Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Finally Resigns

Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Resigns

 

Source: Fox News

Cardi B Denies She’s About To Get Married

Cardi B Denies She’s About To Get Married
(FreshAsFrankie) Rapper Cardi B has shot down reports she and boyfriend Offset are secretly engaged.

The “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” hitmaker wore a flowing white gown to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, prompting some fans to suggest the look was a hint about an upcoming wedding.

But the 34-year-old said, “It is not true…! I’m looking like I’m getting married, but I’m not there.”

The couple went public with the romance in February, and Cardi admits she’s very happy with the Migos star, telling red carpet reporters, “A lot of love, sex, communication (makes it work).”

But a source says, “Cardi and Offset are not engaged yet, but they are moving very very fast!

“Offset has bought Cardi so many diamonds, bags, shoes, he has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on her and she is so in love with him. I can see them getting engaged… They do call each other husband and wife.”

Charlottesville, UVA Welcomes Most Diverse Class Amid Civil Unrest

Charlottesville, UVA Welcomes Most Diverse Class Amid Civil Unrest
(FreshAsFrankie) The University of Virginia became the focus of national attention before news of a violent march through its grounds by tiki-torch carrying white supremacists was eclipsed by the events of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville the next day. Many have expressed fears that the city and the university will now have to deal with a ‘scare’ that deters a number of African-Americans from continuing to diversify the 198-year-old institution. Which would be unfortunate news, considering the University is celebrating the incoming freshmen of 2017 as its most diverse class.

The percentage of African-American undergrads entering UVA is going up to 8.5% from 8.1% in 2016. Within the big picture, African-Americans make up an even 9% of all first-year students. But although the increase is much better than stagnancy, or even, a decrease in the statistics, many feel as though UVA is still underperforming in efforts to diversify, especially for a public university in a state where 22% of public high school graduates are Black. Recent events, and the lingering traces of racism that the graduating African-American student body has attested to certainly will not help expedite such endeavors either. It is reported that a group of Black alumni went so far as to issue an open letter to the class of 2021, in which students give testament to the racism he experienced in the UVA school community, all the while encouraging them to support one another as they carry the torch for future Black student bodies.

Last week Black student organizations within the university facilitated their own “March to Reclaim Our Grounds,” and followed it up by serving the administration a list of demands that include a plea for executives at UVA to do a better job of acknowledging its history of perpetuating slavery in its early days. The demand comes on the heels of UVA announcing that it is working on a $6 million memorial to slave laborers who built and for a period maintained the university’s grounds. The memorial is scheduled to be unveiled by 2019.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

Sad Day In America Trump Pardons Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Trump Pardons Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio
(FreshAsFrankie) I can’t believe how these damn republican are just doing what they choose with no repercutions. Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio was excused from having to do prison time for criminal contempt on Friday, August 25. Arpaio received a Presidential pardon from Donald Trump that critics say he never consulted with the Department of Justice over.

Arpaio was found guilty of having disobeyed the 2011 orders of a judge who demanded that he discontinue the outlawed racial profiling tactics his office was using to bust down undocumented migrants. Many had suspected that Trump would bless Arpaio, who was a staunch supporter of his candidacy. Local politicians, including Phoenix’s mayor, had expressed worry that the President would cause a firestorm by choosing to pull the trigger during his rally in the city this past week. Trump didn’t go through with the move that very day, but he did hint that a pardon was coming down the pike.

A statement issued by the White House cited the 85-year-old Arpaio’s age and 50 years of service in law enforcement, and heralded his “life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.” Arpaio would respond with a couple of tweet’s thanking the President, one of which read, “Thank you @realdonaldtrump for seeing my conviction for what it is: a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama justice department!”

Source: cnn.com

Herman Cain Defends Ben Carson in Open Letter: “House Negroes Stand Up!”

Herman Cain Defends Ben Carson in Open Letter: "House Negroes Stand Up!"
 (FreshAsFrankie) From one Black Republican Presidential candidate to another, 2012 GOP primary contender Herman Cain called on the swath of American‘s who’ve been referred to as “house negros” to own the title and block out their haters, in an open letter he wrote in defense of 2016 GOP primary candidate Ben Carson, this week.

