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  • EXCLUSIVE: Black Congressmen Refuse To Condemn Ellison’s Past Proposal For A ‘Black State’

    12/01/2016 5:43:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    EXCLUSIVE: Black Congressmen Refuse To Condemn Ellison’s Past Proposal For A ‘Black State’ Alex Pfeiffer WASHINGTON — Several Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus Tuesday refused to denounce Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s call for a black state. One congressman stated, “I don’t see anything really objectionable.” The Daily Caller News Foundation recently reported on columns Minnesota Rep. Ellison wrote under a pen name while in law school. In one of them he called for a black state in southeastern American states. Under the name Keith E. Hakim, Ellison wrote: “Finally, blacks would have the option of choosing their own...
  • Angela Rye: ‘There’s Nothing Un-American About Reparations’

    11/22/2016 7:49:56 PM PST · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 22, 2016 | Madeleine Weast
    CNN political commentator Angela Rye called for reparations during a heated discussion with Donald Trump supporter Carl Higbie on air Tuesday afternoon. ... Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and conservative pundit, started by commenting on how New York City’s skyline represents Donald Trump’s accomplishments and how every other American wants to achieve the same thing. He added that the Democratic Party wants to keep Americans dependent on the government. Rye, the former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, became visibly angry at Higbie’s statement.
  • Congressional Black Caucus head: Trump's shackles tweet was 'reckless'

    10/12/2016 4:58:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    A tweet posted by Donald Trump on Tuesday, in which the Republican presidential nominee said he had been removed from "shackles," was met with criticism by the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. "The moment an African-American hears the word 'shackles,' it's reminiscent of the era of slavery," Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said in an interview with The Hill. "We're at a point now where Donald Trump is out of control. We don't know what's next."
  • Congressional Black Caucus demands nationwide law enforcement crackdown

    09/22/2016 1:54:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | Mariana Barillas
    The Congressional Black Caucus is demanding that Attorney General Loretta Lynch immediately take action to prevent police killings with a nationwide crackdown on law enforcement. "The world is watching and we cannot continue to ignore these killings," said Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., presenting the letter to the media Thursday while the entire caucus stood in support outside the Department of Justice. The Congressional Black Caucus' letter urges Lynch to "aggressively pursue investigations, indictments and prosecutions through the Office of Civil Rights against any and all law enforcement officers who harm or kill innocent unarmed black men, women and children.
  • Obama: I Will Consider It An Insult [tr]

    09/17/2016 8:08:18 PM PDT · by upchuck · 71 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Sept 17, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Full article title: Obama: I Will Consider It An Insult To My Legacy If You Do Not Vote; Want to Give Me A Good Send Off? Go Vote President Obama made a strong sell for a candidate to succeed his legacy at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner Saturday night. The president invoked slavery and the Jim Crow era and preached that if they wanted to give him a good send off then register people to vote because his legacy is at stake. Although he did not name Hillary Clinton, the president said he would consider it a personal insult from...
  • CNN Right Now -Black Caucus Chair Butterfield Screams "TRUMP IS A DISGUSTING FRAUD!!!"

    09/16/2016 10:47:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 138 replies
    8-16-2016 | TCRLAF
    Right now, the CBC is screaming and hollering thet Trump is a RACIST for his bitherism. This is HILARIOUS! Now Clyburn is comparing Trumpism to SLAVERY!!!
  • Bill O'Reilly Hits Home Run On America's Race Problems - Destroys Jesse, Sharpton, Obama, CBC

    07/23/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 75 replies
    CNS News ^ | Bill O'Reilly
    Incredible video at link. O'Reilly tells truth about race problem in America. In the process, he destroys the race-baiting poverty pimps Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch it and you will be armed with facts to defeat any liberal race argument.
  • Congressional Black Corruption

    07/13/2016 5:21:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    If Black Lives Matter, then why have entrenched members of the Congressional Black Caucus spent more time enriching themselves than taking care of their neglected constituents? Too many social justice protesters are busy throwing shade, rocks, bottles, concrete blocks and vicious death threats at police officers of all colors trying to keep the peace. Instead of moaning about "#WhitePrivilege," I invite radical racial identity warriors to join me in taking on the black political elites selling out their people. Help expose the most crooked members of the caucus of Congressional Black Corruption: Corrine Brown: This 12-term Democrat from Florida received...
  • Indicted Dem: Orlando victims would be alive if agents weren’t investigating me

