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  • Former Cardinals player punched at St. Louis County gas station after racial slur

    03/27/2015 1:24:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3/27/15 | Christine Byers
    Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford said Thursday he may move away from the St. Louis area in disgust after being punched in an allegedly unprovoked, race-related attack at a gas station. “I’m going to let the authorities handle this situation, but I’ve had enough of St. Louis,” Ford said in a phone interview Thursday. “You hear about this kind of stuff happening, and I always knew it existed because of my previous experience working here in St. Louis, but you try to keep away from it, and there is just no way you can do that unless you stay inside...
  • Instead of 'Ridding World' of Nukes -As Pledged- Obama's Walked Us Into a Complex Arms Race

    03/27/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember back in the Spring of '09, when a fresh-faced 'historic president' Obama told a cheering crowd one sunny day at Prague Castle that he'll work towards a world 'free of nuclear weapons'? In retrospect, it seems he meant a world just free of American nuclear weapons- as he's been slashing all our capabilities, development programs, and even defensive missile shields to appease enemies -primarily Russia- in order to free up more money for solar panels and food stamps. The Norks sure didn't get the memo... nor the Russians, or anybody else- as they've been building and testing whatever-they-damnwell-please the whole time....
  • If Starbucks Can Preach About Race, Can Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby Preach About Christian Values?

    03/27/2015 7:54:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | Wallace Henley
    The more the general society rejects, spurns, and ignores the biblical pulpit, the greater the preachy culture expands. Starbucks' recent attempt to turn a coffee cup into a communion chalice is an example. The "communion" signified upon the cup was not about humans and God, but about humans "communing" with one another regarding race. The company, a denomination within the religion of Neo-Progressivism, launched its "Race Together" campaign to get us all set right on human relations. The PR didn't work, and so Starbucks had to dismantle the "Race Together" pulpit. However, that won't halt its preachiness. Jim Olson, a...
  • In Dealing with Racism and Anti-Semitism, Coffee Cups Can't Replace Action

    03/26/2015 1:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Matt Towery
    In Dealing with Racism and Anti-Semitism, Coffee Cups Can't Replace Action. It didn't take a genius to predict that the idea of promoting discussion about race between baristas at Starbucks and their customers would come to a rapid and certain end. However well intended, the concept of entering a coffeehouse and having a protracted conversation about race while holding up lines and diverting customers from their usual routine just sounded juvenile. Credit Starbucks leaders for good intentions and even better sense in halting the program abruptly. Consider two men who are more about action when it comes to race relations...
  • Four (Black) Cops Killed in Seven Days -- Where's the Outrage?

    03/26/2015 8:45:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Wednesday, March 4: Fulton County police detective Terence Avery Green was killed, shot in the head by a suspect. According to WXIA-TV, Atlanta: "Police responded to a shots fired call early Wednesday. They were told the suspect was possibly intoxicated. Neighbors said the man was going from house to house, banging on doors and firing a long barrel gun. ... "(Fulton County Assistant Police Chief Gary) described the situation as an ambush, saying the officers 'were trying to do their job, they were trying to protect this neighborhood from someone who was shooting. And they had no other option but...
  • Boy, 10, dead in Miami shooting

    03/25/2015 1:52:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/25/15 | Liane Morejon
    A 10-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the head in Miami, police said. The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Northwest Fourth Court. Miami police found the boy lying on the walkway in front of the home.... The boy is not the only child to be shot Tuesday within Miami city limits. Earlier in the evening, two 16-year-olds were shot in the 2000 block of Northwest 18th Terrace. One of those teens died at Ryder Trauma Center and the other was listed Tuesday night in critical but stable condition.
  • There’s Finally An App For White People To Prove How Not-Racist They Are

    03/24/2015 6:42:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    junkee.com ^ | 3-23-15 | meg watson
    Inspired by Starbucks’ recent attempt to solve racism with two words on a coffee cup, A-grade satirists Above Average have this week stepped up to the plate to deliver the next logical step for self-aggrandising white people all over the US. Have you just enjoyed a thorough debate about the history of structural and institutional inequality with the beleaguered barista making your white chocolate mocha Frappuccino? Well, you might enjoy iNotRacist: the app that gives you credit for all the incredibly non-racist things you do! Was your barista a person of colour? Congratulations! You have 1000 points already.
  • Threat Against Obama's Hoops-Playing Niece Found Unsubstantiated [Media Hype]

