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  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • VIDEO: Liberal Thinks He’s Cornered Sen. Tim Scott… Gets Smacked Down With 1 Answer

    03/03/2015 3:34:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Tim Scott drives liberals crazy. The black senator from South Carolina doesn’t fit the left’s narrative about what a conservative should look like, and the mainstream media often try to criticize or trip up the lawmaker. That’s exactly what happened on MSNBC, where host Thomas Roberts tried to imply that Scott doesn’t care about the poor. “You say you’re concerned about kids that are growing up in the wrong zip code and, like yourself, had a tough start on the way out,” said Roberts. “But if we look at agencies that are following some of your voting records, they have...
  • UMN's new protocol for crime alerts will fail

    03/01/2015 7:19:03 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-1-15 | Joe Soucheray
    As a result of succumbing to its own ceaseless indoctrination about the virtues of diversity, the University of Minnesota no longer will include race and other descriptions in crime alerts unless, it says, there is enough detail to aid in an arrest. Well, if a one-armed flying purple people eater conked some kid over the head and stole her smartphone, that might be allowed to be released to the campus population, although five will get you 10 that there is a one-armed flying purple people eater community on campus who will find the release of that information objectionable on the...
  • Democratic Congressman: We Need Food Stamps Because So Many Fathers Are In Jail

    02/28/2015 10:04:40 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/25/15 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic Georgia Rep. David Scott said that food stamps are necessary because of America’s “policy” of imprisoning families. “First of all, the situation regarding employment and jobs, poverty, all of that. All of that has been structured into our economic, social policy over the last quarter-century,” Scott said at Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing to review the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), talking about the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs before turning to the incarceration issue. “Our policy of sending so many of our young eligible fathers to prison. Millions,” Scott said. “Our prison population went from 300,000 in...
  • Robert De Niro Hit with $6.4 Million Tax Bill

    02/28/2015 6:04:34 AM PST · by rfreedom4u · 54 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Robert W. Wood
    Robert De Niro owed $6.4 million to the IRS for his 2013 tax return, but it appears he just learned of it. The Oscar winner's tax debt surfaced in documents first uncovered by the Smoking Gun. Mr. De Niro has an estimated worth of over $200 million, and is reputed to spend $125,000 a month on his rental on Central Park West. In that sense, this tax bill doesn't seem so large. But it was unpaid, as the notice to New York City’s Department of Finance revealed. That is what an IRS lien filing is all about. But right away,...
  • Black Media Exec: Obama Uses Sharpton to 'Control the Negroes'

    02/26/2015 10:27:20 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 26, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    Entertainment Studios CEO and former TV talk show host Byron Allen tore into Al Sharpton, President Obama, and Comcast for their manipulation of African Americans for their own political and financial purposes. “Al Sharpton is nothing more than a black pawn in a very sophisticated white economic chess game,” Allen said. “He’s not even bright enough to know he’s on the chess board and he’s being used by his white masters at Comcast…” Allen’s comments came in a discussion with The Daily Caller about the $20 billion lawsuit filed this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, the NAACP, the Urban...
  • Byron Allen Goes To War With Sharpton, Obama, Comcast For Future Of Black Media

    02/26/2015 3:28:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/15 | Patrick Howley
    Legendary TV talk show host Byron Allen is taking on Al Sharpton, President Obama, and the most powerful media corporations in the world in a battle to spotlight the crisis at the heart of American race relations. It’s a daunting mission. But for some reason he doesn’t sound scared... Allenjoined with the National Association of African-American Owned Media to file a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit this week against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Sharpton’s National Action Network, the NAACP, the Urban League, and former FCC commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker. Allen and his fellow plaintiff also filed a $10 billion suit...
  • University of Minnesota Bans Use of Race in Crime Suspect Descriptions

    02/26/2015 7:11:00 AM PST · by rightistight · 51 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/26/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Minnesota has banned the use of race when describing crime suspects when only a "limited" amount of information is known about them. Specifically, if the race of the suspect is known, but some other identifiable traits are not, the college will not release the race of the criminal. The college uses "Crime Alerts" to warn students of suspects or criminals who may endanger them. However, over the course of several months, the university has looked into how to improve the system. The solution that they announced yesterday: you can no longer identify a suspect using his race...
  • BOMBSHELL! COULD THIS BE THE END OF AL SHARPTON? WATCH THIS VIDEO!

