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May 2009 Blog Posts (42)

The Termination of Black Culture

The Termination of Black Culture:

Is Black Music Month Worth Celebrating

Paul Scott

I recently saw the new blockbuster movie, Terminator Salvation; the latest installment of the Terminator series that started back in the 80's. The Terminator movies are about what happens when a machine called Skynet ,which was originally created to serve mankind ,one day decides to turn on its masters and create a bunch of cyborgs to exterminate humans.

This… Continue

Added by Min. Paul Scott on May 31, 2009 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Obama’s Supreme Choice

May, 28, 2009

Raynard Jackson

President Obama’s pick of judge Sonia Sotomayor was a supreme choice. I say this not for all the conventional reasons one would expect.

Before I explain my position, let me establish a few facts that will give you the context for my position.

First, a president is entitled to have his nominees confirmed, unless a disqualifying issue is discovered. Disagreeing with a person on abortion, gay rights, or affirmative action… Continue

Added by Raynard Jackson on May 28, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Protect Yourself Against Phishing On Social Networks

Greetings Family,

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It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)

There has been a rash of new Phishing attempts on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Ning networks. Cybercriminals follow popular trends. Wherever There’s A Crowd….There’s Money

One of the three schemes that have suddenly appeared on Twitter, appears to have begun last Thursday with the creation of a few bogus accounts… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on May 27, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

the coming divide


in considering myself a politically conscious afrikan-n-amerikkka, having delved into the various mechanizations that have affected my people for the past five hundred years on this side of the planet, correctly styled by me, as the united snakes of amerikkka, i've come to the conclusion that there will be a dividing line among the black collective masses of my people. an unfortunate line will be drawn or at least the potential of it has a strong chance or rearing its… Continue

Added by Mickel Hendrix aka Nat Turner on May 26, 2009 at 7:01pm — 3 Comments

A Blues for Mr. Dilawar

No country that commits the sort of truly evil war crimes America has committed recently can possibly rest easy with itself, and no people like the American people can even slightly escape the implications and the weight of our nation's most evil crimes. That is why we are jumpy lately, why there is an edge to our interpersonal relationships that wasn't there ten years ago, and why there is a tone of subdued hysteria in our mass media. That is why "reality" shows (Freud would have a… Continue

Added by Rayfield A. Waller on May 25, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

A Very British Scandal and The Nigerian Experience

For about three weeks now, the British Media have been a having a field day with the inconvenience and embarrassment of British Members of Parliament and the Government in the scandal of the fiddling of expenses by various elected members of the British government.

Many MPs (as we call them) have virtually fallen on their own swords. Cabinet Officers have been forced to resign; some MPs are standing down at the next election (whenever that is called); the Prime Minister himself was… Continue

Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on May 25, 2009 at 5:50am — No Comments

You don't get paid to think!

This is why,

When you have time, you don't have money

When you have money, you don't have time

You don't earn money if your not physically laboring.

You get paid to do things

the same things that someone once laid whips across your ancestors backs to make them do.

before they realized that

1) It be cheaper to just pay people to do them, (until the people could be replaced with machines)

2) If you offer people money, you create competition for… Continue

Added by Ulysses on May 23, 2009 at 5:38pm — No Comments


For Immediate Release:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Contact: Corey Halstead


(Washington, DC)— Please join Talking Right with Raynard Jackson on Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 7-9:00 p.m. where the entire show will be a tribute to Wayman Tisdale. Tisdale died May 15th after a two year battle with cancer.

Tisdale grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and played college basketball at Oklahoma University. He then went on to play 12 years in the N.B.A. (Indiana,… Continue

Added by Raynard Jackson on May 23, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Empowering Our Daughters


c/o Asinia Lukata Chikuyu/Founder/Project Coordinator

Post Office Box 11095

Jackson, Mississippi 39283-1095

phone 601/957-2969 or 601.982.0795 [fax#] - email -

Monday, May 18, 2009

Press Release:

For Immediate Use

Contact: Aki Lukata - 601.957.2969 or 601.982.0861

Call for Abstracts/Papers

2009 Sistahood Town Hall Meeting

“Changing Me! Changing You” - Part 1 &… Continue

Added by Brotha Lukata on May 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

All Roads Lead to Juneteenth 2009

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America


Media Alert

Contact: Njere Alghanee, NCC


“ All Roads Lead to Juneteenth 2009 ”

Atlanta, GA. NCOBRA, the National Coalition of Black for Reparations in America will convene its 20th Annual Conference in commemoration of Juneteenth (June 19, 1865), which became a celebration of jubilee… Continue

Added by SendMeYourNews on May 21, 2009 at 9:34am — No Comments

Update on Pinnacle, birth place of the Rastafarian Movement




June 16th, 2009 we’ll celebrate the Earth Strong (birthday) of the Founding Father of the Rastafarian Movement, Dr. Leonard Percival Howell at Pinnacle Groundation Site in Sligoville, St. Catherine. A press conference will be held that day to bring awareness to private and public sectors in Jamaica and abroad.

