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NAACP asks NFL to ‘rethink its relationship’ with Fox, says Fox News spreads ‘hatred, bigotry, lies and racism’

NAACP President Derrick Johnson penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging the league to “rethink its relationship” with Fox Corporation, saying their media agreements “should not be complicit in helping to increase the profits of Fox News” — which Johnson says spreads “hatred, bigotry, lies and racism.”

What are the details?

“We are aware the NFL is currently negotiating carriage agreement renewals with broadcast partners,” Johnson wrote, saying that while the NACCP looks “forward to wide distribution of American’s favorite sports pastime, we have grave concerns about the ancillary implications of the League’s affiliation with Fox.”

He added in bold, highlighted text, “The NFL’s programming should not be sued as a bargaining tool for [Fox Corporation owner] Rupert Murdoch to help fund Fox News’ hatred, bigotry, lies and racism.”

The NAACP president argued, “The NFL, a league where nearly 70 percent of the players are Black, should not be complicit in helping to increase the profits of Fox News, a leading voice in condemning those same players for peaceful demonstrations against systemic racism.”

Johnson also asked for a meeting with NFL leadership to discuss the issue.

Johnson’s letter is dated March 9, and was disclosed by multiple news outlets on Thursday — within hours of the NFL announcing its new long-term distribution agreements with its media partners.

USA Today reported that “The NFL did not immediately return a request for comment,” adding:

The NFL did respond in another way, however. It announced a mega-deal on Thursday afternoon with television partners CBS, Fox, NBC, and ESPN/ABC, also, the league shifted its Thursday night package to Amazon Prime.

It’s another indication of the power of the NFL. It also demonstrated that while the NAACP made a strong statement to the NFL in its letter, in the end, the NFL showed, money is the main driving force in football.

According to The Associated Press, the NFL’s new deals will “nearly double its media revenue to more than $10 billion a season.”

The NFL said in its press release that Fox renewed its agreement to produce its NFC package of Sunday afternoon games, and that it expanded its digital rights.

However, Fox lost its Thursday night NFL coverage to Amazon.

The AP reported:

Amazon has partnered with the league to stream Thursday night games since 2017, but it will take over the entire package from Fox, which has had it since 2018 after CBS and NBC shared the package for two seasons.

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Democratic legislator reportedly texts 19-year-old a graphic photo of his genitals. He says he thought he was texting his wife.

Ernest Flagler-Mitchell, a Monroe County, New York, legislator, is under fire for reportedly sexting a 19-year-old woman to whom he allegedly sent a graphic picture of his genitals.

The news came to light the same day that he was sworn in as president of a New York chapter of the NAACP.

The Democratic legislator has since insisted that he believed he was sending the photo to his wife.

What are the details of the allegations?

The 19-year-old, LaKaya Sinclair, wrote a
letter to the Monroe County board of legislators, calling for Flagler-Mitchell’s resignation over the controversy.

A portion of Sinclair’s letter reads, “I am writing this letter to share with you that your colleague County Legislature for Legislative district 29, Ernest Flagler-Mitchell, has explicitly sexually harassed me and has sent me an unsolicited photo of his genital [sic].”

Sinclair revealed that she first met the legislator after a shooting that took place in 2020.

“A few days later, there was a community gathering and he introduced himself to me as the official county legislature [sic] for my district,” she wrote. “He gave his county legislature business card and told me if I ever needed anything to give him a call. … I reached out for help, not to be sexually harassed.”

Sinclair did not say why she reached out to him.

“I am writing this so that you are all aware of the type of person he is,” she added. “I am going public and will be asking for his resignation. No one should be in a position where they turned to their elected official for help and are met with unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate messages. I am only 19 years old.”

Sinclair added that she believed there were likely other women who would claim to have been victims of Flagler-Mitchell’s unwanted advances and called on them to speak out.

“I believe there are other women who are victims of him and I will be pleading with the community to not only support me, but to come forth if this has been their experience with this particular legislature [sic],” Sinclair’s letter added. “I am asking for his resignation so that he does not continue to use his seat and abuse his power and am asking this body to formerly [sic] investigate this matter. The fact that he did this to me so swiftly lets me know that he has done this before and as I stated, it is my hope that other women in this community find their voice and come forward to share their stories.”

