Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BREAKING: Democrat PA Congressman Chaka Fattah indicted, took illegal $1 million loan

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. (Ed Hille / Staff Photographer, file)



(Philly.com


U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering conspiracy charges stemming from several alleged schemes to misuse campaign funds and hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grant money to further their political and financial interests. 

 The five schemes include accepting a $1 million illegal loan for Fattah's failed 2007 mayoral campaign from a "wealthy supporter" and then repaying some of it using "charitable and federal grant funds" that passed through a nonprofit founded and controlled by Fattah, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said at a news conference. 


Read more HERE

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Allen West makes passionate speech to over 12,000 people in Times Square at the 'Stop Iran Deal Rally'

The black conservative and former Congressman and US army veteran Allen West makes a passionate and emotional speech to over 12,000 people in Times Square at the 'Stop Iran Deal Rally'.


John McWhorter ― Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion

Opposition to racism used to be a political stance. Now it has every marking of a religion, with both good and deleterious effects on American society.




(The Daily Beast)

"An anthropology article from 1956 used to get around more than it does now, “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema.” Because my mother gave it to me to read when I was 13, of course what I remember most from it is that among the Nacirema, women with especially large breasts get paid to travel and display them. Nacirema was “American” spelled backwards—get it?—and the idea was to show how revealing, and even peculiar, our society is if described from a clinical distance.

These days, there is something else about the Nacirema—they have developed a new religion. That religion is antiracism. Of course, most consider antiracism a position, or evidence of morality. However, in 2015, among educated Americans especially, Antiracism—it seriously merits capitalization at this point—is now what any naïve, unbiased anthropologist would describe as a new and increasingly dominant religion. It is what we worship, as sincerely and fervently as many worship God and Jesus and, among most Blue State Americans, more so.

To someone today making sense of the Nacirema, the category of person who, roughly, reads The New York Times and The New Yorker and listens to NPR, would be a deeply religious person indeed, but as an Antiracist. This is good in some ways—better than most are in a position to realize. This is also bad in other ways—worse than most are in a position to realize."

Read the full article HERE.

Leela James ― Fall For You



Joseph Hunter ― How the Left Dodges Personal Responsibility

In his latest article, the black conservative writer makes the point that not only does the GOP have a problem when it comes to Donald Trump, but that the Democrats have an equally bad if not worse problem, when it comes to their current front-runner, Hillary Clinton.

 
(via. HipHopRepublican.com)

"Republicans have a problem in a candidate who will not win the nomination–Donald Trump. Democrats have a problem in a candidate widely expected to win their nomination–Hillary Clinton. This reality worries Democrats, because Clinton continues to run an embarrassingly opaque and inept campaign. Ron Fournier in National Journal writes a brutal plea to Clinton, laying the embarrassing elements of her bumbling campaign at her feet.
“We can’t make it any plainer,” Fournier writes. “You’re the problem, Hillary.”
Interestingly; amid falling poll numbers and a general worry among Democrats that Mrs. Clinton lacks the liberal credentials or ethical principals of her longshot rival, Bernie Sanders; Clinton rejects Fournier’s assertion, blaming her political misfortunes on institutional discrimination. Nowhere can Clinton’s reticence to accept responsibility for her perception be more visible than in her CNN interview with Brianna Keilar. Fournier remarks on Clinton’s interview, calling it cringeworthy."

Read the full article HERE.

Josiah McElroy —The Beauty of Thinking Differently

The black conservative bemoans what he sees as a lack of intellectual diversity within the Black community and the country at large.

"In the past, Americans were able to hold political discussions, and progress would be made. Many Americans have strong disagreements, yet we seem to take offense at every disagreement we have. Names are called, racial slurs hurled out, and no progress is made. 

This is incredibly prevalent in the Black-American community. The only individuals that are allowed to speak out without fear of insult are liberals. Seemingly, one can destroy his own community with bad policy, but if he is a liberal, he is celebrated. This is a problem that is attempting to spread itself like a virus across America. 

We as Americans have become soft in the mind. We have no skin at all, just bones. We hate to admit when we are wrong, and we refuse to agree to disagree. The time has come for us to stop worrying about who gets offended and start worrying about our country. If we, as freedom loving Americans, lose the ability to think differently, our country will be lost."

Read the full article HERE.

Why Read Christopher Lasch?