    02/25/2015 8:26:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    NY Post.com via Projectveritas.com via American Freedom fighters ^ | 2/24/15 | By Kevin Sheehan and Carl Campanile; Projectveritas.com; posted by Dean James
    Here’s the newest controversial video showing how the families and attorneys of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and Michael Brown really feel about Rev. Al Sharpton. Additionally, local clergy and others express their opinions about how Sharpton exploits tragedy for personal gain. Al Sharpton is all about the Benjamins, a daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner claims in a bombshell videotape. Erica Snipes tees off on the reverend as interested primarily in money during a conversation secretly recorded by controversial conservative activist James O’Keefe’s group, Project Veritas. One of O’Keefe’s investigators with a hidden camera posed as a Garner supporter...
  • Citing Stigma, The University Of Minnesota Removes Race Descriptions In Crime Alerts

    02/25/2015 4:16:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Facing backlash for allegedly stigmatizing minorities — particularly black men — the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities announced on Tuesday that it will no longer include racial descriptors in crime alerts issued to students and faculty. “This change supports our public safety goals while recognizing the harm that the use of race in crime alerts causes for some members of our community,” the university, which has nearly 50,000 students and is located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, said in a statement. “Moving forward, the University will use descriptions only when there is sufficient detail that would reasonably help identify specific...
  • DOJ to Announce No Charges in Trayvon Martin's Death

    02/24/2015 9:59:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 91 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 2/24/15
    ....ABC News has learned Martin’s family will soon be notified that the Justice Department will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman, who shot the 17-year-old after a confrontation in 2012. Thursday marks three years to the day since Martin was killed. Federal prosecutors concluded there is not sufficient evidence to prove Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Fla., intentionally violated Martin’s civil rights, sources told ABC News.
  • Liberals, Stop Lying About Everything

    02/23/2015 5:39:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The last few weeks have raised a critical question for all Americans: Is the liberal elite unbelievably dumb or unbelievably cynical? Do our over-credentialed, under-educated, would-be betters actually believe the bullstuff they are shoveling, or do they really think that we normal Americans are so stupid that they can lie to our faces and we will just take it? I’m guessing Door Number Two. Liberals know they are full of it; they just think the rest of us are as foolish as the welfare-guzzling mouth-breathers who vote for them. It’s time for the lies to stop. Liberals, stop lying about...
  • For Boxer’s California Senate Seat, the Fight Is Brown vs. Black

    02/18/2015 6:46:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 18, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    frican Americans know well the humiliation of being sent to the back of the bus. So it’s ironic that in a U.S. Senate race in California, at least one prominent African American wants to send a viable Latino candidate to the back of the line. They don’t call this the Golden State for nothing. The contest to fill the seat soon to be vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer could, according to political experts, be the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history, with a price tag of more than $120 million for both the primary and general elections. Although in...
  • Man Shot Twice With Taser Before Fatal Police-Involved Shooting...[Family Blames Cops]

    02/18/2015 4:14:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 2/17/15 | Brian Hamacher
    A man who struck officers with a broomstick was twice shot with Tasers that didn't work before he was killed in a police-involved shooting in Miami Gardens, officials said Tuesday. Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson said two officers deployed their Tasers on 25-year-old Lavall Hall shortly before he was killed Sunday by an officer who was also involved in a fatal 2013 shooting.
  • House Dem Doesn’t Understand Why Voters Have to Register

    02/17/2015 7:41:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Michael Schaus
    [Editor's note: The original copy of this article incorrectly identified Rep. Ellison as a Democrat from Wisconsin. The oversight has been corrected, and a formal apology has been sent to the people of Wisconsin.]Forget about the Tuesday following the first Monday of November… Let’s just run an online poll for future public elections. Maybe we can set up a phone bank, kinda like PBS donation drives, for people without access to the internet. Heck, let’s just do a show of hands: Hillary or Jeb for 2016?Okay, that might be a slight over-simplification of what Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) was suggesting, but...
  • my FAVORITE Jonny Quest eipsode

