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Radical Group Cheers As Broward High School Adds “Black Nationalist” History Class To Counter “White Savior Narrative”

Local radicals are celebrating news that a Broward high school will teach students about black nationalists this fall. BLM Weston, a group affiliated with the socialist Dream Defenders and Broward Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), cheered when Cypress Bay High School in Weston agreed to their demand that a black history class be offered to students. Cypress Bay sent a letter to parents about the new African-American History Honors class.

Cypress Bay states the elective course will emphasize “the study of the historical development of African-Americans by examining the political, economic, social, religious, military and cultural events that affected the cultural group.”

The school says course content will include West African heritage, Triangular Trade, enslavement and emancipation, Abolition and the Civil Rights movement.

So far, so good. Many of these topics used to be covered in American History classes, so students wishing a deeper understanding of the subject should be able to take an in-depth course.

Just one problem. Cypress Bay includes some course content that radical groups eagerly wish to teach to your kids about—-Black Nationalists.

BLACK NATIONALISM

One history site explains Black Nationalism is a separatist movement. “Those espousing nationalist or separatist philosophies have envisioned nationalism in quite different ways. For some, Black Nationalism demanded a territorial base; for others, it required only separate institutions within American society.” While the movement began in the early twentieth century, some of the most notable Black Nationalists captured the limelight in the 1960s. Group such as The Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam (NOI) led by Elijah Muhammad and Malcom X.

Again, a scholarly review of complex historical figures such Malcolm X should be welcomed in any American History class.

But in the twenty-first century, Marxist groups use Black Nationalism to push their radical, and sometimes violent agendas.

In 2017, The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) warned of the “Return of the Violent Black Nationalist.” According the very liberal SPLC:

In general, Black Nationalist hate groups espouse hatred toward whites, the LGBT community, and Jews. Black Nationalists have also advocated for a separate territory for African Americans within the country (similar to white nationalists who argue for a white homeland in the Pacific Northwest). According to their propaganda, Black Nationalists would like a portion of the Southeast United States reserved for a black nation. Further, they are known for their antigovernment and anti-police sentiments due to their long-held views on government corruption and police brutality.

Like most extremist movements in the United States, Black Nationalism’s worldview is shaped by conspiracy theories, including the idea that white people were created in a test tube. Among other things, they believe wrongly that Jews ran the slave trade. Some are Holocaust deniers. Similar to other hate groups, some Black Nationalist groups conduct prison outreach programs to recruit inmates into their extremist cause. Some have also been known to recruit street gang members.

The SPLC wrote how black hate fueled recent church arsons and the murder of five Dallas police officers:

[Micah] Johnson was motivated to shoot 14 police officers not only to avenge perceived unjustified killings of unarmed black men, but also to bring increased attention to these killings and, perhaps, change government policy. Johnson was later linked to Black Nationalism through his racist rhetoric and photos posted to social media. He also reportedly attempted to join a Black Nationalist group, the New Black Panther Nation (NBPN), but was ousted by NBPN leader Quannel X because of his radical views and perceived mental instability. Similarly, Gavin Long espoused antigovernment beliefs and affiliated with the Washitaw Nation, a Moorish sovereign citizen group comprised mostly of African Americans. Moorish sovereign citizens, like Long, do not recognize the authority of law enforcement or other government officials. Long regularly spoke of perceived police brutality on his social media accounts and chose to retaliate against the police, a symbolic target, as a result of his extremist views.

The Washington Post investigated the groups Johnson and Long belonged to. “‘There are a few big groups and a lot of little ones, and they are growing in an echo chamber where all they hear is ‘anger, anger, anger, anger, anger,’ said J.J. MacNab, an author and George Washington University researcher who specializes in ­extremism.”

Can Cypress Bay parents trust teachers not to expose their kids to the hatred and anger of the Black Nationalist movement?

Should Broward County high schools allow radical political activists to determine which classes are offered?

Those who question the radical curriculum are quickly attacked.

On the BLM Weston Instagram post announcing the new class, one follower wrote, “Nah, I just want to learn American History period.”

The BLM Weston account quickly attacked the commenter with this reply:

I encourage everyone to take this course so we can really educate ourselves on OUR History not just the “white savior” narrative.

“White Savior narrative?” BLM Weston thanked the Cypress Bay principal “and a school board member” for discussing the creation of this black history class.

Did they discuss the “white savior narrative?”

Who was the school board member?

Will this member bring this radical curriculum to other schools in her district?

Broward Elected Officials Take Part In Radical “Defund The Police” Meeting

Sabrina Javellana

Three of Broward County’s elected leaders spent their Saturday afternoon speaking with radicals and socialist activists seeking to “defund” local police departments. The “Reimagining Public Safety” webinar was hosted by Broward Dream Defenders, Black Lives Matter Broward and the Broward Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). These same organizations are behind the recent protests i. downtown Fort Lauderdale and all across Broward.

Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed these groups were urging followers to read books by Mao and Stalin. In a previous webinar, the host revealed the groups’ goals are the abolition of police departments, the abolition of prisons and the elimination of the Broward State Attorney’s Office. So why would any elected official be a member of such radical groups?

Once again, Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana joined the anti-police group to share her “disgust.” Javellana explained her plans to defund police. She told the group that vacant police department positions carry a $150,000 yearly salary.

Then, Tamarac Commissioner Michael Gelin spoke to the young radicals. Gelin explained his long-term plans to defund police which included ending a contract with the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Gelin said 107 deputies were not needed to protect a safe city like Tamarac. Gelin felt Tamarac needed just 30 or 40 police officers.

