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Neighbors call police on 12-year-old mowing lawn

Neighbors call police on 12-year-old mowing lawn


A 12-year-old Ohio boy who operates his own lawn mowing business has gained more customers after one neighbor called the police one him for mowing part of her yard. Maple Heights resident Lucille Holt had employed 12-year-old Reginald Fields, who owns Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service, to mow her lawn on Saturday, she told ABC Cleveland affiliate WEWS.

Three Black Senators Want to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime

Three Black Senators Want to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime


Three black senators—Cory Booker,Kamala Harris, and Tim Scott—introduced a bill called the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, which proposes a law to make lynching a federal hate crime. Booker, alongside Harris (California) and Scott (South Carolina), are the only three black senators out of the 100 in the United States. In order to pass the bill, they will need the support of 60 senators through a voice vote. So far the bill has been co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders, Angus King, and 15 more Democratic senators. "It's a travesty that despite repeated attempts to do so, Congress still hasn't put anti-lynching legislation on the books," said Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. "This bill will right historical wrongs by acknowledging our country's stained past and codifying into law our commitment to abolishing this shameful practice." Harris and Scott also released statements on the bill.…

Black owned indiana gaming lounge targeted with hate

Black owned indiana gaming lounge targeted with hate


Lvl Up, a new gaming lounge in the Irvington neighborhood of Indianapolis, Ind., has yet to officially open its doors, but owner Sami Ali already has cause for concern. On June 23, the business received an anonymous note in the mail that read, “Close Shop! We don’t support black business owners!” Ali said the note was received after a recent gaming event,reports Fox59. “I made a police report to document that people are doing hate crimes towards our business,” Ali told the local news outlet. “Thank god it was just a note. No broken windows or anything.”

Jerry Seinfeld: Roseanne Barr shouldn’t have been fired

Jerry Seinfeld: Roseanne Barr shouldn’t have been fired

“I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her,”Seinfeld told “Entertainment Tonight.” “Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?” He added, “Yeah, that had to be. But I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push. That was fresh.”

Kendrick Lamar Talks Kanye West, Being an Introvert, the N-Word, & His Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamar Talks Kanye West, Being an Introvert, the N-Word, & His Pulitzer Prize

Kendrick Lamarhas been chosen to grace the cover ofVanity Fair‘s August 2018 issue. Alongside the spread photographed by the legendaryAnnie Leibovitz, Lamar sat down with Lisa Robinson for an extensive interview.

The Army Denied This Black Soldier a Commission in 1942. Now It’s Making Amends.

The Army Denied This Black Soldier a Commission in 1942. Now It’s Making Amends.


Marion Lane discovered the faded photograph after her stepmother died, crammed in a closet with her stepmother’s Sunday dresses. She unrolled it and there was her father, young, handsome and grinning amid a phalanx of soldiers. She was stunned: “It looked like a graduating class of Army men.” Her father was a longtime mail carrier who loved his family, fishing and his beloved, gleaming Cadillacs. He never spoke about his service in World War II. On the day she found the photo, he finally told her why. Her father, John E. James Jr., graduated from the Army’s Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga. in 1942, but was never allowed to serve as a commissioned officer. Instead, he was shipped overseas as a corporal with an all-black battalion at a time when racial discrimination in the military derailed the dreams and careers of a generation of African-American soldiers. On Friday, the Army will finally ma…

Devante Smith-Pelly, a black champion in a mostly white league, embraces being a role model

Devante Smith-Pelly, a black champion in a mostly white league, embraces being a role model

A critical Game 5 goal in the Stanley Cup finals cemented the Washington Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly as one of the heroes of the NHL postseason. But Smith-Pelly’s moment — a dazzling score that tied the decisive game midway through the final period  — resonated particularly loudly in Washington’s black community. Ralph Featherstone, who coaches at Fort Dupont Ice Arena, the only full-size public ice rink in the District, called the emergence of Smith-Pelly, a 26-year-old black Canadian who has logged seven seasons in an overwhelmingly white league, “an inspiration.” “There have been black players in the NHL since Willie O’Ree, but we haven’t had the opportunity to see them on the bigger stage and not just be there, but actually contribute,” Featherstone said, referencing O’Ree, the league’s first black player, who was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame this week.

Employee finds “The Nigger Owner’s Manual." #whiteculture

Tennessee man finds racist owners manual at his job

Tennessee man finds racist owners manual at his job


The deplorables apparently know no bounds, and an employee with the Obion County, Tenn., Highway Department—who says that he has regularly been the victim of racism in his workplace—now has solid, written proof in the form of an “owner’s manual.” Deandre Adams sent over the four-page document, titled “The Nigger Owner’s Manual,” to his attorney Kathy Laughter Laizure, WREG-TV reports.

