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'Reparations Happy Hour' invites white people to pay for drinks

'Reparations Happy Hour' invites white people to pay for drinks


In Portland, Oregon, organizers of the “Reparations Happy Hour” invited black, brown and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived, a small but symbolic gift mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend. Brown Hope, a local activist organization, wanted the event, which was held Monday, to be a space for people of color in a mostly white city to meet one another, discuss policy issues and plan potential action. While it was far from the full-scale reparations sought by some as penance for the horrors of slavery and continuing racial injustice, Cameron Whitten, the 27-year-old activist who organized the event, said there was one similarity: It made attendees feel as if their pain were valued and understood.

Cop Sentenced to 150 Days in Jail for Repeatedly Raping his Friends' Child

Cop Sentenced to 150 Days in Jail for Repeatedly Raping his Friends' Child
An Oregon judge sentenced a cop for sexually abusing a girl under the age of 16. Woodburn cop Daniel Kerbs, 29, was sentenced to 150 days in jail and five years of probation by Washington County Judge Charles Bailey. Two months before, Kerbs admitted to sexually abusing a girl under the age of 16 and soliciting sex online from the daughter of a family friend.

NFL's new anthem policy won't impact Dak Prescott and always-standing Cowboys

NFL's new anthem policy won't impact Dak Prescott and always-standing Cowboys

FRISCO The Dallas Cowboys have always stood and respected the national anthem, as mandated by owner Jerry Jones. And that won't change in 2018, despite a new anthem policy adopted by the NFL Wednesday that gives players the option to stay in the locker room but be subject to a fine if they sit or kneel. The new policy is a compromise among the owners to the dozens of players who sat, kneeled or raised a fist during the national anthem the past two years to protest racism and police brutality. Teams are subject to a fine if a player or any other team personnel does not show respect for the anthem by sitting or kneeling.

Will Dallas Cowboys stand for the flag??

Body camera footage shows police fatally shoot naked man

Body camera footage shows police fatally shoot naked man


Police tased and then fatally shot a naked man after a confrontation on a Virginia highway earlier this month. Richmond police released the body camera footage of the May 14 incident today.
The footage shows police approaching a car that had been driven off a highway, with an officer ordering the driver to stay in the car. The officer is heard telling someone on a radio that the person "seems to be mentally unstable." Moments later, the naked driver, later identified as Marcus-David Peters, runs out of the car towards the highway. He was struck by a car and begins rolling around the highway.

Trump has just begun forcing detained immigrants to wear yellow insignias

Trump has just begun forcing detained immigrants to wear yellow insignias

President Donald Trump’s most monstrous policy is finally becoming a reality. The Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies have begun separating migrant children from their parents and placing them in military warehouses while their parents are locked away in ICE’s concentration camps. But there is another, somehow even darker, detail to the story that the administration failed to announce.

Officer involved in 'vegetation' traffic stop no longer with Winfield Police Department

Officer involved in 'vegetation' traffic stop no longer with Winfield Police Department

The officer at the center of the "vegetation" traffic stop in Winfield is no longer with the department, Winfield Police Chief Brett Stone confirmed on Friday. Officer Sean Skov left the department Thursday. Stone couldn't say if it was because of the traffic stop. He also declined to say if Skov left on his own volition or if he was let go. When a black man was pulled over by police in Winfield on May 13, his car was searched after Skov said he found "vegetation" in the window, video shows. Rudy Samuel went live on Facebook at 5:40 p.m. that day and said in the video that police told him he had been pulled over for allegedly failing to signal a turn within 100 feet.

DONALD TRUMP SAYS ‘OUR ANCESTORS TAMED A CONTINENT' AND ‘WE ARE NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR AMERICA’

DONALD TRUMP SAYS ‘OUR ANCESTORS TAMED A CONTINENT' AND ‘WE ARE NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR AMERICA’

President Donald Trump said at a Naval Academy commencement address Friday that “our ancestors tamed a continent,” adding that “we are not going to apologize for America.” "Together there is nothing Americans can't do, absolutely nothing," Trump told 2018 graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. “In recent years, and even decades, too many people have forgotten that truth. They've forgotten that our ancestors trounced an empire, tamed a continent, and triumphed over the worst evils in history."

