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  • (Vegas) School trustee uses 'colored' while trying to resolve racially-motivated attacks

    04/12/2019 2:16:58 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 04/12/2019
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (KTRK) -- A Nevada school board trustee received instant criticism from parents after she used the term "colored" to describe students while trying to resolve racially-motivated social media attacks at a high school. Clark County School District board member Danielle Ford made the statement during a public meeting intended to ease fears by parents. "There's two different problems that we are experiencing right now," Ford began. "One is our lack of safety protocols, and the other one is the safety of colored students in general." She continued, "These are two different conversations. There is a clear problem...
  • Maxine Waters: 'Correct Thing' Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

    04/02/2019 8:29:03 AM PDT · by amorphous · 30 replies
    Extra TV via YouTube ^ | 1 April 2019 | Terri Seymour
    The 50th Annual NAACP Awards were handed out this weekend, and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) was honored with the Chairman’s Award. “Extra’s” Terri Seymour was with Waters backstage, where she talked about the honor and about Jussie Smollett. Maxine Waters: "It's the correct thing that the charges were dropped," said the 80-year-old Democratic Congresswoman from California in a Sunday interview with Extra at the NAACP Image Awards. "First of all, we probably will never know all of the details. We’ve heard a lot of information," said Waters. "No one was hurt — that is, physically, killed, shot — he never...
  • Maxine Waters calls for President Trump 'to be impeached' during acceptance speech at NAACP Awards

    03/31/2019 3:52:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/19
    Congresswoman Maxine Waters called for President Donald Trump to be impeached at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night. During her acceptance speech of the Chairman's Award, Waters took aim at the commander-in-chief and Attorney General William Barr for 'holding' Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russia's involvement during the 2016 election. '[I] haven't forgotten about 45. He's appointed an attorney general who thinks he can hold the Special Counsel's report from the American people,' she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 'I still think he needs to be impeached.'
  • Jay-Z and Beyoncé Headline Political 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards (Waters, Harris, Booker)

    03/31/2019 12:49:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/31/19 | Alex Cramer
    **SNIP** Although the Image Awards recognize the contributions of artists, politics were never far from anyone’s mind as the 2020 presidential election ramps up. Representative Maxine Waters received loud rounds of applause every time her name was mentioned, and she was given a standing ovation when she took the stage to receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award. The chairwoman of the House Financial Services committee repeatedly told the audience that she “had the gavel and wasn’t afraid to use it!” Presidential contenders Senator Cory Booker and Senator Kamala Harris also made an appearance to speak about the importance of voting in...
  • Chris Rock Rips Jussie Smollett at NAACP Image Awards: ‘What the Hell was He Thinking’

    03/31/2019 9:17:34 AM PDT · by be-baw · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2019 | Ben Kew
    Chris Rock slammed actor Jussie Smollett at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards on Saturday, declaring that the embattled Empire star had lost his respect. ... “They said no Jussie Smollett jokes,” Chris Rock said. “I know. What a waste of light skin. You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair? My career would be out of here. F****** running Hollywood.” ... “What the hell was he thinking?” Rock warned. “From now on, you’re Jessie from now on. You don’t even get the ‘U’ no more. That ‘U’ was...
  • Jussie Smollett skips NAACP awards where he was nominated for a best supporting actor <tr>

    03/30/2019 3:54:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30 2019 | ROD ARDEHALI and JENNIFER SMITH
    Jussie Smollett skips NAACP awards where he was nominated for a best supporting actor - as the brothers implicated in the alleged hate crime see their fitness business boom in the wake of the scandal Jussie Smollett skipped the NAACP Image Awards Dinner on Friday night as controversy continued to surround him over the dismissal of felony charges for the false reporting of a hate crime. His no-show came just hours after the two Nigerian brothers implicated in the alleged crime say their fitness business is booming off the back of the bizarre saga. Thirty six-year-old Smollett arrived at LAX...
  • Jussie Smollett Nominated For NAACP Image Award: ‘I Hope He Wins’

