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  • Rep. Cummings cries for the children locked in cages: ‘We are better than that!’

    06/20/2018 4:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | June 20, 2018 | Michael Olesker
    We’ve seen Rep. Elijah Cummings in full emotional outcry before this. He was there, in the streets of his West Baltimore home district, in the televised riots that followed the death of Freddie Grey a few years ago, when tears ran down Cummings’ face and he begged America to understand the plight of young and impoverished black men. And now we see him pleading for some sense of humanity over the lives of young immigrant children, frightened and weeping, separated from their parents over America’s “zero tolerance” at the U.S. border. Cummings is man whose conscience is always on full...
  • The Anti-Profiling Movement Is Killing Black Pedestrians

    06/18/2018 8:22:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2018 | Jack Cashill
    From time to time, the media tell the truth about issues that have a racial edge, usually by accident.  Such was the case in February of this year, when a local TV news crew visited a largely black St. Louis neighborhood to follow up on a hit-and-run incident. A speeding car had struck two ten-year-old boys and kept on going.  Local people were outraged.  School principal Stella Erondu told the reporter, "It's just like the wild, wild west.  Anyone can do whatever, drive however they want on these streets."  Other neighbors echoed her comments. The reporter on the scene had no reason to doubt the neighbors.  While he...
  • Austin City Council approves ‘Freedom City’ resolutions

    06/15/2018 4:15:50 PM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    austin american statesman ^ | June 15, 2018 | Mark D. Wilson
    The Austin City Council unanimously approved a pair of “Freedom City” resolutions on Thursday that target racial disparity in Austin police arrests and how officers interact with undocumented immigrants. The first resolution... police to end most discretionary arrests, which happen when an officer chooses to arrest someone for an offense that could result in either a trip to jail or a ticket... data from 2017 that he said showed Austin police arrested African-Americans at an officer’s discretion at more than double the rate of white and Latino residents, and that blacks were seven times more likely to be arrested for...
  • Black America Walking Off the Cliff

    06/15/2018 12:55:04 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2018 | Samuel E. Tolley III
    I've lived long enough to witness the racist pre-Civil Rights negro-controlling techniques evolving into the self-perpetuating genocidal black machine we have today. What the Klan, Jim Crow, segregation, and every other racist policy couldn't accomplish has been accomplished beyond the expectations of the American Eugenics Society because of a singular unalterable fact. The society that perverts the family structure of man, woman, and child cannot stand, because every society that abandons the truth of God will eventually collapse. Once that foundation has eroded, the society will crumble under the sheer weight of its own depravity. But many will say, "Wait...
  • Black Unemployment Down, but are Democrats Happy About It?

    06/14/2018 7:06:44 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 14, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    President Trump repeatedly points out that black unemployment is at its lowest point ever. His premise is that more black persons with jobs is a good thing. If you’re rational, you’ll agree. But if you’re a Democratic politician, your job — and sense of moral superiority — depends on blacks remaining unemployed. Because if they’re unemployed, it means they’re more dependent on government health care, government welfare, food stamps, and all the rest. Ditto for other minorities. Democratic leftist politicians want black people on the plantation. Not literally, because there are no plantations. The modern plantation is the government dependence...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Parents To Be Honored At VH1’s 2018 Trailblazer Honors

    06/13/2018 5:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Madame Noire ^ | June 9, 2018 | Tanay Hudson
    Ever since Trayvon Martin’s tragic death, his parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, have been fighting to make sure other families don’t have to experience the same pain as they did. Due to their heavy involvement in gun reform and social justice, Fulton and Martin will reportedly be honored at VH1’s 2018 Trailblazer Honors. Trayvon Martin’s death pushed his parents to the forefront and they have been active in speaking out against gun violence, racial and social injustice and sharing the pain of having to bury a child. In 2012, they founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation to provide advocacy for...
  • Tech companies still struggle to hire black workers

