Tag Archives: race

California Officer beats woman…how could this be justified?

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Sam Montgomery threatened with taser even though he was compliant

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/01/state-trooper-threatens-to-taser-cooperative-nfl-player-video/

Why did Thad Cochran reach out to the black community?

Thad Cochran was in a tough primary. He feared he would lose so he had to resort to desparate measures. For a Republican those measures included reaching out to the black community, and they reached back. they came out despite their party affliliation and voted against Cochran’s opponent, and Cochran won the GOP nomination. So was this actually outreach? No this was a man at the end of his rope and he used the black community as the knot. They saved him, but what did they get for their efforts?

Lupita Nyongo compares the red carptet to a war zone…really?

lupita on vogue

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/lupita-nyongo-red-carpet-vogue_n_5510786.html

Civil Rights Group Urges President Obama and Congress to Take a Stand Against Discriminatory Profiling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 24, 2014
Contact: Kayla Keller, 281.682.6212, kayla@fitzgibbonmedia.com
ColorofChange.org, Members of Congressional Black Caucus and other civil rights groups Ask President for Federal Law Enforcement Guidance to Curb Racial Profiling
New York, NY – ColorOfChange.org, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization, urges President Obama to take immediate action to close discriminatory profiling loopholes for Federal law enforcement, and urges Congress to pass the Eliminate Racial Profiling Act (ERPA).
“While the President has the authority to reduce profiling abuses by Federal law enforcement, Congress can go many steps further by passing the The Eliminate Racial Profiling Act (S. 1038 / H.R. 2851), said Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. “This legislation provides an opportunity to fix a major broken piece of our criminal justice system and address a law enforcement culture that has forced millions of Black folks to live in fear and cast entire communities as suspect.” Targeted profiling by law enforcement across the country, including by federal law enforcement is part of a deeply racist, brutal culture that is in desperate need of reform. These discriminatory practices cause tremendous harm to Black families and communities and can lead to unlawful arrests, deportations, incarceration and in some cases serious injury or death. Blacks folks are twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with police. “By taking a stand against discriminatory profiling, President Obama and Congress can send a strong message that they intend to protect the civil rights and liberties of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities, help rebuild the trust in law enforcement and go a long way toward ensuring equal treatment under the law for all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity,” said Robinson. Today leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus and Asian Pacific American Caucus joined other members of Congress and civil rights advocates to call on the Obama administration to issue improved profiling guidance for federal law enforcement that closes current loopholes.

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With over 900,000 members, ColorOfChange.org is the nation’s largest online civil rights organization.

This Baby Mama Ad has social media on fire…but is it a true depiction?

baby mama ad

Read the article and share your thoughts.

http://naturallymoi.com/2014/06/uncategorized/company-ad-signals-that-black-women-dont-usually-have-a-man/

Essence excludes white castmates from Think Like a Man too photo…where is Al Sharpton?

essence think like a black man
This cover features the men of Think Like a Man, but two castmates are missing…why? Read the linked article and share your thoughts.

http://madamenoire.com/440938/gary-owen-responds-essence-magazine-snub/

Ruby Dee Dead at 91…RIP

ruby dee rip
Another legend goes from earth to glory.

Spent: Looking for change narrated by Tyler Perry


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The Last Jet-Print Edition Now on Newstands

jet-the last issue

CHICAGO, (June 6, 2014)— JET magazine will release its final print issue, hitting newsstands on June 9. The cover of the last issue salutes JET magazine’s iconic history by featuring images of previous covers throughout the past 63 years. Inside, readers will find a retrospective of the news covered in the magazine dating from 1951 to the present. Coverage includes:
•A letter from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
•A tribute to the late Maya Angelou
•Recognition of some the biggest celebrities on the pages of JET, such as Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Whitney Houston, Spike Lee, Diana Ross, Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Tyler Perry and more
•A montage of the best JET beauties and the best of the “Week’s Best Photo”
•The top music albums from the 1950s to the present
•Fashion and style influences over the years
•Coverage of African-American history, from the civil rights movement to a special investigative report on missing Black children
“This issue serves as the final bow to everything JET has done over the years,” stated Mitzi Miller, the former editor-in-chief of JET magazine, now editor-in-chief of EBONY. “From politics to entertainment, JET magazine has had a tremendous impact on society and shaping conversations within the African-American community,” she added. “I’m very proud of the work I’ve accomplished over the past three years, and excited to see JET now continue this tradition in a digital platform.”
“I am very proud of this last issue of JET magazine,” said Linda Johnson Rice, the chairman of Johnson Publishing Company (JPC). “It epitomizes the historical influence this magazine has made in this country,” she continued. “For those who grew up with the magazine, they will find this issue a collection of treasured memories, and a younger audience will see it as the guide that reveals the cultural influences of today.”
JET is launching a new weekly digital magazine app to address the needs of its readers to get information quickly and easily. The new app, scheduled to launch June 30, will be available on all tablet devices and mobile platforms. The content will feature breaking news and strong entertainment content, along with politics, pop culture and social issues that impact African-Americans, as well as a new EBONY/JET digital store.

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