Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Hannidy is one of the most outspoken race hustlers in America, and his opinions are often insulting, disturbing, and twisted to say the least. The conservative talk show host said on his radio show Thursday that if the Confederate flag is getting taken down, rap and hip-hop should get taken off the airwaves.
His reasoning: artists like Jay-Z and 50 Cent use the n-word in their lyrics, and that is a racist term.
Hannity calls out Jay Z's wife Beyoncé , too, saying that her use of the word "bitch" is misogynistic.
Last time I checked, Jay-Z's words didn't incite a civil war or inspire mass church shootings. Of course Hannity and those of his ilk cannot follow their usual format and demonize the victims because they were all in church reading the bible at the time that they were murdered. But he managed to come of with what he thinks as a comparable defense that is totally incomparable. What Hannidy doesn't realize is that many of the hate groups who look to the confederate flag as a symbol of pride would hate him because of his Irish heritage.
Hannity, even went so far as to even take a dig at President Obama and his daughters:
"If it's OK for Obama's teenage daughters and people to go into these stores and buy music chock-full of the N-word, the B-word, well maybe we should consider banning that too. We're in the process of banning everything."
If only we could ban his propagandist rhetoric. Unfortunately Hannity is protectedy by the same right to free from of speech as Jay and Beyoncé.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
In their declarations of secession from the Union, just before the civil war, some Southern states expressly mentioned slavery as a reason for their departure.
"An increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations ..." South Carolina wrote in its declaration.
The state of Mississippi aligned itself with slavery right off the top ofits declaration
"Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery the greatest material interest of the world."
Georgia named slavery in the second sentence of its declaration. The sad list goes on.
To put it bluntly, South Carolina and the rest of the South only seceded to preserve the violent domination and enslavement of black people, and the Confederate flag only exists because of that secession.
Oppression, slavery, and wickness. This is what the confederate flag has always stood for, what it represents, and what it commemorates. It's a shame that it took reports of mass murderer Dylan Roof having been inspired by the confederate flag for southern states to recognize that it is representative of the darkest time in American history.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
A man in Greenburg, Philadelphia was arrested for robbing a western Pennsylvania bank when he stopped to eat biscuits at a nearby restaurant will spend two to four years in prison.
I hope it was at least a chicken and cheese biscuit!
Lindsey was arrested about 20 minutes after he robbed the Citizens Bank in downtown New Kensington on Jan. 14.
That's when witnesses saw a bald man matching Lindsey's description run toward a restaurant after the heist. Police knew the business had surveillance video and went inside to view it hoping for clues as to where the suspect went, only to find Lindsey eating at a booth.
Police say Lindsey used the restaurant's bathroom to discard a coat and hood he wore during the robbery.
A Minor League Baseball team in Utah swiftly canceled its "Caucasian Heritage Night" after the event caused a stir on social media Friday.
As if each and every night isn't Caucasion Heritage Night in America!
The theme night, scheduled for the Orem, Utah, Owlz' Aug. 10 game, had been advertised with "Irish, Italian, Scandinavian, German.... or even Utahn!???
Whatever your background, celebrate it at the Home of the Owlz!" But after an outcry, the team issued an apology and canceled the event.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
“We have a significant population gap among African-American males because so many of them have spent time in jail and, as such, we can’t hire them,”
Bratton put at least part of the blame on the NYPD’s use of the controversial tactic stop and frisk. He acknowledged the “unfortunate consequences (of) stop, question and frisk,” a policy that hit communities of color hardest.
So given the fact that Bratton acknowledges the fact that stop and frisk is a major part of the blame the influx of Black men with arrest records. Our primary focus should be how to fix the problem as opposed to taking issue with someone who admitts that there is one.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A Georgia middle school teacher has been removed from the classroom for allegedly allowing students to have sex in his classroom closet, and a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest.
One outraged mother discovered what was going on after she looked at her 14-year-old son’s phone and saw the text messages that were being exchanged between the young teen and Quinton Wright, a math teacher and coach at Champion Theme Middle School in DeKalb County, Georgia.
“I was in a state of disbelief when I read all these messages,” the mother, who wished to remain unidentified said. “Basically he’s allowing the students to have sex in a storage room of his classroom.”
Apparantly Wright acted as a pimp or the equivalent of a male madam. In the text messages, the teacher allegedly told the student that he couldn’t be long and that he didn’t have any condoms. The mother claimed that Wright even sent her son a calendar to show teachers’ schedules.
“He told my son you can have it from 7:30 to, like, 8:30,” the mother said, reading some of the text messages to the local media. “‘Did you tell the girl what’s going to happen? That she cannot tell anybody?’ Basically, ‘Don’t tell anyone I’m allowing you to use my room.’
“It’s very sickening and disheartening, because we trust administrators and educators when we drop our kids off at school,” the mother added.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
A man told Price to take off his red shoes because the color is associated with the notorious Bloods gang in the neighborhood. Price told the man he wasn't in a gang and left the store. As Price and his mother gathered their things to leave, the man reportedly shot Price four times. Price suffered gunshot wounds to his back and chest and later died during surgery.
"All I can see is my son's eyes rolling to the back of his head, grabbing my arm right here, saying, 'Mommy, I don't want to die. Mommy, please don't let me die,' " Rivers said.
Price was small for his age, standing 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing only 99 pounds, according to family who spoke with the news station.
"It's senseless," his sister Nisha Canson is quoted as saying. "He looked like a kid. He looks like a 13-year-old kid. Why would you do that?"
On Monday, Price would have turned 20, so friends and family sang "Happy Birthday" and released balloons during a vigil for him at the car wash where he was shot down.
Los Angeles police have arrested a woman they believe was with the man who shot and killed Price. She has been charged with aiding and abetting, according to CBS Los Angles.
Police are reviewing surveillance footage from the car wash to try to identify the gunman. The family hopes the person who took Price's life turns himself in.
"I want him to live miserably for the rest of his life," Ceritha Daily, Price's cousin says. "Because we're going to live miserably for the rest of our lives."
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Ronica Copes, a resident of the Long Island suburban neighborhood, received the hate letter, written in bold capital letters, warning her family that they did not belong in the neighborhood because “Lindenhurst is 84% white population.” The letter writer goes on to say that her family should leave “as soon as you can.”
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone called the author a coward in a statement released soon after.
“To the coward who committed a hate crime against an innocent family in Lindenhurst—there is no place for intolerance in Suffolk County,” he wrote, according to the television news outlet. “I know the Suffolk County Police Department will do everything possible to solve this hate crime, out you and see you punished. I stand together with all Lindenhurst residents who decry this act of hatred. This community and all of Suffolk County are better than that.”
Copes thanked supporters, adding that she would keep everyone informed of the outcome of the investigation.
So it seems, at least in Suffolk county New York, the more things change, the more things stay the same.