“African American Family Day” At National Zoo Ends In Gunfire – Two People Shot – PC Media Just Cannot Quote Official Name Of Event…

It happened in February in Florida.

It happened again in March in Kansas City.

It happened again in April In Washington DC.

The PC Media just can’t bring themselves to write the actual name of the event.   It was officially called “African American Family Day” at the National Zoo; with free entrance from 10am -to- 4pm.

Wednesday, the Woodley Park community met with police and city leaders to discuss the shootings, safety, and the annual African-American Family Day at the zoo, which has become a place for youth to commit crimes in recent years

Given recent events, and considering how the institutional left claims a desire to want “that” racial conversation – yet factually do everything in their power to avoid actually having “that conversation” – lets look at how the event was described in the Politically Correct Media Empire as they were reporting on the DC Zoo violence.

Huffington Post:

Two men were shot Monday afternoon in the midst of a knot of people on Connecticut Avenue NW near the National Zoo, site of an annual Easter event that drew thousands of people over the course of the day.  (link)

Washington Post:

Shortly past 5 p.m. Monday, the main entrance to the National Zoo teemed with people enjoying one of the attraction’s busiest days of the year. Tourists and mothers pushing baby carriages jostled for position as other visitors, enjoying the annual family day at the zoo, poured onto Connecticut Avenue.  (link)

Chicago Tribune:

Two men were wounded Monday by gunshots near a Washington, D.C., zoo shortly after it hosted an annual Easter event that drew thousands of people, police said.   (link)

CBS Washington:

[…]  Police say they are looking for suspects, but don’t have a description of who they are looking for.  The zoo was hosting its traditional Easter Monday family events. A spokeswoman says about 16,000 had visited the zoo as of 4:30 p.m. Monday. (link)

USA Today:

[…]   Each year on Easter Monday, families are welcomed to the National Zoo for family-focused activities and Easter entertainment, according to the National Zoo’s website.

There is a history of some violence at this family event at the zoo that the police say they are aware of.

“We were not expecting (a shooting) but we had a heavy police presence up here,” said Commander Michael Reese of the Metropolitan Police Department. “This is a very festive event. Numerous times nothing happened up here, but it was very important for us to show a force, and that’s what we did.”  (link)

However at least USA Today broke ranks outside the headline and was honest in the description buried in the article:

Shots were fired about an hour after thousands were at the zoo to celebrate African American Family Day and Easter Monday.  Three years ago on Easter Monday, a teen was stabbed multiple times.

AA Zoo day

Isn’t it odd how the actual name of an event can be too difficult uncomfortable for the media to report when the potential exists for backlash from the identified community of the event itself ?

If a person were not paying attention they might not have noticed that….

….The exact same thing happened in Kansas City a month earlier when they held their “Free Zoo Admission Day”.   “hundreds-of-teenagers-riot-fight-shoot-guns-at-free-zoo-day-in-kansas-city“.

AND… The exact same thing happened in Tampa Florida the month before the Kansas City shootings:  Friday-night-chaos-at-florida-state-fair – Hundreds riot and fight with police in Florida at State Fair.

Nothing to see here folks…. move along…. move along.     Hey wait, did you hear about the racist rancher in Nevada ?



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53 Responses to “African American Family Day” At National Zoo Ends In Gunfire – Two People Shot – PC Media Just Cannot Quote Official Name Of Event…

  1. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    OK, what am I missing? The flyer at the link calls the event “EASTER MONDAY: A WASHINGTON FAMILY TRADITION” but mentions nothing about it having an “African American” theme. Yet, when I Googled the phrase “African American Family Day” I got this return:

    Easter Monday: Celebrating the African American Family …
    Smithsonian National Zoological Park
    Since 1891, Easter Monday at the National Zoo has been a historic tradition in the African American community. The National Zoo proudly commemorates this …

    …which links to the exact same Smithsonian page that makes no reference to this being associated with the “African American” community.

    WTH? Was the Smithsonian page edited after the fact?


    • sundance says:

      Yes and No. If you follow this link:


      You’ll see the BIG descriptor changes the day after the event and is replaced with:

      “This event has passed. Please check back for information about our 2014 event”

      in the box previously occupied by:

      “African American Family Celebration”

      …which is still present in the smaller subscript (green wording just under header).

