There is a reason for good cheer in the beleaguered town of Ferguson, Missouri, this Thanksgiving, and it’s all due to the kindhearted spirit of the American people.

Remember this picture which emerged from the aftermath of the Ferguson riots this past week?

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Despair: Natalie DuBose reacts to the destruction of her bakery.

Who wouldn’t be moved by that picture and the story behind it? Natalie DuBose, a single mother of two, opened her shop “Natalie’s Cakes and More” in June, 2014, shortly before the shooting of Michael Brown, an event that turned Ferguson, Missouri, into Ground Zero for every racial tension in America. After that August event, the city erupted, and Natalie’s fledgling business suffered two weeks without a customer. Her business rallied, however, after exposure to her struggle by local St. Louis media drew attention and customers once again to her door. Things were looking up.

Then the grand jury that was charged with determining whether or not Officer Darren Wilson would be tried for shooting Michael Brown returned with their decision not to indict. All hell in Ferguson broke loose that Monday night.

Ms. DuBose pleaded with the looters and vandals, “Just don’t burn my shop down, don’t destroy it,” She told CNN, “If I can’t open my doors in the morning, I can’t feed my kids in the evening.”

Her pleas were to no avail. Rioters smashed one of her large windows and destroyed her baking equipment. The next day DuBose returned to her shop and boarded it up, unsure of how to fill her Thanksgiving orders.

Enter the hearts of the American people.

Two GoFundMe internet campaigns were set up by the community to help raise money for her to rebuild. Within hours her financial goals were met, and celebrities Patrician Heaton and Brandi Glanville encouraged their Twitter followers to spare a buck or two.

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Giving Thanks

by Kate on November 27, 2014

I love Thanksgiving. The hours and hours of food preparation, family stories revisited over and over, and simply being with those we love. Today at our dinner table, we’ll remember to give thanks to God for our many blessings, for our great country entrusted to us by our forefathers, and our military serving this day in far away places.

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THIS, from an immortal historian.

“In the year 1621, the Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving feast. They invited the great Indian chief Massasoit, who brought ninety of his brave Indians and a great abundance of food. Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish were honored guests. Elder William Brewster, who was a minister, said a prayer that went something like this: ‘We thank God for our homes and our food and our safety in a new land. We thank God for the opportunity to create a new world for freedom and justice. Amen.’” –Linus Van Pelt, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Our early history is inspiring, isn’t it? We should draw strength from it, today of all days.

So in spite of all the chaos around us, on this day we as Americans should remember our common DNA, set aside our considerable differences, and practice thanksgiving. We at Victory Girls hope your day is filled with much joy and great gratitude.

We give thanks for you.

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Like so many entertainers and celebrities, Pharrell Williams of “Happy” fame has decided to weigh in on Ferguson. In an interview with Ebony Magazine, the singer made a rather pointed comment about Michael Brown’s actions.

EBONY: Did you see the video allegedly showing Michael Brown stealing from a convenience store minutes before his death?
WILLIAMS: It looked very bully-ish; that in itself I had a problem with. Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior is OK. Why aren’t we talking about that?

Good question, Pharrell.

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The interviewer went on to say that they “almost hear the gnashing of Bill Cosby’s teeth” when this comes up. (Although mentioning Bill Cosby at the moment is extremely problematic.)

Pharrell then completely tempers his comments by immediately following up with his belief that Officer Darren Wilson should go to jail anyway, because, well…. read it for yourself.

I believe that Ferguson officer should be punished and serve time. He used excessive force on a human being who was merely a child. He was a baby, man. The boy was walking in the middle of the street when the police supposedly told him to “get the f–k on the sidewalk.” If you don’t listen to that, after just having pushed a storeowner, you’re asking for trouble. But you’re not asking to be killed. Some of these youth feel hunted and preyed upon, and that’s why that officer needs to be punished.

Pharrell is trying to have it both ways, and it’s not possible. On the one hand, he acknowledges that Brown committed a robbery before his confrontation with Officer Wilson, and asks a question that others have brought up – why did Brown feel like he could shoplift, rough up the storeowner (elevating his crime from shoplifting to strong-armed robbery), and then take on a police officer right after that? Apparently it would be insensitive and/or racist to ask his parents this question. So, credit where it is due to Pharrell for bringing it up. [click to continue…]

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Ferguson In The Light of Day

by Dejah Thoris on November 26, 2014

OK, here is what we know.

A white police officer shot a black man because he was attacked by him after he fit the description of a suspect in a robbery. In the process of arresting this 6′ 4″ 292 pound man, the man charged the police officer and was shot dead. America has seen the video of the robbery and much was said and lied about by witnesses on the scene, but the truth was ferreted out, and from that, we know that a Grand Jury found that the homicide of Michael Brown was justified.

