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Why are people enticing and perpetuating hate? It’s not like our country has a rosy picture perfect race relation past. At a time when there is the ability to heal open wounds, people are pouring alcohol onto them. I understand that there are some people that harbor hate in their heart that the GOOD LORD couldn’t remove. However, do not spread your hate and create situations that can stimulate a racially segregated environment. We have evolved a long way…but taking one step forward and having someone push us three steps backwards will not allow us to progress as a country. We are all Americans; we all bleed red, inhale O2 and have beating hearts. Stop building a hateful climate and country. People have lost their lives in an attempt to destroy the boundaries and hate you are trying to re-cultivate.
When racism is brought to anyone’s attention, one will be immediately accused of playing the “race card.” However, do you actually know what the playing the “race card” really means? Playing the “race card” means capitalizing on an opportunity through race. Simply, identifying perceived racial bias isn’t playing the race card. If we are unable to identify what’s wrong, how can we repair it to make it right? We cannot blame every black and white incident on President Obama’s America. There were incidents long before he obtained office; therefore he can’t be held accountable.
So, you have a president that doesn’t look like you. It feels weird to be on the other side doesn’t it? However, President Obama is half-white and half-black. He has just as much of you in him as he does me. You may not agree with his position on policies or his genuine desire to aid people in need; however you must respect his position. HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Right now, I am absolutely enamored with Maxwell. He's music is the epitome of sexiness, sophistication and soul. Maxwell has been in the music game since 1996. His debut album was entitled, "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite" and is my favorite album of all. BLACKsummers'night is his current project that was released this past summer. I love this particular album for its musicality, as well as, its sensuality. Currently, my favorite title from this album is, "Bad Habit." His falsetto is hypnotically soothing; furthermore, the horns and drums make you groove involuntary. This song is so passionate…here are a few of the lyrics:
"This is the highest cost,
Take you and make you off
Love you and leave you lost
Will you forgive me?
Asked out all over town
Drags you and keeps you down
Two times in a day around
Will you forgive me?
I can't control the feeling
Girl cause I know you're here
I feel you from the floor to the ceiling
Girl, I'll feel you when you comb your hair
Lady, when we lock it low (ah, ah)
We get together, it's an overdose
I'm slippin', I'm here, I'm on my knees
I feels my heart's about to explode"
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If you have the opportunity to see Maxwell while he is currently on tour, you should definitely take advantage of it! During the Essence Music Festival this summer, Maxwell put on an outstanding performance that left us wanting more and feeling well...ummm excited.
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Written by Judge H. Lee Sarokin- Huffington Post, An Excerpt
Why can't we go back to the time when we just let banks fail and people lost their money without these bailouts and FDIC insurance? What about those happy days when we could employ 10- and 11-year-olds in our sweat shops, before those child labor laws? Or stop or bust labor unions without those pesky labor laws? How about the time when you could take advantage of employees before the minimum wage laws spoiled it? Remember those good old days when old people couldn't buy food or pay their rent without Social Security or could not get health care without Medicare?
Or when poor people starved without welfare and couldn't get health care without Medicaid? And what about the greatness of G.I.'s coming home from the wars, many of them wounded, who couldn't get a college education, and now that damn government comes along with this G.I. Bill. And how about guns. 30,000 people could get killed every year and 70,000 wounded and we could have automatic weapons. Oh, wait a minute. We still have that. Forget that.
Remember when lazy, unemployed people would have to shift for themselves and just get a job, before unemployment benefits came along. Remember when we could keep "those people" out of our neighborhoods, clubs, restaurants, and jobs and discriminate against women before those damn civil rights laws were enacted. We could get lung cancer from cigarettes, take defective drugs and eat poisoned food before that meddling FDA began telling us what was good and what was bad for us. And we wouldn't have had that inefficient postal service which has been delivering our mail for more than a hundred years. Any fool could have seen that e-mail was coming and now look how much money the government is losing. And now they want everyone to have health care. I want MY America back!
"Those were the days, my friend."
"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African American," Carter said. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way and I've seen the rest of the country that shared the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time ... and I think it's bubbled up to the surface, because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country."
–Former President Jimmy Carter
Three Reasons Why I Believe Him
Why is everyone so angry? Are people afraid that they will reap the wrath of their forefathers? Do some people feel that white superiority is dissolving like an ice cube on a sidewalk on a hot summer day? Is it that some people will never accept an African American as their leader? Maybe African Americans were not allowed to read for this purpose. It was never the intention for us to be leaders.
For some reason or another, certain people in our country feel an certain entitlement. These people feel an entitlement to all the nice homes, jobs, cars and health care. These people do not want you to know how great they have it. It reminds me of the times where they didn't want Blacks to vote, attend the same schools or drink from the same water fountain. I feel that racism has been like simmering embers in anticipation of a catalyst. The fuel that rekindled this fire was the election of President Obama. My fear is that the emotions of the Pre-Civil Rights era will rear its ugly head. I fear that there will be so many people angry that we have an African American president; they will begin to do evil activities. I pray my visions do not come to pass.
