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NB COMMENTARY: I really wanted to NOT be in this Beyoncé Madness, but the irony of it all is to see folks being offended by her antics to the point of calling it racist when in fact, if they took the time to read the lyrics, they would see the song is all about Beyoncé getting hers. With a smattering of some retorts against "whatever." The fact that she even uses this "so-called" Black Panther imagery, which in and of itself is a smack in the face of the movement, a downgrade at best in its pr
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Soul Train 40th Year Anniversary In Chicago Overlooked Chicago Recording Artist Bobby Hutton Who Performed On The 1st 1971 Pilot Soul Train Show !!

By Marksallen, today at 2:50 am

Chicago Recording Artist Bobby Hutton performed live (see attached link) onnthe very first national pilot show of the nationally syndicated SOUL TRAIN music tv show with Don Cornelius, yet for some reason Bobby Hutton was not included in the line-up

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A Bad Joint

August 4, 2011


Raynard Jackson


The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies used to be one of the preeminent think tanks in Washington, DC.  They focus on issues of particular concern to the Black community.


Over the years I have participated in or hosted panels with them that were very substantive and informative.  They were a think tank in its truest form---there to provide unbiased analysis, not to promote and agenda!


Unfortunately, those days are gone.  They no longer have the standin

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Confessions of an Marxist Ideologue

Rodney D. Coates ~

            Well, my colleague (Sam Friedman) has challenged me to identify the Marxist ideologues that I refer to in my most recent blurb.  The problem with friends is that they hold us accountable.  And if confession, as my Baptist friends constantly remind me, is good for the soul, then let me here and now confess –that yes once I was a Marxist ideologue.  Where do I begin –at the beginning I suppose. 

Most of you know that I was in the military, a Viet Nam veteran, and duri

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Congressman Rush says Rahm Emanuel TV Ads Insult Black Community During Black History Month


One of the first community organizers to work with Barack Obama in Chicago for over 20 years. Now Associate Editor of The South Street Journal Newspaper and 37 year activist/journalist, recently selected as 2010 Who's Who In Black Chicago. 312-624-8351 or 773-392-0165

While the  media has made hea
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The Black Leadership Development Insitute, BLDI
449 East 35th Street, 1st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Mark S. Allen, Founder/President
FRIDAY, MAY 28th, 2010
"We Tried Not To Let You Down"
Thomas, you were committed to your Chatham community in terms of crime intervention and prevention, and you had your ears to the ground, you sounded the alarm, we tried not to let you down. Two weeks before you died, community leaders, elected official
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May 17, 2010 Stephanie Gadlin

(773) 224-6500 ofc.; (202) 286-9829 mobile

Congressman Bobby Rush, Atty. Jim Montgomery, the Mother of CVS strangulation victim Anthony Kyser, area pastors and others to hold Tuesday Morning News Conference to ask for criminal charges against persons responsible for the man’s homicide

CHICAGO—In the wake of the recent strangulation death of a 35-year-old man by a CVS store manager, on Tuesday, May 18 at 9:30

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