“I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s motor bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” -Martin Luther King’s Acceptance Speech, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1964
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This week’s Wednesday Beauty is Shai White.
I love the colors and tones in this shot. Check out the photographer, Chris Willis’ other work on flickr.com.
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This week’s Wednesday Beauty is….
I don’t know her name but that pose says it all!
If you know her name please share it..I’ll be more than happy to post it.
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Teiko Dornor a beautiful black woman.
The first Wednesday Beauty.
Know a beautiful black woman that I should feature send me an email or a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ok, maybe that headline may a bit of a stretch but it’s not that far fetched.
At Tuesday night’s GOP Presidential debate, held at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, almost everybody had something to say to Cain. From moderator Charlie Rose fielding the first question of the night to Herman Cain to the other presidential candidate’s seeming obsession with Cain’s 9-9-9 economic plan.
Most of the debate was centered around Cain’s 9-9-9 economic plan, with many of the candidates expressing their doubts about whether or not it could be successful and outright attacking it from all sides. Cain’s plan would dismantle the current tax system and establish a 9 percent corporate tax, 9 percent income tax and a new 9 percent national sales tax.
Cain, defended his plan consistently and even after a statement by Governor Jon Huntsman who said he thought Cain’s plan referred to a ‘price of pizza’, Cain said his plan, ” Will pass and it is not the price of pizza, because it has been well-studied and well-developed. It starts with, unlike your proposals, throwing out the current tax code.”
Herman Cain did nothing but bolster his campaign tonight.
Governor Rick Perry is done. He did not perform. He looked lost and confused on several occasions and at one time he even appeared to be rolling his eyes at a statement made by Governor Jon Huntsman. Perry’s campaign has gone from white hot to code blue in a matter of weeks and I attribute it all to his debate performances. He just can’t seemingly articulate his ideas or attack his opponents in a coherent and articulate fashion for any audience and this does not inspire confidence in the GOP base and from donors.
Governor Romney was solid. He was prepared as usual, showed up did his job and made sure to look everybody in the eye (even though I have yet to figure out anything about this guy other than the fact that he wants to president, really, really, really badly) when they spoke and he didn’t make and critical mistakes. As they say slow and steady wins the race.
And all the other candidates, they showed up, were asked a couple of questions by the moderators because the moderators had too, just to be politie, but again if you walk away with anything from this debate it’s this-Rick Perry’s campaign is over. Herman Cain’s campaign and status is on the rise and Mitt Romney is still solid and appears to know what he’s talking about.
Bring on the next one!
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Black women aren’t pretty! Well, maybe the light skinned ones are but MOST DEFINITELY NOT the dark skin ones! This isn’t a new topic. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this from the mouths of men of all different races but it doesn’t just come from men it also comes from women, BLACK women as well. Big shock? Nope, we hate on ourselves the worst. Given the recent controversy surrounding the Psychology today article written by Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics asking “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women? Why black women, but not black men ?” I hope that the ‘shadeism ‘ that exists within our own community is discussed and that we don’t just admonish Kanazawa but we admonish all those who attempt to degrade and denigrate black women especially our dark skinned black women.
Check out a post I wrote a few years back about this same issue when Iman, a sista, declared Michelle Obama to be ‘not a great beauty ‘.
And if you want some candid and beautiful shots of black women check my blog every Wedneday for my pick for the Wednesday Beauty of the week.
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By now you’ve probably heard about Chris Brown’s latest emotional outburst at the BET Awards.
No, he didn’t beat anybody up this time but he did cry a lot and put on a really good show for the cameras and the audience. I don’t believe for a second that his tears were genuine or that this bad boy has gone good or that MJ’s song Man in the Mirror touched him so deeply at that exact moment that he couldn’t do anything other than cry. I will admit that an epiphany can occur at the most inauspicious time hell, I’ve had one break through moment while shopping for toilet paper at the grocery store!
Unfortunately I don’t believe that the 2010 BET Awards was one of those times for Mr.Chris Brown. Dude, knew that a lot of people would be watching and he wants his career back and he’s willing to do anything even cry to get it back..do I begrudge him that? No. He wants redemption and he should try everything he possible can to achieve it but we, the public, shouldn’t forget all the crying Rihanna probably did after Chris Brown smashed her face in and welcome Chris Brown back into our open arms. Forgive him if you can but in my book they are some mistakes you should pay a lifetime for and beating up your partner is one of them. I know I can’t forgive him but then again I’ve never claimed to be a forgive and forget kinda gal.
But Chris Brown does deserve an award for one of the best performances of the evening tears included.
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This isn’t the first time Pat Robertson has spewed such disgusting, despicable comments but I hope it isn’t the last time he feels the warth of Americans and the global community for afflicting even more damage on the already depressed and downtrodden Haitian people.
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Like you I haven’t switched channels all day either. My eyes and ears have been permanently fixed on CNN’s anchors and reporters.
But as I see more images and hear more of the stories from Haiti’s earthquake disaster zone I can’t help but be reminded of those end of the world/mega disaster shows that air repeatedly on the History Channel.
This earthquake in Haiti was what those experts on those shows were talking about!
Haiti was a disaster before this natural disaster I can’t imagine what this country will be like in a few months..a few years.
How will Haitians respond not just in the first few days but in the months and years to come?
How long can the national solidarity last?
How much daily suffering can a people take and for how long?
Will the world respond fast enough to avert a global catastrophe?
Obviously we haven’t been listening to what the experts have been saying about Port-au-Prince and the possibility of an earthquake occurring there..hmm..I wonder if we will be listening the next time?
What a horrible way for the world to begin the new year..
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I’ve been seeing this rumor all over the net. Apparently the remix to Jay-Z’s hit song with Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind will feature Nas his one time enemy and 50 Cent.
If you haven’t heard the song yet check it out.
A remix featuring a collaboration between the three men would obviously mean the reported feud between Jay-Z and Nas is over and that the two popular artistes have been able to put their issues behind them and move on.
I guess they’ve realized too many people, too many black men, have died and continue to die over stupid s%*& we don’t need to add two more to the list.
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