NY Times’ Charles Blow “Fuming” Son Stopped at Gunpoint by Yale Cop

NY Times Columnist Charles Blow Tweets Son Stopped at Gunpoint by Yale Cops

NY Times Columnist Charles Blow Tweets Son Stopped at Gunpoint by Yale Cops (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

New York Times columnist Charles Blow ranted on Twitter about his son, Tahj, allegedly being stopped at gunpoint by a Yale University cop because he “fit the description” of a suspect they were looking for:

A spokesman for Yale University reportedly confirmed that police stopped a student Saturday but did not disclose the name or address allegations that it was at gunpoint.

According to a university spokesperson, Yale police responded to emergency calls Saturday from undergraduates in Trumbull College. “Several students reported that an individual had just entered their rooms under false pretenses, pretending to be looking for someone.”

The spokesperson states in an email that students at the College had been victims of a burglary that week and “a person matching the physical description of the individual, as well as the story of “looking for someone” has been seen several times in the college.”

On Saturday night, students called police and described the suspect as a tall, African-American, college-aged student wearing a black jacket and a red and white hat, the spokesperson states.

“This was the description that Yale police used as they converged on Trumbull and attempted to track down the suspect. During the efforts to locate and detain the suspect, a Yale College student, who closely matched the description of the suspect, was briefly detained and released by Yale police.”

The real suspect was apprehended and was charged with multiple felonies.

Vanderbilt Students Protest Professor Carol Swain’s Anti-Muslim Op-Ed

Vanderbilt Students Protest Professor Carol Swain's Anti-Muslim Op-Ed

Vanderbilt Students Protest Professor Carol Swain’s Anti-Muslim Op-Ed (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain sparked outrage among some students after she published an anti-Muslim op-ed in The Tennessean, entitled, “Charlie Hebdo attacks prove critics were right about Islam.”

Swain wrote, “Islam is not like other religions in the United States, that it poses an absolute danger to us and our children unless it is monitored better than it has been under the Obama administration.”

Civic education and other indicators of assimilation should be a prerequisite for remaining and advancing in this nation. We must be willing to recognize the dangers of the burka (head-to-toe garb worn by women in some Islamic sects), which allows individuals to completely conceal their identities.

If Muslims are to thrive in America, and if we are to be safe, then we must have ground rules that protect the people from those who disdain the freedoms that most of the world covets. Source: The Tennessean

Carol Swain wrote in a Facebook post, “I received worldwide support for my op-ed on Islam, including support from Muslims and individuals who have lived in Muslim lands.”

She also wrote, “someone mailed an obscene gift of a fake body part belonging to a male to my law school office. The gift speaks volumes about the morals and level of intelligence of my critics.”

Oprah Winfrey, Selma Stars to Lead March in Selma for MLK Birthday

Oprah Winfrey, Selma Stars to Lead March in Selma for MLK Birthday

Oprah Winfrey, Selma Stars to Lead March in Selma for MLK Birthday

Oprah Winfrey and “Selma” stars to lead march in Selma to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Director Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo (who played Dr. King in the movie), who were snubbed for an Oscar nomination, take part in the march. Rapper Common, who was nominated for an Oscar for a song in the film, “Glory,” along with John Legend, will also take part in the march.

Mediaite reports the Selma march will be held on Sunday and will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Rep. Terri Sewell. The film will also be screen after the march.

New Yorker Magazine cover pays tribute to MLK, Wenjian Liu, Eric Garner

New Yorker Magazine cover pays tribute to MLK, Wenjian Liu, Eric Garner (Photo credit: New Yorker)

Separately, the New Yorker magazine’s latest cover honors Dr. King and his legacy by showing him marching with Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and slain police officer Wenjian Liu.

 

4-Year-Old Londyn James Gets New Friend After Classmates Shun Her For Being Black

4-Year-Old Londyn James Gets New Friend After Classmates Shun Her For Being Black

4-Year-Old Londyn James Gets New Friend After Classmates Shun Her For Being Black (Photo Credit: Facebook/Tomeka Fisher)

Four-year-old Londyn James cried to her mother, Tomeka Fisher, one day after school because her classmates refused to be her friend because she was black. SMH.

Fisher posted the incident on Facebook, “My 4yr old is crying her heart out and so am I. I don’t know what to do or say. A girl at her school told her this.”

