Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Blackout Defense: The Future is now for Criminals

The Blackout Defense is soon to be a staple of defense attorneys everywhere, and will be coming to a courtroom near you soon. In Black Run America, criminality is but the logical outcome of years of pent-up aggression to an unjust system that mandated the persecution of Black people.

In London, England murder was once a rarity, but now a permanent fixture of life in the capital of the United Kingdom. The culprits aren’t the sons and daughters of Albion, though. Perhaps the Blackout Defense will be exported to England to help those unfairly indicted once they reach a criminal trial.

Donnell Buckner was just a mild-mannered Black guy who was traversing his kitchen with the final destination being his refrigerator and a plate of cold fried chicken. What happened next is still in dispute, though what is established is that Mr. Buckner never had the opportunity to consume the fried chicken:

The killing happened in an instant, according to Donnell Buckner: three, maybe four shots fired in a time warp forged by a momentary loss of consciousness.

One moment he argued with his estranged wife, Buckner testified last week, the next she lay dying - blood on the walls of their Lehigh Street, Wilkes-Barre home and a .357 Magnum in his hand.

"I panicked and I ran," Buckner said, underscoring his contention that he blacked out just before last spring's shooting and never intended to harm his wife, Kewaii Rogers-Buckner.

Buckner's claim is a focal point of his defense and, according to psychiatric and legal experts, could mean the difference between guilt and innocence or 20 years in prison and a life sentence.

Attorney Elizabeth Kelley, of Cleveland, Ohio, said a "blackout" defense could insulate a defendant like Buckner from questions of pre-meditation and intent, undermining a prosecutor's ability to secure a first-degree murder conviction and a life sentence or the death penalty.

"Most often it's successful in terms of mitigation," Kelley said. "You can not defend the indefensible, you have to acknowledge that there was a crime, that there was a victim.

By the same token, you have to acknowledge before the court that your client did what he or she did only because they functioned differently than other normal people."

Buckner, 35, faces a mandatory life sentence if a Luzerne County judge convicts him of premeditated, first-degree murder.

He faces 20 to 40 years in prison if the judge, Tina Polachek Gartley, convicts him of third-degree murder.
The trial is scheduled to resume today, with testimony from Dr. John O'Brien, a Philadelphia psychiatrist who examined Buckner for prosecutors, and closing arguments.

Gartley, who is sitting in place of a jury, could begin deliberating her verdict by mid-afternoon.
Buckner's attorneys, William Ruzzo and Mark Singer, and the prosecutors, Ferentino and Frank McCabe, are under an order from Gartley not to make statements to the media and were unable to comment for this story.

Dr. Richard Fischbein, a psychiatrist who evaluated Buckner for his attorneys, said Buckner had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but never reported blacking out until after the killing. Blackouts, Fischbein testified, are not usually associated with bipolar disorder.

Prosecutors are skeptical of Buckner's blackout claim and the assistant district attorney who cross-examined him, Jarrett Ferentino, attempted several times to bridge his memory gap. "Who shot your wife?" Ferentino asked.

"That's what happened that night," Buckner responded.
"You did it," Ferentino said, incredulous at Buckner's supposed blackout. "You shot her not once, not twice - three times. You don't remember her pleading for her life, that her last words were 'No, Smokey, stop!'?" "No, I don't," Buckner said. Stephen Dinwiddie, a forensic psychiatrist and professor at the University of Chicago, said blackouts like the one Buckner described are possible, but not necessarily linked to any specific psychiatric condition.

"It's very common for murder defendants to report amnesia for some or all parts of the murder," Dinwiddie said. "It's very difficult to tell: is this completely legitimate? Is the defendant not telling the truth about his memory? Or is it something in the middle?"

Buckner's supposed blackout could have been the loss of consciousness at the time of the incident, the path Bucker said his brain took, or a later loss of memory of the event because of head trauma or the excessive use of drugs or alcohol.

"You have to make the distinction between memory and awareness," Dinwiddie said. "The more complex the behavior, the more it looks like it's goal directed, the less plausible any argument that there was no awareness at the time is going to be."

Rogers-Buckner obtained an emergency protection-from-abuse order four days before the shooting, prohibiting Buckner from having contact with her or entering their home.
Buckner claimed he was not aware of the protection-from-abuse order when he entered the home, saying Rogers-Buckner invited him over to see their 9-year-old son.

Buckner said he entered the home through a back door and, before seeing his son, grabbed his .357 Magnum from a shelf behind a washing machine. He claimed he had heard investigators had obtained a search warrant for the home.

Buckner said he went to the refrigerator, pulled out leftover fried chicken, put it on a plate and into the microwave. As the food cooked, Buckner's son walked into the kitchen.

The boy smelled the chicken and wanted something to eat, Buckner said. Rogers-Buckner wanted the boy to go back to bed, Buckner said. The boy returned to bed and Buckner said he and his wife argued.

Then, he said, he blacked out.
Buckner's stepdaughter testified last week that she heard her mother pleading for Buckner to stop after Buckner fired the first gunshot. The girl recalled running downstairs after the third shot and, from the edge of the kitchen, seeing Buckner standing over her mother in the adjacent living room.

"I think he's trying to put the pieces together," Fischbein, the defense psychiatrist, said. "Why it happened. How it happened. He takes responsibility for what happened, but he doesn't know how it happened."
“The Blackout Defense” – we shall keep a watchful eye on the proceedings of Mr. Buckner’s trial, for the legal precedent could be set with his case that forever exonerates future criminals from facing justice for their crimes. Already, we have seen one such intriguing

Though, fried chicken is once again seen as the catalyst for a harrowing scene that is being replicated all across America, confirming that this most disconcerting drama is becoming an alarming trend across the nation thanks to a fowl delicacy.

In France recently, a Black defendant attempted to utilize the burgeoning Righteous Black Anger defense for the crimes of raping numerous white women.

Well, criminals in America will soon embrace The Blackout Defense to ensure their absolution, though some could claim a Blackout is already occurring regarding criminal reporting.

The sins of the past come to haunt those in the present, even if those supplying the justice claim Blackout in their defense.

