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Ferguson: Swan betrayed me and sank Labor

The adult in the Rudd Government speaks out: FORMER resources minister Martin Ferguson has accused…

“The Politics Of Respectability”

by Dish Staff Coates beyond tired of the continual “transmutation of black protest into moral hectoring of black people”: Don Imus profanely insults a group of black women. But the real problem is gangsta rap. Trayvon Martin is killed. This becomes a conversation about how black men are bad fathers. Jonathan Martin is bullied mercilessly. […]

From Michael Brown to Trayvon Martin -- Racism Fueled by the Drug War

The dramatic uprising in Ferguson, MO following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, at the hands of a white police officer has become an international news story. As in the case of Trayvon Martin's murderShow More Summary

Vote Now! Win Cash Prizes!

A couple of provocative stories were in the news over the past week. The first was about the study authored by professors Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page that concluded that America was no longer a democracy in any meaningful sense.Show More Summary

Geraldo Rivera And The Victim-Blaming Of Black Teenagers

Geraldo Rivera is once again citing alleged appearance as a mitigating factor in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, evoking footage of Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie to contextualize potential police motive for killing...Show More Summary

Challenges for 2016 hopefuls: Gov. Martin O’Malley

Right Turn is on vacation, but we’re taking time to look at the challenges facing candidates likely to run for president in 2016. We’ve looked at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but there may also be a contest in the Democratic Party, especially if President Obama’s foreign policy disasters and her […]

Top Cop In Ferguson, Missouri is Black, Sharpton Falls Over In Disbelief

Civil rights activists (race-baiters) like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were quick in their efforts to make the unfortunate shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, into a racially divisive political circus like they did with Trayvon Martin....Show More Summary

Fox's Rivera: Obama's "Biggest Failing ... Is Not Assuming The Role" Of "Surrogate Dad For Urban Families"

From the August 19 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Previously: Fox's Rivera Claims He "Was Right About The Hoodie": Trayvon Martin Was Attacked Because "He Was Wearing Thug Wear" Fox's Geraldo Rivera Reverses Course On Use Of The Word "Thug" Fox's Geraldo Rivera: "You Dress Like A Thug, People Are Going To Treat You Like A Thug. That's True. I Stand By That."

Trayvon Martin’s mother sends heartbreaking letter to Michael Brown’s family

“I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours," Sybrina Fulton writes

Morning Must Reads: August 19

Trayvon Martin’s Mom: ‘If They Refuse to Hear Us, We Will Make Them Feel Us’ MoreMorning Must Reads: August 18Morning Must Reads: August 15Pope Francis: I Might Quit One Day Too NBC NewsCops Face Heavy Gunfire as 'Criminals' Hijack Ferguson Protests NBC NewsMichael Brown's High School on Edge as Class Begins NBC News“I hate that…

Stand With Keith Ellison and Barbara Lee to End the Blockade of Gaza

"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice." -- Martin Luther king, Jr. I genuinely feel the need to speak out because I think to remain silent in the face of the horrors that we have all been witnessing...Show More Summary

Mike Brown Is Only The Latest Black Victim To Be Smeared For Smoking Pot

As Sybrina Fulton said after the death of her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin, “They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.” The post Mike Brown Is Only The Latest Black Victim To Be Smeared For Smoking Pot appeared first on ThinkProgress.

CHARLIE MARTIN: Depression Is No Joke: Pushing back against the fools who don’t have the faintest …

CHARLIE MARTIN: Depression Is No Joke: Pushing back against the fools who don’t have the faintest notion of what real depression is.

Lefty Blogger: In 2016, Will the GOP Be Caught Between a Rock and the Hard Right?

The Washington Monthly’s Martin Longman sees the Republican party on the horns of a dilemma regarding its 2016 presidential nomination. In a Sunday post, Longman asserted that any candidate who strongly appeals to the GOP base couldn’t...Show More Summary

Trayvon Martin’s Dad Discusses The Character Assassination Of Michael Brown

Trayvon Martin’s father appeared on MSNBC’s Weekend with Alex Witt and discussed the character assassination taking place with Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager gunned down by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri..Tracy Martin offered support to the parents of Michael Brown saying,  “The country stands behind them and their loss.” Martin spoke of [...]

Conservative Black Activist Upset That ‘Thugs’ Like Michael Brown Given Benefit Of The Doubt

Jesse Lee Peterson of Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny went on Steve Malzberg’s radio show to call Michael Brown a “thug” just like Trayvon Martin. “I’ve said from day one that Michael Brown is a thug,” Peterson declared, using as evidence “the fact that he was running from the cops, period, because good folks [...]

How Michael Brown’s Story Made the News

When 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman on the evening of February 26, 2012, at the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida, the story was not national news. Local news outlets heard of Martin’s death, had an inkling that something (the strange phone calls, the fact that Martin was unarmed except for [...]

Fireman Ed Extinguishes Talk of Comeback

What can the New York Jets do to restore the mediocre franchise to past glory? Bring back Joe Namath? Okay. Call the New York Sack Exchange back into session? Sure. Encourage a Curtis Martin comeback? Yeah. But bring back Fireman Ed?...Show More Summary

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