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26/07/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw #

DNC Caught Making Fun of Black Woman’s Name in Wikileaks Emails

DNC Caught Making Fun of Black Woman’s Name in Wikileaks Emails

The speakers at the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia made touting diversity a priority.

“Our party knows that diversity is not our problem. It is our promise,” Cummings said during a speech on Monday. “We as Democrats, we value every life: black, white, Asian. Every life.”

The Wikileaks email release, however, has cast a shadow over the convention and its commitment to diversity. While Democrats may prioritize diversity in speeches, an email caught insiders making fun of a black woman’s name.

 

An email exchange between Scott Comer, the finance chief of staff and LGBT finance director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and Zachary Allen, an employee with the firm TIPAH Consulting, makes fun of LaQueenia Gibson’s name. Gibson is an executive assistant for the company Haddad Brands.

LaQueenia is already my favorite. And I did. Praise the Lord.

 

From: Zachary Allen [mailto:zallen@tipahconsulting.com] Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 2:05 PM To: Comer, Scott Subject: Re: FW: DNC LGBT Event

 

LaQueenia is a NAME!

 

I’m sorry, boo. I hope you got a raise with this title.

 

On Friday, May 6, 2016, Comer, Scott

<ComerS@dnc.org<mailto:ComerS@dnc.org>> wrote: just kill me now.

From: Rob Smith – Chief Product Officer – NY [mailto:robs@haddad.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,’cvml’,’robs@haddad.com’);>] Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 2:01 PM To: Comer, Scott; Tobias, Andy; Andrew Sendall; rgrozier@gro-dev.com<javascript:_e(%7B%7D,’cvml’,’rgrozier@gro-dev.com’);> Cc: LaQueenia Gibson – Executive Assistant Subject: DNC LGBT Event

Could you imagine the reaction to this email if it came from the RNC?

This is not the first time that the DNC has been accused of discrimination against African-Americans. In 2014, The Daily Beast published a report which found that only 1.7 percent of DNC consultants were black:

PowerPAC+, a political action committee funded by major Democratic donor Steve Phillips, found that of the $514 million paid to consulting firms over this time period, only $8.7 million went to firms that were either minority-owned or had a minority principal.

 This means that only 1.7 percent of the spending by the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee went to minority business enterprises (MBEs). Some 45 percent of Democratic support in 2012 came from racial minorities.

It seems that Democrats are fine with peddling diversity in public, but behind closed doors it’s not much of a priority.

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25/07/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw

Police Rarely Punished for Killings, But Black Man Faces Hate Crimes Charges for Threatening Cops

Police Rarely Punished for Killings, But Black Man Faces Hate Crimes Charges for Threatening Cops

Police officers can usually avoid criminal charges after fatal shootings by claiming they feared for their lives. Even if the fear was not reasonable, it’s usually a good enough excuse to ensure that the officer in question doesn’t face charges.

A Washington man, however, is facing hate crimes charges for threats he made against police officers while being booked into the Pierce County jail on unrelated charges.

Mark Tolson, 55, allegedly referred to the 2009 murder of police officers during booking, telling a deputy that the deceased Lakewood officers “got what they deserved”, according to The News Tribune He then allegedly threatened to make other officers “like them” when he got out of jail. Tolson told another officer that he “was a racist white cop.”

 

Tolson had been brought in on charges stemming from a domestic incident. The hate crimes charge of malicious harassment has now been added to his charges.

Tolson’s threats are inexcusable, but it is worrisome that one man’s words are deemed more worthy of punishment than the fatal actions taken by police officers.

As the Wall Street Journal reported in 2014:

New research by a Bowling Green State University criminologist shows that 41 officers in the U.S. were charged with either murder or manslaughter in connection with on-duty shootings over a seven-year period ending in 2011. Over that same period, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 2,718 justified homicides by law enforcement, an incomplete count, according to experts.

And many of those who are charged either aren’t convicted or are given short sentences upon conviction. For example, ex-cop Peter Liang was convicted in the fatal shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley, but was still spared jail. 

