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Questions

I’m back from my little break and I must admit, it felt good. I focused on some things that were being neglected and got my “center” back. Next time, I won’t wait til I’m feeling overwhelmed to take a break from it all. You know, as I reread my past posts, I can see where I’ve grown, where I’ve changed completely and what needs to be changed. My personal quest for “Knowledge of Self” begins with the one person capable of making that happen:

Me.

When I awakened, finally, I was in a Chinese Food restaurant being quietly ignored and insulted. As I went home and chomped on my sesame chicken and fried rice, for some reason, the food didn’t taste as good. In fact, I realized that I wasn’t hungry anymore. It took that microaggression, one of many throughout my life, for me to have that “aha” moment. Since then, I’ve had thousands, if not millions of “aha” moments. One of my revelations came in the form of a question. I’ve been asking myself this question throughout the years and every time the answer has more or less remained the same.

Before I ask you, African Peoples of God, these questions, allow me to say that I needed this time off for a multitude of reasons. To focus. To talk to God. To clean. To sleep. And to heal. I was burnt out and both my mind and body were paying the price. I awoke this morning early and decided to catch up on my readers comments. I was eager to hear what you had to say in my absence regarding the last few posts. I quietly read and reread your thoughts…

I’d like this thread to be an open, rich, honest, introspective, adult dialogue. I’d like us to be frank with ourselves and admit certain truths regarding our situation. Booker T Coleman once said, “I know who put me in the box. The question is, ‘What am I doing to get myself out of the box’?” With that in mind, here are my simple questions. I hope you will all participate as honestly as you can.

1. What purpose do you have on this planet?

2. What have you done lately to achieve that purpose?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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My Vacation is Almost Over

Hey there!

I awoke this morning refreshed and happy. I got a lot of work done around the house…you know, going through old things and tossing them out and basically getting myself in order. I made a lot of new products for the holidays. Here’s a little peek on what’s curing on my rack:

Seaweed and Basil Soap Scrub

Seaweed and Basil Soap Scrub

A special thanks to Ms. Wanda who contacted me and gave me some stellar business advice. Thanks for watching out for me! I slept like crazy and meditated as much as possible and I feel recharged. Meditation really does work for the soul. I have a renewed energy that I hope to use constructively in the future.

Tonight, I’ll be catching up on your comments and working on my newest post. Since I took this little time away, I got a ton of letters from pretty much everyone. I’d like to say one thing before I eat breakfast then I’ll get back to my crafts:

I’ve decided based on your comments that I will not be doing anymore posts on black love, black relationships, black parenting, black homeschooling, black boycotting or anything involving black male/ female relations. I’ve come to the conclusion that talking about this subject is of no value. Why am I saying this? Because it’s been overplayed ad nauseum. Many scholars, Babalus, educators and orators have spoken about this topic til their last breath. Amos Wilson nearly stroked begging us to change our ways. Noticed I said “our ways?” You know what’s changed?

Nothing.

Melanin energy is being wasted on insanity and I’ve decided to “drop out of that system.”

Whatever you chose to do in the comfort of your homes with all the knowledge our ancestors have given us and continue to give us, is now up to you.

See you soon with a new post!

Dear Truthbetold Part 4

I received this letter a few days ago from a black reader. It saddened and somewhat shocked me because it was not the first time a black female admitted this. I discussed it with a good buddy of mine and she gave me her perspective on things. May I say something? I’m somewhat surprised at the overwhelming amount of pretty, educated, friendly yet lonely and unhappy black women out there.

One would think that as long as she met the “basic” qualifications for a partner and was acceptable to bring home and meet the parents, men would be lining up, or even fighting, to grab her. But from what I’ve been reading, that isn’t the case. I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days now and I almost didn’t publish it. But I feel it’s too important of a topic NOT to post it.

I’d like to speak my peace on this disheartening topic, just once, before I let you have yours.

No matter how much men feel that they “run” things, we all know that The Universe is female. Without Her, life as we know it, is gone. Historically, the black female has been overwhelmingly loyal to her man. Some strayed for reasons of her own but most stayed. Why? Intrinsically, she understood the game. The day that black women “take the bait” and give up on black men, for whatever reason, the entire game is O-V-E-R. 

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“Im a black woman whos been reading your blog and comments for awhile now. Despite your multiple posts on black love and forgiveness, Ive decided to give up on black men entirely and start dating women. Ive concluded that many women feel trapped in the black game. Black women supposed to be the ones who are always there for our men but they never seem to want to return the favor. Its almost like they expect it. They only notice you if you dress a certain way. They want you to put out as soon as they meet you and if you dont, they leave and find a woman who will. Then they curse her and call her a slut when there done. Im tired of the sex games with men. Im also tired of being the one to foot the bill. I feel like there looking for a reason to date and marry anyone except black women.

