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Black advocacy groups want a “civil rights audit” of CNN

Al Sharpton approved.

From Hollywood Reporter: CNN is facing calls to diversify its executive ranks from two prominent organizations that advocate for African-Americans, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Association of Black Journalists.

The broadside began on Tuesday, when the NABJ blasted the network, saying it is “concerned about the lack of black representation within the ranks of CNN’s executive news managers and direct reports to CNN president Jeff Zucker.”

The organization, which pointed out that CNN has no black executive producers, called for a “civil rights audit” of the network. After a late January meeting was canceled, it pushed again for a meeting with CNN’s leadership, which is unwilling to meet with the NABJ if one of its top officers, Roland Martin, is present. Martin, who serves as vp digital for the NABJ, has a contentious history with CNN, his former employer, and has been critical of the network.

“We have made it abundantly clear that we would be more than happy to sit down with the rest of their leadership team as soon as possible, and that offer still stands,” CNN said Tuesday in a statement. (A spokesperson would not comment for this story.)

But, the NABJ is not budging. “We ain’t meeting unless I’m in the room,” Martin said on his digital show, #Roland Martin Unfiltered.

The NAACP joined the fray on Wednesday night, criticizing CNN and Zucker. “CNN’s lack of black representation in leadership roles is troubling and another example of the media industry’s reluctance to address an issue that continues to plague newsrooms across the country,” the organization said. “NAACP finds it offensive that CNN president Jeff Zucker refuses to address this issue.”

CNN leadership is said to internally echo a commitment to hiring more diverse employees, including executives, but did not address the company’s diversity goals in the released statement. “The relationship between CNN and NABJ is very important to us,” the network said Tuesday. “As we have told them many times, we look forward to a thoughtful discussion about how both of our organizations can continue to work together.”

The organization joined the NABJ in asking CNN parent company WarnerMedia to “conduct a diversity and inclusion audit of all its news divisions.”

More advocacy organizations are expected to issue statements criticizing CNN’s executive-level diversity and unwillingness to unconditionally meet with the NABJ, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Barring a meeting with CNN leadership, the NABJ is pushing for a meeting with the network’s owner, AT&T, and CEO Randall Stephenson.

“It’s vital to point out that not once has CNN disputed anything in the NABJ letter when it comes to their lack of black executives,” a person involved in the effort said. “Their deflection to a personal issue hasn’t gone unnoticed by black staffers at CNN and NABJ members.”

The NABJ has recently met separately with the leadership of Fox News and CBS News, including executives Suzanne Scott and Susan Zirinsky, and has a meeting scheduled for next week with ABC News.

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Manufactured controversy: Actor Will Smith not black enough to portray Serena William’s father in a movie

Williams (l) and Will Smith (r)

Libtard/SJW butt hurt knows no boundaries…

From Yahoo (via Oprah magazine): Will Smith has reportedly signed on to portray Richard Williams, 77-the father of Venus and Serena Williams-in an upcoming biopic titled King Richard. But despite Smith’s incredible range as an actor, the recent casting news has been met online with an unusual combination of praise, derision, and plain outrage from fans.

The controversy doesn’t have anything to do with the 50-year-old star not having a background in tennis, his athletic ability, or lack thereof. Instead, many are questioning whether Smith’s skin tone, as an African-American man, is dark enough to play the father to Serena, 37, and Venus Williams, 38.

On Monday, Deadline announced that Smith was in talks to take on the Williams family’s patriarchal role.

Williams is a Tennis Association Hall of Fame inductee who, in spite of his unfamiliarity with tennis and shortcomings growing up poor in Shreveport, Louisiana, helped mold his two daughters into the Grand Slam champions they are today. He’s also the accomplished author of the 2017 memoir, Black and White: The Way I See It, which could serve as the source material for the King Richard biographical film.

Neither Smith nor the Williams family have yet to confirm the casting, but fans have been vocal that the part should go to an actor with a darker complexion closer to Williams’, such as Idris Elba or Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali.

