Thursday, January 22, 2009

9:55 PM Post

Tonight I'm catching up on my reading: Metroland, The Capitol and The Final Call (pictured)...

There's a fellow who is always out, rain or shine, winter-spring-summer-fall on lower Central Avenue in Albany, selling print copies of The Final Call. The Jan 27 issue is all about Obama, it seems, and with a very positive slant. There's an interview from B.E.T. with Minister Louis Farrakhan about the Presidential Inauguration. You can hear some excerpts at this link or to view the full BET Interview Click HERE.

At one point, interviewer Jeff Johnson asked Minister Farrakhan "Is there any truth to the fact that an Obama election means that America is becoming less racist?" to which HMLF replied "Yes. The nitty-gritty is probably the same, but America is changing. Again, that pits more burden on us.

Barack represents Black excellence. Michelle Obama represents Black excellence. As a family, they represent Black excellence. It's very hard for you to accentuate White Supremacy in the face of Black Excellence."

Moving right along, in the latest issue of Metroland, I find my horoscope:
If you use a cell phone, you have in your possession a metal called coltan, a component that's essential to the phone's function. Most of the world's coltan comes from the Congo, and is mined by Rwandans who survived their country's genocide in the 1990s. They often work for militias that sell coltan illegally to finance their military operations. It so happens that the land where this metal lies is also the home of the Mountain gorilla, an endangered species that is being decimated as the miners and militias kill them for food and savage their habitat. Keep this in mind the next time you call a friend. While you're at it, Scorpio, use Google and your imagination to meditate on the origins of all the important resources in your life. It's prime time to know more about their origins. You will benefit from getting familiar with the roots of whatever gives you power.
Hmmm... that seems to fit just right... makes sense... I guess...

Tomorrow (Friday) should be quite busy as the media prepares to meet New York Governor David Paterson's choice to fill the senate seat vacated by our now US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. I won't even venture a guess as to who the lucky new senator will be!

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