March 27, 2012 By Jamie Redds
Celebrities have taken up the cause of justice for the teen, many wearing the "hoodie" or hooded sweatshirt that Trayvon wore in a style popular with black youth. President Barack Obama said "all of us have to do some soul-searching" as a result of the tragedy. Atlanta rapper Lord Hector Diono allegedly used his ties to the Scull and Bones secret society to reach Capitol Hill insiders through a letter he wrote just days after the murder of the teenager.The producer and many of his peers mentioned concerns about the constant flip flop regarding the defense that Zimmerman's Attorney continues to place in the media. The producer went on to say,
"This country, America, has a lot of growing up to do, and anyone that has a problem with a black man wearing a hoodie and uses that as a means to commit an act of murder won't last three seconds in my zip code."
"I'm a black male and all that I know is that George has never given me any reason whatsoever to believe he has anything against people of color," Mr Oliver said.
Sanford police did not arrest Zimmerman, saying the evidence could not disprove his account of self-defense, though the case is under review by a state special prosecutor and the US Justice Department.
Mr Zimmerman dropped out of public view shortly after the shooting and his whereabouts were unknown. The New Black Panther Party, an African American organization taking its name from the radical group of the 1960s, has placed a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman.
"All these people who are threatening George, what makes them any better than the person they think he is?" Oliver said. "You've got all these people wanting to lynch the man and they don't know the whole story. There are huge gaps that are being filled in and interpreted without evidence."
As a black man, Mr Oliver said minorities are often unfairly treated, but he believed Zimmerman was simply doing his job as a neighborhood watch volunteer by growing suspicious over an unfamiliar person walking through a neighborhood that had suffered some break-ins.
Trayvon lived in Miami but was with his father on a visit to his father's fiancee's home inside the gated community.
"I understand how they're able to leap to the conclusion. You have a dead teenager. This guy is white so it must be a hate crime. There's going to be evidence to come out that basically will justify George's concern," Oliver said.
"He (Zimmerman) confirmed for me that he was not the aggressor. But I did not go into details as to how it got to that aggressive point," Oliver said.
A lawyer representing the Martin family disputes Mr Zimmerman's self defense claims, saying he "stalked" Martin against the instructions of an emergency services operator.
"It seems Joe Oliver and Geraldo Rivera are in agreement that this senseless shooting is somehow Trayvon Martin's fault," Benjamin Crump said, referring to the celebrity journalist's comment that "Trayvon Martin would be alive today but for his hoodie."
"Had Zimmerman simply stayed in his vehicle, Trayvon Martin would be pursuing his dreams," Mr Crump said.
By Jamie Redds ,Hood Watch Media, Athens Georgia
Humpty Dance performed in Austin, TX at Common Interest.
Digital Underground is an alternative hip hop group originally from Oakland, California, which had a huge influence on West Coast hip hop style. It was founded by Greg Shock G Jacobs, who grew up in New York City and southern Florida. Digital Underground's music was heavily influenced by various 1970's funk bands, and sampled their music frequently in their songs. This consequently was a main feature of west-coast rap. Most west coast rap artists, however, tended to focus on the gangster rap style, whereas Digital Underground had an alternative style that was spaced-out and different. The group originally wanted to set up their image to pay tribute to The Black Panthers, which were social activists at the time. But since Public Enemy wore that image, Shock G decided to modify Digital Underground's image to be out of the box and whimsical. Shock G designed the album covers to model Parliament-Funkadelic album designs. His most famous alter-ego character is Humpty Hump, which he brings out into several of their songs, most notably The Humpty Dance. This particular song was the group's first huge successful single. The song Doowutchyalike was their first single, and wasn't quite as popular, and interestingly enough, is referenced in The Humpty Dance song. Also to note, Tupac Shakur got his start in this group.
Free Angela & all political prisoners raconte l'histoire d'une jeune professeure de philosophie, nÃ©e en Alabama, issue d'une famille d'intellectuels afro-amÃ©ricains, politiquement engagÃ©e.
Durant sa jeunesse, Angela Davis est profondÃ©ment marquÃ©e par son expÃ©rience du racisme, des humiliations de la sÃ©grÃ©gation raciale et du climat de violence qui rÃ¨gne autour d'elle.
FÃ©ministe, communiste, militante du mouvement des droits civiques aux Etats-Unis, proche du parti des Black Panthers, Angela Davis s'inverstit dans le comitÃ© de soutien aux FrÃ¨res de Soledad, trois prisonniers noirs amÃ©ricains accusÃ©s d'avoir assassinÃ© un gardien de prison en reprÃ©sailles au meurtre d'un de leur codÃ©tenu.
AccusÃ©e en 1970 d'avoir organisÃ© une tentative d'Ã©vasion et une prise d'otage qui se soldera par la mort d'un juge californien et de 4 dÃ©tenus, Angela devient la femme la plus recherchÃ©e des Etats-Unis. ArrÃªtÃ©e, emprisonnÃ©e, jugÃ©e condamnÃ©e Ã mort, elle sera libÃ©rÃ©e faute de preuve et sous la pression des comitÃ©s de soutien internationaux dont le slogan est FREE ANGELA !
Devenue un symbole de la lutte contre toutes les formes d'oppression : raciale, politique, sociale et sexuelle, Angela Davis incarne, dans les annÃ©es 70, le "Power to People". Avec sa coupe de cheveux "boule" et sa superbe silhouette elle lancera, malgrÃ© elle, la mode "afro", reprise Ã cette Ã©poque par des millions de jeunes gens.
Quarante ans plus tard, Ã l'occasion de l'anniversaire de l'acquittement d'Angela Davis, Shola Lynch, avec Free Angela & all political prisoners, revient sur cette pÃ©riode cruciale de la deuxiÃ¨me partie du XXe siÃ¨cle.
Toujours engagÃ©e, militante abolitionniste, l'icÃ´ne Angela continue le combat.
Depending on just how big of an Elvis Fan you are - here's 5 little known Facts about the King of Rock-n-Roll Elvis Presley.. Here's my Report… HolySmoke! thanks for watching.
Dear Mr. President.
First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and
I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concern or motives other than helping the country out.
So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need is the Federal credentials. I am on this plane with
Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with.
Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing
techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good.
I am Glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight, or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Men. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you the short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this