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Re: America's Corrupt Justice System: Federal Private Prison Populations Grew by 784% in 10 Year Span

Muhammad Cipher ·
You will not escape the internal logic of Capitalism unless you directly challenge it as a system. Notice that while the title of the article suggest corruption while the article itself walks through the logical outcomes when "the concept of treating inmates as commodities that must be grown for profit." Whenever you read words like "marketplace" and "incentives" dealing with any aspect of a social service.....people would be wise to through up a red flag.
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Re: America's Corrupt Justice System: Federal Private Prison Populations Grew by 784% in 10 Year Span

Norland ·
Wayward dogs go to the Dog Pound. Prisons should be renamed the African Pound, because there's really no difference in treatment. In reality, the Dog Pound's probably much more safe. Locked in a building, in a cage. So animalistic!!
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Re: Pyrrhus Concer, southampton village, entrepreneur . . . The Japanese, who had never before seen a black man

EarthAndSky ·
It is really refreshing to read accounts of black seafarers.
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5 Famous People You May Never See at Occupy Wall Street

sunnubian ·
GlobalGrind.com With news of Zuccotti Park being cleared out early this morning we wondered what would happen to some of the celebrity support the Occupy Wall Street movement’s been getting. When we first saw multifaceted mogul Russell Simmons showing his support for the movement back in September we were more than a little surprised. Here was a man with a reported net worth of $340 million cavorting with a rag tag bunch protesting corporate greed and economic inequality. “Russell Rush” even...
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Melissa Harris-Perry

sunnubian ·
Dr. Boyce: 5 Reasons Melissa Harris-Perry Is Perfect for MSNBC January 6, 2012 By James 15 Comments by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. Today it was announced that Tulane University Professor Melissa Harris-Perry is going to have a new show on MSNBC . Melissa is far sharper and more polished than I could ever be, so I knew it was only a matter of time before the network moved her into the fold. I am admittedly not a fan of Perry, since I took offense to her unsolicited attacks on Cornel...
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On Fallon Show, Bachmann Zings Perry, Gets Zinged By Song

sunnubian ·
Nov 22, 2011 1:42pm On Fallon Show, Bachmann Zings Perry, Gets Zinged By Song GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann pithily zinged competitor Gov. Rick Perry on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” but little did she know she too was the victim of a joke on the part of the house band. As Bachmann walked across the stage to sit next to Fallon for the show that aired Monday night, house band the Roots played a refrain from the Fishbone song “Lyin’ Ass Bitch.” Though the lyrics refer to a...
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WHOA!

sunnubian ·
Nation 205 Cornel West: Obama Is A ‘Rockefeller Republican In ‘Blackface;’ Sharpton, Harris-Perry, Dyson Are Up For Sale By Kirsten West Savali In an interview with Amy Goodman of “ Democracy Now, ” our dear brother, Dr. Cornel West , said that while he’s happy that Mitt Romney didn’t win the presidential election, our foreign policy is still imperialistic, politicians should be ashamed of spending billions on campaigns while people are living in poverty, and that President Barack Obama is...
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America's Corrupt Justice System: Federal Private Prison Populations Grew by 784% in 10 Year Span

sunnubian ·
Posted by Tikkun Daily at 12:18 pm May 23, 2013 70 COMMENTS America's Corrupt Justice System: Federal Private Prison Populations Grew by 784% in 10 Year Span A man rolls a marijuana joint during a demonstration demanding a new law on the drug in Uruguay on May 8, 2013. Vermont's legislature on Monday voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, making the New England state the 17th to relax Crossposted on Tikkun Daily By David Harris-Gershon (@David_EHG) From 1999-2010,...
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Pyrrhus Concer, southampton village, entrepreneur . . . The Japanese, who had never before seen a black man

sunnubian ·
Options "Warrior's of Black Consciousness" · 107,738 like this 5 hours ago · Pyrrhus Concer, southampton village, entrepreneur lived an adventurous seafaring life and die at 84 as "one of the most respected residents of the village." Concer became something of a celebrity, at least locally, it is because he was on board and played a role when the whale ship Manhattan, captained by Mercator Cooper of Southampton, made history in 1848. At the time, foreigners were forbidden to enter Japan but...
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Melissa Harris-Perry Rips ‘POLITICO’ Writer for Calling Michelle Obama ‘Feminist Nightmare’

sunnubian ·
Melissa Harris-Perry Rips ‘POLITICO’ Writer for Calling Michelle Obama ‘Feminist Nightmare’ November 24, 2013 | Posted by ABS Staff Melissa Harris-Perry’s “open letter” this Saturday was directed squarely at Washington writer Michelle Cottle, who penned a cover story for this week’s POLITICO magazine titled “Leaning Out: How Michelle Obama became a feminist nightmare.” Harris-Perry offered up a fierce defense of the First Lady, asking Cottle, “Are you serious?” “Given how simplistic your...
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Re: On Fallon Show, Bachmann Zings Perry, Gets Zinged By Song

