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  • Larson: Black Lives Matter Indeed

    01/27/2015 7:49:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Twin Falls Times-News ^ | January 27, 2015 | Neal Larson
    I sometimes gauge the virtue of a particular public policy by posing a hypothetical question: What if we promoted this policy exclusively within a disadvantaged sector? Secular progressives love assisted suicide. They fawned all over Brittany Maynard’s decision to take her own life last year, declaring the beauty of such a thoughtful, pensive, decision. After all, any decision that requires so much deep thought and garners a large online following must be the right one. So here’s the test. What if we marketed assisted suicide as an option, especially to inner-city blacks? Television commercials and billboards could tout a peaceful...
  • Don't Self-Flagellate About White Privilege. Do Something!

    01/24/2015 10:53:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | January 20, 2015 | Professor Merrill Cole
    It's not about being a good person because racism makes you feel bad. At a recent Black Lives Matter rally, I saw a middle-aged woman come nervously to the microphone. She began to speak about her white privilege. While she chided herself for past wrongs and oversights, she said next to nothing about the events that called the rally forth: the police killings of innocent black women and men, and the failure of the justice system to hold the killers accountable. Perhaps she didn't address these issues because she feared that in doing so, she would come across as a...
  • Cornell graduate: 'White privilege' let me rebound from heroin arrest, earn degree

    01/23/2015 9:08:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ben Axelson
    Keri Lynn Blakinger after 2010 arrest.Keri Blakinger was arrested in December 2010 in possession of $50,000 worth of heroin. At age 26, the Cornell class of 2011 senior was suspended from the university and agreed to a plea deal with a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. 21 months later, she was released, quickly hired at the Ithaca Times, and readmitted to Cornell. Last month, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English, according to The Ithaca Voice. In a column for the Washington Post, she attributes her incredible rebound to one thing: White privilege. In an excerpt from her column, she describes...
  • Author who calls for studying slavery reparations speaks in Iowa

    01/23/2015 12:04:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | January 22, 2015 | Dar Danielson
    A national correspondent for “The Atlantic Magazine” who gained attention for an article calling on the United States to study possible reparations for slavery was in Iowa this week to speak at Grinnell College’s Martin Luther King Junior Day events. In an interview with Radio Iowa, Ta-Nehisi Coates says the idea of reparations for slavery is as old as the country itself. “Immediately after the Revolutionary War you had black people who had been enslave by the British making that argument that post-colonial, not really colonial government, reclaimed the property of British slave holders that African Americans who had been...
  • NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea?

    01/23/2015 6:21:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 74 replies
    Breaking911 Newsroom ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Grant
    Friday, January 23, 2015 | 2:45 am EST Grant NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea? By: Grant (Breaking911 Newsroom) January 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM Ahhh, yes. The day has come, where black folks and white folks don’t have to read news from the same website. NBC news has a new website and social media accounts geared towards the African-American community. According to a letter from the editor: “NBCBLK covers stories by, for and about the black community. Our product is meant to elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture. We share positive, solution-based journalism...
  • 'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Interrupt Capitol Hill Lunch

    01/21/2015 9:31:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 21, 2015 | Christine Conetta and Dana Liebelson
    WASHINGTON -- Protesters interrupted lunch in a Capitol Hill cafeteria Wednesday, holding a "die-in" to honor Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer. About 50 protesters congregated in a U.S. House of Representatives office cafeteria in Washington, D.C., chanting "Black Lives Matter" and taking over the space in front of the cash registers. They held signs reading "outlaw racial profiling" and "stop jump outs" and stayed on the floor for about four and a half minutes, recalling the four and a half hours that Brown's body remained face down in the...
  • Mother of Trayvon: 'The very thing that caused my son to lose his life was the color of his skin'

    01/21/2015 9:14:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | January 19, 2015 | Heidi Fenton
    ALLENDALE, MI -- Trayvon Martin had an average American family upbringing in southern Florida. He had his faults, but was no criminal, his mother said. Still today, Sybrina Fulton tries to reconcile the memories she has of her son with his death by gunfire in a gated community, as he walked to his father's home from a nearby convenience store. Days before his 2012 death she had been horseback riding with him to celebrate both of their February birthdays. "What could have been to cause my son to lose his life," Fulton said to thousands gathered at Grand Valley State...
  • Azealia Banks – Outrageous Racist or Magickal Vigilante?

