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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Conversion Of A Voodoo Witch Doctor

The story of how one of the most feared witch doctors in Haiti heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and dedicated his life to serving Him.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The "I'm a Christian. Check Out My Cross, Homie." Game

Many famous people wear the cross around their necks or tattoo it somewhere on their body but do not glorify God in their body. Let's not do the same.

What does the Cross mean exactly?

"...without the shedding of blood, there is no remission (forgiveness) of sins."

(Hebrews 9:22)

Only by the shed blood of Jesus Christ does ANYONE have remission for their sins. There's no other way to the Father but by Him. EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES in Him shall never perish but have eternal life. (Note that it doesn't say EVERYONE in general, but EVERYONE WHO BELIVES and repents.

In this clip from Hell's Bells 2 by Eric Holmberg and The Apologetics Group, the issue of how the Cross is portrayed in modern society versus what it truly means is exposited. You can get the full DVD at the Apologetics Group's Official Website .

Friday, May 25, 2007

9/11 -- Evidence of Controlled Demolition

"Electron microscope analysis of steel spheres from WTC site proves thermate, proves collapse of twin towers was an act of deliberate arson...."

"It has now been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the collapse of the twin towers and WTC 7 was an act of deliberate arson and not as a result of fires from crashing planes.

"Jones' evidence offers no other conclusion that insiders planted thermite devices within the buildings to literally pulverize the supporting columns and cause the collapse of the towers and also WTC 7. Debunkers have uniformly failed to address the existence of thermite and also molten metal at the ground zero site because they cannot dismiss the scientific proof, and are forced to resort to ad hominem insults and smears.

"We are issuing a challenge to Popular Mechanics to rebut Professor Jones' analysis of the sphere samples and the clear evidence of thermate at the World Trade Center. Address the focused scientific proof without resorting to ad hominem attacks or straying off topic."

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From March 8, 2002 -- Just wondering

"THE six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is upon us. Here are a half-dozen unsolved mysteries still on my mind...."

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

BET unveils massive lineup

"BET has unveiled the most ambitious lineup of originals in the network's 26-year history -- a slate of 16 new series that includes projects from Will Smith, Vin Diesel, D.L. Hughley and Orlando Jones."

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Wilson's death leaves casting gap

"August Wilson's death in late 2005 was a major blow to American theater. It was also a sucker punch to black actors on Broadway. For almost a quarter century, beginning with "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" in 1984, Wilson could be counted on to produce plays that centered on the African-American experience, and thus employed either exclusively or primarily black casts."

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Opinion: How Falwell resembled Farrakhan

"In that sense his rise is instructive for students of politics, social movements and show business. He always had two Jerry Falwells to offer to the public. There were really two Jerry Falwells -- one angelic, the other pugnacious. The face he presented to the public was whichever would do him the most good.

"In that sense, I am stricken by his similarities to another conservative religious extremist I have known for more than two decades: Minister Louis Farrakhan."

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The N-word syndrome… 400 years of machiavellianism

"The n-word holds all of America hostage. Contemporary black and white America alike, are victims of a deep dark, sordid, and immoral past. There is more than just a disparaging meaning to this word. Derogatory terms such as wetbacks, kike, hymie, dago, faggots, etc. are just that—derogatory. Though there are those who try to reduce the full impact and purpose of the n-word as merely being nothing more than a derogatory slur, this can't be allowed to happen. A gross miscarriage of justice was committed for more than a span of three centuries all in the name of the n-word. There were vicious, terrible and horrible misdeeds inflicted upon the ascendants of African Americans that many people today would like to have swept underneath a rug and forgotten about. And to a degree have been very successful in doing just that."

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Official Identity Theft

"Though the toothpaste is out of the tube, I wonder if people generally grasp the enormity of the damage done. There is in existence an electronic database with over a half-billion records, containing information collected via extrajudicial requests made in National Security Letters, the majority of which pertain to U.S. citizens. Your banking and credit activities, telephone and internet usage records, insurance policies, post office box rental, car, boat and home ownership records could already be in the FBI’s Investigative Data Warehouse. If so, no one need inform you. If the information is incorrect, there’s no way to fix it. It is shared among 10,000 government employees at multiple agencies, and is stored for 20 years even if you have no connection whatsoever to a crime. In fact, only 65 convictions correlated to information obtained by the FBI from over 143,000 NSL demands made during 2003-2005."

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UN troops 'traded gold for guns

"Pakistani UN peacekeeping troops have traded in gold and sold weapons to Congolese militia groups they were meant to disarm, the BBC has learnt. "

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Darfur diary: Indian perspective

"Meena Bhandari is an Indian development worker who recently spent time working in refugee camps in Darfur."

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Caught On Tape: 91-Year-Old WWII Vet Beaten

"'He could have killed me. He should be charged with attempted murder,' Sims said.

"He also said it is a sad state of society that there were so many people standing by watching and not doing anything."

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

State Report: African-Americans Lose Faith in Public Education

"Velma Sykes worked hard to ensure that her children received a quality education at their public high schools in Sacramento.

“'I was very involved, and I’m not talking about just helping with homework or weekly meetings with their teachers. I mean sending emails to their teachers every single day,' she says. Sykes saw firsthand what happened to the African-American children in her school district who didn’t have this kind of parental involvement. 'They were ignored.' Sykes says that she has completely lost faith in the public school system’s ability to serve African-American children like her own."

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Link between race, hazardous-waste sites still strong

"Twenty years after a landmark study showed that people of color were more likely to live near hazardous-waste sites than any other demographic, a follow-up report has found that the disparity is even greater across the U.S. today.

"The problem is more entrenched in metropolitan Phoenix, where 63.7 percent of the residents living in neighborhoods adjacent to hazardous-waste facilities are of color, according to the new report commissioned by the United Church of Christ. Nationally, the figure is 56 percent.

"Black and Latino residents are more likely than Anglos to live next to facilities storing the most dangerous types of wastes. They are exposed in disproportionate numbers to the potential health and safety risks of living next to volatile chemicals."

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United States of Africa is the aim

"The formation of a 'United States of Africa' will dominate debate at the three-day retreat of African foreign affairs ministers which opened at Zimbali Lodge, north of Durban, on Tuesday.

"Fifty ministers are discussing methods of achieving political and economic integration on the continent, which would end with the formation of a union in Africa along the lines of the European Union."

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Cult Leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh Dies Of Prostate Cancer

"Former cult leader Yahweh Ben Yahweh, who was linked to nearly two dozen killings in the 1980s and said to have ordered victims' ears cut off as proof they were killed, has died, his attorney said Tuesday. He was 71."

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Russell Simmons Issues Apology to Obama, Clarifies Kucinich 'Endorsement'

"Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has publicly apologized to Sen. Barack Obama whom he referred to as a 'mouse' in a recent New York Times interview. Simmons says his comment was taken out of context and was not meant to downplay Obama's viability as a presidential candidate."

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A Million Moderate Muslims on the March

"A young woman carrying a huge Turkish flag, Muge Kaplan, explained that the crowd is Muslim and believes in Islam, but it doesn't want Islam 'to become our whole way of life.' A farmer, Bülent Korucu, asserted that the crowd is defending its republic 'against religious fundamentalists.'"