I also notive that when there with a white partner, theyll do anything to keep her happy. But they never do that with us. Frankly white women can have them. Many of them have nothing to offer a black woman anyway. Women are much more patient and loving when it comes on to relationships. Sorry fro the long post but its just how I feel “

What’s in Your Medicine?

 

Now that you know this, now that it’s been confirmed openly by the media, let me ask you some questions.

How do you know that your diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression pills aren’t what’s causing the AIDS virus to spike in the black community? How can you trust your pharmacy? How can you trust your doctor? How do you know that the very pill you took this morning isn’t slowly seeping syphillis, SARS, AIDS, the flesh eating virus, ebola and other life threatening diseases into your bloodstream?

How do you know that your child’s medicine for a simple cough isn’t tainted with heroin?

Now…here’s the real question:

If this is what they are telling you…can you imagine what they’re keeping from you

 

Obsession

No…I did not make this up. Here’s the website and video information:

http://www.joke.co.uk/inflatable-king-dong-penis-costume-black~63434/

It comes with shoe polish for the “realistic effect.” Here’s what white people have to say about this costume:

Customer Reviews (2)

Average score 5 out of 5 Write a review for this product

  • Good fun!

    October 23, 2012, by Kathy Brenner

    I’ve always been looking for a way to masquerade in blackface, and this gives me the perfect reason! This is going to be awesome!

  • Good fun costume but will require some time to inflate!

    October 16, 2012, by Kaveh Damestani

    Very impressed as always with the speedy delivery and quality of the costume. Only drawback is the small fan that is included to inflate the costume! Will take a good amount of time to fill with air! Ended up using Hairdryer to speed it up!

There are 2 reviews for this product
There are no words to describe the white man’s obsession with our genitalia. Where does it come from? Please keep in mind the first rule of business:
The creation and continuous SALE of an item can only be made possible by the demand of the customers. Demand decreases, sale and item disappear.
Any thoughts to this? I’m almost speechless.
Almost.

Black Business Owners Beware

Growing up in NYC, I saw hundreds, if not thousands, of black owned businesses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. We were doing so well with our little shops, we even managed to somehow own thrift stores, beauty parlors and spice shops in the ultra racist area of Long Island’s south side and Staten Island. The overwhelming majority of black business owners in Brooklyn were islanders and Africans.

I watched, with bewilderment, as our shops, one by one, went belly up. Thriving clothing stores and Jamaican restaurants that sold every last bite of food just suddenly shut down. Rumours of Giuliani and his henchmen floated around but, of course, nothing was ever confirmed.

For all aspiring black business owners and those that already have physical businesses (shops), please watch this short clip and know that this could easily happen to you…especially if your company is doing well.

Blackness: God’s Gift

The Conversation We Need to Have Part 3

I’ve been wondering about a few things lately, especially with the erratic weather patterns we’ve been experiencing. I’m going to allow white people to comment on this thread ONLY because I have a few questions for you. They are not hard questions but they do require honesty. Please note: If you say one thing, ONE thing, against my family in anyway, I’ll ban you permanently. This will be an adult discussion but it shall be a respectful one. I hope I’m making myself clear.

Here are my questions:

Are you sorry for what you and your ancestors have done and continue to do to my people?

Do you feel even the slightest ounce of guilt or sadness?

Are you worried about your soul and what may happen to you when you die?

I await your response.

To my black readers, please allow them to answer and feel free to ask any questions you wish. I’d like this to be an open ADULT dialogue.

ObamaCare

I’ve been trying to come up with a post regarding ObamaCare and what it means for us. Without getting too deep into the jargon, here’s the gist:

“Under Obamacare, businesses with over 50 workers that employ American citizens without offering them health insurance could be subject to fines of up to $3,000 per worker. But because newly legalized immigrants wouldn’t be eligible for subsidies on the Obamacare exchanges until after they become citizens – at least 13 years under the Senate bill – businesses could avoid such fines by hiring the new immigrants instead.”

Now…what does that mean in plain English?

1. It places a tariff, which is a white Word Salad Term meaning: Tax on imports/exports like tea, coffee, sugar, etc, on hiring Ameriklan citizens.

2. It benefits new immigrants that are ALLOWED and PERMITTED to come to this country for slave labour wages. Side note: Did you know that “illegal” immigrants are given FREE training in construction, farming, building, masonry, etc, FREE English classes, FREE housing, FREE green cards and passports, FREE stipends (money), FREE driver’s licenses and other perks just so they can knock us out of the workforce? No? Well, it’s true. Our labour is no longer wanted or needed. 

3. It cripples the black community even further because those of us that do have jobs will be on the chopping block for anyone “illegal” that is willing to work for 2.00 an hour.

