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Do you have hundreds of friends on Facebook??? Well here is a good twist on Web 2.0 social-marketing. Facebook and Burger King are teaming up to give you a free Whopper…as long as you "sacrifice" 10 friends to get it.
AdWeek reports that Crispin Porter + Bogusky, which designed the campaign, thought up the idea after realizing… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on January 11, 2009 at 3:04pm —
(In case my note didn't already reach you) You KNOW my love for you is unmitigated; your contributions to our knowledge of self will last forever! What tremendous things you've done for our people!
My family and I are all the RICHER because of your prodigious work and I hereby thank you.
We wish for your full recovery in spite of alla' da' medications - smiles...
Love and 'Nuff Respect,
Carol Taylor R.N.
First Black U.S.A. Flight… Continue
From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton Things That Make You Go Hmmm?
“WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voiced strong support on Thursday for Israel's battle against Hamas militants in Gaza, while urging a ceasefire that would prevent Hamas from launching any more rockets into Israel. The chamber agreed on a voice vote to the non-binding resolution co-sponsored by Democratic and Republican party leaders in the chamber.”…Continue
The previous generation of young Black males was destroyed between 1985 and 2005. No amount of crying, cursing or hand-wringing can change this because that generation is gone! We need only walk down any city street in almost any predominantly African American community to see residue of the broken lives -- millions of young Black men nationwide. Few people spoke out effectively and even fewer engaged in actions to… Continue
(Belzoni, Mississippi) - The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), and Juneteenth America, Inc. (JAI) announces the 2009 National Juneteenth Events Schedule. The establishment of Juneteenth as a National Holiday Observance, the preservation of our African-American jazz legacy and providing opportunities for reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery are among the… Continue
What you say today can impact your life tomorrow. Your choice of words can move you in a direction towards or away from effective personal and professional relationships and you are in charge of that choice. Positive direction means that the words you speak consistently steer you toward the…
UPDATE: ANOTHER STAY FOR TROY
"...let Justice roll down like water, And Righteousness as a Mighty stream"
Friends, I could not be happier to share with you that Troy Davis received a stay of execution - this means that his execution scheduled for Monday night is OFF! The stay is based on a new appeal that was filed Wednesday seeking permission to file a new lawsuit based on innocence claims.
On behalf of GFADP, the board and our members, we offer our…Continue
Oscar Grant, young father and peacemaker, executed by BART police
by Davey D
Oscar Grant, 22, murdered in cold blood by BART
police just two hours into the new year, was the
loving father of a 4-year-old daughter, a fact he
told the police just as he was shot. He worked as
a butcher at Farmer Joe’s Marketplace.
By now everyone has seen the horrific videos of
an Oakland BART police… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 7, 2009 at 7:17pm —
This is a message from Troy Anthony Davis
I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not… Continue
Added by MetroSistah on January 7, 2009 at 3:28pm —
What Can Black America Learn from Communist China?
Build Businesses and Prosper
By Robert N. Taylor
When it comes to China, the numbers are truly astounding. The Asian giant has the fastest growing economy in the world - averaging roughly 10 percent growth per year for the past 25 years. By way of contrast, if we in the United States grow by just three percent, our economists consider that good news.
In fact, China is growing so rapidly that it expects to build a… Continue
What would it mean if all or most progressive African
(Black) organizations and institutions in your city all used a
single online calendar to post their events and to check the
events of other organizations and institutions?
And what if the calendar allowed for great detail;
including contact phone, web and email information?
And what if the calendar was dynamic: letting you post
From the Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton Economic Armageddon
“It is often reported in the headlines of newspapers that a certain gentleman or woman had been brutally beaten up for failing to pay the debts due to a money-lender. In Malaysia, money-lenders are often referred to as “Ah-Longs”. This is even the case when the debt is paltry. If the money-lender adopts the “soft method” in recovering a loan, it may encourage defaults and non-payments. Brutality…Continue
Jeffrey B. Perry newest book Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem
"Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic,
and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era,
combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness
into a coherent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced
"New Negro"… Continue