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Kyle Kashuv, a pro-gun survivor of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, says Harvard College rescinded his admission after racist messages he shared among his high school peers surfaced last month. Kashuv, an 18-year-old high school senior who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School early last year, posted a photo of a purported letter from Harvard withdrawing his admission. “After careful consideration, the [Admissions] Committee voted to rescind your admission to Harvard College,” the letter reads. “We are sorry about the circumstances that have led us to withdraw your admission, and we wish you success in your future academic endeavors and beyond.” The letter follows HuffPost’s report of Kashuv’s text messages, shared in a Google document for a class study guide, in which he made racist remarks. In the document, seen by classmates and obtained by HuffPost, he repeatedly uses a racist slur:
Kashuv, who apologized last month for making the slurs, posted a series of tweets on Monday calling Harvard’s decision “deeply disturbing.” “Throughout its history, Harvard’s faculty has included slave owners, segregationists, bigots and antisemites,” he said. “If Harvard is suggesting that growth isn’t possible and that our past defines our future, then Harvard is an inherently racist institution. But I don’t believe that. I believe that institutions and people can grow.”
7/ Harvard decided to rescind my admission with the following letter.
Asked to confirm the letter’s authenticity, a Harvard spokesperson said the college doesn’t comment on individual cases, but provided a list of reasons the school might rescind admission, including “behavior that brings into question their honesty, maturity or moral character.” Conservative pundits decried Harvard’s decision on Twitter. “Harvard’s auto-da-fe sets up an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet,” wrote commentator Ben Shapiro. NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch tweeted: “NEW RULE: Everyone will be retroactively adjudicated for their past childhood sins and made to pay the price now.” Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito tweeted: “Shameful of Harvard. Kyle Kashuv’s better off not going there and instead of getting a meaningful and quality education elsewhere.”This story first appeared in the Huffingtonpost.com.
Absolutely interesting read from our friends at HuffingtonPost.com. With the struggles of the 60’s and the progress made including the election of An African-American to the presidency of the United States twice, it is easy to lose sight of the real facts. But as Michael Hobbs wrote Sunday, in a 2018 survey, the percentage of younger whites self-reporting that they had interracial friendships was nearly identical to that of older whites. Studies that examine “close” friendships find even greater racial separation: In 2006, researchers reviewed photos from more than a thousand marriage celebrations and found that only 3.7 percent of white couples had a black person in their wedding party. “Quality contact between whites and other races isn’t happening very often,” Enos said. “Whites often withdraw when their neighborhood or school starts to become more diverse. Most of the examples of contact with other races resulting in more progressive attitudes come from situations where people. Read more here; https://www.huffpost.com/entry/turns-out-white-millennials-are-just-as-conservative-as-their-parents_n_5ce856fee4b0512156f16939
Candice Owens, the GOP darling for the moment, has officially resigned as communications director for Turning Point USA, the right-leaning organization aimed at educating college students about “free markets and limited government. By Ny Magee -May 7, 2019
Candace Owens, the GOP darling for the moment, has officially resigned as communications director for Turning Point USA, the right-leaning organization aimed at educating college students about “free markets and limited government,” according to its website. Owens announced her exit plans in a lengthy Instagram post on May 1, and her departure comes amid calls from supporters and members of the organization for her to step down following controversial comments she made in February about Adolf Hitler.
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realcandaceowensI am both excited and sad to announce that I will be officially moving on from my role as Communications Director for Turning Point USA. Charlie and I never could have predicted how big things would get since that day I was sprinting around a conference in Palm Beach trying to get anyone to give me a chance. We couldn’t have predicted the Kanye tweet. We couldn’t have predicted our breakfast with Antifa. And we definitely couldn’t have predicted Ted Lieu. And yet here we are. Turning Point is an amazing organization that is fighting a cultural war on college campuses. Watching the way in which this organization has grown has been one of the greatest honors of my life. We love our freedom-fighting students. We love our campus clashes. I have loved every single minute of traveling the country and learning the real spirit of this amazing nation. But the sad truth is that the majority of black Americans don’t never make it to college. My dream has always been simple— to wake up black America—To turn the lights on within a community that has been used and abused by the Democrat party for decades. No one believed my dream was possible. Charlie always knew it was. Can we move the black vote 20 point by 2020? That is my vision and I want to pour every single minute into making my dream a reality. With the #BLEXIT movement, the Candace Owens podcast, and my upcoming book— I no longer feel I can be a dedicated communications director to an organization that is rightfully growing rapidly. In many ways, today feels like a graduation! I have learned so much and want to thank all of our students, and especially Tyler Bowyer and Charlie Kirk for giving me this amazing platform and opportunity to do what I love most. All that aside— I will of course still be speaking at all Turning Point conferences and will continue to chair the annual Black Leadership Summit in the fall. So sign up people! Fittingly—on this week’s episode of the Candace Owens Show, Charlie and I will take a trip down memory lane. Be sure to tune in! We couldn’t be more excited to share this conversation with the world.
While speaking at a London event to launch a U.K. chapter of TPUSA, she argued that Hitler was an “OK” leader until he tried to take his message of genocide global.“If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK fine,” she saidin response to a question about nationalism. “The problem is he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize … he wanted everyone to be German.”After that comment, several Turning Point campus chapters fired off a letter calling for her to resign, according to The Daily Beast.“Turning Point USA is above this thoughtless and divisive rhetoric, and as Chapters, Presidents, and Leaders of Turning Point USA, we will no longer stand idly by as they continue,” they wrote in a statement. “We don’t believe Candace Owens to be the most effective representation for Turning Point USA, as Communications Director or otherwise. Meanwhile, in her farewell post on Instagram, Owens describes TPUSA as an “amazing” group that’s fighting a so-called “cultural war on college campuses.”She also notes both her excitement and sorrow over “officially moving on from my role as Communications Director for Turning Point USA.” In many ways, today feels like a graduation!” Owens added.
