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Cress Welsing: The Definition of Racism White Supremacy

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Racism

Anon: What is Racism/White Supremacy?

Dr. Bobby Wright: The Psychopathic Racial Personality

The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)

What is the First Step in Counter Racism?

Genocide: a system of white survival

The Creation of the Negro

The Mysteries of Melanin

'Racism is a behavioral system for survival'

Fear of annihilation drives white racism

Dr. Blynd: The Definition of Caucasian

Where are all the Black Jurors? 

The War Against Black Males: Black on Black Violence Caused by White Supremacy/Racism

Brazen Police Officers and the Forfeiture of Freedom

White Domination, Black Criminality

Fear of a Colored Planet Fuels Racism: Global White Population Shrinking, Less than 10%

Race is Not Real but Racism is

The True Size of Africa

What is a Nigger? 

MLK and Imaginary Freedom: Chains, Plantations, Segregation, No Longer Necessary ['Our Condition is Getting Worse']

Chomsky on "Reserving the Right to Bomb Niggers." 

A Goal of the Media is to Make White Dominance and Control Over Everything Seem Natural

"TV is reversing the evolution of the human brain." Propaganda: How You Are Being Mind Controlled And Don't Know It.

Spike Lee's Mike Tyson and Don King

"Zapsters" - Keeping what real? "Non-white People are Actors. The Most Unrealistic People on the Planet"

Black Power in a White Supremacy System

Neely Fuller Jr.: "If you don't understand racism/white supremacy, everything else that you think you understand will only confuse you"

The Image and the Christian Concept of God as a White Man

'In order for this system to work, We have to feel most free and independent when we are most enslaved, in fact we have to take our enslavement as the ultimate sign of freedom'

Why do White Americans need to criminalize significant segments of the African American population?

Who Told You that you were Black or Latino or Hispanic or Asian? White People Did

Malcolm X: "We Have a Common Enemy"

Links

Deeper than Atlantis
Thursday
Jul272017

Court says Black Man who was with Michael Brown when he was Murdered Can Sue Liar White Cop 

From [HERE] A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's refusal to throw out a lawsuit questioning a Ferguson police officer's use of force against the man who was with Michael Brown when that officer shot Brown to death three years ago.

On April 29, 2015, Johnson filed a lawsuit in state court against Wilson, Jackson, and the City of Ferguson for being stopped by Wilson without probable cause, reasonable suspicion or legal justification to detain him. The lawsuit claimed that according to the findings of the § DOJ investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, law enforcement efforts focused on generating revenue rather than protecting the town's citizens. 

Tuesday's 2-1 ruling by an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel sided with Dorian Johnson in concluding that former officer Darren Wilson and ex-chief Thomas Jackson are not immune from such litigation. The court also found that Johnson sufficiently alleged that Wilson violated his rights.

Johnson says that as he walked with Brown on a street on Aug. 9, 2014, Wilson illegally detained him by using his police vehicle to block their path. Moments later, Wilson shot and killed Brown during a struggle. Johnson fled and was not wounded.

Johnson insists in his lawsuit that Wilson "acted with deliberate indifference or reckless disregard" for Johnson's rights, used excessive force and essentially detained him unlawfully by using his police vehicle to impede his movement.

The 8th Circuit on Tuesday agreed, with Judge Michael Melloy writing for the panel's majority that based on Johnson's version "the law was sufficiently clear" that "a reasonable officer in Officer Wilson's position would not have shot his gun."

The 8th Circuit's Roger Wollman countered that Johnson's movements were not illegally restrained by Wilson and that the lawsuit should be thrown out, likening Johnson's flight to that "of a moonshine-carrying" defendant.

The death of 18-year-old Brown, who was black and unarmed, by the white officer launched months of protests and led to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that found racial bias in Ferguson's police and court system. But a St. Louis County grand jury and the Justice Department cleared Wilson, who resigned in November 2014.

Ferguson reached a settlement with the Justice Department that calls for revised police practices, court changes and other modifications.

In June, a federal judge in St. Louis approved a $1.5 million settlement to Brown's parents in their 2015 wrongful-death lawsuit against Ferguson, Wilson and Jackson, who each denied wrongdoing.

