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Bro. Cimerron of the Durham UNIA chapter
White folks need a universal spokesperson for all Black people, whether it be a Jessie Jackson, Jay Z or Junebug on tha corner with a jehri curl and a 40oz. They need someone to assure them that the natives ain’t restless and everything is cool.
In order to sleep at night Mr. And Mrs. White must know, without a shadow of a doubt that Tyrone Brown is going to show up at his job at Burger King at 5:55 AM to make sure their coffee is brewed just the way they like it. So politics in the Hip Hop Era is a Trojan horse or in this case a Trojan ,tricked out, 56 Impala with spinnin’ rims and fuzzy dice on the mirror.
Politics is a sophisticated science, a chess game between ‘the haves’ and the ‘break me off a piece of thats’. Either you are the exploiter or the exploited; a player or gettin’ played or a pimp or getting’
pimped. But the powers that be want you to be political but not politically conscious.
Since voting was denied to Black folks for so long, we look at voting as a religious experience instead of a tool to be used on the way to empowerment. Therefore, a trip to the polls becomes a divinely ordained pilgrimage. But the voting booth is not an absolution box and a pull of a lever does not erase sins done against Afrikan people. Voting is a practical means to an end and not vice versa.
The power structure needs to periodically (at least every four years) check the pulse of the Black community. So despite what Bill O’Reilly and ’em say, politicians need Hip Hop more than Hip Hop needs politicians. (I’m sure both presidential candidates are planning a crunk after party at the White House election night.)
It is the M.O. (Method of Operation) of most politicians to play with the emotions of the masses of people and to manipulate them. Although, they may spend millions of dollars on fancy campaign slogans, their real campaign strategy is based on the simple premise that most people are stupid and their campaign anthem is jacked from the ole Gap Band slow Jam ‘We got ’em Goin’ Round in Circles.’ The ethnic groups who have realized this have put it into practice and have gone from borrowers to lenders, from employees to employers and from renters to real estate tycoons. Although, many ‘ethnic’ groups enter into the ‘Beulah Land of Politics’ with specific goals, demands and objectives, Black folks are just ‘happy to be there.’
Why doesn’t the Hip Hop Nation become a political party? They could use the old PE logo as the party symbol and run Chuck D as prez and Prof. Griff as vice. The Hip Hop community already has enough money and resources to solve 90% of the economic and social problems in the Black community. What they lack is direction. What if all those get out to vote/ Hip Hop summit attending/ multi-millionaires pooled their resources and worked to solve the problems in the communities that they supposedly represent? What if the Black Hip Hop artists used their influence to fight for Reparations or any of the other Black Nationalist issues that have been ignored or dismissed by the so-called mainstream ? What if they joined forces with brothers like Uno and the Hip Hop 4 Black Unity Campaign. Why have we stopped asking why?
Unfortunately our most brilliant young minds are caught in the middle between a Black Nationalist agenda that will leave them unappreciated, poor righteous teachers and a white supremacist system that can make them celebrities over night. Despite the hype, the people in tha ‘hood don’t need a voter registration form. The people in tha ‘hood need food, the people in tha ‘hood need jobs, the people in tha ‘hood need a way out of their misery. And if a voter registration card is going to lead to that in a very practical and concrete way, fine. But if it is not, election day would be better spent sittin’ it tha crib watching 106 and Park, instead of standing in line at the polls.
So if the political process is not the ultimate answer, what is? The greatest threat to white supremacy has and will always be Afrikan physical, mental and spiritual self determination and everything done by Afrikan people in the name of empowerment must reflect this reality. Voting has its place, but is just a microcosm of the bigger picture and must produce almost immediate and tangible results.
Now lyrics like this won’t get you invited to Hip Hop Conferences or Tavis Smiley symposiums but someone has to follow the teachings of Yeshua the Black revolutionary Messiah and speak the TRUTH that will make Afrikan people FREE.
