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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Norland ·
Look closely. Mitt Rmoney has the eyes of Richard Nixon. Ugh!!!
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Yemaya ·
What did the POTUS Obama say to the NAACP?? I bet whatever Romney says won't be too far from it at least in spirit. Something about getting out of our house shoes or some stupid shit like that.
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: What did the POTUS Obama say to the NAACP?? I bet whatever Romney says won't be too far from it at least in spirit. Something about getting out of our house shoes or some stupid shit like that. Another insult to the black community ala POTUS Obama and his handlers. Everyone in my family from 1829 forward has some kind of hustle or entrepreneurial spirit. Maybe we need to review Dr. Khalil G. Muhammed's interview with Bill Moyers to comprehend the way this nation...
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

Kocolicious ·
What can Romney say to NAACP? What NAACP have been saying to black folks over the years. ABSOLUTELY N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!!!!!!
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Re: What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

EbonyRose ·
It's always one step forward .... and two steps back.
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Re: Out Of All The Reasons African-Americans Don't Trust Mitt Romney, Here's The Very Best One

Xumbrarchist ·
Were we supposed to trust Obama? Xum
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Re: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

DennisKalita ·
What about the Mississippi State TERRORIST Flag?!
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Re: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by DennisKalita: What about the Mississippi State TERRORIST Flag?! Certain politicians and activists are calling on Mississippi to "revisit" removing the flag too.
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Re: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

Norland ·
The Confederate Flag is a symbol of the Slave-Holding South. Mississippi and South Carolina need the flags flying to remind of the days they could brutalize Africans with no repercussions. Just beat the shit out of folks to have them do ANYTHING you wanted them to do. All the White men had to do was count their money and Miss Ann could sit on the swing on the veranda of the plantation have her favorite beverage and not worry about a thing except get an occasional case of the Vapors;...
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Re: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

Cholly ·
Quote by Sunnibian: "What about the Mississippi State TERRORIST Flag?!" MISSISSIPPI NEXT TO DROP? Mississippi House Speaker Says Confederate Symbol Should Be Removed From State Flag. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A top Mississippi lawmaker says the Confederate battle emblem is offensive and needs to be removed from the state flag. Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn said Monday that remembering our past is important, "but that does not mean we must let it define us." Mississippi and Tennessee...
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Re: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

Norland ·
These southern states flying the Confederate flag, means that they miss their slaves doesn't it?? All that free brown-skinned service. The Confederate flag reminds them of what they used to have,black folks waiting on them hand and foot, doing all the hard manual labor, didn't have to pay them a dime and could whip the shit out of them at the drop of a dime with no repercussions. Call 'em Niggres, Niggers, Darkies, Jigs. Reminds 'em of that Slave Holding Insanity their 'cestors were involved...
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Re: Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

RadioRaheem ·
that's a good move and must have been a hard decision, esp. since they are headquartered in Arkansas and they run the Southern consumer market, but in any case
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Re: NAACP: John McNeil Injustice

Yemaya ·
womp womp womp. Thanks NAACP. A day late and a whole lot of dollars short.
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Re: 48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

Yemaya ·
This felony voter disenfranchisement issue has been on the table for a while and honestly in the past got little attention. People who have been convicted of a non-felony crime should not believe that they don't have the right to vote. In Houston for at least the 5 years (probably more), there has been a low-key campaign to advise non felon ex-convicts in the black community that they do indeed have the right to vote. I believe that this would indeed change the balance of power at state and...
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Re: 48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

