artikleblak would like to wish Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a very special 85th birthday, six days before the public swearing in of President Barack Obama’s second term.
Happy birthday Dr. King!
I wonder what King would say about America and the world if he was alive today? His vision for nonviolent resistance was inspired by his trip to Ghandi’s burial site in India in 1959 and it manifested into a global vision for all of humanity.
I THINK IT WOULD BE ALONG THE LINES OF:
1. America, today, is more racially fractured then ever. You hear it in the media. You hear in the rhetoric of the Tea Party. We must not let our political party differences keep our nation from moving forward. And when our differences are influenced by prejudice, don’t be alarmed because prejudice is a nasty virus that is indurated by ignorance.
2. We must not cut funding on public education. Our children are our future. This includes adding music and arts back into the classrooms.
3. Bring our troops in Afghanistan home and provide them proper government attention to replug into normal American society. And end the wars in the streets of Chicago and Oakland and other American cities which are recording gun deaths at a rate equal to or greater than some wars America has fought.
4. Watch out on what is going on with these drones. Soon they will be parolling our neighborhoods and infringing on our basic constitutional rights.
5. Have a national dialogue on American slavery. Django is not enough! And once the dialogue has terminated, come up with concrete solutions to those who are suffering for PSM (Post Slavery Mentality). As Randall Robinson says, I too believe there is a “Debt that is owed.”
6. Let the Tea Party know they can no longer hijack the Republican party. Acquire some balls and form their own party.
7. To the world’s industrial leaders. You are putting the environmental future of the planet in peril, thus us in peril with all this air pollution. Reduce the madness and find more green options.
8. Africa unite. Bring the raping of Mother Africa and the exportation of Her mineral wealth and the exploitation of Her people to cessation! Also, stomp out corruption, whether is leads to State house or Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria or to the front door of Mahlamba Ndlopfu in Pretoria, South African or wherever the wickedness of corruption leads.
9. REDUCE WORLD HUNGER. STOP AIDS. FREE CLEAN DRINKING WATER. END GREED.
US OLYMPIC TEAM UNIFORMS MADE IN CHINA BY RALPH LAUREN.
So the US Olympic Committee awarded the US Olympic teams uniform to famous US designer, Ralph Lauren. However the actual uniforms were made in China! Talk about greed.
America needs to stop outsourcing jobs and bring jobs back to the USA!
We need to see made in the USA again on garments, etc.
Outsourcing is killing our economy and making our athletes look like clowns.
“Stop the greed and stop the bleed!”
Beware of fraudulent emails!!! These folks prey on innocent people in search of the next get rich scheme. If this ain’t 419 it’s the next best scam group.
Dalai Lama Cancels Trip To South Africa
The Dalai Lama has cancelled his scheduled trip to celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 80th birthday because “the South African government finds it inconvenient to issue a visa to His Holiness”.
Okay soooooooooooooooooo….The government of S A found it inconvenient to give the Dalai Lama a visa to celebrate the 80th birthday of Desmond Tutu???!!!!!!!!!
Does the Chinese have that much financial pull in South Africa?
Who is running the decisions of your government?
Foreign investment is important to the growth and future of South Africa.
However once a government sets this precedent. It’s sovereign governmental decision making can be considered selling out.
It might be good for business, but you need to ask yourselves is it good for the overall well being of the state and of the people of South Africa?
President Zuma, stop bending over and STAND UP.
Or in other words, FIND ANOTHER BIGGEST TRADING PARTNER….THE WORLD IS A BIG BIG PLACE…
Save the children in the Horn of Africa from the deadly drought now!
I am simply asking 10 people to match my $10 per month donation to Unicef.org.
$100 per month can do wonders for these kids.
Here is what $100 is good for through Unicef.
$100 can provide a basic family water kit for ten households, with detergent, soap, wash basin, towels, bucket and water purification tablets.
1 dies every 6 minutes. Thanks 10 per hour. 80 in an 8 hour shift and 3,200 in a fulltime workweek!
WE AS A GLOBALLY COMMUNITY MUST DO WHAT WE CAN TO SAVE THESE KIDS. REGARDLESS OF OUR OWN ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS, NOTHING COMPARES TO THIS DIRE MATTER AT HAND.
PLEASE GIVE ANYTHING.
Chinese 71 year old hip hop granny…..