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  • SUNSET STYLE: #SALUTE OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

    SUNSET STYLE: #SALUTE OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

    By SUNEZ [ #SkillastratorLO #PowerWrite ]
    A salute to Oscar Lopez Rivera, the Puerto Rican freedom fighter for the liberation of Puerto Rico from colonial rule, whose sentence was commuted after 35 years.

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  • SUNSET STYLE – SALUTE AI!

    SUNSET STYLE – SALUTE AI!

    By SUNEZ [ #SkillastratorLO # PowerWrite ]
    An ode to Allen Iverson, the Hip Hop basketball legend inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame

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  • SUNSET STYLE –  #JusticeOrElse: The #OrElse is #TheBuild

    SUNSET STYLE – #JusticeOrElse: The #OrElse is #TheBuild

    By SUNEZ
    This #SunsetStyle column is on the #JusticeOrElse theme of the Million Man March of October 10, 2015.
    This is the #OrElse: #TheBuild
    #SKILLASTRATOR #TheHipHopWriter of #ArtOnArt & #ScienceOnMusic #GoTryToFindAnotherWriterWithThisKindOfGrammar

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  • Bullshit Propaganda & Response ALERT!! The disturbing 43-year history of assassinations of NYPD cops

    Bullshit Propaganda & Response ALERT!! The disturbing 43-year history of assassinations of NYPD cops

    by Mary Murphy *Response to this article and similar articles immediately after by Davey D* When an emotional, NYPD police commissioner, William Bratton, announced the execution deaths of two officers Saturday night—he noted the sad history of police partners being assassinated in uniform.  It’s happened seven times since 1971, Bratton said.  In some instances, the officer was alone, when he was targeted for wearing blue. On May 21, 1971, Patrolmen Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini were ambushed from behind on

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  • 10 Most Successful Black Companies in the U.S. for 2014

    10 Most Successful Black Companies in the U.S. for 2014

    by Taylor Gordon               10. SET Enterprises Inc. The company started out as S.E.T. Steel back in 1989 after chairman Sid E. Taylor left a management position with General Motors. In 2001, S.E.T. Steel became SET Enterprises Inc. and one of the biggest metal-processing companies in the United States. The company is based in Warren, Michigan, and despite falling to the No. 10 spot from its ninth-ranked spot as the most successful Black company last

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  • Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?

    Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?

    By David A. Love What’s next for Assata Shakur? With Havana’s humanitarian release of American Alan Gross—A USAID worker who had been imprisoned in Cuba for five years on accusations of espionage—President Obamaannounced a resumption in relations between the two countries after 53 years. “Neither the American nor the Cuban people are well-served by a rigid policy that’s rooted in events that took place before most of us were born,” Obama said Wednesday in his White House speech. “It’s time for

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  • Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

    Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

    A grand jury in Staten Island voted Wednesday not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after Pantaleo placed him in a choke hold. Garner, 43, was being arrested for suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes on July 17 when he died. In a video of the arrest, which has since gone viral, Garner screams “I can’t breathe!” multiple times until his body goes limp. A medical examiner

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  • 15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools

    15 Black Uprisings Against European and Arab Oppression They Won’t Teach in Schools

    by ABS Staff                 Nat Turner’s Revolution‬ Nat Turner’s rebellion, also called the Southampton Insurrection, is probably the most famous slave uprising in North America. The revolt was brilliantly planned by Turner and took place August 1831 in Southampton County, Virginia. The Turner-led group of  ”freedom fighters” killed up to 65 people of European descent, the highest number of fatalities caused by a slave uprising in the American South. Though the rebellion was quelled

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  • Here’s Why You Should NOT Panic Over Ebola

    Here’s Why You Should NOT Panic Over Ebola

    It’s true. A case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. And this could just be the beginning, because it looks like there may already be a second case in Dallas right now. Those of us in the preparedness community know exactly how serious this could be. We’ve read about pandemics and civil unrest and all sorts of Armageddon scenarios. With that much unsettling information in our mental reserves, the diagnosis of that man in Texas took on a different meaning

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  • Tragedy and Art: The Power of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’

    Tragedy and Art: The Power of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’

    Robert F. Darden Fifty-one years ago, September 15, 1963, a coward murdered four little girls in an African-American church in Birmingham. It was an act of terrorism, an attempt to stem the rising tide of the civil rights movement. America — black and white — reacted in horror, anger, revulsion, determination. For President Lyndon Johnson and a handful of determined congressmen, the bombing, along with the March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the events in Selma, collectively acted

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  • NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION: Mass Mobilization in Ferguson October 10th-13th

    NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION: Mass Mobilization in Ferguson October 10th-13th

    by Jamala We are in a movement moment. What began as a local call for Justice for Mike Brown has grown into a nationwide shout for justice. Mike Brown falls in a long line of others killed as a result of systemic racial bias and violence against black and brown communities. John Crawford, III, Ezel Ford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Marilyn Banks and countless others named and unnamed have been killed through the excessive use of force by law

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  • Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week

    Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week

    Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have been killed by Los Angeles law enforcement officers. That’s according to a sobering new report from the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition, a youth advocacy organization, that looks into the use of lethal force among police. The report, titled “Don’t Shoot to Kill,” examines homicide data from the Los Angeles County coroner’s department and incorporates details from numerous media reports on specific incidents. Between Jan. 1,

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  • US airman stands his ground in Florida, sentenced to 25 years

    US airman stands his ground in Florida, sentenced to 25 years

    A former U.S. airman is currently sitting in a Florida prison for what his supporters argue was a simple act of self-defense. Just two years into a 25-year sentence, he joins a list of cases that have drawn national attention to the Sunshine State’s sentencing and gun laws. Encouraged by the activity, his family is hoping to stir up interest in his case and is currently petitioning Florida’s governor for clemency. In the spring of 2010, 26-year-old Michael Giles was

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  • Why “Black Face” Has No Place At Halloween or Anywhere For That Matter

    Why “Black Face” Has No Place At Halloween or Anywhere For That Matter

      By Chenelle Covin on October 28, 2013 @ChenelleCovin The holiday of Halloween can be an exciting time, especially for kids to dress up in fun costumes and to receive candy that will “last a lifetime”. It’s for people to express another personality and unfortunately may brew some ignorant displays as well. The recent picture of two young men from Florida, one dressed as Trayvon Martin as black face and one as George Zimmerman has caused outrage, and raised the conversation

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  • Marissa Alexander Gets New Trial After Being Sentenced to 20 Years For Firing a Warning Shot

    Marissa Alexander Gets New Trial After Being Sentenced to 20 Years For Firing a Warning Shot

    An appeals court has ordered a new trial for Marissa Alexander, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a gun during an a dispute with her ex-husband. Even though Alexander claimed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law against her husband, she was still handed down a lengthy sentence. The 1st District Court of Appeals judge ruled that the judge did not properly instruct the jury during trial. However, the court agreed that Alexander should not have been able

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  • Who Has the Power to Make War on Syria.

    Who Has the Power to Make War on Syria.

    by Tim Holmes As Syria enters western crosshairs, the public is bombarded with professions of high principle. “Make no mistake”, declaims U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, “President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people. Nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny.” Prime Minister David Cameron, appealing to the Commons on Thursday, insisted that the case for action in Syria cut to the core

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  • The reality of black male privilege

    The reality of black male privilege

      Opinion   by Theodore R. Johnson © michaeljung – Fotolia.com The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, during which thousands of African-Americans came together to address social inequalities, was a reminder of the beauty and power of a unified community. But this summer of blackness met its discontent when a horrible parody of heroine Harriet Tubman went viral and highlighted an intraracial sexism that’s gone largely unaddressed. As the black community focused on threats to our civil and economic well-being,

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  • A Tribe Called Red DJ files human rights complaint over Nepean Redskins name

    A Tribe Called Red DJ files human rights complaint over Nepean Redskins name

    OTTAWA — A local Ojibway man has filed a human rights complaint against the Nepean Redskins Football Club on behalf of his five-year-old daughter in an effort to get the team to change its name. “The players call each other ‘redskins’ on the field,” said Ian Campeau, a musician and DJ in local act A Tribe Called Red. “How are they going to differentiate the playing field from the school yard? What’s going to stop them from calling my daughter

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  • Two Minutes – #OurMarch

    Two Minutes – #OurMarch

    Director of Dream Defenders Phillip Agnew and leader of United We Dream Sofia Campos were ready to represent our generation at the commemorative events of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. But at the last minute, they were cut from the speaking roster because of “time”. Our generation’s dreams have been deferred too long. We don’t need a mic. The time is NOW. We ask that YOU record your own video with hashtag #OurMarch – what did the

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  • Why Syria Intervention Plan Is Being Pushed by Oil Interests, Not Concern About Chemical Weapons

    Why Syria Intervention Plan Is Being Pushed by Oil Interests, Not Concern About Chemical Weapons

    On 21 August, hundreds – perhaps over a thousand – people were killed in a chemical weapon attack in Ghouta, Damascus, prompting the US, UK, Israel and France to raise the spectre of military strikes against Bashir al Assad’s forces. The latest episode is merely one more horrific event in a conflict that has increasingly taken on genocidal [3] characteristics. The case for action at first glance is indisputable. The UN now confirms a death toll over 100,000 people, the vast majority of

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