A few weeks ago I had an eye doctor appointment. I received wonderful news in that I can actually see better then the computer measured results. The doctor stated that based on his printout I should not be able to read the eye chart as well as I did. It’s a miracle! Well, maybe not, but I walked out of the office with a normal pair of glasses versus the oh, so, un-sexy coke-bottle aww, dayum frames.
The American Optometic Association defines Astigmatism as a vision condition that… Continue
Scott Roeder was convicted of murdering abortion doctor George Tiller in less than 38 minutes. Scott Roeder was also a fan of televangelist Pat Robertson who he credits with his conversion to his brand of Christianity and he admires Rachelle Shannon who shot Tiller in both arms in 1993. Roeder shot Tiller at point blank range in the forehead in Tiller’s church during services. Most anti-abortionist who have killed in the name of saving unborn children subscribe to a right-wing brand of… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 30, 2010 at 9:00pm —
We Waited How Long ? before this bullshit has begun - Now Charlie is a Bonified BABY KILLER
Today we are talking about the interruption of the airlift of patients from Haiti, to Florida. it was stopped because of Governor Charlie Crist of Fla. he asked that the Federal Money kick in and that started the process of halting the airlifts for critical patients to available hospitals and transport out…
At an international forum in London this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Yemen to "take ownership" of their own long-festering problems -- including corruption, internal strife and poor governance -- if the country hopes to overcome threats from Islamist extremists and poverty. University of Minnesota Professor William O. Beeman, a noted scholar on the Middle East, believes the narcotic qhat is one of those root causes. He… Continue
Many people mistakenly believe I am anti Muslim.This is totally untrue.The truth is I have always been a champion of progress,civilization,and enlightenment.At one time while Europe was descending into barbarism, and even during the great periods of Rome and Greece the Arab world gave the world logic,math,reason,science,invention ect.This seems to not only be lost in the Western world (whom a debt is owed to the Arab world for her climb out of the dark ages in about 1400 AD)
Black students at Hocking College fear for their safety after a terroristic message was posted on a bathroom wall, however campus spokesperson Judy Sinnot does not seem to take the threat to serious. The FBI is investigating the incident at the small college located in Nelsonville, Ohio with a student population of about 6,300 where less than ten percent of the students are Black.
Black students have stated that they have seen racist messages written on the… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 29, 2010 at 1:00pm —
BART officials announced today that they have reached settlement with the family of Oscar Grant, a young African American male who was tragically gunned downed last year by one of its officers, an incident that was captured on cell phone cameras by a number of citizens who witnessed the incident.
Johannes Mehserle is the former BART police officer who is now standing trial in Los Angeles for murdering Oscar Grant on New Year's Day… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 29, 2010 at 10:00am —
For the first time since President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act a year ago, his administration has threatened to withhold stimulus money from a transit agency because it failed to comply with federal civil rights laws.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) threatened to pull $70 million in stimulus funds from Northern California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system because it… Continue
The admitted racist and conservative operative James O'keefe has been arrested along with three other men on felony charges. James O'keefe illegally taped employees of Acorn in a so-called sting operation because according to O'Keefe and was lauded by Republicans and conservatives as some sort of hero instead of the criminal who thinks he can do whatever he wants. O'Keefe is already under investigation for illegal wiretapping in California by Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown and… Continue
Orange County Public Schools in Florida is seeking to lift a desegregation order that has been in place since 1962. The desegregation orders were put in place as a remedy to separate and unequal schools when it came to black and whites. For many, segregation still exists but it occurs naturally based on where a student lives and most minorities live in the same neighborhoods. If you take a look at the resources and facilities that serve primarily minority students, you… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 27, 2010 at 9:28am —
Since the earthquake that shook the very foundations of the island nation of Haiti, news media coverage of the disaster and relief efforts vary depending upon what news sources you subscribe to. Blogs, television, cable and radio have done an excellent job of keeping the story fresh in the news cycle which some feared would disappear quickly. Fortunately, this has not been the case. Sadly, for some, the disaster has become a political and religious… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 26, 2010 at 6:00pm —
A Pittsburgh honor student was recently assaulted by police in a savage beating. Jordan Miles has never been in trouble with the law and is a student at Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. While walking one night from his mother's house to his grandmother's house, Jordan says that men jumped out of a car and tried to corner him while asking "wheres the money", "wheres the drugs". Jordan not knowing who these men were…Continue
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." --13th Amendment, 1865.