Smith’s ties to this potential starring role have stirred up the ongoing conversation about colorism in Hollywood.

Not to be confused with racism, colorism refers to discrimination based on an individual’s skin tone.

Or, as TIME reported about an inscription that beloved author Alice Walker once wrote in her 1983 novel, In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens, colorism is “prejudicial or preferential treatment of same-race people based solely on their color.”

But colorism isn’t just an omnipresent threat that exists solely in corporate America, the Black community, or Hollywood. The roots of racial discrimination and colorism date back to slavery, when light-skinned slaves were often reduced to domestic chores inside their slaveowner’s home, as opposed to those of a darker complexion who were forced to work outside in the fields.

Read the whole story here.

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Robin Roberts on her interview with liar Jussie Smollet: “It was a no-win situation”

Smollett’s narrative was questionable from the start: Two white “rednecks” out in Chiraq at 2:00 am during freezing temperatures screaming, “This is MAGA country!”

Yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

From Hollywood Reporter: Robin Roberts on Monday revealed that she saw “red flags” in Jussie Smollett’s story and was subsequently hesitant about interviewing the Empire star on ABC’s Good Morning America. The sit-down, which aired Feb. 14, was Smollett’s first televised interview since his alleged hate crime attack and was broadcast one week before Smollett would go on to be charged with federal disorderly conduct for falsifying a police report.

The GMA anchor took a moment during her solo panel at The Cut’s first daylong “How I Get It Done” event to share details about the high-profile interview, including the details of how the ABC get unfolded and whether she believed Smollett during the process.

“All I wanted was to get to the truth,” Roberts told the intimate crowd, including The Hollywood Reporter, that had gathered at 1 Hotel Brooklyn. “All I wanted was to give the truth.”

While discussing details of the interview, which was shot two days prior to its airing, Roberts explained that the GMA booking department had initially reached out to her about sitting down with Smollett. Talks about the possible interview began shortly after the Empire star claimed he was attacked on a Chicago street in late January.

It was in those early internal conversations where Roberts first voiced her reluctance. “I’ll be completely honest, I said, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to do the interview or not,'” she said. “Let’s just wait and see, let’s see if more information comes in.”

There was rising speculation over Smollett’s account at the time, but it wasn’t until hours after the interview aired that a report hit that brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo (who are now witnesses in the Chicago Police Department’s case) were allegedly paid by Smollett to stage the attack. The narrative around Smollett began to significantly shift, but the interview was already locked.

Roberts pointed to comments made by Smollett during a Los Angeles concert in the days following his alleged attack as another key moment where she questioned speaking with the actor. She was adamant that interviewing Smollett made “no sense” if he was just going to “lawyer up” or refuse to be candid.

Roberts clarified to THR that her decision to talk with Smollett was contingent upon him sharing details that hadn’t been previously reported, which would make the interview newsworthy. “If there wasn’t going to be anything new, I didn’t really want to do it,” she said.

It was after those internal GMA conversations that Smollett reached out, “outraged by people making assumptions about whether it happened or not,” Roberts told THR and the crowd. According to the GMA anchor, Smollett’s team said that the actor was OK with being challenged on what Roberts saw as “red flags,” but that he’d also say things he hadn’t already said elsewhere.

“I’m like — as a journalist and as a newsperson, this is his right,” Roberts said. “He’s going on the record for the first time. Yes, I’ll do the interview.”

Roberts noted that her GMA team went through the police report and conducted other research to prepare for the interview, which was originally set for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, but was ultimately pushed back several hours due to the actor’s filming schedule. Roberts admitted during the panel that she wasn’t sure how it was going to go or how Smollett was going to react, but that she consciously worked to be as neutral as possible. She also was aware of her own identity as a gay black woman and how reporting on Smollett, a gay black man, might be perceived.

“He’s saying that it was a hate crime,” Roberts said. “So if I’m too hard on him, then people in my LGBTQ community are going, ‘Oh, you don’t believe him.’ If I’m too light on him, then it’s like, ‘Oh, because you are in the community, you’re giving him a pass.’ So it was, like, it was a no-win situation for me.

