Archive for November, 2009

Jim Marrs – Rule by Secrecy (3 of 14)

November 30, 2009

under the title The Terror Conspiracy. Marr has a key speaker at a number of national conferences, including the annual International UFO Congress [4] and the annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference, [5] was, but he also speaks at local conferences like Conspiracy Con [6] and The Bay Area UFO Expo [1]. From 2000 he began teaching a course on UFOs at the University of Texas at Arlington. Marrs has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Discovery Channel, TLC, The History Channel, …

Dr. Bruce Maccabee – MUFON-LA (1 of 1)

November 30, 2009

13. March 1997. Dr. Macabee will also touch on his historical research, including its acquisition of the FBIS "flying disc file" the FBI. Dr. Maccabee received a BS in physics from an MS and PhD to follow. in physics at American University, Washington, DC. In 1972 his long career began at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, which is currently in Dahlgren, Virginia. He has worked on optical data processing generation of underwater sound with lasers and various aspects of …

Justice Denied – The James Stevens Story.

November 30, 2009

Employment, special needs advocacy and empowerment of women. It was in the local and national newspapers and electronic media including the New York Times and The National Law Journal featured. The cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Long Beach and various non-profit organizations have honored her for her work on behalf of children and families. An honors graduate from the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School, Areva lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ernest, is also …

New Mexico Colleges

November 30, 2009

New Mexico, which previously only developed as a popular holiday destination for many who quickly became a major educational capital than was known. The universities and colleges in New Mexico to make their presence in the national and international educational circuit. There are more than fifty colleges and universities in the small town of New Mexico. Some of the prominent universities namely, University of Phoenix, DeVry University and> American InterContinental University. The range of programs for students from these universities and colleges are offered amaze you. From technology to art, from the economy to health, you are sure a course of your choice here.

Most of these universities offer a very good financial support for a few deserving students, especially at the graduate level. There are special scholarships and fee varies grants to deserving local students. This is probably made in an attemptto promote education at the local level and also reduce the number of college dropouts, at least those that occur due to financial reasons.

Like all other universities and colleges in America, you must obtain the required standardized tests such as SA for under graduate and GRE for the graduate level in order to gain admission to these schools. The other conditions for the application can be easily found from the websites of individual universities. You canAlso mail your request to the application or contact head of the university. Contacting individual department heads of units is especially a good idea at the time as a department can be in a different requirements from those of the rest of the College.

Inclusion in a part of the schools of New Mexico is very hard, because it has serious competition, but if it's you, your future is secure.

A Beautiful Mind – Genius and madness are close neighbors

November 29, 2009

Have you seen "A Beautiful Mind" with Russell Crowe? The film is based on a true story about a brilliant mathematician in dealing with schizophrenia is based, and it won four Academy Awards in 2001.

I did it a second time last week and was fascinated not only by performance Crowe, but mainly through the fascinating account of how strong the human spirit.

While Professor Nash teaches at a famous American university, he is approached by mysteryService agent to decipher a code that the enemies of democracy and its use for subversive activities threatening the national security. For years he has worked with the agents to explore the millions of connections and opportunities to discover the secret – until his wife, his hidden life experiences and support him on his way out of the mess.

It turns out that all persons involved in the underground garage of the plot are entirely fictitious, they existed only in the mind of a professor – so real tohim that he's a complete second identity has developed around his scenario. His strange behavior under these circumstances was clearly labeled 'madness' of his "normal" counterparts – and yet he won a Nobel Prize for his scientific work for a few years later.

Genius and madness are close neighbors, they say – assuming for a minute that you and I do not fall into one of these categories, is what the hour for "regular" people here? As far as I'm concerned, I will show more consideration for the unusualBehavior of people in those days.

Who am I, for other things that I do not judge, understand? I know that I have some blind spots, and may be that odd fellow I saw yesterday at the mall a genius of design is to square the circle.

What's more, I'm reminded that I live in my own world – like you in yours.

Many things take me every day with a direct influence on my actions because I am firmly convinced that they are perfectly sensible.

Most of theTime that you do not find strange, what I do, I suppose, but I'm sure some people wonder who is the fool that an hour there on a perfect Sunday afternoon writing articles like this one.

What's on your mind? Do you want the president of your bowling club? Climb Mount Kilimanjaro? That's fine, but I will not personally harassed.

The point is that we who we think we are in the truest sense. I am not a professor, and I do not want to win the Nobel Prize – but I want to write, and that isOK, too. Who knows, maybe they will give me the Pulitzer Prize in those days – call me crazy.

Donahue (Part 1) – Racially Based Jury Nullification with Professor Paul Butler

November 29, 2009

by Donahue, Professor Paul Butler of George Washington University Law School, his theory of jury nullification strategy as outlined in the "racially based jury nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System discussed, published his article in the Yale Law Journal. It is connected by Emerson Elliott (President of the New Jersey Fully informed Jury Association), Keith Waters (President of the National Bar Association) and Amy Jackson (former prosecutor, DC). Since the production of these …

How do I become a girls basketball All-American

November 29, 2009

You hear about the McDonald's All American team and game. You hear about the WBCA High School All-America team and game. You also hear about the Parade All-America team. But what is the secret question on these teams. Let me fill you in.

