Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Narrative of Ida B. Wells

Audio narrative

This lady right here is one of the all stars of black history. In fact I have a bit of a intergenerational time travelers crush on Mrs. WElls. Ida B Wells was 1 billion percent lady and 1 billion percent women. Her investagations and writings chronicle the tale of lynching in the American south especially. Because of her work a very strong case can be made against the Federal Goverment for criminal neglect of the African american population.

Ida B. Wells "CRUSADE FOR JUSTICE just copy and paste the below links into an empty browser to listen to crusade of justice. I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think about the Ida B Well's Narrative. Thank you.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007


First off let me say that Don Imus is a weasel,his producer Bernard McGurk is an even bigger weasel so his departure will be not be missed by me one iota. However when the people started contacting politicians and sponsors, when the sponsors started to pull away from Imus that opened up the same treatment to black radio personalities and artist. IF a white person or orginization dosent like some of the content and language used black radio programs they can do go after the sponsors of those programs as well.

Many of the black morning programs that we like to listen to go right up to the line in terms of decency and taste, some cross that line with no shame in thier game. Do we understand that black radio stations which play farrakhan speeches will no longer be able to play those in which he makes caustic,deragotory, racist,anti-semitic remarks. I wonder do black people understand that the day may be comming when we cant go around saying what we want to, when we want to and to whom we want to. Anyway Im glad that Imus is gone he was a jerk, who hired a weasel (McGurk) specifically to tell nigger jokes. To me that says more than anything else about who Imus really is. Having said that if we dont go after this hip hop artist, thier record labels and all other responsible parties that allow some of this extremely offensive content that is highly disrespectful to black women. Im not saying that they shouldnt make money, but it is time for black america to grow up and stop allowing these murderous and neanderthal messages that devaule black women and black people in general. It is time for black america to cook our own weasels who are saying and doing reprehensible things that not only make us look bad but also hurt us.

Saturday, April 14, 2007


In a hard hitting but truthful accessment titled " The Prophets of Negrology" about the intellectual inconsistency of black leadership speicifically those in westerns societies. I have often and loudly spoke out against the hypocrisy demonstrated by far too many black leaders including those in the church. A blog friend of mind has so elegantly put into this post many of the things I have pointed out in a thousands different post spread all over the Afrospear and larger blackospear. In this article Asa argues against the toxic hip hop culture that now exist. Way to go Asa!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


For the last few days I have been paying attention to this Don Imus business. Apparently Mr.Imus who claims he is not a bad person, insist that he only said a bad thing.

Well Imus has a history of saying racist, insensitive and hurtful things as well as allowing his Racist sidekicks to say them. His worm of a sidekick Benard McGurk is particualary offensive and racist so much so that on an Episode of the A and E Channels Biography about Imus the racist behavior of his producer was specifically mentioned.

Anyway this clown went on the Al Sharpton show yesterday to try to worm his way out of this one by saying that he wasnt a racist, but excuse me if I find this hard to believe in light of his pryor record. Also what right has an ugly old white bafoon like him have to make fun of anybodies looks, that pig looks like hes been in rehab for about 200 years. What right has this racist got ridiculing black women because they dont have Anglo or European features, as a black man who grew up around the self destructive colorism thing in the black community I find his reprehensible. I was pleased to hear Brain Mitchell (sports talk show host)who expressed a similar sentiment stating that he didnt think it was fair to his daughters.

Anyway here is a webpage from Media Matters documenting some of the racist things said on the Don Imus Show.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Summer Youth Job Enrichment Project


Washington DC is a city in need of many services that cost money. For example the streets, parks, rivers and forest need to be cleaned up, the plastic, glass and aluminum containers scattered all around the city need to be collected and recycled.Thier are many historic african american communities and niegborhoods in Washington DC that need to be relandscaped and cleaned up. There is also a rich and vibrant African American culture here as well which permeates the city, which basically means DC and all of its institutiions are infused with the spirit and culture of African Americans.

With this in mind and knowing that tourism is a huge money making industry in the Distric of Columbia why shouldnt youth from Washington DC work as Tour Guides. Jobs such as these would kill several social and economic birds ( so to speak) with one stone. Both tourist and youth would gain rich expiences from such ventures and the city or orginization running such programs would also generate some of the needed revenue to keep funding of such programs potentionally ongoing until no longer needed. I mention these things because a few years ago several hundred youth in the Distic of Columbia who wanted to work couldnt, even though thier was money in the city budget for it. To someone like me this is an unacceptable as well as annoying thing to even hear of. It is also another sign of the failure of our local goverment that is supposed to effeciently serve the residents of Washington DC. If kids are willing to work and thier is money in the budget then I believe those kids should have a job, simply because there are more than enough things that need to be done and that can be done to make Washington DC a better place for all who live and visit here.

This also offends me on a personal level because I am someone who was able to earn money for the first time because of summer youth job programs. I ( and Id bet thousands of others)was able to buy myself and even a dinner for the first time in my life. Summer youth job programs are a god send for many communities all over the united states and keep thousands of young american youth off the streets and productive during summer daylight hours until school returns. These programs touch a lot of people all across america especially poor and inner city youth. Here are some services that I believe youth can provide for the city

Environmental clean up and mitigation services.These sevices would be provided by Environmental Corp's consisting of Washington DC youth. These youth would be supervised by interns majoring in public service and people already employed with environmetal agencies like green peace. The skills they would learn would give them some of the skills needed to work for environmental agencies, fema ect.
Duties would consist of.

