Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Obama Kwanzaa Series Day 5 of 7 2008

Wooden figures from the tomb of Mesehti, 11th ...Image via WikipediaIn the Obama Kwanzaa Series we have been comparing Obama's principles and performance to each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. The question today is, will Obama be good for our ethnic group’s purpose.

Call Habari Gani

5. NIA (Purpose) [NEE-ah]
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Today there are more than two billion people in the global Black community. To understand this ethnic group and its purpose we must go back, way back, back to the beginning of human kind in history. Our scientists tell us that the oldest people known to exist on the planet are found in Africa. Kemetoligist s, some archaeologist and our cosmological leaders tell us that Classical African Civilization, Kemet, (Ancient Egypt) was among the first if not the first civilizations in recorded history.

Black Africans Built and Ruled Ancient Kemet (Egypt)

Speaking of “building”, it is in Kemet that we find the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World still standing the African Pyramids. The holiday season in America is full of Cultural Poisoning on TV where Hollywood misrepresents the ethnicity of the people of Classical African Civilization in Kemet and Canaan. We must be sure to give our children and those of good will the antidote reminding them of NIA of the great monuments our ancestors erected in their communities as tools that still instruct our purpose to this day.

The Obama Vocation “Community Organizer”/ builder is an honorable profession, the humanist that do not just talk good but do good everyday for the least among us. I think his track record qualifies him on this principle of NIA.

But let us now turn to his and our future as Africans in America. Kemet had Golden ages and Intermediate periods (times of Chaos). So it is the case in all civilizations including here in America. Obama will take office in a time of American Chaos. In this Darkness there is an opportunity for us to join with him and all Americans to build democratic physical and intellectual monuments that will shine in history like the African Pyramids. Yes, NIA can bring us to a new American Golden Age.

It is my judgment that Obama is a man of purpose.

from the tomb of Mesehti, 11th Dynasty

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The African Presence in Ancient America

When I went to school and learned "American" history I was told that it was a story about cowboys and "Indians", Pilgrims and "Settlers", no body mentioned Black people (Video)

This article is designed to promote improved Cultural literacy by highlighting two of the greatest modern experts on Ancient American history. One is an African American and the other a European American that make interesting cultural health book ends for this subject matter. Naturally, the indigenous people of Turtle Island who sit in the middle of these two book ends are the source of the new information that is producing the remarkable rewriting of Ancient American History.

On the left is an African in Ancient America. On the Right is an African in Africa. Dr. Van Sertima has many pictures in his book They Came Before Columbus, African Presence in Ancient America. I wrote about our honorable ancestor in this blog in may on the occasion of his passing.

You will note in the video, that is part of the above link, a mention of the Top of the head. You find traditional African hair on some of the Mega African heads. The helmet on the African in the video was claimed to be a foot ball helmet by some Western "archeologist", but was later found to be common African sailing helmets. Last you are taken to a studio filled with African remain found here in the America's. Dr. V's case rests on solid evidence.

The other book end to the controversy raised in America by Dr. V's book is Dr. Barry Fell of Harvard. His book American B.C. is another eye opener that lets us peep in a most remarkable window on Ancient American history. Most memorable to me is Dr. Fell's Ancient American map P4, showing the places in north American where Metu Neter (Greek name hieroglyphics) from Classical African Civilization, Kemet (Ancient Egypt) have been found. Also see page 253-257. He also has a chapter on what I call the African Kings and Queens of New England.

For an introduction to Dr. Fell's work Let's go to the Video tape.

This is a great scholar and he and his society will bear watching by all those interesting in Ancient American history in general and by the Black world community in particular.

This information is presented with the understanding that there is much controversy among Western schools of thought on the matter. The Cultural Terrorists are hard at work trying to maintain the myth that Africans never left the continent of Africa. Cultural poisoning that the Western "experts" use to perpetuate this myth, like the enslavement of Africans on this continent will fall of its own weight.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Obama Kwanzaa Series Day 4 of 7 2008

In the Obama Kwanzaa Series we have been comparing Obama's principles and performance to each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. The question today is will Obama be good or bad for Black Economics.

