Open, and created by many voices, The Movement for Black Lives Convening will be a space to realize that promise fully on our terms as Black people. We invite all Black people invested in this movement to join the convening to shape our present and chart our future. Listed among the event categories are: Unconference (Caucuses [Queer, Trans, Women, South, Midwest, Intersections of different identities, etc], Actions)
It is called the “Movement for Black Lives” and although abortion is the number one killer of Blacks in the womb, there doesn’t seem to be a voice for the unborn Black child at this event.
There are, however, abortion clinics jumping on board. Case and point is the Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland.
Tragically, Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland is also responsible for the abortion death of a Black woman. Anyone think the Black Movement will return their donations? I hope so, but, I have my doubts.
According to Operation Rescue, 22-year-old Lakisha Wilson (pictured), a Black female, died after her abortion at the Preterm facility in March of 2014.
Read more at LifeNews.com…
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A man who said that someone had beaten him and carved a gay slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday.
Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said Rick Jones, 21, could face charges after officers investigating the series of reported attacks found inconsistencies in the evidence. The Delta man eventually acknowledged faking the harassment, Sheriff Dekker said.
The purported attacks began with a beating at his family’s pizza business in April that left Mr. Jones with head and facial bruising and the words “die fag” carved in his arm.
Five days later, the family’s home was found spray-painted with the same slur. On June 10, a rock and a molotov cocktail were thrown through the window of the home. That same day, the business was spray-painted, broken into and robbed of $1,000.
Mr. Jones told KSL-TV earlier this month he believed he was targeted because he is gay.
Sheriff Dekker said prosecutors are considering possible charges including filing a false report and reckless burning.
Read more at the Washington Times…
[NOTE: Hey Black people, no one is ever going to really take you serious when you whine about racism as long as you tolerate morons like this spewing crap like this in your name.]
A professor at the University of Memphis suggested that the Charleston shooter was not mentally ill but rather just another example of “white people acting how they’re conditioned to act.”
Assistant professor of sociology Zandria Robinson — whose Twitter account is promoted on the school’s official website — posted a tweet following the Charleston shooting suggesting that the killer’s actions were a result of his whiteness:
*waits for thinkpieces about how more mental health services could prevent white people from acting how they’re conditioned to act*
— Ida B. Robinson (@zfelice) June 18, 2015
Robinson also posted a tweet on June 26 declaring that “Whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror.” It has since been deleted, but not before being captured by the blog SoCawlege.
The University of Memphis almost immediately tweeted…
…but refused to elaborate further.
Read more at National Review…
Amazon.com joined other American companies like eBay and Wal-Mart last week in banning the sale of the Confederate flag, but the online retail giant has apparently not banned items associated with foreign terrorist groups.
Flags of Hamas and Hezbollah, and armed “Taliban” action figures are among the offerings available with a few clicks of a mouse.
Amazon’s decision to remove merchandise featuring the Confederate flag, reported by Reuters and others last week, came in the wake of the shooting of nine people in a church in Charleston, S.C. by a white gunman who photographed himself draped in the flag.
A search of the Amazon.com website reveals that it has for sale an 18-piece set of figurines described as “Afghan Taliban.” The figures, available for $18.18 a set, are shown carrying assault weapons, ammunition and rocket propelled grenades.
Items featuring the bright yellow flag of the Lebanese Iranian-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah, designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) since 1997, are also on sale on Amazon.
Read more at CNSNews.com…
Although gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states, don’t expect to see long lines of homosexuals applying for marriage licenses (especially after the initial publicity-seeking flurry is over). After 10 years of same-sex marriage in the Netherlands, The Institute For Marriage and Public Policy commissioned research into the question: What has the demand for same-sex marriage turned out to be among same-sex couples? The answer: “Gay marriage is relatively rare.” The central statistics are:
- Just 20 percent of Dutch homosexual couples are married, compared with 80 percent of heterosexual couples.
- Dutch survey data suggests that 2.8% of Dutch men and 1.4% of Dutch women are gay or lesbian.
- About 8% of gay and lesbian people have chosen to marry.
Why so little take-up of same-sex marriage?
Vera Bergkamp, head of a Dutch gay rights organization, says there are three main reasons for the lack of nuptial enthusiasm among gay couples:
Less pressure from family and friends, fewer gay couples marrying to have children than their straight counterparts, and a more individualist, less family‐orientated mindset among many homosexuals.
Why then has so much time, money, and effort been invested in a gay marriage drive that that will only result in a small percent of a tiny percent actually being married?
Gay marriage is not primarily about gay marriage, it is mainly about silencing gay consciences. But there’s a second reason. Gay marriage is also about silencing Christians.
Read more at HeadHeartHand.org…
All symbols of the Confederacy are rapidly disappearing from stores, websites and the public square in the wake of last week’s racially charged shooting in a Charleston, S.C., church, but the purge of some allegedly hateful icons has spared memorabilia linked to some of history’s most infamous mass murderers, some critics are charging.
Amazon.com has now banned all Confederate battle flag items from being sold on its site, but the massive e-commerce site continues to allow the sale of dozens of apparel items featuring communist mass murderers such as Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Che Guevara, prompting some to accuse the site and others banning Confederate imagery of hypocrisy.
“If Amazon is removing the Confederate flag from its offerings, the logical and principled decision is to stop selling any promotional material, including T-shirts, of Che Guevara or any mass killer,” said Maria Werlau, executive director of the Free Society Project. “It is very painful particularly to the loved ones of Guevara’s victims as well as offensive to the Cuban people who continue to suffer repression and abhorrent human rights’ abuses by the system he helped create and direct.”
Amazon.com did not respond to a request for comment. Other sites have been accused of similar hypocrisy. Apple Computer has now banned all apps that show a Confederate flag, regardless of the context, but continues to allow dozens of apps that involve the Soviet Union. One Apple app called “15 Soviet” promises in its description to inform users of “the history of one of the greatest states of the century – the USSR.”
Read more at FoxNews.com…