BEWARE OF RACIAL PROFILING DURING HIP HOP WEEKEND--MEMORIAL DAY, MIAMI
Each year, up to 200,000 mostly black and Latino hip hop fans from across the country come to Miami Beach for Memorial Day Weekend.
And each year, there are complaints of racial profiling, and false arrests.
Last year tactial drug and gang units were seen searching and roughing up people without cause or arrest.
In 2006 there were 1100 arrests. 40% of them were thrown out before even going before a judge.
In 2004, along
Happy Memorial Day Weekend Family,(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)As a veteran, I encourage each, and ever one of you, to take a minute this Memorial Day weekend to recognize, and remember the members of your "OWN" family that have served this great country. Remember Black history is a never-ending celebration of the accomplishments of the living...as well as the past. We the decedents of American slaves must never forget the
May 19, 2008
On the first day of June 2008, the U.S. will begin its month-long presidency of the United Nations (UN) Security Council - a window of opportunity for effective international leadership. The top U.S. priority for this period should be achieving the full deployment of the UNAMID peacekeeping force for Darfur, Sudan, that the Security Council authorized last July.
Over the past five months, Ambassador Richard Williamson, the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, and other Bush administrat
Ask almost anyone you know, “What would you do if you met the man or woman of your dreams?”It might take a while to get an answer. Not because the person needs a long time to think of the answer. But because for most people the list of things to do with a dream lover is very long.Many of our ideas about what lovers do together come from movies, tell-lie-vision, and books. We then want our real life love to match someone else’s make-believe.You would probably hear:*take walks on the beach*have di
Greetings Family,(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)Everybody knows that the first step to starting a business is creating a Business Plan. An essential component to any Business Plan is comprehensive and targeted market research and demographics.It's not good enough to just know the ABC's of your own company, but the big question of any Investor, Banker, Distributor or Strategic Partner is...Who is your consumer and why are they
To: Tennessee Republican Party
From: Dr. Sapphire who is not yet ‘really’ proud of the USA
RE: Michelle Obama ‘really proud of America’ expression unappreciated
Mrs. Michelle Obama appears to be a real patriot of the USA. She expressed that she is feeling ‘really’ proud these days of her country. I imagine her viewing masses of Americans of all complexions, ages, economic classes and cultures getting involved in a campaign to change s
From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonRemembering Malcolm X“You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. ” Malcolm XIt is right and proper to pause and remember the life, legacy and works of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz also known as Malcolm X on his natal day. His dedication and sacrifice for the upliftment and liberation of our people are exemplary. Malcolm Little aka “Red” aka Malcolm X aka EL Hajj Malik El Shabazz is a shining example of trans
Greetings Family,(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)The advice below came from a good friend of mine and Digital Drummer, Chris Curtis of Tech Talk Philly (900AM WURD).Chris is good people and through her website WBO (Web Business Ownership), she helps small business owners on the web, make educated decisions about doing business on the Net.By trade, Chris is a triple-threat web developer (web design, web programming, Internet ma
FROM THE BORDERLANDS:Africa unity or unity of Africansby B.F. BankieHaiti provides a classic study in the use of race as a social determinant in the 1600s. The large plantations were owned by ‘grand blancs’ - that is by Whites. Below them were the ‘petit blancs’ – those were White clerks and artisans. Then came the mulattos/coloureds, some of whom were better-off that the ‘petit blancs’, but they had no political rights. Further down the social scale were the Black former slaves, now freed Black
Hotep Amon, Brother Minister Paul Scott,We read your BlackList message to the people highlighting the parable of the 1970's comic book creation, Luke Cage, Power Man. (If you have read anything of it in this century, he has a white woman as his wife and has a biracial child)A few of our wiser friends who aren't into electro-magnetics (eg computers, digital anything) have come up with a way to see our community through actionable lense in which we can assess and measure how to best effect change
As we deal with the legacies of being enslaved by the corporate/economic/white supremacist apparatus called the modern western world, there are certain realities that are happening that many of us may not be aware of and further more.... need to plan for.Read this and afterwards, listen to the African perspective by the videos of people like the ones we posted of Doctor Arthur Lewis, Dr. Ben's Physician... (found on YouTube and available at resellers like BlackConsciousness.com) for a rounded pe
From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonHonor Your Mother“No amount of gratitude can repay our debt to the African-American mother. She has stayed the course through times both good and bad-always keeping her eye on the prize. She has made endless sacrifices to preserve the black family. Her selflessness for our people is legendary. Without much acclaim or praise, she has often served as the moral compass for our race... When we consider our mother’s historic contribution to the Black community,Read more…
The Politics of Denunciation[col. writ. 4/30/08] (c) '08 Mumia Abu-JamalWhen was the last time that you saw a politician asked to denounce areligious leader with whom he or she was associated?For generations, we have seen a succession of presidents, from bothpolitical parties, under the wing of the Rev. Billy Graham.Historians have recently reported that Graham and his Oval Officeacolytes have spoken in racist and xenophobic terms about both Blacks and Jews.The Rev. Graham recently was lionized
This week, Uhuru Radio is launching a fund drive to raise $5000 (US) for the establishment of a broadcast facility in Soweto, Occupied Azania (also known by its colonial name of South Africa). This is the latest in a series of developments that are making Uhuru Radio truly the "Online Voice of the International African Revolution".
* In February, "listen via phone" service was made available to listeners in Cape Town and Johannesburg, where internet access is limited.
* In March, award-winning
From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonCurrent Thoughts About Current Events“Israel's lobby in the U.S. has been calling for confrontation with Iran ever since "Mission Accomplished." AIPAC, the powerhouse lobby for the Jewish state, has made the Iranian "threat" the centerpiece of its legislative and "educational" agenda. The Lobby's neoconservative allies have been clamoring for a fresh conflict, using their key positions as columnists, publicists, think-tank gurus, and television talking heaRead more…
From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonDeja Vu All Over Again?“Iran has switched from dollar to euro and yen in oil trading, says international affairs director of the National Iranian Oil Company. Hojjatollah Ghanimifard in an interview with Fars news agency said since last year Iran's oil transactions have been conducted in euro and yen, and dollar has been completely replaced by these two major currencies. ‘Iran has reached agreements with all its crude oil buyers to pay in foreign currencieRead more…
What I learned from the roach
The roach is unstoppable.
The roach is indomitable.
The roach is not mired in the past.
The roach in never complaining and seeking redress.
The roach just goes about its business creating a the next generation of super roaches while I kill myself trying to annihilate it.
If I take care of my business - keep a clean environment - the roach will leave me alone and respect my space. The roach is respectful - it respect me when I respect myself
The roach will inhe