Cory Thompson, o.k. Cory-T, is owner/C.E.O. of Creative Minds Records. He was born in New Orleans, LA and started producing at the age of 18. Making his own beats, he composes his own music. Coming from a long line of musicians, Cory-T was destined to become a young success. The death of his father played a big role in his ambition towards music. He uses his creativity to paint a vivid picture of life growing up in the city as a young black male. After signing numerous deals with local record companies, Cory-T decided to put together his own record label and push his own albums independently. His first independent release entitled "First Coming" gained him some local fan base. Throughout the next years, he dropped a series of mixtapes and all together has moved 30,000 units independently in the New Orleans area. He sold albums out of the trunk of his car at local gas stations and barber shops. In 2007, he released his first single off his second LP entitled "In My System". It gained him a larger fan base in the local area and was getting a large amount of spins on Q 93.3, a radio station in N.O. and Max 94.1, a radio station in Baton Rouge, LA. His second single entitled "I'm Fresh" hit the airwaves in 2008. He has worked with local artists such as K.Gates, Shawt, Big Lou, Quarter Key, and Baby Boy. His second LP entitled "D.S.M.C. the Album" is scheduled to hit stores second quarter 2008. Currently, Cory T is grindin in search of a home with a major record label. He is also promoting his current single, "Second Line"
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The NEW Strain of HIV!Source:CNN.COM/HEALTH
French researchers have identified a new human immunodeficiency virus, the first derived from gorillas, a report said Monday.
A new virus is difficult to detect by tests because it is not closely related to the other three HIV variants.
The three previous HIV variants came from chimpanzees. The new findings indicate that gorillas, in addition to chimpanzees, are likely sources of HIV, the researchers concluded in a report published in the weekly Nature Medicine journal.The new virus, called RBF 168, was detected in a 62-year-old woman who moved to Paris, France, from the western Africa nation of Cameroon, the report says. She tested positive for HIV in 2004, and researchers led by Jean-Christophe Plantier identified the virus as being closely related to a recently discovered simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV).
The new gorilla virus "has many of the biological properties necessary for human infection," the report says.
"The human case described here does not seem to be an isolated incident, as before coming to Paris the subject had lived in the semiurban area of Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, and reported no contact with apes or bush meat," the researchers said.
That would indicate that the woman contracted the virus from another human.
The three previous HIV variants are labeled M, N and O. The new one has been classified P. The N and O variants, Fauci said, are extremely rare.
Fauci lumps the new P variant with the rare group because it has been detected in only one patient.
The new virus is difficult to detect by conventional tests because it is not closely related to the other three HIV variants.
"This demonstrates that HIV evolution is an ongoing process," co-researcher David Robertson of the University of Manchester said in a release. "The virus can jump from species to species, from primate to primate, and that includes us; pathogens have been with us for millions of years and routinely switch host species."
HIV can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, which attacks the body's immune system, giving rise to lethal infections. Patients diagnosed with HIV can take medications to delay or stop HIV from developing into AIDS. There are 33 million confirmed cases of AIDS worldwide.
The most likely explanation for the emergence of the new virus is gorilla-to-human transmission, though researchers say they cannot rule out the possibility that the chimpanzee SIV gave rise to the new strain "either indirectly by transmission to gorillas and then to humans or directly by transmission to humans and also to gorillas."
Researchers said they don't know how widespread the virus is among humans.
"The human prevalence of this new lineage remains to be determined," the report says, adding that "it could be circulating unnoticed in Cameroon or elsewhere."
Co-researcher Robertson noted that the new virus may not be restricted to Africa.
"It also highlights how human mobility can rapidly transfer a virus from one geographical location to another as has been dramatically evident with the recent emergence of swine flu," he said.
Now what interests me about this is that they currently have an HIV Vaccine in the experimental stages- HIV VACCINE WEBSITE . Then a new strand miraculously appears. Is HIV really a conspiracy by the pharmaceutical companies to continue the monopoly over the health care system? I mean each patient that suffers from HIV spends thousands of dollars on their prescriptions monthly. I mean people can't really be going out here having sexual intercourse with gorillas and chimpanzees…well can they?
I know one thing, everyone needs to be careful. Better yet, I would be abstinent until the situation is investigated further. It was said the original HIV drugs are not responding to this strand which makes it more lethal. Furthermore, is it known whether it can penetrate the latex condom barrier? I mean you think you are being safe but are you really?
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Today is dedicated to "Things That Make You Say Hmmm"…."Where They Do That At??" or better yet …"WTF"?
When did there become limits to how long a person can use the restroom? Antonio Love is hearing impaired and mentally disabled, he has led a very independent life in some respects. He was tasered by Mobile Police Department for staying in a Dollar General bathroom for an hour. Love said that he had gone to the restroom because he was sick to his stomach.Officers sprayed a chemical irritant into the bathroom, broke the door down and used a Taser in the process of taking Love into custody.The case against 37-year-old Antonio Love was thrown out by a city magistrate who refused to sign off on the arrest warrant.If you did not know who he was and what he was doing, what happen to asking questions? Why did this happen?
Here are a few comments from the Mobile Press Register:
Posted by Lilogla:
"Most of us empathize with the handicapped. He is so sure that he was in the bathroom for only 30 minutes, not an hour like the Store Manager said. The police officers did their jobs. It didn't turn out good but they did their job in protecting us. Ask this guy about how he can tell he was in the bathroom for only 30 minutes. Do not punish these police officers, please."
Posted by 123Ibelieve:
"Hearing aids don't help a totaly deaf person. HE obviously is able to hear something or he would not have a hearing. Yes, I'm deaf in one ear, no hearing aid, 45% hearing in one ear w hearing aid. I have a 10year old that certainly can understand that a police officer wants to talk to you. I have alot of empathy for the handicapped, however, this looks very odd at the least. I hope everything is checked out, not just the police. Even the handicapped should be taught to respect law enforcement."
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WTF is he doing!?!?!?!
Why?!? Why are we advertising for companies for free? These companies pay millions of dollars to advertise their products. However you are paying them to make them money. I'll let you think about that one for a while...
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TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR WTF WEDNESDAY!!!