Tuesday, February 16, 2010

“Obama changed my life” sure he did with my money!

White dude Pfleger: "Black youth should know their history"

Jesus you need a white man to tell young Negros that?
He told the Chicago Sun-Times: "I think we have an enormous celebration in having an African-American president, and that is the rippling effect for generations of young children to be able to look up and see him and see that family. Yet at the same time that we have the first African-American president, the masses of African-American people in this country are first in unemployment, first in incarceration, first in poor schools.

"Not only is Black History Month relevant, I think it's more important than ever that two things happen. One, that there be a coming together across the country to say, 'How do we change these horrible statistics of what's going on in the African-American community? How do we force a focus on it?' And two, even more than that, to talk to African-American children who have either no knowledge of, or no respect for African-American history, and know Dr. King only as being a dreamer, and know Malcolm X only as 'by any means necessary.'
"The reality is that black history is not being passed down from generation to generation, and it saddens me."

In case you forgot who he is...

I did actually think this was funny....

I missed this one...

Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology
Larger version here

Since 1941, Captain America has been one of the most popular comic book characters around. The fictional super-patriot fought Nazis during World War II, took on those who burned the American flag during the Vietnam era, and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars for Marvel Comics along the way. Now, the appearance that he is taking on the Tea Party Movement in a storyline about investigating white supremacists has forced Marvel to apologize for the comic hero.

Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs". Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop. The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like "tea bag libs before they tea bag you" and "stop the socialists."


Folks you need to watch this video...


Listen to Cornel West, Honorary Co-Chair of DSA, as he talks with Tavis Smiley about why MLK Jr. was a socialist, why he is, and why you should be one, too.

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