Sadly the color of crime is becoming more obvious by the day, but the efficacy of The Blackout Defense could make the new judges presiding over cases in America think twice before sentencing commences.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

#124. Angelina Jolie Portraying Cleopatra

Michael Jackson famously bleached his skin in an all out effort to become white; had plastic surgery to replace his God-given looks with features that esthetically would be deemed white; and had his hair straightened in an attempt to undo nature, replicating the same techniques that millions of other Black people employ.

Though he ran away from his Black roots his entire life (attempting to have the outward appearance of a white person in the process), Jackson found a precious moment to acknowledge them with the 1992 music video to his song Remember the Time:

The video was set in ancient Egypt, and featured groundbreaking visual effects and appearances by Eddie Murphy, Iman, The Pharcyde, Magic Johnson, Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr. and Wylie Draper.

Black people have long found Ancient Egypt a fascinating subject and source of pride, because Egypt is in Africa and logically must be an African nation. Just like the Black people populating Michael Jackson’s music video (an interview from Jet magazine with Michael Jackson about the music video can be found here), the Ancient Egyptians were Black people, and the intriguing erections that jettison into the barren desert are a constant reminder of the past glories of a people long since gone.

Those who believe some long dead ancient race built the pyramids are mistaken, as the long-standing monuments that still deliver awe-inspired looks of astonishment upon the faces who them in person were built by Black people.

Aliens had nothing to do with assembling and constructing the stones that comprise the pyramids or any of the trappings that make Ancient Egypt so intriguing and exotic. It was Black people.

Now, the question of where these intellectually-gifted and architecturally-minded geniuses drifted to is a question most Black people never pose nor consider answering: only the celebration of a long-dead civilization that has the geographic advantage of being on the African continent – thus making it Black in origin – is allowed.

Though scant evidence for inventions, metallurgy or descendants of this long dead Black civilization possessing similar intellect required for the creation of such an impressive civilization exist today, Black people still celebrate Ancient Egypt as their own.

In the seminal book, Not Out of Africa, the author provides mountains of evidence – all sourced – that helps to dynamite intellectually bankrupt ideas regarding Ancient Egypt that have spread throughout intellectual circles and infested the Ivory Halls of academia like Credit Default Swaps did in the 2008 financial markets:

Although I had been completely unaware of it, there was in existence a whole literature that denied that the ancient Greeks were the inventors of democracy, philosophy, and science. There were books in circulation that claimed that Socrates and Cleopatra were of African descent, and that Greek philosophy had actually been stolen from Egypt. Not only were these books being read and widely distributed; some of these ideas were being taught in schools and even in universities.

Ordinarily, if someone has a theory which involves a radical departure from what the experts have professed, he is expected to defend his position by providing evidence in its support. But no one seemed to think it was appropriate to ask for evidence from the instructors who claimed that the Greeks stole their philosophy from Egypt.

Normally, if one has a question about a text that another instructor is using, one simply asks why he or she is using that book. But since this conventional line of inquiry was closed to me, I had to wait till I could raise my questions in a more public context. That opportunity came in February 1993, when Dr. Yosef A. A. ben-Jochannan was invited to give Wellesley's Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial lecture. Posters described Dr. ben-Jochannan as a "distinguished Egyptologist," and indeed that is how he was introduced by the then President of Wellesley College. But I knew from my research in Afrocentric literature that he was not what scholars would ordinarily describe as an Egyptologist, that is a scholar of Egyptian language and civilization. Rather, he was an extreme Afrocentrist, author of many books describing how Greek civilization was stolen from Africa, how Aristotle robbed the library of Alexandria, and how the true Jews are Africans like himself.

After Dr. ben-Jochannan made these same assertions once again in his lecture, I asked him during the question period why he said that Aristotle had come to Egypt with Alexander, and had stolen his philosophy from the Library at Alexandria, when that Library had only been built after his death. Dr. ben-Jochannan was unable to answer the question, and said that he resented the tone of the inquiry. Several students came up to me after the lecture and accused me of racism, suggesting that I had been brainwashed by white historians. But others stayed to hear me out, and I assured Dr. ben-Jochannan that I simply wanted to know what his evidence was: so far as I knew, and I had studied the subject, Aristotle never went to Egypt, and while the date of the Library of Alexandria is not known precisely, it was certainly only built some years after the city was founded, which was after both Aristotle's and Alexander's deaths.

Black people profess a belief in Afrocentrism, the belief that all that is good and great in the world comes from the supple and capable hands of Black people and that all evil and maliciousness is the hallmark of white hands only. The existence of Ancient Egypt as a Black civilization rests at the pinnacle of the theory of Afrocentrism, and no matter what scientific discoveries might uncover, Black people cling to the idyllic and romantic notion of a long-lost advanced society that was distinctly Black.

Michael Jackson’s music video provided all the evidence Black people needed to support the supposition that Ancient Egypt was Black, and should have closed the lid on such a superfluous argument once and for all.

It has not as contrary to the claims of Black people everywhere, Hollywood is prepared to make yet another film without a Black leading actress. However, the affront this time is too great as Angelina Jolie has been cast as Cleopatra:

Angelina Jolie is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but her "perfect" looks have some critics complaining she's all wrong for her latest role.

Earlier this month producer Scott Rudin got the Internet buzzing with his announcement that he was developing a Cleopatra biopic "for and with Jolie" based on Stacy Schiff's book "Cleopatra: A Life."

Schiff raved about the choice, telling USA Today, "Physically, she's the perfect look."

But some members of the African American community beg to differ -- they are outraged by the casting decision and say Jolie is "too white" to play the Egyptian Queen.

"I don't care how full Angelina Jolie's lips are, how many African children she adopts, or how bronzed her skin will become for the film," Shirea Carroll wrote in an editorial for

"I firmly believe this role should have gone to a Black woman...What's next? A biopic on Sojourner Truth played by Betty White?"

This isn't the first time Jolie has found herself at the center of a debate about race in Hollywood.

