Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cliven Bundy Says Blacks Might Have Been 'Better Off' As Slaves

Wow I guess being racist makes you a true patriot in the eyes of people like Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and Mike Huckabee. Cliven Bundy the current hero of conservative politicians and conservative talking heads made some very racist remarks doing one of his daily diatribes. This conservative "hero" said:

[ SOURCE ] “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

What's funny is that a lot of Bundy's supporters appear to be caught off guard by his remarks while his detractors are not. Now many of his supporters are in full back track mode. LOL. That's what happens when you blindly support someone without knowing who or what they really are. George Cook AAReports.com.

Black voters could decide who controls the Senate in 2015

I truly hope people are paying attention to this. Being involved means more than just voting every four years. George Cook, AAReports.com

Black voters played a huge role in delivering Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 and 2012. And in 2014, they will play a huge role in determining whether the president's party can stop Republicans from taking the Senate.

Why? Here are four reasons:

1. Black voters are hugely influential on the 2014 map

Six of the 16 states with the highest black populations are holding key Senate contests in 2014. A seventh -- the most African American state in the country, Mississippi -- is holding a contest that could get interesting if there's a tea party upset in the GOP primary.

This is a highly unusual set of circumstances, especially when you consider that most states with large numbers of African American voters generally don't hold competitive Senate races because they are safely red (in the South, generally) or blue (in the Northeast).

Read more here: Black voters could decide who controls the Senate in 2015

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful person

Lupita Nyong'o is People's Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises "her inspiring story." Read more here: Lupita Nyong'o Is PEOPLE's Most Beautiful

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Holder: Obama to dramatically expand drug clemency

President Barack Obama is preparing to make much broader use of his power to grant commutations to non-violent drug convicts who have served long sentences, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video released Monday. Watch that video below:

Michigan's affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

(CNN)Michigan's law banning the use of affirmative action in college admissions was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, in a case that raised thorny questions over race and remedies.

The 6-2 ruling reversed a lower court's 2013 ruling that the voter-approved affirmative action ban violated the U.S. Constitution's equal protection guarantees. Three justices in the majority -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito -- concluded that the lower court did not have the authority to set aside the law.

It is the latest step in a legal and political battle over whether state colleges can use race and gender as factors in choosing which students to admit.

Read more: Michigan's affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court