Fisher told People magazine, “She told me that a girl told her she didn’t want to be friends with her because she was black.””I didn’t know who would believe me so I decided to videotape it,” she added.

According to People magazine, the video went viral, racking up nearly 10 million views worldwide. Fisher told the magazine, “It was remarkable.” “I just wanted people to know that no child should be told someone doesn’t want to be their friend because of their race or how they look.”

Well, it turns out, Londyn James got a new friend. Holland Cunningham, whose dad, Jeff Cunningham, is a news anchor for KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau, is now Londyn’s friend. Thanks to her dad for making it happen.

Here’s video of Londyn James crying about being shunned for being black:

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called “Revelers” As Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called "Revelers" As Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called “Revelers” As Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

OHIO STATE RIOTERS:  The double-standard of law-enforcement in its perception of blacks and whites was glaring last night in the aftermath of Ohio State University’s win over Oregon Monday night. The Columbus Dispatch called them “revelers.” The fact is, they were “rioting.” Tear gas was used to disperse the “revelers.” Plus, there was “property damage and fires started” all over Columbus, as FreakOutNation reports.

NBC News reports dozens of small fires were set after thousands of “revelers” streamed into bars celebrating OSU’s victory. More from NBC News:

Three canisters of tear gas were used in front of the Ohio Union at around 1:15 a.m. local time, the Columbus Dispatch reported, emptying the surrounding area of most revelers. It said officers also used pepper spray on many party-goers shortly after midnight, with some leaving the area “with stinging eyes and runny noses.”

A police dispatcher told NBC News officers were called to multiple reports of dumpster and couch fires in the streets around the Ohio State University campus.

Alex-Bouzounis confirmed that a “handful” of arrests were made. “Our officers should be commended for their diligence and professionalism.”

There was also very little media coverage of these riots, quite the opposite of what unfolded in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of Michael Brown and in the aftermath of the grand jury decision to clear Darren Wilson for the teen’s death. Those protesters were called “rioters.”

Hundreds block a Columbus street…..

Double Standard: Rioters After Ohio State National Win, Called "Revelers"

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called “Revelers” as Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds (Photo Credit: Twitter via @Josh_Jarman)

What’s interesting is that some of the “revelers” were probably calling the Ferguson protesters “rioters,” “thugs” and “criminals.” Just pointing out the double standard…..

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to “Challenge Racism”

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to "Challenge Racism"

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to “Challenge Racism” (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay is under fire from his rank-and-file for his call to “challenge racism” in the workplace, Action News 4 reports.  Chief McLay was photographed holding a sign, “I resolve to challenge racism @ work. #EndWhiteSilence.”

Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police president Howard McQuillan begged to differ. He accused Chief McLay of “insinuating that we are now racist, merely by the color of our skin and the nature of our profession.”

Chief McLay sent an email to police department apologizing for the uproar:

In an email to the entire police department, McLay wrote that “[i]t appears my having been photographed with a sign supporting racial justice at work and [opposing] ‘white silence’ has offended some. If any of my PBP [Pittsburgh Bureau of Police] family was offended, I apologize. You are very important to me and I would never hurt you purposefully.”

[…]

“The sign indicated my willingness to challenge racial problems in the workplace. I am so committed. If there are problems in the PBP related to racial injustice, I will take action to fix them. Please beware also, race impacts how we view one another, and unconscious bias applies to how we deal with the public. It can also impact how we judge one another; I intend we will confront both through training.” Source: Raw Story

So, it’s okay for the cops to ignore the issue of race in dealing with the public, but the public cannot speak up to find common ground because that would be accusing all cops of racism. Sounds like Mr. McQuillan is being a bully like those NYPD officers who turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at a second funeral. By the way, the NYPD officers who didn’t heed Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s call for civility are no different from the members of Westboro Baptist Church.

Protesters Blast Oprah Winfrey for Saying their Movement is “Leaderless”

Protesters Blast Oprah Winfrey for Saying their Movement is "Leaderless"

Protesters Blast Oprah Winfrey for Saying their Movement is “Leaderless” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Talk-show diva Oprah Winfrey is being put on blast by protesters over comments she made to People magazine that their movement is “leaderless,” the Washington Post reports.

Oprah made the comments during an interview to promote civil rights movie “Selma.” Winfrey said, “I think it’s wonderful to march and to protest and it’s wonderful to see all across the country, people doing it.””But what I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, “This is what we want. This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we’re willing to do to get it.””

