Category Eric Holder

Celebrating Neo-Black History Month: Apotheosis of the Neo-Black

Bruce A. Dixon: In the early 70s, serious enforcement of the Voting Rights Act began, while the US military, elite universities and corporations instituted what came to be known as “affirmative action.” The economic gains that ordinary black families made in the the 60s and 70s didn’t last. These were largely curtailed and rolled back […]

Celebrating (Conservative) Black History Month: Eric Holder/Loretta Lynch

 Meet Loretta Lynch – Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Who Might be Even Worse than Eric Holder by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, On matters of policy, Ms. Lynch called capital punishment “an effective penalty” and said she disagreed with Mr. Obama’s statements that marijuana was no more harmful than alcohol. She called the National […]

From “Hands up, don’t shoot,” to “Obama must Prosecute!”

Freedom Rider: Ferguson’s Reckoning for Obama   by Margaret Kimberley “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It is a very sad end.” – Cornel West “For Wilson to publicly say that he would kill Brown again is too much for a grieving people to bear.” For nearly six years black Americans have […]

The Treacherous & Terrible Legacy of AG Eric Holder

by libbyliberal So after six years, Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning. Tom Carter in “The legacy of US Attorney General Eric Holder” writes: The New York Times editorial board, which was likely notified in advance, immediately issued a statement praising “Eric Holder’s Legacy.” The newspaper wrote: “As the first African-American to serve as the […]

Fetchit of famed minstrel duo, Step’n’Fetchit, resigns

…with apologies to kimosabe Holder’s Legacy Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance – Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general will be remembered for the failure to prosecute any leading bankers who were responsible for the collapse of the economy. While the SEC negotiated large fines, the DOJ prosecuted none of those who were guilty of crimes that […]

No progress for black men in 40 years WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, found that reforms […]

Obama and Holder: Justice Deferred

Sweetheart deals with corrupt corporations and banks have soared under Obama Undernews by SAM SMITH A dramatic spike in Justice Department cases ending in settlements instead of criminal charges against corporate bad actors in the financial sector raises questions about whether the agency maintains “too big to jail” policies, a new study concludes. The Hill, July 8 […]