The 6TH Annual Ford Black College Quiz Game Show Hits The Road, Bringing HBCU’s Finest Student Intellectual Athletes to Howard University Campus for Two Days of Fun and Competition.
|PHOTO CAPTION: (l-r) Sherelle Stevens/Florida Memorial University; Peter Huges/Cheyney University; Game Show Host/Actor GregAlan Williams; Krysta Beck/Virgina State University; Joseph A. Franklin/Kentucky State University|
I’d like to know why there is always an air of shock whenever there are reports of racism in the NYPD ranks? This is nothing new and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. Now, amid reports that some New York City police officers have created a Facebook page, ‘No More West Indian Day Detail’ to protest having to work the large annual parade, which draws the largest amount of Caribbean people to Brooklyn on the Sunday before Labor Day. Granted, there has been reports of violence at the event, but there are usually similar findings at the St. Patrick’s Day and the Puerto Rican Day parade, so it’s not just limited to the biggest parade in New York City.
But, it’s not the fact that the officers are complaining about working the event, it’s their description of the paradegoers that’s causing the ruckus. Describing Black people as animals and savages is straight insulting and reeks of racism. And, of course, some of the police that have posted, are basically taking the ‘celebrity’ way out by claiming they may have been hacked and it wasn’t them writing the nonsense being posted. How convenient! There are always reports of bias within the ranks, yet, for every instance of said reports, there are more denials, yet, it’s a continuous complaint. Just like their flawed ‘stop and frisk’ program, which is a great way to exercise prejudice against ‘minority’ youth in ‘targeted’ neighborhoods.
Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich has some interesting views on both President Obama and the food stamp program. First, Gingrich believes that President Obama is the “best food stamp president in history,” since, according to Newt, there are 47 million Americans on food stamps. Secondly, Gingrich seems to think that you can use food stamps to pay for a trip to Hawaii.
Gringrich spoke recently at a “slice the deficit” pizza party sponsored by a group called “Strong America Now” (maybe they were originally planning the party for Herman Cain, who has less cheater baggage than Gingrich himself). At the event, Gingrich said this:
“Remember, this is the best food stamp president in history. So more Americans today get food stamps than before. And we now give it away as cash — you don’t get food stamps. You get a credit card, and the credit card can be used for anything. We have people who take their food stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii. They give food stamps now to millionaires because, after all, don’t you want to be compassionate? You know, the Obama model: isn’t there somebody you’d like to give money to this week. That’s why we’re now going to help bailout Italy because we haven’t bailed out enough people this week, the president thought let’s write another check. After all, we have so much extra money.” Read more…
BLACK ARTIST USES INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES TO CREATE “OLE SKOOL EBONY ART”
— Timothy Giles has spent time in more than 30 countries in Africa, and is using his experiences to create unique artwork in the form of originals, prints and greeting cards. —
Timothy Giles, artist, author and entrepreneur
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — Timothy “Tim” Giles grew up in Suffolk, Virginia where he chose to illustrate many of his life experiences through his art. Tim’s mother was his role model who always provided the best love, guidance and direction that any single parent household would want. His mother stressed two things to him when growing up; education and actualizing the hope of brothers and sisters who paved the way before him. Success, she told him, was as relevant as the work that you give back to the community. The quote that she instilled in all her children was “a closed fist can neither receive nor give.”
Tim often gives accolades to his mother because she has always been a very strong African American woman and an encouraging and supportive mother. His mother saw something very special in him, specifically in his love for drawing. To encourage him, she provided him with his first paint by numbers set which sparked his passion to pursue art! With no formal training, Tim is a self-taught artist. Read more…
“Holiday Break”??? We don’t take those…Core DJs…breaking records…even on Christmas Night…let’s work…
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Core DJs Mixshow HOT PICKS (12/05/11):
** T.I. – Pyro (Grand Hustle/Atlantic)
** Heavy D f/ Anthony Hamilton – I Can’t (Stride)
** T-Pain – Bang Bang Pow Pow (Nappy Boy/Konvict/RCA)
** 2 Chainz – Riot (Duffle Bag Boyz)
** Drake – We’ll Be Fine (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic)
** Young Swift f/ Young Jeezy – I Like (Charge Nation)
J STAR aka MR. CANADA DROPS HIS NEW MIXTAPE
“The Plane Is My Home: What Did You Expect”
DJ Whoo Kid, Trae Tha Truth, Rosa Acosta, VADO, Hoopz and Rocko All Get On #THEPLANE
The Mama Luke Movement Takes Over the Hip Hop Takeover LIVE on WBAI 99.5FM this Saturday December 10, 2011 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm
On Saturday, December 10th, 2011 Hip-Hop will change radio forever when the Mama Luke Movement brings the fight against breast cancer to the airwaves. New York City’s WBAI 99.5 FM Radio will host the 8th annual Hip-Hop Take Over and introduce the Mama Luke “Walk the Walk” Radio Show from 4:00PM to 5:00PM, featuring hosts Kangol Kid and Minister Shaunda Lumpkin with music by DJ Diamond and produced by Xanda “X-Man” Tonge. Special guests will be: Lisa-Lisa, Greg Nice, Joe Ski Love, Queen Pen and Vice President of the American Cancer Society, Gene Derkack, sharing their deepest personal stories of how cancer has affected their lives while inspiring the listeners.
Also, WBAI has agreed to donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for every person who clicks “Like” on the Mama Luke Facebook page http://facebook.com/MamaLukeGFL during the 1 hour show from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday December 10, 2011. Please help Mama Luke help others who need their help!