    01/21/2015 7:09:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patheos' Voodoo Universe Blog ^ | January 20, 2015 | Lilith Dorsey
    A week ago most people had never come across rapper Azealia Banks. She flew onto everyone’s radar on Saturday with just one tweet. It was as follows- And time to put death spells on cops who kill innocent civilians and think they can get away with it….. OKURRRRRR?!Immediately people began to respond on twitter with calls to the ancient magicks and the ancestors. People called Azealia a racist, and some Wiccans even chimed in with the three fold law. If there were any Pagans out there that thought they didn’t have “a nickel in this quarter,” they must admit they...
  • 'Django Unchained' Producer on 'Selma' Oscar Snubs: Did Voters Have "Racial Fatigue"? (Guest Column)

    01/21/2015 12:49:21 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Reginald Hudlin
    I hate whining. Ironically, when I was asked to write about the Oscar "whiteout," I was in a planning meeting for the NAACP Image Awards. For those who don't know, the NAACP created the Image Awards almost 50 years ago in response to the lack of recognition of black talent in front of and behind the camera in mainstream (white) awards shows. You'd think this show wouldn't be needed by now, but that's clearly not the case.
  • Planned Parenthood Kills 1,000 Times As Many Blacks As Police Do

    01/20/2015 9:42:33 AM PST · by xzins · 16 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/20/2015 | Bryan Fischer
    According to Black Genocide, Planned Parenthood situates 78% of its abortion clinics in minority neighborhoods. It is almost as if Planned Parenthood is targeting black and brown babies. And perhaps it is. Margaret Sanger, the founder of PP shockingly said, "Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated." She created the Negro Project to sterilize unwitting black women and others she considered undesirable. Her motto was grotesque as well as Hitler-esque: "More children from the fit, less from the unfit." I well remember, back in 2008, when Lila Rose and LiveAction released recordings of a call an...
  • White Coats For Black Lives: Toward Racial Equality In Health Care

    01/19/2015 11:50:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WBUR-FM, Boston's National Public Radio Station ^ | January 19, 2015 | Rachel Zimmerman
    Acknowledging the public health impact of racism and deep disparities in the quality and accessibility of medical care for patients of color, a national organization, White Coats for Black Lives, says it’s launching a new effort today, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dorothy Charles, one of the group’s organizers and a first year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, offers some context in an email: Racism profoundly impacts people of color: the black-white mortality gap in 2002, for example, accounted for 83,570 excess deaths. As future physicians, we are responsible for addressing the...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Break Down the Wall That Separates Us From the ‘Other America’

    01/19/2015 7:49:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 19, 2015 | Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
    We need to notice and be aware of the injustices embedded in our criminal justice system.In his 1967 address to Stanford University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of two Americas. He described them as, “two starkly different American experiences that exist side by side.” In one America, people experienced “the opportunity of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in all its dimensions.” In the other America, people experienced a “daily ugliness” that dashes hope and leaves only “the fatigue of despair.”(continued)
  • Ferguson protesters interrupt Dr. King ceremony at Harris-Stowe State University

    01/19/2015 3:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KTVI-TV ^ | January 19, 2015 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Ferguson Protesters interrupted a Martin Luther King Day celebration at Harris-Stowe State University early Monday afternoon. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that around 1:00pm, about two-dozen protesters burst into the auditorium waving an upside-down American flag and chanting “No Justice, No Peace.” They grabbed a microphone and accused the university and the clergy in attendance of being part of the “establishment.” Protesters left the building after Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, appealed for calm and the King ceremony resumed. Later, there was a confrontation between protesters and Harris-Stowe students about the disrupted event. Police were called...
  • King Holiday Events Include Air of Protest Over Deaths of Black Men (Gentle Giant, Trayvon & Eric)

