Category Archives: Racism

Bobby Seale, Black Panther Professor, Gives History Lesson to D’Angelo (Watch)

Bobby Seale, Then and now.
Bobby Seale, Then and now.

*Former Black Panther, professor Bobby Seale, is riding along the streets of Oakland, California, at the wheel of a green convertible.

His passenger and road dawg for the trip is R&B singer, D’Angelo.

Seale, who co-founded the Panthers along with Huey P. Newton in October of 1966,  is reminiscing about his time with The Black Panthers in Oakland; and starts talking about a speech once given there by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who spoke of boycotting the Wonder Bread company. Continue reading

Walmart Denies Customer Request for Confederate Flag Cake, But OK’s ISIS Cake in Error (Video)

ISIS Cake by Walmart

*Well, it looks like the Confederate flag is about to be removed from the South Carolina state capitol; and companies such as Walmart, Amazon, Etsy and eBay announced that they are no longer selling Confederate flag merchandise in a move motivated by the killing of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, after a racist gunman was seen in photos with the flag.

So why did Chuck Netzhammer from Louisiana still need an explanation as to why Walmart refused his request  for a Confederate flag cake at one of its bakeries?

Maybe its because they turned right around and approved one for a design with the ISIS flag on it. Continue reading

Facebook Employs Only 1% Blacks, None of Whom Are Execs

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*As of March 31, 2015, Facebook had 10,082 people under their employment. These stats come from their own official newsroom webpage. What they didn’t put on there is…

Only 1% of these employees are black. And none are in executive positions.

This info comes via an article on the Financial Juneteenth site, which states that this news was revealed only weeks after Google released demographic data on employment at their company; which showed that only 2 percent of their workforce was black.

Now the Mark Zuckerberg tech mega-monster has come under scrutiny for its own lack of minority hiring. Again.

Word is, these extremely low numbers had always been suspected, but only recently confirmed. Continue reading

Not a Good Look: Two Black Teens Attack White Girl Holding Child (Photos)

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*While I don’t know what happened, if anything, to offset this vicious attack of a girl sitting down on a park bench holding a child, while two black apparently teen girls and a teen boy, taunts her and her companion, I do know this.

It ain’t cute.

It’s ignorant. Dumb. And these young girls need to be caught and held accountable for their actions

We all know things have been real crappy for black folk as of late. You’ve seen the news, there is no need to regurgitate it. But that is no excuse to just walk up on a person and take it out on them.

The last time that happened, nine people lost their lives. Continue reading

Woman Thought She Was Black for 70 Years, But Recently Learned She’s White…For Real

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A young Verda Byrd with her adopted family

*You know, for every living lie, there’s a dead truth.

But Verda Byrd, a woman who has spent all of 70-years on this earth, did so as a white woman. Her parents apparently took the truth of her ancestry to their grave.

Byrd, whose birth name was Jeanette Beagle, was one of 10 children born to Earl and Daisy Beagle in 1942. But she became a ward of the state after her father walked out on her mother; and her mother died after falling from a trolley.

A name change occurred for Byrd after a wealthy black couple from Newton, Kansas adopted her. Now, as an only child named Verda,   she was also led to believe that she was black and not white. Continue reading

Aboriginal Girl, 3, Shamed By Grown Woman for ‘Elsa’ from ‘Frozen’ Costume

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*Think racial hatred against black people is only alive and well in America? Think again.

And ignorance is even more far-reaching. This time we find an incident in Australia, where, according to The Daily Mail a 3-year-old girl was left in tears when she went to a Disney event in Melbourne, Australia dressed as one of her favorite characters from the film, “Frozen.”

Rachel Muir, the little girl’s mother recalls how excited her daughter was as they both stood in line at a shopping center, waiting to participate in the fun event. Samara was dressed up as the Frozen character Elsa, when a heartless woman and her children did the cruelest thing ever.

“The lady in front of us turned around to Samara and said, ‘I don’t know why you’re dressed up for, because Queen Elsa isn’t black,'” said Rachel. Continue reading

‘White Silence=White Consent’ (Behavior of ‘White Kids’ at McKinney Pool Party, Commendable)

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*Let’s give credit where credit is due dammit.

No, in a perfect world, we wouldn’t need to celebrate people behaving in way that would ordinarily be seen as…just being human. But seriously, today, the sound of racism is so loud that those speaking out against it, who are not black, are hardly even heard.

Not everyone white is down with this sh*t!

What happened in McKinney, Texas, at that pool party, where black teens were harassed by police in broad daylight was like a scene out of the early 1900’s; where signs were displayed around hotel swimming pools that stated, “No coloreds allowed.”

But the actions of the white teens at the McKinney pool party; who actually made the behavior of the cops and the woman making racist comments before they arrived, known, should be recognized. Continue reading