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John J. Connolly Jr., 62, was transferred two week ago from a federal
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of Greg Hodge for mayor; a problem for Brown's man?
there is talk about Hodge as a viable candidate for Mayor of
Oakland after Brown is gone. But from Jerry Brown's political
grab bag, he has ordained, as one priest does to another, Don
Perata to run for mayor after him.
the heartless would not grieve with the families and relatives
who lost their brave loved ones in the Columbia disaster Saturday.
We mourn with the families and with this nation. Those brave
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Black Colleges and Universities are alive and well
Paige announced some time ago that President George W. Bush's
budget request for the Education Department will include more
than $350 million for programs that will strengthen Historically
Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Historically Black
Graduate Institutions (HBGIs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions
(HSIs)â€”an increase of more than $12 million over current funding
about blacks who are disabled, have they a history this month?
wouldn't think that disabled blacks had a history when Black
History Month comes around. For 10-years or so I've been on
a search for black disabled people's contributions to mainstream
society and to the black and disabled communities, but it's
almost as if we don't exist.
Study shows white discrimination against nonwhites down by 17%,
but white affirmative action still at 25%
of Housing and Urban Development reported the findings of one
of the periodic tests for discrimination they conduct. This
test indicated that white discrimination against Black and Brown
Americans has actually gone down by 17%, but it is still up
by 25% of the time.
Black Panther Party: a vital part of Black History
The Black Panther Party was founded
in October I966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, both student
activists at Merritt College in Oakland CA.
This is Black History Month; how much do you know?
life and achievements
of Mary McLeod Bethune, educator
1904 Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute
for Negro Girls. The
original students at this school were Bethuneâ€™s son, Albert,
and five little girls who were charged fifty cents tuition a
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By age 30, three-quarters
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Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Dr. Edward Valeausays that education
is the single most important indicator of a people's success
and progress in any society. Educating young black males,
the most undernourished and needy segment in our community.
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IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
OTHERS IN THE LIFE OF THIS NATION
"The path of the just is as a shining
light that gets brighter unto a perfect day."
nights are lonely and days are frozen unable to sleep though most nights
I want to try so hard not to cry reality i should be fine yet sleeping
in the bed I made the ole me did fade... faded and can't get back what
was lost abused misused a spirit awaken with an extreme cost only if
you knew the price... sacrifice too much soul crunched crushed REGAIN
F a s T as my captor laughs makes fun because mistaken the one I thought
was mine never was mine turned out to be nothing but obvious lies would
rather sign up for war and fight a cause then to take care of yours...
no one to blame difficult to mention the name MANY encounter the same
every moment is a moment that ticks away my own shame... what was was
now is o v v v e r not ever to be regained... unable and no longer want
to play an intrigued conquerors "no one wins" game... Myself will REGAIN
Sovereign state Full of wishing wells Spades and all He's dug his sleep
Down here, Where a singular passivity awakes Mind your own And I'll
mind mine, He says, To brood where others Fall to bruise So rather they
look up And then peer down As curiosity to love a quiet one Draws near
"Won't you fill me up?" they call from here , No, lower the bucket Little
by little Dangling over A wishful state Full of sovereign wells And
insular eyes Flood over these rocks My possibilities Hearts and all
Are night No more spot-light On this lost Forgotten fate Down here,
Down hereâ€¦ Where safety swims Alone And darkness plays a hand, Undealt.
Lies Live Forever?
like the homeless, who wander around, looking for a place to rest, for
a bed, to sing sweet songs in,// Or are they like the birds who fly
to nest in the wrong direction, to a place they don't belong in,// Perhaps,
they are the dreams we would forget// Or the songs that play our soul's
regret// But are they not untouchable? // How else does the heart disguise?
or the mind beguile? or the consciousness protect?// Compelling to the
touch they grasp to the ear and are held tightly in the eyesâ€¦// Of a
truth seeker coveting (in disservice to his goal) his own indiscretions//
Now by whose discretion do we uncover his? With these vows that embrace
"Til death do us part", in us, in him Do we not see our fate?// That
if lies are to live forever, so must we. 
two poems by
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Like a bird
I wish I could sing like a bird and fly
so much higher than they soar I want more out of life I want Heaven's
ear to listen to my like Amazing Grace I want to sound sweet but better
to taste Can I pour out my heart and soul and fill your cup Or will
you still remain empty Feed me love I'll digest joy and pain Then defecate
the remains Teach me with wisdom That i should become wise Child in
a lost tribe I adapt and survive my condition Kept stagnant in a concrete
jungle My spirit moves me past life Where I can see things from high
I can sing like an Angel My belly full with bread Light radiates glory
Eternal promise fulfilled But still, I am here Trapped in a cage All
my days spent trying to sing Like a bird.
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