Monday, May 20, 2019

Regina Belle - This Is Love

Lily White Racism: William Henry Lewis vs Calvin Coolidge

"Calvin Coolidge made little attempt to cultivate Negro opinion; indeed, he seemed largely unaware of the existence of Negroes."

From the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation Spring 2011 Newsletter:
By Bill Brooks, Former Development Director and current Executive Director of the Henry Sheldon Museum 

(The Coolidge Foundation) --
As the 1924 presidential election approached, two lead­ing African American Republican Party leaders, longtime as­sociates of President Calvin Coolidge, were divided on their endorsements. William Clarence Matthews (1877 – 1928) endorsed Calvin Coolidge and William Henry Lewis (1868-1949) endorsed the Democratic Party nominee John W. Davis of West Virginia.

Both gentlemen were from the south – Lewis was born in Berkley, Virginia, the son of former slaves, and Matthews was born in Selma, Alabama. Lewis attended Amherst College from 1888-1992, while Coolidge was there from 1891-1895; they overlapped during one academic year. Lewis went on to Har­vard Law School 1892-1894, where Matthews was later an un­dergraduate from 1901-1905. Both Lewis and Matthews were spectacular athletes. Lewis played football at both Amherst and Harvard and then coached at Harvard from 1895 to 1906, and he trained Matthews, who excelled in both football and base­ball. They were loyal Republicans, the party of Lincoln, as were most African Americans of the period. [During their lifetimes they were identified as “colored” or Negro,” but I have chosen to use the modern identification of African American.]

The issue that led to their contradictory presidential en­dorsements centered on the party platforms, or rather their interpretations of those platforms, and the candidates’ positions on the Ku Klux Klan. Lewis concluded that the Republican Par­ty platform was not strong enough in its criticism of the KKK and censured President Coolidge for not being more public in denouncing the Klan. 

He issued a fifteen page criticism of the Republican Party platform and the President on the issue of the KKK. Lewis endorsed the candidacy of John W. Davis of West Virginia based on the Davis renunciation of the KKK in a speech by Davis on August 21, 1924 at Sea Girt, New Jersey: “If any organization, no matter what it chooses to be called, whether it be KKK or any other name, raises the standard of racial and religious prejudices, or attempts to make racial ori­gins or religious beliefs the test of fitness for public office, it does violence to the spirit of American institutions and must be condemned by all those who believe in American ideals.”

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Regina Belle - God Is Good

Oklahoma Hall of Fame names 2019 inductee: Black Conservative J.C. Watts

Watts, who was raised in Eufaula and lives in Norman, played quarterback for the University of Oklahoma. After leading the team to back-to-back Orange Bowl victories, he was drafted by the New York Jets but signed with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

(Tulsa World)Steve Largent and J.C. Watts will be among the eight people inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame this year, it was announced Thursday.

Watts, who was raised in Eufaula and lives in Norman, played quarterback for the University of Oklahoma. After leading the team to back-to-back Orange Bowl victories, he was drafted by the New York Jets but signed with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League. After five seasons, he returned to Oklahoma.
He is a former Oklahoma Corporation Commission member and served eight years in Congress representing the Fourth District."

Two Cheers for Black Capitalism!!

Shermichael Singleton -- Has the Republican Party changed forever?

Ever wonder how Donald Trump has changed the Republican Party?

Shermichael Singleton, Republican political consultant and contributing host of Vox's Consider It, talks to Bill Weld, President Trump's sole primary challenger. He's a moderate Republican on a mission to appeal to voters who no longer feel they have a place in the GOP.  Shermichael  also talks to former RNC chairman Michael Steele about the challenges Republicans face in 2020 and the future of the party. Ever wonder how Donald Trump has changed the Republican Party?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Black Conservative Launches Black News Channel

J.C. Watts, Chairman of Black News Channel, joined Bold TV to discuss BNC, a network for African Americans by African-Americans. Watts described the editorial process and his goals for the channel which aims to launch in November.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

"This is what underpins the far-right's endless whataboutery and tendency to equate slavery in different contexts across different millenia. The goal is to empty the history of the transatlantic slave trade of its unique racial element and thus remove its legacy as a determinant." - Liam Hogan

FACT: "Earlier coerced labor systems in the Atlantic World generally differed, in terms of scale, legal status, and racial definitions, from the trans-Atlantic chattel slavery system that developed and shaped New World societies from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries."