    07/11/2016 7:25:45 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) said Friday that if the Department of Justice had been investigating the Orlando nightclub shooter instead of her, the 49 people killed in the massacre there last month would still be alive. Brown was charged with 24 counts of fraud late last week, after being accused of using a college scholarship fund as “a personal slush fund.”
  • Congressional Black Caucus Blames Republicans For Dallas Massacre

    07/08/2016 10:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Democrat Rep. G.K. Butterfield blamed Republicans for the five officers who were massacred by a racially motivated gunman in Dallas Thursday night. “The Republicans in Congress are refusing to address gun violence in America that targets black men and black women and Hispanic men and Hispanic women and, yes, even police officers,” Butterfield said while flanked by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus — just hours after five officers were shot and killed while trying to protect protestors who were rallying against police brutality....
  • Congressional Black Caucus plans to disrupt House Tuesday

    07/02/2016 12:40:56 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 2, 2016 | Sean Higgins
    The Congressional Black Caucus is calling on its members "to be as disruptive to Speaker Ryan as possible next week" when the House returns for business on Tuesday. The Washington Examiner has obtained a memo sent to Democratic offices that states that CBC members are coordinating a "day of action on the floor in regards to gun violence."
  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • Democrats end sit-in on gun control

    06/23/2016 11:08:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    thehill.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis
    Democrats ended their sit-in on the House floor shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, after more than 24 hours of stalling proceedings to call for action on gun-control legislation. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke while surrounded by his Democratic colleagues to close the protest, which lasted through the night after beginning shortly after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. "We must come back on July 5 more determined than ever before," Lewis declared in anticipation of the House's return date after the Independence Day recess. Democrats planned to hold a rally on the Capitol steps after ending the sit-in, but what their...
  • Rep. Cummings Apologizes After Daughter Used Congressional License Plates As Lyft Driver

    06/02/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many recent college grads, Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) daughter Adia sought to earn some extra cash by driving for Lyft, a ridesharing service. Unlike most recent college grads, Adia was driving a car with congressional license plates--which is against the rules. After someone posted a picture of the car on Popville, Cummings apologized for his daughter's use of the plates. He then said that he would swap out the plate and that the car was not his official vehicle.Per the House of Representative rules, the plates are "only for the use of the Member and spouse, as well as...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Activist groups go after Black Caucus PAC

    04/18/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2016 | Mike Lillis
    Greg Nash Black activists took aim at the financial arm of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Monday, with scathing accusations that the group is tied too closely to corporations undermining human rights and other black causes. In a letter to members of the CBC, the advocates –– including leaders of Black Lives Matter and ColorOfChange –– called on the lawmakers to overhaul the board of the CBC Political Action Committee in order to "end the dominance of corporate lobbyists in its decision making." The critics say the current board is too closely aligned with corporations they deem harmful...
  • Florida voters "fed up" with Trump and Clinton speak out

    03/18/2016 2:40:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Florida voters "fed up" with Trump and Clinton speak out CBS News March 18, 2016, 7:05 AM Voters in the key swing state of Florida are sharing their frustration about their options in the 2016 presidential race. A focus group comprised of Republican and Democratic voters who oppose both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offered a revealing look at the anger toward the front-runners in both parties. Clinton and Trump share the distinction of being among the least-liked candidates. "I would rather not vote than vote for either one of these candidates," one woman told CBS News contributor and Republican...
  • Valerie Jarrett Unleashes Media Attack Upon Supreme Court Justice Scalia

    02/14/2016 6:57:13 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 76 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | December 11, 2015
    It has long been known, though rarely spoken of publicly, that Valerie Jarrett, Senior White House adviser to Barack Obama and perhaps the single most influential figure in Washington D.C. deems the Supreme Court as the key to solidifying her version of America for generations to come. Maybe that is why she has allegedly set her sights on damaging perhaps the most conservative member of that court, Justice Antonin Scalia. Two days ago, Justice Scalia remarked during a case involving the University of Texas and race-based admission policies that favor minority students over white students. Scalia cited an amicus brief...
  • All Black Lives Don't Matter: Pro-Abortion Congressional Black Caucus Versus