    03/24/2015 4:10:51 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    NBC ^ | 3/24/15
    A phoned-in threat against President Barack Obama's niece that led authorities to boost security at Monday night's between the University of Maryland and Princeton University turned out to be unsubstantiated, police said. Leslie Robinson, the daughter of Michelle Obama's brother, is a freshman forward for Princeton. The game went on without incident, said University of Maryland police
  • SEE IT: Louisville cop helps struggling runner finish 10K race

    03/23/2015 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A Louisville runner who struggled to complete a 10K race crossed the finish line hand-in-hand with her “angel” — a cop who walked by her side for a mile. Asia Ford began having trouble breathing about five miles into Saturday’s Rodes City Run. Lt. Aubrey Gregory got out of his police cruiser to check on her.
  • politics,humor

    03/23/2015 8:50:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-23-2015 | MOTUS
    Good Morning! If you, like most non-super heroes, need a cuppa joe to get rolling – there’s good news! You can once again grab a cup at Starbucks without having your white privilege challenged by the barista with a dual degree in philosophy and gender studies. The coffee chain has dropped their “Race for the Cure” campaign, due to extreme blowback; in other words, it was effecting the bottom line.According to the Instapundit, part of the problem may have been the hypocrisy: STARBUCKS: Where Only The Coffee Is Black! It’s not shocking at all that this lame “conversation about race”...
  • College player dismissed from team following offensive Mo'ne Davis tweet

    03/22/2015 12:57:35 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 74 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3-22-15 | Mark Townsend
    A Bloomsburg (Pa.) University baseball player was dismissed from the team on Saturday after posting an offensive tweet about Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis. The tweet was authored by Joey Casselberry, a junior first baseman who was the team's second-leading hitter at the time of his dismissal. It was in reference to Disney Channel's recent announcement of a movie based on Mo'ne Davis' remarkable story. And it was unquestionably offensive, to the point where Bloomsburg's athletic department had no choice but to act as it did.
  • Starbucks serves up hypocrisy, Venti-size

    03/21/2015 9:07:33 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 60 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-20-15 | Joe Soucheray
    Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, wants his employees to talk to the customers about race relations in America, which makes as much sense, I suppose, as a bank instructing its tellers to inquire after your faith. In other words, Schultz and his people have gotten so full of themselves that they actually believe a barista can engage a customer in a meaningful conversation about race, even though the customer might want only a latte and not chatter. Or else they believe that coffee, by virtue of its stimulants, is an elixir that can close the great divide, if there...
  • White Guys Win Again. Was This College Catalog Cover a Loser?

    03/20/2015 6:25:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution Blog ^ | March 20, 2015 | Jessica Roy
    A reader sent me a copy of the cover of the new University of North Georgia continuing education catalog asked with this question, “Are they crazy?” It’s a valid question given the awkwardness of the image and its pairing with a headline that asks, “Why follow when you can lead?” The illustration features two exultant white men — dressed like missionaries for some reason — well ahead of a woman in heels wearing what looks to be an ensemble from “Dynasty” and a black male in more casual attire who appears to be struggling to finish the race. I thought...
  • How To Talk About Race At Starbucks (video)

    03/20/2015 10:34:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Internet Action Force (IAF) ^ | March 19, 2015 | Rob King
    At Starbucks, we respect your heritage AND your order.
  • Search For Missing Black Man Leads to Body Hanging in Mississippi Woods

    03/20/2015 6:35:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/15 | M Alex Johnson
    Federal authorities are investigating the grisly discovery of the body of a man found hanging by a bed sheet Thursday morning... Local officers were searching for Otis James Byrd, a 54-year-old black man, who vanished on March 2. ....it remained unclear whether the death was a homicide or a suicide, but he confirmed that the man "had a bed sheet tied around his neck." ....Byrd spent just over 25 years in prison for the Feb. 1980 murder of Lucille Trim in Claiborne County, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections records cited by the Clarion-Ledger newspaper. The records show he robbed...
  • Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

