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    Anti-Lynching March Set for January 15

    The time has come to pass anti-lynching laws in this country,” said former Delaware State University professor Jahi Issa, who was fired following a student protest against a spate of suspicious hangings of young Blacks. “If these are suicides, then we want the federal Centers for Disease Control to come in and investigate why, all of a sudden, Black men are hanging themselves from oak trees,” said Issa. A protest against lynching is scheduled for January 15, in Dover, Delaware.

    Anti-NAACP Demonstration, February 1

    Hundreds are expected to picket the NAACP Image Awards ceremonies on February 1, in Los Angeles, according to Rev. Edward Pinkney, a former president of the civil rights organization’s Benton Harbor, Michigan, chapter. “They no longer fight for civil rights, and we’ve got to hold the NAACP accountable for their actions and inactions,” said Pinkney, who charged the organization with selling out to corporate interests. “We give other Black people a free pass, and that’s why we’re in such a compromised position, today.”

    NAACP in Democrats’ Pockets, Says Former Chapter President

    We all know for a fact that” the NAACP is “a political machine for the Democratic Party,” said David Lowrey, former president of the group’s Chicago South Suburban chapter. Lowrey is circulating a petition to have the NAACP’s non-profit status revoked for acting as a “political advocacy arm” of the Democratic Party. Except for getting out the Black vote for Democrats, the NAACP has become “a big social club,” said Lowrey. “They rake in millions of dollars from all of these sponsors,” then “look the other way on major issues like racial murders and police brutality.”

    The Tracks of Obama’s Tears

    President Obama’s tearful performance following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, was “theater for the public,” said Dr. Johnny Williams, professor of sociology at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. “These tears were shed for a particular group of children, not for children overall,” said Williams. “Violence has been going on ever since Obama has been in office, especially in his home city of Chicago where, I’m sure, more than 26 kids have lost their lives during the year. But Obama has shed no tears about that.”

    Racist Roots of 2nd Amendment

    Historically, the principal activities of the Founding Fathers’ ‘well-regulated militia’ were Indian killing, land stealing, slave patrolling, and the enforcement of domestic apartheid,” said BAR managing editor Bruce Dixon. The 2nd Amendment institutionalized the massing of “universally armed white men against Blacks and Indians.”

    Renters Barely Protected from Foreclosure Evictions

    Despite comprising “a majority of households in several of our most populous cities,” renters rely on a single piece of federal legislation to safeguard their rights in the ongoing foreclosure crisis. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, which is set to expire in 2014, should be made permanent, said Tristia Bauman, of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. Bauman is author of the Center’s recent report, “Eviction (Without) Notice.”

     

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    Hollywood and Wall street trying to incite genocide

    Hollywood and Wall street trying to incite genocide against Black people?

    Minister Louis Farrakhan Discusses "Django Unchained"

    By drboycewatkins

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUiJMidielo

    P.s.

    Black Historical revisionism ignored by Spielberg!

    Looks like the Lincoln film is going to get an Oscar nod:

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/12/29/film-d29.html

    A request:

    Can we get a review of the "Lincoln" and "DJANGO Unchained" films by Margaret Kimberly?

    Freedom Rider: Emancipation

    By Margaret Kimberley

    09/26/2012

    http://blackagendareport.com/content/freedom-rider-emancipation

    "For decades we were told that Abraham Lincoln was the great emancipator, an implacable enemy of chattel slavery and a great friend to black people. Then much needed revisionist history told a far different story. Lincoln was openly racist and often advocated that the 4 million black people in the United States at that time be colonized to some far away foreign country."

    [End Quote]

    "Lincoln, lies and Black folk (Pt. 1)"

    BY NOI RESEARCH GROUP

    NOV 27, 2012

    A Viewer’s Guide to Steven Spielberg’s
    ‘Lincoln & the American Civil War’

    http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/Perspectives_1/article_9383.shtml

    "Ebony Magazine editor/historian Lerone Bennett wrote a landmark 652-page book titled 'Forced Into Glory' that really ends all debate in the matter. But Hollywood would have to hold its nose in reading the true history of Lincoln’s racial words and deeds. And then there’s the forgotten fate of the Native American, whose Holocaust was accelerated by Lincoln’s murderous expansionist policies, which unleashed violent White settlement on Indian lands in the West."