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Thursday
Jul272017

Federal judge: Trump voting commission data request [to Purge the Non-White Votary] is allowed 

From [HERE] A federal district judge on Monday allowed [opinion, PDF] President Donald Trump's election commission to move forward by dismissing the need for a prior privacy impact assessment before collecting voter data. US District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly [official profile] denied a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction requested [JURIST report] by Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) against the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI). Kollar-Kotelly determined that only agencies must go through a privacy impact assessment required by E-Government Act, § 208(b) [DOJ background]. "The record presently before the Court is insufficient to demonstrate that the Commission is an 'agency' for purposes of the APA. First, the Executive Order indicates that the Commission is purely advisory in nature, and that it shall disband shortly after it delivers a report to the President."

Trump established PACEI in May via executive order [text] . Earlier this month PACEI Vice Chair and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach sent out a letter [text, PDF] requesting voter information from all 50 states. A majority of the states rejected that request. Like EPIC, the ACLU also filed suit [JURIST report] earlier this month.

Thursday
Jul272017

GOP Map Maker Behind NC's Illegal Jim Crow Districts Will Help Redraw The Map

From [HERE] It's been nearly eight weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 28 state legislative districts in North Carolina were illegal racial gerrymanders. The political maps, the court said, must be redrawn.  

On Wednesday, a select group of state senators and representatives sat down to officially begin that process.

And politicians can do a lot in two months. Or very little. So the big question just before the Select Joint Committee on Redistricting was gaveled to order was this: have Republican lawmakers used that time to already produce possible new maps for House and Senate seats?

Nope.

"As you are aware, the General Assembly will be redrawing legislative districts this year to comply with a court order," said Representative David Lewis, co-chair of the committee. But he quickly added, "As we await further guidance from the court on how to proceed and how this process should be conducted, we wanted to convene today's meeting for organizational and informational purposes."

Translation, no real work has been done. At least not by the Republican leaders of the General Assembly.

But there were new maps presented at the meeting, drawn by the advocacy group Common Cause. Of which Lewis said, "In full disclosure that organization is currently involved as plaintiffs in litigation that has been filed against the General Assembly."

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Thursday
Jul272017

Tech company workers agree to have microchips implanted in their hands

From [HERE] Some workers at a company in Wisconsin will soon be getting microchips in order to enter the office, log into computers and even buy a snack or two with just a swipe of a hand.

Todd Westby, the CEO of tech company Three Square Market, told ABC News today that of the 80 employees at the company's River Falls headquarters, more than 50 agreed to get implants. He said that participation was not required.

The microchip uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004. The chip is the size of a grain of rice and will be placed between a thumb and forefinger.

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Thursday
Jul272017

A Look at How a Racial Theorist Tied to Mussolini & Hitler Influenced Steve Bannon

Thursday
Jul272017

Although Europeans Were Also Slaves, Elite Whites Continue to Propagandize Image of Only Blacks as Slaves

Fuck HBO. Stop Supporting White Supremacy. From [HEREMany fiction writers have tried, to varying degrees of success, to reimagine slavery or create alternate histories where the Civil War never happened or never ended, or the Confederacy won.

Most recently, in the novel “Underground Airlines,” Ben H. Winters created an alternate history where slavery still exists in four states, there was no Civil War and segregation is the order of the day throughout the United States. I suppose it’s an interesting premise, but as is often the case with interesting premises, at what cost?

It has been more than 150 years since the Civil War ended, but it often feels like some people are still living in the antebellum era. In parts of the United States and, as evidenced by Donald Trump’s visit to Poland recently, the world, the Confederate flag is still proudly flown. This month, Ku Klux Klansmen marched in Charlottesville, Va., to protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from a city park. They were not the first nor will they be the last to resist acknowledging that the Confederacy lost the Civil War.

At the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, in May, a noose was found in an exhibition about segregation. That was one of three nooses found in the city within a few months. There was a noose found hanging from a tree in Philadelphia. There have also been noose-related incidents in Maryland, Louisiana, North Carolina and Florida — quiet, insidious acts of violence, reminders that racial hatred is alive and well.

Each time I see a reimagining of the Civil War that largely replicates what actually happened, I wonder why people are expending the energy to imagine that slavery continues to thrive when we are still dealing with the vestiges of slavery in very tangible ways. Those vestiges are visible in incarceration rates for black people, a wildly segregated country, disparities in pay and mortality rates and the ever-precarious nature of black life in a world where it can often seem as if police officers take those lives with impunity.

