Sunday, June 28, 2009
I wrote this poem after seeing another story about a black man being shot by police. While the outrage was justified I wondered why we don’t see the same level of outrage when one young black man kills another.
While police shootings and brutality are not the isolated incidents many try to make them out to be there is no comparison when it comes to the fact that black on black crime takes far more young black lives.
Until we ourselves show that we care about this issue there will be no way to stop it.
BLACK ON BLACK
We march when the cops beat us
We cry when our young men are attacked
But where is the outrage
When the attacker is black
Where are the “Civil Rights Leaders”
Where is the black press
When we are the causeo
f a sad and tragic death
Where are the bloggers
When it is us that sow the pain
Where are they at
When some us don’t act sane
Maybe the truth is
We just don’t care
Maybe it’s okay for us to kill each other
But a white cop better not dare
George Cook 2009
From the eBook Let’s Talk Honestly: One Black Man’s Thoughtswww.letstalkhonestly.com
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
On Jan. 23, 1973, when the Supreme Court struck down laws criminalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade, President Richard M. Nixon made no public statement. But privately, newly released tapes reveal, he expressed ambivalence.
Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster “permissiveness,” and said that “it breaks the family.” But he also saw a need for abortion in some cases — like interracial pregnancies, he said.
“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding, “Or a rape.”
—”From Nixon Tapes, Ambivalence Over Abortion, Not Watergate,” The New York Times, June 23, 2009
I’m not surprised at all at Nixon’s anti-interracial(Black man and White woman)remark. That’s a sentiment prominant Whites have held for centuries. Remember the incident in Maine three years ago when Katelyn Kampf’s parents abducted her and tried to force her to abort her biracial child. Or the racist/sexist remark by a Michigan sheriff nearly 20 years ago when he said that he was against all abortions except when it involved a Black man and a White woman.
These people are just evil and racist. Unfortunately, attitudes still exist to this day.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I have to say that anti-Black and anti-Semitic hatred are still prevalent today.
My heart goes out to the family of the security guard, Stephen T. Johns, who was killed today. May he rests in peace.
As for this racist bigot, I hope he gets the maximum punishment available.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
A PSA starring murdered actress and model JuLissa Brisman. Brisman was shot to death in Boston's Marriott Copley Place Hotel in April, 2009. At the time of this upload, her killer was still at large. If you have information about Brisman's murder, call the Boston PD at (617) 343-4470. This PSA was created by Mark Pines.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
A group calling themselves "Answers in Genesis" recently took out a billboard in Texas depicting a young boy holding a gun.
Here’s how Answers in Genesis describes themselves:
An apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry,
dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim
the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively…we also desire to train others
to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of
evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth
(and even older universe).
[..]Personally, I can’t believe they are implying that
non-believers, or to whom God “doesn’t matter,” are going to take a gun
and shoot someone in the face.
Striking yes; thoughtful, absolutely not.
Although supposedly their beef is
with evolution, I don’t see how that point is conveyed with this
picture. So, according to them, believing what Darwin had to say means
a person is lawless and will go on a killing rampage?