Monthly Archives: July 2013

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July 2013

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Jay Z vs. Harry Belafonte

2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

“Hip-Hop has been hijacked by a Luciferian conspiracy. People have used Hip-Hop in a lot of ways that cause a lot of mind problems. They use the word wrongfully. They use it to mean a part instead of a whole.” –Afrika Bambaataa Intrinsically, early Hip Hop through the Golden Era was true to the underlying [...]

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Jay Z vs. Harry Belafonte 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

WE BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!

2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

I was birthed on a demo line…Okay, not quite, but close. Born in Oakland to a carpenter/union organizer turned full-time socialist and a teacher/community other-mother, at the tail end of the Black Power era, protesting was my birthright.  And while I resisted for a moment, succumbing the materialism of the late 80s and early 90s, [...]

WE BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN! 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

Racism Unmasked: From Paula Deen to the Supreme Court

2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

What has become strikingly clear over the past several weeks with the roll back on Voting Rights by the Supreme Court, the “debate” about whether or not Paula Deen has a penchant for using the “n-word,” along with the trial of George Zimmerman… is that there is rampant misuse of the term racism. From the [...]

Racism Unmasked: From Paula Deen to the Supreme Court 2017-12-04T06:30:16+00:00

Labor at a Crossroads

2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

It’s not coincidental that at this very moment both the labor and racial justice movements stand at a crossroads in our nation’s consciousness. The people who fight to undo worker’s rights and assault unions are often the very same folks who craft laws and policies that allowed Trayvon Martin’s killer to walk free, [...]

Labor at a Crossroads 2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

Is George Zimmerman Truly a “Creepy Ass Cracka”?

2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00

Last week in the Trayvon Martin trial one of the more explosive moments came when Rachel Jeantel uttered the words “Creepy Ass Cracka” (translation…Cracker) in her account of Trayvon’s description of his soon-to-be murderer. When Rachel recounted this epithet, the courtroom went dead silent while the social media channels exploded with chatter.  Pundits, both on [...]

Is George Zimmerman Truly a “Creepy Ass Cracka”? 2017-12-04T06:30:17+00:00