racist is so significant, so valuable that [he] hesitates even in the face of...
  • Pence visit with Ten Point Coalition raises eyebrows in black community

    08/12/2017 3:09:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | August 11, 2017 | Fatima Hussein and Tony Cook
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/08/11/pence-visit-ten-point-coalition-raises-eyebrows-black-community/549739001/
  • UN Panel Decides America Owes Black People Reparations for 'Racial Terrorism' of the Past

    08/11/2017 2:19:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 31, 2017 | William Vaillancourt
    A 2016 report by a U.N.-affiliated group found that the United States's history of slavery and racial segregation warrants reparations for African Americans. The United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent concluded that “the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.” The group drew comparisons between lynchings of earlier decades and contemporary police killings. It recommended “urgent action” through “improving the reporting...
  • Amazon’s Post–Civil War Series Will Envision a U.S. Where Freed Slaves Got Their Own Country

    08/11/2017 1:40:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | August 11, 2017 | Sam Adams
    Hollywood projects famously come in pairs, from movies about asteroids to movies about Hercules, and that rule apparently holds true even when it comes to the highly specific subgenre of TV series envisioning an alternate end to the American Civil War. For the last two weeks, HBO and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been dealing with the backlash over the announcement of Confederate, a TV series set in a United States where the South successfully seceded and slavery remains legal below the Mason-Dixon Line. And now Amazon has revealed that it’s planning Black America, a...
  • Panelists pull out of black journalists conf. after invite is extended to top Trump aide

    08/11/2017 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/207
    - Omarosa was added to the line-up at the National Association of Black Journalists conference - It has been branded 'extremely offensive' and panelists have dropped out - Among them are Nikole Hannah-Jones and the New Yorker's Kelani Cobb - Last week it emerged Omarosa has waged war on journalists including April Ryan A huge fallout has engulfed a conference for black journalists after a senior aide to President Trump was added to a panel.The decision to add Omarosa Manigault to the line-up at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans has been branded 'extremely offensive'.An insider...