Yemaya ·
Ha ha ha ha! I love ?Love for doing that!
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

Yemaya ·
I don't see anybody talking crap now. . . Yeah what I thought, silence.
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

MaynardJ ·
The obsession with so called "light-skinned" black people is the problem of liberals. Fox News doesn't seem to have that problem. Look at the black people who appear on Fox. Fox News doesn't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being experts in their fields such as law, police investigations, health care, etc. They don't have a problem with so called "dark-skinned" blacks being shown as business owners and members of upper management. Fox News doesn't mind having them on as...
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

NSpirit ·
" Also, my gripe with Melissa is the same I’d have with any black person who allows herself to be propped up by the Democrats to do their dirty work against Cornel West as he spoke on behalf of black, brown and poor people. Harris never proved that Dr. West was wrong – she only sought to discredit him and dismantle his voice. In that regard, she was no different from a slave using the master’s gun to kill the leader of the negro rebellion." I agree with this segment of Watkins' assessment.
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Re: Melissa Harris-Perry

sunnubian ·
I'm pretty sure that these "five reasons" are excerpts from shows or articles where a specific topic was being discussed. Side Note: White people talking about light-skin/dark-skin is like men talking about labor pains.
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Re: WHOA!

Xumbrarchist ·
The marketing becomes more and more intense in every area because the marketing is now more important than the product. The media is not going to object because it is all income to them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...f_the_President_1968 It is just the continuation of a trend. Cornell West is right in that it has gone way beyond ridiculous. But how do we get out of the cycle of competition? Xum
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Muhammad Cipher ·
One has to wonder no such thing. West's comments are based on Obama's record. This is part of why there is a spit between issue based/and cheerleader journalism in the Black community. Brother West as been quite fair and consistent in is criticism of President Obama. Of course these kinds of cheer-leading cannot begin to deal with how Glen Ford tore through Micheal Eric Dyson. It would be nice to read an article that deals with the issues that Tavis and West continue to bring up and not fall...
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Kocolicious ·
West is a TRAITOR!!!!!!! Bottom line. And has no respect for our historical position in this country. He has no vision and he has no RIGHT to stain what we have accomplish in this nation with his social jealousy, envy and irresponsiblity to black children and future descendants. It is almost as if one has to pass his rule of achievement in order to satisfy his palate of justice and truth. The truth is West hasn't DONE a damn thang for the Black cause but yap his mouth. He is a typical...
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sunnubian ·
I have a problem with West actually calling the President "blackface", but what West is saying is essentially true, however, the mistake West keeps making, especially right now, is that the blame does not lie squarely at the feet of the President. The blame lies squarely at the feet of the Congress, more specifically at the feet of Congressional members that have passed bills and voted on legislation over the past 12 years, before AND during President Obama's presidency, that do not address...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: ANYONE!!!!! Who puts their minds to it can EARN the white man's PH.D degree. Cuz all it is is reading and writing....but! It takes a collection force of blackfolks to move our culture to the next level of outstanding legacy.....not by doing what these little men are doing cuz they are undermining, criticizing and minimizing the "process" while they stand on the side lines DOING absolutely to help the "cause" along other than continuously yapping their lips.
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Xumbrarchist ·
Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Mark Twain's Notebook , 1898 I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - This quote has been attributed to Mark Twain $100 computers can make our concepts of education obsolete which are actually nothing but schooling. I always found this story interesting: The Status Civilization (1960)by Robert Sheckley http://librivox.org/the-status...-by-robert-sheckley/ Xum
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Kocolicious ·
@Sista Sunnubian: Well I NEVER heard West talked this LOUD until we had a black president. He may be right in some of his assessments....but! He's preaching to the choir. He should use HIS POWER to do SOMETHING remotely FOR Black folks other than run his mouth to a wall. Cuz where I stand...TALK is you know kinda CHEAP coming from a brotha who makes plenty of MONEY yakking about the black cause.....and yet does absolutely NOTHING but spew loud NOISE. As I said earlier not only is he a...
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Cholly ·
Well my dear brother, Dr. Cornel West, instead of trying to sell your former road dogs on the open real estate market, here is what you can do: Since President Obama has been reelected for 4 more years, you Dr. West sir, along with Tavis Smiley, have another 4 more years to make your case to the newly elected, 2d term President Of The United States about your purposed agenda and the obvious ills of the African American community (that the President knows all too well about) and other...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I have a problem with West actually calling the President "blackface", but what West is saying is essentially true, however, the mistake West keeps making, especially right now, is that the blame does not lie squarely at the feet of the President. The blame lies squarely at the feet of the Congress, more specifically at the feet of Congressional members that have passed bills and voted on legislation over the past 12 years, before AND during President Obama's...