You must play outside the regular school schedule

Long gone are the days where you just play from November to March. After the McDonald's All American site increases many seniors this list based onexcellent junior year or with an outstanding summer participating in summer camps and AAU tournaments.

You've got media coverage

Long gone are the days when you will not hear about girls basketball in the newspapers, on radio, the Internet and on television. McDonald's All American website also says in the selection of names submitted by the members of the Selection Committee as well as government representatives who religiously follow the prep scene in their fields. InIn addition, Sports America to all the major basketball publication record and must be read very carefully by its staff to ensure that some players do not deserve to be overlooked.

You must be a national player

Long gone are the days where you only play basketball in your city and your school team. You have to play in events and tournaments that you put your talents on a national level. For example, for over 25 years, Blue Star is one of the most influential organizations in the selection has beenand advising such publications rankings and listings, as in The Sporting News, USA Today, Gatorade Circle of Champions and MCDONALDS ALL AMERICAN TEAM found, to name a few. I became a national player after attending an event Bluestar.

If the listing to guarantee you a Girls Basketball All America? No, it will not. But in the course of the debate on this, you have a lot of college coaches want to put your skills on their roster.

Langston Hughes – The Life, Times, Works as well as the impact of a versatile African-American Writer

November 28, 2009

Langston Hughes stands as a literary and cultural translation of political resistance and the campaign of the black consciousness leader like Martin Luther King, the rights of black citizens, and thus meets the ethos of the American dream, which is widely celebrated every year around February for the restoration of April.

Hughes's compelling sense of social and cultural purpose, his sense of the past, present and future of black America pays tribute to his life and boundworks as much to learn from having to bring us to go further and to inform and guide our steps as we move to create a great future.

Hughes is also important because it seems to be conveniently spans the genres: poetry can, drama, novels and criticism of an indelible stamp on each. At age 21 he had in all four (published 4) areas. Because he always considered himself an artist in words that would venture into every single area of literary creativity, because there was Readers, for a story meant more than just a poem or a song lyric meant more than a story, and Hughes wanted to achieve the individual and his kind.

But mainly, as he himself was a poet. He wanted to be a poet who focuses on the needs of the people in his poems, which might, no formal training or extensive literary background could be read address. Despite these Hughes wrote and directed dozens of short stories, about a dozen books for children, a history of> National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), two volumes of autobiography, libretti, song lyrics and so on. Hughes had driven a pure confidence in his versatility and power of his craft.

Hughes' commitment to Africa was really concrete and in words and deeds. The fact that his Negro-ness (although light skin tone) has awakened in him a desire to establish from the other side of the Color Line, which they refuse to challenge:

My old man is awhite old man

And my old mother is black

My old ma died in a beautiful big house

My crazy died in a hut

I wonder where I'm gonna die

Since I am neither white nor black?

His search for his roots received impetus in 1923 when Hughes met and heard back Marcus Garvey exhorting blacks go to Africa to escape the wrath of the white man. Hughes was then one of the poets who thought they felt the beatings of jungle tom-toms on the pulse of the Negro. "Your verses took aimagine nostalgic mood, and some of them that they were the rhythms of African dance and music in their verses infusion as we could read this poem in mind: "Danse Africaine"

The low beating of the tom toms,

The slow beating of the tom toms,

Low … slow

Slow … low —

It stimulates your blood.


A night veiled girl

Vortex gently into a

Circle of Light.

Eddy softly … slow,

Born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902, Hughesgrew up in Lawrence, Kansas and Lincoln, Illinois, before the high school in Cleveland, Ohio, was in the places it is part of a small community of blacks, whom he, however, fundamentally linked from early in his life. While descending from a distinguished family, his childhood was disrupted by the separation of his parents not long after his birth. His father then emigrated to Mexico, where the success he hoped the win had eluded him in America. The color of his skin, he hadhoped would be less a provision for its future in Mexico. There, he broke new ground. He gained success in business and spent the rest of his life as a lawyer and wealthy landowners.

In contrast, Hughes' mother of the transience of life is often lived together for black mothers to leave their son in the care of her mother in search of a job.

His maternal grandmother, Mary Langston, whose first husband was in Harpers Ferry as a member of the band John Brown's death,and whose second husband (Hughes's grandfather) was a militant abolitionist. Hughes conveyed a sense of devotion most. Hughes successively lived with family friends, then various relatives in Kansas.

Another important family figure was John Mercer Langston, a brother of the grandfather Hughes, one of the best-known black Americans of the nineteenth century.

Hughes later joined his mother, although she is now with his new stepfather in Cleveland, Ohio.At the same time, Hughes struggled with a sense of abandonment, neglect fostered by the parents. He recalls early is driven by his loneliness' to pound, and the wonderful world of books. "He was with the materialist values of his father and contemptuous conviction that were blacks, Mexicans and Indians, disillusioned, lazy and ignorant.

At Central High School, Hughes drew academically and in sports. He wrote poems and short fiction for the school literary magazine and editor of theSchool year book. He returned to Mexico, where he taught English briefly and wrote poetry and prose for publication in the magazine The Crisis of the NAACP.

Supported by his father, he came to New York in 1921, ostensibly to Columbia University, but really it was to see Harlem. One of his greatest poems, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was has just been published in the crisis. His talent was recognized immediately though it lasted only a year at Columbia University, where he is good but it isnever felt comfortable.

