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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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Former radio host Warren Ballentine found guilty of mortgage fraud

ballentineA grand jury delivered some devastating news to former Radio One host Warren Ballentine this week.  The Chicago attorney was convicted Friday on all six counts of mortgage fraud after being accused of taking $10 million dollars out of the hands of lenders.   He was also accused of making false statements to banks.

According to St. Louis Today,  Ballentine dropped his head and said “Oh my God” as the verdict was handed down.  He could face up to 30 years in prison as a result, with much of this depending on the decision of US District Judge Matthew Kennedy.  Sentencing is scheduled for January 21 of next year.  Financial Juneteenth

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ebola and Martial Law

U.S. is Responsible for the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Liberian Scientist | Global Research

Dr. Cyril Broderick, A Liberian scientist and a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry says the West, particularly the U.S. is responsible for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Dr. Broderick claims the following in an exclusive article published in the Daily Observer based in Monrovia, Liberia. He wrote the following:

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March.

Is it possible that the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and other Western countries are directly responsible for infecting Africans with the Ebola virus? Dr. Broderick claims that the U.S. government has a research laboratory located in a town called Kenema in Sierra Leone that studies what he calls “viral fever bioterrorism”, It is also the town where he acknowledges that is the “epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.” Is it a fact? Is Dr. Broderick a conspiracy theorist? He says that “there is urgent need for affirmative action in protecting the less affluent of poorer countries, especially African citizens, whose countries are not as scientifically and industrially endowed as the United States and most Western countries, sources of most viral or bacterial GMOs that are strategically designed as biological weapons.” He also asks an important question when he says “It is most disturbing that the U. S. Government has been operating a viral hemorrhagic fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Sierra Leone. Are there others?”

The Slippery Slope To Ebola Martial Law | Pakalert Press

The USSA Army is not a humanitarian organization. It has a centuries-long history of blowing things up and killing people. That is what it does. Its institutional mandate is for the exercise, projection and application of military force. Anyone who believes otherwise is self-deluded, for whatever reason.

The Slippery Slope To Ebola Martial Law

That is why the publicly given reasons for sending thousands of USSA Army troops to Liberia, ostensibly to fight the Ebola outbreak there, cannot be true.

Once again, the USSA government, starting with president barack obama, and moving down through the bureaucratic chain of sycophantic lickspittles, toadies and bootlickers, is simply spouting transparently false propaganda.

Francis Boyle, professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, is absolutely correct when he says that the USSA Army is invading Liberia to establish a military base there.

Christian rapper Jackie Hill-Perry comes out as ex-gay firebrand (video)

Jackie Hill-PerryJackie Hill-Perry considers herself not merely an agent of change, but its embodiment as well.
A Christian spoken-word poet from Chicago, Ms. Hill-Perry professes to be a former lesbian — a change she ascribes to God.
God, she says, “not only changes your affections and your heart, but He gives you new affections that you didn’t have.” Now married to a Christian man, the 25-year-old poet is pregnant with the newlyweds’ first child, which is due Dec. 13.  - Washington Times

Unity NOT Voting, is the best political statement: Jim Crow returns | Millions of minority voters threatened by electoral purge

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/The_First_Vote.jpgThe three states’ lists are heavily weighted with names such as Jackson, Garcia, Patel and Kim — ones common among minorities, who vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Indeed, fully 1 in 7 African-Americans in those 27 states, plus the state of Washington (which enrolled in Crosscheck but has decided not to utilize the results), are listed as under suspicion of having voted twice. This also applies to 1 in 8 Asian-Americans and 1 in 8 Hispanic voters. White voters too — 1 in 11 — are at risk of having their names scrubbed from the voter rolls, though not as vulnerable as minorities.

If even a fraction of those names are blocked from voting or purged from voter rolls, it could alter the outcome of next week’s electoral battle for control of the U.S. Senate — and perhaps prove decisive in the 2016 presidential vote count.

“It’s Jim Crow all over again,” says the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who cofounded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Martin Luther King, Jr. Lowery, now 93, says he recognizes in the list of threatened voters a sophisticated new form of an old and tired tactic. “I think [the Republicans] would use anything they can find. Their desperation is rising.”  | Al Jazeera America

 

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Black voters needed in mid-term elections, but Black issues are still unwelcome in 2014

“Black voters have probably suffered worse than any other voting bloc, particularly since the downturn in the economy in the fall of 2008 which led to the election of Barack Obama, and yet despite the suffering, they remain the most stalwart anti-conservative bloc,” said Dr. Horne.