In 2007, she sparked serious controversy when she wore tinted make-up to play the role of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's wife Marian, who is partly of African descent. Pearl herself took to the press to defend Jolie, telling Time Magazine, "It is not about the color of your skin. It is about who you are."

While experts can't say with certainty what Cleopatra looked like, physically speaking, Jolie is probably not the most historically accurate choice. For starters, she's probably too tall, beautiful and skinny, according to what historians now know.

"Sadly for those who seek the secret of her personal allure, the more we study Cleopatra's surviving images, the less certain we may be of her [allegedly gorgeous] looks," Susan Walker, a senior curator at the British Museum, told the British Sunday Times.

In fact, according to ABC News, Egyptologists insist that the legendary temptress, known for having used her beauty to seduce Roman Emperor Julius Caesar and general Mark Anthony, was actually "short, fat and plain."

Black people being forced to suffer the indignity of watching a film that contradicts the Michael Jackson music video Remember the Time and the learned teachings of Afrocentrism is a horrendous offense that no amount of Black actors being cast as Nordic Gods can bring atonement too.

A pyramid can be found in the great Black city of Memphis, Tennessee… exactly as pyramids can be found in the great ancient Black civilization of Egypt. That should be all the evidence necessary to warrant Black people’s claim that Ancient Egypt was a Black civilization and that Jolie should thus be barred from portraying Cleopatra.

A land of eternal mystery, Ancient Egypt is a Black civilization that has been lost to the sands of time and the memory of this Nubian land is corrupted by nefarious white people bent on removing any shred of evidence that connects Black people to their rightful heritage:

This "celebration" marked the high-water mark of Afrocentrism, a movement that had begun in the academy in the 1980s and gained astonishing momentum with the publication of Martin Bernal's "Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization" (1989). According to various Afrocentric books and popular assertions, ancient Egypt invaded ancient Greece, Plato and Herodotus somehow picked up their ideas in travels along the Nile, and Aristotle stole his philosophy from the library at Alexandria. Though the arguments were contradictory and scattered, the point was that Western civilization had been founded on materials and discoveries borrowed or stolen from black Egyptians.

During this whirlwind of dubious scholarship, the academic world mostly remained mum, hiding behind the curtain of academic freedom and withholding its criticism lest a statement of simple truth be branded "racist." For a 1991 column in U.S. News & World Report, I phoned seven Egyptologists and asked whether the ancient Egyptian population had been "black." Of course not, they all responded, but not for attribution, since, as one said, "this subject is just too hot."

Truth is no ally of those who desire to win a debate with one who promotes theories populated with Afrocentrism.

Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes Angelina Jolie portraying Cleopatra, a casting move that contradicts the historical reality of Ancient Egypt and dares to question the validity of Michael Jackson’s most important contribution to contemporary Black history.

Remember the Time? Attempts to Black-wash Egyptian history fail historical reality, as the attempts to white-wash Michael Jackson’s body in life finally helped bring about his untimely demise.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Kitchen Sink isn't safe in South Africa... Thoughts on the World Cup thus far

A Vuvuzela-induced media blackout on crime in South Africa has thus far occurred during the 2010 World Cup. Though a nation perennially awash in a poisonous amalgamation of both petty and appalling crime (boasting one of the highest murder rates in the world) the inhabitants of South Africa have been disinclined to acquiesce to the normal predilections that govern their behavior.

It appears that South Africans are exercising restraint in dealing with the 300,000 visitors from across the world who ventured to watch their teams play soccer. It would appear that way, but the image of a united South Africa disengaging themselves from wanton criminality for the duration of the World Cup is slipping as the façade of harmony is fading (this story took place on June 27th):

Five Australian football fans were among nine people tied up and robbed at gunpoint in a terrifying hold-up in their hotel room following the Australia-Serbia World Cup match in South Africa.

The Nine Network said that one of the female victims was sexually assaulted during the robbery, staged by four armed men at the hotel in Nelspruit.

They were found by another Australian guest, Steve Gaynor, who told Nine that one of the victims, believed to be a member of the Australian Federal Police, had kept the others calm during the nightmare ordeal on Thursday.

Mr Gaynor had found his room had been robbed with about $10,000 worth of equipment, including his laptop and passport, stolen.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had confirmed the incident, News Limited reported.

The robbery and assault occurred after the group had returned in the early hours of Thursday morning after watching the Socceroos beat Serbia 2-1.

Only highlights from “the pitch” (what Europeans call a field) make it out of South Africa, though six of the seven African teams have been eliminated (France is an African team masquerading as a European team), with only Ghana caring the Black Flag for those of African descent everywhere.

Ghana – nicknamed the Black Stars for the maritime company Marcus Garvey created to transport Black people back to Africa – has an entire continent supporting them. Indeed, African Pride is alive and well thanks to the Black Stars, though enthusiasm for teams that fail to have Black athletes appears nonexistent:

Last week, the parks boasting massive screens showing matches across South Africa's largest city were heaving with fans some of whom had travelled up to eight hours to "feel it," partying all night with vuvuzela horns blasting and testing the nerves of nearby residents.

But one week into the tournament, a cold spell of weather added to a disappointing defeat by South Africa to Uruguay on Wednesday have left only a few dozen die-hard believers, wrapped up warm and huddled together braving the outdoor parks where temperatures have hovered around zero degrees.

"South Africa is not doing so well, nor are the other African teams," said Ndumiso Mdlongwa, a 28-year-old waiter.

"This is why there's less people."

In 2006 when the finals were held in Germany, tens of thousands of fans partied deep into the night throughout the country in the fanzones which proved massively popular and an enduring memory from the tournament.

No, the only stories that matter emanating from South Africa deal with soccer, or as The New York Times would have you believe the shocking number of white coaches for Black teams:

This is supposed to be Africa’s World Cup, but Africa’s teams, many on the verge of elimination, are still not entirely Africa’s teams.

Not with Sven-Goran Eriksson, the Swede who spawned a thousand tabloid headlines in England, coaching Ivory Coast despite not speaking French or any of the country’s indigenous languages.

Not with Lars Lagerback, another late recruit from Sweden, coaching Nigeria. Not with the French former star Paul Le Guen coaching Cameroon, and not with Carlos Alberto Parreira, the classy Brazilian, back in charge of South Africa.

