[video] Snoop Dogg Asks Fans To Boycott Roots! “They Just Want to Keep Showing the Abuse That We Took”

Snoop Dogg gives his thoughts on the remake of Roots which debuted tonight on the History channel starring Laurence Fishburne · Mekhi Phifer · Forest Whitaker · Produced By LeVar Burton.

via USA Today

Earlier, Roots co-executive producer LeVar Burton, who played the central character in the 1977 miniseries, enslaved protagonist Kunta Kinte, told USA TODAY that the remake was needed as part of a national discussion.

“We are clearly engaged in the conversation in America and it’s one where everybody needs to be involved,” Burton says. “If you are living in America right now, then the story of slavery is relevant to you, because it’s shaped the country and the culture in which you live, whether you want to admit that or not.”

[video] Isaiah Washington Discusses Baltimore Riots: ‘We Need To Talk About Denial’

Kudos to this brother for having the balls to speak the truth about the ugly history of this country and how is correlates to the riots in Baltimore. America will have to face its sins sooner or later, hopefully before it implodes into permanent disaster. I had to stop short of fulling supporting what he said once the subject of reparations came up and he initially danced around it and said ‘maybe we should get free education’. What a lame cop out. Monetary reparations have been paid out to all over the world and  black people deserve no less.

[video] Spike Lee: Post-Racial America is “Bullshit”

Spike speaks on race in America, social media’s role in uprisings across the world, and his thoughts on police brutality.

Director Spike Lee on race in America: “If you’re African-American in this country, you know what the deal is.” Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to Lee about his latest documentary “I Can’t Breathe,” problems with the NYPD, race in America and the impact of social media on his projects.What do you think?

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[video] The Death of King Dollar

Many have predicted that the dollar will eventually fall and this short documentary continues that philosophy. The guys who put this together also claim to have the know how on how to combat this oncoming crisis. I don’t know about that claim but this video should provoke some thought on where our financial system is heading.

[video] FARRAKHAN Exposes ROTHSCHILD Bankers and their NEW WORLD ORDER Agenda

Enough Mimi posts for the week. Time for some knowledge. You wanna learn some valuable lessons about the greatest country on Earth? Sit back and watch this video and open your eyes to how international bankers and the privately owned Federal Reserve control this government and how it has been orchestrated by the Rothschilds. This video is some years old but rings true to today without a doubt. Everything spoken in this video is 100% the truth whether you want to accept it, or ignore it.

[Op-Ed] Could Obama be the Peacemaker the world has been waiting for?

via HipHopDemocrat

From the first incursion into the Spanish territory of Mexico in 1806 to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, America has employed the the use of military force, hundreds of times-deposing hostile regimes, instigating coups and protecting its national interests by any means necessary.  Why has American Foreign Policy been consistently aggressive?  Will Iran be next to suffer its wrath?

Here’s a tantalizing question as the word gets into the United States of Planet Earth, could America’s 200 year run of bloody realpolitick be coming to an end?  And is Barack Obama the man who can pull off this momentous transition?  Could he become a genuine peacemaker, daring to do only what a handful of leaders have done-apologize and make amends for his country’s past transgressions?  Can you picture the montage?  Obama embracing Fidel on his Havana deathbed apologizing for the Bay of Pigs…Obama jetting off to Tehran to talk about grievances that date back to the 1953 CIA sponsored overthrow of the Mossadeq government.

Obama crossing border into Gaza mingling with the people announcing the end of the U.S. military support for Israel until all settlements in the West Bank are dismantled.  Can you picture Obama settling into motion a process by which global nuclear disarment will be achieved?  Then rising up amid the increasingly mad scramble for whats left of the world’s natural resources and announcing that the American way of life is negotiable, and that he is ready to negotiate a fair and equitable arrangement for all? Continue reading

Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism

via Rasmussen

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better. socialism1

Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better.

Investors by a 5-to-1 margin choose capitalism. As for those who do not invest, 40% say capitalism is better while 25% prefer socialism.

There is a partisan gap as well. Republicans – by an 11-to-1 margin – favor capitalism. Democrats are much more closely divided: Just 39% say capitalism is better while 30% prefer socialism. As for those not affiliated with either major political party, 48% say capitalism is best, and 21% opt for socialism.

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls.) Rasmussen Reports updates also available on Twitter. Continue reading

Report: 1 in 50 American children homeless

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via CNN

(CNN) — One in 50 children is homeless in the United States every year, according to a report released Tuesday.

The report, by the National Center on Family Homelessness, analyzed data from 2005-06 and found that more than 1.5 million children were without a home.

“These numbers will grow as home foreclosures continue to rise,” Ellen Bassuk, president of the center, said in a statement.

The study ranked states on their performance in four areas: the extent of child homelessness, the risk for it, child well-being and the state’s policy and planning efforts.

The states that fared the poorest were Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

Connecticut, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Rhode Island and North Dakota performed the best.

Homeless children have poor health, emotional problems and low graduation rates, the study found.

“The consequences to our society will play out for decades,” Bassuk said. “As we bail out the rest of our nation, it is also time to come to their aid.” Continue reading