Professor Glenn C. Loury -- An American Tragedy: The legacy of slavery lingers in our cities’ ghettos

"The United States of America, “a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” began as a slave society. What can rightly be called the “original sin” slavery has left an indelible imprint on our nationa’s soul. A terrible price had to be paid, in a tragic, calamitous civil war, before this new democracy could be rid of that most undemocratic institution. But for black Americans the end of slavery was just the beginning of our quest for democratic equality; another century would pass before the nation came fully to embrace that goal." -- Glenn C. Loury

"A social scientist of any sophistication recognizes that societies are not amalgams of unrelated individuals creating themselves anew–out of whole cloth, as it were–in each generation. A complex web of social connections and a long train of historical influences interact to form the opportunities and shape the outlooks of individuals. Of course, individual effort is important, as is native talent and sheer luck, for determining how well or poorly a person does in life. But social background, cultural affinities, and communal influence are also of great significance. This is the grain of truth in the conservatives’ insistence that cultural differences lie at the root of racial inequality in America. But the deeper truth is that, for some three centuries now, the communal experience of the slaves and their descendants has been shaped by political, social, and economic institutions that, by any measure, must be seen as oppressive. When we look at “underclass culture” in the American cities of today we are seeing a product of that oppressive history. It is morally obtuse and scientifically naive to say, in the face of the despair, violence, and self-destructive folly of these people, that “if they would get their acts together, like the poor Asian immigrants, then we would not have such a horrific problem in our cities.”

An American Tragedy: The legacy of slavery lingers in our cities' ghettos 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

White American Missionary Punching a Black African: "Nigger Bitch, Look at Christ Who Died for You."

Jimmy Taylor, an American citizen and Christian Missionary was filmed being violent and racist towards hotel staff in Uganda

On Black Communism: "My race but not my taste." — Zora Neale Hurston

Full Marcus Garvey Speech - Black Conservative Pan-Africanism

Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and spark the Pan-African-ism movement.

"Communism robs the individual of his personal initiative and ambition or the result thereof" -- Marcus Garvey

"Why should not Africa give to the world its black Rockefeller, Carnegie and Henry Ford?" -- Marcus Garvey "Although liberal black nationalists have incorporated his Pan-African perspective into their philosophy, they have willfully neglected the fact that Mr. Garvey – who was an admirer of Booker T. Washington – was a staunch capitalist."
-- Shay Riley
"It wasn't Milton Freidman or Thomas Sowell that stopped Marxism from penetrating Black spaces -- it was Marcus Garvey and Zora Neale Hurston (others)." --  The Black Conservative

Monday, May 6, 2019

Black Fist: The Russians' Secret Plot to Infiltrate Black Communities | ...

Exclusive: Russia Recruited YouTubers to Bash ‘Racist B*tch’ Hillary Clinton Over Rap Beats

Wannabe YouTube stars and diehard Donald Trump supporters ‘Williams & Kalvin’ totally swear they’re from Atlanta. In reality, they were working for the Kremlin.

According to the YouTube page for “Williams and Kalvin,” the Clintons are “serial killers who are going to rape the whole nation.” Donald Trump can’t be racist because he’s a “businessman.” Hillary Clinton’s campaign was “fund[ed] by the Muslim.”

These are a sample of the videos put together by two black video bloggers calling themselves Williams and Kalvin Johnson, whose social media pages investigators say are part of the broad Russian campaign to influence American politics. Across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, they purported to offer “a word of truth” to African-American audiences.