HBO last week announced it was willing to expend this energy with a series from the “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. In the show, “Confederate,” the South does, indeed, secede from the Union, the Mason-Dixon line is a demilitarized zone and slavery is the law of the land below it. Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcolm Spellman, black television writers and producers, are also attached to the project. They have an incredible body of work behind them and will no doubt bring their considerable expertise to this show.

When I first read about “Confederate,” however, I felt exhausted, simply because I have long been exhausted by slavery narratives. That’s a personal preference, not a metric by which art should or should not be created. There are works that do capture my interest, that make me think, that remind me of why there are still stories from that era to be told. Octavia E. Butler’s “Kindred” and Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroadcome to mind. It is probably no accident that these are novels by black writers who found a way to reimagine history in speculative fiction without making slavery into an intellectual exercise rather than plainly showing it as the grossly oppressive institution it was.

My exhaustion with the idea of “Confederate” is multiplied by the realization that this show is the brainchild of two white men who oversee a show that has few people of color to speak of and where sexual violence is often gratuitous and treated as no big deal. I shudder to imagine the enslaved black body in their creative hands. And when I think about the number of people who gave this project the green light, the number of people who thought this was a great idea, my weariness grows exponentially.

This show’s premise highlights the limits of the imagination in a world where oppression thrives. These creators can imagine a world where the Confederacy won the Civil War and black people are still enslaved, but they can’t or aren’t interested in imagining a world where, say, things went in a completely different direction after the Civil War and, say, white people are enslaved. Or a world where slavery never happened at all. What would happen in a show where American Indians won the conflicts in which they were embroiled as the British and French and other European nations colonized this country? What would happen if Mexicans won the Mexican-American War and Texas and California were still part of Mexico?

It is curious that time and again, when people create alternate histories, they are largely replicating a history we already know, and intimately. They are replicating histories where whiteness thrives and people of color remain oppressed.

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Thursday
Jul272017

Like Trump, Dana White, Floyd & Conor McGregor Hope to Use White People's Hatred of Blacks to Sell Nonsense to Suckers 

From [HERE

Thursday
Jul272017

Trump Tells White Zombies: Undocumented [Non-White] Immigrants are Animals Who Torture [Animal] Teen Girls 

From [HERE] Trump held a rally at Youngstown, Ohio on Tuesday and delivered a 2020 campaign speech where he claimed, “With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office.” Jumping from praises for “liberating our citizens from this Obamacare nightmare” to praises for the Second Amendment, the speech could’ve just been another stream-of-consciousness terror, but a fear-mongering rant on undocumented immigrants took the speech to another level of dangerous, violent, and racist. Which is saying something, considering how low the standard has fallen and how far we have fallen from any form of decency.

Here’s the excerpt about immigrants which is making headlines:

“And you’ve seen the stories about some of these animals. They don’t want to use guns, because it’s too fast and it’s not painful enough. So they’ll take a young, beautiful girl—16, 15 and others—and they slice them and dice them with a knife because they want them to go through excruciating pain before they die. And these are the animals that we’ve been protecting for so long. Well, they’re not being protected anymore, folks.”

Here, Trump is likely referring to the vicious murder of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas who were victims of the MS-13 gang. While an absolute tragedy, using their deaths to justify his xenophobic and racist hate is nothing short of abhorrent. Using the crimes of a select few to justify discrimination and call an entire group of people animals and gang members is nothing short of racist.

Trump’s rhetoric here is textbook xenophobic fear-mongering. Dehumanizing undocumented immigrants as “animals” has it’s roots in painting people of color as more savage, less evolved, and aggressively prone to violence. It evokes a traditional of scientific racism and state violence that defended itself by establishing the white population as civilizers and protectors. [MORE]

Thursday
Jul272017

PEW Poll: US Muslims Face Violence But [like Jews in Nazi Germany] Believe They are Fully Integrated Americans

Racism/white supremacy is carried out by deception and/or violence. From [NPR] and [HERE] A newly-released poll from the Pew Research Center finds Muslims in the U.S. are facing increased discrimination but are optimistic about being both Muslim and American. 

Nearly three in four Muslim Americans believe President Donald Trump is “unfriendly toward Muslims,” according to a new Pew Research survey released Wednesday.

