Post New Article

AP Changes Style Guide to
Capitalize ‘B’ in ‘Black’

Original Article

Posted By: Imright, 6/27/2020 10:35:39 AM

The Associated Press (AP) changed its style guide on Friday to capitalize “black” in reference to people.The AP wrote of its change. The Associated Press changed its writing style guide Friday to capitalize the “b” in the term Black when referring to people in a racial, ethnic or cultural context, weighing in on a hotly debated issue. (Tweet) John Daniszewski, AP’s vice president of standards, wrote of the news outlet’s new guidelines in an official statement: AP’s style is now to capitalize Black in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense, conveying an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black,

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 6/27/2020 10:45:59 AM (No. 459026)
Well let’s capitalize the “S” in Stupid and the “I” in Idiots, too.
27 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 6/27/2020 10:46:05 AM (No. 459027)
You've had 50 years to figure out that "Equal" means SPECIAL. Sweet and honest people tend to assume that others are also sweet and honest. Democrats, likewise, suspect that everyone else is lying.
13 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/27/2020 10:50:25 AM (No. 459033)
I'm going with bLACK! Every ethic group gets caps except Whites, so I will capitalize the 'W' in White.
21 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/27/2020 10:52:29 AM (No. 459035)
A few years ago some publication was automatically changing 'black' to African American. Some bizarre text slipped through - like 'The approaching storm had African American clouds'. LOL.
13 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 6/27/2020 10:53:31 AM (No. 459037)
And I've amended my style book - - to capitalize the "ASS" in ASSociated Press.
27 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/27/2020 11:04:06 AM (No. 459048)
The biggest threat to a Black man or Black woman's life is another Black person killing them. Not being hunted down by a policeman of any color. It's called Black on Black crime and it is being swept under the rug because it does not speak to the narative of the left Stupid Asshats.
14 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: sailannapolis 6/27/2020 11:04:08 AM (No. 459049)
As we see from pictures of these CRIMINALS most are White probably from harvard or yale PRIVILEGED. They are using b l m as a shield.. the dems condone their actions hoping to discourage PATRIOTS from voting for President TRUUMP.
7 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: RU4us 6/27/2020 11:04:43 AM (No. 459051)
You will find this in most Grammars: "Capitalize the names of particular nationalities, languages, ethnic groups, and religions." All along, writers using the AP Style Book have ended their sentences using a period, even when they aren't sentences at all. Will Conservative, dark skinned East Indians be referred to as black or Black? Our Handlers have finally fallen completely into the Bell Jar.
4 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird 6/27/2020 11:11:39 AM (No. 459058)
Didn’t they always? They used to capitalze the N in Negro and the C in Caucasian...
3 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Delilah 6/27/2020 11:16:42 AM (No. 459066)
The AP style book would never pass Math 101 as they do no know how to properly write numbers less then zero using decimal points and their fractions are a horrible mess. I was taught back in the dark ages that a zero is always placed before the decimal point in number less than one. Otherwise it is just a dot floating around in space. And my math professor helped build the pentagon so I think he was a lot smarter than any journalist.
4 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: john56 6/27/2020 11:33:27 AM (No. 459096)
I'm sure George Floyd is happy in the afterlife knowing his life was worth a capital B.
5 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 6/27/2020 11:59:25 AM (No. 459130)
AssPress is NOT a reliable source. Ignore these fools, they are propagandists who specialize in Fake News.
5 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 6/27/2020 11:59:55 AM (No. 459131)
Will the capitalize White? If not, AssPress is racist.
6 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/27/2020 12:01:58 PM (No. 459135)
Poster #4, and I remember a story that said something like...'it's not always African American and white.
2 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/27/2020 12:10:21 PM (No. 459145)
Seems to me, that grammar already dictates that when you are referring to people as a whole, you capitalize the word you are using. Why AP has taken so long to catch up I do not know. But those of us with an excellent education pre-Leftist indoctrination already knew this basic principle of grammar. I may not always get my punctuation correct, but the capitalization rule, I knew that nearly 45 years ago from school.
1 person likes this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Southron 6/27/2020 1:06:20 PM (No. 459191)
But white is not capitalized.