Xumbrarchist ·
I voted against Bush twice and for Obama once. It is getting to the point that I don't give a damn. Spending time paying attention to politics mostly just annoys me since both sides just talk stupid crap. Xum
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Re: 48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: This felony voter disenfranchisement issue has been on the table for a while and honestly in the past got little attention. People who have been convicted of a non-felony crime should not believe that they don't have the right to vote. In Houston for at least the 5 years (probably more), there has been a low-key campaign to advise non felon ex-convicts in the black community that they do indeed have the right to vote. I believe that this would indeed change the...
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Re: 48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

sunnubian ·
Many of the states that have these laws against "felons" voting, it is often only while they are serving time or are on probation or parole . Many people with felony convictions do not know that once they are no longer incarcerated and no long on probation or parole, they can vote just like anyone else. I will give you that, if you violate the law, you give up most privileges, including the right to vote, but once you have paid your debt to society your privileges should be reinstated, and...
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Re: 48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Many of the states that have these laws against "felons" voting, it is often only while they are serving time or are on probation or parole . Many people with felony convictions do not know that once they are no longer incarcerated and no long on probation or parole, they can vote just like anyone else. I will give you that, if you violate the law, you give up most privileges, including the right to vote, but once you have paid your debt to society your...
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Re: Ending the War on Drugs

Yemaya ·
A young man recently said, if peace can be made profitable then the drug war will end. Ditto!
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Re: Ending the War on Drugs

TheRealDeal ·
RE: "Ending the War on Drugs" Just like any other business endeavor (legal or illegal), as long as a steady supply of customers exists to make the sale of illicit drugs, profitable, there is very little that any government official/agency can do to stop drug trafficking, illicit drug sales or use, etc., etc. Furthermore, crying about going to prison for committing a criminal act that he or she truly committed is useless. The best weapon against illicit drug use is to not be a user or engage...
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Re: Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System

Norland ·
The Prison Industrial Complex is a Human Zoo to cage people of African descent. In zoos for animals, they are not chained, in zoos for Africans, they are. I don't think animals are locked up in solitary confinement either. They're not locked up with only same sex. The Human Zoo will drive you to your utmost INSANITY. It certainly isn't a place for rehabilitation, that's for sure. Black sons and daughters it's not the place you want to go; it's not the place you want to be. If you're doing...
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Re: Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System

Kocolicious ·
I totally agree. I always said massa went from the plantation system to the penal system. Same profit. But!
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Re: A silent protest parade in 1917 set the stage for civil rights marches

Norland ·
If there wasn't so much hatred headed in our direction, there'd be no need for civil rights. First and foremost, we have to be seen as people; that's NEVER BEEN.
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Re: A silent protest parade in 1917 set the stage for civil rights marches

sunnubian ·
As long as the American majority refuses to accept that too may psychopaths and sociopaths have been given positions of power and 'authority' , and that America's racism problems stem from that FACT , racism is not going to ever end in this country, and racism, along with all of the other pathologies of psychopaths and sociopaths being socially normalized and legally codified into America's social, governmental, and political structure, i s going to be the means to America's end .
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Re: A silent protest parade in 1917 set the stage for civil rights marches

Kocolicious ·
We are currently dealing with a repeat of Jim Crow, 1917 was a bit after the reconstruction period which failed African Americans big time and caused them to targeted like they were when they were slaves. It is the same today. Nothing's change as why I scream at the top of my lungs for black folks to learn American and World history....cuz then they will KNOW exactly where they stand today. Bottom line. But!
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Re: After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

Momentum ·
Lennon Lacy hanging from a swing set that was ruled a suicide in a white trailer park. Yet there was nothing there that he could step on to reach the top of the swing set to hang himself.
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Re: After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

GoodMan ·
http://news.yahoo.com/video/te...-past-063607464.html
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Re: After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

Norland ·
We all know what happened to this teenager. White men killed him; they will NEVER be caught.
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Re: After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

Norland ·
Why would a 17 year old kid go to a swing set and commit suicide. He's in North Carolina, he was attracted to an older white woman. It's possible an older white man or men strung his ass up in North Carolina. Has happened ever since the disembarking from ships in 1619. White men get furious when Black men get involved with their funky women. Black men pay no damn attention. Black men get sent to their maker. They don't mind dying via the Caucasoid Pussy and I ain't talkin' about the 4 legged...
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Re: After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

DennisKalita ·
Got to be investigated!!! How obvious is that?!!!
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Re: After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

GoodMan ·
This is fairly common. The need for a Black Black ops is greatly understated.
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Re: After Black Teen Was Found Hanging From Swing Set in NC, His Family and NAACP Ask Feds to Investigate