“We, the black people, we stand in one unity. We stand in one to say that Hillary Clinton is not our candidate,” one of the men says in a November video that warned Clinton “is going to stand for the Muslim. We don’t stand for her.”

Russia Deceived Black Activists Into Aiding Their Election Interference Scheme

(Gizmodo) --"A landmark investigation from Russian news outlet RBC uncovered a Kremlin-sponsored scheme that used Facebook to recruit black activists in the US as part of Russia’s election interference campaign, reportedly paying them to organize Black Lives Matter rallies, self-defense classes and produce content for Russian-owned sites decrying police brutality. Contacted by Buzzfeed News, the activists had no idea they were part of any Russian plot, recalling odd, but not alarming, phone calls with a man with an “African” accent. Racial division, subsequent reports have uncovered, was key to Russia’s interference campaign.

The RBC investigation uncovered that the two sites, BlackMatters US and Black Fist, were linked to the Internet Research Agency, a Russian state-affiliated troll farm at the center of the disinformation campaign that pushed fake news sites and troll posts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and even Google News and Gmail. Both sites are still online, though their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts have been suspended. Neither Twitter nor Facebook would confirm to Buzzfeed if their suspensions were part of either platform’s recent ventures to purge Russian influence ads." 

Russian agents used social media to target African American voters: Report

FBN’s Kristina Partsinevelos, nationally syndicated radio host Richard Fowler and Kaltbaum Capital Management President Gary Kaltbaum on the report that Russian agents used social media sites like Facebook to target African Americans in an effort to suppress voter turnout.

Black voter turnout fell in 2016, even as a record number of Americans cast ballots

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Is Racism a Social Issue or a Gospel Issue?

Billy Graham's Anti-Semitism

Mr. Graham's sterling reputation as a healer and bridge-builder was so at odds with Mr. Haldeman's account that Jewish groups paid little attention, especially because he denied the remarks so strongly.

''Those are not my words,'' Mr. Graham said in a public statement in May 1994. ''I have never talked publicly or privately about the Jewish people, including conversations with President Nixon, except in the most positive terms.''

 That was the end of the story, it seemed, until two weeks ago, when the tape of that 1972 conversation in the Oval Office was made public by the National Archives:

“Never Had I Been So Blind”: W. A. Criswell’s “Change” on Racial Segregation

The most famous member of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Billy Graham, was quick to distance himself from Criswell’s remarks, telling reporters: “My Pastor and I have never seen eye to eye on the race question.” 

The bottom line, Criswell argued, was that forced desegregation was fundamentally undemocratic and unchristian, and he suggested that anyone who claimed to be “altogether desegregated is soft in the head.” He explained that he tried to segregate his daughter “from people that are iniquitous and vile and dirty and low down.” Denominations also segregated as they “mutually agree to worship apart.” The same, he said, obtained to racial segregation in the church. Challenging the integrationist view that African Americans were in favor of desegregation, he countered that black churches wanted to be segregated, and they should be allowed to stick “within their group,” “their social stratum,” “their kind.” Criswell was not against integration in principle, admitting to having witnessed social interaction on the mission field where “desegregated life is just marvelous.” He further added that segregation was not the ultimate will of God: “In heaven we’ll all be together,” he laughed. But forced desegregation this side of glory was wrong. Cloaking the Baptist principles of soul liberty and congregational autonomy in the patriotic language of personal privacy and individual freedom, he ended with a powerful appeal to be left alone: 

Don’t force me by law, by statute, by Supreme Court decision . . . to cross over in those intimate things where I don’t want to go. Let me build my life. Let me have my church. Let me have my school. Let me have my friends. Let me have my home. Let me have my family. And what you give to me, give to every man in America and keep it like our glorious forefathers made it—a land of the free and the home of the brave.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

"Imela" - Nathaniel Bassey feat. Enitan Adaba

"Imela" which simply means "thank you" in the Nigerian language of Igbo.

