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Massive Protest Against Gun Violence Closes Chicago Highway

Massive Protest Against Gun Violence Closes Chicago Highway

A massive rally against gun violence clogged a major highway in Chicago on Saturday. Organized by the coalition ChicagoStrong, thousands of protesters streamed onto the Dan Ryan Expressway late in the morning, shutting all five northbound lanes of the route.

White Liberal Woman Doesn’t Understand Why African-American Men Would Be NRA, Tea Party Members

White Liberal Woman Doesn’t Understand Why African-American Men Would Be NRA, Tea Party Members

Liberal feminist and author Kimberley Johnson is a contributor at the Huffington Post. One look at her Twitter feed and it becomes abundantly clear she is planted firmly on the far left of the political spectrum. She's a big fan of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and regularly calls President Trump a white supremacist. This week, Johnson tweeted that she was "confused" after seeing an affluent African-American man driving a BMW with NRA and Tea Party bumper stickers.  "It was pretty evident that she made an assumption about a black man in a BMW based on bumper stickers he had on his car," Noir said, inviting Johnson to come on his show for a discussion.  "It bothered me because it prejudged me as somebody who can't believe a certain thing simply due to my race." 

Woman calls cops on black Oregon lawmaker campaigning in her district

Woman calls cops on black Oregon lawmaker campaigning in her district

While campaigning in her district, the cops were called on a black lawmaker as she was meeting voters door to door. Rep. Janelle Bynum represents the 51st District in the Oregon House of Representatives, which encompasses Clackamas County, where she was canvassing a neighborhood when the police were called Tuesday. The Democrat was 1.5 miles away from her own home at the time, she said. Bynum told ABC News that upon being approached by the officer, she was in disbelief and just “wanted to know why I had triggered suspicion.” The officer mentioned that the caller was suspicious because she was spending a lot of time typing at the end of driveways, Bynum said. “She is not in any business or has any badge or anything," the caller stated on the 911 call, adding that “she spends more time at the end of the driveway when people aren’t home.”

Black homeownership is stuck near 30-year lows

Black homeownership is stuck near 30-year lows

In many way, African-Americans have regained the ground lost during the financial crisis. Many are finding jobs and getting raises. But the holy grail of homeownership remains elusive. Forty-three percent of blacks owned homes in 2017, according to an annual report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. In contrast, 72 percent of whites did, a gap that has mostly widened during the past three decades. "The overall frustration is, I am a working citizen. I pay my taxes. I'm doing a job to help kids," said Tillery, whose nonprofit helps children with disabilities. "It's better for me to own a home. I'm 42. I don't want to continue renting." There aren't many homes in the area that fall into her price range of $200,000 or less. When she sees a listing she can afford, she either loses out to a buyer who will pay more or waive contingencies or learns that the property isn't …

Great Lengths: Do You Know Where Your Bundles Come From?

Great Lengths: Do You Know Where Your Bundles Come From?

It’s a brief, but revealing look at an industry in which women are consistently exploited, sometimes being offered as little as $2-$3 dollars for a head or hair that will retail for hundreds—or, in the case of tonsure, sacrificing it to temples that will make millions off of the profits. As Lebsack notes in a voiceover, “One constant in all of this is that the hair trade sets up shop wherever women are the most disenfranchised.” Dearman, whose custom-made wigs adorn some of the most famous heads in the world, humbly admits, “I try to source from people who I know where the hair is coming from, but I don’t know.” Hailes, founder of Los Angeles, Ca. hair bar Just Extensions, thinks most people who benefit from the hair trade—either as clients, manufacturers or brokers—neither know nor care where the hair comes from. After her own experience with unscrupulous hair sellers, Hailes traveled across six countries—Peru, Malaysia, Brazil…

After White man calls police on Black family enjoying their community pool he gets fired

After White man calls police on Black family enjoying their community pool he gets fired

A white man in North Carolina, apparently with nothing better to do, called the police on a black woman he assumed couldn’t afford to swim in the pool of her upscale neighborhood, reports the NY Post.

No charges for white driver who killed black good-doer on Louisiana road -- and then mocked him with racial slur

No charges for white driver who killed black good-doer on Louisiana road -- and then mocked him with racial slur: A white driver who mocked the black Louisiana man he hit and killed while driving will not face any charges in the case. Sherell Lewis Jr. was cleaning up debris May 29 in southbound lanes of U.S. 171 near Pickering when he was struck and killed by Matthew Martin, who then made racist comments about his victim on social media, reported KPLC-TV. After the crash Martin, then 18, sent a Snapchat message to a friend …

White Texas man guns down black teenager for setting off fireworks — then claims self-defense

White Texas man guns down black teenager for setting off fireworks — then claims self-defense: A white man in Austin has been charged with first-degree murder after shooting and killing a black teen over a fireworks dispute early on Independence Day. The Austin-American Statesmen reported Friday that 41-year-old Jason Roche claimed he shot 19-year-old Devonte Ortiz in self-defense after the young man allegedly reached for his gun. According to police, video evidence taken at the scene of the crime proved otherwise. Roche told police in his sworn affidavit that he shot Ortiz …