The conservative radical has answers to Charles Murray’s hard questions.

kasyanovart / Shutterstock
 

The American Conservative:
 
When I grew up in the overwhelmingly white blue-collar suburb of Philadelphia known as Levittown, a soft white supremacism was pervasive. When blacks were spoken about at all, it was rarely if ever positively. The conversations generally involved words such as “lazy,” “uneducated,” “immoral,” and “irresponsible.” The stereotype employed to justify this judgment was that of the able-bodied black man on some form of public assistance who sired a few children with a few women who were also on welfare. It was a decidedly decadent and self-destructive culture, according to the adults outside my home.
 
Some 20 years later, the problems once identified with the black community—joblessness, out of wedlock births, criminality—have taken on a lighter hue. As the social critic Charles Murray recently chronicled in Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, the white working class has been ravaged over the past half-century by the same afflictions they once looked down their noses at their black neighbors for. Marriage rates have declined. Divorce rates have increased and out-of-wedlock births have exploded, meaning more children raised in single-parent homes. The number of blue-collar white men in their prime working ages who dropped out of the labor force more than doubled. Disability claims skyrocketed. The number of white prisoners is up nearly 500 percent since 1974. For the new white upper class, however, as Murray shows, experiencing these problems is like taking a dip in an otherwise tranquil sea and drowning due to the undertow: it happens, but only rarely.
 
Read the full article HERE.

Philip Bailey Ft Phil Collins - Easy Lover (Official Video)



Rise of the Black Conservative Super PACs

Here's a list of black center-right super PACs that support Black conservative (and Libertarian) candidates running for office.



The Black Conservatives Fund is a political action committee committed to turning out the black vote and elect black conservatives at every level of government.

We provide direct contributions in addition to running TV and radio ads, conducting get-out-the vote drives, and funding any other activities our endorsed candidates need.

We are first and foremost a CONSERVATIVE political action committee.  We are committed to assisting candidates who support reining in the size and scope of government, protecting our nation through a strong military, and promoting American values – especially the right to life.

We believe that despite the election of Barack Obama, the conservative movement has a golden opportunity to expand our coalition by supporting black conservative candidates whenever possible.

The Black Conservatives Fund is a political action committee committed to turning out the black vote and elect black conservatives at every level of government.

We provide direct contributions in addition to running TV and radio ads, conducting get-out-the vote drives, and funding any other activities our endorsed candidates need.

We are first and foremost a CONSERVATIVE political action committee.  We are committed to assisting candidates who support reining in the size and scope of government, protecting our nation through a strong military, and promoting American values – especially the right to life.

We believe that despite the election of Barack Obama, the conservative movement has a golden opportunity to expand our coalition by supporting black conservative candidates whenever possible.


http://blackconservativesfund.com/


 


The mission of the FreedmenPAC is to aggregate black conservatives who endorse Senator Rand Paul’s campaign for the presidency of the United States. Our goal is to raise funds and create a support network necessary for the election of Senator Paul and other liberty candidates.
As an organization of black conservatives, our major focus is supporting candidates who advocate for fundamental solutions in the black community. We believe Rand Paul is the only candidate, of either party,  whose platform gives any hope in restoring the black family. His policies will invigorate black communities in order to create autonomy for generations to come.

Senator Paul has suggested economic freedom zones that would give tax breaks to businesses in impoverished neighborhoods. This would give black business owners the flexibility necessary to build infrastructure and expand capital to ensure the longevity of their communities.
Senator Paul is also committed to enfranchising non-violent criminals who have lost their right to vote on issues in their communities. The policy would allow an enormous population of African Americans to regain their political power. In addition to proposing unprecedented reforms in criminal justice, Dr. Paul has voiced serious concern about the current war on drugs.

Finally, his stance on school choice would revolutionize our crumbling education system by putting it back into the hands of parents.  Dr. Paul believes that socio-economic status shouldn't determine where, or the quality, in which our children are educated. A great education needs to be available for everyone,  in addition to the parents and community needing to be the cornerstone of decisions, not Washington.

