You are invited to join with the Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Alliance (KARA) on March 5th to tell the City's Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to postpone a decision on the Related Companies' request for millions in tax breaks until they have negotiated benefits for the community.
The Related Companies LP wants to turn the Armory into a shopping mall and they want $13 million dollars in tax breaks to do it.
What is the community getting in return?
Related is refusing… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 28, 2009 at 9:30am —
Due to its denigration of African culture Arabia, since it’s incursion into Africa, has seen the continent as a civilization vacuum waiting to be filled by Arab culture and Islam.
The painful fact is that it was only with the initiation of the current peace process between Khartoum, in central Sudan and Juba in south Sudan and the international focus on the genocide in Darfur, that it became apparent to the public at large, that from Mauritania on the… Continue
Added by BF Bankie on February 28, 2009 at 12:00am —
Fight Foreclosure: Make ‘Em Produce The Note!
Using the “produce the note” strategy is something all homeowners facing foreclosure can do. If you believe you’ve been treated unfairly, fight back. We have created templates for a legal request, a letter to your lender and a motion to compel to help you through the process. Read the step by step “how to” under the videos.
Special note: In some… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on February 27, 2009 at 10:44pm —
For Immediate Release:
Monday, February 16, 2009
Contact: Corey Halstead
Former XM talk show host joins USTalkNetwork
(Washington, DC)—Former XM talk show host, Raynard Jackson is set to join the USTalkNetwork on Saturday, March 7, 2009. His live show will be from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Washington, DC—east coast time) every Saturday night. The live show will be called, “Talking Right with Raynard Jackson.”
Talking Right with Raynard… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on February 27, 2009 at 7:41pm —
There were two main migrations out of Africa. There was the first exodus of the original man ( Homo sapiens sapiens ), who was black and who settled all over the world. The next migration out of Africa was forced by slavery. Although the western Diaspora in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe is known, the eastern Diaspora, which preceded the western Diaspora by a millennium, is not generally known. The African eastern Diaspora is found wherever Africans were… Continue
Added by BF Bankie on February 27, 2009 at 8:57am —
Sunday March 1st, 7PM
3105 Shattuck Avenue,
Haiti Action Committee invites you to an inspirational evening of culture and solidarity
with the Haitian people, to mark the 5th anniversary of the February 29, 2004 coup d'etat.
* Oakland delegation visits Haiti - Report on the people's struggle by Nia Imara
* Poet-musician Phavia Kujichagulia
* Music by the… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 26, 2009 at 11:55am —
February 26, 2009
Later today, President Obama has his first meeting with the members of the Congressional Black Caucus. There is an untold story here that has been brewing quietly. Obama’s relationship with the caucus has been strained at best and indifferent at worse. He took a lot of heat from CBC members because, as a U.S. senator, he was not more engaged with them, especially in the area of fundraising. This relationship and how it’s handled could go a… Continue
Added by Raynard Jackson on February 26, 2009 at 12:59am —
At 12:00 noon today, February 23, Take Back the Land liberated a vacant house in order to move an extended family of 12, including six minors, back into the home they lost to foreclosure on Friday, February 20th. The foreclosure was a result of a fraudulent refinance scheme by a predatory lender.
The home is located at 849 NW 137th St. in unincorporated Miami-Dade County. As this message is sent, Take Back the Land is assisting the family in their move back into the… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 23, 2009 at 5:18pm —
Join the conference call forum on March 3rd for an exchange on moving a proactive health equity agenda that benefits all of us. An affordable and accessible healthcare system is not enough. Our communities need green spaces, clean air, safe and healthy jobs, housing and schools. Federal and state policymakers rarely acknowledge the broader health disparities that communities of color face.
Join the conference call March 3. RSVP here:… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 23, 2009 at 4:55pm —
“A thaw ... and March begins. / This time afresh, and anew, weather-worth rended feet / sloughed over the coldness / of melted snow / while images of the past crept up: / mirages / over land and snow.”