On campus, he was subjected to bigotry. He was assigned the worst dorm because of its color. Instruction in the English literature were all he could bear. Instead of attending classes, which he found boring, he would often show, sponsored lectures and readings from the American Socialist Society. It was then that he was first introduced to the laughter and pain, hunger and sorrow of blues music. It was the night life and the culture that lured him fromCollege. The bittersweet blues songs for him a prisoner of the intense pain and longing that he saw around him, and that he was in poems like "The Weary Blues."

Hold oneself erect as a poet and supported by his mother, in turn, Hughes served as a delivery boy for a florist, a vegetable farmer and a mess boy on a ship on the Hudson River. As part of a merchant ship crew, he sailed to Africa. He then traveled the same route to Europe, where he jumped ship to spend in Paris, onlyseveral months working in a nightclub kitchen and then migrate to Italy.

From 1924 his poems, which he had spent all this time showed the strong influence of blues and jazz. His poem "The Weary Blues," the best example of this influence instrumental in building his career when he first prize in the poetry section of the 1925 literary contest of the magazine a chance to win a literature prize in crisis.

This landmark poem, the first of all poets usethat the basic blues form is a part of the quantity of the same title, whose entire collection reflects the atmosphere of Harlem frenetic nightlife. Most of his selection as "The Weary Blues" approximation of the phrasing and meter blues, a genre popular in the early 1920s by rural and urban blacks. In him and others in plays like "Jazzonia" Hughes recalled the wild hedonistic and glittering atmosphere of Harlem's famous night-clubs. Poetry of social commentary such as "Mother to Son" showLike blacks to be hardened to provide the many hurdles that it through the struggle of life.

Hughes's earliest influences as a mature poet, interestingly, came from white writers. We have Walt Whitman the man who opened his artistic violations of the old conventions of poetry, the boundaries of poetry in new forms like free verse. There is also a very populist white German immigrant Carl Sandburg, who was a Hughes lodestar "in leading him to the ultimate freeVerse and a radically democratic modernist aesthetic

But black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, a master of both dialect and standard verse, and Claude McKay, the black radical socialist an immigrant from Jamaica, who also wrote lyric poetry, was for him as the epitome of cosmopolitan and yet confident, racial and Hughes hoped to be hired black poet. He was also due to older black literary figures like WEB Dubois and James Weldon Johnson, who admired his workand helped him. WEB Dubois' Pan-Africanist collection of essays Souls of Black Folks significantly influenced many black writers such as Hughes, Richard Wright and James Baldwin.

Such color positive images and feelings, as in "People": The night is beautiful / So the faces of my customers and in "Dream There: The night was tenderly / Black like me. Endeared his work to a wide range of Afro – Americans, for whom he pleased in written form.

Hughes had always shownExperiment to determine, as a poet and not slavishly follow the tyranny of narrow strophic forms and exact rhyme. He seemed like Watt Whitman and Carl Sandburg, prefer the verses that captured the reality of American language and not vote as a "poetic language" and with the ear mainly due to the diversity of black American language writing.

"Weary Blues" combines these various elements of the common language of ordinary people, jazz and blues music and the traditional formspoetry, which are adapted to African American and American themes. In his adaptation of traditional poetic forms first to jazz to blues, then sometimes with a dialect, but in a way radically different from earlier writers, Hughes was also due to its early experiments with a loose form of rhyme that is often a way of invention rhythmic free verse served:

Ma ma baby

Got two mo 'ways

Two mo 'ways to do de buck!

Even radical experimentation with newthe blues form to run his next collection, beautiful dresses on the Jews. Perhaps his only book was the most beautiful verses, including a few ballads, beautiful clothes and his worst welcomed.

Several guests in black newspapers and magazines have been saddened by Hughes' fearless and "tasteless" Summon the elements of the lower class black culture, including their often raw eroticism, has never dealt with in serious poetry.

Hughes expressed his determination to write about such peopleand to experiment with blues and jazz, wrote in his essay "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain." Published in the Nation in 1926

"We … younger artists intend to express our individual dark skin themselves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased we are glad. If she does not, it does not matter. We know we are beautiful and ugly."

Hughes, his determination to write to express, fearlessly, shamelessly and unrepentantly about low-class black life and the people, despiteUnlike the. He also exercised much more freedom to experiment with blues and jazz.

The tom-tom cries and the tom-tom laughs. If colored people are pleased we are glad. If they do not their displeasure does not matter, either. We build our temples for tomorrow, strong as we know, as we are high on the mountain, free within ourselves.

With his advocacy of such ideas, the defense of freedom of the black writer, Hughes has been a silver lining on the horizon to younger writerswho would assert their right to explore and exploit supposedly degraded aspects of the black population. He thus provided the movement with a manifesto so skillfully argue the need for both race pride and artistic independence in this, his most memorable essay

In 1926, Hughes returned to the school in the historically black Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where he continued publishing poetry, short stories and essays in the mainstream and black-oriented magazines

In 1927,together with Zora Neal Hurston and other writers, he founded a literary magazine Fire for African – American culture and dedicated at the destruction of older forms of black literature. The company itself was short-lived. It was engulfed in the fire along with their editors.

