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Police Locate Vehicle Tied to Threat Against President Obama

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Reuters reported on Friday that police were in search of a vehicle connected to a threαt against President Obama and now authorities have located the vehicle. The Secret Service released this brief statement prior to the vehicle being found: “Information has been received by law enforcement regarding a potentially suspicious person and vehicle. We are working with our local law ... Read More »

Slimmed Down Al Sharpton Accused of Fat Shaming Supporters

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Rev. Al Sharpton was once overweight, but after changing his eating habits, the activist lost a considerable amount of weight. The Smoking Gun reports that even though Sharpton had his own struggle with weight, he’s quick to make obese people the bυtt of his jokes. According to TSG, Sharpton makes fun of his overweight followers during meetings at his Harlem ... Read More »

NYT Writer Calls Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly a Race Hustler

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Bill O’Reilly often accuses people like Rev. Al Sharpton of being race hustlers, but the Fox News host engages in a bit of race hustling of his own, and New York Times columnist Charles Blow wasn’t afraid to admit as much. First Blow noted how O’Reilly contradicts himself when discussing the issue of white privilege. To that point, he quoted ... Read More »

Rev. Al Sharpton Says It’s Time for Blacks to Stop Having “Ghetto Pity Parties”

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by Yvette Carnell Everything I know about history teaches me that blacks broke their backs working for free in this country as slaves, then fought for decades to become first class citizens. Rev. Al Sharpton, however, recently demeaned that legacy by saying it’s time for us to stop having “ghetto pity parties.” In Sharpton’s eulogy for Michael Brown on Monday, ... Read More »

The Iranian government accuses the US of human rights violations against blacks

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Reported by Liku Zelleke Iran’s national TV station, PressTV, has reported that the country’s Foreign Ministry condemned the United States for the “targeted discrimination” against African Americans. The station added that the protests that followed the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, by a police officer were met with a heavy crackdown. A spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, ... Read More »

NAACP wants Ferguson prosecutor gone; he says “no way”

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by Afiya J. Watkins The shooting of Michael Brown has sparked anger all across the country with individual citizens and organized groups calling for justice. According to The Washington Post, The NAACP is the latest to join the chorus of voices demanding that a special prosecutor, rather than St. Louis County Prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, investigate the case. Cornell William Brooks, the ... Read More »