Joe Scarborough: Right Wing Talkers on TV, Radio Tell Voters Only Whites Welcome in GOP

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Joe Scarborough: Right Wing Talkers on TV, Radio Tell Voters Only Whites Welcome in GOP

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough tore into the Republican Party saying they are focusing on the wrong issues in their efforts to assemble voters that can win a presidential election. He lambasted the party leadership for pandering to talk radio and cable news that communicate one message to voters — if you’re not white, you’re really not welcome in this party.” Amen.

There’s more.

Scarborough said that Republicans are overly antagonistic to members of the LGBT community who care about gay marriage, or Latinos who care about immigration issues, or African-Americans who care about discrimination issues.

“You take Trayvon Martin, it would have cost republican leaders absolutely nothing,” Scarborough said to Ed Rendell, “absolutely nothing, to just show a little respect.”

“It doesn’t cost you anything to stay off of talk radio or prime time cable news shows where you get in the middle of this divisive debate and send a message to African-Americans and other minorities you don’t care,” he continued.

“These people on talk radio, these people on cable news that are saying these things that are driving off the very swing voters we need to get elected to the White House again,” Scarborough concluded. He advocated for high-profile politicians to publically castigate Republican talkers in cable news and on talk radio to win back minority voters. Source: Mediaite

There you have it in a nutshell, the reason why I won’t ever vote for a Republican presidential candidate. The denigration of the black and LGBT communities are just the tip of the iceberg. What people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and others are saying, we can insult you, but still want you to vote for our guy. Um, like SNL’s George H. W. Bush character (played by Dana Carvey) would say, “not gonna happen.”

I would encourage all my readers, if you haven’t registered to vote, please do so now. Every vote counts. We have to stand up and fight. There is strength in numbers. The Republicans would like nothing better than for us to stay home on election day, so any moron they present as their presidential nominee will win.

Two White Cops Fired for Beating Black Woman Keyarika ‘Shea’ Diggles at Jasper TX Police HQ

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Two White Cops Fired for Beating Black Woman Keyarika ‘Shea’ Diggles at Jasper TX Police HQ

Two white police officers, Ricky Grissom and Ryan Cunningham, have been fired for beating a black woman, Keyarika Diggles, May 5th, after she was arrested for not paying a fine. This all occurred in the town of Jasper, TX, which is no stranger to racial tensions.

The incident in which Keyarika ‘Shea’ Diggles was brutally beaten, occurred at the police headquarters and surveillance footage from the day shows her head rammed into a counter by officers Grissom and Cunningham before she was dragged to a cell handcuffed by her feet.

Diggles was reportedly brought to the jail for an unpaid fine and was on the telephone to her mother to arrange a delivery of $100 when Officer Grissom slammed disconnected the call by slamming his hand on the phone.

Her attorney Cade Bernsen said “She got her hair pulled out, broke a tooth, braces got knocked off … it was brutal,”  Yahoo News reports.

Watch white Jasper officers beat Keyarika ‘Shea’ Diggles:

Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Killed in Tijuana, Mexico

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Malcolm Shabazz, Grandson of Malcolm X, Killed in Tijuana, Mexico (Photo credit” Twitter)

BREAKING NEWS: Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, was reportedly killed in Tijuana, Mexico. The U.S. embassy has confirmed Malcolm Shabazz died early Thursday from injuries sustained after the was thrown off a building or shot as he was being robbed in Tijuana, Terrie Williams tweeted.

Malcolm Shabazz is survived by two daughters and his mother, as well as aunts. Malcolm Shabazz was detained by the FBI in February as he was en route to Iran.

At age 12, Malcolm Shabazz started a fire at the home of his grandmother, Betty Shabazz, causing her death. He was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile facility after pleading guilty to manslaughter and arson. He was paroled in 2006 and became a Muslim activist.

Here’s a tweet from Malcolm Shabazz on May 8th, eerie:

Terrie M. Williams tweet on Malcolm Shabazz death:

Cortlan Wickliff Becomes Youngest Black American to Graduate From Harvard Law School at Age 22

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Cortlan Wickliff Becomes Youngest Black American to Graduate From Harvard Law School at Age 22 (Photo credit: CortlanWickliff.com)

Cortlan Wickliff will make history on May 30, 2013, when he becomes the youngest black American to graduate from Harvard Law School at age 22. Wickliff also made history when he became the youngest black American to receive a BS in Bioengineering from Rice University at age 19.