Then a 70 – year-old wealthy white patrons entered his life. Charlotte Osgood Mason, who started managing virtually every aspect of the life of Hughes and art. Their passionate belief in parapsychology, intuition andPopular culture was in the surveillance of novel writing, that Hughes': Not without Lauqhter is drawn in which his childhood in Kansas, for the life of a sensitive black child, Sandy, growing up in a prestigious show class.mid mid-West Africa — American home.

Hughes' relationship with Mason came to an explosive end of 1930. Hurt and Mason's baffled by the rejection, Hughes used money from a price recovery up to several weeks spent in Haiti. From the intense personal unhappinessand depression, it had fallen into the intermission.

Back in the USA, Hughes made a sharp curve on the political left. His poems and essays have been can now be published in New Masses, a journal of the Communist Party-controlled. Later that year he began touring.

The Renaissance, which was long over for Hughes replaced by a sense of necessity of political struggle and for an art that reflects this radical approach. But his career, in contrast to other then just survived the end of theMovement. He stopped the production of his art in accordance with his sense of himself as a thoroughly professional writer. He published his first collections, which are often bitter and bitter The Ways of White Folks.

Hughes' main concern now was the theater. Mulatto, his drama of race-mixing and the South was the longest-running play by them African American Broadway until Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun appeared in the 1960s. His plays – comedies, and the ramasdomestic black American life, especially – were also very popular with black audiences. With innovations such as theater-in-the-round and calling the public's participation, the expected Hughes to work the later avant-garde playwrights like Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez. In his play Hughes urban dialogue, folk music and a thematic focus on combining the dignity and strength of black Americans.

Hughes wrote other plays, including comedies such as Little Ham (1936) and a historical drama,Emperor of Haiti (1936), most of which only moderate success. In 1937, he spent several months in Europe, including a long stay in besieged Madrid. In 1938 he returned to find their way home to the Harlem Suitcase Theater, which staged his agitprop theater Do not You Want To Be Free? employ some of his poems, vigorously blended black nationalism, the blues, and socialist exhortation. That same year, a socialist organization published a pamphlet of his radical verse, "A New Song."

TheBeginning of World War II, Hughes returned to the political center. The Big Sea, his first volume of his autobiography, with its memorable portrait of the Renaissance and his African journeys in an episodic, lightly comic writing style, almost no mention of his left hand seemed sympathetic.

In his book of verse Shakespeare in Harlem (1942), he even sang the blues. On the other hand, this collection, and another, his Jim Crow's Last Stand (1943), strongly attacked racialSegregation.

In poetry, he once again his interest in some of his old themes and forms, as in Shakespeare in Harlem (1942). South and west, with poetry to the people. He read his poems in churches and schools. He sailed from New York for the Soviet Union. He was invited to a gang of young African-Americans to participate in a film about American race relations are increasing.

The film-making venture, but without success, proven to improve his short storywriting. While in Moscow he was the similarities between the characters in a DH Lawrence's hit title story from his collection, The Lovely Lady and Mrs. Osgood Mason. Through the power of stories Lawrence's overwhelmed, Hughes began writing short fiction by him. After his return to the U.S.. until 1933 he had sold three stories and had begun, the preparation of his first collection.

Perhaps his finest literary achievement during the war was writing a weekly column in the Chicago Defender from 1942until 1952. The highlight was, one of which failed Harlem character called Jesse B. Semple, or simple, and its replacement with a quiet, narrator in a neighborhood bar where Simple commented on a variety of issues, but mainly about race and racism. Simple became Hughes's most famous and beloved fictional creation. and one of the freshest, most intriguing and enduring characters in American fiction Negro Jesse B. Simple, Harlem is an Everyman, whose comic manner barely conceals a portion of theserious issues in terms of Hughes Simple deeds in the proverbial "wise fool", whose experience and understand the frustrations of the uneducated findings raised black in America .. His honest and naive eye sees through the superficiality, hypocrisy and duplicity of the white and black Americans alike. From his stool at the bar, Paddy's is a charming brand of English, Simple comments from both clever and hilarious on many things, but mainly based on race and women.

His bebop shapedPoem Montage of a Dream Deferred (1991) is seen as a shift in Harlem, fertile with humanity, but in decline. In it, the sharply deteriorating condition of Harlem in the 1950s is compared to Harlem in the 20s. The exuberance of the night-club life and the vitality of the cultural renaissance is over. An urban ghetto plagued by poverty and crime has entered his body. A change in the rhythm parallels the change in tone. The smooth patterns and gentle melancholy of the blues are replaced by the sudden,fragmented structure of the post-war jazz and bebop. Hughes was aware of what in the Afro-American world and what was coming. Therefore, this book of poetry is so much against the new and relatively new be-bop jazz rhythms, dissonance, you making the statement that the new charges have been efforts of black communities in the cities of the North emphasized.

Hughes' much of his life living in basements and attics brought a lot of realism and humanity to his writingespecially his short stories. He stayed so close to his vast public as he figuratively kept moving through the cellars of the world where his life is at its thickest, in which common people are struggling to make their way. At the same time, writing in attics, he got turned onto the long term, which radiate it humanization, embellishment, but still true light on what he saw.

Hughes' stories reflected his whole purpose as a writer. To interpret for his art, "the objective of beautyhis own people ", he felt they were not taught either see or not to be proud in. In all his stories, his humanity, his faithful and artistic presentations of both racial and national truth – his successful mediation between the beauties and terrors of life around him, illuminating all. from certain topics, technical merits or social insights loom.

