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  • Bob Dylan: Slavery Ruined America

    09/12/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | September 12, 2012 | Nick Chiles
    Folk rock legend Bob Dylan has some strong words about America that many of his compatriots may not want to hear: He says the stigma of slavery ruined America and he doubts whether the country can get rid of the shame because it was “founded on the backs of slaves.” Dylan spoke to Rolling Stone for a cover story that coincides with the release of his 35th studio album, “Tempest.” Dylan has long been an outspoken critic of American culture and its inherent inequalities, particularly during the 1960s when his songs “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are...
  • ACORN: Victim of Beck's racist smear campaign

    09/10/2009 6:48:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 157 replies · 4,500+ views
    Examiner ^ | 9/10/09 | Michael Stone
    ACORN is the latest victim of Fox news personality Glenn Beck's racist smear campaigns. Beck aired a staged video on his program entrapping a couple of low level members of ACORN. ACORN is a non-profit organisation that works to serve low income and working Americans. ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low and moderate income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities. These are good Americans working for the benefit of those less fortunate. ACORN has over 400,000 members and more than 850 neighborhood chapters in over 100...
  • Rumors of riots, crime unfounded, officials say (Houma, Louisana)

    09/12/2005 7:40:07 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 23 replies · 1,268+ views
    HoumaToday.com ^ | Sep 12, 2005 | Kimberly Solet
    HOUMA -- During the information vacuum following Hurricane Katrina, locals made scores of frantic calls to area newspapers and police to report the unimaginable: Evacuees from New Orleans were being stripped of loaded guns at a Houma shelter. Roving gangs from the inner city were patrolling local neighborhoods. A woman was carjacked at the mall. From the shocking to the unbelievable, none of the anonymous rumors called in to police and other agencies over the past two weeks were true. In fact, police report overall crime in Terrebonne Parish has dropped 40 percent since the hurricane made landfall, forcing thousands...