The FOX News contributor said she still plans to appear at future conferences for the conservative nonprofit organization and will continue to chair the annual Black LeadershipSummit. But her focus will now be on pushing her “Blexit” movement, a platform she uses to convince more Black voters to join the Republican party.“My dream has always been simple— to wake up black America—To turn the lights on within a community that has been used and abused by the Democrat party for decades,” she wrote in her Instagram post. https://thegrio.com/2019/05/07/candace-owens-quits-turning-point-usa-after-members-demand-she-resign/
Many people old enough will recall how they felt having heard Evangelist Billy Graham preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. According to Crosswalk.com Billy Graham preached the message of Christ’s freedom and forgiveness around the world, reaching over 200 million people in more than 185 countries. He leads hundreds of thousands of people to pray to receive Jesus Christ into their lives as Lord and Savior. His integrity and wisdom opened doors to offer spiritual support and guidance for United States presidents from Eisenhower to Bush. He was a friend to celebrities, politicians, athletes, and leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Bono, Muhammad Ali, Johnny Cash, Larry King, and WWII hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini. https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/inspiring-quotes/40-courageous-quotes-from-evangelist-billy-graham.html
On the other hand, his son Franklin Graham has been a monumental disaster and surely must cause his now deceased father to turn in his grave. At the risk to his deceased father’s legacy and more importantly the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Frankly Graham has been a mouthpiece for Donald Trump’s Racism, tyranny and hateful behavior including to children. To Graham, it seems that being a mouthpiece to the despicable liar Trump,is far more important than fidelity to the Gospel of Christ.
In an interview on MSNBC, host Craig Melvin pointed out to Graham that The Washington Post counted 8,158 false or misleading claims made by the president during his first two years in office. Franklin Graham: “Well, I don’t know how to reconcile that, because I don’t know,” Graham replied. “You have a fact checker for the president but I don’t know if you have a fact checker for the media at the same time.” Craig Melvin; “Pastor Graham, you and I both know this president has said things over and over that aren’t true.” Franklin Graham; “I don’t think the president is sitting there behind the desk trying to make up lies,I don’t believe that for a second. Has he misspoken on something? Sure, all of us do that, you do it, I do it. “So I think the president is trying to do the best that he can under very difficult circumstances.”
According to the Atlantic: Franklin Graham’s mission field knows no borders, but he’s proposed a total ban on Muslims entering the United States. He claims to hate politics, yet maintains a prolific, politicized Facebook page. And when he looks at Donald Trump, he sees God at work in the White House, not a president who would fire an FBI director while under investigation, brag about groping women, and give away state secrets over small talk. Franklin Graham also told the media Trump is a “changed man” from when he made his notorious lewd comments about women. All of the lies that Graham has told in support of Trump’s lies while ignoring the multitude the pathological Trump has told, makes a mockery of Graham’s supposed mantra of”objective truth”.
But there is way more. Speaking to the Conservative Chronicle and responding to white Evangelical Christians claim that President Barack Obama was the Antichrist, Graham did not mince words. “If Obama is the Antichrist, then Michelle Obama must be the Whore of Babylon.”The Whore of Babylon is a biblical figure associated with apocalyptic myths. Graham went on to say there were similarities between Michelle Obama and the Whore of Babylon.””The bible says the Whore of Babylon sits on a scarlet beast. Michelle Obama rides in a limo called the Beast,” said Graham. “Also, the Whore wears scarlet and purple, colors that Michelle Obama wears.”
According to the New York Times; When Barack Obama was president, Franklin Graham fanned the “birther” conspiracy that claimed the president was not an American citizen. He falsely suggested that Mr. Obama was not a Christian and might secretly be a Muslim. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Franklin Graham held rallies in 50 states to pump up evangelical turnout on what he called a “Decision America Tour.” Once Mr. Trump landed the Republican nomination, Mr. Graham avoided explicit endorsements at those rallies, but left no doubt about his preference. After the election, Mr. Graham said that Mr. Trump’s victory was evidence that “God’s hand was at work.”
In all of this, we haven’t yet begun to scratch the surface of white Evangelical hypocrisy. The blind support of trump by the older white, more xenophobic section of the population of which Graham is a part, has created a split in the so-called Evangelical movement. But there is another wing of the evangelical movement whose members are more moderate politically, many of them black, Latino, Asian, or city dwellers, or young. Some of these evangelicals have grown increasingly discomfited by the close association with the Republican Party, and now, with Mr. Trump. Says the New York Times.
On that note, i is important that we call out the racist, xenophobe, the apostate Franklin Graham who believes he is an authority on God because he feeds some hungry people then disparage them based on their skin color and religious beliefs.
Kevin Sneed of Prince George’s County, Maryland was pulled over for a broken taillight. He ended up with an attempted murder charge. But after a two-year battle, and with help from advocacy groups Life After Release, and Black Lives Matter DC, Mr. Sneed can continue being a free man. Sometimes the justice system gets it right. According to NBC Washington 4 the officer on duty wrote in his report that there was a “robbery in the immediate vicinity the previous night.” The officer claimed Sneed accelerated when the officer tried to pull him over for the broken taillight and feared Sneed might’ve had a gun on him because black man + attempted robbery the night before = this black man must be the robber from last night, armed, and dangerous. Of course, Sneed was simply Driving While Black. While full details haven’t yet been reported, we know that the officer jumped into the driver’s side window immediately after Sneed stopped his car.
After searching the vehicle, no guns or drugs were found in Sneed’s possession. Sneed was left bruised; beaten by the arresting cop. Yet Sneed was charged with attempted murder of an officer. “They told me no bond and they told me what I was actually charged with,” Sneed told NBC. “I said, ‘Just let me go to my cell.’” Understandably, the two-year battle that ensued took an emotional and psychological toll on Sneed, who maintained his innocence throughout the matter. “He felt like he didn’t even want to live,” said his mother, Kema Harris. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy said she inherited the case from the previous state’s attorney. Her office determined the case had merit, and decided to prosecute, but with the reduced charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct rather than attempted murder. Sneed was offered a tempting plea deal: no jail time if he’d admit guilt to these lesser charges. “At the end of the day,” Sneed said, “I would be a fool to take it and then they play with my life.” Sneed knew the history of corrupt justice systems that loom over both the innocent and the guilty. Many times people who can’t afford to mount a proper legal defense end up taking plea deals for crimes they’re innocent of, then face repercussions that follow them for a lifetime. Sneed and his mother eventually got help from the activist group Life After Release, which in turn involved Black Lives Matter DC to assist in retaining a new legal defense team. “We were able to get a Black Lives Matter support fund for Kevin’s defense and get him away from public defenders who didn’t have his best interest,” Black Lives Matter Core Organizer Nee Nee Taylor said to NBC. After a two-day trial, a jury found Sneed not guilty on all charges Wednesday, a victory that Kevin Sneed does not take lightly. “If you did not do anything wrong, fight for your life,” Mr. Sneed declared.