"Slave to the block," for example shows a simple but vivid history of the lack of respect and human communication,between blacks and whites, the tutelage and cosmetics.

Hughes also took time for children produced the successful Popo and Fifina (1932), a story set in Haiti, with Arna Bontemps to write. He later published a dozen children's books, on topics such as jazz, Africa and the Antilles. Proud of his versatility, he also wrote a commissioned history of the NAACP and the text of a much praised pictorial history of black America, The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), where he explicatesPhotos of Harlem by Roy DeCarava, which was adopted by masterfully by reviewers and confirmed Hughes reputation for unparalleled command of the nuances of black urban culture.

Hughes is in constant harassment about his relationship with the Left. In vain he protested had never been a communist all of these links separately. In 1953 he was subjected to public humiliation in the hands of Senator Joseph McCarthy, when he was forced to appear in Washington, DC, and testify officially abouthis policies. Hughes denied that he was ever a communist, but admitted that some of his radical verse advising been sick.

Hughes career hardly suffered from it. Within a short time McCarthy himself discredited. Hughes then wrote at length in I Wonder as I Wander (1956), his much-admired second volume of autobiography. about his years in the Soviet Union. He was wealthy, although he has always worked hard for its level of prosperity. In the 1950s he turned to theMusical stage for success when he tried to repeat his success of the 1940s, when Kurt Weill and Elmer Rice had chosen him as a copywriter for their Street Scene (1947), to. This production was hailed as a breakthrough in the development of American opera, it was Hughes, the seemingly endless cycle of poverty, he was locked up in the end. He bought a house in Harlem.

By the end of his life, Hughes almost universally recognized as the most representative writer inthe history of African American literature, and also probably the most original of all African-American poet. He became so widely recognized for the "Poet Laureate" of the Negro Race!

According to Arnold Rampersad, an authority on Hughes:

Many of his works celebrate the beauty and dignity and humanity of black Americans. Unlike other writers Hughes basked in the glory of the obviously high regard of his primary audience, African-Americans. His poetry, with itsOriginal jazz and blues influence, and his powerful commitment to democracy, is written almost certainly the most influential of a person of African descent in this century. Some of his poems, "Mother to Son" are virtual anthems of black American life and aspiration. His plays alone … could secure him a place in African American literary history. His character simply the single most memorable character is formed of black journalism. "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" istimeless, "it seems that an explanation of the constant dilemma facing the young black artist, caught between the contending forces of black and white culture"

Freed from the examples of free verse, Hughes's poetry of Carl Sandburg has always aims for complete openness and simplicity. In this context, the notion that he almost never seems to work the romantic poets revised, how and show that poetry is believed a "spontaneous overflow of emotions".

Like Walt Whitman, Hughes's greatpoetic ancestors in the poetry of America's …, Hughes has to believe in the poetry of emotion, to the power of ideas and feelings that went over questions of technical craft. Hughes was never a writer who carefully shaped rhyme and verse, and thus the emotional core of what he had planned to lose to say.

His poems with the distinctive diction and cadences of Negro idioms in simple verse patterns and strict rhyme schemes of blues songs are imbued with it enabled him to catchAmbience of the institution and the rhythms of jazz music.

He wrote primarily in two modes / Directions:

(i) texts on the life of black rhythms and refrains from jazz and


(ii) the poems of racial protest

are exploring the boundaries between black and white America. and thus contribute to raising awareness and black pride, racial heritage as well as the Harlem Renaissance to the most militant decades. Although he never militantly deny cooperationwith the white community, the poems of protest against white racism are to draw boldly.

In "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" the simple, direct and free verse makes it clear that dark rivers in Africa coincides with the poet's soul, as he draws spiritual strength and personal identity from the collective experience of his ancestors. The poem is to Rampersad, "reminds us that the syncopated beat, which brought the Africans in captivity with him," found that its firstExpressed here clap "hands, feet stamping, drum will beat rhythms of the human heart (4 to 5), as" old as the world. "

But what Hughes is better known for his treatment of the possibilities of African-American experiences and identities. Like Walt Whitman, he created a person who speaks for more than himself. His voice in "I also take" for example, the representation of an entire people in its central consciousness, as he laments:

I, too, sing America

I amthe darker brother.

I too am America.

The "darker brother" celebrating America is safe for a better future when it no longer be pushed aside by "enterprise". The poem is of faith Hughes in the race consciousness of African-Americans, an awareness that reflects their integrity and beauty at the same time respect and acceptance from others as especially demanding when Nobody '/ I dare say to me, eating in the kitchen characteristic.

This stubborn resistance andOptimism in addressing the emergency is what Hughes' life on.thus enabling him to survive, the focus and reach, despite the obstacles before him. confirmed as Rampersad:.

"Toughness was an important feature of life, Hughes'. Because his life was hard. He certainly knew poverty and humiliation in the hands of people with much more power and money, when he and little respect for writers, especially poets. Through all his poverty and hurt, Hughes kept on a steady keel. He was a gentleman, a gentle manwas in many respects, the sympathetic and affectionate, but it was hard to the core.

Hughes poetry reveals an appetite for all humanity, his insistence on justice for all, and his belief in the transcendent possibilities of joy and hope that make room as he strives "I was in too," America's for everyone at the table.

