Where Two Or More Are Gathered..........
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Friday, July 29, 2005
Monday, July 25, 2005
Death Toll From War On Terrorism Reaches Almost 9,000
At the start of the war on terrorism, President Bush personally ordered that no pictures be taken of flag draped coffins as they arrived home. He claimed that it was out of respect of the grieving families- even though most grieving families disagreed. According to the DoD, to date over 1,800 soldiers have been listed as killed in action. However, the number of military personnel killed in this war might actually be closer to 9,000. This is because U.S. Military Personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German hospitals have not been counted as killed in action. As of January 2005, they total over 6,200. There are at least 15,000 that are listed as seriously wounded. As many as 5,500 have deserted. Iraqi civilian casualties have yet to be reported but International Red Cross, Red Crescent and UN figures indicate that as of 1 January 2005, the numbers are just under 100,000.
American's deserve to know the truth about what is happening to our brave soldiers.
Monday, July 18, 2005
The Republican Party Needs You...
Last week, President Bush was trying to appeal to Black Voters while attending the Indiana Black Expo. The Expo is an annual event that promotes black businesses, healthcare, jobs, education and other opportunities for the Black Community. In Bush’s speech he stressed that small businesses and black homeownership is at an all-time high under his watch. He also talked about his efforts to improve education, Social Security and increase aid to Africa. The timing of this speech couldn’t have been more ironic- considering he just left the G8 Summit, where he tried to convince other Nations to decrease their aid to Africa to make it appear that America’s aid was increased. He also conveniently left out the fact that black homeowner foreclosure is at an all-time high under his watch.
At the same time Bush was delivering his speech, Ken Mehlmen (RNC Chair) was addressing members of the NAACP at their annual convention. He even went as far as to express regret for “Republican attitudes towards Blacks in the past. Saying that, “Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization.” That’s the first sign of truth that I’ve heard from someone in the Republican Party in a long time. It makes me wonder what they’re up to. The Republicans can’t expect that just mere acknowledge of such mistreatment will cause Black voters to come running back to the Republican Party. There is much work yet to be done.
Since the 2000 campaign, Bush has only reached out to carefully chosen minority audiences. In fairness, all of his audiences- black or white- are carefully chosen. Since taking office, Bush has declined several invitations to speak at NAACP sponsored events. Some think it’s because of an ad that was run during the 2000 campaign that portrayed Bush as being unsympathetic towards the dragging death of James Byrd. In the past couple of years, the IRS is investigating whether or not these ads violated the NAACP’s non-profit status. Many think the investigation is revenge.
Whatever the motive is for the recent push to motivate Blacks to vote Republican, it’s cause for Blacks to be on alert. We must hold ALL political parties accountable for our vote. Obviously the Black vote has power. We must recognize that power and use it to our advantage. It’s time to start getting some stuff done for our community.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Karl Rove Likes Little Gay Boys
Karl Rove likes little gay boys. He is a closeted homosexual that likes to have his genitals bound in scotch tape and leather straps. He likes to be picked up from the Rose Garden by Jeff Gannon wearing nothing but construction boots and a hard hat. He also derives pleasure from wearing a pig costume and forced to roll around in mud and slop. He is well known in his inner circle to solicit boys as young as 5. Karl Rove is a sexual deviant.
Turd Blossom, as Karl Rove is affectionately called by the president, can only achieve sexual stimulation if he is shown homosexual child pornography !!! This loser is as low as they get !!! I wouldn't let this idiot around my loved ones , simply because he gives me the creeps !! Really, sometimes when I see footage of him, I literally become weirded out and repulsed !!! He seems like Damien Omen type evil!!But still not as evil looking as the new Pope!!!Now that guy is Poltergeist, Carol Anne type scary!!!I bet this guy sold his soul thinking he doesn't need his anyway!!!
I know that this is no way to attack someone and slander their name simply because you don't like them for whatever reason!!I am in no way saying that I have proof of any of these allegations!!!!But...you know when you just get that feeling that you know what someone is about, and it's NOT good!!!Well, I feel strongly that Karl Rove is not a good guy!!I think he would sell his mother to the devil, just because he thought the devil short changed him on their last dealings!!I also strongly believe that he eats babies!!