Cortlan Wickliff is heading to Texas A&M University to complete a PhD in Engineering, while planning to play an integral role in the growth of the new Bio-Technology corridor being created in the College Station area.

On May 30, 2013, Cortlan Wickliff, at 22 years of age, will become the youngest African American to graduate from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.

I especially like a quote I found on his website: “Failure is an elusive success. You can fail 1000 times, but the successful are those who try 1001 times.” I couldn’t have said that any better.

Study: Blacks 10 Times More Likely to be Shot Dead Than Whites

 

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Study: Blacks 10 Times More Likely to be Shot Dead Than Whites. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Democracy Now:  A new study confirms how deeply gun deaths in the United States are shaped by race. The Washington Post reports blacks 10 times more likely to be shot dead as white people. Whites are five times more likely to commit suicide with a gun than to be killed with a gun. But for each African American who uses a gun to commit suicide, five are shot dead by other people. Meanwhile a poll by The Washington Post and ABC News says three-quarters of African Americans support stronger gun control versus half of white people.

 Study: Blacks 10 Times More Likely to be Shot Dead Than Whites

Blacks in North Central Florida Region Have Higher Cancer Mortality Rates Than Rest of State

Blacks in 11 counties making up North Central Florida have higher cancer mortality rates than other blacks throughout the rest of the state, the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative Report found.

“Disparities between the races are well-documented,” said Jeff Feller, CEO of the WellFlorida Council, which produced the report. “We’re woefully worse off in our black population in almost every form of cancer.”

The overall age-adjusted death rate (which removes the confounding influence of age) was 234 per 100,000 people compared with 172 for Florida. The difference was most pronounced for lip, oral cavity and pharynx cancer: African-Americans in this region had a 145 percent higher death rate for these cancers compared with African-Americans in the rest of the state.

“When you look at the number of dentists and access to dentists in this area, it’s very, very low. If you look at the cost of the median household, you know that these areas are very economically depressed,” said Dr. Henrietta Logan, a professor at the UF College of Dentistry and the director of the Southeast Center for Research to Reduce Disparities in Oral Health.

“That tells you that the access to the primary care is just not there.” Source

Black Wedding Gap: 72% of Black Children Raised in Single Parent Households

Black Wedding Gap: The statistics are startling — fewer black men and women are getting married and 72 percent of black children are raised in single parent households. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 55 percent of black women and men have never married. What’s equally startling is that during slavery, black children were more likely to be in a two-parent household than today. We haven’t truly overcome, have we?

Author and journalist Gil Robertson says in his new book, “Where Did Our Love Go?” says the black community is going through a crisis by not getting married. Is it truly a crisis? The problem confronting the black community is multifaceted and involves a lot of issues — education levels, income levels, commitment levels and yes, we have to look at the incarceration rates of black men. It’s great to be married, but what if you are married to the wrong person and in a toxic relationship? That’s certainly not beneficial to the black community or any community for that matter.

Justin Howard, Black Student at Tomball HS, Sent Invitation to Fake KKK Birthday Party

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Justin Howard, Black Student at Tomball HS, Sent Invitation to Fake KKK Birthday Party(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

KKK Birthday Party:  Justin Howard, a seventh grader at Tomball Junior High School in Tomball, TX, received an invitation to a fake KKK birthday party to be held in his honor, his mother told KTRK-TV. Howard, who is black, has been the victim of racial taunts and bullying by white students, his mother, Tahiyyah Howard said.

She said the most “egregious example” of the racial taunting, was the invitation to the fake Ku Klux Klan themed-party, sent by two classmates. She said they put it on his desk. The school said the two students who wrote the note have been disciplined.

“Two Tomball Junior High students left a note for a third student that referenced the Ku Klux Klan,” school district spokeswoman Staci Stanfield said in a statement. “The teacher picked up the note before the intended recipient could see it. The campus administrators were notified and took proactive steps by contacting the parent of the intended recipient to inform the parent of the situation.” Source:  KTRK

There should be zero tolerance for bullying and a one-day suspension isn’t enough of a deterrent to some students. This behavior is unconsionable.

