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Roland Eviscerates Black Lawn Jockette

Damn! Bernadette Semple a former Democrat who caught the Trump disease, tries to defend the Chumph…It didn’t go well.

 

 

 

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Roland Martin Goes to War!

Sy it, Roland!

 

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On Starting and Growing Black Business

William Pickard discusses with Roland Martin growing business beyond the 1 employee plateau.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2017 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Roland Martin Interviews One of the “Little Rock Nine”

Fascinating interview. Having been one of those in the first group to integrate schools I can understand and sympathize with what they went through. My experience was in no way as bad as theirs as by the time I came along there weren’t any vicious white mobs or Federal Troops.The courage of these , then kids, was off the scale!

 

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Black History

 

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Roland Martin Unloads on the CBC and Black Legislators

Those familiar with my blog have heard me say it a number of times. A lot of black legislators out there aren’t doing much but showing up at picture events and going o Cabarets. Roland Martin takes these folks to task. Why is it there is no serious opposition to the Chumph and Republicans. Why is it, any Democrat can vote for a massively unqualified Uncle Ben Carson’s confirmation to provide some racial cover for the most racist administration since Wilson, and not have all 43 Members of the Congressional Black Caucus standing on their desk the next morning?

As black voters, we are going to have to take the position that “either you are going to fight for us, or get the fuck out!” It is way past time to cull the useless, accomodationalist – garbage.

The New Jim Crow is allowed, an enabled by the failure of black legislators to stand up.

Media Host Roland Martin Challenges State’s Black Leaders in Passionate MLK Speech

TV One commentator and host Roland Martin challenged African American legislators and other officials to aspire to the goals, dreams, and ideals of civil rights icon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a speech last week in Sacramento.

Martin, a journalist, and the host of TV One’s NewsOne Now, asked attendees at the California Legislative Black Caucus’ (CLBC)’ annual breakfast “ Are We Satisfied?  He said he was not satisfied where we are but encouraged attendees to reflect and recognize King’s birthday as a way to renew their commitment to what King fought for during his lifetime.

“When it comes to equality. When it comes to freedom. What are you satisfied with?” Martin asked. “Are you advocating for the very policies he stood for? Are you advocating for the very people he stood for?”

King, a champion for racial, social and economic equality organized boycotts, protests and marches, won a Nobel Peace Prize, spoke out against racism in the United States and delivered some of the most influential speeches in American history.

King’s 88th birthday was Jan. 15, a day before the national holiday named after him and held each year in remembrance of his legacy. The Atlanta-based Baptist minister, was gunned down by an assassin on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn.

The Golden State’s eleven-member CLBC’s breakfast took place on Jan. 12 at the Sacramento Convention Center. At the event, over 250 people honored King and celebrated individuals that have a commitment to work for the betterment of California’s African Americans and more.

Martin expounded with a self-proclaimed “spirit of discomfort” said he was not satisfied with the standing of African-Americans in America today.

“I’m not satisfied if you come asking for Black votes, but can’t hire Black companies,” said Martin alluding to the relationship between elected officials and African American businesses vying for state contracts. “I’m not satisfied when you come asking for Black votes, but can’t fund Black media.”

“I’m not satisfied when you say, ‘We’ll offer internships, but won’t hire full-time for critical positions,” the television personality continued. “In this particular state, where are your dollars being spent? Who are you actually supporting? I’m not interested in internships.”

Martin said King spoke about education, police brutality, voting rights, and economics; all issues that concern the African-American community today.
Martin said when it comes to educating Black youth he stands for success in the classroom.

“If it’s working for a child I’m with it 100 percent,” he said. “I would expect the Black Caucus in California – when you have constituents and children in some of the worst schools – to say, ‘I will provide an opportunity for you whatever it looks like.’ For some reason we are having a 1950s’ dialogue about education, but we are in 2017.

