On the “Special Needs” of Black People

by baldilocks What have Republicans/conservatives done for black Americans? I hear that question constantly when I disclose that I am a conservative. Implied in the question is that a political party must “do something” for blacks. Not merely the usual “something” that a government entity does for all of its constituents, e.g. provide utilities, regulate … Continue reading On the “Special Needs” of Black People

The Perils of Not Listening (BIRM)

by baldilocks “You are going to have to do better than everyone else because you are black.” For decades, upwardly mobile black parents have been telling the above to their children.  And if the black child in question happens to be a girl, that always factors in. You, black female child, have to be doubly … Continue reading The Perils of Not Listening (BIRM)

Trump continues urban outreach

By John Ruberry Yesterday Donald Trump continued his outreach to black and inner city voters by speaking at Great Faith Ministries in Detroit's Barton-McFarland neighborhood. Even on the Motor City's low standards this is an especially depressed part of the city, three years ago the area just east of Barton-McFarland was named the most dangerous neighborhood … Continue reading Trump continues urban outreach

Trump’s focus on Chicago violence a good thing

By John Ruberry This morning on Fox News Donald Trump spokesman Ben Carson said, "If we are going to make America great we cannot have large pockets of dysfunction." Carson was responding to questions about the latest mainstream media tantrum about the Republican nominee Tweeting about Friday the murder of Nykea Aldridge in a violent Chicago … Continue reading Trump’s focus on Chicago violence a good thing

Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

By John Ruberry The mainstream media, which of course is no fan of the Republican Party and its nominee Donald Trump, in what must have been an act of collusion, almost immediately dismissed what I thought was an A- acceptance address as a "dark speech." Oh, why just an A- from me? I thought Trump's … Continue reading Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

Baltimore’s bloody 2015

By John Ruberry Last year there were 211 homicides in Baltimore. As of the 361st day of 2015 there have been 338 murders in Maryland's largest city. Meanwhile in New York City, which has twelve times the population of Baltimore, there have been 339 killings as this year winds down. Murders in B'more began their surge after … Continue reading Baltimore’s bloody 2015

The Missing 100 year Crime Wave

This weekend in Cleveland a 15-year-old boy carjacked a vehicle with some friends, when pursued by the police rammed a police car and apparently drew a gun on police. Police shot him. The boy's name was Andre Carson and in no time flat his death was being called "murder" despite some inconvenient facts: #AndreGreen 's … Continue reading The Missing 100 year Crime Wave

Let the SCOTUS look to Baltimore & that Solitary Black Mother on Gay Marriage

Lt. Kaminsky: You wanted confirmation, Captain? Take a look! There’s your confirmation! Tora Tora Tora 1970 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Luke 21:33 Yesterday while most of the country was watching Baltimore the Supreme Court heard arguments to decide if the definition of marriage that had endured … Continue reading Let the SCOTUS look to Baltimore & that Solitary Black Mother on Gay Marriage

Is race protecting Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers from ringer allegations?

By John Ruberry This summer a wonderful story emerged from the South Side of Chicago, a part of the city which has gained international infamy for violence. The story was almost perfect. The Little League team from Jackie Robinson West Park, consisting entirely of African-Americans, became the Little League champions of the United States. They were … Continue reading Is race protecting Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers from ringer allegations?

Worth and Planting Seeds

by baldilocks In a fascinating and depressing essay on his quest to give black inner city children a taste of classical education, L.E. Ikenga despairs even in the face of gains. From the perspective of most of the [Manhattan] parents, the kids, and Rebecca, the six-week [summer] program was a great success. It introduced black … Continue reading Worth and Planting Seeds

A Most Comfortable Lie

Eddie: Now I probably wouldn’t say this in front of white folks but in front of y’all I’ll speak my mind Barbershop 2002 Taylor:  He knew all the time. Long before your discovery, he knew. Defender of the Faith. Guardian of the terrible secret. Isn't that right, doctor? Planet of the Apes 1968 I see … Continue reading A Most Comfortable Lie

TPM & Washington Monthly Selective Outrage. Blondes vs Bodies

Mr. Howell: Young man are you accusing a Howell of cheating? I'll have you know I'm far too wealthy. Spy Gilligan: To cheat? Mr. Howell: No, to be accused! Gilligan's Island Gilligan vs Gilligan 1966 Talking Points memo is breathlessly reporting the following statement from Ann Coulter The quote that caused them to embed this … Continue reading TPM & Washington Monthly Selective Outrage. Blondes vs Bodies

An inconvenient round of applause

One of the things that has gotten scant attention has been this clip (via Breitbart) This is significant (and un-reportable) by the MSM for two reasons: 1. President Obama's whole position on Gay Marriage has been half pander half deceit 2. The NAACP's official support of Gay Marriage (only two in the board objected) has … Continue reading An inconvenient round of applause

The White House & Gay Marriage, Duck Dodge and Sly Update: Or not, Or Yes

The White House continues to play Whack a Mole on the narcissistic issue of Gay Marriage with the administration playing the role of the Mole. and then trying to pivot to Romney “There couldn’t be a starker contrast on this issue than with Gov. Romney, who has funded efforts to roll back marriage laws in … Continue reading The White House & Gay Marriage, Duck Dodge and Sly Update: Or not, Or Yes

Some murders are more worthy of outrage than others

The talk of the news this morning is the Trayvon Martin case, a 17-year-old who was shot in Florida by an apparently paranoid member of a neighborhood watch. The case is drawing national attention and outrage over the decision of local police not to arrest the shooter George Zimmerman his claims of self-defense, and Florida's … Continue reading Some murders are more worthy of outrage than others