Monday, December 10, 2012

WHAT WE TELL OUR BLACK SONS, A POEM By Beatrice Vasser

                           What We Tell Our Black Sons

                         If you are stopped by a policeman
                         raise your hands, fall to the ground,
                         spread eagle, then pray.
                         You are a black male and I want you
                         live to see another day.

                         Never walk alone, protection in groups
                        Be mannerable, say yes, sir or yes, mum.
                        Keep head bowed, do not look directly into their eyes.
                        They find it threatening, this gives them a reason
                        to stand their ground, that may mean death for you.

                        Do not wear a hoodie like Trayvon Martin
                        while carrying skittles to his little brother
                        in Sanford, Fla- dead.

                        Nor walk home in the Homewood area like Jordan Miles
                        with pop in his pocket in Pittsburgh, Pa- beaten mercilessly

                       Johnny Gammage driving a Jaguar late at night
                       through Brentwood, Pa-- dead.

                      I tell you son, being by yourself at night
                      walking or driving when black
                      can endanger your life. It frightens me.
                      Please, I beg you, listen to me,
                      you cannot fight the "stand your ground" law.

                     By Beatrice Vasser
                     Beatrice Vasser is retired teacher and licensed
                     professional counselor.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Program Given by The Francis Street Friendly Circle Club Titled TEA TIME That Was Held at the Centre Avenue YMCA on April 15, 1956 for the Benefit of the Centre Avenue YMCA

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December 6, 2012


                                               
                       
                             
                 
                                                   
             
    Blogger Black Buzz's mother, Mrs. Beatrice Saunders Robinson was the longtime president of the Francis Street Friendly Circle.  His father, James S. Robinson, Jr. gave the greeting from the Block Clubs as part of the program.

Miss Ann Sharpe now Mrs. Ann Haley, was one of the aides on the program and is now an active board member of the Centre Avenue and Thelma Lovett YMCA.  Ann's mother, Mrs. Mattie Sharp was the historian of the Francis Street Friendly Circle Club.

Miss Marlene Stevens was also one of the aides on the program and her mother, Mrs. Georgetta Stevens was the secretary of the Francis Street Friendly Circle Club.

Mrs. Harvey Hatcher was the founder of the Francis Street Friendly Circle and was the honorary president.
                 
The Francis Street Friendly Circle played a very significant historical role in the support of the Centre Avenue YMCA by giving camperships and general donations.  The club also helped neighbors to live better by donating foodstuffs, clothes and money.  Furthermore, the club contributed to the United Negro College Fund and other community programs for the general well being of the community.  All the members' sons and daughters were active participants of the various well run comprehensive programs at the Centre Avenue YMCA.  On Saturday nights, Blogger Black Buzz along with another young man used to keep score for the Church League basketball games held at the Y by manually changing the scores using metal block numbers.  The  basketball played in the Church League at the Y was better than the basketball played in scholastic competition.  It was in the Church League where many of the top basketball players in the city honed their skills.

Francis Street Friendly Circle Club Gives the Centre Avenue YMCA It's First Television Set

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December 6, 2012

From left to right:  first person is unidentified, the little boy is David Peeler who is the father of Lawrence Peeler (the first African American teacher to work as a full-time teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools), unidentified man, Mrs.Beatrice Saunders Robinson, president of the club and Mrs. Harvey Hatcher, founder of the club.  This picture is to believed to have been taken in 1951 at the Centre Avenue YMCA located in the Hill District. 
                                               

Mrs. Beatrice Saunders Robinson Works Beyond the Call of Duty

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Article Taken from the Pittsburgh Courier, December 3, 1953
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December 6, 2012

Note: Mrs. Beatrice Saunders Robinson was the president of the Francis Street Friendly Circle Club from its founding in 1947 to 1965.  Mrs. Beatrice Saunders Robinson is the mother of Ronald B. Saunders and Thomas J. Saunders, Jr.
                                   