4. It destabilizes any and all black households by making us vulnerable to home foreclosure.

5. It sets up our youth for further crime like: selling drugs to make ends meet and stealing food, diapers and clothing.

6. It further enriches the privatized prisons which are waiting for our young men and women that are of reproductive age.

7. It sets back those of us that have built up SOME wealth (like property) so our children cannot inherit or benefit from our hard work.

8. It places black people, as a whole, front row center as a target of white rage. What do I mean by that? Whites, who love to pretend, especially in front of us, that their lives are so much better, are secretly suffering in silence. Once the pinnacle of success, they face uncertainty and homelessness and hunger. When the harsh realization that their AmeriKlan Dream is no more, they’ll lash out at the chocolate-covered white man in the White House. Since he is well protected, any chocolate-covered person will do. That means more hatred, more racially inspired crime and more incentive to come after us.

Businesses across the country are barely staying afloat and Congress will leave them no choice but to lay off employees who will cost them more money under the new healthcare mandates. I’ve come to the innerstanding that black unemployment is approximately 25-30%. With ObamaCare taking effect in 2014, which i’d like to remind you is only several months away, what can we do to fight this?

Please read my post titled: Dropping out of the System.

1. Learn a life skill. Any life skill. You will need it. What’s a life skill? If I have to explain, well….

2. If you have a table and a window, you can grow herbs and some vegetables in any sized house or apartment! For those of you that have a backyard, what are you waiting for?

3. Develop a bartering community with other blacks. I sound like a broken record. You will need help. You cannot do this on your own.

4. Learn the power of herbs and roots. Again, a broken record. The pharmacies WILL NOT be there for you much longer. Many illnesses are reversible. Please do your research and learn to heal yourself.

5. Stock up on “luxury items” and food, food, food. What is a luxury item? Toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, diapers, feminine products…you get the idea. But Negress, I’m broke! Whenever you go shopping, grab an extra 2-3 cans of beans. In 6 months, you’ll have a great supply.

6. Learn to can food. Again, no excuses.

These simple tips are doable for EVERYONE. Instead of buying Oreo cookies and a milkshake, buy 10.00 worth of beans and rice. Instead of lusting after the newest sneakers, buy 200.00 dollars worth of food and fill up those cabinets. Jay-Z’s newest album coming out? Ignore him and buy 20.00 dollars worth of fish and chicken. Again, broken record. Why are you still buying from people who look nothing like you?

Are there any more tips you’d like to help us with?

{My friend called me last month to tell me she sold ALL the furniture in her spare room, except for the cot, on Craigslist and is now using that room as a prepping room. She’s going wild! She brought can after can of soup, vegetables and beans and is going to buy more when Shoprite has a “can-can” sale. Now, that’s what I’m talking about!}

What is Polarity? Does it Play a Role in Karma?

In order to recognize good, there must be evil. In order to know happiness, you must first understand sadness.

When Unbreakable came out in theaters, many movie goers, hyped about The Sixth Sense, felt a sense of deflation regarding the director’s vision. I actually liked this film and watched it recently on Youtube. I got the messages, and there were plenty, in this film.

What is polarity? Polarity is defined as, “an intrinsic separation, alignment or orientation. The possession of two opposing attributes.”

Polarity, or “opposites”, are apart of the universe. Night and day and up and down are some basic examples. The polarity of good and evil has existed since the dawn of time. Certain roles must be played. I’m sincerely beginning to wonder if these roles were not created for a reason. Last night, I reflected on the Martin/ Zimmerman murder, the trial and the way it was played out through the media. There’s always more to a hyped story than meets the eye.

Reading various religious texts, including my favourite, The Dogon Tribe of Originals, has taught me that certain people were created specifically for a certain role. For instance, if a certain group of people were created for peace, harmony with nature and Divinity, then polarity teaches us that another sect must be created for war, disharmony (also called dis-at-ease or disease) and Death. If you’ve never had dis-at-ease how would you know to appreciate ease (also called freedom from pain, worry and agitation) ?

Since all Spiritual/ Religious texts teach us, directly and indirectly, that Karma is a universal key to polarity, I’m beginning to ask myself some very hard questions.

1. If polarity must exist, should we be surprised at evil acts perpetrated against us?
2. If polarity must exist, should we be surprised at why we’ve survived the Maafa?
3. If polarity must exist, what destiny awaits us?
4. If polarity must exist, what destiny awaits our enemies?
5. And finally, if Karma, a result of polarity, is inevitable, should we worry about the things that are currently being used against us?
While thinking about the melanin energy being ingested due to our anger over the verdict, I began to veer away from my emotions and think about the roles we play on this planet. I thought about how those roles fulfill our karma and if that karma can be altered.
Any thoughts to this piece? Do you think polarity must be in existence in order to fulfill karmic design?

Now What? The Aftermath of the Zimmerman Trial

Last night, my friend called me.

