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Did any of you catch Brother Lowery speech at the Funeral Today. Brother put it down, while standing a few feet in front of the beast. Brother Lowery said

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We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there......But Coretta knew, and we know," Lowery continued, "That there are weapons of misdirection right down here...


Bush was looking silly ass hell, I only wish more people would have capitalized on the oppurtunity to smack Bush around as he tried to capatilized politically on the death of our Sister Corretta...
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There are Negroes who will never fight for freedom. There are Negroes who will seek profit for themselves from the struggle. There are even some Negroes who will cooperate with the oppressors. The hammer blows of discrimination, poverty, and segregation must warp and corrupt some. No one can pretend that because a people may be oppressed, every individual member is virtuous and worthy. Martin Luther King

More to come later! Your Brother Faheem
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Yep...I have only read about it and did not see it....but that dumbazz look on dubya's face says it all...I read it on www.drudgereport.com


I am also glad they did not let bush present himself with that fake-azz token gesture towards black people....those lowlife snake-in-the-grass sonofabitches will invoke MLK out of context and politcally work against everything he stood for....they ain't shit........yeah, thats right......"ain't"........
Did you see Hannity and Colmes where that punk ass Sean Hannity started complaining about Rev. Lowery and President Carter clowning the Shrub?

That Hannity is punk ass snitchin' Rush Limbaugh wannabe. Dancing around the race factor, completely in denial that racism still exists.

He and Larry Elder should be dancing partners on the next season of "Dancing With The Stars."

Deejay: Free chicken and watermelon for qualifying for the semifinals.

Elder: Did he say FREE??? Stop, Hammer Time. dance
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Originally posted by James Wesley Chester:

What a tribute to a life of commitment and courage.



Exactly. That's just what I was thinking when I listened to a clip this morning.

And the thing is, Mrs. King undoubtedly wouldn't've wanted any less. Awesome.

Rev. Lowry also pulled no punches in pointing out that CSK and MLK were both victimized by domestic spying by the government.
Rev. Lowry also pulled no punches in pointing out that CSK and MLK were both victimized by domestic spying by the government.---Vox

The Republicans are trying to make this event about 'bashing Bush'.

What bottom-feeders!!

This reaction is a part of that European-American mentality that says African American-Americans are being disruptive, and inappropriate when we 'tell' what European-Americans have done, or are doing, to us.

It is 'bashing', it is 'truculent', it is disorderly; it is wrong for us to 'tell'.

After all, no good can come of such anti-social behavior.

Ingrates.

Hell, they should be glad 'prevailing heads', undoubtedly the family, did not let Jesse and Al loose.

Reverend Lowery knew exactly where he was. He opened saying he would be nice.


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JIm Chester

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Jim Chester
yea it was nice, I love old Joe Lowery, with my mother and sistas being hard working SCLC members it made me proud to see the President of the organization, standing up speaking truth to power. Did you all see sista Shabazz, its beautiful how the queen mothers of the movement (Betty,Coretta, and Merley)bonded with one another and supported each others family. If the men would do that we would be much further down the road to liberation
I was able to catch the funeral on C-Span last night. It was one of the most beautiful funerals I have ever seen. Reverend Lowery was not the only one who made GW feel uncomfortable. I believe that GW has put himself in the position of being uncomfortable because of his tunnel vision. He truly is mostly everything negative that black people expect white leadership to be. He is the extreme negative. Basically, with the way he's treated us as a people these last few years, he got the exact reception that he has often given us. Serves him right. One can hope that he opens his eyes to see how his domestic and foreign policies have affected him here at home.
And Bernice King gave a wonderful eulogy of her mother. Which, if would have stayed, would've added an additional level of discomfort to GW.
Another point I'd like to make is the fact that the 10,000 African-Americans in attendance give or take about 50, gave Bill Clinton a long standing ovation upon his entry and departure. And gave applause during his talk. We afforded more respect to former President Clinton than to the current president. That must've gotten under his skin too. LOL
"Hell, they should be glad 'prevailing heads', undoubtedly the family, did not let Jesse and Al loose."
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Now that would have been must see tv for real.

With regards to President Clinton, I felt that his speech was less inspired than whoever wrote the speech for 'dubyah'. Something about Clinton's delivery was unappealing to me; but Clinton's reception by the Black folk in attendance, was impressive.
I just finished watching Bill O' Reilly attempt to tell Al Sharpton what type of dialogue should have been appropriate for Mrs. Kings funeral.

It amazes me how these right wing neocons will engage in complete verbal character assasination of anyone with a differing opinion, and they spend the rest of their time spinning in order to justify their actions. However, when the heat is on them are ready to cry "unethical."

I enjoyed Lowery and Carter's truths, and they never once allowed the focus to become political to the point in which it took the glory away from Mrs. King.

