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  • Biden asks NAACP crowd what they think Trump would have done if January 6 rioters were black

    05/19/2024 11:39:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20 2024 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    President Joe Biden sharpened his racially-charged attack on former President Donald Trump during Sunday night's annual NAACP Detroit Branch Freedom Fund dinner. 'What do you think he would have done on January 6 if black Americans had stormed the Capitol?' Biden asked - as members of the crowd collectively gasped. The president then added, 'No, I'm serious. What do you think? I can only imagine,' as Trump has long promised to pardon those involved in the 2021 Capitol attack if he's elected to a second term in November.
  • NAACP calls for federal probe into police shooting of unarmed Black man in Pittsburgh

    03/20/2024 12:33:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/20/2024 | CHEYANNE M. DANIELS
    The NAACP is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the death of Jim Rogers, a 54-year-old Black man who died in an October 2021 incident with a Pittsburgh police officer. Rogers died the day after police officer Keith Edmonds repeatedly shocked him with a taser. “Jim Rogers deserved better, and Black America deserves better,” Janette McCarthy Wallace, general counsel of the NAACP, said in a statement. “But the sad reality is, our communities continue to endure pain and suffering at the hands of those tasked with serving and protecting us. We have seen the photographs, watched the videos,...
  • NAACP Urges Student Athletes to Reconsider PWI Universities in Florida Amidst Dismantling of DEI

    03/12/2024 4:23:00 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 23 replies
    NAA_L_CP ^ | 3/11/2024 | Some office worker at NAA_L_CP
    Today, the NAACP sent a letter to current and prospective members of the NCAA, calling for Black student athletes to reconsider their decisions to attend public colleges and universities in Florida. The letter comes following recent news that the University of Florida had dismantled its DEI department at the direction of the DeSantis administration's Stop WOKE Act. The bill, which was passed last year, prohibits the use of state funds for any diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. While the University of Florida has been the first to follow the directive, Florida is home to some of the nation's largest public...
  • Black leaders, DNC blast Trump for ‘racist’ comments

    02/24/2024 12:40:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2024
    Black leaders are condemning former President Trump’s recent comments about Black voters as “racist.” Speaking at the Black Conservative Federation (BCF) annual gala in South Carolina on Friday, Trump said his legal woes have earned him the support of Black voters around the country. “I got indicted for nothing, for something that is nothing,” Trump told the crowd. “And a lot of people said that’s why the Black people like me, because they have been hurt so badly and discriminated against, and they actually viewed me as I’m being discriminated against. It’s been pretty amazing but possibly, maybe, there’s something...
  • NAACP finds ‘no evidence’ of antisemitic taunting at NY girls HS basketball game canceled after alleged abuse

    01/22/2024 11:53:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/22/2024 | Steve Janoski
    The Yonkers NAACP found “no evidence” that high school student-athletes hurled antisemitic slurs at Jewish opponents during a girls basketball game that sparked widespread backlash. An investigation by the group reportedly found a “rush to judgment” against Roosevelt High School students, who were accused of targeting players from Leffell School, a private Jewish school in Hartsdale, during a Jan. 4 game that was canceled partway through because of the conflicts. But Frank Coleman, president of the Yonkers NAACP and senior pastor at Messiah Baptist Church, said there was “absolutely no evidence of any antisemitic slurs rendered,” according to the Journal...
  • Bill Ackman calls for Harvard board led by Obama's Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to resign after 'disaster' President Claudine Gay: 'Replacing her is not enough'

    01/03/2024 8:57:01 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 3, 2024 | Jen Smith, Chief Reporter
    Billionaire Harvard donor Bill Ackman is calling for the resignation and replacement of the school's board, which he says is just as much to blame for its problems as ousted president Claudine Gay.Gay resigned yesterday, finally bowing to calls to stand down a month after her calamitous congressional testimony about campus antisemitism and amid growing accusations of academic plagiarism throughout her scholar career...Unsatisfied with Gay's resignation, he says the school's leadership is so deeply flawed that it requires a total overhaul.'The Corporation Board should not remain in their seats protected by the unusual governance structure which enabled them to obtain...
  • Illinois NAACP president is SUSPENDED after branding 'rapists and savages' who are taking resources from black and homeless people

