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  • UNICEF: Belafonte Spoke As Private Citizen

    01/09/2006 9:10:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 894+ views
    AP Photos on Yahoo ^ | 1/9/06 | AP
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. children's agency said singer Harry Belafonte was speaking as a private citizen, not a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, when he called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world." The 78-year-old Belafonte, famous for his calypso-inspired music, made headlines during a trip to Venezuela when he spoke out against Bush and said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF said in a statement that Belafonte — a UNICEF goodwill ambassador since 1987 — made the comments "as a private citizen and was not speaking as a...
  • Dear Mr. Harry Belafonte....

    01/09/2006 8:48:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies · 723+ views
    Dear Mr. Belafonte, Allow me to be of service to you...... ___________________________ Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship by Persons Claiming a Right of Residence in the U.S. RENUNCIATION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY PERSONS CLAIMING A RIGHT OF RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES Section 349(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act [8 U.S.C. 1481] governs how a U.S. citizen shall lose U.S. nationality. Section 349(a) states: A person who is a national of the United States whether, by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality: (5)...
  • In Caracas, Belafonte Calls Bush Terrorist

    01/09/2006 1:38:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies · 1,360+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan 8, 2006 | IAN JAMES
    The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world" on Sunday and said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez. Belafonte led a delegation of Americans including the actor Danny Glover and the Princeton University scholar Cornel West that met the Venezuelan president for more than six hours late Saturday and attended his television and radio broadcast on Sunday.
  • Caption this pic of Harry Belafonte, and Hugo Chaves

    01/08/2006 6:51:43 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 67 replies · 2,093+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 8,2006
    American singer and activist Harry Belafonte (R) speaks as Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez looks on during Chavez's weekly broadcast in El Consejo in Venezuela's Aragua state January 8, 2006. Belafonte is visiting Venezuela with a delegation of civil rights activists. NO SALES NO ARCHIVES REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout

    01/08/2006 2:19:32 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 64 replies · 2,028+ views
    yahoo news via dridge ^ | Jan. 38 2006 | ap
    In this photo released by Venezuela's Miraflores Press, American singer and activist Harry Belafonte speaks as Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez looks on during Chavez's weekly television and radio program in El Consejo in Venezuela's Aragua state, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006. Belafonte called U.S. President George W. Bush a 'terrorist' while warmly praising Chavez and criticizing a U.S. press that he said has ignored the achievements of his socialist programs.
  • The Miseducation of Harry Belafonte [says black Republicans are like Hitler's Jewish Nazi leaders]

    10/10/2005 8:57:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies · 979+ views
    National Review ^ | October 07, 2005 | Reverend Joseph N. Evans
    October 07, 2005, 8:02 a.m. The Miseducation of Harry Belafonte Day light come and I want to set the record straight. By Reverend Joseph N. Evans Only a short time before the Katrina devastation and subsequent racial hysteria hit landfall, during a "Keep the Vote Alive" march in Atlanta, renowned singer Harry Belafonte made some pretty strong comments about African Americans who identify themselves with a conservative political philosophy and agenda. According to media reports, he called them "tyrants," and went on to make an amazing comparison involving Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. "Hitler had a lot of Jews high...
  • Hillary Clinton Praises Belafonte's Anti-US Rant

    09/24/2005 8:51:06 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 45 replies · 2,171+ views ^ | Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005 10:18 a.m. EDT
    2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton praised anti-American activist Harry Belafonte on Thursday after Belafonte charged that U.S. foreign policy had "wrecked the planet." "There's a lot of people out here who are really pissed off," Belafonte told the Congressional Black Caucus, with Mrs. Clinton and Rep. Charlie Rangel standing nearby. "Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet," Belafonte complained. "I'm always in Africa . . . And when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere." The former calypso singer's anti-U.S. rant won immediate praise from Hillary, who stepped...
  • Belafonte's Retraction Causes Flap (tries to retract that Jews were in reich hierarchy)