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Oh Please!!!!!

"PARIS Hilton has urged fans to sign a petition to keep her out of jail because she 'provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives.'"

Did she actually say that???

"The petition reads: 'Paris Whitney Hilton is an American celebrity and socialite. She is an heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, as well as to the real estate fortune of her father Richard Hilton. She provides hope for young people all over the US and the world. She provides beauty and excitement to (most of) our otherwise mundane lives."

"'We, the American public who support Paris, are shocked, dismayed and appalled by how Paris has been the person to be used as an example that Drunk Driving is wrong...

"'This petition is to ask Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to pardon Paris Hilton for her mistake. Please allow her to her return to her career and life.'"

Paris, welcome to "The Real World."

Princess Diana she is not.

'I propose a North American Community'

"... I do not propose a North American Union; I propose a North American Community. They are very different. A Union – like the United States – is a merger of states into a unified central government. A Community is composed of three sovereign governments that seek to strengthen bonds of cooperation. Each government – according to its constitutional procedures – retains the power to decide whether and how to cooperate. A 'North American Union' could not be created by 'stealth,' as some fear. Indeed, any significant initiative to strengthen cooperation would require a wide-ranging and public debate and approval by Congress of all three countries."

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Goodbye U.S. dollar, hello global currency

"Benn Steil, writing in the current issue of CFR's influential Foreign Affairs magazine, says 'the world needs to abandon unwanted currencies, replacing them with dollars, euros, and multinational currencies as yet unborn.'

In the article, 'The End of National Currency,' Steil clearly asserts the dollar and the euro are temporary currencies, perhaps necessary today. He argues 'economic development outside the process of globalization is no longer possible.'

"His inevitable conclusion is 'countries should abandon monetary nationalism.'"

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Bush OKs 'integration' with European Union

"President Bush signed an agreement creating a 'permanent body' that commits the U.S. to 'deeper transatlantic economic integration,' without ratification by the Senate as a treaty or passage by Congress as a law.

The 'Transatlantic Economic Integration' between the U.S. and the European Union was signed April 30 at the White House by Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel – the current president of the European Council – and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

The document acknowledges 'the transatlantic economy remains at the forefront of globalization' arguing that the U.S. and the European Union 'seek to strengthen transatlantic economic integration.'

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Court ruling does support incest, polygamy

""It turns out the critics were right," the magazine said in a recent article addressing the use of the precedent in a series of other cases. "Plaintiffs have made the decision the centerpiece of attempts to defeat state bans on the sale of sex toys in Alabama, polygamy in Utah and adoptions by gay couples in Florida."

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Monday, May 7, 2007

Critics blame Recording Industry for degradation of black women

"The Hip Hop Summit Action Network, while discouraging radio stations and other media from the airing of racist and misogynistic lyrics that particularly degrade Black women, has a board that is top heavy with chief executives that financially benefit from the record industry.

"'They are funded by the record companies,' says activist Al Sharpton, who vowed to hold record companies accountable for degrading lyrics after he led protests that got talk show host Don Imus fired. 'There are many people on the board who are in the record companies who could make the decision to stop using the words rather than pressuring people not to play the words that they're using and manufacturing.'"

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R-Rated Movies Dominate Production but Continue Losing Market Share

Since 1988, R-rated movies have lost more market share than the Ford motor company, a decrease in market share of 60%. While Ford is closing plants and laying off workers, the movie industry is still keeping the number of R-rated movies the same, despite this loss in market share. Motion picture companies do not work on the same principles as automobile companies. If sales of light trucks slow down, production of light trucks slows down as well. If production didn’t slow down, there would be massive unsold inventory. The movie business does not have inventory in the same sense as the auto industry. In the movie business, you compare the cost of production to the box office returns.

"Highly offensive R-rated films like BORAT and JACKASS: NUMBER 2 had low budgets and large returns this year, but they are exceptions. The big story on R-rated movies is that while production remains nearly the same, market share continues to drop. The more good quality G, PG and PG-13 product being offered, the more the R-rated market suffers. Foreign car makers gained American market share because their cars were seen as better quality. The key to achieving high market share in the motion picture industry is to make quality entertainment that appeals to a broad audience. The real magic happens when people are entertained enough to pay more than once to see the same movie.

"R ratings cut the broadness of the audience even if the quality of the movie is excellent. Many appeal only to small audience segments. This is particularly true of independent art house movies aimed at homosexuals, extreme liberals and other small groups. Many of these movies are made by activists for activists with little regard for profit."

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the groovy black and white man

"The Black And White Man was an ethnic superhero based in Bronx, New York. Like most superheroes he was concerned about regular crime but, much like his tutor Luke Cage, B&W Man had a special fondness for fighting racist organizations.

"The Black And White Man was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, under odd circumstances. His mother was a KKK white supremacist while his father was a Black Panther black supremacist. With such hatred involved in his deep-drunken conception, instead of being born a mulatto his genes split by the two sides of his body, making him literally half black and half white. This weird configuration is considered to be the source of his powers, one side concentrating the gifts of blackness and the other the flaws of whiteness (original titles from the California Liberal Institute for Mutants). Another point of notice is that his brain lacks a corpus callosum, vis a vis the two sides of his brain are not connected, leading to a double personality. These physical quirks and his predictable family issues - his parents broke up when he was aged 15 minutes (counted from conception) and he was raised in an orphanage - lead to a very unusual personal life, being him the only person known to have been both a Quantum Physics PhD and a high school dropout. In other words, the white side, the one who was expelled from high school, was hopelessly dumb, scoring an I.Q. of 76, while the black side was a genius with an I.Q. of 189. According to research conducted by Professor X this has nothing to do with the genetic quality of either of his parents, both of whom were very stupid (I can't believe you've thought one side was dumb because of being black or white, you racist prick!). The theory is that Blacky took the left, or "rational" side of the brain, while Whitey was installed on the right, 'impulsive' side."

D.C. Circuit: Congressman had no right to leak phone call

"Rep. Jim McDermott had no right to disclose the contents of an illegally taped telephone call involving an Ohio congressman and other House Republican leaders a decade ago, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.

"In a 5-4 opinion in Boehner v. McDermott, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that McDermott, a Washington Democrat, should not have given reporters access to the taped telephone call.

"McDermott’s offense was especially egregious since he was a senior member of the House ethics committee, the court ruled."

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Sunday, May 6, 2007

RZA: "Rappers are glorifying their hell."

"RZA is sick of hip-hop's singlemindedness, and released a statement blasting rappers who paint the ghetto as a good place to be. According to various news sources, RZA said, 'Hip-hop is just unbalanced. Right now, rappers are glorifying their hell. How you gonna tell me it's cool to live in the ghetto? Who wants to live where you got rats, roaches, pissy elevators, shootings, killings, rapings, drug addicts, alcoholics, all in a four-block radius?

"'Now, out of nine Wu-Tang members, seven are felons... We were the problem of our communities, but we never bragged about it. We kept moving on about life,' he continued. "But right now, these hip-hoppers are stuck on one thing. They stuck on sex and violence and drugs and partying. Life is way more than that. Especially the day after the party ends. When you get the f**k up the next day, what you gonna do?"

