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Honor Your Mother

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,
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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
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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
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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 hea
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Deja Vu All Over Again?

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 currencie
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What I learned from the roach

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
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The Grand Chessboard

In Zbigniew Brzezinski's The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives (1997), he outlines his case for how current American global supremacy should be used to further a long running elite plan for the unification of the world under the dictates of the United Nations.Among many other things, Brzezinski was an advisor to John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and Jimmy Carter. He was also the first director of the Trilateral Commission and
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Greetings Family,(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)I first heard of the concept of "Ubuntu" from Roger Madison's iZania.com ( a Black social and business networking site). Imagine my surprise as I've watched the Tech industry, take hold of this purely African concept of humanity, and implement it as a core philosophy in the OS (operating system) wars with Microsoft Windows.The Ubuntu Operating System (www.ubuntu.com) is a commun
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UNITY MPs QUIT SPLM POLLSby Mayen Benson,cover page of The Citizen,Khartoum/Juba, Wednesday,30th April 2008Key political players in Unity State walked out during a historic formation of the SPLM State Congress, a top official has said.The boycott was to protest the Govenor’s decision ordering Sudan Peoples Liberation Army(SPLA) forces to surrender Karasana and Aliny (Higlig ) areas to Arab Meseriya after a tortuous meeting with Southern Sudan authorities on Monday.Mabek Lang, the Commissioner of
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Flipping The Script

From The RampartsJunious Ricardo StantonFlipping The Script“If we look at the history of the European imperialists we see their psychology. As I have said on numerous occasions, the psychology of the rulers of this world, the psychology of eurocentrically oriented people is not in the psychology books but in the history books; and one merely needs to read their history to get at their psychology. And that history of course is not written be me, not written by Black scholars,. It is not written b
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Greetings Family,(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)On April 8th 2008, Judge Robert Takasugi saw fit in his judicial wisdom to overturn my conviction for Social Security Fraud and clear my name. (see Message From The Publisher http://www.citylightssoftware.com/reporter040901.html)Below is the story ran today by the Compton Bulletin in it's effort to correct the injustice that it's first story caused, when they announced that the
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- NO JUSTICE FOR SEAN BELL IN NYC TODAY -

The Sean Bell Murder Trial has concluded with predictable results

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Sean Bell with his FamilyNO CONVICTIONS FOR THE MURDERERS - JUST ANOTHER MURDER ..

But let justice roll on like a river, Righteousness like a never-failing stream! - Amos 5:24

Friday, April 25, 2008, 9:20am:Justice denied -- all 3 police officers acquited of all charges. 50 shots fired at 3 unarmed, peaceful men -- and Sean killed on his wedding day -- and not even a reckless endangerment charge for one cop.Justice is
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IntrodsuctionEight years ago while giving a lecture on "Changes, continuities and challenges of post-apartheid South Africa" I made a principled observation that no one individual or ethinc or political gorup can be given sole credit for "Freedom and Democracy" in South Africa of 1994, USA Indepdence of July 1776 nor 1964/1965 Civil Rights era victories. This meant that local, national,continental and global alignments and re-alignment of forces produce indivuduals, ethnic and political groups t

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Eight years ago while giving a lecture on "Changes, continuities and challenges of post-apartheid South Africa" I made a principled observation that no one individual or ethinc or political gorup can be given sole credit for "Freedom and Democracy" in South Africa of 1994, USA Indepdence of July 1776 nor 1964/1965 Civil Rights era victories. This meant that local, national,continental and global alignments and re-alignment of forces produce indivuduals, ethnic and political groups

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Being Free

I do not Want Freedom. I do not want it. Freedom is who I am. I am free. I do not want to be me. I am me. Freedom is the way I be - being free. Freedom is my being - a human-BEING-being-free. I do not want freedom. I am me being free, experiencing that there are barriers to my experience of freedom - and that I am the barriers - I have a choice to die free or to live wanting to be free and I choose what no one can give me - Wanting Freedom. Most of us who want freedom want it for ourselve
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Greetings Family,(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)As I've been writing about this all year long. Independent film and music producers are getting paid by marketing, and distributing their own projects direct to the Web.Thanks to the advent of high-quality home video cameras, low-cost video editing software, and the increased adoption of broadband and mobile media players; what used to be considered a dirty word in Hollywood, "D
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The Obama Craze: Count Me Outby Matt Gonzalez‚ Feb. 27‚ 2008Part of me shares the enthusiasm for Barack Obama. After all, how could someone calling themself a progressive not sense the importance of what it means to have an African-American so close to the presidency? But as his campaign has unfolded, and I heard that we are not red states or blue states for the 6th or 7th time, I realized I knew virtually nothing about him.Like most, I know he gave a stirring speech at the Democratic National C
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Free Tutorial On Creating Quality Online Video

Greetings Family,(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)The following tutorial was sent to me by a sharp brother and recognized Digital Drummer... Anthony Stewart. Brother Stewart has a great website designed specifically to make technology simple (see http://www.theanthonyreport.com/)Below I have scaled down a fabulous tutorial, on how to create and upload quality videos to the web. If you're in the entertainment business, or lookin
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Introduction

My name is Jim Neusom. I'm an online entrepreneur and freelance journalist. I publish a bi-monthly online journal "The City Lights Reporter" that focus on Afrocentric and multicultural issues, people and technology. You can review some of my past articles at http://www.citylightssoftware.com/reporterindex.html.I hope the group accepts me as part of this esteemed community. I believe I can be a positive contributor to this online community in many areas but after you review this introduction, you
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