      I think the page auto-edits after the date changes.


      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        Yes, I noticed that “This event has passed…” and wondered if it somehow changed the body of the text, or the description of the event. I wasn’t certain if it was done by an auto-edit or by some other means. Thanks for pointing that out.


      • Forrest says:

        Whoa! Unfortunately, it seems as though a MAJOR revision was done recently. Check for yourself using the “Wayback Machine” internet archiving site at https://archive.org/web/‎. I wish someone had a screenshot of the site as it was when SD linked to it.

        You will find that EVERY single entry from 2003 to 2013 includes the title “Easter Monday: Celebrating the African American Family Tradition”. Each of the 82 times the site was archived, it is specifically titled and described as an “African American Family Celebration”. Compare the description of the event from previous years (included below). Every single reference to “African American” is removed. My guess is that the green subscript was either overlooked or the IT team lacked the skills to remove it. At any rate, the history of the site lives on teh internet 🙂

        [Site as of July 16, 2013]

        “Easter Monday: Celebrating the African American Family Tradition

        Since 1891, Easter Monday at the National Zoo has been a historic tradition in the African American community. The National Zoo proudly commemorates this family tradition that has grown to include all families in the metro area.

        Easter Monday: Celebrating the African American Family Tradition Includes
        Special family activities
        Traditional Easter egg hunt
        Animal demonstrations
        Live entertainment throughout the day
        Field and relay-style games with an animal theme
        Visits from the Easter Panda”

        [Site as of April 25, 2014]
        “Easter Monday: A Washington Family Tradition

        This year the Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on Monday, April 21st! Please join us for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. We’ll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda! Admittance is free! ”

        I don’t know about anyone else, but this does seem like a pretty big deal. I can see the media “overlooking” facts, but public institutions are now revising web content to mask racial elements to crimes occurring on their premises. Disparate impact, I guess.


        • Sentient says:

          Good work!


        • LetJusticePrevail" says:

          I tried the “Way Back Machine” but couldn’t get any results because, well, because I don’t know how to work it properly. Thanks for achieving what I could not.


        • rashomon says:

          EXcellent reporting. You need to be cloned for about 150 outlets.


          • Forrest says:

            😀 If only they were looking for the truth instead of trying to cover it up. I thought reporters (in the MSM sense) were greasy for ignoring the obvious, but it takes a certain special kind of slime to revise a website from “celebrating” a group of people to erasing all evidence of their presence, just because said group of people shoot each other. My paranoia grows daily.


            • rashomon says:

              Join the troops. I used to work in and, later, with the media. It’s such a sorry state today, worse because people do learn to trust a particular vehicle or reporter to feed them vetted information. Now you are really on your own. And the “fact check” sites are the worst because they, too, twist words to conform with their corporate message. Glad to have your expertise at CTH!


    • Polk8dot says:

      @ ‘Since 1891, Easter Monday at the National Zoo has been a historic tradition in the African American community. The National Zoo proudly commemorates this ….’

      This is absolute BS! A Smithsonian institution puts garbage like that on its website?
      What about all other races and Christians in general?
      Why wonder though? If NASA’s Mission is now ‘Muslim Outreach and making them feel better about themselves’, then Smithsonian may as well be dedicated to ‘Free-for-all to the Blacks’. After all, they are both funded by our money, so why not give out freebies?

      ‘A historic tradition’??? Well, now they spawned another annual tradition – murder and mayhem at the annual Free Animals Running Around Day.
      Incidentally, the same Smithsonian website now proclaims that the ‘Easter Tuesday has now officially become known as “The Clean-up Day” ‘.
      (I wonder how many blacks voluntarily participate in that ‘festive’ day…)


  2. allhail2 says:

    “African American Family Day,” huh ?

    Speaking of endangered species.


  3. The All Real Numbers Symbol says:

    African American Family Day? Why do they even have this? I’m over political correctness! If they had a Caucasian family day we’d never, ever hear the end of it. But one specifically for ‘African Americans’ is okay?


    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      True. That’s the hypocrisy of the PC crowd at its best.


      • nyetneetot says:

        So ‘African American Family Day’ must be like taking senior citizen discounts, you have to show I.D. correct. Otherwise how can they tell a family qualifies? Positive racial profiling?


