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  • Last Days for Largest Housing Project

    10/07/2006 2:22:34 PM PDT · by Temple Drake · 16 replies · 1,027+ views
    AP newswire ^ | October 7 2006 | Sharon Cohen
    CHICAGO (AP) - The menacing row of concrete towers where four of Katie Sistrunk's children were shot is almost all gone now, replaced by weeds and fields, mud and memories. The cage-like balconies that looked like prison tiers to Beauty Turner have all but disappeared. The gangs that peddled crack to Krystal McCraney Moore have found new places to haunt. One hollow-eyed lookout still paces at the entrance of the last high-rise, watching for police so he can alert drug dealers who lurk in the graffiti-scarred, darkened stairwells. This is the end of the Robert Taylor Homes, the final days...
  • Anti-Violence Rally Canceled Over Safety Concerns

    09/30/2006 1:32:48 PM PDT · by CAWats · 24 replies · 596+ views
    Oaland Tribune ^ | 9/30/2006 | Heather MacDonald
    OAKLAND — Citing concerns about public safety, city officials Friday canceled an anti-violence rally and concert expected to draw 300 to 400 teenagers and young adults to downtown Oakland. "Get Hyphy Against Violence," featuring nine musical acts and testimony from victims of violent crime, had been scheduled to take place today at City Hall Plaza, but did not have the required special event permit or adequate security, officials said. Police commanders said they were concerned that, without enough officers, the anti-violence rally could backfire and create a melee similar to one that erupted after the last Carijama festival, held on...
  • Look At Ghetto Economics

    09/01/2006 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Dilbert San Diego · 4 replies · 528+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9-1-06 | Thomas Sowell
    THOMAS SOWELL: SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Look at ghetto economics ANDREW Young's statement that blacks have been "ripped off" by stores run by Jews, Koreans, and Arabs has been rightly criticized and he has apologized. But these irresponsible remarks have wider implications than Young and wider implications than their political repercussions. For decades, one of the biggest blind spots of most civil rights leaders and spokesmen for the black community has been their lack of economics knowledge.
  • Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary

    08/16/2006 9:42:32 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 16.08.2006
    Bialystok Jewish ghetto uprising anniversary 16.08.2006 Events marking the 63rd anniversary of the uprising in the Bialystok Jewish ghetto in eastern Poland are being held in the city today. It was the second biggest Jewish armed rising against Nazi Germans during World War II, after the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto Uprising. Over 40,000 people lived in the ghetto, which the Nazis began to liquidate in 1943. Some 800 people were killed on the spot and the rest started to be transported to death camps. The uprising lasted for almost a week. Some 300 to 400 insurgents had only 25 guns and...
  • Nobel prize winner Grass admits serving in Nazi SS

    08/11/2006 1:25:11 PM PDT · by lizol · 127 replies · 2,771+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 11, 2006
    Nobel prize winner Grass admits serving in Nazi SS Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:37 PM BST BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel prize-winning German author Guenter Grass has admitted for the first time that he served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Grass, 78, said he volunteered for submarine service towards the end of World War Two. He was called up instead to serve in the Waffen-SS in the eastern city of Dresden. The author, best known for his first novel "The Tin Drum" and an active supporter of Germany's Social Democratic...
  • Marijuana Fight Envelops Fisherman's Wharf (San Fran)

    07/03/2006 10:38:13 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 153 replies · 1,770+ views
    The New York Times from Drudge ^ | July 3, 2006 | JESSE McKINLEY
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 3 — The newest attraction planned for Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most popular tourist destination, has no sign, no advertisements and not even a scrap of sourdough. Yet everyone seems to think that the new business, the Green Cross, will be a hit, drawing customers from all over the region to sample its aromatic wares. For some, that is exactly the problem. "The city is saturated with pot clubs," said T. Wade Randlett, the president of SF SOS, a quality-of-life group that opposes the planned club. "Fisherman's Wharf is a tourism attraction, and this is not the...
  • Can a Polish ghetto in Holland stop racist attacks?

