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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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bob Law: History of Black Radio and the Removal of Black Militant Thought

Law pinpoints much of this removal with the release of the 1972 Harvard Report, officially known as  ‘Study of the Soul Music Environment‘ . This was a white paper commissioned by Columbia Records and done by a group of Harvard Business students on how to take over the Black independent music scene. Clive Davis was the head of Columbia at that time. Law details how that report coincided with other attempts in film and TV to eradicate, marginalize and ridicule strident, politicized Black voice in the music and entertainment industry.

During our discussion, we play an excerpt from a speech given to Black music industry executives by Minister Farrakhan in 1979 who makes note of this change. That speech is contrasted with a speech Martin Luther King gave to a similar body of Black music industry folks in August 1967, where he heaped praise on them and emphasized that there would be no Civil Rights Movement had it not been for Black Radio. The organization he spoke to at that time was called NATRA (National Association of Television and Radio Announcers)  - Hip-Hop and Politics

 

 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dark Alliance: #CIA, #DEA, Crack #Cocaine, the Black community and the Persecution of Gay Webb

Secret ties between CIA, drugs revealed

Thousands of young Black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine -- a drug that was virtually unobtainable in Black neighborhoods before members of the CIA's army started bring it into South Central in the 1980s at bargain basement prices," wrote Mercury News reporter Gary Webb, in the first installment of the shocking series of reports.

gary_webb.jpgAccording to a series of groundbreaking reports by the San Jose Mercury News, for the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring, comprised of CIA and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency agents and informants, sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles.

Millions of dollars in drug profits were then funneled to the Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense (Nicaraguan Democratic Force), the largest of several anti-Communists commonly called the Contras. The 5,000-man FDN was created in mid-1981 and run by both American and Nicaraguan CIA agents in its losing war against Nicaragua's Sandinista government, the Cuban-supported socialists who had overthrown U.S.-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979.

This CIA-backed drug network opened the first pipeline between Columbia's cocaine cartels and the Black neighborhoods of Compton and Los Angeles, according to the Mercury News.

The death of Gary Webb: The CIA, crack cocaine and the Black community

For those of you who may not remember this reporter, on August 18, 1996, Gary Webb wrote a series of articles for the San Jose Mercury News, bearing the same name as the book, to expose the fact that the CIA worked with a drug cartel group in Nicaragua, in particular, who brought in cocaine that was later converted to crack cocaine. This crack cocaine, which first hit the West Coast and then spread throughout America, was the new craze in the Black community.

The Afghan ‘Dark Alliance’: Journalist’s death recalls legacy of CIA’s drug-fueled wars

Mr. Webb’s controversial series documented the links between the CIA-spawned “contra” guerrilla army in Nicaragua and a top California cocaine ring. The series was met by a campaign to discredit it by major media, which relentlessly trumpeted its real flaws. But whatever Mr. Webb’s failings, the Nicaraguan counter-revolution was a major player in the 1980s coke boom. In 1989, the congress of Nicaragua’s neighbor, Costa Rica, permanently barred Lt. Col. Oliver North, ex-National Security Advisor John Poindexter, the U.S. ambassador and CIA station chief from the country’s territory, finding that their Contra re-supply operation had doubled as a cocaine ring. Such disturbing realities were forgotten as Mr. Webb’s work was dismissed as “conspiracy theory.”

» CIA Admits to Destroying Gary Webb’s Career with the Country’s Largest Newspapers Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

New documents released by the CIA show how the agency worked with some of the country’s largest newspapers to destroy San Jose Mercury News’ Gary Webb, a journalist who famously exposed the CIA’s connection to the cocaine trade in the “Dark Alliance” investigation.

Tactics used to destroy Webb, who was found dead in his apartment in 2004 with two .38-caliber bullets in the head, included a massive smear campaign by journalists working with newspapers such as the L.A. Times. A report by The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux reveals the paper used as many as 17 journalists to discredit Webb and his exposé.

“The Los Angeles Times was especially aggressive. Scooped in its own backyard, the California paper assigned no fewer than 17 reporters to pick apart Webb’s reporting. While employees denied an outright effort to attack the Mercury News, one of the 17 referred to it as the ‘get Gary Webb team,’” Devereaux writes. “Another said at the time, ‘We’re going to take away that guy’s Pulitzer,’ according to Kornbluh’s CJR piece. Within two months of the publication of ‘Dark Alliance,’ the L.A. Times devoted more words to dismantling its competitor’s breakout hit than comprised the series itself.”