        • LetJusticePrevail" says:

          I lived in an area that had a think called the “Black on Black Discount Card” which gave a customer who presented the card at a black owned business a discount on his/her purchases. I first noticed it when I was standing in line at a roadside Barbecue stand (Called Black Max’s) that had some of the best barbecue in the area.

          I took down some information from the flyer with the intention of getting a card, and seeing what happened when I tried to use it, but I never “followed through.” I wish that I had done so, since it would have been an interesting case to pursue had my discount been refused. I kick myself in the butt every time I think of it.


    • Not to be a contrarian, but, we do have St. Patrick’s Day for the Irish, and Italian-American day on Columbus Day, Oct. 12. No, wait, Columbus Day is always on a Monday, so it’s Oct. 13 this year. No, wait… ” It’s been debated for years, but now [today, Apr. 25, 2014]the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People’s Day instead.” *sigh*
      Never mind. PC rules.


      • kkdgrace says:

        Wait. Wait. Unless there’s something I don’t know (which wouldn’t surprise me), doesn’t the difference in the examples you mentioned lie in the fact that those days are celebrated in order to honor individuals and their achievements? And no other race is given “extra-special” treatment, nor is any other race/ethnicity precluded from joining the festivities? “African American day” is a “set aside” for one group and one group only, regardless of merit or any preceding momentous event.


  4. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    That’s what happens when they leave the cages unlocked.


  5. Abagail says:

    Wrong animals in the zoo, again.

    Seriously, THIS is a live training event for the National Guard. If white people acted like rabid animals, SWAT teams would be sent.

    I’m sick of this happening over and over with no real attempt made to stop it.

    Where’s my free white day somewhere?


  6. Moishe Pipik says:

    What did they expect to happen?

    We gad a similar incident here in Sunnyvale, CA. A local bar decided to be inclusive and host a Hip-Hop ‘music’ night. There was a shooting, of course. A white bar employee was murdered by a black patron.


    There are very few crimes of this nature here.


  7. Chip Bennett says:

    First of all: this story must be incorrect. The District has the strictest gun-control laws in the country with respect to personal carrying of firearms. It is impossible for anyone to have carried firearms to the National Zoo.

    Second: how on earth is a racially segregated event on Federal grounds even legal? Or are all families allowed in for free, and only the event name is racially segregated?


  8. auscitizenmom says:

    Chattanooga, TN, has an event called Riverbend. I wouldn’t have paid any attention to it, except I had a teenager who always wanted to go. It became more and more dangerous each year.
    Here is a video showing one of the shootings and fights.
    Then there is something called the Bessie Smith Strut. It seemed like every year there was a shooting or fights or something violent happening connected with this event. Black leaders were insulted that the location of the event was to be moved.


    • Murse says:

      “Black leaders were insulted that the location of the event was to be moved.”

      I love that. They are insulted because changing the venue inconveniences Blacks. But Blacks shooting and assaulting others everywhere they go as a group is not an inconvenience. When will some one stand-up to the Black community and demand they clean-up their act?


    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      I love how the narrative that accompanied that video described it as a “fight”.What I saw was a mob of blacks attacking a single white. The only other blows seemed to have been thrown by one black (not sure but it might have been a female) who seemed to be trying to fight his(her?) way into the midst to assist the victim, but was repelled by the black guy in the white t-shirt.

      Some “fight”.


    • Moishe Pipik says:

      What’s even more disgusting is that Bessie a smith, truly a great American artist, is being disrespected by abhorrent behavior.


      They’ll canonize Trayvon Marrtin over true heroes like Bsssie Smith.


  9. czarowniczy says:

    ‘African American Family Day’ at the zoo. Sure sounds like it, only major difference between this and most other African American Days was the location. The Super Sunday in Ne Orleans was, breathing a sigh of relief, gunfire free this year, but they postponed it twice due to weather so the shooter probably just got tired of hanging ’round. Tain’t un-ushual for these specifically AA events, especially the spontaneous parades in some blocks of the city to end up in gunfire. We had the Mother’s Day parade shooting of a year ago where a group of thugs looking for one guy hosed down the entire crowd. Major events such as Mardi Gras and the upcoming Jazz Fest will be saturated with local and brought-in police and unless it’s a major act of violence caught on camera as it happens any go-rilla urban skirmishes will be vigorously stomped into silence. If you don’t hear about it, it didn’t happen.