Correction: 5/5/19, 1:37 p.m. ET:
Following initial reports, one of Mr. Sneed’s lawyers, Brandon Burrell, contacted The Root to dispute claims quoted by Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy to NBC Washington 4. Burrell also gave additional information proving the corruption of the case itself, as a gun was planted by police in attempt to further frame Mr. Sneed. Burrell clarifies:
It is inaccurate that the prosecutor “reduced” any of the charges. The grand jury didn’t find probable cause of attempted first-degree murder, so after the indictment, his charges were first-degree assault, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, gun charges, and various traffic citations. The appearance of a gun a week after his arrest, and after he was searched was incredibly suspicious. The gun was also found in the backseat of the cruiser, but Sneed was placed in the front seat of the cruiser. The prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss the charges related to the gun the first day of trial, because of the indicia that it was planted by the police. When the trial began Sneed was then tried on first-degree assault, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. It was clear during the testimony of the initial officer that Sneed was racially profiled. One of the reasons for the stop was because of a robbery the night before in that location, but there was absolutely no correlation to that and Mr. Sneed. The officer wasn’t even involved in the robbery investigation.
Rape is a crime of depravity which not only destroys the victim’s body, it touches the soul. There should be no support for those who knowingly and willfully force themselves sexually on another human being against that person’s will. At the same time, police, prosecutors and the criminal justice system should do the utmost in due diligence, to ensure that those arrested, prosecuted and jailed are indeed guilty of the crimes they are alleged to have committed. It does society no good, if men are sent to prison because of vindictive women who had hurt feelings and cry rape to punish the man
I recently wrote that Legislation will not fix the institutionalized racism in America because those who are enforcing the laws are hell-bent on maintaining the institution of white supremacy and white privilege to benefit themselves. Legislation will not fix how police enforce laws, when the officers have no respect for a certain segment of the society and see them as disposable. Legislation will not fix the problem of Prosecutors who refuse to honor their oaths and prosecute killer cops who viciously exterminate people they hate under the color of law. The laws are As important as it is to have good laws, is if judges disproportionately send Black and Brown people to prison for long stretches then give whites tiny taps of the wrist for the very same offense how can there be respect for the rule of law or the administrators of that system?
Bill Cosby an eighty-something-year-old Black man is in prison for alleged sexual assaults committed years ago, outside the stipulated statute of limitations. R&B singer Robert Kelly (R Kelly), is on a million dollar bond for sexual assault, yet a white Shane Piche, 25, white male, was sentenced to 10 years probation and must register as a sex offender — but escaped time behind bars due to the fact that he had no previous arrests, according to the Watertown Daily Times. Judge James P. McClusky said probation was an appropriate sentence because Piche had no prior arrests and only had one victim. Police said that Piche met the girl while on the job as a bus driver and had sex with her at his apartment in Jefferson County. So according to this retarded Judge rape and its attendant punishment, is premised on the number of victims the rapist destroys, not on the dastardly act itself.
This is in the supposed liberal state of New York though upstate in the sticks of the Watertown region. While these atrocious disparities are happening in enforcement, prosecution, conviction and sentencing, Black people are going to prison for a year for smoking marijuana and or driving under the influence and having their driving privileges yanked. The blatant disregard for any semblance of prosperity as it relates to how the nation’s laws are applied is evidenced in plain sight. The rich and powerful and even those who are not rich and powerful but have white skin, are exempt from the punitive component of the laws and in some case aren’t even prosecuted for their crimes.
Wait just a minute here, Black people continue to be in a stupor even as these blatant disparities in the justice system are happening in front their eyes and they are doing nothing about it. A white cop who murders a Black person cannot get convicted in any court in America. A Hispanic cop who murders a black person in America is very likely to get away with it. A Black cop who murders a Black citizen should expect no protection from those who protect cops, he will face the full force of the system and his conviction will be used to make the argument that cops are not above the laws. But if a Black cop kills a white person even under the best of circumstance he should ensure that he puts his house in order because he is going to prison. They won’t even allow you to go home to get ready for sentencing you will be in custody the very day of the verdict. There is no protection for a black police officer who takes the life of a white American.
A black former Minneapolis police officer who gunned down an unarmed white woman was convicted of third-degree murder Tuesday (April 30), sparking debate over racial injustice involving police shootings. Mohamed Noor became the first police officer in Minnesota to be convicted of an on-duty murder. According to the Associated Press, a diverse jury convicted Noor of third-degree murder and manslaughter, but acquitted him of intentional second-degree murder, for the 2017 fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Damond, a 40-year-old dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia, was shot to death after she called 911 to report a rape in the alley behind her house. Noor, a 33-year-old Muslim immigrant from Somalia, was a two-year veteran of the force at the time of the shooting. He was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department after being charged for killing Damond. Of the night in question, Noor testified that he and his partner, Matthew Harrity, were in their squad car when they heard a loud noise in the alley. Damond later appeared and banged on Harrity’s window. Noor alleged that he heard Harrity yell “Oh Jesus!” as he attempted to pull out his firearm. Noor went on to claim that he shot and killed Damond to “stop the threat and save my partner’s life.” Both officers had their body cameras turned off during the shooting but turned them on after the fact. The jury verdict, handed down after two days of deliberations, raises questions about Philando Castile’s murder during a 2016 traffic stop. Castile, a 32-year-old Minnesota school cafeteria worker, was shot and killed by St. Anthony police officer, Jeronimo Yanez, while reaching for his license and registration as the officer requested. Castile was licensed to carry a weapon and informed the officer that he had a firearm. Yanez then pulled out his gun and began shooting Castile, as his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter sat in the car. Yanez claimed he feared for his life and was acquitted of two counts of second-degree manslaughter. A dozen people were killed by Minnesota cops in 2018, per the Washington Post’snational database. The state has also come under fire for its lack of transparency in police-involved shootings. Noor was taken into custody immediately after the verdict, despite his attorney requesting that he remain free until sentencing on June 7. He could spend up to 16 years in prison for both convictions. After expressing condolences to the victim’s family, the Somali American Police Association released a statement noting that the “aggressive” prosecution proves underlying motives. “The devastating circumstances surrounding this case have made a substantial impact on both Ruszczyk’s and Officer Mohamed Noor’s families,” the statement reads. “Officer Noor is the first police officer in Minnesota’s history to be convicted of murder while in the line of duty. SAPA believes the institutional prejudices against people of color, including officers of color, have heavily influenced the verdict of this case. The aggressive manner in which the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office went after Officer Noor reveals that there were other motives at play other than serving justice.” https://www.vibe.com/2019/04/minnesota-cop-mohamed-noor-convicted-murder
“Jews, will not, replace us, Jews will not replace us“. They chanted as the marched, what seemed like hundreds of them. To many this seemed surreal, where did they come from. They chanted anti-Black invective as well. They came to make a statement because of the removal of Confederate statues which reminded African-Americans and decent people of conscience of a period the nation should soon want to forget. Before it was all over a white supremacist rammed his car into a group of anti-hate demonstrators and Heather Heyer, a young white woman was dead and several others were injured.