Between sniffing back tears and a mouthful of profanity, she ask me, “What do we do now?” Isn’t that the age-old question in the fight against white supremacy?

“Now what?”

Black family, you are not powerless despite what they want you to think! Your power lies within you. Your mind, your ability to think for yourself, reason and rationalize is your greatest weapon against this system. White supremacy WANTS you to take this fight to the streets so they can unleash bullet after bullet into your black bodies. They want you to become so enraged that your anger seeps into your bloodstream so they can feast on your melanin rich chakras.

Nothing is done by chance in a system dominated by white supremacy. This is yet another wake up call that we must unite NOW. Instead of screaming and yelling, which serves no purpose, use this ritual killing of our boy to fight the system in the only way you can. White people understand only 3 things. Money, Sex and Violence. Since we are out-gunned, we must use the other 2 tactics to defeat them. Last year, I gave you clear-cut ways to fight this system. One of the ways I listed was to stop voting. Some commenters became enraged and left for good. We have no business getting involved in white people’s politics. Leave them alone. The other way, which caused a firestorm of anger directed at me, was the simplest and easiest, most effective way to have real power in this system. You know exactly what I’m talking about:

What way is that, you ask? I’ve been talking about it for an entire year:

1. Stop sexing whites and other non-blacks.

2. Stop including everyone in our struggles.

3. Stop shopping in their stores.

Leave them alone and focus on our communities!!!!!!!!!!

We have no friends, no allies, no sympathizers in this fight. Everyone uses us to better themselves while calling us Niggers behind our backs ( and sometimes to our faces ). All they want is our money and our black bodies…and we give it to them freely hoping to have “friends.”

In the name of raw honesty, Black people have no friends on this planet. We are the most hated, despised and feared race on this planet. Do you understand what I am saying?

We have NO friends.

Unity is our cure for white supremacy.

Stop excluding blacks from other countries, backgrounds, languages, skin complexion, hair texture, class…and come together now. We cannot win this fight if we are a Black Nation Divided. See past the illusions that are being presented to you. Do not be fooled by whites who “cry” and “protest” for the loss of black life. They too are apart of the system of illusions. When Rodney King was brutalized, many whites “protested” out of FEAR…not justice.

I’ve been giving you real, tangible ways of defeating the Beast.

What you choose to do with it, is totally up to you.

The Zimmerman Experiment

Honorary White Man George Zimmerman

Hitler conducted many experiments throughout his planned and permitted rise to power. The Khazars, once deemed subhuman, were given the highest level of success and integration before their extermination. They were made to feel as though they were fully accepted within the Aryan Race and intermarried freely. During the occupation, multiple experiments were carried out just to see the reaction of the masses.

Wearing the Jewish Star as an identifier:

And mandatory vaccines and blood/ DNA tests quickly come to mind. Studying Hitler and his “secret” ally, Prescott Bush, has given me a new understanding of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. History repeats itself over and over again because Hitler called it:

“Luckily for us, the masses do not think.”

Social experiments have been played out via the Jewish media propaganda machine as a way to closely watch our responses, read our thoughts via blogs, tweets and text messages and to have a full understanding of exactly WHO their target audience really is. It is my innerstanding that black people, since the dawn of creation, have been at the forefront of white people’s thoughts since the day they laid eyes on us.

Zimmerman, a Masonic Jew, conducted a social and esoteric experiment for the world to see. The one officer, from the very beginning, who claimed OUTRIGHT that he did not believe a word of Zimmerman’s story, was quickly removed from the crime scene and, in the fashion of the occult, disappeared from the face of the Earth never to be heard from again. Jews, Charles Manson and Bernie Goetz:

Also conducted “experiments” which, for the most part, failed to bring desired results. Last night, whilst relaxing with a cup of tea, The Creator, in Her/ His Imminent Glory, gave me a “flash” of reality. I saw an image of Zimmerman grinning with his father. When his father looked up, his eyes “changed”. The media would like us to riot, burn down and essentially rip each other in half. They would like us to venture into new “riot territory” and bring our 500-year-worth anguish into WHITE suburbia. They want us to stew in the same rage as the King and Till murder. They want our melanin power to become so potent with cortisol-induced anger, that we’ll take it to the streets and unleash ourselves. Then…without warning, they’ll have no choice but to bring another experiment, The Boston Bombing aka Martial Law, into full effect.

Zimmerman’s planned murder of a young melanin-rich boy and staged acquittal is leading us into another Black Holocaust. Now that his PERMITTED freedom has been viewed all over the globe, yes…people from other countries do watch AmeriKlan tel-lie-vision, what simple message does that send to ANYONE of ANY race regarding black life?

That black life is worthless. That black people are worthless. That you can shoot ANY black person for any reason, for any offense, real or imagined, and GET AWAY WITH IT.

What message does that send to us?

