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She felt “threatened.” It was a “tense” situation. It helped her book sales. Yes, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is quite the little story teller.
It’s basically the same story as told in D.W. Griffith’s classic (and socially execrable) 1915 film, “Birth of a Nation.” It played well with the conservative crowd. The story of the poor little blond white woman being threatened and harassed by the big bad Black man.
And just like “Birth of a Nation,” Jan Brewer’s story was largely fiction, if slightly less racist. Times were different in 1915. Well, except in the Governor’s mansion it would seem.
But man, did it give her book sales a kick in the keester!
http://www.turningovertherocks.com/2012/01/28/lying-your-way-to-big-time-book-sales-the-jan-brewer-way/She felt “threatened.” It was a “tense” situation. It helped... more
An FDNY electrician who filed a race discrimination complaint against the department in December says a noose was left in front of his work locker last week.
Gregory Seabrook, an FDNY communications electrician for nearly 20 years, found the noose Thursday at the FDNY facility at 87 Union St. in Brooklyn, his lawyers said yesterday.
"There's an ominous message behind it," lawyer Stephen Jackson said of the nearly 3-foot-long noose, which he plans to display at a press conference today and then hand over to authorities.
The noose is "elaborately constructed" and tied in a "monkey knot," Seabrook's lawyers say.
"That was a type of weapon used as a flogging knot to beat slaves," Jackson said. "It's very thick and very hard and it's designed to cause injuries."
Seabrook, who is black, and four other minority electricians filed complaints with the New York State Division of Human Rights, charging the Fire Department overlooks minority electricians for overtime opportunities and promotions.
Four electricians filed complaints in October, while Seabrook filed in December, the lawyers say.
An FDNY spokesperson said he had no knowledge of the noose incident or the discrimination complaints, which he said are kept private while under investigation.
Seabrook, answering the door at his Brooklyn home last night, declined to comment.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/02/07/2011-02-07_black_man_suing_fdny_finds_noose_in_his_locker.html#ixzz1DK5VV0j1An FDNY electrician who filed a race discrimination complaint against the department... more
Dr. Laura’s N-Word Rant: Radio Host Apologizes For Offensive Language (AUDIO)
Dr. Laura Schlessinger has apologized after a shocking rant on her radio show this week during which she said the n-word 11 times over the course of five minutes.
In conversation Tuesday with a black female caller who was complaining about her white husband’s racist friends and their use of the word, Schlessinger said:
Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you hear is n****, n*****, n*****. I don’t get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it’s a horrible thing. But when black people say it, it’s affectionate. It’s very confusing.
Dr. Laura’s N-Word Tirade: Say’s Ni**er 11 Times to Black Woman…(FULL AUDIO)...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/08/13/dr-lauras-n-word-rant-radio-host-apologizes-for-offensive-language-audio/Dr. Laura’s N-Word Rant: Radio Host Apologizes For Offensive Language (AUDIO)... more
UFC President Dana White Responds to Roger Huerta Street Fight
Aug 4, 2010
Although UFC president Dana White and Roger Huerta officially parted ways earlier this year, the brash promoter took time out of his busy UFC 117 fight week to address his former employee’s honorable act this past Saturday.
“In no way do I condone street fighting, but when a guy puts his hands on a woman he deserves to be knocked the [expletive] out. Good for Roger,” White told TMZ.com Wednesday afternoon.
Ex-UFC Fighter Roger Roger Huerta’s Street Fight, Knocks Out Woman Beater!!!(VIDEO)...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/ex-ufc-fighter-roger-roger-huertas-street-fight-knocks-out-woman-beatervideo/
Earlier today, the popular celebrity gossip website released exclusive footage of the 155-pounder coming to the aid of a woman that was floored by a sucker-punching MAN (Please click here for a complete recap of the brawl).UFC President Dana White Responds to Roger Huerta Street Fight Tom Ngo Aug 4,... more
“Shots Fired VIDEO” Andrei Mendierej, Who Filmed Polish Plane Crash VIDEO…Has Been Assasinated!!!
by Philippe Öhlund
April 21, 2010
Andrei Mendierej, the amateur filmmaker from Smolensk is dead.