4 people like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: StrikingViking 6/27/2020 1:13:35 PM (No. 459196)
The harridan who slept her way to the upper echelons of Kalifornia politics by servicing Willie Brown as his mistress is now the favorite for the coveted VP spot on the Dhimmi ticket. Right on cue, the AP stylebook mandates that the term "mistress" must never again appear in an AP story. Since I don't work for the AP, I will continue to refer to Kamelback Harris as Willie Brown's mistress.
5 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/27/2020 1:54:46 PM (No. 459223)
Always call them ass-press... Small a Small p Small minded liars
2 people like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/27/2020 2:37:08 PM (No. 459268)
My style guide does not include capitalizing ap, who has diminished themselves to the point of I do not listen to them.
0 people like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/27/2020 2:55:09 PM (No. 459280)
Capitalizing the 'B' in black proves to me the Associated Press is not serious about improving the lives of blacks. Neither is anyone else that adopts this stance. The black community has a host of serious problems that will be difficult to resolve. Capitalizing the 'B' in black will do nothing to fix anything. Strongly suspect many people in the black community see right through this.
2 people like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: raspberry 6/27/2020 3:43:05 PM (No. 459308)
OK aP I get it. whites are so special with white privilege and all that we don't get to use a white cap even to begin a sentence? Is that what they say? Why am I confused having graduated from a mostly caucasian journalism school in the 60s? Now my spell check wants a capital c.
0 people like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/27/2020 8:39:08 PM (No. 459476)
I'll just use the n-word instead.
1 person likes this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "Imright"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by Imright"
John Bolton Slaps Down Chuck Todd’s
Theory That Trump Is ‘Afraid To
Make Putin Mad’
9 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 4:42:36 PM Post Reply
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton shot down a theory that NBC News host Chuck Todd floated during an interview Sunday regarding President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.“Do you think that the president is afraid to make Putin mad because maybe Putin did help him win the election and he doesn’t want to make him mad for 2020?” Todd asked Bolton during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“Honestly, I don’t think there’s evidence for that, and I think it’s a mistake on the one hand to say the Russia collusion theory was true
‘This is what black America should be
protesting’: Angela Stanton-King rips actress
Charlize Theron for raising adopted black
son as a girl
21 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 4:35:40 PM Post Reply
What are the odds that actress Charlize Theron, a noted LGBTQ activist, would adopt a black child who just happened to be suffering from so-called gender dysphoria? Angela Stanton-King, who was pardoned by President Donald Trump in February after serving two years in prison for a 2004 conviction on federal conspiracy charges for her role in a car theft ring, took to Twitter to share a photograph of Theron with the young boy, who was dressed as a female.King included a hashtag suggesting that child abuse was at play here.“This is what #BlackAmerica should be protesting!!!” King tweeted.
ABC Clinton Lackey Refuses to Call-Out
Pelosi’s Crazy Conspiracy Theories
6 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 11:43:18 AM Post Reply
If President Trump had said the things Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been saying over the past week without evidence, the liberal media would be questioning his sanity and fitness for office. But since she currently leads their party, she’s above reproach. Sunday’s This Week was no exception as ABC chief anchor and resident Clinton lackey, George Stephanopoulos refused two critically press the Speaker on her claim that the Republican Party had killed George Floyd, and that the President was a Russian agent.As NewsBusters reported last week,
Biden’s bad day: Confuses Obama with
Trump, loses place in middle of answer ‘…
I can’t remember…’
14 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 10:15:52 AM Post Reply
Former Vice President Joe Biden spend more than two months in his basement as a result of the Wuhan flu imported from China, but some Democrats had to be thrilled that the presumptive 2020 presidential nominee was tucked away for reasons other than the coronavirus.It’s not just that the 77-year-old candidate is walking gaffe machine, his memory is suspect and he often struggles to complete a sentence, as concerns over his mental capacity grow ever louder.President Donald Trump and his campaign have made it clear that the issue will be fodder for the upcoming election, as seen in a video shared online Saturday of Biden confusing Barack Obama with Trump.
