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Bio Sketch

Junious Ricardo Stanton was born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania where he attended the public schools and matriculated to Cheyney State College in 1965. He graduated in 1969 with a BA in Liberal Arts in English. From there he went to the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s Degree in City Planning in 1971. He took a position with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas as a juvenile probation officer and remained there thirty one years.  more bio

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African Genesis Media Group

AFRICOM Plot Thickens

AmeriKKKa Covets African Oil  

AmeriKKKan Foreign Policy   

The AmeriKKKan Gestapo  

AmeriKKKa Puts Africa in Its Cross Hairs

Another Quagmire for the Amerikkan Empire

Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Before Bush II?

Art Sanctuary Expands   (black arts report)

Avenging the Ancestors Coalition  (report on ATAC activism)

Bankster Coup d'etat

Blacks As Whipping Boys (commentary on Jayson Blair)

bell hooks' Rock My Soul (book review)

Boyd Graves AIDS Activist 

Bringing Down The House (film review)

Cayenne Entertainment  (black arts report)

Cape May Jazz Festival  (music report)

The Con Game Continues

Creating an Oasis In Overbrook

Current Economic Woes Result from Massive Fraud (subprime lending)

Deja Vu All Over Again 

The Demise of Black History Month

DHS Sponsors Forum On Fatherhood

Dollar 4 Dollar IDA Program

Don't Get Snookered by Obama Reforms

Dr. King's Legacy Lives

Educator Writes and Self-Publishes Children's Book (book review)

The Euro, the Dollar, & Iraqi Oil

Ewuare Osayande

First Annual Jazz And Poetry Festival 

First pluck the 2 by 4 out of your own eye . . .

Food For Thought

Food For Thought 2

Freddie Foxxx --Hip Hop 101

Government BS Amidst Real Economic Disaster (2008)

Gullah Festival in Beaufort South Carolina

Hip Hop 101 Droppin' Knowledge (black music report)

Historic Lawnside Celebrates Heritage Day (festival report)

Honoring Malcolm X

International Locks Conference 

Internet Talk Radio Rainbow Soul Pulled the Plug

In the Company of Poets

The Jig Is Up (Social Security Is Broke)

Kenny and Fatima Gamble Promote Wellness


The Last Poets' Umar Bin Hassan Enthralls Hip Hop 101(black music report)

Lets Grow Up and Move On 

The "Liberation" of Baghdad

Lifers & Men United for a Better Philadelphia 

Make History, Not Excuses

Making Imperialism Sound Like Righteousness

Malibu's Most Wanted, The Beat Goes On (film review)

Marvin X Offers A Healing Peek Into His Psyche (book review)

Martin Luther King Jr. vs The New World Order (2008)

The Media/Fascist Collaboration

The Military Industrial Complex   

More Government BS Amidst Real Economic Disaster

Myths, Lies and Other Untruths

Not Out of Greece (book review)

Odunde Festival 2003

Philly's Clef Club of Jazz Is On The Upswing

The Real Deal About War In Iraq 

Reinstituting the Military Draft

Rites of Ancestral Return 

Roy Innis Warns Bush   

Runoko Rashidi Presents Slide Presentation 

The Say It Loud! program has gotten hundreds

Seeing The Real Clintons

Selling AmeriKKKan Imperialism

Spits Truth At Hip Hop 101 (black music review)

Stanton Bio 

Tell the Truth

Texas Justice

Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival 

The Trent Lott Affair

The Trouble With Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property (film review)

Unraveling Lies

We've Lost The Moral Imperative

What is Fascism

What Does The UN Have to Do

What The "Liberation of Iraq" Really Means

What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Say and Do?


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Creating an Oasis in Overbrook   

By Junious Ricardo Stanton

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The Bush administration in its quest to bogard world oil has cast its eyes on the motherland. Unsatisfied to wage war just in the so called "Middle East" over what many refer to as "black gold," (remember in g-o-d: gold, oil, and drugs -- they trust),  Bush and Co. have put Africa and South America in their cross hairs. Africa is the second largest continent on the planet and one of the richest if not the absolute richest in holistic terms.

It holds about 10% of the world's oil reserves.  In addition to minerals such as gold, uranium, platinum, copper, manganese, cobalt, bauxite, iron, tin, gypsum and gem diamonds the West uses to power their hi tech culture and lifestyle, the West especially AmeriKKKa covets the oil reserves within the vast continent.

Bush and Co. are greedily ogling Africa, particularly the Western  and Southern regions. AmeriKKKa's lust for crude and their fear that global demand will eclipse supply within the next few decades fuels the Bush foreign and energy policies. Most folks know about North African oil, specifically  Libya, Algeria, Egypt with their total proven reserves of 41.6 billion barrels and some are familiar with Nigeria, in West Africa, with its proven reserves of 22 billion barrels. But few have paid attention to countries like Cote d'Ivoire with proven reserves of 100 million barrels, Congo-Brazzaville with 1.5 billion or Angola with proven reserves of 5.4 billion barrels. You'd be surprised at the amount of oil in Africa.  African Oil

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George W. Bush fancies himself emperor of an increasingly belligerent AmeriKKKan empire. If his lies don't prove to be his undoing, Bush will continue his Cabal's grab for the world's resources under the guise of fighting terrorism, bringing "stability" and "humanitarian aid" to his victims and targets. This is nothing new, this is how European imperialists operate. As Dr. Wilson said, "truth must be taken for the lie; the lie for truth." 

