"Looking at a king's mouth one would never think he sucked his mother's breast." African Proverb
'It is easy to tell right from wrong, but the hard part is choosing the wrong that is right."
What in the Blue hell is going on?
I have always believed that there are two kinds of people in this world, those that get it and those that don't.
Ray,Ray, Pookie, or Lil pimp, did not start dog fighting.
Dog fighting has been documented in the recorded history of many different cultures, and is presumed to have existed since the initial domestication of the species. Many breeds have been bred specifically for the strength, attitude, and physical features that would make them better fighting dogs. Scholars speculate that large-scale human migration, the development of trade, and gifts between royal courts of valuable fighting dogs facilitated the spread of fighting dog breeds. There are many accounts of military campaigns which utilized fighting dogs, as well as royal gifts in the form of large dogs. Blood sports involving the baiting of animals has occurred since antiquity, most famously at the Colosseum in Rome during the reign of the Roman Empire. However, in contemporary times, it is most associated with the English, who pursued it with utmost earnestness, which was barely known elsewhere in the world. For over six hundred years the pastime flourished, reaching the peak of its popularity during the sixteenth century. The various animal types involved in the bait allowed for the breed specialization and basic anatomical forms of fighting dogs, which we see today. Dog fighting has been popular in many countries throughout history and continues to be practiced both legally and illegally around the world.
History in U.S.
According to a study by the Michigan State University College of Law published in 2005, in the United States, dog fighting was once completely legal and was sanctioned and promoted during the colonial period (1600s through 1776) and continuing through the Victorian era in the late 19th century. However, by the early twentieth century, the brutality inherent in dog fighting was no longer tolerated by American society. It become increasingly outlawed, a trend which has continued into the 21st century. Despite legality issues, dogs are still commonly used for fighting purposes all across the continent. The American Pit Bull Terrier is the most popular breed used for fighting, but foreign breeds, such as the Dogo Argentino (used widely in South America) and Presa Canario (used in Spain) are also gaining popularity.
Where in the Hell are Our Scholars on the Fact that Christ & Mary were Black.
Of the more than 400 images of the Black Madonna or Black Virgin known worldwide, the image of Our Lady in Czestochowa, Poland, has received the most recent recognition because of the personal devotion displayed toward this religious icon by Pope John Paul II (1920? 2005). The pope, a native of Poland , prayed before the Madonna of Czestochowa in 1979, several months after his election to the Chair of Peter, and he is known to have made subsequent visits in 1983 and in 1991. The reports of miracles and healings attributed to Our Lady of Czestochowa (also known as Our Lady of Jasna Gora) through the centuries are numerous. They include Our Lady greatly enhancing the ability of a small group of Polish defenders to protect her sanctuary from an army of Swedish invaders in 1655 and her holy apparition appearing to disperse an invading army of Russians in 1920.
Records of such spectacular acts of intervention and dramatic cures are kept in the archives of the Pauline Fathers at Jasna Gora, the monastery site in which the portrait was housed for six centuries.
The Black Madonna of Czestochowa is of such antiquity that its origins are unknown. Tradition has it that St. Luke, the "beloved physician," painted the portrait of Jesus's mother on the cedar wood table at which she took her meals. Two centuries later, during her visit to the Holy Land, St. Helena (c. 248?c. 328), the Queen-Mother of Emperor Constantine (d. 337), is said to have discovered the portrait and brought it to Constantinople in the fourth century. Five centuries later, determined to save the image of the Madonna from the repeated invasions of the Tartars, St. Ladislaus (1040?1095) took the portrait to Opala , Poland , the city of his birth, for safekeeping. Regretfully, not long after its move, a disrespectful Tartar arrow managed to find its way to the Madonna's throat, inflicting a scar that still remains visible. In 1430, Hussite thieves stole the portrait and broke it into three pieces.
