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Two Fools: Ignore Them And Get On With The Struggle Print E-mail
Written by Larry Pinkney   
Saturday, 22 September 2007

Larry Pinknet, BC Columnist
There is an adage, which says, "When a person argues with a fool you see two fools."† In this context, both the Democratic and Republican parties have repeatedly and collectively demonstrated that neither of them deserve the political support of Black Americans and other people of color in this nation.†

Free The Jena Six: And A New Generation Of Activists Are Engaged In The Jim Crow Struggle Print E-mail
Our Community
Written by Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad, PhD   
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Anthony Samad
Anthony Samad
This week, thousands of people will descend on the small Louisiana town of Jena to take a stand against Jim Crow justice. No small town has gotten as much attention for its racial politics since Forsythe County, Georgia in the late-1980s. That, of course, was an extension of Birmingham and Selma and other small towns that became the focal points of racial injustice after local issues became national protest movements. Being under a national microscope ainít easy when justice is being twisted. And itís obvious justice has been twisted. Even the state of Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals is saying so.
Listening Should Never Be Casual Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Monday Mover
... running, sweat dripping from the brow; lost in a densely textured space. Loud. Hoping for an artery of result. Seems as if expectations fade over time. Seams being pressured for hours - days - an entire life. Tired. Hear anything? Actually heard too much. Just another sound - one was not present. To win, we must drawdown our fears...
Knowing the Difference Between a Conscious Black, A Negro and A Ni**a. Our Progress Depends On It. Print E-mail
Our Community
Written by Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D.   
Wednesday, 05 September 2007
Anthony Asadullah Samad, Ph.D.
As the politics of progressivism becomes more an examination of social engineering whereby segments of society seek to establish a social pecking order based on achievement of the collective, the progress of Black America still represents the most suspect proposition. While there are more examples of black achievement on an individual basis, there is a decline in wages, jobs and wealth among African Americans in the collective.
Hurdles and Obstacles Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Torin Ellis   
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Hurdles and Obstacles
In closing out this revealing series on trial and error, I promised to offer up an easy formula for your consideration.† Before I share such; I want to make it clear that unlike some of the politicians, preachers, professionals, and pundits - I donít write as if my way is the way.† I have nothing to lose but ever so much to gain by understanding that your story/version is just as powerful [as mine] if not more so.† Feel free to share.
Trial and Error Tightrope Print E-mail
Black Business Advice
Written by Torin Ellis   
Tuesday, 21 August 2007

I started this series on trial and error with a strong one liner from a Baltimore Blogger (Dahgurl) and followed up with a quick piece about being stuck in a tunnel.† This series has caused several readers to weigh in with personal stories.† Some have even expressed a desire to excoriate peers that fail to appreciate their efforts. †

Remember, in all we do, our goal is to harass mediocrity.† One should not tire oneself looking for reward because of expended effort.† A focus on output is what gives successful people the room to roam.†

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