    03/19/2015 10:53:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kat Chow
    "It's also interesting because I'm actually black, but you assumed otherwise," Jay Smooth told Nancy Giles. Starbucks' campaign to get people talking about race has already birthed a very public, very cringeworthy conversation about race. Jay Smooth, a radio DJ and video blogger, was on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes Tuesday night, discussing the coffee company's "Race Together" campaign with fellow guest Nancy Giles, a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. As they discussed the efficacy of a campaign like Race Together — with Giles defending it and Smooth pushing back — Hayes played one of Smooth's most popular videos,...
  • U.Va. Student From Chicago Brutally Beaten During Arrest

    03/18/2015 7:49:44 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    nbc 5 chicago ^ | 3-18-2015
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is calling for an investigation into the arrest of a college student with Chicago ties who was shown in a photo with a bloody face as he was held down by an officer. Charlottesville General District Court records show that Martese Johnson is charged on two counts: obstruction of justice without force, and public swearing or intoxication. The Alcoholic Beverage Control agent who made the arrest Wednesday morning, listed in court records as J. Miller, said in the arrest report that Johnson "was very agitated and belligerent." A statement from a group calling itself "Concerned Black...
  • Hell hath frozen over: I agree with Eric Holder (Nugent is fired up!)

    03/18/2015 9:29:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ted Nugent
    Well what do you know? Hell hath frozen over and we eagerly await a squadron of monkeys flying from my butt: Our gun-running attorney general, Eric Holder, and I agree on something. Regarding the shooting of the two Ferguson, Missouri, police officers by a rabid punk, Mr. Holder stated, “This was a damn punk, a punk, who was trying to sow discord.” Well, there you have it. I concur wholeheartedly with Mr. Holder. It was comforting to know that this time Mr. Holder and his boss did not blame the shooting on green-tipped bullets, my arsenal of deer rifles, the...
  • Gen. Powell, Who are the GOP's 'dark veins'? (... with list of liberals' 'racist' comments)

    03/18/2015 9:14:23 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | March 18, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The Republican Party, says former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, suffers from a “dark vein of intolerance.” We salute Powell’s service. He is a heavily decorated vet who served two tours of duty in Vietnam when things were hot and heavy over there. But General, care to name names? Who are these “intolerant” Republicans? Why engage in accusation by innuendo? By all means, name them, shame them – make them famous. In the meantime, while Powell composes his list, we compile some questions to some possible left-leaning “dark veins of intolerance”: What color was Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., “vein”...
  • [May 2014] Hispanics are Becoming White and It’s Not Good

    03/18/2015 7:29:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Water Cooler Convos ^ | May 21, 2014. | Jenn M. Jackson
    Latino Americans – or Hispanics – occupy a stigmatized status in America alongside blacks. For some, that is cause for activism, social change, lobbying for legislative action, or preservation of their ethnic heritage. For others, it is a reason to deny their own heritage and abandon their genetic makeup. Sadly, the number of folks who choose the latter option seems to be growing. According to a recent Pew Research study, more than one million Americans who previously identified as Hispanic and “some other race” on the 2000 US Census checked Hispanic and white on the 2010 census form. While the...
  • Fox's Bolling and Kilmeade Think Starbucks' Race Campaign a Good Idea

    03/18/2015 1:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Starbucks’ #racetogether campaign, in which baristas are instructed to begin conversations on race with customers, drew bipartisan mockery yesterday, to the point that a Starbucks executive had to shut down his Twitter account. But the Seattle coffee chain has two defenders, at least: Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade and Eric Bolling. “I like this idea,” Bolling said on The Five last night, getting a double-take from Juan Williams. “I think it’s a great way to start the conversation. …Fantastic that they are going to take the discussion from behind the counter to the people.”
  • Starbucks hit by 'cascade of negativity' after ordering staff to talk racism with customers: [tr]

    03/18/2015 7:42:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 192 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2015 | Jake Wallis Simpson
    Twitter has ruthlessly mocked Starbucks campaign for the company's new anti-racism campaign in which baristas talk to customers about race issues while serving their coffee. One user tweeted, 'I don't have time to explain 400 years of oppression to you & still make my train', while another pointed out, 'y'all realize there are no coloured hands in the press photos right'. A third speculated, 'maybe Starbucks actually wanted to get people of all races & ethnicities to join hands and make fun'.
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/18/2015 6:07:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/11/2015
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • What could have gone wrong? Check out just how great Starbucks race lecture is going [photo]

