Thursday, July 31, 2008

House issues formal apology to black Americans for slavery, Jim Crow segregation

Tribune wire reports
July 30, 2008
WASHINGTON _ Tuesday the House issued a formal apology for wrongs committed to black Americans and their ancestors under slavery and segregation laws under Jim Crow.

"Today represents a milestone in our nation's efforts to remedy the ills of our past," said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The resolution, passed by voice vote, was the work of Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen, the only white lawmaker to represent a majority black district. Cohen faces a formidable black challenger in a primary face-off next week.

Congress has issued apologies before — to Japanese-Americans for their internment during World War II and to native Hawaiians for the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. In 2005, the Senate apologized for failing to pass anti-lynching laws.


Five states have issued apologies for slavery, but past proposals in Congress have stalled, partly over concerns that an apology would lead to demands for reparations — payment for damages.

The Cohen resolution does not mention reparations. It does commit the House to rectifying "the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African-Americans under slavery and Jim Crow."

It says that Africans forced into slavery "were brutalized, humiliated, dehumanized and subjected to the indignity of being stripped of their names and heritage" and that black Americans today continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow laws that fostered discrimination and segregation.

The House "apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow."

"Slavery and Jim Crow are stains upon what is the greatest nation on the face of the earth," Cohen said. Part of forming a more perfect union, he said, "is such a resolution as we have before us today where we face up to our mistakes and apologize as anyone should apologize for things that were done in the past that were wrong."

Cohen became the first white to represent the 60 percent black district in Memphis in more than three decades when he captured a 2006 primary where a dozen black candidates split the vote. He has sought to reach out to his black constituents, and early in his term showed interest in joining the Congressional Black Caucus until learning that was against caucus rules.

Another of his first acts as a freshman congressman in early 2007 was to introduce the slavery apology resolution. His office said that the House resolution was brought to the floor only after learning that the Senate would be unable to join in a joint resolution.

More than a dozen of the 42 Congressional Black Caucus members in the House were original co-sponsors of the measure. The caucus has not endorsed either Cohen or his chief rival, attorney Nikki Tinker, in the Memphis primary, although Cohen is backed by several senior members, including Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Tinker is the former campaign manager of Harold Ford, Jr., who held Cohen's seat until he stepped down in an unsuccessful run for the Senate in 2006.

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The bill is H. Res. 194

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants


United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
This ancient organization offers black scholarships and internships to African American students.
Thurgood Marshall Fund
This fund donates thousands every year in black scholarships to those who attend historically black colleges.
Jack and Jill of America Foundation
This organization offers black scholarships to high school students seeking to attend any college.




Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
Provide scholarships at the undergraduate or graduate level for certain minority students who are interested in pursuing actuarial careers.
www.beanactuary.org/minority/
AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Provides awards to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession.
www.aicpa.org
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Sc holarship
Created to fill a void in education funding. Its mission is to provide financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning.
www.akaeaf.org
American Political Science Assoc. Minority Fellows Program
Assists minority students in completing their doctorates by concentrating not only on the recruitment of minorities, but also on the retention of these groups within the profession.
www.apsanet.org/section_427.cfm
Caribbean Tourism Organization Scholarship
Provides opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training.
www.onecaribbean.org
Development Fund for Black Students in Science/Tech
An endowment fund which provides scholarships to African-American undergraduate students enrolled in scientific or technical fields of study at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
http://dfbsst.dlhjr.com
“Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights
This essay contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes: What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the United States .
www.hamsaweb.org/essay/
Education is Freedom National Scholarship
Provides college scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to high school seniors that have high GPAs, are active in the community, and have a financial need.
www.educationisfreedom.com
Emma L. Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests In Media
A non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience20and professional development.
www.emmabowenfoundation.com
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Scholarship
The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships.
www1.ncaa.org
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program
Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program is Guardian's annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18.
www.guardianlife.com
Go On Girl Book Club Scholarships
$500 scholarship available to women and girls who have a passion for writing. Offers two scholarship including the Unpublished Writer's Award and Aspiring Writers Educational Scholarship.
www.goongirl.org/Events/scholarship
HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships
$2,000 award for a student who attends a black college who's interested in studying in another country through an exchange program.
www.iesabroad.org
Helen T. Carr Fellowship Program
Supports and strengthens Black colleges as a major resource of African-American engineering graduates.
www.asee.org
HIV/AIDS Story Writing Contest
A contest open to all youth between the ages of 14 and 22. Must write a story featuring a character with HIV.
www.hearmeproject.org
Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers
Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States .
www.hurston-wright.org
Jack and Jill of America Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is for African American high school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at any accredited post-secondary institution in the United States .
www.jackandjillfoundation.org
Jeanette Rankin Foundation Grants For Low-Income Women
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to, low-income women, ages 35 and older.
www.rankinfoundation.org
Luster Products Cosmetology Scholarship
Awards scholarships to cosmetology students and college-bound high school students. Dedicated to providing scholarships and promoting entrepreneurship among the best and brightest African-American college students.
www.lusterproducts.com/scholarships.htm Mercer’s Diversity Scholarship Program
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize achievement in scholastics, leadership potential and initiative among minority students.
www.mercerhr.com/diversityscholarship
Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Business Plan Competition
The award-winning Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series was launched to respond to the needs of adults ages 21 and older seeking to achieve economic empowerment through entrepreneurship.
www.millerurbanentrepreneurs.com
Minority Dental Student Scholarship
Award for minority students who are U.S. citiziens and are interested in pursuing a care er as a dentist.
www.ada.org
NAFEO 'Writers of Passage' Essay Competition
The Sallie Mae Fund and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) have created the 'Writers of Passage' Essay Competition.
www.nafeo.org/wop_2008.php
National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship
Has provided more than $7.1 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions.
www.nabainc.org
National Fellowship of Black College Leaders Scholarship
Strengthens and supports Black student leaders at historically black colleges and universities by fostering and preserving positive relationships through scholarships and mentoring opportunities.
www.nfbcl.org
Nelly's P.I.M.P Scholarship Contest
Scholarship essay contest presented by rapper and Hip-Hop artist Nelly, who owns an energy drink called Pimp Juice.
www.letitloose.com
Paul Zindel First Novel Award
Students=2 0must submit an original work of fiction that is between 100 and 240 typewritten pages and is appropriate for an audience of children ages 8 to 12.
www.hyperionbooksforchildren.com
Porter Physiology Fellowships for Minorities
Designed to support the training of talented students entering careers in physiology by providing predoctoral fellowships for underrepresented students.
www.the-aps.org/awards/student.htm
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Administers more than 300 scholarship, fellowship and institutional grants that support students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.
www.uncf.org
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
The scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial burdens associated with higher education, permitting the winners to devote more time both to pursuing their academic goals and advancing their leadership initiatives.
www.thephillipsfoundation.org
Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship
The ASRT Education and Research Foundation Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship program provides scholarships for academically out-standing, minority students attending an entry-level radiologic sciences program.
www.asrt.org
Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Encourages college students and young college professors around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty.
www.independent.org/students/essay
Special Libraries Association Affirmative Action Scholarship
For graduate study in librarianship leading to a master's degree at a recognized school of library or information science.
www.sla.org
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund, a program of the Talbots Charitable Foundation, will award $100,000 in scholarships to women determined to finally get that college=2 0degree.
www1.talbots.com/about/scholar/
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
The premier organization in Black Higher Education that develops and prepares a new generation of leaders by providing resources, opportunities and advocacy to Public Historically Black Colleges & Universities, students and alumni.
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org
Tri-Delta Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
The Tri Delta Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships to collegians and alumnae each year.
www.tridelta.org
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minorities
Based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups.
www.apsanet.org/content_11389.cfm
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Commitment to the academic success of minority students and to the cultivation and recruitment of qualified minority employees in technical fields.
www.xerox.com


SCHOLA

Monday, July 28, 2008

Thanks Que.....

Hi, This is my cousins son Jordan, the film was shown in Georgia 7/23 @ the AMC Southlake Pavilion 24, Thanks
Cheryl Washington





Youngster becomes ‘Loud’ voice for education
By JASON WHITLOCK
The Kansas City Star
When the checks totaling more than $50,000 arrived in his mailbox, 11-year-old Jordan Coleman dreamed of fresh sneakers, new video games and a fly wardrobe.

His mother, Chrisena Coleman, fantasized about a different reward. She wanted her son to take a hefty portion of his paycheck from being the voice of Tyrone the Moose on Nickelodeon’s “The Backyardigans” to inspire other African-American boys to excel in school.

“It’s unconscionable for a child to make that kind of money and not help people,” said Chrisena, a reporter for the New York Daily News.

After some initial shock, Jordan agreed with his mother.