    01/19/2015 1:50:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Paulson
    After a year of unrest over how the justice system responded to the deaths of several unarmed African-American men, many people marking Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Monday were more rueful than celebratory. Some marchers in a small city in northern Alabama wore black shirts with the names of three of the men in white print: Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. Two died in confrontations with police officers, and one with a neighborhood watch coordinator. In an acknowledgment of the complexity of the issue, the shirts also bore the names of Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the two...
  • 8 Arguments Used to Blame Black People for Their Own Oppression — and How to Counteract Them

    01/18/2015 5:48:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 15, 2015 | Nick Chiles
    Black people are too intent on holding on to wrongdoings from the past. Therefore, they keep blaming someone else for their problems.The list of wrongs done to Black people throughout their history in the U.S. that are still resonating in their lives today is extensive and extremely disturbing. As a result of hundreds of years of subjugation in an oppressive, racist system, Black households have one-tenth the wealth of white households in this country. While the Civil Rights Era enabled African-Americans to make great advances in the past 40 years — achieving high school, college and post-graduate degrees at accelerating...
  • Invoking Radical Spirit, Racial Justice Movement Aims to #ReclaimMLK

    01/18/2015 4:10:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Park Forest eNews ^ | January 18, 2015 | Jon Queally
    In a day of action and going forward, groups from around the country plan to forge the more confrontational side of King's social gospel with current movement against police brutality and discrimination.This photo of civil rights leaders emblazoned with the words of the Martin Luther King, Jr. was sent out this week by the advocacy group ColorofChange with the message: "Happy Birthday Dr. King. Your legacy of resistance & vision for Black freedom is alive & well."On Monday, during the federal holiday set aside to celebrate the life and work Martin Luther King Jr., a new generation of Americans tired...
  • Racist White Neighbors Scrawl ‘Move [N-word] Now’ On Black Grandma Terry Turner’s Home

    01/18/2015 10:02:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 3, 2015 | Traciy Reyes
    Terry Turner, an African-American woman, is dealing with intense acts of racism in her community in Limestone, Alabama. According to WHNT 19-News, one of her white neighbors hurled large rocks into her home, breaking several of her windows. And most disturbing, the hooligans viciously scrawled racist graffiti on her beautiful home with spray paint, including the N-word. As of this date, the case has received very little media attention nationally. The incident happened on the night of New Year’s Eve, while Terry Turner was enjoying a night of celebration with her granddaughter. What should have been a celebratory experience...
  • Black Messiah to Black Lives Matter: Pentecostal piety can reveal charade of racialized capitalism

    01/18/2015 9:25:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | January 18, 2015 | Andrew Wilkes
    Our system of values in this country needs to change, and that will require more than just a single policy measure.D’Angelo’s album, Black Messiah, caused a huge sensation when it dropped last month. Its songs were greeted as welcome transcendent messages in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement. The title of the album, with its messianic reference, hinted at its ambition to function as something like religious guidance. The songs evoke a justice-focused, religious sensibility – what I like to call a Pentecostal piety – that recalls the civil rights battle and that can underpin the Black Lives...
  • Geraldo likens criticism of Al Sharpton to criticsm of MLK

    01/16/2015 3:36:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite via Red Alert Politics ^ | January 15, 2015 Mediaite
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s accomplishments include being one of the most revered civil rights leader in history. Al Sharpton’s accomplishments include dodging taxes and being really awful at reading a teleprompter. But that didn’t stop Geraldo Rivera from comparing the two men on Bill O’Reilly’s show. O’Reilly had him on to discuss Fox poll numbers that suggest that, overall, Americans are not fond of the Rev. “Al Sharpton’s constituency really likes him a lot. He is the man for the black civil rights movement right now,” Rivera replied. “It’s sad that a shakedown artist tax cheat can be put in...
  • POV: An Emerging Movement Reminds Us of the Promise of MLK

    01/16/2015 10:11:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Boston University Today ^ | January 16, 2015 | Professor Phillipe Copeland
    Generational awakening of New Abolitionists honors the dead and fights for the living.How do you measure commitment? Is it the willingness to take a day out of life and sacrifice it to history, to plunge for one morning or afternoon into the unknown, to engage in one solitary act of defiance against all the arrayed power of established society? Then tens of thousands, mostly black, some white have committed themselves…by the simple act of joining a demonstration. —Howard Zinn, commenting on the Civil Rights Movement’s Student Nonviolent Coordinating CommitteeZinn, a historian who taught in the College of Arts &...
  • Outrage! No black actors nominated for Academy Award

