Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Breaking News: The Harvey Global Post Launch by Ben Harvey


Greetings to all my loyal and cherished readers:

I proudly announced the next phase is here. Today I officially debut my proudest work to date: The Harvey Global Post.

This is the next level for us in our continuing quest to be the information leaders in bringing national, international, political news from our unique perspective.

Our groundbreaking stories challenge the MSM narrative too often globally assigned to people of color. We fervently believe to elevate our position and power we have to exert greater control of our projected image.

So, please stop by and stay a while; in fact bring a friend or two. And as always, we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication!

Benjamin E Harvey, Jr.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Adios, SeƱor Trump!

Donald Trump -- cue the Celebrity Apprentice drum roll and suspense music -- you are fired.

Yes, the king of bluster received his walking papers from NBC.

In a strong repudiation for his racist and slanderous comments on the country of Mexico, Mexican immigrants and other immigrants of Central American, the Donald was shown the exit.

NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

NBC said it will no longer carry the Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Nor will he return to the long-running reality show “The Celebrity Apprentice” as host, a role Trump already said he would give up because of his presidential bid.

“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” NBC said in a statement. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.”  source

Now on to Fox, Tea Party and GOP waiting with open arms...

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Australian Comedian Jim Jefferies - US Gun Control -

Jim Jeffries hilariously destroys -- in an Australian version of Jon Stewart style -- the American gun culture obsession.

No more to be said (other than pass this on and share), just watch, laugh and get "edutained"

Friday, June 19, 2015

The hate that hate produced

Pastor Clementa Pinckney
"No, you've raped our women, and you are taking over the country ... I have to do what I have to do."

These are the words of that wretched soul that killed nine blacks praying in bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

Overt racism is back in season

After praying with them, he calmly took out his weapon of choice -- Glock 45 -- and completed his murderous rampage. His unspeakable actions has many people not Muslim, African-American, Asian or Latino asking: How could this happen? or Where did he learn all of this hate?

What is inconceivable to some Americans is very blatantly obvious to many. A virulent racist virus has re-infected many Americans already suffering from a less potent form of this disease. Case in point, just read an excerpt of Donald Trump's announcement to run for president:

"They (Mexico) are not our friend, believe me...The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems...When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. They are not sending you. They are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime, and they're rapists."  Donald J Trump

While he was rightly mocked and ridiculed by many, Trump received no backlash from Republicans, Tea Party folks, conservatives, hate radio or Fox Nation. Quite the contrary, he was enthusiastically welcomed as a guest on Fox by Bill O'Reilly to spew more hate speech.

The genesis of the Tea Party, as we know it today, was rooted in the election of the first non-white president. Their rhetoric fanned the flames of the dormant racism embedded in many Americans by pandering to their most primal fear -- the ascent of non-white people in the world.

For heaven's sake, TP favorite Michele Bachman practically compares President Obama to the anti-Christ (as has many folks of her ilk).

Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann recently declared that the end is near – and it’s all thanks to President Barack Obama.

“We need to realize how close this clock is to getting towards the midnight hour,” the Republican firebrand and 2012 presidential candidate told radio host Jan Markell of the end of days. “The events have picked up such a pace and are going to continue it’s just like the Bible forewarned, in the last days it will be like the beginning of birth pangs. In my opinion, we are far beyond the beginning of birth pangs.” source

This constant bombardment of dehumanizing hate triggers (pun attended) the George Zimmermans, Officer Billy Bobs and random serial killers into lethal action against unarmed men and women of color.

America: The hate that hate produced... 

The Face of Terrorism

Pamela Johnson's photo.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Louis Farrakhan Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Often, the idiot box (TV), humdrum radio and now surfing the internet can involve viewing countless of substance void content.

Basically junk food for the mind.

There is little or nothing that cultivates the mind in our Pop culture.

But ever now and again, something fresh cracks through this wasteland and provides material worthy of the time invested.

This unedited interview of Minister Louis Farrakhan by the Breakfast Club falls into that category (I must say, they continue to step up to the plate by promoting more and more folks with positive messages).

As Cody Edwin expressed in the comment section, Farrakhan themes includes:

1- understand social engineering
2- we need more builders
3- invest in real estate 
4- MLK's last speech was not I have a dream of 1963

Watch 82 year young, Minister Farrakhan:

Friday, June 12, 2015

HGP highlights: Serena Williams -- Woman of Distinction

This June, an incredible mile-stone was achieved by Serena Williams: she captured her 20th Tennis Major championship.

While still 2 shy of record holder Steffi Graff, Serena, age 33, has truly emerged as the Michael Jordan of her sport -- killer instinct included.

And Still I Rise...

The uniquely insane and phenomenal aspect is that Serena (and sister Venus) thrived and over-achieved in a high brow, hoity toity elitist environment. The William's family journey included honing their world class skill set in Compton -- yea, South Central La.

This clash of cultures was/is not always warmly received: taunts, racial epithets, pejorative slights endured by Serena, Venus and father Richard -- from tennis fans and press -- stirs the memory of Jackie Robinson.

On the other hand, not to diminish his out-of-this word achievement, MJ reached the NBA Mount Rushmore in a sport dominated by men of color; men that often master the sport on gritty urban playgrounds.

We honor Serena -- still young and on fire -- by serenading her with a beautiful Maya Angelou poem.