Carson was recently blasted by his hometown Michigan Chronicle, which called him the “shame of Detroit” and nominated him for the running of the rhetorical “House Negro of the Year Award,” for bucking the current movement to remove Confederate statues from public grounds across the U.S. In Cain’s letter, posted to his personal website, the businessman and Tea Party activist confides in Carson that he too has had the house negro characterization attached to him for what he says is his unwillingness “to embrace the backward thinking of today’s black identity politics.”

Cain went on in the letter to proudly claim the title if it connotes that he is successful. He also imparts his personal feelings on the Confederate statues discourse, aligning his position with Carsons and referring to calls to remove the Civil War relics as a “waste of time and distraction.”

In its entirety the letter reads as follows:

They say it to me too, Dr. Ben Carson, because just like you, I refuse to embrace the backward thinking of today’s black identity politics.

Since the Michigan Chronicle, a historically black Detroit-based newspaper, thinks Dr. Ben Carson is a “house Negro”, then I must be one also. Because that’s one of the names you get called by other black people when you are a success at something, and you do not buy into “black group think”, or act and say what they want you to say.

Maybe the Michigan Chronicle has not noticed that there are a lot of successful black people in prominent positions in America, because some of us have chosen to focus on performance and productive opportunities, rather than on the past. This is especially true of the current waste of time and distractions about statues, and who owned slaves 200 years ago.

Gentle Dr. Ben Carson is too nice to respond to that garbage article and name-calling by the Michigan Chronicle, but I’m not!

Let’s start with the fact that he prayed hard about even accepting the HUD job. Personally, I was glad he accepted it, because he will bring “outside the box” ideas and thinking to HUD. Many of the old ways of doing things have left many of our urban areas unchanged for 50 years, and too many of our young people have been trapped in cycles of poverty, crime and weak educations.

Secondly, Dr. Carson didn’t become a world-renowned brain surgeon by being a “house Negro”. He achieved this distinction because of his intellect and the results he produced in his profession.

Dr. Carson had plenty of other better paying and less stressful opportunities to choose from before he accepted the HUD position, but he chose to serve his country and a president who is truly trying to create a better America.

The Michigan Chronicle thanks Dr. Carson for his sacrifice and dedication by calling him a nasty insulting name. It’s the usual attempt to try to discredit his patriotism and to discourage him. Knowing Dr. Carson, that old tactic ain’t going to work.

The good news is that millions of black people are not drinking the name-calling brand of Kool-Aid. We are thinking for ourselves, telling people the truth, serving our country and pursuing the greatness of America and the richness of our futures.

Being called a “house Negro” is just one of the insulting names I have been called as an ABC (American Black Conservative), simply because I do not subscribe to the black liberal backward-looking narrative of black identity politics. Maybe that’s why I have had multiple successful careers over the last 50 years, and name-calling has not stopped or slowed me down yet!

If being called a “house Negro” is what some of us must endure for succeeding in this nation and thinking for ourselves, then let all of the “house Negroes” stand up and be counted.

Wow! There are too many to count, but there’s Dr. Ben Carson standing tall among millions, and doing something great again.

Thank you, Dr. Ben Carson, for being an achiever and a patriot.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

ACLU Mobilizing to Remove Confederate Monuments

 (FreshAsFrankie) Charlottesville was a watershed moment for race relations in the United States of America. Since the chain of tragic events that took place on August 12, there has been a 214% increase in the removal of Confederate monuments around the nation. But the 29 that have been uprooted and the 35 currently planned for removal mark the tip of the iceberg, considering there remain over 700 Confederate monuments on public land. In this decisive moment in history, the American Civil Liberties Union has pledged to put their resources and will into cutting down on that number substantially.