“I thought it was OK,” he said.

Things got better when Jordan and his mother decided to use the money to make a movie, “Say It Loud.” The film is a documentary featuring celebrity athletes and entertainers talking about the importance of education. Interspersed between the celeb interviews is the fictional story line of Jordan studying for a science test while his best friends/classmates party and socialize like rock stars.

Jordan, of course, aced the test and his friends bombed theirs. The whole scenario wrapped up in about 45 minutes, and everyone from Kobe Bryant to rapper Yung Joc to Rev. Al Sharpton to a New York district attorney sat down on camera and chopped it up with Jordan, now 12.

The film will be shown Wednesday morning at AMC Barrywoods 24. Admission is just a dollar, and the doors open at 9 a.m. “Say It Loud” will be shown after the 10 a.m. showing of “Alvin and the Chipmunks.”

If you’re the parent of a child or care about the future of black boys, you should bring a kid to Wednesday’s showing. Jordan and his mom will be there to talk about the movie and their commitment to education. The movie is powerful and inspiring.

Kobe Bryant made the strongest impression on Jordan.

“Once you develop a knowledge base, you have ultimate control over your destiny,” Bryant told Jordan in the movie. “Once you acquire that knowledge, there’s nothing they can do with you.”

But David Banks, the principal at Eagle Academy for Young Men, offered the most chilling commentary in the movie when he summarized his thoughts about more than 50 percent of African-American boys failing to graduate from high school.

“There are lots of teachers who for some reason inherently just don’t seem to think that black boys are as capable of achieving academically as well as other students,” Banks told Jordan. “It’s a problem that starts very, very early on, and it just kind of feeds on itself over time. Growing up in a culture that suggests to them they shouldn’t demonstrate how smart they are, just show how cool they can be.

“It is so far beyond crisis that this whole country should be up in arms around what’s happening with our boys.”

Instead, we pretend as if it’s not happening and get irate if someone we don’t like brings it up.

We pretend that the only way to fix it is by spending more money. We act as if many black boys aren’t trapped in a culture that simply doesn’t value education. We convince ourselves that all racism must disappear before black boys can succeed academically.

I have bad news. If we continue to wait for racism to evaporate and for better-funded schools, black boys are going to fall farther behind Asian, white and Hispanic kids.

That’s what I love about Jordan’s movie. He’s not waiting on Don Imus or anybody to love him before going for his. He gets it. His mom gets it.


To reach Jason Whitlock, call 816-234-4869 or send e-mail to jwhitlock@kcstar.com. For previous columns, go to KansasCity.com.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Black Misery is...

"...when you heard on the radio that the neighborhood you live in is a slum but you always thought it was home" ~ Langston Hughes from his book black misery.

Below are opinions of others on black misery shared with Langston Hughes

"...watching African Americans/Negro's ETC continue to greet each other with "whassup my nigga" ~B. Banner

...when your car costs more than what you make a year, and you have no concept of the term "Equity". ~ A. McBride

"...always talking about how we have to reclaim our youth, and yet we sit motionless, tight-lipped, with cast down eyes while they curse and scream at the top of their lungs, disrespecting old and young alike, because just like everybody else we fear them." ~D. Dorce

"...Black folks represent 48 percent of the reported cases of AIDS in the United States and represent only 13 percent of the population in the United States" ~Neecee

"...when I see our "Natural Conscious" Brothas & Sistas locked and wrapped tight, speaking about the plight of our cause. With nicotine and alcohol dangling from their hands. Talking the talk but not walking the walk." ~RJ Haynes

"...Having to listen to an individual that is obviously intellectually challenged, who also will not allow you to get a word in because they are afraid you will discover their plight.

"...when our elders fear their own creation, their children..." ~S. Neil

"...putting a white face to an educated voice, only to realize they are black, but kicking yourself on the inside for your first assumption" ~Gabrielle Johnson, http://aalbc.com/Gabrielle.htm

"...not realizing that you can be colored and corporate." ~ Forest, Colette,

"...no matter how many educational, professional and financial accomplishments we achieve, always having to prove to the advertising community that we all don't live for the 15th or 30th of the month, collect food stamps, live in the projects and use "be" as a verb" ~

"...the assumption that because you're black, you are an authority on gang violence, drugs and poverty."~ Camille Gardner

