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LAKER FANS WHOSE YOUR AMENESTY CHOICE?

Now that we know the NBA and it’s players has reached a tenative agreement, and part of that agreement allows a team to cut one of their high-salaried players, with it not counting against their salary cap; Tell me who would you rather have out of these 3 for the Lakers if you could only pick one: BARON DAVIS, RASHARD LEWIS, OR JAMAL CRAWFORD? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Sports

 

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[PLAY] TYLER PERRY’S “A MADEA CHRISTMAS”

Okay, I just bought Tyler Perry’s newest stage play on Itunes: A MADEA CHRISTMAS, and I can’t believe it, but this is probably the funniest play he has done to date. He has a lot of the regulars in this one like, Cheryl “Pepsi” Riley, Cassi Davis, and Chandra Currelly-Young. But the person who really makes this one the funniest play I have seen by Tyler is the newcomer: Patrice Lovely as Hattie. Absolutely hilarious. If you are looking for good family entertainment with a message, please check out Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in movies

 

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Oakland Raiders Owner AL DAVIS DEAD AT 82

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After living a long life, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, has passed away! The one thing I will remember is his courage to be the first NFL owner to hire the first African-American head coach in the league. R.I.P.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders say longtime owner and Hall of Famer Al Davis has died. He was 82.
Davis, one of the most important figures in NFL history, is best known as a rebel, a man who established a team whose silver-and-black colors and pirate logo symbolized his attitude toward authority, both on the field and off.
It was Davis’ rebellious spirit, that willingness to buck the establishment, that helped turn the NFL into the establishment in sports – the most successful sports league in American history.

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2011 in Sports

 

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A Letter From Troy Davis

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Troy Davis will forever be etched in my memory. Over the past week, there has been so much to come out about the case of Davis vs State of Georgia. Tonight the “earthly” battle is over as Troy was executed tonight at 11:08pm! The only question I’m asking is how does being convicted on the testimony of 9 “eye witness,” cannot be overturned when 7 of the 9 witness recanted there statements?! I just don’t understand.

I do sympathize however with the McPhail family for the loss they incurred, but don’t ever desire closure, at the expense of the life of a person who could very well have been innocent. I know that in there hearts questions are coming up.

Here is the letter Troy Davis wrote to all his supporters!
To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can’t wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,
” I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!”

Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!

Troy was found guilty of murdering a police officer 19 years ago, based upon the testimony of 9 witnesses. Today, 7 of those 9 have recanted their testimony entirely, and there are enormous problems with the testimony of the remaining 2 witness accounts. There is NO OTHER EVIDENCE. The murder weapon was never found. There is no DNA to test. Troy died by lethal injection tonight!

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in INSPIRATION, politics

 

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The State Of Georgia Denies Clemency For Troy Davis

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Today it was announced that the State of Georgia has denied clemency to Troy Davis, who was accused of murdering an off duty police officer back in 1989. Check out the story.

A protester prays with others during a vigil outside the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles while a clemency hearing for death row inmate of Troy Davis goes on inside / Reuters

“Whether the trial witnesses against [Troy Davis] were lying then or are lying now, by fighting against his requested relief Georgia is saying that its interest in the finality of its capital judgments is more important than the accuracy of its capital verdicts.”

Andrew Cohen, who has served as chief legal analyst and legal editor for CBS News, wrote those words regarding death row inmate Troy Davis on TheAtlantic.com yesterday. They come near the end of a vitally important essay in which Cohen spells out “how far we have to go toward fair and accurate capital punishment in America.” I read them over and over, because as a person who has been advocating for Davis’s clemency bid, they struck me as frighteningly true.

This morning, Mr. Cohen’s analysis was proven accurate: Georgia’s State Board of Pardons and Paroles announced that it is denying Davis clemency. He is to be executed by lethal injection tomorrow for the 1989 murder of off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail.

It doesn’t take a legal expert to look at the public record and see that there is nothing approaching “beyond a reasonable doubt” here. But a long list of legal experts have, in fact, come forward to say that the case against Troy Davis is far too thin to support the death penalty. The list includes about 1,500 names, ranging from Andrew Cohen to former state Supreme Court justices to author and capital punishment expert Scott Turow. All of these authorities are in agreement that there is simply not enough there to justify killing a man.

The entire case against Davis is based on eyewitness testimony — and seven out of nine eyewitnesses have either recanted or changed their testimonies. Several have testified that they were coerced by police, and one of the remaining two witnesses (Sylvester “Redd” Coles) has been implicated as the real shooter. (Indeed, according to numerous affidavits, Coles has publicly boasted of getting away with the murder.) There is no physical evidence tying Davis to the crime. Just the word of people who have since said that they were frightened into lying.
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CLICK HERE TO STOP THE 9/21 EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS: TO MUCH DOUBT

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in SOCIAL

 

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[MOVIE REVIEW] THE HELP/MARY J. BLIGE NEW VIDEO-THE LIVING PROOF

Today I went to see THE HELP, based off Kathryn Sprokett’s novel from the same title. First I want to say I was so happy because the 1st showing I tried to get into, had only the 1st row of seats left, I waited till the next showing went in 30 min early, and w/in 15 min it was filled up. Black/white/hispanic etc everyone was in there, mostly women, and the movie did NOT disappoint in any way. There is NO reason that this movie should not be #1 on Monday. Especially with what happened in Jackson Miss, a few days ago, with the brutal death of a black man at the hands of a group of white teenagers. I would suspect that the theaters may be filled. Viola Davis definitely deserves an Oscar for her role.
In everything you do in life, you must find the usefulness of it, less it was all in vain. Doesn’t matter what you do, there must be usefulness in it.
Have you changed a life today? If not, why? If so, how?
Talk To Me

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in movies, MUSIC

 

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[New Movie Alert] The Help

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I can’t wait to see this movie. With the theme song of the soundtrack, The Living Proof, performed by Mary J. Blige…the star power is evident. The cast boasts of Viola Davis and the legendary Cicely Tyson, you can’t miss with this one. Check out the synopsis of the movie and the trailer.

Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed —even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2011 in movies

 

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NEW MUSIC: MARY J. BLIGE-LIVING PROOF

Mary J. Blige renders a breathtaking performance with this song. It’s the theme song for the upcoming movie: THE HELP. I love it. Mary doesn’t disappoint, with that voice she puts life into the song, assuring the listener that she has surely come through all the pain, sorrow, etc. An absolute living testimony. Great joint. Please cop this joint on Itunes. It’s worth your it. Peep the trailer for the upcoming movie as well.

MARY J. BLIGE EXPLAINS HOW SHE CONNECTED TO THE FILM
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Posted by on July 7, 2011 in MUSIC, Uncategorized, videos

 

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