The Murder Of Gary Webb

The Murder Of Gary Webb

Webb, a Pullitzer prize winning journalist, exposed CIA drug trafficking operations in a series of books and reports for the San Jose Mercury News.

Credible sources who were close to Gary Webb have stated that he was receiving death threats, being regularly followed, and that he was concerned about strange individuals who were seen on multiple occasions breaking into and leaving his house before his apparent 'suicide' on Friday December 10th 2004.

Evidence Begins To Indicate Gary Webb Was Murdered

Only In Arkansas: Webb 'Double Gunshot Wounds' Explanation Defies Belief

Was Gary Webb Murdered?

Dateline report on CIA drug trafficking which includes interviews with Gary Webb, Cele Castillo and 'Freeway' Ricky Ross. Alex Jones' analysis follows.

Who Killed Gary Webb?

Was Gary Webb ’Suicided’ To Kill New Book?

Alex Jones' Rebuttal To Allegations Made By Michael Ruppert Concerning Gary Webb's Death

Gary Webb: A hero of authentic journalism

A Personal Experience With Gary Webb

Why They Hated Gary Webb

Fascist smears against Gary Webb continue even in death

Assassination of US Investigative Journalist Gary Webb?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Come out of her my people - Part 2 #Farrakhan #Exodus #Separation #Secession Rev. 18:4

hmlf_come_out_of_her_09-30-2014.jpgGod Intends to Free Us

In the Book of Isaiah, it asks the question, “Should the prey be taken from the mighty and the lawful captive delivered?” This is the big question. God intends to take us from our former slave masters and their children, even if we don’t want to go, because He’s closing down any avenue by which any sustenance can come to your slave master.

The founding fathers of what is called the United States of America, demanded separation. They demanded separation from their tyrannical masters. They and their leaders had irreconcilable perceptions of justice that made co-existence with their former colonial master impossible. In their Declaration of Independence, they charge King George with harassing their people, putting a brutal army among them, with cutting off their trade with all parts of the world, with unfair taxation, with setting up unfair courts and jails and trumping up criminal charges, with causing death, desolation and tyranny. They charged that the King had been deaf to the voice of justice. We can charge the government of the United States of America with all of these afflictions and then some today! -Part 2

 

[Editor’s note: The following is the final installation of excerpts from the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s address on the occasion of the 12th Anniversary of the Historic Million Man March, delivered from the Atlanta Civic Center on Tuesday, October 16, 2007. Click here for full audio/video webcast or to order the full address on CD/DVD.]

Revelation 18:4 [ Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment ] Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
 
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

#CensusReport on #Poverty: Black America has pneumonia

MSR Online | The Voice of the Twin Cities African American CommunityReport Card on Black America

That’s what the data in the Census Bureau report and a report the Federal Reserve Board released earlier this month show. For example, while the overall poverty rate is 14.5 percent, and 9.6 percent for Whites, 10.5 percent for Asian Americans, and 23.5 percent for Hispanic Americans, Blacks’ poverty rate is 27.2 percent. While the overall median household income was $51,939, the comparable figure for Blacks was $34,598.

That that’s the way it is today (and the way it’s always been) is embodied in one statistic: the Black unemployment rate, now at 11.4 percent, more than twice the 5.3-percent rate for Whites. Many today still sing the same tawdry refrain that Blacks’ disproportionate unemployment rate is a product of poor Blacks’ unwillingness to “start at the bottom” and take available low-wage jobs. They forget, or ignore, the extraordinary development that occurred in 1999, at the end of the 1990s’ nearly decade-long economic boom, when the Black unemployment rate fell to a record low of 7.6 percent.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS8fidhLCFqQu9FZPCU8a9hUtz5z5PYhR6U-lbhpDm_iTO41cQlgwWhite America Is Oblivious to the Truth About Black Poverty | Alternet

I agree with Ta-Nehisi Coates. Conservatives and liberals alike prefer to focus on perceived deficits in black and brown people than on structural racism and the concepts of white supremacy that undergird it as the principal reasons for disparate conditions and outcomes for many blacks and Hispanics. White privilege means not having to think about the many ways the lives of those who are classified as white are enhanced and protected by the subjugation and exclusion of racial minorities. White privilege provides white ethnics escape from the stigma of poverty. As historian Nell Irvin Painter aptly distinguishes, “Not all black people are poor, but among the people in America defined by race, black people tend to be the poorest.”

Americans don't want to imagine that our racist history is actually an ongoing, racist reality. We like to look at racism as a thing that has gotten better (if not gone away completely) and that the way black Americans are treated in society is actually colorblind. So, if forced to pick between the idea that our country's structures and systems are biased toward white people or the idea that black communities are flawed, many pick the latter. Some doing so, of course, because they're racist.

