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  • Harry Belafonte - Try To Remember

    06/01/2016 5:55:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/1/2016 | Harry Belafonte
    Harry Belafonte - Try To Remember
  • Michigan black student union: ‘physical action’ if seven demands not met in one week

    01/21/2014 5:47:58 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 99 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2014
    Members of the University of Michigan Black Student Union said they would have to resort to “physical action” if a list of seven demands issued on Martin Luther King Day are not met within seven days, The Ann Arbor News reported. “If negotiations are not complete we will be forced to do more, beginning to increase valiantly our activism for social progress and take physical actions on the University of Michigan’s campus,” said senior Shayla Scales to a group of students gathered on campus, according to the Ann Arbor News. The seven demands, read aloud by an activist associated with...
  • The Koch brothers are like the KKK: Harry Belafonte

    11/04/2013 1:42:15 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 04, 2013 | Beth DeFalco and Bruce Golding
    Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio stood silently by as celebrity booster Harry Belafonte compared the Tea Party-supporting Koch brothers to the Ku Klux Klan inside a Harlem Church on Sunday — then let the inflammatory attack slide as he spoke to the overflow congregation. De Blasio warmly embraced Belafonte after the liberal icon called the Kochs “white supremacists” and “men of evil,” and repeatedly praised the actor during his own speech from the pulpit of the First Corinthian Baptist Church. Belafonte, 87, viciously tore into billionaire energy moguls and political activists Charles and David Koch as he introduced de Blasio...
  • Harry Belafonte: Inside Every Hollywood Liberal Is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out

    06/04/2013 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 6/4/13 | Ben Shapiro
    Appearing on MSNBC, singer and former civil rights icon Harry Belafonte told President Barack Obama how he should take control of the political debate. His answer? Jail opponents. “That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want,” Belafonte told race hustler Al Sharpton. “The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”
  • Harry Belafonte has some hunches what Dr. King might have said (NO FOOL LIKE AN OLD FOOL)

    01/28/2013 10:41:14 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicag ^ | January 27, 2013 10:28PM | Thomas Conner tconner@suntimes.com
    Harry Belafonte in recent years has been positively Kanye-esque in his outspokenness. The 85-year-old singer — a revered icon in American pop music, the King of Calypso, the resonant voice behind the 1956 classic “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” — has tallied headlines for his frank opinions on matters ranging from U.S. foreign policy to race relations. In 2002, Belafonte likened Secretary of State Colin Powell to a “house slave” for his acquiescence to the invasion of Iraq. He called President George W. Bush “the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world” during a 2006 meeting...
  • Harry Belafonte Blasts GOP ‘Infestation’ of America, Ponders Imprisoning Dissenters

    12/13/2012 9:11:15 AM PST · by chessplayer · 66 replies
    During an appearance on the program of MSNBC’s race-baiter-in-chief Al Sharpton, entertainer Harry Belafonte lashed out at Republicans, saying that their continued presence in Washington, DC constituted an “infection” of sorts. He also told his host that the only thing left for Obama to do with opposition figures who continue to disagree with him was to “Work like a Third World dictator and just put all these guys in jail.” Belafonte’s totalitarian prescription elicited a laugh rather than horror from Sharpton. View video below the jump.
  • Belafonte’s Advice to Obama: Imprison Opposition “Like a Third World Dictator” (Video)

    12/13/2012 7:51:17 AM PST · by crosshairs · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/12 | Jim Hoft
    Enlightened Marxist Harry Belafonte was on with pal Al Sharpton this week. His advice for Obama was to imprison opposition like a “third world dictator.”
  • Harry Belafonte Encourages Obama to Imprison Advocates of Entitlement Reform

    12/12/2012 7:16:22 PM PST · by massmike · 46 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 12/12/12 | Dave Blount
    Communist AARP Impact Award winner Harry Belafonte offers some friendly advice to his ideological compadre, Barack Hussein Obama, on what to do about those who think we should rein in entitlement spending before it inevitably causes total economic collapse: “Work like a Third World dictator and just put all these guys in jail.” We’re not there yet, but we soon will be. The media has managed to put the likes of Belafonte in charge of our country. If they are allowed much longer to consolidate their power, there will be no turning back.
  • MSNBC Airs Interview Calling for the Political Imprisonment of Conservatives and Tea Party

    12/11/2012 9:32:09 AM PST · by ct_libertarian · 89 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/11/2012 | Greg Hengler
    "That there should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people [Republicans, Conservatives, and The Tea Party], the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don't know what more they want. The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a 3rd world dictator and just put all these guys in jail." -- Harry Belefonte interviewed by Al Sharpton on MSNBC
  • Belafonte to be honored at Indiana Black Expo

    05/01/2012 7:48:35 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 11 replies
    nwitimes ^ | 05/01/12 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will be given this year's Living Legend Award by the Indiana Black Expo in July. Black Expo President and Chief Executive Tanya Bell says the term legend is sometimes casually applied to celebrities, but says Belafonte is genuinely legendary. The 85-year-old performer has pushed for political and social change for years. Belafonte worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and once bailed him out of jail in Birmingham, Ala. Belafonte also helped fund the inter-racial "Freedom Rides" that challenged Southern segregation, and helped organize the 1963 March on Washington. Indiana...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-12-12 ("Yay O!": Smiley edits out Belafonte's Obama slam)