Where, you ask, do these hatemongers come from? Their faces seemed fresh but contorted in hatred. They were young, they seemed like the boy next door. They are the boy next door. Most black people are not inner-city dwellers, in fact, the majority of African Americans are living both above the poverty line and outside of the inner cities. So yes, they are the boys next door and they are filled with the hate their parents taught them. According to the Atlantic, Elizabeth Kneebone, a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, looked at numbers from the 2010 to 2014 American Community Survey and found that 39 percent of African Americans live in the suburbs, 36 percent live in cities, 15 percent live in small metropolitan areas.
So for African-Americans, these hateful creatures are not from someplace far away, they live right next door. And so you wonder to yourself “I thought we were past this? The rise of Barack Obama to the presidency created a backlash of epic proportion. We witnessed a dramatic increase in white right-wing militias, and a steady rise in antisemitism. We also witnessed an unprecedented increase in threats made against President Obama, the likes of which had never been seen before for any other president. Police departments have been infiltrated by white supremacists groups as reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and a general across the board sense of hostility coming from the political right. In addition to all of that, there has been a mad rush to purchase weapons in unprecedented amounts. Today there are more guns in the hands of Americans who love them than there are people.
According to CNN, There is no countrywide database where people register whether they own guns (the law doesn’t allow it). High-quality telephone polls from Gallup and the Pew Research Center in 2017 found that 42% of people in the US live in households with guns. According to the General Social Survey, which has a much higher response rate than telephone polls and interviews people in person, a relatively lower 32% of Americans said in 2016 that they lived in a household with guns. The Washington Post said, different national polls tend to show slightly different rates of gun ownership. The latest household gun ownership rate in the General Social Survey, in 2014, was 32 percent. The October 2015 Gallup survey showed a higher rate of 43 percent, including guns kept on property outside the home. What we can extrapolate from the reporting of those two Organizations is that gun ownership seems to be centered between a third to forty-three percent of the population. Which means, there are over (320, 000,000.00 ) guns in the hands of roughly one hundred and seven million people. Those people are generally white, and conservative, make no mistake about it.
With all of the foregone, we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the threat while nationalism poses to Americans of all color. It is important to remember that when they kill those who are opposed to them they do not distinguish between black, brown or white. Heather Heyer was a young white woman. The Jewish people who were attacked in their California place of worship two days ago are white. The Jewish worshipers in Pennsylvania were white. Most schools shooting victims are white, even as the perpetrators are overwhelmingly white and influenced by white nationalism. Americans are not safe even in places of worship, be they Blacks as in Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston South Carolina or Jews In California, the threat cannot be ignored. In recent weeks there Black Churches were burned within quick succession of each other in the state of Louisiana. I wrote at the time, that as authorities quibble over whether the cases were linked, those of us who are paying attention recognized that the reason hardly anyone is ever held accountable for these heinous crimes, is that some law enforcement officers are either responsible, or they know who the culprits are. In the fifties and sixties, the kidnappings and murder of blacks in the south were largely done with the full knowledge and cooperation of cops. Two days later we learned that the son of a local Sheriff was arrested for the crimes.
Authorities apprehended Holden Matthews, 21, in St. Landry Parrish Louisiana, after they identified him as the suspect in allegedly setting the fires over a span of 10 days. Now, in order to deflect from the seriousness of the crimes and the hateful nature of his actions which precipitated the fires, Matthews was quickly charged with simple Arson and they began circulating a narrative that he was associated with Black metal, a distant genre of devil-worshipping death metal music. Black metal has roots in the Norwegian heavy metal scene that reportedly was the inspiration for several church burnings in the country in the early 1990s. A clever though transparent attempt to ensure that this monster is not given the full extent of the law as he should for a hate crime of this nature.
In many cases law enforcement and the criminal arsonists are indistinguishable. None of the foregone begun on Donald Trump’s watch, but it has darn sure thrived and grown under his nurturing, except of course if it is a case in which a Muslim person is a perpetrator of a violent violent act. Then everyone gets to talking about terrorism. Donald Trump’s wrath is reserved solely for those who commit acts of violence against white people, worse if they are immigrants. Otherwise, they are perfectly fine people.
The sleigh of hand which allows the continuation and growth of white supremacy in America are so institutionalized that legislation cannot remove it. That is not to say that legislation and vigilance will not reduce incidences of blatant racism, and increase the consequences of it. There will have to be a complete and total uprooting of the system which feeds this cancerous enigma, which keeps a segment of the population in perpetual stress.
What do I mean? Well, let us take the seat-belt law for example. A good law which saves lives in instances of auto crashes. Or Cell-phone laws which makes it an offense to use a cellphone while operating an automobile. Seems reasonable that those laws would be enforced by police right? If you have a discussion with white people about this they would tell you “Oh, of course, the laws are there for a purpose, people must learn to obey the laws.” Sure we know they are sanctimonious and hypocritical in their self-righteousness, and they can afford to be, white privilege gives them that latitude.
So if you take a closer look at the real aspect of it, which is the enforcement, you will walk away with a knot in your stomach from the anger you develop as a result of their hypocrisy. If enforcement is concentrated in high-density areas in which people of color, largely black people live, who do you think will be impacted by that enforcement? Now, do you understand why white people are so arrogant when it comes to law enforcement? The fact is that by and large, enforcement is done in black neighborhoods by white police, while white men and women drive around without seatbelt on and on their cell phones. They sit at traffic lights texting on their devices causing our time spent at traffic lights to be on the increase. Enforcement of American laws is done around American cities. American cities are heavily populated with Black and brown people. So when they talk about marijuana arrests the faces you see are going to be black faces. When you talk about drunk driving, you will see black faces. Not that blacks consume more alcohol or pot than their white counterparts, in fact, they actually consume less according to research after research. Blacks have simply borne the brunt of enforcement of all kinds in America since Reconstruction. These enforcement strategies are not accidental they are intentional.
Police pull over or even stop a black man in the streets and immediately they go to the go-to question, “Do you have ID on you“? In most cases, they have no authority to demand Identification from the person with whom they are interacting. Some states do have laws which make it mandatory to produce Identification on demand to police. Other states, like New York and some others, make producing Identification to law enforcement mandatory, only if one is operating a motor vehicle. Again, to the white population, this is nothing out of the ordinary, to them, it’s simple, “if you have nothing to hide why not just show ID? Never mind that the request may have come from law enforcement in a state in which they are not entitled to see ID on demand. Or that they would make no such demand of a white male in those states.