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Surprise! not – Michael Cohen plans to cash in on betraying Trump

Michael Cohen, 52, is President Trump’s former lawyer (2006 to May 2018), a former vice-president of the Trump Organization, and a former deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee (2017-2018).

Cohen is a convicted criminal: On August 21, 2018, he pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud, and bank fraud. Cohen was disbarred, sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. He is scheduled to report to prison on May 6, 2019.

Cohen is greatly enriched from his association with Trump. He purchased several homes in Trump’s buildings, and is described by the New York Times as known for having “a penchant for luxury” — he was married at the luxury hotel, The Pierre, drove a Porsche while attending college, and once owned a Bentley.

Yesterday, testifying before the House Oversight Committee, Cohen threw his former patron under the bus, calling President Trump a racist, con man, and cheat. (Read his prepared statement to the committee here.)

The New York Post reports that during a contentious exchange with Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Cohen admitted to having received multiple offers for TV, movie and book deals, and refused to pledge he wouldn’t seek to exploit his infamy.

Rep. Foxx asked Cohen: “​​So you don’t commit to changing your ways, basically, because you want to continue to use your background as a liar, a cheater, a convicted liar, to make money. That’s what you want to do?”

Cohen replied: “And that’s going to get me a book deal and a movie deal and a spot on television? I don’t think so.”

When asked point-blank by Rep. Carol Miller (R-WVa) whether he would “pursue another book deal about your experiences,” Cohen answered, “Yes.”

Cohen also said that “I have been contacted by many, including for television, a movie,” and sarcastically suggested he could make casting suggestions. He said to Rep. Mark Green (R-TN): “If you want to tell me who you would like to play you, I’m more than happy to write the name down.”

Rep. Mark Green, 54, a West Point graduate and physician, called Michael Cohen a “fake witness” and asserted that Cohen’s testimony is the beginning of the Democrats’ impeachment process of President Trump. Green told Fox News “Tucker Carlson Tonight”:

“They started with a fake dossier to get an FBI investigation going and now they’re starting with a fake witness to get the impeachment going…. The real story is what he [Michael Cohen] didn’t say today. This is the best they got. This is their star witness. A guy who lied on his bank loans, a guy who lied five times to the IRS, lied to Congress.”

Cohen will continue to testify before the House Intelligence Committee today behind closed doors.

There is no evidence whatsoever that Donald Trump is racist. On the contrary, unlike Michael Cohen, Trump has been publicly recognized for his nonracial humanitarianism, most notably the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986 for his “patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity”.

~Eowyn

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Pro-reparations Kamala Harris’ ancestor was a slave-owner

Freshman senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), 54, is a 2020 presidential aspirant who at age 31 and just fresh out of law school, “slept her way” into two lucrative state government jobs that paid her nearly half a million dollars in just 4 years.

See “Confirmed: 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris slept her way into government”.

Born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964, Harris is neither a “natural born” U.S. citizen (defined as both parents being U.S. citizens at the time of her birth), nor she is African American. Kamala’s mother is a Tamil Indian who immigrated to the U.S. in 1960 from Madras, India. Kamala’s father, Donald J. Harris, came to the U.S. in 1961 from Jamaica, to attend graduate study in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. (Wikipedia)

Ever the political opportunist, on Feb. 11, 2019, Kamala told NYC 105.1 AM “Breakfast Club” radio show she would support reparations for “black people” because of slavery.

So it’s the height of irony that it turns out Kamala Harris is a direct descendant of a slave-owner!

That astonishing fact was revealed yesterday by Infowars‘ news director Rob Dew: Kamala’s paternal great-grandmother was the daughter of a Jamaican slave plantation owner who founded the city of Brown’s Town, Jamaica.

Dew’s source is impeccable — the information comes from Kamala’s father himself, who is a retired professor of economics at Stanford University.