What did Flagler-Mitchell say in response?

Flagler-Mitchell has denied sexually harassing the girl, and said that he believed he was sending the explicit message to his wife.

He also insisted that while the young woman may have received an unfortunate photo, he believes himself to be the victim of extortion.

“As a man of faith I believe we must all take responsibility for our actions and I have always tried to do that both in my personal and professional life,” his statement began. “In November, I sent a picture intended for my wife to an individual I was working with. I took immediate responsibility for my mistake. I deleted the file, acknowledged the mistake, apologized, and hoped I had not offended them. They responded at the time by accepting my apology and assured me that they were not offended.”

Flagler-Mitchell added, “Additionally, I immediately took responsibility for what occurred with my wife, by telling her what had happened and I regret that she is now embarrassed by my error.”

He then went on to insist that since the incident, undisclosed people — who he says are “politically connected individuals” — have contacted him and attempted to blackmail him into abandoning the “Black and Asian Caucus in the Legislature.”

“I fully believed this matter was resolved at that time, but subsequently I have been contacted both directly and indirectly by politically connected individuals who have tried to use this mistake as a form of blackmail to force me into abandoning the Black and Asian Caucus in the Legislature,” Flagler-Mitchell said.

Flagler-Mitchell said that those people — who he never names — insisted he bow to their wishes.

“These agents have threatened to make my mistake public unless I bow to their political wishes and walk away from this important caucus in an effort for me to ‘fall in line’ with their agenda,” he explained. “They followed through with this threat because I was contacted by a media outlet regarding this matter. It was after that I learned that these same individuals have also contacted nearly every other member of the Black and Asian Caucus with the same threat.”

Flagler-Mitchell said that he refused to bow to any such pressure, and insisted that what is now happening is nothing short of extortion.

“I did not bow to this pressure and asked my colleagues not to either. I know what I did and I take full responsibility for it, but it is ‘extortion’ to threaten me and my colleagues with making this incident public unless we abandon the Black and Asian Caucus,” he said. “Threatening us to abandon our people is a disgusting politically motivated power play, but more than that, it is illegal.”

Flagler-Mitchell said that he is looking into his legal options at the time of this reporting.

What else do we know about this?

According to
WHEC-TV, Capt. Sam Lucyshyn with the Rochester Police Department said officials had been “advised of this matter, however at this time the Rochester Police Department is not the agency handling this incident.”

The Democrat & Chronicle reported that it has “spoken with the woman in question” as well as with Flagler-Mitchell in recent days and weeks.

“He has not provided any record of the alleged extortion nor detailed those responsible in his public statement,” the outlet noted. “Flagler-Mitchell did not name the legal counsel he claims to have consulted in his statement, nor has he called for law enforcement involvement until Saturday.”

Bridget Harvey, a spokesperson and chief of staff for the Republican majority in the Monroe County Legislature, said in a statement to WXXI-TV, that “any allegations of harassment should be taken seriously and thoroughly reviewed.”

“The allegation has been aptly reported to the Board of Ethics and law enforcement,” Harvey’s statement added. “It would be premature and inappropriate for the Legislature or any Legislator to comment further at this time.”

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NAACP posts 9/11 remembrance tweet about ‘horrific incident that occurred in 2001’ — and backlash is savage

The NAACP on Friday morning — the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks against the United States — posted a tweet that stated, “Today we remember all the lives lost and families affected during the horrific incident that occurred in 2001.” It included a photo of the tribute lights in place of the fallen World Trade Center towers and a “NeverForget” hashtag.

Image source: Twitter

How did commenters react?

As you might expect, pretty much all initial commenters were livid over the word “incident,” which they viewed as a way of skating around the fact that radical Islamic terrorists carried out the planned attack that took nearly 3,000 lives that morning.

