October 31, 2008
Posted by fluxwonda under Freedome Friday's
What would FreeDome Friday’s be without one of the most powerful groups ever to be exposed? Well, it would still be FreeDome Friday’s(HAAAAAA!!) but still… X Clan was and still is a mighty force in Hip-Hop. What they brought may have been a little over most people’s heads but they were dropping some heavy science. I’m just catching on to the meanings of some of there lyrics in the deep sense. Very articulate as well as well versed in the knowledge they were expressing. They are still out spreading the message and touring. Professor X passed away sometime in March 2006. He was Co-founder of X Clan as well as the son of Sonny Carson(The Education of Sonny Carson Movie). Brother J has reformed the group and has released an album since his death. Here’s the Bio and Website:
In 1990, the Hip-Hop generation was introduced to a new era of music. The sound of funk, culture and Brooklyn-style lyrics would open attention spans for a message of social justice and enlightenment. The messenger group X Clan entered the music mainstream at the beginning of the decade in a timely fashion. With a unique sound, image, and concept, X Clan paid dues as pioneers rubbing against the grain of negative lyrics and ego tripping poetics. In allegiance with the Blackwatch Movement, (a Brooklyn based organization that informed youth of worldwide issues and injustices), X Clan stayed focused in it’s mission of freedom and upliftment in the face of racial tension and indigenous genocide.
After two successful albums with Island Records (“To the East Blackwards, and “Xodus“), the X Clan disbanded in the mid 90’s. Brother J, the voice of the X Clan, continued to produce and preserve his name and art form throughout the mainstream and underground markets of Hip-Hop. In 1996, the first generation of Dark Sun Riders released a project called the “Seeds of Evolution” also withIsland Records.
Present day, Brother J has reassembled the X Clan. The new album entitled “Return from Mecca” is scheduled for release in 2006. The anticipation of the return of Brother J and X Clan has opened the door for consistent tours, spot dates and special appearances such as Def Poetry Jam (2005) ,Legends of Hip Hop Concert (2005) and The Damian Marley Jamrock Tour (2005). Currently in alliance with Suburban Noize Records ,Brother J has been given the green light to expose the next wave of conscious artists and street knowledge music.
Brother J and the X Clan will continue the tradition of displaying ancestral wisdom, culture, and signature lyrical style that appeals to all generations of Hip-Hop.
October 31, 2008
Ok, for the last week or so I have been posting these very informative e-mails from a “Cathy Harris”. Come to find out she has an entire website devoted to things of “that” nature. What is “that” you might ask? That is Information pertaining to that of the black community or anybody who is strugglin in this society to their rights and freedoms. She has “The Recession Survival Guide”, “Discrimination 101”, Her autobiography, “How to Interact Safely with Law Enforcement Officers” and many more. So I just wanted to take time out to give respect to this woman(Thank You Cathy) and ask my peoples to check for her if you are interested. BLAMMMMM!!!! See Cathy Here, Here, and Here!
Cathy Harris Bio:
Cathy Harris is a high-energy Motivational Speaker, Author, and Business Coach. She is the author of 4 books.
Before embarking on a writing, speaking and a consulting career, she was a Senior Customs Inspector for 20 years with Customs and Border Protection.
Her life-altering decision to become a federal whistleblower in 1999 and challenge such a large bureaucracy and expose the demoralizing and demeaning strip-searches against international travelers particularly African American women – has made an extraordinary impact on many whose lives she has touched.
She has become all things to all people outside of her family circle. As a courageous advocate for justice, she is a woman who is in the business of uplifting and empowering her community.
Her strong sense of justice and bold stance has caused her to go into uncharted territories where she is helping others transcend boundaries and create options while working with the entire family in her “Youth Entrepreneurship Clubs.”
She unselfishly shares her experiences, skills and knowledge while inspiring her audiences to tap into their own strength, passion and purpose.
