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About Me

Progressive Podcast Talk Show host of MICHIGAN\'S TOP POLITICO PROGRAM - Independent Underground Radio LIVE. Owner of IU News & Talk. Reader of DU mostly. Will be an infrequent poster of issues that impact our state of Michigan and Nation.

Journal Archives

Explaining US Media New Infatuation with Assata Shakur as Decades of Tension are eased with Cuba

"Since President Barack Obama's announcement on December 17, easing decades of tense relations with Cuba, American media resources have jumped on the bandwagon labeling whom or what is defined as a terrorist.

In this case, Assata Shakur known as the only African-American Woman on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 10 Most Wanted Terrorist List under the name of Joanne Chesimard as a quasi 'Domestic Terrorist' -- is the latest media sensation.

Shakur is wanted on the charge of a May 1973 shooting death of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Forester and injuries to another Trooper James Harper. According to the narrative, Shakur and two co-horts Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire) confronted and shot at the officers after a traffic stop over a broken tail light.

The trial which took place four years after the incident --- and after Shakur was either acquitted, had charges dismissed or received a hung jury conclusion over the years to seven other alleged charges -- resulted in a guilty verdict for Assata Shakur for First Degree Murder and a host of other convictions on March 25, 1977.

Despite the convictions, questions of fact remain today in Shakur's case."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/12/explaining-us-media-new-infatuation.html#ixzz3MNFej6CF
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Dec 19, 2014, 03:26 PM (0 replies)

Explaining “I Can’t Breathe” to White People

"I Can’t Breathe” is about more than police brutality. It is about the basic unfairness many African Americans experience every day in America through no fault of their own. Let that sink in for just a moment.

Through no fault of their own, African American shoppers (even Barack Obama) are suspected of being shop lifters and are stalked by store owners or store security. Though no fault of their own, African America drivers are often targeted by police and pulled over and harassed without probable cause. Through no fault of their own, African Americans who want to rent an apartment in a nice neighborhood with good schools are told that there are no apartments available.

Or, that the apartments have just been rented. Through no fault of their own, the average African American child who acts out in school is given a more punitive punishment than the average white child who acts out in school. Through no fault of their own, African Americans who are completely qualified for a particular job are told untruthfully by employers that they are not qualified. If you had to live in this reality, wouldn’t you feel like, “I Can’t Breathe.”

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/12/oped-explaining-i-cant-breathe-to-white.html#ixzz3MCCe4Xd3
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Dec 17, 2014, 05:46 PM (20 replies)

CNN Tonight #ASKACOP Episode Evokes a Harsh Twitter Response

Before airing the latest 'CNN Tonight' installment the network requested users of the social media site Twitter pose questions for a panel of law enforcement officers for its self-entitled 'Cops Under Fire" segment.

Anger over the grand jury non-indictments of former New York City, NY resident Eric Garner, 18 year-old Mike Brown of Ferguson, MO and the shooting death of 12 year-old Tamir Rice boiled over as user's questions were mixed with strong sarcasm, outrage and disappointment in response to the recent incidents of police violence.

The hashtag #AskACop climbed to the top of the list of U.S. Twitter trends Tuesday night. CNN's Town Hall Style Panel included five officers who previously used deadly force on the job.

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/12/cnn-tonights-askacop-episode-evokes.html#ixzz3M8Zmtyik
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Dec 17, 2014, 02:20 AM (3 replies)

Legendary Detroit News Anchor Bill Bonds, dead

"Legendary Detroit based retired anchorman, formerly of WXYZ- Channel 7 Action News, Bill Bonds has died. Bonds was 81 years old, passing away Saturday afternoon from a heart attack.

Bonds started at WXYZ in 1963 and worked at the news channel until 1968. Three years later in 1971, Bonds returned and worked at the station until his retirement in 1995."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/12/legendary-detroit-news-anchor-bill.html#ixzz3LpUl69om
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sat Dec 13, 2014, 08:01 PM (2 replies)

Today, Sadness Darkens My Heart

By Writer Larry Benjamin of Random Thoughts Blog

"Today the truth came into my consciousness. A long- time friend has shown signs of having given up and succumbed to the forces about her.

She was for years a supporting force in the fight for Democratic values. These values may have been something she learned from her father a life-long Democratic supporter. She knew she was in a minority among the many in her realm of activity but she held firm in her convictions.

And now we find her speaking in support of right wing thoughts and attitudes, not shouting from the roof tops, but expressing thoughts in agreement with the right wing.

