Police, Officials Resign After Tyrus Byrd Elected Parma’s First Black Mayor

Nearly Entire Police Force Resign After Tyrus Byrd Elected Parma's First Black Mayor

Nearly Entire Police Force Resign After Tyrus Byrd Elected Parma’s First Black Mayor (Photo Credit: KFVS video screengrab)

Tyrus Byrd and Parma MO police drama

Tyrus Byrd, who is black, was elected mayor of Parma, Mo., and five of their six police officers and several other top officials have resigned, out of “fear for their safety.”

The residents of Parma say they have no idea why the mass resignations occurred but we all know why….a black mayor.

Byrd’s election victory was overshadowed by the city attorney,  clerk and water treatment supervisor, as well as the five police officers leaving.

“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance, but I don’t think they hurt the town with quitting because who needs six police for 740 people?” resident Martha Miller told KFVS-TV .

According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, there are 713 people living in Parma, of which 57 percent are white and 41 percent are black.

Report: Tampa Police Officers Targeting Black Cyclists

black cyclists

Report: Tampa Police Officers Targeting Black Cyclists (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Tampa police officers targeting black cyclists

BIKING WHILE BLACK:  A recent study by the Tampa Bay Times has found that Tampa cops are targeting black cyclists more than any other race.

The analysis of more than 10,000 bicycle tickets issued by the Tampa police over the past 12 years found that 79 percent of those ticketed are black. The Times reports blacks make up 25 percent of the city’s population.

Tampa police have written 2,504 bike tickets in the past three years the Tampa Bay Times reports:

Tampa police are targeting poor, black neighborhoods with obscure subsections of a Florida statute that outlaws things most people have tried on a bike, like riding with no light or carrying a friend on the handlebars.

Officers use these minor violations as an excuse to stop, question and search almost anyone on wheels. The department doesn’t just condone these stops, it encourages them, pushing officers who patrol high-crime neighborhoods to do as many as possible.

Tampa Police Chief Jane Cantor issued a statement saying bicycles have “become the most common mode of transportation for criminals.”

Flint High School Students on College Tour Called N*ggers at Florida Econo Lodge Motel

Flint High School Students on College Tour Called N*ggers at Florida Econo Lodge Motel

Flint High School Students on College Tour Called N*ggers at Florida Econo Lodge Motel (Photo Credit: Live Oak Econo Lodge Motel)

Racism at Live Oak FL Econo Lodge motel

A group of students from a Flint, Mich., high school got a rude lesson in racism during a college tour trip.

Brittany Clerkley and a group of about 90 adults and teens were wrapping up a college tour. On their way back to Flint, their bus had mechanical issues. They ended up spending the night at the Econo Lodge in Live Oak, Florida.

Coordinator Blake Odum says right after dinner, is when the trip took a much different and disturbing tone. “It was owned by white people. And they started taking pictures of all the kids as we were walking in and out of the hotel,” said student Melissa Blacque. “I heard one of the ladies, she said, ‘If I see one more of them, I’m calling the law,'” Odum said.

Blacque says the students were peaceful, but felt uncomfortable at the hotel. “They were calling us the N word and called Blake the N word. We were just like ‘whoa,'” Blacque said. Source: ABC12

More on the Flint high school students racist treatment:

Deli Owner Shuts Down After White History Month Sign Sparks Outrage

White History Month Sign Sparks Outrage

Deli Owner Shuts Down After White History Month Sign Sparks Outrage

A white deli owner has closed down after posting a controversial White Heritage month sign in the window of his establishment, only to shut down.

Jim Boggess, who owns Jimbo’s Deli on Main Street in Flemington, NJ, was in for a rude awakening after he posted sign in his shop window in early March, declaring, “Celebrate your white heritage in March. White History Month.”

Boggess eventually took the sign down after he outraged many. He even apologized to Bhakti Curtis, a biracial neighbor who first noticed the sign. Business started falling off, eventually leading to him shuttering Jimbo’s Deli.