~ Henry Grimes, from “Signs Along the Road”
Henry Grimes & Amiri Baraka, photo by Ken Wriss
Tuesday, March 3rd: Amiri Baraka and Henry Grimes, Issue Project Room
, 232 Third… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 23, 2009 at 12:13pm —
Comment l'esclave peut-il s'affranchir de l'odeur du Maître et de la peur viscérale qui ronge ses entrailles sachant que cette peur est transmise aux générations futures par l'éducation de l'asservissement et de la soumission ? Cette terreur est maintenue par le Maître et léguée à une idéologie coloniale qui sévit encore aujourd'hui.
Il est important de savoir comment le culte de la terreur a été pensé et entretenu depuis l'esclavage à nos jours. Durant l'esclavage, les esclaves… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 22, 2009 at 8:10pm —
How can the slave frees himself from the smell of the Master and from the visceral fear which eats his intestines knowing that this fear is passed to the future generations by the education of the subjection and the submission? This terror is maintained by the Master and bequeathed to a colonial ideology which rages even today.
It's important to know how the cult of the terror was thought and maintained since the slavery in our days. During the slavery the runaway slaves were… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 22, 2009 at 8:02pm —
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It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again...smile
For those that missed the Technology-In-Business Seminar, yesterday….I’m sorry for ya…smile
Beyond the fact that they had a real time demonstration of what could be done with Broadband technology…beyond the dynamic speakers..beyond the contacts (not to mention $100 they gave away)…It was truly an empowering and uplifting time for… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on February 22, 2009 at 6:35pm —
It is felt, generally, that all Jamaican popular music can be described by one brand name - reggae. This assumption has been widely accepted because of the dominant position of reggae music, which has so captured international popularity that it is a phenomenon. But musical styles remain popular for only so many years. Then comes the period when the composing of new tunes ceases and, the music thereafter lives on in memories and reputation.
Added by TheBlackList on February 22, 2009 at 10:39am —
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) and the University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) will host the 11th Dance and the Child International (daCi) Conference, August 2-8. This was revealed at the daCi Jamaica media launch on Thursday, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston.
The theme for the event is 'Cultures Flex: Unearthing Expressions of the Dancing Child'.
Nicholeen DeGrasse Johnson, conference chair and director of School of Dance,… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on February 22, 2009 at 9:47am —
Some of the most amazing things happened within the last two weeks. Hundreds of miles above the earth, an obsolete Russian satellite collided over Siberia with a American communication satellite, and the odds against that happening are so astronomic that nobody had bothered to calculate them.
So, many of us were more than surprised when we heard a few days later that two nuclear submarines, one British, the other French, had… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 21, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I started to laugh when I heard that Michael Steele was selected as the first African American to chair the Republican National Committee. I don’t think much of the “new” Republican Party, but then again, that doesn’t prevent me from writing about it.
But don’t get me wrong, I think that the former Maryland lieutenant governor was the best person available for the job. Then again, given the paucity of… Continue
Added by David A. Love on February 21, 2009 at 1:17pm —
109 Year-old Sees 27th President Take Office
Lucille Burrell turned 109 on February 2. She was born in 1900.
The photo above shows her watching the inauguration of the first
Black President of the United States, Barack Obama.--
Added by ARighteousSista on February 20, 2009 at 6:17am —
Dear Sweet Mother International,
Please, please don't forget to add the United States of America to your "undeveloped nations" category. There is virtually nothing in place here in the government to help mothers. I have known single mothers who are forced to work 2 or more jobs -- 90 hours a week, in order to afford the childcare they are forced to have. Childcare in this area costs about $800 a month per child. A minimum wage job… Continue
Added by HTS on February 20, 2009 at 5:30am —
Odhiambo T Oketch:
Yesterday was a sad day for the many Kenyans on whose behalf President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila were begging food for from the International Partners just recently at KICC.
In the floor of Parliament, we all watched with shock as Parliament voted against a censure motion against the Minister of Agriculture. This cleansing, at whatever cost it was, proved once more that the big THIEVES can never be touched in Kenya. They will steal and look… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on February 19, 2009 at 8:46am —