This comes about from her watching reports on the Ferguson murder and resulting demonstrations."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/12/today-sadness-darkens-my-heart.html#ixzz3LEcgjHot
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sun Dec 7, 2014, 12:41 PM (2 replies)

Don't Shoot Song [Mike Brown/Trayvon Martin Tribute] - I Can't Breathe Eric Garner

The ironic nature of connection between Garner, Brown and Martin murders are indeed something that has obviously has got lost on the larger discussion. Eric Garner killed by Choke Hold for selling loose cigarettes in front of a store. Mike Brown (according to killer cop Darren Wilson) shot to death for being a "suspect" in a "strong-arm robbery" over cigarattos at a store. Trayvon Martin shot to death coming from a store after buying Skittles and Ice Tea.

The connections between these horrible murders has been lost in the conversation.....

Now for the video

The Artists (THANK YOU ALL) -- The Game - Don’t Shoot Ft. Diddy, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, Wale, Swizz Beatz, Curren$y, Problem, DJ Khaled, King Pharaoh & TGT

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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sun Dec 7, 2014, 11:00 AM (3 replies)

Multiple people stabbed on Amtrak train from Chicago to Port Huron

Source: Channel 7 Action News - Detroit

"NILES, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Niles Police Department confirms to 7 Action News multiple people have been stabbed aboard an Amtrak train. The train was headed from Chicago to Port Huron.

Police say four people were stabbed, including the conductor. One man from Saginaw is in custody.

It happened at the train station in Niles about 7 p.m. Amtrak says Train 364 was where is happened, and 172 people were on board.

Niles is on the southwest side of the state, about 10 miles north of South Bend, Indiana."

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/news/multiple-people-stabbed-on-amtrak-train-in-michigan
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Dec 5, 2014, 10:58 PM (39 replies)

(VIDEO) A Moment of Honesty For Ex-Basketball Player Charles Barkley from the African-American Comm.

Charles Barkley is a liar and obviously is seeking his 15 minutes of some sort of fame.

First Charles says he don't do social media. Okay, then what is this: Charles Barkley, as anything on Facebook is social media. Next, Charles Barkley fixes his mouth to say "Sometimes it right to racially profile". Really Charles?

Okay let's start with you.

A serial gambler, a drunk, before TNT a ex-basketball player in debt, previously charged with assault and battery and with a clear fellatio obsession -- shall we go on? Charles profile would lead to he needed 15 minutes of fame, adding money to the pot for paying off debts owes for his gambling habit. There's a profile for ya.

The whole point of selling out the African-American community to the Race baiting masters in a sit down interview. WOW! Quite sad indeed."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/12/video-moment-of-honesty-for-ex.html#ixzz3KrLFUorZ

Photo Credit - The Smoking Gun -Mug Shot: Former NBA star Charles Barkley was arrested by Milwaukee police in December 1991 for allegedly punching a man in the face. In June 1992, a jury acquitted him of the assault charge.
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Dec 3, 2014, 01:10 PM (4 replies)

The Evil of Thanksgiving Creep, Black Friday and Why Consumers Are Painfully Falling for Both

"Working in Retail Management for years there was an enjoyment previously in, the "Black Friday" rush, the excitement on shoppers faces after offering a awesome deal, having major fun with my staff and more.

Traditionally -- before Thanksgiving Creep-- Retail Employees normally received THREE (yes just three) Almost Guaranteed Holidays Off: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

That's it, that all.

Because the retail workers of the World had the Thursday before Black Friday off to spend without interruption with our families, we did not mind getting up REALLY EARLY to serve your shopping needs on "Black Friday". However, the last three years have been interesting to watch. The way "Black Friday" as been "presented" to consumers definitely has changed -- for the worse."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/11/the-evil-of-thanksgiving-creep-black.html#ixzz3KNZfZ5sQ
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Nov 28, 2014, 11:57 AM (2 replies)

MI has No Legal Obligation to Provide a Quality Public Education, So Says the State Appellate Court

In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District.

"A 2-1 decision reversed an earlier circuit court ruling that there is a “broad compelling state interest in the provision of an education to all children.”

The appellate court said the state has no constitutional requirement to ensure schoolchildren actually learn fundamental skills such as reading — but rather is obligated only to establish and finance a public education system, regardless of quality. Waving off decades of historic judicial impact on educational reform, the majority opinion also contends that “judges are not equipped to decide educational policy.”

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2014/11/oped-michigan-has-no-legal-obligation.html#ixzz3J4ZphhbN
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Nov 14, 2014, 02:29 PM (7 replies)
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