    08/11/2005 7:12:14 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 32 replies · 1,470+ views ^ | Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 9:09 p.m. EDT
    Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005 9:09 p.m. EDT Belafonte's Retraction Causes Flap [This story was reported by and written by Marc Morano.] Entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte has retracted some of the controversial comments he made at a civil rights march in Atlanta regarding Jews working for Hitler, but his retraction may have created even more controversy for the singer. During an interview with Cybercast News Service at the Aug. 7 march, Belafonte asserted that Adolf Hitler's regime in Germany included Jews and that African Americans working in the Bush administration should be compared to Jews working for Hitler. "Hitler had a...
  • Black Republicans come to together to form a national group (Black Tyrants Alert)

    08/11/2005 12:35:40 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 101 replies · 3,843+ views
    National Black Republican Association ^ | 11 August 2005 | Trueblackman
    GRASSROOTS BLACK REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES FORMATION Washington, D.C. -August 10, 2005 – A group of African American Republican activists, and their supporters from around the country, will announce the formation of a national grassroots organization August 15, 2005 at 1:00 pm (EST) in the nation’s capital. The announcement will be held at the law offices of Troutman Sanders LLC, 401 Ninth Street, NW Suite 1000, Washington, D.C. “The creation of the National Black Republican Association is the product of the dreams and efforts of scores of black Republicans across the nation,” said interim Chairperson Frances Rice, co-founder of a black...
  • Belafonte changes tune on Jews in Third Reich

    08/11/2005 12:31:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 62 replies · 1,600+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/11/5 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Famed entertainer and political activist Harry Belafonte told The Jerusalem Post Wednesday that he was retracting his recent statement that Jews had served "high up" in the Third Reich, a comment which angered several Jewish organizations. He continued, however, to maintain that Jews had contributed to Hitler's cause and that the Bush administration resembled the period leading up to the Nazi regime. Earlier this week, in an interview with Cybercast News Service, Belafonte used a Nazi analogy to attack black officials in the Bush administration. "Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich,"...
  • Belafonte shows logic is not his strong suit (ATL march aftermath)

    08/08/2005 7:19:14 AM PDT · by mhking · 60 replies · 2,233+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 8.8.05 | Michael King
    From left, US Rep. John Lewis (Mumble-mumble-GA), US Rep. Maxine Waters (Granola-moonbat-CA), Harry Belafonte (' he wan' go home), Rev. Jesse Jackson (never to let a photo-op go unturned), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Cruella DeVil-CA), "unidentified guy", at Saturday's Bash Bush march in Atlanta At Saturday's "bash Bush" rally here in Atlanta, singer Harry Belafonte took the opportunity to use Nazi comparisons and to call black Republicans "tyrants."Belafonte used a Hitler analogy when asked about what impact prominent blacks such as former Secretary of State Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on the Bush administration's...
  • Black tyrants?

    08/10/2005 12:49:07 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 27 replies · 960+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/10/05 | Linda Chavez
    Passage of the Voting Rights Act in August 1965 was a proud moment in U.S. history. For the first time, millions of African Americans living in the Deep South, who had been excluded from fully participating in the political process for 200 years, were finally enfranchised. The battle to secure those rights cost many lives of both blacks and whites. So why is it that some black leaders have taken the occasion of the 40th anniversary of this seminal event to engage in hate speech? On Saturday, thousands of activists gathered in Atlanta to commemorate the signing of the Voting...
  • Castro Lovers Bash Bush as 'Tyrant' -- But Jesse, Harry, and Charlie Love Fidel

    08/10/2005 6:27:56 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 19 replies · 996+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 10, 2005 | Humberto Fontova
    "Bush is a tyrant," declared Harry Belafonte at last week's Atlanta march commemorating the Voting Rights Act of 1965. When CNS reporter Marc Morano asked the calypso king about the blacks serving in the Bush administration, "Black tyrants!" came Belafonte's tart reply. A few years ago Belafonte was asked about his friend Fidel Castro. Here's a "Cuban leader" (the term used by the late Peter Jennings) who jailed more political prisoners as a percentage of population than Hitler or Stalin. Here's a "Cuban Premier" (as Barbara Walters prefers) who executed more political prisoners in his first year in power than...
  • Forty Year Anniversary Of Voting Rights Act Marred By Hate

