February 8, 2023

Police settle Louisiana lawsuit over 2020 beating of Black man

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a Black man who said police officers in a Louisiana city threw him to the ground, slammed his face into the sidewalk and detained him in a mental health unit in retaliation for criticizing the police. Terms of the settlement between Brandon Kennedy and officials […]

OR woman to get $1M in damages after gas station worker tells her ‘I don’t serve Black people’

A jury has awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by a gas station employee who told her, “I don’t serve Black people.” The Multnomah County jury’s award this week to Portland resident Rose Wakefield, 63, included punitive damages of $550,000. Wakefield’s lawyer, Gregory Kafoury, said she stopped […]

Florida Explains Why It Blocked Black History Class—and It’s a Doozy

Florida Explains Why It Blocked Black History Class—and It’s a Doozy The Florida Department of Education was concerned with the class teaching students about activism and reparations without providing a “critical perspective or balancing opinion.”Updated Jan. 20, 2023 8:26PM ET / Published Jan. 20, 2023 8:23PM ET Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesThe Florida Department of Education says it banned AP African

New Orleans’ Democrat Mayor Claims Economy Flights Not Safe for Black Women

The Democrat mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, said this week economy flights are not safe for black women. In addition, LaToya Cantrell has said she would not repay money spent on a first-class trip from Washington Dulles Airport to Switzerland over the summer, Meaww reported Sunday. “My travel accommodations are a matter of safety, not

Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s Campaign Removes Black Lives Matter Paragraph from Website

The U.S. Senate campaign for Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman has removed a Black Lives Matter reference from its website’s “Issues” page. A version of the webpage that was archived on July 15 touted Fetterman’s support for Black Lives Matter under a sub-heading entitled “What John believes.” “Black Lives Matter. John served as mayor of a city

Inflation Surges Higher in Importance for Black and Hispanic Americans

Inflation is increasingly important to a broadening super-majority of Americans even as the Federal Reserve’s efforts to slow down price hikes have driven up interest rates at the fastest pace in decades. Seventy-four percent of American adults rate the inflation issue as “very important,” according to a recent poll from the Economist and YouGov. The poll

Elie Mystal: Herschel Walker Is ‘Minstrel’ Playing Black Tommy Tuberville

The Nation’s Elie Mystal Friday MSNBC’s “All In” that Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker was a “minstrel” playing a black version of Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL). While discussing a report Walker allegedly paid for a woman’s abortion, which Walker denied, Mystal said, “The interrogation, really, isn’t about Walker, who is a minstrel who has been sent…

John Fetterman in 2013: ‘I Did the Right Thing’ Pulling Gun on Unarmed Black Jogger

Pennsylvania Democrat senate candidate John Fetterman said he “did the right thing” pulling a gun on an innocent unarmed black jogger in 2013. On Wednesday, a video of a 2013 local report went viral on social media that featured Fetterman defending his misdeed on camera. At the time, Fetterman had been serving as mayor for…

Vanessa Williams to Sing ‘Black National Anthem’ for PBS’ Capitol Fourth Celebration

NEW YORK (AP) — When Vanessa Williams hosts this year’s televised Capitol Fourth celebration, she will not only honor the nation’s traditional independence day, but also the country’s newly designated holiday — Juneteenth. Williams, who was the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America, will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which has served…

Daytime Emmy Awards Mix Up 2 Black Actresses During ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute

The 48th Daytime Emmy Awards experienced a major embarrassment Friday when the broadcast confused two black actresses during the In Memoriam tribute, prompting a public apology from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Friday’s awards telecast misidentified the late The Young and the Restless star Marguerite Ray, who died last year at 89, during…

Federal Judge: Joe Biden’s Loan Forgiveness for Black Farmers Discriminates Based on Race

Federal Judge Marcia Morales Howard in Florida issued a preliminary injunction against President Joe Biden’s plan to offer loan forgiveness to black and other minority farmers but not to indebted white farmers, and said it is an attempt to address discrimination while practicing discrimination. Howard, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, wrote…

CNN’s Cuomo: ‘The Party of Trump’ Would Have Gone Crazy if a Black Guy Behaved Like Capitol Rioters

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Wednesday on his show “Cuomo Prime Time” that Republicans, which he referred to as “the party of Trump,” would be going crazy if a black guy treated the police the way White guys did at the Capitol on January 6. Cuomo said, “I have more evidence that the party of Trump…

Report: Congressional Black Caucus Blocking Black Republican Byron Donalds from Joining

Freshman Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) has been blocked from joining the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), according to a report. The caucus has been blocking the black Republican from membership, according to a source familiar with the CBC’s plan who told BuzzFeed News. BuzzFeed noted that it had been nearly six months since the new freshman class…

‘The Bigotry Of Low Expectations’: Horace Cooper Dismisses Biden’s Claim That Black People Can’t Hire Lawyers, Accountants

Project 21 Chairman Horace Cooper said Saturday that President Joe Biden is guilty of “the bigotry of low expectations” by claiming black people can’t hire lawyers or accountants and be successful entrepreneurs. Biden made the remarks Tuesday during a speech to mark the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. WATCH: “I’m black. I’m a…

