Monday, September 2, 2013

Cory Booker's Urban Farm Sustainability Initiative Links Newark Conservancy to "Budding" Community Gardens in Greater Newark Area!

"We need a Green Pipeline running between the Newark Conservancy and the Greater Newark Charter School Community Garden," says Alex Marcoulides at the groundbreaking ceremony of the states largest Urban Farm the Hudson Hawks Community Farm on Hawthorne Avenue.  "This Pipeline would run like veins through the city; kids setting up compost bins and Green Propoganda along the veins.  It would be a Green Revolution," continued Marcoulides after speaking with Mayor and NJ Senatorial Candidate Cory Booker; the Champion of Agricultural Development in Urban Centers.  The Mayor has played a major role in revitalizing the city of Newark, and has big plans on the national level for his and the plans of his supporters.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Ephesians 5:28 - So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. MOTHERS - YOU ARE LIKE THIS ROSE GROWING THROUGH CONCRETE - PERSERVERANCE CAPTURES YOUR ESSENCE - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Zimmerman Want The People To Decide!!!

Zimmerman will be going to trial for the alleged murder of Trayvon Martin.  He is asking the court for a trial by jury.  What do you think?

Friday, February 22, 2013


In his radio broadcast yesterday Rush Limbaugh announced that this is the FIRST TIME he has been ashamed of America.  What this says to the PPOV is that Rush did not have a problem with any of the following:  1) Slavery, 2) The Slaughter of Native Americans/The Trail of Tears, 3) Hiroshima, 4) Nagasaki, 5) Vietnam, 6) The House of Un-American Activities, 7) COINTELPRO, 8) Jim Crow, (9) The Assassinations of President Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, and Malcolm X, and finally (10) The continued assault on Political Prisoners.  Shouldn't we be ashamed of Rush?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Should the 2013 Academy Awards be Postponed?

Oscar-nominated film 'War Witch' about a child-soldier played by Rachel Mwanza from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has a dilema.  The star of the movie who has been nominated has not been given a US Visa to attend the Oscars.  The Peoples Point of View needs you to spread the word.  Let's get this young star into the US for the show, or postpone the Oscars until she is here!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


QUESTION:  Is the concept of African-American people having oppression in their DNA far-fetched?  CHALLENGE:  Ask at least 10 African-American's to describe this concept and record the number of attempts that are made a providing an answer.

United Nations Fights Against "Food Discrimination"

European supermarkets have been rejecting quality produce from Kenya simply because of a variety of desired shapes and sizes, which are arbitray at best.  To combat this discrimination over 500 diplomats from the United Nations were treated to a feast using the so-called bad produce from Kenya.  Each member enjoyed a delectable meal that was fresh and healthy.  Europeans should be ashamed!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pistorius thought Steenkamp was an Intruder?

If Pistorius is exonerated for killing Reeva Steenkamp because he thought she was an intruder, wouldn't that mean we would be 'taking his word for it'?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Did Steven Spielberg's 'The Color Purple' Send Black Men to Prison?

According to statistical data the number of black men convicted of a crime doubled between 1982 and 1985!  It is obvious when one reads the book vs. the movie the latter will leave you more aware of white supremacy/oppression and the former more confused about the oppression of Black Men!  This was Spielberg's desire!  The question that arrises is:  Just how much damage did Spielberg's 'The Color Purple do to Black Men?

New York Police Frisk Ghost Dog??? Really???

Should police officer lose their jobs if they are caught in ACTS OF RACISM?

Christians Under Persecution in 2013

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Militant Islamist Group Boko Haram (which means 'Western education is forbidden) has been bombing Christian Churches throughout Norther Nigeria.  His organization is attempting a governmental takeover of the region.  He wants to rid Nigeria of Christianity. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013


28-year-old Fedarius Shine killed his grandmother, aunt, and daughter in Detroit just before checking himself into a psychiatric facility.  Is this a miscarriage of justice?  Is it time to do away with the idea of criminal insanity? 

Reality Show Goes Too Far!!!

