Archive for April, 2012

THE DISREGARD SOME HAVE FOR THE LIFE OF YOUNG BLACK MEN: AS IF TO CELEBRATE THE MURDER OF TRAYVON MARTAIN, DIXIE AMERICANS POUR OVER $200,000.00 INTO HIS KILLER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN DEFENSE FUND

Friday, April 27th, 2012

George Zimmerman with his attorney Mark O'Mara in court

George Zimmerman‘s amateurish website was only online for two weeks, but it collected a staggering $200,000 in donations, his lawyer said Thursday.

Zimmerman launched the site on April 9, two days before he was arrested and charged with murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black Florida teenager.

On the site, he portrayed himself as a victim of racial politics and asked “my supporters” to send funds for his living and legal expenses.

“In talking to George after I was trying to shut down his full Internet presence, he asked me what to do with his PayPal accounts,” Zimmerman lawyer Mark O’Mara told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I asked him what he was talking about, and he said . . . there was about $204,000 that had come in to date.”

Turmoil in Grenada’s ruling NDC. Prime Minister and some constituents at loggerhead over selection of parliamentary candidates. Hopes for reconciliation fading

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Grenada's Prime Minister Tillman Thomas

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — An increasing number of members of Grenada’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is reported to be less optimistic about the chances of a reconciliation within the party.

Party “elders” and officials of the National Secretariat have been making repeated calls for discussions, especially after the NDC leader’s recent statement on television, declaring that that there is division in the party between “the forces of good and evil.”

However, sources say the efforts at reconciliation are being rebuffed in the pronouncements at what are known as “Solidarity Sunday Meetings.”

The latest meeting, held last Sunday in St Patrick West, where just over a week ago the NDC constituency branch endorsed MP Joseph Gilbert as the party’s candidate for the area in the upcoming general elections.

However, for Sunday’s meeting that was addressed by NDC leader and prime minister of Grenada, Tillman Thomas, deputy political leader Nazim Burke, and former party chairman Glen Noel, neither the constituency branch chairman nor MP Gilbert, was invited to attend.

According to reports, Sunday’s gathering followed the tone of previous meetings at which so-called “leftists” were attacked, and the issue of the selection of NDC candidates for the next general elections was again brought up.

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ON “THE CARIBBEAN AMERICAN FORUM” TODAY APRIL 22, 2012: Guyana’s opposition Leader David Granger and Assistant Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly, Assemblyman Nick Perry. Tune in 6-8PM on www.tcnhd.com

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Guyana's Opposition Leader David Granger

Guyana’s opposition APNU is facing stern backlash from constituents after Prime Minister Sam Hinds Thursday told Parliament the APNU agreed to a PPP government plan to gradually increase electricity rates in the town of Linden.

Lindeners immediately rejected Hinds’ proposal, and slammed the APNU for compromising their interests.  But was there a deal or not? Or is the PPP attempting to drive a wedge between APNU and Lindeners? Has the APNU betrayed the AFC, as alleged by AFC chairman, Kemraj Ramjattan? And, what aspect of the opposition’s agenda has been integrated into the national budget? I’ll ask Guyana’s opposition leader & APNU Chairmen, Brigadier David Granger.

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“THE CARIBBEAN AMERICAN FORUM,” SUNDAY APRIL 1. 6 – 8 PM on www.tcnhd.com. THE MURDER OF TRAYVON MARTIN AND RAMARLEY GRAHAM:- Be it murder by cop or armed vigilante, young black men are racially profiled, stereotyped, maimed and murdered everyday in America. 57 years after Emmitt Till, why is America still experiencing alleged racially motivated killings of young black men? Are we really realizing Dr. King’s “Dream” of racial equality and justice, or are we being lynched before we can get to that mountain top?

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Former Prosecutor and CUNY Professor Mark Pollard

ISSUE (1). THE TREVON MARTIN CASE AND THE NYPD’S TREATMENT OF YOUNG BLACK MEN IN NEW YORK CITY:-

Trayvon Martin was a 17 year-old teen from Sanford, Florida, who was shot dead on February 26, by George Zimmerman, while walking home unarmed. Zimmerman, armed with a 9mm gun and posing as a neighborhood watchman, saw Trayvon and call 911, claiming he was black, wearing a hoodie and looked suspicious; so he was following him. Police operators warned Zimmerman not to follow Martin. Yet he chased him down then shot him to death.

GUEST addressing this issue – former prosecutor, defense counsel and CUNY law professor, Mark Pollard.

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