Posts Tagged ‘african-americans’

Illinois State Senator James Meeks Says White Women & Well-Represented Minorities Shouldn’t Get Affirmative Action

December 16, 2010 1 comment

HuffingtonPost – State Senator James Meeks, a reverend at a South Side church and a candidate for mayor of Chicago, was trying to talk about his education policy yesterday.

Instead, during a forum on WVON radio, he wound up making another round of controversial comments about race. (Scroll down to watch.) Continue Reading…

Illinois senator James Meeks thinks that the word ‘minority’ should mean African-American. The African-American South Side Reverend doesn’t think women, Asians, or Hispanics are discriminated enough to receive affirmative-action.

The candidate for Mayor of Chicago believes well-represented minorities take away opportunities for African-Americans saying “Thats why our numbers cannot improve.”

Meeks specifically said “Women, Asians, and Hispanics, who are not people of color.” The “who are not people of color” part is very important here.

Meeks is differentiating minorities based on color instead of gender or race.

James Meeks is in trouble for saying whats on his mind

Minorities who don’t pass as white or blend in with whites are  ‘under-represented minorities.’

Meeks wants affirmative-action to work for ‘under-represented minorities’ who obviously need it more.

He later retracted his statements to mean only “white women” but that’s not believable.

There are many Hispanics who can pass as white or American. Some examples are many Cubans, Mexicans, and Venezuelans.

But there are many Hispanics who are just as black as African-Americans and Meeks believes that they deserve affirmative-action.

There are many Asian who don’t pass as white but can blend in with whites such as the Japanese and Chinese. But there are many Asians who are dark-skinned such as Cambodians, Vietnamese, or even Filipinos.

James Meeks probably shouldn’t have said this publicly on the radio because radio interviews can easily be taken out of context. But doesn’t he have a point here?

The whole interview can be seen here.

James Meeks Radio Interview


Ja Rule Pleads Guilty To A Felony Gun Possession Charge In A Manhattan Court

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

MTV – Ja Rule reached a plea deal with prosecutors in a Manhattan courtroom on Monday (December 13) that will see the rapper serve two years in prison. The charges stem from a gun bust in July 2007, when both Ja and Lil Wayne were arrested separately following a concert performance.

The Murder Inc. star pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony in the second degree.

“Minor setback for a major comeback,” Ja tweeted after reaching the deal. Continue Reading…

Ja Rule pleaded guilty to a felony gun possession charge in a Manhattan court today.

Ja Rule & Lil Wayne are victims of a systematic war against rap.

He was arrested on Jul. 22, 2007. The same day Lil Wayne was arrested in New York City on a separate felony gun charge after performing at the Beacon Theatre.

Ja Rule was promised 2 years in prison by the judge for attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony in the second degree.

Ja Rule claims its a “minor setback” but this is major.

The police are targeting rappers no matter what their status is.

Ja Rule & Lil Wayne on the same day, in the same city, and on the same charges!

This is no coincidence, the Hip Hop task force is operating at full strength now and getting the results they want.

Someone needs to stand up for rappers, who are being greatly discriminated against by the police.

Big Girl Gets Pimp Slapped After Singing “Who You Finna Try I Bet It Aint Me” At Her Boyfriend

December 12, 2010 Leave a comment

I cant stop laughing at this video.

No matter how many times I see this, it makes me laugh.

Former Colorado University Football Coach Says Jon Embree Got The Head Coaching Job Over Him Because Jon Is Black

December 3, 2010 4 comments

DenverPost – Jon Embree has verbally accepted Colorado’s offer to become its next head football coach, according to Bill McCartney, the legendary ex-Buffs’ coach. Embree will hire former Buffs’ great Eric Bieniemy as his offensive coordinator, McCartney said.

“Embree’s going to be the head coach and Bieniemy’s going to be the offensive coordinator,” McCartney told The Denver Post today. “Take it to the bank and hang your hat on it.” Continue Reading…

Jon Embree will be the University of Colorado's head football coach.

Former Colorado Buffaloes head coach Bill McCartney was one of 3 candidates for the vacant head coaching position for the University of Colorado’s football team.

Washington Redskins tight end coach Jon Embree, an African-American, is the candidate who got the job.

And Bill McCartney had alot to say about it.

