Stanford University, Yahoo News and the Associated Press conducted a study/poll about how much racism may play a part in the election this year. The poll acknowledges what Republicans disingenuously claim, that racism has been all but eliminated in the United States. One racism denier who is an Internet talk host said, “You have to look far and wide to find racism in the United States” and “The only racism I see is the racism of militant blacks”.…
It seems comments by Josh Howard of the Dallas Mavericks has ruffled some patriotic feathers. The NBA forward was attending an event sponsored by Alan Iverson and made comments about the national anthem as it was being played that has some sports commentators calling for his punishment.
Mark Cuban had a more measured response and stated: "I have explained to him that cell phone cameras are not your friend and that what you think you… Continue
John McCain and Sarah Palin are at it again with another racial attack ad. I noted in an earlier blog post that McCain/Palin's attack ad "Ready To Smear" carries a subtle message that paint's Barrack Obama as a Black Man attacking a white woman. FactCheck.org which was cited in the ad then pointed out that the ad was lying about their findings on where less… Continue
After the 2000 elections, the Republicans held both the Office of the Presidency and both houses of Congress and for the six long years they were in control, they did nothing to help solve the energy needs of the country. Instead, what Americans got was Dick Cheney's closed door meetings with Energy executives of which the public still has no clue as to what went on behind those closed doors. We know that deregulation and rarely prosecuted corporate corruption helped lead to the crisis we see… Continue
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice the second Black person to hold the position reportedly told a group of professors and administrators "I 'Rarely See Somebody Who Looks Like Me". When did Condi Rice wake up in realize that she is a token negro in the Bush Administration. I respect all that Rice has been able to accomplish, what I do not respect is that she worked to close doors that were made open to her through… Continue
FactCheck.org and other fact checking organizations have been busy debunking all the bogus claims made in many of this season's campaign ads. If you did not hear about John McCain and Sarah Palin citing FactCheck.org as the source in one of his ads that said Obama was attacking Palin let me bring you up to speed.
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The Aaron Hawkins Award "category is for bloggers that have been blogging visibly since January 1, 2003. This award can only be won once. This is not an award which the public can be nominate someone for; this is an award appointed by the judging panel and staff of the Black Weblog Awards".
The blogger Michael David Cobb Bowen is working on a book "about the movement from progressive to conservative in the African-American political tradition". In my opinion, a more interesting book… Continue
Italian comedian Sabina Guzzanti is facing five years in prison because she said "that within 20 years the Pope will be where he ought to be — in Hell, tormented by great big poofter (homosexual) devils, and very active ones, not passive ones." Italy, a "democratic" ally of the United States and which cooperated with the CIA in kidnapping and its no longer secret rendition flights, has a 1929… Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on September 12, 2008 at 12:00pm —
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino finally admits what has been known by any person who has seriously researched the issues surrounding 911, that Osama Bin Laden had nothing to do with the 911 attacks.
The Bush Administration told the American people we were invading Afghanistan to get Osama Bin Laden because he was behind the attacks. The Bush administration…Continue
Added by Scotty Reid on September 11, 2008 at 7:00pm —
I am a resident of Wasilla, Alaska. I have known Gov. Sarah Palin since 1992. Everyone here knows Sarah, so it is nothing special to say we are on a first-name basis. Our children have attended the same schools.
Her father was my child’s favorite substitute teacher. I also am on a first-name basis with her parents and mother-in-law. I attended more City Council meetings during her administration than about 99 percent of the residents of the city.
LAS VEGAS – With other prospective jurors listening, a woman lectured O.J. Simpson on his behavior as a celebrity Tuesday and declared, "I felt he got away with murder."
Like others questioned for service in Simpson's robbery-kidnap trial, the woman said she would try to be fair. But she became increasingly adamant, disclosing the disenchantment of someone familiar with Simpson's triumphs and disappointed in his fall from…Continue
The jury selection for O.J. Simpson's armed robbery trial is underway and defense lawyers have raised the issue of race.