    01/13/2016 10:13:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Racism. It's the go-to for liberals. Every institution of American life is touched by it according to the racialists. Well, almost every one. Somehow, the industry that kills, disproportionately, black human beings for a profit isn't racist. It's "reproductive justice"! Enter Congressman Sean Duffy, a Republican from Wisconsin. On the House floor he gave a powerfully disturbing speech about the alarming levels of abortion in the black community and wondering why the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been silent. But they haven't been silent. They've been complicit. The CBC, like every other black-led liberal "civil rights" group, is pro-abortion. The...
  • Don’t worry be happy, Justin’s Jihadis could be here

    12/15/2015 6:56:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/15 | Judi McLeod
    Now that the first unvetted refugees are “home” with thousands more being flown in by the end of February, it may be more auspicious to offer those you care about a “Safe 2016” rather than the traditional “Happy New Year” this holiday season A New Orleans resident, whose husband was allegedly ordered by police to delete photos he had taken of Syrian “refugees”, sent out an email yesterday,asking: “Is anyone in Canada experiencing the same thing?” The answer is “No, not in Canada”, where mostly politicians and government employees showed up to welcome the first planeload of refugee arrivals last...
  • Proof Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBb9O-aW4zI Check this out.Manicured fire wood. Helps prove libs are nuts
  • Multiple scandals revealed in Hillary emails, as Trey Gowdy writes a letter to Elijah Cummings

    10/09/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Trey Gowdy has written a remarkable 13 page open letter to his Democrat counterpart on the House Benghazi special committee that reveals multiple scandals involving Hillary Clinton’s tenure at the State Department revolving around her correspondence with Sidney Blumenthal. The letter to ranking member Elijah Cummings upbraids the Democrat for his recent conduct before exposing revelations contained in emails initially withheld from the committee by the State Department, but turned over last month. Five hundred of the 1500 pages of the emails concerned Blumenthal.
  • Obama to address Black Caucus dinner, Clinton to mingle

    09/19/2015 3:33:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/19/15 | Darlene Superville - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has had the spotlight to himself at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner during all but one of his nearly seven years in office. But on Saturday, with the campaign to succeed him in full swing, Obama was certain to face some competition for attention at the gathering sponsored by a major Democratic Party constituency group. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton planned to attend the dinner at Washington's convention center — to mingle, but not give a speech.
  • Proof that CBC should stick to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

    09/04/2015 9:53:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    News means telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. It all went down so pat—especially if you watched it on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in a story that started with the Canadian television network before thanks to the Internet going worldwide: The body of dear little 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, washed up on a beach; his 5-year-old brother, Galib and mother, Rehan, drowned in a tragic attempt for a better life in Europe. Only his grieving father, Abdullah, left to take their bodies back to Kobane, Syria. All the Canadian government’s fault. What a story! And right...
  • Congressional Democrats probe group that revealed Planned Parenthood videos

    08/21/2015 9:49:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein and Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats have opened their own investigation into the Planned Parenthood videos — but into the group that took the footage in which officials haggle over the prices of organs and discuss keeping a baby alive so his brain can be harvested. The Center for Medical Progress may have broken federal laws in setting up a false-front company to secretly record Planned Parenthood employees talking about these and other practices, the Democrats say. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also said it’s possible some of his colleagues in Congress knew about...
  • Silicon Shakedown: Black Caucus Flies to Silicon Valley

    08/05/2015 9:02:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Black Caucus representatives flew to Silicon Valley this week to coerce tech companies to hire more unqualified black candidates. The caucus members see the lack of diversity at the tech giants as a racial move and not one of competence. Blacks may be underrepresented but not Asians. Though they make up less than 6 percent of the overall workforce, Asians account for a whopping 17 percent of all tech-sector workers and a far higher percentage of engineers. The Sacramento Bee reported: When the world’s leading technology firms reported their workforce demographics, the details were uncomfortable, but not surprising: Apple, Google,...
  • America Is Being Run Just Like Baltimore

