Suspects in Jada Justice case plead not guilty

Suspects in the Jada Justice Murder case pleaded “Not Guilty” in court today. They are being held without bond. On this video, Jada’s Dad speaks out for the first time.

June 29, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) Not guilty pleas have been entered for the two people charged with killing little Jada Justice. Jada’s babysitter and her boyfriend made their first court appearance Monday morning. Continue reading

60! Six Zero! Al Franken Finally “Elected”

Senator Al Franken

Senator Al Franken

Un-freakin- believable that this has been held up for so long, leaving the folks in Minnesota without representation from their elected Senator.

Well – the good news is that the Senate now has a 60 Seat Democrat majority which could stymie Republican efforts to derail progress. Let’s hope they use it soon to correct some of the politically motivated decision of the SCUMUS 5, get the Health Care Bill Moving…

And finally get the country back on the right track.

After 8 Months, Franken Wins Senate Seat in Minnesota

Nearly eight months after Election Day, Al Franken, a former comedian and an author, appeared certain on Tuesday to become the next United States senator from Minnesota, giving the Democratic Party at least symbolic control over Senate filibusters. Continue reading

Young, Gifted, and Black #2,999,993

You know – as much as conservatives and their black acolyte Uncle Toms try and beat black folks down by constantly haranguing about that portion of the black population which doesn’t do well, or is failing…

Every day, we have standouts like the Stephen Allsop.

NCCU Scholar Wins Coveted Goldwater Math and Science Award
By Sade Thompson, Black College Wire

Stephen Allsop

Stephen Allsop

Stephen Allsop, biology junior and jazz studies minor at North Carolina Central University, has been awarded the 2009-2010 Barry Goldwater Scholarship for mathematical and scientific excellence. Continue reading

Rev Long Legged Mack Daddy (Other -Brother) is At it Again!

Here he goes again! This time on Michael Jackson’s funeral – demanding President Obama bump the Jackson family out of the way and take a front row seat!

You know – I now think I know what happened to Geraldine after Flip Wilson passed away!

Geraldine has a brand new gig!

Geraldine has a brand new gig!

Uncle Tommie Clarence… Again.

If you think this is about Ricci – You’re wrong (mostly).

The election of a black President of the United States has sent shock waves through the ever shrinking conservative Republican community. The sort of thing not seen in this country since 1929 when the Stock Market Crash resulted in folks jumping out of windows in high buildings…

The fear and loathing on the part of white conservatives has been palpable, with talks of secession from the Union being bandied around in conservative circles in several states.  After all, what white conservative could stand being subordinate to a black man?

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Did I miss Something… Is Madoff Black?

150 years…

150 YEARS?

So much for Jewish people having become white. Bernie Madoff got more years for his massive white collar crime than your average black person gets for having a gram of crack cocaine…

And near as much as for being black while having two grams.

Damn… This is a first. Maybe the federal courts are finally getting serious about white collar crime?

I doubt it. It had a lot more to do with who the folks were who Bernie ripped off.

Of course he’ll be doing time at Club Fed.

Now – then there is Mark Stanford, or Lord Stanford as he likes to be called since being Knighted by the Queen of England.

Bank Robbery – Then and Now

With the summer Movie blackbuster season well under way, possibly the top movie of the summer will be released this week detailing some of the life of John Dillinger, played by possibly the best actor of his age group, Johnny Depp.

In the 1930 Depression era, bank robbers and gangters became pop culture heroes  – John Dillinger, “Baby Face” Nelson, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, “Machine Gun” Kelly, Bonnie & Clyde, and probably the most deadly gang – that of “Ma” Barker’s boys and Alvin Karpis.

John Dillinger

John Dillinger

Whereas once it was criminals robbing banks – it’s now the banks robbing the public. And like the criminals of the 1930′s – it’s time for the Feds to step in -

Overdraft Fees: A $17.5 Billion Dollar Industry

Consumers being weighted down by overdraft fees may soon have relief in the form of H.R. 1456, The Consumer Overdraft Protection Fair Practices Act. Continue reading

5 of the Jena 6 Freed

The Jena 6

The Jena 6

It’s finally over for 5 of the 6 young men in Jena, La.

ENA, La. (AP) – The Jena Six case, which once prompted a massive civil rights demonstration and drew international attention, saw the final chapter played out quietly.