    06/29/2006 4:26:13 PM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 487+ views
    Warsaw Business Journal ^ | 28th June 2006
    Can a Polish ghetto in Holland stop racist attacks? From Poland A.M. The Labour Agency which employs Polish workers in the Netherlands wants to build a housing district with Polish shops and a church especially for Poles in order to protect them from the increasing intolerance of Dutch society. The idea originated from Pierre van Loenen, the director of job agency Axidus which employs Poles with German passports in the Netherlands. Poles have to apply for special permits the number of which is limited and concerns only selected sectors of the economy. Last year 26,000 Poles received such permits. Axidus...
  • Pope pays tribute to Warsaw ghetto uprising

    05/26/2006 9:51:58 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 05.26.06 | Yair Lapid
    Pope pays tribute to Warsaw ghetto uprising Benedict XVI pays tribute Thursday to heroes of 1943 ghetto uprising at Warsaw commemoration site; some attendees disappointed Pope's car 'just passed by monument without slowing' During a detour from his route taking him from Warsaw’s Okecie airport to St. John’s Cathedral in the center of the Polish capital, Benedict’s popemobile drove past the imposing monument to the heroes of the uprising, in a residential quarter built on the site of the former ghetto. As he passed, shortly after arriving in Warsaw, the German-born pope made a sign of blessing. A crowd of...
  • Working against time (Lodz ghetto)

    04/28/2006 10:42:49 AM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 281+ views
    Haaretz ^ | April 28, 2006 | Yechiam Weitz
    Working against time By Yechiam Weitz The remarkable endurance of the Lodz Ghetto was largely due to the head of the Judenrat and his policies. A new book presents a balanced picture of Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski "Lodz - Akhron Hageta'ot Bepolin" ("Lodz - The Last Ghetto in Poland") by Michal Unger, Yad Vashem, 600 pages The Lodz Ghetto was the most important of all the ghettos in Poland during the Holocaust, but it also stood apart for other reasons. First of all, it was the second largest ghetto in Poland, after the Warsaw Ghetto, with 160,000 Jewish residents from the...
  • Henderson [NV]will try experiment with new urbanism for homes

    01/07/2006 1:10:34 AM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 1,868+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 03, 2006 | Brian Wargo
    The Las Vegas Valley is about to become home to a master-planned community reminiscent of a time before World War II. Grading is scheduled to start in Henderson this month on Inspirada, a community offering dense, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods interconnected with narrow streets, village squares, parks and open space. The venture will be one of the nation's largest "new urbanism" communities, spread across nearly 2,000 acres and featuring 11,500 residences. Focus Property Group, the master developer for a partnership of seven home builders, bought the site in a June 2004 federal auction for $557 million, double the appraised value. The site...
  • Report: Israel building Arab ghettos [PUKE]

    12/27/2005 11:05:10 AM PST · by Alouette · 30 replies · 517+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | Dec. 27, 2005 | Roee Nachmias
    Arab Association for Human Rights reveals that increasing number of fences and ramparts built to separate Arabs from Jews in Israel A trend of building separation fences to cut off Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in mixed Israeli towns is on the rise, a report published by the Arab Association for Human Rights on Wednesday has revealed. The report found that barriers have been erected between Caesarea and Jisr e-Zarka, Jouarish and the Geneh Dan neighborhood in Ramle, and the Pardes Shanir neighborhood in Lod and Nor Tzvi. “The purpose of these fences is to separate Jewish quarters from Palestinian quarters,...
  • 'Is it possible to describe hell on a sheet of paper?'

    11/29/2005 5:49:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies · 1,366+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-29-05 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    The notebooks are now yellow with age and illegible in some sections. Filled with heart-wrenching short stories and poems that depict a horror beyond human imagination, they serve as the last will and testament of a young Jewish boy incarcerated in the Lodz Ghetto during World War II. The stories were written in Polish by an ill and malnourished Avraham Cytryn over a four-year period (1940-1944) - from the time he was 13 until he was 17, when he was transported to Auschwitz and gassedto death. After the war, the notebooks were found scattered on the floor of the family's...
  • Controversy over "Stop Snitching" T-shirt doesn't fade

    11/25/2005 10:53:05 AM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 2,429+ views ^ | November 18, 2005 | TOM MEAGHER
    The teenagers all know what the "stop-snitching" T-shirts mean - even if their parents don't. Waiting outside John F. Kennedy High School after class Thursday, 10th grader Victor Arellano said that even though he doesn't own one, his classmates are still wearing the shirts that were a hot summertime fad. "That means stop telling on other people what goes on the streets - hustling," Arellano said. Some adults, including 1st Ward Councilman Anthony Davis, have voiced concern about the fashion that they say promotes drug dealing and discourages people from cooperating with the police. "It's not a positive thing to...
  • Six Nights Of Riots In Paris Ghetto Split Chirac Cabinet