    06/11/2018 3:23:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 74 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 9, 2018 | Nico Grant
    When Maxine Waters, the Democratic representative from southern Los Angeles, toured Silicon Valley during the first week of May with fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, she was blunt about the technology industry’s lack of progress hiring black employees. Waters, standing at a lectern in front of a wall of windows at Lyft’s offices in San Francisco, said she was “floored” to learn that black workers make up 1 or 2 percent of the workforce at several prominent tech companie
  • Trump and Blacks: No Butt Kissing-No Apologies

    06/10/2018 7:21:41 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 14 replies
    It's respect not condensation. I think blacks understand that. A 'nation of cowards' will always look to appease the aggrieved party. Trump had nothing to do with the black condition and doesn't bother to say so. Just look at the jobs he's creating and some of the pardons. By upsetting the status quo internationally I'm sure all observers can see things will change domestically. The wall will help blacks without having to say it. They know. Standing up to the NFL will be respected. You don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg as many blacks are wondering. I...
  • Trump Asked Kneeling NFL Players Who To Pardon Next And People Are Like 'Issa Trap!' (BET)

    06/09/2018 1:29:13 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 12 replies
    BET ^ | Jun 8, 2018 (stale by a day) | Rachel Herron
    In a bizarre turn of events, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday he wants to ask NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to suggest more people for him to pardon. Before heading to the G-7 summit in Canada, Trump addressed reporters outside the White House. When the topic of pardons arose, Trump surprised many by suggesting he'd take suggestions on who to pardon next from the same NFL players he bashed. AFTER SAYING NO ONE SHOULD REMAIN IN THE LOCKER ROOMS DURING THE PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, TRUMP INVITED PLAYERS TO GIVE HIM SUGGESTIONS FOR PARDONS...
  • Donald Trump is wooing black voters and killing the Democratic party

    06/08/2018 11:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | June 8, 2018 | Rochelle Riley
    Link only due to copyright issues. https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2018/06/08/trump-jack-johnson-black-voters/684898002/
  • My Life-Changing Switch to Only TV Shows That Feature Real Black Lives

    06/08/2018 10:56:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Yes! Magazine ^ | June 7, 2018 | Zenobia Jeffries
    Three years ago, I made a commitment to watch only television shows that featured Black actors, writers, and directors. More on that, but first you need to know my backstory. Saved by the Bell was my favorite television show as a teenager, and Pretty in Pink one of my favorite movies. Although, it was probably Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s “If You Leave” on the film’s soundtrack that made me like it more than I might have otherwise. Saved by the Bell’s Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) was definitely my teenage heartthrob. The favorite part of my after-school routine was watching...
  • Venezuela First to Join Caricom Fight for Slavery Reparations

    06/08/2018 10:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    teleSUR ^ | May 10, 2018 | La Radio del SUR
    Gaining international recognition is the first step in securing global reparations for the descendants of African slaves. Venezuela is joining the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the fight for global slavery reparations, discussing appropriate compensation for centuries of injustice. During a speech entitled 'Reparations of Resistance to Action,' Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza urged Latin America and colonizing countries to assume responsibility for past wrongs which affected Africans and their ancestors around the world. The Venezuelan government is working to guarantee that the social rights of residents of African descent are respected, and officials have opened the floor to dialogue for...
  • Trump says he’s considering pardon for Muhammad Ali

    06/08/2018 6:47:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 8, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Trump said Friday that he is considering a posthumous pardon to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was convicted of dodging conscription during the Vietnam War. “I am thinking about Muhammad Ali,” Trump told reporters at the White House shortly before departing to the Group of Seven nations summit in Quebec City. Ali – who died in 2016 — refused to fight in the war when the government tried to conscript him in 1967, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the US involvement in the conflict. He was stripped of his heavyweight title and charged with draft evasion. A...
  • Voters Think Young Blacks Doing Better Under Trump Than Obama