"...not recognizing your ancestors for the heros they were. Not the slaves, but the slaves who fought, bought and escaped their way to freedom. The ones who didn't adapt, but sought freedom. The proud kings and queens who refused to belong to anyone else." ~ Diana Carmona

Cheech, Black in America

The phone rings, and it’s my girl. She asked if I was watching the program Black in America, and then proceeded to tell me that “We are all doomed”. She and I are both single, and often have conversation about growing old with someone and someday having our own families. So this was definitely the hot topic of the day. Clearly, I don’t want to grow old alone; however, life has somehow managed to place people in my life so that I’m not alone and they have become like, my extended family. In my free time, which is not that often, you can find me hanging with the girls or just sitting home alone enjoying the little quiet time that seldom occurs. Here is my reality. With each passing day I’m growing old, but I’m not alone or lonely. There is such a richness that is present in this moment and time (sister/friends/family) growing and sharing the joys and pains of life. A reality such as this helps me realize how blessed and happy I truly am. I have somehow managed to cultivate relationships, with such an array of wonderful people and on many levels; they bring me so much joy…... Don’t get me wrong, although my sisters & friends (male/female) could never take the place of that male; they have made not having one at this time in my life, so much easier. (LIFE) does not always flow the way we plan and when that happens, go with the flow, things will eventually change. . Learn to simply enjoy life in that moment in time, there is so much there for you to enjoy. Look around you. I really don’t feel doomed. If marriage is in God’s plan for my life, it will happen. If not, I’m good. I will always trust what God is doing.
Cheech….




A career she enjoyed, a nice home, two adorable children and a husband. She shared her tools for success with me at an early age. She went to college, got married and waited until she was 26 to have her first child.

The perfect life. The perfect plan. It was one I decided to model.

My aspirations for both a career and family were set at the age of 12. I knew I could accomplish what Mrs. Allen, my fifth- and seventh-grade teacher, had. But as I approach 30 and measure the goals I had at 12 against the reality of life, the only thing I can check off that list is a college education.

I am a statistic.

And there are millions more like me. Forty-five percent of black women in America have never been married, compared with 23 percent of white women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey in 2006. Articles like the one published in the Washington Post two years ago could lead me to believe that it's because "Marriage is for White People." Black men respond about love and families »

The difference between Mrs. Allen and me: She was white.

The numbers, undeniably, are not in my favor. But they have never been. Born black, raised in a single-parent home and primarily educated in low-performing public schools, I am not supposed to be a success story. But giving weight to statistics in my personal life only contributes to a culture of fear surrounding marriage. Black men and women keep it real about relationships »


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This fear causes some women to make hasty decisions like staying in unfulfilling relationships that lead to unsuccessful marriages, which end in divorce (another dismal statistic). Or just the opposite: Women become so fearful of making the wrong choice, they find themselves surrounded by a moat with no bridge to their final destination: marriage.

For the past year, I have researched, read and conducted several interviews on this topic for the "Black in America" series. Producing a segment on the low marriage rates in black America was not without its challenges.

I wore my "black and single" crown proudly, withstanding jokes and heckles from coworkers and questions from fellow singles like Kriss Turner, a black woman profiled for the "Black Woman & Family" documentary who asked me, "You're in Atlanta; what's your problem?"

Why are you still single? I hate that question. Yet I am forced to confront it. What's the state of your relationship?

One reason: personal responsibility. Among the men I have dated, there were definitely some who were ready for something a little more significant than I was willing to give. Did I drag my feet because I wasn't ready? Or was it because those men weren't right for me? It's debatable and probably a combination of the two.

Mrs. Allen was white, but she was also part of a generation of people, like my parents, who married at an earlier age. Today, black women outnumber black men almost 2-to-1 in higher education. But white women are also surpassing white men in college enrollment and completion, according to the National Center on Education Statistics.

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What is a rooted example in the black community is also sprouting legs among America's other racial groups. I am part of a generation of Americans who are choosing to postpone marriage while they pursue their careers.

My outlook: optimistic. My honest fear: It may never happen.

If it doesn't happen, it won't be because of a widening gap in the education, employment and ambitions of black men and women. I will not attribute it to a lack of options, intra- or interracially. I know the numbers.

On a macro level, the horizon is grim, but my personal experience reflects stories of black women and men who are married or very seriously considering it. Social and economic conditions are very strong influences, but so is the desire for love.

If I remain in my current statistical category, a single black woman, it will be because I missed someone while gazing at the ancient obelisks of Egypt's Karnak Temple, partying with expats in Hong Kong or simply spending time with family and friends in America.