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kresge ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: One has to wonder no such thing. West's comments are based on Obama's record. This is part of why there is a spit between issue based/and cheerleader journalism in the Black community. Brother West as been quite fair and consistent in is criticism of President Obama. Of course these kinds of cheer-leading cannot begin to deal with how Glen Ford tore through Micheal Eric Dyson. It would be nice to read an article that deals with the issues that Tavis and...
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sunnubian ·
"Excellent analysis. I wish people would offer an analysis on the substance of the comment instead of ad hominem attacks on West et al." ************************************************************* Is why West should have left the "Blackface" comment out of his critique of President Obama. I personally don't believe that President Obama, just like any other President of the United States, is beyond criticism, but, I do believe that the focus of the criticism should be his policies.
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sunnubian ·
He's words seem harsh because it cuts at peoples desire to see a Black man be successful in a way that separates his actions from the good ole boy system. But increasing what is happening that people who did (or want) to support Obama cannot reconcile that desire with Obama's own record. This is going to heat up, as many did in fact cut him a break during the election, because they didn't want to see Mit win. However, the issues they raised didn't disappear, nor did their concerns. During...
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Kocolicious ·
@ Brotha Cholly!!! You're a man after my own heart!!!! What a brilliant commentary. Just brilliant!!!
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EbonyRose ·
To me, the only thing that makes Dr. West's commentary even minimally respectable is the fact that he didn't focus, neither exclusively or even primarily, only on complaining about the President's lack of addressing the "Black issues" ... which is the complaint that most Black "President-complaining" people seem to ONLY be able to complain about!! (The "the Black President isn't fixing the Black issues of the Black agenda that specifically targets Black people" crowd). He, at least...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
"Does Dr. West honestly believe that any of the following policies/programs do not help the poor or African Americans? " Probably not, however that's not saying much. Giving $10 to a student or family buried in debt does help them-but its disingenuous to pretend as if he solves, or even puts a dent in the problem. Almost every single program that has been marketed as a great achievement has yielded mediocre results given the degree of the problem. The home refi program was and is a massive...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Does Dr. West honestly believe that any of the following policies/programs do not help the poor or African Americans? Dr. West (nor his supporters) don't really seem to CARE about ANYBODY who the President's policies and programs have actually HELPED!! After all .... he can't complain about - and he's certainly not going to compliment - the President for anything positive he may have done. In fact ... I haven't heard the good Dr. utter ONE WORD of...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Originally Posted by sunnubian: Does Dr. West honestly believe that any of the following policies/programs do not help the poor or African Americans? Dr. West (nor his supporters) don't really seem to CARE about ANYBODY who the President's policies and programs have actually HELPED!! After all .... he can't complain about - and he's certainly not going to compliment - the President for anything positive he may have done. In fact ... I haven't heard the good...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Each time someone attempts to deflect the criticism away from Obama by dismissing as a 'personal' issue or grudge, I (and anyone else) can easily point out how and why the criticism has merit based on Obama's own record. And herein, yet again, you are proving my point exactly, M.C.!!! The problem is NOT with any excessive "dismissing of criticism" of the President!! I can't think of ONE person on this board ... NOT ONE ... (with the exception of Ms.
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Muhammad Cipher ·
"And your unwavering support of that type of inequitable disparity .... speaks volumes for your own unwillingness at an attempt at 'equal debate' where the President's concerned" Can't agree. Its really simple. Cut out all the marketing hype and lets look at the programs and policies based on their design, the implementation, the performance in light of the depth of the problems people are facing. Every program you name, and policy you cite is subject to the same test. If your focus is on...
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Yemaya ·
I don't agree with Race To the Top, There's no way you're going to sugar coat it to make it go down any smoother. with 16% of black folks unemployed and god knows how many are underemployed, living on less than $250,000 the standard for the 'Middle Class' and enough of us live in neighborhoods or communities where the teachers are piss poor and lack access to proper teaching tools while being required to teach to a test. What are they going to kick kids out of class who don't perform so they...
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EbonyRose ·
@Yemaya .... Well ... since it hasn't been all that long since it started, I think the jury's still out on just HOW affective this program it is or isn't going to be. But what I think the good thing about Race to the Top is, is that .... it's not about 'teaching to a test' ... and actually it's not a national standard that every school has to adhere to, regardless of where they are or what types of students they have or even how much money as a school district they have. Race to the Top is a...
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Melissa Harris-Perry Describes Harrowing Details of Near-Attack at Iowa Caucuses

sunnubian ·
Melissa Harris-Perry Describes Harrowing Details of Near-Attack at Iowa Caucuses February 3, 2016 | Posted by Ricky Riley Tagged With: melissa harris perry , Melissa Harris-Perry attacked , melissa harris-perry msnbc , Nazi Germany , white racism MSNBC anchor and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry traveled to Iowa with a group of 22 Wake Forest students for the university’s “Wake the Vote” program. They were there to watch the caucus results unfold in real time. However,...
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