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BOONDOCKS Season 4th airs April 21st, 2014

BOONDOCKS Season 4th airs April 21st, 2014

Is returning without the creator Aaron McGruder….

The Boondocks is set to return to Adult Swim with season four on April 21, 2014. This animated series which is based on creator Aaron McGruder’s comic strip will return without any involvement from McGruder. Many are wondering how this will affect the fans in lieu of McGruder being the show’s main creative force.

This is a show created by a young black man who’s creative mind has been able to touch issues within the black community at the hands of the white man.

With the main characters Huey Freeman, Riley Freeman and their grandfather Robert Jebediah Freeman, big brother Huey is always voicing his conscious thoughts for the audience to soak in. Along with his excelled mindset, he is skilled in martial arts and can kick anyone’s butt!

In an age of glamorized ignorance and liking to material things only, Huey sheds a light on the issues which is paralyzing a large portion of our community. This is the complete opposite of his brother Riley who shows rejoice in these exact things Huey critiques.

Riley tries to appear as that hard black male who only wants to be as thuggish as possible, with no remorse or thought to what may be in his future due to his actions. This is all thanks for the popular culture of reality shows and romanticized music filled with foolery which is unfortunately fueled by white male executives who sign artists to feed the masses bull-ish.

Boondocks shows both sides of the black community – Conscious and the misled.

It is not quite clear why McGruder will not be a part of this season… Hopefully it meets all expectations without it’s creator.

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Leon Ford

Via:
https://www.change.org/petitions/allegheny-county-district-attorney-stephen-a-zappala-jr-drop-the-bogus-criminal-charges-against-leon-ford-jr

On November 11, 2012, our lives were forever changed upon receiving the most devastating news parents can receive, news that an officer with Pittsburgh Bureau of Police shot my son during a routine traffic stop. Shocked and confused over the news, we rushed over to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital only to be denied an opportunity to see our son; this ban lasted for over seven days as we waited in a state of shock and confusion as police worked behind the scenes to come up with a narrative of what they would later say happened.

Police dash-cam video of the incident would later reveal that our 19-year-old teenager was detained by three police officers on a dark road for almost twenty-five minutes during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop. My son properly provided officers with his driver licenses, vehicle registration and proof of insurance while they harassed him over the legitimacy of his identity. Even more painful to watch is the heartbreaking sounds of our youngest child being shot five times by a police officer who decided to jump inside my son’s vehicle. While we are not sure how the car shifted into gear once the officer jumped inside the vehicle, we are sure that our son was in mortal fear for his life as police harassed, threatened and hurled racial slurs towards him.

The police officers are now trying to justify their actions by claiming that they saw a barrel of a gun in my son’s waistband, but we know our son and it was no surprise that a search following the shooting revealed no gun and no contraband of any kind. Leon is a good kid, who is very intelligent, hardworking and athletic. Simply put, the Pittsburg Police officers mischaracterized our son and profiled the wrong kid.

And even though Pittsburgh police shot my son five times and left him paralyzed, to add insult to injury, they have charged him with bogus criminal charges which could put him in prison for over 20 years. These charges are based on the officer’s allegations that my son dragged them down the street with his car.

Pittsburgh Police officers tried to lie about my son and the way things happened the night they shot him. In an attempt to cover up the truth, the officer lied by claiming a fellow officer was standing in front of Leon’s car when it moved. They hoped that he would die that night, but thank God, he lived and can now tell the truth. But don’t just take our son’s word for it. The video backs up everything that he said happened.

We are calling for Allegheny County District Attorney, Stephen A. Zappala Jr., to drop these bogus charges and asking that the officers who took our sons ability to ever walk again, be held accountable. As a mother and a father, it breaks our heart to see my son in his current condition but we must be strong for him because that’s what parents do.

Latonya Green and Leon Ford Sr.

The parents of Leon Ford Jr.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AND SPREAD THE NEWS.

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TDE’s SZA

She’s got talent! – And she is a brown skinned beauty.

TDE Music has an artist I am patiently waiting to see all that she has to bring to the music world’s table. SZA is one of the artists signed to TDE and the musically inclined line-up they have seems to be legit.

I am glad to see young black artists creating a space for them to show off true talent. The future seems to be bright for TDE!