    01/16/2015 6:57:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    By the tone and tenor of the reaction to the recently announced Academy Award nominations, you would think that old Jim Crow himself had been resurrected and is stalking the land. No black actors are up for best actor or supporting actor. The film "Selma" - which some historians claim is horribly inaccurate - was "snubbed" (although nominated as Best Picture) as was the film's female director. The reason? 97% of Academy voters are white and 75% are men. Case closed, right? It is - if you live your life looking at reality through a prism of race and gender....
  • For black students at UC Berkeley, protests are about Ferguson — and their own lives

    01/15/2015 9:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mara Van Ells
    On Dec 4, 2014, the Black Student Union of UC Berkeley held the first of three protests. Students occupied The Golden Bear Cafe for 4.5 hours, the amount of time Michael Brown’s body lay in the street in Ferguson, Mo.Over the last month, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley has organized three separate events to protest police killings of unarmed black men. Students have marched on the streets, through local businesses, and sat in at cafés. The demonstrations have allowed students to grieve, heal, and show solidarity with protesters in Ferguson and Staten Island. But they have also been...
  • Al Sharpton Links ‘Appalling’ Lack of Oscar Diversity to Ferguson

    01/15/2015 6:58:38 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In response to the whitest Oscar nominations in 17 years, Al Sharpton has issued a statement expressing his disappointment in the nominations and calling for a meeting to address the lack of diversity in Hollywood. “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” Sharpton said in a statement. “With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is...
  • Black Democrats to gather in Ferguson

    01/15/2015 10:11:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Black Democrats will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend by gathering near Ferguson, Mo., where a black teenager was killed by a white police officer last summer.The lawmakers, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), say they'll use the holiday to call on voters to get more involved in social justice issues while urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the criminal justice system. Those issues have gained national prominence since August, when Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, after a confrontation on the streets...
  • Bill Moyers on Saving Our Democracy, ‘Selma’ and LBJ (And Ted Cruz)

    01/14/2015 8:06:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | January 14, 2015 | Karin Kamp
    During a live chat on Tuesday, January 13, Bill shared his thoughts on saving democracy, fighting corporate interests, the new film Selma, Ted Cruz’s political aspirations, President Lyndon B. Johnson and much more. But first he started by answering a question that so many have been asking lately: What will you be doing next? Bill said he’ll be taking “a few deep breaths,” after working virtually nonstop and dealing with weekly deadlines over the past decade. He added: “I’ll be more specific about the future after I give it more thought than has been possible to date. Our website billmoyers.com...
  • Richmond plans trip to Ferguson, even as member of Congress some fear he's dangerous because of race

    01/14/2015 5:25:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | January 12, 2015 | Bruce Alpert
    Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus plan to be in Ferguson, Mo. on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Monday, January 19, to encourage residents to get more involved in the political process. Ferguson has been the subject of regular demonstrations and some unrest since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed African-American, by white policeman on Aug. 9, 2014. A local grand jury declined to indict the police officer, though some questioned the fairness of the process set up by the local prosecutor. Richmond said Black Caucus members will encourage...
  • CNN Editor Compares France to Ferguson

    01/14/2015 1:03:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 14, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    In another attempt to explain away the Paris terrorist attack, CNN’s Religion Editor compared the situation Muslims may feel in France to the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. CNN’s Daniel Burke appeared on the network this morning and was asked about the treatment of Muslims in France and if that contributed in any way to the terrorist attacks in Paris. Burke uncorked a stem-winding response that laid blame for the attack on France’s “secular history” and a failure to integrate religious minorities. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I think it’s kind of like what we saw in Ferguson. That this was a kind of, in...
  • Black Lives Still Matters to Grassroots and Black Media

