Saturday, November 05, 2005

The CIA and the United States should be made to pay for its sins. How dare they believe that that can construct secret prisons in order to do to people what they feel like and think they can? God these people get on my nerves. They definitely need to loose their penises.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Four Black Students Suffer From Another Katrina Race-Related Injustice

Hattiesburg, MS ( - William Carey College, a predominantly white Southern Baptist private school, has recently wrongfully expelled four black students for using an electric generator during the Presidentially-declared disaster.

Immediately following Katrina, several students of the college were stranded due to road blockage, gas shortage, or distance from their homes. A student went into a maintenance shed that had been ripped open by high speed winds and made use of a generator that remained on the campus.

This reportedly helped students recharge and use their cell phones while the land lines were down as well as give them lights at night. The men's dorm lobby, where the generator was being used, also became a safe haven of sorts for some of the remaining female students.

As the days passed and roads and gas became more available, the only students that remained were those whose homes were out of state, overseas, or destroyed. This small group consisted of three William Carey basketball players and one former player as well as others.

Senior Jeremy Irby, Junior Marvin Flemmons, Senior Dante Hardy, and Junior Jeremiah Blackwell were all expelled for using the generator that many students participated in using including school staff. They were told and given written notice that they were being expelled for conduct that was contrary to the schools handbook and there was not to be any appeal nor could they return to campus as visitors. This action itself was against school policy.

The students were escorted off campus by police with armed military personnel and had to immediately take with them all of their belongings with no place to go. No other students were expelled or repremanded. When asked what their plans were Marvin Flemmons replied, "We are looking for legal representation and we want our story to get out so this does not happen to anyone else."


Dante Hardy
118 College Drive #8177
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
mdantehardy AT yahoo DOT com

Soul II Soul-- Keep On Movin'

Keep On Movin'
Don't stop like the hands of time
Click Clock
find your own way to stay
the time will come one day
Why do people choose to live their lives this way?
Keep on movin' don't stop no
keep on movin'
keep on movin'
keep on movin'
don't stop
Keep on movin'
Its our time
time today
the right time is here to stay
stay in my life
my life always
yellow is the colour of sunrays
I hide myself from no one
I know the time will surely come when
You'll be in my life
my life
my life always
Yellow is the colour of sunrays.
Keep on movin'
don't stop
keep on movin'

I know the time
time today
walking alone in my own way
Extremely cold and rainy day
friends and I have fun along the way
we do! I hide myself from no one
I know the time will really come when
You'll be in my life
my life always
yellow is the colour of sunrays.
Keep on movin'
don't stop
keep on movin'.

I Am Encouraged

There are thousands in the streets in Mar Del Plata, Argentina protesting Bush's presence there. God, they have more freedom than we do. I hope they do something to him. Viva Argentina! Viva Chavez!! I am also quite enthralled by the riots in Paris. For ages and ages, the French treated their immigrant/colored populations like rubbish and now they are experiencing the Backlash. It is interesting, and something I think everyone should note: Be aware of the way poverty and oppression travels and the United States, poverty is in the urban areas---decrepit schools and housing in what Cornel West calls Chocolate Europe, they keep their poor in the suburbs, on the outskirts of the city. Oh the time when there shall be an uprising among the impoverished classes.....

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Last night was absolutely interesting. I dont know, but someone up there definitely sends me some interesting experiences down the line every now and then. Talk about homoerotic and god, absolutely sexual--while doing everything but the act--yet. Anyway. We shall see how this develops.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I realized this evening that I have the ability to make white men very uncomfortable. They run for cover and try to protect their penises.
I think the democrats may be getting a little bit of a backbone.
They are rioting in Paris. I think it is a beautiful thing too.
One thing that I wanted to note was my impressions of the rally and protest saturday. What I noted that was of such interest to me and that really struck a chord with me was the presence of children at this rally. There were children, in considerable numbers there- holding up signs, passing out things. It was definitely a beautiful moment.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Julian Bond, John Conyers, and Melvin Watts all made very bold and powerful comments at Rosa Parks' funeral today. I was quite warmly surprised when Julian Bond invoked the name of Robert Williams and Radio Free Dixie. He also made reference to Eldridge Cleaver. Go Julian. God Bless all who spoke.

Monday, October 31, 2005

I have not talked much about my fathers family at all. Alas, I am not that familiar with them. I know my aunts, my uncles, and my cousins, but the larger family, of them I have not much knowledge. I will record what I do know.My father has thirteen brothers and sisters. Twelve from his mother and one outside child. My grandfather's name was Edward Carl and my grandmother's maiden name was Allegra Jones. My grandfather primarily worked for the Irish mafia in Chicago. My grandmother went to Spelman and taught school. Both of their fathers were ministers. I dont know what my grandfather was mixed with, but he was most certainly the whitest Black man I have ever seen. His family was from Mississippi. He looked like James Carville thirty years older.I have not seen his brothers--I believe I saw a picture of one once. Some of them are still alive. I do know that several of them have/had blond hair and blue eyes, including this one that just died. My grandfather was a mess. He used to scare the bejesus out of me and I wouldnt want to go sit near him because he would always be talking about ghosts and seeing his dead wife and dead daughter coming to get him. He also believed in voodoo.

My grandmother's family I know more about because my aunts and other relatives did a history on them. Her immediate family was Jones. Her father was a minister. Her maternal family was the Woodsons. Her Woodson grandfather was also a minister. She had an uncle that was sort of a football legend at the University of Kentucky and a host of other relatives who did different things. The Woodson family is quite old and they founded a few towns in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois. They seemed to be quite illustrious people of color. I am wondering if they are at all connected to Carter G. Woodson. It would be interesting to see.
I am just now reading a biography of Edie Sedgwick. It is interesting how genealogy is. Especially when there are such large families. As I read about her background and heritage I think about mine.