In order to understand the perspective of the black experiences in these situations, one has to understand the genesis of policing in America. According to [www.snopes.com] In 1704, the colony of Carolina developed the fledgling United States’ first slave patrol. The patrol consisted of roving bands of armed white citizens who would stop, question, and punish slaves caught without a permit to travel. They were civil organizations, controlled and maintained by county courts. The way the patrols were organized and maintained provided a later framework for preventive (rather than reactive) community policing, particularly in the South: It is in that context that African-Americans continue to see police today. It is in the same context that police continue to operate and treat people of color today as if the slave patrol days are not over. And so, that begs the question, “are the days of the slave patrols over in American law enforcement? If so why have American police continue to violate the rights of black and brown citizens with impunity? If the days of slave patrols are over why do municipalities still continue to pass ordinances which empower police to further violate the rights of black citizens, knowing full well that white citizens are not going to be subject to the same enforcement techniques as blacks are? Nevertheless, it gives white people the ability to pompously posit as if they are law-abiding citizens, when in fact they are largely exempt from many enforcement to which blacks are subjected.
In the New York city in which my business-place is situated, I am smack dab on the border between the town in which I live and the city in which I do business. The city cops are pretty laid back and get along with the citizens who are largely Black and Mexicans despite some complaints here and there. On the other hand, the town cops which are almost 100% white pretty much [uses the main Artery which runs through parts of the town into the heart of the city as birds view a feeding tree].. Black and Brown’s people are targeted and pulled over by town cops as they traverse the little strip of roadway through the town into the city. The Town’s traffic court is a veritable money pit, filled with largely black people, even though the Town is largely white. That kind of disproportionate and targeted enforcement literally holds up and rob black citizens and give the proceeds to white cops in the form of lucrative salaries and benefits. White Americans are silent to these institutionalized travesties because it not only excludes them it empowers and enriches them. They make the laws and even though you may think the laws are there for everyone if you aren’t paying attention, it really isn’t about the laws themselves. It is always about the disproportionate enforcement and over-policing of black citizens than it is about the laws themselves. That has been the way America does business from its inception that is how it does business today.
I had a long moment of reflection at the pervasive hypocrisy entrenched in the American body politic at a report coming from our friends over at the (Huffington post.com) today. In an Article titled [Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Told Ilhan Omar He Won’t Take Down Trump’s Tweet Targeting Her], HuffPost reported that Jack Dorsey the principal owner of Twitter told Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in a telephone conversation that he would not be taking down the tweets Donald Trump made targeting her, resulting in a wave of death threats against her. According to the report, the CEO called the congresswoman to say a Trump tweet mischaracterizing her comments about 9/11 doesn’t break Twitter rules.
Now before we try to process this it is important to remember that of all the social media platforms, Twitter probably has the most stringent rules. A large segment of Twitter users has had their accounts suspended for dubious and questionable reasons. I have had my Twitter suspended twice. I cannot even recall what reason they gave for the first (7) day suspension and the second one was because I referred to an African-American man I was upset with as (Negro). By the time the second suspension came around, I was so turned off from the hypocrisy that I cannot tell you how long it lasted, but it was less than a month. By the time I received a notification (welcome back) I was so turned off that I had already taken the decision to delete my account which I did.
Now, remember that it was only on Tuesday, April 23rd that Donald Trump summoned Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to the White House. According to the Washington Post, Trump summoned Dorsey to complain that social media platforms are working to stifle conservative voices. A charge the companies deny. Trump accused Twitter of playing “political games” and tampering with his nearly 60 million followers. Trump continues to attack the tech industry, threatening to regulate Facebook, Google, and Twitter out of concern that they censor conservatives online — an allegation those companies fiercely deny. In an effort to head off the disquiet of some Twitter employees, the Washinton Post reports Dorsey wrote a memo to them. “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all,” Dorsey said in an e-mail obtained by the Post. “In the end, I believe it’s important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas.” Dorsey never denies that he applies a different set of standards for public officials when challenged with the hypocrisy of Twitter.
Twitter has long maintained that it applies a different standard to prominent public figures, given that their comments — even offensive ones — remain in the public interest the Post reports.
There is no shock in the response of Dorsey to Congresswoman Omar. The mere fact that Dorsey was summoned to a meeting with Trump, must be seen as threatening and intimidating, to say the least. After all the occupant of that house, a deranged creature has the full power of the American Government behind him and countless mindless minions who are willing to do anything, including commit murder. Most importantly though, we now understand that separate but equal is still the law, from the response of Jack Dorsey. His principles apply only to the average people of character, not the powerful deranged criminals in positions of power.
I want to you to imagine that a so-called President of the United States would call in the leader of a tech-company to bitch about the fluctuations in his Twitter following? Just contemplate that for a second and then ask yourselves whether this person is fit for the office he holds? Even as you contemplate that it bears mentioning that the fact that his tweets are endangering the life of a sitting member of the United States Congress and has not been removed says all you need to know about Donald Trump and the wimp Jack Dorsey.
If popular, rich and influential people were exempt from the rule of law, only the poorer people with no connections to justice and power would be subject to the rule of law. I want you to think about that for a moment. Why? Because, to a large extent that is exactly where we are. Donald Trump committed all kinds of crimes against his people who call him president, yet he will suffer no real consequences for his role in soliciting and conspiring with Russian counterintelligence in swinging the elections his way. It is not that Robert Muller the Republican Prosecutor hasn’t found evidence that Trump committed crimes, not just in conspiracy but in obstruction of justice. The fact remains, that counter to the American Constitution, the Justice Department’s Decision that a sitting President cannot be indicted, effectively places Presidents above the law. Donald Trump by virtue of the high office he holds, though ill-gotten, will never face justice.
But this isn’t about the hypocrisy of the American Justice system which targets poor African-American people with draconian enforcement strategies while ignoring the crimes of the powerful, wealthy and well connected. It is about us Jamaicans, regular people, who clamor for and support blindly, convicted drug dealers, murderers, and rapists. Deep in those tendencies, we convinced ourselves that we are justified, because those criminals we love have had their rights abrogated, our elites and our policymakers believe it, and so the impressionable people end up believing it. We have a history of emulating the wrong people, lionizing and canonizing people who are popular and people who have committed serious crimes, (not just someone who was busted with two sticks of weed), but those whose hands are dripping with the innocent blood of their countrymen. I would like to see really clear lines of demarcation in how we view these people. Adijah Palmer is a convicted murderer, [a convicted murderer], let that sink in, yet he is one of the most popular people in the country. What does that say about the people in our country? What does that say about our moral compass? What kind of country are we creating in which murderers are allowed to create music and enjoy the fruits of their labor after taking the life of others? What then do we expect the youth to emulate, our decent hard working public servants or the misguided gangsters who are able to put some murder lyrics together? On today, the day we are told was the day of Christ’s resurrection, the Jamaican people continue to say “give us Barabas”.