Black conservative nominated to to lead State Department's Policy Planning department

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo officiates the Swearing-In Ceremony for Dr. Kiron Skinner as Director of Policy Planning, at the Department of State

(The Daily Signal) - "Skinner, 57, has led cutting-edge technology projects at major universities, served on the Defense Policy Board (which advises the Pentagon), and is as comfortable with generals and general managers as she is with diplomats. By picking her, Pompeo shows that he gets it. Skinner is a good fit for Pompeo’s team. She is a big thinker. While she may be a less familiar name to folks in foreign policy circles, she is well known in the national security and tech policy communities. She will be a strong bridge between the converging world of all things online, security, and diplomacy."

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Heritage Pres. Kay Coles James, a black conservative, on the appointment: Dr. Kiron Skinner "Embraces the Philosophy of Ronald Reagan"

The Heritage Foundation President, argues that Dr. Kiron Skinner is the right person for the job, she writes:

Watching Skinner on Monday, I was struck, not only by how familiar the process of hollowing out language felt but by how quickly, easily, and politely a Washington audience can accommodate itself to it. Skinner comes to the position with every conceivable qualification, her impeccable national security credentials sharpened by years of experience in academia, government and the private sector. Her stellar collaborative ability and long-standing connections across the conservative community will be vital tools in building consensus in the administration for a strong American foreign policy, and in advising the president and the secretary on turning those policy ideas into reality."  

More: “Her long track record is clear: Skinner embraces the philosophy of Ronald Reagan – strong, conservative American leadership on the global stage is vitally important, both for the U.S. and for the world. In her new role, Skinner will have the opportunity to advance that philosophy, to the benefit of generations to come.”

Heritage Pres. Kay Coles James: Dr. Kiron Skinner "Embraces the Philosophy of Ronald Reagan"

Akil Alleyne -- How Conservatives Can Appeal to Black America

There actually is a brand of pro-black conservatism that could appeal to a meaningful portion of the black electorate—but the main obstacle preventing that development is the attitudes of most white Republicans themselves.

(Intercollegiate Studies Institute) - This coming 
summer, Black America will turn four centuries old, at the four hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the first shipment of enslaved Africans at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. In the quarter of a millennium of race-based chattel slavery and the subsequent century of segregation and subjugation that ensued, African Americans developed a culture and an identity of their own—one that both helped define America as a whole and set African Americans apart from it. Most black Americans also developed an instinct to be constantly on guard and on the lookout for any manifestations of prejudice against them.

The Republican Party’s predominant posture on race relations flies in the face of this reality. Calls for members of the black community to embrace “color-blind” politics are hopelessly naive in a country that has gone out of its way to persecute its black population for the lion’s share of its history.

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The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel”

"Why the most noisily religious people you know also tend to be the cruelest: Their preference for an antiquated order favoring their interests over all others requires them to disregard the evidence of science and the senses, systematically blocking others from discovering that evidence. That’s not stupidity, it’s cult discipline."

By Chris Ladd

(Political Orphans)  -- There is still today a Southern Baptist Church. More than a century and a half after the Civil War, and decades after the Methodists and Presbyterians reunited with their Yankee neighbors, America’s most powerful evangelical denomination remains defined, right down to the name over the door, by an 1845 split over slavery.

Southern denominations faced enormous social and political pressure from plantation owners. Public expressions of dissent on the subject of slavery in the South were not merely outlawed, they were a death sentence. Baptist ministers who rejected slavery, like South Carolina’s William Henry Brisbane, were forced to flee to the North. Otherwise, they would end up like Methodist minister Anthony Bewley, who was lynched in Texas in 1860, his bones left exposed at a local store to be played with by children. Whiteness offered protection from many of the South’s cruelties, but that protection stopped at the subject of race. No one who dared speak truth to power on the subject of slavery, or later Jim Crow, could expect protection.
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Pastor Brian Schwertley - The Kinist Heresy: A Biblical Critique of Racism

"It is our hope and our prayer to God that Jesus Christ the King over all nations and head of the church will root this divisive, racist heresy out of professing Christian churches."

