The MilitantNegro Wake-Up Call™ For Tuesday The 26th Of August: Charlotte, North Carolina.


 

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Raw Video: Meeting Lucy Coffey

 

Published on Aug 26, 2014

President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with Lucy Coffey. A veteran of the Women’s Army Corps in World War II, Lucy is the nation’s oldest living female veteran.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention, Charlotte

 

 

 

White House Schedule – August 26th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26th, 2014

 

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina. The President’s departure from the South Lawn will be open press and the arrival at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base is open to pre-credentialed media.

 

In the afternoon the President will deliver remarks at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. This event at the Charlotte Convention Center is open to pre-credentialed media.

 

Following his remarks, the President will depart Charlotte en route Washington, DC. The departure from the North Carolina Air National Guard Base is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

In the morning, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

At 12:30 PM, the Vice President will attend an event for the Anthony Brown for Governor campaign at The Powerhouse. This event is closed press.

 

In the afternoon, the Vice President will attend the President’s meeting with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office.

 

Later in the afternoon, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

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Tuesday, August 26 2014 All Times ET

 

9:50 AM
The President departs the White House
South Lawn
10:05 AM
The President departs Joint Base Andrews
11:20 AM
The President arrives Charlotte, North Carolina
North Carolina Air National Guard Base
12:00 PM
The President delivers remarks at the American Legion’s
96th National Convention
Charlotte Convention Center – Hall A, North Carolina
12:30 PM
The Vice President attends an event for the Anthony Brown
for Governor campaign
The Powerhouse
1:10 PM
The President departs Charlotte, North Carolina en r
oute Washington, DC
North Carolina Air National Guard Base
2:20 PM
The President arrives Joint Base Andrews
2:35 PM
The President arrives the White House
South Lawn
4:50 PM
The President and the Vice President meet with
Secretary of State Kerry
Oval Office

 

August 2014: Photo of the Day

 

President Barack Obama looks at photos of Press Secretary Josh Earnest's newborn baby boy, Walker, during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 25, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama looks at photos of Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s newborn baby boy, Walker, during a meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 25, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Statements and Releases

 

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Executive Actions to Fulfill our Promises to Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

 

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Record for Women and Girls

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi

 

White House Appoints 2014-2015 Class of White House Fellows

 

 

 

8/25/14: White House Press Briefing

 

Published on Aug 25, 2014

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

 

 

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day, 2014

 

President Obama Listens To Daughter of Secret Service AgentPresident Barack Obama bends down to listen to the daughter of a departing U.S. Secret Service agent in the Oval Office, Oct. 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) 

Etched into the history of our Nation are the stories of women who fought for the America they knew was possible — a country where all are truly treated equally and have access to the ballot box, regardless of gender. It took generations of fearless women who organized and advocated to secure women’s right to vote, and on Women’s Equality Day, we honor these courageous heroes, celebrate how far we have come in the decades since, and acknowledge the work still left to be done.

 

In the 94 years since the 19th Amendment was certified, women have made strides in every facet of American life, and we have learned that our country succeeds when women succeed. More and more the world is looking to our daughters to lead us, to heal us, to employ us, to thrill us on fields of play, and to protect us on fields of battle. Even still, inequality and discrimination persist. Women, on average, continue to earn less than their male counterparts, and for women of color, the disparity is even wider. Outdated workplace policies force too many working parents to choose between fulfilling their family responsibilities, and the careers of their dreams. And far too many women know what it is to suffer from abuse or sexual assault.

 

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Happy 98th Birthday to the National Park Service

 

 

From our spacious skies and fruited plains to our purple mountain majesties, the United States boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking natural lands. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to formally protect and preserve these lands so people all over the world could experience America’s historic beauty and heritage for years to come.

 

Today, the National Park Service manages 401 national parks and memorials, which supported 238,000 jobs and pumped more than $26 billion into local economies last year. In fact, for every $1 we invest in our national parks, our economy sees $10 in return.

 

Take a glimpse at what the National Park Service has been working to preserve for 98 years, and follow the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Interior on Twitter to see more of what makes America so beautiful.

