Friday, July 31, 2009

Black Beauty Fridays: Pam Grier

Pam Grier has been a major African American actress from the early seventies, after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison films and blaxploitation films such as 1974's Foxy Brown. Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown.
She is one of a few African American actresses to have received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in an Animated Program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Ever Child. Grier joined the cast of the cable televisions series The L Word in 2004.She is ranked as the second Greatest Female Heroine in film history. Pam Grier became a respected figure for feminist groups and the black community. Super dope, amazingly beautiful she remains one of my top actress of all times. Plus many people tell me I look like her. Never forget those who paved the way Thank You Ms. Grier
Here is a great montage of Pam Grier

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bling: Consequences and Repercussions

This documentary tackles the issues behind Hip Hop's obsession with diamonds and the continued illegal diamond trade in Africa.
Directed by : Kareem Edouard
Produced by : Ashley Queen
Narrated by : Chuck D
For more information go to

Makes me think twice about having a diamond for a wedding ring.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Population Control!! There trying to kill us

Deerfield, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company Baxter International Inc. has just been caught shipping live avian flu viruses mixed with vaccine material to medical distributors in 18 countries. The "mistake" (if you can call it that, see below...) was discovered by the National Microbiology Laboratory in Canada. The World Health Organization was alerted and panic spread throughout the vaccine community as health experts asked the obvious question: How could this have happened?

As published on (, serious questions like this are being raised:

"Baxter International Inc. in Austria 'unintentionally contaminated samples with the bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in 3 neighbouring countries, raising concern about the potential spread of the deadly disease'. Austria, Germany, Slowenia and the Czech Republic - these are the countries in which labs were hit with dangerous viruses. Not by bioterrorist commandos, but by Baxter. In other words: One of the major global pharmaceutical players seems to have lost control over a virus which is considered by many virologists to be one of the components leading some day to a new pandemic."

Or, put another way, Baxter is acting a whole lot like a biological terrorism organization these days, sending deadly viral samples around the world. If you mail an envelope full of anthrax to your Senator, you get arrested as a terrorist. So why is Baxter -- which mailed samples of a far more deadly viral strain to labs around the world -- getting away with saying, essentially, "Oops?"

But there's a bigger question in all this: How could this company have accidentally mixed LIVE avian flu viruses (both H5N1 and H3N2, the human form) in this vaccine material?

Was the viral contamination intentional?
Read the rest here

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Health is on my mind

African Americans have more disease, disability, and early death than any other racial group. The leading causes of death for African American are heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and sexually transmitted disease.

The most troubling part of this is that many of these health conditions can be prevented and cure with a change in our life style.All that fried food, chitins, soul food, candy, sweet cakes, half and half, chicken box, and our laziness is killing us.

According to Michigan state university a healthy life style is defined by four basic criteria: Don’t smoke, Watch your weight, Eat right and Exercise.
Educate your self on your health, diseases, Alternative Medicine, and what it takes to live a healthy life.

Below are some Healthy Lifestyle Checklist Tips:
• Maintain recommended body weight
• Eat a plant-based diet with moderate portions
• Engage in regular physical activity
• Don't smoke or use drugs
• Use alcohol in moderation
• Take steps to master your stress
• Nurture healthy relationships
• Find meaning and purpose in life

So what I want to know is what are some of the things that you do to keep your health in check?

Make sure you tune in tomorrow on Baltimore 1010 WOLB Am as the "Shero's" will discuss this topic. Wednesday 7-22-09 at 9am

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Barack Obama tells Africa to stop blaming colonialism for problems

The Telegraph ^ | 7/9/2009 | Alex Spillius

Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:41:48 PM by bruinbirdman

Ahead of a visit to Ghana at the weekend, he said: "Ultimately, I'm a big believer that Africans are responsible for Africa.

"I think part of what's hampered advancement in Africa is that for many years we've made excuses about corruption or poor governance, that this was somehow the consequence of neo-colonialism, or the West has been oppressive, or racism – I'm not a big – I'm not a believer in excuses.
Mr Obama, the son of a Kenyan, added: "I'd say I'm probably as knowledgeable about African history as anybody who's occupied my office. And I can give you chapter and verse on why the colonial maps that were drawn helped to spur on conflict, and the terms of trade that were uneven emerging out of colonialism.

"And yet the fact is we're in 2009," continued the US president. "The West and the United States has not been responsible for what's happened to Zimbabwe's economy over the last 15 or 20 years.

"It hasn't been responsible for some of the disastrous policies that we've seen elsewhere in Africa. And I think that it's very important for African leadership to take responsibility and be held accountable."

Mr Obama told that he chose Ghana for his first trip to the continent as president to highlight the country's development as a democracy.