This deep love for all mankind is in an echo of his poems: "My People" a few lines, the previously mentioned:

The night is beautiful,

so that the faces of themy people

The stars are beautiful,

so that the eyes of my people

Well, well, the sun

Also nice are the souls of my people

Arnold Rampersad the final word over humanity Hughes, is anchored on three key features: his tenderness, generosity and sense of humor.

Hughes was also announced. He had loved a man who was Lovse and other people. It was very difficult for anyone who knew him, say, would find a hard thing about him. People who knew himcould remember, something that is not pleasing him. Apparently, he radiated joy and humanity and that was how he remembered after his death.

He loved the company of people. He had to have people around him. He needed her, perhaps on the essential loneliness of his soul from early in his life and from whom he inspired to meet his literary art.

Hughes was a man of great generosity. He was generous, the young and the poor, the poor, he was generous, even to his rivals.He was generous to a fault, so for those who do not always deserve his kindness. But he was willing to risk ingratitude, particularly to help young artists and young people, in general.

Hughes was a man of laughter, even though his laugh was almost always in the presence of tears or the threat posed by the surge of tears. Goya's title of his first novel Not without Laughter and a collection of stories Laughing. indicate. This was essentially how hebelieved that life must be faced – with the knowledge of its inevitable loneliness and pain, but with the awareness and treatment of laughter with which we maintain that man, given the circumstances. We need to reach people, and one should not only an amazing tolerance of suffering of life, but also the complete exuberantly happy aspect of life.

His humor is back from a writer from Africa, as Hughes was also credited faced with the struggle against racialDiscrimination and disadvantage, Ezekiel Mphahlele.

Here is a man with a boundless zest for life … He has an irrepressible sense of humor, and meeting him is the encounter with the essence of human goodness face. Despite his literary success, he has earned the respect of the younger Negro writers who never find him, not willing to help them with. And yet he is not condescending. Unlike most blacks, famous or well-being and move to high-quality residential areas, he hascontinue in Harlem, which is to live under a Negro ghetto, in a house he bought with money earned as a copywriter for the Broadway musical "Street Scene.

In the explanation and illustration of the Negro in America as a condition of his appointment was declared Hughes took their pleasures and the veiled weariness of their lives, the monotony of their work, and the veiled weariness of their songs. He achieves this in poems not only remarkable for its directness and simplicity, but for theirEconomy, clarity and wit. Whether he poems of racial protest as "Harlem" and "the owner" or poems of racial affirmation such as "Ballad Mother to Son" and "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," Hughes was able to find language and forms that do not express only the pain of urban life, but also its wonderful vitality.

Further reading:

Gates, Henry Louis and Nellie Mc Kay, Y. (Gen. Ed) The Norton

Anthology of African American Literature, NW Norton & Co., New York &London 1997

Hughes, Langston, "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" 1926th Rpt

in Nathan Huggins, ed. Voices from the Harlem Renaissance, Oxford

University Press, New York, 1976

Mphahlele, Ezekiel, "Langston Hughes," Introduction to African

Literature (ed) Ulli Beier, Longman, London 1967

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, straw men and

November 28, 2009

When I shared with a university friend, I wanted to enforce it in presence of writing about the foreign and Gringolandias in Mexico, her answer was that I had a lot of hard work ahead of me. If I knew then from the depths of her comment that I ask myself whether I would have been expected on the fiction-writing rather than length. That is, as they say, water under the bridge, and here I am again writing about expat issues.

The reason for my re-awakening is that I met with someone on the streetsGuanajuato, the read after my article, and I think a book of mine, really wanted to integrate me in rational discourse. Later she wrote to me with more good stuff in their e-mail. It was of crucial importance. She made a few observations that I had to think very critically, as they do. How refreshing it was to be able, not with someone, attack me with all kinds of vile threats and pursue professional name, decided by the door, which I have done all the time – rational discourse with stepMany of logic sprinkled generously over the argument.

I have maintained all along that there is a philosophy of expatriation, that if one would be to their principles, the average Joe or Jane Americans have the least impact on the local culture if he or she country after another. Well, I admit, I've lived in Mexico for five years and my main thesis in my pamphlets were actually developed. But what to me, since I began to write is to find a way tocommunicate, historically, when the Americans move to another country for whatever reason, they do not normally engage in cultural assimilation. I assumed that the only access to culture through language. Regardless of the language of the country in which an individual moves, whether it has mastered with the utmost competence, there can be only a very limited understanding of culture.

I have tried to show in the past five years, that it is the local if the foreigners are not issuesnot learn the language of the country in which they have been expatriated. I have tried to show that without language there is no mutual understanding between locals and foreigners. One can not know what the other thinks, without communication. I pointed out that replacing the axiom: "All my friends are Mexican," as an excuse not to put in the work is to learn Spanish too ridiculous to even comment, but I will anyway.

To replace an interpreter for the real thingis to always rely on someone to be or may not give you the whole picture. When a monolingual gringo tells you all his friends are Mexican, that all her friends are bilingual means Mexicans can not deliver all the goods, or even when it comes to culture.

I have also tried to show that the immigration battle cry of the right-winged nutters in the United States is that if a Mexican (and you know exactly who they mean in this madness of theirs's) to Americathat he or she should learn English and assimilate into the culture. And yet, when the vast majority of Americans to Mexico, learn Spanish and do not assimilate them NOT to culture.

