THEY SET UP SHOP IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND DISRESPECT US and still expect us to patronize their business. Because they don’t expect us to fight back they expect us to rollover and take it like we have for decades.
This story from The Final Call gives a detailed and powerful analysis of a boycott situation that occurred in Dallas. According to the story, a Korean store owner got very disrespectful with the black people making purchases in his store. This led to the kind of confrontation he didn’t want.

DALLAS ( – If you were anywhere near South Dallas about a year ago you would be familiar with the term “Don’t Stop, Don’t Shop.” It related to spending hard-earned #BlackDollars with the Korean owner Thomas Pak at his Diamond Shamrock gas station located on Martin Luther King Blvd. Mr. Pak’s actions, which activists said had been disrespectful and extremely combative in dealing with the Black community for years culminated in a December of 2011 confrontation with Jeffery Muhammad, the Dallas representative of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. The #NOI student minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 48 says he was told “go back to Africa,” called a monkey, a slave, and a “broke a– n—-r” by Mr. Pak after questions about minimum purchase requirements at the gas station.

Mr. Pak first denied that he used the slurs and insults but later tearfully apologized before news cameras amid a full scale protest that severely hurt his flow of business.
The protest which was organized by a united front including the N.O.I., Dr. Juanita Wallace and the #NAACP, #PanAfricanists, the #5Percent Nation of Gods and Earths, pastors, Cranston Alkebulan, Councilwoman Carolyn Davis and other political leaders. The protest became known as “Don’t Stop Don’t Shop” and a year later the efforts resulted in a new #BlackOwned gas station in #SouthDallas. At a Dec. 22 press conference, and grand opening of the new station, the #DontStopDontShop movement held their heads high with a sense of triumph. #blacktumblr #BlackLivesMatter #BlackUNITY #supportblack

A bomb went off at a branch of one of the largest and oldest civil rights organizations  yet the coverage of the event has been pathetic. A bomb went off on American soil and yet major news outlets only write 3 sentences and there is no speculation of the bomber being a terrorist or mention of increased racial tension, or that bombing was historically used against black establishments.   


An NAACP office was bombed yesterday — so why did it take so long for anyone to care?

The Colorado Springs offices of the NAACP were attacked Tuesday morning in what’s almost certainly an attempt to inflict fear and terror upon black Americans and those who support them. 

According to reports, an improvised explosive device was detonated on the side of the NAACP’s building, and the FBI confirmed that it was a deliberate attack. Officials are seeking a “person of interest,” described as a balding, white male in his 40s driving an older-model pick-up truck. A container of gasoline was left near the bomb, apparently with the intent to cause an even bigger explosion, but that part of the plot failed. The result was minor damage and no casualties.

In the current context of national protests about police brutality and racial justice, the effect of such an attack can’t be understated. But only after #NAACPBombing became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter did the incident start to become a national news story late Tuesday night.


FBI Releases New Details About NAACP Bombing


Law enforcement officials on Friday announced the composite sketch of a person suspected to have been closely involved in the bombing of the NAACP office in Colorado Springs, though they are still reluctant to ascribe a motive to the incident.

Thomas Ravenelle, FBI the special agent in charge, at a press conference on Friday said investigators would release a composite sketch (hard copies at the press conference, via email later in the day) of person “who was in the area at the time of the bombing and appeared to have some involvement.”

Ravenelle said the individual, according to eyewitness reports, carried “something down the alley just prior to the bombing and returned to his truck empty-handed at the time of explosion.”

The individual, according to Ravenelle, is a balding white male who’s approximately 40 years old.


The FBI released a “sketch” today of the NAACP Colorado bombing-suspect, and Twitter is going HAM. They are going to let this terrorist go free. #staywoke #farfromover

Where Is The 24-Hour News Cycle On The Bomb At A Colorado NAACP?

A bomb detonated at the Colorado chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) last night, but you may not have heard much about it. It appears that the major 24-hour cable networks gave the incident little to no air attention.

A ThinkProgress search of television databases suggests CNN gave one cursory report on the incident at 6:34 a.m., while MSNBC and Fox News appear to have not mentioned the incident on air since it happened. Other networks, including Headline News, (HDLN) mentioned the incident in the morning news.

ThinkProgress searched the database TVEyes and Critical Mention from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon, using the terms, “NAACP,” “colored people,” and “bomb” along with “Colorado.” It found only one mention on CNN, at 6:34 a.m., in the course of what appeared to be a scheduled interview on community-police relations. The incident was mentioned when the interviewer asked former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino whether he thought the bomb in Colorado could be “seen as retaliatory” and Bongino said it was possible. Representatives from CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News did not respond to ThinkProgress inquiries on their coverage of the bombing.

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1814 — Slavery and treated as property.

1914 — Lynching and treated as animals.

2014 — Prisoners of a broken justice system that unjustly over-incarcerates people of color.

According to the NAACP:

  • African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population

  • African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites

  • Together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one quarter of the US population

  • According to Unlocking America, if African American and Hispanics were incarcerated at the same rates of whites, today’s prison and jail populations would decline by approximately 50%

  • One in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001. If current trends continue, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime

  • 1 in 100 African American women are in prison

  • Nationwide, African-Americans represent 26% of juvenile arrests, 44% of youth who are detained, 46% of the youth who are judicially waived to criminal court, and 58% of the youth admitted to state prisons (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice).


"In what appears to be an attack on a well-known civil rights organization, an “improvised explosive device” detonated on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Colorado Springs, Colorado NAACP, according to a statement by the FBI. No one was killed or injured in the explosion, and there was “only minimal surface charring to the exterior wall of the building,” which also includes a hair salon. The explosion could have been much worse, however, as the explosive device was placed next to a gasoline can in an apparent attempt to increase the force of the explosion. The gasoline did not ignite."

This was a terrorist attack and should be addressed as such, but as usual the main stream media and their lack of concern or coverage reminds us that to them and white america black lives don’t matter.