Wednesday, February 18, 2009

If You're Not Outraged - You're NOT Paying Attention: NY Post Racist Cartoon

There's no way to "explain away," that this cartoon is clearly meant to compare President Obama with the chimpazee who went on a rampage in Connecticut this week and nearly killed a woman.

True, the economy is the talk of the nation, however, anyone who knows anything about this country's history knows that African Americans have too often been compared to monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees and the like.

If this cartoon does not offend you - well, this is a free country. However, if it offends you, as it does me, I would suggest you write to the Editor of the New York Post and let its editors know how you feel.

Use the link below to send a letter to the Editor:

Peace and Blessings,


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Friday, February 6, 2009

Today In Black History

February 6, 1933

Walter E. Fauntroy was born in Washington, D.C. He went on to become a District of Columbia delegate to the House of Representatives.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bobby Seale Honored By City of Richmond, California

Last night, February 3, 2009, the City of Richmond, California honored the Life and Contributions of Mr. Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Youth Jobs North Richmond Tutorial Program (1964) and of the Black Panther Party (1966) with a Proclamation recognizing his achievements.

While I was unable to attend this event personally, I watched it live via local cable. Ain't technology grand?

Mr. Seale still draws a large crowd and his presence and delivery is as eloquent and moving as it was in 1966. Mr. Seale attended the event with his lovely wife, Leslie Johnson Seale, and his son and daughter. His son was home on leave from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Bobby Seale delivered an address which should have been taped and broadcast in every classroom in the city and country. It was definitely quite a history lesson.

Word has it that Stephen Spielberg is in the process of making a film about the history of The Black Panther Party. Apparently, Will Smith is set to play Bobby Seale.

I hope that Hollywood keeps in mind, when making these movies, check with the folks who were there - like Mr. Seale.

Congratulations to Bobby Seale on yet another well-deserved honor.

Peace and blessings.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Today In Black History

1920 Negro Baseball League founded.