Contemporary scholar Leonard Moss has argued against a vast antiquity for the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, claiming that the figure of the woman in the portrait was painted in a distinctly thirteenth- or fourteenth-century Byzantine style. Janusz Pasierb, another scholar who examined the portrait, counters such an assertion, stating that the image was "painted virtually new" in 1434 because of the extensive damage that the portrait had suffered at the hands of vandals.
Another aspect of the mystery of Our Lady of Czestochowa and all the other Black Madonnas that has puzzled many individuals is why they are portrayed with such dark skin tones. Some scholars answer this by stating that it wasn't until the onset of the Renaissance in the fourteenth century that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph began being portrayed with pale skin, blue eyes, and blond or reddish-blond hair. Prior to that period, the Holy Family.
Pope John Paul II praying at the Black Madonna Shrine in Czestochowa, Poland, in 1999. (AP/WIDE WORLD PHOTOS) and the apostles were most often depicted as semitic people whose dark skin tones reflected the hot arid climate in which they lived. If the Black Madonna of Czestochowa was truly a portrait of Mary that had been painted from life by the apostle Luke, he would surely have captured a woman with olive or dark brown skin and black or brown hair.
Other researchers into the mystique of the Black Madonna state that the reasons that the Roman Catholic Church in general has not warmly embraced such depictions of the Holy Mother or Virgin Mary are because they fear that such representations are actually paying tribute to the ancient goddesses and Earth mothers and that these images perpetuate strains of pagan worship of the female principle. For example, church scholars point out that St. Germain de Pres, the oldest church in Paris (Par-isis, the Grove of Isis), was built in 542 on the site of a former temple dedicated to Isis. Isis had been the patron goddess of Paris until Christianity replaced her with St. Genevieve. Within the church of St. Germain de Pres, however, parishioners worshipped a black statue of Isis until it was destroyed in 1514.
Christianity warred against goddess worship from the days of the apostles when St. Paul (d. 62?68 C.E.) found to his great frustration that his message was being shouted down by the crowds at Ephesus who pledged their obeisance to Diana. Until they had been romanized and westernized, Diana/Artemis, together with the other two preeminent goddesses of the East, Isis and Cybele, were first represented as black madonnas. And before the people of the East bent their knees to Diana, Isis, and Cybele, they had worshipped the Great Mother as Inanna in Sumeria, as Ishtar in Babylonia, and as Astarte among the Hebrews. Most scholars agree that among the first images of the Black Madonna and her son were representations of Isis and Horus.
The Black Madonna may also refer to Mary Magdalene, who, in the traditions of many Christian sects, such as the Gnostics, was the wife of Jesus (c. 6 B.C.E.?c. 30 C.E.) In this interpretation of the events that occurred after Jesus' death at the hands of the Romans, Mary brought the cup used at the Last Supper?the Holy Grail?from Palestine to southern France, where it would eventually be guarded by the Knights Templar. There is also a belief that Mary arrived in France carrying within her womb a child fathered by Jesus of Nazareth, who then became the progenitor for the royal family of France. For those who hold such beliefs, the Holy Grail is but a metaphor for Mary Magdalene's womb, which carried the true blood of Jesus in the person of his unborn son. Therefore, many of the depictions of the Black Madonna and child throughout the regions of southern France and Spain may be regarded as images of Mary Magdalene carrying the infant son of Jesus rather than the Virgin Mary carrying the infant Jesus. The Black Madonna in the monastery at Montserrat . Ignatius held vigil throughout the night in front of the Madonna and offered her his sword as a sign of his conversion.
Reports offer grim forecast for young black men. New studies find them falling further out of labor force, mainstream society.
At a time when the U.S. economy is on the upswing and more people are finding work, young African American men are falling further behind. That?s the grim portrait painted by three new and forthcoming books by scholars at Columbia, Georgetown and Princeton universities. The picture isn't new, but the depths of its despair and pathology are. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are about 5 million black men in America between the ages of 20 and 39. The new books, and an earlier one from Harvard, find them losing ground in mainstream American society, despite advances made by black women, presumably part of the same socioeconomic experience.