Obama Soliciting Funding for
Vote-by-Mail Effort
10 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 10:12:54 AM Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama sent out an email blast yesterday soliciting individuals to donate money to fight “voter suppression” by advocating vote-by-mail, early voting, and online voter registration.The message was sent out by Obama on behalf of All On The Line, a campaign launched by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) which was formed after Obama’s political organization Organizing for Action (OFA) merged with his former Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Redistricting Action Fund (NRAF).All On The Line describes itself as “a national campaign” which aims to “restore fairness to our democracy
Madison Cawthorn: I Vowed to Trump
I Would Secure the Millennial Vote
for Him
12 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 8:13:37 AM Post Reply
Madison Cawthorn, the Republican nominee for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he promised President Donald Trump to win millennial voters’ support for the president’s reelection bid.The 24-year-old Cawthorn defeated Lynda Bennett, 62, in the district’s Republican primary on Tuesday to fill a seat vacated by Mark Meadows. He won 65.9 percent of GOP primary voters against Bennett’s 34.1 percent.Bennett received endorsements from Trump, Meadows, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the House Freedom Fund, the Senate Conservative Fund, American Conservative Union, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Citizens United
A Coup Against Our Institutions 8 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 8:08:12 AM Post Reply
Matthew Spalding, a scholar of the Constitution and dean of Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., has written an important essay on the troubling possibility that the treatment of General Michael Flynn by the Obama administration and, later, by holdovers in the FBI, the Justice Department, and the CIA, represents not just a personal disaster for Flynn—who was, for a week or so, President Trump’s national security advisor—but also a brewing constitutional crisis for the United States.Many commentators, myself included, have described the whole “Donald-Trump-was-a-Russian-Asset” caper as the biggest political scandal in U.S. history. We were ridiculed or condemned by the Left and the NeverTrump
Chicago violence: At least 7 killed,
20 wounded in weekend shootings
18 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 2:07:32 AM Post Reply
CHICAGO-- At least seven people, including a baby, were killed and 20 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago since Friday evening. Most recently, a 10-year-old girl was shot in the head by a stray bullet in the Logan Square neighborhood Saturday, at around 9:40 p.m. The girl was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Two men were shot Saturday by a robber in the Lawndale neighborhood. At about 5 p.m., the men 29 and 31, were in the hallway of a residential building in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard when someone walked in with a gun and demanded property,
NYPD precinct commander leaves Bronx
precinct for last time after standing
up to feckless mayor
19 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 1:52:05 AM Post Reply
A longtime New York Police Department commanding officer turned in his badge and left the precinct for the last time in protest. The love and respect for Deputy Inspector Richard Brea were on full display as he was given a rousing retirement walkout outside the 46th precinct in the Bronx on Friday. (Tweet/Video) NYPD bagpipe players and an NYPD helicopter were part of the celebration of Brea who left Friday afternoon in a restored classic police car after a blistering speech slamming government leaders for turning their back on police officers. (Tweet/Video)
Black Lives Matter Mob Marches Through
Beverly Hills Neighborhood Chanting ‘Eat
the Rich’ (Video)
17 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 1:46:58 AM Post Reply
A Black Lives Matter mob marched through Beverly Hills chanting ‘eat the rich’ on Friday night.The mob was once again not targeting police or the government, but the homes of random citizens. (Tweet) The mob tore down American flags as they marched. (Tweets/Videos) “The unlawful assembly in the area of Rexford Dr & Carmelita Ave has ended with arrests being made. Protesters have now left the City,” the Beverly Hills police tweeted.