The hypocrisy is amazing, and I think that screams loudly in the minds of Mexicans who are everywhere, with the monolingual Gringolandians who live in Mexico, familiar.

Is it not reasonable to expect Americans to preach to Mexico practice what they?

And yet, my EngagingFriend, do not try to, a reasonable argument place, made the observation that in my articles, I have set up a straw man.

"A straw man argument is an informal misleading misrepresentation of the position of the defendant is based. To" set up a straw man "or" setting up a straw man argument "is to find a position that is superficially similar to refute an opponent's actual view but easier to describe to then attribute that position to the opponent (for example, deliberately exaggerated the enemyPosition). "- Wikipedia

"A straw man argument can be used in various ways, including: Presenting a misrepresentation of the position of the enemy and then refute it, so that the impression is that the opponent's actual position has been refuted." – Ibid

So, I think, is the next step in the argument to prove whether I misrepresented my opponent's position. I have built a false representation of Gringolandians what to do if they come from America or Canada, moving to a Gringolandia?Did I at all? Did I lie?

Listening to a disclaimer that the Americans always seem to want is that "not all expats exception" to move Gringolandias and at the end of committing cultural imperialism, as I often be postulated. This fact should be obvious, I would think, because not only do not believe me, but I have never said that it is true that all the gringos in Mexico and stay monolingual and set about changing the local culture in Little Americas. So, all thosewith tender skins, there you go! Feel better?

My idea is that the vast majority of Americans move to the cities in Mexico that an existing infrastructure Gringo-A-Gringolandia because they are monolingual.

I have to postulate that the result is monolingual gone that a separate Gringo bubble structures in which, in order to survive. Without it, they simply could not get along. They always change the unique culture and language of theCity in which they have created their bladder. They do not live in the culture that we love them and admire them.

Historical precedent

Look at every single person working, studying or) retiring to Mexico (or any foreign country should be to read a small book published in 1958 by WW Norton and written by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick. This fictional account is a story about life in a fictional country in Asia, which occur in many diplomatic mistakes, because of languageand cultural incompetence. Although traverse fiction, the authors, great distances, in the epilogue to show how the stories in the book about the actual people and events in the American Foreign Service based.

The book is called, The Ugly American.

The premise of the book says, if the linguistic and cultural incompetence rich, so is the presence of arrogance and prejudice, perceived by the locals, where Americans are stationed. Americans seem to be in historymore with entertaining, is mixed with only their own kind, and presents an image of America that is downright frightening. You can not mix with the locals in the country of which they are assigned, because they do not communicate with the locals. You can not figure out what's going on in the country in which they, because they can not speak, read, write, or to live the language of their host country!

You must depend, in most cases, the interpreters, who do not always give the correctInterpretation due to cultural preferences. It could also for the other side.

In the actual epilogue of the book was the authors point out, a New York Times that only 50% of the Foreign Service Corps in 1958 reported a speaking knowledge of a foreign language. This number represents those who are completely monolingual. These employees were assigned to foreign countries without the ability to communicate in the language of the host country.

On the otherHand, was from 9 10 Russians, then the Cold War enemy, not only the language of the country in which they were assigned but linguistically and culturally prepared before arriving at the station. They came prepared in the language and were culturally sensitive, not to offend the host country's inmates.

The point is not the language familiar to the portal in the culture is not adequately equipped. Our enemies know the right strategy. The Americans?

Linguistic andcultural incompetence can cause serious and potentially fatal consequences of the Foreign Service in a field.

I wanted to find out if America is waking up today to demand the need to be Foreign Service candidates fluent in a foreign language. In 1958, there was no requirement for candidates who speak a second language. After all, a character in the book points out, "an interpreter, there are a dime a dozen." This setting is ended, for real, costing the U.S. a lot in the Cambodian and VietnameseConflicts. Interpreters were not a substitute for the language to know and it turned out, in 1958, when deadly inadequate.

The 2007 State Department's Web site says:

"There is no foreign language requirement at and for the Foreign Service. Welcomed, however, the U.S. Department of State candidates in one or more foreign languages. Those who can pass oral examination their placement on the list of eligible hires or rents to increase log by languageWill test in a foreign language used by the U.S. Department of State. "( # 6)

Unbelievable, but there is no obligation for applicants to the Foreign Service who know a foreign language!

Another point the authors make in her novel and the epilogue, that if the Americans come as tourists, and especially when they come as expatriates, a strange and sudden change comes over them. It is the offensive tendency to isolatefrom the daily life of Mexico (or whatever other countries). If they came here to observe a part of culture, a Mexican national team, then why do they seek to live outside of our culture in their own little communities? The Mexican national team tends to see this as arrogance, and arrogance. Expatriates tend to favor the Mexican national team and talk in a positive sense that no matter what country, the mix in the mastery of language,sensitive to local customs, and who do not abuse it, language or culture.

The creation of the Gringolandias that is Gringo ghettos of the American colonies and the way they isolate themselves from the Mexican nationals, most often cited as a reason for the disdain of the Mexican nationals "of the Americans. In some of the West Coast Gringolandias Mexico, were the Canadians also referred to as isolationists.