Al Sharpton Decency March: Where was Hip Hop at?

"So here I am at this March for Decency, looking around for Hip Hop somewhere in here and all I could find was Kurtis Blow. LOL.. Kurtis Blow was the only Rapper besides myself that was there which was unreal to me. Where was Hip Hop at??? Why weren't we there making our collective voices heard. Many of us are established men and women with families and careers and in some cases political and corporate influence. Hip Hoppers span a wide demographic now.. we are at the minimum between the ages of 10 – 50. No one was out there to support our culture except Kurtis Blow and I … I guess these are the breaks. "

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Oprah Endorses Obama

"In Chicago, there is no question who carries the title of the Big O. That would be Oprah Winfrey. It’s a safe bet that Senator Barack Obama doesn’t mind playing second fiddle to the talk show icon, particularly when he has her endorsement at his disposal."

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Obama criticizes African-American community

"Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is delivering pointed critiques of the African American community as he campaigns for its votes, lamenting that many of his generation are 'disenfranchising' themselves because they don't vote, taking rappers to task for their language, and decrying 'anti-intellectualism'' in the black community, including black children telling peers who get good grades that they are 'acting white.'''

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Barack Obama vs. Hillary Clinton: Barack Swipes the Hollywood A-List

"While Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have cemented themselves as the Democratic frontrunners early on in the campaign for president the question from Hollywood is still a bit unanswered. Which candidate will reach the Hollywood A-list stars and how much cash can they pull from Tinseltown."

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Republicans defect to the Obama camp

"DISILLUSIONED supporters of President George W Bush are defecting to Barack Obama, the Democratic senator for Illinois, as the White House candidate with the best chance of uniting a divided nation."

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

National ID card a disaster in the making

"One likely outcome of this DHS-proposed social segregation is that people presenting non-Real ID identification automatically will be presumed suspicious and perhaps subject to additional screening or surveillance to confirm their innocence at a bar, office building, airport or routine traffic stop. Such a situation would establish a new form of social segregation--an attempt to separate "us" from "them" in the age of counterterrorism and the new normal, where one is presumed suspicious until proven more suspicious."

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

ICC issues Darfur arrest warrants

"The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for a Sudanese minister and a militia leader suspected of war crimes in the Darfur region. "

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Former NU Student, Author Confronts Use Of "N" Word

"Asim said that in everyday language, neither whites nor blacks should use the racial epithet, which he excluded from his speech."

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Nationwide Financial Study Shows More Than 70 Percent of African-American Males Retire for Reasons Beyond Their Control

"According to a new study released by Nationwide Financial (NYSE: NFS), 73 percent of African-American males say they were driven into retirement by factors beyond their control, compared to 33 percent of the general population. This number represents retirees who say they had to retire when they did due to illness, disability, company closing, or for another reason beyond their control. From the same study, the percentage for African-American females was 28 percent, compared to 37 percent for females of the general population."

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The Black Mexico Homepage

"The purpose of this website is to introduce readers to the culture and unique experience of Mexicans of African descent. If you are like most people, you probably have never heard of Afro-Mexicans and are completely unaware that they exist. If you fall into this category, this page will hopefully be quite a learning experience for you. As a cultural anthropologist, I am interested in how issues of race, color, and nationalism make the Afro-Mexican experience what it is, today, and hopefully, I can come to some general conclusions as to larger issues of race and ethnicity. Perhaps the question most central to my thinking about the topic could be expressed succinctly as: "How do black people in Mexico understand and live their black identity?" This question fascinates me primarily because issues of blackness and race are rarely talked about in Mexico, and the black population is extremely small there."

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Illegal immigration hurts African Americans; Vanderbilt professor believes Congressional Black Caucus is ignoring the issue

"New research by a Vanderbilt professor of law and political science found that illegal immigration is hurting African Americans and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is not doing enough about it.

"In a new book of essays called Debating Immigration, which Carol Swain edited and contributed to, Swain said that African Americans are losing more jobs to illegal immigrants than other racial or ethic groups, yet low income black workers don’t have political input in the debate."

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NAACP to give 'n-word' a funeral

"The NAACP will hold a symbolic funeral for the "n-word" at the organization's annual convention in July as a part of its national Stop Campaign to end the prevalence of racist and sexist language, images and concepts in the media."

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Obama gains on Clinton in US presidential race

"The poll by the Rasmussen Institute predicted Obama would get 32 percent of the vote in February's primary, compared to 30 percent for Clinton, who until now has been the consistent favorite for the Democratic party."

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Hillary: Repubricans are rike Godzirra

"For some reason, when Hillary Clinton speaks to black audiences, she insists on delivering her words with an odd 'Al Jolson meets Richard Petty' kind of accent, and breaking into an incredibly insulting political version of 'Mammy.' She's done this on at least three occasions, and has tried to till more plantations than Robert 'King' Carter himself.

"Last week, at a National Action Network meeting, with Al Sharpton right next to her, Hillary pulled out her fake accent once again, culminating in the assumption that all blacks are maids for white people.

"'We have ta reform our government. The abuses that have gone on in the last six years – I don' think we know the half of it yet. You know, when I walk into the Oval Office in January of 2009, I'm afraid I'm gonna lift up the rug and I'm goin' to see so much stuff uhn-der thar … You know, what is it about us always havin' to clean up after people? … But this is not just going to be pickin' up socks off the floor. This is going to be cleanin' up the government.'

"Ouch. If there's ever a movie made about Hillary's presidential run, it should be called 'White Candidates Can't Jump.'"

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Jason Whitlock: Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton Are 'Terrorists'

"Jason Whitlock, the columnist for the Kansas City Star and AOL Sports, has been one of the most vocal opponents of the effort to get Don Imus taken off the air for calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos." Whitlock isn't defending what Imus said, but he is saying that in many respects, Imus's critics are worse than Imus.

"And in an appearance on Tucker Carlson's show on MSNBC, Whitlock lashed out at Imus's two harshest critics, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Whitlock said, 'I would say to CBS, don't negotiate with terrorists, because that's what Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are.'"

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"Hollywood — Al Sharpton held a rally outside NBC headquarters in New York City today to demand that the network fire Alec Baldwin for calling his 11-year-old daughter a 'rude, thoughtless little pig.' 'He can’t throw words like that around and expect to get away with it,' said Sharpton. 'Pigs are neither selfish nor thoughtless.'”

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Rev. Al Sharpton Withdraws Antonio 'L.A.' Reid Honor

Reverend Al Sharpton has called his off plans to honor record label executive Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, because he fears being called a hypocrite. "

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Obama Appears to be 'Black Enough'

"The more blacks get to know Obama, the more they like him, according to a New York Times story out this week. That support is at the expense of Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy. In New York and elsewhere, African American leaders who were once pro-Hillary are now undecided or swaying toward Obama."

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Poll shows Obama lead here outstrips Hillary's in N.Y.

"It may be no surprise to some, but new polling shows Barack Obama is doing better with hardcore Illinois primary voters than Hillary Clinton is doing with voters in her home state of New York. Also, voters are split over whether Obama should be more critical of Chicago corruption, and the Republican presidential primary appears wide open here."