“I think the explanation is rather simple,” Dr. Horne continued, “I don’t think it’s because Black voters are chumps, or they like being abused, or like being ignored by the Democrats, I think it’s because the Black voting bloc feels that even with the weaknesses and deficiencies of the Democratic Party, that it would be even worse if Republicans obtained more influence,” with their markedly pro-business, anti- civil rights, anti-worker, agenda.

Black problems, politics and our survival

Black voters are being counted on by Democrats to pull off Senate victories in Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and could impact Arkansas, if they come out in high numbers, and Kentucky. “The GOP currently has a 233-199 lead in the House of Representatives. Democrats outnumber Republicans, 53-45, in the U.S. Senate (with two Independents in the mix). Heading into the election, Democrats control the U.S. Senate while Republicans are the majority in the U.S. House. For Republicans to take the majority in the Senate, they need to take six seats currently held by Democrats and retain control of the 15 seats currently held by a Republican. For Democrats to take majority control of the U.S. House, a Democratic pick up of 17 seats is needed,” ballotpedia.org noted.

 

Mr. Smith, your replacement is here: Nestle Japan hiring 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

Food giant Nestle said Wednesday that its Japan unit would hire 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country.

The first batch of the robots -- a chatty humanoid called Pepper -- will report to work by the end of this year at outlets that sell coffee capsules and home espresso machines.

"From December, they will start selling coffee machines for us at big retail stores," said Nestle Japan spokeswoman Miki Kano.  - Yahoo News

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Racist Western Media: The Women Darren Vann Killed Weren't Good Enough to Be Victims

Over and again, we hear report after report of women found assaulted, raped, and/or brutally murdered, painted as ne’er-do-wells and labeled with incendiary terms like “drug addict,” “prostitute,” and, as in the case of Tjhisha Ball and Angelia Mangum, “exotic dancers,” with media outlets choosing to use mug shots (like the Tampa Bay Times did) even when other photos were easily found online. In the case of Daniel Holtzclaw, the accused Oklahoma City rapist cop, news media and blogs have spent more time talking about his reported victims being sex workers and  drug users, or needlessly sharing absolutely horrific details of reported attacks than covering his recent bond violation or how two more women have come forward alleging he attacked them, with one of them claiming to have been assaulted by him in a hospital room. No sooner than we learn that a brutal crime against one of these women has taken place does the smear campaign against the victims begin. (Example: what Heavy.Com has done to Anith Jones, a victim of Vann, making sure to relay that she had been charged with assault before adding the charge was not thought to be related to her disappearance.)  - EBONY

 

5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies: A Short Guide To 'The Half Has Never Been Told'

3418198Edward Baptist's new book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism", drew a lot of attention last month after the Economist said it was too hard on slave owners.

What you might not have taken away from the ensuing media storm is that "The Half Has Never Been Told" is quite a gripping read. Baptist weaves deftly between analysis of economic data and narrative prose to paint a picture of American slavery that is pretty different from what you may have learned in high school Social Studies class.

The whole thing is well worth reading in full. Baptist positions his book in opposition to textbooks that present slavery like a distant aberration of American history, cramming 250 years into a few chapters in a way "that cuts the beating heart out of the story." To counter that image of history, Baptist devotes much of the book to depicting the lived experience of enslavement in a way that's vivid and immediate.  Read more...

 

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Hard Work or Hardly Working? How White People Got So Rich

The foundation of American White supremacy sits tenuously on a rickety base of lies and deceptions about how Whites gained their wealth and status. A century and a half after slavery the median wealth of White families is $100,000; for Black families, it's $5,000. The belief that Whites achieved this 20-1 wealth advantage by HARD WORK is an absurd and a historical fantasy. Nonetheless, the airwaves are filled with the self-righteous pronouncements of Caucasian commentators anxious to “advise” Blacks to “work hard” and to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” if they want to succeed in America. Not only do they seek to invent a fraudulent fairy tale that whitewashes a very bloody legacy, but they also aim to reaffirm the notion that “non-Whites” are naturally inferior and lazy and are thus responsible for having comparatively nothing. The truth is a whole lot nastier than that.