Call Habari Gani

4. UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics) [oo-jah-MAH]
To Build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

I gave the call to my family yesterday and the results improved, 50% of them returned the response of the day. Calling my friends was a different story, most of them failed this cultural test. Some did not even know that a response was required. Some responses went like this "...Habari Gani, yea, and what does that mean..? or hmm, you got me.

This leads me to the lead picture of this article. These "Afro-centric" Cultural Citizens may as well have said "What the H$ll is Kwanzaa?" I say this to point out that their is a big gap between the noise about Kwanzaa in our community and the practice.

Nowhere in the seven principles is a gap more noticeable then in UJAMAA. African Americans before the Civil Rights Battle had to do business with each other. After the battle, with the advent of "integration", it has been said that we do business with everyone but us. The Black beauty supply business is a prime example. Sam Ennon CEO of BOBSA points out that the manufacturing and distribution segments of this African American customer focused industry is no longer controlled by Blacks.

Before we start looking excessively to Obama or anyone else for Black business support we better start looking at ourselves and how we fix these gaps between principles and Practice. Having said that, Black Business is in favor of Obama.

Black Business Builders Club - From Douglas to King to Obama

Speaking of how to run a Black Business, Obama is a good new wave example, he included everyone as customers, raised more then half a billion dollars in less then two years and beat all his competition,. YES WE CAN!

Obama is a politician, in America politics is the tool for managing money that is, who gets what economically. So it was good to see African Americans, 90-95% of us, unify behind one presidential candidate. Obama was hired by the American people to fix the economy, "health" care and other things. If he does just those two things he will have helped business in our community immeasurably. A rising tide lifts all boats.

Speaking of boats, Obama will launch what I have called The Green Moon Shot (take American business Green to the future) we better get on Obama's Green Boat as it comes through our community. As Obama will be pointing out, the business future is not black or white, it is green and we need to be seen as green$.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Obama Kwanzaa Series Day 3 of 7

How does Barack Obama’s life compare to the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Does the comparison provide any evidence regarding Obama’s Cultural Health?

Call Habari Gani

This is day three of Kwanzaa and the third installment of this series.
3. UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility) [oo-JEE-mah]

To Build and maintain our community together and make our sister's and brother's problems our problems and to solve them together.

Like many African Americans who have attended good schools Obama could have deserted his community and made a fortune with the Bush type anti-humanist forty thieves. He, like the Cultural Traitors Steel and Thomas, could have chosen to work against his community.

What did Obama do? He went into the Chicago African American community and became a community organizer. He did not go into the Irish community or the Chinese community he returned to his community in the spirit of UJIMAA. He married a like minded young lady from his community and they are bringing up two children in the best tradition of UJIMA.

Barack Obama and the History of Project Vote

He found that he could not get enough done fast enough for his community given the conditions in America. So he found a way to plot a path to helping the whole American community activate UJIMA.

Bush and the forty thieves have burned the country down and we can all use some UJIMA about now.

I conclude that Obama has lived this principle.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Obama’s Grandfather Tortured by British

Beatings and abuse made Barack Obama’s grandfather loathe the British - Times Online: "Barack Obama’s grandfather was imprisoned and brutally tortured by the British during the violent struggle for Kenyan independence, according to the Kenyan family of the US President-elect."

My Mother and Sister just before I was born -I think my mother is pregnant in this shot-this was during the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya. Very troubled times and unpleasantness on all sides.

This picture and words were found on flicker. The British committed mass murder in Kenya. Estimates as high as 300,000 Africans murdered The Mau Mau uprising (called a riot in the USA)made it plain that the anti-humanists invaders would have to leave.

Mau Mau in Kenya

Take special note of the Cultural Traitors, "Tribal Police" and other Africans working with the invaders of their country.The Mau Mau made Cultural Traitors and their families pay a price for treason.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Does Obama Celebrate Kwanzaa? Day 1 of 7

This is the first day of Kwanzaa and the start of our 7 Part series on this African American holiday. Many AA's know about and enjoy this holiday, the question is, does the Obama family.(Video)

You will note that in this video the Obama children give the culturally healthy closing lines covering Christmas and the Holidays. This is an all inclusive point in their favor however, it does not answer the question.