    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      Have you ever seen those decals in the rear windows of mini-vans? The ones that have the little “stick figures” that represent the family members? I just have to wonder what one would have to look like to represent the statistically “typical” african american family? I’m getting a couple of mental images here.

      One has a number of male figures with X’s over them, signifying replacement, and another one just has a blank area marked “This Space Available”. But there are plenty of little chirrens there.

      The Male version (for use in the rear windows of Cutlass Supremes with 24″ rims) has one dominant male figure, followed by a number of female figures, each with their own individual chile.


      • auscitizenmom says:

        So sad that you are spot on.


      • Actually a few weeks ago I saw one at Happy Acres

        Here it is:


      • czarowniczy says:

        Or the male stick figure wearing a little b&w-striped shirt

        Yeah, I had a ’79 Cutlass that was stolen out of my driveway back in New Orleans. My first thought was that it would get the projects makeover complete with the ‘tag apply for’ handwritten sign in the rear window. After NOPD refused to do anything but take any action other than a report I went out and found it – imagine my surprise when I found it was stolen by two white kids who’d joyride them on the river side of the levee then burn them – all within a mile of their houses. The ‘no action’, I was told, may have been as their moms were ‘very close friend’ of some police rank and local pols. One of the crooks is now a cop.


  10. Betty says:

    A new thought occurred to me as I read this. Usually I think they are hiding this information from us, the non black population. But Cliven Bundy’s comments gave me a hint of the reality of everyday life of black people who are just being warehoused between elections – elections where they vote to empower their oppressors and condemn anyone, especially a black anyone, who tries to tell them the truth.

    So my new thought is that the PC media wants to hide the true extent of the failure from the black people too, to preserve the black vote.


    • partyzantski says:

      You are right on target with this.
      Now, as voter fraud and election rigging become easier and more prevalent, what need does the Oligarchy have of an expensive, dysfunctional element of society? How will that uncomfortable dawning realization go over for the Sharptons and Jacksons, as well as the other dim bulbs of the BGI?
      America could have put men on Mars by now, instead America chose to fund and promote a burgeoning black underclass with an attendant toxic culture.


      • LetJusticePrevail" says:

        Yes.THIS. This is the why surrounding their refusal to have a “significant and meaningful dialogue” about race relations in America. The BGI doesn’t really want this dialogue because it would put an end to their industry. And the “Progressive” politicians don’t really want it because it would break up the single largest voting bloc in the landscape of American politics. And (most of) the “Conservative” politicians are afraid to have it because they know that no matter how they say what needs to be said, the exact thing that happened to Cliven Bundy will happen to them, and the black voting bloc will once again unite in favor of the very party that is oppressing them. (Dems)

        Until the “R Card” is permanently shredded, there can never be any meaningful, significant or productive discussion about race. And that is exactly why the BGI continues to play that card at every possible opportunity.


    • Murse says:

      Interesting thought. But I am more inclined to think the Left/MSM has as a strategy to blame Whites via white privilege and claims of soft racism, micro aggression, etc. In other words, the above shooting is a result of justified anger from systemic oppression by Whites. In a sense these Black thugs are seen as freedom fighters by the Left. In reality, the only White racists that I know are on the Left, of which I know none personally. A lot of their claims of racism are pure projection. Think about it, these are the same people that live far enough away from minorities as to not be affected by them, and yet they accuse the majority of Whites, who actually live among or near minorities, as racists.The key to defeating these falsehoods is alternative media, like this site. Most people are followers and look for cues from the greater culture. We must continue to make the MSM and Hollywood irrelevant by spreading the alternative news. In fact, I believe it is because of this “new media” that we are witnessing the ratings slide of the major news networks as more and more people have become unplugged from the matrix and are taking the red pill.


  11. partyzantski says:

    To put this in perspective… progressives consider the Constitution to be a so-called “living document”, meaning it is malleable and means what they want it to mean, when they want it to.

    Black Family days (I detect an impending oxymoron there, if present trends continue) actually show the “black family” in all its dysfunctional, low-cognitive glory. Perhaps the shootings, stabbings, rapes and assaults are a FEATURE of, not a bug and exception to the black “family”.