 

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Four Cases Of Police Brutality And Racism You Need To Know

 

Published on Aug 25, 2014

It’s been more than 20 years since the police beating of Rodney King led to the L.A. riots. More recently, protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and all around the United States are furious over the police shooting of yet another unarmed black man — Michael Brown. AJ+ takes a look back at some of the most infamous police brutality cases that inform us now.

 

 

 

Audio of Mike Brown shooting contradicts the officers statement.

 

Published on Aug 26, 2014

This new audi clip contradicts the family friends statement about the shooting, told to her by the family of Officer Wilson. More than 11 shots were taken at Brown.

 

 

 

Darren Wilson Supporter Gets Scolded : Stupid jack*** after telling man “Lean to Speak English”

 

Published on Aug 26, 2014

WATCH altercation on CNN Live TV: “I am speaking English do you understand that?! Stupid jackass, do you understand that?!”

Officer Wilson supporters: Government and media choosing sides in Ferguson
(CNN) – The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown Monday drew thousands, including celebrities, civil rights leaders, and a White House delegation.
But for those seeking justice for the officer who killed Brown, the service was seen as another example of how the government and media are unfairly choosing sides in that deadly confrontation.
This weekend, supporters of Officer Darren Wilson gathered outside a south city St. Louis bar, popular with local law enforcement.
“My name is Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson,” a woman said to a cheering crowd.

 

 

 

“There Will Be Justice”: Mourners Speak Outside Michael Brown’s Funeral in St. Louis

 

Published on Aug 26, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – Thousands of people lined up to pay their respects at Michael Brown’s funeral on Monday in St. Louis, Missouri. The killing of the 18-year-old African American by a white police officer in Ferguson has sparked weeks of protest and conversations about race, both around the country and in the local community. Democracy Now!’s Aaron Maté was in St. Louis and spoke with mourners as they filed into the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. “I know about Martin Luther King, I know about Emmett Till, but I am actually living something that should have stopped years and years ago,” says local resident Anne Hamilton. “We just want, as African Americans, to be treated fairly and to be given the same advantages.” St. Louis resident Elwood Harris responds to the protests, which have at times involved looting. “What else can we do? We took the Martin Luther King approach, protesting and peace, but there is no peace, and there is no justice,” Harris says. “But there will be justice in this case, I really do believe.”

 

 

 

“You Can’t Talk About Race and Class and Privilege in a Soundbite”

 

 

 

Jackie Robinson West All Stars receive homecoming grand salute

 

 

 

Billy Crystal gives tearful tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys

 

 

 

Burger King faces threats of boycott if HQ moves to Canada for tax break

 

 

 

Michael Brown’s funeral draws thousands of supporters, aid for victim’s family

 

 

 

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Jeremiah Wright controversy

The Jeremiah Wright controversy gained national attention in the United States in March 2008 when ABC News, after reviewing dozens of U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama‘s pastor Jeremiah Wright‘s sermons, excerpted parts which were subject to intense media scrutiny. Wright is a retired senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and former pastor of President Obama. Obama denounced the statements in question, but critics continued to press the issue of his relationship with Wright. In response to this, he gave a speech titled “A More Perfect Union“, in which he sought to place Dr. Wright’s comments in a historical and sociological context. In the speech, Obama again denounced Wright’s remarks, but did not disown him as a person. The controversy began to fade, but was renewed in late April when Wright made a series of media appearances, including an interview on Bill Moyers Journal, a speech at the NAACP, and a speech at the National Press Club. After the last of these, Obama spoke more forcefully against his former pastor, saying that he was “outraged” and “saddened” by his behavior, and in May he resigned his membership in the church.

Background

Barack Obama first met Wright in the late 1980s, while he was working as a community organizer in Chicago before attending Harvard Law School. Wright officiated at the wedding ceremony of Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as their children’s baptisms.

The title of Obama’s 2006 memoir, The Audacity of Hope, was inspired by one of Wright’s sermons. This sermon also was the source for themes of Obama’s 2004 keynote address to the Democratic National Convention. Wright was scheduled to give the public invocation before Obama’s presidential announcement, but Obama withdrew the invitation the night before the event. Wright wrote a rebuttal letter to the editor disputing the characterization of the account as reported in an article in The New York Times.

