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  • Should Racism be Declared a Public Health Crisis? Gov. NorthaM/State Leaders say YES

    10/21/2020 7:06:12 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 50 replies
    WSLS ^ | 10/20/2020 | McKinley Strother
    WSLS 10 News questioned Gov. Ralph Northam on the issue while speaking at an event in South Boston. “We talked about that very issue that racism is a health crisis issue. We’re looking at a proclamation. That starts with leadership and a message that comes from the Governor and other individuals. It’s something that I’m discussing with that advisory board. I’ll work with Del. Aird and I think you’ll see more in that regard,” commented Gov. Northam. Del. Lashrecse Aird represents Virginia’s 63rd district in the House of Delegates. Part of the General Assembly’s special session, Del. Aird introduced a...
  • Blackface Gov. Northam says President Trump's rhetoric is "emboldening" white supremacists

    10/15/2020 4:33:28 AM PDT · by RandFan · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 14 | By Chandelis Duster, CNN
    Washington (CNN) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday said President Donald Trump's rhetoric is "emboldening" white supremacists such as the individuals involved in an alleged plot to kidnap him and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A group charged with plotting to kidnap Whitmer discussed plans to take out sitting governors, including Northam, over "coronavirus-related lockdown orders," an FBI agent testified in court on Tuesday. Northam and Whitmer, both Democrats, were among governors who issued coronavirus-related executive orders in the spring that closed down restaurants, bars and gyms. Northam told CNN's John Berman on "New Day" Wednesday that he has been dealing...
  • Virginia governor, wife test positive for coronavirus

    09/25/2020 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 25, 2020 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he and his wife have both tested positive for the coronavirus, though he said he is showing no symptoms. He’s among four governors around the country who have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, but one of the others turned out to be a false positive. Northam and his wife, who has mild symptoms, plan to isolate for the next 10 days while working remotely, according to a statement from his office. The Democrat, the country’s only governor who is also a doctor, has previously been criticized by some Republican lawmakers...
  • Virginia Gov. Northam Tests Positive for the Chinese Coronavirus

    09/25/2020 9:43:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and First Lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, they revealed Friday. According to a statement, a member of the governor’s residence staff “who works closely within the couple’s living quarters” fell ill and tested positive for the virus. On Thursday, both the governor and first lady received a PCR nasal swab test, both of which came back positive. While the governor is currently asymptomatic, his wife is “currently experiencing mild symptoms,” according to the press release.
  • Chris Rock: Jimmy Fallon ‘Didn’t Mean Anything’ With Blackface Impersonation

    09/16/2020 2:18:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 16, 2020 | Leah Bitsky
    Chris Rock wasn’t hurt by Jimmy Fallon’s use of blackface while impersonating him on “Saturday Night Live” 20 years ago. “Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy. Jimmy’s a great guy. And he didn’t mean anything,” Rock, 55, recently told the New York Times. The “Everybody Hates Chris” star added that he believes Fallon’s performance — which went viral after resurfacing online over the summer — wasn’t meant to be malicious. “A lot of people want to say intention doesn’t matter, but it does,” Rock said, adding, “And I don’t think Jimmy Fallon intended to hurt me. And he didn’t.”
  • Chaotic Scene Erupts After Man in Blackface Angers Protesters in Washington

    08/28/2020 12:22:31 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    yahoo ^ | August 28, 2020
    A white man wearing blackface angered protesters near the White House on the night of August 27-28, in the hours after President Donald Trump gave his Republican National Convention speech. Footage shows a man with dark colouring on his face being called “racist” by protesters as police work to separate him from demonstrators. A black man is then heard saying “that’s blackface” before hitting the man across the face, sparking a police chase. Anti-racism protests have been ongoing in the city over recent days, fuelled by the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake that month. Protesters were also out that night...
  • Industry, enviros praise NY gas-drilling time-out

    12/12/2010 8:40:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies · 3+ views
    Bay News 9 Tampa Bay ^ | December 12, 2010 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Environmental groups and energy companies both claimed victory after Gov. David Paterson ordered a seven-month moratorium on some natural gas drilling in the state, although environmentalists would have preferred the broader ban that the Legislature had approved. The outgoing Democratic governor vetoed a bill on Saturday that would have suspended all new natural-gas drilling permits until May 15. Instead, he issued an executive order prohibiting high-volume hydraulic fracturing of horizontally drilled wells, such as those in the Marcellus Shale region of southern New York. The order stands until July 1...
  • As NY governor resists pressure to step down, State Police chief abruptly resigns