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Obama No. 1? One poll says so

"Barack Obama has risen past Hillary Clinton in a new automated poll of likely Democratic voters. The Rasmussen poll has the Illinois senator at 32% and Clinton at 30%. John Edwards is steady at 17%."

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Khartoum booms as Darfur burns

"As middle-class Sudanese couples wipe off the dust to inspect new bathroom suites for sale by the roadside in central Khartoum, they can see a new vision of the city's future rising in the distance."

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Sudan ready for new Darfur talks

"Sudan's government says it will meet Darfur rebels for talks being organised by the South Sudanese authorities."

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World rallies for Darfur action

"Protests have taken place around the world to demand intervention to end the fighting in Sudan's Darfur region. "

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Cops Admit to Planting Marijuana on 92-Year-Old Woman Killed in Botched Drug Raid

"Two police officers pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter in the shooting death of a 92-year-old woman during a botched drug raid last fall. A third officer still faces charges....

"Assistant U.S. Attorney Yonette Sam-Buchanan said Thursday that although the officers found no drugs in Johnston's home, Smith planted three bags of marijuana in the home as part of a cover story."

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

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Friday, April 27, 2007

PACs tied to Sudan gave $580k

"Corporations targeted for doing business with the Sudanese government, which faces sanctions for its complicity in the Darfur genocide, gave more than $580,000 to congressional candidates during the 2006 cycle through the political action committees (PACs) of their U.S. subsidiaries, according to federal disclosures."

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I've been fighting for blacks all along, Bam tells Al group

"Senator Barack Obama was in town yesterday to make a big play for the Rev. Al Sharpton's endorsement - and the black vote in general - saying he's the only Democrat in the race who fought for African-American issues before deciding to run for President."

The Massacre of the Pulpit

"As an African American, I have long questioned the attempts of the gay community to piggy back on the legislative breakthroughs blacks have achieved in civil rights. As I think about hate crime legislation in the past, I think about a judicial system that refused to give blacks equal justice under the law. The historic problem for blacks was that racist groups conspired with law enforcement groups. Additional legislation would have never been necessary if the existing laws of the land had been enforced fairly.

"In contrast, gays already are a formidable force in the legal arena and courts are often extremely deferential to their cases. Additional protection for gays is not necessary. This legislation will not just over-protect them, it will bring the threat of invasive, governmental interference with the doctrines and practice of the Church. We have faced the removal of crosses and commandments from every public facility; this same pressure could be felt within the four walls of the church."

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African Americans can discard harmful baggage

"Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Farrakhan and the late C. DeLores Tucker among the many progressive leaders who have sounded the alarm about our unwillingness to confront the negative ones amongst us - and our need to do so."

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Still separate after all these years

"Five decades after the Supreme Court struck down school segregation, black and white children continue to learn in different worlds. And it could get worse."

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This Gangsta Stuff & Russell's Call For Change

"I've read the recent criticisms launched at Russell Simmons and the assertions that his current position of wanting to ban the use of certain words on records is 'self-serving.' Of course it is. Anything Russell does is gonna be self-serving. What did we expect? Wasn't that the plan? Weren't we supposed to create an economic, political or social situation where he would see it in his best interest to change up?"

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Jesse Jackson Targeted At GE Shareholders Meeting Over 2002 Slick Rick Appearance

"'Maybe it's Jackson who is changing his tune,' Flaherty said in a statement. 'In 2002, the National Legal and Policy Center asked Jackson to disinvite from his Wall Street conference a performer known as Slick Rick whose songs are characterized by vulgar and offensive. We even pointed to a song titled "Treat Her Like a Prostitute."' Flaherty said that Slick Rick was allowed to speak and perform and Jackson refused to condemn Slick Rick during a press conference."

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Sudanese want action on Darfur

"'We think that the government is the cause of this problem because of its policies of human rights violations and killings, and is responsible for the humanitarian catastrophe,' says Abdi Rahman Alghali, the deputy general secretary of the opposition Umma Party. 'We think the African Union force is unable to protect civilians, so we support the [UN's efforts] to protect civilians and the work of the humanitarian agencies.'"

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Study links private schools, religion and better marks for lagging students

"Minority and low-income students who attend private school and come from stable, religious families reach about the same level of academic success as their white and wealthier counterparts, according to a new study presented at Baylor University."

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Fire hip-hop offenders too

"There have been black protests against this vulgarity, but nothing of the shut- ' em-down outrage against Imus. Hip-hop apologists say just as clearly as Imus that they don't care. Russell Simmons has long defended the use of the n-word, bizarrely saying, 'It means we're special.' Johnson long said that the 'E' in BET stood for entertainment, not education or enlightenment. Yet in 1996, BET's own vice president for programming, Lydia Cole said, 'We don't watch BET. I'm concerned about the images portrayed of young girls.'"

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Rappers' mantra protects killers

"Without community backing, good citizens who try to do the right thing risk severe punishment. The most outrageous example among many that I have run across is Baltimore's Angela Dawson. The married mother of five testified against a local drug dealer in October 2002. Two weeks later, the dealer set fire to her home as the family slept. All seven family members died.

"The killer pleaded guilty to avoid a possible death sentence. According to Juan Williams' best-selling book "Enough," the drug dealer had vowed to kill Dawson for 'snitching on people.'

"'You don't need someone destroying you when your own people are the worst messengers possibly,' says Geoffrey Canada, a nationally recognized anti-violence organizer in Harlem. 'And this is what black people in America have not come to grips with.'"

Black critics of Imus are hypocrites

"I will bet that Chris Rock could have said "nappy-headed hos" without making much of a wave, and I bet that he would have gotten big laughs from many of the same blacks who demanded Imus' unruly mop on a platter."

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Report: Black Family Channel Closing

"The network claimed 16 million subscribers. 'Gospel Music Channel is negotiating with BFC to take over its carriage deals,' or agreements to carry the network, 'with cable operators, according to sources close to both networks,' Umstead's story said."

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Hillary's Reverse "Sister Souljah" Strikeout

"You be trippin', girl."

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Urban film genre develops

"Gang and crime shoot-'em-ups are out, comedy and complex family dramas are in."

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'Smoking gun' tape of Hillary previewed

A felony?

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"The Inherent Racism of Population Control"

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European Parliament Passes Resolution Vowing to Take 'Homophobic' Countries to Court

"In a disgraceful debate in the European Parliament (EP) yesterday, Members of the European Parliament from France, the Netherlands and Italy, among others, vilified Poland as 'hateful' and 'repulsive' for refusing to allow promotion of homosexuality in schools.

"A vote was held today to approve an EP resolution chastising Poland for 'homophobia.' The resolution - adopted by 325 votes to 124, with 150 abstentions - calls for a fact-finding mission to be sent to Poland, for 'worldwide de-criminalisation of homosexuality' and for the Commission to take Member States to court if they breach their EU obligations."

