Sunday, February 28, 2010

All I Can Do Is Shake My Damn Head

All I Can Do Is Shake My Damn Head

Must I have the media to tell me to date outside my race? Or within?  No, I don't need the media to tell me when and when not to date/marry anybody.  I'm not a child or a teenager.  I'm an adult.  Those type of media articles insult my intelligence.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nappy, a new book for black girls

Hi my name is George Cook. I am happy to announce the release of my second children's book for the Kindle, NAPPY. NAPPY is just 99 cents. There is more great news! You know longer need a Kindle to read Kindle Books. You can now read them on your computer, BlackBerry, iPhone, or iPod with a free download from Amazon.

NAPPY is a short picture book letting young black girls know how beautiful both they and their hair is.

Review of Nappy.

Karen of The Peace & Beauty Project ( a peaceful and beautiful revolution that encourages girls to honor their natural beauty and make health conscious choices while doing so. )

....the message is needed whether simply put or complex. Our girls are at critical mass and these messages, particularly from men, are potent and powerful. Please continue with this work. Blessings.

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Forget Joseph Stack. Remember the man he killed, Vernon Hunter

Forget Joseph Stack. remember the man he killed, Vernon Hunter. Anyone making Joseph Stack a hero should remember the man Stack killed. Vernon Hunter a true American. A man who served his country and helped those who couldn't make their payments to the IRS.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What If Sarah Palin Were Black? | | AlterNet

What If Sarah Palin Were Black? AlterNet

Michael Avari: A majority of liberals favor socialism:

Gallup:In a recent Gallup poll a surprising result emerged. Asked about their feelings toward divers economic systems, a stunning 53% of Democrats and 61% of liberals indicated a favorable view of socialism.1 That explains much about the intentions behind the programs the administration and Congress have been trying to foist on the American people. Fortunately, the same poll confirmed 58% of all Americans have a negative view of socialism, which undergirds the sudden and visceral rise in populist resistance to those very programs. Do they teach socialism in school anymore? It was only 20 years ago that the Soviet Union and communism, an extreme form of socialism, collapsed. If we take for granted that during that time educators assumed socialism was dead forever, today’s young voters could not have lived through its abject failure, even vicariously, and the most susceptible among them might be subject to seduction by its false promise. There is scant debate today on the causes of the collapse of the auto or mortgage industries, for example, as a function of the industries' deviation from pure capitalism in contrast to an analysis built on the unproven assumption that capitalism failed. Is it un-American to conclude that GM just wasn’t making products that the market valued, or that government interference in mortgages, through Fannie and Freddie, skewed prudent management of financial risk?

Monday, February 15, 2010

VIH SIDA: Las teorías delirantes atentan contra la vida

KAOSENLARED.NET: La realidad se impuso. Ya sea como resultado de un virus generado en un laboratorio, traído del África o de una invención genética, fuimos perdiendo a nuestros mejores y más lúcidos activistas. Uno a uno fueron sucumbiendo víctimas del VIH SIDA, en ese momento no había medicamentos antirretrovirales, ni tratamiento. Vimos morir a nuestros compañeros, nuestros hermanos, delirando de fiebre, consumidos pesando 30 o40 kilos de peso, en fin, de la manera más espantosa. Que montaje ni que mierda: El SIDA existía. La autocrítica no se hizo esperar, habíamos equivocado el mensaje a la comunidad gay. Y este error había costado al menos cientos de vidas. Esa experiencia me marcó profundamente, no solo a mí, sino a varias de las personas con quienes militaba y dimos un fuerte giro a nuestra estrategia y nuestra acción. Independientemente del origen del retrovirus, si laboratorio genético o exportado del África y sabiendo que su existencia determinaba desde luego una fuerte estigmatización de las personas homosexuales, nos pusimos a trabajar en las campañas de prevención y asistencia a las víctimas. Sri Lanka Guardian: Culture of self-exclusion

(February 16, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) To a segment of Tamils in Sri Lanka, alienation from mainstream life has become a habit of thought.It has now got embedded in sentiment and inertia. Perhaps to a people habituated to fatalistic propensities, this mode of action came a bit too easily. So, for

eighty years have we cherished this ‘gift’, without ever looking it in the mouth. Whatever the vicissitudes in the nation’s political life, we stayed put. The no-change stance was given an aura of principled politics, both consistent and continuous. The time is now to veer completely and absolutely.