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Are Black Men Retarded?
"All my Brotha's eatin' chicken and watermelon, talk broken English and drug sellin' See I'm tellin' and teaching real facts. The way some act in rap is kinda wack. ("My Philosophy" -Boogie Down Productions)
Every family has one, that cousin who got stuck in a 1980's time warp and just refused to grow up. You see him at every family reunion walking around in a Members Only jacket with a 40 ounce braggin' about how he has 10 children by 10 different women and is too smooth to pay child support. While the rest of the grown folks slip away to the family room to discuss important family business, Cousin 'Junior' stays outback with the children trying to do the Cabbage Patch off of the Whisper Song, not much different than what he was doing 20 years ago....
If we look in the dictionary, we will see the definition of retarded as 'slow or backwards in mental or emotional development ' along with a big picture of one of the Ying Yang twins. While the off the chain behavior of some Brotha's has been discussed in detail by some of our greatest scholar's such as Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, this issue is rarely discussed in a Hip Hop-centric context.
Historically, white supremacy has made it virtually impossible for Black boys to become Black men. Back in tha day (and even now in a small town just south of Tupelo, Mississippi) it was common for 70 year old Black men to be called 'boy' by 10 year old white children. The system has put so many obstacles in our way that it is hard to live up to the basic meaning of manhood: one who provides food, clothing, shelter and security for his family. So much so that many Black men choose to live in a perpetual childhood instead of risking the wrath of white supremacy by asserting their manhood. This is why, in 2005, we see that our development has gone way beyond being arrested; it is on major lockdown.
So today, you have 35 year old men acting like they are 14 year old teenie boppers. They may not be going around singing that jingle from the commercial from back in tha day 'I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid, but they are singing the Hip Hop remix, 'It's plain to see, you can't change me cuz I'm a be a nigga for life...'
While back in the day a rapper was shipped off to the Happy Valley Hip Hop Retirement Home on his 21st birthday, thanks to the industry's potent Hip Hop viagra, a rapper can still be pimpin' all over the world well into his 40's. So the natural progression to manhood has been altered.
While many Brotha's come into the rap game in their late teens with the 'product of my environment/ just keepin' it real like it is on tha streets' excuse,' it becomes problematic when the 18 year old kid becomes a 33 year old multimillioniare who has traveled the world several times over but still kicks lyrics about standin' on tha block with a 40oz, hollerin' at ho's. There is something very wrong in a society when in 2005, Snoop Dog is talking about virtually the same thing he talked about in 1992.
Also, problematic is the 'school yard brawl' mentality where instead of threatening to beat someone up after 6th period woodshop class, grown men like 50 cent and the Game threaten to annihilate each other if they cross paths in the hotel lobby after the after party.
Most disturbing is the crunk music coming out of the Dirty South which has done more to destroy Black manhood than when JJ Evans from Good Times was running around in those red pajama's screaming 'Kid Dy-no-mite !!!' With few exceptions, like Durham's 'Street Ambassador' Crown King, who is developing a sound called 'Conscious C.R.U.N.K. (Consciousness Raising Unleashing Nubian Knowledge) the subject matter is pretty much the same. It usually doesn't go much deeper than a Brotha threatening to shoot another Brotha over a parking space in front of the strip club or a Brotha whispering to a Sista like some sick pervert calling one of those 900 numbers at 3 in the morning threatening to do things to her that are illegal in most states. (Wait till ya see my.....OOOOh!!!)
In communities across the country, Black men should join together and put a mandatory age limit on actin' the darn fool. We must develop a Rites of Passage for the Hip Hop Generation that doesn't include a 10 year bid in the federal pen.
Just as in some countries every male is required to serve in the military, we should require every Black man to do a tour of duty in the Afrikan Liberation Army (or at least enlist in the Hip Hop DROP Squad). Also we must join efforts to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, like Bro. Sile, National Chairman of the RBG SOULdiers, is doing with the Take Back Black Music Campaign.
We, as Black men, must join together and boldly proclaim the words of Eldridge Cleaver, “We shall have our manhood or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to gain it!”
*An excerpt taken from an article written by Minister Scott for Black News. Minister Paul Scott represents the Messianic Afrikan Nation in Durham NC.