• 02:08

    Critical Discourse – Black Men, the Mayor of NYC and the NYPD; Viva Cuba?

    in Current Events

    The reverberations from the Richmond County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, of the NYPD, continue to be felt.


    While protests on behalf of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, have been largely peaceful, if not very inconveniencing for New Yorkers, there have been sporadic instances of violence,


    During a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge last Saturday, two men, both white, one a college professor, allegedly triggered a melee and assaulted police.


    In the meantime, the events and reactions from that fateful day has caused tension between Mayor DiBlasio and the head of the Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch, who has accused the mayor of making remarks that are disrespectful of the police.


    In fact, some of the NYPD have supported a pledge to disinvite the Mayor to their funerals.


    On the international front, Barack Obama has decided to establish diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba, citing that the embargo, in place since 1961, has “not worked”.


    Again, as expected, the reactions vary, with intense criticism from Sens. Marco Rubio Robert Menendez, both of whom are of Cuban heritage.


    On the other hand, Jimmy Carter praised Obama’s “political courage”. Perhaps he sees this as a sort of redemption from the Mariel Boatlift?


    I wonder out loud, what this means for black people economically, with an anticipated influx of Cubans to this country, just 90 miles away.


    For those old enough to remember, this conjures memories of the Bay of Pigs (1961) and Cuban Missile Crisis (1962).


    By the WAY, Obama says that black people are “better off” (HE said it, NOT me!)


    So be prepared to discuss these pointed issues on the Critical Discourse University of the Blogosphere.

  • 02:33

    Critical Discourse - Officer Wilson Decision: Grand Fury Against the Grand Jury

    in Current Events

    The Grand Jury determined that Ferguson Police Officer, Darren Wilson’s actions on August 9, 2014, which led to the death of Michael Brown, didn't warrant an indictment.


    This decision, which one would have thought, would have called for a clear indictment and presumably a conviction, has garnered tremendous reaction from many in the black community.


    Ferguson for its part, went up in flames, amidst vandalism and looting, and demonstrations were held in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.


    The reaction from many black leaders, while not as volatile, was strong in rebuke.


    What happened that fateful day?


    Did Michael Brown’s actions provide justification in the eyes of Officer Wilson, to use deadly force?


    Was Officer Wilson so racially-unstable, that all he saw was a [black] person who didn’t know his “place”?


    Is this systemic of a larger and more expansive culture of white-domination / black genocide?


    What about the Grand Jury, the testifying witnesses or the forensic evidence provided?


    Had the Grand Jury indicted Wilson; would he have been convicted?


    Regarding the testy exchange between Mayor Giuliani and Michael Eric Dyson, are there misplaced priorities when it comes to black-on-black murders?


    The verdict is still fresh, the emotions are raw, but nether less, Critical Discourse will take on this issue, and provide what we hope will be clear insights, ultimately in hopes that we as a people can avoid going down the destructive paths, that put us in the cross-hairs of vicious police or members of our own race/community.


    Note: while recognizing the sensitivities involved, the policy of Critical Discourse, will be zero-tolerance, when it comes to any rhetoric or expressed views that endorse violence of breaking of any federal, state or locals laws.


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  • 02:02

    Critical Discourse – Obama’s Incomprehensive Illegal Immigration Impair-nation

    in Current Events

    Well, we heard it, have it, Barack Obama’s “comprehensive immigration reform”.


    Did you hear the speech or read the transcript?


    Speaking of “script”, did he actually make an inference to Holy Scripture? Well, he never claimed to have any sense of shame in what he furthers and represents.


    So, according to Mr. Obama, almost 5 million illegal immigrants, who have not committed any crimes, can stay here, provided they meet certain criteria?


    But, isn’t the fact that they are here illegally, a crime?


    Yet, the question for those who oppose this Executive Order, lingers; what is to be done about the millions of others, who are here illegally?


    Does the country have the resources to appropriately deport them? Even if possible, do conservatives even have the will to do so?


    What impact will this have on black Americans (not that I expected Mr. Obama to even consider such)?


    Either way, the controversy is far from over, as the GOP promises action, to what is perceived to unconstitutional.


    At this writing, there has been no grand jury decision regarding officer Darren Wilson, but if there is, we will certainly discuss the Ferguson / Michael Brown incident and aftermath, as well.


     


    We want to review these points and more, this Saturday, November 22nd , on Critical Discourse

  • 02:01

    Critical Discourse: Election 2014 – Message to the “O-Man”

    in Current Events

    This Saturday on Critical Discourse, what else would we possibly be taking about?



    Election 2014, what happened?
    Bigger divide between the GOP and Dems, or surprising confluence of the minds?
    What does it mean for the country? Forward or backward?
    What was the role of media?
    Should the black community be concerned?
    Was it an anti-Obama referendum?
    Will this affect how you?

  • 02:01

    Critical Discourse: Violence in the Black Community, the Bitter “Apple Pie”

    in Current Events

    Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not."


    Violence. We see it on the web, the local and national news.


    It seems that either literally or figuratively, we all are getting a taste of the “apple pie” that H-Rap Brown (aka Imam Jamil Al-Amin), spoke of years ago. Make no mistake; within the context of that particular observation, this is far from a sweet dessert, but a bitter acrid cider of devastation and despair.


    The well-publicized acts of violence capture the dreaded imagination and hysterical fear of the populace, and the intellectualization of politicians, sociologists and a host of “intellectuals”.


    Of particular concern today, is what appears to be a rise in violent behavior by black people, both men and women.


    What has happened over time?


    Are black people becoming more violent than ever, or are we (including this writer), unwitting victims of a press propaganda machine that disproportionately focuses on violent crimes committed by black people, thus giving others’ a “pass”?