    08/10/2005 4:28:26 AM PDT · by RepublicNewbie · 20 replies · 824+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 08\10\2005 | Linda Chavez
    Judge Mathis referred to the 2000 elections as "the biggest election crime in history." He told the enthusiastic crowd that the "thieves" in the Republican Party "need to be locked up." Harry Belafonte warned, "We must stand vigilant, as there are those among us who would steal our liberty and steal our souls." Belafonte referred to blacks serving in the Bush administration as "black tyrants," and went even farther in an interview with Marc Morano of "Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich," Belafonte told Morano, an anti-Semitic canard meant to...
  • Entertainers Urged to Apologize for Nazi Comparisons

    08/09/2005 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 39 replies · 1,350+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 8/9/05 | Susan Jones
    A leading Holocaust Studies institute wants entertainers Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, and Woody Allen to retract their recent statements comparing the Bush administration, Israelis, and black conservatives to Nazis. As Cybercast News Service reported, Belafonte over the weekend used a Hitler analogy when asked what impact prominent blacks such as former Secretary of State Colin Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on the Bush administration's relations with minorities. "Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich. Color does not necessarily denote quality, content or value," Belafonte said in an exclusive...
  • Harry Belafonte Calls Black Republicans 'Tyrants'

    08/08/2005 5:37:03 AM PDT · by GWB00 · 165 replies · 3,384+ views
    CNS Cybercast News Service ^ | August 8, 2005 | Marc Morano
    Atlanta ( - Celebrity activist Harry Belafonte referred to prominent African-American officials in the Bush administration as "black tyrants" at a weekend march, and he also compared the administration to Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. Belafonte, a featured speaker at Saturday's march in Atlanta commemorating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, previously ignited a political controversy in 2002 when he likened then-Secretary of State Colin Powell to a "house slave." At Saturday's civil rights march, Belafonte said the Bush administration has been "rather dismal" for the lives of black Americans. The march, which featured prominent civil...
  • SPIKE LEE, DANNY GLOVER 'BLACK' LISTED; Rev. Peterson To Expose Leftist Black Entertainers

    09/23/2004 1:11:05 PM PDT · by NewDestiny · 69 replies · 3,501+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) ^ | September 23, 2004 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Los Angeles- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America, announced today the start of The 'Black' List Campaign, a campaign to expose Hollywood’s most anti-American black entertainers who are viciously criticizing the U.S. war on terror and lying to black Americans. Celebrities on the list include: Spike Lee, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Will Smith among others. Rev. Peterson said, “I’m sickened by black entertainers who drive $350,000 Bentleys and still cry ‘racism.’ Americans of all colors pay to see their movies, and they have the nerve to...
  • Belafonte shocked at Kenya's poverty level

    02/18/2004 5:20:25 PM PST · by lainie · 52 replies · 508+ views
    East African Standard online ^ | February 19, 2004 | Patrick Mathangani and PPS
    Unicef has decried the sharp disparity between the rich and the poor in Kenya. Mr Harry Belafonte, the United Nations Children’s Fund goodwill ambassador, who is touring the country, said yesterday he was "deeply disturbed" by the squalor that he witnessed in Nairobi slums. He said another class of Kenyans led splendid lives in contrast to the low life in the slums. Belafonte said African countries in general and Kenya in particular must find ways of ending the misery and poverty suffered by their people many years after independence. He said: "It is puzzling that this is happening 40 years...
  • Belafonte at it again (my title)

    02/04/2004 10:25:37 PM PST · by Bobby777 · 30 replies · 116+ views
    PBS ^ | 2/4/2004 | me
    Harry Belafonte on the Tavis Smiley show (PBS) ... Belafonte just said Evangelical Christians are as dangerous to the world as Islamic terrorists and Osama bin Laden ... I just caught the last part of the interview but I think the context was the War in Iraq ... He sees the culture clash coming, and I don't necessarily disagree there ... but the first statement is outrageous ... of course, some can't tell the difference ... or claim so, anyway ...