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Ban on 'mom' and 'dad' considered – again

"She noted that Los Angeles schools already have implemented most of the proposals now pending for districts across the state, and among the changes are:

  • 'Mom' and 'dad' and 'husband' and 'wife' would have to be edited from all texts.
  • Cheerleading and sports teams would have to be gender-neutral.
  • Prom kings and queens would be banned, or if featured, would have to be gender neutral so that the king could be female and the queen male.
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms could be required for those confused about their gender identity.
  • A male who believes he really is female would be allowed into the women's restroom, and a woman believing herself a male would be allowed into a men's room.
  • Even scientific information, such has statistics showing AIDS rates in the homosexual community, could be banned.

"'It's embarrassing that we've got kids who can't pass their exit exams, but we add all sorts of complications [to school],' she told WND."

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Loyalty, fear stop info flow

"After a guest at her high school graduation party was shot dead on the ride home, Necole Evans had little to say to the police.

"There were several reasons for her silence, among them fear and loyalty."

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Had enough: advocate speaks out against hip-hop violence, misogyny

"The sad truth is that there are no easy fixes when you have a culture of anti-snitching that has developed (its roots in the mistrust of abusive police and now amplified by the music) that allows murderers to get away because of a code of silence....

"The AC360 piece covers the murder of Israel Ramirez, a bodyguard for the rap star Busta Rhymes, who was gunned down last year. There were more than 20 people who witnessed the murder, including Busta Rhymes, and no one has come forward, according to New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who said that some who were interviewed simply said that 'I have to work in this business' as a reason for not speaking to police. Of course that’s nothing new, since neither the murders of Tupac Shakur (1996) and the Notorious B.I.G. (1997) are also unsolved because of a lack of people willing to come forward.

"Cooper interviewed a group of inner city teens and pre-teens about 'snitching' and you see the depth of the problem, the unbelieveable cultural reinforcement that allows the lawlessness to continue. Police brutality, the lack of response when police are called, the clear gulf of opportunity between rich and poor have all contributed to the creation of this toxic social stew."

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JOHN MCWHORTER COMMENTARY: Great Society Begets Bad Society

"Asserts the moderate-liberal commentator: 'On "60 Minutes" last Sunday, rapper Cam'ron told Anderson Cooper that he would not inform the police if a serial killer were living next door to him, as it would alienate his fan base. The "stop snitching" Zeitgeist has become a shibboleth of being "down with" your people in poor black neighborhoods and refusing to give the police information about a black-on-black homicide, even if you witnessed it. This version of black identity has become so entrenched over the past few years that it is making it ever harder for investigators to crack murder cases. Using this technique as a means to stop racism is as misguided as it is easy. Police brutality was much worse in the past, and the war on drugs is old news. The current "stop snitching" notion is, quite simply, a subcultural fashion of the moment. It is also a facet of a larger phenomenon: a sense among black teens and 20-somethings that being aggressive toward the opposition is the soul of being authentic. There has been this element in the black community since the 1960s, but these days, it is so deeply felt that it is tacitly approved to place anti-authoritarian sentiment over saving black lives.'"

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Democratic lawmaker seeks to impeach Cheney

"Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio introduced three articles of impeachment in the Democratic-led House of Representatives against Cheney, accusing him of having misled the country into its 2003 invasion of Iraq and, more recently, threatening Iran without cause."

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US gives Sudan Darfur 'ultimatum'

"The US has said it expects Sudan to prove its commitment to allowing a strengthened UN peacekeeping force into Darfur within a matter of weeks. "

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Anti-snitch campaign riles police, prosecutors

"The black community is divided. Rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy has blasted the Stop Snitching campaign on the hip-hop group's website:'The term "snitch" was best applied to those that ratted revolutionaries like Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Che Guevara. ... Let's not let stupid cats use hip-hop to again twist this meaning for the sake of some "innerganghood" violent drug thug crime dogs, who've sacrificed the black community's women and children.'"

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Al Sharpton Plans Next Move Against Rap, Obama: 'Let's Not Single Out The Rappers'

"The Rev. Al Sharpton announced the next steps in his battle against rap music and will take his fight into various corporations' boardrooms, by buying stock in companies that promote the music.

"Sharpton and his National Action Network are planning on purchasing stock in various companies, including Time Warner and Universal Music Group, and will then use his right to attend shareholder meetings, where he will voice his opinion on lyrics deemed raunchy and sexist. "

Obama wins campus Democrats’ straw poll

"Among current students, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) was the clear favorite, winning 50 percent of the vote. (Obama also garnered a whopping 68 percent of the vote in the Prospective Freshmen Poll.) Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) came in second with 27 percent of the vote, with former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) and former Vice President Al Gore trailing behind."

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Pastors: Act now or prepare for jail

"I've already told you about how H.R. 1592 will destroy equal justice (setting up a victim hierarchy), set up a Gay Gestapo with unlimited funds and send grandma to jail for sharing her faith on the public sidewalk, as happened in Philadelphia. But what you may not know is how this bill scheduled for a vote in the House this week will come after pastors and all those who disagree with the homosexual agenda out loud. H.R. 1592 the so-called 'hate crimes' bill isn't about hate. It isn't about 'crimes' (there are already stiff penalties against crimes); it's about speech."

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Obama pulls even with Clinton in White House race

"Obama, a firs-term senator from Illinois, has steadily gained on Clinton, a veteran on the national political scene, over the last month and each now polled 32 percent among likely Democratic voters, the survey by Rasmussen Reports found. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina was third in the poll with 17 percent."

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Hip-hop's Simmons wants to remove offensive words

Prominent U.S. hip-hop executive Russell Simmons on Monday recommended eliminating the words 'bitch,' 'ho' and 'nigger' from the recording industry, considering them 'extreme curse words.'

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Obama’s Rise Strains Loyalty on Clinton Turf

"Facing a potential drift of black support, the Clinton campaign has recently taken several steps: dispatching former President Bill Clinton to speak before black and Hispanic lawmakers in Albany earlier this year, and then to address the Rev. Al Sharpton’s group, the National Action Network, in New York last week; using Bill Lynch, who was a top political adviser to former Mayor David N. Dinkins, to corral black support in New York City; and enlisting heavyweights from the black political establishment like Representative Charles B. Rangel, Democrat of New York, to help Mrs. Clinton court black leaders."

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Go Down Death! (1944) -- VIDEO

"Religious race film from Spencer Williams of "Amos N' Andy" fame."

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Hidden Facts of the History of Black America

"The overwhelming majority of Black America is registered Democrat. This of course includes Black politicians, Black business people, and Black educators. Furthermore, the Democratic Party's major supporters include the public school teachers associations and leaders of the various progressive education movements. Consequently, most Black Americans may not have ever heard some of the facts about the history of Blacks in the American political process. Tactics and strategies by Democrats have actually convinced Blacks that Republicans hate Blacks and have always wanted to destroy Black America. The truth seems to be very different. Here are some facts that Democratic Party doesn't want Black America to believe."

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I Caught Prince Charles

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The truth about fake news. Believe it.

"Fake news has been with us for a long time. Documented cases predate the modern media, reaching as far into the past as a bogus eighth century edict said to be the pope-friendly words of the Roman emperor Constantine. There are plenty of reports of forgeries and trickeries in British newspapers in the eighteenth century. But the actual term 'fake news'—two delicious little darts of malice (and a headline-ready sneer if ever there was one)—seems to have arisen in late nineteenth century America, when a rush of emerging technologies intersected with newsgathering practices during a boom time for newspapers."