    03/29/2019 2:30:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 03/28/2019
    Jussie Smollett has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award happening this Saturday in Hollywood, but it is unclear if the “Empire” actor will be in attendance. The award show comes just days after 16 counts of disorderly conduct had been dropped against Smollett. The actor was accused of falsifying a police report and lying to police after falsely reporting being the victim of a hate crime attack back in January. This year will be the fourth time Smollett has been nominated for the Image Awards’ Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, winning the award in 2017. According...
  • Smollett Nominated for NAACP Award — Seriously, Not Satire

    03/29/2019 11:57:39 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 54 replies
    From the “life imitates art imitates life imitates art” ad nauseam file, I thought this headline was satire, but noooo: “Jussie Smollett is nominated for an NAACP Award.” Of course, Smollett just walked free on 16 felony counts after his hoax hate crime in January. If you ever needed evidence that the NAACP is a race-bait organization run by hoax and scam hustlers, this would be it. Six-time host of Saturday’s festivities, “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, said, “I hope he wins. I’m happy for him that the system worked in his favor because the system isn’t always fair, especially for...
  • NAACP Image Awards: Host Anthony Anderson Hopes Jussie Smollett Wins

    03/28/2019 12:20:23 PM PDT · by gattaca · 24 replies
    Variety ^ | March 27, 2019 | Marc Maklin
    Jussie Smollett is nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his work on “Empire,” but it’s still unknown if he will attend the upcoming festivities on Saturday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Anthony Anderson, who returns as host for the sixth consecutive year, hopes the actor will make an appearance. “I hope to see him here,” the “Black-ish” star told Variety during a preview of the Awards on Wednesday morning. “I hope he wins. I’m happy for him that the system worked for him in his favor because the system isn’t always fair, especially for people of color.” “So...
  • Jussie Smollett is nominated for an NAACP Award, and host Anthony Anderson hopes he wins

    03/28/2019 12:02:19 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 24 replies
    Herald Mail ^ | 28 March 2019 | Marc Malkin
    Just days after the prosecutors dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, who had been indicted on 16 counts of disorderly conduct, the "Empire" actor could again make headlines. Smollett is nominated for the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, scheduled for Saturday. Six-time host and "Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson told Variety on Wednesday that he hopes to see the controversial actor there. “I hope he wins," Anderson added. "I’m happy for him that the system worked for him in his favor because the system isn’t always fair, especially for people of color. So I’m glad it worked out for him." USA TODAY...
  • Northam says he's restored voting rights of 10,000 former felons

    02/12/2019 10:37:25 AM PST · by maggief · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2019 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Tuesday that since he took office, voting rights have been restored to more than 10,000 residents previously convicted of felony charges. The announcement comes as Northam has faced calls from prominent Democratic politicians in Virginia and elsewhere to resign after he admitted he wore blackface to a dance party during college. “I believe in second chances and making our Commonwealth more open and accessible to all,” Northam said in a statement released by his office. "Virginians who have repaid their debts should be able to return to society, get a good job, and participate...
  • Gov. Northam's 'pay to stay' deal with black leaders: Democrats in Virginia speak the same language

    02/12/2019 6:34:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2019 | M. Catherine Evans
    That blackface/KKK photo on Governor Northam's yearbook page won't be a problem for Virginia's black leaders as long as he meets their demands.  The audacious "I am not going anywhere" Northam is wheeling and dealing with the race-baiters here in Virginia to save the Democratic Party and his own "white privileged" skin.  Forget post-birth abortions.  The only way the little ones will have a chance in Virginia with Democrats in charge is if they are allowed to vote. With alleged rapist Lt..Gov Fairfax out of the running, the NAACP, black clergy, and various black legislators in Virginia are stuck with Northam, and...
  • High Profile Democrats call on Northum to Resign, As Governor Vows to Finish Term

