C-SPAN Caller: “Republicans Hate That N*&!#$ Obama!”

Image: U.S. President Obama walks to speak about the Affordable Care Act at the White House in Washington

The C-SPAN show Washington Journal is normally a fairly mundane collection of rational discourse, but recently, a caller to the show who identified himself as Anthony from San Diego, did something shocking.  He warned his fellow Republicans to not misuse their new Senate majority by overreaching and possibly causing a Hillary Clinton presidency, specifically pointing out that advocating for the ...

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Wayne Brady’s Battle With Depression Caused Breakdown


While many people may think that comedian and TV host Wayne Brady is always happy, he has opened up to admit that he has secretly battled depression for years.  Brady is an Emmy-award winner and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway and Let’s Make A Deal.  Despite his confidence as a host and comedian that brings laughter and entertainment ...

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Tim Scott First Elected Black Senator In History From The South


Tim Scott has made history becoming the first Black person to be elected to the United States Senate from the South.  While two Black senators from the South have previously served, they were not elected in a public election.  It has been more than 130 years since there was a Black Senator sitting in the United States Senate when Sen. ...

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Chicago Police Kill Man Inside Hospital


Christopher Anderson was shot to death by Chicago police at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital after being taken there for treatment following a traffic accident caused by the driver of the vehicle he was riding in.  Anderson, who was 27, and his 9-year-old daughter were involved in an accident late Sunday evening on Illinois Highway 94.  Authorities report that around 1:30 ...

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Cop who shot black man was known for harassing black males


By now, you’ve probably seen this controversial news out of Savannah, Georgia: On a Thursday morning nearly a month ago (September 18), 29 year-old Charles Smith was shot and killed, while handcuffed, by Savannah-Chatham Police Officer David Jannot. So allow me to cut straight to the chase: There is no denying the fact that Charles Smith had a criminal record. ...

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The Illusion of Inclusion: Raven-Symoné and the Politics of Racial Dis-Identification


by Dr Umar Johnson Recent comments made by Raven-Symoné may have been ignorant and self-depreciating, but were not, by any stretch of the imagination, uncommon. On national television she stated, “I’m an American, not an African-American. I don’t know where my roots go (in Afrika), I don’t know how far back they go, and what country they go to… but ...

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Rikers Island guards beat inmate while he was handcuffed

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Shocking images released to the public show a man that looks like he has been beaten mercilessly. His eyelids have swollen so much that his eyes aren’t visible. His lips are distorted. All over his face are splotches of black, blue and red. The picture is of Robert Hinton, 27, an inmate at Rikers Island. It ...

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Carl Dix on the injustice in the death of John Crawford


by Carl Dix It’s been more than two months since the police murder of Eric Garner, and none of the cops who choked him to death have yet been charged for this crime! More than six weeks since the police murder of Michael Brown, and the killer cop has still not been indicted! Now the grand jury reviewing the evidence ...

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Here’s how the CIA destroyed the man who revealed their damage to black Americans


Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism. The 20,000-word series enraged black communities, prompted Congressional hearings, and became one of the first major national security ...

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Bill Maher’s horribly ignorant remarks about black people


by Dr Boyce Watkins Aparently Bill Maher, the ultra-liberal talk show host who both entertains and annoys me, doesn’t understand what it means to be a black man. During a recent episode of his popular show, Real Time with Bill Maher, the host criticized President Barack Obama for not being a “real black president,” (whatever that means) in his response ...

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