Ronald B. Saunders Celebrates His Birthday with Family at the Fat Canary Restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

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December 6, 2012



Fat Canary

When the ships sailed from the Old World to the New, they stopped in the Canary Islands for supplies.  One of the important provisions brought aboard was wine, referred to as "Canary".  The restaurant is named after a reference in the Colonial era poet John Lyly's poem, "Oh for a bowl of  fat Canary, rich Palermo, sparkling sherry..."
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I celebrated my birthday at the Fat Canary with my wife and other family members.  My entree was: Sweet Soy Grilled Pacific Salmon with Citrus Ponzu, Stir Fry Vegetables and Nori Rice.  The salmon's texture was excellent and it almost just melted in your mouth.  The entire meal from appetizer, entree to dessert along with the service and atmosphere were superb.  I would have to give this entire experience at the Fat Canary a *****+ rating.  I would highly recommend that anyone who is visiting Colonial Williamsburg to treat him or herself to a scrumptious meal at the Fat Canary.

                                       

VA trademarks term 'GI Bill' to shield vets from deception | McClatchy

VA trademarks term 'GI Bill' to shield vets from deception | McClatchy

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Antique Football Card of Dick (Night Train) Lane Who Was Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974

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November 9, 2012

                                                       

                                                         

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ronald B . Saunders Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Breaking the Record in the 100 Yard Dash while Running for Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine

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October 30, 2012

   

                                                                                                  

                   
The above second and third place finishes in the Lakes Region Meet held at the exclusive New Hampton School for Boys  reflect the best times in the heat because there were no finals because of the inclement wintry weather of 34 degrees with a wind chill of 19 degrees.  Also note that I had a slightly pulled right hamstring muscle.  The cold wind was blowing off Lake Winnipesaukee pictured below.  Other schools participating in the Lakes Region Meet were: Brewster Academy, Holderness School, Phillips Exeter Academy and Tilton School.



Note that I broke the state record in the 100 yard dash in this meet in Kent Hills.  But the track had a slight downgrade therefore the record did not stand.


As where all my training took place, the above meet was held at the site of the Fryeburg Fair which was on a horse track.  The Fryeburg Fair is known throughout New England and the East Coast.

The above two ribbons were for first place finishes at the Maine State Prep School Meet in which I broke a record in the 100 yard dash which was disallowed because of the wind.  In retrospect, I think if I had been pushed that spring, I could have possibly run 9.6 in the 100 yard dash.

*My brother, Thomas J. Saunders, Jr. ('54-'57) was also a member of the Fryeburg Academy track team who performed admirably in the 440 yard run which is now called the 400 meter dash.


                                                           

Picture of Mr. & Mrs. James S. Robinson Celebrating Mr. Robinson's 100th Birthday

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October 30, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. James S. Robinson, Sr. are the parents of James S. Robinson, Jr. and the grandparents of blogger Black Buzz.
                                                             

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rare Article from the Official Collegiate Football Record Book, Dated 1955, Titled: The Negro Colleges by Bill Nunn, Jr., Sprts Editor of The Pittsburgh Courier

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October 14, 2012


                                             

               
                              One of the smartest things the Rooney family did was to hire the outstanding talents of Bill Nunn, Jr.  Bill Nunn Jr. is the person responsible for the Steelers drafting Joe Greene, LC, Greenwood, Dwight White, Fats Holmes, John Stallworth, Mel Blount, Donnie Shell ( Free Agent) Frank Lewis, Joe Gilliam, JT Thomas, and Robin Cole.  Three of Nunn's choices are in Canton, Ohio and Joe Greene, Fats Holmes, LC Greenwood , Dwight White, Mel Blount, and Donnie Shell were the nucleus of the Steelers famed Steel Curtain Defense.

