“America” dance scene in West Side Story, the movie
Firstly I can’t stand the pluralized versions of Hispanics, Whites and Blacks. Now that that’s out the way, here’s what researchers found out about Latinos in the US are living longer than Black and White folks.
Above: The Lares flag, intended to become the national flag of the Republic of Puerto Rico
El Grito de Lares (The Cry of Lares) also referred to as the Lares uprising, the Lares revolt, Lares rebellion or even Lares Revolution was the first major revolt against Spanish rule and call for independence in Puerto Rico. Continue reading →
For African Americans and other people of color, I hope you can support the clean energy solutions that will make our communities more prosperous. This isnâ€™t the time to surrender to feelings of hopelessness and despair. Itâ€™s time to tell our friends, neighbors and elected officials why clean energy is good for our communities and our country.”
R&B singer Omarion has recently decided to kick the truth to the young Black youth and everyone else about clean energy in an op-ed post.
Omarion also explains that he recently finished The Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! tour with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All and none other than Biz Markieamong others. The tour was designed to bring together the youth, African Americans, the Hip Hop community, and various faiths to get active about the need for clean energy jobs and a greener future for all Americans. Continue reading →
Look at him. Isn’t he lovely? I think this year a few more persons out there than just Michelle Obama will have President Barack Obama as their Valentine this year.
For those who care about that sort of thing President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is 50% in the most recent three-day Gallup Daily tracking, from Jan. 29-31. I don’t know about you but I’ve never seen a Gallup rep with a clipboard or gotten a call from these people. Who cares about that anyway?
Our president is dreamy though isn’t he? Tall, dark and handsome. Loves his wife, kids and that little dog of theirs.
Covert war with Pakistan what? Getting rid of Van Jones who? How can we think about things like this when our new president is such a fox…and he loves us, right? Continue reading →
The United States’ financial crisis is having a devastating effect on so called third world countries in general, however Cuba’s economy specifically is in a serious crisis with very real ramifications. Last year Cuba experienced 3 hurricanes as well thereby depleting much of their financial resources. The Communist led government has taken extraordinary measures, lowering the prices of 24 basic goods and by the end of the year there will be “there will be an important importation of toilet paper”.
And you thought you had problems…
Biz Markie- “Toilet Stool Rap”
I have always liked that Biz was willing to go there. C’mon, admit it- it’s catchy. Biz really puts it in the pocket err… um the toilet at the end. I don’t know, maybe I’m just biased towards songs with universal themes.