    01/12/2012 3:38:55 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 15 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 12, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Liberal radio hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West had liberal entertainer Harry Belafonte on their show the other day, and in the interview, Belafonte ripped into President Obama. However, THAT portion of the interview conveniently was CUT when the show went out for distribution. The producer later said that it was for time purposes and that that part of the interview was the least interesting part, since you could hear criticisms of Obama on Fox News any day. Hmmm. . . . A big-name lefty like Belafonte, on a left-wing radio show, slamming Obama for not being leftist enough,...
  • Belafonte on Obama: He Doesn’t Deserve a Second Term, Lacks ‘Moral Compass’

    01/11/2012 7:57:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1-11-12 | "Hollywoodland"
    If Matt Damon is disillusioned with The One, Harry Belafonte is downright dismayed with President Barack Obama’s first term. The Calypso crooner didn’t hold back during a recent radio chat on “Smiley & West,” co-hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, even if a rebroadcast of the program snipped out Belafonte’s most punishing comments, according to The Radio Equalizer. My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to...
  • Harry Belafonte Falls Asleep During Live TV Interview (Yes, Really!)

    10/17/2011 8:50:36 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 36 replies
    theblaze ^ | oct 2011
    WATCH AND ENJOY SEEING THIS MAJOR LEAGUE ASSCLOWN ON LIVE TV
  • Belafonte Attacks Cain: 'A Bad Apple' 'So Denied Intelligence'

    10/11/2011 8:51:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11 Oct 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    In a "Joy Behar Show" segment scheduled to be aired on HLN Friday, singer Harry Belafonte attacked Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in potentially the most disgraceful manner of any media member to date. While his host and others on the set laughed, Belafonte called Cain "a bad apple" that was "so denied intelligence...I don’t think prayers were created for him" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JOY BEHAR, HOST: Now, let me interrupt you for a second, because now you have someone like Herman Cain. HARRY BELAFONTE: Who? BEHAR: Herman Cain? BELAFONTE: Herman Cain? BEHAR: You know who he...
  • Belafonte Attacks Cain: 'A Bad Apple' 'So Denied Intelligence' (and more)

    10/11/2011 8:05:40 AM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 11, 2011 | Newsbusters
    Full title: Belafonte Attacks Cain: 'A Bad Apple' 'So Denied Intelligence' 'Don’t think prayers were created for him' In a "Joy Behar Show" segment scheduled to be aired on HLN Friday, singer Harry Belafonte attacked Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in potentially the most disgraceful manner of any media member to date. While his host and others on the set laughed, Belafonte called Cain "a bad apple" that was "so denied intelligence...I don’t think prayers were created for him" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JOY BEHAR, HOST: Now, let me interrupt you for a second, because now you have...
  • Herman Cain Rips Belafonte And Cornel West: ‘They Don’t Want Black People To Think For Themselves’

    10/10/2011 9:21:14 PM PDT · by freespirited · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/10/11 | Frances Martel
    Herman Cain has taken with relish to the position of top tier candidate, launching a thousand rhetorical spears in his direction and answering them in record time. Today, it took only a few hours for him to respond to Cornel West and Harry Belafonte who, respectively, called for him to get off the “symbolic crack pipe” and stop being a “bad apple.” On Hannity tonight, Cain accused West of being “out of touch with the real world” and told Belafonte, “I left the Democratic plantation a long time ago.”Cain began addressing his harsh comments against the Occupy Wall Street protesters,...
  • What Harry Belafonte would ask Congress about the debt crisis - "Barack Obama ... has failed"

    07/29/2011 5:01:38 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/29/2011 | Lisa de Moraes
    (excerpt)“Barack Obama and his mission has failed because it lacked a certain kind of moral courage, a kind of moral vision ... a kind of courage we are in need of,” said the King of Calypso.
  • Polish Choir sings "The Lion Sleeps tonight"!

    10/13/2010 2:44:35 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Youtube | Cronos
    I discovered this choir on Youtube and love their rendition of songs! Wanted to share it with all
  • (Harry) Belafonte to auction King's papers (MLK Papers)

    12/09/2008 1:14:22 PM PST · by weegee · 15 replies · 418+ views
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS via Winnipeg Sun ^ | Mon, December 8, 2008 | By Richard Pyle
    ...Sotheby’s will offer the document for sale Thursday, along with two others: the scribbled notes for a speech King planned to deliver in Memphis, Tenn., three days after he was assassinated, and a letter of condolence from former president Lyndon B. Johnson to King’s widow. The auction house put the overall presale estimate for the three documents at US$750,000 to $1.13 million, with the Vietnam speech alone valued at $500,000 to $800,000. ...“I am at the end of my life — I will be 82 shortly — and there are a lot of causes I believe in for which resources...
  • Obama, the Selma Speech and the Kennedys - Does Obama hate Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier

    03/30/2008 3:19:24 PM PDT · by Shermy · 19 replies · 1,481+ views
    March 30, 2008 | Me
    Is Barack Obama jealous of Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier? This is one interpretation about his curious misattribution of his father’s transport to the University of Hawaii in 1959 to the Kennedy family. About a month ago a member here posted a 2007 speech by Obama made at a church in Selma, Alabama, in part: What happened in Selma, Alabama and Birmingham also stirred the conscience of the nation. It worried folks in the White House who said, “You know, we’re battling Communism. How are we going to win hearts and minds all across the world? If right here in...