45 Million Americans Still Stuck Below Poverty Line: Census

Despite five years of economic recovery, poverty is still stubbornly high in America.

More than 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans, lived below the poverty line last year, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday. The percentage of Americans in poverty fell from 15 percent in 2012, the biggest such decline since the year 2000. But the level of poverty is still higher than 12.3 percent in 2006, before the recession began. (Story continues after chart.)

Census data on poverty show results of economic policy gone wrong - LA Times

A peek under the hood, however, reveals the dismal realities of the modern U.S. economy. Other than the population over 65 and under 18, wages and economic mobility are frozen solid. The national safety net is barely keeping up with need. And years of austerity politics — cutoffs of unemployment benefits, premature termination of low-income assistance programs, resistance in some regions to bringing healthcare coverage to low-income residents via Medicaid — have kept millions of Americans mired in near-poverty or in economic stagnation.

The Poorest Big Cities in America - Yahoo News

Among the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., California’s Inland Empire, east of Los Angeles, fared the worst, with 18.2 percent of its residents living below the poverty line. (Last year, a household of four that earned less than $23,830 was considered poor; one person bringing home less than $11,890 was below the threshold.)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Accused: The US Pharmaceuticals, US DoD manufactured #Ebola, AIDS - US Holds Patent ON Ebola (Video And Pictures)

The Liberian Daily Observer, which is the largest newspaper in Liberia, just published an article on their front page with the headline, “Ebola, AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?” The article basically accuses the US of manufacturing this Ebola outbreak in what they call an American Military-Medical-Industry scheme to use Africa as a testing ground for bioweapons. The Resident discusses.

Ebola Readied For North American Distribution-- US Holds Patent ON Ebola (Video And Pictures) | Alternative

You might not believe this if you watch the news, but if you live in North America, Europe, Japan or any developed country you do not have to worry about Ebola.

Yes, I know, the headlines are screaming that Ebola is on the march to your front door. The coverage is intense and the volume is tuned up to the max. A sure sign that things have gone over the top is that both Donald Trump and The Onion have weighed in. MORE HERE...

US Health Agency Holds Patent on Ebola Strain Virus « Engineering Evil

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as “EboBun.” It’s patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here.

Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including:

The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control.

NWO: EBOLA: CONSPIRACY THEORY: US OWNS EBOLA PATENT: AUGUST 02 2014 - YouTube

▶ Dr Leonard Horowitz Emerging Viruses AIDS & Ebola Nature, Accident or Intentional YouTube - YouTube

Mystery Babylon: More Than Half the U.S. Now

Is Everybody Single? More Than Half the U.S. Now, Up From 37% in '76 - Yahoo Finance

Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976.

Some 124.6 million Americans were single in August, 50.2 percent of those who were 16 years or older, according to data used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly job-market report. That percentage had been hovering just below 50 percent since about the beginning of 2013 before edging above it in July and August. In 1976, it was 37.4 percent and has been trending upward since.

Millennial Marriage Rates

Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married

The report, based on census data and Pew’s surveys, is the latest in a series of indicators that marriage’s stock is on a sharp downward trajectory. Fewer young people are getting married and many are getting married later. About 20% of Americans older than 25 had always been single in 2012, up from 9% in 1960. In the black community, the numbers are even starker: 36% of black Americans older than 25 have never been married, a fourfold increase from 50 years ago.

Half of Americans single - Chicago Tribune

Single Americans make up more than half of the adult population for the first time since the government began compiling such statistics in 1976.

Some 124.6 million Americans were single in August, 50.2 percent of those who were 16 years or older, according to data used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly job-market report. That percentage had been hovering just below 50 percent since about the beginning of 2013 before edging above it in July and August. In 1976, it was 37.4 percent and has been trending upward since.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Forbes Mag names Hip Hop top earners. Are those earning making an impact in the Black community

Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2014

Earlier this year Apple shelled out $3 billion to purchase Beats, the company founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. Though the latter quickly claimed to be hip-hop’s first billionaire, a nine-figure tax bill means that won’t happen immediately—but he’s well on his way. Continue…

Full coverage: Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2014

Why USC and not a black college, Dr. Dre? - Los Angeles Times

Written by Walter M. Kimbrough is the president of Dillard University, a liberal arts black college in New Orleans.

Why didn't Dr. Dre give it to a black college?

