Julian Bond, the head of the NAACP, was on MSNBC to talk about the recent IRS Scandal and the IRS probe of the NAACP in 2004. He also referred to the Tea Party as “a group of people who are admittedly racist” and “overtly political.” Funny, one could say the same thing about the NAACP if you ask me!!
After finishing what was intended to be a civic project, a group of high school students in Virginia were excited to present a patchwork quilt to their city council during a recent meeting.
Despite their good intentions, though, one race-baiting council member took offense to the artwork in one square, implying that it displayed latent racism.
Representing a class trip, a small stick figure was meant to represent students before the event; and on the other side of a bridge stood a larger, golden figure signifying “how he feels after he’s been enriched with all the different knowledge,” a student explained.
Council member Sharon Brooks-Hodge immediately chimed in with a stale argument indicative of today’s constantly offended left.
“Excuse me,” she interrupted. “Um, why is the small black person the negative image?”
Disregarding the fact that most stick figures are black, and darkness is traditionally associated with a lack of knowledge, the local politician simply assumed that her obsession with race extended to the students before her.
“It’s not negative,” the student responded. “It’s just showing how much we increased.”
The councilwoman made it clear that she did not approve and then proceeded to chide the instructors involved in the project.
During the hostile confrontation, one student reportedly began crying, and at least one teacher tried unsuccessfully to convince the ignorant council member that the quilt had nothing to do with race.
An apparently rational councilman, Danny Turner, apologized to students and faculty during a subsequent visit to the school, but the ordeal continues as the NAACP injects itself into the conversation.
Suggesting that students undergo “training on how offensive depictions like this were to people of color,” the organization said in a statement that “this incident could have been avoided.”
I respectfully contend that this incident could have been avoided if Brooks-Hodge did not look for discrimination under every rock and on every quilt.
Reports indicate that the council will vote to either accept or reject a request to display the quilt within a city building. In light of one councilwoman’s unwarranted outburst, though, even if the city agrees to prominently hang the quilt, it will include some form of disclaimer.
The left’s effort to Balkanize America while attaching a stigma of intolerance to anyone in the majority for any reason is increasing in frequency and intensity. This small town councilwoman’s vitriol and name-calling proves that the radical left has no intention of letting its divisive legacy wane.
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It is very sad, but unfortunately not surprising, to see the depth to which the once proud and heroic National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has sunk. The NAACP which was established in 1909 as a direct counter to the Klu Klux Klan has steadily searched for a raison d’etre in view of its increasing irrelevance as a victim of its own success. The once respectable organization has gone from a reliable Republican voting group to one that is now home to radical anti-Americans longing for socialism.
Politically the NAACP is as totally owned today as their slave ancestors where owned by THEIR masters. Just as the plantation owners of the old South, the owners of today’s NAACP demand total and unwavering obedience. This fact of political life for the NAACP is the only possible explanation for its latest and most disgusting public position.
The NAACP has nominated Mumia Abu-Jamal a convicted murderer who killed Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 as an “Un-Sung Hero!” The circumstances of the murder are exceptionally unambiguous. The murderer in this case has had his conviction reviewed and affirmed more than two dozen times over the past thirty years. He has not won a single appeal. He should have been executed a long time ago. His cause has been a rallying point for America hating swine like Ed Asner and Mike Farrell and the City Council of Paris which has named a street after him.
The murderer who was born Wesley Cook took a made up Muslim name to make certain the world knows how much he hates America and all it stands for. Taking a Muslim name signifies that he stands with the Muslim world which even to this day takes slaves and was a major part of the slave trade that victimized the ancestors of his supporters at the NAACP.
Of course none of this counts for anything when NAACP types are falling all over themselves to suck up to the White liberal world. ANYTHING that offends mainstream Americans is something people like this will gladly commit.
Nominating a cop killer as a un-sung hero is just the latest shameful act from a now very shameful NAACP. Disgusting is the word that comes to mind.
