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African American Collusion with Religious Right

An elite white, male lynch mob has targeted Planned Parenthood to strike at the heart of reproductive justice,” says Sikivu Hutchinson, editor of and a frequent contributor to Black Agenda Report. “This is part of the far-right, religious agenda to implement patriarchal rule.” These “fascistic” forces have enlisted Black helpers. “We have people like Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King, proclaiming that ending abortion is a civil rights initiative,” says Hutchinson, a disturbing sign of “collusion between African American forces and the religious right.”

Wisconsin Governor Poses Threat to a Century of Progress

It’s not just teachers and other public employees that are targeted by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Agenda, says Ben Manski, of Wisconsin Wave and the Liberty Tree Foundation. “Working people across the board, as well as the unemployed and the poor, are really hit by this agenda,” which threatens “everything the people of Wisconsin have created over the last 100 years.” Students, especially, do not favor intervention by President Obama, who has cut Pell Grants and frozen federal workers’ wages. “These people are saying to Obama, please stay out,” says Manski.

Public Unions Helped Build Black Middle Class

The origins of public sector unions coincide with the civil rights movement,” says Nelson Lichtenstein, of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “The most famous strike in American history is the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike,” in support of which Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Public employment, says Lichtenstein, has been “one of the main vehicles for making” Blacks and Latinos “part of the middle class.”

Dr. James Turner, founding director of the African Studies and Research Center at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recounts the origins of Black Studies as a student initiative of the late 1960s.

Dr. Jared Ball, Black Agenda Report editor and columnist, explores the concept of African Americans as an internal colony of the United States.




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Life Before Birth and Life After Birth

Thanks Ms Hutchinson for an insightful article you wrote and the audio interview.  As a Christian I believe in the right to life.  I also believe if you are going to bring a child into the world then you should have all the resources available to raise and educate that child so that he/she has every opportunity to become a productive and contributing members of society.  If you are not going to do that then you are cheating the child out of those opportunities to become a productive and contributing member of society and condemning him/her to a life that is less productive and fulfilling. In essences you are killing the child just in slow motion.


We should be just as concerned and caring about life after birth as we are about life before birth.  But it seems like that is where things get funky.  It seems that the right to life folks who drape themselves with the pro life adornments claiming that life before birth is scarce but life after birth is……(wait for it) ….. just life if you are not RICH and WHITE!!!!  These folks seem to lose their concern for life after birth for anyone who is not RICH and WHITE (that means you to poor/working/middle class white folks).  From my point of view if you are that concerned about life before birth then you should be even more concerned about life after birth (No you didn’t say that).  But that is where you can see these wolves under the sheep costumes.  They don’t support public education much less health care affordable housing and the list goes on and on.  So how can these folks be pro life when they are against all the things that are needed to live life after birth???  They are pro life alright; they are pro Their Life NOT your life!!! (Say it an’t so Pleeeeease)!!!


It seems to me that the folks that are attacking Planned Parenthood are the same folks that want to keep all women (not just black women) barefoot pregnant and in the kitchen.  In these folks view any women who want to exercise a measure of authority over their bodies much less their lives are OMG a threat to society.  Think this might be the basis for the re-thugs attempt to redefine rape???  If you missed that go here and look holier than thou White Men, (I thought you knew) want to get their swerve on and not worry about having to deal with asking for permission just take it!!!


It is not surprising that these folks are the same folks that helped bring down ACRON ether.  And while we are on this subject we should take a good look at Planned Parenthood.  They have a really sorted history too.  Margret Sanger (the founder of Planned Parenthood) was not the saint that she is made out to be.  Planned Parenthood is an organization that grew out of the eugenics movement of the 1920’s and 30’s.  If you want to know more go here here here  We need to be very careful about and know the history behind a lot of the organizations that we associate with.


The marketing campaign in the black and Hispanic communities today are recycled projects from the 1920’s and 30’s just more polished and better camouflaged.  That coupled with the ignorance of Black Folks is enough to get more than a few of us to bite on the cow chips.  There will always be some of us that will lead those of us that are not very well informed down that dark alley way to a dead end death trap.


I have said this more than once that they (those RICH WHITE Men) want to keep us all dirt poor, dirt ignorant, and dirt healthy.  In their world none of us will have control over our bodies much less our lives.  What Ms Hutchinson is describing is how these RICH jackasses are going about achieving that aim.





S Murph