Barack Obama and the Altar of Greed
By David Michael Green
March 20, 2009 -- Barack Obama is dumber than a bag of hammers.
I never thought I'd say that about the guy. I thought he would probably disappoint me with many of his policies. I thought he would probably fail to be bold enough for his times. I thought he might miss opportunities to do great things because of his seeming desire to be Mr. Rogers, complete with cardigan. But I never expected him to be really… Continue
Added by diallo sekou on March 21, 2009 at 12:52am —
"April is the cruellest month," wrote T.S. Eliot in his poem, The Waste Land. This line seemed to ring true in April of 1994. On April 6, 1994, a cruel course of events would begin in Rwanda. A planned and organized massacre was executed by people across all classes from the poor subsistence farmer, to the middle class schoolmaster, local administrators, and other government officials. There have been genocides throughout human history, in continents all… Continue
"Bro. Enoch, I understand your premise & points, and while it is useful, it is not new. I would suggest, humbly, that the framing of your argument needs to be examined. First of all, there is no such thing as a "Black ruling class" in this country -- Black folks don't run anything. The experiences of Cosby with NBC, Oprah, etc., Graves at Black Enterprise, etc. make this all to clear. " Khepera
DEAR ONE AND ALL
The ruling class is all around… Continue
It has never been a literary agent's job (nor do they have the time) to give writers a page-by-page analysis of what is working or not working in a manuscript or book proposal. So, they send out various forms of rejection letters. These letters (while necessary) do not give you any idea what the real reasons are for the rejection or how to fix it.
Book publishers operate in the same manner. When I was acquiring projects as a Random House Senior Editor, I received at least 60 packages… Continue
Added by Anita Diggs on March 20, 2009 at 4:35pm —
Don't miss the Alynetta Beck Show on Saturday, March 21 @ 6PM CST! Featured guest: UniverSouLove - The Poet aka Christopher Donshale Sims. Sims is a poet, spoken word artist, performer, community organizer, activist, writer and author.
Celebrating Women's History Month, UniverSouLove will be a featured guest on The Alynetta Beck Show (Blog Talk Radio) on Saturday, March 21st at 6 p.m. CST.… Continue
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It ain’t too much a difference between the wise and the dumb.
The wise not dumb enough to have simple minds,
And the dumb aren’t wise enough to read the signs.
Both are parallels going in opposite ways,
Usually lost causes cause they end in the same place.
And at the same time not realizing the reality
That we casually become casualties,
When we don’t focus on what’s vital in our… Continue
Georgia Woodbine’s Personal Economic Stimulus Plan:
She Tells All How To Stimulate Your Own Personal Economy
Westchester, New York [March 2009] – What do you do? When you don’t know what to do? Bestselling Author/ Speaker/Life Coach Georgia Woodbine share her insight on how people can fight the recession through purpose and ingenuity. She shows others how to tap into their creative ambitions and develop future goals. Her tools and strategies… Continue
Added by P Andrews on March 18, 2009 at 12:22am —
Ain't it a shame how females laugh when males call them ho's and
bitches... at a time when we are the richest...we've ever been, I think
it's a sin..to see young girls shake to the beat, of those degrading
rap songs...when it took so long, to get pass the "bedwarmer" phase,
and now these days, it seems we forgot... about the "sista's that
stopped..the negative images that were everywhere...does anyone
care, that the next generation may never see, females that… Continue
Big-boned , plus size, heavy-set..these are the names I get...when
I walk down the street, it's how everyone sees me,but in my eyes I'm
pleasingly plump..a little thick, Hell! no I ain't no skinny chick, but
does that mean I'm not beautiful?, does it mean I can't be the bomb...
does this extra weight take away from my charm? my upbeat
personality, my dreams..does it mean I can be a beauty queen?
Reflections of My Soul - My Journey of Faith is a book of poetry that i wrote in hope of expressing some of the feelings and emotions that I has experienced in a period of eight months.
I wish to share with people MY hopes for the future and explain the moods that I went though in his time of crisis. I believes that people need to realize that we have to look after each other and lift each other up through these life storms.
Here is one of the peoms from my book… Continue
The Sanctity of AIG's Contracts
By Glenn Greenwald
March 16, 2009 "Salon" --- Larry Summers, Sunday, on AIG's payment of executive bonuses:
We are a country of law. There are contracts. The government cannot just abrogate contracts. Every legal step possible to limit those bonuses is being taken by Secretary Geithner and by the Federal Reserve system.
Associated Press, February 18, 2009:
The United Auto Workers' deal with Detroit's three… Continue
Added by diallo sekou on March 16, 2009 at 9:42pm —
I am announcing the release of my sophomore, urban-fiction novel, The Black College Sabbatical - WINTER QUARTER! This HOT story of all-out WINTER FUN, SECRETS & DRAMA is available for purchase at www.buybooksontheweb.com! Listed #4 on the NEW TITLES tab, WINTER QTR. has been reviewed as "HARD TO PUT DOWN!" With an endorsement like that, what book lover can say NO?
For the debut installment of this urban-fiction trilogy… Continue
Sirens blowing People rushing Horns blowing Accidents Violence Body parts Whole bodies Guard dogs Crack vials Window bars Car alarms Cries for help Pit bulls Homelessness Don’t care Couldn’t car Stray bullets Ambulances Emergency rooms Body bags Oh! So many body bags No time On time Too late The world is sick and is in need of a… Continue
Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction (DWASF), in conjunction with AfroFuturismNet.com and Black Author Showcase, will present a free workshop on how to develop stories in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.“Creators of Afrofuturism Workshop” will take place at the Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901 on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event will feature authors …See More
He was one of the tireless army of little known boosters of writers of color, a book publishing executive that opened many doors and the founder of Amistad Press, as well as the first C.E.O./ publisher at the now defunct Howard University Press and it's Black Publishing Institute. …See More
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