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Change your thoughts and changer your life

In the television miniseries Queen, Halle Berry, who played the title role, said to her husband, played by Danny Glover: "You was a slave. I was a slave. We free now, but we still think like slaves. We still think that it our place to serve. And that's all negras ever gonna be if we go on thinkin' like that. We got to start takin' what we can get instead of just gettin' what we are allowed to have."

Proverbs 23:7 says "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. The late British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli said: "Nurture great thougts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts." Auther John C. Maxwell says in his book Thinking for a Change: "Unsuccessful people focus their thinking on survival. Average people focus their thinking on maintenance. Successful people focus their thinking on progress."

What is the total mindset of the African American community today? Is the majority thinking about survival, thinking about maintenance, or thinking about progress? What are the results? I sthe majority surviving, maintaining, or progressing? The most important question is what category does the reader choose to leave and what category he or she chooses to move into? What category will he or she teach his or her children to be in for a lifetime? You change your thoughts and you change your life. Take what you can get in ways that are legal and moral.

Don't get what you are allowed to have.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

DNA Test Clears Man Who Served 25 Years For Rape

"Jerry Miller spent 25 years behind bars for a rape he has long maintained he didn't commit. His fight to prove his innocence finally will pay off Monday when prosecutors, acting on new DNA tests that ruled out Miller as the attacker, will ask a judge to erase his conviction."

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First Black mayor of Chicago

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'HIV chasing' a trend in gay community

"A Melbourne man who fantasised about contracting HIV before actually being infected by the virus has spoken of a gay subculture in which infection is seen as 'desirable.'

"The 20-year-old man, who does not want to be named, told Fairfax newspapers both complacency about the virus and the wish to have unprotected sex with an HIV-positive man he was in love with led him to become infected."

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Is this a "deathwish"?

Worker fired after posting picture of Jesus

"The manager called him into her office. 'She told me people were offended, and she told me anything with Jesus and God can't be up,' Romansky told WND."

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The picture was in her cubicle. If they were offended, they did not have to look.

What is up with these "girly-men" politically correct office policies?

U.S. economy poised for nose dive

"As the dollar sinks to near-record lows against the euro and the British pound, the stock market has returned to record highs, but investors are being advised to anticipate a worldwide downturn and the U.S. economy may have already entered a recession. "

Supremes gives reason for hope

(Stop, in the name of love....)

"Disappointing, however, is that what we have is a decision that only touches how an abortion may be done, not whether it may be done. The brutal and inhuman procedure that is banned – partial delivery and then destruction of the unborn child – accounts for a small percentage of the almost 1 million abortions that are now being done each year."

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Black critics of Imus are hypocrites

"Let’s keep it real: Black people have a double standard regarding who can and who cannot insult us. Blacks can. Whites and others cannot.

"I am more offended when a black man refers to a black woman as a 'nappy-headed ho' than I am when a Don Imus does so. When I taught at historically black Stillman College in Alabama, I regularly heard male students refer to their female schoolmates as 'nappy-headed hos' and other names.

"Until we, black people, stop insulting and abusing ourselves, we are fair game for others to insult and abuse us. We have only ourselves to blame for the mainstreaming of 'nappy-headed hos.'”

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Koch Blasts Sharpton In Rev's Own House

"The former mayor and current New York Press columnist spoke at the opening of Rev. Al Sharpton's annual National Action Network conference yesterday, and took the time to hit Sharpton for his role in the Tawana Brawley fiasco and how it affected his career.

"'If you would have apologized for the Tawana Brawley hoax, you'd be a crossover leader,' he said. Sharpton did not react. More here."

I agree with Koch.

Clintons Butter Up Sharpton For Endorsement

"Former President Bill Clinton was in New York City on Thursday, speaking at the National Action Network convention and rallying behind Rev. Al Sharpton. Though he was there to offer up his support and respect for Sharpton, his real motive was likely to help sway the outspoken civil rights leader toward an endorsement of his wife and presidential candidate, Sen. Hillary Clinton."

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Larry Elder: Our nation's selective outrage

"Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., also slammed Imus, yet she held a fund-raiser with rapper/producer Timbaland. In his own music, Timbaland uses the "b" and "h" words, as do other artists he produces."

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Sharpton, Hip-Hop Execs. Clash Over Rap Lyrics

"After Rev. Al Sharpton cancelled plans yesterday to honor Island Def Jam CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid at a charity dinner because he feels the label releases offensive Rap music, Universal Music Group allegedly asked that its $15,000 donation to Sharpton's event be returned. The New York Post reported yesterday that Sharpton 'suspended' the planned James Brown award for Reid because he handles a stable of foul-mouthed singers, and Sharpton believed the recognition would have been inappropriate and hypocritical in the wake of his criticism of the racially insensitive comments made by Don Imus. The Post says that associates of Reid then contacted Sharpton's organization, the National Action Network, to have their contribution returned, as Universal is the parent company to Island Def Jam. However, a Universal spokesman denied that the company asked for its money back and said there are no hard feelings over Sharpton's withdrawing the award."

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Friday, April 20, 2007

The "N-Word" Rules: Who Can Say It And Who Can't -- VIDEO

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Boortz, who's said congresswoman "looks like a ghetto slut," blasted "denigration of black women through rap music"

"BOORTZ: 'I do. In fact, I've been asked to testify before Congress on this. But Oprah, this is why I'm really proud of her. Neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton will be a guest on her program today. They are not going to be a part of the show. Jason Whitlock, the Kansas City sports columnist that wrote that column I read to you last week, he will be a part of the show. Al Sharpton, no. Jesse Jackson, no. And you know, ladies and gentlemen, you know that they asked to be on the show. And Oprah told them, 'no.' So, glad Oprah had the sense to keep those race warlords away from her town hall meeting this afternoon. So, kudos to Oprah, I hope kudos is, is it OK, kudos? I've never really looked up the meaning of that word. I could get nailed on that. Kudos to Oprah for her program this afternoon.'"

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Hil & Obama got help from foul musicians

"But on the campaign trail in South Carolina on Friday, Obama told a town meeting that rappers who use derogatory language are 'degrading their sisters.'

"'I do think we've seen a coarsening of the culture,' Obama told The Associated Press afterward.

"'I think that we have not talked enough about the harmful images and messages that are sent,' he said.

"'I think that all of us have become a little complicit in this kind of relaxed attitude toward some pretty offensive things,' he said. 'And I hope this prompts some self-reflection on the part of all of us.'"

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American Nazi Had a Secret

"Wild Bill was such a force in the NSM, the largest neo-Nazi group in the U.S., that John Taylor Bowles, the group's candidate for the presidency of the United States, selected him to be his running mate. On Dec. 8, 2006, 10 hours after they announced their candidacy, Wild Bill died in a car wreck on a lonely stretch of Highway 146 near Enoree. He was 71.

"But Wild Bill took a secret with him to the grave, one he couldn't share with his NSM buddies. Wild Bill, an icon of white supremacy, was himself (to find out go to

House passes bill to give D.C. and Utah new House seats

"The people of the District of Columbia moved a step closer Thursday to gaining voting rights denied to them for more than 200 years."