    11/02/2005 5:31:01 PM PST · by blam · 83 replies · 2,069+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-3-2005 | Henry Samuel
    Six nights of riots in Paris ghetto split Chirac cabinet By Henry Samuel in Clichy-sous-Bois(Filed: 03/11/2005) The French government was reeling yesterday after six nights of rioting which have exposed a split in the cabinet over how to deal with poverty and immigration in the dilapidated Paris suburbs. As authorities cleaned up the debris of another bout of violence, including the wrecks of 250 cars burned out on Tuesday night, both the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, and the interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, put off foreign trips to deal with the rioting. Youths on the Paris estates have promised ‘40...
  • Lodz Jewish Ghetto commemorations

    08/28/2005 11:55:23 AM PDT · by lizol · 30 replies · 417+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 28.08.2005
    Lodz Jewish Ghetto commemorations 28.08.2005 Events commemorating the 61st anniversary of the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto in Lodz began in that central Polish city today. A mass in the intention of those who perished there was celebrated by French cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger and the Lodz metropolitan archbishop Wladyslaw Ziolek. The Nazis created the Litzmannstadt Getto in February 1940 in the city’s most neglected district. It covered the area of 4 square kilometres. More than 160,000 Jews were closed there. Many Jewish intellectuals from Poland, Germany, Austria and Luxembourg were placed there. According to various sources only 5,000 to 12,000...
  • 'Ghetto Talent Show,' Watermelon Eating Contest Outrages Community

    07/28/2005 4:17:12 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 37 replies · 1,382+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 7/28/05 | Yahoo
    'Ghetto Talent Show,' Watermelon Eating Contest Outrages Community Tue Jul 26, 5:49 PM ET Miami city leaders are apologizing for a news release that invited summer campers to a ''Ghetto Style Talent Show'' and ''Watermelon Eating Contest.'' The release said that children participating in the summer camp who "know the meaning of ghetto style" would have a chance to "prove just how ghetto they are.'' Members of the black community expressed outrage at the wording of the invitation to the talent show. The show will be part of the grand finale picnic for the city's summer camp program to be...
  • 'Ghetto Talent Show,' Watermelon Eating Contest Outrages Community

    07/26/2005 2:20:54 PM PDT · by Imani · 105 replies · 2,203+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 07/26/2005 | Staff
    Miami city leaders are apologizing for a news release that invited summer campers to a ''Ghetto Style Talent Show'' and ''Watermelon Eating Contest.'' ADVERTISEMENT The release said that children participating in the summer camp who "know the meaning of ghetto style" would have a chance to "prove just how ghetto they are.'' Members of the black community expressed outrage at the wording of the invitation to the talent show. The show will be part of the grand finale picnic for the city's summer camp program to be held Friday at Hadley Park. After being criticized by residents of the nearby...
  • The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies

    07/25/2005 4:34:39 PM PDT · by StoneGiant · 133 replies · 5,703+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2005 | Kay S. Hymowitz
     The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies Kay S. Hymowitz Summer 2005 Read through the megazillion words on class, income mobility, and poverty in the recent New York Times series “Class Matters” and you still won’t grasp two of the most basic truths on the subject: 1. entrenched, multigenerational poverty is largely black; and 2. it is intricately intertwined with the collapse of the nuclear family in the inner city. By now, these facts shouldn’t be hard to grasp. Almost 70 percent of black children are born to single mothers. Those mothers are far more likely than married mothers to be...
  • School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark, NJ

    07/18/2005 4:33:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,132+ views
    WNBC ^ | 06.18.05
    School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark NEWARK, N.J. -- A school police officer in Newark was killed Monday and another injured in a shootout that also left the suspected gunman wounded, police said. Slideshow: Police Officers Shot In Newark The more seriously wounded officer, Duane Reeves, 35 (pictured), was shot in the head and was declared dead at 5:25 p.m.; the other officer, Akia Scott, 26, was shot in the hand, said Capt. Derek Glenn, spokesman for the Newark Police Department. The alleged gunman was in serious condition, Glenn said. The shootings happened about 2 p.m. on the...
  • A new century, a new ‘color line’ - (backs Bill Cosby, quotes Thomas Sowell)