Contrary to popular belief, tha streets are not waiting for the next Biggie Smalls or Tupac Shakur. Tha streets are waiting for a voice of TRUTH to lead them out of oppression. That is why any Hip Hop artist who comes around now does not quench the thirst of the masses of Black youth.
Someone has to be willing to go down like the hero of Countee Cullen’s great poem; singing the hymns of Black Power and flippin’ tha last finger in the face of White Supremacy.
Minister Paul Scott represents the Messianic Afrikan Nation in Durham, NC. He can be reached at (919) 949-4352 email email@example.com Web site: ttp://members.blackplanet.com/THE-MYD
You may not have heard of Dr. Mark Dean. And you aren’t alone. But almost everything in your life has been affected by his work.
See, Dr. Mark Dean is a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is in the National Hall of Inventors. He has more than 30 patents pending. He is a vice president with IBM. Oh, yeah. And he is also the architect of the modern-day personal computer. Dr. Dean holds three of the original nine patents on the computer that all PCs are based upon. And, Dr. Mark Dean is an African American.
So how is it that we can celebrate the anniversary of the IBM personal
computer without hearing much about him? It certainly isn’t IBM’s doing. The mass media again are under the spotlight. Given all of the pressure they are under about negative portrayals of African Americans on television and in print, you would think it would be a slam dunk to highlight someone like Dr. Dean. Somehow, though, we have managed to miss the shot.
History is cruel when it comes to telling the stories of African Americans. Dr. Dean isn’t the first Black inventor to be overlooked. Consider John Stanard, inventor of the refrigerator; George Sampson, creator of the clothes drier; Alexander Miles and his elevator; Lewis Latimer and the electric lamp. All of these inventors share two things: One, they changed the landscape of our society; and, two, society relegated them to the footnotes of history. Hopefully, Dr. Mark Dean won’t go away as quietly as they did. He certainly shouldn’t. Dr. Dean helped start a Digital Revolution
that created people like Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Dell Computer’s Michael Dell. Millions of jobs in information technology can be traced back directly to Dr. Dean.
More important, stories like Dr. Mark Dean’s should serve as inspiration for African-American children. Already victims of the “Digital Divide” and failing school systems, young, Black kids might embrace technology with more enthusiasm if they knew someone like Dr. Dean was already leading the way.
Although technically Dr. Dean can’t be credited with creating the
computer — that is left to Alan Turing, a pioneering 20th-century English mathematician, widely considered to be the father of modern computer science — Dr. Dean rightly deserves to take a bow for the machine we use today. The computer really wasn’t practical for home or small business use until he came along, leading a team that developed the interior architecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, such as modems and printers, to be connected to personal computers. In other words, because of Dr. Dean, the PC became a part of our daily lives.
For most of us, changing the face of society would have been enough. But not for Dr. Dean. Still in his early forties, he has a lot of inventing left in him. He recently made history again by leading the design team responsible for creating the first 1-gigahertz processor chip. It’s just another huge step in making computers faster and smaller.
As the world congratulates itself for the new Digital Age brought on by the personal computer, we need to guarantee that the African-American story is part of the hoopla surrounding the most stunning technological advance the world has ever seen.
We cannot afford to let Dr. Mark Dean become a footnote in history. He is well worth his own history book.
Reprinted from November 2001, US Black Engineer & IT magazine
LUKE KNOCKING THE WALLS DOWN
Hip-Hop veteran Luke Campbell held a meeting with Miami radio disc jockeys this week, after local artists complained that their records were being shunned by DJ’s. Campbell and an assorted group of local acts expressed their gripes to the general managers and program directors of 99 Jamz and newcomer 103 The Beat. “Local artists aren’t getting airplay and on top of that, they aren’t getting any local DJ’s on the air. The artists have been telling me for a couple of years that I need to do something. Everyone from around the country comes through Miami and the DJ’s show love, but the local artists don’t get any shine.” Campbell said that the issue started when Clear Channel’s 103 The Beat started broadcasting. “They came in with DJ’s from outta town,” Campbell said. “When that station came in the local station, 99 Jamz figured they needed to change up, so they started using outta town talent too.” Luke said he explained that local artists were being overlooked, due to the fact that Miami attracts a high amount of tourists. “The local infrastructure doesn’t know what’s good,” Luke continued. “It’s programming for tourists. You can bulls*t a cat that aint been nowhere, but you can’t get me on that.” Local DJ’s, college and commercial DJ’s all participated in the meeting. Luke said he hopes the issue can be resolved as soon as two weeks. “There’s only one mix DJ that plays Miami sh*t. It’s bananas.”