Blacks officials in the rapidly deteriorating city of Atlanta decided to sue rather than allow successful white “evacuees” to incorporate prosperous new cities in the Northern suburbs of Dekalb and Fulton counties.
For years, government scandals, rackets, political corruption, and charges of bribery have plagued a city that is becoming known as “The Detroit of the South,” all culminating in the threatened 2013 loss of accreditation for the Dekalb County School System. During that time, communities in the North Atlanta suburbs “…began the process of incorporating into cities,” with 6 having been carved out of the Atlanta hinterland by 2011 as hundreds of thousands of taxpayers were lost from the city’s tax base.
But the continued electoral fortunes—and perhaps, increasing personal wealth– of Atlanta’s politicos depend upon preserving the lynchpin of Democrat politics–robbing from the rich in order to acquire the votes of the poor. And that’s a system that doesn’t work very well when the rich are spending their tax dollars elsewhere.
So in March of 2011, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed suit seeking the dissolution of the newly incorporated cities, claiming that “…the creation of the new cities diluted African-Americans’ voting power, access, and influence.” In short, plaintiffs pointed out that although blacks had been numerous enough to control election results in and around Atlanta, thanks to incorporation of “super-majority white” cities, blacks who live in them are no longer able to put fellow blacks in office in the overwhelming numbers to which they had become accustomed. As a result, a significant number of residents in the counties that make up Atlanta have escaped the liberal rule that is destroying the city economically, black politicians are losing power and control, and a city already struggling financially will have to make due with even less revenue in the future.
As the Georgia NAACP sees it, such hard-heartedness toward minorities is “…part of an alleged conspiracy to get rid of black office holders and deprive black voters of their rights.” “We’ve fought too hard and bled too long to allow our officials to be removed by a dictator,” said NAACP President Edward Dubose of the plight of 6 members of the Dekalb County School Board, removed from office by Governor Nathan Deal as a result of the threatened accreditation loss. Five of those Board members are black.
On February 8th, a federal court panel rejected the claims and demands of the Black Caucus, refusing to dissolve incorporation of the Northern county cities. A lawyer representing the plaintiffs said he would not appeal, but rather file an amended lawsuit.
Those who believe the recent incorporation of suburbs to be a function of racism rather than a longed-for escape from the corruption of Atlanta politics should know that the ousted school board members are demanding that taxpayers foot the bill for their defense “… because [they]… see their positions as a civil rights entitlement…” Lose a job as a result of incompetence (or worse), and demand that taxpayers get it back for you. How could that be upsetting to anyone, unless of course you’re a racist?
Needless to say, the creation of brand new school districts managed by brand new Boards is a priority in the newly incorporated cities!
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I have searched the Hood high and low looking for its supervillains. This search has yielded a Rogues Gallery of colorful characters, most of whom are themselves Hood residents.
The White Boogeyman has yet to cross my path.
While conservative men, immigrant businessmen, and capitalism generally are Black America’s preferred scapegoats; homegrown hell-raisers get a pass.
Our supervillain lens seems set to ignore the supervillain culture urging youth to be ever more vulgar and violent.
This lens also does cultural editing where daily Black shooters I call chocolate Klansmen are deleted in favor of the occasional police officer or non-Black citizen shooting one of us.
Black supervillains have it made.
They have their own high profile lobbyists, like Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and civil rights organizations like the NAACP to propose softening penalties for their crimes.
Any wrong they do can always be blamed, no matter how improbably, on the likes of Mitt Romney or…Rush Limbaugh.
Black supervillains are never at fault for what they do and thus enjoy unlimited license to destroy even more generations while the Black mainstream contents itself to look for White boogeymen.
This deadly serious game of White Boogeymen and Black Supervillains has nearly destroyed the inner city, has Black popular culture on life support, and promises to forever remove most American Blacks from contention as competitors in this marketplace.
It’s hard for me as an anti-crime activist to ignore the surplus of Black supervillains around me in the inner city, in favor of distant White boogeymen.
Loving thugs who refuse to repent is literally costing us everything!
