REPUBLIC CHAIRMAN STEELE SUPPORTS BARACK THE MAGIC NEGROE SONG

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michaelsteelecon-225The chairman of the Republican National Committe, Michael Steele, is showing again why he’s a sellout and Republican party patsy. We won’t even bother to mention the other obvious: he’s also a jealous, Obama hater.

He recently agreed with a caller, while hosting conservative host/pundit Bill Bennett’s radio show, who said that President Obama is “the magic negro.”

Interestingly, as ThinkProgress.org reminds, during the January campaign for chairmanship of the RNC, Steele slammed his then opponent, Chip Saltsman’s distribution of a CD with a song called “Barack the Magic Negro.”

“It doesn’t help at all,” Steele said at the time. “Absolutely, it reinforces a negative stereotype of the party

However, as we said, that sentiment is suddenly out the window. Now that he’s the chairman and needs to suck up to Rush Limbaugh and the party’s hard core fringe right – just to keep his job, suddenly the “magic negro” reference sounds good:

CALLER: It’s just like the LA Time said last year or two years ago: He is
the magic Negro.

STEELE: Yeah he — [laughing]. You read that too, huh? [still laughing]

CALLER: Oh yeah. I read that too. Even when things go wrong, he still
manages to come out smelling like a rose.

STEELE: Well, yeah.

Listen to it: Here’s the first video of Steele denouncing the song

 

In this clip here Michael Steel is now supporting the magic Negroe song..

Wow how quickly they change-How quickly they change

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ALL WHITE JURY ACQUIT RACIST TEENS WHO BEAT MEXICAN IMMIGRANT TO DEATH

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Prosecutors alleged that Brandon Piekarsky, 17, and Derrick Donchak, 19, baited the Ramirez into a fight with racial epithets, provoking an exchange of punches and kicks that ended with Ramirez convulsing in the street, foaming from the mouth. He died two days later in a hospital.

Some satisfied, others outraged with verdict for immigrant’s death

By Emanuella Grinberg
CNN

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Some are calling it proof that the justice system works, others, a travesty of justice that sends an “extremely dangerous” message that you can beat an undocumented immigrant to death and get away with it.

Two Pennsylvania teens were acquitted Friday of the most serious charges in the death of Luis Ramirez, who died of blunt force injuries to the head after a fight on a residential street in the rural mining town of Shenandoah.

Prosecutors alleged that Brandon Piekarsky, 17, and Derrick Donchak, 19, baited the Ramirez into a fight with racial epithets, provoking an exchange of punches and kicks that ended with Ramirez convulsing in the street, foaming from the mouth. He died two days later in a hospital.

The incident drew national attention to the small town of Shenandoah, highlighting issues of race relations.

Gasps filled the courtroom in Pottsville as not-guilty verdicts were announced on charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and ethnic intimidation for both teens.

The gasps came from relatives of the defendants, who had to be restrained by sheriff’s deputies as they tried to rush the defense table to congratulate the teens. Ramirez’s sole supporter, his wife, Crystal, had left the courtroom before the verdicts announced.

Piekarsky was also acquitted of third-degree murder for allegedly delivering a fatal kick to Ramirez’s head after he was knocked to the ground.

As they poured out of courthouse, the teens’ supporters shouted “I was right from the start” and I’m glad the jury listened” at cameras that caught the late-night verdict.

But Gladys Limon, a spokeswoman for the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said the jury had sent a troubling message.

“The jurors here [are] sending the message that you can brutally beat a person, without regard to their life, and get away with it, continue with your life uninterrupted,” she said.

“In this case, the message is that a person who may not be popular in society based on their national origin or certain characteristic has less value in our society,” she said.

The all-white jury of six men and six women from Schuylkill County jury found Piekarsky and Donchak guilty of simple assault.

They also convicted Donchak of providing alcohol to the other teens who were involved in the confrontation, including a juvenile co-defendant and another teen who pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in the fight.

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AN INTERVIEW W/ JOHN FORTE POST PRISON

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Forte has been busy. He’s laying down the framework for 24 new songs at a downtown Manhattan studio and hitting the stage for the first time in eight years in New York with the Roots, Talib Kweli, Chrisette Michele and Pharoahe Monch.

Q&A: Post-prison Forte busy with music, book, blog

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john-forteblue-225NEW YORK (Billboard)Singer-songwriter and producer John Forte was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1997 for his work on the Fugees’ multiplatinum album “The Score.” But he’s now best known for the November 2008 commutation of his prison sentence by President George W. Bush. Forte was released after serving seven and a half years of a 14-year sentence in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Since then, Forte has been busy. He’s laying down the framework for 24 new songs at a downtown Manhattan studio and hitting the stage for the first time in eight years in New York with the Roots, Talib Kweli, Chrisette Michele and Pharoahe Monch.

In addition to signing a book deal with Simon & Schuster to publish his memoirs, he’s blogging for the online news site the Daily Beast and working with In Arms Reach, a nonprofit program committed to promoting a positive environment for children of incarcerated parents and at-risk youth.

Billboard: The new tracks have a melancholy, lonely quality. Is that how you felt when you wrote them?

John Forte: These songs were written while I was away, but they’re not necessarily about being away. The songs are like haiku in that they are concise. There is a tinge of solitude in them but it’s a reflective, centered solitude. Not that I’d resigned myself to my fate of 168 months or 14 years in prison. I resigned myself to the present.

Billboard: Did you listen to music while in prison?

Forte: I ended up listening to (Philadelphia’s triple A station) WXPN in the south New Jersey area where I was for at least the last four years of my sentence. I got turned on to so much: Jose Gonzalez, Regina Spektor, Sia, Rachael Yamagata, Cat Power. I actually used those guys as barometers to my songwriting. The beauty of Cat Power is the divine imperfection in her voice. I don’t listen to her expecting any perfect notes and pitches, but I believe her, and that’s what motivates me.

Billboard: In some ways, you seemed to have evolved beyond hip-hop. How does that part of your past fit into your new material?

Forte: I take umbrage with the fact that when the press came out after my sentence was commuted, I was referred (to) in every periodical as “rapper John Forte.” I’d like to think of myself as a musician who happens to rap. But whether hip-hop becomes more commercial or more thugged-out or more about conspicuous consumption, it will always have that undertone of speaking truth to power, questioning the status quo. That’s what always defines hip-hop, always has and always will.

Billboard: You were released in December, and you’re already busy. How did you make such a swift transition?

Forte: I have great people in my life. It’s through the competence, the compassion and the love of the people around me that has made this transition as seamless as it appears. It’s not lost on me — the blessings and the opportunities that have been put before me.

Billboard: Did people keep in touch with you during your time in prison?

Forte: When the really hard days hit and I felt despondent, dejected and the social pariah that a federal number sets you up to be, I’d go to mail call and get one letter from a fan. I was at my nadir, and then out of the blue — of course it’s never out of the blue, everything happens for a reason — I would hear from a fan or somebody who appreciated what I put out there. It was reaffirming that the music had its own course.

Billboard: Why did George Bush decide to grant you a commutation?

Forte: I don’t think I’m qualified to answer that. I know that we went through the process like everyone else. I had a lot of support, but it was my last ray of hope. I went through my appeals process. It was a tiny sliver that opened up to me being here now.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

(please visit our entertainment blog via www.reuters.com or on http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/)

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