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Escaping the Corporate Hip Hop Plantation: Building a Nation of Revolutionary Emcees

by Solomon Comissiong

It’s come-to-meeting time in the world of Hip Hop. “It is imperative that politically conscious and revolutionary minded Emcees of the Golden Era of Hip Hop, and of today, organize a closed-door summit.” Cultural and economic liberation should top the agenda.

Blood on their Hands, Blood in their Mouths: Corporate Media Collaborators in Mass Murder

by Solomon Comissiong

The ideological spectrum of U.S. corporate media is so narrow, the light of truth seldom penetrates. All are “politically right of center, however, some, like Fox ‘News,’ blatantly promote themselves as further right than the rest.” Their collective criminality presents a unique danger to humanity at large.

The United States of War: An Addiction to Imperialism

by Solomon Comissiong

The U.S. is Number One is weapons of war and domestic civilian gun deaths – and very little else. Historically, peace has not been a priority for the United States, which has waged war every decade since 1776. “The people must demand an end to war, not because it costs trillions of dollars, but because it cost millions of lives.”

The White Supremacist Infiltration of Rap Music

by Solomon Comissiong

Hip Hop music has been hijacked by corporate Klansmen who suppress the righteous lyrics of artists “like Dead Prez, Capital X, Immortal Technique, Rebel Diaz, Jasiri X, and Bahamadia.” Rap artists that have enslaved themselves to the production of stereotypes and gratuitous violence should be rehabilitated, if possible, but “we must boycott any music that denigrates people of color and women.”

Mascots, Murder and Massacre: Using Imagery to Accept Genocide

by Solomon Comissiong

Despite Native American protests, the owner of the Washington “Redskins” refuses to jettison the football team’s racist moniker. Even some Black fans cling to the shameful imaginary, notwithstanding the fact that “most African-Americans would be extremely offended if someone started a franchise with the name, ‘San Jose Black Skins’ or the ‘Chicago Niggers’ or the ‘Baton Rouge Black Bucks.’”

The War on White Supremacy

by Solomon Comissiong

White supremacy is a killer of plague-like dimensions, “responsible for well over 100 million deaths” of Africans and Native Americans, alone. For centuries, white supremacists have waged war on the non-white world. “In 2008 they selected their newest weapon – Barack Obama.”

Dear Black America: It's Past Time to Wake Up

 

by Solomon Comissiong

Black people in the U.S. “are locked in struggle with white supremacy, institutional racism and oppression.” At the same time, however, they embrace the brown face of the ultimate front man for Power: Barack Obama. This is a formula for community incoherence and defeat.

Obama's Destructive Foreign Policy and Black Disillusionment

 

by Solomon Comissiong

It is painfully distressing to witness members of my community so willfully complicit with lethal war policies simply because they are coming from a brown skinned man,” writes the author. “African-Americans' honorable legacy of opposing Euro-America's imperialist wars is quickly eroding.”

When Will Radical Become the Norm?

 

by Solomon Comissiong

Americans have methodically been taught to believe they reside within the world's most free and open "democratic” society,” with the highest standard of living on the planet. It’s a lie, yet those who point out that the narrative is false are “characterized as ‘radicals’ or even social deviants,” rather than truth-tellers. America desperately needs a new normal.

Euro-American Songs of Racism, War and White Supremacy: An African Perspective

 

by Solomon Comissiong

The most insidious propaganda might have a really nice melody, or even a compelling beat, yet be “laced with untruth after white supremacist untruth.” America’s propaganda machinery is awesome. “If we don’t respect America’s propaganda beast it will certainly consume our minds, and therefore our humanity.”

A Few Things Americans Can Learn from Cuba

 

by Solomon Comissiong

Americans could learn a lot if they would just look and listen to the world around them, a place where lots of peoples and nations are smarter, kinder and happier than we are. Cuba is making great progress towards its goal to become a “medical superpower,” while in the U.S. “African/black political prisoners continue to languish in solitary confinement in the bowels of the world’s most despicable prison system.”

Land of Barbarism: A Glimpse of America

 

by Solomon Comissiong

Garbage in, garbage out. “America's foundation is built upon the bloodied, mutilated, and lifeless bodies of innumerable people – mostly of color.” Is it any wonder, then, that the United States would become, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. concluded, “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world” – mainly directed against non-Europeans. “We cannot evade the fact that America is a swampland of institutional racism and white supremacy; these realities make it easy for many Euro-Americans to accept the mass killing of people of color across the globe.”

The 4th of July: Indoctrination, Oppression and Hypocrisy

by Solomon Comissiong

We must reject all forms of injustice, as well as symbols of inequality that have been imposed upon us. The 4th of July holiday,” says the author, “is one of those repugnant symbols.”

Obama-Aid: Psychologically Bad for Black Folks

 

by Solomon Comissiong

Obama-Aid ought to be tasting stale and nasty after three-plus years, but Black folks are still swilling it. “His supporters did not give a damn that he backed FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) or even that he justified the amoral verdict that acquitted the murderous police officers who took the life of Sean Bell.” Obama-Aid is definitely bad for the brain. In essence, people of color in America have allowed their collective conscience to be neutered.”

Fidel Castro and Ozzie Guillen: Evasion of Truth

 

by Solomon Comissiong

Right wing Cuban Americans made newly-minted Miami Marlins’ manager Ozzie Guillen grovel after he expressed “love and admiration for Fidel Castro – that he respected the way Castro had survived in power for 60 years.” U.S. corporate media played the story like it was a triumph of the American way of life. Miami’s reactionary exiles have mastered the arts of political and media terror – as well as the more lethal kind – and remain “hell-bent on returning Cuba to a capitalist playground.”

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