    06/01/2015 3:14:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Congressional Black Caucus is the most ridiculously corrupt part of an already corrupt Congress. A study two years ago found that a third of black congressmen had been named in an ethics probe during their careers. 5 of the 6 members under review by the House Ethics Committee that year were CBCers. In 2009, every single member of Congress under investigation was from the same old gang.
  • America Is Being Run Just Like Baltimore

    05/31/2015 9:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Congressional Black Caucus is the most ridiculously corrupt part of an already corrupt Congress. A study two years ago found that a third of black congressmen had been named in an ethics probe during their careers. 5 of the 6 members under review by the House Ethics Committee that year were CBCers. In 2009, every single member of Congress under investigation was from the same old gang. Like the Clinton Foundation, the CBC exists to trade money for influence. The Caucus takes in tens of millions from major corporations and spends it on parties for its members and funnels...
  • VE-Day: How it unfolded, told through CBC's original reports

    05/08/2015 12:54:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | May 07, 2015 | CBC News
    Seventy years ago, then-British prime minister Winston Churchill declared May 8, 1945, to be "Victory in Europe Day" after a gruelling five-year war against Nazi Germany and its allies. The day before, people had already started celebrating amid news that Hitler had committed suicide in his so-called Fuehrerbunker in Berlin days prior, and Germany has surrendered unconditionally. Canada celebrated, too. It had joined the war effort early, with its first troops departing for Europe at the end of 1939. More than one million Canadians performed full-time duty during the war. They fought in the raid on Dieppe and at Juno...
  • Cleaver: Ferguson Shooter May Have Been Trying to Damage Race Relations

    03/13/2015 7:04:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | March 13, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D) said it could have set race relations back by several decades if police had fired back at the shooter of two officers in Ferguson late Wednesday. Cleaver, the former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with Ferguson Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter(s) responsible for wounding two officers outside of the Ferguson Police Department. Cleaver told CNN today that “what I think most people can agree on including the police in Ferguson is that the shots didn’t come from the demonstrators.”...
  • VIDEO: Black Pastors to C.B.C: Decision to Skip Bibi Speech “Slap in the Face to Israel, God”

    03/02/2015 2:15:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 15 replies
    Pamelageller.com ^ | Pamela Geller
    The whole Bibi “crisis” was manufactured by BHO and his running dogs in the media, and now we see that it was just a Potemkin village all along, with nothing standing behind it. We’re watching it crumble before our very eyes. G-d bless these pastors for helping to bring down the walls. Black Pastors to Congressional Black Caucus: Decision to Skip Bibi Speech “Slap in the Face to Israel, God,” Breaking Israel News, March 2, 2015 Prominent black pastors across the United States are sending a very clear message this week to the Congressional Black Caucus, urging them emphatically to...
  • Let My People Live (aka "Hold Your Noses) ... To The Tune of "Go Down Moses"

    02/26/2015 12:49:22 AM PST · by zencycler · 3 replies
    self | 2/26/2015 | self
    To the tune of "Go Down Moses" When Israel was in America’s land Watch the Democrats go The president this he could not stand Watch the Democrats go Hold your noses It stinks here in America’s land Obama told them to follow So watch the Democrats go The faithful will stay to hear the news Let my people speak The leader of Israel, respect his views Let my people speak Hold your noses It stinks here in Democrat land Obama told them to follow So watch the radicals freak As Israel stood at the partisan divide Let my people live...
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) Bill Imposes Federal Control Over Virginia, Texas Elections

    02/19/2015 2:36:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 18, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has introduced legislation which would have the effect of placing all of Virginia’s election laws under Justice Department oversight, and Virginia isn’t the only state that would fall into federal election receivership. Sensenbrenner’s bill, H.R. 885, is co-sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus. It revives federal control through the Voting Rights Act over every state election law change. In 2013, the Supreme Court’s Shelby County vs. Holder decision struck down this power as an outdated and unconstitutional relic from a half-century ago. Texas would also fall under immediate federal...
  • Sun News Network shuts down (Canadian Conservative)

