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Chokwe Lumumba Is Running The For Jackson, MS City Council

Chokwe Lumumba For Jackson, MS City Council

Building a New Jackson, Building a New South, Building Self-Determination!





The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) is taking a bold step to advance the cause of New Afrikan Self-determination. Building off the experiences of developing the Freedom Party in Selma, Alabama and the Reconstruction Party in New Orleans, Louisiana, MXGM co-founder, Chokwe Lumumba, is running for City Council in Jackson, Mississippi. The… Continue

Added by TheBlackList on February 15, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments


Chicago-Midwest
Our Prize

We’ve taken our eyes off the prize.



Our gifts.



Our babies.



Our children.



Our future.



For too long. Far too long. Far too lost.



Far too many, too far gone.



Today, the things that matter most to our youth shouldn’t.



And the ones who should matter most, don’t.



The things they want to be, they’ll never see.



The things they should see, they’ll probably never… Continue

Added by R. Lee Gordon on February 14, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments


Chicago-Midwest
The 1st National Black TEEN Empowerment Expo Presents FAME: Fashion, Art, Music & Education



Good day and blessings.



On behalf of our teenage generation who needs us more today than ever before, please consider supporting and / or participating in this event, and sharing this information among your circles of influence:



Happy Black History Month, sisters and brothers, and those to whom it should concern:



As my “calling" is to uplift the quality of life and learning for our young generation in a country… Continue

Added by R. Lee Gordon on February 14, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments


NYMetro
Class Warfare-Behind The Veil

From The Ramparts

Junious Ricardo Stanton

Class Warfare- Behind The Veil



“ Current financial crises are cabal-planned-and-executed terrorist ‘false-flag’ attacks on American workers: an operation in which a nation attacks itself but makes it appear that an enemy has committed the attack, provoking peace-loving people into fighting against the demonized ‘enemy.’ In the present situation, the ‘enemy’ is said to be ‘happenstance,’ as though current economic… Continue

Added by Junious Ricardo Stanton on February 13, 2009 at 10:44pm — 2 Comments


Africa
Roots of Sudanese conflict are in the British colonial policies.

Savo Heleta:



January 12, 2008 — What is wrong with Africa? Why is the largest number of failed states on the continent? Is something fundamentally wrong with Africans or could there be another explanation? Trying to find answers to these questions, let’s see what historians and social scientists believe are the roots of the conflict in Sudan, an African country where peace lasted for little over a decade since 1956.



Like in all other parts of the world, there was… Continue

Added by BF Bankie on February 13, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments


DMV
God is able….But?

February 11, 2009



Raynard Jackson



What an amazing year thus far! Obama’s inauguration, Mike Tomlin’s Steelers win the Super Bowl (the youngest Black coach in the .N.F.L. and the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl in history), and Michael Steele’s election as the first Black to lead the Republican Party. God has brought us from a mighty long way.



As I reflected on how far we have come, I wondered what would happen if God said, “ENOUGH.” I have done all I am going… Continue

Added by Raynard Jackson on February 12, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments


NYMetro
Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, Update

Greetings Family,



How are you? I am a little tired but I am okay. It is a busy time for me. African-American Heritage Month or Black History Month or whatever you choose to call this time of year is very demanding, and the scholars tend to really push themselves during this time. Last weekend I lectured in Detroit and Chicago and right now I am in the middle of an Ohio lecture series. I am trying to get at least a few hours of sleep every night. My diet could be a lot better but I am… Continue

Added by TheBlackList on February 12, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

10th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL

10th ANNUAL CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL

"A Decade of Keeping Our Music Alive"



Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) presents its 10th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival from April 1 thru 30, 2009. This month long celebration of an American original art form Jazz, will be held in venues throughout Brooklyn, New York. Some of the musicians and events scheduled include: legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes, Randy Weston, Dave Valentin, Houston Person, Melba… Continue

Added by SendMeYourNews on February 12, 2009 at 6:32am — No Comments


NYMetro
National Survey Finds That the Hip-Hop Generation Embraces Internet Technology and New Media

IS THE DIGITAL DIVIDE A MYTH?



National Survey Finds That the Hip-Hop Generation Embraces Internet Technology and New Media



Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com) - Despite previous assertions, the overwhelming majority of low-income urban teens are accessing the Internet, buying the latest cell phones and engaging in online social networking. A national survey of more than 1,500 African American and Hispanic teens and young adults,… Continue

Added by TheBlackList on February 11, 2009 at 6:35pm — No Comments


West
Young Women’s Political Leadership Program

Young Women’s Political Leadership Program:

July 15-19, 2009 Washington, DC

Application deadline: February 16, 2009

http://www.runningstartonline.org/leadership-program/index.php



The Young Women’s Political Leadership Program encourages high school girls to channel their leadership into politics. Running Start is hosting our second annual program this July to train high school girls in political leadership skills and to plant the seed that they should run for office.… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on February 11, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Black Women and the Radical Tradition 2009

A National Conference presented by Brooklyn College Graduate Center for Worker Education



Saturday • March 28, 2009

ALL DAY (come early- seats are limited!)