It's more likely that the proverbial "The One" and I will find each other somewhere along the way. My life is not lived on a timetable or measured by how much sand has fallen in

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

L-ish Economic Prospects

Home prices are in free fall. Unemployment is rising. Consumer confidence is plumbing depths not seen since 1980. When will it all end?


Paul Krugman
The answer is, probably not until 2010 or later. Barack Obama, take notice.

It’s true that some prognosticators still expect a “V-shaped” recovery in which the economy springs back rapidly from its slump. On this view, any day now it will be morning in America.

But if the experience of the last 20 years is any guide, the prospect for the economy isn’t V-shaped, it’s L-ish: rather than springing back, we’ll have a prolonged period of flat or at best slowly improving performance.

Let’s start with housing.

According to the widely used Case-Shiller index, average U.S. home prices fell 17 percent over the past year. Yet we’re in the process of deflating a huge housing bubble, and housing prices probably still have a long way to fall.

Specifically, real home prices, that is, prices adjusted for inflation in the rest of the economy, went up more than 70 percent from 2000 to 2006. Since then they’ve come way down — but they’re still more than 30 percent above the 2000 level.

Should we expect prices to fall all the way back? Well, in the late 1980s, Los Angeles experienced a large localized housing bubble: real home prices rose about 50 percent before the bubble popped. Home prices then proceeded to fall by a quarter, which combined with ongoing inflation brought real housing prices right back to their prebubble level.

And here’s the thing: this process took more than five years — L.A. home prices didn’t bottom out until the mid-1990s. If the current housing slump runs on the same schedule, we won’t be seeing a recovery until 2011 or later.

What about the broader economy?

You might be tempted to take comfort from the fact that the last two recessions, in 1990-1991 and 2001, were both quite short. But in each case, the official end of the recession was followed by a long period of sluggish economic growth and rising unemployment that felt to most Americans like a continued recession.

Thus, the 1990 recession officially ended in March 1991, but unemployment kept rising through much of 1992, allowing Bill Clinton to win the election on the basis of the economy, stupid. The next recession officially began in March 2001 and ended in November, but unemployment kept rising until June 2003.

These prolonged recession-like episodes probably reflect the changing nature of the business cycle. Earlier recessions were more or less deliberately engineered by the Federal Reserve, which raised interest rates to control inflation. Modern slumps, by contrast, have been hangovers from bouts of irrational exuberance — the savings and loan free-for-all of the 1980s, the technology bubble of the 1990s and now the housing bubble.

Ending those old-fashioned recessions was easy because all the Fed had to do was relent. Ending modern slumps is much more difficult because the economy needs to find something to replace the burst bubble.

The Fed, in particular, has a hard time getting traction in modern recessions. In 2002, there was a strong sense that the Fed was “pushing on a string”: it kept cutting interest rates, but nobody wanted to borrow until the housing bubble took off. And now it’s happening again. The Onion, as usual, hit the nail on the head with its recent headline: “Recession-plagued nation demands new bubble to invest in.”

But we probably won’t find another bubble — at least not one big enough to fuel a quick recovery. And this has, among other things, important political implications.

Given the state of the economy, it’s hard to see how Barack Obama can lose the 2008 election. An anecdote: This week a passing motorist shouted at a crowd waiting outside a branch of IndyMac, the failed bank, “Bush economics didn’t work! They are right-wing Republican thieves!” The crowd cheered.

But what the economy gives, it can also take away. If the current slump follows the typical modern pattern, the economy will stay depressed well into 2010, if not beyond — plenty of time for the public to start blaming the new incumbent, and punish him in the midterm elections.

To avoid that fate, Mr. Obama — if he is indeed the next president — will have to move quickly and forcefully to address America’s economic discontent. That means another stimulus plan, bigger, better, and more sustained than the one Congress passed earlier this year. It also means passing longer-term measures to reduce economic anxiety — above all, universal health care.