In 2007, Wright was appointed to Barack Obama’s African American Religious Leadership Committee, a group of over 170 national black religious leaders who supported Obama’s bid for the Democratic nomination. However, it was announced in March 2008 that Wright was no longer serving as a member of this group.

On May 31, 2008, Barack and Michelle Obama announced that they had withdrawn their membership in Trinity United Church of Christ, stating that “Our relations with Trinity have been strained by the divisive statements of Reverend Wright, which sharply conflict with our own views”.

Controversial sermon excerpts

Most of the controversial excerpts that gained national attention in March 2008 were taken from two sermons: one titled “The Day of Jerusalem’s Fall”, delivered on September 16, 2001, and another titled “Confusing God and Government”, delivered on April 13, 2003.

“The Day of Jerusalem’s Fall”

In a sermon delivered shortly after the September 11 attacks in 2001, Wright made comments about an interview of former U.S. Ambassador Edward Peck he saw on Fox News. Wright said:

I heard Ambassador Peck on an interview yesterday. Did anybody else see him or hear him? He was on Fox News. This is a white man, and he was upsetting the Fox News commentators to no end. He pointed out — did you see him, John? — a white man, he pointed out, ambassador, that what Malcolm X said when he got silenced by Elijah Muhammad was in fact true — America’s chickens are coming home to roost.

Wright spoke of the United States taking land from the Indian tribes by what he labeled as terror, bombing Grenada, Panama, Libya, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, and argued that the United States supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and South Africa. He said that his parishioners’ response should be to examine their relationship with God, not go “from the hatred of armed enemies to the hatred of unarmed innocents.” His comment (quoting Malcolm X) that “America’s chickens are coming home to roost” was widely interpreted as meaning that America had brought the September 11, 2001 attacks upon itself. ABC News broadcast clips from the sermon in which Wright said:

We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye… and now we are indignant, because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost.

Later, Wright continued :

Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that, y’all. Not a black militant. Not a reverend who preaches about racism. An ambassador whose eyes are wide open and who is trying to get us to wake up and move away from this dangerous precipice upon which we are now poised. The ambassador said the people that we have wounded don’t have the military capability we have. But they do have individuals who are willing to die and take thousands with them. And we need to come to grips with that.

“Confusing God and Government”

Clips from a sermon that Wright gave, entitled “Confusing God and Government”, were also shown on ABC‘s Good Morning America and on Fox News. In the sermon, Wright first makes the distinction between God and governments, and points out that many governments in the past have failed: “Where governments lie, God does not lie. Where governments change, God does not change.” Wright then states:

[The United States] government lied about their belief that all men were created equal. The truth is they believed that all white men were created equal. The truth is they did not even believe that white women were created equal, in creation nor civilization. The government had to pass an amendment to the Constitution to get white women the vote. Then the government had to pass an equal rights amendment to get equal protection under the law for women. The government still thinks a woman has no rights over her own body, and between Uncle Clarence who sexually harassed Anita Hill, and a closeted Klan court, that is a throwback to the 19th century, handpicked by Daddy Bush, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, between Clarence and that stacked court, they are about to undo Roe vs. Wade, just like they are about to un-do affirmative action. The government lied in its founding documents and the government is still lying today. Governments lie.

He continued:

The government lied about Pearl Harbor too. They knew the Japanese were going to attack. Governments lie. The government lied about the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. They wanted that resolution to get us in the Vietnam War. Governments lie. The government lied about Nelson Mandela and our CIA helped put him in prison and keep him there for 27 years. The South African government lied on Nelson Mandela. Governments lie.

Wright then stated:

The government lied about the Tuskegee experiment. They purposely infected African American men with syphilis. Governments lie. The government lied about bombing Cambodia and Richard Nixon stood in front of the camera, “Let me make myself perfectly clear…” Governments lie. The government lied about the drugs for arms Contra scheme orchestrated by Oliver North, and then the government pardoned all the perpetrators so they could get better jobs in the government. Governments lie…. The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. Governments lie. The government lied about a connection between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein and a connection between 9.11.01 and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Governments lie.

He spoke about the government’s rationale for the Iraq War:

The government lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq being a threat to the United States peace. And guess what else? If they don’t find them some weapons of mass destruction, they gonna do just like the LAPD, and plant the some weapons of mass destruction. Governments lie.