This is the second movie – the first one was deleted and its author Andrei Mendierej, who shot the film, is now dead.
He was stabbed near Kijow, and transported in critical condition to the hospital in Kijow.
There three unidentified individuals unplugged him from life support system and stabbed him three more times.
Watch the...“Shots Fired VIDEO”…Andrei Mendierej, Who Filmed Polish Plane Crash VIDEO…Has Been Assasinated!!!...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/shots-fired-video-andrei-mendierej-who-filmed-polish-plane-crash-video-has-been-assasinated/“Shots Fired VIDEO” Andrei Mendierej, Who Filmed Polish Plane Crash... more
An Oakland college student who shot video of a wild fight on an AC Transit bus said the altercation started because of a remark about shoe shining.
“The white guy was asking the black guy for a shoeshine,” said Iyanna Washington who shot the video with a small camera. “And I guess the black guy took it as a racist comment, like, ‘Why’s a black guy have to spit shine your shoes?’”
For the Full Story and FULL VIDEO of 67yo White man Beats a Black Man On Bus.....Watch the VIDEO here...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/video-67-year-old-white-man-beats-down-a-black-man-on-the-bus/
The fight happened just before 3 p.m. Monday on Oakland’s NL Bus line near the Thomas Berkeley stop. The shoeshine statement started an argument that went back and forth for several minutes.
On the video that Washington recorded, the bearded man eventually walked away up to the front of the bus. But the men continued to trade insults. The younger guy threw the first punch.An Oakland college student who shot video of a wild fight on an AC Transit bus said... more
Movie description>>"Based on true events during the 2000 election, AMERICAN VIOLET tells the astonishing story of Dee Roberts (critically hailed newcomer Nicole Beharie), a 24 year-old African American single mother of four young girls living in a small Texas town who is barely able to make ends meet.
While police drag Dee from work in handcuffs, dumping her in the squalor of the women’s county prison, the powerful local district attorney (Academy Award® nominee Michael O’Keefe) leads an extensive drug bust, sweeping her housing project with military precision. Dee soon discovers she has been charged as a drug dealer.
Even though Dee has no prior drug record and no drugs were found on her in the raid, she is offered a hellish choice: plead guilty and go home as a convicted felon or remain in prison, jeopardizing her custody and risking a long prison sentence.
She chooses to fight the district attorney and the unyielding criminal justice system, risking everything in a battle that forever changes her life and the Texas justice system. AMERICAN VIOLET also stars Academy Award® nominee Alfre Woodard, Emmy Award® winner Charles S. Dutton, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton and Xzibit.
NOTE: American Violet was initially inspired by an NPR story by Wade Goodwyn.
That was six years ago. Much of the film was informed by thousands of pages of information provided on a range of stories by the ACLU among others. A variety of media reports and legal documents, including sworn testimony, depositions and affidavits, all of which can be found on the public record also helped us find authentic patterns and voices for our storytelling. Finally, taped interviews with community members who had experienced circumstances similar to those outlined in our work proved useful.
However, American Violet is not a documentary. It is a narrative feature film that is, as it says, based on true events. Some scenes and characters have been fictionalized for dramatic effect and have no relationship to the historical record. Names have been changed to protect the innocent and also to protect this film."Movie description>>"Based on true events during the 2000 election, AMERICAN... more
HBO: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Robbie Tolan dreamed of following in the footsteps of his father, retired Major League Baseball outfielder Bobby Tolan. But in the early morning of Dec. 31, 2008, those dreams may have ended in a confrontation with police in affluent, predominantly white Bellaire, Tex. Wrongly suspected of stealing his own car, Tolan and his cousin were detained at gunpoint by police on the doorstep of his family's home. A moment later, Robbie Tolan's parents watched as their son was shot in the chest by a police officer. In an extended report, host Bryant Gumbel examines this disturbing case and interviews the Tolan family as they speak out for the first time about race and the night that changed everything.HBO: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Robbie Tolan dreamed of following in the... more
A Ukiah man known for his conspicuous pot-growing operations has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming Mendocino County law enforcement officers ignored his request for an attorney while conducting a search of his home in February.
