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'Ain't Ballin' is the new Chicago anthem and is a nudge for the people out here faking their statuses. Take a look at the video and tell us what you think.

Be sure to follow them on Twitter, @BBELOUDPACKTEAM@KINGBONE_ and @Young_Flash068

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Check out their article on Platinum HipHop!

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Nana's Commentary

After sharing the video on how Fast Food has changed the world, it seems only fitting to share "The Dark Side of the All-American Meal with my readers..... Watch the video, read the book.


(Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry.[3])






 
 
 
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April 27th is the 130th Anniversary of the Birth of Hubert Henry Harrison (1883-1927)

Extraordinary Harlem-Based Intellectual and Activist

Hubert Henry Harrison (1883-1927) is one of the truly important figures of early twentieth-century America. A brilliant writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist, he was described by the historian Joel A. Rogers, in "World’s Great Men of Color" as “the foremost Afro-American intellect of his time.” Rogers adds that “No one worked more seriously a

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By Gloria Dulan-Wilson ~

   Somewhere back in the late 80's, Joan Rivers hosted a daytime TV talk show where the subject was about how ordinary people where thrust into life altering situations that affected the entire nation.  One of the guests on the show was Rosa Parks.  I had the privilege of escorting Ms. Parks to the show, and doing a post interview with both Ms. Parks and Joan Rivers.  The "little act of sitting down" according to Rivers changed for ever the entire landscape of the Civil R

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Chicago-Midwest

 

Commemoration Ceremony of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (April 4, 1968)

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On April 4, 2012, the Full Pardon for the Scott Sisters Campaign Committee will begin the process of rejuvenating the revolutionary spirit of the people to bring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s idea of justice everywhere to fruition. Dr. King said "A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the
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Chicago-Midwest

Dr. King Memorial Dedication Should Not Forget Dr. King's Last Campaign On Earth

 

MARK ALLEN TALKS  www.blackwallstreet.org 773-392-0165

www.chicagonow.com "And The Ordinary People Said"

 

Remembering Dr. King's Chicago legacy should include returning to the spot that used to house Dr. King's last Chicago National SCLC headquarters where he kicked off his national Operation Breadbasket program where part of his War On Poverty included his community economic program that call on Black and poor commun

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DEBUT MEMOIR, "THE UPSIDE OF THE DOWN LOW", CHRONICLES PASTOR'S WIFE'S LESSONS LEARNED FROM TUMULTUOUS MARRIAGE


-- In a new memoir by Yolanda King Stephen, discover how one woman relies on prayer to survive a failed marriage amid the town's biggest church scandal in this real-life account of lies, betrayal, and suicide. --

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(BlackNews.com) -- After returning to a hometown where good southern Christians are bred from the womb, Yolanda King Stephen followed in her mother's footsteps and

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Chicago-Midwest
The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen "One of Chicago's  legendary political activists"

 

MARK S. ALLEN, Daily News Blog/Commentary
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Response to Dr. Boyce Watkins post:

DR KING MEMORIAL DEDICATION NOW SET FOR OCTOBER 16th, BUT THE QUESTION OF IT'S SYMBOLISM OR SUBSTANCES RESTS TOTALLY IN THE HAND OF OUR COLLECTIVE NATIONAL BLACK LEADERSHIP

Dr. Boyce Watkins released one his news blogs on the announcement of the new dedication date for The Dr. K

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Chicago-Midwest
The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen "One of Chicago's  legendary political activists"

 

MARK S. ALLEN, Daily News Blog/Commentary
AND THE ORDINARY PEOPLE SAID
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL FULL OF SYMBOLISM AND NO SUBSTANCE WHICH MAKES ME SAD AND MAD !!
 