Wherever you are, if the plight of African Americans and other minorities is important to you, then support the FreedmenPAC’s commitment to elect Rand Paul, and liberty candidates to  empower our black citizens.

http://www.freedmenpac.org/


Monday, July 27, 2015

Walaa Idris —Tact and diplomacy are definitely not Obama’s forte

Walaa Idris, a Conservative Party activist in London of Sudanese origin, blast President Obama over his comments on the U.K.'s European Union membership:

 

She writes: "Friends, allies and partners care for one another. They are usually careful when and how to offer advice and support. And, when they do, they do it without publicly showing off one another. This is exactly what Mr Obama failed to do. As an ‘ally’ and a ‘special friend’ he should have been a little more sensitive about Britain’s feelings and considered them before speaking out, but he did neither. By sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong and telling the BBC “having the United Kingdom in the European Union gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union”

Obama didn’t only show his arrogance he also confirmed his lack of diplomacy and his inability to handle matters of Foreign Affairs. A true friend would have carefully considered the matter before expressing their view. A diplomat would not have interfered at all. "

Read more: http://www.walaaidris.com/blog/1150/tact-and-diplomacy-are-defiantly-not-obama-s-forte

Akil Alleyne — Here's Why the Confederate Battle Flag Should Be Removed, but not Memorials to Thomas Jefferson

In a nutshell, historical figures like Jefferson have redeeming qualities, while the Confederate battle flag does not.

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Alex Ndungu Njeru ― For Africa, Lessons From Hong Kong And The Umbrella Revolution

What African countries can learn from Hong Kong's economic success.

(AfricanLiberty.com)
The African libertarian writer on lessons learned from Hong Kong's economic success: "They have it all; economic freedom, one of the highest Gross Domestic Product per capita in the world (53,203 US$D), the infrastructure is perfect and systems work like clockwork. So why are the Hong Kong citizens agitating for electoral reform and political freedom? In relative terms most citizens of repressed countries in the world would give up everything to be where Hong Kong residents are at, take citizens of North Korea or Venezuela for example and the development and freedoms that residents of Hong Kong enjoy. The Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong is teaching us pertinent lessons about human nature. The struggle gives life to popular phrase that ‘the cost of freedom is eternal vigilance.’ The nature of man is that he wants it all, give a man the earth and he will want the universe, give him the universe and he will seek the multi-verse and the unknown."

Friday, July 24, 2015

Black Libertarian Responds to #AllLivesMatter Campaign

Akil Alleyne,  a black Libertarian lawyer and writer, takes issue with those pushing the #AllLivesMatter campaign. 

Janet Jackson - "No Sleeep" Feat. J. Cole



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 "No Sleeep" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson released as the lead single for her upcoming eleventh studio album. Co-written and produced by Jackson and her long-time collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, it is the first record to be released under Jackson's imprint label Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CHE Sadaphal — On Race, Racism and the Rebel flag

CHE Sadaphal, the black libertarian writer, minister, and physician, addresses the issue of racism in America.

"What is racism?

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines racism as “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”

Recent events have made it abundantly clear that race still plays a significant and powerful role in 21st-century America. Yet, although race—an observed and verifiable trait—is something that can be measured objectively, racism is being calculated much more subjectively. Resultantly, the idea is much more susceptible to manipulation.
The inherent difficulty with racism is that the belief cannot be quantified, but the behavior, a presupposed reflection of belief, is readily observable.

Sometimes objectionable behavior can result from racist beliefs, but in other instances, the behavior is rooted in something completely different and benign. The problem, of course, is that if the mainstream deems certain behaviors as unequivocally racist, an erroneous label is subsequently placed on individuals who execute certain behaviors without the correlating belief. This paradigm ironically uses prejudice to sort out and label others as prejudicial. This method produces prescriptions for “proper behavior” and, by implication, thought control. This need not even apply to race. A very common application is seen with accusations against Christians: “Since you don’t agree with this, then you must think that … therefore you must be a bigot!”

Ultimately, if racism truly is something clear and determinate, then there ought not to be such ceaseless disagreement over what is “racist” and what is not."

Read more: http://www.chesadaphal.com/on-race-racism-and-the-rebel-flag/

Ron Christie ― The Case for President John Kasich

In his latest piece for The Daily Beast, Ron Christie, the conservative Republican strategist, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush, makes the case for John Kasich, the governor of Ohio. He argues that "the Ohio governor is a formidable political talent with a solidly conservative record."




(The Daily Beast)

"John Kasich is ready to be president. And I should know: I have known the Ohio governor for nearly 25 years and worked alongside him for more than eight.  So while he may not be blowing up in the polls yet, those who choose to underestimate him do so at their peril.

The reason Kasich is to be taken seriously in his bid for the White House, in addition to his enormous success in the Buckeye State, is that he has always overcome obstacles when people told him what he couldn’t. When he was just 18 and a freshman at Ohio State, Kasich pestered the secretary to then-OSU President Novice Fawcett for a meeting. When she relented and added him to the schedule, Kasich discovered that Fawcett was about to leave for a meeting with President Nixon. 

