Tagged With "Paul Robeson"

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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

FireFly ·
I must say I like Don Cheadle and Denzel Washington for their acting and diversity of films - so they share my vote. And let's not forget James Earl Jones for his prolific career and talents. (I also like Jamie Foxx and Lawrence and Wesley to varying degrees) While hunting around on the World-Wide-Waste-Of-Time, I also came across this rather interesting sounding man!! I haven't seen any of his films but he was obviously a Renaissance Man with a lot of talent and flair and substance. What an...
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Re: Who is the BEST African American Actor?

James Wesley Chester ·
I was about say, 'WHAT????' No one has mentioned Samuel L. Jackson. He has to be in the top few (4 or 5); at least, based on sheer volume alone. Morgan Freeman Denzel Washington Samuel L. Jackson Lawrence Fishburne Don Cheadle Terence Wright And...that's just for starters. And...that's ASSuming that 'actor' means males only!! And they say nothing has changed. I remember when the choices would have been Willie Best, Step 'n Fetchit, Rochester, Lena Horne, Paul Robeson, Dorothy Dandridge,...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

zodo ·
But I must say for the sake of historical correctness that the civil rights movement in this country was affected by the Liberation movements on the African continent too.....Fagunwa ------------------------------------------------ Both movements occurred simultaneously and naturally fed off one another. Those most responsible for African Liberation movements such as Kenyatta, Nkrumah, Aziekwe were educated in America during the 1930's at the time of legal segregation seeing first hand the...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Shadow ·
Every department in DC' needs reform. But if Civil rights cases are the ones that need attention, then then attention should be placed on them. Croneism is one thing. Picking a case based on skin color is another. There is enough funds to cover Civil rights cases. They should be looked at. 'WE must realize that our future lies chiefly in our own.">>>Paul Robeson
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Re: The Malcolm X Stamp

kresge ·
Yes, Paul Robeson was a member of the Communist Party USA. He is also a personal hero of mine: a Rhodes Scholar, gifted singer, actor, lawyer, and activist. He was also ruthlessly persecuted by this government for decades, which drove him too an untimely death. He son carried on the legacy of progressive politics. He was a regular at the Socialist Scholars Conferences that I used to attend in NYC. I am not sure what to make of Robeson or Malcolm on stamps. I am in one sense glad that they...
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Re: The Malcolm X Stamp

Huey ·
The USPS is losing out to the Internet. Plus, the people on the stamps are usually those who are deceased. So, as long as Malcolm X and Paul Robeson are still dead, they're powerless. The idea is that once a black or brown leader has passed away, they can exploit them any way they want to.
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Re: Humanism, is it the answer?

JuneBug ·
http://www.secularhumanism.org/aah/about.htmlAbout African Americans For Humanism African Americans for Humanism is engaged in developing humanism in the African American community. We exist for those who are unchurched or free from religion and who are looking for a rational and ethical approach to life. Our organization believes that the solving of problems and attainment of happiness are rooted in reason, free inquiry, and critical thinking. We do not embrace ESP, astrology, numerology,...
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Re: Who From History Do You Invite To Your Dinner Party?

Vox ·
Wow, this'll be some shindig: Jesus Siddhartha Confucious Imhotep Manetho Any of the Nubian/Meroitic rulers, like Candace Amanitere Abu Bakari II (who apparently led a mass expedition from Mali to the Americas in 1312). General Tarik (Moorish conqueror of Spain) Aristotle Plato (to see how much they got from Egypt) Tupac Amaru (the Native American freedom fighter, not the rapper) Booker T. Washington W.E.B. DuBois Frederick Douglass MLK Malcolm X Paul Robeson Lewis Latimer Andrew Bullock's...
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Re: Who owns the land???

Empty Purnata ·
I see. So were W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Angela Davis and Paul Robeson child molestors? You aren't chillin, you got nothing but red-baiting when you can't win an argument or when someone says something you don't like. I'll take Black Socialists like MLK and Malcolm X over inarticulate garbles like you anyday.
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Re: Who owns the land???