That anyone, anywhere can now claim “self-defense”, and kill our mothers, our grandmas, our 2 year old nephews or us in the name of “protecting white life.” This experiment, which was televised and blown up on purpose, was not done for naught. It was done as yet another way to push forth a White Supremacist Agenda. What is the name of that agenda?

Eugenics.

When the Victimizer Becomes the Victim

Two white males were discussing the Martin/ Zimmerman trial. Since I can’t stomach listening to white people talk about race, I’ve basically tuned the trial out. But this caught my eye:

“Black people have this mentality that they are the superior race because “everyone is a descendant of Africa” and “You wouldn’t have white without black”. They have this ego about themselves that they were the first peoples on this planet and will be the last. Somewhere in between, they lived life secluding their race from everyone elses because of this ideology.

They are their own worst enemy but have adopted the ideology that it is everyone else fault except their own so they think and do whatever pleases them without the repercussions. This has affected their own community to such an extreme that no matter what they do to try and stop it whether it be through Jesus, (which religion is only a facade they hide behind) or through self improvement like education (which only glorifies their ego even more) it continues and will continue to be a problem for society as a whole.

While other races have found ways to at least advance themselves for the better and their fellow human race, the black community is selfish in their thinking that anything and everything is because of their place on this planet when actual history has show they have become a detriment to society and really do not wish to progress anything except their own agenda.”

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Somewhere in the deep recesses of the white mind, white people have convinced themselves that they are the innocent victims being terrorized by the Dark-skinned Negro. Somewhere in their minds, their crimes against huemanity and against the entire planet have been replaced by a selective amnesia where they have forgotten the most important factor in this equation:

Race was their idea.

Race was their construct.

Race was their political tool for wealth.

What I find fascinating about white people is how easily they “flip the script.” It’s as if they are on a movie set where they direct their own lives. A screenwriter writes their own personal dialogue and a production team dreams up the landscaping and events that occur. When finished, the editor removes certain clips and frames and voila! The movie is ready to be viewed (and accepted) by the entire world.

I firmly believe that white people, as a whole, are mentally sick. They simply cannot deal with their crimes and the implications of what those crimes mean for the planet and ultimately, for themselves. So they run from it. Blindly. As fast as they can. And when that small voice inside each of us whispers in their ear, they swat it away like a troublesome gnat. White people are a woeful group of mentally ill patients eagerly awaiting a magic pill to ease their existence on earth. Obsessed with the very people they subjugate, they dwell on our lives with a vengeance that puzzles them, puzzles us and puzzles every other race that desperately seeks their attention. Like petulant children, they hate the power of their parents yet are made dependent on them for they cannot fend for themselves.

The thing that makes me (almost) sad for them is the underlying reason for their obsession.

They are deathly afraid of the repercussions for their crimes against the Original Hueman. They fixate on our would-be revenge because they know intrinsically what awaits them in the near future. They feel their impeding doom lurking beneath their nice houses, new cars and full-time jobs with 2-week vacations. Nothing they do or say now in the name of “righteousness” will make their karma less devastating. And they know this. They sense this. This is what drives them to buy gun, after gun, after gun. Fear is caused by wrongdoing. This is why they cannot be in peace. They are deathly afraid not of us, but of their own extinction caused by their own actions.

A white man once wrote me an angry letter regarding my “21 harsh truths” post daring me to “come and get ‘um.” For every white person reading this:

I, or any other black person, do not have to do one thing. The universe already has that under full control.

African Meditation Session 2

I’ve been praying a lot lately. Mainly for answers and guidance. Neely Fuller told me once:

“You gotta take a step backwards sometimes so that you can see.”

“See what, Mr. Fuller?”

“See what you’re lookin’ at.”

All Africans have a mighty gift from Jah. We were born with it. It changes and gets stronger with the seasons and magically renews itself when we get injured. Our gift is so potent, that when we injure ourselves too deeply, The Creator gives us a permanent remedy called a “keloid.” A keloid is God’s way of giving your body “immunity” in the form of massive amounts of collagen so that you’ll never be injured too deeply again.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the miracle called The Sun.

The sun is our relative. It is our protector. It powers us. Guides us. Lifts depression and sadness. Gives us Vitamin D and is our ally against enemies. We must combine our melanin-power with our ally to help the universe in her task. 2013 is a year of cleansing. Mother Nature is sweeping her planet clean. Like most moms, she needs a little help from the family. In this meditation session, I want every black person on the planet that reads my blog to concentrate as hard as you can on our only way to eliminate Demons from this planet:

I want us to imagine the planet becoming very HOT.

Think, meditate and pray for the heat to swoop down and make the earth as hot as possible. Now…be careful. The universe will give you EXACTLY as you wish so be specific in your meditation. Make the planet hot enough to wipe the slate clean BUT make it livable for yourselves. In my prayer/meditation, the earth is my playground. It is ripe with fruits and vegetables that love the sun. I have fresh, clean drinking water and plenty of farm land with animals who love the heat.