Charles D. Jones, lawyer for Simpson's co-defendant Clarence "C.J" Stewart said the jury pool "was not representative of the county". He questioned whether the predominately white Las Vegas jury pool could "fairly deliberate the fate of the two black defendants". Blacks make up around ten percent of Clark county's population and Jones argued… Continue
A long time ago I came to the conclusion that the "War on Drugs" is about as real as the "War On Terror". Last year it was reported that a private jet crashed in Mexico carrying almost 4 tons of cocaine headed for the United States. This story was largely buried by mainstream media but four days ago it was confirmed to be true by the AFP news agency.
"A private jet that crash-landed almost one year ago in eastern Mexico carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine had… Continue
A message to all members of Children Need Both Parents
It is with an extremely sad heart that we announce Minister Ronald E. Smtih passed away on September 5, 2008 from a massive heart attack. Minister Smith was not only the Founder of Children Need Both Parents, an author, and an advocate but also a proud parent. We are all still recovering from this unexpected news. However, a message from the family will be posted very… Continue
New petition posted for the release of innocent teen Devontae Sanford who was sentenced to 30 yrs - 90 yrs for crimes another inmate has confessed. Kym Worthy can end this nightmare for Devontae and his family if she so chooses. Taminko Sanford, Devontae's mother joins us again tonight.
Attorney John L. Burris gives us some details on the shooting death of Amos G. Smith in an exclusive interview. Amos G. Smith was the young man shot in the back of the head by Union City police in March along with 3 other black men in the same area in a span of 27 hours. A video posted to youtube shows a Black Muslim who had just hacked an alleged British soldier to death. He issued a warning to others before being shot by police.
There is a war going on in these streets and as we just celebrated the birthday of Malcolm X, I would hate to know what he would think about the lack of response of our young women and men being killed in these streets by thug ass murderous cops and thug ass murderous criminals in our communities. Children don't feel safe walking to school let alone going to school and yet there has been very little response from the community to meet the security needs. Union City cops shoot a brother 8 times in the back of the head and we ain't heard nothing from the people about it in corporate media.
How do you feel about the NOI bringing in white men from Scientology to teach their members non-African concepts and spirituality? What the hell is going on with them brothers and sisters? After seeing photos of one of these Scientology creeps taking the podium at a NOI meeting, many people are saying WTF!
An article came out today about the Mexican activist whom brother Malcolm Shabazz was with when he was murdered. It may answer some questions about who this man is but it does not answer the questions about what exactly happen that day and many have problems with his version of events.
Tonight revolutionary brother Carl Dix joins the broadcast to inform us about an upcoming event he and Cornel West will be hosting in NYC to stop the maddening mass incarceration going on in the United States.
"Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide. Act to STOP it Now!" Monday May 20, 2013, 7:30pm, The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew 263 W. 86th St (between Broadway and West End Ave), #1 train to 86th, For tickets: 212-691-3345 or online @ http://revolutionbooknyc.org
In 1996, Dix co-founded the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of Generation. Most recently, Dix has been a central figure in the campaign to Stop "Stop and Frisk" aimed at opposing the New York Police Department's efforts to stop hundreds of thousands of people in New York City and frisk them for weapons, drugs or other items. Dix has long addressed questions about imperialist war, revolutionary struggles and the oppression of Black people. Other news out of New York pertaining to the NYPD Gestapo & Frisk campaign against Black people. The newly appointed Black Chief of Department wastes no time in fulfilling his duties as a racially showcased weapon of mass confusion as he goes to a white borough to tell them Gestapo & Frisks is not racial profiling.
Keeping it in NYC, a bronx based Hispanic religious organization shows up to the Gestapo Frisk civil trial to show their support for a suspected racist NYPD Deputy inspector caught on tape telling officers to target Black boys and men.
