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Egypt is a Police State: Senior Muslim Brotherhood Member Condemns New Mass Death Sentence for 628

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/30/egypt_is_a_police_state_senior

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Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont has announced plans to block $650 million in military aid to Egypt after an Egyptian court sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including the group’s spiritual leader Mohamed Badie. Leahy, who chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, described the judicial proceedings as a “sham trial.” Leahy’s announcement comes a week after the Obama administration said it would ease the suspension of military aid to Egypt that followed the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi last year. In another controversial move, an Egyptian court has banned the April 6 movement, a pro-democracy group that played a key role in the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in 2011. We get an update on these developments live from Cairo with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous. We also speak with Mohamed Soudan, the exiled Foreign Relations Secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.

http://www.democracynow.org

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Bans Donald Sterling For Life

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Bans Donald Sterling For Life

Following his press conference regarding the distasteful statements that are now confirmed to be made by Los Angeles’ owner Donald Sterling, NBA Commissioner Donald Sterling has ruled to ban Sterling from all NBA dealings for life. He also has issued the maximum fine of 2.5 million dollars that will be dedicated to anti discrimination and tolerance efforts.

“This has been a painful moment for all of the NBA family,” Silver said. “I am particularly grateful for the leadership of Head Coach Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.”

Even though it was apparent that Sterling possessed hateful views of non-white people, Silver asserted that only after they received concrete evidence were they able to swiftly act. Aside from this total and complete ban, Silver also hopes to force Sterling to sell the Clippers.

NBA is teams of mostly black players owned by older white men – enslavement just in a form where the slave gets paid a nice chunk of money. But, still owned by the white man.

It is known that white men like Sterling takes trips overseas and mail-order women of Latin, Asian or African descent to have as sexual toys. They’re exotic as the phrase goes….

Sterling just fckd up and let his words which are more than likely shared amongst friends & colleagues got heard this time. American Racism at the hands of Anglo-Saxons has not seized.

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SMH at this Coonery

This is the exact ignorant isn that is killing our community – the Black community.

Aspire to be a “boss ass bitch” with no regard to how you may look or sound….

I don’t know about these “girls”, but I am a QUEEN.
Not some bitch who talks down of other black women, promotes us fighting each other over a ni66a or some streets that is not owned by the black community, yet a bank ran by white people.

We have got to get over this type of bullshit!!!!

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Rihanna Goes Topless

Rihanna Goes Topless

for French magazine LUI cover.

Multiple pictures have been posted to Rihanna’s Instagram from her photo shoot with Vogue Brazil and her double cover of their magazine.

Her sun kissed petite framed body and pierced nipples has the fans going bananas!
I can honestly say I like Rihanna very much so, she reminds me of a new age Madonna (I grew up listening to and watching Madonna).

Rihanna’s I don’t give a fck attitude and edgy music keeps me and people alike interested in what she’s got up her sleeve next.

ART IS MY DRUG FESTIVAL

unnamedMuch love xx respect to Art Is My Drug for having ChrisxNess and Sen Lotus as performers this past Saturday at the 2nd annual music festival.

There were merch xx food vendors there w| plenty of talented artist performances.

We look forward to working with this positive group again in the future.

Be sure to visit http://www.iamchrisness.com

And http://www.artismydrug.com

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Uprising Radio on KPFK

Uprising Radio on KPFK

A campaign to televise Uprising, the popular radio program hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar, on KPFK Pacifica Radio.

Uprising is a daily radio program produced at KPFK Pacifica in Los Angeles. Our content is unique, compelling, and from a people’s perspective, not corporations’ or politicians’.

Free Speech TV, a national, commercial-free television network with distribution to 40 million households nationwide, has invited Uprising to be part of its regular television line up.

I listen to Uprising Monday through Friday and love Sinali’s passion for what she does, getting the truth out. I support all she and Pacifica does for the people.

Be sure to visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/uprisingtv

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Obama Admin Details Historic Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders

Obama Admin Details Historic Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders

The Obama administration has unveiled its plan to grant early release to federal prisoners sentenced under harsh drug laws. The Justice Department will widen the criteria for clemency to consider nonviolent felons who have served at least 10 years behind bars and who would have received shorter terms had they not been sentenced under old laws. The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 reduced sentencing disparities between users of crack cocaine and powdered cocaine to address a racial imbalance in prison terms. But the law did not apply retroactively. Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the new policy is a matter of basic fairness.

James Cole: “These defendants were properly held accountable for their criminal conduct. However, some of them, simply because the operation of sentencing laws on the books at the time, received substantial sentences that are disproportionate to what they would have received today. … Correcting these sentences is simply a matter of fairness that is fundamental to our principles at the department, and it’s a commitment that all Department of Justice employees stand behind.”

The move marks the most substantial clemency effort since President Jimmy Carter offered a reprieve to those who avoided the Vietnam War draft. But while tens of thousands of prisoners may be eligible for the new clemency guidelines, experts warn a lengthy review process and other restrictions could lead to just hundreds being released. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, called the shift a small step forward, saying: “We’ve had a significant rhetorical shift in the war on drugs, but we’ve had a moderate policy shift.” Both President Obama and drug reform advocates are now calling on Congress to take additional action with major sentencing reforms.

Via @ http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/24/headlines#4241

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