    05/05/2005 8:38:50 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 2,474+ views
    Sometimes our efforts to stand up for the less fortunate actually can grease their slide backward into even less fortune. That's what I thought of the verbal sucker punch with which August Wilson, the distinguished black playwright, walloped Bill Cosby, the distinguished black comedian. When Time magazine asked Wilson what he thought of Cosby's controversial criticisms of black parenting, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright was dismissive: "A billionaire attacking poor people for being poor," he said. "Bill Cosby is a clown. What do you expect? I thought it was unfair of him." I, by contrast, think Wilson is being unfair...
  • Whining While Black - (excellent analysis by James Atticus Bowden)

    05/04/2005 1:49:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 44 replies · 1,607+ views
    Thank goodness Confederate History Month is over! Maybe Civil Rights organizations, black politicians and journalists will stop whining for awhile. They must pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the side. Fat, middle-aged suburbanites waving Confederate flags create excuses for hysterical screaming. Ironically, the volume and shrillness of attacking Confederate heritage is inversely proportional to the actual racism and threat to personal safety. But, it’s profitable if you’re a race pimp. When your skin color is your day job, you need something to cry ‘wolf’ about. The professionally-black Blacks, whose jobs are based on ‘African-American’ in their titles, are working...
  • Architects arrive for Jewish Museum competition

    04/19/2005 11:08:32 AM PDT · by lizol · 256+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 19.04.2005
    Architects arrive for Jewish Museum competition 19.04.2005 Poland intends to commemorate the uprising with the construction of Museum of History of Polish Jews. Twenty architects from all over the world have just visited Warsaw to see the place where the new museum will be located. Among those invited for the competition there are such internationally famous architects as Daniel Libeskind, Peter Eisenman from the United States and Kengo Kuma from Japan. The designs should be submitted by the end of June. The construction works should begin in the spring of 2006 and should be completed by April 2008 to commemorate...
  • Poland Marks Ghetto Uprising Anniversary

    04/19/2005 11:06:18 AM PDT · by lizol · 25 replies · 811+ views
    Gadsden Times ^ | April 19. 2005 | YURAS KARMANAU
    Poland Marks Ghetto Uprising Anniversary By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press Writer A leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising warned the world Tuesday not to forget Polish Jews' historic resistance to their Nazi conquerors on the 62nd anniversary of the fight. Jewish community leaders and state officials laid wreaths at a monument in Warsaw honoring the hundreds of young Jews who took up arms on April 19, 1943, in the first major act of civilian resistance against the Nazis. Marek Edelman, 84, who helped lead the uprising and was one of only a dozen to survive, attended the ceremonies to pay...
  • Whites are quitting cities (in Britain)

    02/10/2005 10:23:20 AM PST · by Korth · 44 replies · 1,933+ views
    The Sun via Drudge ^ | February 10, 2005 | NIC CECIL
    TENS of thousands of white families are pouring out of UK cities as immigrants move in, a controversial new report claims. The exodus is creating an increasingly divided society, says the study for independent think-tank Migrationwatch UK. It found that 600,000 more people left London for the regions between 1993-2002 than arrived in the capital from elsewhere in Britain. Those moving out were believed to be mainly white. In the same decade, the number of immigrants arriving in London went up by 726,000. Migrationwatch said there were similar changes in Manchester and Birmingham. Chairman Sir Andrew Green said: “The development...
  • NYT: Camden's Streets Go From Mean to America's Most Dangerous City, Liberalism's Showcase

    12/29/2004 5:48:19 AM PST · by OESY · 117 replies · 30,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2004 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 23 - If anybody was surprised that Camden was recently ranked America's most dangerous city, it wasn't the people who live here. In the past 12 months, there have been 53 homicides, including a 12-year-old shot to death on his porch for his radio, more than 800 aggravated assaults, including a toddler shot in the back of the head, at least 750 robberies and 150 acts of arson, more than 10,000 arrests and one glaring nonarrest - a serial rapist on the loose downtown. All in a city of 79,000, nine square miles small. For decades, Camden...
  • Back to the ghetto [A backhanded compliment]

    11/14/2004 8:09:05 PM PST · by Alouette · 6 replies · 561+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 14, 2004 | Elliot Jager
    A recent visit to Venice tells me that, for many Jews, ritual and a sense of connection to Jewish civilization override theology. I had heard that Venice was a place of romance; a magical city built on canals. But once there, we also discovered Venice's "Jewish problem." Two factions – one foreign, small and missionizing, the other indigenous, threatened and struggling – are engaged in a love-hate relationship. Jews began to settle in the area in the 13th century. Venice's economic elite needed them; the Church despised them. Which is how it came to be that on March 29, 1516...
  • How I Survived the Kovno Ghetto

