RADIOACTIVE: POVERTY IN AMERICA - The second feature on our Focus Issue 2007, Relieving Global Poverty, comes from RADIO RAHEEM. He asserts that the issue of poverty is back on the table as the early-start 2008 Presidential campaign begins and talks about life on the street for poor Americans.
Oakland, CA, USA - I never thought I'd see the day but Poverty is back on the table as an issue in American politics again. With Brother Barak and John Edwards actually talking about the fact that there are millions of poor people in this country, folks that need health insurance, folks that need obs that pay a living - instead of a minimum - wage, kids going to bed hungry and getting up to go to schools where the ceilings are falling down and there ain't no books -- Well, it looks like the Last Poets were wrong and the Revolution will be televised.
And, before I get into my main thesis about Poverty, our Esteemed Editor's choice for G21 Focus Issue 2007, I want to take a minute to say something about Brother Barak Obama running for President of the United States. Stay with me on this, please.
For the first time since before I was born, we got us a Presidential candidate that can spout off some Aristophanes like Bobby Kennedy do in films I've seen from the '60s and make it sound like everyday talking.Hillary has to break a sweat now, even with all the money she can get from Hollywood and New York Limousine Liberals, because she is gonnah be up against a master of bullshit to equal her husband, Dollar Bill, while she herself always come off as cold and precise as a knife blade - even when she talking about how she cares about you. ...READ MORE
G21 AFRICA: - A TOWNSHIP FUNERAL - Sharing a sad moment in his life before leaving for Cape Town, MPHUTHUMI NTABENI also gains new perspective on the customs of his motherland and the effects of language on the impact of his faith.
East London, SOUTH AFRICA - It was always going to be a long day, the day we buried my first cousin. She was the only girl older than myself in our family rugby squad. Another death from the AIDS pandamic, hitting close to home this time.
[E]vil things in robes of sorrow (Edgar Allan Poe). I feel old enough to see the end of my own life.
The hectic morning came as no surprise; running around making the last errands, like organizing ice blocks for the cold drinks to be served the people after the funeral procession. And, when we were about to leave for the funeral parlour, we realized readers for the wreaths at the service hadn't been organised, so we had to promptly decide on doing it ourselves.
For some reason, I'm running out of black friends and acquiring more white ones, mostly foreign. Monroe, originally from the Netherlands, and I go to Mass; he came to offer moral support. He was the first one to betray signs of restlessness at church when the service was going beyond the three-hour limit. ... READ MORE
YOU talking to me? I mean, you must be talking to me because I don't see anybody else down here except you.
You are so 20th Century.
I got an anniversary blowout to plan for next month. I got no time for the likes of you!
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