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A challenge to those who blame blacks

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In this video, I discuss the many commenters to my prior post who are quick to mention the fact (as if it’s a revelation) that black people kill more black people in our neighborhoods than any other group. They say it as if we have no right to speak on the Trayvon Martin killing. My challenge to those of you who feel this way is to see this as an…

Coca-Cola Said To Discriminate Against Minority Workers: Lawsuit Filed

Coca-Cola Said To Discriminate Against Minority Workers: Lawsuit Filed

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  A total of sixteen Black and Hispanic employees at the Coca-Cola soft drink company have filed a lawsuit claiming that they have been forced to work under conditions that can be categorized as being “a cesspool of racial discrimination,” reports the New York Daily News on Monday. The Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit which was filed against two of the company’s five production plants in Maspeth and Elmsford, New York,…

UPDATE: 911 Calls Released, Trayvon Martin’s Family Distraught But No Comments

UPDATE: 911 Calls Released, Trayvon Martin’s Family Distraught But No Comments

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  The Orlando Sentinel reports: [911 calls] were released [to the public] after Trayvon’s family spent two hours with city officials, listening to the calls that documented the 17-year-old’s last moments alive.” In one of the 911 calls … a man reports that “they’re wrestling right in the back of my porch. There’s a black guy down. It looks like he’s been shot and he’s dead.” Family members would not…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

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  A recent survey by Public Policy Polling showed that almost half of likely GOP voters in Mississippi and Alabama think the president is Muslim. They also largely don’t believe in evolution in either state. The topic, however, upon which these states seem to be most out of touch with the rest of the country is interracial marriage. While support for interracial marriage is at an all-time high nationally, 29…

UC Berkeley Jewish Students Offended By Farrakhan’s Address

UC Berkeley Jewish Students Offended By Farrakhan’s Address

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  BERKELEY, Calif. — Nation of Islam minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech to hundreds at the University of California Berkeley Saturday and some students took issue with parts of his message. Minister Louis Farrakhan opened the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference at UC Berkeley Saturday, bringing together black students from colleges across the state. The 78-year-old minister urged the 600 or so students to depend on themselves for jobs and…

Study Shows Blacks Receive More Drug Charges Than Other Races

Study Shows Blacks Receive More Drug Charges Than Other Races

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  The Drug Policy Alliance recently reported on rampant discrimination against people of color when when it comes to drug charges. Studies show that drug use is pretty even among the races, yet minorities are stopped and searched more than any other race. While African-Americans only compose 14 percent of the drug users in the United States they compose 37 percent of those arrested for drug offenses. The Drug Policy…

Federal Judge Forwards Racist Obama Email

Federal Judge Forwards Racist Obama Email

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  Montana’s chief federal judge apologized for forwarding an email to his friends that contained a joke involving bestiality and President Barack Obama’s mother, but said the incident stemmed from his dislike of the president, not from racism. Judge Richard Cebull, of Billings, forwarded the email from his chambers to six people on Feb. 20, The Great Falls Tribune reported. Cebull told the newspaper Wednesday that his brother sent him…

KKK Flyers Distributed In Georgia As Recruitment [VIDEO]

KKK Flyers Distributed In Georgia As Recruitment [VIDEO]

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  Messages promoting the Ku Klux Klan were distributed to homes in the town of Newnan, Ga. on Sunday morning. Paper print-outs stuffed into small plastic bags weighed down with rocks were left next to newspapers outside houses in the Churchill Park subdivision of the town. The message on the recruitment flyers said, “Neighborhood Watch: You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!” A sketch of a hooded KKK…

Gov. Christie Defends Decision To Half-Staff Flags In Honor Of  Whitney

Gov. Christie Defends Decision To Half-Staff Flags In Honor Of Whitney

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  Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday strongly defended his decision to have flags lowered to half-staff on Saturday for Whitney Houston, saying he rejects criticism that she “forfeited the good things that she did” because of her struggles with substance abuse. “What I would say to everybody is there but for the grace of God go I,” he said. The Republican governor said his office has been receiving emails and…

White Grandfather Accosted And Cuffed For Walking With Black Granddaughter

White Grandfather Accosted And Cuffed For Walking With Black Granddaughter

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    Scott Henson (pictured), a self-described White Texas redneck, was cuffed last Friday by a swarm of policemen, because he was walking his Black 5-year-old grandchild down the street. The Austin resident spoke to NewsOne about how he was accosted by police for being in the company of his grandchild, Ty (pictured). Ty’s mother is not Henson and his wife’s biological child; the couple decided to raise her after her own father…

Man Pleads Guilty To Plan To Kill President Obama

Man Pleads Guilty To Plan To Kill President Obama

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  BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  — A man from Uzbekistan pleaded guilty Friday to plotting with an Islamic terror organization in his home country to kill President Barack Obama with an automatic rifle he bought from an undercover federal agent in Alabama. Ulugbek Kodirov entered the plea during a hearing in Birmingham before U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon, an Obama appointee. Defense attorney Lance Bell said the 22-year-old Kodirov avoided a…

Monkey Chants and Bananas Suits In Mockery Of High School Basketball Team

Monkey Chants and Bananas Suits In Mockery Of High School Basketball Team

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  Pittsburgh Brentwood High School officials are in hot water for allegedly allowing three students to run on to the court during half-time in full-bodied banana suits, mocking the other team who is mostly African American, according to Yahoo News. Last Friday, Monessan High School basketball students were returning to their locker rooms, when monkey-clad students were surrounded by Pittsburgh fans who reportedly began making monkey noises and yelling racial…

Darden Restaurants Being Sued For Discrimination

Darden Restaurants Being Sued For Discrimination

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  Darden Restaurants Inc., the company that owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster and other restaurants has been threatened with legal action by a workers group claiming that it discriminates against people of of color. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC) is an organization that advocates for better wages and working conditions for food industry workers. They have announced plans to file suit against Darden on behalf of behalf Capital Grille employees…

Kansas Speaker Mike O’Neal’s Remarks About The President and First Lady

Kansas Speaker Mike O’Neal’s Remarks About The President and First Lady

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Kansas Republican House Speaker Mike O’Neal stepped onto the national stage last week when he was forced to apologize to First Lady Michelle Obama after an email he forwarded to fellow lawmakers calling O’Neal’s offense giving impulses were not over, however. Another email he forwarded to his fellow House Republicans asked them to to pray Psalm 109, which contains these verses: ‘Let his days be few; and let another take…