 

At this point the Dr. King memorial is being positioned as the biggest symbol with no substance to the real legacy of Dr. King. Forty eight (48) years after this speech and the movement that followed was supposed t

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The State Of The Dream

August 25, 2011 

  

Raynard Jackson

 

With all the attention being focused on the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, I have been pondering what he would have to say about the state of his legacy.  In the immortal words of Lionel Richie (former lead singer of the Commodores):

 

“I may be just a foolish dreamer but I don’t care

Cause I know my happiness is waiting out there somewhere

I'm searching for that silver lining

Horizons that I've never seen

Oh I'd like to take just a

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Chicago-Midwest
The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen "One of Chicago's  legendary political activists"

 

MARK S. ALLEN, Daily News Blog/Commentary
AND THE ORDINARY PEOPLE SAID
773-392-0165
 
 

Seminar Friday August 26th On How To Apply For $5,000-$35,000 Small Business Loans From Southside Community Federal Credit Union

In the true spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's last "Poor People's Campaign" and "Operation Breadbasket" Community Economic Empowerment Campaign I am humbled and pleased to be
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Cynthia Scott

 

I don’t know about you, but I am having a whirlwind summer and still going. Believe me when I tell you, it is not all fun. But, things, they are a-changing....

 

As some of you know, I have been trying, for quite some time, to get exposure to a certain song. I finally got a bite....

 

Cynthia Scott Sings Tribute Song "I Have A Dream" at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Dedication Week in Washington DC on May 25th

 

Original song that truly depicts the legacy of Dr. Martin Luthe

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Because of Martin, Barack.

Because of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. and all the other freedom and civil rights leaders, President Barack Obama, the legacy of Dr King's hopes and dreams. 
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"Young, Gifted and Black". Brilliant, handsome, compassionate, visionaries. How lucky are our people to behold such genius!
 
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Having seen, touched and lived the dream, let the new generations now continue to fulfill even bigger and better dreams.
 
HAPPY REV. DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY!










 

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Another Year That The Substance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's Lifes Work And Legacy Weakened With Commercialism and Symbolism

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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

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3828522441?profile=originalLast night, an interfaith citywide coalition was joined by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York City Comptroller John C. Liu, numerous City Council members, and upwards of 2,000 labor and community activists at a spirited service in Harlem to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and demand passage of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. The service, led by the Faith Caucus of the Living Wage NYC campaign, highlighted the growing citywide movement for economic justice, which
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Dare to Pursue Dr. King’s Dream

RODNEY COATES:


Americas’ response to the senseless violence that claimed the lives of 6 and injured another 14 in Arizona once again demonstrates the power of hope over despair, peace over violence, and love over hate.  These tragedies coming on the heels of our celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also reminds us of his dream for a better America.  Martin Luther King’s August 28, 1963 speech “I have a Dream” galvanized the hopes and dreams of millions of Americans regardless o

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The political economics of Dr. King’s legacy

  

Practical Politics

The Martin Luther King holiday is 25 years old this month. Not bad for a true product of American democracy at its ugliest and its best.

Remembering the loud, raucous, and sometimes racially vicious political war fought to get the holiday established, one is doubly honored to watch one of Dr. King’s movement progeny work his POTUS magic through a relentlessly dangerous minefield of negativity.

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Glen Beck’s Restoring Honor

September 2, 2010

Raynard Jackson

Originally, I wasn’t going to write about radio talk show entertainer Glen Beck’s supposed “March on Washington;” but, because you, my readers, asked me to comment, I will.

The event was called, “Restoring Honor.” Its stated purpose was to be a “celebration of America’s heroes and heritage. So, I have a few questions that I wish Beck would have addressed. You can only restore that which was lost. So, what in Beck’s mind was lost and how is he going to restore it?

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What A Strange Webb, He Weaved

July 29, 2010

Raynard Jackson

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” This famous quote is from the Scottish author and novelist, Walter Scott’s epic novel, Marmion (published in 1808). This is a very appropriate quote in response to the editorial Virginia senator, Jim Webb had published in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal (http://www.jameswebb.com/articles/wsj-diversity.html).

His editorial was titled, “Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege.” I am in total agreeme

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If it’s January, it must be time for Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Wall Street Project. And if you haven’t already done so, this is the time to register and get your business cards dusted off, your resumes ready and your business suits out of mothballs, because you just might meet your next employer there. Below isthe basic information on the upcoming events being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan, 53rd and 7th Avenue. For further information or to register go on line an follow the prompts. The c
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