Calls Bounty for Zimmerman “Outrageous” and “Lawless”
Legal commentator Horace Cooper, a founding member of the African-American leadership group Project 21, is criticizing the New Black Panthers’ call for a ransom on George Zimmerman in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting.
“The efforts of the New Black Panthers go beyond legitimate discourse and are the legal equivalent of shouting fire in a crowded theatre,” says Cooper. “In addition to their ongoing investigation into the Martin shooting, authorities in Florida and Washington should Continue reading
By Jimmie Hollis
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the National Mall, Aug. 28, 1963. Image via Wikipedia
I was just a young black lad during the civil rights marches and rallies of the early 1960s, but I will never forget what I saw during those dark days.
I remember the hate, the violence, the water hoses, the vicious dogs and batons that bloodied old women and children.
War was declared on us as a race. We were called “sons of bitches” and other vile names. The agenda of the most vicious of the racists was to “take us out” in any way possible — violence undoubtedly being a preferred method.
Vitriol and violence was similarly directed against the civil rights movement because it sought to affirm, secure and exercise the constitutional rights of black Americans, and we did it through non- Continue reading
By Christopher Arps. A New Visions Commentary via The National Center for Public Policy Research/Project 21
“I accept my niggerdom. All you niggas get down with me!” — Michael Eric Dyson
Back in 2005, at a panel discussion during Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Union” event, Michael Eric Dyson urged attendees and C-Span viewers to “embrace their niggerdom.” Continue reading
By Jerome Hudson
It’s common for the black political establishment to claim white conservatives and their policies cause black America’s problems.
It’s a shame this accusation is never challenged because in many ways it is the black establishment that is enabling decline. Continue reading
By Charles Butler
As I was headed to a recent television interview in Chicago, the driver sent by the network asked me what topic I was going to discuss on television.
“President Obama is losing the support of his base.”
The driver, black like me, laughed. Continue reading