Showing posts from October, 2006

Stop killing my brothers

Democracy Now! says: "Killing of Michael Sandy Condemned"
"In other news from New York, the brutal killing of Michael Sandy was condemned yesterday at a rally at city hall. Sandy, who was a black gay man, died on Friday after he was beaten to death by four white men. He met one of the men on a gay Internet chat room. Speakers at yesterday’s rally included Leticia James, member of the New York City Council."Leticia James [said]: 'Michael Sandy's quote on his AOL profile stated the following: a real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Today we gather here because we refuse to walk out on Michael Sandy. We refuse to walk out on Kevin Aviance, Rashawn Brazell, Dwan Prince, and Sakia Gunn. Michael was attacked and killed because he was young, gifted, gay and black. He was intentionally lured to a site and savagely beaten.'"Brother Keith Boykin weighs in here.

Let us, as a people, demand justice for our murdered brother--and a…

Youssou N'Dour + Peter Gabriel: “Shakin’ the Tree”

I'll be playing this song on my Thursday night radio show, Asiko Phantom Pyramid. It's one of a few songs I'll be dedicating to my daugher, Yemayá."Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life
Waiting your time, so much more than just a wife
You don’t have to do what your mother has done
She has done"This is your life, this new life has begun
It’s your day, Woman’s Day
It’s your day, Woman’s Day
Turning the tide you are now on the incoming wave
"Turning the tide you know you are nobody’s slave
Find the brothers and sisters
Who can hear all the truth in what you say
They can support you when you are on your way."It’s your day, Woman’s Day
It’s your day, Woman’s Day
"Souma yergon
Sou nou yergon
We are
Shakin’ the tree!"If we had known, if we only had known
Changing your ways, changing those surrounding you
Changing your ways, more than any man can do
Open your heart, show him the anger and pain so you heal
Maybe he’s looking for his womanly side, let him feel
You h…

Support E-Town's Afrikan youth in need!


Join organisers for an evening of continental dining and dancing on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral - 100th ave and 113th street.

Tickets are $20. For more information, call Yolande at 641-5130.


6 PM Mountain Time
CJSR FM-88 Edmonton on the web
The Terrordome: The Afrika All-World News Service
“The 2006 Israel-Lebanon War - Why Did It Happen, and What Will Happen Next?”

(Read this fine book, Arabs & Israel for Beginners, by Jewish-American writer Ron David and illustrated by his wife Susan. The book introduced me to David's concept that, despite horrible suffering culminating in WWII, the last century has been--and this is not sarcasm--a new golden age of Jewish accomplishment in science, literature and politics. I'm pointing this out so that folks might be less inclined to think that David is a "self-hating Jew." He's not. He's an incisive thinker who's done his research. While his book is certainly critical of Israel, it's highly--and appropriately--laudatory regarding international Jewish achievement.)

Last summer, Israel’s cataclysmic war on Lebanon killed a thousand people and reduced much of the country to rubble and ruin; Hezb…

This month's BAMBOOZLED award goes to... METHOD MAN and 50 CENT!

"TORONTO -- A shoeless, elderly drunk is tormented by a group of thugs who laugh hysterically as they douse his head with antifreeze, drop his personal belongings into a storm sewer and knock him to his knees with a milk crate. "In another scene, a young man is dragged from his parked car and beaten repeatedly outside a liquor store; his head stomped into the pavement until he loses consciousness. One of his attackers steals cash from his pocket as he lies lifeless in a parking lot. "In the final act, eight men stomp, punch and kick a shirtless male to cries of 'Pound 'em out' and 'I'm gonna kill you bitch.' Knocked out cold, the victim is dragged across the pavement. The camera operator remarks smugly, 'I think that (expletive) is dead.' "Roll credits: It's Ghetto Fights 2, one of a series of DVDs that feature actual home videos of violent street fights and group beatings, available at your local HMV, Music World and other retai…

Let the pundit who is without sin fire the first RPG

Jeff Cohen of FAIR says: "Let me be clear: Those of us who use facts instead of rant; reason and argument instead of name-calling and personal attacks; evidence instead of intimidation and accusations of disloyalty -- we have the moral authority to tell Hugo Chavez that his comments were out of line."But the Limbaughs, Hannitys, Scarboroughs and O'Reillys are in no position to point any fingers. Nor are the executives at Disney, GE and News Corp who have made them the loudest voices in American media."

Motivation of the REAL terrorists

See more work by Studio Bendib here. And another example: