Black People : The Holla from SeeingBlack.com, September 7, 2007

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    Families of color hit hardest in foreclosure crisis. Judge reduces charges in Jena 6 case but refuses to overturn Mychal Bell conviction. Scientists: Arctic ice melting at unprecedented rates. Air Force flies B-52 bomber loaded with nukes across U.S. Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act. Iraqi women and girls believed to be trafficked into prostitution. And more...Check the REAL news.

    Theater/Dance
    ‘Stand Up Black Britain’
    Picking up where Sade and Soul to Soul left off, “Stand Up Black Britain” provides a broader transcultural interaction and dialogue, obviously in the reverse direction from the normal U.S. export mode. By Astride V. Charles

    Music
    A Last Listen to Lucien
    Jon Lucien, the Caribbean balladeer known for his earthy and romantic hits of the 1970s and 1980s, including "Rashida" and "Dindi," died on the morning of Aug. 18 of respiratory failure and other complications from illness. Enter here to listen to Jon Lucien.

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    Foreclosures close to highest rates since Great Depression. Judge to hear arguments in Jena Six case. Steelworkers and mine worker unions endorse John Edwards. Justice Department to investigate Gonzales. New FBI network allows instant wiretaps on any communication device. FBI spied on Coretta Scott King for years after MLK's death. And more...Check the REAL news!


    Diaspora
    Black Perúvians Seek Aid
    More than $10 million in aid has poured into Perú since an 8.0 earthquake devastated the country on Aug. 15. But the relief effort has been slow and Afro Perúvians, in particular, are crying out for assistance. By Karen Juanita Carrillo.

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    No Broke, Broke in N.O.
    Two years later, there are still bars on the windows, the doors are welded shut and the residents are banned from returning to some of the nicest and salvageable public housing in New Orleans. By Greg Palast

    Movies/TV
    Pras on 'Skid Row'
    Pras of the Fugees spends nine days on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, a world poverty, hunger, drug addiction and mental illness. By Esther Iverem

    Movies/TV
    Rich People Suck!
    “The Nanny Diaries” takes another look at the uptight, miserable rich on the Upper East Side but doesn’t give Alicia Keys much of a look. By Esther Iverem

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    Foster Spared Death Penalty
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry today spared the life of inmate Kenneth Foster Jr., just hours before he was set to be executed for a murder he did not personally commit. Perry's decision came after he received a rare recommendation to do so from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
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    Katrina Two Years Later
    It has been two years since Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast and tens of thousands are still displaced. Key infrastructure has yet to be restored in many communities and we have yet to see an effective government response in the region. Here's what you can do. (with links to organizations, churches, video stories from survivors and our discussion board.)
    By the Katrina Information Network.
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    Time for Katrina Crimes?
    According to the National Conference of Black Lawyers, the state crimes committed against African Americans in the aftermath of Katrina, alone, are ample ground for prosecution of a host of officials in an international court of law. These criminals are in the dock, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, at the International Tribunal on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in New Orleans. By Mark P. Fancher
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    Katrina Questions
    There are several critical questions that must and will be posed at the International Tribunal on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For example, why did it take five days for the US government to implement an evacuation in New Orleans? Who were the individuals and institutions responsible for this delay in humanitarian relief? By Kali Akuno
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    Movies/TV
    How Iraq Happened
    “No End in Sight,” which won the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, tells a devastating story of mismanagement, incompetence and ignorance in the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. By Esther Iverem
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    Movies/TV
    Jackson as the "Champ"
    In “Resurrecting the Champ,” Samuel L. Jackson goes the distance but is mired in Hollywood fare that, once again, depicts colored people as problem people with the power to destroy good White folks. By Esther Iverem
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    Literature

    Film/TV
    Tucker's Rush of Comedy
    Yes, Chris Tucker still plays the lucky fool who manages to avoid bullets, knives and common sense but “Rush Hour 3” doesn’t grate as much on your consciousness. Check out why. By Esther Iverem
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    Support for the Jena 6

    A movement is growing in support of the Jena 6 -- Black Louisiana high school students charged with attempted murder for a school fight in which a White student was beaten up. The fight broke out several racial incidents, and after White students hung three nooses from a tree where the Black students had sat.

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