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tballardbrown:

“…pardon me if I remain skeptical of those who would have us believe that Jay-Z and West make revolutionary art. Do they make music that is fun to dance to and contains occasional references to politics? Absolutely. But if they are revolutionaries, then let us marvel at what a difference 50 years makes: Hampton and Newton wielded guns in the name of class war, while today’s black militants are millionaires with music-video budgets who film fake revolutions in places where real revolutions once took place.” 
—Cord Jefferson, via Gawker’s What’s 50 Grand to a Revolutionary Like Me?: Watch the Throne and the New Black Power

tballardbrown:

“…pardon me if I remain skeptical of those who would have us believe that Jay-Z and West make revolutionary art. Do they make music that is fun to dance to and contains occasional references to politics? Absolutely. But if they are revolutionaries, then let us marvel at what a difference 50 years makes: Hampton and Newton wielded guns in the name of class war, while today’s black militants are millionaires with music-video budgets who film fake revolutions in places where real revolutions once took place.” 

—Cord Jefferson, via Gawker’s What’s 50 Grand to a Revolutionary Like Me?: Watch the Throne and the New Black Power

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America’s Watershed moment

After listening to President Obama’s interview last night on same sex marriage I was instantly reminded by something I read Lyndon B. Johnson say once with the signing of the civil rights act of 1964 to his democrat counterparts, “We have lost the south for a generation”. While this may be again true the fact that a sitting president has taken such a bold stand on such a volatile social issue deserves commendation. His evolution from not thinking marriage was a civil right in 04, to supporting civil unions in 07, to “marriage is between a man and a woman” in 08, to announcing his struggle with it in and signing the don’t ask don’t tell in 10, and finally coming out and saying same-sex couples deserve to be able to be married is an example of the way the American people’s view on the subject has changed over the years. He is going to suffer in the elections because of this but the fact that we have a president that stands for what he believes in while still being in office is exemplary. This is truly a watershed moment in America, good on you Mr. President.

A Tale Of Two Hoodies - a controversial painting by artist/activist Michael D’Antuono.

A Tale Of Two Hoodies - a controversial painting by artist/activist Michael D’Antuono.

"Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty." Dr. Martin Luther King

"Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty." Dr. Martin Luther King

always an inspiration 

always an inspiration 

Too pig to fail! 

Too pig to fail! 

intricate-veins:

globalwarmist:

indianajosh:


Fifty-six percent of domestic terrorist attacks and plots in the U.S. since 1995 have been perpetrated by right-wing extremists, as compared to 30 percent by ecoterrorists and 12 percent by Islamic extremists. Right-wing extremism has been responsible for the greatest number of terrorist incidents in the U.S. in 13 of the 17 years since the Oklahoma City bombing.
After DHS withdrew the report, the department cut the number of analysts studying non-Islamic domestic terrorism. Daryl Johnson, the primary author of the report and a self-described Republican, soon left his post at DHS and said in July, 2011 that DHS has “just one person” dealing with domestic terrorism. The Department has largely been silent on domestic terrorist threats ever since.
Although current statistics show that right-wing extremism is on the rise through groups like the Sovereign Citizen and Patriot movements, domestic counterterrorism continues to receive few resources and little public attention. Though Islamic extremism remains a significant domestic security threat, current statistics and incidents such as Oklahoma City show that it is far from the only threat. In order to protect American citizens, we need to match our resources to the reality of our threats, not just the politically expedient narratives we have formed.

Another great piece over at Think Progress by my good friend and colleague, Ken Sofer.

But but Muzlums guys

i feel vindicated in my thoughts about ‘terrorism’.

intricate-veins:

globalwarmist:

indianajosh:

Fifty-six percent of domestic terrorist attacks and plots in the U.S. since 1995 have been perpetrated by right-wing extremists, as compared to 30 percent by ecoterrorists and 12 percent by Islamic extremists. Right-wing extremism has been responsible for the greatest number of terrorist incidents in the U.S. in 13 of the 17 years since the Oklahoma City bombing.

After DHS withdrew the report, the department cut the number of analysts studying non-Islamic domestic terrorism. Daryl Johnson, the primary author of the report and a self-described Republican, soon left his post at DHS and said in July, 2011 that DHS has “just one person” dealing with domestic terrorism. The Department has largely been silent on domestic terrorist threats ever since.

Although current statistics show that right-wing extremism is on the rise through groups like the Sovereign Citizen and Patriot movements, domestic counterterrorism continues to receive few resources and little public attention. Though Islamic extremism remains a significant domestic security threat, current statistics and incidents such as Oklahoma City show that it is far from the only threat. In order to protect American citizens, we need to match our resources to the reality of our threats, not just the politically expedient narratives we have formed.

Another great piece over at Think Progress by my good friend and colleague, Ken Sofer.

But but Muzlums guys

i feel vindicated in my thoughts about ‘terrorism’.

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