Make no mistake: This donation is historic. It appears to be the largest gift by a black man to any college or university, comparable to the gift Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, gave to Spelman College in 1988. Some 25 years later, their $20-million gift (about $39 million in inflation-adjusted dollars) is still the largest-ever private gift to a historically black college. Dre gave USC almost triple the amount Oprah Winfrey has given Morehouse College over the years. Sean "Diddy" Combs gave $500,000 to Howard University in 1999, which he attended before launching a successful career.

A hip-hop icon is now the new black higher-ed philanthropy king. We've never seen a donation to rival this from any black celebrity — musician, athlete or actor — and that fact must be celebrated.

But as the president of a black college, it pains me as well. I can't help but wish that Dre's wealth, generated as it was by his largely black hip-hop fans, was coming back to support that community.

 

US to send 3,000 troops (NOT doctors or experimental cure) to combat #Ebola? Will American troops shoot #African?

Doctors: ‘Irresponsible’ to send troops to ‘combat’ Ebola

“What African troops are doing is shooting people who cross borders or violate quarantine,” Orient told WND, reacting to news of the U.S. troop deployment. “Is that what we plan to support?”

She added, “Africans are already very suspicious of us. How will they react to an army setting up hospitals?”

Orient called the planned U.S. deployment a “dubious mission,” warning that the nightmarish scenario could bring Ebola to America.

U.S. sending 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola in West Africa - CBS News

FACT SHEET: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa | The White House

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ferguson versus Whitopia: social engineering involved in segregation

The many Americans who dismiss racial integration as a form of social engineering fail to grasp the social engineering involved in segregation. For example, St. Louis and Ferguson have limited quality, affordable housing. And the public and private housing that is built goes up in neighborhoods where unemployment is high, where public transportation is shoddy and where there are poor public facilities such as parks and roads. And the school district where these facilities are placed is underfunded, with residents owning less property and wielding less political power. The Fergusons of America, then, seem all the more isolated, with their underfunded schools and transportation and lack of job centers. Meanwhile, the police do not appear underfunded. In the Fergusons of America, myriad black and Latino communities miss opportunities for quality housing and support systems — to say nothing of the disappearance of living-wage jobs. 

Nationwide, counties are enacting suburban land-use and zoning policies to promote larger lot development to sustain private property values and to restrict suburban rental housing — all of which limit the influx of black and Latino households. Such public and private behavior continues a legacy of residential segregation in counties such as St. Charles, inflicting a double whammy: The residential segregation furthers unacceptable disparities in wealth between the races, creating a geography of opportunity which determines who has access to the valuable resources that improve one’s life. The geographic gulf between placid St. Charles and Ferguson illustrates the underlying structural racism, which doesn’t arrive at the point of a gun.   | Al Jazeera America

 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Poisoned: Artificial Sweeteners in Sodas & other drinks May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

AP Artificial SweetenersNow, a new study published in the journal Nature introduces a new idea: Diet sodas may alter our gut microbes in a way that increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes — at least in some of us.
In the paper, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel describe what happened when they fed zero-calorie sweeteners, including saccharin, aspartame and sucralose, to mice.
"To our surprise, [the mice] developed glucose intolerance," Weizmann researcher Eran Elinav tells us.
Intrigued by the findings, Elinav and his colleague Eran Segal set out to determine if this might happen in people as well.  : NPR


Also read:
Artificial Sweeteners May Disrupt Body's Blood Sugar Controls - NYTimes.com
Artificial sweeteners may disrupt the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, causing metabolic changes that can be a precursor to diabetes, researchers are reporting.
That is “the very same condition that we often aim to prevent” by consuming sweeteners instead of sugar, said Dr. Eran Elinav, an immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, at a news conference to discuss the findings.
Artificial sweeteners linked to glucose intolerance - health - 17 September 2014 - New Scientist
ARTIFICIAL sweeteners can cause glucose intolerance in mice, and perhaps in humans, by altering gut bacteria, a series of experiments suggests. Although artificial sweeteners – among the world's most widely used food additives – are approved by most food regulation agencies as safe for humans, the researchers who led the work suggest that their use should be reassessed.
"The most shocking result is that the use of sweeteners aimed at preventing diabetes might actually be contributing to and possibly driving the epidemic that it aims to prevent," says Eran Elinav at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, who co-supervised the work with his colleague Eran Segal.
Impaired glucose tolerance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) is a pre-diabetic state of hyperglycemia that is associated with insulin resistance and increased risk of cardiovascular pathology. IGT may precede type 2 diabetes mellitus by many years. IGT is also a risk factor for mortality.[1]

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