    06/05/2018 2:34:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 06 05 2018 | Rasmussen
    Voters feel young black Americans are better off under President Trump than they were under Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 32% of Likely U.S. Voters believe life for young black Americans has gotten better since Trump’s election. Slightly more (36%) say life for these Americans has gotten worse, while 26% think it has stayed about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.) But in March 2014, just 16% said life for young black Americans had gotten better since Obama’s election five-and-a-half years earlier. By July...
  • Playing the Black Card

    06/03/2018 8:10:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/3/18 | Candace Owens
    You’ve heard about the black card, right? Not the one from Visa or American Express. This one is much more valuable. There are entire organizations that have been built upon it. And individuals have used it to acquire both wealth and influence. If this sounds like something you might wish to own, you should know that there is only one way you can get your hands on it: you have to be born with black skin. That’s the only requirement. Really. You can be poor, middle class, or rich—it doesn't matter. The black card will still confer upon you an...
  • Three bodies found in home of alleged kidnapper after he is pulled over for a broken taillight

    06/02/2018 10:09:42 AM PDT · by BBell · 76 replies
    Authorities have found three bodies in the home of a Massachusetts man accused of kidnapping a woman and resisting arrest. Springfield police pulled over 40-year-old Stewart Weldon for a broken tail light on Sunday, according to a police report. A distraught woman inside the car begged police to save her, telling officers “he’s going to kill me,” the report said. Police arrested Mr Weldon on charges of kidnapping, threat to commit a crime, and carrying a dangerous weapon, among others – all before investigators found three more bodies in the home where he reportedly lived.
  • How Republicans Win Back The Black Vote

    06/01/2018 11:41:03 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 37 replies
    The perennial question posed during every election season is: How can Republicans win back the black vote? As a retired Army lieutenant colonel and chairman of the National Black Republican Association, I can tell you there are clear steps to take. But before we can get to solving the problem, it is necessary to first understand the root cause. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the Republican Party has never turned its back on black Americans. It continuously conducts black voter engagement, as is done for all identifiable groups, including Hispanics, rural Americans, the middle-class in “fly-over country,” young voters and women....
  • Black unemployment rate hits new record low in May

    06/01/2018 6:36:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 06/01/2018 | by Pete Kasperowicz
    The unemployment rate for black workers hit new record lows in May, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. Black unemployment fell sharply to 5.9 percent, beating out the 6.6 percent record low that was set a month earlier. The unemployment rate for Hispanic workers hit a record low in April, at 4.8 percent, but it rose slightly to 4.9 percent in May. The total unemployment rate for white workers dropped from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent. President Trump has cheered the record low unemployment rates seen for black workers on his watch. He and his supporters have...
  • On Starbucks: Looking Beyond Implicit Bias Training to Systemic Solutions

    05/29/2018 10:56:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Color Lines ^ | May 29, 2018 | Glenn Harris
    Race Forward president Glenn Harris on why Starbucks’ mandatory anti-bias training is a good start, but far from a cure for what ails America. Today (May 29), Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon while nearly 175,000 employees undergo training meant to address demonstrated racial bias. But what follows the training is even more important. The arrest of Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson for simply existing as Black men at one of the coffee retailer’s Philadelphia locations last month is far from an isolated incident. Rather, the display of racism that drove Starbucks to respond is emblematic...
  • NAACP Doubles Down on Pres Who Lied About "Racist" Cop

    05/28/2018 4:09:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 27, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Facts have a notorious racial bias. The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, pastor of Oakgrove Missionary Baptist Church in Fairmont, was stopped April 12 in Timmonsville, S.C., by police Officer Chris Miles for not using a turn signal while making a left turn. At 3:53 a.m. on April 13, Moultrie posted on Facebook, “Tonight I was racially profiled by Timmonsville officer cause I was driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood. But you know tomorrow they will hear from me.” In his Facebook account of the traffic stop Moultrie, who also is president of the Timmonsville NAACP chapter,...