Mark Myrie, (Buju Banton) a convicted felon returned to Jamaica to a welcome befitting a national hero. No one bothered to stop for a minute and think that this guy just walked out of Federal prison in the United States for dealing dope. It mattered not that he was busted making the deal. If societies are able to stop crimes before they are committed, ain’t that good for stopping murders rapes, and the addiction of our youth to dangerous drugs? And now, Myrie cries foul that his hotel room was searched by Trinidadian authorities after entering that country to perform, having left an American Prison. This writer cannot and will not condone discrimination or abuses of anyone’s human rights, but I am a firm believer in the rule of law. Being allowed into a country, (not your own) is a privilege, not a right, as some of our misinformed are apt to believe. No, being a CARICOM member state, does not give Jamaicans rights which supersedes the Trinidadian constitution, or any other CARICOM member state for that matter. So when you enter their country, you are subject and differential to their laws, as they are to ours. Mark Myrie can play the victim if he chooses to, and he is, because there are more than enough people willing to sacrifice common sense, decency, and dignity on the idolatrous altar of hero worship. The truth is that he is not the second coming of Jesus Christ, none of his shows are events designed to save humanity. They are events designed to make money for, and promote his brand, nothing more nothing less.
Whether the search of Myrie’s hotel room is legit or not is not the issue. If he believes that his rights were abridged he has remedy in the courts. The fact of the matter is that we continue to delude ourselves into thinking that other people in the Caribbean hate us because we have magnificent track stars, reggae music, and some good Ganja. Me, I am a lot more skeptical, I am old enough to remember when every Caribbean national would tell foreigners they were from Jamaica. They did so because they respected us, they emulated us, they looked up to us. That hyperbolic self-deluding nonsense that we feed ourselves, that they hate us because of our accomplishments only further deepens the pit from which we will need to dig ourselves. The truth is that they stop emulating us when we stopped respecting ourselves. We can continue with the delusional nonsense, or we can ask ourselves why is it that we are three times more likely to kill each other as Jamaicans, than are the people in Latin America and the rest of the Caribbean, the most violent region on planet earth? They stopped wanting to be us when we demonstrated that we no longer valued the lives of our own. They became afraid of us when we demonstrated that we did not care who we slaughtered. Not only have we killed in our country we have exported our degeneracy to their shores. We will never be respected when we openly demonstrate that we do not respect ourselves. This is not just a Jamaican problem it is a black problem which has had devastating consequences for black people also in America and across the globe. When we devalue our own lives, we have no right demanding that others respect or value our lives.
A groundbreaking Netflix Documentary on the United States Federal Government’s war on Drugs, and the consequences this war has had in the destruction of millions of lives. Disproportionately in the black community. Regardless of your feelings about law and order, regardless of what you have been led to believe through the massive indoctrination campaign waged by the American Government, this Documentary is bound to shock you into what’s wrong about what you may have believed. The shocking reality is that tens of thousands of lives have been caught up in this ignoble war, many have been utterly destroyed while countless others (mainly-black) have been robbed of the glorious future they were destined for. Through mass incarceration, mass deportation, and mass denigration the American Government managed to wage war on a race of people under the guise that its war was a war on drugs. In this race war, people were illegally arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, countless people had weed planted on them while police were allowed to fabricate evidence all to beef up the incarceration rates and the deportation of people they did not like. Today not much has changed, police still continue to arrest young black men for merely having the smell of marijuana coming from their cars. Using the most brutal tactics police abuse and humiliate them under the color of law, all for having a marijuana cigar. At the same time, the narrative has shifted, because white men see the potential for wealth in marijuana. And so while police ware locking away young black men young and older white men are making hundreds of millions from the very same weed in the very same country.
If you’re planning to smoke and binge, kick off the holy smokin’ holiday of 4/20with Netflix‘s latest weed documentary, Grass Is Greener. The film is hip-hop pioneer and former MTV VJ Fab 5 Freddy’s homage to Mary Jane. Freddy, better known as Fred Brathwaite, made his directorial debut with the provocative film. In it, he explores the deep ties between the criminalization of reefer and racism in America.
Brathwaite uses his music connections to speak with some of the music industries most outspoken advocates of marijuana including Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, and Damian Marley. A variety of other celebrities and marijuana advocates further unravel the popular drug’s influence on music and pop culture. The film also speaks to the devastating impact that the criminalization of the plant has had on both black and Latino communities. Read More here: https://www.mandatory.com/culture/1507031-grass-is-greener-netflix#1
Donald Trump, the despicable imbecile and the representative of White Supremacy in America knows that only recently a deranged scumbag was arrested for threatening the life of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota yet he tweeted a video linking the Congresswoman to the 9/11 debacle. If any harm comes to Congresswoman Omar Donald Trump is responsible make no mistake about it. The half -baked idiot in the white house is barely literate so no one should expect anything else from him. Nevertheless, the despicable Democrats who have sat on their mouths are justs as retarded by not speaking out against the dimwitted imbecile who is presently parading as a president.
Donald Trump used Twitter to target Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Friday for remarks she made during a speech on Muslim civil rights last month. Trump tweeted an incendiary video that took clips from the speech out of context and interlaced them with news footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The tweet text accompanying the video read, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.” The video came a day after the New York Post published an ethically questionable and widely criticized cover featuring a quote by Omar across an image of the twin towers as they burned.
In the space of ten(10) days, three African-American places of worship were reduced to smoldering ruins in the State of Louisiana, and now we are told that the FBI has gotten involved in the Investigations. Before you break out the champagne, however, ask yourselves how many African-American Churches have been targeted by white domestic terrorists, using arson as a weapon over the years? Then ask yourselves, how many of these cowardly punks have been held accountable by local, state or Federal law-enforcement authorities? Here are a few facts from 2015.
June 26: Glover Grove Baptist Church in Warrenville, South Carolina. The mostly black church burned down on June 26. Investigators don’t know if it was intentional or an accident, but they “observed no element of criminal intent.” The fire has officially been classified as “undetermined” because investigators couldn’t rule out the possibility of an accident.
June 26: Greater Miracle Apostolic Holiness Church in Tallahassee, Florida. The mostly black church was destroyed by a fire on June 26. It was likely set off by an electrical short, so it’s not believed to be arson or a hate crime.