This from Barbra's Website...Written By BJS herself

This section contains statements and speeches by Ms. Streisand.

If Not Now... When? ...Barbra Streisand
Posted on October 26, 2005
If there was ever a time in history to impeach a President of the United States, it would be now. In my opinion, it is two years too late. We should have done this before the election to spare the country the misjudgment, the incompetence and the malfeasance of this administration. Let us remember that UN weapons inspectors asked for more time to search Iraq for WMDs. Two months into their search, the Director General of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, stated that he found no evidence that Iraq had revived its nuclear weapons program since its elimination in the 1990s. And Saddam Hussein had begun to comply with the administration's demands. Why would you invade a country if there was still a chance for peace? Shouldn't war be an absolute last resort? We went to war because we were misled. And we should be angry because of the 2,000 American soldiers and the 200 armed coalition forces that have died. We should be livid because of the 15,000 American soldiers that have been horribly maimed and wounded. We should be disgusted because of the 30,000 innocent Iraqi civilians that have been killed and the 20,000 that are wounded after administration officials claimed that the US was going to liberate the Iraqi people.

When does it stop? It stops with the indictment and impeachment of this corrupt, power-hungry, greedy group of incompetent leaders. How many more have to die before this happens?

Impeachment will be difficult. People must understand the power of Congress. When one party controls both the House and the Senate, they control the agenda. They control what hearings are held, what legislation gets voted on, whether subpoenas are issued and which investigations can take place. And they control whether impeachment proceedings can be brought.

We were clearly deceived by this administration and now we find ourselves fighting a war under false pretenses. There was no connection between Iraq and 9/11, despite Dick Cheney's many assertions. There were no WMD's and the CIA had intelligence which corroborated that evidence. There was no nuclear threat contrary to Condoleezza Rice's "smoking gun becoming a mushroom cloud" scare tactic. And there was no yellow cake purchased from Niger by Iraq as former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, along with our European allies, confirmed. All of these misconceptions and falsehoods were relentlessly stated. But this administration disregarded the facts because they wanted to wage this war, as we learned in the Downing Street memo.

This President will go down as the worst president in American history. His administration ignored and neglected the threats before 9/11. His team was not prepared to act and react before, during or after Hurricane Katrina. His policies have contributed to the hastening of global warming, an ever growing national debt, a rise in poverty and an increasing disparity between the rich and the poor. We are watching the middle-class disappear under Bush's leadership. He has taken our economy from the largest surplus in U.S. history to the largest deficit in U.S. history. And he has appointed several people to important positions that are unqualified and loyal to a dangerous fault.

With the recent controversy surrounding the potential indictments and charges of perjury against senior members of the Bush administration, some have made comparisons to the perjury charge that was brought against President Clinton. Perjury under any circumstance is wrong. However, in President Clinton’s situation, the matter was concerning an issue that only adversely affected himself and his family. But the potential charges filed against Bush’s closest advisors have put everybody’s families and the national security of the United States at risk.

Thank god the media and the American public are finally waking up and asking the tougher questions now. I keep hearing Harry Truman's famous statement ringing in my brain, "I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you?"

Sunday, October 30, 2005

This Was On The Cover of Time Magazine on the Day I Was Born

Dump the Bosses off Your Back?

Are you poor, forlorn and hungry?
Are there lots of things you lack?
Is your life made up of misery?
Then dump the bosses off your back.
Are your clothes all patched and tattered?
Are you living in a shack ?
Would you have your troubles scattered?
Then dump the bosses off your back.
Are you almost split asunder?
Loaded like a long-eared jack?
Boob - why don't you buck like thunder,
And dump the bosses off your back?
All the agonies you suffer
You can end with one good whack;
Stiffen up, you orn'ry duffer
And dump the bosses off your back.

Have You Been to Jail for Justice?


© 1998 Anne Feeney (BMI)

Was it Cesar Chavez? Maybe it was Dorothy Day
Some will say Dr. King or Gandhi set them on their way
No matter who your mentors are it's pretty plain to see
That, if you've been to jail for justice, you're in good company

Have you been to jail for justice? I want to shake your hand
Cause sitting in and lyin' down are ways to take a stand
Have you sung a song for freedom? or marched that picket line?
Have you been to jail for justice? Then you're a friend of mine

You law abiding citizens, come listen to this song
'Cause laws were made by people, and people can be wrong
Once unions were against the law, but slavery was fine
Women were denied the vote and children worked the mine
The more you study history the less you can deny it
A rotten law stays on the books til folks with guts defy it

The law's supposed to serve us, and so are the police
And when the system fails, it's up to us to speak our peace
We must be ever vigilant for justice to prevail
So get courage from your convictions
Let them haul you off to jail!
It was a beautiful day and an even more beautiful evening. Anne Feeney made me cry at the anti-war raly their in Terra Haute, especially with her stirring rendition of "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?" and the reading of the names was powerful. I have never felt more comfortable or have I ever been more completely at home than this evening in a room full of socialists, unionists, and progressives at the Eugene V. Debs dinner. It was beautiful. And people on the left know how to dress..... We heard beautiful and stirring words from Charles King, Secretary of the Eugene V.Debs Foundation, Cecil Roberts from the United Mine Workers of America, and the honoree of the night, Thomas Frank, who wrote Whats the Matter with Kansas? I got to meet all three and they were great and I got to socialize and meet with some others as well. It was a great evening.