This is the same Rooney family that cut Hall of Famers Johnnny Unitas, and Lenny Dawson.
Some football historians argue that the Rooney's simply didn't know talent but with the hiring of Charles Chuck Noll and Bill Nunn, Jr. that changed the public's perception of the Rooney's.
 Prior to Noll and Bill Nunn, Jr, coming to the Steelers they were doormat of the league and cellar dwellers.
I have had the distinct pleasure of knowing Bill Nunn, Sr and Bill Nunn, Jr who both worked at the Pittsburgh Courier along with my late great mother Mrs Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson.

 Bill Nunn, Jr, should be honored with the naming of a street in the area of Heinz Field for without Mr. Nunn Jr. the Steelers would have still have been a doormat of the league.
 May I suggest Bill Nunn, Jr. Way.
                        

Rear Document of James S. Robinson Jr.'s Martial Arts of America Inc. Identification Card

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October 14, 2012

Mr. Robinson was one of the first persons of color to be a master in martial arts in the United States of America.  Mr. Robinson is the father of Black Buzz.



                                           

Monday, October 1, 2012

ACLU Report: Obama administration expands domestic spying

ACLU Report: Obama administration expands domestic spying

 Apparently the Obama administration is trying to mimic the Third Reich.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Travel Leisure ranks Boar's Head Inn among best college-owned hotels

"Zero Accountability": Glenn Greenwald on Obama's Refusal to Prosecute Wall Street Crimes

"Zero Accountability": Glenn Greenwald on Obama's Refusal to Prosecute Wall Street Crimes

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Anthony Ervin News, Photos and Videos - ABC News

Anthony Ervin News, Photos and Videos - ABC News

Fitter & Faster Tour Presented by SwimOutlet.com | Champions Maritza Correia

Fitter & Faster Tour Presented by SwimOutlet.com | Champions Maritza Correia

Lia Neal’s Olympic Victory Honors Two Swimmers Who Died on 9/11 « Woman Around Town

Lia Neal’s Olympic Victory HonorsTwo Swimmers Who Died on 9/11 « Woman Around Town

Black Buzz says Lia Neal is the second African American female to swim on the United States Olympic team. The first African female to swim on a US Olympic team was Maritza Correia McClendon in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece where she won a silver medal on the US 400 Meter Freestyle Relay Team.
There were two other African American swimmers on this year's US Olympic team, Cullen Jones who captured a Silver medal in the 50 Meter Freestyle and Anthony Ervin who came in fifth in the finals in the 50 Meter Freestyle.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA: Photo of Pittsburgh's First Indoor Horse Show Featuring Miss Jayne Flaccus, Chairperson of the Ring Committee

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July 31, 2012

Photo was taken by Pittsburgh Courier photographer, Teenie Harris and appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier on January 23, 1945.
                                             

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA; Photo of Pittsburgh's First Indoor Horse Show Featuring Billie Spellman and His Prize Show Horse

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July 31, 2012


Photo was taken by Pittsburgh Courier photographer, Teenie Harris and appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier on January 23, 1945.
                                         

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA: Picture of Pittsburgh's First Indoor Horse Show Featuring Joe Louis' (Brown Bomber) Winning Horse, Stepping Fox and his Rider, Eleger Harvey

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July 31, 2012

This photo was taken by Teenie Harris, photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier and appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier January 23, 1945.
                                       

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh's First Indoor Horse Show. Picture of William Bell Who Was a Trainer of Joe Louis' (Brown Bomber) Winning Horse, Little Beau

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July 31, 2012

This photo was taken by Pittsburgh Courier photographer, Teenie Harris and appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier on January 23, 1945.
                                             

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA: Rare Photo of the Capacity Crowd Watching Pittsburgh's First Indoor Horse Show Which Was Held for the Benefit of Hill City

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July 31, 2012

James S. Robinson, Jr., director of Hill City informed the City Fathers that this event would not be held if provisions were made for segregated seating in the audience.  The City Fathers took his advice and there was no segregated seating in the audience for the entire event.