Guest ·
Empty Purina: "So were W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Angela Davis and Paul Robeson child molestors?" ========================================== You know what. I am off-base. You're right. I shouldn't have said the molester/rapist thing. Other than that, I would like to know exactly how a free market caused a nation to become submissively an importer of one of its own specialties? If you don't have a clue, bugger off, Purina. Kwil Er Rabit: "How about re-distributing the land, and...
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Re: What To Make Of Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter

Yemaya ·
Yet you have black Americans who staunchly support this candidate yet his record reflects NOTHING he's done legislatively positive for African-Americans.
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Re: What To Make Of Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter

Cholly ·
Ron Paul is an old Jim Crow, traditional racist political con-artist from Kentucky whose politics has changed with the political winds to keep himself re-elected, employed, sell his books, gets paid for political speeches and remain revelant among the Republican establishment and gullible young people who blindly love, praise and follow his radical Republican views that "differs" from his counterparts only in his way of speaking, delivery & tone, yet he's a Ronald Reagan "trickle down...
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Re: What To Make Of Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Cholly: Ron Paul IMO, is the same as the late South Carolina Republican senator Strom Thurmond. A hard core, card carrying racist who ran for President as a segregationist States Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrat) candidate who hated Blacks and fought to eliminate the Civil Rights Act (filibustered by himself against the Civil Rights Act for 24 straight hours, 18 minutes in Congress non-stop) but once the Civil Rights Act passed, Jim Crow was eliminated and White racism...
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Re: What To Make Of Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter

sunnubian ·
How air conditioning, prostitution, and raw milk could give Ron Paul problems By NBC's Domenico Montanaro Ron Paul is coming under the microscope now that he is seen as having a real chance at winning Iowa. Yesterday, the Texas congressman, who has the best organization in Iowa, was pressed on CNN about controversial statements in a newsletter published 20-plus years ago. Some conservatives are now taking aim , with one columnist even comparing him to Jeremiah Wright, the controversial...
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Re: This Is Not a Gun: So, Officers, Stop Shooting Unarmed Black Men

Norland ·
If one's a puny emaciated chump, when he sees a muscular body, of course he's going to see strength. Don't forget, these folks have seen Paul Robeson types singing "Old Man River in those deep, deep voices, talking about "tote that bar, lift that bale". These Caucasoid males got freaked the hell out with all that African muscular power on display. Don't forget how they mated the big black this with the big black that during slavery. All of this has fucked da man's mind up BIG TIME and our...
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Re: The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Slavery

Kocolicious ·
As I said earlier the bible, talmud and qu'ran. Are just manuals to justify SLAVERY. It is part of the patriarchal rule. And sex slavery came before domestic slavery. And eunuchism came as a result of men being held captive from war....except in Asia where Chinese/Japanese men willingly castrated themselves to join the military....and that's where homosexuality thrived. But!
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Re: The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Slavery

Norland ·
White people are INSANE. No one knows where these creeps originated. You tube says they're not human. They're forever kissing dogs and every other animal they own. Watch National Geographic for a day. Hit those veterinarian shows. They'd kiss a Grizzly, if it would let them and own one too. I've seen so many arms up cows' asses, feces flowing out by the buckets full/boots full, castrations, calves born, yanked from wombs; hamburgers and steaks are no longer appealing to me in any shape nor...
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Re: The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Slavery

Kocolicious ·
Sista Norland wrote: White people are INSANE. No one knows where these creeps originated. You tube says they're not human. They're forever kissing dogs and every other animal they own. Watch National Geographic for a day. Hit those veterinarian shows. They'd kiss a Grizzly, if it would let them and own one too. I've seen so many arms up cows' asses, feces flowing out by the buckets full/boots full, castrations, calves born, yanked from wombs; hamburgers and steaks are no longer appealing to...
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Re: The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Slavery

Kocolicious ·
@ Sista Sunnubian. Good info They need to plaster this on the Catholic Church wall [for blacks to see]. So African Americans can DECIDE whether or not if they REALLY wanna be Catholics let alone Christians. The only good thing about Christianity is it saved women and children from being sexually mutilated [FGM, castration] and held the mother Mary in high regard even though all the angels were deemed male until later on in the I think the 15th century. Other than that? It's been the slave...
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Re: The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Slavery

sunnubian ·
Catholicism is a biggger problem for Africans on the Continent and Black people throughout the diaspora in places other than America. I say a 'bigger' problem for them, because, unlike with African America, the Catholic Church [the same entity that sanctioned enslaving Black people's ancestors ( in perpetuity) and for stealing Africans' land and wealth] has a stronghold in those places. But, since the majority of Africans, just like Black people throughout the diaspora, do not know their own...
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Re: The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Slavery