City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

(at 34th Street)

New York City




http://www.blackwomen2009.org





On March 28, 2009 the Graduate Center for Worker Education at Brooklyn College will welcome some of the leading activists… Continue

Added by SendMeYourNews on February 11, 2009 at 10:27am — No Comments


DMV
Steele Determination

February 5, 2009



Raynard Jackson



The past three weeks I have been a witness to history that I never dreamed I would see. I was at Obama’s swearing in on January 20th. Then last week I watched the election of Michael Steele to be the first Black and new chairman of the Republican National Committee. The power of the two offices are not comparable, but their significance is.



I have known Michael Steele for many, many years and consider him to be a friend. I have… Continue

Added by Raynard Jackson on February 10, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments


NYMetro
Are The Sanctions Against Zimbabwe A Weapon Of War ?

James C. McIntosh, M.D.:



The great Prussian general, and before I get into trouble and anybody is asked to denounce me, for calling a Germanic leader great, let me cautiously say wickedly great. The wickedly great Prussian general Frederick the Great wrote in his instructions to his generals, that "The greatest secret of war and the masterpiece of a skillful general is to starve his enemy.



That's what sanctions do.



In Zimbabwe sanctions have created… Continue

Added by TheBlackList on February 10, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


Africa
African Union on wrong course

Steve Paterno:



February 5, 2009 — Once again the African Union (AU) has proven to be moving in the wrong direction from the principles it ought to adhere. For over fifty years, the five-decade-old continental organization still showing that it is created solely to protect African ruthless dictators. In the event of its annual summit, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, the organization first act of shamefulness was to allow itself to be chaired by another dictator,… Continue

Added by BF Bankie on February 9, 2009 at 7:44pm — No Comments


NYMetro
Buying Black Isn't Racist; It's Necessary

Buying Black Isn't Racist; It's Necessary



Black America Is Still Playing Catch-Up


Pepper Miller



John and Maggie Anderson of Oak Park, Ill., made headlines in December when they pledged to help jump-start the economy by exclusively supporting Black-owned businesses for an entire year beginning Jan. 1.



As reported in the Chicago Sun-Times: The Andersons, who plan to spend about $10,000 a month… Continue

Added by TheBlackList on February 9, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Malcolm X Museum presents a YOUTH Forum

From Malcolm X to Barack Obama: The Legacy of Struggle and Inspiration



Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 3:00 PM



Langston Hughes Auditorium

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,

Malcolm X Boulevard & 135th Street

Harlem, NY



The Malcolm X Museum commemorates the 44th Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik Shabazz) with young adults who will discuss how they have been inspired by Malcolm X and the rise of Barack… Continue

Added by SendMeYourNews on February 9, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments


Africa
Pagan Amum and the International Criminal Court.

Luke Kuth Dak:



FEB. 5/2009, SSN; The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King once said: “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over it’s injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”



When it comes to the International Criminal Court, also known as [ICC], the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement [SPLM] finds… Continue

Added by BF Bankie on February 9, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments


West
An Afrikan Proverb





Every morning in Africa



A gazelle wakes up



It knows that it must run faster than the slowest lion, or it will be killed



Every morning a Lion wakes up.



It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.



It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, when the Sun comes up- you had better be…
Continue

Added by MetroSistah on February 9, 2009 at 3:16am — No Comments


NYMetro
Making the American Flag “Our Flag”

Vantage Point

Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels



Making the American Flag “Our Flag”

February 9, 2009



On Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., there was a veritable sea of Red, White and Blue as some two million proud Americans, including hundreds of thousands of Black people, furiously waved their American Flags on the National Mall. This overt expression of affection for the American Flag was somewhat out of character for Blacks, who have been… Continue

Added by TheBlackList on February 9, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment


NYMetro
Tyler Perry: The Art of Speakin' "Christian-ese"

Paul Scott:



I once asked my homie, spoken word artist, James Washington how it is that a

thugged out brotha like him gets invited to speak at churches all the time

and a (relatively speaking) clean cut brother, like me, can't even make it

past the front door ?



"Simple," he said. "You don't know how to speak Christian-ese."



Christinese- a type of dialect that will make black folks give you the shirts

off their backs. Master the language… Continue

Added by TheBlackList on February 8, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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