June 24: Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The predominantly black church was burned down on June 24. Investigators are treating the case as arson, but there’s no evidence it was a hate crime.
June 23: God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia. The mostly black church burned down on June 23. The fire is being investigated as an arson, but local and federal law enforcement agents have said there’s no evidence yet of a hate crime.
June 23: Fruitland Presbyterian Church in Gibson County, Tennessee. This is a mostly white church, and it was struck by lightning on June 23. But it’s been widely included in reports of church fires.
June 21: College Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Officials said that someone on June 21 intentionally set fire to a church-owned van and straw near the mostly black church, but the church itself wasn’t burned. Investigators have confirmed that the fire was a case of arson. A spokesman for the Knoxville Police Department toldlocal news station WATE that it was being investigated as an act of vandalism rather than a hate crime, because the suspect didn’t leave any message or indication of the reason for the crime.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (via the Los Angeles Times’s Matt Pearce), firefighters responded to an average of 1,600 fires at churches a year from 2007 to 2011. That comes out to an average of 31 fires a week.
The foregone was in just 2015. according to [Vox.com.]
Let us understand something here, these are acts of terror being carried out by the descendants of ignorant white terrorists who were doing the same thing in the ’50s and ’60s. As for the reason that no one is ever held accountable? In many cases, the ones doing the burning are wearing police uniforms, or they are part of the same white supremacists’ groups that the cops belong to. By the FBI’s own account over a decade ago, law enforcement has been infiltrated by white Supremacists, Skinheads, and Neo-Nazis and have become a problem. In this medium, I have written several Articles on this phenomenon and there have been independent reporting on the subject. Yet in America, the definition of “Terror” has been reduced to acts committed by Muslims. The almost daily acts of “Terror” being committed by white mas-murderers upon American citizens of all colors are reduced to back and forth arguments about gun rights and mental illness.
The narrative coming from Law-enforcement in this latest string of arson church fires, as have the narrative through time, is that they are probing to see if there are any links between the different fires! A link to what? What does it matter whether or not there is a link between perpetrators who set two or all three of the churches ablaze? If there is no nexus does it mean that the churches are any less burned? If there is no established nexus, does it mean that the one or more individuals who burned those churches are not domestic terrorists? And if they acted separately, independently and in no coordination with each other does that mean that the acts are any less terroristic?
The dangerous reality is that there is hardly any attention being paid to the rapid growth of white supremacists, Neo-nazis and skinhead groups which sprung up during Barack Obama’s eight years in office, and are emboldened to act without fetter under Donald Trump. What the FBI is concerned with infiltrating, are innocent Black activists who demonstrate and speak out against White Neo-nazis operating as police officers and killing unarmed Black people. To add insult to injury, according to [Salon.com] (in the face of Rising Extremism, Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security disbanded its Domestic Terror Unit). The unmitigated truth is that Domestic Terrorism has been on the rise in America and now the people in those groups feel empowered to act because Donald Trump referred to them as “fine people.”
The full context and consequences of the rise and spread of white nationalism across America, is yet to be understood, as there is a refusal by authorities to accept that it is even a problem. As more and more information surfaces of police officers being members of neo-nazi groups, municipalities and police departments have hunkered down and refused to see the problem of unwarranted lethal police-civilian encounters for what they truly are. With that mentality, it is impossible to source accurate data on the loss of life, loss of liberty and destruction of property this is causing, particularly in the Black Community. Having the FBI investigate should offer no comfort to the Black community. The FBI is no greater friend to the Black community than the local hicks who double as clans-men and cops. The FBI is interested only in infiltrating and disrupting black protest groups which are simply demanding justice for the atrocities committed by white nationalist cops who murder without accountability.
Blacks have been in America long, long, long before America was a nation. African American scholars like Dr. Ivan van Sertima were laughed at for decades until now. There is now undisputed scientific proof that the first Americans were descended from Africans or Australian aborigines, according to evidence in a new BBC documentary. Dozens of their skulls and cave writings have been found dating back to 50,000 years. The skulls, one named ‘Lucia’ by Scientists, have definite and distinct Negroid facial features like those of Africans, New Guineas or Australian Aborigines. [www.nairaland.com]
Contrary to popular belief, African American history did not start with slavery in the New World. An overwhelming body of new evidence is emerging which proves that Africans had frequently sailed across the Atlantic to the Americas, thousands of years before Columbus and indeed before Christ. The great ancient civilizations of Egypt and West Africa traveled to the Americas, contributing immensely to early American civilization by importing the art of pyramid building, political systems and religious practices as well as mathematics, writing and a sophisticated calendar. The strongest evidence of African presence in America before Columbus comes from the pen of Columbus himself. In 1920, a renowned American historian and linguist, Leo Weiner of Harvard University, in his book, Africa and the discovery of America, explained how Columbus noted in his journal that Native Americans had confirmed that “black skinned people had come from the south-east in boats, trading in gold-tipped spears.”[globalresearch.ca] These important details surreptitiously haven’t made it into( his-story) books[sic]
One of the first documented instances of Africans sailing and settling in the Americas were black Egyptians led by King Ramses III, during the 19th dynasty in 1292 BC. In fact, in 445 BC, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote of the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs’ great seafaring and navigational skills. Further concrete evidence, noted by Dr. Imhotep and largely ignored by Euro-centric archaeologists, includes “Egyptian artifacts found across North America from the Algonquin writings on the East Coast to the artifacts and Egyptian place names in the Grand Canyon.” In 1311 AD, another major wave of African exploration to the New World was led by King Abubakari II, the ruler of the fourteenth century Mali Empire, which was larger than the Holy Roman Empire. The king sent out 200 ships of men, and 200 ships of trade material, crops, animals, cloth and crucially African knowledge of astronomy, religion and the arts.
African explorers crossing the vast Atlantic waters in primitive boats may seem unlikely, or perhaps, far fetched to some. Such incredible nautical achievements are not as daunting as they seem, given that numerous successful modern attempts have illustrated that without an oar, rudder or sail ancient African boats, including the “dug-out,” would certainly have been able to cross the vast ocean in a matter of weeks.History: How African Muslims “Civilized Spain” As time allows us to drift further and further away from the “European age of exploration” and we move beyond an age of racial intellectual prejudice, historians are beginning to recognize that Africans were skilled navigators long before Europeans, contrary to popular belief. Of course, some Western historians continue to refute this fact because, consciously or unconsciously, they are still hanging on to the 19th-century notion that seafaring was a European monopoly.
