Archive for October, 2012

Book Excerpt Of The Week- Part 3: “Black Dawn, Bright Day” By: Sun Bear with Wabun Wind

“We can help heal the world by easing tension instead of aggravating it. In relationships and families in this society, we have a problem with tension points. Sometimes there’s a little thing, a rub, between two people, and instead of being aware of it and easing off, some people seem to like to pick at […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week- Part 2: “Black Dawn, Bright Day” By: Sun Bear with Wabun Wind

“In third world countries, at least 27 million acres of forest- an area as big as Tennessee- are either slashed and burned or flooded for dams each year. The most alarming destruction is in the Amazon Basin. (Not coincidentally, the indigenous people of the Amazon region have gone from numbering three million in the early […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week- Part 1: “Black Dawn, Bright Day” By: Sun Bear with Wabun Wind

“Over the past 100 years, half of what was 7.7 million square miles of rain forest has vanished. The problem began in Africa where the colonial nations allowed private companies to harvest timber without any restrictions. When the African people gained independence, they often continued to sell timber because it was one of their most […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

Victor Blanco was the mayor of San Antonio in 1809. This was when Texas was still a part of Mexico, and slavery wasn’t yet abolished. Tweet

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TODAY IS BUY BLACK FRIDAY

PLEASE PASS THIS ON! (EACH ONE TEACH ONE OR TWO!) THIS IS PHASE ONE ON HOW WE CAN HELP TO STRENGTHEN & EMPOWER OUR COMMUNITY: The 2008 not guilty verdict in the Sean Bell case evoked outrage, emotion, and debate. It is not an anomaly that the police officers involved in the Sean Bell slaying […]

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Quote Of The Day

“I don’t know how much faith you have in newspapers…We have never been able to control our image…For some reason not being able to control our image made us ashamed of us…Talked about us so long, we started believing it.” -Dick Gregory Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not  swallowed.” -Josh Bilings Tweet

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Brooklyn’s Slave Ship??

Is it me, or does Brooklyn’s New Barclay Center (home of the Brooklyn Nets) resemble a docked slave ship? Tweet

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Interesting Fact: The Importance Of Recycling

“Each year, Americans throw away 16 billion disposable diapers, 1.5 billion pens, 220 tires, and 2 billion razor blades. Yearly, Americans discard enough aluminum to rebuild the entire United States commercial airline fleet every three months.” -From, “Black Dawn, Bright Day” Tweet

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Black History Fact Of The Day

In 1823, Alexander Lucius Twilight became the first African American to receive a college degree. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. [SIDEBAR: In less than 200 years of "higher" education, look how far African-Americans have come in the corrupted & bias "educational" system. NEVER believe the stereotype that African-Americans don't value education!] Tweet

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