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February 2009 Blog Posts (30)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIBUTE TO AMERICA'S FIRST ATHLETES: THE BLACK JOCKEYS WHO DOMINATED THE KENTUCKY DERBY from 1875-1902

HELLO FAMILY!!!



HOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING YOUR DAY! SINCE THERE'S ONLY TWO MORE DAYS LEFT IN THIS MONTH, WHICH HAS BEEN "OFFICIALLY" DESIGNATED BLACK HISTORY MONTH, I WANTED TO FINISH UP THESE LAST COUPLE DAYS WITH OTHER SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY EXTRAORDINARY AND LESS TALKED ABOUT BLACKS. AS ONE WHO WAS BORN ON DERBY DAY, I'VE ALWAYS HAD A FASCINATION WITH THE SPORT. BUT IT WASN'T UNTIL WHILE RESIDING IN LOUISVILLE, I BECAME AWARE OF A LITTLE KNOWN FACT THAT ALTHOUGH THE… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

IS CHRIS BROWN'S "CELEBRITY" MORE IMPORTANT THAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

HELLO FAMILY!!!



I HOPE YOU'LL INDULGE ME FOR A FEW MOMENTS TO ADDRESS AN ISSUE THAT I WAS IN DISCUSSION WITH ANOTHER OF MY INNER CIRCLE COLLEAGUES ABOUT. AND SINCE WE'RE ON THIS FEEL-GOOD MODE AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH LAST NIGHT, IT HIT ME THAT PART OF THE CHALLENGES WE HAVE TO FACE ARE THE CONDITIONS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS...PARTICULARLY A FEW URBANIZED AREAS WITH HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT...JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATES...ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES...GUNS AND DRUGS THAT ARE… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 25, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIBUTE TO "THE GREATEST" MUHAMMAD ALI: 45th ANNIVERSARY OF HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

TODAY MARKS A VERY SPECIAL DAY ON MANY FRONTS!!! THE CIAA IS IN FULL SWING...PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS LAST NIGHT to CONGRESS BEING A "HOMERUN, TOUCHDOWN, and a 3-POINT PLAY...



...BUT THIS DAY IS SPECIAL BECAUSE IT MARKS THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF A YOUNG BLACK CONFIDENT UNHEARD OF KID NAMED CASSIUS CLAY FROM LOUISVILLE, KY... AND AGAINST ALL ODDS, AND WITH THE BACKDROP OF THE ISSUES OF THE TURBULENT 60's...AND EVEN AFTER HIS GREAT OLYMPIC WIN IN THE… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 25, 2009 at 7:41am — No Comments

WELCOME TO THE CIAA TOURNAMENT IN CHARLOTTE, NC!!!

HELLO FAMILY!

NC GOVERNOR BEV PERDUE AND BJS ENTERPRISES CEO and FOUNDER BENNIE SMITH WELCOMES FANS AND SUPPORTERS TO CHARLOTTE, NC FOR THE FOOD LION'S CIAA MEN AND WOMEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT!!!

WE HOPE YOU HAVE A FUN, SAFE AND ENJOYABLE TIME DURING YOUR STAY!!!

"LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!"...

www.ciaatournament.org

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 24, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

My interview w/Mikie da Grip,Writer,Producer & Performer

Please feel free to listen to this interview! This Brother has turned his life around and now works this other younger people to keep them from "jumping of the porch". This is a must hear interview, the link to my show as always is http://www.nbbta.org/channel2.htm

Hussein Hill
Host of the Oral Buffet
2009 Black Web Award Winner-Best Internet Podcast or Radio Program

Added by Hussein Hill on February 23, 2009 at 6:22pm — No Comments

CITY CARRIER (TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYEE)

United States Postal Service

External Publication for Job Posting 53681278



Branch


Chicago District



Job Posting Period

02/19/2009 - 02/24/2009



Job Title

CITY CARRIER (TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYEE)



Facility Location

CHICAGO DISTRICT

VARIOUS NORTHSIDE… Continue

Added by Michele Brock on February 22, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

"PASSING THE TORCH to AMERICA'S YOUTH" DOCUDRAMA DVD NOW AVAILABLE!!!

HELLO FAMILY!!!



IN TWO WEEKS ON MARCH 7, THE COUNTRY WILL BE CELEBRATING THE 44th ANNIVERSARY RE-ENACTMENT OF THE 'MARCH ON SELMA' AND EVENTS THAT LED TO "BLOODY SUNDAY" AFTER CROSSING THE EDMUND PETTUS BRIDGE IN SELMA, AL.



SO PLEASE INDULGE ME TO DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE DOCUDRAMA DVD CALLED "PASSING THE TORCH TO AMERICA'S YOUTH" HIGHLIGHTING THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON...AND… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 21, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

FuseBox Radio Broadcast for Week of February 18, 2009







Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")



This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of February 18, 2009 with some new and… Continue

Added by Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion)/BlackRadioIsBack.com/FuseBox Radio on February 21, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIBUTE: 44TH ANNIVERSARY OF MALCOLM X aka EL HAJJ MALIK EL SHABAZZ ASSASSINATION

AS WE FIND OURSELVES PROTESTING AGAINST THE NY POST'S DESPICABLE CARTOON PORTRAYAL OF A CHIMPANZEE BEING SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE, LET US PAUSE TO REMEMBER A MAN WHO STOOD UP FOR THE BRUTAL INJUSTICES SUFFERED BY BLACKS DURING THE TURBULENT 60'S. TOMORROW FEBRUARY 21 WILL MARK THE 44th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATION OF BRO. MALCOLM X aka EL HAJJ MALIK EL SHABAZZ..."OUR BLACK SHINING PRINCE!!!"...



Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz )

(1925-1965)



Malcolm X was one… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 20, 2009 at 10:32am — No Comments

Nadra Enzi Religion vs Metaphysics

Nadra Enzi a motivational speaker, a Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Religions with a concentration in Metaphysics. Listen February 18, at 8:00pm EST on www.blogtalkradio.com/truth2power call-in 347.215.8041

Added by BeverlyD on February 18, 2009 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Greater Chicago Food Depository



Greater Chicago Food Depository

Promo (Commercial)

http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/



"What we're seeing is a lot of people who are the working poor!

They just don't have the funds to stretch!"



Pastor Sandra Gillespie

Chosen Tabernacle Pantry

Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00…
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Added by Michele Brock on February 17, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

HEMP PRODUCTS & PRODUCTION: AN ADDITIONAL EFFECTIVE WAY TO ADDRESS ECONOMIC ISSUES IN THE U.S.???

(REPRINTED with PERMISSION)



HELLO FAMILY!



In light of the current economic situation in the U.S. and abroad, there have been various solutions offered to cut the hemorraging of jobs and homes being lost, pensions being depleted, the homeless population increasing daily, etc. President Obama and The New Administration are addressing those issues and the $787 Billion STIMULUS PLAN aka Economic Recovery Plan is about to be signed by The President today in Denver, CO. We also… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FuseBox Radio Broadcast for Week of February 11, 2009







Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")



This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of February 11, 2009 with some new and… Continue

Added by Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion)/BlackRadioIsBack.com/FuseBox Radio on February 15, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

HAPPY 191st BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY FREDERICK DOUGLAS!!! FEB 14, 1818-FEB 20, 1895

Rising from the harsh and bitter realities of his childhood as a Talbot County slave, Frederick Douglass grew to be a noted orator, writer, publisher, politician, entrepreneur, political activist, national celebrity and historical figure. He left an indelible mark on the social, economic, and political landscape of the nineteenth century and will forever stand as one of Talbot County's most important native sons...

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 14, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

"HAPPY 200TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN!!!"

ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS BORN NEAR HODGENVILLE, KY IN LARUE COUNTY ON FEBRUARY 12, 1809. THE FOLLOWING IS AN OVERVIEW OF HIS LIFE AS HE ASCENDED TO BE THE 16TH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.



Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 12, 2009 at 7:50am — No Comments

FREDERICK DOUGLASS: BLACK HISTORY TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT ABOLITIONIST and ORATOR

Dates: February 1818 – February 20, 1895



Born a slave, yet determined to be free, Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery and became one of the most influential figures of the 19th century. He became a powerful speaker in the anti-slavery circuit, an author, an advocate for women’s rights, and held several government positions after the Civil War.



Life as a Slave



Frederick Douglass was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in February 1818. He was named… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 12, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

BLACK HISTORY TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA: SOUTH AFRICA'S FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT

HELLO FAMILY!!!



IN RECOGNITION OF FEBRUARY 11, 19 YEARS AGO TODAY MARKS THE DAY SOUTH AFRICAN BLACK ACTIVIST NELSON MANDELA WAS FREED FROM PRISON AFTER SERVING 27 YEARS!!! SO ALTHOUGH THIS TRIBUTE IS A BIT LENGTHY, IT COULDN'T BE LENGHTY ENOUGH WITH ALL THIS GREAT WARRIOR SUFFERED AND ENDURED...AS HE AND OTHERS STOOD UP AGAINST APARTHEID FOR THE LIBERATION AND FREEDOM FOR THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA. SO HERE'S HOPING THIS TRIBUTE EDUCATES SOME AND ENLIGHTENS… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 11, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

HEMP PRODUCTS & PRODUCTION: AN ALTERNATIVE TO ADDRESSING ECONOMIC ISSUES IN THE U.S.???

HELLO FAMILY!



In light of the current economic situation in the U.S. and abroad, there have been various solutions offered to cut the hemorraging of jobs & homes being lost, pensions being depleted, the homeless population increasing daily, etc. President Obama and The New Administration are addressing those issues with the Senators coming up with a Stimulus Plan that still has to go to a vote...with some resistance. However, in my humble opinion, we have the opportunity to… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 9, 2009 at 7:43am — No Comments

Obama Stimulus Package to Include Reparations for Black American Ancestors

Senator Roland Burris introduces amendment to economic recession and reparations movement make strange bedfellows

WASHINGTON, DC—Reparations may be the key to the success of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Bill say long time advocates of the Reparations Movement because “African Americans will put money back into the economy faster than Rush Limbaugh can get 20 doctors to give him 20 prescriptions,” said Kweisi Babatunde, a reparations… Continue

Added by Bean Soup Times on February 8, 2009 at 7:15pm — 1 Comment

BLACK HISTORY TRIBUTE TO ORLANDO "TUBBY" SMITH - HEAD COACH @ UNIVERSITY of MINNESOTA

As I continue to do my small part in recognizing outstanding Blacks during Black History Month 2009, I hope to inspire others to do the same. We ALL can contribute...we're ALL FAMILY & FRIENDS here. (smiles) Although I've concentrated on those influential and courageous Blacks during the pre-Revolutionary War and continue to build up to the Lewis & Clark Expedition, I thought I'd do a blast to the FUTURE and pay tribute to a current person of honor and history. And thus, I bring the… Continue

Added by Bennie J. Smith on February 8, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

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