    06/30/2003 2:33:01 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies · 396+ views
    BangorDailyNews ^ | Monday, June 30, 2003 | Misty Edgecomb
    Opponents mock North Woods plan "Take this park and shove it,To New Hampshire or Vermont, It's our state and we love it, And we know what we don't want, We want to hunt, and camp, and fish, The way we've always done, And it is our undying wish, To keep the G-man on the run." - Matthew Heintz TOWNSHIP 1 RANGE 9 - Ted Danson didn't show. Neither did Robert Redford, Meryl Streep or Walter Cronkite. But nearly 300 people from all over the state gathered at the Big Moose Inn - on Millinocket Lake inside the proposed Maine Woods...
  • Asner Defends Castro: "We Didn't Have a Free Election in 2002"

    05/08/2003 12:35:27 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 96 replies · 2,489+ views
    MRC ^ | Thursday, May 08, 2003 | BrentBaker
    Ed Asner sees a greater threat from the Bush administration than from the hapless Fidel Castro who is being pushed around unfairly. Defending Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover signing a letter denouncing the U.S. for threatening Cuba, Asner charged on Wednesday's Buchanan & Press on MSNBC that "they may well be put in prison here for...the support they're giving to Castro, the way things are going in this country." Asner insisted that those put to death by Castro, for trying to hijack a ferry so they could escape to the U.S., received a "very fair" trial. Blaming the U.S. for...
  • Dancing with Castro

    05/06/2003 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Davis · 149+ views
    Conversations with Trentino ^ | 5-6-03 | Bassfire
    The Left and their inconsistent Leftery...
  • Protesters Have Right to Speak

    04/17/2003 6:11:20 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 50 replies · 545+ views
    County Press ^ | 4-16-03 | William W. Lawrence
    Second Thoughts By: William W. Lawrence 04/15/2003 We hear so much about young Americans -- teenagers and early 20s -- who give Americans a bad name. Then we watch our young GIs and our chest swells with pride.They were freeing an oppressed people while naked women, transvestites, dogs, dancers and singers joined Harry Belafonte in an antiwar protest to "praise the patriotism of the demonstrators" and condemn the military action in Iraq."We denounce governments that act with tyranny," Mr. Belafonte told the crowd. He was talking about our government, not Saddam Hussein's. Listen, there were always war protesters.I was a...
  • Belafonte Says U.S. Leaders 'Possessed of Evil'

    03/04/2003 6:21:41 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 63 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3-4-03 | Anon
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Singer Harry Belafonte, long outspoken on civil rights and political issues in the United States, has lashed out at the Bush administration saying it is "possessed of evil" for preparing war against Iraq. The 76-year-old U.S. singer told Finnish television on Tuesday that global leaders who ignored demonstrations against a war in Iraq did so at their own peril. Asked if he thought leaders of his own country were misguided, Belafonte, said: "Absolutely. I not only think that they are misguided, but I think they know exactly what they are doing and I think that they are...
  • Harry Belafonte, googling around...

    01/31/2003 11:47:52 AM PST · by Davis · 3 replies · 141+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | 1-31-03 | Trentino
    A few days ago I received an e-mail from my friend, Tally Rand. The subject line was: Urgent, Can You Translate This. The text of the e-mail was: QUIDVIS RECTE FACTUM QUAMVIS HUMILE PRAECLARUM - attributed to Sir Henry Royce. I was delighted, I can tell you. Here was a guy in urgent need of a translation of a Latin saying and he turned to me. What a compliment! Alas, except for a few scraps including, most prominently, de mortuis nil nisi bonum--speak nothing but good of the dead--I know no Latin. I did recognize the name, "Sir Henry Royce,"...
  • Stacking Nonsense 'til Morning Come --Daylight come and Belafonte won't shut up.