This photo was taken by Pittsburgh Courier photographer, Teenie Harris and appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier on January 23, 1945.
                                       

                                             

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA: First Indoor Horse Show in the City of Pittsburgh Was Held for the Benefit of Hill City. Rare Photo of the Champion Horse Double Trouble Ridden by the Owner, LaVerne Sayre

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July 31, 2012

This photo was taken by Pittsburgh Courier photographer,  Teenie Harris and appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier on January 23, 1945.
                                                       

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA: Rare Newspaper Articles from the Pittsburgh Courier with James S. Robinson, Jr., Director of Hill City

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July 31, 2012

                               

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh PA: Rare Photos of Two of the Participants in the First Indoor Horse Show in Pittsburgh PA Held for the Benefit of Hill City. The Persons Pictured are: Mrs. Samuel Off and Susie Hays

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July 25, 2012

This picture appeared in the Sun-Telegraph
                                                       



Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh, PA: Article from the Pittsburgh Courier, February 7, 1953 titled: Mothers' March Volunteers

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July 25, 2012

                                     

Hill City Youth Municipality Pittsburgh PA: Photos of Members of the Hill City Military Band

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July 25, 2012

   
     
Can anyone identify the above gentlemen who were members of the Hill City Band possibly between the years of 1945 and 1950?
                                         
                       

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Native Americans migrated to the New World in three waves, Harvard-led DNA analysis shows

Native Americans migrated to the New World in three waves, Harvard-led DNA analysis shows

The editor says the correct term for identifying Americas first indigenous people is First American not Native American. The researchers in the above article do in fact use the term Native American interchangeably with First American.
Every legal resident born on US soil is a Native American. America is the place of their birth and origin thus making them Native American. For an example a couple from India who migrates to America and becomes legal American citizens are not Native Americans. They hail from the Asia subcontinent of India and that is the place of their birth. All legal American citizens are Native Americans.
Some of the indigenous people of the Americas prefer to be called American Indian and Native American which are not the correct terms.
I generally agree with much that has been stated in the above article and one has to be more cognizant of the Pacific Coastal Route Theory and well as the Being Sea Land Bridge Theory which occurred into two separate waves.
DNA matching is such more complex because of the vast miscegenation between First Americans, Europeans and Black Africans.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Obama-Aid: Psychologically Bad for Black Folks

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Obama-Aid ought to be tasting stale and nasty after three-plus years, but Black folks are still swilling it. “His supporters did not give a damn that he backed FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) or even that he justified the amoral verdict that acquitted the murderous police officers who took the life of Sean Bell.” Obama-Aid is definitely bad for the brain. In essence, people of color in America have allowed their collective conscience to be neutered.”


by Solomon Comissiong


Obama supporters appear to suffer from a condition known as selective amnesia


In 2009 this author wrote two pieces entitled, “Barack Obama is Bad for Black America” and “Obamanity the Religion of Complicity,” detailing the psychological phenomena looming over many supporters of United States President Barack Obama – especially those who are black/African. It seemed that no matter what Obama did (especially if it was negative), his supporters would contrive any and every excuse to justify “sticking with him” and, therefore, his policies. It mattered little to Obama supporters that within his first 72 hours as US president, he ordered multiple drone strikes in Afghanistan which took the lives of innocent civilians. It mattered little that on the campaign trail his rhetoric supported an expansion of the imperialist war in Afghanistan. He followed through on that campaign promise. And it mattered little then, as it does now, that Obama routinely ignores the plight of black/African people within the pilfered borders of America.


Obama supporters appear to suffer from a condition known as selective amnesia (in addition to delusion); forgetting that they demanded then President George W. Bush to end the wars and “bring the troops home.” However, with Obama wars are excusable. It matters little that Obama promised to only leave “non-combat troops” in Iraq (whatever the hell a non-combat troop is), while in the same disingenuous breath vowed to ramp up the offensive in Afghanistan. The only thing that can be assured is that countless people will continue to be subjected to hell, courtesy of the US government’s insatiable appetite for war, death and destruction. To this day the Afghans and Pakistanis, like their Iraqi counterparts, suffer tremendously because their nations are occupied and destroyed by Western Grim Reapers.