Foreign coaches have been a fixture in African soccer since the beginning at the World Cup. In 1934, when Egypt became the first African nation to participate in the tournament, James McRae of Scotland was the manager. It took 36 years for another African team to participate, and when Morocco managed it, in 1970, the coach was Blagoje Vidinic of Yugoslavia.

But this is a deeply symbolic year and occasion, one that was supposed to underscore the possibilities of Africa and its present-day qualities. How inconvenient, then, that of the six African teams in the tournament, only Algeria is coached by one of its own: the 64-year-old Rabah Saadane.

“For my country, it’s symbolic, because Mr. Saadane is the man who qualified us for the World Cup,” said Madjid Bougherra, an Algerian defender. “It’s been 24 years since we qualified, and Mr. Saadane was the coach then, too. He is very respected in Algeria, and I think it gives a good image, the right image for Algeria to have an Algerian coach.”

For the other five African teams, it looks very much like a missed opportunity, and the situation, although more nuanced than it first appears and hardly new, remains a wellspring of continental angst.

“Let me put it this way,” Simaata Simaata, general secretary of the Zambia Football Coaches Association, told the BBC this year, “it’s like saying David Livingstone discovered the Victoria Falls. No, David Livingstone was the first European to see the Victoria Falls. There were already local people who knew where the mighty wonder of the world existed, and they were the local scouts who knew the terrain. That’s the way we view the contribution of foreign coaches.”

South African officials have been critical of the coverage journalists have been providing for those interested in what is transpiring in South Africa besides soccer. Once again, The New York Times believes soccer is the ultimate weapon for bringing harmony to the nations of the world and bridging racial gaps:

South Africa is a country where race is not the subtext of existence. It’s the text.

I was at dinner the other night with my cousins, white South Africans divided as to whether they still have prospects here. The elder men said things like, “I now feel like a visitor,” or “The future is for the blacks.” They see race relations worsening, corruption spreading and inefficiency rampant.

Not the youngest among them, a law student in his mid-20s, proud African, brimming with indignation at his elders’ perceived conceits: “Is it race or is it class?” he asked. “What is freedom to them?” he demanded, voice rising. “They want houses, schools, sewage. They want justice.”

Conversation turned to this tidbit: Under apartheid, blacks could not be bricklayers because the job was classified as whites-only skilled labor. The student’s mother expressed anger, prompting a furious rebuke from him: “Why are you angry now when you weren’t 30 years ago? Your anger’s useless now. Drop it. When it would have been useful you didn’t have it. Now it’s payback time for them.”

“They” are the eternal other, of course, the blacks in this white conversation, the whites in mirror-image black conversations.

There are plenty of iterations of “they” in a land where the 1950 Population Registration Act (evil legislation is always innocuously named) ran a fine comb through types of inferior being, among them Indians and mixed-race “coloreds.” Almost a generation from apartheid’s end, South Africa is struggling to compose these differences into something foreign to nature: a sustainable rainbow.

Rainbows are impermanent, optical phenomenons and are hardly sustainable even in the most extreme controlled experiment.

Well, that’s what SBPDL is for as criminals in South Africa have apparently no regard for the aphorism “everything but the kitchen sink”:

South Africa's police are investigating after thieves stripped a police station of all its contents, down to the kitchen sink.

The office was under renovations and ready for re-occupation when the thieves hit, reports South Africa's Times Newspaper.

The robbers helped themselves to everything of value - including doors, cupboards, basins, cutlery, tiles, furniture, electrical equipment and mortuary fridges.

Officers from the Carletonville police station, west of Johannesburg, have had to cram into three small rooms.

The world will little remember nor long forgot what is transpiring in South Africa this 2010 World Cup.

All that matters in South Africa is that their class of criminals has little regard for leaving kitchen sinks unmolested, a common courtesy in the Western world.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

So Much Potential... Gone With the Wind

Birmingham, Alabama... the home of one of the highest crime rates in America. Dubbed "The Killing Years" a whole generation of Black people have been eradicated by other Black people in a war that is not limited to this municipality.

Another life can be added to the ever-expanding list of Black people killed at the hands of fellow Black people. Snuffed out in the prime of their lives, these individuals leave behind grieving families and unfulfilled potential:
Just days ago, Tyrone Davis and his mother talked about his plans for the future and the kind of life he wanted to live.

"He had problems in the past but he said the only thing he wanted to do was raise his children," Mary Davis said.

Those plans ended Thursday night when Tyrone Davis, 35, was shot to death in Wylam.

The shooting happened about 5:40 p.m. in the 700 block of Albany Street.

Birmingham police Sgt. Sam Noblitt said witnesses heard the shots, and saw Davis on the ground struggling to get up.

They helped him up and drove him to Princeton Baptist Medical Center. Davis died while being transferred to UAB Hospital.

Investigators on Friday were working on several leads, but had not made any arrests in the slaying, the city's 22nd homi­cide this year.

His mother said she knew little about what led to her son's death. The father of four was living in Ohio, but was in and out of Birmingham and planning on moving back here permanently.

He was visiting relatives when the shooting happened.

"They were all talking to me, telling me what happened, but I wasn't listening," she said. "The only thing I thought about was praying."

Mary Davis said she heard there was a confrontation before the shooting, but doesn't know what led to the dispute.

"It's devastating," she said. "It's hard. Really, hard."

She described her son as hardworking and intelligent.

"I will miss that smile," she said, "and that he always showed me that he loved me."
This story reminds SBPDL of the melancholy demise of one Larmondo "Flair" Allen, a 25-year-old Black entrepreneur and father of nine who - like Tyrone Davis - was killed in his prime.

In Black Run America (BRA), any negative act by a white person is attributable to all white people. Conversely, any negative act by a Black person is attributable to white racism. This fact is beyond contestation.

Take the story of one Charles Coger, a 26-year-old Floridian who raped a women one night and then returned to the scene of the crime the following night:
A woman helped capture the man suspected of raping her after police say he returned to the victim's home the night after the assault.

