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AN APPEAL TO PRESERVE BLACK CULTURE

I’m a lifelong musician who’s been devoted to jazz every since I was a child, and I take great pride in what jazz has contributed to the Black community, America, and the world. I also have a deep devotion to my culture. For both of those reasons I’ve decided to devote much of my waking hours to the promotion of a woman who I’m convinced is highly significant to what Black people represent as a culture, and as an artistic force in the world. Her name is Rita Edmond, and she’s come along at just the right time, because the jazz world really needs someone like her now. But due to America’s current self-serving environment, its elitist media is completely ignoring her, and it’s a slap in the face of jazz. It’s, literally, like ignoring Sarah Vaughan.

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THE HUSTLERS AND THEIR LEGACY

Many young people in "the hood" are fascinated by the mystique of the hustler. While I see education as the preferred mode of upward mobility, I can understand how the renegade persona of the hustler mystique has captured their imagination. But their idea of a hustler has been forged by the media, where they're portrayed as murderous sociopaths who specialized in victimizing the community. As a result, many young wannabes seem to feel that they have to run around ravaging the community to build their "street creds" as a bonafide hustler.

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TAKING A STAND FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: I WILL NOT BE BLACKMAILED OUT OF MY VOTE

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

TAKING A STAND FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY:
I WILL NOT BE BLACKMAILED OUT OF MY VOTE

I’ve been putting a lot of thought into this election, and I’ve come to the conclusion that if we want to survive we've got to bring the corruption of our democracy to an end. So I'm taking a stand right here and right now - I WILL NOT BE BLACKMAILED OUT OF MY VOTE, and I'm not gonna let anybody send me on a guilt trip talking about Donald Trump. That’s nothing but political subterfuge, an attempt by the Clinton forces to Blackmail the electorate into voting for Hillary Clinton, whose history clearly shows that she's every bit as bad as Trump; she just has sense enough to lie about her position on the issues based on who she happens to be talking to at the time.
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“But she won the nomination,” they say. No, she didn’t win the nomination - she stole it. When she hired Debbie Wasserman-Schultz she not only confirmed that fact, but she thumbed her nose at us while doing so, and for me, that kind of arrogance was the last straw. It said that the people don't matter. They showed the very same kind of disregard for the people and our laws when Bill showed up at a Massachusetts polling place, where you're not suppose to even wear a Clinton button, when he casually went to visit Attorney General Loretta Lynch while Hillary was under active investigation by the FBI, and now in hiring a disgraced chairperson who was forced to resign for corruption. So the Clinton Democratic machine and their corporate cronies anointed Hillary the nominee just as surely as the U.S. Supreme Court anointed George W. Bush president after the 2000 election. If Barack Obama were running against Hillary Clinton today, he wouldn't have stood a chance - no one would. With their money, corporate ties, and control over the Democratic Party, again, the will of the people no longer count.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton have brought fraud, deceit and corruption to the Democratic Party just like they have to everything else they've ever touched in the past 25 years. So to simply sit on our hands and let this assault on the democratic system take place will set a horrible precedent that will not serve us well. If we allow Hillary to just slide into the presidency based on the now documented corruption that has taken place, this unconscionable assault on our democracy won't just be an ugly aberration, it will become the norm. The corporatists will be able to make anybody president that they choose. So the people have got to stand up and say, "No, this is not going to happen."
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I'm sure that a lot of Clinton lovers are going to be absolutely furious at what I'm saying here - both Black and White. But that's only because it's completely meaningless to them what the Clintons have done to the Black community. That speaks volumes, and it also explains why Black lives don't matter.
 
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HILLARY CLINTON: A DEMOCRATIC DISASTER JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

HILLARY CLINTON: A DEMOCRATIC DISASTER JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN
 
ABC News reports that “A majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she would handle her responsibilities as president if elected . . . But 28 percent say it leaves them less likely to support her, versus 10 percent who say it makes them more likely to do so . . . “Reactions to the decision are highly political, with partisanship factoring heavily in people's views. Yet Democrats don't back Clinton up on the issue nearly as much as Republicans criticize her, and independents side more with Republicans . . . Overall, 56 percent disapprove of FBI Director James Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve. Similarly, 57 percent say the incident makes them worried about how Clinton might act as president if she is elected, with most very worried about it. Just 39 percent feel the issue isn't related to how she would perform as president.”
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Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability

Hillary Clinton: “I’m Not A Crook!!!” Yeah, But You’re Still A Liability

The plutocracy has decided not to indict Hillary Clinton - and Donald Trump predicted it days before it was announced. So the Republicans are going to have a field day with this fiasco - and right in the middle of a general election.
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It's going to be an absolute circus, because the GOP knows it's their only chance of winning. They’re going to bring up former President Bill Clinton’s “impromptu” meeting with Attorney General Lynch during the climax of an FBI investigation into his wife, Hillary, and just days before she was interviewed by the FBI. They're going to bring up the fact that President Obama not only endorsed, but began to schedule campaign events with Hillary even before the FBI investigation was complete, and they’re going to bring up the fact that according to a NY Times report Hillary insiders let it be known that she intends to retain AG Lynch as her Attorney General if she's elected president - quite a timely leak.  In addition, there’s the lawsuits currently pending against Hillary and the Democratic National Committee for the election fraud that was allegedly committed against a fellow Democrat, and the Republicans are going to congressional hearings into the FBI investigation of Hillary, giving them access to over a year of FBI reports into her reports into her activities. For those who insist that Hillary's clean so it's no big deal, you should ask yourself why her IT expert, Bryan Pagliano, found it necessary to take the 5th amendment over 125 in a 2 hour deposition. What was he worrying about incriminating himself of? And again, all of this is going to be paraded before the American people right in the middle of a general election - and Hillary already has atrocious disapproval ratings. so Hillary has become a gross liability for the Democratic party.

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A 4TH OF JULY MESSAGE TO AMERICA: LADY LIBERTY WEARS SHACKLES

LADY LIBERTY WEARS SHACKLES.


For over a hundred and twenty years the Statue of Liberty has greeted immigrants to these shores with open arms and the promise of the kind of freedom that they had never known. As a result, that towering, stately, and majestic lady has come to represent the quintessential symbol of freedom, liberty, and justice for people all over the world. Just the sight of her brought hope and inspiration to millions of European immigrants as they entered New York Harbor, and that initial vision sustained them as they started their new lives in America.

The scene must have seemed surreal as their boats slowly moved past her in the harbor. Oceans of tears must have flowed as the immigrants stared in awe at this magnificent lady. In her right hand she held the burning flame of passion and enlightenment--outstretched and high, as though reaching for the very face of God. In her left arm she held the tablet that represents the rule of law, and the guarantee of equal justice for all, and on her right foot, the broken shackle of a freed slave. That's right–millions of European immigrants were welcomed to America by the statue of a freed slave.

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