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The Homeless In Washington DC Can Eat At Sakina Halal Grill… FREE (Video)

I’m trying to worship our Creator through food.

Maaaan, this might hoke you up. Delicious FREE food for the homeless… that will feed YOUR soul!

This immigrant-owned restaurant in Washington, D.C. just blocks from the White House feeds the homeless and poor every single day as if they were full paying customers, no questions asked.
– ABC 7 News – WJLA

Respek on the name Kazi Mannan!


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‘Change The Mascot Movement’ Scores A Major Win: U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington’s NFL Team Trademarks (Video)

Aha! So we’re seeing some real movement on the ‘Change The Mascot’ movement since we posted about it here.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the football team on Wednesday, saying they are offensive to Native Americans…If the decision is upheld, it will be hard for the team to claim ownership of its brand, a crucial step in going after the makers of unlicensed merchandise…The decision came in response to a suit brought by five Native Americans.

It’s been time Washington; and the U.S. Patent Office obviously agrees. Change The Mascot. JayForce suggested ‘Washington Warriors’ as an alternative. See? Still bad ass, yet not offensive.



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The National Congress of American Indians Says It’s Past Time To ‘Change The Mascot’ For Washington D.C.’s NFL Team (Video)

“Native Americans call themselves many things. The one thing they don’t…”

Powerful point made with lots of eyes watching. Above is the commercial the NFL would not let air. The National Congress of American Indians went for another ‘big game’ viewing audience though.

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation bought airtime in seven major cities during halftime of the NBA Finals Game 3 for a one-minute spot criticizing the Redskins team name, and calling for it to be changed. Here’s the extended two-minute version of the “Proud to Be” video, produced by the National Congress of American Indians back in January, leading up to the Super Bowl.

After the jump, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation leaders speak on why they got involved with the Change The Mascot movement.

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History/Politics: After 50 Years, Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis Still Says ‘We Cannot Give In!’ (Video)

RESPECT to the only living speaker/organizer from the 1963 March on Washington DC, Congressman John Lewis! What were you (or will you be) doing at 23? Probably not getting beaten trying to achieve the right to vote, thanks to the Congressman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Bernard LaFayette and other activists who marched and fought for for that right for us! Check out the video of the Civil Rights pioneer still speaking on it above. We cannot give up… we cannot give in!

“I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us.”

Representative Lewis, referencing his suffering at ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma decades ago, is talking about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent stripping of the Voting Rights Act; as Dixie-crat states in the South are now allowed to make voting laws without having them cleared by the Federal Court or Government. Come on! There was a REASON we needed to have Federal oversight of Southern states’ voting policymaking… to make/keep things fair! If you need a ‘refresher’ course, Google ‘Gomillion v. Lightfoot’ (and Tweet me if you like; as I am from Tuskegee, Alabama… we can talk).



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