    02/17/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    CBCNews.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | CBC News
    Sun News Network went off the air at 5 a.m. ET Friday after failing to find a new owner. Programming on the channel was replaced with a Sun TV logo. Sun Media Corp. issued a statement saying it spent months unsuccessfully trying to find a buyer, but financial losses meant it could not continue to operate. "This is an unfortunate outcome; shutting down Sun News was certainly not our goal," said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Media Group and Sun Media Corporation. "Over the past four years, we tried everything we could to achieve sufficient market penetration to generate...
  • The Sun also rises

    02/13/2015 8:15:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/15 | Judi McLeod
    The Sun News Network, the rising sun for thousands of conservatives, was shut down forever as of 5 a.m. EST. In largely lib-left Canada, for disenfranchised small-c conservatives the sun didn’t come up as usual this morning. The Sun News Network, the rising sun for thousands of conservatives, was shut down forever as of 5 a.m. EST. With no other right-of-center television networks in operation, and with next to no right-of-center newspapers or magazines available, and an October Canadian general election on the way, Friday, February 13, 2015 dawned the darkest of days. Included in the darkness were 200 people...
  • Don’t disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu

    02/11/2015 5:35:38 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 79 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/10/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere and Lauren French
    The audience for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on March 3 is shaping up to be largely Republican — and almost completely white. Many members of the Congressional Black Caucus say they’re planning to skip the speech, calling it a slight to President Barack Obama that they can’t and won’t support. Israeli officials have been caught by surprise by the CBC backlash, kicked off by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights leader who said last week he wouldn’t attend, quickly followed by Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) and others. As a result, they’re working to set up...
  • Report: Obama White House Told Black Caucus to Boycott Netanyahu’s Congressional Speech

    02/07/2015 5:26:47 AM PST · by blueyon · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 2/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    Joe Biden will skip Israeli Prime Minister’s Congressional speech in March. He is going to leave the country. Minority Leader Pelosi says Democrats will be busy and she hopes the event won’t take place. And now we know that the Obama administration told Black Caucus members to skip the speech and to publicly speak out against it. The Daily Mail reported: Two prominent black Democrats in the House of Representatives are vowing to skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next month, a move that a White House insider says was put in motion by the Obama administration.
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speaker’s authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Meeting To Address 'Appalling' All-White Oscar Nominees

    01/15/2015 2:24:52 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 125 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/15/2015 | Colin Campbell
    The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year's Oscar awards on Thursday. "The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets," Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon. Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an "emergency meeting" next week to address the issue.
  • 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...
  • Republican Mia Love Joins Congressional Black Caucus, Group She Wants To Reform

    01/07/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 101 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/6/15 | Chuck Ross
    Utah Rep. Mia Love, who recently became the first black female Republican ever elected to Congress, joined the Congressional Black Caucus, according to a Tuesday announcement — potentially bad news for the group. Love, the former mayor of Saratoga Springs, has stated that she would likely join the CBC but would attempt drastic change from within the group, which tends to lean to the left.
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • Black lawmakers want Brown, Garner families invited to State of the Union

    12/05/2014 7:21:03 AM PST · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2014 | Mike Lillis
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are talking about inviting the families of Eric Garner and Michael Brown to President Obama's State of the Union address in Washington next month. The lawmakers – who have universally condemned the justice system's response to the killings of the two black men at the hands of white police officers – say the presence of the two men’s relatives would send a strong signal that Washington policymakers are serious about tackling criminal justice reform head on. “I think that would be appropriate and fitting,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, said...
  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS BRINGS 'HANDS UP! DON'T SHOOT' TO THE HOUSE FLOOR

    12/02/2014 6:34:53 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/2/14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS BRINGS 'HANDS UP! DON'T SHOOT' TO THE HOUSE FLOOR by CHARLIE SPIERING Speaking on the House floor, members of the Congressional Black Caucus used the “Hands up! Don’t Shoot” gesture popular with Ferguson protesters reacting to the shooting of Michael Brown. “Hands up, don't shoot,” said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. “It's a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence.” “It was a John Carlos moment,” pointed out Rep. Al Green (D-TX) “Because this has become the new symbol, a new statement, a statement wherein people around the country now are calling...
  • Jian Ghomeshi Arrested: Ex-CBC Host Facing Sexual Assault Charges