    01/27/2003 11:24:30 AM PST · by BurkesLaw · 13 replies · 148+ views
    American Enerprise Magazine Online ^ | Uknown | Marni Soupcoff
    Would someone please tell Harry Belafonte to give it a rest? The man may be a decent singer (though I personally have never understood the ap-peel of the banana boat song), but when it comes to politics and policy, he’s little more than a racist embarrassment.........
  • Belafonte slams Bush (and stands by his remarks about Powell) ALERT

    01/20/2003 8:49:31 AM PST · by TLBSHOW · 20 replies · 467+ views
    Black Voices VIA YAHOO ^ | 1/20/2003 | Sean D. Hamill
    Belafonte slams Bush Speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Sunday in Chicago, entertainer and social activist Harry Belafonte took the Bush administration to task for its civil rights record, saying the president has proven that he's "not our friend." Belafonte, 75, a close friend and confidant of King, who was killed in 1968, said he expects the Bush administration to try to wipe away affirmative action, eliminate a woman's right to choose abortion and pursue a war with Iraq "that makes absolutely no sense." Terming the war plans a distraction, he called upon African-Americans to continue to heed...
  • Commies from Hollywood!

    12/19/2002 3:11:58 PM PST · by OPS4 · 18 replies · 253+ views
    THE LEFT COAST REPORT ^ | 12/19/02 | James Hirsen
    Commies from Hollywood 007 and North Korea James Hirsen THE LEFT COAST REPORT A Political Look at Hollywood Sounding like a villain out of a 007 movie, North Korea urged the United States to quit showing the most recent James Bond flick. The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland called the latest Bond installment a "dirty and cursed burlesque aimed to slander and insult the Korean nation." So says the Korean Central News Agency. Apparently, the brouhaha occurred because, in some scenes of the film "Die Another Day," Bond is tortured by North Korean agents....
  • Belafonte, Glover trash U.S. in Cuba

    12/16/2002 6:19:49 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 341+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Dec 16, 2002 | Joseph Farah
    HOLLYWOOD VS. AMERICA Belafonte, Glover trash U.S. in Cuba Nation 'extends imperialist, economic and political domination over planet' Posted: December 16, 2002 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah © 2002 Sean Penn is not the only Hollywood star traveling to foreign countries and running down American foreign policy. Last week, actor Danny Glover, known for his "Lethal Weapon" roles with Mel Gibson, and singer Harry Belafonte, were even more critical of U.S. policies in Iraq than Penn while visiting a Cuban film festival. Belafonte, who recently leveled harsh criticism at Secretary of State Colin Powell, told the Cuban newspaper...
  • Actors Say Hollywood's Being 'Pressured' to Make War Movies

    12/13/2002 11:47:54 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 84 replies · 302+ views
    CNSNews ^ | December 13, 2002 | Jim Burnes
    Actors Say Hollywood's Being 'Pressured' to Make War Movies Jim Burns | Senior Staff Writer ( - Two American actors reportedly said the Bush administration is pressuring Hollywood to make war movies and violent films to "push" its war machine. They allegedly made the comment in Havana, Cuba, while attending a film festival. Radio Havana reported Thursday that actors Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover told a press conference there is a struggle within the U.S. movie industry for "quality" versus movies "that bring in large amounts of money." They pointed out that Hollywood is presently controlled by huge corporations...
  • Harry Belafonte website gets 80% negative response

    12/02/2002 3:38:36 PM PST · by j_accuse · 11 replies · 470+ views ^ | November 2002 |
    I still feel closely to Colin Powell. I'd still like to reach for him. He's not the first person in office who has eluded us or presented an opportunity to do some good that we thought we could never have. Bobby Kennedy, was when he first came into office, somebody that we looked at with enormous anguish and suspicion because we didn't feel that he understood the struggles of black people in this country. And our task was to reach to him and to provoke him and to push him until he became a human being who was awakened...
  • Belafonte Defends Slave Comment in Chicago Visit ('Amazed' at Public Outrage)