    10/13/2004 8:15:11 AM PDT · by yonif · 20 replies · 1,502+ views
    AISH ^ | Oct. 10 2004 | Ephraim Romm
    At the beginning of the Second World War, on June 22, 1941, I was 15 years old. I was a high school student in one of the four Hebrew high schools in Kovno, the capital of Lithuania. Our community also had a Jewish theater, a Jewish hospital, a Jewish orphanage, two daily Jewish newspapers, numerous synagogues, a Jewish technical college, one of the most well known yeshivas in the world (Slobodka), and many other community organizations, such as Jewish burial services, Jewish fellowships for assisting the poor, kosher restaurants, etc.The Jewish community in Kovno had about 40,000 members and constituted...
  • Katsav skips Lodz ceremony

    08/31/2004 8:37:37 AM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies · 311+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 31, 2004 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Katsav skips Lodz ceremony By ETGAR LEFKOVITS In a diplomatic snub, President Moshe Katsav decided to skip the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto held on Sunday in the central Polish city, without informing city officials he was not coming. The city-sponsored commemorations, which drew 5,000 Holocaust survivors and visitors from around the world, included the inauguration of a monument in memory of the Jews of Lodz at the site of a former freight train station from which the Germans sent nearly 150,000 Jews to their deaths. Katsav had been invited to attend the...
  • Commemoration of Lodz Ghetto Sunday

    08/29/2004 8:09:37 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 29, 2004
    Commemoration of Lodz Ghetto Sunday By JPOST.COM STAFF AND ASSOCIATED PRESS Science and Technology Minister Ilan Shalgi will attend a ceremony commemorating the destruction of the Lodz ghetto Sunday. Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka and Lodz Mayor Jerzy Kropiwnicki will also attend the ceremony, which will be followed by a march from the Lodz cemetery to the train station from which Jews were sent to concentration camps during World War II. The Lodz Ghetto was established on February 8, 1940 to house the city's 230,000 Jews. On June 10, 1944 SS leader Heinrich Himmler ordered the liquidation of the ghetto....
  • Survivors recall Lodz ghetto horror

    08/28/2004 6:02:50 AM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies · 593+ views
    BBC News ^ | 28 August, 2004 | Sarah Shenker
    Survivors recall Lodz ghetto horror The Polish city of Lodz is to hold a major Holocaust memorial ceremony on Sunday dedicated to the thousands of Jews and Roma persecuted by the Nazis in the ghetto there during World War II. BBC News Online's Sarah Shenker spoke to some of the survivors. Lodz ghetto inmates were tormented by hunger, exhaustion and fear every day. As the Nazi extermination programme accelerated, ghetto inmates were deported to death camps en masse and slaughtered, the last train leaving on 29 August 1944. Mass starvation gripped the ghetto's inmates (pic: Simon Wiesenthal Center) Renee Salt...
  • Holocaust survivors remember Poland's last ghetto

    08/23/2004 8:29:49 AM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 390+ views
    Haaretz ^ | August 23, 2004
    Holocaust survivors remember Poland's last ghetto By DPA WARSAW/LODZ - The history of the Polish city of Lodz would be incomplete without names like Rubinstein, Poznanski or Singer. Such 19th-century Jewish industrialists were among those who turned the small central Polish town into a booming city with a flourishing textile industry. No European city other than Warsaw had as many Jewish inhabitants as Lodz, Poland's second largest city. Before World War II the 223,000 Jews of Lodz - who often called themselves Lodzermensh - formed one-third of the city's population, living alongside Poles and Germans. Today, the Jewish cemetery in...
  • What if Kerry's speech was in ghetto slang?