May 2009 has cleaved the course of the nation’s history. The upheaval has altered the political contours drastically and irretrievably. It will be unwise for both North and South not to recognize it. A sea change has already taken place. Cataclysmic may be a more apt description. Never will the country be the same again, either post 1931 or post 1948 or post 1983. North South relations are destined to follow a new course. In appreciation of the changes, Tamils can opt for a new beginning or let slip an opportunity that comes but rarely.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Anti-Olympic protest mostly peaceful, despite tense moments

Special Report by IIN Investigative Blog-correspondent John John:-Vancouver Sun: VANCOUVER -- There were some tense moments but the march by thousands of anti-Olympic protesters to B.C. Place stadium Thursday was a mostly peaceful affair that did not disrupt the arrival of spectators to the 2010 Olympic opening ceremony. The police allowed the protest march of about 2,000 people to proceed unimpeded from the Vancouver Art Gallery to the corner of Beatty and Robson in front of the stadium. A nearly two-hour standoff between two phalanxes of police and protesters followed with the anarchist black flag waving about 40 meters in front of the Terry Fox monument and beside the Alberta House where people drank beer and watched the opening ceremony on television. At one point there was pushing and shoving between police and protesters when a small group of demonstrators surged toward the police with a banner made of bamboo. The police grabbed the bamboo banner, linked arms and briefly pushed back against the crowd.
An Olympic Failure: At least 137 Native women missing and murdered in BC since 1980 | The Dominion

The epidemic of missing and murdered women in Canada has not improved since the inaugural march 18 years ago. In fact, it appears to have worsened, particularly for Indigenous women and girls. Of 521 known cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada since roughly 1980, half have occurred in the last decade. BC has seen the worst, where, as of 2008, approximately 137 of those cases had occurred. According to Walk4Justice activists, (a group made up largely of Indigenous women who hold annual walks demanding justice for their missing and murdered friends and loved ones), and the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), the actual number of missing and murdered Indigenous women is much higher, and likely in the thousands. Underestimation, they say, is due to insufficient research funding, which is also a phenomenon of the last decade.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Republicans, Believe President Obama is a "socialist"

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3 African american books for the Amazon Kindle

My name is George Cook. I have written three books f or the Amazon Kindle that may be of interest to African American readers and to other interested in black opinion or what black american's think. The books touch on a variety of issues in the Black Community and there is even a book for children.

I am an active member of my community as a member of my local Board of Education, a boy scout leader, a volunteer coach, and as a community activist. I have also served in the US Army. These experiences have shaped me and my writing.

My three books are:

Let's Talk Honestly: One Black Man's Thoughts $1.50

This book is a book of poetry about what I see as problems or issues in the Black Community. I hope that these poems will make you think and hopefully talk to others.

Why Republicans Can't Get Black Voters 99 cents.

Satiric look at why republicans can't make in roads into the Black Community. While humorous the short book does give common sense tips on how the RNC can reach out to black voters. The book touches on conservative talk radio, black political beliefs, and the failure of the RNC to reach out to black voters.

The Hillsiders: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up. $1.50

The Hillsiders new childrens book about a fourth grade class at Barack Obama Elementary. On this day the class discusses what they want to be when they grow up with their teacher Mr. Reeves. Join along and see if you want to be the same things too.

You can check out my books and read free previews by using the link below:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Slavery in America-Report: Hundreds forced into labor, sex in Ohio By MATT LEINGANG-Associated Press Writer-COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - About 1,000 American-born children are forced into the sex trade in Ohio every year and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited and pushed into sweatshop-typejobs, a new report on human trafficking in the state said Wednesday. Ohio's weak laws on human trafficking, its growing demand for cheap labor and its proximity to the Canadian border are key contributors to the illegal activity, according to a report by the Trafficking in Persons Study Commission. Ohio is not only a destination place for foreign-born trafficking victims, but it's also a recruitment place," said Celia Williamson, an associate professor at the University of Toledo who led the research. Formed last year by Ohio Attorney General Richard Condray, the commission also found that hundreds more in the state are at risk of being forced into sex trafficking or to work against their will in fields, restaurants, sweatshops or constructions sites.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Fake News in the United States and how it being used against African Americans

Assata Shakur Speaks: It is surmised that this modern method of control was implemented in 1968 in the face of widespread violence that ensued after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s brutal assassination led to many demonstrations of unrest and rioting disturbances; that of which were reported in more than 100 cities across the nation. This violence resulted in the loss of lives and property that cost the nation and taxpayers millions of dollars and increasingly placed the peace and stability of the nation in dire jeopardy. America’s brutal racial mistreatment of African Americans had appeared to have reached its boiling point creating much unrest and discord. These factors, combined with the rapidly tarnishing American global image, led the U.S. Government’s agents of White supremacy to quickly reform their techniques of institutionalized racism. The problem led to the then president, Lyndon B Johnson, ordering that a commission be formed, later known as the Kerner Commission, to investigate and prescribe a cure or recommendations for the problem. The Commission concluded that blatant White racism was the single aggravating factor for the collective problems.