Some of the responses:

  • “Is it really that hard to say terrorist attack?” one user asked.
  • “Why don’t you just tweet out #AllBuildingsMatter like the rest of these disgusting people?” another commenter asked.
  • “To the person who wrote this: Were you alive on that day? Do you remember watching the second plane hit and watching the towers fall?” another user wondered.
  • “You misspelled ‘terrorist attack,'” another commenter noted.
  • “F*** you! It was a terrorist attack!” another user said. “NAACP seems to be supporting terrorism with posts like this. Not surprised though.”
  • “Say it with us,” another commenter quipped. “It was a ????????? ??????.”
  • “Incidents aren’t on purpose,” another user observed. “This was something that was planned out and executed, murdering thousands of civilians in its wake.”
  • “INCIDENT???” another user exclaimed. “WTF did you just call an incident. 9/11/2001 was a TERRORIST ATTACK… PERIOD. How f***ing stupid of you to try to sugar coat that s**t. Just utterly disgusting. Clearly your asses already forgot!!”

A number of commenters likened the tweet’s wording to that of far-left U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who last year infamously characterized the events of 9/11 as “some people did something.”

  • “Oh yeah, that time some people did something?” a user inquired.
  • “9/11 was a terrorist attack and to use other words to describe it , especially ‘incident’ is every bit as bad as ‘some people did something.’ Nothing about 9/11 was of seemingly minor importance,” another user noted. “Horrible choice of wording.”
  • “What the hell is your problem?” another commenter asked. “It pains you that much to call the worst terrorist attack in history ‘an act of terror’? Your hatred for America is showing. Major ‘some people did something’ vibes. News flash: people of all races ran into the fire to save people of all races.”
  • “The incident that happened on December 7th 1941 where some people did stuff,” another user wrote.
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White liberal celebrities post cringe-inducing video about racism and social media torches them

White liberal celebrities compiled a video to apologize for not opposing racism enough, but the cringe-inducing propaganda was roundly mocked on social media.

The video included Sarah Paulson, Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Kesha, and Aaron Paul. The public service announcement was made in partnership with the NAACP and published on Thursday.

In the video, the celebrities take turns reading a statement of their complicity with micro-aggressions and racism.

“I take responsibility for every unchecked moment, for every time it was easier to ignore than to call it out for what it was, every not-so-funny joke, every unfair stereotype, every blatant injustice no matter how big or how small, every time I remained silent,” they announce.

“Small people are getting slaughtered in the streets, killed in their own homes,” said Julianne Moore.

The response

Many on social media mocked the video as a futile exercise in virtue signaling:

While some on the left demanded that the celebrities do more than post a video and called for them to make monetary donations to “Black Lives Matter” organizations.

The NAACP released a statement about the PSA to clarify its purpose.

“We encourage everyone to take action and donate,” the statement read. “We are proud of those that used their voices in solidarity with this purpose.”

Here’s the celebrity racism PSA video:

Celebrities solve racism by affirming racism is bad

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White police commander demoted after she posted photo of old T-shirt that local NAACP president deemed ‘insensitive’

Last month, Kim Lund Voss was a commander with the Minneapolis Police Department. This month, she was demoted to her previous rank of lieutenant, the Star Tribune reported.

And what happened in between was all due to a photo of an old T-shirt she posted to Facebook.

What are the details?

The photo shows a black T-shirt with the following text: MINNEAPOLIS POLICE HOMOCIDE [sic] DIVISION Our Day Starts When Yours Ends.” In between the text is an image of a chalk outline of a body with yellow tape across it reading “POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS.” Voss’ accompanying message reads, “Attempting to organize the storage room and came across this gem! It pays to proof read before you hit ‘print.'”

Well, Leslie Redmond — president of Minneapolis’ NAACP chapter — got an eyeful of Voss’ post and then hopped on her own Facebook page March 30 to take the white commander and the police department to task:

“I am very disturbed that a commander in the Minneapolis Police Department, Kim Voss, would post this,” Redmond wrote. “I do not think this was about the misspelling of the word homicide. This shirt says that Minneapolis Police Homicide Division[‘s] ‘day starts when yours ends.’ This is extremely insensitive, especially considering the involved demographics.”

Redmond also accused Voss of having called “a fellow officer the N-word” and criticized the department of having “too many officers like Commander Voss.” Voss subsequently denied ever using the N-word.

The Star Tribune said some considered the T-shirt “insensitive to homicide victims in a city where most are young black men” and that others wondered if the “HOMOCIDE” misspelling was intentional since the shirt was printed when Minneapolis had seen a “series of murders of gay men.”