    01/14/2015 11:47:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Charleston Chronicle ^ | January 13, 2015 | Jazelle Hunt
    The last several months have seen an outpouring of activism, with slogans coming in waves: “Justice for Mike Brown,” “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” and “I Can’t Breathe.” But the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has emerged to bind each flashpoint into one cause. The 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman served as the first of these flashpoints, snowballing in August with the murder of Michael Brown. “Ferguson is the birthplace of what’s happening right now. In many ways, Ferguson is like ground zero of these protests,” says DeRay McKesson, who has been protesting and organizing in Ferguson...
  • Don’t tell me; “I saw the 3 minute video” and “the lady really was sawed in half”

    01/14/2015 8:40:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/14/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is an expression in police work: “If you weren’t there you don’t know what happened.” Cops know you need all available information to make a good judgment. When a cop sees a lady “sawed in half” on a stage he/she understands that what is being presented is a carefully crafted illusion. They understand that seeing a brief video, even one that was “shown on television thousands of times” doesn’t necessarily provide proof of what happened. The Rodney King case brought acquittals for the police when the first jury saw all of the available video; but a conviction when the...
  • Blacks’ political muscle has gone soft

    01/13/2015 8:55:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2015 | Courtland Milloy
    What if African Americans were as politically unified as our racial attitudes make us appear to be? Suppose, for instance, we did more than believe that racial discrimination exists but actually used our political and economic muscle to remedy race-specific problems? There are 42 million African Americans in this country with a combined purchasing power expected to hit $1.1 trillion this year. If Black America were an actual nation state instead of just a shaky state of mind, it would have a population slightly less than Spain’s and rank as the 46th-richest nation in the world, according to a statistical...
  • Ted Cruz Accuses Bill de Blasio of Throwing ‘Young African-Americans’ Out of School

    01/13/2015 2:17:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | January 13, 2015 | Ross Barkan
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has more than the White House on his mind–he’s also taking a shot at Gracie Mansion. The conservative Republican, a probable presidential contender in 2016, blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, for his educational views in a speech he gave yesterday at the Heritage Action Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Mr. Cruz, a supporter of charter schools, said Mr. de Blasio’s opposition to Eva Moskowitz’s charter network amounted to throwing “young African-American kids” out of school. “In my view school choice is the civil rights issue of the 21st century. And I gotta say...
  • Azealia Banks Wants To Kill White People With Her Inborn Witch Powers

    01/13/2015 1:16:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler Blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jim Treacher, blogger
    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY TRIGGER ANYONE WHO IS OFFENDED BY RACIAL SLURS AND ENJOYS MUSIC.If you don’t know who Azealia Banks is, there are only two explanations: 1.You’re a racist.2.Just kidding, that was it. She’s a rapper/singer/whatever who’s less known for her music than for her feuds, or “beefs,” with more popular and/or talented artists. She picks fights with people like Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and then a bunch of other people you’ve never heard of because of #1 above. Banks has been forced to do this for publicity purposes, because her music sounds like...
  • The Black Ban

    01/12/2015 2:10:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    World Around The Net ^ | January 5, 2015
    According to the latest census data, African Americans make up just over 13% of the US population. That means out of the 317 million people living in the USA, there are about 41 million blacks -- just over the total population of California. However, looking at the popular culture you'd never know that. Black music dominates popular music. Black culture is how most people define "cool." And most of all, what might offend blacks dominates popular culture, media, education, and entertainment. Fred Reed writes:
  • How music is fueling the # BlackLivesMatter movement

    01/12/2015 4:44:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | January 7, 2015 | Deonna Anderson
    Since August, when unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., young people have rallied in the streets of Ferguson, New York, Oakland, Los Angeles and other cities across the nation and the world. In Long Beach, young people recently began organizing around the slogan #BlackLivesMatter, a campaign born in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of murder charges. Throughout, music has been an undeniable part of the protests, the latest reminder that when used the right way, music can inspire social change. “Music can be considered the heartbeat of social...
  • Democratic Mayor Of Syracuse Appoints Nation Of Islam Minister To School Board

    01/12/2015 2:54:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 11, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    Stephanie Miner, the Democratic Mayor of Syracuse, N.Y., appointed Mark D. Muhammad to the Syracuse city school board last week. Muhammad is a minister in the Nation of Islam — a very wealthy, U.S.-based religious organization that mixes the tenets of Islam with notorious notions of black supremacy. The current leader of the Nation of Islam is Louis Farrakhan. Muhammad, 54, will serve the remainder of the term to which commissioner Bill Bullen was elected until the next election in November, reports Post-Standardullen is leaving town.) In addition to his role as a Nation of Islam minister, Muhammad is an...
  • When Will the North Face Its Racism?