Amy Goodman on marijuana arrests:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P9BLxo_GKYA Ukiah man known for his conspicuous pot-growing operations has filed a federal civil... more
Is he a Muslim? Is he a radical liberal? A foreign sympathizer? Why aren't voters informed about his biography? Barack Obama must use straightforward descriptions to clarify his identity in the face of an aggressive misinformation campaign. Is he a Muslim? Is he a radical liberal? A foreign sympathizer? Why aren't voters... more
Crazy, Boom Bap, Hip Hop done in 16 locations , around the flat and then some! Here's to the toner pirate and all day-jobbers that hate their jobs and egotistical control freaks. It ain't nothin' but a party, so get it on! Everything was done on a "piece-of-lint" budget. Thank you Sony!Crazy, Boom Bap, Hip Hop done in 16 locations , around the flat and then some!... more
The exertion of excessive force is one question. The officers involved outnumber, are more heavily armed and have the position advantage whereas the suspects are pulled over and surrounded in the car. Was this level of force necessary or an opportunity to open a case of whoop ass on shooting suspects. There are numerous occasions when police have arrested known murderers (Charles Manson, etc.) and treat them as if they are escorting them to a lunch date.
The climate between police and the people is turbulent here in Philly and in every major city. Officers are of no service or protection. Moreover, the police force simply enforce policy, protect business, landowners, make DWB (driving while black) routine traffic stops and respond to calls.
No doubt drugs, guns and violence are crimes and communities need protection and service in dealing with these ills.... How about starting at the government ATF, DEA etc.The exertion of excessive force is one question. The officers involved outnumber, are... more
As a result of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, Congress established different mandatory penalties for cocaine and crack cocaine, with significantly higher punishments for crack cocaine offenses. There is a 5-year minimum prison penalty for a first-time trafficking offense involving 5 grams or more of crack cocaine or 500 grams or more of powder cocaine (see top chart above) and a 10-year mandatory minimum penalty for a first-time trafficking offense involving 50 grams or more of crack cocaine or 5,000 grams or more of powder cocaine.
One gram of pure powder cocaine will convert to approximately 0.89 grams of crack cocaine
Historically, the majority of crack cocaine OFFENDERS are black; powder cocaine OFFENDERS are now predominantly Hispanic. ***In spite of the fact that White and Hispanic Americans make up 66% of the people that USE crack????????*******
If this is not subliminal at it's best!
In 2006, African-Americans accounted for 82 percent of crack cocaine-related arrests, while white and Hispanic offenders accounted for 72 percent of powder cocaine-related arrests
1. Members of Congress might need some remedial math, especially on decimals? If 1 gram of powder cocaine = .89 grams of crack cocaine, why is the amount of crack cocaine for five years of jail time (5 grams) 100X less than for powder cocaine (500 grams)?
2. Nobel economist Milton Friedman once called the minimum wage "the most anti-black law on the books." For once I have to disagree with Milton, I think the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 is now the most anti-black law on the books. By far.As a result of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, Congress established different... more
With Black History month approaching, I felt that this would be a topic to discuss. There is even a black man running for President now....so, how is it that things like the man in the picture (Frank Jude - Milwaukee, WI) are still going on? I also wanted to include in this comment/question a link to a site that address this question in a positive way....
By looking at the history of black folks in America, we understand this system's general attitude/stance towards blacks (especially males...see Black Holocaust Museum http://www.blackholocaustmuseum.org/ for more information). It's high time some true media coverage be given to this subject....racism today...because it DOES exist!
With Black History month approaching, I felt that this would be a topic to discuss.... more
LES R.I.P is a continuation of my interview with Junior where he speaks more on the effects of gentrification of the Lower East Side. Half music video, it?s also a look back at the way the neighborhood used to be.... graffiti, a secret history of Hip-Hop, the homeless situation, the rich political and cultural gumbo that made the LES unique...
www.gforcestudioz.comLES R.I.P is a continuation of my interview with Junior where he speaks more on the... more