I received a letter from an attorney in Hawaii who read my article: You wantBe An Expat or Fakepat? He wrote that he and his native Hawaiians victim of the things I write about when the Americans came into her life and culture were. Hawaii was changed forever. There was no respect for the culture or the language and the result was devastating for the locals. He pointed out that the indigenous Hawaiian suffered exactly what I suggested happens in the Mexican cities, where bends are monolingual gringos. In many cases, they are noteven the desire, the language, so large and monstrous culture-eating Gringolandias be created, just as in native Hawaii to learn my readers.

He pointed out that today hardly a native Hawaiian, which can be found to speak the indigenous language.

I recently asked someone who grew up in a family in the American Foreign Service about this situation. She had married a vast international experience prior to and in Alaska. She told me that, what I have writtenabove is still very much alive and well in the Foreign Service book. Most, no matter where in the world who do not learn the language and thus isolate themselves from the locals. Are everywhere go Gringolandias Americans.

How about now? A Case Study

Sheila Croucher, a professor of political science at Miami University in Ohio and author of "Globalization and Belonging: The Politics of Identity in a Changing World" made these comments about San Miguel de Allende, one of the well-defined and well-honed Gringolandia infrastructure throughout Mexico:

San Miguel de Allende attracts one of the largest foreign population in Mexico.

Most do not learn the local language and reside there and to make contacts in an isolated cultural enclave. These immigrants practice their own cultural traditions and celebrate their national holidays. Grocery stores are stocked with locally-that unknown products come from their homeland.

> American professionals mostly work illegally in San Miguel and pay no taxes.

They usually do not pay their staff in payroll taxes required by law.

The illegal operation of companies through the American Gringo tears the local municipality of San Miguel de Allende government in the amount of more than four million pesos a year of unpaid taxes.

Some Americans are actually illegal immigrants and do not bother with the appropriate documentation.

Some are even involved in theDrug trafficking and drug use in the various Mexican state lines.

(You will not read the stuff in the tour guides and the expatriation allowance. I guarantee it!)

It seems that times are not much changed everything. Whether it is in Southeast Asia, The Ugly American, or modern life in San Miguel de Allende, it looks like Americans are still up to old tricks of the founding Gringolandias, Golden Gringo ghettos or ravines.

"Many people who reside in SanMiguel have set up companies to become rich, and in San Miguel. Many of them are entirely without work papers and send their revenues outside of Mexico. This is often a remarkable history here. People buy up without permits, and word-of-mouth company in their homeland, in the order of a lot more money for their goods than the field workers under the same paperless approach in California.

This applies to art galleries, jewelry designers, painters, decorators, caterers, psychotherapists, and more areAll hailed its open secret of working without a permit as a foreigner in San Miguel, stating the names of the lack of major publication ads, Atencion San Miguel, the weekly "This is the" must-read in town and absolutely all operations on site be given to advertising in the "dollar economy" of San Miguel into consideration.

Many people rush into the city, workshops, lectures, sell images can work in big houses, lead tours, and pay particular, rental houses, withoutTaxes in the United States or Mexico. This means that Internet advertisements, the magic door for businesses that move guests discreet bed-and-breakfast places that are not officially registered in San Miguel. These regulations are straining the infrastructure of San Miguel, and above all costs of local, registered, tax-paying businesses. "

If I were to suggest that I have not built a straw man. Wherever the Americans already assembled abroad, the vast majority do not learn the local language,So never assimilate into the culture, and ultimately bring its own house into a foreign culture is a cultural-imperialism.

"These immigrants practice their own cultural traditions and celebrate their national holidays. Grocery stores are unfamiliar with local products that originate from their homes only a few. Choice for citizenship in their adopted country stock, track and monitor the most accurate and at the political and economic life of their homeland. "

If you dobeen going on for decades, when Americans abroad, every country sent, as I built straw man? This is exactly what I said for the last five years. How did I do wrong?

This has already begun in the city of Guanajuato, the capital of the state of Guanajuato.

I lost count of the Americans lost, I have made that move to this city and they have told me so and so does not meet their American tastes, so they set aboutTo change it so that it works. Why come to a foreign country, if they are looking for the American taste that you? From the real estate business in the shops the Americans come to Mexico want it for a smaller version of America and American life. Guanajuato has now a Applebee's, McDonald's, Subway, Domino's Pizza, and a variety of trendy expensive boutiques on the mega-mall.

The quintessence Gringolandian, no matter what country, could not be added together better than in this quote from an Internet TravelForum:

"I'm going to Antigua and want to know about shopping there. Can I contact lens solution, liquid soap (Olay), creams. I'm not interested in the arts and crafts. I want it my American products. The main market in Antigua or from the city. Are there fast food restaurants in the area, is it cheap? Thank you to whoever answers. "

She did not want the "Arts and Crafts-CULTURE-they wanted a Little America with her American products can be found in this strangeCountry.

It is this absurd and terrible Gringolandia I have to attack. I have been drawn up a framework straw man and false representation of the position Gringolandian's new?

I hardly think so.

NaHJ 2009 Hall of Fame – Geraldo Rivera Acceptance Speech

November 28, 2009

NBC News, his documentary, women in prison, and the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Back to Bedlam, Rivera has received more than 170 awards for journalism including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia Dupont and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards. An attorney, Rivera is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School and is the author of seven books, most recently, his panic, …