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Joe’s Crab Shack Called Out For Decorating Table With Lynching Photo

To maintain a feeling of novelty, restaurants are often decorated with news clippings and photos from the past. Most of the time, patrons don’t give them a second thought as they have their meal. But a Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota wasn’t so lucky and had to make a public apology after guests found a seriously troubling photo on their table.

According to USA Today, Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were sitting at a table when they looked at their table and saw a picture of a black man being lynched. The bottom of the picture read “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas, on April 12th, 1895” and a caption at the top read “All I said was that I didn’t like the gumbo.”

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California.

Was I Right about the NAACP Image Awards?

Alright, alright, alright now.

I think I want to offer a formal congratulation to everyone who won and was nominated for an NAACP Image Awards. It is super important that African Americans are honored for the work they do on and off the screen, and I am happy that there is at least one day where an award show is quality enough to be for us, by us. With that said, I have mixed feelings about the award show.

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ICYMI: Charles Blow Shuts It Down for Tamir Rice at CNN

“If they had taken one moment to look and survey the scene, they would have seen that none of the kids were running away because none of them felt that they were in any danger,” Blow said on CNN Tonight. “Before you shoot somebody, you need to take a breath to say, ‘Let me assess the situation, let me not jump out with my hand on the trigger and shoot somebody at point-blank.’”

NAACP Office Bombed

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According to a statement released by the FBI, an “improvised explosive device” was detonated near the Colorado Springs, Colorado headquarters of the NAACP.

There were no injuries. According to the FBI statement,  the “potential person of interest in this investigation is a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years of age, and balding. He may be driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate.”

The motive is currently unknown, but bombings were a regular terrorist tactic against black organizations during Jim Crown. It looks like history is repeating itself.

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Arsenio Hall has his eyes set on owning the Clippers, will donate to NAACP if short of goal

Late-night television show host Arsenio Hall has expressed his desire to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. Hall has decided to try to reach that goal by crowd-sourcing the funds. Hall has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise a $1 billion in order to purchase the Clippers. If he falls short of his goal, Hall plans to donate the portion he does raise to the NAACP.

NAACP LA chapter president resigns after Donald Sterling controversy

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The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned after outrage over a decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

Leon Jenkins was to present Sterling with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award later this month, but later rescinded the offer after a recording of racist statements by Sterling were made public last Saturday.