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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hijacked by Corporate Klansmen: The FCC has a double standard for corporate rap aka “corrap”

According to the FCC, the broadcast of obscene, indecent and profane material can be unlawful. Broadcasters, including radio stations and TV networks, may be violating their public interest obligation by playing music which promotes explicit sex acts, drug use, rape, and other disturbing behaviors.

So why the hell are most popular radio stations and TV networks in the nation allowed to play music that does nothing but promote sex, drugs, violence and crime? Is there an ulterior agenda?

Here’s a section from the FCC’s website regarding the difference between obscene, indecent and profane broadcasts   | RapRehab

 

Also read:

Gangsta Rap | Black Agenda Report

Hip Hop music has been hijacked by corporate Klansmen who suppress the righteous lyrics of artists “like Dead Prez, Capital X, Immortal Technique, Rebel Diaz, Jasiri X, and Bahamadia.” Rap artists that have enslaved themselves to the production of stereotypes and gratuitous violence should be rehabilitated, if possible, but “we must boycott any music that denigrates people of color and women.”

The Whitewashing of Radio | RapRehab

Broadcast popular radio – which through consolidation is now controlled by a few major companies – is at a similar crossroad today, and it is making all the wrong decisions. In its heyday, it was both the dominant form of music delivery and the place to find new music, with local program directors creatively duking it out to break new songs. But in 2014, facing alternative music discovery sources ranging from YouTube to Spotify to internet radio, the broadcast radio industry has become a shadow of its former self in both popularity and its impact.  It loses an average of 3% of its listeners per year, a pace that is accelerating.  And incredibly, its response has been to combat those aggressive upstarts by growing even more conservative. Unwieldy in size, its programming is now largely done nationally, and focuses on playing smaller, safer playlists filled exclusively with established hits.  The average hit song on pop radio gets nearly twice the spins that it would have gotten just ten years ago, as big box program directors have determined that the most important attractions for listeners are familiarity and comfort – and certainly not discovery.  New songs and trends, and the “cool” factor that go with them, are left for its upstart competitors

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"The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation"

Education vs PrisonThe meeting was held at a private residence on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I remember about 25 to 30 people being there, most of them familiar faces. Speaking to those I knew, we joked about the theme of the meeting as many of us did not care for rap music and failed to see the purpose of being invited to a private gathering to discuss its future. Among the attendees was a small group of unfamiliar faces who stayed to themselves and made no attempt to socialize beyond their circle. Based on their behavior and formal appearances, they didn't seem to be in our industry. Our casual chatter was interrupted when we were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement preventing us from publicly discussing the information presented during the meeting. Needless to say, this intrigued and in some cases disturbed many of us. The agreement was only a page long but very clear on the matter and consequences which stated that violating the terms would result in job termination. We asked several people what this meeting was about and the reason for such secrecy but couldn't find anyone who had answers for us. A few people refused to sign and walked out. No one stopped them. I was tempted to follow but curiosity got the best of me. A man who was part of the “unfamiliar” group collected the agreements from us.  | Hip Hop Is Read

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Figures: Right-Wing Ideology, Conservative Beliefs, Racism, and Bias linked to low IQ

Here we have it, the reason for the Fall of America, stupidity.

White men in Government with right-wing, conservative beliefs, may suffer from a low IQ. 

This would partly explain why the US Government, which is run primarily by white men are causing the Fall of America.
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There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.
The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.
"Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias are uncovered and understood," he said.
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Hell Erupting: Hundreds of Aftershocks, Animals fleeing Yellowstone (video you have to see)

Following more than 100 aftershocks, Californians fear ‘The quake from Hell’ — RT USA
Experts now fear that the 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Southern California on Friday evening could be a mere sampling of what’s to come if more seismic activity occurs along the Puente Hills thrust fault. That break in the Earth’s crust is far less renowned that the more famous San Andreas fault that has been a major cause of concern for residents of the Los Angeles area for ages. Activity along the Puente Hills thrust is now being blamed for last week’s quake, however, and in turn has rekindled discussion about the potential catastrophes that could occur if a larger tremor takes LA by surprise once again.
Animals fleeing Yellowstone spark fears of volcanic eruption — RT USA
Videos of bison seemingly fleeing Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have sparked concerns among some bloggers that recent seismic activity could trigger the eruption of the park’s so-called supervolcano. According to Epoch Times, multiple videos of such incidents have been posted online recently, one of which shows a herd of buffalo allegedly leaving the park and “running for their lives.” Although people behind the discussion acknowledge there’s no way to predict when the park’s massive volcano could erupt, they believe the reaction of the Yellowstone’s animals could signal some kind of alert.


Also read: When "The Shaking" Starts in America
 
Note: Before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad went to the ‪#‎Wheel‬ (‪#‎MotherPlane‬) He told one his Ministers on the West Coast that a Major ‪#‎Earthquake‬ would completely DESTROY San Francisco and the following ‪#‎Tsunami‬ would take out‪ #‎Oakland‬. The Honorable Minister ‪#‎Farrakhan‬ has RECENTLY said that an Earthquake is going to Destroy San Francisco. These are examples of WHY this is So Very Important that we Consider Preparing our homes to take in those who had to Flee for their lives. And if we live on ANY ‪#‎Coast‬(‪#‎East‬,‪ #‎West‬, ‪#‎GULF‬), we MUST ALWAYS Be READY to ‪#‎Evacuate‬. Because one day, we will get that ringing in our ears. And if you're not currently registered in the Nation of Islam, if you ever hear of or see all of the Muslims in your city, LEAVING, Go with them. ~ via Michael Muhammad

Democracy is Dead: Supreme Court Strikes Down Yet Another Campaign Contribution Regulation On 1%

There has always been a debate in America as to whether the country is, in truth, a republic with a substantive democracy or an oligarchy with an essentially procedural democracy where real outcomes are determined outside the formal electoral process – today the Supreme Court did its best to ensure the latter striking down yet another campaign contribution limit on America’s ruling class.

In McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission the Supreme Court gave us – in a 5-4 vote along ideological lines – Citizens United 2: Plutocratic Boogaloo. The ruling removes limits on how many candidates and PACs the rich can give money to.  | FDL News Desk

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Supreme Court allows more private money in election campaigns - CNN.com
The Supreme Court Has Struck Down Overall Campaign Contribution Limits
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the aggregate campaign contribution limits, thereby opening the door to even more money in the political system.
The Supreme Court Just Gutted Another Campaign Finance Law. Here’s What Happened. | Mother Jones
The Supreme Court on Wednesday released its decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the blockbuster money-in-politics case of the current term. The court's five conservative justices all agreed that the so-called aggregate limit on the amount of money a donor can give to candidates, political action committees, and political parties is unconstitutional. In a separate opinion, conservative justice Clarence Thomas went even further, calling on the court to overrule Buckley v. Valeo, the 1976 decision that concluded it was constitutional to limit contributions to candidates.






Sunday, March 30, 2014

Private Prisons Are Packed With Black Inmates - Study

prison behind_barsA new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young Black men and women.

The concept of racial disparities behind bars is not exactly a new one. Study after report after working group has found a version of the same conclusion. The Sentencing Project estimates 1 in 3 Black men will spend time behind bars during their lifetime, compared with 1 in 6 Latino men and 1 in 17 White men. Arrest rates for marijuana possession are four times as high for Black Americans as for White. Black men spend an average of 20 percent longer behind bars in federal prisons than their White peers for the same crimes.  - Study

Is the Black Press Still Powerful?

The black press has a storied history of fighting first slavery, then segregation. More recently, its trade organization, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, has complained that its newspapers do not get the respect they deserve. It equates the black press with the black community.
George E. Curry, editor of the NNPA News Service, complained last week that President Obama was disrespecting the black media, too.  - The Root
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'Hail Mary, Full of Grace': The Work of Exalting Women All Over the Earth

faces womenFocus your attention on the rise of women all over the Earth speaking up and speaking out against injustice.  It seems that this is the day when the oppressed of the Earth will speak out against their oppressors. 

If we are oppressed in America, it is nothing but right and just that we speak out against our oppression.  But as we speak out against our oppressor, and our brothers and sisters in Africa and The Caribbean, and throughout the world, speak out against their oppressors; and as persons of different and varying races and colors speak up against oppression, we notice that women, all over the world, are speaking out against not “perceived” oppression, but a very real and tangible oppression.   The Final Call...

 

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

5.1 earthquake rocks Southern California: Here are 10 urgent preparedness tips for surviving a damaged city

earthquakeA 5.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Southern California early this morning, shattering windows and damaging homes. The city of Fullerton suffered seven water main breaks, cutting off tap water to thousands of homes. Minor injuries were reported and there was considerable property damage, but fortunately no deaths were reported. "At least 20 aftershocks had been recorded by late Friday" reported the LA Times(1) which went on to report: U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones said the 5.1 quake has a 5% chance of being a foreshock of a larger temblor. "There could be even a larger earthquake in the next few hours or the next few days," Jones said during a media briefing at Caltech. That's the really worrisome part: This 5.1 earthquake could foreshadow a much larger quake yet to come... Read more...

Also read: When "The Shaking" Starts in America

Note: Before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad went to the ‪#‎Wheel‬(‪#‎MotherPlane‬)He told one his Ministers on the West Coast that a Major ‪#‎Earthquake‬ would completely DESTROY San Francisco and the following ‪#‎Tsunami‬ would take out‪ #‎Oakland‬. The Honorable Minister ‪#‎Farrakhan‬ has RECENTLY said that an Earthquake is going to Destroy San Francisco. These are examples of WHY this is So Very Important that we Consider Preparing our homes to take in those who had to Flee for their lives. And if we live on ANY ‪#‎Coast‬(‪#‎East‬,‪ #‎West‬, ‪#‎GULF‬), we MUST ALWAYS Be READY to ‪#‎Evacuate‬. Because one day, we will get that ringing in our ears. And if you're not currently registered in the Nation of Islam, if you ever hear of or see all of the Muslims in your city, LEAVING, Go with them. ~ via Michael Muhammad Earthquake Rattles Southern California Residents by associatedpress

Number of Christians on Steep decline in the United States, why is that?

1980-BLACK-CHURCH-FACEThe number of Christians is on the decline in the United Sates. This decline in numbers is being caused both by people stopping having any faith and the number of new Christians decreasing over time or their joining the number of people that are not affiliated to any religion.

According to poll results, among people aged 18 to 35 over a quarter of them aren’t affiliated to any religion while only 50% are “absolutely certain” a god exists.

The data, which has been collected annually going all the way back to 1990, suggests that those who favor faith and superstition over fact-based evidence will become the minority in the US “by or before the end of this century.”  - Christian Blog

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