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Rap Mogul Takes On Obama

"My response to Sen. Obama is that you have to talk about the poverty and ignorance that creates such a climate that the poets can talk like that," Simmons told ABC News. 'And all the politicians owe them an education and an opportunity for a better life  and maybe they'll say something better.'

"But Simmons disputed Obama's contention that Imus' comments were in any way similar to those heard in rap music.

"'People who are angry, uneducated and come from tremendous struggle, they have poetic license and they say things that offend you,' Simmons said. 'You have to talk about the conditions that create those kinds of lyrics. When you are talking about a privileged man who has a mainstream vehicle and mainstream support and is on a radio station like that you have to deal with them differently.'"

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PLEASE go to the THUGWATCH section on this site and you will see the "poverty and ignorance" in the lyrics to the rap songs.

Getting Out to Get a Vote

"'Free D.C.! Free D.C.!' chanted the activists, who thronged several blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue, marching past fluttering red-and-white District flags and U.S. flags. They waved signs reading 'I Demand the Vote,' 'Democracy Starts at Home' and -- in a nod to the foul weather -- 'Getting Wet to Get a Vote.'"

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The Shameful Lynching of America by Al Sharpton

"In fact, Snoop Dogg claimed that when rappers sing about bitches and hoes, it’s really about the loser women who are to be exploited in the same vein that pimps take advantage of women down on their luck. But, then Stuart Scott, of ESPN fame, notes that Blacks calling women 'hoes' is really a term of endearment, or rather, a sign of affection, and that’s just the way it is. And, from the MSNBC website came a report that the slur, 'nappy-headed' was really an old, outdated slur, once meant to be especially cruel, that fell out of favor, presumably by offensive whites – until Imus and Sharpton reminded America....

"And, the proof is in the pudding in how Snoop Dogg and Stuart Scott contradict one another, and these are two highly visible Blacks. If they can’t agree what the word, “hoe” means, then how in the hell can Don Imus be expected to know every proper contextual use of slurs? Again, it must be because he’s not Black....

"Sharpton has been shaming people in America in the same manner as a fraudulent shrink would falsely tell a woman she was raped as a child to continue earning counseling fees for repetitive counseling sessions. And, much like a woman who is duped into thinking she’s a victim, Sharpton has managed to counsel the Rutgers women’s basketball team into a collective hive of victims. If you don’t believe me, then ask Snoop Dogg and Stuart Scott why they completely contradict Sharpton’s own interpretation of Imus’ words.

"Instead of teaching young Americans that sometimes, people act stupidly and then when they realize they did something wrong and forgive them, Sharpton wants Black America to remain hateful, angry, and hurt so that he can remain relevant to today’s society. Without all the firebomb threats and violent protests, Sharpton is nothing but a two-bit pimp and ambulance chaser, waiting for the next racial situation for him to exploit for his own material gain. Like a bad shrink or a neighborhood pimp, Sharpton needs to be removed from the public eye.

"And, I’ve got one more thing to say to Black America: yes, you were exploited as slaves; yes, you’ve had some difficulties with oppression and discrimination; and yes, it makes you look like fools when Snoop Dogg and Stuart Scott completely contradict themselves and Al Sharpton. Maybe the truth is really that you’re not as much of a victim as you might think and just maybe, it’s time for you to get over the idea of being a perpetual victim you’ve been shamed into believing by the likes of Sharpton."

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'Unimaginable suffering' now gripping Darfur

"More than four years after civil war erupted in Darfur, forcing at least two million people to flee their homes, Oxfam will launch a new appeal today to alleviate the "unimaginable" suffering in this arid region of western Sudan."

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Real Facts about Hip Hop, the Music Industry & Black Folks By Pearl Jr.

"Furthermore, as I watched Oprah Winfrey this week, I found myself very disappointed watching some desperate millionaire fall guys speak about NOT blaming filth-spewing rap cr*p artists for the NEWLY arrived heights of devastation among Black American Citizens. Oprah's in studio on stage guests, who have gained from our pain was Russell Simmons, Bernard Chivers, Kevin Liles, and Common (who is among the few positive artists), who made excuse after excuse for the vast widespread devastation of the Black community.

"I'm asking all those who watched Oprah not to get confused with their mind-twisting fast-talking bullying tactics that was force-feeding everyone to look everywhere else but inside themselves to make that change; they are their own man in the mirror, who hold the power to rid our lives of the mental trash that cleverly deceived us with beats that were given to us as gifts from our ancestors to be used for loving and healing purposes.

"I must disagree with a popular notion that negative lyrics sell. No, the consumer bought the beat and the groove and was tricked into condoning and repeating lyrics that commonly used the rhythms of nursery rhymes to convince us that being horrible human beings would render us massive rewards. The glamorizing of despicable language such as nigga, bitch and ho could have only involved the work of the devil who is THE master of deception.

"What is missing are all the non-Black record company owners and executives that hated Black people while smiling in their faces telling them that they will pay them riches for putting down Black people and lying to Black people telling them over and over and over again what is wrong is right."

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Zimbabwe: Defiant voices of victims and eye witnesses of Mugabe's terror campaign

"In the past 30 days between 11 March and 10 April the MDC reports that over 600 Zimbabwean citizens among them opposition leaders, activists, trade unionists, journalists, students and civilians have been either arrested, assaulted, tortured, abducted, shot or killed in cold blood during a systematic and meticulous but brutal terror campaign sponsored by the ZANU PF regime."

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Democrats scramble to court Sharpton

"The solid attendance -- starting with John Edwards on Wednesday and continuing with Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama later this week -- reflects Sharpton's prominence in the party, concern that he might run again and the Democrats' effort to appeal to the base, particularly black voters."

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Are You A Hip-Hop Apologist?

"The argument is often made by Russell Simmons and others that rappers are poets who simply report on what they feel and their surroundings, and that they shouldn't be censored. As an emcee, on that point we partially agree -- we shouldn't be censored. But balance between the negative and positive needs to be provided, and it currently isn't. Most artistic integrity is questionable at best. My understanding is that artists are supposed to express what they believe in at all costs (if not, there's work at the post office). But most don't, and they mold their approaches to making music based on what they perceive major labels wanting. If Def Jam or Interscope or any of these other large culture-defining companies issued a blanket decree that they would only support material and artists with positive messages then 99% of those making music now would switch up to accommodate. That's real talk. I'm not saying these labels should (or would), but if they did, gangstas would stop being gangstas and misogynists would stop being misogynists at the drop of a DIME. Many artists are like children, and most will say and do what is expected of them in order to benefit financially. And although there is definite self-examination that needs to take place within the artist community, the lion's share of the blame falls on the enablers who only empower voices of negativity. Record labels and commercial radio often use the excuse that they are 'responding to the streets' and that they are 'giving the people what they want.' B*******. They dictate the taste of the streets, and people can't miss what they never knew. The fact is that there are conscious decisions made by the big business and entertainment elite daily about what to present to the masses -- and it is from those choices that we are allowed to decide what we do and do not like. Who presents the music that callers are invited to 'make or break' on the radio? That callers are invited to 'vote on' on T.V.? Who decides on what makes it to the store shelves or the airwaves at all? Like I said, life imitates art, and pseudo-black culture is determined by those other than us every day. Walk into any rap label or urban radio station and you can count the number of black employees on one hand."