    02/17/2015 2:33:22 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 64 replies
    TRILULILU ^ | 1965 | no idea
    Jonny Quest 20 The Invisible Monster
  • JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated

    02/12/2015 6:45:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Feb 11, 2015
    JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated February 11, 2015 2:58 PM (CBS) – There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team. “We know that we’re champions, our parents know that we’re champions and the team’s parents know we’re champions and Chicago knows we’re champions,” said JRW catcher Brandon Green. Green said the players did nothing wrong as he stood with his mother, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger at the headquarters...
  • Don’t disrespect our president, black lawmakers tell Netanyahu

    02/11/2015 7:03:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2015 | 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.
  • America on the Wrong Path on Race and Poverty

    02/09/2015 4:22:21 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Star Parker
    I’ve got a new book out which is not really so new. It’s new because it has just been released as an eBook. But it is not so new because it is a collection of some of my columns from past 10 years with Scripps Howard News Service. And those columns reflect what I have been saying over the last 20 years – about race, about politics, about religion, about America’s problems and my sense of the answers to these problems. It’s called "Blind Conceit – Policy, Politics, and Racial Polarization: Moving Forward to Save America." It’s a book about love...
  • Raining on the Nelson Mandela Parade

    12/06/2013 6:23:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kathy Shaidle
    Nelson Mandela at the Communist Party’s first public meeting in post-apartheid South Africa, 1990. You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, so I figured I'd get a head start.One of the landmark events of my Gen X youth was the 11-hour, internationally televised “Free Nelson Mandela” concert in 1988. Because, come on: how could you not be anti-apartheid? It was a no-brainer, risk-free cause, the type you could support without having to think about it too much or inviting unpopularity or controversy, right? Actually, no. Lots of big-name musicians who now boast of being on that concert roster...
  • Through the Racial Looking Glass

    02/08/2015 9:41:27 PM PST · by Pelham · 14 replies
    Online Archive of California ^ | July 1962 | By Nat Hentoff
    During a British concert last fall, Dizzy Gillespie dedicated a number to "Mother Africa". Looking at the audience with a characteristically mocking smile, he added, "We're going to take over the world, so you had better get used to it." The listeners chuckled, secure in their own freedom from predjudice and convinced that Dizzy was just clowning again. A few nights later, a group of British jazzmen held a private party in honor of Gillespie. Toward dawn, Dizzy burst into an impromptu lecture: "You people had better just lie down and die. You've lost Africa and Asia, and now they...
  • Leftists: So What ISIS Burned Man Alive, White People Did The Same To Blacks

    02/08/2015 1:11:46 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 64 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | February 7, 2015 | Trey Sanchez
    Chauncey DeVega, black writer, podcaster, and self-proclaimed "ghetto nerd," shared an essay on Daily Kos in which he reminds those that are horrified by the brutality of ISIS burning Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh alive to remember that white Americans did the same thing to blacks in the past. "American Exceptionalism blinds those who share its gaze to uncomfortable facts and truths about their own country," wrote DeVega. Adding that just like their Islamic cohorts, "white lynchers" practiced their own "unique cultural ritual" that was just as "gruesome" and "medieval" as ISIS "for almost a century." And instead of making a video...
  • The public life and private doubts of Al Sharpton

    02/08/2015 5:56:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    WAPO ^ | Feb. 7, 2015 | Eli Saslow
    Al Sharpton had not made news for 13 hours, and this was cause for serious concern. He climbed into the back seat of his luxury SUV, told his driver to take him four blocks to Times Square and refreshed the news feed on his cellphone. “Seriously? Nothing on Ferguson?” he said. “Nothing about my statement on good policing?” His power depended in part on publicity; the civil rights movement depended in part on his power. He ran a comb through his hair and dialed one of his assistants. “If we lose this spotlight, then our whole opportunity here, our historic...
  • Protesters disrupt Lauderdale commission meeting ["Black Lives" gripers block roads, not arrested]

    02/04/2015 3:14:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/4/15 | Larry Barszewski
    Members of the Dream Defenders group, which has been staging protests against police violence, disrupted the start of the City Commission meeting Tuesday, upset by an agenda item honoring the city's police department. ....The Dream Defenders Facebook page describes the group as trying to "develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power."
  • Another Bogus Academic Study Creates Bogus Headlines: Difference between black & white crime rates

