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  • 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
    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 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
  • Day-o, day-ay-ay-o/Daylight come and me wan' go home (HILLARY PLAYS TO CONSTITUENCY OF ZERO)

    01/13/2006 10:45:50 AM PST · by Mia T · 43 replies · 850+ views
    FoxNews | 1.13.06 | Mia T
    Day-o, day-ay-ay-oDaylight come and me wan' go home (GO-AND-SNUB PLAYS TO HILLARY CONSTITUENCY OF ZERO) by Mia T, 1.13.06     hillary dumps Geena for Maggie,1 and when that doesn't fly,2 she dumps Maggie for bill. Without missing a beat. It's the old Dick Morris Hail Mary pass, (when in trouble, triangulate3), the once trusty play that for eight years kept two clumsy kleptocrats4 in the Oval Office and out of the slammer (even as it placed America and Americans in ever-increasing peril.)5 That missus clinton has managed, thereby, to stake out Iraqi territory occupied apparently by no one6 seems...

    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.
  • 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...