St. Petersburg Police say 26-year-old Charles Coger entered the woman's home on Friday at 2 a.m., through an unlocked back door and then went into her bedroom.

That triggered an alarm, waking the victim, according to Coger's arrest affidavit. She told him to leave, but he grabbed the back of her neck and rolled her onto her stomach, the report states.

He told her he would hurt her if she didn't comply with his sexual demands, according to the affidavit. Fearing for her safety, and for that of a child in the home, she complied, the affidavits say.

Police say Coger returned to the woman's home the following night. However this time the woman and a friend held onto him until police arrived, according to Coger's arrest report.

What drove Mr. Coger to act in such a manner? The better question might be what drives so many Black individuals to repeat this same behavior in a near collective manner?

Have you seen the film Serenity, based on the television show Firefly? Not ruining the plot, the government in this futuristic story has inadvertently unleashed upon the galaxy an evil known as Reavers.

In an effort to make the perfect world, they created Reavers.

Disingenuous White Liberals have created the world we live in today, unleashing a never-ending tale of woe that few wish to acknowledge, in the process.

For the memory of Mr. Davis, late of Birmingham, and the long departed Mr. Allen (a budding entrepreneur) it is past time to show the world the true face of the Reavers who threaten to destabilize every major city in the United States.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Where did AIDS Come From?: The Sordid Tale of Byron Christopher Jordan

Sometimes you come across a story that is so revolting and so barbaric that one might assume it came from the lurid and tawdry imagination of a charlatan attempting to peddle more newspapers.

The following story is one such example of a tale so horrifying that it seems culled from the pages of a discarded Hollywood script penned by demented mind bent on perpetuating stereotypes of non-urban dwelling individuals.

Called Zoophilia, the story that you will soon read about is not something attributable to any group of people, but an abhorrent act against nature by an individual. Although published reports in National Geographic confirm that the origin of AIDS has been tracked to Chimpanzees in Cameroon:
Researchers have identified simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in wild apes for the first time.

The virus, which at some point jumped to humans as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has been found in chimpanzees in Cameroon, west-central Africa.

Strange that National Geographic failed to deduce how such a disease could be transmitted from ape to human, when blood transfusions and sexual intercourse are the common method of acquiring the virus between different humans.

Though some theories postulate AIDS was created in a laboratory as a virus to eradicate undesirable populations, the painful truth is that the disease has its origins in Africa and came to the United States from that continent, via Haiti.

If AIDS were a form of biological warfare, then the scientists who dreamed up this lethal cocktail of destruction must have also been aware of the long-term inability for Black people to listen to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and properly protect themselves from the ravages of the disease.

Unlike the Black Plague that laid ruin to Europe’s population long ago, we are completely aware of how to prevent AIDS and stem the contagion. Black people seem the only group incapable of understanding this concept and in taking preventative measures that would stop the spread of AIDS instantaneously:

Bolstering years of reports that many black Americans believe AIDS is a plot against them, the most extensive survey of its kind suggests that the men most likely to believe such a conspiracy theory are the least likely to use condoms.

The new research doesn't shed light on which came first -- reluctance to use condoms or a belief in secret plots. But it definitely points to a major challenge in the world of AIDS prevention, said study co-author Sheryl Thorburn, an associate professor of public health at Oregon State University.
"These beliefs are very real for some people," she said.

"We need to address them and take them seriously."
While blacks make up about 12 percent of the American population, they accounted for more than half of the HIV and AIDS cases reported to the federal government in 2002, the researchers said.

Health officials warn that black women are facing a rising threat of infection, in part because of black men who keep their sexual affairs with other men secret from their wives and girlfriends.

Now we come to the unfortunate story that must be discussed, though it will take a strong stomach to read the following description of what transpired recently in Covington, Georgia. Reader, you have been forewarned:

A 37-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with bestiality after several witnesses allegedly saw him having sexual intercourse with several horses. Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a home on Lunsford Circle at 8:58 a.m.

When they arrived they met with the homeowner who was walking Byron Christopher Jordan toward the patrol car. When they spoke with the homeowner they learned he had witnessed Jordan having sex with one of his horses.

According to CPD Public Information Officer Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, Jordan was wearing only pajama bottoms which were extremely dirty and had the front fly opened.

He also reportedly had a strong odor about his person.
Officers spoke with neighbors who had witnessed Jordan allegedly have sex with one horse, walk away from that one and go to a second horse and have sex with it before moving on to the third horse, which was in the corral, and begin having sex with that horse as well.

They notified the owner, who had to physically pull him off the third horse.
“Witnesses said they figured if they called 911, dispatch operators would just think it was a prank,” said Wagstaff.

Jordan was charged with giving false name to an officer and bestiality and transferred to the Newton County Detention Center. He received a $3,500 bond and was bonded out on June 23, according to officials at the Newton County Detention Center. If convicted of bestiality Jordan could be sentenced to between one and five years of confinement.
Byron Christopher Jordan is a Black male.

AIDS wasn’t invented in a laboratory, a lethal virus concocted by mad scientist bent on utilizing the aggressive sexual nature of Black people against them (nor could these mad scientists have ascertained that using contraceptives to prevent the spread of AIDS would looked upon with disdain by the Black community). Its origins stem from a tribe of chimps in Cameroon, far removed from lab equipment and Periodic Charts.

Believing asinine conspiracy theories is anyone’s prerogative, as these ideas distribute the burden of proof from the believer to some shadowy group bent on world domination, no doubt bankrolled by The Man.

Of course, the ultimate conspiracy theory is that Black people have had their inventions stolen by evil white men since time immemorial, the SAT is racist and cultural bias and that any Black failure is attributable to a never-ending parade of white people bent on subjugating the perpetually oppressed for eternity.