    03/17/2015 1:43:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    Cameron Gray âś” @Cameron_Gray ItÂ’s working great RT @beingbrina: Nopes đź™… to #RaceTogether. But @starbucks I fixed your hashtag #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Y4SOfgQXdZ Well, evidently the Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign wasnÂ’t just a topic of hilarious ridicule (and a major press photo oopsie). It also wasnÂ’t quite good enough for some:
  • WATCH: ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ PROTEST SHAMES PORTLAND HIPSTERS AT BRUNCH

    03/17/2015 11:24:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    What appeared to be a painfully awkward moment for a packed restaurant of white brunch patrons in Portland, Sunday a group of “Black Lives Matter” protesters barged in while they were eating and began chanting the names of black people killed by police officers. “Which side are you on friends, which side are you on? Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all, and we will fight for freedom until this war is won,” was their message.
  • A Starbucks executive just deleted his Twitter account after backlash over the company's new [tr]

    03/17/2015 10:52:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 17, 2015 | Hayley Peterson
    Starbucks is in hot water after launching a new campaign that encourages baristas to talk about race relations with customers. Critics have been lashing out at the company on social media, saying Starbucks is trying to capitalize on racial tension in the US. Following the backlash, Starbucks' senior vice president of communications Corey duBrowa appears to have deleted his Twitter account, which has only added to critics' outrage.
  • FAIL! Some people notice something curiously missing from Starbucks ‘Race Together’ campaign photo

    03/17/2015 10:39:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 17, 2015 | Staff
    Fail, indeed. And not just due to the rightful ridicule that Starbucks has already received for its absurd “Race Together” campaign. You see, it got worse when this happened: y'all realize there are no coloured hands in the press photos right @Starbucks #RaceTogether
  • Guess Why This Is Not News: Four 'Teens' Murder 94 Year-Old Woman in Mississippi

    03/15/2015 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Wildcat Stevens · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 11, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    A Google News search at 3 p.m. Eastern Time today for stories published in March about "Eva Carmichael" (in quotes; sorted by date) returned only 11 items. Who is Eva Carmichael? She is a 94 year-old woman who was murdered in Meridian, Mississippi on March 1. Based on the complete lack of press coverage outside of the immediate area, it's reasonable to believe that the nation's journalists don't think, in the popular parlance, that "her life mattered" all that much. And why is that? A March 6 Meridian Star story (HT to NewsBusters commenter "noncom") reported that "Four teenagers have...
  • Blood On Their Hands

    03/15/2015 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Ferguson is burning again, and there are two pools of blood soaking into the Missouri ground from police officers who were doing nothing more than their jobs. They will live, thankfully, but the shooters and the atmosphere that caused their near-deaths remains. That atmosphere was birthed from a lie, stoked by the media and fanned by the attorney general and the president, and every single one of them has some of that blood on their hands. “Hands up, don’t shoot” is a bigger lie than “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.” And just like 2013’s...
  • Ferguson Protester Tells FOX Reporter Police Shooting Was a Setup by Police With the KKK (VIDEO)

    03/14/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson Protester Tells FOX Reporter Police Shooting Was a Setup by Police With the KKK (VIDEO) Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:35 PM A city manager from North St. Louis County named John Mohammad told Steve Harrigan from FOX News that the police shooting last night was an inside job. “I think it was a complete set up. I think it was a setup of the police fraternities, what I like to call them. I think they operate just like the KKK. I think they did it to make themselves look like the victim, when honestly...
  • Kerry Washington to star as Anita Hill in HBO Flick [Hate of Clarence Thomas continues]

    03/14/2015 5:07:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/14/15 | Michael Starr
    “Scandal” star Kerry Washington will tackle another DC-insider role — this time as whistleblower Anita Hill. Washington, who stars as Beltway fixer Olivia Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” will play Hill in HBO’s “Confirmation.” The flick will revolve around Clarence Thomas’s 1991 confirmation hearings for the US Supreme Court and Hill’s allegations that Thomas sexually harassed her when he was her boss at the Dept. of Education and the Equal Opportunity Commission. Hill made her allegations on national television during Thomas’s confirmation hearings.
  • A Legacy of Racial Grievance

    03/13/2015 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    Another shooting has taken place in Ferguson, Missouri -- and this time, two police officers were the victims. The violence should not come as a surprise, given the ugly tone set by the nation's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric Holder. The most divisive attorney general since Richard Nixon's John Mitchell, Holder has fanned the flames of racial grievance for much of his tenure. In his early days in office, he called America "a nation of cowards" on racial issues. Last week, his target was the Ferguson Police Department. Holder promised, "We are prepared to use all the power...
  • State, county police take over Ferguson protest security after shooting