    02/02/2015 8:16:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Thanks to the Washington Post, we have new entry in what is surely the fastest-growing industry in academia: bogus studies that purport to show there is no difference between black and white rates of crime. The only difference comes from the big bad racist police, prosecutors, parole officers, judges, juries, reporters, editors and others who are also in on The Big Fix and relentlessly pick on black people, For No Reason What So Ever. Even in black cities with black mayors, black police chiefs and black prosecutors -- like Washington. This latest headline from the Post tells a shocking story:...
  • Elections over, Obama turns to racial divide [Reporter says she will cry when he leaves]

    02/02/2015 7:44:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/2/15 | Paul Bedard
    ....Obama is finally tackling the issue of race that he artfully dodged in his first term. And now we know why. While he was thrust into the issue at times in his first administration, such as at the infamous “Beer summit,” Obama treaded lightly because he didn’t want to scare off white voters or energize the Tea Party during his reelection. “They did not want to amplify race because they knew that they were going to rile up certain segments of society, particularly the Tea Party and people who don’t care for him much or for the issue much,” said...
  • Man shot in head, killed in front of kids in Miami Gardens driveway [Sharpton Silent]

    01/29/2015 5:40:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/26/15 | Lance Dixon
    Miami Gardens police said they have few leads in the brazen murder of James Hall, shot in the head late Sunday night in his driveway as his girlfriend's two children looked on. Hall, 42, had returned home just before midnight when the children said four men surrounded the car and fired through the front windshield. "They killed him in front of my kids," Hall’s girlfriend, Ashley Walden, told Herald news partner CBS4.
  • Inside South Africa's whites-only town of Orania

    01/28/2015 12:37:36 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 84 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | Oct 6th...2014 | Pumza Fihlani
    In the sparsely populated Karoo desert in the heart of South Africa's Northern Cape, the spirit of apartheid lives on. I spent a few days in Orania, a town established in 1991 where no black people live. I was part of a BBC crew, including Zimbabwean journalist Stanley Kwenda, who were accredited to visit.
  • What Race Officials Noticed in a Photographer’s Finish(truncated)

    01/27/2015 1:31:48 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On first glance you might miss it. But what race officials in Houston spotted in a photographer’s finish line-area picture of a horse race has led to the jockey facing felony charges.
  • How Obama Glossed Over His Greatest Failure

    01/26/2015 8:09:18 AM PST · by libstripper · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    What amazed me is that Obama mentioned it all. Deep into his predictably Panglossian State of the Union speech on Tuesday, the president reminded the audience of the vision he shared at his breakout 2004 convention speech – namely, that there not be a "a black America or a white America ,  but a United States of America." Pundits, he conceded, faulted him for failing to deliver on this vision, but curiously, Obama did not say the pundits were wrong. Instead, he criticized them for their cynicism, their failure to take his vision seriously. This, of course, was nonsense. The great...
  • White professor teaches the 'problem of whiteness' course at Arizona State University

    01/24/2015 10:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/24/2015 | Lauren Clark
    At Arizona State University (ASU), students can now learn about the “problem of whiteness” in America. The public university is offering an English class to its students this semester called “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness.” According to the class description on ASU’s website, students will be reading The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Critical Race Theory, Everyday Language of White Racism, Playing in the Dark, and The Alchemy of Race and Rights. At time of publication, 18 students were enrolled in the course offered at ASU’s Tempe campus. Students can receive three credits for...
  • Fired US McDonald's workers allege racial discrimination

    01/23/2015 2:54:22 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Jan 15 | AFP Reporter
    A group of former McDonald's workers is suing the fast-food giant in the United States for alleged racial discrimination and sexual harassment after they were fired from several restaurants in Virginia. According to the civil rights complaint filed Thursday, workers at franchised restaurants in the southern state of Virginia were "subjected to rampant racial and sexual harassment, committed by the restaurants' highest-ranking supervisors." The lawsuit potentially has broad implications because it contends that McDonald's is responsible for the well-being of workers at all its restaurants, even if they are franchises. The plaintiffs, nine of whom are black and one...
  • Convicted by the FBI and DOJ—Obama, Holder, Sharpton