Cathy is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to moving forward. Known for her guerilla marketing style by means of forums, radio interviews, e-broadcasts, web postings and newsletters, Cathy comes full circle with the release of her series book “How to Take Control of Your Own Life.” Her series book has been referred to as a pocket-sized encyclopedia or a mini-Webster’s dictionary.
She has honed the ability to captivate audiences with her visionary, honest, and sincere approach to inspire and leave them with permanent life changing tools, from within themselves.
Because of her vast enthusiasm for life and in helping others, she works hard to be the right fit for each client’s individual wants and needs so they can surmount every obstacle that stands between them and live a more fulfilling existence.
Cathy’s story (TheCathyHarrisStory.com) was highlighted in these media entities: Oprah Oxygen Cable Company, BET with Tavis Smiley, Lifetime T.V. with Erin Brockovich, CNN, C-Span, Essence Magazine, Jet Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, Source Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Final Call Newspapers, High Times, Rolling Out, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Miami Times, Oakland Tribune, Associated Press, Caribbean Express, African Quest, Mundo Hispanico, Muslim American Society, etc.(Posted from Cathy’s Website).
October 30, 2008
Most of us youngins may only know of Kool and them from there hits of the eighties but I’m here to tell you… that ain’t it. These brothers have been putting in major work since the late 60’s. That’s Right!! Not to mention they are from Jersey(Shout to Goldie Gold)!!!! They have put together some of the illist musical arrangements ever, From Summer Madness, The Fruitman(one of my favorites), Hollywood Swinging and Winter Sadness, you’ll find pleasure in all that is Kool! I’m not gonna do much talking so here is the bio I found. BLAMMMMM!!!:
Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three
generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and
Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten
R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has
performed continuously for the past 35 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their
bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of
In 1964 Khalis Bayyan (AKA Ronald Bell) and his brother, Robert “Kool” Bell, joined Jersey
City neighborhood friends Robert “Spike” Mickens, Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, Ricky Westfield,
George Brown, and Charles Smith to create a unique musical blend of jazz, soul and funk. At
first calling themselves the Jazziacs, they went through various names – The New Dimensions,
The Soul Town Band, Kool & The Flames – before settling on their moniker. Over the next
several years, they solidified their musical chemistry on the rough-and-tumble East Coast music
scene, supporting acts like Bill Cosby, Ritchie Havens and Richard Pryor. Their self-titled 1969
debut album introduced their signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements, and
spawned their first Billboard R&B charted single, Kool and the Gang.
In 1969 Kool & The Gang released their self-titled debut album. It was the introduction to a
theme, music is the message, that Kool & The Gang stands by today. The instrumental album was
an expression of their deep love of music. It was also an introduction to their signature sound and
the fierce horn arrangements created by Khalis, Dee Tee, and Spike. Their debut album spawned
their first Billboard R&B charted single Kool and the Gang and later Let The Music Take Your
In 1970, their audacious sophomore set Live At The Sex Machine peaked at #6 on Billboard’s
R&B chart and yielded three hit singles: Funky Man, Who’s Gonna Take The Weight and I
Want To Take You Higher. Next came The Best Of Kool & The Gang Featuring The Penguin,
Kool & The Gang Live at PJ’s, Music Is The Message, and Good Times, all of which helped
solidify a sound that wowed not only fans but such contemporaries as James Brown and Nina
The band’s stellar reputation grew with each album, but 1973’s gold disc Wild & Peaceful took
Kool & The Gang to another level (#6 R&B, #33 Pop), spurred by the immortal party anthems
Funky Stuff, Hollywood Swinging and the platinum smash Jungle Boogie.
Hits like Higher Plane (#1 R&B), the classic Summer Madness (featured on the Grammywinning
movie soundtrack Rocky) and LPs Spirit of the Boogie, Love & Understanding and
Open Sesame followed. The latter’s title track was featured on the top-selling movie soundtrack
of all time, Saturday Night Fever, earning the group their second Grammy.