    11/14/2002 7:06:53 AM PST · by ewing · 47 replies · 427+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Nov. 14, 2002 | Curtis Lawrence
    Entertainer and long time human rights activist Harry Belafonte told a gathering of Chicago liberals Wednesday he would not back down from his criticisms of National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice and Secretary of State Colin Powell for being 'house slaves' doing the bidding of President Bush.'I didn't say anything that you haven't been saying,' Belafonte told the gathering, who responded with chuckles and applause.He spoke at a private breakfast at the Gold Coast Penthouse of Bettylu Saltzman, former Chief of Staff to Senator Paul Simon (D-Ill.)More than 50 like minded people paid $100.00 to hear Belafonte at the gathering, which...
  • Neil Rogers continues Belafontes thread

    11/08/2002 8:47:25 AM PST · by mad puppy · 17 replies · 321+ views
    Fox news ^ | Nov 8, 2002
    NEW YORK ? A talk radio host has joined the attack on the leading African-American figures in the Bush administration, and drawn fire himself from critics who see his comments as racist. Just weeks after singer Harry Belafonte slammed Secretary of State Colin Powell, likening the fellow Jamaican-American to a "house slave," Florida's Neil Rogers jumped on the bandwagon with comments about National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. "Is you their black-haired answer-mammy who be smart?" a song parody broadcast on Rogers' show says. "Does they like how you shine their shoes, Condoleezza? Or the way you wash and park the...
  • Africare Dinner Censors Protests Against Belafonte

    10/25/2002 7:37:14 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 10 replies · 174+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/26/02 | Marc Morano
    WASHINGTON – Organizers and those attending Thursday night's Africare Awards dinner honoring entertainer/activist Harry Belafonte made a concerted effort to suppress protests and questions regarding Belafonte's racially charged comments. Belafonte abruptly turned his back and ended an interview, thundering "Good night," when asked about the recent controversy. Harassment A small group of Belafonte protesters were harassed by Africare's staff as part of an effort to stifle any mention of the entertainer's recent comparison of Secretary of State Colin Powell to a "house slave" and Belafonte's successful effort to remove National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice as the keynote speaker for the...
  • Schwab and Belafonte

    10/25/2002 7:33:15 AM PDT · by Bookem · 13 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/25/02 | Greg Pierce
    <p>The investment firm Charles Schwab has no plans to cancel an address by Harry Belafonte, despite contentious remarks the left-wing celebrity has made about Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.</p> <p>Mr. Belafonte is scheduled to make the keynote speech next week to a Charles Schwab financial investment adviser conference in Washington.</p>
  • Rev. Peterson Charges: “Harry Belafonte, Jesse Jackson Are Democrats’ ‘House Slaves’”

    10/23/2002 9:57:49 AM PDT · by NewDestiny · 70 replies · 1,943+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) ^ | October 23, 2002 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Los Angeles –Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny and host of the nationally syndicated Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show (Information Radio Network), today blasted calypso singer Harry Belafonte and Jesse Jackson, head of Rainbow/PUSH for their attacks against Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. Last week, Belafonte charged that Powell was a “house slave.” Later, in an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live he [Belafonte] said that Rice was a bigger sellout than Powell. Monday, at a church in Athens, Ga., Jesse Jackson joined in...
  • Condoleezza Nixed From Africare Dinner on Belafonte's Orders