Kocolicious ·
I agree my sista. It is a bigger problem associated with other problems in-house that Africans and African America refuse to act on. But in my view one of the biggest problems we have? Is refusing to take that mental chain off our brains. I know that it's hundreds of years of conditioning but we have the ability to read and write and use our cognitive capacity to move forward and become our own heroes. But when you have been stuck in a mental pattern for generations....it HARD for many to...
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Re: The Role of the Roman Catholic Church in Slavery

Norland ·
There's lots of THEIR blood flowing through our veins from SLAVERY, and let's not forget ever, there's lots of OUR blood flowing through THEIR VEINS from slavery and every thing else that occurred in this country. They're always FUCKING black something or another; they just don't talk about the situation. Their blood's FLOWING through everything breathing probably. Fucking's #2 on their brain after killing and slaughtering; #3's MONEY. That's it with these WHATEVERS. I see folks on TV and...
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Farrakhan says: Give Blacks justice or face God's full judgment

MBM ·
FinalCall.com NewsFarrakhan says to European and U.S. gov'ts: Give Blacks justice or face God's full judgmentBy Askia MuhammadUpdated Mar 5, 2004, 11:29 pmCHICAGO (FinalCall.com) - "Allah-u-Akbar! Allah-u-Akbar!" (God is Great! God is Great!) chanted...
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Another Black Athletes' superiority theory

sunnubian ·
I happened to see this on Black America Web news cite.Personally, I believe that the African American Athlete is superior because of effort and desire, not to mention the fact that once whites sat on their buts for centuries while others did all the...
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The Malcolm X Stamp

MBM ·
I was at the post office today and saw a United States stamp with Malcolm X on it. Does the fact that Malcolm advocated for the overthrow of the U.S. government make his being on the U.S. stamp a bit . . . well, odd?Similarly, I bought some stamps...
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Liberty Bell, originally a symbol for the abolishment of slavery, also has ties to black history.

sunnubian ·
hiladelphia-still-first-in-freedom&catid=91:culture-1&Itemid=134">Philadelphia: Still 'First in Freedom' WRITTEN BY KITTY J. POPE The city’s iconic Liberty Bell, originally a symbol for the abolishment of slavery, also has ties to black history. Most people know about the Liberty Bell, the most popular tourist attraction in Philly. But did you know that it was once a symbol that stood for the abolishment of slavery? The connection between the Liberty Bell and African-American...
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WELCOME GUESTS OR UNWELCOME PESTS? Tourists Descend On Harlem Churches By The Busload Seeking Gospel Music, But Are They Disturbing The Flock?

Cholly ·
Harlem Churches See A Boom Of Tourists Seeking Gospel Music, But Congregants Bristle At Rudeness. Tourists, mostly from Europe, outnumber congregants during a worship service at the Mother AME Zion Church in New York, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. New York City's Harlem churches have become popular tourist attractions for visitors from all over the world who want to listen to soulful gospel music at a black church service. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK -- The stern warning issued from the pulpit...
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The Scariest Future You Can Imagine, Starring Ron Paul

sunnubian ·
The Scariest Future You Can Imagine, Starring Ron PaulPosted on January 11, 2012 by BrandonShare this now! This will keep you awake at night . . .    Found on Keith Olbermann Facebook Fan page. Originally submitted by volunteer editors...
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2-Year-Old Black Scientist Knows Physics And Chemistry

sunnubian ·
2-Year-Old Black Scientist Knows Physics And Chemistry Written by Casey Gane-McCalla, Lead Blogger on January 12, 2012 11:09 am Washington D.C. toddler Romanieo Golphin Jr has been astonishing onlookers with his grasp of physics and chemistry. The two ye ar old’s father, who is a composer, has developed a learning program called BabytechiOS which he uses to instruct his son. Romanieo Golphin Sr. and his son have already met with physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson to discuss his son’s grasp of...
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What To Make Of Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter

sunnubian ·
What To Make Of Ron Paul’s Racist Newsletter By Ian Millhiser on Dec 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm With Übertenther Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) emerging as the latest frontrunner in the Iowa GOP primary , Ta-Nehisi Coates chronicles many of the most offensive highlights from a series of racist newsletters Paul published in the late 1980s and early 1990s: Needlin’ : Paul’s December 1989 newsletter claims that roving bands of African-Americans are trying to give white people HIV. According to the newsletter,...
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Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your Own

sunnubian ·
 Blacks to Herman Cain: You're on Your OwnThe former candidate isn't an embarrassment to the race, just himself. My, how far we've come.By: Paul Delaney | Posted: December 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM    For quite a long spell...
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FYI

sunnubian ·
Home | About Us | Donate | Subscribe | Archives News & Views | 01.04.12 Featured... States Take On Citizens United http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-0 Headlines... House Republicans Increase the Pressure on Obama Over Tar Sands Pipeline Decision http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-2 Ron Paul Would Allow ‘Open Season’ on Union Organizers http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/01/04-5 US Marine to Stand Trial Over 2005 Killings That Left 24 Iraqis Dead...
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Patrice Lumumba, Congo & African-American history

sunnubian ·
Parallels between struggles for national liberation Patrice Lumumba, Congo & African-American history By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire Published Feb 2, 2011 3:18 PM This year marks the 50th anniversary of the political assassination of Congo’s first prime minister under independence, Patrice Lumumba. Patrice Lumumba February is celebrated in the United States and around the world as African-American History Month, where people of all backgrounds and nationalities pay...
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Will America's Black Political Class Join In the Spoils of the Rape of Congo? Andy Young & Jesse Jackson Say It's OK.

sunnubian ·
Home » Blogs » Bruce A. Dixon's blog Will America's Black Political Class Join In the Spoils of the Rape of Congo? Andy Young & Jesse Jackson Say It's OK. By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon A minor change has been made to this article, reflecting the fact that Rev. Jesse L. Jackson participated in Chicago's "Rwanda Day in 2001, not 2014, as erroneously indicated when the article was initially published. -- bd Last week Rwandan President Paul Kagame appeared in Atlanta for “ Rwanda Day...
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Moyers: "Gov't Is Now A Protection Racket for the 1%," Krugman: "Why We’re In A New Gilded Age"

sunnubian ·
TUE APR 22, 2014 AT 12:39 PM PDT Moyers: "Gov't Is Now A Protection Racket for the 1%," Krugman: "Why We’re In A New Gilded Age" by bobswern Follow This is what happens when the “Dean of American Journalism” gets really pissed-off at the status quo. Bill Moyers is unrelenting. (ALSO SEE: Bill Moyers w/Paul Krugman: “What the 1% Don't Want You to Know” .) And, it’s a beautiful thing… <big> Government Is Now a Protection Racket for the 1% </big> By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship,...
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How the Irish Became White? Paul Ryan's Ugly Public Embrace of Anti-Black Racism and Eugenic

sunnubian ·
FRI MAR 14, 2014 AT 12:10 PM PDT How the Irish Became White? Paul Ryan's Ugly Public Embrace of Anti-Black Racism and Eugenics by chaunceydevega Follow Email 223 Comments / 223 New Paul Ryan is the leader of the Republican Party’s “intellectual” wing. He has been described by the news media in fawning terms as a “policy wonk”, a “numbers guy”, and a “serious thinker”. Consequently, Ryan's recent claim that "inner city" black men are lazy and have no work ethic is a revealing insight into the...
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Paul Ryan's disqualifying dog whistle

sunnubian ·
Daily Kos Labor RSS Daily Kos group Profile Diaries (list) Stream TUE MAR 18, 2014 AT 04:00 PM PDT Paul Ryan's disqualifying dog whistle by Mark E Andersen Follow for Daily Kos Labor Email 20 Comments / 20 New But I didn't mean for you to figure out what I really meant dog whis·tle [dawg-hwis-uhl, -wis-, dog-] noun Politics. a political strategy, statement, slogan, etc., that conveys a controversial, secondary message understood only by those who support the message: His criticism of welfare...
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Children In Bankrupt Detroit Face Many Challenges