We must revamp this system as well as the color coded laws that operate within it.


It seems to matter little to his cultish supporters how much other peoples suffer from Obama’s destructive policies. It certainly did not matter when Barack Obama was a presidential candidate and US senator. His supporters did not give a damn that he backed FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) or even that he justified the amoral verdict that acquitted the murderous police officers who took the life of Sean Bell. When Obama callously told black/African people protesting the reprehensible verdict, "The judge has made his ruling, and we're a nation of laws, so we respect the verdict that came down, it should have served as a stark warning that he would not respect their predicament in America. Nevertheless, countless blacks/Africans rewarded him with their blind support and even donned shirts with Obama’s face juxtaposed next to Dr. Martin Luther King’s. Those that have studied the life of Dr. King (especially his last few years), know better than to compare the MLK’s philosophy with that of the brown faced war monger – Barack Obama. (Allowing white people to continue to rewrite our history facilitates an atmosphere where these kinds of ahistorical scams occur.)


MLK would never have asked black/African people not to peacefully protest a grave injustice such as the verdict that set Sean Bell’s killers free. This is not and never has been a nation of “just laws.” Obama can respect those unjust laws all he wants, however, social justice practitioners must never accept laws that routinely allow police officers to murder unarmed people of color and get away with it. If we accept these injustices, we don’t give a damn about social injustice. We must revamp this system as well as the color coded laws that operate within it.


Many black/African people are allowing their politics to mimic that of people who could not give a damn about social justice.”


Obama supporters appear to be more interested in “show and tell” games than actual social change. Obama supporters enjoyed “protesting” and complaining about the Bush Administration’s right wing Patriot Act, but they don’t say a damn thing when it comes to Obama’s signing of the NDAA (Nation Defense Authorization Act). NDAA is a ramped up and even more aggressive version of the Patriot Act.


Most black/African folks that continue to support Obama are merely wedded to the idea of having a brown face in the White House – no matter how filthy that house continues to be. They continue to allow their minds to be co-opted by a Euro-Centric value system. This is the only way to explain why they would continually support someone (just because he looks like them), regardless of his destructive policies. Without being fully conscious of it, many black/African people are allowing their politics to mimic that of people who could not give a damn about social justice and/or black/African people’s need to determine their own destinies.


American born Africans, of all people, should understand the value and importance of social justice and what it means to be principled in that regard. We should understand what it means to stand consistent when it comes to the necessary struggle for self-determination, for all people. Self-determination is something American born Africans have been struggling for since being kidnapped from our African homeland and brought to a land stolen and plundered by Europeans. Self-determination is something that black/African communities in America continue to struggle for, to this day. Mass incarceration (modern day slavery), police brutality/terrorism, and separate and unequal educational polices are just a few of the issues African/black communities are plagued with in 2012. These issues fall under the rubric of institutional racism – a system riddled throughout American society. Neither the Republican nor the Democratic parties are committed to seeing an end to these destructive apartheid-like policies. Their non-actions speak volumes. However, American born Africans remain devoted to a two-party dictatorship, largely because of our collective ignorance. This is why these frauds are able to send someone like Barack Obama our way and so many of us foolishly support him without ever knowing the destructive nature of many of his polices. In essence, people of color in America have allowed their collective conscience to be neutered. And not only has our morality been neutered, it has gobbled up by a Euro-American value system that has never represented our collective interests, or those of people outside US borders who we should be unflinchingly in solidarity with.


People of color in America have allowed their collective conscience to be neutered.”


Obama, like his Euro-American predecessors, has waged war and taken untold lives in places like Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. During the Bush years American born Africans found the Bush Administration’s wars unacceptable. Those same people are now silent with Obama at the helm. They have become Obama’s sheep-like “army” of supporters. And in doing so, they have accepted the imposition of Euro-American imperialism throughout the globe. These wars do not benefit us as African/black people in any way, shape, or form. We have been sold a disgusting bag of goods, simply because have accepted our political training from an oppressive system – the same system that built an empire upon African slave labor and on stolen land.