Kasich was turned down in his request to join Fawcett’s meeting with the president, but he didn’t walk away empty-handed—Fawcett agreed to deliver a letter from the young freshman asking for his own meeting with the president."

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/21/the-case-for-president-john-kasich.html

Living With The Enemy: Black Conservative Shirley Husar Lands New Show on Lifetime

Shirley Husar, a social conservative Republican in Los Angeles, writes about her new show on Liftetime TV.

Embedded image permalink
Shirley Husar is a former writer for The Washington Times and a successful real estate agent. She was also the host of the online show "HipHopRepublican TV".
  
(Communities Digital News)

She writes: "As a black, Republican supporter of traditional marriage, I was featured in the episode, “Marriage: Same-Sex vs. Traditional.” I spent four days in my “enemies'” home, attempting to provide them with information and possibly sway their opinion with regard to the show’s designated subject.
When forced to live and work with my “enemy,” my traditional values are put to the test, and what you, the viewer, will learn about traditional values versus the same-sex argument will shock you.
Let me be clear: my co-stars on this episode are not my enemies. They have a different point of view from  mine, and learning about their position on a currently hot issue while sharing mine is an interesting experiment. I hope you will enjoy watching."

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ben Carson speaks at Politics and Eggs

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the Politics and Eggs event in Bedford on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

 

Juan Williams ― Perry points way forward for GOP on race

The black moderate tries to explain Gov. Rick Perry's new-found interest in the black community.

He writes: "The former Texas governor looks to be cutting himself out of the conservative herd. He recently blasted his fellow Republicans for losing “our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, as the party of equal opportunity,” by being “content to lose the black vote.
Perry’s strategy seems incongruous for a man who was embarrassed during the 2012 primaries by the revelation that his family hunting lodge had a racial epithet over the entrance: “N-ggerhead Ranch.” He also remains a champion of voter identification laws, which disproportionately push blacks, Latinos and the young out of the voting booth.
Now, as he runs for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, Perry claims he is looking to help black people. “We’re a country with Hispanic CEOs, with Asian billionaires, with a black President,” he said in a speech earlier this month. “So why is it, today, so many black families feel left behind? Why is it that a quarter of African-Americans live below the poverty line [even with] food stamps and housing subsidies?"  

Robert George ― Uber vs. yellow-cab fat-cats: Mayor sides with the wrong New York


(The New York Post)

"Mayor de Blasio took office describing a “Tale of Two New Yorks”: a privileged, wealthy, largely white and Manhattan-centric city that had thrived in recent years vs. a less-well-off, more-minority-heavy outer-borough population — of which he saw himself (and his multi-racial family) as the champion.
So how tragically ironic that in supporting legislation before the City Council this Thursday, the progressive mayor is coming down firmly on the side of the connected Manhattan-centric class at the expense of the “other New York.”'

Sunday, July 19, 2015

George B. N. Ayittey ― The New Path for Africa: Establishing Free-Market Societies

Why has Africa, despite its rich history, cultures, and abundant resources, largely remained in the grip of dictatorship, starvation, genocide and war? How can this tragic legacy of colonialism, socialism, and plutocracy be replaced with the welfare of economic liberalization, individual rights, and the Rule of Law? Based on his new book, "Africa in Chaos," award-winning economist George Ayittey will examine the record of American statism and the revolution for free-market societies.

Quote of the Day


“If the right to vote were expanded to seven year olds … its policies would most definitely reflect the ‘legitimate concerns’ of children to have ‘adequate’ and ‘equal’ access to ‘free’ french fries, lemonade and videos.” ― Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Democracy

Michael David Cobb Bowen — How to Beat the Trolls

The conservative architect and writer makes the case for confronting those who sow discord on the internetall while hiding behind the First Amendment.


"How do you rank a jazz critic? 
Well one thing you don't do is rank them by novelty or popularity. You have to read them and listen to the music they listen to and engage in a decent discussion with them. It's something that can be done on the internet, but it is not the kind of process that is supported by the lame, one-dimensional chat systems that are the majority of webchat systems that exist. 
If you've ever graded term papers, you have an idea of how that process works. Let's call it peer review. I don't consider myself an expert or formally familiar with academic peer review processes, but I do know something about decision making systems. I've been involved with building such systems for nearly 30 years now. I do know that you won't get the 100 top jazz critics on Reddit doing peer review because those rare jazz critics, experts as they would be, would not have the stomach for dealing with trolls. In short, trolls are not the peers of experts, and most every webchat forum on the internet assumes that we all are peers or that we want to be peers."