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Stevie Wonder gives powerful speech mid-concert on grand juries, guns, and love {VIDEO}

Charles Barkley Calls Black Ferguson Looters "Scumbags," Agrees With Grand Jury's Decision Not To Indict Darren Wilson, Defends Cops (Video/Audio)

Stevie Wonder took a moment during a Seattle concert for his Songs in the Key of Life tour to share his thoughts on recent events.

The speech, delivered atop “Living for the City” opening riffs, began with a simple declaration: “I love each and every one of you.” Then, the legendary performer added, “Can you believe that in one month, two grand juries, secret grand juries, declined to indict two policemen for the killing of two black men? I just don’t understand that.”
“I don’t understand why our legal system would choose secrecy when there’s so much mistrust. I don’t understand why there could not have been a public trial where we could’ve been able to hear all sides. I just don’t understand. I’ll tell you what I do understand: I heard Eric Garner with my own ears, ‘I can’t breathe.’ And as much he’s apologized, I don’t understand why he did not stop. People say to me, look, ‘you know there’s all this black on black crime.’ My feeling is, guns are too acessible to everybody.
“I do understand that something is wrong, real wrong, and we as family, Americans, all of us of all colors, need to fix it with a quickness, real soon. I love you, I really love you, and know that. And this is why this song is unfortunately still relevant today.”

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Charles Barkley: ‘Unintelligent’ Blacks ‘Brainwashed’ To Keep Successful Black Men Down {VIDEO}

Charles Barkley is making controversial statements once again. The outspoken former NBA player was a guest on Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic recently when the topic of the Ferguson grand jury deciding not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Barkley thought the grand jury made the right call.

"The true story came out from the grand jury testimony," Barkely told Mike Missanelli, adding that "three or four witnesses, who were black, said exactly what the cop [Wilson] said."

The looting and riots were a sore point for Barkley. He doesn't even consider the troublemakers to be African Americans.

"Those aren't black people, those are scumbags," he said. "There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people's businesses, burning down police cars. We have to be really careful with the cops man, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods,” Barkley continued. “We can’t pick out certain incidents that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?” 

What's your take on Barkley's comments?

Eric Bolling To Bob Beckel: Are You Questioning Charles Barkley's Blackness?

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By Alex Griswold, Daily Caller

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley spoke candidly about the problems facing the black community when appearing on a Philadelphia radio station, accusing “unintelligent,” “brainwashed” African-Americans of keeping successful ones down.

Barkley went on a long monologue on the subject: ”Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people, but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out.”

Barkley said that young black men who do well in school are accused of “acting white” by their peers. “One of the reasons we’re never going to be successful as a whole, because of other black people. And for some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break the law, you’re not a good black person. And it’s a dirty, dark secret.”

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Comment by Rootsman on December 9, 2014 at 8:18pm
Charles Barkley is a 'wannabe republican governor of Alabama'..he's no worst than that BlowHard Limbaugh. An idiot! It's the media that keeps propping up this bobble head fool.
Here u have in our nation, a modern-day lynch mob operating under the authority of the State. Killing our people, and this is the best he can come up with..gaping A-hole..
Comment by Honeybee on December 9, 2014 at 5:22pm
Charles Barkley Can eat a frank !!.....
Comment by rashid rourk on December 7, 2014 at 7:14pm


Grand Jury Indicts Man Who Filmed Eric Garner, Not Chokehold Cop


Unlike in NYPD officer Daniel Panteleo’s case, a Staten Island grand jury panel was less sympathetic to Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal police encounter.

A Staten Island grand jury Wednesday decided not to indict Pantaleo, who put Garner (pictured right), an unarmed Black man, in a chokehold shortly before his death, the Huffington Post reports.

Nearly a month after filming the July 17 incident between the officer and Garner, who was accused of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a grand jury indicted Orta on weapons charges that stemmed from an arrest by undercover officers in August.

Police charged that Orta tried to conceal a .25 caliber handgun in the waistband of a teenage accomplice while standing outside a New York hotel, the news outlet writes. Orta argued that the charges were trumped up by police as payback for his role in filming Garner’s death. The grand jury, however, rejected Orta’s allegation, charging him with single felony counts of third-degree criminal weapon possession and criminal firearm possession.

In Panetaleo’s case, however, jurors decided there was not probable cause that the officer had committed a crime in Garner’s death. A medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, resulting in part from the chokehold, a restraining move banned by the NYPD in 1993.

Comment by Rachel Rothechild on December 7, 2014 at 11:35am

Charles barley Is A Boule (Greek Def.) That Explains His Actions. See The Bigger Picture Here

Comment by Jahbass on December 7, 2014 at 9:46am
Barkley is trying to dtay relevant by making such statements not understanding what the whole situation is about,he is the house n***** who never see anything wrong because it suits his position we all have oppinions which should be respected but making idiotic statements only helps to exacerbate the problem we face in America with injustice.
Comment by Sandra Fuller on December 7, 2014 at 7:51am

There are "bad apples" in every race. That was not the point here. The point is injusti e, brutality of the police force, and excessive force and racist police on the force.

Comment by LMWM on December 6, 2014 at 9:42pm

I really don’t care what Charles Barkley has to say or the ones that toe the line of their media organizations to keep their jobs, but not all that is said in the media or by people on here is without merit. I keep going back to Boys in the Hood movie and when the character Laurence Fishburne told his son. Black people are their worst enemy. We own no ships to bring drugs into the country but would willingly sell it to our own people.  We own no gun factories but will radially use one against our brother to get ahead. We need to unite and stop making the whites rich by selling their drugs and killing off our kind. It was two unlawful killings but there are many more that do not get the media attention. Good news do not sell. Making someone out to be bad to hype up the coverage or sales is always their game. I am not saying if you rob steal or kill you deserve to die, however how many of these killed are squeaky clean. We are the ones who do the shooting and drug pushing in our neighborhood to cause the cops to be there in the first place. We need to stop making it easy for us to be arrested or shot. Respect the Law and VOTE for the people who will support you in the time of need. The jails are filling up fast with our people but not many of them could say they are totally innocent and wrongfully convicted. This is not about black or white it is about us being helpful to each other in the right way.  

Comment by GUNMAN ah Come on December 5, 2014 at 11:14pm
Another ENTITLED negro! First OJ, then Bill Cosby, now Charles Barkley? There's even lesser known internet jockey Tommy Sotomayor. These negroes done forgot they Black! They done forgot how it felt to struggle. They wake up one morning and e'rybody round them white, smh. Then they f*** up and whitey snatch everything back.
Comment by Mike k on December 5, 2014 at 8:58pm

hanks for the footage @rashid rourk. Now how the hell are we going to get anywhere & attain respect as independ, proud, self respecting, people when you have these idiots on the the air/television towing the scripted line as its dictated to them by their networks to keep their jobs and ratings. Not one of them have the guts/courage to represent himself as a proud black man and demonstrate that they can think independently. Even the President, Attorney general, Mayor of New York, NAACP leaders, Jefferey Tuben from CNN and other media personnel including even Republican right wing conservatives have come out and voice concerns or condemn these verdicts and these idiots are sheepishly talking s*** to appease their white audience. I have no respect for any of those fools. They all should just stick to playing/commenting on basketball thats all they know. except kissing up.

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