From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Things That Make You Go Hmmm?
“WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voiced strong support on Thursday for Israel's battle against Hamas militants in Gaza, while urging a ceasefire that would prevent Hamas from launching any more rockets into Israel. The chamber agreed on a voice vote to the non-binding resolution co-sponsored by Democratic and Republican party leaders in the chamber.”… Continue
Added by Junious Ricardo Stanton on January 9, 2009 at 8:27pm —
By Phillip Jackson
The previous generation of young Black males was destroyed between 1985 and 2005. No amount of crying, cursing or hand-wringing can change this because that generation is gone! We need only walk down any city street in almost any predominantly African American community to see residue of the broken lives -- millions of young Black men nationwide. Few people spoke out effectively and even fewer engaged in actions to… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 9, 2009 at 8:17pm —
(Belzoni, Mississippi) - The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF), National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), and Juneteenth America, Inc. (JAI) announces the 2009 National Juneteenth Events Schedule. The establishment of Juneteenth as a National Holiday Observance, the preservation of our African-American jazz legacy and providing opportunities for reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery are among the… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 9, 2009 at 10:54am —
"Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction" Continue
by J. Bert Freeman
What you say today can impact your life tomorrow. Your choice of words can move you in a direction towards or away from effective personal and professional relationships and you are in charge of that choice. Positive direction means that the words you speak consistently steer you toward the…
Added by TheBlackList on January 8, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Harlem Condo at Fifth Avenue and 120th Street: "Fifth on the Park" Opens in 2009
The 28-story "Fifth on the Park" condo tower opens in 2009 at Fifth Avenue and 120th Street. The multi-purpose condo tower is on the southern perimeter of Mt. Morris Park (also known as Marcus Garvey Park).
This development has 160 market-rate condos (and they are asking a staggering, jaw-dropping… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 8, 2009 at 10:46am —
Please check out Sis. Muhammad's fantastic work, it will be among the
most moving 10 1/2 mins. you'll spend in 2009! Forward Ever!
I AM SEAN BELL, Black Boys Speak!
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: http://www.vimeo.com/2691617
WELCOME TO WILDSEED STUDIOS
A Short Form Documentary from Wildseed Films
Directed by Stacey Muhammad
Asst. Directed by Shomari Mason
Edited by: Stacey… Continue
Added by ARighteousSista on January 8, 2009 at 2:33am —
UPDATE: ANOTHER STAY FOR TROY
"...let Justice roll down like water, And Righteousness as a Mighty stream"
Friends, I could not be happier to share with you that Troy Davis received a stay of execution - this means that his execution scheduled for Monday night is OFF! The stay is based on a new appeal that was filed Wednesday seeking permission to file a new lawsuit based on innocence claims.
On behalf of GFADP, the board and our members, we offer our… Continue
Added by ARighteousSista on January 8, 2009 at 12:18am —
Oscar Grant, young father and peacemaker, executed by BART police
by Davey D
Oscar Grant, 22, murdered in cold blood by BART
police just two hours into the new year, was the
loving father of a 4-year-old daughter, a fact he
told the police just as he was shot. He worked as
a butcher at Farmer Joe’s Marketplace.
By now everyone has seen the horrific videos of
an Oakland BART police… Continue
Added by TheBlackList on January 7, 2009 at 7:17pm —
This is a message from Troy Anthony Davis
I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not… Continue
Added by MetroSistah on January 7, 2009 at 3:28pm —
What Can Black America Learn from Communist China?
Build Businesses and Prosper
By Robert N. Taylor
When it comes to China, the numbers are truly astounding. The Asian giant has the fastest growing economy in the world - averaging roughly 10 percent growth per year for the past 25 years. By way of contrast, if we in the United States grow by just three percent, our economists consider that good news.
In fact, China is growing so rapidly that it expects to build a… Continue
Added by Robert Taylor on January 7, 2009 at 2:40pm —
A Functional Unity Calendar for Your City?
What would it mean if all or most progressive African
(Black) organizations and institutions in your city all used a
single online calendar to post their events and to check the
events of other organizations and institutions?
And what if the calendar allowed for great detail;
including contact phone, web and email information?
And what if the calendar was dynamic: letting you post
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 7, 2009 at 12:04pm —
Peace Be Upon our beloved Sister
Added by HTS on January 6, 2009 at 4:55am —
From the Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
“It is often reported in the headlines of newspapers that a certain gentleman or woman had been brutally beaten up for failing to pay the debts due to a money-lender. In Malaysia, money-lenders are often referred to as “Ah-Longs”. This is even the case when the debt is paltry. If the money-lender adopts the “soft method” in recovering a loan, it may encourage defaults and non-payments. Brutality… Continue
Added by Junious Ricardo Stanton on January 5, 2009 at 7:07pm —
Jeffrey B. Perry newest book Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem
"Hubert Harrison was an immensely skilled writer, orator, educator, critic,
and political activist who, more than any other political leader of his era,
combined class consciousness and anti-white-supremacist race consciousness
into a coherent political radicalism. Harrison's ideas profoundly influenced
"New Negro"… Continue
Added by SendMeYourNews on January 3, 2009 at 10:09am —
Family, I'm in tears as I type these few lines. My co-worker recently lost her mother who was only 54 years old. She died of cancer in October 2008. My co-worker and friend is currently reading Somebody Prayed for Me, and she just called me in tears after reading the story "One Moment With You" and the poem "Always In My Heart." These are pieces dedicated to the memory of my maternal grandmother who raised me, nurtured me, loved me, and taught me about being a strong woman. She died at the age… Continue
Added by Linda Royal-Herman on January 2, 2009 at 12:45pm —
From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Crystal Ball Gazing
“In the real estate realm, the proverbial ‘other shoe’ hasn’t dropped yet, but certainly is dangling - and that’s commercial real estate. As homeowners writhe in agony and stop spending, retailers will go out of business, businesses of all stripes will suffer and commercial real estate will implode. The leverage left over from just the private equity foray into commercial real estate in the… Continue
Added by Junious Ricardo Stanton on December 31, 2008 at 5:20pm —
Two sides of a coin,
Heads or Tails
Two sides of a story,
Fact or Fiction
Two Sides, leading to the following examples:
Past or Present
Top or Bottom
Yes or No
Wrong or Right
Make or Break
Heaven or Hell
Two sides of a face,
Evil or Good
Vision of “Janus
”, Roman mythological god
of “Gates” & “Doors”
Two opposing faces
Added by Truth on December 29, 2008 at 7:57pm —
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It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again...smile
In these troubling economic times many Black business are looking for funding…..Have you considered Business Plan Competitions?
If you are new to business and have no track record, or credit history; If you don't have a rich uncle or Angel financier; you can enter these competitions and not only get great advice on improving your… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on December 29, 2008 at 2:08pm —
It is perhaps expedient for me to begin this article by acknowledging that I am also contributing to a debate which has been raging for a long time, and to which thousands of Nigerians all over the world have contributed their own opinions. While I do not want to appear repetitive, it is instructive to note that I will definitely not have the last word on this matter, for as long as the debate continues to rage. Hence I am not daunted to contribute to it, because my little voice will add more… Continue
Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on December 28, 2008 at 12:11pm —
Dear Reader, before you think or say “Oh my God, not another essay about Nigerian corruption from this guy”, please bear with me. First, the issue of corruption in my country has been a passion with me since childhood. Secondly, this is not another article about the consequences of corruption in Nigeria, but to narrate some personal political experiences. So please forgive me.
When I consented to coordinate the plans for the… Continue
Added by Akintokunbo Adejumo on December 28, 2008 at 11:30am —