    [End Quote]

    Lerone Bennett: "Forced into Glory"

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/158187-1

    Mr. Bennett discussed his book Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, published by Johnson Publishing. The author argued that President Lincoln was a racist whose political mentor was Senator Henry Clay, a Kentucky slave owner. Among other lines of reasoning, he showed that Lincoln always supported the fugitive slave laws. He also talked about his long career in African-American journalism.

    58 minutes

    Thanks for link to Farrakhan's Take RE Django's Real Purpose

    Farrakhan lays out his case & it Can NOT be easily dismissed. 270 Million guns in the US & whites own most of them. 1200 white citizens' militias- up from 170 when Obama was first elected. IMHO Farrakhan needs to update Black killings by white cops & cop wanna-bes [ala Z-man gunning down Trayvon] from 1 every 3 days to now it's 1 every 36 hrs. Farrakhan makes an important point that movies & TV [& pop culture] should be viewed beyond just the acting, directing, screen-play, cinema-photography & musical score, special-effects, etc- but whats its purpose, intent, effect, etc RE the general public.

    Michael Donnelly @ CounterPunch declares 'Django' to be the greatest film on slavery ever made- even surpassing 'Roots'. I seriously doubt that -BUT- IMO the best movie I've seen on slavery was NOT even made by Holly-weird but by an African film-maker & it's called 'Sankofa'.

    I see that WSWS is raving / Oscar-buzzing about 'Lincoln' without mentioning that 'liberal' Holly-weird icon Spielberg's epic managed to write out any significant Black involvement in the fight against slavery. I've read that Spielberg actually picked a final script that literally had written Fredrick Douglass' character out of it!

    Thanks for link to Farrakhan's Take RE Django's Real Purpose

    Farrakhan lays out his case & it Can NOT be easily dismissed. 270 Million guns in the US & whites own most of them. 1200 white citizens' militias- up from 170 when Obama was first elected. IMHO Farrakhan needs to update Black killings by white cops & cop wanna-bes [ala Z-man gunning down Trayvon] from 1 every 3 days to now it's 1 every 36 hrs. Farrakhan makes an important point that movies & TV [& pop culture] should be viewed beyond just the acting, directing, screen-play, cinema-photography & musical score, special-effects, etc- but whats its purpose, intent, effect, etc RE the general public.

    Michael Donnelly @ CounterPunch declares 'Django' to be the greatest film on slavery ever made- even surpassing 'Roots'. I seriously doubt that -BUT- IMO the best movie I've seen on slavery was NOT even made by Holly-weird but by an African film-maker & it's called 'Sankofa'.

    I see that WSWS is raving / Oscar-buzzing about 'Lincoln' without mentioning that 'liberal' Holly-weird icon Spielberg's epic managed to write out any significant Black involvement in the fight against slavery. I've read that Spielberg actually picked a final script that literally had written Fredrick Douglass' character out of it!

    Obama gutts benefits for disabled

    'Fiscal cliff' deal repeals part of 'Obamacare'

    Stephen Dinan Published on January 1, 2013

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/jan/1/fiscal-cl...

    Tucked inside the "fiscal cliff" deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama's health care law.

    The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed to create a program for long-term care for the functionally disabled.

    Mr. Obama halted the program, saying he couldn't find a way to make it cost-effective.
    But he had objected when Republicans tried to repeal it outright, saying he wanted to keep it on the books and try to amend it rather than kill it.

    But he did an about-face this week, accepting repeal in exchange for raising tax rates on the wealthiest.

    Mr. Obama also won a new commission to look at long-term care. The commission is supposed to come back and report on ways to boost health coverage for those the CLASS program was designed to reach.

    The cliff deal passed the Senate 89-8 early Tuesday morning and was awaiting a vote in the House later in the day.

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