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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 11:44 AM
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Help: What was that conservative black group
that had nothing but white GOPers in it's leadership including Hannity? I think it was mentioned in Frankens latest book.

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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:04 PM
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1. I know that CORE is now a wing of the Repuke Party
not sure if Hannity is on their board

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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:28 PM
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2. good rant about CORE
The Congress of Racial Equality:

http://www.blackcommentator.com/20_commentary_1_pr.html

It's actually about America's Black Forum, a TV show I'm not familiar with, but has lots about CORE:

Armstrong Williams' protg; is Niger Innis, rising son of gangster "civil rights" caricature Roy Innis, head of the family business criminally referred to as the Congress of Racial Equality. CORE is a tin cup outstretched to every Hard Right political campaign or cause that finds it convenient - or a sick joke - to hire Black cheerleaders for their cross burning events. As the bearer of such lineage, Niger Innis is a prince among Black political scavengers - he even fancies himself an interpreter of what he believes to be Hip Hop culture's conservative characteristics. Niger Innis advertises his political "consultant" wares on America's Black Forum, in the shadow of Strom Thurmond's protg, Armstrong Williams.

Niger Innis fills Armstrong Williams' seat when the senior mercenary is summoned to perform other duties on behalf of his long list of Republican clients. The Hard Right's message, as formulated by the reactionary think tanks that nurture both Williams and Innis, is indispensable to the program. Whether delivered in blackface or from the lips of visiting white commentators, an ultra-conservative version of reality dominates America's Black Forum.


And some more stuff:

http://www.gmwatch.org/profile1.asp?PrId=174

CORE is an African American group that played a leading role in the American civil rights movement. CORE was among the pioneers of the use of nonviolent direct action as a means of challenging segregation, including sit-ins, jail-ins, and freedom rides. However, during the 1970s CORE all but collapsed and the remnant was taken over by Roy Innis who moved the organisation to the Republican right.


http://www.africana.com/research/encarta/core.asp

Under Innis's leadership CORE took a conservative turn, lending its support to black capitalism and nationalism. In the 1970s Innis joined Southern whites in promoting separate schools rather than desegregation. Farmer cut his ties to CORE in 1976, returning in the 1980s in a bid to remake CORE into a multiracial organization. Innis, however, remained firmly in leadership. In the 1990s CORE chapters engaged in little direct organization, but Innis remained one of the most prominent black conservatives in the United States.

Hard right-wing Republicans and a Black separatist ... such strange bedfellows.

You'll have to forgive the source on this one, but it's a case of it being credible because it's speaking against its own interests, I'd say -- I mean, NewsMax thinks that what it's reporting is a gooood thing.

http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2002/10/...

The head of one of the nation's most prominent civil rights organizations has warned the White House that the rise of radical Islam within America's black community could provide a breeding ground for the perpetrators of the next wave of terror attacks against the U.S.

In a letter sent to the Bush administration on Friday, Congress of Racial Equality Chairman Roy Innis requested a meeting with Homeland Security czar Tom Ridge, Attorney General John Ashcroft and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice to discuss what he sees as the "clear and present danger" posed to U.S. race relations by the rising tide of "non-spiritual" Muslim conversions.

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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 03:39 PM
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3. the Hannity connection
Hannity doesn't seem to be on the board of CORE:
http://www.core-online.org/staff/board%20list.htm

The connection I've run into is that Innis is a Hannity-interviewee; I believe the transcript can be found on the net -- go here: http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/I/Innis-R1o.asp -- I clicked on the transcript link there and it crashed my Netscape ...


Interview With Ron Walters and Roy Innis
Date: 03/26/2002; Reading Level: 9.
Publication: Hannity & Colmes (Fox News
Network); Author: Sean Hannity, Alan
Colmes ; Source: TVRAD

Is Imam Umar Training Terrorists in Prison?
Date: 02/05/2003; Reading Level: 9.
Publication: Hannity & Colmes (Fox News
Network); Author: Sean Hannity, Alan
Colmes ; Source: TVRAD

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