Black Lives Matter

Charlottesville’s BLM mayor to step down after city has buyer’s remorse

Featured image Nikuyah Walker is the mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. She was elected to the city council in 2017 on a BLM-style platform and was selected by the council to be mayor in 2018 and 2020. Charlottesville knew what it was getting in Walker, and that’s what it got. She insisted that the city was racist, going so far as to tweet out a graphic poem that compared the “beautiful-ugly” college town »

The NFL doubles down on woke, BLM style

Featured image The National Football League kicks off its season tonight. For a great many Americans, today must feel like Christmas. I’m not among that group. However, I do look forward to the start of the NFL season, at least in years like this one when the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins doesn’t appear to be awful. But there’s a fly in the ointment. The NFL has decided to preach »

Sierra Club head resigns. Why?

Featured image On Friday, Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, resigned. He had been in charge of the organization for 11 years. Politico calls the resignation a “major blow to the U.S. environmental movement and the Democratic Party’s green base.” Why did Brune quit? He didn’t say. However, he apologized “for any instance” in which staff and volunteers of the Sierra Club did not “feel safe, supported and valued.” Brune »

BLM narrative induces Blacks to resist vaccine

Featured image I keep reading in leftist outlets like the Washington Post that conservatives are prolonging the pandemic and putting innocent lives at risk by not being vaccinated against the coronavirus. I don’t see many articles about Blacks who refuse the vaccine. However, the New York Times reports that only 28 percent of New York City Blacks between the ages of 18-44 have been vaccinated. This, despite months of encouragement to take »

A calling out of hypocrites or a reductio ad absurdum?

Featured image The following passage is from a letter that reportedly was circulated by an outfit called Dallas Justice Now (DJN), a “racial equity group.” The letter reads like a parody, but apparently it is not: We are writing to you because we understand you are white and live within the Highland Park Independent School District and thus benefit from enormous privileges taken at the expense of communities of color. You live »

Anti-cop hysteria leads to end of a beautiful relationship

Featured image For four years, Johnny Larios and Gary Argueta have worked as police officers at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. They are armed and thus provide genuine security for students and staff at the school. More than that, according to this excellent report in the Washington Post by Hannah Natanson, they have become an important part of the T.C. Williams community. Larios and Argueta have befriended students, becoming mentors »

More Evidence that Black Lives Matter Is a Fraud

Featured image Not everyone associated with the Black Lives Matter movement is a crook, but a lot of them are. We know that Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of BLM’s founders, has bought more than $3 million worth of luxury real estate in recent months. Being a BLM activist is a lucrative gig, with American corporations throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at the various BLM entities. God only knows what they do with »

The Battle Against CRT Gets Physical

Featured image I wrote here about my organization’s 17-stop tour of Minnesota, educating parents and others about Critical Race Theory and the left-wing takeover of our public schools. At a few stops, our far-left teachers’ union planted a handful of its members in the audience, but they didn’t cause any serious problems, mostly because the audiences have been so large and enthusiastic that they were lost in the crowd. Last night in »

The stench of raw politics at the Biden DOJ

Featured image This week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a crack offender is eligible for a sentence reduction under the First Step Act only if convicted of a crack offense that triggered a mandatory minimum sentence. Even Justice Sotomayor agreed with this result. It was a no-brainer. Yet, the Biden Justice Department refused to defend this result after it was reached at the court of appeals level. It went so far »

English fans boo kneeling English footballers

Featured image For almost a year now, soccer players in England have been kneeling just before kickoff to show support for Black Lives Matter. During almost all of this period, English fans weren’t present for the matches. Thus, we had no sense of how they felt about this gesture. But now fans are back, albeit in limited numbers. And earlier this week, fans in Middlesbrough (in England’s northeast) had the chance to »

Black Lives Matter? Not to BLM [Updated]

Featured image Rashad Turner was one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter chapter in St. Paul, Minnesota. He left that organization when he realized that it did not, in fact, do anything to help black people. He has now become an advocate for school choice, which BLM opposes in lockstep with its establishment patrons. Turner made this powerful video for TakeCharge Minnesota, which was founded by my friend Kendall Qualls: »

Yellow submarine sinks Man U kneelers

Featured image Today’s Europa League final featured two contrasting teams: Manchester United and Villareal. Man U, which represents the red half of a city of about half a million, has won everything there is to win in soccer, and most things multiple times. Villareal, known for some reason as the Yellow Submarine, represents a Spanish city of around 50,000. Until today, it had never won anything. This year, Man U finished second »

US Embassies to Honor George Floyd

Featured image On Saturday, the State Department sent a memo to all diplomatic and consular posts regarding the celebration of the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd. The memo is embedded below; you pretty much have to read it to believe it. This is the Department’s summary: May 25 marks one year since the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Last year, the horrific video »

When cops criticize BLM on social media

Featured image Police officers in various jurisdictions are being disciplined, and even fired, for expressing negative views about the BLM movement and protests. Here, from the Washington Times, are a few examples: Two policewomen in New Jersey were fired [in one case] or demoted [in the other] for calling BLM protesters “terrorists”. . . . Another law enforcement officer recently got in trouble for his online response to basketball great LeBron James’s »

Combatting violent crime is risky business in the age of BLM

Featured image Last year, the homicide count in Washington, D.C. reached a 36-year high. So far this year, D.C. homicides are up 38 percent from the same time last year. During the past weekend alone, at least 11 people were shot in D.C. Three of them died. D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser says she will respond by pouring extra police officers into six historically crime-ridden neighborhoods. The idea is to head off violence. »

Chauvin Juror Reportedly Compromised

Featured image One of the Derek Chauvin jurors, Brandon Mitchell, has gone public, and it appears that he may have been less than honest during jury selection and is in fact a BLM activist. The Post Millenial reports: A juror on the Derek Chauvin trial who told the court that he had no prior knowledge of the George Floyd civil case was photographed last August wearing a shirt that read “Get your »

Murder rate spikes, Biden DOJ likely to make things worse

Featured image I want to take note of two recent posts by Bill Otis at Crime & Consequences. The first post reports murder statistics in twelve major U.S. cities in 2020. In ten of them, murders increased by more than 30 percent — ranging from 74.1 percent in Seattle to 30.4 percent in Los Angeles. The other two cities, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, also reported increases (19.4 percent and 14.3 percent, »