Martin said African-Americans should not be satisfied with the progress in the U.S. as of now. He said King focused on what racial and social and economic challenges lay on the horizon. The renowned media figure challenged Black caucus members to do the same.

 

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Roland Martin Takes Bill O’Reilly to School on Black Patriotism

This is fun!

 

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in Black History, Faux News, The Definition of Racism

 

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Roland Martin – Trump’s “Minority Outreach” is Really For Suburban White Women

Interesting analysis –

This Morning, on his TVOne News Show, Roland Martin let loose…

 

 

 

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Roland Martin Calls Out O’Reilly As a Liar on Cops and BLM!

That’s right, he said it!

And challenged the chicken-winged chickenpoop to a debate.

And I quote:

The reality is this: Black Lives Matter has forced a level of accountability in America dealing with police that we have never seen. And the people to blame for crime going up are these sorry cops who don’t wanna do their job, but they want to draw their paychecks, and they want their pension. They’re the ones who are not doing their jobs, they’re the ones who should be patrolling. And I’ll say this, if you’re a cop doing stuff right, you shouldn’t be afraid if you’re caught on videotape.

…Every time you call out Black Lives Matter, and you’re wrong, I’ma check you, Bill. Because in this case, you’re a flat-out liar. And I’ll say it again, if you want a debate, call me.

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Roland Martin Destroys black Trump Preacher

This is painful. Another one those uneducated black ministers (apparently claiming to have a “Doctorate”) turns out to be basically illiterate.

 

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Roland Martin Unloads on Cain

Roland Martin not only hits this one out of the park – it’s left the city limits!

CNN Commentator Roland Martin

Herman Cain

Herman Cain denies GOP’s horrible history with blacks

You would think that a black man born and raised in Georgia, who was a teenager during the civil rights movement, would understand the transition of African-Americans from voting overwhelmingly Republican to strongly supporting the Democratic Party.

But the GOP presidential candidate clearly didn’t have the common sense that he often speaks of having when he went on CNN’s “The Situation Room” and accused many African-Americans of being brainwashed to vote Democratic.

“Many African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view,” Cain said. “I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative.

“So it’s just brainwashing and people not being open-minded, pure and simple.”

Cain’s off-base and historically ignorant comments have received widespread coverage. In some quarters, they have been criticized, while MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan, who has a long history of racially offensive comments, didn’t surprise many by coming to Cain’s defense.

It’s not the first time I’ve heard someone question the reasons for blacks’ allegiance to the Democratic Party, but history has to be taken into account. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The Tea Party Racism on Display

With the overwhelming evidence that Tea Party events have become a recruiting ground for white supremacists groups, that racist organizations like the Council of Conservative Citizens have sponsored near 100 Tea Party rallies, and Tea Party founder, Ron Paul’s long close association with white supremacists…

Conservanegro attacks on the NAACP, mis-characterization of what the NAACP actually said, and attempts a keeping white Massa’s family jewel (racism) covered have moved them from the lawn ornament position… to being black jock straps. Conservative Massa’s haven’t done much better.

The plain truth is, if the Tea Party weren’t racist to the core, there wouldn’t be this brouhaha. There wouldn’t be any need for the ridiculous projection. the diaphanous denials, to trot out the always reliable black conservajocktrap squad, or to outright lie.

The continued defense, and attacks on the NAACP for stating the documented truth – says more about the racist underpinnings of the Tea Party than all the liberal media could say in a year.

There would be a simple statement from the Sno’ Ho’  or other major perceived leader-

Yes, some people affiliated with the Tea Party have been guilty of racism and racist associations, further – because the Tea Party is a disorganized, grass roots movement. some racist organizations have taken advantage of our name, to sponsor and attempt to organize groups supporting their nefarious ends. We, as the Tea party wholeheartedly, and categorically reject racism, and the hate groups which have attempted to misuse our name and manipulate our agenda to their ends.

End of story. End of crisis.

The fact that the Tea Party hasn’t had the cajones to do that, reveals the fact that racism is a core belief set.