GOP lawmaker says ‘white kids’ remark taken out of context

GOP lawmaker says ‘white kids’ remark taken out of context

Arizona Rep. David Stringer, R-Prescott, speaks at a community forum to explain his recent immigration remarks, with other community members at a local restaurant on June 27, 2018 in Phoenix. Stringer was videotaped earlier this month saying immigration is an "existential threat" to the United States among other comments. Stringer apologized to anyone in the room he offended and said his remarks were taken out of context. | AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX — An Arizona Republican who was asked to resign after saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing school integration said at a community forum Wednesday that his comments were taken out of context.

East Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged With Homicide In Shooting Of Antwon Rose II

East Pittsburgh Police Officer Charged With Homicide In Shooting Of Antwon Rose II


An East Pittsburgh, Pa., police officer has been charged with one count of criminal homicide in last week's shooting death of a 17-year-old fleeing a traffic stop that prompted days of angry protests. Michael Rosfeld, 30, was arrested and charged Wednesday morning, according to court documents. He was released after posting $250,000 bail. Rosfeld has been on administrative leave since the June 19 shooting. He had reportedly officially been sworn into the job with the East Pittsburgh Police Department just hours before the incident. Antwon Rose II was shot three times as he ran from the car that police had just pulled over in the Pittsburgh suburb. "It's an intentional act, and it's done recklessly," Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said at a news conference Wednesday. "There is no justification for it."

Joe Jackson, Father to Michael and Janet, Dies of Pancreatic Cancer at 89

Joe Jackson, Father to Michael and Janet, Dies of Pancreatic Cancer at 89

Joe Jackson, the music manager and father of 11, died early Wednesday morning, TMZ reports. He was 89. The Jackson family patriarch had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer and was “not doing well” as of late, a source previously told PEOPLE. Grandsons Randy Jackson Jr. and Taj Jackson confirmed the news in tweets Wednesday afternoon, writing, “RIP to the king that made everything possible! I love you grandpa” and “Joe was loved by the entire family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve.” Prince Michael Jackson, grandson of Joe and son of Michael, captioned a photo on Instagram. “This man is and always will be an example or sheer willpower and dedication. He didn’t choose the path that was the easiest but he choose the path that was best for his family,” he wrote.

The Morbid Discovery That Led to Rio’s Only Slavery Museum

The Morbid Discovery That Led to Rio’s Only Slavery Museum

“Whoever must have lived in your house previously, must have loved cats and dogs,” the worker told Guimarães. “It seems like whenever their cats and dogs died, they buried them in the backyard.” Guimarães joined the worker in the backyard to see the bones. She dug through the dirt with her hands and unearthed teeth. “I looked at the teeth and immediately knew that they weren’t from a cat or dog. They were from humans,” Guimarães, a 61-year-old Brazilian woman of Spanish and Portuguese heritage, told me. She then found another much smaller one, probably the teeth of a child. “I was thinking that the previous owner killed his entire family,” she said. She called a lawyer and the police telling them that she had purchased a house where someone in the family murdered the entire family. But then she backtracked. “Wait a minute. This isn’t just one, two, or three people. There’s tons of bones. I stopped to look at the six boxes of b…

Another Pennsylvania firefighter busted for racist post about unarmed black teen’s killing by cop

Another Pennsylvania firefighter busted for racist post about unarmed black teen’s killing by cop


Pennsylvania firefighter was suspended for posting a racial slur on Facebook in reaction to the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen. Christopher Negley posted the racist remarks Friday as protests continued over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. following a traffic stop, reported the Butler Radio Network. The Freeport Volunteer Fire Department member used racist language and stereotypes to suggest the demonstrators had time to protest the police slaying because they did not have jobs. “It’s cause none of those n*ggers gotta use the parkway to go to work,” Nagley posted, “and theres your problem right there. I’m guessing they are all smoking strong ass menthols and all have brand new nikes!” The post sparked immediate backlash online, and the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department suspended Negley indefinitely on Saturday. Negley had been a member of the fire departm…

South Carolina woman assaulted black teen at pool, bit deputy on arm upo...

