Thursday, October 23, 2014

Diversity challenged Silicon Valley: Magic Johnson says "Call me"

The Assist Man
Magic, former basketball super-star and hugely successful businessman, has offered Silicon Valley his assistance in closing the diversity gap.

Silicon listen up: Magic has a PhD in assists making.

Magic, famous for his no-look pass and running the original LA Laker "Show Time" offense, eagerly stated he could be the bridge for qualified African-Americans/Latinos and high tech companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google and Yahoo.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most pressing issues facing Silicon Valley is the diversity gap.
Former NBA great turned businessman Earvin "Magic" Johnson says he has the solution to the severe shortage of blacks and Hispanics in high-tech: Just give him a call.

As one of the highest-profile business owners in the African-American community, Johnson has worked with many companies on jobs outreach. And now he's offering to lend Silicon Valley a hand.

"I've been doing this for over 35 years," Johnson told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview. "I've done this for other big corporations as well: Best Buy, Aetna, on and on. I know how to do it. They just need to give me a call. If they're looking for talent, give me a call. If they are looking for companies to partner with, give me a call."  read entire story and watch the video

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kill The Messenger: How The Media Destroyed Gary Webb

"National security and crack-cocaine in the same sentence?"  Gary Webb

I can vividly recall, like it happened yesterday, when San Jose Mercury reporter, Gary Webb rocked the DC power establishment by his investigatory article detailing the CIA's role in flooding the black community with crack.

As Webb wrote:

"For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, a Mercury News investigation has found."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Addicting Info: Long list of Obama accomplishments


If you’re one of those folks who thinks President Obama is a “disappointment,” you haven’t been paying attention the last few years.

And those of you who try to draw comparisons with the Bush Administration should put away the hallucinogens and have your memory checked.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

15 Things You Did Not Know About the Moors of Spain

“Philosophers have long conceded, however, that every man has two educators: 'that which is given to him, and the other that which he gives himself. Of the two kinds the latter is by far the more desirable.

 Indeed all that is most worthy in man he must work out and conquer for himself. It is that which constitutes our real and best nourishment. What we are merely taught seldom nourishes the mind like that which we teach ourselves.”
Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Haiti and the fear of a Black Superpower.

The Napoleon Complex
"My decision to destroy the authority of the Blacks in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) is not so much based on considerations of commerce and money, as on the need to block for ever the march of the Blacks in the world."

Napoleon Bonaparte

In our increasingly perilous world, it would behoove us to understand the Haitian freedom Revolution of 1791-1804; and its modern day relevance.

As we know, many of our contemporary world hotspots have sprouted from seeds sown from past geo-political struggles.

Haiti is no different.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Eric Holder liberal reformer resigns as Attorney General

The announcement of Attorney General Eric Holder resigning, as expected, has created two polar opposite reactions.

On the left end of the spectrum, Holder is regarded as a fearless advocate for justice.

Whether the issue is voter's rights, judicial sentencing fairness, federal oversight on police abuse cases or defending gay rights, Holder has made a distinct impression as a liberal reformer.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The plunging NFL Jameis Winston stock.

Future Major League pitcher?
The more I peer into my looking glass:

I see a future in baseball for Florida State QB Jameis Winston.

Character Matters

 For what ever rhyme or reason, Winston, two sport phenom and reigning Heisman trophy laureate, continues to struggle with off-field issues.

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Palin family family brawl.

Family that fights together, stays...
Sarah P has held many titles:

Former governor of Alaska, former GOP VP nominee (I will never forgive John McCain for unleashing this woman on us), Fox News commentator, reality TV star, right-wing political shrill.

 And now we can add one more -- according to Alaska Dispatch reports -- Palin family fight promoter.

Yes, the brawling Palins decided to open a can of whoop-ass at a birthday party they crashed.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

When Fox News Didn't Blame The (GOP) President For Beheadings

Embedded image permalinkUnlike today, the president in 2004 was completely blameless in the beheading deaths, according to Fox News.   Read More