THE LEADING BLACKS

"Today's black leaders, I'm afraid, have become leading blacks. And you don't ever confuse the two. Black leaders are chosen by us...The leading blacks are chosen by the media." —Dr. Julia Hare

♥ING THIS YEAR’S AFRO-PUNK FEST LINEUP!
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Today AfroPunk announced that this year’s Afropunk Festival line-up includes Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids, Janelle Monáe, Gym Class Heroes, Straight Line Stitch, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy & more.
http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/banging-line-up-skate-bmx-at-the-2012-afropunk-festival.
Checkout Afropunk.com for more details and I’ll see you all there.

♥ING THIS YEAR’S AFRO-PUNK FEST LINEUP!

blackfashion:

Today AfroPunk announced that this year’s Afropunk Festival line-up includes Erykah Badu & The Cannabinoids, Janelle Monáe, Gym Class Heroes, Straight Line Stitch, Das Racist, Skindred, Toro Y Moi, Reggie Watts, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Gordon Voidwell, Cerebral Ballzy & more.

http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/banging-line-up-skate-bmx-at-the-2012-afropunk-festival.

Checkout Afropunk.com for more details and I’ll see you all there.

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♥ THIS SITE! @LINDADONG 'S PRIMER ON #FRACKING

As a New Yorker, I am very concerned with the repercussions that the legalization of hydraulic fracking could bring to our state and city. For anyone that has been wondering about the implications of this controversial, experimental method for extracting natural gas, designer Linda Dong’s site makes the risks of this harmful practice vividly clear. Check it out.

Use the abilities that you have, and in that way you will reach your own heights. By using the abilities that you have, you become the person you already are. And you can be that person, easily. You are that person, easily … Simply ride the natural energy of your own being. Seth, Jane Roberts The God of Jane: A Psychic Manifesto (via yoshimuffins)

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♥ THIS TRAILER!

From the makers of Food Matters comes this look at the lies and distortions of the diet, fitness and food industries in marketing “light” and “health-conscious” processed foods that actually contain additives that make you crave food as an addict would crave a drug. Sign up to see it online, when it premieres at the end of the month.

You cannot bring others up. You just accept and be with them, and the vibration of the unsaid is what elevates and gives, and creates for them a safe environment to actually be moved. from a channeled passage in Dolores Cannon’s The Convoluted Universe - Book Four (The Convoluted Universe Series). Ozark Mountain Publishing, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

THIS TRAILER! THE ISLAND PRESIDENT

John Shenk’s film just won the Sustainability Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. The documentary tells the story of President Mohammed Nasheed, who is using his country’s progressive issues with rising sea levels to call heed to the realities of climate change. The idyllic nation, a hugely popular and exclusive resort destination in the Indian Ocean, is facing shocking land erosion and flooding issues that threaten to literally engulf the country within this century. The Island President is scheduled for U.S. release March 28.

In the Dragon’s year, fortunes as well as disaster will come in massive waves. This is a year marked by a lot of surprises and violent acts of nature. Tempers will flare the world over and everyone will be staging some real or imaginary revolt against constrictions. The electric atmosphere created by the might Dragon will affect us, one and all. Theodora Lau, from The Guide to Chinese Horoscopes

SRLSY: WTF ARE WE DOING?

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Democracy Now!

Path to War? Assassination of Iran Nuclear Scientist, New Sanctions Strain US-Iran Relations

Iran says a nuclear scientist involved in its uranium enrichment program was killed by assassins in Tehran on Wednesday, becoming the latest Iranian scientist to die in a series of similar incidents. Earlier this week, Iran announced it had sentenced a U.S.-born man to death for allegedly spying for the CIA. Meanwhile, the United States is leading a global campaign to shut down Iranian oil exports in order to pressure the country to end its alleged nuclear weapons program. Iran responded by threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, a major transit point for one fifth of oil traded worldwide. “If we are increasing the sense of threat, we may be able to prevent [the Iranian’s] capabilities to a certain extent, but we’re also increasing their desire for the nuclear deterrent,” says Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. “At some point, that desire will overcome the obstacles. In essence, you cannot threaten a country into feeling secure.”

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DON’T ♥ THIS NEWS, Y’ALL

The Young Turks: Obama Signs NDAA, ACLU Disgusted

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law despite ‘serious reservations’. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down, including Obama’s signing statements and finally, thoughts from the ACLU.

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