Purpose of Iconium Foundation:
“To solve problems. Poverty, drugs, violence.”
To build vocational schools, housing area in Minority Neighborhoods.
To solved unemployment, economic instability and housing.
Auto body training, plumbing, electrical training & more.
To contribute:
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Charlamagne Tha God Trolls Fox Sports Over Misguided Colin Kaepernick Meme

Charlamagne Tha God Trolls Fox Sports Over Misguided Colin Kaepernick Meme

Charlamagne Tha God embraces his position on "the Caper-Nicks." Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the National Anthem has ultimately become one of the definitive moments in recent political memory. So much so that even those adverse to the NFL have come to know Kaepernick's name and story. Despite the fact that his moment of protest basically went on to cost him his professional career, Kaep's iconic kneel has garnered him a variety of high-profile supporters. Naturally, the divisive nature of his protest has also brought him no shortage of opposition, particularly from the talking heads over at Fox Sports .  It would appear that Fox Sports One aired a graphic on one of their segments, depicting an Avengers-esque squad called "The Caper-Nicks." The roster includes many prominent faces, including Charlamagne Tha God, T.I, Jemele Hill, and Desus & Mero, all standing i…

(2/2)Cops try to KILL church goers! But theyr not having it! #copculture

Will post back story once ive found it
Purpose of Iconium Foundation:
“To solve problems. Poverty, drugs, violence.”
To build vocational schools, housing area in Minority Neighborhoods.
To solved unemployment, economic instability and housing.
Auto body training, plumbing, electrical training & more.
To contribute:
https://theiconiumfoundation.blogspot...

Pa. mayor under fire for calling for police-shooting protesters to be 'destroyed' by water cannon

Pa. mayor under fire for calling for police-shooting protesters to be 'destroyed' by water cannon

A Pennsylvania mayor is under fire after reportedly calling for protesters of the police shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. to be "destroyed" by a water cannon. Karen Peconi, the Democratic mayor of Arnold, Pa., is facing backlash after screenshots of controversial posts allegedly made on her personal Facebook page went viral, Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reported Tuesday. Peconi reportedly called for "rioters to be destroyed by a water canon [sic]" in one of the posts widely circulated on social media. The Pennsylvania Democrat's alleged remarks arrived as hundreds of people on Tuesday marched to protest Rose's death and called for criminal charges against the accused officer.

Childish Gambino Accused of Ripping 2016 Track for His Song “This Is America” Read More: Childish Gambino Accused of Ripping Song for "This Is America"

Childish Gambino Accused of Ripping 2016 Track for His Song “This Is America”


ADVERTISEMENT KimUpon first listen, it’s clear that both songs have slightly different rhythms. However, each track shares a number of striking similarities including instrumentation, lyrical cadence, vocal inflection and a rather obvious paralleled subject matter. One line in particular that has fans raising questions is Harley’s, “I’m young and I’m Black in America.”While the discovery has sparked much debate on social media, Harley appears to be taking the matter in stride. Over the weekend, the rapper shared his thoughts on the songs’ resemblance via Instagram. Harley claims he considered “This Is America” to have been “inspired” by his work, even from his initial listen. However, Harley’s only interest lies in receiving credit for his work. “A shout out would be cool,” he wrote in a series of Instagram comments. “All good tho…he’s a great artist, dope I could’ve had some influence on the recordHe continu…

Cops try to KILL church goers! But theyr not having it!

Cops try to KILL church goers! But theyr not having it!
No back story yet
Purpose of Iconium Foundation:  “To solve problems. Poverty, drugs, violence.” To build vocational schools, housing area in Minority Neighborhoods. To solved unemployment, economic instability and housing. Auto body training, plumbing, electrical training & more. To contribute: https://theiconiumfoundation.blogspot.com/?m=1

30 Ways White People Say 'Black People' Without Actually Saying 'Black People'

30 Ways White People Say 'Black People' Without Actually Saying 'Black People'
1. Urban 2. Inner city 3. At risk 4. Low income 5. Thug 6. Welfare recipient/dependent 7. Any out of context reference to Chicago (This, btw, also works for Detroit.) 8. Drug dealer (Interestingly enough, not drug addict. Perhaps because drug addict implies a passivity and victimhood that drug dealer does not.)
9. Single parent(s) 10. Renter(s) 11. Transient population 12. Section 8 13. Underprivileged 14. Low socioeconomic status 15. Underserved 16. Affirmative action 17. Marginalized 18. Disinfranchised 19. Vulnearble 20. Minority/minorities 21. Hip-hop 22. Ghetto 23. Diverse people/population 24. Depressed neighborhood/school/people/population 25. High-crime neighborhood/school 26. Gang-related 27. Sketchy block/neighborhood 28. They 29. Those people 30. Them

Supreme Court upholds Trump's controversial travel ban: What we know now

Supreme Court upholds Trump's controversial travel ban: What we know now



The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump's controversial and much-litigated order limiting travel into the United States from several countries, most of them Muslim-majority nations. The ruling restricts entry and tightens vetting for travelers bound for the U.S. from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. North Korea and some government officials in Venezuela also are part of the ban but were not involved in the legal challenge. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the opinion, said the issue came down to the power of the president. "The proclamation is squarely within the scope of presidential authority," Roberts wrote. Trump, however, said the ruling showed that he was right — and that liberals, Democrats and the media were wrong in deriding the ban. "We have to be tough, we have to be safe and we have to be secure," Trump said after the decision was announced. &q…