The survey captured a significant drop in Muslim Americans’ satisfaction with the nation’s direction over the last few years and two presidencies. In 2011 under former President Barack Obama, only 38 percent of Muslims said were dissatisfied with the country’s direction compared to 64 percent under Trump.

Additionally, 68 percent said Trump caused them feel generally worried, with another 45 percent reporting that he makes them feel angry. Only 26 percent said the president made them feel hopeful, with 17 percent saying he made them happy.

In the third iteration of the survey, Pew evaluated responses from 1,001 Muslim adults living the in U.S., the vast majority of whom are citizens (82 percent) and represent 75 countries.

Despite concern over the president’s policies, Muslim Americans are overwhelmingly proud of their nationality and are optimistic about their lives. According to Pew, 92 percent are “proud to be an American,” while 70 percent believe they can grab hold of the American dream and “get ahead with hard work.” Muslim women were more concerned with their place in American society than men.

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Thursday
Jul272017

Blacks Comprise Majority of Defendants Wrongfully Convicted of Crimes Who are Later Exonerated

From [HERE] African-Americans comprise the majority of defendants wrongfully convicted of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes who are later exonerated, according to a study released by the National Registry of Wrongful Convictions.

The report titled “Race and Wrongful Convictions in the United States” reported that African-Americans constituted 47 percent of the 1,900 exonerations listed in the National Registry of Exonerations as of October 2016, and a great majority of more than 1,800 additional innocent defendants who were framed and convicted of crimes in 15 large-scale police scandals and later cleared in “group” exonerations.

The report examined racial disparities for the major crime categories of murder, sexual assault and drug crimes, three crimes that produce the largest number of exonerations.

African Americans who were convicted of murder are about 50% more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers, the report stated.

“A major cause of the high number of black murder exonerations is the high homicide rate in the black community—a tragedy that kills many African-Americans and sends many others to prison,” the report stated.

Blacks imprisoned for murder are more likely to be innocent if they were convicted of killing white victims. Only about 15 percent of murders by African- Americans involve White victims, but 31 percent of innocent African-American murder exonerees were convicted of killing White people.

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Monday
Jul242017

After Cop Killing of White Woman, White Minn Mayor Promotes Caucasional Black Probot as Interim Police Chief 

Put in Charge by Whom? From [HERE] Medaria Arradondo, 50, succeeds Janeé Harteau, who resigned Friday at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges in the aftermath of the outrage by whites over last weekend's shooting death of Justine Damond, a white woman [in below photo], by a Black city patrol officer. Damond had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her southwest Minneapolis home and was shot when she went out to talk to police.

Arradondo, nicknamed “Rondo,” needs the city council’s approval before he can begin the job. He served as the department’s public face for most of a week after the July 15 police shooting of Justine Damond, until Harteau returned from "vacation" on Thursday.

According to the Atlanta Black Star [white] people who have worked closely with Arradondo say he has qualities that will fit well with the role: He’s friendly, forthright, has deep city roots and is African-American, which could help improve sour relations between police and the city’s black community. Rondo appears to be a proxymoronic black probot from The Moteasuh Tribe. 


According to Dr. Blynd in Funktionary,

probot is a propagandizing programmed robot. (An official  representative from an organization, agency or institution whose assignment is to make prepared statements and answer "cooked"  (prepared)  questions at news conferences, briefings and the like. A probot is a proxymoron who conveys programmed disinformation in computerized language and bureaucratese jargon. A probot is one who disseminates lies, distortions and convenient mass truths composed by a superior overruling elite. A Black probot, mechanically efficient but with no awareness, is a robot who has been programmed in service of white domination.  

proxymoron is one moron who speaks on behalf of another moron or a whole gang of morons. [MORE]

Mo' Tea Mam? Hiring probotic, proxymoronic Black persons from The Moteasuh Tribe [Mo-tea-sir?] and putting them in charge of police departments & other high places is part of the refinement of the white supremacy operating system. Other Black probot models are law enforcement bosses in Detroit (James Craig) Houston (Charles McClelland, retired but not replaced yet), Dallas (David Brown now replaced by Ulysha Renee Hall) and Milwaukee County (David Clarke, an older bot with outdated, less efficient programming).  