Crime fighting, like charity, begins at home!
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America’s comic book art form has inspired citizens to perform good deeds and even stop crime in progress.
It draws its appeal from biblical and classical lessons from Antiquity, updated for modern audiences hungry for heroes in these uncertain times.
“Real-life superheroes (RLSH)” is what the MSM calls us. Yes, I said “us.” I’m not only Cap Black online; that’s who I am on the streets too.
Since 2008, I took my various creative patriot activities and placed them under one superhero-inspired real-life username, “Cap Black.”
RLSH at that time were a great group of guys who encouraged each other to do more and better creative good.
As years went on, I noted many of them were politically left-of-center, but still supporters of private solutions to public problems.
I wish they’d pass this DIY ethic along to the Democrat Party!
I added “The Hood Conservative” to my Cap Black username to underscore the cultural crisis I faced as a creative patriot in the Hood.
Liberalism is the super-villain faced in these ugly zip codes. Thugs I call chocolate Klansmen, drugs, low morals, and squalor are all this ideological poison mass-produces.
Progressive RLSH can’t bring themselves to quite make this connection, despite regular humanitarian visits to these areas.
As an openly conservative RLSH, I’ve encountered more than a few masked Marxists who were once bosom buddies.
Like more conventional communities, liberals here are open-minded and welcoming UNTIL you state you’re (gasp!) a conservative or a Republican.
Then the rumor mill starts churning, and imagined wrongs are trumped up to unsuccessfully smear said conservative.
But as a square as I am, each attempt resulted in an epic fail!
Another creative patriot is my partner in our Heroes of America Facebook page. He’s the one and only Justin Tyme: The Redneck Superman!
He promotes patriotism, being a born-again Christian supporting police and the military. He’s also an excellent online graphic designer, which comes in handy for our Heroes of America Facebook page, where we creatively support conservatism without apology.
“Justin Tyme of Miller, South Dakota” is his personal Facebook page. Mine is “Cap Black The Hood Conservative.”
Only in America could two guys named “Cap Black: The Hood Conservative” and “Justin Tyme, The Redneck Superman” unite!
That’s the power of traditional values! They bring individuals together where lesser ideals drive them apart.
Conservative and libertarian RLSH activists favorably respond to my political posts, and we’ve formed a center-right network to represent views not usually heard from the liberal RLSH mainstream.
Conventional conservatives probably aren’t surprised by this double standard. They’re used to being snubbed at work or even by relatives for the “sin” of not being Democrats.
Why should “super” liberals be any more ideologically inclusive? Liberal is liberal, regardless of what one calls oneself or how one dresses.
One irony is how this progressive group reacts to yet another liberal: the two-fisted phenom called Phoenix Jones, hailing from the progressive stronghold named Seattle, Washington.
While sharing the same progressivism, many liberal RLSH nonetheless trip over themselves denouncing his brashness, PR flair, and the fact that, as a mixed martial artist, he’s literally able to fight crime!
I’ve done lawful citizens arrests and broken up more public brawls than I can count. This is also a mainstay of less colorful groups like the Guardian Angels and the overall citizens on patrol concept, which usually stresses not getting physically involved.
I’ve questioned Jones’ tactics myself and even heard disturbing back stories from RLSH he allegedly threatened. My mind is still open because this form of activism just burst upon the scene, and so much remains to be understood- even by those doing it.
He, like any of us private citizens, can be held personally liable should we be accused of crossing the line. Phoenix Jones and other RLSH have had this unpleasant experience.
What Jones’ creative critics don’t realize is that certain outsiders, especially from my community, might just dismiss all the uproar (“They’re just mad they were upstaged by a Black guy!”)
I’d hate to see such a liberal group smeared by the “R-Word” (racist) the way conservatives (even me, the NAACP life member no less, LOL) are by their side of the aisle.
Conservative “real-life superhero” activists are part of the overall traditionalist community who see Obama’s two terms as a threat far worse than Marvel’s Dr. Doom or DC Comic’s Joker.