Boggess started a GoFundMe campaign as he struggles financially. He claimed the response to his sign was unfair and called it “Jimbo’s white history sign gone bad.” He should have thought the financial fallout that was a real possibility before he decided to stand up for “white power.” Boohooo, he can’t pay his creditors for his business and home.

Boggess writes, “I don’t think I deserve this just because I wanted to be proud of being white and be able to celebrate my heritage like everyone else does. If you read this, please leave a comment and what state you’re from so I can see where my support is from.”

So far, Jim Boggess has raised $215 as of this writing.

H/T: CBS, NJ.com

Fox News Wants a Return to Literacy Tests That Kept Blacks from Voting

Fox News Wants a Return to Literacy Tests That Kept Blacks from Voting

Fox News Wants a Return to Literacy Tests That Kept Blacks from Voting (Photo Credit: Ferris State University)

I try to ignore the right wing bluster, but sometimes I just can’t ignore the load of crap unloaded on Obama-hating Fox News. A suggestion was made to bring back the explicitly racist literacy tests.Um, anything to keep non-white people from voting.

After Fox News reporter Jesse Watters interviewed several New Yorkers who could not identify Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade observed that “studies show that Americans are poorly informed on government and politics.”

“So, is it time to revisit a test for people to be able to vote?” he asked. “Does it bother you that your vote counts as much as somebody who does not know what’s going on?”

“More than I can say,” Coulter agreed. “I just think it should be, well for one thing, a little more difficult to vote. There’s nothing unconstitutional about literacy tests. Instead, we have ballots being given in 124 different languages. And I’m pretty sure Senate debates will not be taking place in Urdu. So, what are they voting on?”

Fox News wants the kind of tests, like poll taxes, that only white people can pass, like back in the days of overt racial discrimination. And while they are at it, they would be happy if women didn’t bother voting either. They would also love it if property ownership was the an automatic qualifier for people to vote. So much for RNC chief Reince Priebus’ minority outreach. That’s all just lip service.

Of course, they will make the argument that it was the Democrats who engaged in “fake literacy tests” used “after the Civil War” to “keep blacks from voting.” Of course, they have taken over from the Democratic Party on that front.

Black Renter Thurmeka Muller Upset Over Racial Slur on Apartment’s Facebook Page

Black Tenant Thurmeka Muller Upset Over Racial Slur on Apartment Complex Facebook Page

Black Tenant Thurmeka Muller Upset Over Racial Slur on Apartment Complex Facebook Page (Photo Credit: WFAA Video Screengrab)


A Dallas apartment apologized to resident Thurmeka Muller who was called “n*gger” by an employee after posting a maintenance complaint on the company’s Facebook page.

Muller, an Iraq War veteran, was upset over the filthy condition of her bathtub when she moved into the Timberlodge Apartments. She said the building’s managers had assured her that the issue would be fixed before she moved in. She said several repairs were needed in addition to the uncleanliness of the bathtub, which she claimed had not been cleaned in “years and years.”

Thurmeka Muller posted her dissatisfaction on the apartment complex’ Facebook page, and found herself in a war of words with a Timberlodge employee, who wrote “N*GGER” in all-caps.

Once Muller’s story went public, the comments left on the apartment complex’s page were negative, prompting the community manager, Franchesca Harris to post an apology to her. Harris wrote:  “We would like to apologize for you having to be a witness for our Facebook account being hacked and one of our employees saying the N-word. Please reconsider rating us a higher star!”

The employee was suspended for three days.

Watch the full report below, courtesy of WFAA-TV:

Brookhaven Official Rosemary Taylor Fired Over Racial Remark About Teen Models

Brookhaven Official Rosemary Taylor Fired Over Racial Remark About Black, Asian Teens

Brookhaven Official Rosemary Taylor Fired Over Racial Remark About Black, Asian Teen Models (Photo Credit: WSB-TV Video Screengrab)

Rosemary Taylor racial comment

Rosemary Taylor, a top official for the city of Brookhaven, GA, was fired over “racial” remark about a black and an Asian teen models in Cherry Blossom Festival photo controversy.

A photographer was hired to take pictures for the festival. He said he was told by Taylor that the two models he brought with him, “are not the type of people the City of Brookhaven want representing them.”