Wright then commented on God and government:

And the United States of America government, when it came to treating her citizens of Indian descent fairly, she failed. She put them on reservations. When it came to treating her citizens of Japanese descent fairly, she failed. She put them in internment prison camps. When it came to treating her citizens of African descent fairly, America failed. She put them in chains, the government put them on slave quarters, put them on auction blocks, put them in cotton field, put them in inferior schools, put them in substandard housing, put them in scientific experiments, put them in the lowest paying jobs, put them outside the equal protection of the law, kept them out of their racist bastions of higher education and locked them into positions of hopelessness and helplessness. The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing “God Bless America”. No, no, no, not God Bless America. God damn America — that’s in the Bible — for killing innocent people. God damn America, for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America, as long as she tries to act like she is God, and she is supreme. The United States government has failed the vast majority of her citizens of African descent.

These sermon excerpts were widely viewed in early 2008 on network television and the internet.

Jeremiah Wright: “God Damn America”

Published on Nov 27, 2012

A longer reel of the famous “God Damn America” sermon from President Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

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I’ve often listened as Americans tell me how this nation was once the greatest nation on earth, and how America will one day return to that greatness. America was never great. America will never be great.

No nation is great that builds it’s foundation on the backs of slaves stolen from their native Africa and forced into servitude for the benefit of caucasian masters.

No nation is great that massacres and enslaves a nation of several hundred tribes of Native Americans with the express purpose of stealing Native American lands….for themselves.

No nation is great that imports a nation of Asian American to build their railroad system, then treats those Asians as slaves and 4th class citizens.

No nation is great that denigrates it’s women and denies them basic human rights afforded that nations male population.

The United States Of AmeriKKKa is not great and never was great.

Unless you are a caucasian male. God Bless America? God DAMN AmeriKKKa.

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Remarks of Attorney Benjamin L. Crump At The Funeral Of Michael Brown, Jr.


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Remarks of Attorney Benjamin L. Crump at the Funeral of Michael Brown, Jr.

FROM EMMITT TILL TO MICHAEL BROWN, JR.

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Watch Michael Brown’s full funeral service, held Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis

Over One Hundred and Sixty years ago, about ten miles away from where we gather in this great Church to pay our Final Respects to young Michael Brown, The Missouri Supreme Court decided, in “what is still affectingly referred to as “the Old Courthouse,” the Dred Scott Decision.

And the substance of that decision was adopted by the US Supreme Court some five years later, holding that “Persons of African descent cannot be, nor were ever intended to be, citizens under the U.S. Constitution.”

Now one could logically conclude that this manner of thinking followed the precedence of the 1787 Three Fifths Compromise, which said African Americans were to be considered only three-fifths of a man.

But as we pay our final respects to Michael Brown, Jr., we declare today that he was not 3/5’s of a Citizen, he was an American Citizen, because we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. And because of these truths, we will not accept 3/5’s justice for Michael Brown, Jr, we demand Equal Justice for Michael Brown, Jr.

The parents of Michael Brown are grateful for the outpouring of support and the national attention the unjust killing of their son has garnered. They promise to use this energy to effect real change; not only in Ferguson but in every city in the United States. As they wait for the killer of their son brought to justice, they will not wait ON PROMISES OF CHANGE, but they will work with you the people to make change.

That’s why the parents of Mike Brown are calling on YOU, the people who have been with them from day one, crying, praying, and marching: to help them stop another Mike Brown,

stop another Amadoud Diollo from happening in NY,
stop another Martin Lee Anderson from happening in Florida,
stop another Sean Bell from happening in New York,
stop another Oscar Grant from happening in California,
stop another Jonathan Farrell from happening in NC,
stop another Chavis Carter from happening in Arkansas,
stop another Kendrick Johnson from happening in Georgia,
stop another Robbie Tolan from happening in Texas,
stop another Leon Ford Jr. in Pennsylvania
stop another Howard Morgan from happening in Illinois,
stop another Alesia Thomas from happening in California,
stop another Jordan Davis for Jacksonville
stop another Trayvon Martin in Sanford
stop another Emmitt Till, Money, Mississippi
and all the other young nameless men of color who have been victims of senseless gun violence and police brutality.