Kocolicious ·
particularly since Lacy was involved in a sexual relationship with a much older white woman. Ingredients for a hanging! How many times have massa in the dirty south and Midwest say "the hanging [of a particular black man in a white environment] was a suicide? That's a template response. And they know it doesn't make any sense but also there is no one to challenge them,...especially in the South. This young man lost his life cuz he was having SEX with a older white woman who probably SEDUCED...
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Re: Black Philadelphia Woman Gets Trial, Says Cops Falsely Arrested Her for Refusing to Let Them in Her Home

RadioRaheem ·
i'm glad she is fighting back...Black people....we dont have any rights!! At least fighting this in court will bring this to light!!
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Re: Black Philadelphia Woman Gets Trial, Says Cops Falsely Arrested Her for Refusing to Let Them in Her Home

Norland ·
If black people acted towards white people the in the ways white people act towards black people, there'd be no black people or any other people anywhere on this earth. All there'd be on the planet is dirt, trees, mountains, polluted waters and a couple roaches. These bastards would obliterate allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll life. There's something seriously, seriously wrong with the Dog Cousins and there's no one alive capable of setting the plight right, whatever...
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Re: Black Philadelphia Woman Gets Trial, Says Cops Falsely Arrested Her for Refusing to Let Them in Her Home

sunnubian ·
I'm glad she is fighting back too. This story paints a picture for you to see the corruption, racism, illegal acts, and violations of Black people's Constitutional and Civil Rights that has to take place in America for America to EVER have a prison population that is predominately Black, especially where women's prisons are concerned. It lets you see how it happens that countless Black people in America are in jails, or have been sent to prisons. or have been arrested, or come to have...
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Is the Black-LGBT Divide Exaggerated?

sunnubian ·
Is the Black-LGBT Divide Exaggerated?Advocates challenge the perception that black people are less supportive than others.By: Joshua R. Weaver | Posted: February 7, 2012 at 12:04 AM NAACP President Benjamin Jealous (AFP)During a media...
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Rosa Lee Ingram and Sons

sunnubian ·
Ingram, Rosa Lee (b? -1980) Rosa Lee Ingram and Sons Image Ownership: Public Domain When Rosa Lee Ingram and her two sons received the death penalty in 1948 for murdering a white landowner in rural Georgia, civil rights activists from across the nation rushed to her defense. The Ingram case represented an example of the emerging Cold War politics of racial protest and helped trigger local challenges to Jim Crow in the southwest corner of Georgia. In November 1947, Ingram was working on the...
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On Rachel Maddow Show, Ifill Applauds Courage of Holder's Civil Rights Agenda

sunnubian ·
On Rachel Maddow Show, Ifill Applauds Courage of Holder's Civil Rights Agenda Friday, September 26, 2014 By: Sherrilyn Ifill Source: Holder set a tone unlike any other Attorney General Last night, Sherrilyn Ifill appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show where she discussed Attorney General Holder's extraordinary civil rights legacy. “When Attorney General Holder took the helm of the Department of Justice in 2009, he vowed to make the Civil Rights division the department's ‘crown jewel,’ and he has...
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Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

sunnubian ·
Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs 9/29/14 Decision Comes As United Nations Delegates Announce Investigation into Human Rights Violations DETROIT, MI— Today, the ACLU of Michigan and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., a separate entity from the NAACP, expressed deep disappointment with a federal judge’s decision to deny a motion that would have temporarily stopped water service shut-offs to Detroit residents. Judge Steven W. Rhodes at the U.S.
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Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System

sunnubian ·
Telling the World About the Troubled U.S. Criminal Justice System Racially disparate sentencing patterns and felon disenfranchisement are major problems in U.S. Kemba Smith is a convicted felon who served nearly seven years on a first-time drug...
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IRS Regulations Divide NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus

sunnubian ·
IRS Regulations Divide NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus By Eliana Johnson March 11, 2014 7:45 PM It’s rare that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Congressional Black Caucus fall on opposite sides of a political issue, but the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed regulation of 501(c)(4) groups has put them at loggerheads. While the NAACP last month issued a harsh critique of the controversial regulations, warning that they would cause many of the group’s...
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NAACP Joins Lawsuit to Defend Mercury and Air Toxics Standards from Industry Attack

sunnubian ·
NAACP Joins Lawsuit to Defend Mercury and Air Toxics Standards from Industry Attack Home » Press Room » Press Releases Earthjustice representing nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization June 13, 2012 Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal court granted the national NAACP permission to intervene in a lawsuit and help defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The NAACP, represented in the intervention by Earthjustice, joins a coalition of 17...
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What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP?

