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By Rev. Edward Pinkney

While visiting family members in Money, Mississippi in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, was brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman. He was not prepared for the level of racism he encountered in Mississippi.  

Emmett Till’s assailants, the woman’s husband and brother, drove Emmett around, beat him and then made him carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River. They ordered him to take off his clothes. The two men beat him nearly to death, gouged out his eyes, shot him in the head, and threw his body tied to the cotton fan with barbed wire into the river.  

With this kind of history in America, how can people in the state of Michigan stay in the dark? In the city of Benton Harbor and the state of Michigan, they are still hanging nooses and burning crosses. If reporting by the media in Berrien County were truthful, residents would have information that might provoke meaningful action in response to such actions by elected and other officials, law enforcement and the Whirlpool Corporation.  

An immense travesty has occurred in St Joseph, Michigan, just across the river from Benton Harbor. An African-American, Timothy “Bulldog” Allen, missing since November 9, 2011. turned up dead in the St Joseph River in St Joseph,Township. There is no doubt for many that he was murdered, possibly by two cops, the last people known to see him alive.

Berrien County has a sordid history of African-American disappearances, of nobody caring, and of limited investigations by law enforcement. A man turned up dead in the river and police are the last to see him alive, about two hundred feet where he was last talking to them. This has a chilling effect on the community. We buried Timothy “Bulldog” Allen today.  

Beware! Armed bands are roaming the highways and marching through your neighborhood. They may even try to enter your home! Watch for these gang identifiers: vehicles they may drive are sport cars, four door sedans, vans, often painted black and white, blue and white or just plain white with sirens and flashing red and blue lights. Their clothing is well kept dress uniforms, usually black, blue and sometimes brown gang colors. They are adorned with patches and a badge. Headwear varies. Other accessories include gun belts, handcuffs, hand held radio and large flashlights. These gangs are highly organized, well armed and potentially violent. Warn your friends and neighbors. We must protect our future. Occupy everything.         

"a progressive mindset found language list poem"

OWS
FEED THE HUNGRY
CLOTHE THE NAKED
HOUSE THE HOMELESS
HEAL THE SICK
REHABILITATE THE PRISONERS
EDUCATE THE STUDENTS
COUNSEL THE DISTURBED
EMPLOY THE UNEMPLOYED
SAVE THE CHILDREN,THE SENIORS AND THEIR PETS
SAVE AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
RESPECT THE SCIENTIST AND THE ARTISTS
SAVE THE UNIONS AND THE WORKERS
END PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY
CASINO CAPITALISM; MORATORIUM ON FORECLOSURES
IMPERIALISM; BAIL OUT THE PEOPLE NOT THE BANKS
GLOBALIZATION, GREED, CORRUPTION, LOBBYISTS,THE FED
OLIGARCHS, PLUTOCRATS, BIG OIL, PACS, AND STUDENT LOAN DEBT
CORPORATIONS VS THE PEOPLE: "CITIZENS UNITED"
EQUITABLE TRANSPARENT DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH
SAVE PENSIONS, SOCIAL PROGRAMS, AND OTHER BENEFITS
SAFE PLACES FOR YOUNG FOLK TO WORK, PLAY AND STUDY
FREEDOM TO SPEAK, WORSHIP,AND PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE
END ALL UNJUST WARS,CONFLICTS, ASSASSINATIONS AND DRUG WARS
FAIR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION AND THE DREAM ACT
RECALL MEAN-SPIRITED GOVERNORS AND CORPORATE MISMANAGERS
IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ENJOY ALL CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
THIRD PARTY OR CONSENSUS GOVERNMENT WITHOUT PARTIES
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, DEMOCRACY, OR REPUBLIC
POLICE: PLEASE PROTECT PEACEFUL PROTESTERS
TOP 1% MUST PAY FAIR TAXES AND PLAY BY THE GOLDEN RULE
"IT'S NOT ONE THING...IT'S EVERYTHING" PEOPLE'S TRIBUNE

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
Emma Lazarus

(C) 2011 Wardell Montgomery Jr. (12-6-11) 313-821-8660
wardellmontgomery@sbcglobal.net






Joseph Harris, the Emergency Manager with dictatorial powers to “straighten out” the Benton Harbor books,” had predicted a $400,000 surplus in 2011, according to the Herald Palladium. But the books are apparently still in the red! In addition, an audit showed accounting mistakes and stagnant accounts that weren’t being used. Meanwhile the City’s elected officials are stripped of almost all of their authority to run the city. A public investigation into the work of the Emergency Manager is in order!  — Rev. Edward Pinkney


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