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My Favorite Albums of 2011 (SO FAR)

These are my top five albums of 2011, thus far. Pick these records up if you haven’t already, and let us in on some of your personal faves….

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Violist & Honor Student Brutally Beaten by 3 Undercover Cops [VIDEO]

By jasiri x 3:41 pm July 11, 2011 Jasiri X tells the story of Jordan Miles, the 18 year old honor student who was brutally beaten by 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers while walking to his grandmother’s house. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONPo-wslB40v

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On This Day We Declare Independence From Glenn Beck

By jasiri x 4:32 pm July 4, 2011 Yep, Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News has officially been terminated, thanks to his own insane rantings and a big push by activists that hounded his advertisers to abandon him, most notably Color of Change.  Justifiably, he went out with a whimper, although not the customary Glenn […]

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A Murderer, Caught on Video, Walks Free

By jasiri x 5:08 pm June 13, 2011 Yes, Johannes Mehserle, who executed Oscar Grant, in cold blood and on video, was granted an early release. Mehserle served only 11 months of his 2 year sentence. This excellent article from Mother Jones puts Mehserle’s Sentence in Perspective showing how he did less time than Wesley […]

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Can the City with the Poorest Black Community in the Country be “America’s Most Livable?”

By jasiri x 3:12 pm June 6, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uP-5FjoKvsv “America’s Most Livable City” highlights the city of Pittsburgh’s recent honor, despite according to the U.S. Census Bureau, having the highest rate of poverty among working age Black people in the United States. This is the Pittsburgh they don’t show when your watching the Steelers, the […]

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Is There a Memorial Day for a Decorated Marine Murdered by Police?

By jasiri x 2:31 pm May 30, 2011 As we celebrate/barbecue this Memorial Day, let’s not forget that many of the soldiers that have died fighting America’s wars, are the same poor disenfranchised people that this society always overlooks and demonizes, so mega corporations can make billions of dollars privatizing the conquered country’s resources and […]

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Jordan Miles, Honor Student Brutally Beaten by Police, Speaks for the First Time

By jasiri x 12:18 pm May 23, 2011 For the first time since January 12, 2010 when the Pittsburgh Police brutally beat innocent and unarmed honor student Jordan Miles until he looked like this: Jordan Miles publicly speaks about the brutality he suffered and his pursuit of justice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG82Fkkviw0v

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One Year Ago: Detroit Police Murdered 7-Year-Old Aiyana Jones

By jasiri x 4:08 pm May 16, 2011 Last year on this very day, the Detroit Police Department’s Special Response Team, while filming the reality TV show “First 48“, targeted the wrong house for a raid. Witnesses said the Police were warned that the house contained women and children before they threw a flash grenade […]

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Justice For Jordan Miles

By jasiri x 3:22 pm May 9, 2011 Even though Pittsburgh Police beat Jordan Miles until he looked like this: And even though Jordan Miles, an honor student who plays the viola, broke no laws and committed no crimes, the Federal Government decided not to prosecute the 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers who savagely beat […]

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“Slave” Marketing

By jasiri x 4:12 pm April 4, 2011 Last Sunday I was blessed to be in sunny Los Angeles. After performing Saturday at the Our Communities Our Jobs rally, I decided to stay a few extra days to network and shoot some videos. My good friend Tahir Jahi was showing me the city and we […]

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