The Murdochs have decided Bill O’Reilly’s 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end. According to sources briefed on the discussions, network executives are preparing to announce O’Reilly’s departure before he returns from an Italian vacation on April 24. Now the big questions are how the exit will look and who will replace him.
Wednesday morning, according to sources, executives are holding emergency meetings to discuss how they can sever the relationship with the country’s highest-rated cable-news host without causing collateral damage to the network. The board of Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, is scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss the matter.
Elaine Brown has serious problems with the BLM movement, questionable ties to the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton and has expressed so in an interview with Spiked..
I don’t know what Black Lives Matter does, so I can’t tell you how it compares to what the Black Panther Party was. I know what the BPP was. I know the lives we lost, the struggle we put into place, the efforts we made, the assaults on us by the police and government – I know all that. I don’t know what Black Lives Matter does. So if you can tell me, I’ll give you my thoughts.’
So says Elaine Brown, activist, singer and former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, talking to me from her home in Oakland, California. She doesn’t like my question. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary, socialist, black-power organisation formed in Oakland by then college students Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. And, as journalists scrabble to pen pieces about ‘what’s changed’, cack-handed comparisons abound.
I ask Brown about Black Lives Matter, the movement that erupted in the wake of the shooting of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. This nebulous hashtag-come-protest movement has been compared – both by its supporters and detractors – with the BPP; it’s either hailed as a continuation of the struggle or slammed as a resurgence in ‘divisive’, ‘militant’ black nationalism. Talking to Brown it becomes clear that both sides give BLM too much credit.
For all its talk of being a street uprising, Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute to what has become the grant-making cause du jour.
The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund [BLMF], a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition.
This ain’t just for LA this is for black people worldwide.
Skipp Townsend ( http://www.2ndcall.org ) visits Washington D.C. for the Justice Or Else! Million Man March 20th Anniversary and the message he took back to the streets of South Los Angeles was that “Black-on-Black” violence can be cured by putting down the guns and stop the hating on your own brothers.
While we kill each other at amazing rate since forever, good ole George guy beats on his girlfriend, is endorsing the confederate flag and walking around like nothing happened. I literally would be under the jail if Trayvon was my son.
Shockingly there are a bunch of people supporting this brutality against this guy because a few drivers were obviously delayed by this protest. So I guess capitalism and rushing home to watch TV is more important than the serious issues we face in this country.
Police brutality and abuse of power against black people is one of our foremost problems in this country and around the world. Will it take all out anarchy for this madness to stop? Not even an infant child could make these pigs handle this situation any different.
So, this is the bullshit my son witnessed yesterday coming home from work. Dude’s crime? Not paying the $2.25 fare. Look at how small and scared his daughter is, and how he is treated by Septa & Philadelphia police, over $2.25!!! I thought Septa had a policy of allowing fareless riders the courtesy? I wish they would put hands on me while holding my kids!!! This police ‘entitlement’ mentality, which often leads to brutality, has got to stop!
Transit officers working for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority are under investigation after several of them were recorded by a cell phone pushing and shoving an African American man holding onto a baby for reportedly not paying his $2.25 fare. Continue reading →
Twitter user @POPSspotsports has come forward with some interesting pictures and recollections from his encounter with Baltimore activist Joseph Kent last night. This young man was not only peaceful, he was assisting police and also acted as a mediator between them and the protesters. This is someone who was clearly not anti-police, not a ‘thug’, not provocative, not inciting riots, etc.
WASHINGTON — A white police officer in North Charleston, S.C., was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video surfaced showing him shooting in the back and killing an apparently unarmed black man while the man ran away.
For several minutes after the shooting, Walter L. Scott remained face down with his hands cuffed behind his back.
The officer, Michael T. Slager, 33, said he had feared for his life because the man had taken his stun gun in a scuffle after a traffic stop on Saturday. A video, however, shows the officer firing eight times as the man, Walter L. Scott, 50, fled. The North Charleston mayor announced the state charges at a news conference Tuesday evening.
So when are they gonna do one with police officers asking them about their true feeling towards black people and black men in particular? Police depts. across the country are being exposed in recently released reports, as using racial profiling in their policing of urban communities which is old news in itself. Continue reading →
A city-funded legal aid organization knowingly participated in a music video where artists rapped that it was “time to start k!lling these coppers” and pointed guns at a man dressed as an NYPD officer, the city’s Department of Investigation has found.
The Bronx Defenders, a criminal defense firm that receives about $20 million every year in public funding, let rappers Uncle Murda and Maino shoot portions of their “Hands Up” music video in their offices near Yankee Stadium and then tried to cover up its involvement, according to a DOI report.