    12/29/2023 1:05:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/28/23 | Alex Hammer
    The head of the Illinois Chapter of the NAACP has been suspended over her inflammatory comments about migrants. Teresa Haley made the remarks during a Zoom call in October, where she labeled the more than 25,000 new arrivals 'savages' and 'rapists'. The soundbite soon went viral, and eventually elicited both an apology from Haley, and a statement from the seminal civil rights group. In a statement, the Baltimore-based agency confirmed it had suspended Haley, 58, on December 13 - the day before she issued her apology. When contacted Thursday, the NAACP did not immediately offer information or clarification on the...
  • Illinois NAACP president faces calls to quit over conference call where she branded migrants 'rapist savages' who are taking resources from black and homeless people

    12/13/2023 6:20:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/23 | Dominic Yeatman
    A horrified colleague has called out a leading NAACP activist for hate speech after she denounced migrants as raping, burgling savages who do not speak English. Teresa Haley was complaining to branch presidents of the Illinois NAACP about support that Chicago authorities were offering to the 26,000 migrants who have arrived in the city since August last year. Haley who heads the NAACP state conference also used the N-word and sneered at transgender people during the video call which was recorded by former Du Bois County branch president Patrick Watson. 'These immigrants who come over here, they've been raping people,...
  • DeSantis calls NAACP's warning about Florida to minorities and LGBTQ people a "stunt"

    09/13/2023 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 13, 2023 | Kathryn Watson
    Florida Gov. and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis said the NAACP is pulling a "stunt" by calling Florida hostile to Black Americans, other minorities and LGBTQ+ people. The NAACP has issued a warning that Florida is "openly hostile for African Americans, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals." In an interview with DeSantis, CBS Evening News ... Norah O'Donnell asked if ... everyone could feel welcome in DeSantis' America. "A hundred percent," DeSantis responded. "And that is politics. That's a stunt that they're playing. They obviously have (a) very left wing agenda, which I don't begrudge them that. But in Florida, our...
  • Elon Musk Blames Jews for a Boycott Funded by a Non-Jewish Tech Billionaire

    09/05/2023 5:06:56 AM PDT · by rmlew · 82 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 5, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    The real facts about the ADL, Musk and the man he's too afraid to fight. The ADL is a garbage leftist organization. It was never good for anything but under its current head, Jonathan Greenblatt, it’s become a generic woke group dedicated to intersectionality. I have spent over a decade exposing the ADL for what it is including, last week, for its decision to spend the anniversary of the Crown Heights Pogrom together with Al Sharpton in Washington D.C. Last year, Musk met with a coalition of leftist groups, Color of Change (formerly founded by Van Jones) , the NAACP...
  • Tennessee groups file suit challenging congressional, state senate maps

    08/10/2023 3:37:41 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 8/9/23 | Jon Styl
    Several Tennessee groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s congressional and state redistricting maps that went into effect in 2022. The complaint states the maps are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders that violate the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution by intentionally diluting the votes of Black voters and voters of other colors by dividing Nashville and Davidson County into three congressional districts. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Alabama’s new Congressional district map diminished the impact of Black voters, which violates the Voting Rights Act, specifically Article 2, which prohibits voting procedures that discriminate based on race....
  • Oakland NAACP demands prosecution of criminals, hiring more police.......[say what?]

    08/01/2023 6:02:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Just The News ^ | Updated: July 31, 2023 - 11:00pm | By Kenneth Schrupp & The Center Square
    The public reaction against crime has been steadily growing in the Bay Area, with voters last year choosing to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who prioritized reducing incarceration through alternatives to prosecution and sentencing for a wide range of crimes. (The Center Square) - The Oakland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called upon city leaders to declare a state of emergency on crime, stop defunding the police, and prosecute people who commit serious crimes. In a written, open letter, Cynthia Adams, president of the Oakland branch of the NAACP, and Bishop...
  • Robert Kraft speaks with rapper Meek Mill on NAACP panel about antisemitism and racism

    07/31/2023 3:45:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Forward ^ | July 31, 2023 | Jacob Gurvis
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft participated in a panel conversation on fighting antisemitism and racism on Sunday during the annual NAACP convention in Boston. Titled “Hate Has No Home: Racism, Anti-Semitism and Building Bridges to Fight All Hate,” the conversation was moderated by Fox Sports host Joy Taylor and featured NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Kraft and the rapper and activist Meek Mill. Mill and Kraft have been friends since Kraft helped advocate for the rapper’s release from prison in 2018. They co-founded the nonprofit REFORM Alliance in January 2019 to advocate for...
  • Regional NAACP backs on Oakland branch's request for state of emergency declaration over ongoing violence

