Category Archives: Racism

Brooklyn Woman Accepts Meager $10K for Cops’ Harassment Over Dead Husband

Death certificate, widow and son of James Jordan
Widow Karen Fennell and her son, James Jordan, Jr. stand at front door where husband’s Death Certificate is taped

*The Brooklyn widow who finally got so frustrated with NYPD officers forcing their way into her space and ransacking her apartment in an attempt to locate her husband, admits her agreement to the meager $10,000 settlement last week was to get them off her back, according to The Post.

Especially in light of the fact that her husband, James Jordan Sr., the man they continue to look for, passed away in 2006, according to the Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit she filed last year.

Karen Fennell had become so exasperated at her failed attempts to convince the ransacking officers that her husband had died, she taped her husband’s Death Certificate, along with an obituary from his funeral services,  to the front door in an effort to deter them from breaking in…again.

Fennell opted not to go through the grueling effects of a trial; with the city so vigorously fighting her lawsuit. Their defense was the officers didn’t know that Jordan Sr. had died.

SIDE BAR: No, this should probably read more like, “our officers didn’t BELIEVE that Jordan Sr. had died.”

After all, isn’t this why they kept forcing their way in, even as the widow was informing them of this? Continue reading

White Teacher in Florida Alledges She Was Fired for Having Black Boyfriend (Watch)

Audrey Dudek

*A Caucasian woman in Florida is feeling the sting of racism faced by black folk on the regular. She says that ever since the higher ups at her former school learned that her significant other is a black man, she has been “treated differently” and was ultimately fired from her job.

Uh-oh.

Audrey Dudek, a former math teacher at Edgewater High School, is suing the Orange County School District as a result.

“This isn’t about sending a message. This is about getting justice for a teacher that was terminated unlawfully,” said Suzanne Tzuanos, an Orlando attorney.

According to claims in the lawsuit, the school’s principal at the time; along with the assistant principal, allegedly treated Dudek differently “because she closely associated with non-whites.”

The lawsuit also claims that school officials were “shocked and offended” once it was revealed that Stacey, who is now Dudek’s husband, is black and that her classroom was called “Club Audrey” because she played “black music” and associated with non-white faculty members. Continue reading

Our Community Vs. Their Rogue Cops: Ohio Cop Pulls Man Over for ‘Making Direct Eye Contact’ (Watch)

rear view mirror, making eye contact

*Well if this doesn’t beat all, I am at a loss for what will. Police officers generally get suspicious if you avoid eye-contact with them; but according to one man, the excuse a Dayton police officer used for tailing him before he eventually pulled him over, was because he did make direct eye contact with him.

Sheesh, talk about being damned if you do, damned if you don’t!

I’ll give you a minute to shake your head.

John Felton, who previously lived in Ohio, but has since moved to Michigan, was pulled over in front of his mom’s house. Though he was initially told by the officer that he allegedly activated his turn signal less than 100 feet before making a right turn, he suspected there was more to this because it was hard to believe he would be stopped for such a shallow technicality.

Felton probed a bit deeper, asking the officer for the real reason he was followed for several blocks and eventually pulled over. Continue reading

Louisiana Man States, ‘I’ve Never Had a Racist Bone in My Body’…But Don’t Tempt Me! (Watch)

Nola

*The headline quotes a bearded Louisiana white man who is up in arms because a community is attempting to move forward with plans to rename a half-mile stretch of road after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The self-proclaimed ‘not racist’ man says if this plan does manifest, it will force him to reveal his “racist ways.”

Uh-oh.

In a video clip from a St. Bernard Parish council meeting posted by NOLA.com, the man states “I’ve never had a racist bone in my body. I’ve worked for a bunch of ’em, been in their houses, been in a lot of your guys’ houses,” said the bearded white man who was not identified. “But if you keep pushing me I will show you my racist ways.”

Wonder what he means by that.

He also made other disparaging comments. Like  Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, can “go to hell” and “praise the Lord for (Gov.) Bobby Jindal.”

Talking Points Memo reports that someone else said if the street name was changed to reflect that of Dr. King, the road would lead to crime. Continue reading

Atlanta Police Scratching Their Head About Racist Elmer Fudd Graffiti

Elmer Fudd

*Who did this? With all the negative attention going around about police doing unlawful things; now it appears some secret bandit has taken it upon him or herself to leave this documentation.

The Atlanta Police Dept. is searching for the graffiti artist that chose to depict the iconic cartoon character, Elmer Fudd, all dressed up in police attire; holding his famous rifle. But its the sign that Fudd stands alongside that is causing a ruckus.

The sign reads “Negro Season” and it is painted on a building in midtown ATL. A city that was 34 percent black in 2010.

“I don’t think of Atlanta as that type of city,” Sgt. Greg Lyon told 11 Alive News.

Still, not even police disapproval was enough for the immediate removal of the graffiti painting. It remained on the wall all weekend and wasn’t painted over until Monday. Continue reading

Corey P. Smith: Call Him a Godsend…Helped Two Homeless Men Get 700 Credit Score…in 30 Days (Watch)

BOOK, Conspiracy of Credit

*I kid you not with that headline. He also got them permanent housing. And today, one of them has a successful gardening business; and the other is married and working.

Talk about realizing your purpose and moving forward with it.

Corey P. Smith is a proud southern man on a mission. While some folks will do everything they can to keep you away from knowledge that will empower you, Smith does the exact opposite. He wants you to know what he has learned: that bad credit is by design. And if you know about “The Conspiracy of Credit,” which also happens to be the name of his latest book, and follow up by doing the work, you will no longer be a victim of it.

Smith, a husband and father, knew he was on the right track when the FBI showed up at his front door. Continue reading

Seven Amazing Quotes By African Americans (Pictures)

oprah-winfrey“I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge.” – Oprah Winfrey

Racist Flyer of Klansman Pointing Gun at Black Kid Hopes to Get ‘Us’ Really Riled Up

klansman point gun at black boy

*This picture has been around for a good minute, but that’s no reason to dismiss it. After all, some hateful lack of real manhood went through an awful lot of trouble to create it; so my guess is he/they would like a response. Of course they would prefer to get a rise out of black folk. They want to get our blood boiling.

You see, this carefully orchestrated work was done by someone with not a damn thing else to do. Someone with a pitiful, hateful, white-trash kind of ignorance who wants black folk to feel the same self-depreciation that he does. So, in this painting of a cop (somehow the word police officer just sounds too good) seen hiding behind a Klansman’s hood, pointing his gun at a black child who is wearing a hoodie. The child is holding out a bag of skittles, as if offering it to the cop. In the background is a Confederate flag.

OK “artist,” now tell us something we don’t know. You have a disdain for black people. Yeah, we get it.

But here’s the thing: at the end of the day. You are no more of a man. In other words, people are still going to see you as a punk-ass b*tch.

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