Cleaning up the woods and parks surronding the rivers and the rivers themselves
Various types of environmental work is needed to be done in a city like washington ( or whatever your local city is) such as Re-Introduction of animals and plants or erradication of Invasive species of plants and animals.
Planting and raising of trees all in specificically designated areas.
Removal of graffity from city buildings and bridges.
Various other duties as needed.
Tour Guides serivices

African American youth could guide tourist through African American heritage routes across the city of Washington DC. The youth working in these jobs would learn some marketting, costumer service and public speaking skills. Thier are already companies in Washington DC which do this so they could be used as models to work from.

Duties would consist of.
Guides along historic routes such as the U street corridor all over the city.
Guides to all of the cities monuments and musuems.

Band, Musician and a Youth Theatrical Corp.
Thier services would include.

Creation of concerts and community showcases put on by local youth, featuring music by youth and showcases with positive and socially uplifting messages held for free at recreation centers all over the country. The backrounds and stage props would be created and built by youth workers. Duties would include.
Performing shows and plays in various recreation centers all across the city.
Playing music for the citizens of the distric of columbia.
Creating Griot and storytelling productions for the kids of Washington
Recording the Slave Narratives and other classic African American writings and making them available to all people via internet audio file. Here is an example, also youth could conduct and record interviews with lifelong residence of the Washington DC metroarea record them send them by email to uploaded and made available at sites such as The Black History Audio Journal

Math and Science Camp
Goals are to help youth get a better understanding of math by tutoring in the areas of math and science. In our goal to facillitate an attitude of learning we would use innovative and modern learning tools and technology. Duties would include.
Taking and passing weekly test.
Taking daily courses in math or science as well as college prep to improve general knowledge of subjects and making it easier for youth who want to to go to college.
Training and leadership project.
We could take a group of older summer youth kids and train them to work with the younger kids this would not only supply the youth with Jobs but it would also help take care of staffing needs for the overall project. The youth comming out of the leadership program would be able to work as leaders but also assist and create further specific and target projects. Such as programs specifically designed to get as many young black men off the streets and into evening and weekend nurturing and development programs as posible. These things would inlude music, arts, job training and other social programs.

A reading and writing camp. Mission would be to expose and train talented writers in workshops. These workshops would be designed to develop skits and plays ( to be performed by a youthcore) to be presented for free to the residents of Washington DC especially during the summer hours.

At risk youth development camp
These jobs would feature a serious and comprehensive youth nurturing and development program. Maybe some tough, comprehensive but extremely enjoyable and rewarding programs. This type of work should be carried out by qualified and strong supervisors. Also their would be nurturing and mentorship aspects within this program.

From past volunteer and community work I have found that thier are already forces that do the type of work and projects I have already mentioned. I have worked with interns and volunteers for various projects.

Here are things I have personal expierence at that could be easily done and would bear great fruit towards the development many similar types of projects.
Recruiting College interns. Interns could be recruited in the areas of child development and community service.
Making contact with city, ward nieghborhood officials for supplies, support and other needed resources.

Working with school officials to get space to host such programs.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

A Coon On Fox News

I dont usually write about the news although I listen to it most of the day via, radio and internet stream. In fact the majority of my time is spent either watching or listening to the news. However one day in my daily quest for knowledge I found myself over at the Electronic Villager's "Village" enjyoying one his post about the Congressional Black Caucuses dummy move to host two debates sponsored by Fox News. The Electronic Villager had a link of the Sean Hannity show discusing Barack Obama's church with a African American Christian writer.

That is how I first came across a "Coon " named Erick Rush who is a christian Columnist and writer. This guy is truly a JackAss in fact his right up thier with Jesse L Peterson. Hes like a black guy who thinks hes white trying to trying to talk about black culture if you know what I mean. Now dont get me wrong I think the black church is not living up to thier obvious responsibilities. I also think that because of the black churches prejudice against aids black people are dying for reasons that shouldnt be. However I would never go on fox news saying this and I would at least go to the church themselves first to ask them to explain their exact position. This coon got on the airwaves of a the Fox Network a Network that has no love or understanding of african americans and trashed a black progressive church.

After watching the you tube video I really wanted to slap this Jive turkey. Anyway watching the you tube video of this clown made me curious about who this jackass was. So I googled his name to get some more information about him. I found the stereotypical "Coons" like La Coon Sell and Michael Massey in his blog Roll.

I guess "Coons of a Feather Coon together". If thier was a hall of "Cooning" these guys would be first ballot locks. No doubt about it. The only way theyll ever get to heaven is if god allows coons exist in his presence. The sad part about these baffoons is the poverty pimpy industry they hypocritically demonize the Jesses and Sharptons for exploiting is further fueled by thier antics. What makes it reprehensible is that they purposely "Coon" even harder than they Normally would to get a check from people who have no love or respect for black people.

The Afrospear

Thier is a new movement amongst progressive bloggers to create a movmement/forum called the Afrospear. From my understanding this is supposed to be forum where we can exchange progressive ideas and information as well as strategis to implement the ideas that come out of that brainstorming process.

The beautiful and powerful thing about this idea is we (the progressive black bloggers) can benifit from the genral and powerful information and knowledge pool that well be gathered under the overall collective title of " The Afrospear"

What makes me really excited about this movement is the Cell structure which from my understanding will be made up of individual small groups of like minded and interested bloggers and sometimes local bloggers. This we allow us to have boots on the ground in needed locations, while bieng able to seek advice, knowledge encougagement from extremely smart and talented individuals. For someone like me who is full of ideas and ready to get moving this is a godsend as it will help me to remain sane in the light of some of the disgusting trends plaguing the black world.

To give folks a better Idea of what I am talking about here are some of the bloggers working on the project and some of the articles written on this subject.

Francis Holland

The Free slave

The Book of Asa II Testament

I plan on posting more about this subject shortly till then check the following links to learn more about the Afrospear