Gelin said drunk drivers should be ticketed and sent home in an Uber instead of being arrested. Gelin claimed the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school could have been avoided if they defunded the police.

Gelin praised the Black Lives Matter Weston group. Their organizer said she is sending a letter to Weston leaders about creation of a “diversity board.” She urged participants to sign onto the letter.

Earlier this month, REDBROWARD revealed Gelin shared anti-police social media posts from a follower of Louis Farrakhan.

Coral Springs Commissioner Joshua Simmons took part in webinar but did not speak.

It appears Javellana, Gelin and Simmons have no issue with any of these groups and their radical ideologies.

Also, it appears these leaders are encouraging these groups to interfere in other cities to further their agendas.

Is this why voters in Coral Springs, Tamarac and Hallandale Beach elected them?

Plenty Of Room For “Granny Flats” In Backyard Of Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich’s Million Dollar Home

In June 2018, Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich joined AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) CEO Michael Weinstein for the unveiling of his plans to build a sixteen-story building filled with 680 “micro units” near downtown Fort Lauderdale. Rich’s support of the highly controversial plan should come as no surprise. Even though she represents Weston and small portions of West Broward, Rich is a huge proponent of “affordable housing” for the homeless in the downtown area.

Rich was a driving force behind the Housing Trust Fund measure on last year’s ballot. In a Sun-Sentinel editorial, Rich claimed the fund would create a “lock box” to secure affordable housing. She wrote, “It takes a strong coalition of non-profits, the business community, municipalities, and advocates like you to solve the affordable housing crisis for thousands of Broward County’s renters and homeowners.” The fund passed with 73 percent of the vote.

REDBROWARD revealed Commissioner Rich’s office is using official County resources to promote the AHF/Healthy Housing Foundation project dubbed “Trantalis Tower.” Rich’s County Commission Aide Stephanie Rosendorf used her County e-mail account to promote a January candlelight vigil organized by AHF. Rosendorf and AHF Legislative Director Ebonni Bryant a members of the progressive New Leaders Council (NLC) which supports the AHF project.

Last weekend, a Sun-Sentinel story described the sudden popularity of “granny flats.” These shed-like buildings are being promoted by left-wing groups as a solution to the affordable housing crisis. Their theory behind “granny flats” is there is plenty of land in peoples backyards to accommodate the placement of these “mother-in-law cottages.” These groups hope to change local laws which ban theses “alternative dwelling units.”

Commissioner Nan Rich told the Sun-Sentinel it is time to change the law. “To solve the affordable-housing crisis, we’re going to have to use multiple options,” Rich said. “Just because it hasn’t been done here yet, it’s not a reason for us not to try.”

Last year, Commissioner Nan Rich acknowledged there was no “silver bullet” solution to the affordable housing crisis. Instead, Rich endorsed a controversial multi-level plan pushed by County officials. The plan would drastically reshape the South Florida landscape.

The Nan Rich plan included the creation of the housing trust fund. The plan would allow for giant apartment complexes along major roads if the developers promised to charge lower rent to residents. The Rich plan allows the County to buy land which would then be given to developers if the build affordable housing on the land. Nan Rich even called for “Encouraging…golf courses and big-box centers be transformed into projects that combine commercial space, offices and mixed-income residential units.”

WELCOME TO WESTON?

The official Broward County Housing Plan states, “People of all income levels, in all of Broward’s communities, should have a range of housing options, and should have access to quality, affordable housing.”

One Broward city with an abundance of golf courses and big-box centers is Weston. It has access to fantastic public schools, parks, and medical facilities. It’s located near healthy food options and shopping. Located at the intersection of I-75, the Sawgrass Expressway and I-595, Weston has lots of transportation options for residents. Why should the homeless and those at-risk renters be forced to deal with all that downtown traffic? If they live out west they can save money shopping at Sawgrass Mills mall instead of overspending on the couture found at the Galleria and Las Olas.

Some say Weston would be the ideal for huge affordable apartment complexes.

According to Broward property records, Commissioner Nan Rich’s million-dollar estate is the perfect place for Granny Flats. Located on the greens of the exclusive Weston Hills Country Club, Nan Rich’s 4,000 sq. ft has plenty of room for the tiny homes. Satellite photos show the golf course behind the Rich home could accommodate dozens and dozens of granny flats.

Surely Nan Rich would agree the well-off members of the Weston Hills Country Club should give up memberships to help solve this crisis. After all, there are plenty of public golf courses around Broward, right?

BEACH FRONT LIVING?

If you are an affordable housing crisis victim who prefer the beach to the Everglades it is your lucky day. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis owns plenty of land on the eastside of town.

According to property records, Trantalis owns rental units near the 17th Street Causeway. Hopefully he is changing next to nothing in rent! A Trantalis owned building in Wilton Manors is currently home to a restaurant/bar. Surely, it could be repurposed to house the homeless, right Dean?

Like Nan Rich, Dean Trantalis’ Fort Lauderdale home has lots of room for granny flats. Google photos show the front yard could easily accommodate two units. Since the home is waterfront, residents would enjoy the ultimate peace and tranquility.

But if your solution to the affordable housing crisis includes beachfront living then Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steve Glassman can help.

Property records show Glassman lives in a luxury beach condominium with amenities galore. Does Glassman and his neighbors really need a pool when they live on the beach? Let’s tap that housing trust fund “lock box” to fill in that pool and replace it with granny flats. Since the beach near the building is not a tourist destination, let’s put up some beachfront granny flats.

Why should our political leaders keep the homeless penned up in sixteen-story towers filled with 200 sq.ft apartments? They have every right to enjoy all of Broward County.