Kocolicious ·
Children In Bankrupt Detroit Face Many Challenges | by By DAVID CRARY Posted: 03/22/2014 2:13 pm EDT Updated: 03/22/2014 2:59 pm EDT Print Article DETROIT (AP) — In a city scarred by broken promises, the Moore brothers, James and Robert, and fellow student Chelsea Inyard are among the lucky ones. The teenagers attend one of Detroit's most promising new public schools. Set in the medical district of the city's Midtown neighborhood, Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, just...
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40 Years of ˜The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual'

MBM ·
40 Years of ˜The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual'By Scott McLemeePolemics seldom age well. But when Harold Cruse published The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual during the fall of 1967, he aimed his verbal artillery in so many directions that it...
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5 Things to Know about Paul Ryan and Women

sunnubian ·
5 Things to Know about Paul Ryan and WomenShare this now! FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail  Sources:1. "Paul Ryan: Just Plain Bad for Women," New York Daily News, August 13,...
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Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan

sunnubian ·
Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan Viewpoint Staff August 22, 2012 Robert Reich, professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former U.S. labor secretary, will be on “Viewpoint” tonight to share his thoughts on the Romney-Ryan ticket. In the video below, Reich gets creative in an effort to illustrate — literally — the effects of a Romney-Ryan economic agenda: Check out more videos from Reich on his website. Topics: Economy, Election 2012,...
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Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan

sunnubian ·
Robert Reich illustrates the economic effects of the Romney-Ryan plan Viewpoint Staff August 22, 2012 Robert Reich, professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy and former U.S. labor secretary, will be on “Viewpoint” tonight to share his thoughts on the Romney-Ryan ticket. In the video below, Reich gets creative in an effort to illustrate — literally — the effects of a Romney-Ryan economic agenda: Check out more videos from Reich on his website. Topics: Economy, Election 2012,...
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Good Read; Well Researched and Well Written

sunnubian ·
(This is a long read, but very interesting, particularly to me, because I have always wondered how long humans have been meat eaters.  [However, I do question the definition given for the word "Ebonites" i.e., how convenient that the word means "the poor" in their teachings, however, never means that anywhere else and sounds very unlike the language it purports to be from.]  But, although this was not mentioned (unless in last paragraphs), I've come to believe that the story of...
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Eminent Social Gadfly, Harold Cruse, Passes

Oshun Auset ·
Eminent Social Gadfly, Harold Cruse, Passes Written by Herb Boyd Thursday, 07 April 2005 Harold CruseBy Herb BoydManaging Editor, TBWTThe eminent social critic Harold Cruse, the late John Henrik Clarke once mused, "raises more questions than he has...
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SAVE LEIMERT PARK

daoodobaid ·
SUPPORT ARTISTS FOR JUSTICE AND LIBERATION (AJL) AND IT’S EFFORT TO STOP THE GENTRIFICATION OF LEIMERT PARKAFRICAN ARTS VILLAGE!!!WHO WE ARE:AJL is an artists collective, joined and supported by artists, musicians, business persons,...
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Apartheid Still Matters: Framing an African-American Internatiolism

Afroman ·
Apartheid Still Matters: Framing an African-American Internatiolism by Peter Hardie, www.blackcommentator.comA recent editorial chastised African Americans for being "stuck" and "isolated", "not part of the global village." The writer was reviewing...
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SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICA

MBM ·
SOMEBODY BLEW UP AMERICAby Amiri Baraka They say its some terrorist, some barbaric A Rab, in Afghanistan It wasn't our American terrorists It wasn't the Klan or the Skin heads Or the them that blows up nigger Churches, or reincarnates us on Death Row...
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LIBERIA: AMERICA'S STEPCHILD - PBS Show 10/10

MBM ·
LIBERIA: AMERICA'S STEPCHILD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA 'S AFRICAN PROGENY (AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSWIRE)Two-hundred years after the first Africans were transported to America against their will, their descendants sailed back to the land of their...
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Ron Paul's Racist Newsletter Shows Problems in Republican Party

Cholly ·
 I remember when I was a college student at The University of Kentucky writing in the campus paper. Most of the white students at this conservative school in the south pretty much hated my guts. I didn't mind that, since the pain of growing up as...
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Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92

kresge ·
Lena Horne, Singer and Actress, Dies at 92 By ALJEAN HARMETZ Lena Horne , who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan. Her death was announced by her son-in-law, Kevin Buckley. Ms. Horne might have become a major movie star, but she was born 50 years too...
 
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