    Do the YouTube and Worldstarhiphop videos speak to a complete social, moral, cultural and spiritual breakdown of our community?


    What about black women? Are the caricatures in the Madea movies or in in Martin Lawrence sitcoms just comedy, or what many presume are accurate depictions of a “strong” black woman?


    What are the factors in our violent behavior? Poverty? Lack of fathers? Diet? Music? “Leaders” who only seem to be concerned when the violent offenders are white?


    We want to review these points and more, this Saturday, November 15th, on Critical Discourse

  • 00:41

    The Ferguson Fallout Went National

    in Politics Conservative

    It’s hard to find an uplifting angle on the events in Ferguson. Conservatives have drawn many familiar morals: that the media is ravenous for manufactured controversy, and will shamelessly exploit any tragedy to that end; that the Left will callously seize any opportunity to stoke racial tensions for political gain; that regrettable numbers of people prefer the satisfaction of rioting to the hard work of self-examination and community improvement.


    Here is the point, in a nutshell. Minorities and impoverished Americans feel screwed by the system. They feel like pawns in the hands of a massive, incomprehensible, frighteningly invasive, and callously unfeeling bureaucratic system. This, surely, is something conservatives can understand. Middle-class conservatives are angry and frustrated because they feel screwed by “the system.” Guess what? The angry residents of Ferguson (and their sympathizers) feel the same way. We may have more common ground than we realize.


     


    Rachel Lu has a PhD in philosophy from Cornell University and teaches at the University of St Thomas. Her non-academic work can be found in Touchstone Magazine, the Public Discourse and Crisis Magazine.

  • 02:01

    Critical Discourse: The Vote’s On I(n).D(e).ed / Dashing with Stacey

    in Current Events

    This Saturday on Critical Discourse,



    Election Day 2014 is coming up!


    Are you voting?
     


    Who, what platforms are you supporting?



    SCOTUS affirms Texas’ right to require identification, in order to vote – how else can we know “who’s who”?


    Is this a return to Jim Crow, or just a lot of “crow” by those who want to project the “retarded-child” image among black people?



    The “tolerant” black community hates Stacey Dash. Is she a murderer? A molester? Sells crack to black people, then became a “respectable” rapper (Remember Big E Smalls’ 10 Crack Commandments)?


    What’s her “crime”? She’s a CONSERVATIVE, thus not a member of the Barack Obama-and-the-Democrats-are-never-wrong-always-right club.


    We’ve got to look at this more carefully, because we’ve serious disconnect, here, that has to be reconciled.


    If know what’s good for you, TUNE IN TO CRITICAL DISCOURSE!

  • 00:31

    Abby Lombardi at Lunch with DriveThruHR

    in Business

    @AbLo319 drops by @DriveThruHR and talks with @williamtincup & @thehrbuddy


    DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals.  Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The radio program is hosted by @bryanwempen (Emeritus), @williamtincup and @thehrbuddy The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at  @drivethruhr and #dthr.


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  • 01:12

    S.O.U.L. Class #420 Whose Presence is Divine? Part 12

    in The Bible

    Blessed is Our Creator!!! Brocha/Blessing upon you Blessed Soul and Shalom/Peace!!! With Creator's Help we will broadcast on 12/18/14 Eastern Standard Time starting at 9:30 AM live from Turtle Island=USA=Unifying Souls Actually. Program content will focus on a Chassidic Discourse delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe over 63 years ago as it relates to the Shechina/Divine Presence. Call in number is 347-838-8669. Meanwhile, may the Eternal Creator Bless you and your loved ones peacefully and pleasantly.

  • SHRM’s Elissa O’Brien Talks about the New SHRM Certification with DriveThruHR

    in Social Networking

    SHRM’s Elissa O’Brien, (VP of Membership and Member Relations) @SHRMElissa talks about the New SHRM Certification with @DriveThruHR with @williamtincup & @thehrbuddy


    DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals.  Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources. Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.  The radio program is hosted by @bryanwempen (Emeritus), @williamtincup and @thehrbuddy The #1 HR show, with amazing HR conversations and follow us on the twitters at  @drivethruhr and #dthr.


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  • 02:32

    The Joshua Generation: The Bible-the Black History Book of the World

    in The Bible

    RULES OF ENGAGEMENT:


    1 We presume no religion as ultimate authority over any others.


    All MAJOR religions (Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity) came from and out of Blackman and are partial truth mixed in with a lot of mythologies. Christianity is now no longer in the form in which it was originally given in Jerusalem and later in Antioch, Greece. We seek the heart truth of the Bible, not the dogmatic exegetical discourse.


    2 We presume that the Bible is nothing more or less than a series of letters/lectures/notes/reports, and communications written some 200,000 years ago. Later translated from Hebrew into Latin, English and then all of the westernized versions that we read now.


    3 We presume no stance as to the existence of heaven or hell. If the Christ said they both exist, then only He knows this at the moment. No one else has lived to confirm it one way or the other.


    4 The Bible only refers to white-skinned people as Gentiles (some of whom are also Black), Greeks (a mixed race of people), and Romans. All other characters in the Bible are, in fact, Black men and women of ancient times in Persia, Mesopotamia and Assyria and Eurasia before there was an "Africa" or Alkebulan.


    5 We presume that man is incapable of self-governance and that there will never be Peace until God is seated at the Conference Table.


    6 We take no stand as to the "infallibility" of The Bible. Anything that lands in the hands of man becomes "tainted" and subject to misinterpretation and error. Only God Himself is infallible and immutable. 1899 Douay-Rheims is the main reference. 


    We are not religious "jews," we are the ancestral Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

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