    01/22/2015 10:00:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Rob Cunningham
    Moronic social media campaigns inspired by the Obama, Holder and Sharpton lies led directly to the double murders of two NYPD officers Today, the FBI and DOJ have VERIFIED Obama’s malicious, pre-meditated racism, attempted character assassination and gross endangerment of every police officer in America. A joint FBI/DOJ investigation of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of strong arm felon-suspect Michael Brown, has been validated as pure self-defense, fully exonerating Officer Darren Wilson. This FBI/DOJ decision exposes the FACT that racial politics MUST have been the ONLY possible calculation Obama used to deploy Al Sharpton and Eric Holder to Ferguson,...
  • Sheriff: Al Sharpton Should ‘Go Back into the Gutter He Came From’

    01/22/2015 8:12:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1-22-15 | Evan McMurry
    Milwaukee County Sheriff and conservative commentator David Clarke told Fox & Friends Thursday morning that the Justice Department’s likely decision not to pursue a civil rights case against Ferguson officer Darren Wilson was a vindication for the officer and an indictment of “race hustlers” like Attorney General Eric Holder and Reverend Al Sharpton. “The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri got it right, Clarke said. “Officer Wilson has been exonerated. The thing I want to know is how does he get his reputation back?” Clarke reserved much of his ire for Sharpton. “I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of...
  • MSNBC’s Maddow Now Rewriting Instant Replays

    01/22/2015 5:09:06 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ann Coulter
    That MSNBC routinely, almost compulsively, mischaracterizes what conservatives say is nothing new. It’s what makes the network so adorable. But in a recent trend, anchor Rachel Maddow has been upping the ante, altering quotes we just heard her play on tape.On Monday night, for example, Rachel ran a news clip from President Reagan’s 1983 Martin Luther King Day signing ceremony: “Chris Wallace, NBC Reporter (by miraculous coincidence, currently a Fox News anchor): ‘There was an air of celebration in the Rose Garden and an underlying tension. White House officials wrestled for days how to usher in a holiday the president...
  • U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case [Grand Jury Vindicated, Media Weeps]

    01/22/2015 4:25:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 1/22/15 | MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    SUBSCRIBELOG INU.S. U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case Protesters in Ferguson on Monday. A federal civil rights investigation of the mostly white police department, serving a mainly black community, is underway. MICHAEL B. THOMAS / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES By MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT JANUARY 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Attorney General Eric H. Holder...
  • Black Student Union Leader: Obama is a White Supremacist

    01/21/2015 4:07:44 PM PST · by rightistight · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/21/15 | Aurelius
    One of the leaders of a Black Student Union has declared that President Barack Obama is literally a black white supremacist. The comment came from Parisa Ahmed, one of the leaders of Gregori High School's Black Student Union. The statement was posted last week and is one of many extremely racist statements by Ms. Ahmed, who calls herself the "a Queen amongst Queens," a "feminist," and a "revolutionary thinker." You can see her statement about the President below: Ahmed has repeatedly attacked "white people" simply because of the color of their skin, yet claims not to be a racist. She...
  • Miami police suspend program using mug shots as targets

    01/19/2015 9:31:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/19/15 | RACHELLE BLIDNER
    .....A Florida police chief suspended a sniper training program widely criticized for using mug shots of African-American men for target practice. North Miami Beach Police Chief J. Scott Dennis said the department is investigating the program after a National Guard soldier discovered her brother's bullet-riddled mugshot at a gun range last month.
  • Race Issues In America: A Ranger’s Perspective

    01/19/2015 8:29:45 AM PST · by aft_lizard · 8 replies
    SOFRep ^ | Dec 6 2014 | Nick "The Reaper" Irving
    I’ve been asked to give my thoughts on the highly publicized recent “events” in the media because of the pigmentation of my skin. Yes, I am “African American,” but I’d like to simply be referred to as an American. My ethnic background also includes white, black, and Native American. Now that that’s out of the way, here is where I stand: – 15 million children die each year from starvation. (A third of these children live in Africa) – A few months ago, we were all going to get Ebola. (My allergies did get a little crazy around that time.)...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Why Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Oscar Snub Matters

    01/15/2015 6:13:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    forbes ^ | 1/15/15 | Scott Mendelson, Contributor
    The Oscar nominations were announced this morning. There will be plenty of analysis regarding good surprises and bad surprises....he most egregious omission is the sadly not-entirely-surprising absence of Selma’s Ava DuVernay from the five contenders nominated for Best Director.... I fear that it will affect the artistic opportunities afforded to its African-American female director in a manner different than if Selma would have come under fire under the directorial lens of a white male filmmaker.
  • I’m An Individual NOT A Color!

