President Obama holds a "Blues Festival" at the White House and
sings with B.B. King. He also announced the upcoming National
Black History & Culture Museum to be opened by the Smithsonian.
Remembering Don Cornelius & Soul Train
BLACK PEOPLE UPLIFTED THE WORLD OF MUSIC
Occupy All Streets !
A LONG HISTORY OF RIDICULING AND DEMEANING BLACK PEOPLE PERSISTS TODAY TO THE DETRIMENT OF ALL PEOPLE.
THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA’S PRISONS ARE BLACK AND BROWN.
ALTHOUGH BLACKS MAKE UP APPROX. 14% OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC – THEY MAKE UP MORE THAN 75% OF PRISONERS.
BLACK PEOPLE HAVE LONG BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT INJUSTICES WITHIN THE SO-CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM.
HAVEYOU WONDERED IF THERE IS A HIDDEN AGENDA BEHIND THE GOVENORS & HER CRONIES' EXAGGERATED COMPLAINTS ABOUT “ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS”IN ARIZONA ... AND THEIR ZEAL TO OVER-RIDE THE FEDERAL GOVT'S JURISDICTION ?
WHY WERE THE GOVERNOR AND HER CRONIES SO ANXIOUS TO MAKE A NEW IMMIGRATION LAW – THAT IS RIGHTFULLy THE JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?
DID YOU KNOW THAT AZ HAS BEEN PRIVATIZING PRISONS…AND THUS ---
THE MORE PRISONERS THEY HAVE – THE MORE MONEY THEY MAKE.
RIGHT-WINGERS SUPPORT PRIVATE PRISONS....
CONSERVATIVES, REPUBLICANS, TEABAGGERS and the like -- support the idea that they call "free market" -- and permittting corporations to take over everything --- (with little or no Gov't regulations) ranging from Social Security.... to Education...to the Internet.... to Prisons. The prisoners then are subjected to being forced to do "slave labor" -- producing all sorts of products that are sold for huge profits.
Pundents and reporters at FOX NEWS have been attacking President Obama since the day he announced his candidacy for President. They twist facts, exaggerate incidents and falesly accuse him. FOX NEWS is notorious for "making a mountain out of a mole hill" -- and for slandering President Obama, his wife and children. Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and that ilk spend excessive amounts of time fabricating and exaggerating incidents to make Obama "look bad."
And as of 2010 -- Glenn Beck has planned to "take over the Civil Rights Movement" -- and hold his own March in Washington. BLACK LEADERS, such as -- Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, the Pres. of the NAACP, Van Jones, community leaders, and others have expressed their objections to Glenn Beck and the Tea Party bunch. BLACKS and others who actually followed Dr. King will hold another rally on AUG. 28, 2010 -- separate from the TEABAGGER RALLY that Beck wants to hold in Washington on the same day.
Beck has become upset and is using a silly incident with ONE MAN who claimed to be a Black Panther -- to try to discredit them and anyone who objects to his attempts to set himself up as a "Civil Rights Leader" -- or any other type of CREDIBLE leader or scholar.
In the past few weeks, NOOSES have appeared in numerous places, spawning an orgy of coverage along with questions about their significance and potential harm. The noose historically has represented violence, death, injustice, and racism.
When NOOSES appear on trees, on doors, on the back of trucks, and in well-traveled public places--- should we dismiss them as tasteless diversions? Cries for attention from sick, benighted souls? If only the questions were purely hypothetical. Some White people claim that the NOOSE is a symbol for "white justice." While far too many White people want to minimize these demonstrations --as being "pranks"-- most Black folks have a better understanding of the threats -- and leaders believe that these acts should be legislated and enforced as "HATE CRIMES."
FOR BLACK PEOPLE...the American Dream has been
"the Amerikkklan Nightmare."
Innocent black people --men and women --were lynched and
burned while white people celebrated !
THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF THESE TYPES OF LYNCHINGS THAT
WERE NEVER INVESTIGATED OR PROSECUTED.
NO ONE WAS EVER BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR THE CRIMES.
Nooses have recently become more popular...and have
been placed to insult and intimidate Black people...
in the oddest of places...such as at the door of professors.
Nooses ignited the controversy surrounding the JENA 6 CASE.
If you would like to see a good movie that portrays a real life
scenario of these types of lynchings and
violent crimes against Black people, get a copy of "ROSEWOOD" --
(story of attacks against Blacks in a Florida town).
MOST OF THE BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS ALSO EXPERIENCED THREATS...