WATCH: White man goes on racist tirade because neighbors were playing Latin music

WATCH: White man goes on racist tirade because neighbors were playing Latin music: Racist white rage directed at people of color doing totally innocuous things has begun to occur with alarming frequency (or at least there are more cell-phones to record it). A Petaluma, California man lost it on the 4th of July because his neighbors were playing Latin music to celebrate the holiday. A cell phone recording shows the man screaming that his neighbors “disrespect my f***ing country” and “you want to do that on the Fourth …

Black Man Forced to Crawl at Gunpoint After Police Thwart Imaginary Robbery

Black Man Forced to Crawl at Gunpoint After Police Thwart Imaginary Robbery

California officers prevented a nonexistent armed robbery by holding a man at gunpoint and forcing him to crawl on the ground as his uncle and girlfriend watched in horror. Vincent Lemar, who posted a video of the incident to Facebook, said he and his nephew Levell Johnson were attempting to leave the Fresno, Calif., T-Mobile store when Lemar spotted a police officer with his weapon drawn. Lemar alerted his 26-year-old nephew and as Johnson exited the store, the police pointed guns at Johnson and told him to lie face down on the pavement and crawl toward them using his fingers.
In the video, you can hear cops use a bullhorn to shout instructions at Johnson. Meanwhile, Johnson’s girlfriend can be seen in the parking lot, watching the entire incident from yards away while police say they were “being confronted” her.

WATCH: Hispanic woman keeps her cool as racist Asian man demands her seat on NYC bus

WATCH: Hispanic woman keeps her cool as racist Asian man demands her seat on NYC bus
Facebook video shows an Asian-American man with a walker attack a Hispanic woman after she declined to give up her seat on a New York City bus. Social media user Chelsea Soriano recorded video of the encounter in Queens and posted it online, with a caption written by a family member, reported the Daily Mail. The video begins with the man, who speaks with an accent, asking the other passenger if she can read, and the woman, who appears to be around the same age, tries to ignore him. “Everything was fine until this old Asian man got on and started hassling the woman sitting down to give up her seat,” Cris Soriano wrote. “Now this man did not ask nicely he straight up yelled at her asking her if she can read.” “This woman was old and had trouble walking, only difference is this old man used a walker,” Soriano added. The man got angrier and angrier. “On top of yelling at this woman… he started ramming his…

Uncensored: Alexandra Shipp Attempts to Clarify Those Colorism Comments for Glamour Magazine

Uncensored: Alexandra Shipp Attempts to Clarify Those Colorism Comments for Glamour Magazine

Alexandra Shipp will not be censored. The 27-year-old actress was best known for her roles in the 2014 biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and 2015's Oscar-nominated Straight Outta Compton before being cast as Marvel superhero Storm in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse; but Shipp sparked a storm of her own on social media last year when she pushed back against criticism of the biracial actress playing the role (which was portrayed onscreen by fellow biracial actress Halle Berry from 2000 to 2014). In an ill-advised choice of words, Shipp compared colorism to racism, derailing what could’ve been a constructive and always much-needed conversation about colorism in Hollywood into a war of words—and triggering some understandably deep emotions on both sides.

Mom records kindergarten teacher bullying son in heartbreaking audio clip

Mom records kindergarten teacher bullying son in heartbreaking audio clip
A Florida mom who suspected her son was being bullied, wanted to get to the bottom of the issue so she planted a tape reporter in his backpack. But she never expected her 5-year-old aggressor would be his teacher. Kandy Escotto was upset after catching her son Aaron’s teacher on tape calling him a “loser” and chastising him harshly for not being able to complete work, reports the Miami Herald.. PRESS LINK IN TITLE TO HEAR AUDIO

Study future teachers are already biased against black

Study future teachers are already biased against black


That black school children are treated more harshly than white children by teachers is no secret, as plenty of studies and painful anecdotes have repeatedly shown. But some recent research published in the journal Contemporary Educational Psychologysuggests an even more discouraging reality: The incoming generation of teachers shows bias against black kids, too. Researchers at North Carolina State University and elsewhere recruited 40 college students (most of whom were white) who were training to become teachers. They asked the volunteers to look at pictures of 20 black and white men and women, and then to identify one of five emotions the actors were showing (happiness, anger, surprise, sadness, or fear). A previous experiment by the researchers used 20 human volunteers and facial recognition software to pinpoint the emotion shown in each photo.

West Point appoints Darryl A. Williams as first black superintendent

West Point appoints Darryl A. Williams as first black superintendent

The United States Military Academy at West Point has appointed the first African-American superintendent in its 216-year history. Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams kicked off his first day as the academy's 60th superintendent on Monday morning with an assumption of command ceremony, according to a news release from West Point. He succeeds Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, who had held the position since 2013.

