Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Jordan Miles Civil Trial

Wednesday August 8
An eight-member jury decided in favor of three Pittsburgh police officers on Jordan Miles' accusation of malicious prosection and a judge ordered a mistrial on two other counts, ending a three-week civil trial.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/jordan-miles-jury-reaches-partial-verdict-648105/#ixzz22yqAqar2

Teen brutalized by 3 undercover police.

Rustbelt Radio Special Feature: The Jordan Miles Civil Trial

DaveyD interviews former Olympian John Carlos

Media activist DaveyD has a timely interview with Dr. John Carlos concerning the whereabouts of prominent Black folks when it comes to being involved with the welfare of the Black community at large. Dr. Carlos also speaks in some detail about the controversial symbolism of him and his companions on the Olympic podium in the Mexico 1968 Games.

StoryCorps: Daniel "Hush" Carlisle & David Rudolph

StoryCorps: Daniel "Hush" Carlisle & David Rudolph: America’s largest oral history project is in Metro Detroit, now through August 11th. Story Corps’ mobile booth is located in front of the Carr Center in Detroit’s Harmonie Park/Paradise Valley district. They are seeking your true stories of life and love. Today’s story comes from Daniel Carlisle, best known by his stage name Hush. Over the past 20 years, he’s worked with local hip-hop notables such as Royce da 5'9", Slum Village and Eminem. Carlisle talks with his friend David Rudolph about how his mother, who recently passed away, was always proud of his work on stage and in Detroit.

StoryCorps: Detroit Jazz Legend Marcus Belgrave

StoryCorps gives every American the opportunity to tell their story about their own piece of America. The mobile recording studio is presently in Detroit. Look it up and get your story told.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Barack Obama's American Slave Connection

Well, well, it seems that Ancestry.com has been checking the Presidents mother's family wood pile. So what did they find?  They say that the President is likely descended from one of the first documented African slaves in the United States, one John Punch. Well go figure. Click here for more about this story. A story which by the way should start us thinking about the possible African ancestry of other US Presidents. It seems that a little DNA testing could even change the numbers on the US census stats quite a bit. What do you think?