This being December 26 the first day of Kwanzaa (Dec 26 - Jan 1) the call goes forth Habari Gani! what is your response _________________? and what is the Obama family response? How is their Cultural Literacy, do the parents make the call and do the children respond?

The reality is I do not have a direct answer to the question. Does Obama and family know about Kwanzaa? Do they, or have they participated in the holiday? I think the answer to both questions is yes. but it is odd that I have not heard a corporate media person ask these direct questions, nor does the net produce anything but hints for me so far.

Below is a hint.

This is a Calendar from Trinity Church, Obama's Church, you will note that there is a Kwanzaa service for each of the seven days. So it is clear that his local community, especially his spiritual community, embraced Kwanzaa and I believe so did he.

If Obama does or does not celebrate Kwanzaa there are two things we should understand about the historic year of 2008 (African year 12,008). One, America electing an African American President is causing Americans and people worldwide to want to improve their African American Cultural Literacy. Two, we have a Cultural Health opportunity to compare the Obama election to the Kwanzaa principles and see what we can learn about Kwanzaa and our community from that process.

So let's start with today's principle (1 of 7)

1. UMOJA (Unity) [oo-MO-jah]
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and ethnic group.

I believe Obama's family is a good example of unity. His election demonstrated African American unity (90-95% pro-Obama) around someone they believed can help the community. His mission is to strive for national unity which includes all Americans. His election was followed by Black people worldwide and had a unifying effect on our Pan African ethnic group.

What do you think and take away as you meditate on Umoja, Obama and your own situation?

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Kwanzaa 101 2008

Hetep and Respect every holiday is a Cultural Health opportunity. If you have never seen the seven principles of Kwanzaa take a look. If you have seen them and need a refresher here it is. One of the nice things about the holidays is that we get a chance to learn about each others holidays.

Kwanzaa is the most widely celebrated original African American holiday. “The Father of Kwanzaa” is Maulana Ron Karenga, an African American scholar and social activist. The celebration runs from December 26 to January 1. Kwanzaa (First Fruits Festival) is in the best spirit of Cultural Literacy in that it is a synchronization of African values at home and abroad. This remarkable blend of African and African American values is a major force in the fight to improve Cultural Health in our community by raising Cultural Literacy and reducing Cultural Poisoning here in America

The Origin of Kwanzaa comes into recorded history in Classical African Civilization, Kamet (Ancient Egypt)as this First fruit Offering left by our ancestors to instruct us down through the millennium. Dr. Karanga is a resurrecter and restorer of that which has always been and is our legacy to continue.

Kwanzaa is anchored by its seven guiding principles, known as the Nguzo Saba. Each principle is denoted by one word from the pan African language known as Swali, as reproduced below. I have added the pronunciation.

Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)

1. UMOJA (Unity) [oo-MO-jah]
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and ethnic group.

2. KUJICHAGULIA (Self-determination) [koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-ah]
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves instead of being defined, named, created for and spoken for by others.

3. UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility) [oo-JEE-mah]
To Build and maintain our community together and make our sister's and brother's problems our problems and to solve them together.

4. UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics) [oo-jah-MAH]
To Build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

5. NIA (Purpose) [NEE-ah]
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

6. KUUMBA (Creativity) [koo-OOM-bah]
To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

7. IMANI (Faith) [ee-MAH-nee]
To believe with all our hart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

By Maulana Ron Karenga
with Cultural Health Modification by Rudy Aunk

Note: In the interest of Cultural Health, the word "race" has been changed to ethnic group in the first principle ("race" is a doublespeak word).

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Culturally Healthy Holiday Greeting to You From Aunk

Don't Step on a Cultural third rail this holiday season, send a Culturally Healthy greeting to your friends and family.

