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  • Why I'm So Proud Meghan Markle Made The Royal Wedding Unapologetically Black

    05/21/2018 2:49:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 106 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/21/18
    My father is Black, and my mother is Puerto Rican. As a biracial woman, I'm very familiar with questions like, "What are you?" "But what do you consider yourself?" and insinuations of "But is she really Black?" And as much as I wish I could say this type of thinking was unique to my childhood or some less-progressive era long ago, it's something I still deal with today. Yup, in 2018. For some people, regardless of their race (and sometimes even my own friends and family) it's apparently very difficult to understand the concept that a person can proudly embrace...
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters Earns TIME 100 “Influential” Honors

    05/21/2018 9:59:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2018 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Newswire
    TIME magazine recently honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. According to a press release about the honor, “The list, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.” Waters said that she was shocked and surprised by the recognition and that she “felt very, very blessed” to receive the honor. In a commentary about the award, “Black-ish” actor Yara Shahidi wrote that, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District of California, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, has made my generation proud to be nieces...
  • 'White people can be exhausting': How black dignity perseveres in a world made for whiteness (vomit)

    05/20/2018 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 130 replies
    White people can be exhausting. “It’s work to be the only person of color in an organization, bearing the weight of all your white co-workers’ questions about Blackness. “It’s work to always be hypervisible because of your skin — easily identified as being present or absent — but for your needs to be completely invisible to those around you. “It’s work to do the emotional labor of pointing out problematic racist thinking, policies, action and statements while desperately trying to avoid bitterness and cynicism. “Quite frankly, the work isn’t just tedious. It can be dangerous for Black women to attempt...
  • Meek Mill: Jay-Z Convinced Him to Cancel Trump Visit

    05/18/2018 7:33:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 18, 2018
    Meek Mill bailed on a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday after a late-night call from Jay-Z ... TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the story ... Meek agreed to travel to the White House to discuss prison reform. President Trump is hosting a Prison Reform Summit. Participants include members of Congress, various activists and, clearly, people who have become victims of the system. We're told Jay called Meek Thursday night and made it clear ... meeting with Trump would be problematic for his image and for the cause. We're told other high-profile African-Americans also called Meek and voiced serious concern....
  • Kanye West Threatens the Democratic Party’s Hold on Black Americans

    05/16/2018 7:57:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 16, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    In the aftermath of the Kanye West dust-up, my heart goes out to the white people who control the Democratic Party. My pity stems from the hip-hop megastar’s November announcement to his packed concert audience that he did not vote in the presidential election but if he had, he would have voted for Donald Trump. Then, on April 21, West took to his Twitter account, which has 28 million followers, to announce, “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” Owens is Turning Point USA’s director of urban engagement and has said that former President Barack Obama caused “damage” to race...
  • Spike Lee’s Cannes Speech About Trump Was Fiery As Hell

    05/15/2018 8:48:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 15, 2018 | Monica Bush
    After sharing his new film BlacKkKlansman on Monday night, acclaimed film director Spike Lee railed against Trump at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie centers on the true story of a black police officer who managed to crack open a branch of the KKK, and uses footage from the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally that took place last August. When discussing his decision to use the footage from the protest at the end of the film, Lee spoke for approximately five minutes, and took the opportunity to tear into President Trump's response to the deadly white nationalist event, where one woman,...
  • Turning Point USA's plan to "red pill" black America for Trump should concern Democrats. Here's why.

    05/12/2018 2:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Mic ^ | May 12, 2018 | Chauncey Alcorn
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump joined Kanye West in tweeting his support for Candace Owens, the black liberal-turned-conservative who serves as communications director for Turning Point USA. Turning Point is the pro-Trump nonprofit organization that brings controversial right-wing speakers like Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos to college campuses. In March, Turning Point’s founder, Charlie Kirk, interviewed Trump at the White House during a Generation Next forum where conservative millennials and administration leaders talked about policy and how it affects their lives. It’s clear political strategies centering on black America are being brainstormed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and TPUSA is playing...
  • Black Support For Trump Is Rising Into The Danger Zone For Democrats

    05/11/2018 6:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 11, 2018 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    If black support for Trump gets into double figures, the Democratic Party will have to look for different themes than Russia, Stormy Daniels, and other such nonsense. The latest YouGov/Economist poll (May 6-8), one of a few that comprehensively breaks down support by ethnicity, has some frightening news for the Democratic Party. While President Trump’s approval holds steady among registered voters at 41 percent, his support among blacks in this poll is striking. If it holds for 2020, it could be devastating for Democrats. Among African-Americans, 16 percent approve of Trump, 10 percent are not sure, and 75 percent disapprove....
  • Trump Reportedly ‘100 Percent’ for Race Summit With Kaepernick, Kanye

    05/05/2018 10:35:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | May 4, 2018
    A Cleveland-based pastor who serves as an outside advisor to the White House has revealed President Trump wants to have multiple meetings about race issues with Colin Kaepernick, Kanye West and other athletes and musicians during an official summit at the White House. Pastor Darrell Scott told People.com that President Trump is “100 percent for” the summit and is “very enthusiastic” about the idea of inviting Kaepernick, whom he previously called “terrible” for kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. Details of the meetings will be ironed out next week, but Scott said they will be a “melting pot”...
  • Don Lemon: 'It's my obligation as a journalist' to call Trump a racist

    05/04/2018 4:00:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2018 | Joe Concha
    CNN anchor Don Lemon said Friday that it's his "obligation as a journalist" to call President Trump a racist. “Critical thinking is important as a journalist. If you cannot surmise that this president — if he’s not racist, he’s certainly racist-adjacent," Lemon told an audience as the keynote speaker at Variety’s Entertainment & Technology NYC Summit. "We have come to a consensus in our society that facts matter. I feel like it’s my obligation to say that.” “If you have the evidence that shows you, that leads you to nothing else but this president being racist, then I feel it’s...
  • Leadership Event Shows Republican Party the Media 'Won't Admit' Exists

    05/01/2018 7:20:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    There were hundreds of African American, Asian American, and Hispanic American conservative leaders and activists in what was a standing-room only crowd at the RNC's LEAD Right Leadership Luncheon last week."The liberal media and the left wouldn’t want to admit it, but this is what the Republican Party looks like," RNC Spokesman Steve Guest said.Among the speakers were RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Pastor Darrell Scott, former Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, and former presidential candidate Herman Cain. #BALERT News: Being with Leaders of the GOP around the Nation. Nation’s best of Conservatives and Republicans gathering to support President Donald...
  • Chance The Rapper Apologizes For Tweeting ‘Black People Don’t Have To Be Democrats’

    04/28/2018 5:21:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/28/2018 | Bre Payton
    Chance the Rapper has apologized for lending air support to Kanye West, who was coming under fire for tweeting that he loved Donald Trump.“Black people don’t have to be democrats,” Chance tweeted earlier this week. In response, woke Internet types lost their minds and even accused Chance of enabling racism. After days of blowback, Chance tweeted a lengthy statement apologizing for the seven words that triggered so many. My fault yo pic.twitter.com/TIWhG8o1ST— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2018 “Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about my city and my loved ones,” Chance wrote. “Kanye West...
  • By The Numbers: Trump-Kanye Axis Could Mark A Tectonic Political Shift

    04/28/2018 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 68 replies
    Something happened very recently that may have launched a political disruption that completely upsets the traditional calculation for political elections. And that’s not an overstatement, because the margins are so close in so many states that a small shift in the current alignment could have a major impact. What happened? Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer and publicity hound Kanye West tweeted. His initial tweet was simply “I like the way Candace Owens thinks.” Candace Owens is a black, conservative woman who believes in personal responsibility, opposes blacks blaming whites for all of their problems and thinks blacks should not be...
  • Two black women sue Harlem restaurant, allege they were racially profiled and 'dehumanized'

    04/24/2018 7:27:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 24, 2018 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Two African-American women are suing a popular Harlem eatery, alleging they felt “violated” after an employee racially profiled and falsely accused them of dining and dashing. Tara Fitzgibbon visited the Angel of Harlem restaurant on Frederick Douglass Blvd. near W. 122nd St. for the first time on Feb. 10 with her friend Tamara Young. As they ordered drinks, a manager came up behind them and gruffly accused them of racking up a tab during a previous visit.
  • Conservative Black American Role Models Are Being Erased From History

    04/21/2018 12:55:50 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    There is a tragedy of historical and philosophical ignorance that is benefitting a tiny handful of people at the expense and well-being of the vast majority of black Americans. This tragedy is the purposeful erasing from the education system the history of successful black Americans before the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and the reason for their success and that of large numbers of other blacks. The leading black American at the turn of the 20th century was Booker T. Washington, whose approach was the virtual opposite of todayÂ’s grievance-focused approach that looks to government for personal progress. Washington,...
  • Philadelphia police chief defends officers who arrested two black men at Starbucks

    04/15/2018 10:09:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2018 | Rick Moran
    div class="article_body top mrf-hidden">A video of two black men being arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has gone viral, leading to charges of racism by the city's police department, and eliciting a statement from the mayor and an apology from Starbucks. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The arrests were defended by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who said the officers were responding to a 911 call from employees. Los Angeles Times: Commissioner Richard Ross said Starbucks employees called 911 to say the men were trespassing. He said officers were told that the men had come in and asked to...
  • Ignorance: The Greatest Threat to Black Americans

    04/07/2018 7:36:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    Turning 65, my relative is about to retire from her job as a Baltimore City transit bus-driver. She said she is extremely tired of having to deal with black people with entitlement mindsets. Self-preservation has taught her not to argue with thugs boarding her bus, refusing to pay the fare. Upon asking a gentleman to pay his bus fare, he exploded in anger, ranting about how a black man can't catch a break in this f****** country. He excoriated my relative for being a black woman unwilling to give a black man a break. My relative wisely kept silent as...
  • Trump Census Citizenship Question Helps Black Americans

    03/30/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 30, 2018 | J. Christian Adams
    After the Commerce Department decided to ask if people filling out the census are citizens, the crazed racial Left mobilized and called the change the return of Jim Crow. The change to the Census was a plot against minorities. To them, Jim Crow keeps returning again and again. His return has more sequels than Rocky. Jim Crow first came back as Voter ID. Jim Crow returned as keeping voter rolls clean. Then Jim Crow rode into town, again, when Kansas sought to ensure that only citizens are registering to vote. Jim Crow also appeared when the federal Election Assistance Commission...
  • Cuomo at Harlem Church: Jews Don’t Have ‘Rhythm’

    03/26/2018 8:22:05 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 70 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) joked that Jews don’t have “rhythm” while speaking at a church in Harlem on Sunday. Cuomo had been invited to speak to the Mount Neboh Baptist Church, a predominantly black church, where his joke fell flat.
  • Why Are Black Students Punished So Often? Minnesota Confronts a National Quandary

    03/18/2018 6:01:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | ERICA L. GREEN
    MINNEAPOLIS — When Erin Rathke, the principal at Justice Page Middle School, is called to extract a student from class, she hears the same plea over and over again, most often, she has to admit, from black children: “The teacher only sees me.” The plea weighs heavily at Justice Page, where African-American students are 338 percent more likely to be suspended than their white peers. “It’s painful sometimes, but I have to say, ‘Yes, that’s probably true,” Ms. Rathke said. It is a reality that district leaders here have been grappling with for years: The Minneapolis school district suspends an...