This conspiracy theory is above reproach and incontestable. Sadly, The Economist publishes an alarming editorial that dares to demolish such wide held – and misguided – beliefs that seek to define why Black failure is ubiquitous across not just in America, but the entire world:

Genomics may reveal that humans really are brothers and sisters under the skin. The species is young, so there has been little time for differences to evolve. Politically, that would be good news. It may turn out, however, that some differences both between and within groups are quite marked. If those differences are in sensitive traits like personality or intelligence, real trouble could ensue. People must be prepared for this possibility, and ready to resist the excesses of racialism, nationalism and eugenics that some are bound to propose in response. That will not be easy. The liberal answer is to respect people as individuals, regardless of the genetic hand that they have been dealt. Genetic knowledge, however awkward, does not change that.

The decoding of the Human Genome begins to reveal what the true conspiracy has always been.

Regardless, Stuff Black People Don’t Like found the tale of Mr. Jordan a most tragic account of pure repulsion, but felt his story might be apropos when discussing the origins of AIDS.

In Black Run America (BRA), conspiracy theories – such as the one that predatory white mortgage brokers coerced Black people into failing to repay their mortgages – still reign supreme as fact. “The Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010” utilizes this conspiracy theory in supporting its broad changes to the financial systems of the United States.

The overwhelming power of BRA might seem daunting at times, pervasive in virtually every sector of society in attempting to crystallize some vague concept known as diversity – which translates to the replacement of any white person with a Black person – as the most beauteous virtue known to man. Sports that fail to have the prerequisite number of Black participants (i.e. the majority of participants) fail in the eyes of those who push for BRA’s continued dominance through this medium.

Remember, without sports, BRA doesn't exist and all sports must reflect the leagues where Black people dominate or else they fail to qualify as a sport worthy of following.

Alright, this narrative has attempted to intertwine ostensibly unrelated stories to showcase some sort of point that we’ll leave the reader to deduce.

Like the horses that Mr. Jordan is alleged to have buggered, perhaps we are all f***ed.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#176. The Super Soaker

In the upcoming science-fiction film Inception, one of the main characters is heard to state:

“What's the most resilient parasite? An Idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it.”

Ideas lead to discovery, which in turn lead to innovations, ultimately giving us inventions that benefit humanity.

It is stated that life began in Africa and that humans migrated elsewhere, thus the Out of Africa Theory (OAT). Often maligned as The Dark Continent, those of African descent have been noticeably absent from any hard science fields when it comes to Nobel Prizes and worse, metallurgy never took off on a continent bestowed with untold resources. It was left to Europeans and now, the Chinese (those who evolved outside of Africa, if OAT is to be taken seriously) to mine these resources for human usage.

Prometheus is said to have stolen fire from the Gods and given it to man, an act he was eternally punished for and yet this divine spark was the mythical instigator for all human innovation.

Black people are painfully aware that Prometheus decided to impart that divine spark of fire unto white people, thereby depriving the earliest form of life (if OAT is taken seriously) any opportunity to create, innovate and eventually invent anything of lasting significance that has helped benefit the humanity:

Imagine some pathetic Euro-American activist grabbing your lapels and demanding,

"Did you know that Euro-Americans invented the airplane? [You nod.] Oh, you did? Well … did you know that Euro-Americans invented the golf cart? Huh? Huh, did you know you that?"

Well, duh, everybody knows—whether or not they're crass enough to mention it—that over the last 500 or 600 years, whites invented pretty much everything worth inventing. (And, of course, a lot that wasn’t.)

For his encyclopedic Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century, Peter Watson interviewed 150 scholars from around the world about who was responsible for the great innovations. Watson recounted that

"…all of them—there were no exceptions—said the same thing. In the 20th century, in the modern world, there were no non-western ideas of note."

Maybe this is a little unfair to the Japanese, whose Just-in-Time manufacturing was hugely important. And to some nonwhites in the West who came up with good ideas like jazz. Overall, though, the dominance of whites is just so hugely apparent that it's in bad taste to talk about it.

During Black History Month, Crusading White Pedagogues go to great links to elucidate the trivial inventions of Black people to the point of praising George Washington Carver for his contributions in furthering our knowledge of peanuts and multiple usages and applications of this delicious diminutive snack. Sadly, even these teachings are inaccurate.

A list of purported Black inventions is found here, though these touted accomplishments face scrutiny here. Black Invention Myths is a website dedicated to truth in a world where Fictional Black History Month Heroes are being drudged up from the bottom of seemingly endless sea of innovations brought to you solely by the Black mind:

Perhaps you've heard the claims: Were it not for the genius and energy of African-American inventors, we might find ourselves in a world without traffic lights, peanut butter, blood banks, light bulb filaments, and a vast number of other things we now take for granted but could hardly imagine life without.

Such beliefs usually originate in books or articles about black history. Since many of the authors have little interest in the history of technology outside of advertising black contributions to it, their stories tend to be fraught with misunderstandings, wishful thinking, or fanciful embellishments with no historical basis. The lack of historical perspective leads to extravagant overestimations of originality and importance: sometimes a slightly modified version of a pre-existing piece of technology is mistaken for the first invention of its type; sometimes a patent or innovation with little or no lasting value is portrayed as a major advance, even if there's no real evidence it was ever used.

Unfortunately, some of the errors and exaggerations have acquired an illusion of credibility by repetition in mainstream outlets, especially during Black History Month (see examples for the traffic light and ironing board). When myths go unchallenged for too long, they begin to eclipse the truth. Thus I decided to put some records straight. Although this page does not cover every dubious invention claim floating around out there, it should at least serve as a warning never to take any such claim for granted.

Well, is one of the best tools for researching Black inventions as they provide links, unlike numerous websites that purport to highlight inventors who hail from The Dark Continent.

Sadly, insufficient evidence is cited which can credibly confirm any of the aforementioned inventions that came from the fertile soil of the African mind (Ancient Egypt was not Nubian, to the dismay of Afro-centrists everywhere).

However, one such innovation is credited to a Black person which Black people collectively can take credit for and relish in the notion that one innovation is fully documented as theirs: The Super Soaker.

This toy gun, when filled with water, has the ability to supply children with endless hours of fun and we owe its creation to Lonnie Johnson:

Lonnie Johnson has some impressive hard science credentials.