Join them in DEMANDING THE MANDATORY WEARING OF BODY CAMERAS AND THE MANDATORY USE OF DASH CAMERAS in every U.S. police department so we don’t have to guess what happened or rely on eyewitnesses. We can have the transparency the people in Ferguson so desperately want. What American Citizens of Color so desperately want! What all American Citizens who say they care about Justice and Due Process of the Law, should desperately want. And this would be how we pay our Final

Respects to young Michael Brown, Jr.!

Finally, I want to thank the young people for the Michael Brown Campaign, making it clear what this is about. If I have my hands up, don’t shoot me!

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TheMilitantNegro Wake-Up Call™ For August The 25th, 2014. Back to Work.


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Raw: Obama Returns to White House From Vacation

 

Published on Aug 24, 2014

The “vacation” is over and it’s back to the White House for President Barack Obama. The president arrived in Washington late Sunday after spending two weeks with his family on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. (Aug. 25)

 

 

President Barack Obama on Monday meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  The First Family returned to the White House on Sunday after a two week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard puncuated by a brief return to the White House and dealing with the Islamic State after it beheaded a U.S. journalist and with protestors  in Ferguson, Mo., reacting to the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown by a police officer. 

 

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White House Schedule – August 25, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25th, 2014

 

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

Afterward, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

In the afternoon, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

 

Monday, August 25 2014 All Times ET

 

10:30 AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

11:15 AM: THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel, Oval Office.

 

1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, The Brady Briefing Room.

August 25, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

The White House, White House Live Streaming.

 

3:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors, Oval Office.

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

Statement from National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the Release of Peter Theo Curtis

 

For two years, we have kept Peter Theo Curtis, a U.S. citizen held hostage in Syria, in our thoughts and prayers. Today, we join his family and loved ones in welcoming his freedom. Theo is now safe outside of Syria, and we expect he will be reunited with his family shortly.

 

Just as we celebrate Theo’s freedom, we hold in our thoughts and prayers the Americans who remain in captivity in Syria. Notwithstanding today’s welcome news, the events of the past week shocked the conscience of the world. As President Obama said, we have and will continue to use all of the tools at our disposal to see that the remaining American hostages are freed.

 

Today, the American people share in the joy and relief that Theo’s family feels, and we look forward to his safe return home. We will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of all Americans who are held overseas so that they can be reunited with their families as well.

 

 

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Biden hits Chicago for fundraisers for Quinn, House Dems

 

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WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden hits Chicago on Monday as 2016 presidential politics are percolating. If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does not run for president, Biden is the strongest alternative.

 

Biden’s day trip to the city is to headline fundraisers for Gov. Pat Quinn and the House Democratic political operation and to pitch a minimum wage increase with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

 

With her book tour wrapped up, Clinton sparks the next round of frenzy over her 2016 White House ambitions when she returns to Iowa on Sept. 14 for Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry. It’s her first trip back to the state with the leadoff vote for the presidential nomination since she lost the Iowa Caucus in 2008 to Barack Obama and John Edward.

 

Clinton picks her spots, so she knows that her Iowa trip will be seen as a sign that she is getting more serious about jumping in the presidential contest. No one sees Biden running against Clinton.

 

But if she doesn’t run?

 

I’ll get to that.

 

First, a rundown on what will be an active political day Monday in Chicago.

 

While Biden is helping Democrats, the Republican Governors Association chairman, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is in the city to boost GOP nominee Bruce Rauner and keynote two funders: one for the RGA, the other to benefit Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill. Christie will visit Rauner’s Loop campaign headquarters though Rauner won’t be there — he’s taking one of his kids to college. Christie is often mentioned as a possible 2016 White House contender, even with the New Jersey bridge controversy hanging over him.

 

Biden flies to Chicago in the morning and his first event is a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the John Hancock Center home of Scott Kluth, the founder of CouponCabin.com. The price points: $5,000 per person; $32,400 for couples.

 

Later, Biden and Emanuel head to the South Side for a roundtable with small-business owners to tout raising the minimum wage, a major agenda item for President Barack Obama that’s going nowhere in the GOP-controlled House. Emanuel is Obama’s former chief of staff.

 

The White House and Democrats continue to press, because this issue can help turn out Democrats in November. Emanuel, highlighting progressive causes as he faces a possible 2015 mayoral challenge from Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, wants a city minimum wage increase.

 

Finally, Biden is the draw at a Quinn campaign $15,000 per person fundraising dinner for about 30 at the Lincoln Park residence of attorney John Cooney.

 

Now, back to 2016.

 

Clinton supporters have created several organizations to build a political infrastructure for her as she mulls her future. But since a Clinton run is not inevitable, some Democrats are visiting Iowa, just in case.

 

Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., spent some of last week in Iowa, making the rounds. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has been to the Hawkeye state, as has former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. They are anonymous and dull political figures.

 

Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are among those also mentioned as potential 2016 candidates if Clinton declines to run. Their political stock is up, but they just are not that well-known.

 

Democrats will be in a panic if Clinton walks away.

 

Biden can appeal to the progressive wing of the party at a time progressive populism is growing in influence among Democratic activists. Biden is union. Biden is empathetic. Biden is foreign policy.

 

Biden’s giant challenge would be to separate himself from the Obama administration because he is part of it. Clinton has already been in some of those dust-ups. Biden is keeping the 2016 door open. As well he should.

 

 

Dr. Jill Biden in Chicago to talk about military families

 

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WASHINGTON–Dr. Jill Biden flies to Chicago on Monday morning with Vice President Joe Biden. While he is off at political stops, Dr. Biden will deliver remarks at a lunch with spouses of past and present Adjutants General of the Army and Air National Guard.

 

The lunch is a related event of the National Guard Association of the United States’ 136th General Conference and Exhibition taking place in McCormick Place. Dr. Biden’s remarks will reflect on the work she and first lady Michelle Obama are doing on their signature “Joining Forces” project, launched to assist military families.

 

Vice President Biden,  is traveling to the city for two political events, fundraisers, to benefit Gov. Pat Quinn and House Democrats and a stop billed as governmental, a joint appearence with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to tout raising the minimum wage.press. My column with more detail on what Biden will be doing in Chicago–and some mulling on his 2016 prospects if Hillary Clinton does not run is HERE.

 

Thank you Ms. Lynn Sweet, welcome back from vacation.

 

 

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Thousands expected at Michael Brown’s funeral in St. Louis

 

Published on Aug 25, 2014

Michael Brown’s father asked for peace and calm in Ferguson for the day he will bury his son. Trayvon Martin’s parents are also to attend the funeral service. Vladimir Duthiers reports.

 

 

 

Michael Brown’s Funeral Is Set For Monday.

 

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Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown’s funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 25 attorneyBenjamin Crump announced Tuesday. 

 

On Tuesday the National action Network issued a statement stating the Rev. Al Sharpton would deliver the eulogy. On Wednesday, Brown’s uncle told NewsChannel 5 he will give the eulogy, and Sharpton will speak during the ceremony.

 

Congressman Lacy Clay will also speak, at the behest of Mike Brown’s family.

 

Brown was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

 

The service will be at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in St. Louis. A full program will be released at a later time.

 

Rev. Michael Jones, the senior pastor for Friendly Temple, will officiate.

 

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Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which will host the funeral.

 

The main sanctuary to the church seats 2,500 people. They also have two overflow sections that seat collectively around 2,000 people. For people who are at locations outside of the main sanctuary, a livestream of the funeral will be available.

 

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The St. Louis Post Dispatch Op-Ed: Attorney General Eric Holder, A Message To The People Of Ferguson.

 

I Don’t Have The Words. The Ferguson, Missouri Images Will Have To Do.

 

Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck At Least 6 Times

 

MY President Of The United States Of America, Barack Hussein Obama, Has Dropped The Ball On #Ferguson & #Michael Brown.

 

Capt. Johnson’s Powerful Speech At Ferguson Rally 8/17/2014

 

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Searing Tribute To Black Men Killed By Police

 

Mail Online: Ferguson Cop, Darren Wilson, Left Town Days Before He Was Named Michael Brown’s Shooter.

 

Press Conference In Ferguson: Curfew, State Of Emergency Declared In Ferguson, So Says Governor Jay Nixon (D).