So there was shock all around when chain owner Carl Singmaster announced in late December that Manifest would close all locations and lay off all 100 of its employees. There were still plenty of consumers eager to browse the bins, Singmaster explained, but his company’s prospects looked bleak and were getting bleaker.
“I felt like I needed to take this opportunity to exit,” Singmaster said in
a telephone interview. “Indies in the smaller markets face a very risky
It’s not just the indies, and it’s not just the smaller markets. On Thursday the parent company of Tower Records, which has four stores in the Washington area and a few dozen more in major cities nationwide, was on the verge of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to news reports, having failed to find a suitable buyer. In September, the bankrupt Wherehouse entertainment chain was acquired by a company that promptly said it would close 35 under-performing stores. Mall chains such as Sam Goody are hurting,
As pop’s superstars struted down the red carpet in Los Angeles for the Grammy Awards, there’s something close to panic in the retail
trenches of the music business. The record store is in serious trouble. Sales have been hammered by Internet piracy as well as competition from big-box retailers, such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart, which are two of the nation’s leading music vendors. Online CD stores, such as Amazon.com, are gaining momentum, too — 3 percent of the market in the most recent survey by the Recording Industry Association of America, up from zero eight years ago.
Now a new threat looms. The market for legally downloadable music is tiny today, but the success of Apple’s iTunes online music store and the rush of rival services to the marketplace is expected to gobble up an ever-larger share of the pop music pie. A recent study by Forrester Research, which examines technology trends, predicts that in five years fully one-third of all music will be delivered through modems, and the CD itself will be passe, if not obsolete, in the years after. This isn’t necessarily bad news for the record labels, but it could be lethal for brick-and-mortar stores.
“I tell retailers they need to get out of the plastic business,” said Josh
Bernoff, the Forrester analyst who wrote the report, titled “From Discs to Downloads.” “Two-thirds of the people who currently download say that when it comes to music, it isn’t important to them to hold a physical object. They’re done with the CD. They just care about the songs.”
If that’s true, the album is doomed and the industry is headed back to its roots in the ’40s and ’50s, when the single was the most popular format. It’s already moving that way. Last week, the punk trio Green Day released a cover of the rock classic “I Fought the Law” through a promotion advertised on the Super Bowl and available exclusively on iTunes. That’s a peek at the future: Hear the song one minute, own it the next.
That’s a transaction that doesn’t require a record store, of course. As a precedent, consider the airline ticket. Thanks to online travel sites and the advent of ticketless travel, millions of flyers no longer think of
tickets as physical objects that must be printed and brought to the airport. And that’s been brutal for travel agencies: in the past three years, 30 percent of them have closed, according to Airlines Reporting Corp., which keeps tabs on the industry.
Plenty of stores like Manifest have surrendered, while others believe the end is inevitable, if not yet near.
“The fat lady is warming up, but she’s not exactly singing,” says Mike
Dreese, who runs Newbury Comics, a music chain in Massachusetts. “We’re five to seven years from a complete meltdown. The only question is whether our death is in seven years or eight. Everybody’s lights are out in 10.”
This isn’t the first time the death knell has been sounded for a segment of the real-world retail market. Bookstores were supposedly doomed by Amazon a few years ago, and by e-books after that, and yet there are still plenty of Borders stores and Barnes & Nobles — in part because they started selling CDs — and even independent bookshops around. People like getting out of their homes, touching the merchandise and mingling more than a lot of tech-enamored Web experts predicted.
