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WATCH: The GOP’s Worst Race-Baiting Ad Since Willie Horton

WATCH: The GOP’s Worst Race-Baiting Ad Since Willie Horton

AFRICANGLOBE – In 1988, the “Willie Horton” ad was notorious for its use of racial dog whistles by Republicans to undermine the Democratic nominee for president, Michael Dukakis. That despicable video was part of George H.W. Bush’s successful election, and went down in history as the poster child for shameful race-baiting political advertisement.

More Than A Third Of Oakland’s Fast Food Workers Can’t Afford Food

AFRICANGLOBE – There is a growing movement to raise the wages of fast food workers, with the rallying cry of $15 an hour. The protests come in the backdrop of a national push for a higher minimum wage, but are focused on one of America’s largest low-wage industries.

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Black Voters In Ferguson Rejecting Democratic Candidates 

AFRICANGLOBE – “Just because they’ve got the D next to their name, that don’t mean nothing,” Darren Seals, a 27-year-old assembly-line worker and hip-hop musician told The Washington Post. “The world is watching us right now. It’s time to send a message of our power.”

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Dutch Abandon Racist “Black Pete” Tradition

AFRICANGLOBE – Black Pete, the jolly slaves of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, is finally getting a facelift after years of bitter debate including death threats against those calling for change. An Amsterdam court’s ruling in July that Pete – traditionally dressed in a gaudy medieval costume with a blackened face, red lips and an afro wig – is a ‘negative stereotype’ encouraged many to try to change the deeply rooted custom.

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Black Americans Don’t Have Much To Thank Barack Obama For

AFRICANGLOBE – In 2008, Barack Obama was elected on a message of hope – which, for obvious reasons, had a special resonance for Black Americans. So, six years into the Obama Presidency, how have things improved for Black people?

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Planned Parenthood Is Targeting Black America. Sen. Mary Landrieu Is Helping Them Do It

AFRICANGLOBE – For years, abortion and racism have gone hand-in-hand. Disgraced President Richard Nixon favored aborting mixed race children, stating that an abortion was needed “when you have a Black and a White.” Nixon also pointed to abortion as a means “to control the negro bastards.” That may have been why federal funding of Planned Parenthood began under his administration, a move that the group’s CEO praised Nixon for in 2012.

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New Wave Of Protests Reveal Anger At High Unemployment For Black Americans

AFRICANGLOBE – A lack of jobs may not be the issue that first comes to mind when you think about Michael Brown’s death at the hands of thug cop Darren Wilson in August. But many people at demonstrations last weekend – dubbed a “weekend of resistance” – spoke of the connection they see between police violence and a lack of economic opportunity.

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What Shall We Do With White People?

AFRICANGLOBE – The premise that White people have received unearned advantages means their dominant group position/individual success may not have been earned, but rather received unjustly at the expense of others. This is often too much for White America’s collective and individual psyche(s), to process.

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I Lost My Mind – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE – When I focus on myself and what I can do instead of being concerned what others will do for me. I think I’m exactly where I need to be. For a minute I lost my mind thinking about a retirement check but when you work with God you already have the best job you can ever have!

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