Minnesota Student Beats Black Teacher But Walks Free

Minnesota Student Beats Black Teacher But Walks Free

AMinnesota student who viciously beat a Black teacher was released without bail Thursday after a court hearing. Corey David Burfield, 18, of St. Paul, was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault in the violent beating of school aide Mohammed Dukuly on Tuesday (May 22) at Harrison Education Center, an alternative high school in Minneapolis. District Judge William Koch determined that Burfield, who is white, was not a flight risk during the student’s appearance in Hennepin County District Court. Burfield was allowed to walk, only having to submit to electronic home monitoring and keeping away from Dukuly. The student also is required to meet with a mental health professional, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Border Patrol slightly changes account of undocumented woman's fatal shooting

Border Patrol slightly changes account of undocumented woman's fatal shooting

The Webb County medical examiner has identified the 20-year-old victim from the CBP shooting as Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzalez. Her family released this photo.
United States Customs and Border Protection on Friday released a slightly different account of a border agent's fatal shooting of an undocumented migrant near Nuevo Laredo, Texas, raising new questions about what actually happened. After initially reporting the agent was attacked by migrants armed with "blunt objects," the federal agency on Friday said only that the group "rushed" the officer after ignoring orders to get on the ground. But its latest version of events makes no mention of blunt objects described in an agency statement issued after Wednesday's shooting in the border town of Rio Bravo.

Why we're not hearing much from Colin Kaepernick on the NFL anthem decision

Why we're not hearing much from Colin Kaepernick on the NFL anthem decision

This week the NFL announced a controversial new policy that will require players on the field to "stand and show respect for the flag and for the Anthem." Players who do not wish to do so must stay in the locker room. If players violate the policy, the team will be fined.
So far, Kaepernick has not commented on the new policy, and a lot of NFL fans aren't holding their breath. There are a few reasons for this.

No jail or sex offender registry for California man accused of raping 5-year-old girl

No jail or sex offender registry for California man accused of raping 5-year-old girl

A California businessman accused of raping a 5-year-old girl doesn't have to spend a day behind bars — or register as a sex offender. Lyle Burgess, a 79-year-old from Stockton, pleaded no contest Wednesday to felony statutory rape of the young child as a part of a negotiated plea deal, according to The Stockton Record. He now faces 90 days of house arrest or an alternative-work program and informal probation for five years. Ken Meleyco, the attorney for the girl's family, told Fox40 that "future victims are not protected" after the punishment was handed down to Burgess, who founded an automotive parts manufacturer called Rare Parts Inc. in 1981.

Gun control: Mass shootings

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN WHITE MEN, AGGRIEVEMENT, AND MASS SHOOTINGS

The thread that connects these two stories is aggrievement, and it offers a unique insight into the cause of mass shootings—at least 57 percent of which are committed by white men, according to data fromMother Jones. The perpetuation of these crimes is deeply entangled with both the actual and perceived downward mobility of white men, as well as their mistaken attribution of that decline to African Americans, feminists, immigrants, and other "boogeymen" of social justice movements. Michael Kimmel, a professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, examined "aggrieved entitlement" in his 2013 book Angry White Men. He defines aggrieved entitlement as a deal between white men and the nation, which they feel the nation has reneged on. "These white men made a bargain with American society, which is, if I do all of these things that you've asked me to do—be solid, responsible, …

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Police Killed At Least 378 Black Americans From The Moment Colin Kaepernick Protested

Police Killed At Least 378 Black Americans From The Moment Colin Kaepernick Protested

quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in August 2016, it was in protest of unjust police killings of black Americans. For his courage, Kaepernick lost his job, the NFL lost its mind by forbidding the peaceful action― and meanwhile, at least 378 black Americans have lost their lives in police killings. That most recent estimate of black police violence victims comes from data compiled by The Washington Post and analyzed by HuffPost.

Rachel Dolezal Faces Felony Theft Charges For Elaborate Welfare Fraud Scheme

Rachel Dolezal Faces Felony Theft Charges For Elaborate Welfare Fraud Scheme
The former NAACP chapter leader, who resigned after her parents revealed she’s not black, is facing felony theft charges for falsifying docs to obtain $9,000 in welfare assistance. Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) investigated Rachel Dolezal’s finances in March 2017 after the publication of her autobiography on her life as a black woman in a white world — Dolezal is a white woman. Dolezal told the department her only source of income was a $300 stipend from family and friends, according to DSHS investigator Kyle Bunge. But she deposited nearly $84,000 in her bank account between August 2015 and September 2017, the department found. She never reported the income, according to court documents. The money came from sales of Dolezal’s autobiography, as well as other ventures the former NAACP founder engaged in since leaving her role in the organization. Dolezal illegally received …

NAN and other groups Call on NFL to Terminate National Anthem Policy

NAN and other groups Call on NFL to Terminate National Anthem Policy
NAN and other groups Call on NFL to Terminate National Anthem Policy
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Email AT NFL HQ, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK (NAN) TO BE JOINED BY CLERGY, NAACP, WOMEN’S MARCH, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO PROTEST OWNERS’ DECISION REQUIRING PLAYERS TO STAND DURING NATIONAL ANTHEMNAN will advocate for players’ right to kneel and call on NFL owners to reverse dangerous decision violating players’ first amendment rights by imposing fines for not standing during the National Anthem WHAT: Rally and press conference standing up for NFL players’ right to kneel WHEN: Friday, May 25, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. WHO: Minister Kirsten John Foy, Northeast Regional Director, NAN Rev. Kevin McCall, Crisis Director, NAN Dominique Sharpton, Director of Membership, NAN Ashley Sharpton, President, NAN Youth Huddle Rev. Phil Craig, Queens Chapter of NAN, Rev. Steffie Bartley, New Jersey State Director, NAN Phil Gates, NAN Bronx Chapter