Furthermore, most record retailers, Dreese included, aren’t going quietly. Many are going loudly, by inviting bands for in-store performances that draw customers. Others are diversifying into other product categories, stocking comic books, posters and clothing lines. Others are getting into DVDs of every kind, including music, television shows and movies.
“The music store of the future will have to be an arcade,” says Roy Trakin, editor of Hits magazine, a music industry tip sheet. “A place where you can try out things, grab legal downloads, see performances.”
Retailers are also scrambling for a seat at the digital download table. A consortium of the biggest players — including Virgin, Tower and FYE — will launch their own downloadable music stores through a technology company they jointly invested in, called Echo. The idea is that Echo will allow the stores to split the cost of building a downloadable sales infrastructure, then handle transactions and downloads on separately branded Web sites.
“Our members do $5 billion worth of business now,” says Echo’s president, Dan Hart. “The question is, how do you leverage those assets?”
Virgin is now taking its first tentative steps into the downloadable market. Over the Christmas holiday, the company revamped its San Francisco store by adding something it calls Mega Play, a system that allows customers to listen to any album in the store. By June, says company CEO Glen Ward, the system will offer song-at-a-time downloads for portable MP3 players, and eventually there will be frequent-buyer cards that allow repeat customers to build up credits for free downloads.
“There will remain a place for the physical product,” Ward predicts. “A good retailer can help people figure out what is new and what is recommended. But we’ll offer the chance to buy anywhere people want to buy — from the home, the office or in a store.”
The trouble is that record stores are up against companies that can
consistently beat them on price. Best Buy and Wal-Mart often sell new CDs a dollar or two below wholesale prices, using the lure of the new Sheryl Crow album, for instance, to bring customers to the stores and sell them something else, like a high-margin computer or a washing machine. Likewise, at 99 cents per song, Apple is actually losing money on each track it sells. It earns the money back, and then some, by selling iPods, which start at $249.
It’s hard to beat rivals who consider music a loss leader, especially given recent trends. CD sales were down more than 8 percent, year over year, in 2002 and dropped another 2 percent in 2003. The most encouraging sign of relief arrived last month, when Nielsen SoundScan reported that sales figures for January were up 10 percent over the same month last year. The uptick might reflect a rebound in the economy, store owners say, or it could be the fruits of the Recording Industry Association of America’s high-profile lawsuits against online pirates, which might have scared many people straight. Or it might be an aberration.
Regardless, many in the business blame not just the fans of file-swapping services such as Kazaa for their current woes — they blame the labels, too.
The rise and fall of Manifest tells the story. Singmaster opened his first store 19 years ago, and since then has often been confounded by the labels’ addiction to the album format. It requires fans to pay around $15.99 for, say, a 12-song disc that might have only a couple of tunes they’d like to hear. The single, once the mainstay of the record business, was getting scant attention from the labels. Eventually, as the public demand for a la carte, downloadable music became clearer, owners like Singmaster had a hard time getting in on the action.
“We said, ‘Just give us access to anything that is available online,’ ”
Singmaster says. “We’ll give you 69 cents a song, just like Apple does. Just let us burn a physical CD, and we’ll sell it.”
Manifest finally signed a deal for a $3,000 computer system called a
Starbox, which allowed customers to burn songs onto a CD, but, under the terms of a licensing agreement, prohibited staff from burning discs or creating compilations on their own. It was as though Manifest employees were teaching every customer how to make a doughnut but couldn’t bake any themselves.
“Can you imagine if there was tremendous consumer demand for an 18-ounce Pepsi and we told Pepsi about this demand?” Singmaster says. “How long do ou think it’d be before Pepsi started selling an 18-ounce Pepsi to anyone, anywhere? The record industry has created all these barriers, and those barriers have alienated consumers.”
The downloadable music system is erecting new barriers, he says. He couldn’t offer all the tracks his customers were requesting: four songs that John Mayer released exclusively through iTunes, four Johnny Cash tunes released through the same service. Then there are the deals that labels are cutting with big-box retailers, such as a Rolling Stones DVD released last year that was sold only through Best Buy. That so infuriated some store owners that they pulled all Stones albums from their inventory.
Manifest’s sales sank 30 percent in the past three years, causing Singmaster to close two of the seven stores he then owned. Business at one of those, in Clemson, S.C., dried up almost overnight when the university there installed broadband Internet connections in dorms, Singmaster says.
“You can tell me all that online business went to Amazon, but I’d like to see the receipts,” he says.
The five stores remaining were getting weaker but still turning a profit
when, in December, Singmaster’s leases were up for renewal. He decided to jump before he was pushed. He eventually found buyers for all but one of the stores, thanks in part to local newspaper coverage of the closing. Once he closes those deals, he’ll be looking for a new line of work.
“I have no idea what I’ll do next,” he says. “I really don’t have another
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One can listen to any media outlet, read, or watch and listen to cable television and one will notice the same theme; attack…attack…attack! Yet, the attackers of people like Glover, Jesse Jackson and others who are primarily Black people, seem to be unable to smell the stench beneath their own noses while they are busy attacking Black people due primarily to racist reaction. In other words, how dare Black folks have opinions! Perhaps what these conservohypocrites want is for Blacks to respond as is done in other lands and was done during the Sixties.
What is even more galling is that while the conservo-hypocrites use the propaganda tools of blaming Blacks, defaming Black people who express their opinions, calling for boycotts of Black actors and others, tongue-lashing Black artists (while using the trick of adding one or two white artists for good measure to make it seem as if racism is not their motivation), they seem to forget or turn a blind eye to the people who own, control and promote the very artists they are attacking. Let’s start with the fact that one particular company that owns hundreds of radio stations around the nation have received many complaints from Black people complaining about the use of vulgar, sex, hedonism, sin and trash over and over, through the use of rap music and videos.
Some weeks ago, there was a call to shut down the radio for a day to protest this use of the media in the attempt to brainwash Black youth in this nation and turn them into mental slaves and potential criminals. Yet, the same continues, those who can see clearly have watered the storm of propaganda that continues to be pushed on youth in this nation so that they are trained to be cannon fodder and bait for the new system of high-tech slavery.
At that same time, the very same company who owns the hundreds of radio stations that peddle trash and corruption to Black youth have a very different setup when it comes to dealing with a certain element of the white community. There are also many easy listening, rock and country stations owned by this same company along with many talk-show stations that have a reputation of reviving the ghosts of the Nazi propagandists of Nazi Germany. One hears some of the racist, vile, mouth-frothing, rabid propaganda, lies, racist cracking, disinformation and slander against Blacks on these stations directed mainly to whites.
When it comes to character, conserpocrites do not have a monopoly on following the straight and narrow. The fact is, many men today who are so-called “conservative” like some of these radio talk show hosts and hostesses being paid to carry the agenda of foreign nations, they were at the head of the “free sex,” “do your own thing,” “burn the bra,” hippie generation of the sixties. These folks are primarily responsible for bringing about the moral decay of America. Worst of all, they stole the Civil Rights Movement for freedom and turned it into a “sexathon” and flower power agenda. Since then, these former hippies have become older and today they are found in the highest levels of white society and at the core of the racist propaganda machine called “talk-radio” and some of the cable television. They spend so much time criticizing “liberals,” and using the term “liberal” to classify anyone who rejects their putrid racism and fascist copying, not realizing that in the Black community, there are conservative moralists who are socially liberal, liberals and the groups no one talks about, Black nationalists-separatists, who want absolutely nothing to do with the way things are and would prefer to be independent and pulling themselves by their bootstraps as conservatives like to suggest to Blacks. In other words, since when are the Gravities and Nation, or any of the ultra Black nationalists in this nation “liberals?” Yet, they are lumped into the “liberal” mode because some of these talk show weasels and propagandists just can’t believe that there is an element in the Black community who want absolutely nothing to do with anything they have to offer or stand for.