In “Reflections of a Jamaican Father,” Jamaica Gobal, Professor Donald J. Harris writes:

As a child growing up in Jamaica, I often heard it said, by my parents and family friends: “memba whe yu cum fram”. To this day, I continue to retain the deep social awareness and strong sense of identity which that grassroots Jamaican philosophy fed in me. As a father, I naturally sought to develop the same sensibility in mytwo daughters. Born and bred in America, Kamala was the first in line to have it planted. Maya came two years later and had the advantage of an older sibling as mentor. It is for them to say truthfully now, not me, what if anything of value they carried from that early experience into adulthood. My one big regret is that they did not come to know very well the two most influential women in my life: “Miss Chrishy” and “Miss Iris” (as everybody called them). This is, in many ways, a story about these women and the heritage they gave us.

My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).

Below is a picture of Kamala Harris’ paternal great-grandmother Miss Chrishy:

Donald Harris also denounces his daughter’s cynical use of identity politics, specifically Kamala attributing her smoking marijuana to her Jamaican heritage. On the same “Breakfast Club” radio show, Kamala was asked if she smoked marijuana, to which she flippantly replied: “Half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”

Below is Donald Harris’s statement to Jamaica Global, February 15, 2019:

My dear departed grandmothers (whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics. Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty.

Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show yesterday, asked his audience a curious question — whether Kamala Harris is beautiful. Here’s the transcript:

Limbaugh: “Do you think she’s beautiful? Kamala Harris, is she beautiful? I’d kind of rather ask other women those questions than render an opinion myself. There’s no winning that one, so…

‘She’s not ugly,’ you say.

Okay.

Man, oh, man are the e-mails pouring in on my question of whether or not Kamala Harris is pretty or beautiful. Man, oh, man. Here is a sample: ‘I do not think Kamala is beautiful, but she’s not totally unfortunate, Mr. Limbaugh. She’s like Michelle O. On occasion, she can get her act together enough to look attractive.’

Man, it’s vicious out there. I’ve always known this. When women start weighing in on other women, it can get… It’s time to turn around, plug the ears, and forget that you hear what you hear.”

For Limbaugh to even raise the question whether his audience consider Kamala Harris to be “beautiful” suggests that many do. His allusion to women being “vicious” about other women implies that he thinks Kamala to be “beautiful” and that women who don’t are just being catty (“vicious”).

Wow.

Not only is Rush Limbaugh impaired in his esthetic judgment, he is also blind to Kamala Harris’ underlying moral character that inevitably seeps through. For in the end, physical beauty is not just skin-deep, but is shaped and informed by one’s soul.

~Eowyn

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Charles Barkley of ‘Inside the NBA’ ridicules Jussie Smollett

The real comedy is no longer found in late-night TV shows, all politicized and corrupted by the Left.

Last night, the “Inside the NBA” panel descended into helpless laughter when Charles Barkley mercilessly ridiculed Hollyweirdo Jussie Smollett, who was arrested yesterday for falsely reporting a racist, homophobic attack against him. It turned out that Smollett had hired two Nigerians to fake the assault.

See “Fake Hate Crime: Hollyweirdo Jussie Smollett arrested for faking racist-homophobic assault“.

As described by Business Insider, the “Inside the NBA” team was discussing how the second half of the season would shake out. Kenny Smith asked Ernie Johnson which of the predictions they had made earlier in the year had no chance of coming true.

“Two black guys beating a black guy up,” Barkley interrupted, sending Shaquille O’Neal and the “Inside the NBA” panel into hysterics.

Referring to Smollett paying the Nigerians with a personal check, Barkley said: “America, let me just tell you something. Do not commit crimes with checks.”

The production team at “Inside the NBA” jumped into action and quickly fashioned a spoof image of the check, shown after the commercial break:

Here’s the video of the “Inside the NBA” segment:

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Wednesday funnies…#JussieSmollet hoax edition!

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Noel Ignatiev – An Example Of How Antifa Became So Stupid

This professor is actively promoting genocide against white men and women.

