John Crawford’s Father Calls For Armed Self-Defense Against Killer Pigs

It was without question the most powerful speech given by a parent whose child was gunned down by police officers. John Crawford Sr. gave a passionate speech that many said was reminiscent of the words, message and spirit of such revolutionaries as Huey P. Newton and Malcolm X. They were much needed words and an important message, that used to be more commonly and freely expressed by the great leaders of an era of resistance and revolution that passed by far too soon.

“We have the power, we outnumber everybody, and that’s including the police!” John Crawford Sr. asserted at his speech in downtown Dayton, last Wednesday.

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The Greatest African American and Afro-American Martial Artists in History

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By Ben Miller

When asked to recall a great martial artist of African descent born in the Americas, the average person is likely to mention a twentieth-century boxer such as Joe Louis, or a more recent exponent of the Asian martial arts, such as Jim Kelly. Or, those of the younger generation might name the modern mixed martial arts competitor Anderson Silva, regarded by some as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time.

What many do not know is that in centuries past, some of the greatest practitioners of European martial arts were of African descent.

Although Africans brought a number of their own indigenous techniques with them to Europe and the Americas (as can be read about here), they also sometimes trained in, adopted, and excelled at European swordsmanship—also known as classical and historical fencing.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was even possible (albeit difficult)…

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Hillary Clinton: Let’s Be Honest, Black Men In Hoodies Are Scary

Hillary Clinton: Let’s Be Honest, Black Men In Hoodies Are Scary

Add this one to the “imagine if she were a Republican” files: old white lady expresses fear of young black men, political funeral details to come.

During a campaign speech on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton touched on race, saying that even “open-minded white people” are sometimes afraid of hoodie-wearing black people:

“I mean if we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear,” Clinton said.

Hillary’s statement raises a number of questions, first of which is: does Hillary Clinton feel a twinge of fear at the sight of a young black man in a hoodie?

Or, if you want to come at the issue from a different angle: Is she “honest?” What about “well-meaning?” Does Hillary Clinton view herself as being “open-minded?” If so, her remarks seem to very clearly suggest that she may in fact feel a twinge of fear at the sight of a young black man in a hoodie.

Then again, given the conditions she listed — honest, well-meaning, and open-minded — perhaps Hillary didn’t have herself in mind at all.

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Jail Sentence Of White Girls Who Hunted Black People In Mississippi

In an unbelievable hate crime case, Sara Adelia Graves, 22, and Shelbie Brooke Richards, 21, were a part of a racist white supremacist Mississippi gang which hunted and terrorized black people around the Jackson, Mississippi area.

A description of the events from a video on YouTube.

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) — On a recent Sunday morning just before dawn, two carloads of white teenagers drove to Jackson, Mississippi, on what the county district attorney says was a mission of hate: to find and hurt a black person.

In a parking lot on the western side of town they found their victim.

James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old auto plant worker, was standing in a parking lot, near his car. The teens allegedly beat Anderson repeatedly, yelled racial epithets, including “White Power!” according to witnesses.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says a group of the teens then climbed into their large Ford F250 green pickup truck, floored the gas, and drove the truck right over Anderson, killing him instantly.

Mississippi officials say it was a racially motivated murder. What the gang of teens did not know was that a surveillance camera was focused on the parking lot that night, and many of the events, including the actual murder of Anderson, were captured live on videotape.

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Six white male gang members were sentenced to jail terms for breaking of criminal law ranging between four and 50 years. John L. Blalack and Robert H. Rice were the last two gang members to plead guilty.

As for Graves and Richards their sentences are a travesty of criminal law and as unbelievable and almost as shocking as the crime. Graves was sentenced to five years and Richards received 8 years for their roles in the murder. Here’s a video from the The Young Turks. Please advised there is footage of the murder and it very disturbing.

Source: Criminal Law Travesty — Jail Sentence Of White Girls Who Hunted Black People In Mississi

Mississippi teen gets two life sentences after pleading guilty to hate crime

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March 21, 2012: Deryl Dedmon, 19, charged with capital murder in the June 2011 death of 47-year-old James Craig Anderson in Jackson, pleads guilty to murder and committing a hate crime in Hinds County Circuit Court. (AP)

A white teenager pleaded guilty to murder and a hate crime Wednesday for running over a black man with his pickup truck in a killing a judge called a stain on Mississippi that will take years to fade.

Deryl Dedmon, 19, apologized to the victim’s family before he received two life sentences for the June 26 death of James Craig Anderson, a 47-year-old car plant worker who loved to sing in his church choir and was remembered for his sense of humor.

