PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Cable Anchor Says Bernie Sanders Support is Too Black” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian ☮

“CNN’s Chief National Correspondent John King expressed doubt of the political benefits Bernie Sanders might receive from notable endorsements in a curious way Tuesday night when he asked if the official support from members of “the squad” — all of whom are women of color — might be “too urban.” The conversation came shortly after the sixth Democratic primary debate had just wrapped Tuesday night on CNN, and was pegged to the news that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar were planning to endorse fellow progressive politician Bernie Sanders in his quest for the White House.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Pelosi: We WILL NOT Hold Impeachment Inquiry Vote” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian ☮

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday she will not stage a vote on the House floor to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The decision came after Democratic leaders, returning to Washington following a two-week recess, had reached out to members of their diverse caucus to gauge the party’s support for such a vote. After back-to-back meetings with party leaders and then the full caucus, Pelosi announced that no such vote would take place. Democratic aides emphasized, however, that the process remains fluid and that Pelosi may reverse course and stage such a vote at any point in the future.”

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Who Should Lead the DNC Now?” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur ☮

The DNC is an abject failure in every way and needs a complete overhaul. Many progressives, including Bernie Sanders, want Rep. Keith Ellison to lead it going forward. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Racists Emboldened by Trump Victory” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and John Iadarola ☮

The racists are coming out of the woodwork. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Students at a western New York college are alarmed after they found a black doll hung in effigy on campus — and they wondered whether racial harassment will grow worse with the election of Donald Trump.

The doll hanging from a noose was discovered Wednesday in an elevator at Canisius College in Buffalo, where the student government has promised to address the incident, reported WKBW-TV.

A black student-athlete told the TV station he was considering leaving the campus, saying he’d experienced similar racist bullying since enrolling at Canisius, where 71.9 percent of students are white and 6.9 percent are black.”

POLICE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM: “NYPD Captain: You Need to Arrest More Black Guys (AUDIO)” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian ☮

An NYPD officer recorded his captain asking him why he’s not arresting more “bad guys.” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“When NYPD officer Michael Birch was summoned into a performance evaluation meeting with his commanding officer and a lieutenant one day in August 2012, he was expecting to hear more of what he’d heard in the past about the way he did his job: that he wasn’t generating enough “activity.” As an officer in the transit bureau, he says, that meant being told to issue more summonses for fare evasion, and arresting more people for stealing fellow straphangers’ cell phones.

Instead, “the conversation just turned completely weird to me,” he said in an interview this week. “Because he’s basically telling me it’s OK to racially profile.”

Birch provided Gawker with what he claims is a recording he secretly made of that meeting, on which a man who seems to be his commanding officer can be heard repeatedly questioning him about his recent summonses, placing particular emphasis on the fact that he has only stopped two black men out of 54 total people. “Two male blacks,” the man says at one point. “So you’re telling me you only saw two male blacks jump the turnstile?”