    03/02/2010 5:45:57 PM PST · by cajuncow · 7 replies · 449+ views
    Cox News ^ | 3-2-10 | MICHAEL GORMLEY and VALERIE BAUMAN, Associated Press Writers
    ALBANY, N.Y. (Associated Press) -- An unfolding scandal threatening Gov. David Paterson and his administration claimed its second public safety official Tuesday when the head of the New York State Police casually told a television reporter that he was retiring, partly because of intense media scrutiny. Superintendent Harry Corbitt had acknowledged in February that a State Police official had contact with a woman who had accused a top Paterson aide of assaulting her on Halloween in New York City's Bronx borough. Soon after, the woman dropped the domestic violence complaint against the aide, David Johnson.
  • I hope Gov. Paterson chooses Tom Suozzi to replace Hillary Clinton

    12/27/2008 1:25:26 AM PST · by Sun · 25 replies · 558+ views
    Of all the names floated around out there, Suozzi is the least radically left. Of course, I'd like Paterson to pick someone like John Faso, but I know that's not going to happen. When Tom Suozzi ran against Eliott Spitzer in the gubernatorial primaries, cutting property taxes was high on his list, Suozzzi opposed gay marriage, and backed a ban on late-term abortion.
  • New York Deserves A Qualified Senator

    12/16/2008 6:14:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 683+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 16, 2008
    Elitism: Is Democratic New York Gov. David Paterson his own man? If he is, he'll appoint an accomplished leader as senator. If he isn't, he'll kowtow to the party bosses and pick . . . a Kennedy.When the Empire State's legally-blind governor made a huge stink this week about an NBC "Saturday Night Live" skit that lampooned him, was he just conniving to convince New Yorkers how independent and determined he is — prior to caving in on Caroline Kennedy? In the days since Gov. Paterson was depicted by comic Fred Armisen as confused and disoriented, holding charts upside down...
  • Jimmy Kimmel used 'N-word' in imitation Snoop song in 1996, impersonated comic George Wallace in 2013: audio

    06/22/2020 4:09:05 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/22/2020 | Greg Re
    Jimmy Kimmel, who urged actor Tom Arnold to release an alleged "N-word" tape of President Trump in 2018, admitted years ago that he imitated rapper Snoop Dogg's voice for a track in a 1996 Christmas album -- an original song in which Kimmel used the "N-word" several times. The admission came in a January 2013 podcast obtained this weekend by Fox News. In the podcast, Kimmel also changed his speech pattern in an attempt to adopt the voice of black comedian George Wallace, in what host Adam Carolla called Kimmel's "crazy black voice." Kimmel acknowledged imitating black people on other...
  • Trudeau said he took ‘many lessons’ from his last ethics scandal. Now he’s in another one.

    07/17/2020 4:28:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 7-17-20 | Soros To Bezoa
    It had all the trappings of an announcement both noble and innocuous. To help postsecondary students unable to find summer jobs during Canada’s coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a $670 million program to provide grants to those who volunteered in their communities. Now the Liberal party leader, who once promised unprecedented transparency in government, faces accusations of cronyism and self-dealing, his third ethics probe as prime minister and the revival of long-standing questions about his judgment. Trudeau apologized this week for failing to recuse himself from the cabinet discussions that led his government to tap WE Charity to...
  • (Governor CoonMan) Northam urges education leaders to remove Confederate names from schools

    07/07/2020 12:33:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 7, 2020 | Jusin Mattingly
    Gov. Ralph Northam wants school systems across Virginia to change the names of schools honoring Confederate leaders. In a July 6 letter to the heads of school boards in the state, Northam says the names and mascots have a "traumatizing impact on students, families, teachers and staff of all backgrounds." "When our public schools are named after individuals who advanced slavery and systemic racism, and we allow those names to remain on school property, we tacitly endorse their values as our own," Northam wrote. "This is no longer acceptable." The names have come under increased scrutiny during ongoing civil...
  • Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter movement

    07/05/2020 3:33:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/5/20 | Jon Levine
    Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter movement She still sees herself as black — and yearns to play a role in the push for racial equality. But Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who claimed to be African-American in 2015, sparking a national scandal, shrugs off the years of shaming that followed, insisting she can help inspire fairer treatment of minorities. “Racially I identify as human, but culturally I identify as black,” Dolezal said in a phone interview from her home in Spokane, Washington, where she makes a living braiding hair and selling her artwork. “I...
  • Hulu removes 'Golden Girls' mud mask episode, prompting pushback: 'What the hell?'