An 18,000-acre former slave plantation in rural Louisiana, the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is the largest prison in the U.S. Today, with African Americans composing over 75% of Angola's 5,108…
I'm a little late on this but in case you missed it, Sarah Palin was asked who her favorite founder was and of course, harking back to her bumbling almost incoherent answers to questions posed by Katie Couric and Bob Gibson, she does the same thing when asked by Glenn Beck who her favorite founder was....
I will give it up to Sarah Palin, she is the consummate BS artist who has managed to fall into a pile of money while actually doing nothing to deserve it.… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 21, 2010 at 12:35pm —
The Justice issued a press release stating that FORBA Holdings LLC "a dental management company that provides business management and administrative services to 69 clinics nationwide known as "Small Smiles Centers" engaged in fraud and provided un-needed and poor quality dental services to low income children.
FORBA agreed to pay $24 million, plus interest to the federal government and the states affected. The Federal share is $14,285,645, while the states share is $9,714,355.25.… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 20, 2010 at 3:30pm —
The Republican party for a long time has complained of Presidential nominees not getting a up and down vote in the confirmation process, of course this was when a Republican was President. Now that a Democrat is President, Some Republicans have been holding up the confirmation process in lobbying for government expansion and spending in their home districts and former athlete and Baseball Hall of Famer, Senator Jim Bunning (R) held up the process for one nominee in lobbying on behalf of candy… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on January 20, 2010 at 11:00am —
This was the weekend and week The Book of Eli became the number two movie in America with over $30 million dollars, the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama being inaugurated as the 44th -- and first African-American -- President of the United States, and in the middle is both the 81st birthday and the official anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which was Monday.
"Dr. King said, 'Where do we go from here?… Continue
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Former six term House of Representatives member and 2008 Green Party Presidential Candidate, Cynthia McKinney will share experiences and views on the System of White Supremacy. We will ask Cynthia McKinney to share her thoughts on the response the earthquake in Haiti; she is currently investigating the deployment of armed forces to the disaster area. We will also address McKinney's Israeli imprisonment, and the U.S. response to her detainment.…Continue
DENVER -- The 2010 Census will be mailed out the third week in March, but census workers are already launching a massive educational campaign.
As people finished the MLK Parade in City Park Monday, Census workers handed out freebies and information on the survey.
Cathy Lacy, regional director of the U.S. Census Bureau's Denver Regional Office, said the Census statistics will be used to get federal dollars for everything from schools to community centers.… Continue
Charles Lowman of NuVibe Radio joins us tonight to discuss the Syrius Institute of Learning - Dominican Republic which is seeking "to provide supplemental education to under-privileged children and to promote sustainability through adult education programs.". If you would like to contribute to this fund raising campaign you can find it on indiegogo where you will receive a thank you gift tailored to your contribution.
What does Watermelon Basketballs and Gold Chains have to do with deodorant? The Black Talk Media Project is asking that question. We expected suspected racist white people to defend the Old Spice commercial which aired during the NBA Finals last night but while not surprising, African-AMERICANS are failing to recognize the racial undertones of the not only the commercial but its placement.
In political news, a recent SCOTUS case resulted in the further erosion of so-called "civil rights". The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision in the case Salinas v. Texas, that your right to remain silent can be used against you in a criminal trial should you be charged with the crime for which you are being questioned by police. Texas Prosecutors in the case argued that Salinas’ silence during a police interview prior to his arrest was a “very important piece of evidence” and that only a guilty person would have remained silent when questioned about his connection to a crime. Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion that Salinas “was required to assert the privilege in order to benefit from it,” even though a person questioned while under arrest could not have his silence used against him.