    03/12/2015 3:11:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    (CNN)With tensions running high after the shooting of two officers in Ferguson, Missouri, state and county police are once again taking over protest security in the St. Louis suburb.
  • UK twins turn heads: One is white, the other black

    03/12/2015 12:17:50 PM PDT · by celmak · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/04/2015 | Michael Pearson
    Here's a pair of twins no one will have trouble telling apart: One is white, and one is black.
  • Two Ferguson officers shot as ‘very dangerous environment’ persists

    03/12/2015 8:57:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Both sustain serious injuries. Congratulations, media. Now you’re getting cops shot. Way to go. Jerks. Two police officers were shot and seriously wounded early Thursday outside the police department in Ferguson, Mo. amid protests that followed the resignation of the town’s police chief. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told a news conference that a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder at around midnight local time, while a 32-year-old officer from suburban Webster Groves was shot in the face. Both victims were taken to a local hospital. Belmar said both men were conscious, but...
  • Why conservatives don't like to talk about race

    03/10/2015 8:03:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/10/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Conservatives don't like to talk about race. And there are some very good reasons why. The first is that the left constantly and spuriously plays the race card against the right. Conservatives spent decades saying that welfare hurt the very people it was supposed to help by disincentivizing work. They were accused of being racists for saying that — until conservatives passed welfare reform, which is now widely acknowledged as one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in recent decades. Conservatives spent decades saying that public housing hurt the very people it was supposed to help (and as someone who...
  • New twist in University of Oklahoma race [Frat Mom used n word]

    03/10/2015 6:42:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/10/15
    New revelations are fueling the outrage at the University of Oklahoma and beyond. Some members of the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity face disciplinary action. A video surfaced Sunday showing members chanting a racist song containing the "n-word." ....When CBS News spoke with her, she was reacting to the nine-second video of students chanting racial slurs. But on Tuesday morning, it's her own words that have set the internet ablaze. In the 2013 video posted on Vine, Gilbow is seen "rapping" the lyrics to a song that includes the "n-word."
  • ‘White History Month’ sign at N.J. deli riles neighbors

    The sign on a Main Street deli that celebrates “White History Month” is creating a stir in Flemington, New Jersey. Jim Boggess, who owns Jimbo's Deli at 22 Main St., keeps a copy of the Bill of Rights at the ready and says he’s a champion of free speech. A sign at the front of his establishment reads, “Celebrate your white heritage in March, White History Month,” the Hunterdon County Democrat reported. “No matter what you are — Muslim, Jewish, black, white, gay, straight — you should be proud of what you are,” Mr. Boggess told the paper. “I shouldn’t...
  • A mostly white voter wave is reshaping politics in D.C. [race card isn't cutting it]

    03/08/2015 3:21:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2015 | Paul Schwartzman and Ted Mellnik
    A surge of young, mainly white voters living in newly affluent neighborhoods emerged as a powerful force in last November’s elections in the District, a seismic shift that mirrors the evolution of the city’s population and could reshape its politics in years to come. For the first time in 40 years, voters between the ages of 25 and 34 outnumbered senior citizens, an analysis of election data shows. Also for the first time, African Americans, who historically have exerted the greatest influence over District politics, lost their majority among voters. [snip] The turnout statistics from last November, if sustained, suggest...
  • ‘Please Stop Helping Us’ and ‘Shame’ (Review of books by black conservatives)

    03/07/2015 6:06:16 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02 March 2015 | ORLANDO PATTERSON
    One of the few things conservatives and liberals agree on about the ’60s is that it was a decade of radical change in the nation’s politics, ethnoracial and gender relations, popular culture and international policies. For liberals, the decade marked the nation’s greatest transition toward a new era of personal, socioeconomic and political liberation and inclusion, especially for blacks, initiated by the courts, the civil and voting rights acts and the Great Society programs. To most conservatives, the period, with few exceptions, was a terrible turn for the worse. And for African-­American conservatives like ­Jason L. ­Riley and Shelby Steele,...
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/07/2015 7:20:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Editors
    Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats 03/05/2015 Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report. He...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 48 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 · 52 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...