Dear Sweet Mother International,
Please, please don't forget to add the United States of America to your "undeveloped nations" category. There is virtually nothing in place here in the government to help mothers. I have known single mothers who are forced to work 2 or more jobs -- 90 hours a week, in order to afford the childcare they are forced to have. Childcare in this area costs about $800 a month per child. A minimum wage job… Continue
Added by HTS on February 20, 2009 at 5:30am —
Odhiambo T Oketch:
Yesterday was a sad day for the many Kenyans on whose behalf President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila were begging food for from the International Partners just recently at KICC.
In the floor of Parliament, we all watched with shock as Parliament voted against a censure motion against the Minister of Agriculture. This cleansing, at whatever cost it was, proved once more that the big THIEVES can never be touched in Kenya. They will steal and look… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 19, 2009 at 8:46am —
February 19, 2008
Typically during the month of February, Black History month, media seems to focus on the state of race relations. I have done many interviews and had many conversations on this issue. As a result, I have spent more time than usual reflecting on this issue.
As a political operative, I have spent many hours meeting with senators, congressmen, governors, and mayors from both parties. My observation is that most Black elected… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on February 19, 2009 at 12:00am —
Over the past few years, corruption has become a topic of increased interest and debate within Nigerian society. Nigeria’s independent media and other commentators worldwide are constantly assessing the government's efforts to address corruption. This public discourse is a critical element in any anticorruption effort and is essential in raising public awareness of the issues associated with corruption in Nigeria.
In a democratic society, the public's tolerance, or more… Continue
Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on February 17, 2009 at 4:08pm —
COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS LEAD NATIONAL IMAGE CAMPAIGN THROUGH "NO MORE SAGGING" POSTERS AND WORKSHOP SERIES
Atlanta, GA - (BlackNews.com)
- President Barack Obama made an adverse national appeal for “brothers” to “pull up their pants” during a MTV program in November. In support of the President's plea,… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 16, 2009 at 8:22pm —
Build Black Progressive Radio!! Support the Institute of the Black World 21st Century!!
Ron Daniels-- Has a daily Talk Show on WWRL AM 1600 , "An Hour with Professor Ron Daniels" which airs from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon EST
Connect on the link above to hear the show!
Ron Daniels, served as Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights for twelve years,. A scholar-activist who… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 16, 2009 at 8:43am —
For Immediate Release:
Monday, February 16, 2009
Contact: Corey Halstead
Former XM talk show host joins USTalkNetwork
(Washington, DC)—Former XM talk show host, Raynard Jackson is set to join the USTalkNetwork on Saturday, March 7, 2009. His live show will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Washington, DC—east coast time) every Saturday night. The live show will be called, “Talking Right with Raynard Jackson.”
Talking Right with Raynard… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on February 16, 2009 at 12:33am —
Chokwe Lumumba For Jackson, MS City Council
Building a New Jackson, Building a New South, Building Self-Determination!
The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) is taking a bold step to advance the cause of New Afrikan Self-determination. Building off the experiences of developing the Freedom Party in Selma, Alabama and the Reconstruction Party in New Orleans, Louisiana, MXGM co-founder, Chokwe Lumumba, is running for City Council in Jackson, Mississippi. The… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 15, 2009 at 9:00pm —
We’ve taken our eyes off the prize.
For too long. Far too long. Far too lost.
Far too many, too far gone.
Today, the things that matter most to our youth shouldn’t.
And the ones who should matter most, don’t.
The things they want to be, they’ll never see.
The things they should see, they’ll probably never… Continue
Added by R. Lee Gordon on February 14, 2009 at 6:55pm —
Good day and blessings.