Trump tweets 15 flyers of suspects
tied to Andrew Jackson monument
vandalism
7 replies
Posted by Imright 6/28/2020 1:35:41 AM Post Reply
President Trump has appointed himself Monuments Man — taking it upon himself to personally circulate images of suspects accused of vandalizing an Andrew Jackson statue in the nation’s capital earlier this week.Trump tweeted 15 flyers from the US Park Police Department requesting the public’s help to identify people accused of defacing the statue just outside of the White House Monday night.Protesters spray-painted “killer” on the monument’s base and attempted but failed to pull down the statue.The statue has been targeted for Jackson’s advocacy for and role in
Watch: US Postal Worker Caught on Video
Throwing Stack of GOP Congressional
Candidate Campaign Mailers in Dumpster
23 replies
Posted by Imright 6/27/2020 8:49:52 PM Post Reply
A US Postal worker was caught on video throwing a stack of GOP congressional candidate campaign mailers in a dumpster. Sheriff Troy Nehls is running for Texas Congressional District 22. Mr. Nehls is a pro-Trump conservative, a church-going family man, tough on crime and tough on border security. No wonder why the left is trying to derail his campaign. “A US Postal worker was just caught on video throwing a stack of my campaign mailers in a dumpster. Some patriots nearby heard a noise when she tossed them in & went to investigate. They found a stack of them and called me.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
BLM demonstrator loses testicle after being
shot with a rubber bullet, sues LAPD
54 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/27/2020 3:08:32 PM Post Reply
A South African activist with a history of opposing Apartheid was shot in the groin with a rubber bullet by Los Angeles police during a protest in late May, resulting in the loss of one of his testicles. Bradley Steyn, is now claiming he was purposely targeted and maimed by LAPD officers during a May 30 demonstration over the death of George Floyd earlier in the month at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, TMZ reported. Steyn claims that he was a witness to an incident involving police brutality but then was targeted by LAPD officers in the city’s Fairfax District who, he says, used batons to beat him in the chest
‘Master’ no longer used to
describe bathrooms and bedrooms
by Houston real estate group
40 replies
Posted by Ribicon 6/28/2020 11:51:26 AM Post Reply
These bedrooms and bathrooms are nobody’s master. Earlier this month, the Houston Association of Realtors dropped the word “master” for specification, opting for “primary” as a more inclusive descriptor. “The Multiple Listing Service advisory group regularly reviews the terms and fields used in the MLS to make sure they are consistent with the current market environment,” read an association statement. “The updates to primary bedroom and primary bath were among nine requests for review that were submitted by members and considered at the most recent meetings.”(Snip) Dietrich von Biedenfeld, a business professor at the University of Houston, noted that the historic master/slave plantation dynamic
City, artists come together to paint
‘All Black Lives Matter’ on N.J. street
35 replies
Posted by Ribicon 6/28/2020 2:20:31 PM Post Reply

It was downpouring on Halsey Street in Newark Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t stop Kween Moore from dancing in between yellow letters she helped paint on the road to spell out “ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER.” “This is including everyone,” said Moore, who is an art teacher at Greater Oaks Charter School. “That’s why ‘all’ is emphasized at the beginning because we’re not leaving anybody out. No matter your gender, no matter what shade of Black you are.”(Snip) The groups also painted “ABOLISH WHITE SUPREMACY” on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in front of the Essex County Hall of Records.  Correction*

Minneapolis City Council Hire Private
Security for Themselves, $4,500 Per Day,
After Voting to Defund Police Department…
33 replies
Posted by earlybird 6/28/2020 1:16:29 PM Post Reply
An interesting outcome and juxtaposition amid the new policing approach advanced by the Minneapolis City Council. After voting to remove police from the community, the same city council now approve hiring private security for themselves at a current rate of $4,500 per day. The taxpayers, who pay their salaries, are left to fend for themselves, but the city council members won’t be left without. Funny how that happens.MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – The City of Minneapolis is spending $4,500 a day for private security for three council members who have received threats following the police killing of George Floyd, (Snip) security details have cost the city $63,000 over
Carville says Trump more likely to drop out of
2020 race than be re-elected. We’ve heard
this narrative before.
32 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 6/27/2020 1:31:12 PM Post Reply
Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville is still riding Bill Clinton’s coattails, nearly 30 years after Slick Willy was first elected to the White House, and he thinks you’re more likely to see President Donald Trump withdraw from the race than win reelection. With a series of recent polling showing that presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden well ahead of Trump — just about every poll in America has Hillary Clinton beating the president — MSNBC host Brian Williams asked Carville for his thoughts on a new Fox News poll showing Biden leading in major battleground states.
