Happy Memorial Day Weekend Family,
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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… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on May 24, 2008 at 10:30am —
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… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on May 22, 2008 at 4:08pm —
From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton Remembering Malcolm X
“You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. ” Malcolm X
It 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… Continue
Haiti 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… Continue
Added by BF Bankie on May 15, 2008 at 7:18pm —
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… Continue
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… Continue
From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton Honor 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…Continue
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… Continue
From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton Current 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,…Continue
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Junious Ricardo Stanton Deja 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…Continue
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… Continue
Dr. Earl Trent, Pastor of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., wrote in his book, “A Challenge to the Black Church,” that Blacks are taught to “love everybody, especially Whites and other groups,” but we are not taught to a greater…Continue
As Long as…people of African descent continue to buy product brands produced BY OTHERS:We will continue to have:Lowest IncomeHighest unemploymentHighest crime and Police TerrorismPoorest HousingWhen we WAKE UP…and buy the PRODUCT BRANDS produced by…Continue