Sidebar: The I'm not cute line does not apply to our fine sister Serena.

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.
Maya Angelou :

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ted Cruz:" I was against it before I needed it."

Senator Jim Kerry: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it."

Ah, the political art of the flip-flop.:

A "flip-flop" (used mostly in the United States), U-turn (used in the United Kingdom, Ireland), or backflip (used in Australia and New Zealand) is a sudden real or apparent change of policy or opinion by a public official, sometimes while trying to claim that both positions are consistent with each other. Often it will occur during the period prior to or following an election in order to maximize the candidate's popularitysource

George Herbert Bush: "Read my lips, no new taxes."

Poor George...

Even though his broken pledge helped fuel an American economic boon, he was (and will be) forever hammered by GOP tax fundamentalist -- gotta protect their only clients the one percenters --for breaking their 11th commandment.

This brings us to the Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Wacko Bird Cruz.

Instead of the traditional flip-flop he seems to prefer the blackflip version:

"I was against it before I needed it"

Yes, his self declared mission in life was to destroy and repeal Obamacare. Until he and his family needed it.

And now this bird of a strange feather has found another heart felt political virtue to blackflip out of:

Big government relief and support for extreme natural disasters.

Ted Cruz, the same Tea Party Senator that voted against aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy because it was “wasteful“, shows off his astonishing hypocrisy by announcing that he will work with Democrats to “stand as one in support of the federal government meeting its statutory obligations.

It turns out that Texas is the biggest recipient of federal disaster relief money in the country, as 46 counties are in a state of emergency. For all the railing that Ted Cruz does against “big government” and “wasteful spending”, he sure is quick to change his tune.

The disaster in Texas is an absolute tragedy, but it’s equally appalling to see Cruz flip-flop after attempting to deny critical disaster relief to other Americans for partisan brownie points. This is a real recurring theme with Republicans, who lack the empathy and compassion to spend federal money on disaster relief for other Americans but clamor for it when bad times hit their own states.

Isn't this the same Texas that threatened to secede from the Union; and deployed State Guard to stave off Obama takeover.

Let the clown car motorcade rev up...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tale of two cities: Baltimore and Waco

You may or may not of heard, two motor cycle gangs went tragically HAM at this "family style" ( more like Hooters meets Denny's to me) restaurant or bar. Leaving in wake:

Preliminary autopsy reports released Tuesday by the McLennan County Justice of the Peace revealed all nine men killed in biker-gang shooting at a Twin Peaks in Waco died from gunshot wounds. They ranged in age from 27 to 65. All of them died of gunshot wounds.

Waco police initially estimated that investigators recovered more than 1,000 weapons from the restaurant. Police revised that number Wednesday afternoon, saying their count had reached 318 weapons, including more than 100 handguns and more than 100 knives. cnn.com

Yeah, the story saw some big time headlines. All the network big boys -- CNN, MSNBC, Fox etc. -- gave the story some Breaking News attention. And as more details unfold from this carnage, the story appears to have legs.

But to be perfectly honest, the coverage is scant compared to the live in you face, wall-to-wall sensationalized coverage of B-More.

The deficiency in news intensity and sensationalism is even more shocking when you factor in these were not very young adults (as in Baltimore) these were grown ass men, life long outlaws and reputed drug dealing thugs...

What is missing from this picture:

In fact, the thug word is conspicuously missing in the coverage. The outrage from concerned citizens was, for the most part, AWOL..  As yet, no presidential statement from the Big O calling these criminals thugs.

I am still waiting for the obligatory shouting -- from the usually loud talking heads -- about decades of rural white broken homes, fatherless homes, out-of-wedlock single mothers, domestic violence, wide-spread Meth usage, and rampant alcohol abuse...the numbers are there.

Here's another story that fell somewhat under-the-radar: Watch this deadly brawl between homeless family and police in a Walmart parking lot.

Enuff said, you get the picture. You can draw the obvious conclusion to WHY.

But the biggest issue is not the back and forth volley on which community, ethnic group or race has higher levels of dysfunctional behavior; the main political, social and economic issue is the decimation of the American middle and working class families and the fall out from this phenomenon.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Larry Wilmore on the Bush family Afirmative Action #notanotherbushinthetrees

Speaking about W, Lil Baby Bro Jeb tells us big bro is his Middle-East adviser:

"What you need to know is that who I listen to when I need advice on the Middle East is George W. Bush."

Did he really say that out loud, for all of us to hear?

Isn't that like the free throw challenged Dwight Howard seeking free throw consultation from Shaq...?

Come on Jeb, the trail of misery W left behind in the region is historically epic.

News Flash: Your own brother followed Tricky Dick Jr. (Cheney) and disregarded the sage advise warning him about the perils of invading Iraq by then Secretary of State Colin Powell:

In his advice to President George W. Bush before the Iraq invasion, Powell warned the president of the Pottery Barn rule: you break it, you own it. The United States would be responsible, Powell implied, for whatever wreckage the military incurred in its headlong dash to unseat Saddam Hussein. source

These latest Jeb version of Bushisms (definition: beyond the pale dumb-ass Bush family quotes) reminds me of the all time best family quote via Big Mamma Bush:

"We've had enough Bushes' in White House" source

Allow me to add, I strongly concur and let's put a stop to the Bush Family Affirmative Action Plan!