Conservative “real-life superheroes,” like conventional ones, realize that the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian ethic are what make America a “super” place to live.
Liberals, “super” and otherwise, often miss that point.
*”Canal St Superhero” is a documentary about me done by Dr. Jonathan Gayles of Georgia State University:
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There is never a shortage of far-left garbage flowing from the lips of Harry Belafonte as he struggles to remain relevant six decades after first releasing the calypso music that made him famous.
The man once called George W. Bush “the greatest terrorist in the world” immediately before telling Venezuela’s Communist dictator Hugo Chavez he is among “millions of the American people” who “support your revolution.”
Belafonte is one of the rare humans capable of making Chris Matthews seem moderate by comparison.
His latest bout of verbal ignorance came when he weighed in on the ongoing gun debate. As he accepted an award at the NAACP Image Awards, he contended the “group most devastated by America’s obsession with the gun is African Americans.”
I strongly disagree with his assertion that Americans are obsessed with guns. The left certainly is, insofar as they are obsessed with taking them away; but conservatives are only obsessed with freedom and the individual liberty afforded in the Bill of Rights.
He does make a fairly reasonable point that blacks are disproportionately affected by gun violence, but that is precisely where his logic breaks down.
“The river of blood that washes the streets of our nation flows mostly from the bodies of our black children,” he stated. “Yet, as the great debate emerges on the question of the gun, white America discusses the constitutional issue of ownership while no one speaks of the consequences of our racial carnage.”
Laying the blame at the feet of the white man is certainly expedient, given his audience at the time, but completely belies the actual cause of such violence.
Using statistics from Chicago, a hotbed of gun violence and leftist stronghold of restrictive gun ownership laws, one can see that three-fourths of all murder victims were black between the years of 2003 and 2011. During that same time period, blacks were also the offenders in the same percentage of murder cases.
It has become boilerplate among leftist adherents to blame any societal ill befalling a minority on the oppression of the majority. Unfortunately, until these race-baiters choose to deal with the problems that actually exist – i.e. black-on-black crime – instead of conveniently targeting imagined institutionalized racism, we can never truly address appropriate remedies.
Many instigators in the progressive movement, though, have no desire to actually deal with the problem in any meaningful way. Maintaining the minority population’s distrust of the racist bogeymen around every corner only serves to keep them loyal to the Democrat Party.
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The NAACP has threatened to sue the Radiance Foundation for trademark infringement. The Radiance Foundation has responded by filing a suit of its own and is waiting for an answer.
The NAACP is upset because the Radiance Foundation has publicly revealed the former civil rights organization’s support for abortion and close ties with Planned Parenthood. Foundation founder Ryan Bomberger tells OneNewsNow the NAACP has threatened to sue them unless they remove every reference to their name and seal. However, those items are things the media and other organizations commonly use in stories or in issuing press releases.
“They’re particularly irked by the fact that we have given them, satirically, the name of the ‘National Association for the Abortion of Colored People,’” he explains. “That has apparently pushed them over the line.”
Read More at onenewsnow.com . By Charlie Butts.
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Blacks have always been worse off under Democrats. So much of liberal legislative action to help blacks ends up hurting them and moving them backwards economically. There’s no doubt that many blacks survive the attempt to make them wards of the State.
The black family has been nearly destroyed by Democrat initiatives. There was a time in our history when the divorce and unwed mother rates were no different between blacks and whites.
Even Affirmative Action policies can be a problem. A black student applies to a college that ordinarily would not accept him or her because of specific entry standards. But because of certain government requirements to insure black educational participation, less qualified students get in and then flunk out because they really weren’t academically qualified.
One would think that with nearly 95 percent of blacks voting for Obama, they would be doing so based on a better economic outcome. But it’s not the case. The Washington Times reports:
“The black unemployment rate was 12.7 percent when Mr. Obama took office. While the unemployment rate in the U.S. as a whole is below 8 percent, the Labor Department reported the black jobless rate was up from 12.9 percent to 14 percent for December.