Here is 1 minute and 45 seconds of this Marxist puke spilling his genocidal diatribe against white people.

Sounds like South Africa.

Noel Ignatiev of Dorchester Massachusetts has taught at Harvard and Massachusetts College of Art. Here are some of his notable quotes:

Cool, Huh?

Thoughtful.

Insightful.

NOT!!!

 

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Left eat left: Libtard TV hostess accused of cultural appropriation because she wore cornrows

Photo from Instagram

The poor womyn won’t be able to laugh this off. That’s because she’s lost her ability to laugh due to President Trump.

From Yahoo: Padma Lakshmi‘s hairstyle selection for Thursday’s episode of Top Chef isn’t winning rave reviews.

The episode, shot last June, took place at the University of Kentucky’s basketball arena in Lexington. For it Lakshmi opted to wear cornrows, and she was called out on Twitter for cultural appropriation.

“Why did they make Padma get braids for an episode that references basketball?” someone asked. Another person suggested that the TV personality’s hairstylist has a “vendetta against her” for the look.

Some tied her hairstyle to the larger national conversation about race right now after the scandal involving Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. One person wrote, “Padma Lakshmi in cornrows and a wifebeater at a BASKETBALL ARENA challenge. Is she planning on running for Virginia governor in the future?”

This isn’t the first time Lakshmi, who was born in India, sported the controversial look. She also wore cornrows last year — and was criticized then too.

Not everyone was offended though. When the Lexington Herald-Leader covered Lakshmi’s visit in June, her hairstyle was described by the publication as “elegant cornrows.”

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The View’s Joy Behar cowardly avoids addressing her “blackface” costume

Inevitably ABC’s PR team will get around to creating a response for Joy. It’s her SOP.

From Fox News: ABC News’ “The View” co-host Joy Behar remained stone silent Thursday regarding old footage of her donned in blackface that was unearthed this week as similar images have caused outrage and derailed careers.

Behar did not address the situation during the first episode of “The View” to air after her controversial decades-old image caused an uproar on social media. ABC News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Footage of Behar dressing up as a “beautiful African woman” was resurfaced by TheWrap media editor Jon Levine on Wednesday amid a series of blackface scandals making national headlines. The image of a 29-year-old Behar wearing makeup intended to darken her skin was aired on “The View” back in 2016 when the panel discussed the resurgence of naturally curly hair.

The co-hosts appeared surprised by her drastically different look. Raven-Symoné, a former co-host, asked a the time, “Joy, are you black?”

“I was so cute,” Behar said in the 2016 clip. “Joy… are you my auntie, Joy?” Raven-Symoné joked.

Behar then explained that the picture was taken at a Halloween party where she dressed up as a “beautiful African woman” and stressed that it was her actual hair. “Did you have tanning lotion on, Joy?” Raven-Symoné asked.

Behar responded by saying she wore makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”

“I can’t really get too bothered at this blackface-lite costume because it was 1971 and people didn’t even know what microaggressions were. I’m more flabbergasted by her willingness to pull this photo out and proudly show the world as if it’s totally cool in the year 2016,” Jezebel’s Kara Brown wrote after the 2016 segment.

While the 2016 segment didn’t spark much outrage, NBC famously cut ties with Megyn Kelly last year for pondering aloud whether dressing in blackface for Halloween could be acceptable. Media watchdogs quickly hit Twitter to compare Behar’s situation to what ended Kelly’s time at the Peacock Network.

Last week, Virginia’s Democratic Governor Ralph Northam offered an apology after a photograph emerged on his medical school yearbook page that featured a man in blackface and another in a KKK robe. He reversed course the next day, claiming he wasn’t in that photo but did admit to wearing blackface when dressing up as Michael Jackson for a costume contest. Countless prominent politicians on both sides of the aisle have called for him to step down as a result.

Democratic Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who had previously called on Northam to resign, released a statement Wednesday that he also wore blackface in college.

Late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, who have both also worn blackface on comedy skits without backlash, have skirted the Virginia Democrats’ blackface scandals in their late-night monologues.

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