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Hastings Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Key Voting Rights Provisions

Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, which invalidates Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: “I am extremely disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling.  They have put at risk the right to vote for millions of Americans.  For decades, the Voting Rights Act has stood as an e ...

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Aiding and abetting voter disenfranchisement

The Supreme Court just aided and abetted those who seek to suppress our right to vote. A narrow majority has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. This is the formula used to determine which states and localities need preclearance before changing their voting laws. With the formula scrapped, the Department of Justice's most effective tool to prevent voter disenfranchisement has ...

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Watch: Did K-Mart Spoof Go Too Far With “Knickers” That Sound Like “N!ggers” Video?

  It hasn’t been that long since Dr. Boyce Watkins called out Mountain Dew for an ad featuring Felicia the Goat and a row of black men depicted in a police line-up. Dr. Watkins characterized the men in the ad as “Gold teeth, ‘mean mugging,’ sun glasses wearing, white-t sportin, hard core n*ggaz ready to “get into some ol gangsta sh*t.”   Next up was a Uni-Ball ad featuring a swole and incarcerated ...

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Five Kings and a Birdman – Deco Drive Channel 7

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New Trend:Explicit Gay Rap Lyrics By Teen Boys

Content Warning This video may be inappropriate for some users. Link to horrible video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx6KB4-QTW8 ...

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BREAKING: SHOCKING VIDEO EXPOSES RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN TX DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM (DUANE BUCK

Today, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. released a new video highlighting the racial discrimination in the Texas death penalty system and the shocking case of death-sentenced prisoner, Duane Buck. Mr. Buck was sentenced to death in Harris County (Houston), Texas, after his trial prosecutor elicited testimony from a psychologist indicating that Mr. Buck was more likely to be dangerous bec ...

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New Poll Shows Some Americans Foolishly Blame Welfare For Poverty

Not that cable news culture and George W. Bush‘s political career aren’t strong enough indicators of this factoid, but I can always count on a poll to convey just how information-challenged many Americans are. Sometimes I can’t help but laugh, though in instances like these all I can do is get angry. According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Thursday, way too many of your fellow citizens ar ...

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Chad Johnson Gets 30 Days In Jail For Slapping Lawyer’s Butt In Court

FORT LAUDERDALE — Former NFL star Chad Johnson will serve 30 days in jail after violating probation in a domestic violence case involving his then-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada.   A plea deal that called for no jail time fell apart Monday. Broward Judge Kathleen McHugh rejected it after Johnson playfully slapped his attorney on the behind in court. McHugh says Johnson wasn’t taking things serious ...

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