    01/14/2015 9:36:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/15 | Nadra Enzi
    Individualism, like traditional values, is infinitely more than skin deep Anyone with eyes can see that I’m a dark Black man. That and a couple dollars might buy you a cup of coffee at a trendy shop. Two terms of Obama-inflamed identity politics makes me reassert a lifelong commitment to individualism. I’m not a one-size-fits-all person. The fact I voted contrary to 96% of my ethnicity in the last two presidential elections is one of many proofs. The lemmings of liberalism marching off the cliff aren’t made cuter because many share my hue. Old school groupthink falls short of meeting...
  • VH1 Bringing 'Sorority Sisters' Season to a Quick End [Accused of being racist]

    01/14/2015 3:49:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 1/13/15 | Lynn Elber
    VH1 is pushing the debut season of "Sorority Sisters" to a quick end after facing criticism for the reality show's depiction of black sorority members.
  • 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:
  • Business owner killed, three suspects injured in robbery-gone-bad at Shawnee gun store

    01/10/2015 11:04:43 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 16 replies
    KC Star ^ | 1/10/15 | Tony Rizzo, et al.
    My Summary: 4 men tried to rob a mom and pop gun store which caters to women in Shawnee, Kansas just outside of Kansas City. The owners defended themselves and their shop. Robbers were wounded. All were eventually caught. Two were severely wounded enough they were still in the shop when police arrived. Sadly, Jon Bieker, 44, of Gardner, Kansas who co-owned the gun shop with his wife, Becky Bieker, died later at a hospital.
  • Two Men Dead After 3 Shootings In 14 Hours In Miami [Sharpton & Holder Won't Visit Families]

    01/09/2015 1:30:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 1/8/15
    Three shootings in 24 hours in Miami have taken the lives of two men and have left another man and two women wounded. Miami Police say the latest victim was a man in his early to mid 20s who was shot and killed....
  • Former Holyoke (MA) police chief says President Obama created era of mistrust in race relations

    01/08/2015 5:15:26 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 10 replies
    The Republican ^ | Jan 8, 2015 | Anthony R. Scott
    I have been putting off writing this op-ed piece for the past several months hoping in vain that our President and Attorney Eric Holder would become real leaders and not continue down the racist road they have been traveling. However the most recent police murders in New York City have prompted me to break my silence. I did not vote for President Obama when he first ran nor did I vote for him in 2012. When he was first elected I hoped that as a person of color he would move race relations forward and become a good, if not...
  • Charlie Rangel: I Only Cared About Dead Soldiers When They 'Looked Like Me'

    01/06/2015 11:17:05 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 52 replies
    Truth Revolt.org ^ | January 5, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    Congressman Charlie Rangel who is quick to slander the tea party with charges of racism, was a guest on Monday's "The Ed Show" on MSNBC, where he made a statement that appeared to be startingly racist: "I was in combat, and I’m telling you, I saw more dead people, but I never was moved until I saw dead people that looked like me in my uniform." Rangel was on the show to discuss the police who turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio during Sunday’s funeral for slain New York Police Department officer Wenjian Liu. When asked to comment, Rangel...
  • Jim Webb and the Democrats’ white-man problem

    01/06/2015 8:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2015 | By Nia-Malika Henderson
    Some think Jim Webb could be the liberal Democratic alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Perhaps it's more likely, though, that Webb could position himself as something the Democratic Party — or any party, really — hasn't seen in some time: the vocal champion of the working-class white man. The former Virginia senator offered this critique of his party to Matt Bai over at Yahoo!, and it sounds like something that you might hear on the campaign trail going forward. “I think this is where Democrats screw up, you know?” Webb said. “I think that they have kind of unwittingly...