Ramadan Karriem/Mubarak & Eid Al-Fitr (Sunni Muslims, Shi’ite, Nation of Islam), Happy Hanukah (if u Jewish), Merry Christmas-(Christians), Happy Kwanzaa & Hotep (African-Americans who’re attempting to re-connect wit the Motherland's principles), Happy Civilization Day? (Nation of Godz and Earth), Wonderful Winter Solstice (Metaphysicians & Astrologers), Feliz Navidad (Latino Comrades), Happy New Year (Everybody).

geesh—thats a lot of inclusivity—lol!!! ;-)

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

Also, please include a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great, and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms and conditions.) This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for himself or others, is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.

This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one Year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish, at the discretion of the wisher.

I wish you Cultural Health, wealth and happiness for the holidays.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Where Is Our List?

As far as African Americans, where is our list of demands that reflect the vital issues that we want the Obama administration and future administrations to address? If you ask 100 African Americans what are our top ten most critical issues, you will get 100 different answers. The last time we as a people were united around clear and specific issues was back during the Civil Rights movement. Every four years African Americans faithfully turn their votes over to the Democratic Party with no specific, universally accepted demands from us. The end result has been that our situation has gotten worse and worse. Studies have shown that our overall situation on a number of fronts is worse now than during the Civil Rights period.

African Africans are the only ones who are shy about presenting a list of demands. The banking industry was not shy about asking for $700 billion. The automobile industry was not shy about asking for $34 billion. Various ethnic groups and special interest groups are not shy about presenting their lists. So where is our list?

Obama could not have been elected if it were not for the brothers and sisters who fought for voting rights, desegregation, Affirmative Action and suffered the consequences. An incredible 98% of African Americans voted for Obama. No other group gave him more support than we did. During the election campaign African Africans avoided making any demands of him and avoided criticizing him. Despite all of this, there was an amazing revelation at a recent debate in Harlem. On Sunday December 14, there was a debate on whether Obama is good or bad for African Americans. There was a panel of scholars, lawyers, politicians, and political activist who took different sides on this question. One of the most incredible things I took away from the forum was that out of over a dozen speakers, not one of them stated one thing that Obama ever said he would do for African Americans! Furthermore, not one of them even speculated on one specific thing that Obama might do for African Americans! If any other racial, ethnic, or special interest group was having such a meeting, they would be very specific about what a politician they supported, has agreed to do or was most likely to do for them.

In the absence of an agreed upon list, the following is offered for consideration:

1. Pardon Mumia Abu-Jamal. The whole world is convinced that he is innocent. There have been massive demonstrations in support of him. This alone means that there is reasonable doubt and Obama should pardon him. Pure, hardcore racism is the only reason why this man is still on death row. His remaining in jail makes a mockery of America, America's Democracy, and America's criminal justice system. Pardoning Mumia Abu-Jamal would not only save a man's life, it would also be an important symbolic gesture that would help build America's credibility with African Americans and around the world. Obama has said that he wants to improve America's image, and this would represent a positive step in that direction.

2. End the prison slavery system. For years prisons have been the fastest growing industry in America. Corporations have reaped huge profits from the cheap labor of prisoners who are paid next to nothing. Roughly 80% of prisoners are African Americans and Latino Americans. Many brothers and sisters are in jail for no other reason than the fact that they could not afford a lawyer and had to rely on court appointed attorneys. DNA tests are constantly proving the innocence of prisoners. Backroom confessions in which no lawyer was present has filled the cells with our people.

If the profit is taken out of the prison system, then fewer of our people would be behind bars. America has more people behind bars than any other country on the planet. So long as the modern day slave labor prison system is allowed to exist and fill the pockets of the superrich, every African man, woman and child is at risk of being thrown into the jaws of slavery once again.

3. End police brutality. Racially motivated police brutality has terrorized African American communities for as long as anyone can remember. The time has come for specific decisive steps to be taken. One critical step in that direction would be to have predominately black cops in black communities. No white community would tolerate a police force that was predominately black. Yet this is the situation in African American communities. There are a number of other steps that black leaders have put forth in the past and should be acted upon by Obama. We should not have to live in fear in our own communities of the very same people whose salaries our tax dollars pay for.

4. Civil servants should look like and live in the communities they serve. In public schools in black communities, most of the teachers, principals, and administrators are white. Highly qualified black teachers are routinely fired, shuffled from school to school or denied tenure, thus allowing white teachers to dominate in our schools. Most of the firemen in black communities are white. Most of the police officers in black communities are white. In addition, they don't even live in the communities they serve, which means that they take their money and spend it in their communities, not ours. This situation is outrageous. The tax dollars of black people pay their salaries and we deserve civil servants who look like us and live in our communities. This is a national problem and should be addressed by a national leader.

5. Funding needs to be established for African Americans to start commodity businesses in African American communities. Currently everyone can get loans and other funding to open up businesses and make money in black communities except us. Our communities are overrun with Chinese restaurants and pizza parlors, yet there are no black owned businesses in Chinatown or Little Italy. Laundromats, dry cleaners, fruit stands, 99 cent stores, nail salons, jewelry stores, grocery stores and others that saturate our communities are owned by every other racial and ethnic group except us. Banks have been notorious about denying loans to black entrepreneurs while freely giving loans to other racial and ethnic groups to open businesses in African American communities. These same banks came begging for $700 billion of tax payer money. Part of that $700 billion comes from African Americans. One of the requirements before any more money is given to banks should be that a portion of the loans they give out must go to African American entrepreneurs to start commodity businesses in our communities.

6. Evaluate and overhaul the three credit reporting agencies. Many African Americans can not get the credit that they need because of their credit reports. The three credit reporting agencies each have a long list of different excuses they use to drop a person's credit score. For example, most people do not know that merely paying their credit card bill on time is not enough to increase their score. If their credit card balance is above fifty percent this actually lowers their score, regardless of the fact that they make their minimum payments. The criteria of the credit reporting companies should be made public. Those criteria should be standardized for all credit reporting companies and those companies should be forced to eliminate those criteria and practices that are clearly not justified. This would be very beneficial to African Americans.

7. Funding should be established for educational programs in public schools and private organizations in the black community that teach personal finance, and business finance. Too many African American students graduate from high school and college with little to no understanding of credit, taxes, acquiring loans for a home or business, insurance, or even how to manage a checking account. It is no wonder that we are the biggest consumers in America. The only thing too many of us know how to do is spend money. In other ethnic communities, the parents mentor their children on these issues. That tradition has not been firmly established in our community and therefore there is an overwhelming need for educational programs which stress these skills.

8. Affirmative Action and ending employment discrimination must be put back on the table. Affirmative Action and employment discrimination have become dirty words over the past few decades. Unemployment is still rampant among our people and disproportionately compared to the white community. Job discrimination is still alive and well. The effects of slavery and racism have not been overcome as far as the workplace. We need the Executive Branch to step in and do something.

9. Obama should appoint some people to his cabinet who not only look like us but also have an established track record of being progressive as far as the issues that most affect African Americans. Obama's cabinet thus far has been described as: "center of the right". This is not the change that most black people were expecting when they voted for him.

10. Eliminate compulsory vaccinations. The harm that vaccines cause is well established. They have also been proven to be ineffective and there are natural, safer alternatives. In a democracy, every parent should have the right to make an informed choice about what medical procedures that they want and do not want for their child. There are also reports of experimental vaccines being given in black communities such as was the case with the EZ Measles vaccine. Millions of our children are being needlessly put at risk for autism, cancer, asthma, brain damage, death and a long list of other adverse reactions. Compulsory vaccinations, and any compulsory medical treatment, are things that a police state does, not a democracy.

This list is offered to stimulate discussion. A panel of African American scholars, politicians, religious leaders, political activists and ordinary brothers and sisters should come up with a refined list and put it before our people for approval.

Given all that we have suffered since the sixties to make Obama's election possible, and our overwhelming support of him during the election, no one can deny that we have a right to present him with our list just like everyone else has done. Such a list would also serve as a yardstick for us to measure his performance and decide if we should support him when he runs for re-election. Lastly, we should have a list for every election and every politician seeking our support.



It is always a pleasure to have a guest blogger. If you have something you want to share with Cultural Health readers let me know.

These are my top three as one member of the community. What are your Top Ten Issues?

Top Ten Issues
2008 Presidential Election

Political issues by category
Domestic Policy:
1. Universal Sick Care (USC) (Pro-life for grown ups)
2. End the Iraq War in 30 days (Use money at home)
3. Green Moon Shot in 10 years (fix economy and form the future)
4. Protect my retirement including Social Security (quality of life)
5. Net Neutrality & Obama's Google-Gov't (change to Open gov't)

Foreign Policy:
6. End Torture and attacking countries to steal resources e.g. oil
7. Ensure we can compete with China in the Global Village
8. Education for National service - World Class education at home
9. Security: Protect the country and my constitutional rights
a. Get the folks who enabled the Attack on America and keep the Taliban out of power
b. Restore our national friends and make new ones.
10. No military bases or attacks on the African continent - Work with the UN

Key: They include my personal self-interests and What I think is important for the National interests.

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What Does Hip Hop Have to Say During the Holidays

Are the youth on point, are they reflecting, meditating and looking to the future? The Great Harlem Debate just took place and Hip Hop responds. The Youth must be heard.

Words From Afrika Bambaataa ("N" Word Alert)

Did you hear what the Continental Africans said to the African American Oprah Winfrey when she was on the continent?. That was and example of how Cultural Poisoning can be spread by us to the continent.

Cultural Literacy Minute: Words are both the symptoms of Cultural Poisoning and the means of transmitting the dis-ease.

Music is no exception to this Cultural Health golden rule. In fact, music in the context of Hip Hop can be a super transmitter of Cultural Health or Cultural Poisoning as Afrika Bambaataa has pointed out in different words. Afrika was not at the Great Harlem Debate but he makes a good point, Hip hop has work to do with or without Obama's election. What is true of Hip Hop is true of the African American community in general.

In some ways the Hip Hop community has less Cultural Poisoning then the Adult community. You will notice my traditional "N" Word Alert above the video however, this does not mean that we should not listen to the Hip Hop community, As you can see, they have much to contribute to the National and World's Cultural Health. In the Cultural War, we must each do what we can do.


To see my Newsvine/MSNBC Op-Ed on the Great Harlem Debate Click Here
The Great Harlem Debate is a take off on the Great Debaters, if you did not see the movie, get the video.

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Cultural Illiteracy About Your "Neighbors" Can Get You Killed.

Who do you live next to and what will happen in an emergency? It is important to your cultural and physical health to know the answer to this question. Just because you live next to "Christians" does not mean you are safe.

Katrina's Hidden Race War

In this holiday season many of us have forgotten about Katrina. The holy days (holidays) should be a time of joy, justice, meditation and reflection.

This is a good example of Cultural Poisoning in action. It points to the fact that Cultural Illiteracy about your enemy in the Cultural War can get you killed. It is not an academic discussion. It should be noted, that Obama's election did cure these individuals of Cultural Poisoning.

We the people have work to do if change is to become a reality. This should not leave our minds during the Holy Days.

In case you think that cultural war does not exist in America, or that such a cold war could not again get hot, just think of what Bush caused in Iraq because of his and America's Cultural Illiteracy. Baghdad one of the oldest living cities in the world is now ethnically cleansed. If you lived in Iraq would you know what neighborhoods you can go into and the ones you can not go into.

This Cultural Reality exists in America. The Question is do you want to correct injustice. I signed the petition that calls for an investigation. I recommend that you go to Color of Change.org and take an ACTION

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Are You a Mom? Do You Parent Like Your Parents?

This is a remarkable short video for parents during the holiday season.

Hello my children are you listening?

Bush Shoe, The Best Comedy Skits (Video)

This really is the gift that keeps on giving. They even threw a shoe at O'Reilly

10 Billion a month and Bush sneaks into Iraq and they throw shoes at him. Just goes to show you money can't buy love. Bush remains Culturally Illiterate to the end. He should sneak into Texas and stay there until January 20th.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Great Debate - is Obama Good For Black America?