sunnubian ·
What Can Romney Possibly Say to the NAACP? By: Michael H. Cottman | Posted: June 26, 2012 at 12:23 AM Getty Images BlackAmericaWeb 's Michael H. Cottman writes that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's flailing attempts to connect with black people will likely just continue when he speaks to the civil rights organization in July. Romney is the worst kind of politician: he's a political shape-shifter: He tries to transform himself into the audience that he’s speaking to at the moment.
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Out Of All The Reasons African-Americans Don't Trust Mitt Romney, Here's The Very Best One

sunnubian ·
Out Of All The Reasons African-Americans Don't Trust Mitt Romney, Here's The Very Best One Posted on July 12, 2012 by Angie Share this now! Forget for a second that he just gave a speech for the NAACP and vowed to repeal Obamacare. And then insinuated to his rich, white friends later that the NAACP audience just “wants free stuff.” Forget, momentarily, that he once tried to relate to a group of black teens by asking them, “Who let the dogs out?” Forget all that for just a moment, and focus...
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Biden Addresses the NAACP

sunnubian ·
Biden Addresses the NAACPThe vice president offered stark contrasts between President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney on a broad range of issues.By Joyce JonesPosted: 07/12/2012 10:59 AM EDTFiled Under Barack Obama, Barack Obama...
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48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting

sunnubian ·
48 states have laws preventing 4.4 million Americans from voting. They are formerly incarcerated individuals who have completed their sentences. But they’re also husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, business owners and vital members of communities all over the country. Our billboard campaign will shine a light on the continued injustice of denying them the right to vote. <form action="http://www.naacp.org/page/s/restore-their-rights-to-vote" class="labelize" id="billboard-signup"...
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NAACP: John McNeil Injustice

sunnubian ·
A few weeks ago we told you the story of John McNeil. John's a successful African American businessman and father of two. In 2005 — while on his own property — he shot and killed a white man who had threatened him and his son with a weapon. The police were called, but they didn't arrest John. It was clear he acted in self-defense. 274 days after the incident, the Cobb County DA arrested him. He's been in jail ever since. We recently got some great news about his case. A decision by the...
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Why the Voting Rights Act is as important today as it was in 1965

sunnubian ·
************************************************************************************ via The NAACP: Here's what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had to say recently when discussing the wide margin with which the Voting Rights Act has been reenacted in both the Senate and the House of Representatives: "Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called...
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Rosa Parks Didn't Act Alone: Meet Claudette Colvin

sunnubian ·
Rosa Parks Didn't Act Alone: Meet Claudette Colvin —By Michael Mechanic | Tue Jan. 20, 2009 12:32 PM PST 21 Colvin's act of defiance led to a plan that made history. In his warm-up for the first-ever inauguration of a black American president, the actor Samuel L. Jackson stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial, speaking of the sacrifices of everyday people to bring about the event we all witnessed this morning, including the well-worn story of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on the...
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Bloomberg Businessweek Attacked for Cover Many See as Racist

sunnubian ·
Bloomberg Businessweek Attacked for Cover Many See as Racist March 1, 2013 | Posted by Nick Chiles Tagged With: artist andres guzman , bloomberg businessweek , housing boom , illustration , josh tyrangiel Bloomberg Business week is under a firestorm of attack for a cartoon on the cover of last week’s issue that many are calling a racist and stereotypical depiction of blacks and Latinos. The cover shows people of color greedily grabbing handfuls of money and implies that the housing rebound...
 
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