The criticisms came fast and furious. While I am no big fan of Oprah Winfrey for other reasons, I strongly disagree with denigrating because of her wealth.  The reality is that she experienced the scourge of racism that many young protesters have only read about. Oprah Winfrey worked hard to what she has and no-one should belittle or begrudge her for her wealth. It’s a sad commentary that when a black person agrees with another they are called a sell-out and Uncle Tom.

I was appalled to see protesters marching for Antonio Martin, a black male who was fatally shot by a white police officer after he pointed a gun at the officer in the parking lot of a Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Mo. The credibilty of the movement is being eroded when we excuse the bad behavior of some of our own. Eric Garner did not deserve to lose his life over loose cigarettes.

Here are some of the tweets slamming Oprah Winfrey:

“Move N*gger Now” Spray-Painted on Black Ala. Grandmother Terry Turner’s Garage Door

"Move N*gger Now" Spray-Painted on Black Ala. Grandmother Terry Turner's Garage Door

“Move N*gger Now” Spray-Painted on Black Ala. Grandmother Terry Turner’s Garage Door (Photo Credit: WAFF 48 Video Screengrab)

SMH:  Vandals painted “MOVE NIGGER NOW” on the garage of a black grandmother, Terry Turner, in Limestone County, Ala., WHNT.  Wow, is this 2015 or 1915?

Turner told WHNT that she and her granddaughter were in the back bedroom of her house Wednesday evening when she heard a series of crashes coming from the front of the home. She thought she was being robbed and crawled out of a bedroom window with her granddaughter and then called 911.

WHNT reports when officers responded to the home they found a message to spray painted on the garage door saying “MOVE NIGGER NOW.” The vandals also broke her windows with rocks.

Terry Turner says she is not surprised by the vandalism because she has endured people driving by her home and shouting racial slurs at her and her family.

Turner told WAFF, “This is my home. I’m free to live wherever I want to live.”

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Ex-KKK Grand Dragon David Duke Calls Nicki Minaj an “Absolute Degenerate”

Ex-KKK Grand Dragon David Duke Calls Nicki Minaj an "Absolute Degenerate"

Ex-KKK Grand Dragon David Duke Calls Nicki Minaj an “Absolute Degenerate” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Ex-KKK grand dragon David Duke called rapper Nicki Minaj an “absolute degenerate.” Um, there’s so much wrong with that comment. Has he taken a look in the mirror?  We have House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to thank for this POS rearing his ugly head again.

Duke went on an ugly tirade against “Jewish dominated media, producers and award ceremonies” that support the “absolute filth, drugs and violence” of rap music, such as that of Nicki Minaj. He also connected police brutality to the promotion of hip-hop, calling Minaj’s music “disgusting and horrific.”

LISTEN TO DAVID DUKE RANT ABOUT NICKI MINAJ — CLICK HERE

Duke asked, “Why do people blame blacks like Minaj? Because Minaj wouldn’t be a pimple on somebody’s rear end except for the fact that she is promoted by the Jewish record producers and the music, the mass media, the powerful media, that promotes absolute degenerates like her.”

David Duke claimed that “rap music is not something that blacks really are responsible for.” He also blames the music genre for “corrupting” black people.

“One of the Jewish producers who’s boasting about the fact that every one of the top 10 Billboard songs were those he controlled, even rap music is not something that blacks really are responsible for,” Duke said.

“It was the Jewish record producers who promoted this degenerate and sick and horrific music,” he added. Um, that’s opposed to heavy metal music, which is so uplifting and non-violent.

Target Under Fire for Promoting “Annie” Line with White Models, Despite Lead Actress Being Black

Target Under Fire for Promoting "Annie" Line with White Models, Despite Lead Actress Being Black

Target Under Fire for Promoting “Annie” Line with White Models, Despite Lead Actress Being Black

#BlackAnnie:  Target is under fire for using predominantly white models to promote a new clothing line inspired by the remake of “Annie.” One problem, Annie is led by a black actress, Quvenzhané Wallis.

Target’s deliberate diss has sparked outrage from customers and has led to a Change.org petition issued by motivational speaker L’Sean Rinique Shelton, who calls for the retailer to remove the “disrespectful” in-store displays and apologize to Wallis.

Here’s the reaction on Twitter: