Friday, October 19, 2012

R.I.P Samora Machel - A Luta Continua

This video is a must see for all who would like to know something about the part Samora Machel played in the Liberation of Mozambique and indeed Southern Africa. All Africans have a place in their heart for this patriot. He, as many other African patriots, left us much too soon.

A dedicated military man and socialist revolutionary, Samora Moises Machel (1933-1986) presided over the independence of Mozambique from Portugal in 1975 and became its first president.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

And the music goes round and round.

The Lowrider Band

Well I don't know where I've been but somewhere along the line one of my favorite bands has been reincarnated. It seems like yesterday when Eric Burdon was introducing "War" and now I found out from a friend on Facebook that they are called "The Lowrider Band". At least, that laid back, "Bay Area" vibe hasn't changed. I had the pleasure of seeing these guys live in the Berkeley High School auditorium back in the mid seventies, such a pleasure.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Parents More Influential Than Schools in Academic Success

'Parent Power' Movie Screened Across U.S.

An inspirational video for all parents who wish to influence the direction of their child's educational environment. If you understand that your responsibilitiy for your child's education doesn't end at the front door of a school building then please watch this video. Teachers and school administratiors must be held accountable and must cooperate with parents if our schools are to effectively bring educational levels up to their full potentiel. Community organization and involvement is the key to lasting educational reform. The model  shown in this video potentially demonstrates community solutions for problems that go beyond the educational system.