It would seen that people have good and bad habits and when conserpocrits, conservative hypocrites come on the air and blame hip-hoppers corrupting the youth (which some trashy rappers seem to be doing) yet are working for the same companies and radio stations who own these stations, then it is about time they check themselves. Don’t lash your tongues about Black people, Black youth and Black representatives and “leadership,” yet promote direct and subtle racist propaganda for conservative whites on stations owned by the very same company who owns the rap stations promoting trash to Black people.
The scheme seems to be to promote and continue to play the same trash about bling-bling, pimping, ho’ing, hedonism, gangsta-ism, and anything that will take the minds of Black youth from the objective of self-development and knowledge of self. Upon the success of this scheme that brainwashes Blacks youth to the criminal mentality, the schemers can then complain about crime! crime! crime! They can then call for the passing of laws to stop “crime” and start returning a nazi-like system of camps and places of confinement after they have tricked the voters into believing that the only way to be safe is to shut down all schools, maintain outdated materials, let the buildings go to the dust and produce students who will jump from bad schools and uncaring, racially stereotyping, classist teachers, straight to places of confinement where they will be made into modern slaves.
It is a pity that the “liberals” have not noticed that in places like California where the state is about to enter into a severe depression, it is the policies of conservo-facists (including some California “Dixiecrats” whose policies of throwing away the state’s youth and spending billions to keep them confined that is the primary reason why the state is running out of money and all types of pensions, programs, or leaving the state. Why stay in a state where the youth are being thrown away to the extent that workers from foreign nations have to be imported, while all of the people who should have been trained for good jobs are confined? This is what the rightist agenda has done to California and as the rest of the nation becomes bamboozled, blindfolded and brainwashed into rightist fiscal reaction brought about by the “tough on crime” waste of billions that occurred during the 1990’s when few colleges and training schools were built so that Americans could produce and sell rather than criminalize and confine, these policies will lead to another depression.
The interesting reaction to the hypocritical behavior of the rightists by people in nations like Japan, Germany, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and elsewhere is to follow policies where people are not seen as fodder but as a source of improvement of the society. Germany would not waste billions of dollars on keeping the people of Lower Saxony confined in any “tough on crime” scheme. In fact, Germany would use its people and resources in the most effective manner. For every Deutschemark spent, they would expect to get produce in return. Yet, in some nations like Australia where genocide has been committed against the Black Aboriginals for centuries, the policy of “mandatory minimums,” “three strikes” and refusing to give the Aborigines back their lands is now the policy of the conservatives in that land. Thus, instead of helping uplift the Aboriginals, the policy of genocide through confinement continues.
In retrospect, those who pretend they are more moral than others should never be taken seriously. When it comes to cleaning out closets, strange things come out from the least expected places. Conservatives and conservo-hypocrites may have changed their clothing, but their agenda is the same. Why would the attempt to return the formerly slave-owning and segregationist South to segregation, Black oppression and the bad old days be making a comeback, while some of the negro leadership in places like South Carolina continue to beg over an alien flag instead of flying the red, black and green in defiance and teaching the Black children of the South that their ancestors were on that land before 1530 when Desoto the Spaniard arrived there. Leadership will have to adapt to the conservative conditions that are occurring all over the nation. For every action there is a reaction but conservatives needs more than a reaction, it needs a staunchly African-Americanist or Indigenous-Americanist policy that puts America’s people before any policies that takes from the Americans and throws to the Middle East and elsewhere. Leadership should also take up a book on World War II Nazi Germany’s propaganda machine, study it and see why uasi-conservative talk-show hosts from San Francisco to Florida are waging a propaganda war against Blacks and others, while absolutely nothing is being done about it. Hence, when it is realized that conservatives are just as human as anyone else is and are not morally invincible, shockwaves and glee overtakes the nation. Still, we should have known and must know still, “he who is without sin, let him caste the first stone.”
Obviously, the “conservative mouthpieces” of the talk show and cable TV propaganda machine will continue their racially inspired attacks on Blacks and continue to sneer and turn up their noses when they use the term “liberal” for those who believe in progressive politics.
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