Friday, December 7, 2012

African American Icon Paul Robeson

Africa Today featured Paul Robeson
(don't miss the audio files at the bottom part of this article)

This program was aired a few years ago but I felt like pushing it up to the top of the blog because we need some inspiration of the kind that mr. Robeson has demonstrated. He stood up for what he believed in and in terms of money and career it cost him dearly but he stood up for what he believed in. We need to remember the sacrifices made by people such as Paul Robeson and teach our children that we can make this place a better place for all people if we stay on track

Walter Turner of Africa Today is featured  Black  Super Hero Paul Robeson.
 Robeson worked as a social activist on behalf of the common working people. He could have enjoyed immense personal success and wealth but he chose the high road. 
 We've all heard of Mr.Robeson but how many of us know about the sacrifices he made or how he stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee with statements like "You are the Un-Americans and you should be ashamed of yourselves." Wow!

 Turner in the midst of a KPFA fund drive is offering  a Freedom Archives CD of Mr. Robeson but he is also playing selected parts on his podcast - This stuff really knocked my socks off. 
You have to hear it. (Recorded Program Here)

This extra recording is Robeson testifying at the HUAC from the Black Media Archives,           (click here to listen) I recommend you listen to this one.

 See also A Biography of Paul Robeson 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

@BaltoSpectator BPD SWAT Standoff

Late yesterday evening Internet a Blogger/Tweeter Reporter Live-Casted a SWAT raid on his home.
James MacArthur using his twitter login @BaltoSpectator tweeted and live-casted his encounter with a SWAT team negociator Lt. Yerg.

MacArthur who publishes an independent Blog The Baltimore Spectator apparently had an outstanding warrant for missing a court date. Some how on the evening of Saturday December 1st this escalated into a standoff between Mr MacArthur and a Baltimore PD SWAT Team.