Five neatly dressed young men answered “Yes Sir,” on Friday as state District Judge Tom Yeager asked them if they accepted the terms of a deal that included pleading no contest to misdemeanor simple battery. Continue reading

King David and the Argentine Firecracker

Can the Mark Sanford “affair” get any crazier? I mean spouting Bible verses to justify making booty calls…
On two continents!
Sanford has said he would pay back an undisclosed amount for the nine-day trip to Brazil and Argentina for which taxpayers paid $12,000 last year. That includes $8,687 for Sanford’s plane ticket, and $453 in lodging. A spokeswoman for the Commerce Department said Friday that initially plans were made to only visit Brazil, but Sanford asked for extra meetings in Argentina.
Sanford said the trip was legitimate but he put the agency in an awkward spot “based on what I did in terms of eating dinner down there.”
Didn’t they just send Kwame Kilpatrick (and his Honey) ex-Mayor of Detroit to jail for the same thing? Why exactly is Sanford getting special consideration? Continue reading

Sanctifying Genocide

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again – the “Pro-Life” movement is more accurately called the Pro-Genocide movement.

Why? Because their support of “life” is narrowly confined to abortion. The fact that 10,000 or more black babies die a year due to substandard prenatal healthcare, another 10,000 die in the first year – and another 50-80,000 black American die a year due to substandard health care – and when combined with the unnecessary deaths of Hispanic and other minorities results in a Rwanda sized genocide, right here in America every 4 years…

Isn’t something on the agenda.

Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)

Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)Save the Dogs FEMA! They obviously are more valuable than black and brown folks dying as the flood waters rose in Katrina

The christian right is perfectly happy to aid and abet in the murder of tens of thousand of black and brown babies a year through their support of right-wing racism in the form of conservative politics – as long as the mother doesn’t choose to abort the baby.

And as usual, whether with the”coonservative” talking heads and writers whose specialty and stock in trade is excoriating “black depravity” -  the Pro-Genocide right tries to put a black face in front to convince some weak minded black folks that genocide is good for them…

Father John Raphael

Father John Raphael

Black priest says pro-life, African-American communities must unite

An African-American priest who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 told the National Right to Life convention June 19 that he was “heartbroken” when he learned that Notre Dame planned to honor U.S. President Barack Obama at its 2009 commencement. Continue reading

Jada Justice Found Dead

Baby Jada’s body was found by investigators -

Associated Press – June 26, 2009 5:14 PM ET

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – Officials have identified a body found in northwest Indiana as that of a missing Portage toddler, and the child’s baby sitter and her boyfriend have been charged with her murder.

Two arrests made in Jada Justice case

Engelica Castillo and her boyfriend, Tim Tkachik were arrested Wed., June 25, 2009, in connection with the disappearance and murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.

Eighteen-year-old Engelica Castillo and 24-year-old Tim Tkachik, both of Hobart, were being held without bond Friday in the Lake County Jail. They are charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, battery and false informing.

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he is quite certain that the child’s body found Thursday afternoon is that of 2-year-old Jada Justice. But, he said a formal identification still needs to be done. An autopsy on the body is scheduled to be conducted on Friday. Continue reading

Orange Jumpsuit Award – Monica Conyers

Orange Jumpsuit Award

Orange Jumpsuit Award

There is an update to this post HERE

Monica Conyers

Monica Conyers

Monica Conyers guilty in Synagro bribery scandal

Detroit — Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers pleaded guilty to a felony today in connection with a city sludge hauling contract scandal. Detroit’s top federal prosecutor said no other City Council members would be charged in connection with the investigation. Continue reading

Speaking of Looney Tune (Ex) Congress People

Here is an interview of Cynthia McKinney, who is apparently on a boat near Cyprus trying to run the Israeli blockade of shipments to Gaza (I haven’t figured out yet how you get a boat to Gaza… but whatever…).

A Cynthia quote – Continue reading

Mad Michelle – Looney Tune Bachmann At It Again!

Mad Michelle, AKA Looney-Tune Bachmann -

The Congresswoman from Minnesota who single handedly has established that not only do you not need a college degree – mental illness is no impediment to serving in Congress – is at it again!

This time with a refusal to fill out the US Census…

Because the stormtroopers may come and haul her off to a concentration camp… A concentration camp for fruitcake conservatives.

Never mind that as a elected representative, you have certain responsibilities (Hello, Mark Sanford?), like… Continue reading

The Devil Made Him Do It! Mark Sanford

In case you didn’t know it – the recent spate of Republican legislators being caught with their pants down with (men and) women (thank goodness it’s not children this time) other than their wives…

Is Obama’s Fault!

What’s a poor, pitiful, out of power religious conservative to do?

Some folks turn to wine or drugs when depressed… Not conservatives!

For them, it’s bimbo-boffing and cheating on their spouses.

Wonder how long before someone comes up with a 12 Step Program for that?

Blame it on the Boogie… Indeed – Continue reading

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