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The Fuzz was his Cuz at one time?

"So the rapper Cam'ron is appearing on '60 Minutes' this Sunday to explain why he would never help the police, even if they were investigating a serial killer who lived next door to him. The performer (real name: Cameron Giles) believes that his CD sales and popularity would sag if fans saw him aiding law enforcement. But Giles, 31, hasn't always been so down on the fuzz. In fact, New York Police Department records indicate that he cooperated with cops after he was assaulted at a Harlem playground. According to an NYPD report...."

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They are selling us out....

A rapper said that he would not help the police even if a serial killer lived next door to him because it would hurt his business and violate his code of ethics?

According to a Drudge Report article of April 20, 2007 ( "Rap star Cam'ron says there's no situation -- including a serial killer living next door -- that would cause him to help police in any way, because to do so would hurt his music sales and violate his 'code of ethics.' Cam'ron, whose real name is Cameron Giles, talks to Anderson Cooper for a report on how the hip-hop culture's message to shun the police has undermined efforts to solve murders across the country. Cooper's report will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, April 22 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"'If I knew the serial killer was living next door to me?' Giles responds to a hypothetical question posed by Cooper. 'I wouldn't call and tell anybody on him -- but I'd probably move,' says Giles. 'But I'm not going to call and be like, "The serial killer's in 4E.:"' ( For an excerpt of Giles' interview, click here....

"Rappers appear to be concerned about damaging what's known as their 'street credibility,' says Geoffrey Canada, an anti-violence advocate and educator from New York City's Harlem neighborhood. 'It's one of those things that sells music and no one really quite understands why,' says Canada. Their fans look up to artists if they come from the 'meanest streets of the urban ghetto,' he tells Cooper. For that reason, Canada says, they do not cooperate with the police.

Canada says in the poor New York City neighborhood he grew up in, only the criminals didn't talk to the police, but within today's hip-hop culture, that's changed. 'It is now a cultural norm that is being preached in poor communities....It's like you can't be a black person if you have a set of values that say "I will not watch a crime happen in my community without getting involved to stop it,"' Canada tells Cooper.

Young people from some of New York's toughest neighborhoods echo Canada's assessment, calling the message not to help police 'the rules' and helping the police 'a crime' in their neighborhoods. These 'rules' are contributing to a much lower percentage of arrests in homicide cases -- a statistic known as the 'clearance rate' -- in largely poor, minority neighborhoods throughout the country, according to Prof. David Kennedy of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 'I work in communities where the clearance rate for homicides has gone into the single digits,' says Kennedy. The national rate for homicide clearance is 60 percent. 'In these neighborhoods, we are on the verge of -- or maybe we have already lost -- the rule of law,' he tells Cooper.

"Says Canada, 'It's like we're saying to the criminals, "You can have our community....Do anything you want and we will either deal with it ourselves or we'll simply ignore it."'"

Let me get this straight. You mean the code of ethics in some Black neighborhoods is to let the criminals reign? They would not help the police if their mother was jacked in an alley or if a grandmother was killed? I cooperated with the police after I was robbed at gunpoint on my own front porch in 2005. Was I selling out or "betraying my Blackness"? (By the way, the police I talked to were all Black.) Does that mean that in certain neighborhoods I could not trust my neighbors to keep the neighborhood safe?

I keep saying at this rate the KKK will go out of business because their services will not needed anymore. There are Blacks are doing their job for them.

Who are the real sellouts?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Jesse Jackson feels the heat as political rival steals his thunder, and mistress

"Mr Sharpton, the man once branded the 'Beast of the Bronx,', seized the opportunity to get one over on Mr Jackson at the private party for the opening of his National Action Network’s West Coast office.

"The gamble paid off. Not only did Karin Stanford - Mr Jackson’s former mistress and the mother of his two-year-old love child, Ashley - accept Mr Sharpton’s invitation to join him at the private party, she also took a swipe at her old flame by telling guests: 'Sharpton is the only civil rights leader I respect and support.'"

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The Day Before Dr. King's Assassination

April 3, 1968 at the Memphis hotel.

The Organizers of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C.

Left to Right: John Lewis of the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Whitney Young, Jr. of the National Urban League, A. Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Negro American Labor Council, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and Roy Wilkins of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

"March on Washington: A massive public demonstration that articulated the goals of the Civil Rights Movement. It was A. Philip Randolph who conceived the march. In 1941 his threat to assemble 100,000 African Americans in the capital helped convince President Franklin D. Roosevelt to sign an executive order banning discrimination in the defense industries and creating the Fair Employment Practices Committee. More than 20 years later, Randolph revived his idea. His primary interest, as always, was jobs - African Americans were disproportionately unemployed and underpaid."

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Who or What is the Black Taliban?

What is the "Black Taliban"?

It is the self-appointed race police.

They are the "Keepers of the Blackness."

They are the "Black Enough" committee who certifies who are and who are not "authentically Black."

They are the ones who call others who do not fall in line with their rhetoric Uncle Tom's, snow-blacks, black skunks, black anglo saxons, zebras, Sambos, jigaboos, uncolas, wooly heads, Rev. Pork Chops, chicken eaters, bootlickers, black stooges, handkerchief-head Negros, white breads, rent-a-Toms, sellouts, Stepin Fetchits, low-belly creepers, turncoats, caste flunkies, lawn jockeys, hafricans, crumb snatchers, co-caucasians, butt kissers, waterboys, high yallers, shoeshine boys, tree tops, pleasers and appeasers, and slap happy Amos and Andys.

They are people like the self-appointed "Council on Black Internal Affairs" which published a book called The American Directory of Certified Uncle Toms. Some of the people they list, beside the usual suspects, are:

Julian Bond
Vernon Jordan
John Lewis
Maya Angelou
Henry Louis Gates
Star Jones
Harry Belafonte
Bill Cosby
Morgan Freeman
James Earl Jones
Diana Ross
Oprah Winfrey
Phillis Wheatley
Booker T. Washington
W.E.B. Du Bois
Ralph Bunche
Bayard Rustin
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Jackie Robinson
even "Ice Cube"

The Black Taliban seeks to silence and to ridicule the voices of those who do not repeat the "party line," Soviet style. There is no freedom of thought. They want to silence those who have websites like which says it has been "reporting on the fronline of dissent since 1985."

What did "Uncle Tom" Booker T. Washington say:

"There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs....There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

There is nothing new under the sun.

The "Liberal" Authoritarian Urge

"That's correct. We're not able to think for ourselves, and allowing us free choice in determining our information feeds will inevitably skew our thinking away from 'fairness,' so 'fairness' in the form of a false egalitarianism must be imposed on us by mandate. At base the argument is an old one, a classic manifestation of American left 'liberalism' and the nanny-state authoritarian impulse. We're not capable of making our own choices wisely, so those choices must be imposed upon us by those who Know Better. It's For Our Own Good, after all. We must get our prescribed amount of 'balance.'"

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Booker T. Washington said:

"There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs....There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

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