Black lawmaker blasts judge for disparities in sentencing based on race

Black lawmaker blasts judge for disparities in sentencing based on race

A white judge’s racial disparity in sentencing people of color caused a Black Wisconsin state senator to issue a scathing lecture to the judge who gave a lenient sentence to an admitted white rapist.

private school in uproar over plan to 'segregate' students by race

private school in uproar over plan to 'segregate' students by race

The Little Red School House in New York’s West Village, which has tuition fees of $45,485 per year, told parents last month that non-white middle school students will be placed in the same homeroom in the fall, theNew York Post reported. They learned that the race-based placement, implemented by Director Philip Kassen, already had been in effect for seventh and eighth graders during the 2017-18 school year. The historically progressive school reportedly counts the children of celebrities including David Schwimmer and Christy Turlington Burns among its student body. Kassen did not respond to Fox News' request for comment. The New York Post reports that each grade, which has approximately 40 students, has two homerooms. Students remain with their homeroom groups for 30 percent of the school day.

89-year-old black grandmother forced to use bathroom outside after NC gas station refuses to let her use theirs

89-year-old black grandmother forced to use bathroom outside after NC gas station refuses to let her use theirs


An attendant at a North Carolina gas station refused to let a black 89-year-old woman use the store’s restroom — forcing her to relieve herself outside in 90-degree weather. Charlotte, NC’s WBTV reported that Evelyn Redic was on a church trip when the van she was riding in had a flat tire. According to Redic’s granddaughter, Katossa Glover, the attendant at the Shell gas station denied her use of the store’s facilities despite her age and frailty. Redic’s granddaughter noted in her now-viral post that the elderly woman had just been released from the hospital after having a stroke — a fact one of her fellow churchgoers explained to the attendant. Nevertheless, they continued to refuse her request to use the employees-only restroom. Redic then went outside and used the bathroom in the grass alongside the station in the heat, and according to the report, had to go to the hospi…

Ron Paul tweets racist cartoon, faces backlash

Ron Paul tweets racist cartoon, faces backlash

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on Monday tweeted, then deleted, a racist cartoon depicting minorities with exaggerated features punching Uncle Sam. The cartoon features a Jewish man with a hooked nose, a black man with exaggerated lips, an Asian man with slanted eyes and a man who looks like a neanderthal punching Uncle Sam and yelling "Cultural Marxism!"

Priest calls police on Black funeral attendees, kicks them out of church

Priest calls police on Black funeral attendees, kicks them out of church

 funeral last Tuesday in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, came to an abrupt end when one of the attendees accidentally knocked over a chalice and the priest responded by kicking them out and calling the police. Agnes Hicks had been baptized at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church as a child, and according to her family had always wanted to have her funeral there as well. According to The Root,the funeral was going just fine until one attendee went to hug another, and in the process accidentally knocked over a chalice and damaged it. Pastor Michael Briese reportedly told the family, “There will be no funeral, no repast, everyone get the hell out of my church.” Adding even further insult to the grieving family, Briese then also called the police, who arrived as the family was carrying Hicks’ casket out of the church. The police determined that family had done nothing wrong, and escorted them to a church in another county where they …

FRESNO MAN APOLOGIZES AFTER RACIST ROAD RAGE RANT

FRESNO MAN APOLOGIZES AFTER RACIST ROAD RAGE RANT


The victim doesn't want to be identified, but he tells Action News he took the video to protect himself after he noticed the other driver acting aggressively. That's when he started capturing the verbal altercation on his cell phone.

Once the video started circulating on social media, people voiced their concerns, even threatening to boycott the company Daniel Kuehne owned, RV for Less in Madera. Kuehne was identified on social media.

Action News spoke to the company Friday, and they say they have "relinquished all ties with Kuehne" and apologized for the incident.

On Friday Kuehne posted an apology video to his personal Facebook page. In the video, he says, "I let my emotions get the better of me. Regardless of what caused the incident, or things that were said outside of the filming of the incident, the things I said were wrong, and I apologize to any, and all, who were justifiably offended by my comments."

Maxine Waters Responds To Death Threats: ‘You’d Better Shoot Straight’

Maxine Waters Responds To Death Threats: ‘You’d Better Shoot Straight’

Days after she was forced to cancel events because of a “very serious” death threat, a fired-up Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) declared at a rally Saturday, “If you shoot at me, you’d better shoot straight.” Waters made her defiant statement at the Families Belong Together rally in Los Angeles, which drew several thousand protesters against President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy. The rally was one of hundreds across the nation.

its-2018-and-these-trash-bags-are-still-erecting confed

its-2018-and-these-trash-bags-are-still-erecting confed


To see the ways in which a country views itself, and its history, you need look no further than its monuments and memorials. These civic markers act as modes of remembrance, imploring onlookers to remember great historical feats and figures (as the Lincoln Memorial does), or to reflect on a complicated past (as the Vietnam War memorial does). Which is why it’s notable that in 2018, racist assholes are still erecting Confederate memorials.
The latest slab of marble bullshit was put up near Mobile, Ala., this past May by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a non-profit group founded in 1896 that seeks to memorialize and pay tribute to soldiers who fought against the United States to preserve the practice of human bondage. “A memorial to the Confederate Soldiers. Fighting for their independence,” reads the inscription at the base of the monument.