And now after this shooting, and after weeks of fire stoking by the liberal media about racism, we have seen what the liberal media and the grievance mongers wanted to happen. They stoked the fires of racial hatred and this is what they got, for the want of any news that made them out to be heroes.

Police officers are no different than anyone else in the performance of their duties. If they kill someone, then they have to justify themselves before a Grand Jury. They have to explain why they felt it necessary to shoot someone, because doing so is AGAINST THE LAW otherwise.  It is not a crime to defend yourself from the use of deadly force, but if you use deadly force to stop it, you have to stand before your fellow community members and explain the circumstances as to why.

John Edwards was right; there are Two Americas. There is the one that believes that thugs get what they deserve when they attack police officers. That believes that justice doesn’t mean we hang someone out to dry because they are white, or black. That believes that is you live like a thug, then you get to die like one.  Part of an America that does its level best to help out the poorer in our society and not believe the worst about people.

The other America believes that this is wrong. The other America believes in the continued grievance mongering of the blame game.  Blame the white man for keeping you down (despite the handouts of welfare and unemployment).  Blame everyone but the people around you for where you find yourselves.  Attempting to shame other successful African Americans like Ben Carson, Thomas Sowell, Allen West and Herman Cain with slurs like “Uncle Tom,” House Negro,” and “Oreo” for not adopting the formula of black grievance and instead using their education and assertiveness to get ahead in the world and make something of themselves.

We, the rest of America see the truth.  If a majority of White Americans can vote in a black president twice, then I need the black community to shut up about racism.  And I promise you that if the police officers in this country wanted every black man they stopped to be dead, they would be.  They don’t need an excuse, they could just shoot them and be done with it.  They could go all secret police on their asses and Jesse and Al couldn’t do a thing to stop it.  Those two seem to think we are that kind of society.

I am tired of seeing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton act like it is all the white people’s fault for the conditions that the black community finds itself in, especially since black folks (and a whole bunch of bussed in white folks with an axe to grind that had nothing to do with this) decided that in order to address the issues of injustice in Ferguson, that shops and businesses (many of them  minority owned) had to be burnt to the ground.

I am growing weary, as are many in America, of hearing over and over how racist America is from the likes of Al Sharpton while he stands next to Barack Obama and takes time out of his job at MSNBC to decry what a terrible racist place America is.

Fix your house Jesse and Al. The Bank of avarice and racial division called and your Race Card is maxed out.  You could start by telling young black men to stop acting a fool when stopped by the police, telling them to stop acting like being uneduated and ignorant is a mark of distinction and while they are at it, maybe they could pull up their damn pants and pick up a broom and help clean up the mess that they left last night in Ferguson Missouri, along with the stupid white kids who are too bored and dumb to know real injustice when they see it.

The white man was done with enslaving black men and women long ago.  They decided to enslave themselves.

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#Ferguson: Caller Claims that Blacks Have Made No Advancement in 50 Years

November 25, 2014

While making my client rounds this morning, I happened to tune into Jonathan Weir’s talk radio program on Kansas City’s KMBZ-FM. Like everyone else on talk radio, Mr. Weir was discussing the Ferguson grand jury decision and the fallout. I hadn’t heard any of the previous calls, but when Weir accepted a call from an […]

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‪#‎Ferguson: Officer Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony (Transcript)

November 25, 2014

August 9, 2014 was the first time Officer Darren Wilson had ever fired his gun in the line of duty. The result of that shooting, as we all know, was the death of Michael Brown, a teenager from Ferguson, Missouri. But what has not been known—only fraught with myth and conspiracy—was what really happened on […]

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#Ferguson: The Destruction in the Daylight

November 25, 2014

Watching the coverage of the rioting, looting, and fires burning last night, my heart hurt for those who were having their lives and businesses destroyed by thugs who felt entitled to smash and steal things because, as someone commented on-air on Fox News last night while watching the Ferguson Meat & Liquor store be broken […]

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#Ferguson: Chaos Follows Grand Jury Decision Not to Indict Officer Darren Wilson

November 24, 2014

As predicted, following the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the city of Ferguson, Missouri descended into chaos. Bottles and rocks were thrown at police officers, tear gas was released throughout the area, shots were heard ringing in the night air, and of course, mass […]

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#Ferguson: Obama Makes a Statement

November 24, 2014

President Obama made a statement on the grand jury’s decision not long after the St. Louis prosecutor wrapped up his press conference. The president spoke for nearly ten minutes. “We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make,” Obama said Monday night. “There are Americans who agree with it, and there […]

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#Ferguson: Brown Family Statement Regarding Grand Jury Decision

November 24, 2014

Immediately after the announcement by Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch that the grand jury has determined that NO Indictment of Officer Darren Wilson will take place, the Michael Brown family issued a statement. Via NBC News Twitter feed: Full statement from the family of Michael Brown: pic.twitter.com/2EKuBBQC6f — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) November 25, 2014 A […]

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