“The worst during Mr. Obama’s first term was in September 2011, with 16.7 percent unemployment for blacks — the highest since 1983, the Department of Labor reports. The black teen jobless rate hit a staggering 39.3 percent in July 2012.”
Read More at godfatherpolitics.com . By Gary Demar.
In February, we will be celebrating Black History Month. It is a time to reflect and remember how African Americans came out of the “mire and muck” of a time where they weren’t even considered to be human, to now when we finally have doctors, lawyers, judges, Supreme Court judges, congressman, congresswomen, leaders, business leaders, IT executives, and yes, now finally a President of the United States who happens to be Black. Reading that on the surface, any ordinary person would think “this is great”; this is certainly something to celebrate and be encouraged by. This is something people may wisely digest could inevitably help eliminate racism because it offers hope to other people who may be treated unfairly; and with a little bit of change in how we view others, true peace can be achieved. But let us consider something that may be a little controversial. Is Black History Month really a good thing? Does it really help in eliminating racism? Does it really offer a gleam of hope for those who are ill-treated and are the victims of racism themselves? Or could it lead to something completely the opposite? Could the concept of Black History Month be nothing more than the Manchurian poster child for equality? Could it be something hidden? Let us consider a few things:
Morgan Freeman, a four–time Oscar nominee, who finally won an Oscar for his supporting role in the film “Million Dollar Baby”, said that Black History Month is “ridiculous” and that it shouldn’t be relegated to a “month.” Freeman had made this statement in a transcript on Today.com in which he also stated: “Black history is American history.” He also pointed out that the only way to get rid of racism is to stop labeling one another as “black” or “white.” “I’m going to stop calling you a white man,” Freeman said, “and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. (This is coming from a man associated with the Hollywood left.)
Black History month began with a man named Carter G. Woodson, who started the recognition of blacks in American history with something called Negro History Week in 1926. It became known as Black History Month in 1976 and took up the entire month of February; and it has become quite a phenomenon here in the United States since. With that said, some serious questions need to be asked about the state of Black History Month and about how the subject is being taught in our schools and proclaimed in our public libraries and bookstores. Has anyone ever noticed a collage of the many black faces that grace the walls in our libraries and public schools during this time of the month? Has anyone taken a look at the book shelves in the libraries and bookstores and glanced the required reading? What faces do you see? What books are you noticing?
Does anyone see pictures of Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Georg Washington Carver, along with many more such men and women like them? If you do, that is fantastic! Hopefully, faces like them will forever be enshrined into the posters and bookshelves representing Black History Month. However, are there also pictures of Malcolm X? Are there pictures of Spike Lee? God forbid pictures of the heavily racist Louis Farrakhan? Has anyone ever seen pictures of W.E.B Dubois, one of the founders of the NAACP and self-acknowledged Communist and hater of America? If you have seen these faces on Black History posters, as I have on occasion, there is reason to be concerned. Seriously concerned and downright angered. Not a hate-filled anger, but a righteous, indignant anger towards injustice.
Would it be right for an African American to be angered towards a Caucasian pastor, for instance, who happened to have as a guest speaker at his church a guy who’s been known throughout the country to use racial bigotry in his messages? Of course, they should be filled with rage, as I would expect them to. Since we are all created equal, and since equality, justice, and fair treatment was something African Americans of old fought so hard to achieve – which is what Black History month is also about — then what comes with freedom and equality is the freedom and equality to also be wrong and mislead. What comes with equality is the ability to be able to accept equal treatment on being labeled biased and for being accused of being irresponsible. You see, when one notices the faces of the African American men I mentioned above, not of the former but of the latter, plastered on posters in libraries and in schools, there should be a righteous indignation and a “calling out” of what is displayed for our children to see. The Blacks, as well as Whites, Asians, Hispanics, etc, need to be honored in American histories that have enriched our culture. The bigoted ones, on the other hand, need to be called out.
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