On another note, I heard today that Harry Belafonte was excluded from attending the service. Is this true?
WHO GIVES A DAM ABOUT WHAT O'REILLY , TUCKER CARSON, SEAN HANNITY AND ALL THESE OTHER ELITE YUPPIES THINK ABOUT HOW WE DO OUR THING.EVERYONE KNOWS HOW WE GET DOWN IN OUT CENTERS OR WORSHIP, AND AFRICAN PEOPLE ALWAYS CELEBRATED THE LIFE OF INDIVIUAL WHO IS BEING BURRIED.ALSO IF YOU KNOW YOUR HISTORY YOU WILL KNOW THE CHURCH WAS NOT ONLY A CENTER OF WORSHIP BUT IT WAS THE PLACE WE GOT EDUCATED AS WELL AND OUR POLITICAL INSTRUCTIONS.SO LET THE EUROPEANS DO WHAT THEY DO, AND WE GONNA DO WHAT WE DO
I just finished watching Bill O' Reilly attempt to tell Al Sharpton what type of dialogue should have been appropriate for Mrs. Kings funeral.---K4R

All of talk radio tried to make the memorial service be about Bush II.

I didn't watch of the ceremony, but I saw about 3 hours of it. I didn't hear one speaker blame Bush II for anything.

I didn't even hear his name mentioned.

The problem is that 'African American-Americans stated IN PUBLIC what was done to Mrs. King in their name.

They and others verified the truth of America's continuing abuse.

For conservative radio that translates into 'bashing Bush'.

What it is.


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Jim Chester
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Originally posted by Yemaya:
Another point I'd like to make is the fact that the 10,000 African-Americans in attendance give or take about 50, gave Bill Clinton a long standing ovation upon his entry and departure. And gave applause during his talk. We afforded more respect to former President Clinton than to the current president.

I know I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but Clinton got those applause because he deserved them. The only thing Bush deserves is a swift kick in the teeth, and no body knows that better than African-Americans. He should have done what he did with the NAACP in 2004 and just declined the invitation. Or, we could have learned our lesson and not invited him at all. I don't think Ms. King would have missed him.
I submit to you Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, are no good for black people, Clinton under his administration locked up more african americans then any of the previous presidents.He has great carisma he has a little southern style but the substance was definitely lacking. A lot of the dot com money that was gained under clinton was started before he took office. Im neither demorcrat or republican.One takes us for granted the other just takes us. Black people kill me, how they bow down to the democratic party like they our saviour
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Originally posted by DivineJoy:
What happened to remembering HER life? It was stupid and out of line. Embarrassing really.


You're being sarcastic, right?

How better to celebrate a person's life than to give farther voice to their message?

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I can see why the GOP don't come around. There's no tack used to make EVERYONE comfortable.

It was wack!


More sarcasm, right?

Just so we're clear ... The GOP "don't come around" because they are diametrically opposed to what the Civil Rights Movement represents[ed].

And, why would anyone that even care to make a group, or someone, that is on record as being, at best apathetic, but in many cases, hostile to your very personhood, comfortable? Mad

Oh, I get it. It's that ole "turn the other cheek" ... "forgive and get f#@ked", er, I mean "forgive and forget" let's take the higher moral ground mentality. Right? Mad
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I submit to you Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, are no good for black people, Clinton under his administration locked up more african americans then any of the previous presidents.He has great carisma he has a little southern style but the substance was definitely lacking. A lot of the dot com money that was gained under clinton was started before he took office. Im neither demorcrat or republican.One takes us for granted the other just takes us. Black people kill me, how they bow down to the democratic party like they our saviour

yeah
Sharpton Slams Blacks for Blindly Supporting Clinton, Democrats
By Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer
July 29, 2005

Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton blasted blacks Thursday for what he described as their blind support of the Democratic Party without demanding anything in return.

Sharpton, during his remarks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Washington, noted that his fellow Democrats, including former President Bill Clinton, have taken African-American voters for granted and failed to act in the best interests of the black community.

"The whole network of incarceration (of African-American men) happened under this president and the last president. So it wasn't just George Bush. Bill Clinton -- I wish Hillary had hung around -- Bill Clinton built a lot of jails and passed the omnibus crime bill," Sharpton said shortly after Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) had addressed the same panel discussion, entitled "The Black Male: Endangered Species or Hope for the Future?"

Sharpton noted that African-American men make up 6 percent of the U.S. population but 44 percent of the nation's prison population.

"And just because Bill can sing "Amazing Grace" well doesn't mean the omnibus crime bill was not a bill that hurt our people," Sharpton told the several hundred people gathered at the Washington Convention Center.

Clinton enjoyed significant African-American support and was affectionately referred to by many in the black community as America's "first black president."

"We must stop allowing people to gain politically from us if they're not reciprocating when dealing and being held accountable," said Sharpton, referring to the allegiance that African-American voters maintain to the Democratic Party.

Sharpton said many politicians who court the black vote "come by and get our votes 'cause they wave at us on Sunday morning while the choir's singing. And we act like that is reaching out."

The problem is these same politicians "never addressed why they sit here in Washington with an epidemic proportion of HIV AIDS in our (black) community, unemployment in our community and they do nothing to deal with eliminating those problems," Sharpton explained.

"Imagine me going to a convention of whites who half of them were unemployed and I smiled, waved, sing a hymn and leave. They would whip me in the parking lot before [I left]," he said to laughter and applause.

"As long as we allow people to get elected off of us and deliver nothing to us, then part of our problem is that we have such low political self esteem," he said. "Every time we give them support for no support, we add to the marginalization of black men."

Sharpton said the situation has "gotten so bad that we hold black leaders accountable and give white leaders a pass."

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