    01/11/2015 11:18:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 10, 2015 | Isabel Wilkerson
    ATLANTA — THE groundswell of protests over police brutality in the closing days of 2014, when people dropped to the marble floor of Grand Central Terminal and shut down the Brooklyn Bridge, blocked Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and chanted “I Can’t Breathe” from Boston to Oakland, summoned ghosts not only of the marches of the civil rights era but of the larger forces that led to the arrival of so many African-Americans in the big cities of the North and West in the first place. Dozens of cities would ultimately join in these demonstrations of discontent. But a map...
  • Major US black group to host CARICOM reparations summit

    01/10/2015 10:49:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Caribbean360 ^ | January 5, 2015
    A major Black group in the United States says it will host the next summit of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparations Commission early this year. The New York-based Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) said on Saturday that the summit will take place from April 9-12 in New York. The CARICOM Commission is chaired by Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor designate of the University of the West Indies. Inspired by the creation of the CARICOM Commission, a National African American Reparations Commission is being established as part of an effort to intensify the Reparations movement in the U.S., the...
  • First World Problems: Real or Imagined

    01/10/2015 12:44:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 9, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    One of you is going to watch this, and comment: This is 3 minutes and 44 seconds of my life I’ll never get back. There is so much wrong there, it’s hard to know where to start. Please, don’t hate me for posting this. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • No comparison between Selma and Ferguson

    01/10/2015 10:49:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 10, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    It is not 1965. That is the implicit message of the new movie “Selma,” a stirring depiction of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting-rights march told from the perspective of Martin Luther King Jr. The story is a familiar one, but never loses its power. King and his forces descend on a rural Alabama town where it takes an act of courage for a black person even to attempt to register to vote. Through peaceful marches, they show for all the nation to see the desperate cruelty of the Alabama authorities, most infamously at Edmund Pettus Bridge when marchers are set upon by...
  • Lamar on Ferguson: “When we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us?”

    01/10/2015 10:35:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | January 10, 2015 | Michelle Geslani
    With one of 2015’s most anticipated albums, Kendrick Lamar is the focus of this week’s issue of Billboard. In the magazine’s cover story, the Compton MC weighed in on a number of topics, music related and not, including Ferguson, the stunning untitled track he debuted on The Colbert Report, and his thoughts on Iggy Azalea. Check out some choice excerpts below and the full Billboard interview here. When asked about the controversial death of Michael Brown, Kendrick spoke candidly, saying that although it should never have happened, change must also come from within communities like Ferguson: “I wish somebody would...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the “deep-seated racism” of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a “statement of commitment to racial justice.” Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and children—including but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • Perspective: The roots of rage

    01/09/2015 8:13:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times / The Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2014 | Professor Carol Anderson
    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we've actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless. Protests and looting naturally capture attention. But the real rage smolders in meetings where officials redraw precincts to dilute African-American voting strength or seek to slash the government...
  • A fair reparation

    01/09/2015 5:15:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Jew School ^ | December 26, 2014
    NPR’s bold headline reads that after 522 years, Spain is inviting me home. It feels good; it feels like something is being done to right a historic wrong. About 15 years ago, we discovered that my maternal grandfather’s family fled Spain during the Inquisition to Meppen, a small town in northern Germany, a few miles across of the boarder with The Netherlands. He chose to buy a Sephardic burial plot and his family heirlooms include allusions of a Spanish heritage. Beyond this loose collection of genealogical evidence, I have no claim to the Sephardic tradition but in this news I...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Sharpton: The NY Post Shouldn’t Attack Me… They Give Me Money!

