Truth will not make you rich, but it will make you free.
--Francis Bacon

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Monday, September 29, 2014

WURD Speaks: Black Power Babies

Dis Ma Hair: Do Black Blonds have more fun?

Joani Ward, author of You Don't Have To Be Broke: So Wake Up, Shake It Up, and Make A Change, shifts from writing about numbers and entrepreneurship to writing about real life experiences in Black Girls Gone Blonde: Stories From A Newly Discovered Sisterhood, to be launched on October 15, 2014
The question: Is it true that blondes have more fun? African American women are coming out of the woodwork with blonde hair. They are beautiful, bold, blonde, and would probably answer yes to this question. Black Girls Gone Blonde captures real life experiences of 8 women who live in the DC metropolitan area. The stories captured include challenges and obstacles that have been overcome. Stories such as the challenges of living in Potomac Gardens (the projects) and hating it, a career that almost ended due to a terrible accident, parental abuse, drug addiction, and molestation.
Every story has a positive outcome. Black Girls Gone Blonde: Stories From A Newly Discovered Sisterhood shows that anything is possible, there is light at the end of the tunnel, it’s never too late to pursue your dreams, and that dreams do come true. Readers might see themselves in the women interviewed for the book, but they will also see how exactly each of them were able to overcome the challenges in their lives.
For more details about the book, visit or
Joani Ward is also the author of three other books, Business Quotations Every Entrepreneur Should Know: 52 Weeks of Motivation and InspirationCreate Your WordPress Website in 27 Minutes: Believe Me It's Possible, and How To Write and Self Publish Your Own Book: 7 Steps To A Finished Product in 30 Days.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mythology of Pussy and Dick: Women rape men--from Chicago to Seattle!


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Shocking news has dropped of an incident involving a 33 year old Chicago man who was RAPED at gunpoint – by two Chicago women!!!
The victim was walking down a Chicago street when when 25 year old Cierra Ross pulled up next to him and offered him a ride home.
Things went all the way left a short time later when Cierra allegedly pulled a gun on him. She then ordered him to climb into the backseat and take off his clothes.
Police claim that Cierra then forced the 33-year-old at gunpoint to have sex with her friend.
In addition to intercourse, the man was allegedly instructed to fondle the woman’s breats and buttocks. The two female suspects also allegedly robbed their victim, getting away with $200 in cash, credit cards and an iPhone.
The unnamed man reportedly begged the women to stop, but was eventually able to escape withhis life. By busting out of the car and, running down the street naked from the waist down.
The 33-year-old victim managed to flag down a taxi nearby and asked for the driver’s help. The taxi driver also managed to snap a photo of Cierra’s license plate. Police eventually tracked her down and arrested her.
WTF is going on in Chicago?! The stories we hear continue to get worse and worse, and President Obama is worried about what’s going on in Syria?

Woman Charged With Breaking Into Home 

Raping Man In Seattle

Chantae M. Gilman.
A Seattle prosecutor has charged 26-year-old Chantae Gilman with second-degree rape after a man reportedly awoke from a deep sleep and found her on top of him in his bed.
The alleged sexual attack occurred more than a year ago, but a recently completed DNA test led prosecutors to file charges against Gilman, according to Q13 Fox.
The unidentified, 31-year-old man said he awoke at 2 a.m. on June 17, 2013 to Gilman straddling him and having sexual intercourse with him. Police say he told the 240-pound suspect to get off, but she allegedly refused and told him to be quiet. He was able to break free from underneath her and said he pushed her out of the apartment.
The victim said he'd gone to sleep following a night of partying and a "long day." He didn't know Gilman but recognized her as a "drug user in the area," a detective told The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Local hospital staff performed a sexual assault examination later in the day. The DNA collected during the case matched Gilman's this year.
Gilman told police that she didn't remember the incident or being in his home. She described herself as mentally ill.
Seattle police acknowledged to KOMO-TV that an arrest of a female rapist is unusual.
"From a statistical standpoint, yes, it is atypical to have a female aggressor," SPD Det. Drew Fowler told the station. "But we work to hold all people responsible for their actions. The law is specifically written to be gender-equitable and we will charge anybody with a crime that they've committed."
Gilman is a mother of four who is eight months pregnant with her fifth child, said Elwin Hartfield, a friend who answered the door at her last known address in Seattle. Hartfield said Gilman was in treatment in Eastern Washington, and that she'd been treated for mental health issues and drug abuse in the past.
Gilman is set to be arraigned on Sept. 22. She's being held on $100,000 bail.

For a better understanding of sexual abuse and slavery in the patriarchal society, wherein women and men are chattel or personal property, search Marvin X's Mythology of Pussy and Dick. Of his 30 written books, this 18 page pamphlet is the most controversial piece of his writings. It is life saving for the young and old; they read it and are changed forever. Perhaps the NFL brothers
( and their partners) should read it ASAP. Google it!
Who will donate to the Marvin X Books Project on Indiegogo? Send the brother $5, 10, 20, 100, 1000. Sho yo love!

Young lady from the ATL visiting Marvin X's Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland. 

The Black Arts Movement Celebrating Amiri Baraka

Saturday, September 27, 2014

SOS--Calling All Black People, A Black Arts Movement Reader edited by John H. Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez and James Smethurst

This volume brings together a broad range of key writings from the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, among the most significant cultural movements in American history. The aesthetic counterpart of the Black Power movement, it burst onto the scene in the form of artists’ circles, writers’ workshops, drama groups, dance troupes, new publishing ventures, bookstores, and cultural centers and had a presence in practically every community and college campus with an appreciable African American population. Black Arts activists extended its reach even further through magazines such as Ebony and Jet, on television shows such as Soul! and Like It Is, and on radio programs.

Many of the movement’s leading artists, including Ed Bullins, Nikki Giovanni, Woodie King, Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Askia TourĂ©, Marvin X and Val Gray Ward remain artistically productive today. Its influence can also be seen in the work of later artists, from the writers Toni Morrison, John Edgar Wideman, and August Wilson to actors Avery Brooks, Danny Glover, and Samuel L. Jackson, to hip hop artists Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Chuck D.

SOS—Calling All Black People includes works of fiction, poetry, and drama in addition to critical writings on issues of politics, aesthetics, and gender. It covers topics ranging from the legacy of Malcolm X and the impact of John Coltrane’s jazz to the tenets of the Black Panther Party and the music of Motown. The editors have provided a substantial introduction outlining the nature, history, and legacy of the Black Arts Movement as well as the principles by which the anthology was assembled.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Baba Herman Ferguson has joined the Ancestors--Long Live his revolutionary black nationalist spirit!