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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Comedy Central Rally To Restore Sanity and /or Fear

By Environment Man, Holly Wood & Alan Smithee

[as observed live on C-SPAN]

The first hour of the rally was a concert with The Roots and John Legend. And just as they 'killed' during Earth Day on the National Mall, they 'killed' again.  Captain Kirk rocking the Capitol Jimi Hendrix style was particularly appealing.  Oh how Eman salivates to have the Roots and Captain Kirk back him on his set one day.  But we digress.

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert organized the 3rd intriguing rally of 2010 following the Glenn Beck rally and the One Nation rally.

The Adam Savage 'Mythbusters' experiment routines were cute. The wave and the seismic crowd jump were interesting.

Host John Stewart came out around 1 p.m.  The singing of the National Anthem by '4 Troops' was a surprise.  John called for 'no littering' and to leave the Natiaonal Mall 'cleaner than we found it.'  Stewart said a rally is based on two things: 1) color and 2) size.  He concluded that the rally was a perfect sampling of the American people.  Stephen Colbert ("The Colbert Report") is a nut and came out of nowhere saying he was 'trapped in his fear bunker' 2,000 feet below the stage.  Colbert simulated the ascent of the rescued coal miners in Chile in that FENIX capsule.  He was dressed in an Evil Knievel red, white and blue outfit with a blue and red cap.  Now THAT was an entrance. Colbert is a true nut and a great performer.  Imagine John Stewart as the straight man.  THAT is how over the top Colbert is in that get up and in his routine about the killer bees covered in peanut butter (to threaten people with peanut butter allergies).

Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) gave a benediction.

Cheryl Crow and Kid Rock rocked.  Ozzy Osbourn rocked too, for a minute. The interspersed video clips were just weird.

A podium was brough out for John Stewart to give the keynote address.  Stephen Colbert interrupted with counterpoint.  And a podium was brought out for Colbert.

Kareem Abdul Jubbar represented the American Muslim community.  R2D2 represented the machines.

Mavis Staples and Tony Bennett were excellent.

John Stewart gave a pretty good closing speech (below).  Everybody came back onstage for the finale.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sophia A. Nelson: Jet Magazine's New Social Columnist

Sophia Angeli Nelson is Jet Magazine’s new political and social columnist. She is a black Christian woman who shares her faith, while navigating the deep waters of mainstream media. Nelson is Chairman of the Board and Founder of iask, Inc. (“I Am My Sister’s Keeper), an international organization dedicated to the mind, body and spiritual wellness of professional Black women. She is a blogger, national columnist, speaker, and political/social commentator for CNN, MSNBC, FOXNEWS, NPR, Huffington Post, BET, and BBC. Her opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Sun Times, USATODAY, Essence, and Newsweek. (Sister Blog, 10/18/2010)
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Old Country Store Restaurant: Featuring Arthur Davis


The Old Country Store is owned and operated by Arthur Davis.  The 130-year old wooden structure was once a popular stop for purchasing everything from cotton to work boots. Creaky floors and rusty signs speak of days long gone by, lending an air of authenticity.  Arthur Davis offers a lunch buffet with country favorites such as macaroni and cheese, mustard greens, field peas, dirty rice, and blackberry or peach cobbler. But nothing upstages the fried chicken.

Arthur Davis and his sons also opened a chain of restaurants called Wingo's in Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi and at nearby Alcorn State University.  As the name implies, the venues specialize in wings smothered in Arthur's sauce.

"Mr D" also serenades his restaurant crowd with a song apparently called, "Grandma Was a Cornbread Woman."

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NPR Should NOT Have Fired Juan Williams

By Korben Dallas

We support your right to free speech Juan, even if NPR does not.  Jeez.  I thought the liberals at NPR were tolerant of free speech.  Actually, I didn't, but it sounds good.  They are only tolerant of speech they approve of, which is liberal speech.  We pride ourselves on being Fair and Balance at AAEA.  Nonpartisan and bipartisan too.  But that's why we aren't invited on those talky talk talk shows.  We don't drink their Kool Aid.

Juan Williams
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

'Welcome 2 America'

Prince announced at the Apollo Theatre in New York City on Friday a series of live concerts that will start in December but did not reveal where the concerts would be performed. The 'Welcome 2 America' concerts, exhibit performers that he admires including, Maceo Parker, Janelle Monae, Mint Condition, Cassandra Wilson, The New Power Generation, Environment Man and Sheila E.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Two hydrogen atoms meet.

One says, 'I've lost my electron.'

The other says 'Are you sure?'

The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

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Monday, October 04, 2010

DJ Reborn Rocks One Nation Rally in Washington DC on 10210

By Holly Wood

DJ Reborn rocked the nation's capital when she provided the tunes for the One Nation 10210 Rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. 

DJ Reborn, left, is a Chicago native now residing in Brooklyn, New York. She has been spinning Soul, Hip-hop, Reggae, House, Afrobeat and more. Her sounds have been heard everywhere from corporate gatherings for Armani and Calvin Klein, to MTV's post awards parties as well as a private parties.  Reborn has been the opening DJ at live shows for such renowned artists as The Roots, India Arie, Common, CaronWheeler, Talib Kweli, Saul Williams and most recently John legend.

In the summer of 2003, she provided the music for the Russell Simmons annual Art for Life benefit.  She has been featured in SCRATCH,TRACE, URB and NRG magazines. Reborn was the Musical Director and live onstage DJ for the Off-Broadway Hip-Hop Theatre hit, Flow, starring Will Power. Reborn was the 2004/05 international tour DJ for Russell Simmon's DEF POETRY JAM. (From DJ Reborn's MySpace page)

DJ Reborn's YouTube

My Space

One Nation Rally C-SPAN
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Saturday, October 02, 2010

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Bill Maher Says 'Nigger' Instead of 'The N-Word.'

By Susie Centsativ

Who does he think he is: Howard Stern?

Oh and he was quoting something or other so some think that is okay.

White people want to be free to say that word in public so badly.

And particularly in front of a Black person.

On his Friday, October 1, 2010 show.
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