He’s worked for the Strategic Air Command and for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, engineering missions to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. He holds more than 100 patents, many of them in that arcane spot where chemistry, electricity and physics cross into future technology. He invented a chip that converts solar heat to electric current

Now Johnson, a nuclear engineer is introducing a new generation of rechargeable battery technology that could revolutionize the, cell phone, pacemaker and plug-in electric car.

But among the crowd of aspiring engineering students, their parents and some of Los Angeles’ top names in engineering, Lonnie Johnson is still known as Mr. Squirt Gun, inventor of the Super Soaker water gun.

“What, cried UC Riverside engineering students Ebube Agu, Kevin Mitton and Nkenge Wheatian “He invented the Super Soaker”? The students were among those gathered at the Proud Bird Restaurant for the Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers’ 31st annual awards and scholarship banquet.

Keynote speaker Johnson, 61, doesn’t mind if he’s better known for watery mayhem than rocket science.

Perhaps that’s because more than $1 billion worth of Super Soakers have sold since 2007. His share (he licensed the Soaker’s design to Larami Toys, later bought by Hasbro) won him financial independence to pursue his own dreams and ideas which is how his Atlanta based Johnson Research and Development Company was born.

“It all started with an accident,” Johnson told the crowd.

The Super Soaker toy gun is the most important contribution to humanity that can be credibly linked to being solely the innovation of a Black individuals mind, thus it can truly be celebrated by Black people everywhere as a profound sign of their inestimable value:

No one could mistake Lonnie Johnson for a crackpot tinkerer. The Atlanta toy inventor knew he had something special when he let his children play with the pump-and-nozzle apparatus he had fashioned. "The other kids in the neighborhood," he says, "just had regular water pistols."

Johnson first got the idea for the Super Soaker in 1982, while he was still in the Air Force. "I was experimenting with inventions that used water instead of Freon as a refrigeration fluid," he recalls. "As I was shooting water through a high-pressure nozzle into the bathtub, I thought that it would make a neat water pistol. From that point, it was an engineering problem."

In March 1989, Johnson visited the Larami Corp. booth at the American International Toy Fair held at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. But, he was in a wary mood for deal-making, bringing with him a history of disappointing ventures with manufacturers who had licensed his previous ideas. "I didn't have a nondisclosure agreement with me," he recalls, "so I talked very superficially. I just said I had an idea for a new type of water gun and asked if they would be interested."

Millions of children can thank Mr. Johnson for this invention, as he helped progress toy military technology by 50 years and ushered in a new era of water-based weaponry that few can hope to replicate. Every other innovation, well... we think you know who to thank.

Sadly, the invention of the Super Soaker is an albatross for Black inventors as so few other innovations have come from the innovative minds of Black people (Robert Johnson did found Black Entertainment Television, but this innovation has done little to improve the quality of life for anyone who watches the channel).

Lonnie Johnson has placed a heavy burden upon Black people (especially Black inventors) by inventing the Super Soaker, a device of such overwhelming importance that one can scarcely imagine a time when such an innovation wasn’t help wreck havoc in backyards across Whitopia’s everywhere.

Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes the Super Soaker. Lonnie Johnson’s invention is a sad reminder that unlike the character Leonardo DiCaprio will portray in the upcoming film Inception, Black people can’t steal inventions as he can dreams for their own benefit.

Only in movies are such innovations brought to us by Black people. Save the Super Soaker, of course.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

#89. Bad Family Reunion T-Shirts

Black people are fiercely individualistic when it comes to sports, especially in how they compete in so-called team sports such as basketball, soccer and football. The differences in the racial styles of athletic performance were apparent during the 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament and most recently, the 2010 World Cup where African teams have performed abysmally.

In football, so-called “showboating” or “taunting” after a long-run, big hit by a defensive player or stupendous catch by a receiver is a recurrent theme practiced with increasing passion by Black people.

Yet, this individualism wears off quickly when a member of the Black community comes under scrutiny from the outside world at large. An attack on one Black person is translated as an attack on all, as Black people will rally to the defense of any derelict, regardless of the severity of his or her crime.

Michael Jackson, a wayward soul until his untimely demise nearly a year ago, was welcomed with open arms into the big tent of Blackness once his ethereal form regained dark features.

Juxtaposed, this extreme form of individualism in sports coupled with an emphatic belief in the importance of defending Blackness whenever it comes under attack – regardless of the individual’s crime – is to be applauded.

Nowhere can these two clashing ideas be seen with greater impact than a Black family reunion, a veritable institution that Black people consider a holier occasion than any religious date on the calendar.

You see, the Black family is in shambles across the nation, so the family reunion stands as a heroic defense against the alarming disintegration of a once nominally intact familial unit, and a proud reminder that some Black families have the ability to stand together while ruination consumes their community:

But it's also true that African-American families were much more intact in the decades before the Civil Rights Act than they were in the decades after it. In 1963, according to the famous Department of Labor report issued by Daniel Patrick Moynihan two years later, the out-of-wedlock birth rate among blacks was 23.6 percent while the rate among whites was only 3.07 percent. By 2005, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the out-of-wedlock birth rate among non-Hispanic whites had jumped to 25.3 percent and the rate among non-Hispanic blacks stood at nearly 70 percent.

In other words, the black out-of-wedlock birth rate was lower in 1963--on the eve of the Civil Rights Act, when Jim Crow policies were still an ugly reality in the American South and white racism was far more widespread than it is today--than the non-Hispanic white rate was in 2005.

There is no reason to harangue people about the monumentally depressive state of the Black family (in finances as well), for the recalcitrant nature of Black pupils that Crusading White Pedagogues attempt to impart knowledge upon is but one example of the lethargy infecting this community.

However, the family reunion offers refuge from the complacent nature of Black people as they gather together to celebrate accomplishments in the warm embrace of multiple generations. A family reunion is nothing to scoff at, for an opportunity to see the various branches of a family tree spread out in person is a marvelous occurrence that white people are granted only at weddings and graduations.

With the infrastructure of the Black family crumbling daily, the family reunion is reminder of what helps maintain a strong foundation for success: strong bonds that tie generations together, making young people aware of their mortality by seeing older faces and older people aware of their responsibilities by the young faces present.