The models have been identified as Dominique Jackson, 18, and Khamlee Vongvone, 19.

Rosemary Taylor, who had recently started working as communications director for Brookhaven, was fired.

The city of Brookhaven issued the following statement:  “Rosemary Taylor was relieved of her duties as the city’s communications director after she exhibited conduct unbecoming of a city employee at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival last month.”

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Right Wingnut Jesse Lee Peterson: “Discrimination Given to Us by God”

Right Wingnut Jesse Lee Peterson: "Discrimination Given to Us by God"

Right Wingnut Jesse Lee Peterson: “Discrimination Given to Us by God” (Photo Credit: YouTube)

Black right wingnut Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson says “discrimination was given to us by God.” Um, there are no words….Read for yourself:

In a column titled “What’s Wrong With Discrimination?,” Peterson claims that “gays never wanted equality,” warning that LGBT people are instead acting “like fascists” and using the schools and the media to “brainwash” children…

LGBT groups have been effective in linking their immoral cause to the noble civil rights movement. In reality, gays never wanted equality. They wanted society to accept their sinful lifestyle, or else. LGBT groups – to be blunt – act like fascists. Just like militant Islam demands Shariah law, homosexual pressure groups demand “sodomy law.”

Discrimination has always been a hallmark of freedom. The ability to discriminate is given to us by God so that we can make right choices. People discriminate all the time. We discriminate when we date, marry, pick our friends and in countless other ways, just like homosexuals do. And LGBT groups and liberals discriminate against people of faith all day long!

Ole Miss Student Graeme Phillip Harris Indicted for Tying Noose on Meredith Statue

Ole Miss Student Graeme Phillip Harris Indicted for Tying Noose on Meredith Statue

Ole Miss Student Graeme Phillip Harris Indicted for Tying Noose on Meredith Statue (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Graeme Philllip Harris, a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, was indicted on civil rights charges for tying a noose around the James Meredith statue on Feb. 16, 2014.

Harris was “indicted by a federal grand jury on one cound of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African American students because of their race or color,” the Justice Department said.

Graeme Phillip Harris is accused of conspiring with others to “use the cover of darkness to hang a rope and an outdated version of the Georgia state flag, which prominently depicts the Confederate battle flag, around the neck of the James Meredith statue.”

Attorney General Eric Holder said, “This shameful and ignorant act is an insult to all Americans and a violation of our most strongly-held values.”

“No one should ever be made to feel threatened or intimidated or intimidated because of what they look like or who they are,” he added.

James Meredith was the first black student admitted to Ole Miss after “its contentious 1962 integration.”

Austin Lawyer Adam Reposa Claims Responsibility for “White People” Stickers

Austin Lawyer Adam Reposa Claims Responsibility for "White People" Stickers

Austin Lawyer Adam Reposa Claims Responsibility for “White People” Stickers (Photo Credit: Video Screengrab)

Adam Reposa

The mystery has been solved. Austin lawyer Adam Reposa said he put up the “exclusively for white people” stickers on several business as a way of protesting the increasing gentrification in the college town:

An attorney in Austin, Texas appears to claim responsibility for targeting local businesses with stickers saying there were “exclusively for white people,” KXAN-TV reported.

“Why I did it is pretty obvious,” a shirtless Adam Reposa says in a video posted online. “Because it would be obvious that even though people know the real problem — and the real problem is that people without money are getting f*cked. They’re getting pushed out, and pretty quick. This area of town is turning into whites only.”
The stickers were first spotted on five businesses on the city’s east side, bearing the message, “Maximum of 5 colored customers, colored [back of house] staff accepted” and a copy of the city’s logo.

They were quickly condemned by both local officials and state Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D), who called the stickers a “tasteless” joke. In the video, Reposa suggests that he intended to provoke this type of response.

“I knew I could just bait all of y’all into being as stupid as you are,” he says. “Just allowing the issue to be framed in the most simple way — ‘Oh, he said an offensive term. Let’s not worry about the actual condition of the way things are, let’s worry about an offensive term.’”

Watch Adam Reposa appear to claim responsiblity for “white people” stickers: