International Copywriters

SeemingLet me rewrite this introduction. It is dumb to write about copywriting when the writing is sloppy. It would just make it clear that I am not to start a new business doing copywriting, unless it would really be just business. That would mean that I get other people to do the copying and the writing. And to get more other people to get the assignments for the copywriters.

Then what would I do? Just Continue reading

No Mahdi, but a MessLia’

The Mess LiaBlacks Slowly Emerging from Obama Delirium
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

People are forced to confront the facts of the disaster that has befallen Black America.”

There have been tons of commentary and what passes for analysis of the Black condition in the United States, 50 years after the March on Washington. The most fascinating recent data on how African Americans assess their situation in the U.S. comes from the Pew Research Center. The Pew researchers are noted for accumulating data over long periods of time, but their latest report also shows a dramatic change in Black outlook in the past four and six years, based on surveys taken in 2007, 2009 and this summer. Continue reading

Do You Know Any Black Farmers?

Black Farmers Rally For Discrimination Settlement
By JULIE ROSE (2010)

This is why you cannot get any more young black farmers in it, because they see the struggle that the older black farmers got — being discriminated and mistreated. – Vern Switzer

After rallying across the South last week, Black farmers plan to be in Washington, D.C., on Monday to call on the government to “pay up” on its more than 10-year-old promise to compensate for discrimination. Despite the conditions of the 1999 civil rights settlement, more than 70,000 Black farmers have yet to see a penny.

‘A Dying Breed’

Vern Switzer is 63 years old, but he still single-handedly farms 19 acres of land along a busy country road just outside Winston Salem, N.C. He is one of only about 30,000 Black farmers in America today. These farmers are mostly in the South and represent just 1.5 percent of total farm operators in America, compared to 14 percent back in 1920. Continue reading

Economic Power and Tuskegee

The History of Black AmericaBooker T. Washington and Black capitalism
By Lance Selfa (2012)

With his conservative “self-help” philosophy, Booker T. Washington became the main spokesperson for [African Americans] at the end of the 19th century.

UNEMPLOYMENT AND poverty are the plight of millions of Black workers in today’s America. Yet paradoxically, Black political power has grown in the decades since the height of the civil rights and Black Power movement. This is because political power without economic power is empty.

But what kind of economic power? Many Black political leaders argue for a version of “Black capitalism”–that increased economic power within the confines of the capitalist system is the way to improve the lot of the mass of Black workers. Continue reading

No Poor Men – Haitian Oligarchy

baby-doc-duvalier-weddingAll the Dictator’s Men
by Mitchel Cohen, 1994

1. Rudolph Giuliani

In April 1982, a class action lawsuit filed by the Miami-based Haitian Refugee Center seeking the release of 2,100 Haitian refugees interdicted at sea came to trial.

Arguing the government’s case against releasing the refugees and urging their “repatriation,” another squeaky clean word, assiduously scrubbed so that no blood leaks, was the Associate Attorney General of the United States at the time, Rudolph Giuliani. Giuliani, the man who would a decade later become Mayor of New York City, home to tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants, argued that repression in Haiti “simply does not exist now.”

The refugees, Giuliani contended, had nothing to fear from the friendly government of Jean-Claude Continue reading

The Intelligence Origins of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa - NguzoSabaThe Intelligence Origins of Kwanzaa
by Brother Sekhem (2006)

“Africans must stop generalizing about the loyalties and motives of Afro-Americans, including the widespread suspicion of black Americans being CIA agents. … ” – Ron Karenga

I believe it’s necessary to reveal the origin of this holiday [Kwanzaa] that was given to us. Our enemies love Kwanzaa, love to see us engaged in its practice and have no qualms in promoting it bigger than life throughout the media. TV news shows around the United Hates, go out of their way to advance Kwanzaa, not because they want to, but because they’ve been instructed to. No other festivity or pro-Afrikan day is promoted this way except for Martin Luther King Day. Why is that?

The answers might be that they want Christmas to be a largely white event, and want to take it back for themselves. But that would be self-defeating for them economically, and they are slowly losing their own economic base in Christmas, due to outright greed and over commercialization. So the answer must reside in the fact our enemies want to: Continue reading