On behalf of our teenage generation who needs us more today than ever before, please consider supporting and / or participating in this event, and sharing this information among your circles of influence:
Happy Black History Month, sisters and brothers, and those to whom it should concern:
As my “calling" is to uplift the quality of life and learning for our young generation in a country… Continue
Added by R. Lee Gordon on February 14, 2009 at 6:55pm —
From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Class Warfare- Behind The Veil
“ Current financial crises are cabal-planned-and-executed terrorist ‘false-flag’ attacks on American workers: an operation in which a nation attacks itself but makes it appear that an enemy has committed the attack, provoking peace-loving people into fighting against the demonized ‘enemy.’ In the present situation, the ‘enemy’ is said to be ‘happenstance,’ as though current economic… Continue
Added by Junious Ricardo Stanton on February 13, 2009 at 10:44pm —
January 12, 2008 — What is wrong with Africa? Why is the largest number of failed states on the continent? Is something fundamentally wrong with Africans or could there be another explanation? Trying to find answers to these questions, let’s see what historians and social scientists believe are the roots of the conflict in Sudan, an African country where peace lasted for little over a decade since 1956.
Like in all other parts of the world, there was… Continue
Added by BF Bankie on February 13, 2009 at 2:00am —
February 11, 2009
What an amazing year thus far! Obama’s inauguration, Mike Tomlin’s Steelers win the Super Bowl (the youngest Black coach in the .N.F.L. and the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl in history), and Michael Steele’s election as the first Black to lead the Republican Party. God has brought us from a mighty long way.
As I reflected on how far we have come, I wondered what would happen if God said, “ENOUGH.” I have done all I am going… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on February 12, 2009 at 8:30am —
How are you? I am a little tired but I am okay. It is a busy time for me. African-American Heritage Month or Black History Month or whatever you choose to call this time of year is very demanding, and the scholars tend to really push themselves during this time. Last weekend I lectured in Detroit and Chicago and right now I am in the middle of an Ohio lecture series. I am trying to get at least a few hours of sleep every night. My diet could be a lot better but I am… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 12, 2009 at 8:00am —
10th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL
"A Decade of Keeping Our Music Alive"
Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) presents its 10th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival from April 1 thru 30, 2009. This month long celebration of an American original art form Jazz, will be held in venues throughout Brooklyn, New York.
Some of the musicians and events scheduled include: legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes, Randy Weston, Dave Valentin, Houston Person, Melba… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 12, 2009 at 6:32am —
IS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE A MYTH?
National Survey Finds That the Hip-Hop Generation Embraces Internet Technology and New Media
Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com
) - Despite previous assertions, the overwhelming majority of low-income urban teens are accessing the Internet, buying the latest cell phones and engaging in online social networking. A national survey of more than 1,500 African American and Hispanic teens and young adults,… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 11, 2009 at 6:35pm —
Young Women’s Political Leadership Program:
July 15-19, 2009 Washington, DC
Application deadline: February 16, 2009
The Young Women’s Political Leadership Program encourages high school girls to channel their leadership into politics. Running Start is hosting our second annual program this July to train high school girls in political leadership skills and to plant the seed that they should run for office.… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on February 11, 2009 at 12:04pm —
A National Conference presented by Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education
Saturday March 28, 2009
ALL DAY (come early- seats are limited!)
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
(at 34th Street)
New York City
On March 28, 2009 the Graduate Center for Worker Education at Brooklyn College will welcome some of the leading activists… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 11, 2009 at 10:27am —
February 5, 2009
The past three weeks I have been a witness to history that I never dreamed I would see. I was at Obama’s swearing in on January 20th. Then last week I watched the election of Michael Steele to be the first Black and new chairman of the Republican National Committee. The power of the two offices are not comparable, but their significance is.
I have known Michael Steele for many, many years and consider him to be a friend. I have… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on February 10, 2009 at 9:50am —
James C. McIntosh, M.D.:
The great Prussian general, and before I get into trouble and anybody is asked to denounce me, for calling a Germanic leader great, let me cautiously say wickedly great. The wickedly great Prussian general Frederick the Great wrote in his instructions to his generals, that "The greatest secret of war and the masterpiece of a skillful general is to starve his enemy.
That's what sanctions do.
In Zimbabwe sanctions have created… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 10, 2009 at 9:00am —