After all, history will tell you that seafaring is the quintessential European achievement, the single endeavor of which Europeans are awfully proud. Seafaring allowed Europe to conquer the world. The notion that black Africans braved the roaring waters of the Atlantic Ocean and beat Europeans to the New World threatens a historically white sense of ownership over the seas. When most people think about ancient Mexico, the first civilizations that come to mind are the Incas, Aztecs and the Maya. However, during the early 1940’s archeologists uncovered a civilization known as the Olmecs of 1200 BC, which pre-dated any other advanced civilization in the Americas.
The Olmec civilization, which was of African origin and dominated by Africans, was the first significant civilization in Mesoamerica and the Mother Culture of Mexico. Olmecs are perhaps best known for the carved colossal heads found in Central Mexico, that exhibit an unmistakably African Negroid appearance. Ancient African historian Professor Van Sertima has illustrated how Olmecs were the first Mesoamerican civilization to use a written language, sophisticated astronomy, arts and mathematics and they built the first cities in Mexico, all of which greatly influenced the Mayans and subsequent civilizations in the Americas. “There is not the slightest doubt that all later civilizations in [Mexico and Central America], rest ultimately on an Olmec base,” once remarked Michael Coe, a leading historian on Mexico.
Africans clearly played an intricate role in the Olmec Empire’s rise and that African influence peaked during the same period that ancient Black Egyptian culture ascended in Africa. A clear indicator of pre-Columbus African trans-Atlantic travel is the recent archeological findings of narcotics native to America in Ancient Egyptian mummies, which have astounded contemporary historians. German toxicologist, Svetla Balabanova, reported findings of cocaine and nicotine in ancient Egyptian mummies. These substances are known to only be derived from American plants. South American cocaine from Erythroxylon coca and nicotine from Nicotiana tabacum. Such compounds could only have been introduced to Ancient Egyptian culture through trade with Americans.
Similarities across early American and African religions also indicate significant cross-cultural contact. The Mayans, Aztecs and Incas all worshipped black gods and the surviving portraits of the black deities are revealing. For instance, ancient portraits of the Quetzalcoatl, a messiah serpent god, and Ek-ahua, the god of war, are unquestionably Negro with dark skin and wooly hair. Why would native Americans venerate images so unmistakably African if they had never seen them before? Numerous wall paintings in caves in Juxtlahuaca depict the famous ancient Egyptian “opening of the mouth” and cross libation rituals. All these religious similarities are too large and occur far too often to be mere coincidences.
Professor Everett Borders notes another very important indication of African presence, which is the nature of early American pyramids. Pyramid construction is highly specialized. Ancient Egypt progressed from the original stepped pyramid of Djosser, to the more sophisticated finished product at Giza. However, at La Venta in Mexico, the Olmecs made a fully finished pyramid, with no signs of progressive learning. Olmecian and Egyptian pyramids were both placed on the same north-south axis and had strikingly similar construction methods. Tellingly, all of these pyramids also served the same dual purpose, tomb and temple.
Ancient trans-Atlantic similarities in botany, religion and pyramid building constitute but a fraction of the signs of African influence in ancient America. Other indicators include, astronomy, art, writing systems, flora and fauna. Historically, the African people have been exceptional explorers and purveyors of culture across the world. Throughout all of these travels, African explorers have not had a history of starting devastating wars on the people they met. The greatest threat towards Africa having a glorious future is her people’s ignorance of Africa’s glorious past.
Pre-Columbus civilization in the Americas had its foundation built by Africans and developed by the ingenuity of Native Americans. Sadly, America, in post-Columbus times, was founded on the genocide of the indigenous Americans, built on the backs of African slaves and continues to run on the exploitation of workers at home and abroad. Clearly, Africans helped civilize America well before Europeans “discovered” America, and well before Europeans claim to have civilized Africa. The growing body of evidence is now becoming simply too loud to ignore. It’s about time education policy makers reexamine their school curriculums to adjust for America’s long pre-Columbus history.
In fact when Christopher come-rob-us arrived (by accident no less), the Moors from Africa were already living in America, having arrived from around the 11th Century. Blacks have been under white boot-heels since then. The changing face of America is the best thing for all Blacks including people from the Caribbean who live in America. It is the combined numerical strength of a majority-minority Democratic voting block which is, and will continue to put to rest once and for all the vexing issue of toxic racism in America. Those who believe that blacks will get better jobs, better education, better opportunities by fighting against more minorities in America, absolutely needs an education on America’s history to present .[www.globalresearch.ca]
A police officer has been connected to white nationalist group Identity Evropa, joining a growing list of public employees who have been identified in a gargantuan leak of the group’s chat logs. Daniel Morley, 31, a school resource officer at L.C. Bird High School in Virginia, holds a side gig as an organizer for Identity Evropa, a group noted for its part in the organizing of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. The group (also known as the “American Identity Movement”) tasked Morley with helping new recruits through the application process. He was first identified by anti-fascist activists scouring through hundreds of thousands of messages leaked by Unicorn Riot, an independent media organization. Morley been suspended from his job at the high school, and Chesterfield County Police Chief Jeffrey Katz recommended he be fired pending a state-mandated disciplinary process, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“We are concerned and committed to determining if there is any truth to these allegations,” Katz said Monday. “There is absolutely no place for intolerance or prejudicial behavior in public service, and we will not tolerate affiliations which even remotely lend themselves to predispositions of bias.” Morley ― using the moniker “Danimal876” ― had been posting on the white nationalist group’s private chat server since at least 2017, according to The Daily Beast. He used that handle on multiple platforms, including the white supremacist forum Stormfront, to espouse racist views and engage with likeminded bigots as far back as 2009. On Identity Evropa’s server, he actively worked on recruitment. “Good afternoon newcomers to IE! I’m the new pledge coordinator,” he wrote in September, according to the Daily Beast. “My job is to help guide people through the process of applying to IE and becoming full members of this great organization. If you have any questions about what you need to do next, DM me and I’ll get back to you.”
In August of 2018, the Chesterfield County Police Department posted a video of Morley, in which he introduced himself as the high school’s new resource officer.“I want to ensure that the children of this county get to have the same safe childhood that I did growing up,” he says in the short clip.
Unicorn Riot’s leak of more than 700,000 messages has led to numerous groundbreaking reports about white nationalism, particularly as it pertains to public figures and employees in the United States. HuffPost reported exclusively this week that seven members of the U.S. military were working directly with Identity Evropa, helping the group recruit on campuses and in cities across the country. There’s been reporting on the group’s efforts to support prominent white supremacists in office like Iowa Rep. Steve King; legitimize itself and recruit through college groups like Turning Point USA; and even infiltrate the GOP head-on. Since Unicorn Riot’s drop, Identity Evropa attempted to rebrand by renaming itself the “American Identity Movement.”