m4s0n501

All Topics

Featured Post
[photo of jasiri x]
All posts by jasiri x »

Why I Support The National Day of Protest To Stop Police Brutality

slide-image-1

Did you know a Black person was killed by the police every 28 hours? Tomorrow, October 22nd, is the 18th annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. It’s clear with the recent murder of Jonathan Ferrell by the Charlotte police department and the shooting of Leon Ford Jr. by Pittsburgh police that left him paralyzed, that we need a nationwide movement to end police brutality. In the above video I give the reasons I’m participating and why tomorrow I’m releasing my latest video for my song entitled, “Crooked Cops“.



News Flash

NAACP names Lorraine C. Miller interim president

lcm

The NAACP has named a woman as its interim President.

Lorraine C. Miller will fill the role as the organization continues its search for a successor for Benjamin Jealous. Jealous will step down at the end of the year to spend more time with his family.

Several critics have pointed out the NAACP’s lack of appointing a female president in its history, Miller’s appointment may just be a foreshadowing of history in the making.

Read the rest



News Flash

Al Sharpton advances plan to move to Chicago to combat violence

sharp

Several months ago, Reverend Al Sharpton vowed to move to Chicago in an effort to highlight and help curb gun violence in the city. Now, sources are getting more details about how Sharpton plans to do this.

He will rent an apartment in Chicago.

Read the rest



News Flash

TLC biopic premieres tonight, will you be watching?

tlc

The highly-anticipated biopic on the Grammy award-winning R & B group TLC airs tonight.

The two-hour movie stars Drew Sidora, KeKe Palmer and Lil Mama as T-Boz, Chilli and Lisa “LeftEye” Lopes respectively.

From The Grio:

[The film] chronicles the trios rise to fame, financial struggles, and their drama-filled love lives. “Being that we were a part of it, we weren’t going to just let them [VH1] do whatever they wanted, and take over our lives,” T-Boz, who executive produced the film with Chilli, said during an interview with theGrio. “We did want more stories in there.” she confessed. “It could have been like The Jacksons, like every night during the week,” Chilli added.

Read the rest



News Flash

BREAKING: 2 Dead at Nevada school shooting

A staff member is dead and two students are injured after a 13-year-old boy opened fired at Sparks Middle School this afternoon.

The student/suspect was also killed.

The motive for the shooting still remains unknown. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Report: Spanking leads to bad behavior

spank

New evidence shows that spanking may lead to bad behavior. Using a nationally represented sample, researchers interview 1,933 parents when their children were 3 and 5 years old.

They gathered data based on how often they spanked their children. Turns out over half of mothers and a third of fathers had spanked their kids. They then tested the children at age 9, assess aggression and rule-breaking through a series of questions.

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Summer M.]
All posts by Summer M. »

Serving Lemonade: Biological Didn’t Bother

kingbel
Last week, we reported that Harry Belafonte, singer and activist, filed suit against the heirs of Martin Luther King, Jr., namely his three surviving children. Five years ago, Belafonte had intended to auction three documents that King had written: a condolence letter to Lady Bird Johnson; an outline of a Vietnam War speech; and notes for a speech King was supposed to give in Memphis. One of the documents in question had been left at Belafonte’s apartment. The other documents were given to Belafonte by the widow of one of King’s closet friends. As most of us know, Belafonte and King were very good friends. Coretta Scott King noted how helpful Belafonte had been to the family over the years. Belafonte’s suit aims to prove that he is the rightful owner of the documents. This would allow the documents to be auctioned, the proceeds from which would go to a charity that hopes to end gang violence. None of this matters to the King children. Instead, they are claiming that Belafonte essentially stole these documents, thereby placing them in limbo for the last five years.

Read the rest



News Flash

VIDEO: Cop speaks out against NYC’s Stop & Frisk, details mandatory policy

frisky

Ever since coming to America as a child from the Dominican Republic, Washington Heights resident Adhyl Polanco has always wanted to be a cop.

He soon learned that being “one of the good guys” wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be.

In a detailed account for the “Where I  Am Going” campaign against discriminatory, abusive and illegal policing, Former Officer Polanco shares his experiences working for the NYPD.

Read the rest



News Flash

15-year-old Saheela Ibraheem makes list of ‘The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers’

sahell

Earlier this year, we reported on rockstar genius Saheela Ibraheem.

The 15-year-old was accepted into 13 colleges, choosing Harvard, ranking her as one of the youngest students to ever attend the University.

Now, she’s continuing to set her own pace by making “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers” list.

Read the rest



News Flash

Kanye brings Jesus on tour with him

Kanye_West_Calls_in_Jesus-9668fb51845fdb5d9266386d3edb8ba9

Ladies and gentlemen, Jesus and Yeezus is in the building.

During his tour, rapper Kanye West performed his Grammy award-winning track, “Jesus Walks.” Get this, he actually brought Jesus on stage, or an impersonator at least.

From Fansided:

While performing in Seattle recently he invited the man himself up on to stage, or at least an actor portraying him. It is hard to make out exactly what Kanye is saying over the crowd in the beginning of the video. It sounds like he is asking if that’s him and saying he has been looking for him his whole life. Jesus says he found Kanye it sounds like.

Read the rest