    08/14/2004 6:47:58 AM PDT · by schaketo · 12 replies · 1,213+ views
    Alameda Times-Star, CA ^ | Aug 5, 2004 | Sayyadina Thomas
    THE Democratic National Convention is over, and nearly a week of often-inspiring oratory still rings in my ears. But my friends -- mostly urban youth -- simply don't talk that way. So, as Kerry and Edwards barnstorm 21 states, here's an imaginary hip-hop speech they could use -- in ghetto grammar, with translation provided -- to inspire a certain kind of youth vote. "Wassup, homies, I'm here down for the cause, G.O.D. And G.W.B and the GOP is hating on the Iraqi. But we be all that and a bag chips and Bush can't see the NAACP. I'm like what...
  • Lodz Ghetto, 60 years later

    08/12/2004 4:12:54 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 520+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 12, 2004 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    Lodz Ghetto, 60 years later By ETGAR LEFKOVITS Nearly 150,000 Jews were transported to Nazi death camps during World War II from the Radegast train station in Lodz, where a Holocaust memorial is under construction. The central Polish city of Lodz will at the end of the month mark 60 years since the liquidation of the Lodz Ghetto. The series of commemorations will climax with the inauguration of a major monument in memory of the Jews of Lodz at the site of a former freight train station from which the Germans sent nearly 150,000 Jews to death in the concentration...
  • Lil' Kim Indicted For Lying About Hot 97 Shootout With Capone

    04/14/2004 5:09:21 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 40 replies · 964+ views News ^ | 4.14.2004 | Joe D'Angelo
    Lil' Kim was indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice Wednesday by a grand jury in a New York federal courtroom. The charge stems from the rapper's alleged involvement in a three-year-old shootout that occurred outside the offices of New York radio station Hot 97. The 28-year-old MC, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, is charged with conspiracy to commit perjury, make false statements and obstruct justice; perjury before the grand jury; the making of false statements; and obstruction of justice, according to court documents. Indictments occur when a grand jury decides that there is sufficient evidence for a case...
  • Election Year Ignites Hip-Hop Activism (This is a news story??)

    04/04/2004 6:46:19 AM PDT · by Keltik · 11 replies · 209+ views
    Reuters/Billboard ^ | Apr 3, 2004 | Janine Coveney
    NEW YORK (Billboard) - Today's hip-hop constituency possesses even greater media access and financial clout than when Public Enemy first exhorted the hip-hop generation to "Fight the Power" in 1989. Rap artists have since tackled gang violence, South African apartheid, drugs, police abuse and more. Now they want to play an instrumental role in this year's presidential election. Political groups are tapping hip-hop to engage not just young people but all disenfranchised people of color, hoping their votes will unseat President Bush. "Most hip-hop followers come from struggle. There's a common agenda for all of those who are locked out,"...
  • Ghetto to Mainstream: Emergence of the Modern Muslim

    09/22/2003 12:08:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies · 157+ views
    The TImes of India ^ | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2003 12:00:19 AM ] | B G VERGHESE
    A half century after Partition, Muslim Indians are coming into their own. They are no more the psychologically orphaned and beleaguered community they were in the earlier years of Independence. Confident new generations have begun to break out of that mould to find a place in the sun. The decade 1992-2002 witnessed the demolition of the Babri masjid, the war in Afghanistan and the Gujarat pogrom, bringing renewed trauma and uncertainty. Yet, sullen despair among some was matched by determination among others to assert their civic rights. The message that went out with the Talibanisation of Afghanistan and international terror...
  • Barbie's new flava: Hip-hop [Mattel comes out with new "flava dolls" which exhibit hip-hop culture]

    08/10/2003 1:03:55 PM PDT · by yonif · 190 replies · 4,013+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 30, 2003 | Stephanie Ashman
    With their bling-bling glittering through the plastic of their stylish boxes, they dish out attitude on the Barbie aisle. Happy D., Kiyoni Brown, Liam, P. Bo, Tika and Tre. Hip-hop culture in a box. Setting out to give older girls a reality check, this month Mattel introduced Flavas, its first doll designed to catch the eye of a modern tween (8- to 12-year-olds). Wendy Wedemier-Hinds, 33, of Miramar, says when she looks at the dolls, "I automatically think of hip-hop." Even the name Flava (hip-hop slang for personal style) is trendy. "It's Barbie with a twist," says Robert Rosenberg, manager...
  • The Environmentalist MOVE Initiative.

    07/31/2003 1:44:33 PM PDT · by TastyManatees · 219+ views ^ | 7/24/03 | Ryan
    (A gentle warning, this is a humble attempt at satire.) My uninformed guess is that supporters of "smart growth" and other environmentalists wouldn't be so enthusiastic if the end result of their activism was that their neighborhoods would not be kept free of lower-income residents. I know that I'm tired of seeing the Endangered Species Act abused to limit development of affordable housing for lower-middle class people by rich do-gooders. It always seems that when the neighboring platt is zoned for single family homes some endangered toad or bird becomes Priority Number One. The end result of this is that...
  • The Environmentalist MOVE Initiative.