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Dylann Roof Wasn’t Charged With Terrorism Because He’s White

WASHINGTON — Federal charges against Dylann Roof, who allegedly massacred nine people at a historically black church in South Carolina, came swiftly. 

Just over a month after Roof committed what is, arguably, the most heinous act of anti-black terrorism since the days of the civil rights movement, a federal grand jury issued a 33-count indictment for federal hate crimes and firearms charges.

“Hate crimes are the original domestic terrorism and we feel that the behavior that is alleged to have occurred here is archetypal behavior that fits the federal hate crimes statutes and vindicates their purpose,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday.

Roof’s intentions were clear. He wanted to murder black people at a black church in order to advance his anti-black agenda as well as to intimidate a civilian population — the latter goal being a key factor that, under U.S. terrorism laws, denotes whether a particular act of violence constitutes terrorism. He also planned the attack several months in advance and chose Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church because of its historical and political significance. So why wasn’t Roof indicted on terrorism charges?

Black churches have long been vulnerable to attacks committed by white terrorists because they have always sat at the crux of the black freedom struggle, which makes them inherently political — a point hit by Slate’s Matthew J. Cressler:

Black churches exist as simultaneously religious and political institutions, and that has made them targets. Sermons unpacking scriptural passages also mobilize resistance to racism; hymns that praise God affirm the value of black life in the same breath. For this reason, institutions like Emanuel AME stand as affronts to white supremacy. To paraphrase Frederick Douglass, black churches have long distinguished the “Christianity of Christ” from slaveholding religion, the “Christianity of this land” that is Christian in name only. Because of this, black churches have served as ever-present threats to white power. 

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Hilary Clinton: “The Sight of a Black Man in a Hoodie is Scary” Even to “Open-Minded Whites

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In a campaign speech on Thursday, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hilary Clinton has let the world know that even “open-minded” white people get scared when they see a black man wearing a hoodie.

In her speech, given at South Carolina’s Brookland Baptist Church, Hilary Clinton made a painfully embarrassing pandering attempt towards the black lives matter movement.

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The Names of 215 Black People Murdered By the Pigs in 2015 (RIP)

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There have been a lot of killings by police over the years and the recent is the killing of Walter Scott, 50 in South Carolina. The killing would have been another statistic if not for the brave eyewitness that recorded the video.
                

But aside from Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and others have been victim of police brutality leading to protests in their various states in the USA. Today, we will display names of other black men that had been killed by police.

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Watch CNN Panelist Get Destroyed After He Blames Sandra Bland’s Arrogance For Her Death (VIDEO)

During a panel segment on CNN Tonight, the panel got into a fierce debate while analyzing the dash cam footage that shows the arrest of Sandra Bland. The video shows the police officer and Bland arguing, with the officer threatening to “light” Bland up with a taser.  This led to panelist and former NYPD detective Harry Houck claiming that is was Bland’s arrogant attitude is what led to her arrest and eventual death.

Houck, who could not even remember important facts about the arrest, serves an excellent reminder of the way that white people and law enforcement officers often hold people of color to a double standard when there is an incident of police violence or harassment.

Houck told CNN’s Don Lemon:

“An officer does have the choice to bring anyone out of the vehicle when he stops them for his own safety. The whole thing here is that she was very arrogant from the beginning, very dismissive of the officer, alright?”

It should be noted that Houck makes his arguments under the false belief that Bland had refused to show the police officer her driver’s license during the arrest. When Houck brings this point up later in the segment, it is quickly debunked. Despite the fact that false interpretation of the evidence is shown to be incorrect, he still holds to his position that the police officer was a victim of Bland’s bad attitude, which implies any aggressive action or comment made during the incident by the police officer is excusable.

CNN political contributor Marc Lamont Hill, defended Bland’s attitude:

“I refused to legitimize police violence against people by telling them that if they behave differently, maybe they won’t die. Harry said maybe you won’t end up on the ground. Yes, there are strategies we can use to survive. But the fact that we live in a world where we have to deploy strategies not to be murdered or killed or assaulted by police unlawfully is absurd.”

Hill continued, saying:

“What Harry is calling arrogance, I’m calling dignity. Black people have a right to assert their dignity in public. And just because it doesn’t cohere with what police want doesn’t mean they are being arrogant or dismissive.”

Houck dismissed the notion that there was any evidence of racial bias during the incident. What Houck and many others seem incapable of understanding, is that race is always an issue when it comes to incidents involving people of color and law enforcement officers. It is true that any person regardless of their race, gender, etc. can be met with the same fate as Bland for standing up for themselves against people who has been granted the authority to dispense violence on behalf of the state. However, a person of color, especially a woman of color, is far more likely to be the victim of a police violence than a white person is.