Providing glimpses of a speech to be delivered in Accra on Saturday, he explained: "Ghana has now undergone a couple of successful elections in which power was transferred peacefully, even a very close election."

Mr Obama made it clear that Kenya's ongoing instability had ruled out his father's homeland as an initial destination, despite the euphoria it would have produce

Do you agree?
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Victoria’s Secret Bras Causing Skin Rashes?

In a new class action lawsuit, dozens of women are claiming that Victoria’s Secret bras have given them painful, unsightly rashes. One of the plaintiffs, Roberta Ritter of Ohio, says the company’s “Angels Secret Embrace” and “Very Sexy Extreme Me Push-Up” bras gave her persistent itchy rashes that caused severe discomfort. When Ritter’s lawyers purchased the same bra types and sent them to a lab, she claims, they tested positive for formaldehyde.

Formaldehyde is considered a probable human carcinogen by the EPA and is also a known allergen. Though people often associate the chemical with embalmed specimens in jars, it is actually found in many everyday products.

“Formaldehyde is the big thing these days,” says dermatologist Susan Tillman Elliott, consulting physician to the Center for Laser Surgery in Washington D.C. “It’s been known for a zillion years that it’s the major component of most fabric finishers. It’s a major contact allergen.” Formaldehyde is often used in fabrics for permanent press, anti-cling, anti-static, anti-wrinkle, and waterproof finishes. It’s also found in cosmetics, medications, household cleaners, paints, and cigarette smoke.

Rashes caused by formaldehyde in clothing usually occur in high friction areas like the inner thighs (“trouser dermatitis”) and could very likely appear underneath the tight underwire of bras. Formaldehyde allergies can be confirmed by a patch test. Elliott says the chemical is usually removed from clothing after a few washings

Victoria’s Secret has stated that they do not use formaldehyde in their bras. Some countries have banned the use of formaldehyde in textiles, but it is still legal in the U.S.

Granted, there are other ways bras could cause a rash, from underwire irritation to a condition known as Rubber Accelerator Bleach Syndrome, suggests Elliot. Rubber accelerators are chemicals used in the manufacturing of rubber, and many people, such as surgeons and nurses who wear rubber gloves, can develop an allergy from frequent exposure. Washing the rubber products only makes the reaction worse: “If you wash rubber-containing things with any kind of bleach, you change the component of the rubber,” says Elliott. “Folks can use the underwear fine at first, and then they wash it and the chemical change happens.”

Despite the complaints and threatened legal action, Victoria’s Secret is still keeping the bras on its shelves. Maybe they’ll finally start paying attention after Heidi Klum gets a rash—or maybe they’ll just airbrush it out.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Civ Mindless thoughts # 6

1.) Moving is a bit**
2.) How did I get con into working for an hour
3.) I'm extremely indecisive I need to stop it
4.) Let's make it work
5.) True Blood is the Shhiiittt
6.) If I fail it is because of me
7.) R.I.P Micheal Jackson

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Get familiar With Black Talk Radio: Cathy Hughes

I've been working for Radio One since 2002 and met Ms. Hughes on several occasion. Every time I meet her I feel like I'm in the presence of great wisdom. She is persistence and determine in the causes she believes in. She is so down to earth and tells it how it is. Her latest fight is against HR 848 in which The international record labels are asking Congress for a handout (H.R. 848) and they want to take it from your local radio stations.
That may mean YOUR favorite station will have to cut back on the music they play or the community services they provide. Now i know most people don't listen to radio, however these stations will not be effected as much as the Gospel stations, and talk radio. In which Most of these stations are own by black people.

Cathy Hughes is the founder and chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast-company in the nation. Radio One is the first African-American company in radio history to dominate several major markets simultaneously. Also, for the first time in the history of radio, a #1 ranked major market station is owned by a woman. In 1995, Radio One purchased WKYS in Washington, D.C. for $40 million -- the largest transaction between two Black companies in broadcasting history. Her newest venture is TV One, Inc., launched on January 19, 2004, in partnership with Comcast, the nation’s largest pay-television provider. TV One caters to the adult lifestyles of African Americans offering quality programming such as “B. Smith with Style,” and an array of original programming. Hughes is on the board of TV One, is the Executive Producer of “The Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors,” and also hosts TV One’s interview show, “TV One on One.”

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing author of the Isis Paper

Was on 1010 Wolb today she drop all how bunch of knowldege about people of all colors chnging their identiy. I'm going to try to up load her interview. Here is some information on her. Author of The Isis Papers and creator of the Cress-Welsing theory analyzing the nature of white supremacy.

A collection of 25 essays examining the neuroses of white supremacy.
This video is part of the bonus scenes from Owen 'Alik Shahadah award winning film 500 Years Later (, produced by M.K. Asante,Jr. (See Trailer Below)