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New York Daily News Rips NFL Over Anthem Kneeling Ban

New York Daily News Rips NFL Over Anthem Kneeling Ban

The New York Daily News poured scorn on the National Football League with its Thursday cover. A silhouetted person kneels before an American flag that contains the names of victims of police brutality:
The New York Daily News poured scorn on the National Football League with its Thursday cover. A silhouetted person kneels before an American flag that contains the names of victims of police brutality:

NFL used polling firm to get public opinion on Colin Kaepernick

NFL used polling firm to get public opinion on Colin Kaepernick

Four months into quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s 2017 free agency and heading into intensified criticism from President Donald Trump over player protests, the NFL used a Washington consulting firm to ask Americans whether Kaepernick should have been signed by a team, according to sources familiar with the league’s research. The poll was conducted by The Glover Park Group, a consulting firm that was co-founded by then-NFL communications chief Joe Lockhart, sources told Yahoo Sports. The data sought by the NFL included fan attitudes about a few high-profile league concerns, including domestic violence, gambling, player protests and player safety. Sources noted that Kaepernick was the only player singled out in the research for specific opinions, which were then compiled and sent to various league officials, including commissioner Roger Goodell and several other high-ranking executives.

Freed slaves started first Memorial Day in the U.S.

Freed slaves started first Memorial Day in the U.S.
Memorial day is a day that is set aside to honor those who fought in for the United States Military. As many headed out to the beach or maybe a family barbeque enjoying the weather many might not be aware of the several different theories of how memorial day began. On May 1 , 1865 , freed slaves came together in Charleston , S.C to pay tribute to the Union soldiers that had been deceased and put into a common burial after the war. There were 257 deceased Union soldiers , according to the American Oracle : The Civil War In the Civil Rights Era, a book written by David Blight a Yale University professor . This event held over of 10,000 people in the " slaveholders race course." , according to the American Oracle by Blight. Black Charlestonians along with white missionaries and educators stood in honor of the Union soldiers .

Former NFL player lays waste to the league’s hypocrisy on the American flag with one perfect photo

Former NFL player lays waste to the league’s hypocrisy on the American flag with one perfect photo

Former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels on Wednesday laid waste to the league’s new policy mandating that players either stand for the national anthem before games or wait inside their locker rooms until the anthem is finished. Writing on Twitter, the former player attacked the new NFL initiative by saying that “forced patriotism is the opposite of freedom.” He also said that, while he had the utmost respect for the men and women in America’s military, “peaceful protests are extremely important for us to remain a free country.” Rosenfels then dropped the hammer on the NFL itself by quoting the official U.S. flag code that was established in the 1940s. “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery,” the code reads in part. “The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any way whatsoever.”

SC candidate never thought blackface photo would have 'negative connotation'

SC candidate never thought blackface photo would have 'negative connotation'

A candidate for Kershaw County Council is battling controversy after a photo of him in blackface at a Halloween party in college surfaced on social media. Brant Tomlinson, a Republican running for the Kershaw County County District Five seat, dressed as a member of the Jamaican bobsled team during a 2008 party while a sophomore at the University of South Carolina, Tomlinson said. The photo, which was found on either his or a friend's Facebook page, shows Tomlinson with his face painted black wearing a black Under Armour shirt with the Jamaican flag duct taped to it. The group costume from the 1993 movie "Cool Runnings" was for a competition, where the team finished second behind another dressed as the "Mighty Ducks."Tomlinson, who works for a law firm, said he looked through his Facebook photos when he decided to run for office, but decided not to take it down.

Jets chairman Christopher Johnson says he'll pay any anthem-related fines for Jets players

Jets chairman Christopher Johnson says he'll pay any anthem-related fines for Jets players

Despite the institution of a new policyrequiring players to stand during the national anthem and imposing fines for any that don't, no New York Jets players will be paying any fines. Team chairman Christopher Johnson, who is acting as the owner while his brother, Woody Johnson, serves as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, told Newsday on Wednesday that the team will cover any fines incurred by Jets players for violating the anthem policy.   "I do not like imposing any club-specific rules," Johnson said, per Newsday. "If somebody [on the Jets] takes a knee, that fine will be borne by the organization, by me, not the players. I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players. Do I prefer that they stand? Of course. But I understand if they felt the need to protest.  "There are some big, complicated issues that we're all struggling with, …