D-Money, Smoothie, And Shifty Are Impregnating White Women In Maine

Maine Governor Paul LePage has found himself in hot water for some racially charged comments he made at a townhall meeting on Wednesday night:

“These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty – these types of guys – they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home,” LePage told a large crowd. “Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.”

He later clarified, after lots of outrage, that he meant “Maine women” not “white women.” Well, that just fixes everything.

Team Blackness also discussed babies, an Alabama chief justice’s attempt to block judges from granting same-sex marriage licenses, and Satan.

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According to Fox News, Obama Sheds Crocodile Tears

It wasn’t Obama’s announcement that he was taking executive action to expand background checks and gun safety measures that infuriated conservatives, it was the fact that he had emotions. And according to the hosts of Fox’s Outnumbered, the emotions weren’t even real:

Andrea Tantaros said that she didn’t buy the emotion because “he would have spoken out a long time ago.”

“This is how many years? Almost eight years, he’s almost at the end of his term,” she continued. “And you haven’t heard him go to Chicago and really speak out about this issue. So, I would check that podium for like a raw onion or some No More Tears,” Tantaros quipped. “It’s not really believable.

Keep it classy, Fox. And let’s remember, we’ve never seen Republicans get emotional *cough* Boehner *cough*.

Team Blackness also discussed more developments in the Cosby case and the Oregon standoff and a new game called Block Lives Matter.

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White Supremacy and Bill Cosby

Team Blackness talks about the internalized effects of white supremacy and how oppressive systems turn marginalized folks into tools of oppression for other marginalized groups. Plus, white terror continues in Oregon.

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It’s 2016 And It’s All Still Awful

Good to see that even though we’ve been off air, the horrible things keep coming. Bill Cosby has finally been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Camille Cosby is being forced to testify in the defamation suit:

U.S. Judge Magistrate David Hennessey in Springfield, Massachusetts, said Camille Cosby failed to prove that she and her husband were protected by the state’s marital disqualification law. He also rejected claims that the value of the testimony would be outweighed by the “undue burden” the deposition would cause.

So that’s one down, 5o-some more to go.

Team Blackness also discussed #OregonUnderAttack and the Tamir Rice verdict.

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Her Body, The Government’s Rules

So much for her body, her rules: Anna Yocca, a Tennessee woman, was arrested last week and charged with attempted first-degree murder after she was rushed to the hospital following a failed attempt with a coat hanger to abort her 24-week pregnancy. At the hospital she delivered a 1.5 pound baby boy:

Pro-choice advocates see Yocca’s situation as the end result of a rash of highly restrictive laws that have choked reproductive rights throughout Tennessee, largely since voters approved a November 2014 amendment to the state constitution that awarded lawmakers sweeping powers to chip away at access to reproductive health care. … “Tennessee’s homicide law explicitly doesn’t apply to [Yocca],” explained Farah Diaz-Tello, senior staff attorney at the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, “but this arrest tells women that if they try to seek emergency medical assistance, they may end up behind bars. That won’t stop women from having abortions, but it will stop them from getting help.”

Team Blackness also discussed video footage of a Baltimore police officer attacking a protestor for no reason, two high school students who were jailed over wearing baggy pants, and an update on the police officer who killed Amadou Diallo (spoiler alert: he’s just doing fine).

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