The often-maligned Tyler Perry came out with a film entitled Madea’s Family Reunion, which showcased the troubles that plague the Black family (grandmothers are prone to caring for Black babies born out-of-wedlock in the Black community).

And yet, through all the familial revelry and enjoyment, only one thing truly matters in the whole experience and that is getting the T-Shirt which signifies that the Black individual did indeed attend a Black family reunion:

It doesn’t matter if your vision of a family reunion is a 50-person potluck, 500 family members packed in the local park, or a weekend cruise to nowhere -- if you don’t plan it right, your folk may disown you.

So says Sandra Jamison, author of “Finding Your People: An African American Guide to Discovering Your Roots,” who has planned and attended more than a few family reunions -- and has the T-shirts to prove it.

She says Africans Americans have a history of being disbursed across the country and an even stronger history of reuniting to celebrate their heritage and family pride.

With July and August prime family reunion season, Jamison offers tips to make your family reunion a success. “Getting together with the folks from up north or down south has been a part of our culture," she says. It’s not unlike planning a wedding, so don’t forget the reason you are doing this.

You may think you're an experienced event or wedding planner, but it’s best not to turn into the bridezilla of the reunion and micromanage every last detail, Jamison says. “Identify responsible people in your family. Make sure they have e-mail and know exactly what they are supposed to do,” she says.

Create a planning committee of three or four people, put them in charge of logistics, invitations, food and activities. Keep communication open and continuous leading up to the big day. Have a list of action items. For more details, go to check this article, Celebrating Your Roots! Tips for Planning Your Reunion for great family reunion planning tips.

All I Got Is a T-Shirt?

A black family reunion is not complete without the T-shirt, says Jamison. “Don’t think for a second you can get away with not having a T-shirt made for everybody,” she says. But a silk-screen souvenir is not the only way to make your reunion memorable. Try to think outside the box for different family reunion give-aways. Remember, it’s about family and your roots. Jamison suggests having a family tree posted somewhere and let people add to it. Or consider framing your family tree in an inexpensive picture frame for each family attending. Or have a talented family write the
story about the founding family members.

Family reunions are not permanent gatherings, but finite events. Like a vacation, some sort of paraphernalia must be procured to prove you once attended such an increasingly mythically - in its conception – event.

At airports across the country, large contingents of Black people can be seen sporting T-shirts that quickly identify them as being part of a family. This item is a Black person’s most invaluable accoutrement, reminiscent of marathon runners acquiring a Boston Marathon T-shirt for the successful completion of the 26-mile race.

Once the reunion ends however, Black people who gathered in mass to pay homage to their family will become lowly individuals again and wearing a family reunion T-shirt will help them stand out in a sea of humanoids (see US senatorial candidate Alvin Greene wearing his family reunion T-shirt in this interview).

Thus, Stuff Black People Don’t Like includes bad family reunion T-shirts for the meeting of multiple generations of Black people to celebrate blood relations is an event that must be properly recorded for the annals of time with a handsome T-shirt.

The family reunion T-shirt is a way for Black people to "showboat" and "taunt" those deprived souls denied such clothing.

A bad T-shirt design means no one attending the reunion will wear it, bringing to mind the eternal question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, does it make a sound?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Clarification of Commenting Rules

I've been extremely busy as of late and haven't had the time to invest into some incredibly important entries.

A lot is going on right now in the news that warrants discussion, plus new entries have been sitting in the on-deck circle for far too long and need to finally step into the batters box here at Stuff Black People Don't Like. However, important matters have needed attention and have demanded precedence. Time truly is one's most precious resource - never, ever waste it for you won't get a second of it back.

A quick clarification of the rules for posting comments:

For newcomers, only blog posts that have the number sign (#) and a subsequent numeral count as part of the official canon of SBPDL. Also, the entries are posted in no sequential order. Searching the archives for older posts will show that many low numbers still are empty, awaiting the inevitable inclusion into SBPDL.

You are invited to post your thoughts on every entry and join whatever discussion erupts from the meanderings that are posted, but please strive to enhance the thread and do not "hijack it" with feckless writings that fail to have deliver concise points.

Free speech is exalted here, but with such autonomy some modicum of standards must exist. Refrain from racial epithets, pejoratives and comparison of Black people to creatures that are commonly found in captivity or the jungles. In SBDPL's opinion, the behavior of some Black people in the United States would cause deep consternation to the animals some compare them too, if these animals were made aware of such comparisons.

If you think the entry lacks merit, it would be constructive to know why. Anytime you post a comment that alludes to a story, study, statistic or attempts to debunk what has been written, please provide a link (sometimes, your web browser will not allow such an action. works best with Firefox, and you should be able to copy and paste and link into your comment).

Look, this blog is barely a year old. Google declared war on us, as did Facebook in that time span. Yet we continue to push forward, undaunted.

And yes, I truly believe something will transpire in South Africa soon. As Yahoo! reports, the World Cup has thus far been a dismal failure and security is virtually non-existent. The only question remains: will it happen when the world is watching or after the cameras go off?:

When the first whistle blows in the opening match of the World Cup Friday, think of Abdirahman Nuur Jilley, who will be watching at a friend’s house, wearing the yellow jersey of Bafana Bafana, the national team of his adopted country.

Jilley was born in Somalia 22 years ago, but fled the war-torn country as a teenager to settle in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Jilley calls himself a “soccer addict.” He’s thrilled to have tickets to see his two other favorite teams (Ivory Coast and Portugal) go head to head next week. But like many undocumented immigrants in South Africa, he is afraid of what will happen to him when the tournament ends on July 11.

“I feel very scared,” he said. “We’re getting threatened—told that after the World Cup is over, we’re going to attack you, loot your property, and chase you away from South Africa.”

Big changes are coming here and this has occupied what precious free time I have, but these efforts will see fruition soon.

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Again, thanks to everyone who finds this website an enjoyable departure from the norm and for investing your time into reading what is posted. I get a lot of emails, and every effort is made to answer them all. Keep them coming ( and keep news stories coming as well, as it gets difficult trying to keep an Argus-eye on all that transpires in a day, let alone a week.

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