Blatant Racism? African-American Churches Burn

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On June 17, 2015 Dylann Roof murdered nine innocent parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC. Since that time, there have been six fires at predominately African-American churches in the south. Of those six cases, four appear to be arson. Let me give you the details on those four and then we can talk briefly about the history of arson against African-American places of worship.

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The Republican Party of Hate – Facts Don’t Lie!

untitledThe Republican Party has a problem that they refuse to admit. The Republican Party needs to change its name to what it truly is. The new name for the Republican Party should be changed to the Hate Party. Did you know that the Republicans hate more things than they like. Let’s break this down for you piece by piece. Yes this is a liberal viewpoint, but the facts remain and do not change the point that this party is all about hate and dangerous rhetoric.

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Conservatives Say Confederate Flag No Worse Than Rainbow Flag

We are now seeing conservatives demand that we take down the rainbow flag which flies during June for LGBT Pride. They say that the rainbow flag represents Christian oppression, worse than a flag flown by traitors of the United States. They want to compare a symbol of unity and hope to a symbol of racism and white supremacy. Let me give you a little brief history on both and then you can decide which symbol you will stand behind.

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What’s Wrong With Free Speech – Time To Amend Constitution!

dylann-roof1_83760335_burningflagDylann Roof was an impressionable young man. His actions are not to be diminished because of his young age. Dylann was led to his actions due to hateful rhetoric and white supremacist websites. His manifesto, which was not extremely wordy, painted a picture of loneliness and anger against African-Americans because of what he read on readily available websites. He committed an act of domestic terrorism because of terroristic propaganda being freely viewed by anyone with access to the internet or access to Fox News Channel. American citizens have a Constitutional right to free speech but now it appears it is time that we amend our Constitution once again. We keep talking about our Constitutional rights as being inherently absolute. The truth of the matter is that our Constitution was created for the people, by the people. There is nothing in our Constitution that states we are unable to modify the document. There is a process to fix these issues. We need to start demanding new or modified amendments that a majority of Americans agree no longer work properly.

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Hate To Break It To You – The Confederate Flag Is Racism To The Core

images3OK, I am going to upset some people but I am going to give a little history on the Confederate Flag, the Civil War and how every single case of racism plays back into a symbol of racist hate that proudly flies in southern states. The defenders of this flag claim it is about having southern pride. Guess what people, southern pride is saying you support racism. Southern states entered into a Civil War with the rest of the states in order to keep their rights of slavery. The Confederate Flag was the battle flag for the southern armies that fought against their own people in order to maintain a discriminatory law that allowed humans to be bought and sold.

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Gun Control Now! Time To Amend The 2nd Amendment

DylanDylan Storm Roof is a twenty-one year old caucasian male living in the Columbia area of South Carolina. Not much is known about the young man but here is what we know so far. On the evening of June 17, 2015, Roof attended a Bible Study at the Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. He spent at least an hour interacting with the group of parishoners in attendance. This was a place of worship that welcomed any and all who wished to enter the church. Now some would say that Roof seemed out of place at a predominantly all African-American house of worship. However, if you believe in the words of the Bible, all are welcome and no one would turn away anyone who wishes to worship. No one sitting in that room suspected anything was wrong. This young man was there listening to their scripture, maybe even interacting. What would come next was a shock that would rock not only the city of Charleston, but the United States and people worldwide.

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Orange Is Definitely Not The New Black – Trump The Shark

Courtesy Donald TrumpDonald Trump wants to be the next President of the United States. He doesn’t think his past should be a problem. Well have you ever really looked at the real Donald Trump? Let’s start this off. Donald Trump is sixty-nine years old. He was born in Queens, New York. His mother is of Scottish decent and his father’s family is of German descent. He got his start in real estate while attending college having transferred from Fordham University to the Wharton School at the University of Philadelphia. He chose to transfer because Wharton was one of a few schools that had a real estate department. He wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps in the real estate business. He began working at his father’s real estate company which focused on middle-class rental housing in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. He got his big break while still in college with his first project, Swifton Village in Cincinnati. After his father purchased the property, Trump revitalized the property and increased occupancy to 100%. Mind you this was the 1960s. Because of that success, Trump moved to Manhattan and began taking on bigger projects which ultimately leads us to the successful mega-empire that he heads today. However, the success also came at a price.

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My Selfie Problem – A Little Light Humor

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So I was hanging out on Facebook and got into a conversation about a friend who said she didn’t post pictures of herself because she didn’t like how the pictures turned out. Well, I can relate and we proceeded to have a lively discussion about our insecurities. While we are all different on the outside, we also all share similar insecurities. So I wanted to give you a laugh at my expense. I want to tell you how I feel about pictures being taken of myself.

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Is Transethnicity The New Black?

55Rachel Dolezal is the head of the local Spokane, WA chapter of the NAACP. By all accounts, her advocacy record for African-American rights is pretty impressive. She is an Adjunct Professor of African-American Studies at Eastern Washington University. In that role, she teaches African-American studies as well as classes including African History, The Black Women’s Struggle and African-American Art History. Her profile says her “scholarly research focuses on the intersection of race, gender and class in the contemporary Diaspora with a specific emphasis on Black women in visual culture.” She has been an exhibiting artist, being featured in The Artist’s Magazine as well as being displayed at the United Nations headquarters in NYC.

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