The Kerner report’s findings required that the U.S. Government abandon it’s condoning of open, blatant forms of racism to control and maintain White dominance. This abandoning of dated tactics led to the need for developing an improved method of controlling and suppressing its Black population. Changing times made it necessary for the U.S. government to change its methods to a much more subtle and socially acceptable means of continuing its racial suppression of Blacks and to maintain its White dominance. Clearly, the sophisticated method of psychological warfare met such a need. It was the logical choice, perfect for the changing times. Unlike the blatantly brutal forms of racism used in the past, which Blacks were able to identify easily and therefore unify and form counter strategies, this modern method of racism works from a psychological perspective. This provided the U.S. government a more socially acceptable method of continuing the White racial hierarchy for dominance and control given that it is not as easily recognized. This new method exists in the space between overt racism and racial respect. Its methods include the ability to both influence the national climate and engender personal psychological feelings among Americans that meet the U.S government objective.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Somali ‘Pirates’ want to send confiscated loot to Haiti.

illvox: Agencia Matriz del Sur-Via (translated)

January 21, 2010 – Spokesmen for the
so-called “Somali pirates” have expressed

willingness to transfer part of their loot captured from transnational

and send it to Haiti. Leaders of these groups have declared
they have links in various places around the world to help them ensure the delivery of aid without being detected

the armed forces of enemy governments.

The “pirates” typically redistribute a
significant portion of their profits

among relatives and the local population. In their operations, the

urge transnational corporations that own the cargo confiscated to pay
back in

cash as banks can not operate in Somalia. ”The humanitarian aid to Haiti can not be
controlled by the United States and European countries; they have no moral authority to do so. They are the
ones pirating mankind for many years,” said the Somali spokesman.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Are sports stressed too much in Black Communities

Are sports stressed too much in the Black Community? George Cook of discusses how he feels that sports and not education is stressed enough in the Black Community.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Winter Olympics on slippery slope after Vancouver crackdown on homeless Oversized neon Olympic rings illuminate Vancouver harbour while a giant mural of a snowboarder mid-trick welcomes visitors to the airport. In the city centre, a sleek steel-and-glass Olympic clock is counting down to next month's winter games.

But for 51-year-old Wayne, a homeless drug addict, looking up at the snowcapped mountains where the downhill competition runs will be fills him with dread.

"We're all going to be cleared out of here before the Olympics," he said, wrapped in a flimsy sleeping bag and clutching a bag of bottles plucked from street bins which he will exchange for money. "The clean-up will happen – they all want to hide the city's black eye, right?"

That black eye is the Downtown Eastside (DTES), one of the most highly visible and divisive parts of the Canadian city's involvement with the Olympics. The area is both ghetto and historic community. It boasts a high concentration of single-room accommodation and cardboard-and-shopping-trolley "homes" for Wayne and many of the region's other 2,660 homeless people.

James O'Keefe's Race Problem

Little Green Footbals: An activist organization that monitors hate groups has produced a photo of O’Keefe at a 2006 conference on “Race and Conservatism” that featured leading white nationalists. The photo, first published Jan. 30 on the Web site of the anti-racism group One People’s Project, shows O’Keefe at the gathering, which was so controversial even the ultra-right Leadership Institute, which employed O’Keefe at the time, withdrew its backing. But O’Keefe and fellow young conservative provocateur Marcus Epstein soldiered on to give anti-Semites, professional racists and proponents of Aryanism an opportunity to share their grievances and plans to make inroads in the GOP.

According to One People’s Project founder Daryle Jenkins, O’Keefe was manning the literature table at the gathering that brought together anti-Semites, professional racists and proponents of Aryanism. OPP covered the event at the time, sending a freelance photographer to document the gathering. Jenkins told me the table was filled with tracts from the white supremacist right, including two pseudo-academic publications that have called blacks and Latinos genetically inferior to whites: American Renaissance and the Occidental Quarterly. The leading speaker was Jared Taylor, founder of the white nationalist group American Renaissance.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Some new black history. First black woman named to lead any states National Gaurd

On Feb. 1, 2010 Brigadier General Mary J. Kight was named as the first female adjutant African-American female National Guard adjutant general in the nation. She will be in charge of the California National Gaurd. Read more here:

Slavery in US Prisons--Interview with Robert King & Terry Kupers

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." --13th Amendment, 1865.

An 18,000-acre former slave plantation in rural Louisiana, the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola is the largest prison in the U.S. Today, with African Americans composing over 75% of Angola's 5,108 prisoners, prison guards known as "free men," a forced 40-hour workweek, and four cents an hour as minimum wage, the resemblance to antebellum U.S. slavery is striking. In the early 1970s, it was even worse, as prisoners were forced to work 96-hour weeks (16 hours a day/six days a week) with two cents an hour as minimum wage. Officially considered (according to its own website) the "Bloodiest Prison in the South" at this time, violence from guards and between prisoners was endemic. Prison authorities sanctioned prisoner rape, and according to former Prison Warden Murray Henderson, the prison guards actually helped facilitate a brutal system of sexual slavery where the younger and physically weaker prisoners were bought and sold into submission. As part of the notorious "inmate trusty guard" system, responsible for killing 40 prisoners and seriously maiming 350 between 1972-75, some prisoners were given state-issued weapons and ordered to enforce this sexual slavery, as well as the prison's many other injustices. Life at Angola was living hell -- a 20th century slave plantation.

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