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June 10, 2014

KKK Planning to Recruit Military Soldiers for Race War

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For the most part, the Ku Klux Klan is considered a racist and defanged relic. So the fact that the hate group has been increasingly marketing and dropping fliers in neighborhoods has become worrisome to some observers. As it turns out, the KKK may’ve been trying to rebrand itself as a kinder and gentler racist group because of plans for an upcoming race war. According to a report in The…

South Carolina Approves Confederate Flag at Citadel Military College

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A Confederate flag at the Citadel military college in Charleston, South Carolina has drawn criticisms from some, but the state’s attorney general’s office approved the flag on Tuesday. One official had called for the flag, which has flown at the school’s Summerall Chapel since 1939, to be take taken down or the school to be stripped of public funding. The Solicitor General Robert D. Cook decided that the flag is…

Florida Commissioner Says He Used “N” Word Because He Felt Threatened

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger A Florida city commissioner who says he “never” uses racial slurs was caught doing just that last week following what is being described as a “road rage” incident. In statement released following the altercation, Wilton Manors Commissioner Ted Galatis apologized for shouting the n-word at a woman during an argument that started in a grocery store parking lot. “I apologize for my use of the ’N’…

Racism, Colonialism and White Supremacy Are Everywhere in Video Games

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The more Western countries insist that they are doing all they can to resist racism, the more video game designers and creators seem to traffic in historical racism and colonialism. And as Zack Kotzer of Motherboard notes, video game fans tend to lash out more at those who call out racism than those who actually create racist imagery. This could have something to with the fact that the majority of…

Whitney Houston – The Life, The Music… The Voice

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Whitney Houston is one of most iconic singers to ever grace the stage and the most awarded female act of all time.    She was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey and is the daughter of entertainment executive John Russell Houston Jr. and gospel singer Emily “Cissy” Houston. Houston got her start singing in the choir at the New Hope Baptist Church.  Her first solo performance at the church…

Tina Turner – Biography: Life Story

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Tina Turner is an American singing legend.  She was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tennesee to a mixed race couple.  Turner’s ethnic roots include African, Cherokee, Navajo and European ties.  Turner moved to Knoxville after her parents separated but later returned to Nutbush where she completed elementary and middle school. At 16, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she finished high school and spent…

Dr Boyce Watkins: What the OJ Trial taught me about white people, black people and America

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins I remember 20 years ago, waking up from taking a nap.  I was dating a really horrible woman at the time who shall remain nameless.  But then again, I probably think she’s horrible because she dumped me for a better-looking man, so just chalk it up to my being a hater.  But anyway, the woman in the previous sentence said “Hey Coco (that was my nickname…

Report: Chicago Lawmaker Accused of Taking Bribe Was Entrapped by FBI

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of black lawmakers who’ve been singled out for sting operations by the FBI. Several state lawmakers in New York have been targeted as well as Councilmember Michael Brown in Washington D.C. On the national scene, Jesse Jackson Jr. is probably the most recent black lawmaker to be taken down by the Feds. It is clear that these lawmakers are being targeted….

SC Governor Demands Ban on Black Biker Week, But Welcomes White Bikers

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In South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is proposing an end to the African-American tradition in the state where black bikers gather, but she hasn’t voiced any opposition to a Harley gathering of mostly white bikers. The black BikeFest in Myrtle Beach began as a standalone event which allowed African-Americans to gather. Over Memorial Day weekend, three people were kιlled not far from Bikefest, causing Gov. Haley to request that the…