29-year-old Model and Law Graduate Reeva Steenkamp was brutally gunned down in the home of Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday morning in Pretoria, South Africa.  Steenkamp had just completed filming the Reality Show 'Tropika Island of Treasure,' which aired this past Saturday.  Many believe the shows producer Samantha Moon for SABC should have been more sensitive by cancelling the show.  What do you think?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pushing 'The Culture' Forward: Award-Winning Books in the Diaspora

A PEOPLE'S CONGRATULATIONS to the following author's and illustrators who brought home the GOLD in the world of publishing! 

  • The Coretta Scott King award for the best African-American Writer for  2012 went to author Andrea Davis and illustrator Andrea Davis Pinkney for thier work 'Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.
  • The King Prize for Pictures for 2012 went to illustrator Bryan Collier (with poetry by Langston Hughes) for his work 'I, Too Am America.'
We appreciate the work of pushing our Culture Forward in American and the world.

Thank You


Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine's Day with My Phenomenal Woman

There are many reasons I am in love with this woman: The power in her spririt, grace in her essence, joy in her heart, stamina in her independence, and the responsibility in her ethic!  I am awe-stricken knowing that this woman chose to spend the rest of her life with me!  I am undeserving!!!  I dedicate this beautiful poem to you my love:

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


Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Teenage/Young Father Care Packages: It is important for Men to get involved in assisting struggling fathers with accessing information, gathering resources, and securing real support in their efforts to raise their children. In this respect ‘The Peoples Point of View” is designing a BABY BASKET for teenage and young fathers to help in their process of getting organized for their family. If you know any teenage and/or young fathers struggling over their responsibilities as a dad please direct them to THEPEOPLESPOINTOFVIEW.BLOGSPOT.COM! Post their email address and/or phone numbers so we can get them the information and resources they will need to effectively take care of their RESPONSIBILITY!!!

Dedicated to that young father Joe

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns from the Papacy! Why?

Ok so...(1) 'Mea Maxima Culpa - A documentary by Alex Gibney, which details the intimate role Cardinal Ratzinger played in the child-sex-abuse-scandal that hit the Catholic Church - debutes on HBO last week; and (2) Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from the Papacy!!!

In my heart I don't believe this is coincidental, but nonetheless I will be in prayer for Pope Benedict XVI!!!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Assault on Dignified Black Women

Assault on Dignified Black Women

Of the new film on Lifetime ‘Betty and Coretta,’ TheRootDC columnist Barbara Reynolds asks the question: Why didn’t Lifetime executives consult with the children of King and Shabazz to ensure the film would be historically accurate, especially since the siblings were part of the drama?

In my view I believe that this is yet another attempt at “Entertainment Racism.” Similar to the Steven Spielberg hacking of the beautifully told Alice Walker story ‘The Color Purple’ or the botched Ntozake Shange rendition of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf’ by Tyler Perry, Lifetime producers (using the Ruby Dee connection to the powerful Betty Shabazz) bypassed the King/Shabazz siblings in order to popularize these two powerful black women to a female-based ‘youth audience’ disinterested with historical accuracy.

Lifetime is marketing to a ‘Girlfriends’ culture more acclimated to the age-old Cindy Lauper “Girls Just Want to have fun” mantra.” The choice to use Hip-Hop Diva Mary J. Blige as Betty Shabazz was not only egregious, but blasphemous to the legacy of the dignity and honor that the matriarch Shabazz represented.

Today’s female American culture is inundated with Bad Girls Club, Desperate Housewives, The Real Atlanta Housewives, Mob Wives, Military Wives, Basketball Wives, Wife Swap and many other disgruntled wives that many are numb to family values. Along with a core of Neo-Hippie songs that glorify alcoholism, free sex, and abortion American women are fast becoming proponents of a new-Woodstock movement geared towards feeding their appetites to party.
Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz are women in a long tradition of dignified black women who found honor in living for their God, husbands, families, and communities; the type of women that helped to produce a First Lady Michelle Obama. Lifetime has just fired their own shot in the assault on Dignified Black Women!