    01/07/2015 8:36:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2015 | Evan Gahr, Investigative Journalist
    Al Sharpton says the New York Post should not have accused him of shaking down businesses because he also shakes down the paper’s corporate owner. “SHAKE DOWN AL” screamed the Post’s Sunday front page. “How Rev gets paid not to cry ‘racism!’” The story ripped Sharpton for going easy on companies who donate to his National Action Network. But in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Sharpton’s central defense was that News Corp — the company that owns the New York Post — also fills his coffers. “I am not going to let them get around the fact that...
  • Bottomless Mimosas and Calling Out Bigots: How Brunch Just Got Real in NYC

    01/07/2015 7:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Take Part ^ | January 5, 2015 | Liz Dwyer
    The Black Brunch movement wants us to get uncomfortable with law enforcement violence in communities of color.Weekend brunch is usually the time for Americans to kick back and enjoy a mimosa and a slice of a savory veggie frittata (watch out for those spiking egg prices) with friends or family. But on Sunday, diners in several New York City and Oakland, California, restaurants got a hefty serving of anti–police violence activism alongside their meals. Dozens of participants in the grassroots Black Brunch movement walked into restaurants that tend to serve a predominantly white customer base. The activists weren’t there to...
  • Liberals' Use of Black People (Part II)

    01/07/2015 4:52:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week's column focused on the ways liberals use blacks in pursuit of their leftist agenda, plus their demeaning attitudes toward black people. Most demeaning are their double standards. It was recently reported that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, spoke at a 2002 gathering hosted by white supremacist leaders when he was a Louisiana state representative. Some are calling on Scalise to step down or for House Speaker John Boehner to fire him. There's no claim that Scalise made racist statements. Hardly anyone blinks an eye at the Rev. Al Sharpton's racist statements, such as: "White folks...
  • Hating Whitey’s Brunch

    01/07/2015 12:03:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 7, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Taking a page from the Ku Klux Klan, Black leftists are now trying to bring about social change by terrorizing people as they get together for Sunday brunch. This past weekend, “Black Brunch” organizers and their followers stormed upscale eateries in New York City and Oakland, Calif., reading out the names of black criminals killed by the police and shrieking that whites had no right to be there. They accused whites of committing “genocide.” This is what the Left does. Left-wingers politicize everything. Now they’re getting in the faces of people when they get together to enjoy brunch. If Barack...
  • Why the NYPD Turned Its Back on the City (Grab a pail)

    01/06/2015 7:56:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 5, 2015 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Does believing the police are constantly under fire serve a productive function for society? On Sunday, a relatively large group of New York police officers, sworn to protect and serve the public, turned their back on the public's elected executive, Mayor Bill de Blasio: The show of disrespect came outside the funeral home where Officer Wenjian Liu was remembered as an incarnation of the American dream: a man who had immigrated at age 12 and devoted himself to helping others in his adopted country. The gesture, among officers watching the mayor's speech on a screen, added to tensions between the...
  • White Man With Pellet Gun Shot Dead by Cops; Media Silent

    01/06/2015 7:21:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 01.05.15 | Selwyn Duke
    White is right — in activists’ book.  That is, the right color to ignore when it comes to stories of people shot by police.So says American Thinker editor Rick Moran while reporting on the shooting of a pellet-gun wielding white man on Sunday by San Francisco police. The Washington Post describes the incident: The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station [at 5:20 p.m. PT]. In a statement, the department said that the confrontation began when police sergeants asked a man in the station’s restricted lot to leave. Instead, the man stood in...
  • ‘Selma’ distorts the truth about LBJ

    01/06/2015 9:41:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 189 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Richard Cohen
    Before I came to dislike the movie “Selma,” I was deeply moved by it. Twice it brought me to tears. A crane shot of Martin Luther King Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators over the Edmund Pettus Bridge was one such moment, and so was the vicious attack on John Lewis — bravely, steadfastly walking into the beating he knew was coming. Today, Lewis is a member of Congress. Forever, he’ll be an American hero. Too bad, though, that the movie had to go Hollywood on Lyndon Baines Johnson, who, as if from the grave, has bellowed his protest. In its...