What happened next?

The same day that Redmond’s rebuke hit Facebook, Voss posted a follow-up message saying she took down her T-shirt post and didn’t mean to ruffle any feathers.

“I am told that the photo of the 25ish year old T-shirt that I found in a storage bin came across to some as offensive,” she wrote, adding that “my intention was not to offend anyone with the content of the message on the shirt but to show that misprints commonly occurred back in the days prior to spellcheck.”

Chief Medaria Arradondo apologized for Voss’ post and said it did not reflect “the values and transformational culture that we are as a department today,” the Star Tribune said.

Voss was demoted after a meeting last week between the chief, Redmond, and other black leaders regarding the T-shirt post, the paper reported.

Nekima Levy Armstrong, a longtime civil rights attorney who also attended the meeting, told the paper that Voss should have known her T-shirt post had the potential to offend.

“Her intentions do not matter. What matters most is the outcome of the actions,” Armstrong added to Star Tribune Monday. “As a leader within the Minneapolis Police Department she should have known that posting such an offensive message on social media would be highly offensive … not to mention to undermine public trust.”

A longer note from Voss

Voss went back on Facebook Sunday to tell her friends she’s now a lieutenant in charge of the Property Crimes Unit in the 3rd Precinct. And she wrote a whole lot more.

She shared that she “grew up in an area in Minnesota that was far from wealthy, and I am now a member of a mixed-race family. I don’t actually know many that are not.”

More from Voss’ post:

“As my family in blue are from all walks of life and my blood family is no exception. We are perfect in this way. We get to share perspectives and experience. I would have it no other way. My daughter served in the Peace Corps in Africa. My Son is an accomplished musician. We celebrate the musical greats together, from Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and of course Notorious B.I.G. I loved what Sean Combs (P-Diddy) did with Herb Albert and the Tijuana brass song ‘RISE.’ We sponsored foreign exchange students from around the world in our home when I was a child, and now as an adult and continued relationships with them as family members. It’s also important that I make this very clear, I have never used the ‘N Word’ to describe or address anyone in my life, ever, especially not one of my brothers or sisters in blue! That is a lie! I will protest. I will not tolerate this type of besmirchment as I also have the duty to call it as it is. The words a few have used to describe are not true. It’s not me. Not my family. Not my department. Not ever. Not on my watch.

“As for those of the LGBTQ community, a community that is rich with love and acceptance, I’m sorry, the guy that made the shirt just didn’t know how to spell. When I said, ‘gem” it was of sarcastic remembrance of a time before spell check and computers. “

The Star Tribune said Voss is married to a former Minneapolis homicide detective and started with the department in 1987, citing information from the department website.

How are folks reacting to Voss’ demotion?

Voss’ Sunday Facebook message attracted a number of comments that were resoundingly supportive of her, saying she “got screwed” and “sorry this crap happened to you.”

“Sorry Kim,” another commenter wrote. “You are the latest victim of the spineless caving in to the loudmouth know-nothings and do-nothings. Screw them all, hold your head up, do this new job in a manner that allows you to look yourself in the mirror and feel pride in YOUR service. Good luck, my friend!”

Jon Tevlin, a former Star Tribune columnist, commented to Voss that he doesn’t know her but knows “of your reputation. I remember the shirt from 30 years ago. Posting was a mistake, but I think this is an overreaction. If I were still a columnist at the [Star Tribune], I’d write that. Good luck.”

But one woman who knows Voss thanked her for apologizing and wrote “I deeply understand the hurt that is felt when reading the T-shirt. I won’t get into why it hurts or why it’s even offensive because for those who don’t get it — it’s because they choose not to.” However, the woman added to Voss that “the negative things being said about you are not true and are an angry response to the unfortunate decision you made when posting that picture. I do not believe your intent was to hurt or offend anyone. But that’s what happened, plain & simple.”

The woman added: “I just hope this is a lesson you can honestly learn from & dig even deeper to really understand the sensitivities of our mixed race/mixed culture society. It has nothing to do with people being overly sensitive, but everything to do with how people should treat others. You’ve done this very well in the past & I know this one incident will not stop you from continuing to do great work in the future.”

(H/T: Blue Lives Matter)