June 25th, 2009 at noon in the Spanish Town Magistrate’s Court the case with the St. Jago… Continue

Added by SendMeYourNews on May 21, 2009 at 8:21am — No Comments



"WE DO NOT TORTURE" President Barak Obama said recently. Really now and since when? Where did the

president live?? Oh Chicago.


The Persistence of Andrew Wilson November 29, 2007

A cop killer who fought to expose torture in the Chicago Police Department has died, but his testimony from beyond the grave could still help bring down its perpetrators.… Continue

Added by JA on May 21, 2009 at 6:53am — No Comments

Wayman Tisdale—In Memoriam

May 21, 2009

Raynard Jackson

Last Friday, I received the shocking news of the sudden death of my good friend, Wayman Tisdale. Tisdale played basketball for 3 years at Oklahoma University and 12 years in the N.B.A. (Indiana, Sacramento, and Phoenix).

Upon retiring from basketball, he went on to have a critically acclaimed music career as a jazz bassist. He recorded a total of 8 CDs beginning in 1995 (“Power Forward” on the Motown Label). His last CD, Rebound… Continue

Added by Raynard Jackson on May 21, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Where I come from

In nineteen sixty seven, tanks and armed troops moved past this house towards Grand River and West Grand Blvd and this

I was three years old, that corner was walking distance from both of my family's home and both of my grandmothers' homes… Continue

Added by Ulysses on May 18, 2009 at 1:10am — 7 Comments

The Toolbox of Freebies / Nothing for middle management / Nothing for the middle man

Has anyone paid attention to the expanding list of free tools, instructional material and services meant for collaborative enterprises, especially for mass communication media and alternative energy?

I don't know what anyone is focused on, but I'm looking at the gaps and holes in our communities, with a personal and rather passionate interest in mass media and energy.

Because a lot of our community's attention is placed in consuming shiny, tightly, packaged, melodramatic,… Continue

Added by Ulysses on May 18, 2009 at 12:46am — 1 Comment

Seeking forgiveness

I'm posting this because I need to muster up the courage to seek forgiveness from someone that I've hurt.

The fact that I love this person more than air is irrelevant to the truth that I caused them pain.

I feel the need to reach out to them to offer them support while they're dealing with an even greater pain.

I'm putting this into the universe in the way that is most comfortable for me.

Because in some odd way this seems somewhat more lasting than just speaking it… Continue

Added by Ulysses on May 17, 2009 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Should We Save Black Radio?

Live or Let Die:

Should We Save Black Radio?

Paul Scott

"I can't explain why Hip Hop died or the fact that it did and no one cried. "

Big Swagg (local artist)

Funerals are funny things, sometimes. Never mind that the dearly departed cheated on his wife, borrowed a small fortune of unpaid loans from friends and habitually kicked his neighbor's dog, according to the pastor during the eulogy, the man was a saint.

I… Continue

Added by Min. Paul Scott on May 16, 2009 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

The $50 Billion Purchasing Power of African Immigrants

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It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer"

African immigrants like US Blacks, are an untapped niche market within the US population. US African Chamber of Commerce estimates the buying power of African immigrants to be $50 billion dollars in annual consumer spending.

A new first-of-its-kind study undertaken by New American Dimensions and commissioned by the US African… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on May 15, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Without Exception: Pelosi, Obama, the CIA and American Crimes

by Kwasi Seitu

Nancy Pelosi is trying to deny that which is applicable to the entire Congress with regard to the international criminality of George “Baby Doc” Bush’s “War on Terrorism,” which is that they went along with and approved of the ends justifying the means, even if that meant subjecting people to torture. Even though America has yet to admit that it engaged in torture, referring to its conduct as “enhanced interrogation techniques” or “what some people call torture,” it is… Continue

Added by MalcolmXavier on May 15, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Nobody Thinking 'bout You, Miss Ann


Kong, in side angle, begins to pick her clothes off, as a monkey might pick a

rag doll to pieces.

-from the screenplay, "Kong", 1933,

by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose

Yep. It happened to me in St. Clair Shores. I know a lot of stories about Black men round these parts begin with those very same words, but for some reason I didn't think that day that one of those…


Added by Rayfield A. Waller on May 15, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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