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  • Rep. Wilson: Trump White House is 'full of white supremacists'

    10/20/2017 2:33:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) said President Trump’s White House is “full of white supremacists” in a new interview Friday. “The White House itself is full of white supremacists,” she told The New York Times. It is the latest response in a four-day controversy over Trump's response to military families who have lost a loved one. Wilson earlier this week described a phone conversation she was listening in on between Trump and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger. The White House later accused Wilson of politicizing a "sacred" issue. Wilson's interview is not the...
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund accuses John Kelly of 'attacking' and 'undermining' black women'

    10/19/2017 11:42:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    Rep. Frederica Wilson's, D-Fla., public criticism of a recent phone call President Trump made to a Gold Star family member left White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly "stunned" and "brokenhearted," he said on Thursday. At the daily press briefing, Kelly defended Trump's call to the grieving family of Sgt. La David Johnson and ripped into Wilson, referring to her twice as an "empty barrel." His remarks, in which Kelly reflected on the loss of his own son in Afghanistan, left the briefing room silent....
  • Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a 'rejection' of Trump's divisiveness

    10/17/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 17, 2017 | Cody Benjamin
    Indications from Tuesday's meeting between NFL owners, players, executives and NFL Players Association personnel are that all sides identified "common issues" and engaged in "productive" conversation about how to "work together to promote positive social change and address inequality" in the wake of peaceful protests across professional sports. The meeting, which came a day after reports that the NFL would formally endorse criminal justice legislation and finance a social activism boot camp, marked a "coming together," according to the league and NFLPA. NFL Network's Judy Battista suggested the dialogue Tuesday in New York was the "best communication [there] has ever...
  • Blacks Trashing Trump from the Pulpit

    10/17/2017 8:59:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 17, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    My brother Jerry is a deacon in his all-black church. Jerry called to tell me he confronted his pastor, telling him it is unchristian to include a hateful rant against Trump in every sermon. His pastor firmly believes Trump is a rabid racist. I asked Jerry, "What was your pastor's response?" Jerry said his pastor gave him the same blank stare he always receives from fellow blacks when he states commonsense views that are contrary to Democrat lies believed by that most blacks. Condescendingly, Jerry's pastor said he understood his concerns. Meanwhile, his attacks on Trump from the pulpit continue....
  • Black Activists Credit Trump Policies for Helping Create 17-Year Low in Black Unemployment

    10/17/2017 10:01:53 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 28 replies
    Washington, D.C. - Recently released unemployment statistics showing black unemployment at a 17-year low are being applauded by members of the Project 21 black leadership network as a triumph of the "commonsense" policies and economic confidence brought about by the Trump Administration. Horace Cooper"Commonsense measures to reduce regulation are a major step in improving American economic conditions," said Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a former leadership aide on Capitol Hill. "Once Congress steps up to reduce taxes and repeal Obamacare, the markets and the economy will skyrocket — taking such good fortunes to black America and the rest of the...
  • Police Violence against Black Men Is Rare

    10/16/2017 11:55:14 AM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | September 18, 2017 | Phillippe Lemoine
    In reality, a randomly selected black man is overwhelmingly unlikely to be victim of police violence — and though white men experience such violence even less often, the disparity is consistent with the racial gap in violent crime, suggesting that the role of racial bias is small. Last year, according to the Washington Post’s tally, just 16 unarmed black men, out of a population of more than 20 million, were killed by the police. The year before, the number was 36. These figures are likely close to the number of black men struck by lightning in a given year, considering...
  • African Americans are the only U.S. racial group earning less than in 2000

    10/15/2017 5:34:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2017 | Heather Long
    African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000. The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for inflation). African Americans are the only racial group the Census Bureau identifies that has been left behind. White, Asian and Latino households have all seen at least modest income gains since 2000.
  • We’re all racist. But racism by white people matters more

    10/14/2017 9:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 5, 2017 | Mona Chalabi
    We don’t live in a racially neutral society: from police officers to headteachers, all the gatekeepers in my life have been white. Yet we do have to acknowledge those who feel they lose out to ethnic minorities Most white people don’t see themselves as racist. They can comfortably reel off a list of people of colour they know, like, or maybe even love. They can’t think of a time when they’ve negatively discriminated against someone on the grounds of their race. And they don’t see, in a concrete way, how their own race has positively affected them. More than that,...
  • Police ID Woman Charged With Murdering Husband At Hopkins Hospital

    10/14/2017 8:06:12 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    WJZ CBS Baltimore ^ | 14 October 2017 | WJZ TV
    . . . Hospital staff told police that Jones and Yancey had been arguing while waiting for their 14-year-old son to get a procedure. Shortly after, Jones came out of the room and said Yancey had cut himself. Staff went into the room and found Yancey with lacerations to the upper body. Yancey was pronounced dead a short time later. Jones left the hospital before officers arrived on scene. . . .
  • ANALYSIS: Why Trump’s remarks about times 'changing back' are troubling (Boo-hoo, MAGA is racist)

    10/13/2017 4:15:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 13, 2017 | Amna Nawaz
    Candidate Donald Trump got to the highest office in the land with a line that inspired millions of Americans: Make America Great Again. Those four words, Trump once said, came to him as he pondered our nation’s problems. He trademarked it. He put it on hats. He ran on it. And among his supporters, it sparked a hope that our country could return to a time when life was better for them. But among some of his detractors, that phrase felt like a shot across the bow. It roused no sentimentality, nor hope for a better future. Because the last...
  • Lousiana Cops Boycott Ford Over Support For Kneeling NFL Players

