Monday, January 25, 2010

Haiti Before The Spanish Invaded

Columbus wrote: "They traded with us and gave us everything they had, with good will..they took great delight in pleasing us..They are very gentle and without knowledge of what is evil; nor do they murder or steal..Your highness may believe that in all the world there can be no better people ..They love their neighbours as themselves, and they have the sweetest talk in the world, and are gentle and always laughing."

One of the earliest leaders to fight off Spanish conquest was Queen Anacaona, a princess of Xaragua who married Caonabo, the cacique of Maguana. The couple resisted Spanish rule in vain. Anacaona was hanged in front of her people at the age of 39 by the Spaniards. To this day, Anacaona is revered in Haiti as one of the country's founders.

The Spaniards exploited the island for its gold
. Those refusing to work in the mines were killed or sold into slavery. Europeans brought with them chronic infectious diseases that were new to the Caribbean, to which the indigenous population lacked immunity. These new diseases, ill treatment, malnutrition, societal disruption and a drastic drop in the birthrate were the results of the Spaniards invading and occupying Xaragua (Haiti).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Banger (Lupe Fiasco - Beaming)




Baby girl what does it matter where your purse from,
your hair done, your nails did, you're ass fat,
But you're dumb.

Mix Melyssa Ford with Maya Angelou,

Become a Top Model and Sojourner too.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

I Salute You Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Happy Birthday Dr. King It's amazing and prophetic that he gave this speech the night before he died...





"We've got some difficult days ahead.
But it doesn't matter with me now.
Because I've been to the mountaintop.
And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain.
And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land.
I may not get there with you.
But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.
And I'm happy, tonight.
I'm not worried about anything.
I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
"







Thursday, January 7, 2010

THE L.A.S.E.R.S. MANIFESTO


To Every Man, Woman & Child…

1. We Want An End To The Glamorization Of Negativity In The Media.

2. We Want An End To Status Symbols Dictating Our Worth As Individuals.

3. We Want A Meaningful And Universal Education System.

4. We Want Substance In The Place Of Popularity.

5. We Will Not Compromise Who We Are To Be Accepted By The Crowd.

6. We Want The Invisible Walls That Separate By Wealth, Race & Class To Be Torn Down.

7. We Want To Think Our Own Thoughts.

8. We Will Be Responsible For Our Environment.

9. We Want Clarity & Truth From Our Elected Officials Or They Should Move Aside.

10. We Want Love Not Lies.

11. We Want An End To All Wars. Foreign & Domestic (Violence).

12. We Want An End To The Processed Culture Of Exploitation, Over-Consumption & Waste.

13. We Want Knowledge, Understanding & Peace.

14. WE WILL NOT LOSE BECAUSE WE ARE NOT LOSERS, WE ARE LASERS!!!

Lasers are the opposite of losers. Lasers are shining beams of light that burn through the darkness of ignorance. Lasers shed light on injustice and inequality. Lasers act and shape their own destinies. Lasers find meaning and direction in the mysteries all around them. Lasers stand for love and compassion. Lasers stand for peace. Lasers stand for progression. Lasers are revolutionary.
Lasers Are The Future.

We’re Not Losers…We Are L.A.S.E.R.S.!!!

Love Always Shines Every-time Remember 2 Smile!

-LUPE FIASCO

My, How Drake Has Changed...lol