    06/29/2020 1:10:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 29 2020 | Joe Concha
    Hulu has removed a 1988 episode of "The Golden Girls" in which actresses Betty White and Rue McClanahan wear black mud on their faces, according to several reports on Monday, with the decision prompting backlash on social media. In the episode in question, titled "Mixed Blessing," the son of Bea Arthur's Dorothy plans to marry an older Black woman played by Rosalind Cash. "This is mud on our faces," White says in the Season 3 episode when Cash's family arrives. "We’re not really black." The decision by the streaming company follows similar moves following George Floyd’s death during an arrest...
  • Tina Fey & "30 Rock"

    06/29/2020 11:01:16 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 33 replies
    Self | 06/29/2020 | Captain Peter Blood
    In the last several days it has come out that "30 Rock" creator and star Tina Fey has decided that four episodes of the show "30 Rock", will be pulled from viewing because there were incidents of Blackface in them. I find this all absurd as the very concept of comedy has been turned on it's ear by Political Correctness. The concept of Satire and Sarcasm just no longer has a place in the venue of comedy. I suppose all sorts of past entertainment will now be erased from history. Anyone old enough to remember Dean Martin and Sammy Davis...
  • Golden Girls Episode Featuring Blackface (Actually The Characters Were Wearing Mud Masks) Pulled From Hulu

    06/27/2020 7:42:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 27, 2020 | Nick Caruso
    The Golden Girls is the latest sitcom to have an episode pulled from a streaming service due to a scene depicting blackface. Hulu has pulled “Mixed Feelings” (Season 3, Episode 23), which sees Dorothy’s son Michael planning to marry an older Black woman named Lorraine. Bea Arthur’s character worries about the nuptials due to the age difference, while Lorraine’s family disapproves of their daughter marrying a white man, and attempts are made on both sides to call the whole thing off. Lorraine’s family arrives just as Rose (Betty White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan) are trying a new mud facial treatment,...
  • ‘Chalk-Full’ Of People ‘Actually Wearing Blackface’: Megyn Kelly Blasts NBC Double Standard

    06/26/2020 11:34:46 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 46 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 6/26/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    Former Fox News and NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly slammed NBC on Thursday for removing several episodes of shows featuring actors in blackface but firing her in 2018 for defending blackface makeup for Halloween. The story: Taking a hit at former NBC chairman Andy Lack, Kelly wrote, “So it turns out that when Andy Lack said ‘there is no place on our air’ for my discussion of blackface, it was b/c NBC was already chalk-full of shows and major stars actually wearing blackface…on the air…at NBC.” Her tweet comes after Variety reported about several “30 Rock” episodes where actors wore...
  • A Photo Of Alyssa Milano Surfaced Where She Wears A Black Face - No Media Coverage

    06/26/2020 11:22:25 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 58 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.26.2020 | Ray Pearson
    Have you noticed that the people who get caught using blackface are always Democrats? Don't forget that liberals always accuse you of what they are doing. In recent weeks in the wake of the George Floyd protests and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the spotlight has shone on the likes of late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon for past use of blackface for comedy sketches. And among the multitude of voices calling for these celebrities to face consequences for their past actions are a number of conservative figures and media outlets. The list is endless: Justin...
  • Tina Fey's Race Issues Stretch Beyond '30 Rock's Blackface Eps

    06/25/2020 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies ^ | 06.24.20 | Dan Duddy
    Tina Fey is to many a progressive icon, but that hasn't shielded her from criticism after asking NBC to pull episodes of her signature hit show, 30 Rock which features blackface.... On the surface, it seems like an appropriate move, but as many are pointing out online, four episodes featuring blackface are hardly the only instances of racism or "race-changing makeup" as Fey put it, within her works.... If Tina Fey removes those four episodes, then what is to be said about all the episodes she doesn't remove which also feature appropriation? It's a hard question to answer, but Tina...