In 1979, Kool & The Gang unveiled a smooth new sound with Ladies Night. Produced by the
legendary Pop/Jazz musician Eumir Deodato, it became their first platinum album. The #1 R&B
title track also reached #8 at Pop. It was followed by Too Hot (#3 R&B, #5 Pop). The ’80s would
see them dominate the mainstream, starting with the double platinum-selling album Celebrate
(driven by the international monster hit Celebration, which spent six weeks atop the R&B chart
and became a #1 Pop single). Celebration, which played as the American hostages returned from
Iran, remains de rigueur at joyous occasions worldwide. The smashes Get Down On It, Take My
Heart, Let’s Go Dancing, Joanna, Tonight, Misled, the #1 R&B, #2 Pop giant Cherish and the
#1 R&B anthem Fresh (these last three from the multi-platinum LP Emergency) solidified the
group’s international superstardom. Kool & the Gang landed global commercial endorsements,
supported countless charitable causes and were the only American group to participate in Band
Aid’s 1984 Do They Know It’s Christmas project for famine victims in Africa.
With the explosion of hip-hop in the ’90s, Kool & the Gang’s incredible catalog of grooves made
them DJ favorites, and they were second only to R&B icon James Brown as sources of rap-music
2004’s The Hits Reloaded found the band collaborating with such acolytes as Lil’ Kim, Sean
Paul, Ashanti, and Blackstreet, among others. Kool & The Gang continues to perform to packed
audiences of new and old fans around the world. The band re-entered the Billboard R&B chart
with 2006’s Steppin’ Into Love. Get more info RIGHT HERE!!
October 29, 2008
Goldie Gold dropped this on me today. Now all you Obama supporters better listen close. Your svior might be in cahoots with the DEVIL!! HAAAAA! My thing is this… homie doesn’t even suspect this of the government in general. HAAA The nerve of some people. Well… judge for yourselves. BLAMMMM!!!
October 29, 2008
An E-mail I received this morning. It is concerning health. That’s right, HEALTH!! How’s yours?
Posted by: “Saleem Hasan” firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:24 am (PDT)
Most of us are going to be surprised to find out that there is an oncologist in Rome Italy, Dr. Tullio Simoncini, eliminating cancer tumors with sodium bicarbonate.
Sodium bicarbonate is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstopably effective when it comes to cancerous tissues. Its an irresistible chemical, cyanide to cancerous cells for it hits the cancerous cells with a shock wave of alkalinity, which allows much more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate.
Cancerous cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate is, for all intent and purposes, an instant eliminator of tumor formations. Full treatment takes only days, as does another cancer treatment that heats the cancer cells with laser generated heat.
The extracellular (interstitial) pH (pHe) of solid tumors is significantly more acidic comp ared to normal tissues.
Case one: A patient diagnosed with pulmonary neoplasm of the lung, underwent treatment with sodium bicarbonate, before submitting to surgery to remove part of the lung. Treatment consisted of sodium bicarbonate administered orally, by aerosol, and IV. After first treatment reduction of nodules and absorption was evident, and after 8 months was no longer visible at all. Treatments also reduced size of the liver and results were confirmed by both X-ray and CAT scan.
Studies have shown how manipulation of tumor pH with sodium bicarbonate enhances some forms of chemotherapy. Proteins can be modified both in vivo and in vitro by increases in acidity. In fact pH is the regulatory authority that controls most cellular processes.
The pH balance of the human bloodstream is recognized by medical physiology texts as one of the most important biochemical balances in all of human body chemistry. pH is the acronym for “Potential Hydrogen”. In definition, it is the degree of concentration of hydrogen ions in a substance or solution. It is measured on a logarithmic scale from 0 to 14. Higher numbers mean a substance is more alkaline in nature and there is a greater potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions. Lower numbers indicate more acidity with less potential for absorbing hydrogen ions.