 

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20/07/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw #

Louisiana Police Chief Fired After Ripping Obama for War on White Cops

Louisiana Police Chief Fired After Ripping Obama for War on White Cops

A Louisiana police officer is out of a job after blaming President Obama for not doing enough to end violence against white police officers.

The Jonesville Town Council asked Tuesday for Police Chief Skylar Dore’s resignation over racially inflammatory comments he made on Facebook, The Natchez Democrat reported.

“Hey Mr. (expletive) president when are you going to grow a (expletive) pair. And tell it like it is. These are terrorist. That have declared (expletive) war on my brother. (White police officers) enough is enough,” Chief Dore ranted.

“How many police officers have to die trying to protect the citizens of this country. Any other president would have declared full on war on this group. Since when in our (expletive) history do we stand idle to the ambush murders of law enforcement. It has to STOP NOW!!!!!”

 

Dore, who is white, apologized for the comments, saying he was emotional and frustrated after the Baton Rouge shootings.

The apology didn’t hold much sway as Dore was still asked to resign.

“I think at this time Chief Dore, we will now ask you for you resign from your duties. That’s what I’m recommending to the board,” said Hiram Evans, Mayor of Jonesville, according to KNOE.

Watch the news story below:

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12/07/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw #

MLK Jr.’s Former Friend Calls Black Lives Matter Protesters “Unlovable Brats”

MLK Jr.’s Former Friend Calls Black Lives Matter Protesters “Unlovable Brats”

As Atlanta officials wait for protests over police brutality to end, Martin Luther King Jr.’s former friend blasted protesters.

Protesters have been out in the streets for days, which isn’t sitting well with Andrew Young. Young,  one of Dr. King’s best friends, should understand the power of protest, but now he’s on the side of police.

“Those are some unlovable little brats out there some times,” Andrew Young told Atlanta police officers during a “pep talk”, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. “Don’t let anybody get you upset.”

Young went on to tell the cops that he’s fed up with the protesters.

 

“These kids are able to show off with no consequences. I just hope they get tired of it,” Young adding that the protests could “mess up the climate we have taken 50 years to build.”

The Georgia NAACP took issue with Young’s derisive comments in a statement.

“While not discounting Andrew Young’s historical contributions to this nation’s progress, Mr. Young cannot cloak himself with the memory of Dr. (Martin Luther) King and expect that serious students of the civil rights movement will not call foul on his statements denigrating legitimate protest only to appease his establishment and corporate friends,” said Francys Johnson, president of the Georgia NAACP.

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08/07/16 Black News , Black Politics , ybw #

Rep. Corrine Brown Indicted for Using Scholarship Fund Money to Pay for Beyoncé Concert

Rep. Corrine Brown Indicted for Using Scholarship Fund Money to Pay for Beyoncé Concert

Congressional Black Caucus members are broke. That explains why Rep. Elijah Cummings’ daughter is driving for Lyft  and why Rep. Corrine Brown allegedly committed fraud to get money for a Beyoncé’ concert. And broke politicians are destined to become corrupt politicians.

According to Reuters, Congresswoman Corrine Brown of Florida and her chief of staff were indicted on Friday for running a scam involving a children’s charity.

Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the Congresswoman’s official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell.  “Corruption erodes the public’s trust in our entire system of representative government.  One of the department’s most important responsibilities is to root out corruption at all levels of government and to bring wrongdoers to justice.”

 

“Corrupt public officials undermine the integrity of our government and violate the public’s trust,” said Michelle S. Klimt, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Jacksonville Division.  “That is why public corruption is the FBI’s top criminal priority.  It is incredibly disappointing that an elected official, who took an oath year after year to serve others, would exploit the needs of children and abuse the charitable hearts of constituents to advance her own personal and political agendas and deliver them with virtually nothing.”

And from the indictment:

Beyonce

The 24-count indictment charges Brown and Elias Simmons with participating in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, theft of government property, filing false tax returns and other crimes.

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