 

Statement From The Family Of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys.

 

Ferguson Police Release Michael Brown Convenience Store Surveillance Video: Strong Arm Robbery?

 

Officer Responsible For #MikeBrown Murder Is Named, As Chicago Protest Gets Emotional. Meet Captain Ronald S. Johnson.

 

What A Difference A Day Makes. Just 24 Little Hours.

 

KKK Raising Money For Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown In Ferguson, Missouri.

 

Thats All Folks! Thats All I Have To Say About That.

 

In Defense Of Black Rage: Michael Brown, Police And The American Dream.

 

The Death Of Michael Brown: Some Racist Racial History From “The Show-Me Racism State.”

 

Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri.

 

TheObamaCrat SoapBox™: NObody Black Is Safe.

 

Are Black Lives Important In A Caucasian World Of “White Privilege”?

 

Ferguson Missouri Police Gun Down 18 Year Old Mike Brown, Shooting Him TEN Times…For Shoplifting Candy.

 

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Ferguson Violence Inspires Tech-Savvy Teenagers To Create App That Tracks Police Brutality.


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From The Independent:

Ferguson Violence Inspires Tech-Savvy Teenagers To Create App That Tracks Police Brutality.

 

The shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA, has sparked two weeks of riots and protests, over which time the police have been criticised for their heavy-handed tactics, their use of tear gas and accusations of pointing guns in citizen journalists’ faces.

 

These negative interactions between police and civilians are not the only to have occurred in recent times, and three American teenagers in Georgia have been thinking about how to document when the police make bad decisions, but also good ones, too.

 

“Five-O” is the result; it’s an app that “empowers citizens to rate, review and store the details of their interactions with local law enforcement officers,” in once place, its creators say. The app then aggregates all the scores for a particular county or police officer and grades them on their courtesy and professionalism.

 

 

Five-O! Rate & Review your local law enforcement

 

Published on Aug 9, 2014

The Five-O app will be released on 8/18 and will be available for both IOS and Android. Citizens can share their good and bad experiences with their local law enforcement officers. Everyone will be able to check out the local ratings for your community. Organize to improve relations and store and retrieve all interactions so they’ll be available if / when needed. Empower your community with FIVE-O!

 

 

 

The creators are siblings; Ima Christian, 16, her sister Asha Christian, 15, and their brother Caleb Christian, 14, have created the app as a problem-solving tool, rather than a simple name-and-shame.

 

“We’ve been hearing about the negative instances in the news, for instance, most recently the Michael Brown case, and we always talk about these issues with our parents,” Ima told Business Insider.

 

“They always try to reinforce that we should focus on solutions. It’s important to talk about the issues, but they try to make us focus on finding solutions. That made us think – why don’t we create an app to help solve this problem,” she said.

 

Ideally, the data collected through the app will get to a point where it can be collated and taken to the media, other forms of law enforcement and to other activists in the quest to find a solution to improving police behaviour. But it’s important to the siblings that the positive experiences with police are recorded too, which they hope will serve as positive motivation for other officers.

 

And “Five-O” isn’t the family’s only project; since Ima and Asha did a week-long app-development course at Gerogia Tech, more apps are being developed under the teenagers’ company, Pinetart Inc.

 

Thank you  The Independent & LOULLA-MAE ELEFTHERIOU-SMITH.

 

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Michael Brown’s Funeral Is Set For Monday.

 

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Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown’s funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 25 attorneyBenjamin Crump announced Tuesday. 

 

On Tuesday the National action Network issued a statement stating the Rev. Al Sharpton would deliver the eulogy. On Wednesday, Brown’s uncle told NewsChannel 5 he will give the eulogy, and Sharpton will speak during the ceremony.

 

Congressman Lacy Clay will also speak, at the behest of Mike Brown’s family.

 

Brown was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

 

The service will be at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in St. Louis. A full program will be released at a later time.

 

Rev. Michael Jones, the senior pastor for Friendly Temple, will officiate.

 

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Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, which will host the funeral.

 

The main sanctuary to the church seats 2,500 people. They also have two overflow sections that seat collectively around 2,000 people. For people who are at locations outside of the main sanctuary, a livestream of the funeral will be available.

 

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