    07/31/2003 5:11:32 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 14 replies · 295+ views ^ | 7/24/03 | TastyManatees
    (A gentle warning, this is a humble attempt at satire.) My uninformed guess is that supporters of "smart growth" and other environmentalists wouldn't be so enthusiastic if the end result of their activism was that their neighborhoods would not be kept free of lower-income residents. I know that I'm tired of seeing the Endangered Species Act abused to limit development of affordable housing for lower-middle class people by rich do-gooders. It always seems that when the neighboring platt is zoned for single family homes some endangered toad or bird becomes Priority Number One. The end result of this is that...
  • Ghettopoly

    07/14/2003 1:58:54 AM PDT · by SteveH · 8 replies · 254+ views
    ebay ^ | 7/14/03 | SteveH
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  • Down and out in Ghetto-Fabulous style

    06/23/2003 2:48:49 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 7 replies · 3,045+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 22, 2003 | ANDREA GEORGSSON
    June 22, 2003, 7:05PM SOUNDING BOARD Down and out in ghetto-fabulous style By ANDREA GEORGSSON Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle The term "ghetto-fabulous" refers to people and things that are trendy in an ostentatiously black, urban style. Hip kids of all stripes admire and emulate the ghetto-fabulous style of rap artists and inner-city youth. Ghetto-fabulous also is a term that black people apply, affectionately or derisively, to people whose expensive clothes or car belies the fact that there are few actual Benjamins (cash) to back up the look. As wonderful as ghetto-fabulous style can be, there are a number of negative...
  • Eminem’s ‘ghetto’ is a must-have home (HOLD MUH RAP MUSIC ALERT)

    11/23/2002 3:57:30 PM PST · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 996+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | November 24, 2002 | John Harlow
    THE house at 8427 Timken Street is a brown, nondescript example of the 1940s American style known as “throw ’em ups”. Yet this weekend bidders were frantically offering more than £1m for the suburban Detroit house said to be a childhood refuge for the rap star Eminem. The vendor, Sebastian Lucido, is a local lawyer who bought the house from Eminem’s uncle, Todd Nelson, for £28,000 earlier this year. He realises that some of the bids on eBay, the internet auction site, are from over-excited youngsters with no bank accounts, but he expects to make a substantial profit when the...
  • On Columbus Day, Celebrate Western Civilization, Not Multiculturalism

    10/15/2002 5:07:17 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 11 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | October 14, 2002 | Dr. Michael S. Berliner
    Columbus Day approaches and this year has a special meaning. Christopher Columbus is a carrier of Western Civilization and the very values attacked by terrorists on September 11. To the "politically correct," Columbus Day is an occasion to be mourned. They have mourned, they have attacked, and they have intimidated schools across the country into replacing Columbus Day celebrations with "ethnic diversity" days. The politically correct view is that Columbus did not discover America, because people had lived here for thousands of years. Worse yet, it's claimed, the main legacy of Columbus is death and destruction. Columbus is routinely vilified...
  • Suing Singer (of girl group 3LW) 'Not Ghetto Enough'

    10/09/2002 2:32:43 PM PDT · by Tancred · 24 replies · 1,253+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2002 | AP
    <p>October 9, 2002 -- Naturi Naughton, a former member of the platinum-selling teen group 3LW, claims she was forced out of the R&B trio because she was not "ghetto enough."</p> <p>Naughton, a native of East Orange, N.J., charged that the "purported" manager of the group, Michelle Williams, said Naughton, 18, "did not present the appropriate ‘project girl image,' " and berated her as "Ms. Two Parent Household."</p>
  • Source: Top state cop ordered files on himself confiscated (NJ Freeper Alert)

    10/08/2002 6:58:15 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 22 replies · 508+ views
    Courier News -- Gannett State Bureau ^ | 10/8/02 | Sandy McClure
    <p>TRENTON -- Joseph Santiago used his power as superintendent of state police to order the confiscation of all potentially damaging state police investigative records on himself and his top staff, according to a New Jersey state police source.</p> <p>Santiago, a former Newark police director, ordered originals -- and all copies -- of the state police investigative files hand delivered to him by Sept. 24, the source, who asked not to be identified, said.</p>