Jasiri X has released a video called “What if the Tea Party was Black?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtH7vH4yRcY
The Hip Hop artist says that he got the idea when Paradise Gray, a member of the pro-black rap group X-Clan, forwarded him a copy of Tim Wise’s article. “I saw the article and I liked the concept,” says the rapper. So Jasiri hit the studio with producer Cynik Lethal while Paradise grabbed his video camera and they went on their mission to defeat the Right Wing propaganda machine.
This 42nd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an opportune moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go. It calls us to reconsider the words Dr. King gave us at the end of his life, when he said that we need “a radical revolution of values.” Certainly, we have much to be proud of.
Scholar, author Dr Cornel West, Professor at Princeton, University has gone in on President Obama. Shortly after last week’s state of the union speech West released a video where he questions Obama’s commitment to poor people. He points out that the improved economy the President touts still has an un-employment rate of 10% and that 10% is made up of real people who are in dire straits.
Watch Bradford and Williams tell us why we should vote for them for Travis County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. They talk about the work their campaigns have done on the East side of Austin, and they point out the differences between them.
The East Austin Leadership Development Program by Southwest Key hosted Travis County Judicial Candidate Forums last month just before the filing deadline. The first forum featured every contested criminal court candidate, and the second forum featured every contested civil court candidate. It was a wonderful opportunity for the public to meet the candidates in person during the Meet & Greet and to learn how they will decide cases on the bench in an informal relaxed setting.
Watch felony court candidates Mindy Montford, Karen Sage and Eve Schatelowitz discuss alternatives to incarceration and why they each feel they are the best candidate for your vote.
Find out what motivates Marc Katz to run for Texas Lt. Governor, hear his vision and how he intends to represent the vast majority of Texans who are left behind by the current administration.
Harris County Young Democrats Happy Hour
Date: Friday November 27, 2009
Repeat: This event repeats every month on the last Friday
Redman speaks on electing a president who's more in touch with what's going on with the American people, in particular the youth. Vote for Obama!
Hip Hop artist and activist Malverde freestyles in Spanish about the need to vote democratic and vote for Obama in the 2008 presidential election, so that we can start to fix the problems that plague our communities.