Sunday, February 27, 2011

Congratulations to Fantasia's Stars Cheerleaders

Fantasia's Stars Cheerleaders had a wonderful performance at Our Lady of Sorrow's Cheerleading competition in Hamilton, New Jersey over the weekend on 2/26/11. Great job Indira on your outstanding performance.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

ISSUES CONCERNING MEN ALL THE TIME

It is important for men to have a place to go in order to get information, and discuss issues that affect them. Some of the issues are as follows: 1 - Does the most Abuse cases against women take place during the superbowl? 2 - Is Child Support in California state sanctioned homicide 3 - Gender. Visit http://ncfm.org/

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Holiday's We Must Begin to Celebrate



When Apartheid ended and the African National Congress under Nelson Mandela came into power in South Africa in 1994, the national holidays were changed to days that would be meaningful to all South Africans.


21 March: Human Rights Day


On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur.



27 April: Freedom Day


This was the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in South Africa, i.e. an election when all adults could vote irrespective of their race, and the day in 1997 when the new constitution took effect.



1 May: Worker's Day


Many countries around the world commemorate the contribution made by workers to society on May Day (America doesn't celebrate this holiday because of its communist origins). It has traditionally been a day to protest for better wages and working conditions. Given the role that trade unions played in the fight for freedom, it is unsurprising that South Africa commemorates this day.



16 June: Youth Day


On June 1976 students in Soweto rioted in protest against the introduction of Afrikaans as the language of instruction of half their school curriculum, sparking eight months of violent uprisings across the country. Youth Day is a national holiday in honour of all the young people who lost their lives in the struggle against Apartheid and Bantu Education.



18 July: Mandela Day


A new public holiday introduced by President Jacob Zuma in 2009 to celebrate South Africa's most famous son -- Nelson Mandela. "It will give people in South Africa and all over the world the opportunity to do something good to help others. Madiba was politically active for 67 years, and on Mandela Day people all over the world, in the workplace, at home and in schools, will be called upon to spend at least 67 minutes of their time doing something useful within their communities, especially among the less fortunate."



9 August: National Women's Day


On this day in 1956 some 20,000 women marched to the Union [government] Buildings in Pretoria to protest against a law requiring black women to carry passes. This day is celebrated as a reminder of the contribution made by women to society, the achievements that have been made for women's rights, and to acknowledge the difficulties and prejudices many women still face.



24 September: Heritage Day


Nelson Mandela used the phrase "rainbow nation" to describe South Africa's diverse cultures, customs, traditions, histories, and languages. This day is a celebration of that diversity.



16 December: Day of Reconciliation


Afrikaners traditionally celebrated 16 December as the Day of the Vow, remembering the day in 1838 when a group of Voortrekkers defeated a Zulu army at the Battle of Blood River, while ANC activists commemorated it as the day in 1961 when the ANC started to arm its soldiers to overthrow Apartheid. In the new South Africa's it's a day of reconciliation, a day to focus on overcoming the conflicts of the past and building a new nation.

Monday, February 14, 2011

MY FIRST TRUE VALENTINE - ODE TO MY WIFE - SHIRIN QUDDUS-CLARK


An Arctic World,

of darkness

and chilling thoughts

at bedtime,

of lonely anguish -

I've lived - many years;

until the ICE

had engulfed

MY HEART -

the DOUBT,

of being adequate -

knowing that the ONE,

who REQUIRED INTEGRITY,

HONOR,

MATURE RESPONSIBILITY,

PATIENCE,

HUMILITY,

PERSERVERANCE,

while at the same time,

an ability to EXCITE PASSION,

would not accept

mediocrity -

even if it meant

standing alone -

I chipped -

many years,

the GLAICER of my ways -

Praying that one day,

I'd be ready to

take on, master, and succeed

IN BEING A HUSBAND!

HUMBLE

UNDERSTANDING

SUPERMAN

BOLD

ALLURING

NEEDING-PASSION

DIVINE!

I'm going to spend

this LIFETIME

getting to know you -

falling in love OVER and OVER

again,

till DEATH do we DIFFUSE -

into one another's SOUL

ABSORBING EACH OTHER -

REFUSING TO MISS ONE DROP -

OF THE LOVE -

THAT STRUCK MY BLEEDING HEART,

THAT FIRST DAY

I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU!

FROM OUR VERY FIRST

INTERACTION

WHEN THE IDEA OF YOU

PIERCED THE ICE,

AND THE MELTING BEGAN -

MY LOVE,

I CHERISH YOU!

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME

TO BE YOUR LAWFUL!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
SHIRIN QUDDUS-CLARK




Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

BAD GIRLS CLUB 2012: DESTINATION INMATES


How has the Bad Girls Club affected American teenaged girls?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Man Burns Himself in Protest!!!


Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi Burns Himself in Protest


http://www.sott.net/articles/show/222103-Protestors-burn-themselves-up-In-Tunisia-Algeria-Egypt-and-Saudi-Arabia

Asma Mahfouz: A Woman Who Helped Start A Revolution

This Woman Helped start the Revolution in Egypt. Listen to the video she posted: http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/02/woman-who-helped-start-revolution.html#

Welfare Analysis


Read this great thesis on the Welfare State. http://www.hks.harvard.edu/inequality/Seminar/Papers/Edin.PDF

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

LIFE IN PRISON

http://www.northjersey.com/news/115022284_Duckett_gets_life_in_prison_for_murder_of_Montclair_resident_Monica_Paul.html

REVOLUTION EGYPT


The '6th of April Youth Movement' has led an uprising in Egypt. Throughout the course of the 'Revolution' we will be analyzing the situation in Egypt on The Peoples Point of View!!!