RACE WAR! Conservative media revel in black-on-white crime stories

The conservative media have locked onto the issue of black-on-white crime, and it’s pushing it this election season. Is it racist? Is it accurate? Who cares? They’re running with it anyway! McKay Coppins over at Buzzfeed has written an excellent (and must-read) piece on the issue that looks at this phenomenon and the politics behind it. He writes, “The conservative media’s…

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Happy 80th Birthday, Andrew Young

There was a big celebration in Atlanta this weekend in honor of civil rights icon and former Congressman/U.N. Ambassador/Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. A great man. A great life. Happy Birthday. Mr. Young. Biography.

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New evidence in Trayvon Martin case a mixed bag

The Huffington Post has an interesting roundup piece on evidence recently released in the Trayvon Martin case.  Some of it bolsters George Zimmerman’s claim that he was severely beaten the night he shot and killed the unarmed teenager. And while there were traces of THC (marijuana) in Martin’s system, Zimmerman was taking prescription medications: Adderall (a stimulant to control ADHD)…

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Looks like Jeremiah Wright will be behind every tree this fall. Or maybe not.

Update: Billionaire thinks maybe it’s not such a good idea. He’s connected to the Chicago Cubs, which are looking to the President’s old chief of staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for some major money to rebuild Wrigley Field. Awk-ward. And as Nelson Muntz would say, “Ha, ha.” Jim Galloway has more. Some billionaire who doesn’t like Barack HUSSEIN Obama plans…

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DeKalb author continues Forsyth controversy

Article in today’s DeKalb Neighbor Download as pdf:  DeKalb Neighbor By Bobby Tedder btedder@neighbornewspapers.com Chamblee resident Jonathan Grant is destined to kick up some dust with his new novel, a unique take on Forsyth County’s checkered past. “Brambleman” tackles Forsyth County’s reported acts of racism—violence-fueled expulsion of black residents in the early 1920s and ensuing white flight—and its repercussions unto…

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Trayvon Martin targets sell out, spawn outrage

From WKMG-TV, Orlando: An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy. Although Martin’s face does not appear on the paper targets, they feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest.  A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket…

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