8.12.2007

Slumber

"In 2005, according to the Census Bureau, there were 864,000 black men in college. According to Justice Department statistics, there were 802,000 in federal and state prisons and jails." Does that fact surprise you? Are you used to negative statistics that constantly reiterate the common notion that there are more black men in jail than in college? Maybe you should check out some more facts on commonly held misbeliefs at whatblackmenthink.com. This blog is the brainchild of brother Janks Morton, whose interview I caught the other day on 'Keeping It Real with Homer Blow' broadcast on Milwaukee's concious black radio station WNOV 860 AM. His message is a call for the African American community to come together as a people and stop looking to anybody or anything else in any way, shape, or form to lift us out of the predicament we find ourselves in. He also has a documentary that he has produced on this topic that he is currently previewing all over the country. What seperates this work from others on the same topic is how the brother clearly breaks it down and makes links between aspects of society that are often overlooked by other studies. Don't be the last on the bandwagon.

Real Hip-Hop Heads, Supernegro has a link to Public Enemy's latest single (even if you had no idea, act like you know). Nice to see Flav go back to basics.

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