This Sunday, December 14th at 3pm, The Great Harlem Debate will take place in my home town, New York City's Africa Town. Prominent community Scholars, activists, organizers and politicians will square off. I thought all African Americans were pro Obama. Well maybe not, I will be going to see and report back to you.

What is most important about this debate is that it will not consists of the usual "mainstream" media suspects. On the pro side Jessy Jackson will not be there and on the con side neither will self avowed Cultural Traitors like Shelby Steele. In fact, this is one of the few such debates were Cultural Soldiers like Dr. Jefferies will be participating.

The question Before them: The Obama Election, Was it Good For Black People?

On the YES side we have:

My neighbor the honorable Dr Leanord Jefferies, Elder and Cultural Soldier, Dr Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party, City Councilman Charles Barron and Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement

The NO side we have:

Dr Marian Ani, Brother Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report, Dr Donald Smith and Dr James Turner

For the record I am on the yes side. However, I look forward to this down home knock down drag out debate to see what my fellow brothers and sisters in good standing think about Obama's Election and what it means to the Black community.

I am a simple man and fixing the economy is not just good for African Americans, who are already in a depression, but it obviously is good for all Americans. My regular readers know my Top Three Issues from the Election.

For my two cents, if Obama delivers the same health care plan that he had as a congress person to all Americans, he will have done more for the African American community regarding "Health" Care then I think I will see in my life time.

I know what I want from Obama? The question for me is, do the "No's" see anything that will prevent me and my community from getting what we need? God willing, I will be at the Great debate this afternoon, right after my Sun's Day swim. I will report back to you here however, in the mean time, here is a hard question for you. What points do you think the "No's" will raise?

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Nationalize Auto's - Put Ralph Nader in Charge

Nationalize the dead parts of the Auto Industry and place Naderat the head of the people's new green auto industry. Let's get the Ev-1 and the air car on line, but not just cars, let's really change, by turning green auto into green backbone manufacturing of wind and solar too.

The three CEO's must have read my comments and got out of the gas guzzling planes and drove to the people's congress in "green" cars. However, as one of my friends Curtis said, it's too late they have already tipped their business as usual hands. These failed leaders are incompetent and must be removed.

If Ford is functional it may not need to be nationalized. However, The greedy pigs at GM, who Michael Moore pointed out in his first film Rodger and Me, destroyed his home town of Flint Michigan by closing the American Auto factories and reopening the same factories out of America, driving American labor into the ditch, must be stopped. Michael Moore was right, Roger Smith the CEO of GM destroyed the American auto industry and GM. Chrysler has been bailed out before, failed again and has been handed around like an unwanted step child. Solution, If I (the people) have to pay for the now little two, like a bank I own these companies and just as in world War Two, they will work in the national interest during this emergency.

Nader as Green Auto-Czar should fire the failed Board of directors and executive management and put new blood in the green driver's seat. Michal Moore should head the labor and Health care side of Green Auto. Moore should be in charge of updating and expanding the unions and getting Universal Sick Care in to reduce Green Auto costs.

Here are my revised Recommendations. Click here for my previous article on this subject.

My recommendation: we should nationalize the failed auto makers for 10 years pressing them into national service. We should invest the 25 billion or whatever is needed to activate the following action plan.

The Aunk Four Point Auto Plan

1. Senior management and the Board of Directors replaced by competent leadership

2. The new Green Auto Industry, like in World War II making jeeps and tanks, will only make The -Green Three- Hybrids, Electric cars and cars that run on Air.

3. The companies must become transparent (Finance and process must be put on the Internet in real time so I can see and interact with my investment).

4. Green Auto will be returned to the Private sector when the mission is accomplished or when the loans are repaid whichever comes first.


Our Country is in a state of emergency (Depression since December of 2007 and 533, 000 lost jobs in November) not unlike the 1929 depression and WWII. We need to take similar dramatic action to change the direction of the ship of state. We need all hands on deck especially private industry. Let's roll up our sleeves get patriotic and get this carbon free job done. Welcome to Capitalism 2.o

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