Sunday, February 28, 2010
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
In Memory of Shawna Denise Hawk (1972-1993). May she rests in peace and God watch over her mother and surviving family members.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
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 http://www.sakile.org/ ( 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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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
(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.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
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.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
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
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
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
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
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.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Are sports stressed too much in the Black Community? George Cook of www.letstalkhonestly.com discusses how he feels that sports and not education is stressed enough in the Black Community.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
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.
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
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.