Marie Harf wrongly slanders
Confederates as traitors
29 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 6/28/2020 5:08:51 AM Post Reply
In a discussion on Fox News about the tear-down of America’s monuments and statues taking place in hot spots around the nation right now, liberal pundit Marie Harf, who served as a national security adviser for Barack Obama, said that “process,” not mob violence, should dictate the outcomes of these structures. She said, in the end, the Confederate statutes should be removed because the Confederates were “traitors” to the country. Spoken like a true elitist. Spoken like a true-blue “The Federal Government Knows Best,” anti-states’ rights elitist. Spoken like an elitist who’s forgotten or worse, dismissed, historical truths. The rise of the South, the establishment of the Confederacy was not an overnight,
Monument destroyers back off after Trump
posts FBI wanted poster of vandals’ photos,
signs strong Executive Order
28 replies
Posted by Imright 6/27/2020 10:45:42 AM Post Reply
A day after Fox News host Tucker Carlson warned that President Donald Trump faces potential defeat in the upcoming 2020 presidential race unless he starts fighting back, the president donned his boxing gloves and began throwing some punches.The first punch came around 1:00 pm, when the president posted an FBI wanted poster that depicted the photos of 15 hooligans who’re wanted for vandalizing the statue of former President Andrew Jackson that lies in D.C.’s Lafayette Park.Look:(Tweet) The president captioned the FBI wanted poster by noting that the thugs, hooligans and other degenerates pictured all face up to 10 years in prison.Trump was just getting warmed up …
‘Wake Up, Juan!’: Greg Gutfeld Rips Juan
Williams When He Tries To Blame Inner-
City Violence On Trump
28 replies
Posted by Imright 6/27/2020 4:53:15 AM Post Reply
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld tore into Juan Williams on Friday’s “The Five” after his co-host tried to blame President Donald Trump for inner-city violence.Gutfeld had just concluded a monologue slamming white antifa “laughable losers” and stating that he had more in common with “black winners than white losers.”“What ties us together is achievement and not grievance,” Gutfeld said. “So white winners and black winners are on the same side, and stay away from the white losers because they are poisoning the minds of everybody. That will end racism if all the winners of every race and color joined together
Watch Antifa Run When Portland Police
Rush Them, It Doesn’t End Well for Them
27 replies
Posted by Maryland_Patriot 6/27/2020 9:20:33 PM Post Reply
Early Friday morning, hundreds of Antifa attacked police and the North Precinct in Portland. They tried to set up another autonomous zone around the precinct with fencing and dumpsters, tried to lock police in the precinct and light it on fire, and pelted the police outside with objects like glass bottles. (snip) But Antifa was at it again Friday night, targeting the Central Precinct this time. Except this time, police didn’t let it go as far as the night before. This time, when the radicals tried to set up barricades outside the precinct, the police weren’t having it.
Fox News Contributor Jessica Tarlov
Says Black Lives Matter’s Marxist Roots,
‘Doesn’t Concern Me’
27 replies
Posted by earlybird 6/27/2020 11:24:51 AM Post Reply
In a discussion on a potential federal police reform bill in the Senate on Thursday, FOX News contributor Lisa Boothe, fired at fellow contributor, Jessica Tarlov, for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, despite it’s Marxist ideology. Tarlov argued, “[Black Lives Matter is] advocating for a platform that is based on the importance of treating black people in this country equally… All lives matter cannot occur until black lives matter equally.” Boothe interjected saying, “But do the Marxist tactics not concern you?” to which Jessica said, “No, it doesn’t concern me that there are roots in Marxism.”
A Mysterious Rhythm Is
Coming From Another Galaxy
27 replies
Posted by StormCnter 6/27/2020 6:09:23 AM Post Reply
For about four days, the radio waves would arrive at random. Then, for the next 12, nothing. Then, another four days of haphazard pulses. Followed by another 12 days of silence. The pattern—the well-defined swings from frenzy to stillness and back again—persisted like clockwork for more than a year. Dongzi Li, a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, started tracking these signals in 2019. She works on a Canadian-led project, CHIME, that studies astrophysical phenomena called “fast radio bursts.” These invisible flashes, known as FRBs for short, reach Earth from all directions in space. They show up without warning and flash for a few milliseconds, matching the radiance of entire galaxies.
Margot Robbie to star in female-
led ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’
24 replies
Posted by Ribicon 6/28/2020 12:33:28 PM Post Reply
Margot Robbie will star in a female-led version of “Pirates of the Caribbean” for Disney with “Birds of Prey” writer Christina Hodson on board to write the script. Disney is in early development of the untitled project. The Robbie-Hodson collaboration is being developed separately from another “Pirates of the Caribbean” reboot that was unveiled in October with franchise veteran Ted Elliott and “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin hired to develop a story. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced all five “Pirates” movies, is attached to produce both the Elliot/Mazin and the Robbie/Hodson projects. The previous “Pirates” movies, all starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow,
Post New Article