This vexing problem, caused by a variety of social ills, is equally vexing when scholars consider what causes it.
Among the studies' findings:
Rates of imprisonment for young black men escalated throughout the 1990s and continued climbing well into the current decade. About 16 percent of black men in their twenties who were not college students were either in jail or in prison. African Americans are seven times more likely to go to prison or jail than whites. Almost 60 percent of black male high school dropouts in their early thirties have spent time in prison. The percentage of young jobless black men continues to increase, part of a trend that generally hasn't abated in decades. In 2000, about 65 percent of black male high-school dropouts had no jobs, either because they couldn't find work or because they were in jail. By 2004, the studies found that number had grown to 72 percent. The numbers for young black men were higher than for whites and Hispanics similarly affected. Making matters worse, a forthcoming book, which includes a study of nearly 1,500 private employers in New York City, found that black job applicants with no criminal records weren't any more likely to get a job than white applicants who were just out of prison.
Persistence of imbalance.
A lot of people are skeptical that African Americans still face discrimination in the job market. But even in a diverse city like New York, the evidence of discrimination is unmistakable, said Devah Pager, a Princeton sociology professor, in announcing Punishment and Inequality in America. The book, written by Princeton's Bruce Western, will be published in June, 2006. ?The 1990s were an eye-opener, said Harry Holzer, a professor of public policy at Georgetown University. You had the strongest labor market in 30 years; all things being equal, those were good times for African Americans. A lot of black moms were entering the labor market, but the dads kept dropping out. Holzer's new book, "Reconnecting Disadvantaged Young Men, was co-written with two other scholars. The third book is ?Black Males Left Behind, edited by Columbia University professor Ronald B. Mincy. A 2004 book, Dropouts in America, found similarly dire circumstances for young black men.
One problem, many causes.
Holzer sees many reasons for the bleak situation: unemployment, enduring bias in American life, the disproportionate impact of the war on drugs. When you look at whats responsible, theres a lot of stories," he said. "The labor market changed a lot. There was a disappearance of good jobs for less educated men. For blacks you have continuing problems of discrimination, job flight from the cities."The worst employment problems are in the Northeast areas Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, the Rust Belt cities where a generation ago black men relied on heavy manufacturing. The fraction of black men in heavy manufacturing has dropped precipitously, Holzer said. Those areas are also among the most racially segregated in the country. It might not just be the disappearance of those jobs some of the work got outsourced but also the disappearance of the quality of schools and neighborhoods left behind." Holzer also cited state child-support systems and more aggressive enforcement of laws against deadbeat dads, late or delinquent on support payments. But for Holzer, the biggest problem is the large number of imprisoned men. When you have a system where one-third of African American men are in the criminal justice system, youre going to have problems. He says solutions will be rooted in education and employment. I think we need to emphasize three broad approaches: first, a range of education, training and youth development, especially in middle school and high school, to prevent boys from disconnecting and to prepare them for the labor market.'' Then we need to improve their financial incentives to accept lower-wage jobs by raising the minimum wage and extending the earned income tax credit to low-income childless adults, especially if they pay child support," Holzer said. "And we should address the specific problems faced by ex-offenders and non-custodial fathers as they attempt to enter the labor market.?
Otherwise, Holzer senses the persistence of a chilling condition among young black American men, what might be called pre-emptive despair. You see this disconnection problem, with young boys in their adolescent years starting to drift away, he said. The girls are graduating more. But it's almost as if these young boys look down the road and sense a bleak future and they disconnect early a self-fulfilling prophecy.