NYT: Black Lives Matter Support Has Dropped Back to 2019 Levels

Adrian Kraus / Associated Press Support for Black Lives Matter (BLM), the movement that alleges “systemic racism” in policing in the United States (and in general), soared after the death of George Floyd but has fallen back to levels last seen in 2019, the New York Times reports. According to an essay by academics Jennifer Chudy and…

Rep. Donalds Rips Journalist Calling Him ‘The Other Black Republican’

Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds snapped back at Salon journalist Sophia Tesfaye for calling him “the other black republican” on Friday. Donalds slammed Tesfaye’s comments about Republican Utah Rep. Burgess Owens, who had written a letter to the Department of Education about critical race theory and how it might violate the 1964 Civil Rights Act.…

‘She Speaks For White Liberals’: Black Leaders, Entrepreneurs Slam Stacey Abrams Over Georgia Boycott

A coalition of black community leaders and business owners called out former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams during a press conference Tuesday for promoting misinformation about Georgia’s election law that led to boycotts of the state. The press conference, hosted by the Black Americans for a Better Future Education Fund and the Georgia Black Republican…

Oregon Black Parent Union Offers ‘Black Student Graduation Ceremony’

The Beaverton Black Parent Union (BBPU) in Beaverton, Oregon, in conjunction with the Black Student Union, is offering a “Black Student Graduation Ceremony” at the end of June, separate from the school district’s high school graduation. According to an email sent to parents of the district and obtained by the Daily Wire, BBPU said the…

Michelle Obama: I ‘Fear’ My Daughters Will Be Treated Differently Because They’re Black

During an interview that aired Monday on CBS’s “This Morning,” former first lady Michelle Obama voiced her concern for her daughters as they grow up and enter the world. Host Gayle King noted that Malia Obama, 22, is graduating college. Obama said she is “excited” to see Malia enter the next chapter of life, but…

Pelosi Tweets Wrong Photo Of Black Baseball Player In Failed Attempt To Wish Willie Mays Happy Birthday

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweeted a happy birthday message to Hall of Fame baseball player Willie Mays for his 90th birthday on Thursday. “Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays. A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national…

Cori Bush: Black Lives Matter Protests Occur Because America Is ‘Racist AF’

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) said Sunday that America is “racist AF” which is why “a national movement” was kickstarted “to save Black lives.” “Our communities wouldn’t have needed to spark a national movement to save Black lives if America weren’t racist AF,” Bush wrote online, just two days after she praised a “historic” vote to…

Los Angeles County Supervisor: U.S. Should ‘Make Amends,’ Return Land to Black Families

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said Friday that it is time for the U.S. to “make amends” with black families in America by returning land their ancestors owned which was taken from them. Hahn, who recently announced this month that she would give back land black owners lost through eminent domain to their descendants,…

Protests, Looting Break Out in Minneapolis After Police Shoot Fleeing Black Man

Violence and looting broke out once again in Minneapolis following the shooting of a black man fleeing police. Local reports indicate widespread unrest as protesters destroyed several stores. Looters in Minneapolis targeted a Walmart and surrounding businesses as protesters took to the streets following the shooting death of 20-year-old Duante Wright on Sunday, the Minneapolis…

Report: Marxist Black Lives Matter Co-founder Bought Four Homes since 2016

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement and a “trained Marxist,” is reported to have bought four homes over the past several years, as her activist profile grew and protests raged around the country. Last week, real estate website Dirt.com reported that the “37-year-old social justice visionary” Khan-Cullors had bought…

Kemp: MLB Moving All-Star Game from 51% Black Atlanta to Much Whiter Denver

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said that Major League Baseball is moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta, which has a population that is 51% black, to Denver, where it’s much lower. Kemp said, “[T]his action is screwing the little guy. The people that would have profited…

Maia Chaka Becomes NFL’s First Black Female Official

The National Football League (NFL) has announced the hire of the league’s first black female official. Maia Chaka, who has a background officiating in the PAC-12, XFL, and the NFL’s preseason officials development program, has now become the second female and first black female official in league history. “I’ve just been grinding for so long at this,…

Evanston, Illinois, Approves Nation’s First ‘Reparations’ for Black Residents

Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP / Getty The liberal Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, officially approved the first spending for “reparations” for black residents on Monday evening. It is the nation’s first reparations program, following an 8-1 vote by local aldermen in November 2019. As Breitbart News noted at the time, the City of Evanston planned…

Sheila Jackson Lee: Republicans Engaged in ‘War on Black People’ Voting

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said Tuesday on CNN’s “Tonight” that the Republican Party was engaged in “a war on black people as it relates to voting.” Anchor Don Lemon said, “The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today that could weaken voting rights in Arizona. Major push nationwide to make it harder for people to…

Gillibrand: White Capitol Rioters Exposed ‘Institutional Racism’ in Policing, Black Protesters ‘Would Have Been Shot’

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that the way white rioters that breached the U.S. Capitol were treated by law enforcement on Wednesday exposed “institutional racism” in law enforcement. Gillibrand said, “One of my other concerns, Neil, is that we did not prepare for this riot in…

Black Lives Matter Movement Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Black Lives Matter movement, which fueled several violent protests across America last year, has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel peace prize. The nomination was made by Petter Eide, a member of Norway’s parliament who considered the effort to be “a very important worldwide movement to fight racial injustice,” and brushed off questions regarding violent protests…

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