You can watch the panel discussion below, in full.

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Accused Charleston Church Shooter Indicted on Hate Crime Charges

The man accused of slaying nine black church members in Charleston last month has been indicted on dozens of federal charges, including 12 hate crime counts.

Documents released Wednesday show a federal grand jury indicted 21-year-old Dylann Roof on the charges. The indictments include a dozen allegations of obstructing someone’s religious practice, a charge that can potentially carry the death penalty in the federal system.

Federal charges have been expected since Roof was arrested following the June 17 shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston. Roof, who is white, appeared in photos waving Confederate flags and burning or desecrating U.S. flags, and purportedly wrote of fomenting racial violence.

Prosecutors haven’t said if they’ll seek the death penalty against Roof on state charges including nine counts of murder.

Federal officials have previously said that the shootings generally meet the legal requirements for a hate crime and that federal charges were likely. Roof, who is white, appeared in photos waving Confederate flags, and survivors told police that he hurled racial insults during the attack.

Roof already faces state charges including nine counts of murder. State prosecutors have not said whether they’ll seek the death penalty.

Hate crime cases are often challenging for the government because it must prove that a defendant was primarily motivated by a victim’s race or religion as opposed to other factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.

Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against fellow Amish who were thought to have defied the community leader. The court held that the jury had received incorrect instructions about how to weigh the role of religion in the attacks and that prosecutors should have had to prove that the assaults wouldn’t have happened but for religious motives.

DEA Agent says he was told not to arrest white people for drugs

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Some people think that the extensive rise in the black male incarceration rate is due to black men committing more crimes or by random chance. But the data show that the situation is far more sinister than many of us might imagine. Listen to the story of this DEA Agent and see if you still think all of this is random. Based on what he’s saying, black mass incarceration is a planned event.

His name is Matthew Fogg, and he should be respected for being honest and telling his story.

Here’s How Hillary Clinton Says She Would Have Answered The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did a Facebook Q&A Monday afternoon. WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton attempted on Monday to distinguish her views on racial inequality from those of her Democratic presidential rivals, who drew boos from “Black Lives Matter” activists at a progressive conference over the weekend.

“Racial inequality is not merely a symptom of economic inequality,” Clinton said when asked during a Facebook question-and-answer session how she would have responded to the protesters at Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of progressive activists.
 While Clinton skipped the conference, her two main challengers for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, participated in a candidate forum on Saturday that was interrupted by protesters calling for criminal justice reform.

O’Malley was booed by the crowd when he said, “Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter,” and later apologized for seeming “insensitive” about police brutality toward the black community.

Sanders grew frustrated with the protesters and attempted to stick to his message of fighting economic injustice.

“Black lives of course matter. But I’ve spent 50 years of my life fighting for civil rights. If you don’t want me to be here, that’s okay,” Sanders told the protesters Saturday, who chanted, “I want Bernie Sanders to say my name.”

In Monday’s Q&A, Clinton responded to a question about how she would have handled the protesters. Her response:

Of course, responding in a Facebook chat is much easier than actually facing down protesters in the moment. In 2009, former President Bill Clinton’s appearance at Netroots Nation was also interrupted by a protester, who wanted him to account for his record on gay rights.

In late June, the former secretary of state similarly faced criticism for saying “all lives matter” while speaking at a black church, even though she had said “black lives matter” the previous year.

The phrase “all lives matter” has been interpreted  as pushback against “black lives matter,” which became a rallying cry after the high-profile police killings of black men in places like Ferguson, Missouri.

Speaking about lessons she learned from her mother, Clinton said, “Her own parents abandoned her. By 14 she was out on her own, working as a housemaid. Years later, when I was old enough to understand, I asked her, ‘What kept you going?’ Her answer was very simple: Kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered. All lives matter.”

Around the same time, Sanders also said, “Black lives matter. White lives matter. Hispanic lives matter. But these are also not only police matters. They’re not only gun control matters. They are significantly economic matters.”

“Saying ‘all lives matter’ causes erasure of the differing disparities each group faces,” The Huffington Post’s Julia Craven explained last year, noting that police brutality disproportionately affects the black community. “Saying ‘all lives matter’ is nothing more than you centering and inserting yourself within a very emotional and personal situation without any empathy or respect.”

Clinton didn’t mention either O’Malley or Sanders in her response, although her line about racial inequality going beyond economic inequality seemed to be a dig at Sanders and his reaction to the protesters.