    10/21/2002 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 33 replies · 275+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/21/02 | Limbacher
    Washed-up calypso singer Harry Belafonte has succeeded in getting Bush National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice yanked as the keynote speaker from Africare's annual fund-raising dinner this week. Last week Belafonte, who is scheduled to be honored with by the group for his "humanitarian efforts," boasted to MSNBC's Phil Donahue, "If Condoleezza Rice became the keynote speaker at the event.... I would not be able to be there. I told them I would not come." While Africare officials dispute that they took their marching orders from the militant former star, they acknowledge that Rice was invitied to deliver to keynote address...
  • Rice Blasts Belafonte for Slave Slam

    10/20/2002 6:04:28 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 286+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/20/02 | Limbacher
    Bush administration National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice tore into washed-up calypso singer Harry Belafonte on Sunday for saying she was even worse than Secretary of State Colin Powell, whom he had called a "house slave." "I don't need Harry Belafonte to tell me what it means to be black," Rice seethed during an interview with CNN "Late Edition" host Wolf Blitzer, who confronted her with the singer's earlier remarks. In a talk radio interview last week Belafonte compared Powell to a "slave" who lived "in the house" of the Bush administration, then he told CNN's Larry King days later that...
  • Belafonte: Rice Worse Than Powell

    10/17/2002 6:11:47 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 186 replies · 558+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/17/02 | Limbacher
    An unrepentant Harry Belafonte continued his attack Tuesday night on blacks in the Bush administration, telling CNN's "Larry King Live" that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice was a bigger sellout than Secretary of State Colin Powell. Asked if he thought Rice deserved the same criticism as Powell, whom Belafonte compared to a "slave" last week who lived "in the house," the washed-up calypso singer bellyached, "Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. Even more so." "Because I've never heard from Condoleezza Rice even the suggestion towards some of the more lenient thoughts or some of the more appropriate thoughts that Colin Powell has expressed,"...
  • What if Colin had attacked Harry?

    10/17/2002 5:58:57 AM PDT · by 7thson · 1 replies · 108+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Oct. 17, 2002 - 11 Mar-Cheshvan, 5763 | Larry Elder
    Singer/activist Harry Belafonte viciously lashed out at Secretary of State Colin Powell, calling Powell a house slave and a lackey to "master" George W. Bush. "You got the privilege of living in the house," said Belafonte, "if you served the master exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him. Colin Powell's committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture."
  • Belafonte's dissing of Powell is unfair - and unhistorical

    10/16/2002 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Mustard · 16 replies · 242+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/16/2002 | Gregory Kane
  • Late entries for world's funniest joke contest

    10/14/2002 7:44:16 PM PDT · by Optimist · 14 replies · 250+ views ^ | October 14, 2002 | Doug Powers
    Late entries for world's funniest joke contest Posted: October 14, 20021:00 a.m. Eastern © 2002 Earlier this month, scientists at Britain's "Laugh Lab" unveiled the winner of a global "funniest joke" contest. The experiment was conducted by psychologist Richard Wiseman, from the University of Hertfordshire, and attracted more than 40,000 entries from around the world. While many of the jokes were indeed funny, some jokes were missing from the list of finalists. Using the Laugh Lab's 5-point "Giggleometer" rating system, with a "5" being the funniest, I'd now like to submit a few hilarious jokes that were missing from this year's...
  • Powell, Belafonte, And Capitalism

    10/14/2002 10:36:53 AM PDT · by Macaw · 8 replies · 89+ views
    The Black World Today ^ | 10/11/2002 | Joe Williams III
    Many Black people are rejoicing in Harry Belafonte's attack on Colin Powell. Belafonte remarked that Powell was like a plantation slave who abandoned his principles to come into the house of the master. And Powell rebutted by stating, " use a slave reference, I think, is unfortunate and is a throwback to another time and another place that I wish Harry had thought twice about using." There are many, many deep seated problems with the above polemics. I will try to deal with as much as I can in limited space. First of all, slavery was a political, economic, and...
  • View from the Left: Belafonte's Attack on Colin Powell Was Shameful