    10/12/2017 4:47:54 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Investing Channel ^ | 10-12-2017
    It appears Jamele Hill gave more Americans than she hope an idea when she urged protesters to - 'hit them in the wallet' - but this time it is a Louisiana sheriff's office that is boycotting Ford over the automaker's decision to support NFL players' right to peacefully protest during the national anthem. As a reminder, earlier in the week NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell flip-flopped from his original anti-Trump stance, issuing a statement that: "We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem... We also care deeply about our players and respect their opinions and concerns about critical social...
  • Colin Kaepernick approves of Eminem's fiery freestyle takedown of Trump

    10/10/2017 10:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick expressed his appreciation for Eminem's fiery four-and-a-half-minute freestyle takedown of President Trump. "I appreciate you," Kaepernick said in a tweet that also had the video, which aired at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday. Kaepernick led a movement beginning last season when he took a knee during the national anthem to protest the treatment of African Americans and other minorities in the U.S. Eminem dedicated a portion of his freestyle to supporting Kaepernick and other NFL players who have recently come under attack by the president for those demonstrations. "Now, if...
  • Reparations for Africans and Their Descendants Explained

    10/09/2017 8:00:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    teleSUR ^ | October 3, 2017
    David Comissiong, chairman of the Caribbean Pan-African Network, has penned a 12-point explainer outlining the campaign for reparations for the legacy of crimes against humanity perpetrated against the sons and daughters of Africa by European nations, the United States and other North American governments. During the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024, the 12 points read as follows: No impunity; validation of our humanity; knowledge of our history; completion of the emancipation process; compensation must be proportionate to the crime; reparations must produce the just society; we Africans must exercise autonomy throughout the process; we...
  • In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides soared

    10/04/2017 7:34:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Canada Freepress.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Mitch Wolfe
    In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides have soared in these cities and other similar cities BLM and Liberal Press Bashing of American Cops Lead to Greater Gun Violence Mitch Wolfe October 4, 2017 The latest FBI report on gun violence in American cities, especially in specific liberal Democratic-controlled cities- discloses a very inconvenient truth. The relentless bashing and public criticism of urban cops by the activist BLM (Black Lives Matter), the liberal press+ liberal civic leaders have had the unintended consequence of producing a huge increase in black on black killings in certain visible minority cities....
  • Colbert asked Ta-Nehisi Coates if he has hope for America. Coates said no.

    10/04/2017 12:32:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Vox ^ | October 3, 2017 | Constance Grady
    One of the recurring ideas of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, We Were Eight Years in Power, is that he hates being asked to offer white people hope of a better future in which America might become a post-racial utopia. But when Coates appeared on The Late Show Monday night, Stephen Colbert asked him to offer that hope — and appeared to be almost offended when Coates refused. In his book, Coates writes that he hates being asked to talk about a future he doesn’t believe in, and he simply does not believe that America is going to “get over” racism....
  • Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell: ‘I Voted Trump Because of His Views on Christianity’

    10/02/2017 10:15:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    EUR Web ^ | October 2, 2017 | Ny MaGee
    *WE tv’s popular docu-series “Mary Mary” retuned for its sixth and final season on September 28, picking up where the fifth season left off — with high tensions between sisters/gospel singers Erica and Tina Campbell. Last season reached 12.7 million total viewers and was the #1 cable program in its time slot among African-American Women 25-54. The series overall is a big part of why WE tv is a #1 cable network for African-American adults and women on Thursday nights. Mary Mary have sold over 8 million albums worldwide and have also received four Grammys, among other awards. When Tina...
  • Patriotism Is for White People

    09/29/2017 9:32:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Root ^ | September 25, 2017 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    The American flag, drenched in the blood of American Indians and enslaved Africans, has been romanticized as a symbol of guardianship for all citizens of this nation. One of the main centerpieces of patriotism encapsulated in the flag’s meaning is military service. Be it the Revolutionary or Civil War, World War I or II, or any other battle in which America has fought, the argument is that the men and women who fought for this country took on a sacred sacrifice to protect American liberty and freedom from foreign enemies that would dare to endanger it. That the American flag...
  • We should have seen Trump coming (2008 Obama nostalgia)

    09/28/2017 10:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 29, 2017 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    I have often wondered how I missed the coming tragedy. It is not so much that I should have predicted that Americans would elect Donald Trump. It’s just that I shouldn’t have put it past us. It was tough to keep track of the currents of politics and pageantry swirling at once. All my life I had seen myself, and my people, backed into a corner. Had I been wrong? Watching the crowds at county fairs cheer for Michelle Obama in 2008, or flipping through the enchanting photo spreads of the glamorous incoming administration, it was easy to believe that...
  • Marshall: NFL teams can show support by hiring Kaepernick

    09/28/2017 2:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 28, 2017 | Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press pro football writer
    Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall says he appreciates NFL teams supporting the rights of their players to protest during the national anthem. He also suggests they show it by giving Colin Kaepernick a job . "The dude, he's in shape, he's yoked, actually," said Marshall, who saw his ex-college teammate on a TMZ video recently. "He's so strong. He's ready to go. He told me he's been working out when I last talked to him. He said he's just waiting for a call. That's the next step." Marshall is among many players who believe Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL...
  • CBC chair pens letter expressing ‘utter disgust’ in Trump’s handling of race relations

    09/28/2017 1:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Raw Story ^ | September 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Preza
    Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) on Wednesday harshly criticized Donald Trump, writing a letter to express his “utter disgust” with how the president has handled race relations in the United States. In an acerbic letter to Trump, Richmond—who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)—slammed the president’s attack on NFL players, his “use of profane, sexually derogatory language in addressing American citizens” and his employment of “racist dog whistles” in everyday speech. “I write today to express my utter disgust with your handling of race relations in America in general and, more specifically, your calculated, divisive response to nationwide demonstrations against police...