Here in the above video the new chief briefly discusses "procedural justice training" as a communication method to interact with non-white persons [at 25:23]. Such "procedural justice training" is being discussed in various urban environments. It is also part of the the refinement of racism/white supremacy and designed to mirror cosmetic changes in the criminal justice system [discussed infra]. It refers to police officers providing non-white persons with 'a show of respect' during on the street encounters or traffic stops. As Police Chief Medaria Arradondo says 'if a person believes he was treated with respect, dignity and with fairness he won't feel so bad about the outcome and he wll accept it better.'  Yet in a racist system, it is only 'a show of respect' because it is not also real or also resulting in "substantive" justice. During encounters with law enforcement the most important issue is whether cops are in-fact respecting a non-white person's alleged Constitutional rights.  

At its core the 4th Amendment is not about manners, politeness or respect. It is trickery to even conceive of your so-called rights in this manner. The Supreme Court has explained that the "central concern of the Fourth Amendment has to do with protecting liberty and privacy against arbitrary governmental interference." In the context of the traffic stop the 4th Amendment is said to "protect the travelling public from arbitrary action." [MORE] We know this is illusory nonsense when it comes to non-white people. 


An example of "procedural justice training" is on display in the above video of a pre-textual traffic stop of a young Black man for allegedly failing to yield to a pedestrian (the pedestrian actually had one foot on the curb & one foot in the street and the vehicle was in the far right lane on the opposite side of the street or 3 lanes removed from his vehicle [MORE]). After nearly an hour long traffic stop, the dummy white cops finally figured out they had not pulled over a drug kingpin. After interrogating him about his whereabouts, detaining him in public, searching him, his back pack, his car & trunk and FST DUI testing him and terrorizing him the white cop gives him "a break" by  letting him go with a traffic ticket and marijuana citation for possession. The cops were very polite. Thanks master. [MORE]

Does police stop and frisk or "papers please" become less Unconstitutional because a cop is polite as he stops you for an arbitrary reason? It is a tactic of white supremacy to give you something you already have and pretend it is something new. Steve Cokely calls this, "whitenology." He says "never play for your own sandwich" or for something that you already own or inherently possess. The procedural [only] 'show respect' and politeness is deception to make an unlawful police stop or interaction appear normal to you. A major goal of white supremacy is to make white people's domination and control over everything seem natural [MORE] Your belief or 'buy in' or consent enables you to participate and cooperate with your own subjugation. Racists depend on this reaction from us. 'Here, have some respect nigger' is a better way to control the plantation. 


In real life would no 23 ever play for his own sandwich?  If he wins, he would only get what he already has! 

This smarter approach to our domination quiets down non-white persons who are always searching for respect from persons in authority, such as white cops. Beggar politics engaged in by Blacks and Latinos who pretend they can demand things from powerful racists yet they have no power to compel or get what they want. Still believing in moral suasion, always trying to overcome the imaginary granfalloon of race to prove themselves or something to whites in order to change or transform them somehow. In so doing they are functioning as servants who only flatter their masters. Their power depends on this kind of relationship. Why do you depend on the opinions of others? Why so desperate for respect? Is it better to pulled over and have your rights violated by a polite racist cop or to not be pulled over for an arbitrary reason in the first place? Respect as performance is not authentic respect anyway. For what reason would respect ever need to be acted or performed? Neely Fuller said 'if you want some respect look in the mirror and give yourself some.'

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Monday
Jul242017

Protests Erupt @ Brooklyn Bar that Serves 40oz's of Rose Wine in Paper Bags to Racist Suspect Gentrifying Invaders

[gentrification = symptom of White Supremacy] From [HERE] Protest erupted at a Brooklyn bar after they released a press release advertising 40 ounces of rose wine in paper bags and 'genuine' bullet holes 

They met outside Summerhill, a 'boozy sandwich shop' in Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday to protest the 'bar's commodification of stereotypes that only serve to hurt the community'

Summerhill's racist suspect owner, Becca Brennan, wasn't in attendance for the protest but did release a statement condoning her remarks as being 'insensitive.'

In a press release on Monday was an advertisement for a mixed drink next to a 'bullet hole-ridden wall' which was supposedly part of a 'backroom illegal gun shop' In addition to the bullet wall, Forty Ounce Rose - wine bottled to look like a 40 ounce Colt 45 - was mentioned in the release with Brennan adding that she wanted to put them in paper bags

People on social media also voiced their disdain with the restaurant's publicity stunt and gave them one star on review sites such as Yelp. [MORE]

Above, affordable housing is on permanent hold in downtown D.C.