Those whose land was stolen by the ancestors of Euro-Americans are now deemed “illegal aliens.” Most are commonly mislabeled as “Latinos” or “Hispanics”. They are actually Spanish speaking Indigenous people. Many Indigenous nations such as the Lakota, now find themselves on reservations within a white settler state (America). Untold millions were exterminated by European mass murderers.


No matter how much Obama tries to curry favor with Spanish speaking Indigenous people by saying he will slow down or reduce the number of deportations, he cannot escape the fact that he has deported more “Latinos” that the simpleton George W. Bush ever did. His ploy to garner their votes in the upcoming 2012 election is just that – a ploy. Every single one of these so-called “Latinos” deserves amnesty for they hold much more legitimate claim land in places like Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and California (to name a few states). The rest of the land belongs to other indigenous people who were terrorized by non-Spanish speaking Europeans. Obama wants to see many more young Latinos to serve in his imperialist military, which is a large reason he supports the Dream Act. He believes no more in justice for so-called Latinos than did Bush. Unfortunately, many “Latinos”, too, have been duped in to believing Obama has “their back.”


He believes no more in justice for so-called Latinos than did Bush.”


Obama supports the repressive Israeli government, just as his white predecessors did. Israel, like the US, is a country founded on the theft of indigenous people’s land. Palestinians, to this day, are treated like animals. Their situation is not unlike that of black Azanians (native South Africans) during the long period of Apartheid. Obama’s administration continues to fund Israel’s destructive military to the tune of approximately 6 billion dollars a year; meanwhile, inner city American schools remain vastly underfunded. American born Africans, as a matter of principle, need to be in solidarity with other oppressed peoples, such as the Palestinians. Instead, we allow the white corporate media, along with the US government, to dictate what we think and how we think, while we mindlessly cheerlead for oppressors. By default, we champion the demise of those who have been historically oppressed. Our social values are slowly being more and more domesticated, just like farm animals.A brown face in the White House – is that all it takes? 


A brown face representing the same ole oppressive system – is that all it takes? Are American born Africans (and people of color in general) that easily duped? Is that all it takes for us to abandon our long-held place as champions of social justice issues?


The brown faced Democrat in the White House has effectively mollified millions of people of color. Instead of supporting or starting political organizations that truly represent our communities’ interests, we have put aside our own interests for the sake of an arch imperialist.


We need to wake up and cease making excuses for Obama.”


President Barack Obama represents corporate interests, the US military industry complex and, in general, the pernicious status quo. We need to wake up and cease making excuses for Obama, or any other “lesser of two evils” (Democrat or Republican). When we do this, we are ultimately voting for evil, lesser or otherwise. If we are only presented with options that are antithetical to our collective interests – and our very humanity – then we must create other options. We must create a culture that develops truly revolutionary minded leaders, who will serve as the faces of our organizations/political parties. The alternative is to remain in a state of perpetual oppression.


We don’t realize that we are still oppressed because we have bought in to the manufactured lie of a post-racist America. It does not exist. Wake up black/African America. Wake up America of color. Wake up oppressed people within the bowels of the United States. Put down the highly intoxicating bottle of Obama-Aid and pick up a cup of detoxifying “Revolutionary Juice.” Drink up, let it run through your system and share it with your community – one neighborhood at a time. This liberationist drink is more commonly called organizing. Let’s hope we can all drink to that…


Solomon Comissiong is an educator, community activist, author, public speaker and the host of the Your World News media collective (www.yourworldnews.org). Solomon is the author of A Hip Hop Activist Speaks Out on Social Issues He can be reached at: solo@yourworldnews.org

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How would rate Obama's performance on dealing with Black issues?

