Category Archives: Obama/Politics

Julian Bond: Family, Friends and Colleagues Weigh In on His Passing

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with NAACP chairman Julian Bond (L) during the NAACP 100th Anniversary convention in New York, July 16, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

*The passing of iconic civil rights advocate and former NAACP chairman, Julian Bond, has struck a chord on so many levels, with so many people across the political, humanitarian and civil rights landscape.

The champion of equal rights for all of society’s oppressed died on Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and while condolences have been pouring in, we are now learning even more intimate details surrounding his death. Continue reading

Congressman Cohen Mourns the Loss of Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond

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Congressman Steve Cohen

MEMPHIS, TN – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) issued the following statement paying tribute to former NAACP Chairman and civil rights icon Julian Bond, who passed away this weekend. Continue reading

Rev. Al Sharpton Statement on Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

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Al Sharpton

NEW YORK – Rev. Al Sharpton, president and founder of the National Action Network (NAN), released the following statement on the death of lifelong civil rights leader and former NAACP board chairman Julian Bond. Continue reading

Execution Scheduled for Man in Unintentional Cop Killing, Yet Cops Continue to Intentionally Kill Without Consequence

Daniel Lopez will most likely be executed this evening for striking a cop with his car when he attempted to flee.
Daniel Lopez will most likely be executed this evening for striking a cop with his car when he attempted to flee.

*Talk about a case of lopsided justice. Daniel Lopez is set to be executed at 6 p.m. tonight by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. He was convicted of killing a veteran police officer in 2009.

But before you go judging Lopez you should know this: He didn’t point a gun and shoot this officer. There was no altercation where he got the upper hand. The officer’s death was the result of an automobile chase. Lopez was fleeing police in a high speed chase when he hit Corpus Christi Police Lieutenant Stuart Alexander, 47, who had been placing spikes on the road to flatten tires.

Lopez’s car struck the officer and sent him flying 175  feet (53 meters) in the air, according to court documents.

It is a very unfortunate incident indeed. And certainly one that Lopez should rightfully be held accountable for. But death by execution? Especially when so many cops continue to kill African American suspects...intentionally, and not be held accountable.

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FBI Nabs Young, Pretty, Educated Sista that Attempted to Join ISIS (Update!)

 

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*Whoa. This is not your typical girl next door. And this story will definitely boggle your mind. A young African American woman and her boyfriend (both college educated and living in Mississippi), have been arrested after conversing online with an FBI agent that they thought was an ISIS member who could assist them in the journey to Syria to work for the terrorist organization.

The details on the government’s criminal complaint (access below) show that Jaelyn Delshaun Young  of Vicksburg offered to assist the foreign terrorist organization (ISIL) as a medic to the injured. And says her boyfriend,  Mohammed Dakhlalla of Starkville, who she plans to marry once they arrive in Turkey before crossing into Syria, is skilled in media and computers.

(Note: In one Twitter message Young admitted that Dakhlalla is a “travel brother” that she would have to marry in order to travel “without an escort.” So the assumption may be that the relationship is not a romantic one.)

I’ll give you a sec to try and wrap your brain around this one. And when you do, can you come over and help me do the same?  Continue reading

Secret Service Expert ‘Outs’ Hillary Clinton’s Marriage as ‘Fake’

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*If the first thought that comes to mind after reading the headline is “Say it ain’t so!” you are probably not alone. Yet according to a Secret Service expert, Hillary Clinton’s 40-year marriage to former President Bill Clinton is nothing more than a business arrangement. He claims Bill and Hillary Clinton are faking their relationship and keeping it up for the sake of her presidential campaign.

Author and investigative journalist  Robert Kessler has written 20 books about the Secret Service, the FBI and the CIA. He claims to have behind-the-scenes knowledge about government agencies, including the Secret Service, who have called Hillary Clinton’s marriage fake and strictly a “business relationship.”

“Agents say that it’s a business relationship. It’s not a marriage at all. It’s a total fake, like everything else about Hillary. It’s just a big show and a scam,” he explained, according to the Daily Mail. Continue reading

Jenny Horne, S. C. Republican, Cried a River in Speech to Remove C-Flag (Videos)

S. C. Republican, Jenny Horne, ripped into her colleagues about any hesitation in taking down the confederate flag
S. C. Republican, Jenny Horne, ripped into her colleagues about any hesitation in taking down the confederate flag

*Yes, by now the Confederate Flag has come down. Hooray! But it’s important to reveal that there are some people, Republications of all things, that passionately supported that happening.

One woman in particular stood up on a very emotional level, to solidify why it was important that the Confederate flag be removed from the grounds of South Carolina’s Capitol. And her impassioned speech had everyone in the room tearful. Continue reading

ThisNthat Quickbits: Watch Man Rip Confederate Flag Off Semi in Moving Traffic

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*Some of us will find a bit of pleasure in this video uploaded by Instagram user belladreamhair. It shows a motorist who was apparently sitting in slow moving traffic behind a semi truck with a confederate flag on the back.

Dude got out of his car on the busy freeway and tore that sucker off the truck that was traveling in front of him. To the surprise of probably no one, the video of the man doing this went viral on Tumblr overnight. Continue reading