 Justin Howard, Black Student at Tomball HS, Sent Invitation to Fake KKK Birthday Party

NRA Trots Out Colion Noir in New Ad Aimed at Black Community Saying Government Can’t Protect You

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NRA Trots Out Colion Noir in New Ad Aimed at Black Community Saying Government Can’t Protect You (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

COMMENTARY:  The National Rifle Association is trying its hardest to make gun rights the new civil rights issue. How else do you explain them trotting out black gun enthusiast Colion Noir, who has joined NRA News as a contributor, in their latest ad aimed squarely at the black community? Let me add that Colion Noir is a YouTube sensation with over 88,000 subscribers to his page.

Colion Noir, self-described as an “urban gun enthusiast” talked for just under 90 seconds, encouraging Americans to arm themselves for protection, saying, “The only person responsible for your safety is you. Cops can’t always be there. Obama definitely can’t be there.” Yeah, the NRA is missing too.

I respect Colion Noir for what he has done on social media and I have no issue with the NRA using a black person to push their position. Nothing wrong with that, but we all know the NRA has an ulterior motive for this. NRA supporter Ted Nugent compared gun owners to Rosa Parks; former NRA president Marion Hammer likened a proposal banning assault weapons to racial discrimination and now Colion Noir is interjecting civil rights into the mix, slamming the government that “hosed us down with water, attacked us with dogs.” I am pretty sure civil rights leaders like Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, as well as Rep. John Lewis and many others will find this racial undertone offensive.

Conservative ‘pundit’ Ann Coulter deserves a paragraph all to herself.  You see, she tried to paint a picture that the NRA fought the Ku Klux Klan, in a column entitled Negroes with Guns. Coulter stated the NRA has gone to bat for blacks since the end of the Civil War, even taking a stand when civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was denied a gun permit because of his race:

Gun control laws were originally promulgated by Democrats to keep guns out of the hands of blacks. This allowed the Democratic policy of slavery to proceed with fewer bumps and, after the Civil War, allowed the Democratic Ku Klux Klan to menace and murder black Americans with little resistance.

Following the firebombing of his house in 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King, who was, among other things, a Christian minister, applied for a gun permit, but the Alabama authorities found him unsuitable. A decade later, he won a Nobel Peace Prize.

So, Colion Noir fits in nicely with the right wing discourse on gun control. It is disingenuous, disgraceful at best, to watch Colion Noir champion the sale and distribution of guns, when Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in a Chicago park while sheltering from the rain. Or the thousands of faceless victims of the gun violence epidemic that continues to rage across this country in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles and so on. The mass shootings that have occurred — Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Aurora movie theater, even an elected official, Gabby Giffords, getting shot in a supermarket parking lot, former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner’s shooting rampage in California, for example,  haven’t moved the NRA one iota to proposing common-sense solutions to stem the gun violence that has permeated our culture at an alarming rate.

Let’s also be mindful of the blatant hypocrisy of the NRA and its position on gun control. We can’t ignore the “Black Panther” element to this shameful push by the NRA. In May 1967, 20 Black Panther members decided to dramatize their opposition to a gun control proposal in California, by walking into the state capitol in Sacramento carrying rifles. Then-governor Ronald Reagan and the NRA objected vociferously, declaring, “There’s no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.” So, you see, the National Rifle Association is blatantly hypocritical and now they want to start a new love-affair of convenience with the black community. The same community that has been mired by inner city gun violence, using a “black poster child,” Colion Noir, to “hustle their wares.” Of course, this is how it seems through their eyes.

 NRA Trots Out Colion Noir in New Ad Aimed at Black Community Saying Government Cant Protect You

Shreveport Police: Sharmeka Moffitt Lied About Race Attack, Set Herself on Fire and Scrawled ‘KKK’ on Car

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Shreveport Police: Sharmeka Moffitt Lied About Race Attack, Set Herself on Fire and Scrawled ‘KKK’ on Car (Photo credit: Facebook)

SHAMEFUL: It turns out that Sharmeka Moffitt lied when she claimed three men wearing white hooded sweatshirts doused her with lighter fluid and severely burned her, then wrote ‘KKK’ on her car. Shreveport police reveal they found her fingerprints on the can of lighter fluid and her fingerprints on the cigarette lighter used to start the fire. Before people accuse the police department of covering this up, it should be noted that the police chief, Lester Martin, is black. Sharmeka Moffitt should be punished for what she did and made to pay for the costs the city incurred associated with her lies. She clearly has mental issues. Moffitt is currently hospitalized with burns over 60 percent of her body.