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Fakebook? What’s The NSA Up To Now?

“Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process.

The classified files — provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden — contain new details about groundbreaking surveillance technology the agency has developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware “implants.” The clandestine initiative enables the NSA to break into targeted computers and to siphon out data from foreign Internet and phone networks.

The covert infrastructure that supports the hacking efforts operates from the agency’s headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, and from eavesdropping bases in the United Kingdom and Japan. GCHQ, the British intelligence agency, appears to have played an integral role in helping to develop the implants tactic.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/12/nsa-plans-infect-millions-computers-malware/

Via: https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks

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Free Speech TV

Free Speech TV

Launched in 1995
Free Speech TV is an independent, 24-hour television network and multi-platform digital news source with news, stories and perspectives you won’t find anywhere else. A non-profit, public interest network, FSTV is publically supported by its viewers and by philanthropic foundations. Television broadcasts are commercial-free.

NEWS THAT MATTERS!

https://www.freespeech.org/

http://www.thomhartmann.com/

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A War on Campus? Northeastern University Suspends Students for Justice in Palestine Chapter

The Northeastern University chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine has become the latest student group to face reprimand for organizing around the Palestinian cause. Northeastern has suspended the group until 2015, barring it from meeting on campus and stripping it of any university funding. The move comes just weeks after student activists distributed mock eviction notices across the campus during Israeli Apartheid Week. The notices were intended to resemble those used by Israel to notify Palestinians of pending demolitions or seizures of their homes. Democranow Now speaks to Northeastern Students for Justice in Palestine member Max Geller and Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of the new book, “The Battle for Justice in Palestine.” His new book includes a chapter tiled “The War on Campus.”

Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org.

I WENT TO UCLA TWO WEEKS AGO TO LISTEN TO A PANEL OF ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, PROFESSORS AND WRITERS WHO TOOK A TRIP TO PALESTINE. THEY TOLD THE STORIES OF CURRENT DAY APARTHEID, MURDER, HATE AND THE SUFFERING OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AT THE HANDS OF ISRAELI CIVILIANS ALONG WITH GOVERNMENT.

IT IS AN ATROCITY THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT COLORED LICENSE PLATES FOR ROADS WHICH ONLY ISRAELI’S MAY CROSS, THE EVICTIONS FORCED ON PALESTINIANS AND THE CRIMES AGAINST A PEOPLE WHO ONCE HAD A LARGE MASS OF LAND, NOW TAKEN FROM THEM.

THIS COUNTRY, THE UNITED STATES AIDES ISRAEL. OR GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT AND IS THE TRUE FACE OF EVIL. THE VIOLATIONS OF MANKIND HERE ON U.S SOIL AND ABROAD GO WITH NO PUNISHMENT.

LET THE TRUTH BE KNOW, DON’T BE BLINDED BY THE LIES TOLD ON MAINSTREAM NEWS. DON’T JOIN IN THE HATRED OF OTHERS.

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LA City Council vote to ban Vaping

LA City Council vote to ban Vaping

By Brad Friedman on 3/5/2014, 5:58pm PT

On Tuesday, the L.A. City Council voted to join cities like New York and Chicago by banning e-cigarette use in the same public spaces where tobacco use is banned, such as “farmers’ markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, indoor workplaces such as bars and nightclubs, outdoor dining areas and other places where lighting up is banned.”

On this week’s BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio Brad spoke with L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD5) about why they voted to impose the ban, despite the dearth of evidence that e-cig ‘vaping’ is harmful to either the user or anyone else, and the evidence (include my own personal story) that vaping is, hands down, the most effective way for smokers to stop smoking. In fact, as describe during the show, view it as a “miracle” that will save countless lives and that banning it — or making it harder to vape in any way, without good reason — will, quite frankly, result in countless unnecessary deaths.

Even Koretz admitted during the interview that there’s a “99% possibility” that vaping is “much safer than smoking”.

But he was low-balling it, frankly. As you’ll hearing during the show, this is a very personal issue for me. But you can decide for yourself if Koretz makes the case for the L.A. City Council’s ban. Either way, the ban will only go into effect if Mayor Eric Garcetti approves it.
Garcetti can be contacted at http://www.lamayor.org/contact

Via : http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10525