    Given the living nature of the construct of the Constitution (for arguments sake) and the living nature of the “black family”, both mean what they (progs) want them to mean, to equally disastrous results. I stay away from the National Zoo precisely for this.

    Like flying VFR, it is a “see and avoid” issue. As normal people experience a rising awareness of the issue and the sense of immediate danger that these groups and individuals represent, they will withdraw their consent and their discretionary income from venues, areas and cities that support/coddle the black dysfunction.


    • LetJusticePrevail" says:

      I have learned from experience (I guess that “justincaselawgic would say this makes me “prejudiced”) that it’s wise to stay away from events that are themed around “african american” anything, simply because the blacks in attendance often take on the attitude of “What are YOU doing here, Whitey? This is OUR day, and you’re not welcome!” and that kind of atmosphere takes away an enjoyment that could be had. Not to mention that the risk of being the victim of a crime such as assault, automobile burglary, or strong arm robbery is increased exponentially.

      It is, as you put it, a “see and avoid” issue, based on real observations of real threats to avoid. I imagine there was once a time when blacks felt the same way about attending events that were traditionally “all white” but I also note that those events are now a thing of the past.


      • nyetneetot says:

        I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest all my life. Our family moved around a bit when I was young, (from Seattle to Oregon and back) and I didn’t even know there was such a concept as race until some kid in grade school called my older sister a “nigger”. I had to go home and ask what that was.
        I wonder if we (the American public) are being subjected to a ongoing campaign by the progressives via the media. I mean, all we see are negative reports based upon race relations. I wonder how many black families sit silently just as upset and disgusted by what is in the news, but afraid of backlash by the GBI if they speak out. I suspect it’s a larger group than the ones showing up in the media.


        • Josh says:

          When I was much younger (12-ish), my family moved from where we were to where we are now. I did not know racism existed until after the move.


    • Murse says:

      “As normal people experience a rising awareness of the issue and the sense of immediate danger that these groups and individuals represent, they will withdraw their consent and their discretionary income from venues, areas and cities that support/coddle the black dysfunction.”

      Won’t that be disparate impact? And the Fed will just bus them into the venues that have little to no minority turnout. I can see it now, my grandmas bingo parlor taken over by the projects. But I think you are correct. Self preservation instincts will kick in and white flight will continue unabated. If the Fed gets its way, however, there will come a day when there is no where else to run.


  12. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    What’s most remarkable about these events is not what actually happened, or even that they did happen. The most remarkable thing is the lengths to which the media goes to obfuscate the circumstances under which they occurred by completely avoiding any mention of the racial component of the planned event, and the racial component of the perpetrators that caused the disturbances at these events.

    I seriously doubt that race would be left out of the reporting if a group of white people attended these racially themed events, and then caused a similar disturbance. This is mirrored by the reporting of the many instances of “The Knockout Game”. If it is a white on black assault, then it’s ALL about race, but if it’s black on white crime then the racial aspect is totally ignored or denied.

    The one exception might be the attack on Steve Utash, but even in that event only ONE of his attackers has been charged with perpetrating a racially motivated crime, and HE is the single minor who was arrested. Care to bet that he won’t receive any significant punishment for promoting a mob attack? I’m guessing that this charge (against the minor) will either be dismissed due to “lack of evidence” or that adjudication is withheld on that one charge, under the condition that he attend some sort of “anger management” program.


  13. rashomon says:

    Can you seriously be a public relations expert and design an event labelled as such. No win and so many ways for a disaster.


  14. benzy says:

    If the Zoo held a “white Family Day” except tp control the throngs of protestors, would they have to put on extra police to manage the event??


  15. Postman says:

    The left does a better job at setting the spin early and everywhere. If you jut glance at the news, there were some unrelated urban events involving nobody in particular (ALL CAPS) yet another old white racist guy!1! (caps off). Somehow, I suspect Clive Bundy is not a racist, just a bit clueless and isolated, and probably gets along fine with anyone of any color/country/whatever who has the Western temperament. I’m also confident that portrait will never be set up in a fawning NPR profile.

    Paraphrasing, “it’s not the facts the matter, it’s who accounts those facts”


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