    10/14/2002 10:35:56 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 19 replies · 179+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 14, 2K2 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    View from the Left: Belafonte's Attack Was ShamefulBy Earl Ofari | October 14, 2002 Colin Powell's first reaction was to smile when he heard that entertainer and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte called him a "house slave" for touting President Bush's policies. When pressed later Powell, always the consummate diplomat, called Belafonte's attack, "unfortunate." But Belafonte was hardly original in tagging Powell with the unsavory reference. Malcolm X routinely used it as a throwaway line in his speeches during his Black Muslim days. The reference was to those civil rights leaders, and that for a time even included...
  • The Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner is paying tribute to Harry Belafonte

    10/09/2002 11:56:50 PM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 14 replies · 146+ views
    The Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner You are invited to attend! A Tribute to: Harry Belafonte Singer/Actor/Producer/Activist Thursday evening, October 24, 2002 Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Andrew Young The Hilton Washington Hotel 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. Receptions: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner and program: 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. International Honorary Patron: His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria National Honorary Patrons: The Honorable Thomas Daschle Majority Leader, United States Senate andThe Honorable Trent LottMinority Leader, United States Senate National Chair: G. Allen Andreas Chairman and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland Company: Each year,...
  • Powell: Belafonte's Slave Slam 'Unfortunate'

    10/09/2002 9:25:51 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 69 replies · 551+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/9/02 | Limbacher
    Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that washed-up singer Harry Belafonte's description of him as a house slave for working in the Bush administration was "unfortunate." "I think it's unfortunate that Harry used that characterization," Powell told CNN's "Larry King Live." "I'm very proud to be serving my nation once again. I'm very proud to be serving this president." Powell said he wasn't so much stung by Belafonte's criticism as by his interjection of the ugly racial stereotype into the debate. "If Harry had wanted to attack my politics, that was fine. If he wanted to attack a particular...
  • Harry Belafonte - the truth

    10/09/2002 10:01:59 AM PDT · by mandingo republican · 15 replies · 323+ views =============================================================== Belafonte Croons for Fidel By Mario Ramirez, 3-18-01 Being a life long New Yorker I can very confidently tell you that I have seen and heard almost everything. If it's not Hillary Clinton carpet bagging New York, or the latest charade by Al Sharpton, it has to be the urban legends about alligators roaming Manhattan sewers. It's no surprise that very few things shock or disturb me. So I wasn't the least startled when on March 11, 2001 I had the pleasure of spending a "lovely" Sunday afternoon listening to that consummate performer and ambassador of "goodwill" Harry...
  • The Latest Hollywood Moron--Harry Belafonte

    10/09/2002 9:14:12 AM PDT · by Kevin Kelley · 48 replies · 504+ views
    Media and Policy Review ^ | 10/9/02 | Kevin Kelley
    Drudge reports on the comments of our most recent Hollywood moron, Harry Belafonte. Additionally, last night Bill O'Reilly of Fox News' O'Reilly Factor blasted Belafonte for his scathing criticism of Secretary of State Colin Powell. From Drudge..... Singer Harry Belafonte took to the AM radio waves on Tuesday morning to slam Secretary of State Colin Powell as a sellout to the black race! Belafonte, appearing on San Diego's 760 KFMB, told host Ted Leitner that Powell was like a plantation slave who moves into the slave owner's house and only says what his master wants him to say. Belafonte's comparisons...
  • Race-Baiter Belafonte Once Paid Tribute to Powell

    10/08/2002 8:12:44 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 18 replies · 222+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/8/02 | Limbacher
    Washed-up calypso singer Harry Belafonte leveled a vicious racial attack on Secretary of State Colin Powell during a Tuesday morning radio interview in Los Angeles. But less than three years ago the embittered ex-star paid tribute to Powell as the honoree of the University of the West Indies "Building the Legacy" award. Referring to Powell earlier today, Belafonte told KFMB San Diego radio host Ted Leitner, "In the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation and there were those slaves that lived in the house." "Colin Powell's permitted to come into the house of the...

    10/08/2002 1:04:06 PM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 173 replies · 633+ views
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