Archive for the 'Civil Rights' Category
Readers who live in the Washington, D.C. Metro area are familiar with news anchor Jim Vance, the man in the following video.
Vance is also known on the Internet for appearing in a video with the late sports anchor George Michael where they laughed at a model who fell, not once but twice, on a fashion show runway.
This time you will find him somber as he expresses his point of view on the matter of Trayvon Martin.
Mounting pressure in the Trayvon Martin tragedy has succeeded in bringing forth the following result:
Just moments ago the federal Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI announced they will be investigating the murder of Miami Gardens teenager by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
The department announced late Monday it has begun an investigation into the fatal shooting death of an unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, Florida by a self appointed neighborhood watch captain. (more…)
The following video is one African American intellectual’s take on the murder of seventeen year-old Trayvon Martin of Miami, Florida. Reports of his February 26, 2012 murder, while completely unarmed, is making headlines around the world. His confessed shooter has not been charged or arrested due to a technicality in the law called “stand your ground”. ( Read more about the so-called “stand your ground law” in a future post.)
In the current issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, writer Matt Taibbi has contributed a very strong investigative piece on everyone’s favorite banking institution Bank Of America. The article is
“Bank Of America: Too Crooked To Fail“. Around here we affectionately refer to the bankster company as “Bank Of The UNIVERSE”, for obvious reasons.
The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, Local 38010 of the Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC, plans to fight layoffs of 19 Philadelphia journalists, after 21 take buyouts offered by Philadelphia Media Network, (PMN) owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com.
Photojournalist Sarah Glover decided to take the buyout rather than being laid off. Glover is president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. In a note to Facebook friends she stated her concern that “by the end of the staff reduction process at PMN this week that the newsrooms will take another step back to looking like 1962 rather than more like what a newsroom should look like in 2012.” (more…)
Carole Simpson, broadcast journalist, news anchor, and author, has written a piece, her reaction, to the latest foot-in-really-big-mouth controversy involving radio’s popular windbag, Rush Limbaugh.
From Carole’s blog, a post dated March 2, 2012, “Limbaugh Wages New War On Women”:
Rush Limbaugh, a blowhard who has been going too far, for far too long, has now made it abundantly clear that he hates women. America’s highest rated and highest paid radio broadcaster is a dangerous misogynist. (more…)
As the movement to demonstrate utter dissatisfaction with the behavior and lack of response to the publics’ demands grows around the world we’ve found an Occupy Wall Street survey.
We suggest you take time to complete the survey found here. When you do you’ll be able to see the issues most important to those who are protesting in cities across this nation as well as to those who support their actions.
BTW… in light of the continuing and escalating violence on behalf of those who have the most to lose from the success of the protests on Wall Street, in New York City, Washington, D.C. along with big and small towns around the United States, we suggest the organizers of Occupy Wall Street demonstrations plan a day of national strike. Implementation of the idea is past overdue…so how about it? A day where everyone who works stays home…a day when everyone who shops makes no purchases; or everyone who uses transportation, personal or public, stays home. No banking, no school, no emergency medical services, no utility services. Everyone stay home, on the same day for one day. We guarantee someone among the so-called movers and shakers will be paying attention.
Be sensible…stay warm this winter, do not put your physical body in harm’s way…stay home to protest against the banksters, and the corporate scions.
Today, Friday, July 22, 2011, is the last day for Public Comment on the proposed changes to the federal regs for owner financing rules….rules that will change your ability to enjoy real estate ownership in the United States.