Political Prisoner Radio had an opportunity to catch up with the director of Prison Radio, Noelle Hanrahan. She is known most for her radio work with political prisoner and former Death Row member Mumia Abu Jamal in helping him to record and distribute his political commentaries from behind bars. She also participated in the production of the independent film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal" which is now available on DVD after a successful run in select theaters. We will also get into the repression of Black revolutionary politics in mainstream media.
After the interview we will share some of the latest events and alerts related to political prisoners.
Black Autonomy Federation Radio will examine some serious issues facing the Black community today in the current economic and political climate in the United States.
I.) Food Security and being removed from food-stamps. Sequester Obama government cutbacks
II). 50% of the Homeless in America are Black!
III). Moving from obedience to Rebellion and Insurrection
Tonight we will be joined by Mr. J. Jondhi Harrell and Mr. Glenn Davis from "Decarcerate PA" which back in May held a march in Pennsylvania to demand a people's budget that invests in communities and not prisons. Judging from the participation in the march, it was successful in raising public awareness about 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking.
"Decarcerate PA is a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. We demand that PA stop building prisons, reduce the prison population, and reinvest money in our communities."
After we speak with Mr. Harrell and Mr. Davis we will share some of the latest news related to 21st Century Slave and Human Trafficking and open the phone lines for a general discussion on the issue.
World Star Hip-Hop has built a media platform that has become a clearinghouse for the worst of “Urban America” according to a recent Change.org petition created by Supreme Understanding of Supreme Design Publishing.
The petition says, "There are some things that we all should know are wrong. Things like sexually exploiting minors or the mentally ill. The administrators of WorldStarHipHop.com apparently do not share these standards of human decency."
Supreme Understanding will join us tonight along with Scotty Reid of the Black Talk Media Project and members of the Militant Mind Movement on Militant Minded Radio to discuss this issue and why the Black community should be involved in this campaign to stop the exploitation of our most vulnerable people.
DOWNLOAD MP3 It looks like the US could get pulled into another non-declared war launched by the executive branch that could cost the American tax payers billions in a no win situation for the American people. Members of the Obama administration have been pushing language with the help of pro-war members of the Senate that sounds strikingly similar to that used to justify invading Iraq, which we now know were lies about weapons of mass destruction and mushroom clouds. CIA analyst Ray McGovern compared it to President Bush's Axis of Evil Speech to congress.
Former French foreign minister Roland Dumas in a recent interview with French Parliamentary TV network, LCP that Britain had been planning a war against Syria some two years before the unrest broke out in the Arab country.
“I’m going to tell you something. I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business. I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria, this was in Britain not in America. Britain was organizing an invasion of rebels into Syria. They even asked me, although I was no longer minister for foreign affairs, if I would like to participate.” - Roland Dumas
Last night ABC reported news about 711 store franchise owners running a human trafficking/slavery scheme forcing workers to work for very little pay and keeping them locked up and/or scared of being deported back to Pakistan because their visas had expired. However, if this was able to go on so long involving people from a country the US is waging war in with drone strikes, how effective is the government's domestic spying programs?
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An retired NYPD officer who was celebrated within the department and even once appeared on Dr. Phil to discuss false confessions stands accused of torturing confessions out of victims Jon Burge style. Jon Burge is the former Chicago police commander who along with others under his command tortured victims into confessing to crimes they did not commit. Many of the victims are thought to remain behind bars as the city of Chicago and the…
Even though I am a veteran of the US Army,I do not celebrate nor recognize Veteran's Day. First, I was an uninformed twenty something when I joined and I only joined to get money for college coming from a poor working class family. I also do not think cops or soldiers…
There will be no justice for the family of Ramarley Graham unless another indictment against NYPD Officer Richard Haste is issued by another grand jury. Ramarley Graham is a teen who was shot in his grandmother’s bathroom while allegedly trying to flush a small amount of marijuana down the toilet. A Bronx judge tossed the indictment of the officer who shot and killed Graham claiming he had a gun but none was found. Citing mistakes…