-- Pastor Brian Schwertley

(Reformed Online) -- Today, we are going to examine a rapidly growing movement among professing Christians called kinism. Kinist or kinism comes from the word kin, such as “kith and kin.” The movement seems to be particularly popular among conservatives and ex-theonomists (I say extheonomists because kinism is essentially racist and antinomian).

Chapter 1: Kinist Misuse of Scripture Although the kinist literature on the web is almost completely devoid of biblical exegesis of appropriate passages (in fact, their use of passages tells us more about their racist presuppositions than it does about the teaching of Scripture), we will prove that they come to the Bible with a certain worldview or idea and then twist Scripture to make it fit with their concept of reality. We will examine each passage in turn. "

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For more information, see: Kinism: A Racist and Anti-Semitic Religious Movement.

Dr. Jordan Cooper -- Confronting Kinism in the Church

Racial issues have been a problem in the church for centuries, and they have recently popped up again in a movement known as Kinism. This video discusses the sin of racism, speaking about racism in the church.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Brexit: PragerU vs. Reality

What's a "lily-white conservative"?

Lily white conservatism is a white-supremacist belief system which attempts to redefine classical conservatism for exclusively white objectives or narratives, and it can employ people of color to do this, but the goal is the same: control the narrative, control what people associate about the word conservative. By not making a distinction between authentic black conservatism and fame-orinted black-conservatism, even Black Progressives can contribute to the Lily White" narrative.

Lily White Conservatism doesn't want other races/ethnicities to share conservatism.

So, it uses clever tactics to accomplish this, and one of these tactics it to ACTUALLY GET BLACK PEOPLE TO HATE CONSERVATISM.

The media also plays a HUGE role: It, too, doesn't know there are basically two different types of Black Conservatism -- solution-orinted and fame-oriented.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Real Thing (lyrics) -- Kenny Loggins

I did it for you, and the boys,
Because love should teach you joy,
And not the imitation,
That your momma and daddy tried to show you.
I did it for you, and for me,
And because I still believe,
There's only one thing,
You can never give up,
Never compromise on,
And that's the real thing you need in love.

Facts About "The Lily-White Movement" in the Reublican Party

The Lily-White Movement was an anti-African-American movement within the Republican Party in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Why did it start?

The movement was a response to the political and socioeconomic gains made by African-Americans following the Civil War and the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which eliminated slavery. During Reconstruction, following the U.S. Civil War, black leaders in Texas and around the country gained increasing influence in the Republican Party by organizing blacks as an important voting bloc via Union Leagues and the biracial Black-and-tan faction of the Republicans.

Who labeled it?

The term lily-white movement was coined by Texas Republican leader Norris Wright Cuney, who used the term in an 1888 Republican convention to describe efforts by white conservatives to oust blacks from positions of Texas party leadership and incite riots to divide the party. The term came to be used nationally to describe this ongoing movement as it further developed in the early 20th century,including through the administration of Herbert Hoover. Localized movements began immediately after the war but by the beginning of the 20th century the effort had become national.

What were the consequences?

Conservative whites attempted to eliminate this influence and recover white voters who had defected to the Democratic Party. The effort was largely successful in eliminating African-American influence in the Republican Party leading to black voters predominantly migrating to the Democratic Party for much of the 20th century.

According to author and professor Michael K. Fauntroy, "the 'Lily-White Movement' is one of the darkest, and under-examined [sic], eras of American Republicanism.


Black and Tan Republicans

 A Southern Family in White and Black: The Cuneys of Texas

Hoover, Blacks, and Lily-Whites: A Study of Southern Strategies By Donald J.