Our body pH is very important because pH controls the speed of our body’s biochemical reactions. It does this by controlling the speed of electrical activity as well as the speed that electricity moves through our body. The higher (more alkaline) the pH of a substance or solution, the more electrical resistance that substance or solution holds. Therefore, electricity travels slower with higher pH. If we say something has an acid pH, we are saying it is hot and fast. Ân alkaline pH on the other hand, biochemically speaking, is slow and cool. Cancer tissues have a much higher concentration of toxic acidic chemicals, pesticides, etc then do healthy tissues.
In 1973, a study conducted by the Department of Occupational Health at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem found that when cancerous breast tissue is compared with non-cancerous tissue from elsewhere in the same woman’s body, the concentration of toxic acidic chemicals such as DDT and PCBs was “much increased in the malignant tissue compared to the normal breast and adjacent adipose tissue.” This should say something to the
oncologists of the world about chemical etiologies that are going undiagnosed and untreated.
Part of any successful cancerous protocol includes chelation and detoxification of heavy metals and a host of toxic chemicals, which are all invading our bodies everyday. It is literally raining mercury, uranium contamination is increasing, lead we are discovering is even more toxic than anyone ever believed and is even in the bread that we eat arsenic is in our chicken, the government still wants you to get your yearly mercury flu shot, dentists of course are still using hundreds of tons of mercury exposing patients to internalized toxic waste dumps (mercury vapors), and fluoride is still put in the water. This just covers a small slice of the toxic acidic disaster that is the hallmark of life in the 21st century. But oncologists have just not been able to understand that patients with a cancerous condition are suffering from acid poisoning on a massive scale with all the chemicals scientists have already established that cause a cancerous condition in the first place. (To be continued here)
October 28, 2008
One of the best! You know it. Nice and Smooth will probably never get a Hip-Hop Honor Award but shit… Fuck it. This group has made numerous classics. From “Funky for You” to “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow…”, you can get consistent enjoyment from the braddah’s. They been in the game for years. Greg Nice use to Beat Box for T La Rock and Teddy Ted(Awsome Two) has been putting major work on the Dj scene since the early eighties. Whether it’s making you laugh, dance or smack the cake out your girls mouth, you can depend on great music in a classic original Hip-Hop Style. BLAMMMMMM!!!
ice N Smooth Coming out of New York City, Nice and Smooth had several rap hits in the late ’80s and early ’90s, all with their trademark lightly distinctive vocals. Childhood friends Gregg Nyce (who started as a human beat-box for T-La Rock and was b. Greg Mays) and Smooth B. (b. Daryl Barnes) originally formed the group with John “June Love” Butter in 1987, but Butter was murdered later that year. Nice and Smooth pushed on, however, cutting singles on their own label, Strange Family Records. They gained some airplay, and Smooth B was even hired to pen rhymes for Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel. The duo was signed to Sleeping Bag/Fresh Records and released their eponymous debut album in 1989, which contained the hit single “Funky for You.” After the label went bankrupt, Nice and Smooth moved to Def Jam/RAL and released their seminal album, 1991’s Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed. With its sobering title track and the infectious Tracy Chapman-sampling “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow,” the record became a huge hit. Their appearance on Gang Starr’s “Dwyck,” in 1992, solidified them as underground favorites with an equally pop-feel-appeal. Their third full-length release, Jewel of the Nile, appeared in 1994. The group split, each releasing a small amount of material on the independent tip, before getting back together and releasing their latest, Blazing Hot, in 1997. Unfortunately, it received lukewarm attention. RollingStone.com
October 27, 2008
I received this in an e-mail this morning. Check out some important info for those who respect and support the braddah. BLAMMMMM!!!!
Date: October 18, 2008
From: Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel, San Francisco
Subject: U.S. Supreme Court developments concerning Mumia Abu-Jamal, death row
U.S. Supreme Court There are new developments in the case of my client, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is on Pennsylvania’s death row, that are the most significant and deadly since his 1981 arrest. The prosecution has advised the Supreme Court that it is seeking reversal of the federal decision which ordered a new jury trial on the question of the death penalty. Earlier I made an appearance in the court on our ongoing effort to win an entirely new jury trial on the issue of innocence, so that Mumia can be freed.
