Tag: Ralph Northam

Pam Northam, Wife of Blackface Enthusiast Virginia Governor, Hands Cotton to Black Students During Tour of Governor’s Mansion

Image: Pam Northam, wife of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, listens as he speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Governor’s mansion (Getty Images) Behind every racist governor conducting state business amid calls for his ouster after his high school year book revealed him to be a die-hard shoe polish facial mask fan, is […]

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On Justin Fairfax and Believing Women When It’s Politically Inconvenient

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Even the qualifier most frequently used when describing the allegations against Justin Fairfax, the Virginia lieutenant governor accused of sexual assault, tells a story. From “Justin Fairfax Faces Mounting Calls for Resignation Amid Second Sexual-Assault Allegation” Republican Speaker of the House Kirk Cox on Saturday urged Fairfax to resign after […]

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Va. Gov. Ralph ‘Coonman’ Northam Just Can’t Stop Stepping In It, Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants’

Photo: Alex Edelman (Getty Images) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (aka Governor Moonwalk F. Jackson) was trying to mend his broken image during an interview on CBS This Morning and he attempted to maneuver his way out of one minefield only to step on a live hand grenade. Northam still refuses to step down after website […]

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Exclusive: Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax Speaks Out on Sexual Assault Allegations and His Future in Virginia

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) The top three elected Democrats in the state of Virginia have been mired in controversy for the last week. On Friday, Feb. 1, a medical school yearbook pictures from 1984 surfaced showing two people in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan uniform on Gov. Ralph Northam’s page, as well as […]

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Trump Gets Toe Tagged and Bagged by Black Twitter After ‘African-Americans Are Very Angry’ Tweet

Photo: Carolyn Kaster (Associated Press) In the CVS receipt-long list of people who should never speak up for black folks, Donald Trump and Uncle Ruckus are engaged in a bloody duel for last place. But lo and behold, Melania’s Baby Daddy took to Twitter to come to our alleged rescue Sunday morning and speak on […]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Story Slips Again, And The Twitter Jokes Just Keep Coming

Getty Image Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has been lying low for this past week, “using tunnels to shuttle between the mansion and the nearby building where he has an office,” according to the Washington Post. He also granted the Washington Post his first interview since photos from his 1984 medical school yearbook seemed to show […]

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Blackface Scandals Show Why Some Black People Don’t Trust Democrats

The Democrats tried to put their best foot forward Tuesday night when former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams became the first black woman to deliver the party’s response to a State of the Union address. Abrams, along with other black candidates from the past midterm cycle like Florida’s Andrew Gillum, represents a new wave of […]

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You Mean to Tell Me Megyn Kelly Was Right This Whole Damn Time?

Photo: Getty Well, 2019 is really showing us some things. As Virginia Democrats desperately search for a white guy who hasn’t donned blackface to maybe be governor—or just not be a whole-ass embarrassment—a Washington Post article from [squints] yup, earlier this week shows that only 58 percent of respondents find blackface “unacceptable.” About one in […]

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Frotcast 402: Neeson’s Folly, With Burnsy, Joey Devine, And Sal Calanni

Via wp-image-401494128   http://media.blubrry.com/frotcast/s/content.blubrry.com/frotcast/Frotcast_402_Neeson_s_Folly_Feat_Burnsy_Joey_Devine_And_Sal_Calanni.mp3 Click to download here. We’ve got another brand new episode of the Frotcast for your young supple minds to feed upon. This week, Matt and Vince are joined by the incomparable Ashley Burns who was more than pleased to give some sound parenting advice. Also gracing the Frotquarters were comedians Sal […]

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Va. Attorney General Admits to Wearing Blackface to Perform Kurtis Blow Rap

Photo: Alex (Getty Images) I don’t know what’s more puzzling—that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) once dressed in blackface in college and admitted it, or that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring listened to Kurtis Blow and knew the lyrics of one his songs enough to actually perform it in said blackface. It seems that […]

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Why White People Love Blackface, Explained

Photo: Hulton Archive (Getty Images) Explain Like I’m a Racist 5-Year-OldLike the popular subreddit “Explain Like I’m 5,” which simplifies complex issues into easily understandable, digestible bites, “Explain Like I’m a Racist 5-Year-Old” breaks down complicated subjects on the intersection of race, economics and politics, making them so simple, even a bigoted toddler could understand […]

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Ralph Northam’s Trumpian Lack of Shame

Ralph Northam still has the lawful power to exercise his constitutional duties as governor of Virginia. Over the last four days, however, he has forsaken whatever moral or democratic authority he once had to wield those powers. The revelation of a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page—one man in blackface, the other in […]

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Pressure on Ralph Northam Intensifies as Virginia Capitol is Thrown into Chaos

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, abandoned by allies in the Democratic Party and besieged by demands that he resign, met with his cabinet Monday morning as state legislators returned to a Capitol thrown into chaos by the governor’s insistence on staying in office despite revelations that a photograph showing people in blackface […]

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Virginia Capitol Thrown Into Chaos as Pressure on Northam Intensifies

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, abandoned by allies in the Democratic Party and besieged by demands that he resign, met with his cabinet Monday morning as state legislators returned to a Capitol thrown into chaos by the governor’s insistence on staying in office despite revelations that a photograph showing people in blackface […]

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Is Being Slammed On Twitter For His Comments About Blackface

Getty Image On Saturday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam attempted to shoot down claims that his 1984 medical school yearbook contains a picture of him in blackface. It did not go well. Only a few months after Megyn Kelly’s own blackface-involved incident, Northam has been under fire since the picture — as well as other inflammatory, […]

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On Well-Intended White Folks: Thoughts on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the Making of a Public Image

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Less than eight months ago, after delivering a speech to a room full of educators about teaching strategies to help educators acknowledge and heal from a history of racism in education, I took a seat to hear the Gov. Ralph Northam speak. After expressing his commitment to educational justice, he […]

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Instead of Just Saying ‘Wowwwww’ Like the Rest of Us Men When We Get Caught Lying, Gov. Ralph Northam Refuses to Resign After Racist Picture Surfaces

Photo: Steve Helber (Associated Press) Remember that whole KKK/Blackface/white people white-peopling yearbook photo thing that Va. Governor Ralph Northam got himself caught up in when he broke the Internet on Friday? Now he’s claiming the picture in question—a yearbook photo in which he’s flanked by an upstanding citizen in blackface while another is dressed in […]

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Instead of Just Saying ‘Wowwwww’ Like the Rest of Us Men When We Get Caught Lying, Gov. Ralph Northam Refuses to Resign After Racist Picture Surfaces [Updated]

Photo: Steve Helber (Associated Press) Remember that whole KKK/Blackface/white people white-peopling yearbook photo thing that Va. Governor Ralph Northam got himself caught up in when he broke the Internet on Friday? Now he’s claiming the picture in question—a yearbook photo in which an upstanding citizen in blackface is flanked by another dressed in his finest […]

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Va. Governor Ralph Northam Needs To Come Explain This Blackface and KKK Yearbook Photo ASAP

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) speaks while flanked by Virginia State Senator and candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D) during a rally at the Wexton campaign headquarters on October 30, 2018 in Sterling, Virginia.Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam got some ‘splaining to do after a Virginia newspaper […]

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Va. Governor Ralph Northam Needs To Come Explain This Blackface and KKK Yearbook Photo ASAP [Updated]

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) speaks while flanked by Virginia State Senator and candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Jennifer Wexton (D) during a rally at the Wexton campaign headquarters on October 30, 2018 in Sterling, Virginia.Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam got some ‘splaining to do after a Virginia newspaper […]

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