The group that has always posed as the “best friends of Black people” is most fond of making this argument, yet the Jews are guilty of the worst abuses of the slavery and Jim Crow systems of White empowerment. Any reader of

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The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2, will discover that Jewish wealth in America was so completely dependent on Black slavery that their incessant Jewish mantra of “hard work” will be forever consigned to mythology. The mechanisms of government and private industry that were constructed to specifically hamstring Black prospects for success after slavery are extraordinary. In harmony, government and private industry, and all sectors of American society, instituted a series of White Affirmative Action programs for the benefit of WHITE EURO-AMERICANS ONLY, programs which gave them material advantages that had nothing whatever to do with either merit or “hard work.”

 


 

Minister Louis Farrakhan delivers a Message to the Grassroots

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I came here tonight to talk about the electoral process and the Black vote. In the book of Revelation, it reads, “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and it is the time of the dead, that they should be judged,” or given justice. The nations were angry. All the nations of the earth today are angry. And the Book says, “and thy wrath is come.” If you can look at what is happening globally and then focus in on what is happening in America, it is obvious that the God of nature is angry.

Now, dear brother and sister politicians, our people are angry and they are hurting. You and I may meet in this beautiful place and go home to a beautiful home or a decent meal, but our people feel a sense of hopelessness and despair. On BET television the other day, host Tavis Smiley said they called a number of persons asking them about getting out the vote. He said 70 percent of the Blacks that he called said they are not voting because it doesn’t seem to change anything. You call it apathy.  Read more...

 

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Black voters needed in mid-term elections, but Black issues are still unwelcome in 2014

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With nearly 500 congressional, Senate and even gubernatorial races to be decided in this year’s 2014 mid-term elections, President Barack Obama’s name is nowhere on any ballot, but when the votes are counted on Nov. 4, all eyes will be on the first Black president anyway.

 

Blacks are once again being courted—“Souls to the Polls” in a crucial Senate campaign in Georgia—only this time Democrats don’t want to appear outwardly, too eager to win Black votes, lest they offend Whites, many of whom feel Democrats already pander to Black “special interest groups.”

Ironically, just the opposite is true. While Black voters have been super-loyal to the Democratic Party and to Mr. Obama, giving him more than 90 percent of their votes twice, Black households have suffered more than all others in the tepid recovery from the Great Recession of 2008 in which only the very wealthy have made gains.

 

 

 

Monday, October 27, 2014

For-Profit Colleges Leave African-American and Latino Students With Poor Educational Outcomes, Unmanageable Debt

For-profit college attendees are more likely to incur unmanageable student loan debt and be unable to graduate than their peers attending other schools, according to new research released today by the Center for Responsible Lending. African-American and Latino students in particular have a high risk of experiencing these poor outcomes at for-profit colleges, which have a long record of engaging in deceptive practices to pressure students to enroll.

"Our research shows the urgent need for the Department of Education to issue a strong Gainful Employment rule regulating for-profit colleges," said Leslie Parrish, deputy research director at CRL. "Students of color, who are often the first in their families to go to college, enroll in for-profit colleges at higher rates than other students. But many for-profit colleges create risky debt and produce poor educational outcomes, despite the hard work and money that these students are willing to invest in their educations."  - Yahoo Finance

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Economic Impact of School Suspensions

National JournalEducation levels have an extraordinary impact on future wages, with academic attainment standing in as a rough proxy for future wealth. A female African-American college graduate typically sees an increase of about $657,000 over the course of her lifetime as compared to a female African-American high school graduate, according to the report. Should she fail to graduate from high school, her financial outlook worsens considerably. In 2013, 43 percent of African American women without a high school diploma were living in poverty, compared to 29 percent with a high school diploma and just 9 percent with a bachelor's degree, U.S. Census data show. Helping African-American girls successfully complete high school, then, could stave off a lifetime of poverty for them and their families.

"There's this widespread misperception that girls—all girls—are successful in schools. Full stop," says Fatima Goss Graves, vice president for education and employment at the National Women's Law Center. "Much of this is fueled by not having data broken down by race and gender. Girls of color end up being invisible too often in these conversations." A close look at the data reveals that in 2010, one-third (34 percent) of African-American girls didn't graduate from high school on time. Only 18 percent of white female students and 22 percent of all female students could say the same. And African-American girls are more than twice as likely as whites to be held back a grade.  - The Atlantic

 

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