We are now at the crossroads of the case. This is a life and death struggle in the fight for Mumia’s freedom. His life hangs in the balance. The following are details as to what has been occurring in the Supreme Court.
Abu-Jamal v. Beard, U.S. Sup. Ct. No. 08A299 On October 3, I filed in the Supreme Court a Motion for Extension of Time To File Petition for Writ of Certiorari. Justice David H. Souter granted the motion on October 9. The Petition is now due on December 19, 2008.
The issues I will be presenting on behalf of Mumia include racism in jury selection and the prosecutor’s misrepresentations to the jury during the guilt phase of the 1982 trial. These were denied last spring by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia. Abu-Jamal v. Horn, 520 F.3d 272 (3rd Cir. 2008). The court was split 2-1 on the racism question.
The prosecution’s use of racism in selecting the jury is a strong issue because of the powerful dissenting opinion by Judge Thomas L. Ambro. In voting that relief should be granted, he wrote that “[e]xcluding even a single person from a jury because of race violates the Equal Protection Clause of our Constitution” and concluded that “everyone is entitled to a fair and impartial trial by a jury of his or her peers.”
A major problem we have encountered is that Mumia’s previous lawyers neither developed essential evidence nor raised some issues of constitutional significance. Such failings are inexcusable. For example his attorneys during the period 1994-2001, failed to even get the racial composition of the panel from which the jury was selected. They had the jurors’ names and addresses, and could have gone out and obtained this information in a day. Once the case went up on appeal it was too late to introduce this crucial evidence which would have established beyond question that African-Americans were underrepresented on the jury panel and that the prosecution used discriminatory racial practices in jury selection. Justice Ambro pointed out in his dissent that this deficiency should not serve as a basis to deny relief in view of the other evidence we have of prosecutorial racism. Another issue concerning the judg e’s racism and prejudice at trial was doomed from the start because it was not even presented by the previous lawyers. Rather, they only argued that the judge was unfair 13 years later at a 1995 evidentiary hearing. It was an incompetent mistake that waived this strong issue. Sadly, Mumia is bound by the errors of those lawyers.
Beard v. Abu-Jamal, U.S. Sup. Ct. No. 08A315 The Philadelphia District Attorney is seeking reversal of the federal court decision which granted a new jury trial on the question of the death penalty. Their intent is to see Mumia executed. That was announced in an extension motion filed in the Supreme Court. The court ordered on October 14 that the government petition must be filed by November 19, 2008. We will then submit briefing in opposition to the death penalty arguments.
Abu-Jamal v. Pennsylvania, U.S. Sup. Ct. No. 08-5456 In a ruling not related to the present litigation, the Supreme Court on October 6 issued an order denying the petition we had filed seeking review of a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. That concerned the denial of a new trial based upon the fact that the prosecution persuaded witnesses to lie in order to obtain a conviction and death judgment against my client. This arises from adverse rulings by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The District Attorney successfully argued that Mumia’s previous lawyers had failed to raise the misconduct issues in a timely manner. Even though this evidence of fraud is not before the Supreme Court, I will certainly be able to use it at a new jury trial.
Donations for Mumia’s Legal Defense Due to the developments in the Supreme Court, the legal defense for Mumia is in dire need of funds. The legal costs will likely reach $100,000. To help, please make your checks payable to the “National Lawyers Guild Foundation” (indicate “Mumia” on the bottom left). These donations to Mumia’s defense are tax deductible, and should be mailed to:
Committee To Save Mumia Abu-Jamal
P.O. Box 2012
New York, NY 10159-2012
Conclusion More activism and support is needed in the campaign to free Mumia from the death penalty and prison. It is an affront to civilized standards and international law that he remains in prison and on death row. We must have hope and fight for justice.
Yours very truly,
Robert R. Bryan
Law Offices of Robert R. Bryan
2088 Union Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, California 94123-4117
Lead counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal
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