    11/29/2014 4:13:10 AM PST · by Loyalist · 11 replies
    Huffington Post Canada ^ | November 26, 2014 | Joshua Ostroff
    Jian Ghomeshi was arrested Wednesday in Toronto and is facing charges of four counts of sexual assault and one count of "overcome resistance - choking." He appeared in court this afternoon. CBC's John Lancaster reported that Ghomeshi was "sitting alone in prisoner's box. White shirt, black blazer. Looks tired." Ghomeshi has been granted $100,000 bail on the conditions that he live with his mother, surrender his passport and not leave Ontario. Ghomeshi's next court appearance is Jan. 8. Ghomeshi left the courthouse, pushing through a crush of media, without saying a word. But in a statement his lawyer Marie Henein...
  • New Chairman of Congressional Black Caucus Legitimizes Possible Ferguson Violence

    11/24/2014 8:53:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | November 24, 2014 | Paul Chesser
    As the nation awaits a decision from a grand jury Ferguson, Mo. about whether they will charge a police officer for shooting and killing black teenager Michael Brown, the new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has already publicly stated that anything but indictment will not represent justice. The comments (audio) came as Congressman G.K. Butterfield, a North Carolina Democrat, assumed the chairmanship of the CBC last week. He expressed his concern in an interview with WUNC in Chapel Hill, a NPR affiliate, when asked about the problem of civil unrest in “places like Ferguson” and what he thought...
  • Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Hopes Ferguson Grand Jury Finds Evidence of a Crime

    11/22/2014 12:21:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was elected chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) this week, told WUNC on Wednesday that the CBC is “laser-focused on what’s happening in Ferguson.” He added, ”We are very, very concerned about it.” Butterfield, a former Superior Court judge and civil rights attorney, said in an interview with WUNC, the North Carolina Public Radio affiliate, that he expects a report from the grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting case next week. “I was a judge, as you probably know, for fifteen years in North Carolina and I presided over many grand...
  • 'Guardian' deletes reference to Palestinians, CNN labels synagogue 'mosque'

    11/18/2014 5:33:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    From mistaking the Har Nof synagogue where Tuesday's terror attack took place for a mosque, to deleting references to Palestinian perpetrators, some of the international media continued to report on the events in Israel in an eyebrow-raising manner on Tuesday. The website of British newspaper The Guardian ran a story about the attack from Reuters. The wire dispatch the agency sent included the headline 'Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack' and led with the sentence: ''Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by...
  • GhomeshiGate- Did CBC Permit A Culture of Sexual Harassment and Entitlement?

    11/04/2014 8:41:52 PM PST · by Loyalist · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mitch Wolfe
    To date nine women have accused former CBC star, Jian Ghomeshi, of alleged sexual harassment and physical and mental abuse, occurring before, during and after sexual encounters. Two of these women were former employees of CBC. .... I believe that CBC is in serious trouble because it is being alleged by the National Post and Toronto Sun, that CBC managers and staff must have known about Ghomeshi’s unacceptable conduct towards young CBC women staffers and his apparent attempt to use his powerful CBC position to pursue his personal sexual conquests. And by turning a blind eye to Ghomeshi, CBC has...
  • ‘Q’ executive producer taking time off as CBC comes to grips with Ghomeshi scanda

    11/04/2014 8:30:04 PM PST · by Loyalist · 1 replies
    BNN ^ | November 4, 2014 | James Bradshaw
    The executive producer of Q is taking time away from work as the CBC continues to come to grips with the scandal surrounding the show’s former host, Jian Ghomeshi. Arif Noorani has decided to “take some time off while we get more clarity around the situation,” said Chuck Thompson, the public broadcaster’s head of public affairs, in an e-mail. He said it was the producer’s decision. Noorani could not be reached for comment late on Monday, but an automatic reply on his e-mail says he is “out of the office this week.” He has been with the program since 2007,...