I hope the jury that decided to let this cold blooded killer go is haunted for the rest of their lives with the image of Trayon.
(CNN)George Zimmerman — the man acquitted by a Florida jury over the death of Trayvon Martin — was arrested Friday in Florida on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, local authorities said.
The 31-year-old Florida man was arrested by police in Lake Mary around 10 p.m. and booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, according to that facility’s website. That facility, like its website, is run by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
Kenny who I have watched for years on TNT speaks eloquently to Charles Barkley about his idiotic and reprehensible comments on recent racial issues concerning the black community and an out of control police force. All I can say is #FUCKCHUCK
I hope this finds you in the way I always see you, in great spirits, with great joy and full of life. There are some things I want to openly say to you that sometimes in conversation get lost.
Firstly I lied! You ARE the greatest Power Forward of all time. It’s not (Tim) Duncan or (Karl) Malone, they had size and height that you weren’t blessed with and you never had near the talent around you that they were blessed to have. Contrarily you took your teams to similar heights. Secondly, you are a champion in my book. Effort and determination is what makes a champion, not a ring.
Mark Cuban apologizes to the family of Trayvon Martin family but stands by his remarks when talking about race and prejudices. He was a long supporter of Donald Sterling so he is setting the stage to soften the blow on his Jewish brother.
“In hindsight I should have used different examples. I didn’t consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that. Beyond apologizing to the Martin family, I stand by the words and the substance of the interview,” Cuban wrote. “I think that helping people improve their lives, helping people engage with people they may fear or not understand, and helping people realize that while we all may have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that it’s an issue that we have to control. that it’s part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it.?
The fact that anyone showed up to see this coward is shocking enough, but this is America where killing an innocent teenager makes you some sort of de facto celebrity. Is this guy really devoid of any conscious at all? Does he not think that he hurts the family of Trayvon Martin every time he pulls a stunt like this? Then he mysteriously wonders why people want to see him dead.
Glad to see the Breakfast Club tackle this subject and to interview Ron Davis who has suffered through this tragedy of his son Jordan Davis being murdered. One thing of note is that this controversial Stand Your Ground law was signed into law by Jeb Bush. In terms of the prosecution in this case who also handled the George Zimmerman debacle, Michael Dunn jailhouse letters prove that he is a racist and behooves me that the prosecutor never moved to submit this into evidence.
After hearing the shocking and disturbing news that George Zimmerman is an actual celebrity and is going to have a so-called celebrity boxing match , news broke that The Game stepped up to the plate and was quickly dismissed by the promoters. Various reports then came out that Zimmerman wanted to fight Kanye West because of him constantly attacking the paparazzi who he deemed innocent and defenseless. Now we have confirmed that DMX will step in the ring to fight Zimmerman. This is bad on all fronts and Hot 97’s The Realness morning segment declares why this fight CAN NOT HAPPEN.
Initially posted for $99, it’s now being bid on for $99,966.00, with over 300 inquiries and just $40 for expedited shipping.
Zimmerman’s blue-and-black painting of an American flag features the inspiring patriotic text “God, One Nation, With Liberty and Justice For All,” is 18″ x 24″, and was made with donated household latex paint. Like, for walls. Continue reading →
George Zimmerman will not be charged in a domestic dispute last month reported by his girlfriend, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Seminole-Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer said there is not enough cooperation from Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, to go forward.
George Zimmerman has been arrested and was en route to the Seminole County Jail, according to Sheriff Don Eslinger.
It’s not clear what happened or what crime he’s accused of committing, but just before 1:30 p.m., Eslinger confirmed that Zimmerman had been arrested today and was being driven to the county jail in Sanford.
He said more information would be available shortly.
WESH-Channel 2 reported that Zimmerman was accused of domestic violence by a girlfriend.
The Sheriff’s Office, in a short news release, reported that the agency had arrested Zimmerman after being called to a disturbance on Topfield Court in western Seminole County near Apopka.
Jonathan Ferrell, 24, crashed his car early Saturday morning, and approached a home, looking for help. The residents, unsure of who was outside, called the police. When the officers arrived, Ferell ran towards them, only to be shot several times. Ferell, who might have been badly shaken up by the accident, died on the scene.
“It was a pretty serious accident,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe told CNN. Ferell had to climb out the back window of the car.
The officer who shot Ferell, Randall Kerrick, was charged with voluntary manslaughter on Saturday, a felony charge that means the killing was done in self-defense. Police were called to the scene when a homeowner noticed Ferell outside.