Bush is in Africa setting up a beachhead for imperialist forces to control sub-Saharan oil and to scope out their other natural resources. Bush, Cheney, et al have put Africa in their cross hairs. They covet the oil and natural resources on the continent. West Africa will play a major role in their goal to control the world's oil supply; countries like Nigeria, Congo-Brazzaville, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivore, Guinea, the Democartic Republic of Congo, Angola in the South and Somalia and Sudan in the East have proven reserves of crude oil in the millions and billions of barrels range. Africa in Cross Hairs


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No one in their right mind believes Bush when he says the issue with Iraq is their threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction. If that were the case why aren't they moving on North Korea, India, Pakistan or Israel?  Bush said nothing about India or Pakistan who were on the brink of war two years ago and who both have nuclear weapons?! What about Israel and their nuclear capabilities especially in light of their aggression in the West Bank?  My question is why is Bush using diplomatic channels in North Korea but ready to invade Iraq which has been subjected to ongoing devastating, bombing and strafing raids as well as crippling economic sanctions for twelve years? 

Is it because like most bullies the Bush cabal isn't about to pick a fight it isn't absolutely sure it can easily win, so it's easier to pick on the weak, the infirm and the beatable like Iraq and Afghanistan?  The AmeriKKKan public has been under a relentless psychological campaign ever since 9-11 to convince the masses AmeriKKKa is under attack from a rag muffin billionaire living in a cave (while suffering from kidney failure) in Afghanistan and a madman in Baghdad who were propped up by the CIA  in the first place. Notice Bush said nothing about Osama bin Laden in his speech?  Whatever happened to the boogey-man terrorist with the huge bounty on his head?

Has AmeriKKKa gone insane? Are we going to allow madmen on both sides of the aisle (Biden and Lieberman are just as fascist as Bush) to push humanity into the abyss of  global conflict? The European cultural matrix/paradigm of intrigue, war, disease, looting, pillage and plunder continues, only this time brazenly for all the world to see. Making Imperialism Sound Like Righteousness


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Poor whites and indentured servants who were one step away from serfdom themselves, were pressed into service and compelled to support the police state as it waged war against the Indians and brutally suppressed the Africans. To better glean the scope of ruthlessness and the thoroughness of the police state, read A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.'s In The Matter of Color and Kenneth M. Stampp's The Peculiar Institution. Many of us are familiar with the legalized racial caste in AmeriKKKa, what we may not be familiar with is the rise of corporate fascism and how it plays itself out now.

AmeriKKKan fascism is not new. Many upper class AmeriKKKans embraced fascism in the 1930's. Rich Gibson in an essay entitled "What Is Fascism?" stated, "Fascism and capitalism are inseparable. There has never been a form of capital that was not built on a fascist base--from early British action against the Chartists to today's varieties of imperialism. All major capitalist nations have fascist ties. Hence, while fascism may not be the dominant form of capitalist government, elements of fascist ideology (biological determinism, rabid nationalism, etc.) and fascist organizations (sectors of the police, KKK, skinheads, etc.) are always present. What is Fascism

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Quiet Strength: The Faith, the Hope

and the Heart of a Woman Who Changed a Nation

By Rosa Parks

Parks, one of the U.S.' authentic living legends, is the black lady who on December 1, 1955, refused to surrender her bus seat to a white man, was arrested under the Jim Crow law that required blacks to make way for whites, and thereby launched the yearlong bus boycott by blacks in Birmingham, Alabama, which led to the national overturning of that city's and similar segregation laws across the nation. In this tiny collection of what seem like outtakes from oral-history tapes, she rehearses her great day (as it seems from the perspective of history; Parks remembers it as "not a happy experience. . . . I had not planned to be arrested"), stressing that it wasn't, as many have romanticized, because her feet were tired that she didn't move, but because she was "tired of being oppressed . . . just plain tired." Her remarks, disposed somewhat arbitrarily into sections topically named "Fear," "Pain," "Character," "Faith," "Values," reflect her lifelong commitment to justice for black Americans and to peace and equal opportunity for all.

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The Last Holiday: A Memoir

By Gil Scott Heron

Shortly after we republished The Vulture and The Nigger Factory, Gil started to tell me about The Last Holiday, an account he was writing of a multi-city tour that he ended up doing with Stevie Wonder in late 1980 and early 1981. Originally Bob Marley was meant to be playing the tour that Stevie Wonder had conceived as a way of trying to force legislation to make Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday. At the time, Marley was dying of cancer, so Gil was asked to do the first six dates. He ended up doing all 41. And Dr King's birthday ended up becoming a national holiday ("The Last Holiday because America can't afford to have another national holiday"), but Gil always felt that Stevie never got the recognition he deserved and that his story needed to be told. The first chapters of this book were given to me in New York when Gil was living in the Chelsea Hotel. Among the pages was a chapter called Deadline that recounts the night they played Oakland, California, 8 December; it was also the night that John Lennon was murdered.

Gil uses Lennon's violent end as a brilliant parallel to Dr King's assassination and as a biting commentary on the constraints that sometimes lead to newspapers getting things wrong.Jamie Byng, Guardian

 Gil_reads_"Deadline" (audio)  / Gil Scott-Heron & His Music  Gil Scott Heron Blue Collar  Remember Gil Scott- Heron

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The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michele Alexander

Contrary to the rosy picture of race embodied in Barack Obama's political success and Oprah Winfrey's financial success, legal scholar Alexander argues vigorously and persuasively that [w]e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control (More African Americans are under correctional control today... than were enslaved in 1850). Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice: most Americans know and don't know the truth about mass incarceration—but her carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable book should change that.—Publishers Weekly

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The White Masters of the World

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By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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