Thursday, July 29, 2010

Barack Obama agrees with a Klansman, Robert Byrd, about African-Americans

Appearing today on The View, President Obama referred to African-Americans as mongrels. Not only was he using a term commonly used to describe dogs, he agreed with a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan (and fellow Democrat), Senator Robert Byrd:

We are sort of a mongrel people.”Barack Obama, 2010

I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side. Rather, I should die a thousand times, see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”Robert Byrd (D-WV), 1944

Grand Old Partisan calls on the NAACP to demand that Barack Obama apologize.


President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Black Farmers Still Wait for Compensation

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Scholarship in Action 

Black farmers across the United States have been the victims of systematic discrimination for several decades. This has been proven in court, and the United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to pay a $1.25 billion dollar settlement. What is saddest about the settlement, however, is that Congress has not yet approved the funds. This is another form of racism that the farmers must face, since their justice is being consistently denied by government officials who are insistent upon remaining stubborn.

The USDA came under increased scrutiny recently in the unjust firing of Shirley Sherrod. I am hopeful that the sloppy handling of the Sherrod incident is not indicative of the way the USDA does business. In fact, groups have been calling for the firing of the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. At the very least, the way Ms. Sherrod has been treated should be a lightning rod to bring the plight of black farmers to the surface of our collective conscience.


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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

Jul 8 08:48 PM US/Eastern

The Obama administration lost its court bid to maintain a six-month moratorium on offshore deepwater drilling which a federal judge ordered lifted last month.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government's emergency request to stay that judge's order pending appeal.

The motion was denied because the government failed to show "a likelihood of irreparable injury if the stay is not granted," the appeals panel judges wrote in a 2-1 ruling.

The government also "made no showing that there is any likelihood that drilling activities will be resumed pending appeal."

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

No Charges Filed in Michael Vick Shooting

by Dr Boyce Watkins - AOL Black Voices

Police said that they do not plan to file charges "at this time" in the shooting that took place at a birthday party being held by NFL star, Michael Vick. What's most interesting is that officers are saying that they know who the suspect is. They are not filing charges, primarily because the victim refuses to cooperate with police, and witnesses are also reluctant to come forward.
The decision not to press charges was made by the prosecutor's office, and it could be reversed if the victim chooses to cooperate. The shooting took place around 2 a.m. on June 25, about a block away from Vick's birthday party.
The victim, according to Vick's attorney, was Quanis Phillips, a co-defendant in Michael Vick's dog fighting trial. He was allegedly not invited to attend the party. Vick was not involved in the shooting, according to police.


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