ACLU Mobilizing to Remove Confederate Monuments

“When we do not deal with the ugly truth about our history, we have no chance of going forward in any kind of a productive way,” ACLU Director Jeffrey Robinson said during a live broadcast on Thursday night, August 24. “Getting rid of the Confederate monuments will … make us deal with the truth.”\

ACLU has been taking action on the ground to bring their plan to fruition by dispensing their 200,000 People Power activists to press forward with petition drives and digital campaigns to garner the public’s support. But ACLU isn’t the only organization doing the work to confront the issue, and in fact, some have criticized the organization for making moves only after it became a hot button issue. Prior to Charlottesville ACLU had, perhaps regrettably, defended the fundamental right to free speech by white supremacists. They face dissension for taking such a direction in spite of their long history of advocacy for progressive causes. Over the period in which they disengaged from the fight, Color of Change and Change.org picked up the slack, garnering more than half a million signatures for the removal of Confederate monuments.

For a time ACLU’s position triggered a debate among the organizations, with the Color of Change managing director Arisha Hatch responding to ACLU’s, proclaimed support of “free speech” by stating that she sees the perspective coming from fringe organizations on the far right as “hate speech” and not “free speech.” Color of Change has since agreed to disagree on the topic and express that they are glad ACLU has amended its position post-Charlottesville. “Obviously, we have a different theory of change than the ACLU,” Hatch said. ”But their support sends a message that they’re in support of black civil rights leaders who are making these calls. They’ve been an incredibly important partner.

Rev. Al Sharpton: The Breakfast Club: Talks Removing Confederate Memorials, The Minister March On Washington, Minister Louis Farakhan (Video)

Rev. Al Sharpton x The Breakfast Club: Talks Removing Confederate Memorials, The Minister March On Washington, Minister Louis Farakhan (Video)
(FreshAsFrankie) Reverend Al Sharpton came by The Breakfast Club studio to discuss the following topics:

·        Taking selfies

·        Perception that you’re not doing enough

·        Removing confederate memorials

·        Were shocked at what happened in Charlottesville in 2017

·        What role does the church play?

·        March on Washington on Monday

·        Donald Trump is a light weight

·        Is Trump a racist?

·        Impeachment

·        Do you think black people dropped the ball when Obama was in office?

·        Relationship with Minister Louis Farakhan

·        Losing weight, living healthy

·        What can the young people do?

·        How can white allies help?

 

Is Micheal Jordan Making A “Black Lives Matter” Air Jordan?

Is Micheal Jordan Making A "Black Lives Matter" Air Jordan?
(FreshAsFrankie) There is a rumor that suggests Micheal Jordan might be in the process of making an Air Jordan sneaker just for Black Lives Matter. I wonder what would prompt this? Is it because Black people are being disenfranchised all over? OR is it because so-called White Supremacy is on the rise?

However, Jordan did drop some Black History Month kicks, even though he has not really represented Black Lives all that much.

Dwyane Wade Expected to Join LeBron and the Cavs at Some Point This Season

Dwyane Wade Expected to Join LeBron and the Cavs at Some Point This Season
 (FreshAsFrankie) It looks like Dwyane Wade is going to be joining LeBron on the Cavs this season. On the Wine and Gold Talk podcast, Cleveland.com‘s Joe Vardon noted, “As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at some point this year, Dwyane Wade is going to end up on the Cavs.”

Following up with that speculation, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com made a report on August 17th suggesting that Wade could push for a buyout with Chicago saying there is a “Widespread belief within the organization…that a deal that would allow Wade to play elsewhere will eventually get worked out at some point during the season.”

With Kyrie Irving going to Boston the Cavs could use an experienced player, especially one who LeBron won two rings with. It’s very likely that Wade will go to Cleveland, but whether or not it’ll be at the start of the season is questionable.

Source: bleacherreport.com

Detroit Man Flying A Confederate Flag Says “Black people Aren’t Welcome!”

Detroit Man Flying A Confederate Flag Says "Black people Aren't Welcome!"
(FreshAsFrankie) A Roseville resident put up a confederate flag on his home Tuesday night, which has offended some his neighbors. The man lives on Ronald Street and it is clear what the Confederate flag means to him. He said, “That means not welcome.” 7 Action News asked him who is not welcome? He said, “Arabic people. Black people.