    02/01/2019 7:27:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 223 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-1-2019 | Dan Merica
    A series of prominent Democrats demanded Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's resignation on Friday, excoriating him for appearing in a racist yearbook photo showing one person dressed in blackface and another in the KKK's signature white hood and robes. The calls came from a number of 2020 presidential candidates, members of Congress and prominent liberal organizations, all of whom said Northam's apology on the issue was not enough. The NAACP also called for Northam to leave office. Those calls, however, were not echoed by Virginia Democrats, including Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. Both said they were shocked and offended by...
  • NAACP Prepares to Protest Donald Trump’s New Orleans Visit

    01/12/2019 12:01:18 PM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 1/12/2019 | Warner Todd Houston
    The Louisiana chapter of the NAACP is preparing to protest during President Donald Trump’s visit to New Orleans on Monday, according to reports. The state’s NAACP Conference announced that it intends to protest on Convention Center Boulevard starting at 10:30 a.m. during the president’s January 14 visit. Trump is scheduled to address the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Centennial Celebration.....
  • (Tennessee) Judge gets national attention for KKK statement

    01/10/2019 7:06:01 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 8, 2019 | Carley Gordon
    He's made Newsweek and USA today. One of the headlines read, "Tennessee judge goes on tirade about crime among black men being 'more effective' than KKK." Montgomery County Judge Wayne Shelton was on the bench talking to murder suspect Vincent Merriweather when he said, "I grew up in a time where people wore white robes and they shot at black people, and now we see young, black men wearing black hoodies shooting at black men and doing a much more effective job than the Klan ever thought about doing." "My initial reaction was, he was on point," said Jimmie Garland,...
  • Judge grows impatient with 'race-faker' Rachel Dolezal

    01/07/2019 9:47:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 1/7/2019 | unknown
    A former leader of the NAACP, a white woman who once sued a university over alleged anti-white discrimination but then later claimed to be black, has a new court date on charges of welfare fraud in the state of Washington. The case against Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, will begin in Spokane on March 4. According to KHQ-TV in Spokane, Judge Michelle Szambelan was “growing impatient with legal maneuverings” by the former head of the local NAACP, as the case was languishing on the docket. USA Today reported she could face up to...
  • NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

    01/05/2019 3:55:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2019
    A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black people to move out of neighborhoods, the NAACP of Portland, Oregon, says. The group on Thursday decried the policy affecting some 1,600 unreinforced masonry buildings that are on average 90 years old, many in areas with a predominantly black population, The Oregonian/OregonLive reports. The policy “exacerbates a long history of systemic and structural betrayals of trust and policies of displacement, demolition, and dispossession predicated on classism, racism, and white supremacy,”...
  • NAACP Supports South Florida Student Accused of Cheating on SAT

    01/04/2019 12:58:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 1/4/19
    The NAACP and several Miami-Dade County school board members are supporting a South Florida student whose 330-point SAT score increase has test administrators questioning whether she may have cheated. Miami-Dade NAACP President Ruban Roberts spoke out Friday to demand answers surround the test taken by Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School student Kamilah Campbell. In the span of seven months Campbell took her score of 900 and turned it into a 1230... ....Crump also called the test culturally biased. "If she was from a different community and a different neighborhood, would they be more likely to accept it then?" Crump...
  • Hank Johnson compares President Trump to Hitler in New Year's Day speech (8 min video)

    01/03/2019 7:55:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    11Alive NBC ^ | Jan 2, 2019 | 11 Alive
    During the speech, the Democratic representative claimed Trump got into the White House because of a "vigorous resurgence of bigotry, hate, cruelty and ignorance." Hank Johnson compares President Trump to Hitler Mr. Johnson claims white people who support President Trump are less educated and are dying off.
  • Rep. Hank Johnson Compares Trump to ‘Charismatic’ Hitler, Says Supporters Are Old and ‘Dying Early’

    01/03/2019 9:30:13 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 3, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said President Donald Trump’s rise to power is similar to how Adolf Hitler became the infamous German dictator, at an event hosted by the Atlanta NAACP. He also went after Trump voters for being “old”, “less educated”, and dying early from alcoholism. “Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said in his speech. “Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place.”