In my meditation, all I see is us. All I see is Africans walking around, jubilant, free, in the hot sun…completely unaffected by the heat. All I see is us…our children…our families, happy to be embraced by the fiery ball in the sky. No one is in existence but conscious blacks in my imagination. There is no anger. No anxiety. No in-fighting. Nothing but peace amongst God’s Chosen People. The sun has done her job and made the planet clean again for her people to live in harmony as it were in the beginning.

Mediation works.

It steadies your mind and soul. It gives you peace. It connects you with God. The universe is alive and well. It sees all. It hears all. It knows all. Use it to give yourselves comfort and protection. God gave us everything we need to battle and conquer evil. How do I know? I see it every time I look in the mirror.

Amos Wilson Speaks the Truth

Dr. Wilson, a great speaker and educator, speaks on how white politics and the white supremacist structure is directly involved in black destruction.

Why do whites practice racism?

Because they have the power to do so.

Slavery By Another Name: Prison Labour

Tens of thousands of US inmates are paid from pennies to minimum wage—minus fines and victim compensation—for everything from grunt work to firefighting to specialized labor.

The breaded chicken patty your child bites into at school may have been made by a worker earning twenty cents an hour, not in a faraway country, but by a member of an invisible American workforce: prisoners. At the UnionCorrectional Facility, a maximum security prison in Florida, inmates from a nearby lower-security prison manufacture tons of processed beef, chicken and pork for Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE), a privately held non-profit corporation that operates the state’s forty-one work programs. In addition to processed food, PRIDE’s website reveals an array of products for sale through contracts with private companies, from eyeglasses to office furniture, to be shipped from a distribution center in Florida to businesses across the US. PRIDE boasts that its work programs are “designed to provide vocational training, to improve prison security, to reduce the cost of state government, and to promote the rehabilitation of the state inmates.”

And Each month, California inmates process more than 680,000 pounds of beef, 400,000 pounds of chicken products, 450,000 gallons of milk, 280,000 loaves of bread, and 2.9 million eggs (from 160,000 inmate-raised hens).Starbucks subcontractor Signature Packaging Solutions has hired Washington prisoners to package holiday coffees (as well as Nintendo Game Boys). Confronted by a reporter in 2001, a Starbucks rep called the setup “entirely consistent with our mission statement.”

Texas inmates produce brooms and brushes, bedding and mattresses, toilets, sinks, showers, and bullwhips.

In Texas, prisoners make officers’ duty belts, handcuff cases, and prison-cell accessories. California convicts make gun containers, creepers (to peek under vehicles), and human-silhouette targets.

A stitch in time: California inmates sew their own garb. In the 1990s, subcontractor Third Generation hired 35 female South Carolina inmates to sew lingerie and leisure wear for Victoria’s Secret and JCPenney. In 1997, a California prison put two men in solitary for telling journalists they were ordered to replace “Made in Honduras” labels on garments with “Made in the usa.”

Open wide: At California’s prison dental laboratory, inmates produce a complete prosthesis selection, including custom trays, try-ins, bite blocks, and dentures.

Constructive criticism: Prisoners in for burglary, battery, drug and gun charges, and escape helped build a Wal-Mart distribution center in Wisconsin in 2005, until community uproar halted the program. (Company policy says, “Forced or prison labor will not be tolerated by Wal-Mart.”)

On call: Its inmate call centers are the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” Unicor boasts. In 1994, a contractor for gop congressional hopeful Jack Metcalf hired Washington state prisoners to call and remind voters he was pro-death penalty. Metcalf, who prevailed, said he never knew.

Federal Prison Industries, a.k.a. Unicor, says that in addition to soldiers’ uniforms, bedding, shoes, helmets, and flak vests, inmates have “produced missile cables (including those used on the Patriot missiles during the Gulf War)” and “wiring harnesses for jets and tanks.” In 1997, according to Prison Legal NewsBoeing subcontractor MicroJet had prisoners cutting airplane components, paying $7 an hour for work that paid union wages of $30 on the outside.

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Fidelity Investments (Fidelity). This “financial investment” corporation is involved in holding the retirement and 401(k) accounts of millions of Americans. Many of the largest companies in our country offer Fidelity Investments as the sole source of retirement investing for their employees.

Fidelity was previously identified as a funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in an earlir Insourcing blog. ALEC is deeply invested in supporting Corrections Corporation of American (CCA) and Geo Group (Geo) – that are both corporate members of ALEC. ALEC has willingly accepted responsibility for enactment of laws authorizing and increasing the use of inmates in manufacturing of products as well as the housing of those inmates by private corporations such as CCA and Geo.

