Thursday, November 29, 2007

Learn, Live, and Teach the Nguzo Saba: The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa

The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa by Maulana Karenga

Umoja (Unity): To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (Faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Barack Obama Refused the response

My response to the knuckle-head that forwarded the Barack Obama Refused the Pledge of Allegiance email:

Don't you love the politics of fear and attempted character assassination!

Before you believe and / or forward this type of material, you should at least do your research and get your facts straight. There is no debate that the picture that first appeared in Time Magazine is legitimate and the occurrence took place during the playing of the National Anthem. However, there is no data to support the claim "he REFUSED TO NOT ONLY PUT HIS HAND ON HIS HEART DURING THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, BUT REFUSED TO SAY THE PLEDGE"

...and what image did you form when you heard or learned that Barack Obama's middle name is Hussein? Did you think of the former King of Jordan [King of Jordan (1953-1999) who established a constitutional hereditary monarchy and espoused a moderate, generally pro-Western policy in the Middle East. He lost control of western Jordan in the Arab-Israeli War (1967) but was victorious in the resulting civil war (1970).] or did you just let mind run wild and just get scared? Remember your history, before he was America's enemy, Saddam Hussein was America's friend...and King Hussein and the country of Jordan have always been America's friend. The point...a name is just a name.

Read and respond to this email and others of this sort with truth and context.

If you can't find your "Google" button, here's a couple links that you might consider:

from the Washington Post

from Think On These Things


from Time Magazine,8599,1662404,00.html

I had heard about this but a picture is definitely worth 1000 words! God save us!!!


Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin stand during the national anthem.Barack Hussein Obama's photo (that's his real name)......the article said he REFUSED TO NOT ONLY PUT HIS HAND ON HIS HEART DURING THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, BUT REFUSED TO SAY THE can a man like this expect to be our next Commander-in-Chief????

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Support the National Blackout


"WHO: Warren Ballentine "The People’s Attorney" and radio "Truth Fighter" is calling for a National Blackout throughout America, on Friday, November 2, 2007.

WHAT: Attorney Ballentine is calling for a National Blackout that is necessary for African Americans, and is long over due. Especially with all the present injustices that are being allowed and accepted in America right now. From the situation with Mychal Bell and the Jena 6, Genarlow Wilson, Megan Williams, and all of the nooses being hung all over America lately. Until we have federal legislation in place regarding these hate crimes, as African Americans we need to band together to show our "Economic Power" by refusing to spend ANY money that day from fast food restaurants to gas.

WHY: As African Americans we spend an estimated 715 billion dollars a year, and if we were to stop spending for one day that is 2 billion dollars that will not in the system. However, we ask that you don’t make a mad dash to the stores days prior or on the days following. If the stores have a major increase in sales right before or right after the Blackout than we will not create the impact we are striving for.

WHEN & Friday, November 2, 2007

WHERE: Nationwide Blackout for ALL African Americans

Syndication One, a JOINT VENTURE of Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: ROIAK and ROIA] and REACH Media, Inc., is designed to develop African-American targeted programming. While there are more than 1,200 talk shows currently available to radio audiences nationwide, there are few programs that offer listeners a daily dose of ideas, issues, analysis and information targeted to the African-American audience. Syndication One offers its listeners timely, relevant, probing and entertaining programming, addressing a wide range of issues from a broad spectrum of viewpoints.


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