If you ask me, there isn’t much suspense in this year’s election: barring some extraordinary mistakes, Mr. Obama will win. Assuming he wins, the real question is what he’ll make of his victory.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hasselbeck Cries Over Use of the N-Word

Stephen responds to Hasselbeck:


As usual, your blog is excellent! I saw clips of the show. I believe that the n word should be as close to eradicated as humanly possible. To many Blacks, the n word was the last thing they heard before they were murdered, raped, and assaulted. Think about the ordeal that Emmit Till went through. Think about the Black women that had their unborn babies cut from their wounds and then killed in front of them! You don't think that word was being used?!? Too many Blacks, that was the last word they heard before they departed this life. To continue to use that word, and then defend it, shows a lack of one's own cultural sensitivity, pride and knowledge.
Stephen...
What's up Stephen B.? Great point! We need to stop using it...Cheech





View Host Woopie and Elisabeth go at it. Elisabeth has always been--- how can I put this unaffected, ingenous,plain, artless,innocent,untrained contrified, callow ,jejune,unschooled,ignorant. To sum it all up Naive. Cheech...


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(July 17) - 'View' co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck doesn't like when black people use the n-word, and cried while trying to explain why, Usmagazine.com reports.
While discussing Jesse Jackson's alleged utterance of the word, the conservative white-host said that no one should be able to say it because "it perpetuates stereotypes and hate."



Whoopi Goldberg countered her table-mate's argument and said, "We use it the way we want to use it."
Goldberg then became upset when Hasselbeck claimed that they both live in "the same world," and the Oscar-winning actress let her know.
"We do live in different worlds. You don't understand," Whoopi emphasized.
'View' denmother Barbara Walters also chastised Hasselbeck during the discussion.
"You're not listening, you're just talking," she remarked.
The denouement of the conversation came when Hasselbeck burst out in tears asking, "How are we supposed to move forward if we keep using words that bring back that pain?"

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dr Julia Hare of Black Think Tank, San Francisco CA Cleo Manago of Amaasi Cultural

Dr Julia Hare of Black Think Tank, San Francisco CA Cleo Manago of Amaasi Cultural Center, Inglewood CA and Prof Vernellia Randall University of Dayton Ohio

tune in as we look at the implications of racism and white privilege among liberals The New Yorker cover illustrates, the lack of boundaries for critique of African American and Black peoples and why Michelle Obama (despite being prototyped by Claire Huxable for years on television) is being bashed and attacked with such viciousness...

And one more thought... how do we as the African American community create value for our vote and put forth our agenda for the next president?

Of course we will try to save a couple of minutes for open
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The program can be heard for 90 days on www.kpfk.org

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stephen....

What's up all? Been on vacation,Florida.. I'm back..Cheech

Den, remember I predicted this months ago. The Police are tired of being targets of people in our community that do nothing but blame the Police for everything, and then get the Fake-ass reverends to try to get Officers in trouble. Officers are laying down, and giving all of the protestors what they are asking for. Officers have to protect themselves and their families from the very people they are supposed to serve. Weis was brought in to go after Cops, all Cops. Recently, he jumped out of his shiny new black tahoe and helped an Officer make an arrest. After the arrestee found out who he was, she filed a complaint against him and all of the Officers for false arrest and excessive force. She of course will sue, and the city will automatically give her a small payout ($5,000 to $15,000). He is now starting to see just how crazy the Black folks in this city are. The numbers of false complaints against Police Officers is astounding. From wrongful shootings, excessive force, to false arrests, the working Police have had enough. The "Element" knows how to play the law abiding citizens against the Police in order to get what it wants. It's impossible to fight crime when the City neuters it's Officers. People would rather blame the Police for everything instead of raising their children. It's sad, but the Black community asked for it, now they have it.


The alderman recited a string of statistics that Weis did not challenge. Compared to this time last year, Chicago has had 28 more homicides, 2,626 more gang disturbances, 1,210 more reports of a person with a gun, 7,136 more reports of shots fired and 473 more reports of narcotics sales.
With crime indicators headed upward, police should be more aggressive, but the opposite has occurred. Gang loitering interventions are down 1,163, narcotics loitering interventions have dropped 2,329, and police have taken 500 fewer guns off Chicago streets.
Carothers (29th) called it "de-policing," a condition that exists when officers "stop doing their jobs" because they're afraid nobody has their back.
Afraid? Not afraid Ike, but verified time and time again by evidence before our very eyes. You want to back the purveyors of the cult of victimhood? Fine, but most cops aren't going to step up and become victims themselves. We're kind of fond of our houses, our cars, the lifestyle we can afford to provide our families even in the face of you, Corp Counsel and the City Council handing out our tax dollars to assholes that never would have earned a tenth of that money in the real world doing honest work. Congratulations on getting the police you asked for. Now excuse us while we go do a little more de-policing. Those event numbers won't generate themselves you know.


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