"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it`s cowardice." George Jackson Black Panther Party 1942-1971
""We must carry the war into every corner the enemy happens to carry it: to his home, to his centers of entertainment; a total war. It is necessary to prevent him from having a moment of peace, a quiet moment outside his barracks or even inside; we must attack him wherever he may be, make him feel like a cornered beast wherever he may move." Ernesto Che Guevara 1928-1967
"They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did." Chief Red Cloud 1821-1909
"Powerful people never educate powerless people in what they need that they can use to take the power away from powerful people; it`s too much to expect. If I was in power, I would not educate people in how to take my powers away." Dr. John Henrik Clarke 1915-1998
“Those who seek ry security rather tn basic liberty deserve neither.”
“Those who seek temporary security rat than basic liberty deserve neither.”
"Those who seek temporary security rather than basic liberty deserve neither".
Queen Mother Moore 1898-1997
"If we must die, we die defending our rights."
Chief Sitting Bull 1831-1890
Do you think hip-hop is art or poison? ART AND POISON.
Since hip-hop emerged from the South Bronx in the 1970s, it has become an international, multi-billion-dollar phenomenon. It has grown to encompass more than just rap music hip-hop has created a culture that incorporates ethnicity, art, politics, fashion, technology and urban life. While keeping much of its original fan base, hip-hop music and culture have become popular among mainstream consumers? Particularly suburban youth. Some believe that as commercial and "gangsta" rap emerged, so did lyrics that glorify drugs, violence and misogyny. Many artists who choose, instead, to feature socially conscious and politically oriented lyrics are considered alternative or underground.
Hip hop music is responsible for 80 percent of the destruction in the black community especially in urban African American neighborhoods. Hip hop promotes murder, drugs, drug dealing & racism. This poison must be banned from the United States of America . 50 percent of these so call rappers have criminal records and to me are hypocrites. For example rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg is supposed to be a football coach for his son’s little league football team and supposed to set an example, but at the same time he's recently been arrested for drugs and firearm charges. As a father I wouldn’t want my child on his football team.
city, art, politics, fashion, technology and urban life. While keeping much of its original to feature socially conscious and politically oriented lyrics are considered alternative or underground.
Post-traumaticstress disorder, or PostTraumatic Slave Syndrome.
The African American slavery experience has involved every possible cause for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PostTraumatic Slave Syndrome.
Please read the books above, to help over stand these kind of black boys like Li Wanye.
A must see movie!
Powerful film more information then Michael Moore`s F/911.
This film is so explosive it`s been banned by every television outlet in the US, and had one meager andbrief showing at an arthouse theater in NY City in which every playing was sold out. (This was the version that won awards at Cannes Film Festival, not the slighly longer one online.)
There is so much eye-opening truth --right in the words of Donald Rumsfeld and the rest of the cabal which has hijacked our country -- that this movie will make you think.
Did you know that ...
1) That Al Queda is a word invented by the US and not Bin Laden?
2) That every "terrorist" prosecution you`ve read about in the U.S. since 9/11 turned out to be baloney, no real terror crime, despite much ballyhooing by the US corporate media?
3) That the guy who started the Islamic movement was a democratically-elected politician in Egypt who was very popular because he opposed US corporate takeover in Egypt during the 1950`s and 60`s, and that he was a fierce critic of Sadat whom he said was corrupt and taking payoffs to giveaway Egyptian resources? (which we now know he was) And that as a result of his criticism of the Egyptian government, the man was arrested and tortured (with the help of the CIA trainers), and that as a result of his torture, he decided violence was the only way to fight, and Islamic terrorism was born as a result? (Anyone thinking of Abu Garib and the rest of the torture we`re doing these days?)
4) That the same group of Neocons in power today faked a bunch of intelligence in the 80`s to try to make Russia look far far more dangerous than it was? And that Republicans then used this propaganda for local political purposes?
This is a movie you should download and burn onto a DVD. You will want to watch it repeatedly and let your friends watch, too. This is an amazing story which exposes how the right lies, cheats, steals and murders to keep power and money. It should be required viewing for every high school kids.