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February 17, 2015

Mississippi Lawmaker Says “All the Blacks” in His Town Get Food Stamps, They “Don’t Work”

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A Mississippi lawmaker is in hot water for comments he made in the Clarion Ledger newspaper. The DeSoto County state representative now says that the comments he made about “all the blacks” in his county being on food stamps were taken out of context. State Rep. Gene Alday, R-Walls, came under fire from all directions after saying that African-Americans in his hometown of Walls were all on the welfare rolls….

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Says ISIS Represents Islam Like KKK Represents Christianity

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As of late the media has been saturated with the comments of former NBA stars–like Charles Barkley and Karl Malone–who point fingers at marginalized groups as being responsible for their own problems. For some, that will render the recent comments of the always intellectual Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a breath of fresh air. Appearing on Monday’s episode of ‘Morning Joe’, the NBA legend was asked whether Islam played a role in terror…

Black Lives Didn’t Matter to Our Slave Catching Founding Father George Washington

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After the slayings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter became a slogan for the movement against racialized police brutality in this country. Viewed from a wider political spectrum, it becomes apparent that, although the slogan is new, black lives have rarely mattered in this country, and that’s true even among our Founding Fathers. George Washington is highly regarded as America’s first president, but few historians focus on…