How would you rate Obama's performance on dealing with Black issues?

1. Very Good
2. Good.
3. Average
4. Below Average
5. Mildly Poor
6. Terribly Poor
7. Extremely Poor

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pakistani interrogator says bin Laden wives gave little away

Pakistani interrogator says bin Laden wives gave little away
Two female Army officers sue to remove combat ban

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

UVa law group files federal suit on limits of women in combat
Va. Supreme Court clears Bennett Barbour of 1978 rape

Teen-Age Boys Exhibit True American Spirit

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They're Pals Now---Alfred Cleveland, Fifth Avenue High School student (left) shakes hands with John Fuimara of Dinwiddie Street, in the office of James Robinson, Hill City director, following a dispute which reportedly almost caused a riot near  Fifth Avenue School last Thursday evening.  Robinson looks on as the two boys make up.  Both youths said they knew nothing about  riot rumors which had circulated throughout the district.


           

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Families also pay the price for repeated war tours | Stryker Brigade - The News Tribune

Families also pay the price for repeated war tours | Stryker Brigade - The News Tribune

Pentagon pushes female troops closer to battlefield - Washington Times

Pentagon pushes female troops closer to battlefield - Washington Times

Women should be entitled to full citizenship rights as Americans which means they must fight and die on the front lines just like similarly situated men..

Afghan forces will take control of some volatile areas - News - Stripes

Afghan forces will take control of some volatile areas - News - Stripes

The US troops nor NATO forces haven't even gone into some of the provinces in Afghanistan and how long have we been there?

Black and White in the 21st Century Old Dominion

Much more progress is needed in all the institutions that effect the quality of upward mobility for people of color in the Old Dominion. Virginia has made more progress than most states in the area of race relations but the income/wealth gap between the Black population and the majority population continues to widen.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Wolfe, Robinson, Saunders Families


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May 13, 2012

Candace is Thomas J. and Ronald B. Saunders great great great grandmother who was born in Charlotte, NC in 1815.  Candace is Papa Wolfe's grandmother.  Papa Wolfe's mother's whereabouts were unknown and his grandmother Candace raised Papa Wolfe on the Wolfe Plantation.  Papa Wolfe married Dicie who is pictured below and is the great grandfather of Thomas J. and Ronald B. Saunders.


Seated next to the little boy is Dicie Gady Rorie Wolfe who is the great grandmother of Thomas J. and Ronald B. Saunders and wife of Papa Wolfe.  Dicie was born on August 25, 1864 in Pee Dee River South Carolina which is home to the Pee Dee Cherokee Nation.  Dicie is part Cherokee First American.



Odessa Pearl Wolfe Brooks is the mother of Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson and is the grandmother of  Thomas  J. and Ronald B. Saunders.  Mama Pearl's mother is Mama Dicie pictured above.  

Beatrice L. Saunders Robinson pictured above is the mother of Thomas J. and Ronald B. Saunders












Friday, May 11, 2012

The honor of wearing the crimson beret | Russia Beyond The Headlines

The honor of wearing the crimson beret | Russia Beyond The Headlines

Jury finds Balfour guilty in Hudson slayings

Jury finds Balfour guilty in Hudson slayings

Commentators suggest Obama took a political risk in backing same-sex marriage | PRI.ORG

Commentators suggest Obama took a political risk in backing same-sex marriage | PRI.ORG

President Obama's support of Same Sex Marriage could cost him at the poll with all voting demographics.
 Politicians will say and do anything to get elected and reelected.

Race still an issue for voters, 4 years on | Danny Westneat | The Seattle Times

Race still an issue for voters, 4 years on | Danny Westneat | The Seattle Times.

 The subject of race will not go away thinking it doesn't exist.

Retirement Gala for Julian Bond - St. Louis American: Community News

Retirement Gala for Julian Bond - St. Louis American: Community News: A cadre of leaders of industry, business, arts, politics, community, culture and education honored civil rights icon Julian Bond in the grand …