Unfortunately if your retirement savings, 401(K) or other investments are held by Fidelity, chances are some of your money is invested by Fidelity in either the use of prison labor or in other operations related to the prison industrial complex (PIC).

McDonald’s too, although they are not “directly” using inmate labor in their food service operations, they are dependent upon the use of inmate labor to reduce costs associated with those operations. The way they do this is by contracting to purchase their uniforms and some of the plastic utensils provided to customers from a company using inmate labor to make those uniforms and utensils. The uniforms are made by Oregon Inmates. Wendy’s has also been identified as relying upon prison labor to reduce their cost of operations – and they fund ALEC.

Two other U.S. companies relying upon prison labor for products sold in their stores are K-Mart and J.C. Penny. Both sell Jeans made by inmates in Tennessee prisons. The same prison in Tennessee provides labor for Eddie Bauer’s wooden rocking horses.

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What about services such as Insurance? Banking? Utilities – gas, oil, electricity? Prescription drugs? Are all of these services or commodities tied to prison labor and the PIC? Unfortunately, yes. Many insurance companies are tied to ALEC…as are corporations involving utilities provided to you in your city or town. To name jut a few brand names you’ll recognize that are invested in prison labor or PIC through ALEC are:

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BANKS: American General Financial Group, American Express Company, Bank of America, Community Financial Services Corporation, Credit Card Coalition, Credit Union National Association, Inc., Fidelity Inestments, Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Household International, LaSalle National Bank, J.P. Morgan & Company, Non-Bank Funds Transmitters Group

ENERGY PRODUCERS/OIL: American Petroleum Institute, Amoco Corporation, ARCO, BP America, Inc., Caltex Petroleum, Chevron Corporation, ExxonMobil Corporation, Mobil Oil Corporation, Phillips Petroleum Company.

ENERGY PRODUCERS/UTILITIES: American Electric Power Association, American Gas Association, Center for Energy and Economic Development, Commonwealth Edison Company, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Edison Electric Institute, Independent Power Producers of New York, Koch Industries, Inc., Mid-American Energy Company, Natural Gas Supply Association, PG&E Corporation/PG&E National Energy Group, U.S. Generating Company.

INSURANCE: Alliance of American Insurers, Allstate Insurance Company, American Council of Life Insurance, American Insurance Association, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Corporation, Coalition for Asbestos Justice, (This organization was formed in October 2000 to explore new judicial approaches to asbestos litigation.” Its members include ACE-USA, Chubb & Son, CNA service mark companies, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Kemper Insurance Companies, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Counsel to the coalition is Victor E. Schwartz of the law firm of Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C., a longtime ALEC ally.)
Fortis Health, GEICO, Golden Rule Insurance Company, Guarantee Trust Life Insurance, MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company, National Association of Independent Insurers, Nationwide Insurance/National Financial, State Farm Insurance Companies, Wausau Insurance Companies, Zurich Insurance.

PHARMACEUTICALS: Abbott Laboratories, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bayer Corporation, Eli Lilly & Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Glaxo Wellcome, Inc., Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., Merck & Company, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of
America (PhRMA), Pharmacia Corporation, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., Schering-Plough Corporation, Smith, Kline & French, WYETH, a division of American Home Products Corporation.

MANUFACTURING:American Plastics Council, Archer Daniels Midland Corporation, AutoZone, Inc. (aftermarket automotive parts), Cargill, Inc., Caterpillar, Inc., Chlorine Chemistry Council, Deere & Company, Fruit of the Loom, Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inland Steel Industries, Inc., International Game Technology, International Paper, Johnson & Johnson, Keystone Automotive Industries, Motorola, Inc., Procter & Gamble, Sara Lee Corporation.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: AT&T, Ameritech, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., GTE Corporation, MCI, National Cable and Telecommunications Association, SBC Communications, Inc., Sprint, UST Public Affairs, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc.

TRANSPORTATION: Air Transport Association of America, American Trucking Association, The Boeing Company, United Airlines, United Parcel Service (UPS).

OTHER U.S. COMPANIES: Amway Corporation, Cabot Sedgewick, Cendant Corporation, Corrections Corporation of America, Dresser Industries, Federated Department Stores, International Gold Corporation, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Microsoft Corporation, Newmont Mining Corporation, Quaker Oats, Sears, Roebuck & Company, Service Corporation International, Taxpayers Network, Inc., Turner Construction, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

ORGANIZATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS: Adolph Coors Foundation, Ameritech Foundation, Bell & Howell Foundation, Carthage Foundation, Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, ELW Foundation, Grocery Manufacturers of America, Heartland Institute of Chicago, The Heritage Foundation, Iowans for Tax Relief, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee, National Pork Producers Association, National Rifle Association, Olin Foundation, Roe Foundation, Scaiffe Foundation, Shell Oil Company Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Steel Recycling Institute, Tax Education Support Organization, Texas Educational Foundation, UPS Foundation.

