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To oppose the policies of a government does not mean you are against the country or the people that the government supposedly represents. Such opposition should be called what it really is: democracy, or democratic dissent, or having a critical perspective about what your leaders are doing. Either we have the right to democratic dissent and criticism of these policies or we all lie down and let the leader, the Fuhrer, do what is best, while we follow uncritically, and obey whatever he commands. That’s just what the Germans did with Hitler, and look where it got them.

Michael Parenti 

-American political writer, historian, and culture critic. 

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DOWNLOAD: Honey Dawn Karima – “Beautiful Warriors”
Dr. Honey Dawn Karima  is a prolific Creek/Cherokee recording artist, novelist, poet, fiction writer, journalist, filmmaker, playwright and radio host – ie an artist and creator regardless of the medium. Check out this track Beautiful Warriors, featuring Cloudwalker. 
Honey Dawn Karima‘s achievements in her many pursuits are remarkable. Among them is her music and her latest album The Desire of Nations which features a mix of her unwavering, serene and pitch perfect vocas soaring over beats with rhymes from numerous guest hip-hop, alternative and dance artists. Through her music, Honey aims to honour her culture, language and traditions, while also inspiring dance, reflection and joy.
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rpmfm:

DOWNLOAD: Honey Dawn Karima – “Beautiful Warriors”

Dr. Honey Dawn Karima  is a prolific Creek/Cherokee recording artist, novelist, poet, fiction writer, journalist, filmmaker, playwright and radio host – ie an artist and creator regardless of the medium. Check out this track Beautiful Warriors, featuring Cloudwalker.

Honey Dawn Karima‘s achievements in her many pursuits are remarkable. Among them is her music and her latest album The Desire of Nations which features a mix of her unwavering, serene and pitch perfect vocas soaring over beats with rhymes from numerous guest hip-hop, alternative and dance artists. Through her music, Honey aims to honour her culture, language and traditions, while also inspiring dance, reflection and joy.


On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world at the start of Ramadan. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer, and reflection; a time of joy and celebration. It’s a time to cherish family, friends, and neighbors, and to help those in need.

This year, Ramadan holds special meaning for those citizens in the Middle East and North Africa who are courageously achieving democracy and self-determination and for those who are still struggling to achieve their universal rights. The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely. Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that—from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts—Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives.

Even as Ramadan holds profound meaning for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, it is also a reminder to people of all faiths of our common humanity and the commitment to justice, equality, and compassion shared by all great faiths. In that spirit, I wish Muslims across America and around the world a blessed month, and I look forward to again hosting an iftar dinner here at the White House. Ramadan Kareem.

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

July 20, 2012

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We were not only interested in the way the dominant culture sees Asia America, we were wondering how much of our reality is a direct result of how the West adopts us, appropriates us, denies and revises who we are.

M. Evelina Galang, introduction to Screaming Monkeys (via minttrope)


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Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton”

I randomly caught this on HBO one morning before class. I read about the conditions of the ” underclass”, but to actually see the way these people are being forced to live, it really doesn’t make any sense in a country as rich as ours. 

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.