Gentrification is only a symptom of the problem of racism/white supremacy. Whatever happened or did not happen in Brooklyn is the result of white supremacists/racists; as they control everything in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labour, law, politics, religion, sex and war) - 24/7, worldwide. 'When you move people around you destabilize them. They can never settle. Gentrification or "Racial Dislocation" is an Integral, Ongoing Part of White Supremacy.' - Neely Fuller. Here, the victims may play like they have a say in all this but they don't. That is the problem. Time to deal with things as they are and not as we want them to be. 

Now you must make an appointment to use the public field to play soccer in the Mission in San Francisco. 

Sunday
Jul232017

NAACP is Revamping for a Faster-Paced Political Climate But Remains Terrified to Confront White Supremacy 

The Fear of Confronting White Supremacy. From [HERE] As protests intensified after the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., three years ago, DeRay Mckesson had a thought familiar to many civil rights activists over the years.

“I remember being in the streets of Ferguson in the earliest days, we just knew the NAACP was going to come in for us,” the Baltimore-based activist said.

“And then it didn’t happen. Many of us realized we had to be the people that had to fight for us.”

Mckesson would emerge from those protests as a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement — which itself would emerge as a major voice in the struggle for racial justice. The NAACP did play a role — just one removed from the chaotic, confrontational scenes broadcast around the world. A local chapter worked behind the scenes to protect witnesses to the shooting. Later in the year, after a grand jury declined to indict the white officer in the killing of the black teenager, its national leaders organized a Selma-to-Montgomery-style march.

But as protesting has shifted in recent years to rapid-response efforts and social media campaigns, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization can come off as lumbering or missing in action — its size and the weight of its storied history unwieldy in today’s fast-twitch political landscape.

NAACP leaders, meeting in Baltimore through Wednesday for the organization’s national convention, say it needs to change with the times — but no clear consensus has emerged on how. Leon W. Russell, chairman of the NAACP board, said leaders have embarked on a “listening tour” to gather ideas for “bringing our operation into the 21st century.”

Some would say that the fact this is only now happening, 17 years into the century, is emblematic of the group, which is headquartered in Baltimore. At a time when masses can be mobilized at the drop of a Tweet — to descend on airports to protest the travel ban, or to call members of Congress to weigh in on the health care proposals — the NAACP is a largely decentralized organization of more than 2,000 local branches that work largely on their own issues, independent of each other.

Russell said the update will include improving communications between the NAACP’s local and national operations. But he believes the branches are the heart of its work.

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Sunday
Jul232017

Derrick Johnson Named Interim CEO of NAACP

From [HERE] Mississippi NAACP leader Derrick Johnson has been named interim president and CEO of the national NAACP.

The executive committee of the board of directors unanimously selected Johnson, who currently serves as vice chairman of the board.

In a statement released by the NAACP, Johnson called it "an honor and a privilege" to head the nation's oldest civil rights organization.

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done, and we won’t waste any time getting to it," he said. "We are facing unprecedented threats to our democracy and we will not be sidelined while our rights are being eroded every day. We remain steadfast and immovable, and stand ready on the front lines of the fight for justice.”

A week ago, Johnson talked to reporters about kicking off a national listening tour in August to help the civil rights organization expand its reach, refine its message and re-energize members. [MORE]

Sunday
Jul232017

Black Plaintiffs Argue: All Laws Passed by the Racially Gerrymandered NC General Assembly are Unlawful 

From [HERE] When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 28 State House and Senate districts were unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered, the North Carolina General Assembly and its actions became illegal.

That’s the argument the plaintiffs in North Carolina v. Covington plan to make next week, according to court documents filed Friday.

“Arguably, under State v. Lewis and Van Amringe v. Taylor upon issuance of that mandate the members of the illegally constituted General Assembly lost the protection of the de facto doctrine and became usurpers unauthorized to act to protect the health and [safety] of all North Carolinians,” the document states. “It is entirely possible that any legislative actions they take without being elected from legal districts could be subject to challenge under state law. This risk is not merely speculative.”

A usurper is someone who takes a position of power illegally or by force. The de facto doctrine is designed to validate the past acts of public officers illegally in office, according to the court document.

A court hearing is set Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. A three-judge panel will decide a timeline for state lawmakers to redraw the illegal district maps, in addition to deciding whether a special election will be ordered to remedy the constitutional violations.

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