    07/30/2023 12:20:55 AM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies
    KTVU Fox 2 Oakland ^ | Published July 29, 2023 10:35PM | By Bailey O'Carroll
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Violence in Oakland has reached a boiling point, that NAACP's Oakland chapter asked that the city declare a state of emergency, and now, the regional branch is doubling down. Just days ago, the Oakland chapter of the organization wrote a letter to the city saying in part: "Failed leadership, including the movement to refund the police, our District Attorney’s unwillingness to charge and prosecute people who murder and commit life-threatening serious crimes, and the proliferation of anti-police rhetoric have created a heyday for Oakland criminals." On Saturday the chapter that oversees the entire state of California showed...
  • Oakland NAACP blasts progressive city leaders demands more action on rising crime

    07/28/2023 8:30:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2023 | John Sexton
    It’s hard to believe this actually happened. Oakland is a far left city full of far left elected officials. Yesterday the head of the Oakland NAACP, along with the Bishop of the Acts Full Gospel Church, released a letter blasting the city’s progressive politics and singling out the county’s progressive DA. The letter called for a state of emergency to deal with rising crime. This letter is so good I’m tempted to include all of it but here’s a portion of it.Oakland residents are sick and tired of our intolerable public safety crisis that overwhelmingly impacts minority communities. Murders, shootings,...
  • Hillary Clinton Headlines List of Speakers for NAACP National Convention in Boston

    07/06/2023 12:01:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 5, 2023 | Rick Sobey
    Former Secretary of State and ex-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton headlines a list of speakers for the NAACP National Convention in Boston later this month. Joining the former First Lady on the convention speaker list are Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Tennessee Rep. Justin Jones — who had been expelled from the House of Representatives after leading a gun control protest following a mass shooting. The 114th NAACP National Convention is coming to Boston from July 26 to Aug. 1. “Each year, NAACP members and friends gather at the Convention in a shared space that has proven vital for our collective...
  • Hunter Biden flashes cocky smile as DA goes after Trump in legal double standard

    04/06/2023 7:37:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 5, 2023 | Miranda Devine
    The week that Donald Trump was arrested in New York, less than a mile away from the courthouse, Hunter Biden was all smiles as he checked in on his latest art exhibition in Soho, at the George Berges Gallery, where his paintings reportedly sell for as much as $500,000 apiece to persons unknown. The first son seemed untroubled by the ongoing investigations into the millions he was paid by China in return for leveraging the power of his father’s vice presidency around the world. As his wife Melissa Cohen flashed shopping bags from nearby boutiques, Hunter was positively cocky, posing...
  • Black Americans Embrace Florida

    05/27/2023 8:54:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 05/27/2023 | Jeffrey Anderson
    Governor Ron DeSantis is standing up for everyday Americans, which helps explain why people of all races are moving to Florida in droves...These days headlines read like parodies, which is certainly the case with the NAACP’s recent announcement that it has issued “a formal travel advisory for the state of Florida.” That’s right: The NAACP isn’t particularly worried about black people visiting North Korea, Iran, or inner-city neighborhoods in Chicago. It’s worried about them heading to Florida’s beaches or amusement parks. Why? Because Governor Ron DeSantis has led “unrelenting attacks on fundamental freedoms” such as the freedom to teach critical...
  • The NAACP is right. Democrats should avoid Florida

    05/25/2023 9:45:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/25/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall when the NAACP issued a travel advisory, warning Black people to either avoid going to Florida or to “be careful” when traveling there. (Despite the fact that the Chairman of the NAACP lives in Florida and has for decades.) Since that time, I’ve watched numerous commentators, particularly on Fox News, scoffing at the warning. They remind us that Black families have been moving to the Sunshine State in record numbers and availing themselves of the state’s record low unemployment and crime rates, not to mention the weather. So yes, it’s easy to scoff at the NAACP’s highly...
  • NAACP issues travel advisory for Florida, saying the state is 'openly hostile toward African Americans' under Gov. DeSantis' administration

    05/22/2023 11:44:39 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | MAY 21, 2023 / 10:37 AM / | CNN
    MIAMI -- Another advocacy group is warning people of color about traveling to Florida – but for different reasons. The NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state "in direct response to Governor Ron DeSantis' aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools," the group said in a written statement Saturday. The announcement came days after LULAC – the League of United Latin American Citizens – issued a travel advisory for Florida after DeSantis signed a new immigration law that will go into effect in July. Both LULAC and the NAACP...