{Recopied from prisonmovement.wordpress.com. Thanks!}

Whew!

What a list! Did you catch the NRA on the list? Coincidence? I think not. Makes you think twice about supporting JewISH owned companies, doesn’t it? Why support a company who is vested in your eternal enslavement? Why give them your money?

In the words of Amos Wilson:

Black people need to stop living in a fantasy...”

The Power of Imagery and Propaganda

Recopied from Kushite Prince. Thanks again Your Highness.

I was a bit embarrassed to learn that Lady Liberty was a copy. I was a bit embarrassed to learn that white AmeriKlan was so full of contempt for my people that they rejected an original statue, a GIFT, because it did not look like their ideal woman. I was a bit enraged to learn that when foreigners came to this country on Ellis Island, a statue of a European woman, who is an Illuminati representation of the Whore of Babylon, was the first thing they saw…and they identified her imagery with freedom.

So much has been hidden from us because of the continued evil that envelopes this stolen land.

After I learned about the real statue of liberty, which makes more sense, and I contemplated why she “wasn’t good enough” for this country, it made much more sense to me why AmeriKlan is destined to fall. Every single time this country has had the opportunity to do the right thing, they’ve faltered. Every single time this country has had the opportunity to make amends, they’ve failed. And perhaps the most disheartening factor in all of this…

They are proud of it. 

Any thoughts to this? Were you aware of the “real” statue of liberty? How does it make you feel knowing that a monument of a black woman who rightfully represented freedom was thrown away because of who she was?

Introducing USU: A Graphic Novel by Jay Artarius

USUcoverpage Looks intriguing, doesn’t it? It’s about time we had a black comic book/ graphic novel author! I remember reading X-Men as a child and being engrossed with the true origin of Wolverine and Magneto. I wondered where Storm really came from and why Mystique and Beast both had blue coverings. Yes…I was a nerd. I never thought of us, Africans, actually making a comic book that depicted heroes and sheroes who looked like we did! We must support ALL of the family’s endevours at independence! Please support Jay Artarius and his efforts at bringing the excitement of childhood fantasy, with a black twist, to life. Follow him at http://ususeries.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter!

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Our Daily Bread

Secret Bread Ingredient

Last night Jesus contacted me to give me an interesting article that I’m sure you’ll want to read. When you read and fully overstand this article and what it means for your health, perhaps it will make you think twice about store brought products and the role China has in our black lives.

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Human Hair In Commercial Bread Under the name of “L-Cysteine and the E Number E920.”

Commercial bread contains a NON-essential amino acid called L-Cysteine which can otherwise be found under the E Number term of: E920. What is L-Cysteine/E920? A bread enhancer and a reducing agent for baked goods; a flavor enhancer in human and pet foods; and precursor in some dietary supplements!

What is L-Cysteine/E920 Made of? L-Cysteine (or E920) is a combined mixture of: Human Hair, Hog Hair, Poultry Feathers (duck and chicken), Cow Horns, Pig Bristles and Pig Hooves petroleum by-products! How is it made? Most of the hair used to make L-Cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, the hair is then dissolved in acid and L-Cysteine is isolated through a chemical process, then packaged and shipped off to commercial bread producers.

What does L-Cysteine/E920 go into? All Ready-made breads; Ready-made Pizza; Pizza Dough; Pastries; Biscuits! Where the “Law and Lies” come in:

It must be labelled by its “common and usual name” (i.e., “L-cysteine”) on food packages, even if present in very small amounts, as long as it has a functional effect in foods. In other cases, such as when it is used to make flavors that are in foods, it does not have to be labelled. When L-cysteine does have to be labelled, its source does not have to be specified, according to the FDA.

{source: http://ble.at/articles/2128/human-hair-in-commercial-bread}

Thanks Jesus!

Black Family,

You may get rather annoyed (or bored) with me when I go into my “herbs and natural greens, fruits and teas” posts. You may get annoyed with my “please watch what you buy at white, Arab and Asian stores” posts. You may get annoyed with my “please drink more water and less soda” posts. But what price tag can you put on your health and the health of your child?

Have you noticed that this “ready-made quick ‘n easy bread” that is laden with pig hair and duck feathers are mostly in POOR neighbourhoods? Or always “on sale” at the supermarkets? I bet my bottom dollar that white farmer’s markets get FRESH bread made daily…sans duck feathers. Homemade bread is tasty, easy and fun to make. If baking isn’t your forte, consider a bread machine where you can program it to make various delicious breads of your choice. We make breads, muffins, biscuits and pancakes from scratch and I must say, the flavour is to die for!

Most bread recipes are so simple that even kids can join in. Please be aware of what you are putting into your bodies.

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