He said “It was never about me doing it again…It was about setting the table for a black man to come in (as head coach). And he (athletic director Mike Bohn) hired one. Now, give him a chance…he’s (Mike Bohn again) hiring outstanding black leaders.”

I understand Bill is trying to be supportive of blacks progressing in the football coaching industry. Blacks make up most of the players but there aren’t many black head coaches in football.

But his choice of words make him sound like a  racist and a typical bigot. After he realized he wasn’t going to be the head coach, Bill put the focus on the skin color of Jon Embree.

He could have talked about how good of a coach he will be or how much  of a leader he will be to the Colorado players. And maybe he did.

But even if he did, there is no excuse for him saying “it” was all about Jon Breeme being black. Jon Breeme will be hearing enough about how he is one of the first blacks to coach a well-respected college football team.

Is Bill McCartney an undercover racist?

Is Bill McCartney wrong for what he has said about Jon Breeme?

White Thief Wears Black Mask To Carry Out Robberies And Nearly Got Away

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

DailyMail – A white man who pleaded guilty to six robberies in Ohio used a black mask so lifelike that police initially arrested a black man for one of the crimes.

White bank robber uses African-American mask for cover.

The mother of the wrongly accused man even thought a photo of the robbery suspect she saw on television was a photo of her son.

Conrad Zdzierak, 30, pleaded guilty Monday in Hamilton County Ohio to one count of aggravated robbery and five counts of robbery in a plea deal with prosecutors. Continue Reading...

Conrad Zdzierak put an African-American mask on and carried out 4 succesful bank robberies, a credit union robbery and a pharmacy robbery. The thief made off with $15,000.

Thank god Conrad Zdzierak’s girlfriend called the police and snitched on him.

These crimes could have easily been blamed on an innocent african-american man.

For Conrad to use the mask of a black man to commit crimes shows just how deep racism runs.

How many African-Americans do you think have been wrongfully imprisoned because of white robbers either impersonating and African-American or blaming the crime on an African-American?

Or how many have been wrongfully imprisoned because of victims believing their perpetrator was an African-American or simply blaming the crime on an African-American?

Native Americans & Black Farmers Compensated With $4.2 Billion Dollars By The U.S Congress For Discrimination

December 1, 2010 2 comments

CBS News – The House on Tuesday passed landmark legislation to pay for some $4.6 billion in settlements with American Indians and black farmers who say they faced discrimination and mistreatment from the government.

Steve King is a racist bigot simple and plain.

Lawmakers voted 256-152 to send the measure to President Barack Obama, whose administration brokered the settlements over the past year. Continue Reading…

Congress has passed a bill to settle discrimination and mistreatment cases filed against them on behalf of Native Americans and Black Farmers.

The Black Farmers were given $1.2 billion dollars from a lawsuit that was settled 11 years ago in 1999.

Native Americans were given $3.4 billion dollars for Indian water-rights violations and royalties owed to them.

Iowa Republican Steve King expressed resentment towards the legislation. He compared the settlements to ‘slavery reparations.

Steve King’s exact words were “We are not gonna pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress…That war’s been fought. That was over a century ago. That debt was paid for in blood and it was paid for in the blood of a lot of Yankees, especially. And there’s no reparations for the blood that paid for the sin of slavery.”

The worst thing about King’s statement is that this bill has absolutely nothing to do with slavery. African-Americans everywhere are still waiting for the 4o acres that was promised to them. The government can keep the mules!!

Even though the bill passed with a good margin, hatred is still very much alive in our Congress and government.


Rick Ross Disses Young Jeezy For Calling Him Out In The Wrong Part Of Miami And Speaks On Walking Out Of The Soul Train Awards

November 20, 2010 1 comment

The important things are discussed at 2:55 into the video. Rick Ross calls Young Jeezy out for acting hard where on South Beach where the tourists are. Little Haiti is where the locals and the real thugs are at.

Young Jeezy should have went to Little Haiti if he really wanted to get at Rick Ross or find out if he has love in the streets.

As for the BET Soul Train Awards…I guess Chrisette Michelle is eating her words now that Rick Ross said he walked out for a combination of reasons, not just because he lost to Eminem.

Video of Young Jeezy In The Tourist Part Of Miami Calling Out Rick Ross

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