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Black conservatives providing cover for this shit?

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Elena Kagan Nominated to Supreme Court

Let the nomination wars begin! To be honest, I was hoping for a minority judge to provide at least some representation of minority peoples on the Court. Seems some other folks are also miffed by the choice – as in the piece below by Roland Martin. Roland’s argument is based around the facts, collected by Guy-Uriel Charles, founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics that of 29 Kagan hires while at Harvard 28 were white and one was Asian-American. And of the group, only six were women — five white and one Asian-American.

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Left is mute on racial double standard in Kagan pick

If a white Republican president of the United States appointed a white male as his next Supreme Court justice, and upon the inspection of his record, it was discovered that of the 29 full-time tenured or tenured track faculty he hired as dean of Harvard Law, nearly all of them were white men, this would dominate the headlines.

It would be reasonable to conclude that the special interest groups that vigorously fight for diversity — civil rights organizations, feminist groups and other liberal institutions — would be up in arms, declaring that this person’s records showed him unwilling to diversify academia, and unqualified to consider diverse views as one of nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court. There would be widespread condemnations of Republicans having no concern for the nonwhite males in America.

But if what if the choice were made by a black Democratic president, and it was a woman? A white woman? A white Democratic woman?

Some of you may not like the fact that I am focusing on the race of the individual, but when diversity is raised, the person’s skin color, gender and background are considered germane to the discussion. And if there is silence from black and female organizations, their race and gender matter as well.

We may very well witness this now that President Obama has selected Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace the retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.

Guy-Uriel Charles, founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics, has heavily scrutinized Kagan’s hiring record as head of Harvard Law School. In a scathing blog post, he has said that of the 29 positions Kagan had a chance to fill, 28 were white and one was Asian-American. And of the group, only six were women — five white and one Asian-American.

These numbers on the surface are appalling, and would be ripped to shreds by those who value diversity, but my gut tells me that even though Kagan has been tapped by Obama, the normally vocal and persistent voices in this area will be tight-lipped and quiet, unwilling to oppose or heavily criticize the nomination of a woman to the court, and especially one made by an African-American Democratic president.

If that does happen, Republicans will rightly cry foul, saying it represented a double standard — that the silence was a signal of partisan hacks more concerned about not offending the Obama administration, rather than the ideals they hold near and dear.

They don’t want to be seen as going against an ally, and they are more concerned about their access to the White House than the mission they have always valued…

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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The Ascot Crisis – Jon Stewart Cracks on Roland Martin’s Fashion Sense

What happened to well dressed brothers?

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A little for any Rock Fans out there –

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Posted by on May 7, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Confederates Were Domestic Terrorists

This one by Roland Martin-

Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

(CNN) — Based on the hundreds of e-mails, Facebook comments and Tweets I’ve read in response to my denunciation of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s decision to honor Confederates for their involvement in the Civil War — which was based on the desire to continue slavery — the one consistent thing that supporters of the proclamation offer up as a defense is that these individuals were fighting for what they believed in and defending their homeland.

In criticizing me for saying that celebrating the Confederates was akin to honoring Nazi soldiers for killing of Jews during the Holocaust, Rob Wagner said, “I am simply defending the honor and dignity of men who were given no choice other than to fight, some as young as thirteen.”

Sherry Callahan said that supporting the Confederacy is “our history. Not hate; it’s about heritage and history.”

Javier Ramirez called slavery evil, but prefaced his remarks by saying that “Confederate soldiers were never seen as terrorists by [President Abraham] Lincoln or U.S. generals on the battlefield. They were accorded POW status, they were never tried for war crimes. Not once did Confederate soldiers do any damage to civilians or their property in their invasion of the north. The same is not true of Union soldiers.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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The HNIC – Some White Republicans Are Scared of Me

Can’t believe he said that!

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I mean – no WONDER America is in such a jam, after 8 years of these folks in charge.

 

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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