Conservatives in Congress just won't let Benghazi go and there is talk about impeaching President Obama concerning lies pertaining to a terrorist attack. Hillary Clinton is another one in their sights but again, this is manufactured outrage as well. The answer to why four Americans were killed in Benghazi is very simple, tune in for the answer.
Guatemalan dictator and US ally Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty on charges of genocide against Mayan villagers, some are asking if US officials will be charged in connection to their support of genocide in South America. Ronald Reagan staunchly supported this mass murderer and was complicit in many crimes against humanity.
New information on the killing of Malcolm Shabazz brings more questions and suspicions. Two men have been arrested in the murder of the emerging activist but other activist believe the Mexican labor activist Manuel Suarez had something to do with the murder as his story does not pass the smell test.
Today on May 13, 1985, the City of Philadelphia used its police force to commit an act of terrorism against the Move family by dropping a two pound bomb on their home from a helicopter killing several members of the group including children. The resulting fire destroyed over 60 homes.
Racism is not "accidental" it is conscious activity.
This and probably more tonight on Black Talk Radio News.
Paulette Dauteuil, General Secretary of the Jericho Movement will be joining us tonight on Political Prisoner Radio to update us on the health of several political prisoners being held by the US government.
Many of our comrades who fought for the social/political/human rights of the masses are now fighting to get adequate treatment for their health issues developed in some cases because of the poor conditions under which they are held. In some cases, they are literally fighting for their lives. We will do our best to give you the latest information.
Political captives we hope to update you on are Mutulu Shakur, Norberto Gonzalez, Mondo We Langa and Lynne Stewart.
Bro. Zayid Muhammad of the People's Organization for Progress joins us to discuss several issues related to political prisoners, exiles and the killing of Malcolm Shabazz.
POP is planning another protest at Cineplex 12, Newark’s only major theater which stirred up controversy after it refused to show the new film titled "MUMIA: Long Distance Revolutionary" which focuses on political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal and his contribution as an author and commentator.
We will also get his thoughts on the recent addition of Assata Shakur to the FBI's most wanted "terrorist" list and the erection of the FBI billboards of Assata in Newark.
Finally we discuss the constantly changing stories coming from the media about the killing of Malcolm X's grandson Malcolm Shabazz who was talked into traveling to Mexico by deported Mexican activist Miguel Suarez who many say has holes in his account of what happened.
Join me for Political Prisoner Radio tonight to discuss the breaking news concerning the tragic murder of Malcolm Shabazz, a political and human rights activist and organizer who reportedly was found murdered today in Tijuana, Mexico.
Earlier today I spoke to attorney activist Nkechi Tiafu who shared statements from the NY National Lawyers Guild and The National Conference of Black Lawyers in reference to Assasta Shakur being labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the United States government.
Join me for Political Prisoner Radio tonight with Sis. Pam Africa to discuss corporate and state sponsored environmental terrorism, seedless veggies possibly destroying the seeds in our wombs, the Newark, NJ cancellation of Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary and more.
Before we hear from Sis. Pam Africa, I want to share an important update about Sis. Assata Shakur as the United States government, perhaps angry at the attention Cuba received after Jay-Z and Beyonce visited the island which caused a new generation to question why the United States has a travel ban on the country, the FBI has double its reward for her capture and placed her on its "most wanted terrorists" list possibly making her a target for President Obama's drone assassination program.
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…
By TRUTH Minista Paul Scott, 5/13/2013 news, culture
“We Want in/Or let the revolution begin” - Various Shades of Black-Rakim
There was a time when Rev. Cleophus Johnson, head of the Negro League of Colored Black People ,Inc could call for a march and thousands of people would show up. So, he was confused when his latest call to integrate BigBubba's Beer and Burger Barn was only answered by a couple of elderly…
The inquiry into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya by conservatives to this point has been little more than an expression of white supremacy and political theater. What the inquiry is saying is that only "American" lives matter and not the lives of the thousands killed in Libya or those that are still being killed and displaced from their homes due to ethnic cleansing by forces backed by the United States. The…