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NAACP to meet

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EAUFORT - The Burton-Dale-Beaufort Branch of the NAACP will meet at the United Church of Jesus Christ for All People, 1801 Duke St., Beaufort, S. C., Saturday, December 14, 2013. The Executive Committee will meet at 4:00 pm and the General Membership meeting will take place at 5:00 pm. All members and those interested in becoming a member are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Darryl T. Murphy at 843-271-0376. Rita B. Smith Secretary

Beaufort to consolidate collection days for garbage, recycling bins and yard debris


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EAUFORT - It’s about to become a lot simpler for Beaufort residents to dispose of garbage, recycling items and yard debris. Starting in early January, city residents will have all their disposables collected by Waste Pro on the same day – eliminating a sometimes confusing schedule that had separate pick-up days for household garbage, recycled materials and yard debris. The change comes at no added cost to residents or to the city, Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said. “This is an effort to make it easier for our residents to properly dispose of their garbage and recycled bottles, plastics and newspapers, and at the same time it helps us by not having the Waste Pro trucks crisscrossing all over town five days a week,” he said. Although details remain to be ironed out, the anticipated start for the new schedule is Jan. 6, 2014 – the first full week of the new year. Residents should place their recycle bins and any yard debris alongside their Waste Pro garbage cans at the roadside, all on the day they typically had their garbage collected. Since August 2009, Waste Pro has provided trash collection services to Beaufort. The contract runs through July 31, 2014, with the City’s option to extend the contract for three additional one-year terms. “We have a great partnership with Waste Pro,” said Isiah Smalls, director of public works and facilities management for Beaufort. “In recent years they’ve helped us haul away 400 tons of junk from vacant lots that volunteers and our neighborhood associations picked up, and they’ve always been ready to help. Working out this easier collection schedule for garbage and recycling is a big deal.” Residents are reminded that bagged debris cannot exceed 50 pounds and that limbs and other items should be bundled in fourfoot or shorter lengths.


“Voice of the Lowcountry”


Molly: Why it is very dangerous; Parents beware ...


why the government won’t ban it Krystle Crossman Gullah Sentinel News Service

NATION - There are a lot of dangerous drugs out there, and many that young people take at parties to “have a good time”. One of these dangerous drugs is called Molly. Here are nine things that everyone should know about this drug. 1. Molly is basically a mixture of unknown synthetic drugs that can be deadly. They sometimes have MDMA (commonly called ecstasy) in them and often times also have MDPV, Pentedrone, MePP, Methylone, 4-MMC, and 4-MEC. 2. The effect that Molly gives is much like that of MDMA. It gives a euphoric high. The chemicals that are in Molly are created in a lab and affect the central nervous system. After the “high” they can restrict the blood vessels, cause seizures and paranoia and can cause rapid heartbeats and high blood pressure. After the high wears off, users may experience depression. Some combinations of the chemicals are deadly. 3. The market for this drug is

aimed at teens between 12 and 17 and those who like to go to dance clubs and parties. They think that they

are taking ecstasy when in reality they are all synthetic drugs. 4. Molly comes in all different forms, the most common being a pill or powder in a capsule. Some have even created an injectable form and an LSDlike form on blotting paper. 5. Molly is extremely dangerous because of the mixture of unknown chemicals. You never know what you are putting into your body when you are taking it and the consequences can be deadly. No one batch is the same and if the calculations are wrong on a certain chemical it could end in a fatality. 6. Most of the chemicals that are used in Molly come from China. They

send the chemicals over to middle-men in the US and then it is manufactured here. 7. The problem is worldwide and is widespread in the US. There is a lot of money involved with Molly and it is now found in every state. 8. It is hard for the government to control Molly because there are so many different components to it that every time they ban one of the substances, another one is created in its place. 9. You can tell if someone is on Molly when they exhibit signs of jawclenching, violent behavior, psychosis, sweating, and depression once the high wears off.

Scottsboro 9 finally have their names cleared Histo-Facts:

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SCOTTSBORO, AL - It was an alleged crime that captivated America. Nine young African-American boys were accused of assaulting young

White women. The year was 1931 and the young men saw their faces plastered across

national newspapers as vile criminals. While they pleaded their innocence, their cries fell on death ears. The boys were accused of attacking White women while on a train, yet even the women eventually recanted that they were never attacked by the young men. Initially, eight of the nine boys were sentenced to death by allWhite juries; the youngest one was considered too young to receive the death penalty. After years of legal battles, the death penalty was dropped, but all of the young men spent significant time in prison. Their names and images are forever etched in the minds and hearts of many: Roy Wright, Olen Montgomery, Ozzie Powell, Willie Robertson, Eugene Williams, Charlie Weems and Andy Wright. Known collectively as the ‘Scottsboro Boys,’ the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles recently voted to grant the young men posthumous parole. They were granted full and unconditional parole. Although none of them are alive to celebrate this overdue justice,

many believe that they were merely victims of the prejudices and stereotypes that were pervasive

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Scottsboro boys throughout the South. “This decision will give them a final peace in their graves, wherever they are,” said Sheila Washington, who directs the Scottsboro Museum Cultural Center. This fall, a group of scholars and community lead-

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ers petitioned the Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant pardons to the men. “This is a different state than it was 80 years ago, and thank God for that,” said state Sen. Arthur Orr. He added, “It’s an imporant step for our see SCOTTSBORO page 3

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National News Brief


First MLK’s kids, now heirs of Malcolm X headed to court

NEW yORK - Family members of Malcolm X have filed suit to prevent the publication of the slain leader’s diary. At issue is the diary Malcolm X kept during the year before his assassination, as he traveled through the Middle East 220px-Malcolm-xand Africa. The diary has been reproduced for publication and lists the daughter of Malcolm X, Ilyasah Shabazz, as an editor. Other family members, however, are filing suit, alleging that the publisher, Third World Press, does not own the rights to the diary. Vice President of Third World Press, Bennett Johnson, contradicts the family’s claim and says the publisher has a contract signed by one of Malcolm X’s daughters. The diary is scheduled to be published this month, but court papers filed by the heirs of Malcolm X in Manhattan court could delay or even prevent publication.


Master P’s wife files for divorce, planning to take kids and his money Gullah Sentinel News Service

NEW ORLEANS, LA Master P might own a record label called “No Limit,” but when it comes to love, all good things sometimes come to an end. The limit on his 24-year

marriage has been reached and his wife, Sonya Miller, is now filing for divorce. “The couple has four minor children and she wants full custody. They also have famous adult son, Romeo. Sonya wants spousal support.”

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The couple has been reportedly separated for quite a long time, so problems have always been on the horizon. With all the money on the line, should celebrities even get married? So, a man does the right thing and takes care of another man’s child, so rather than go after the child’s father

for support, you force the new man to pay child support? Doesn’t make much sense.

It costs as much to pay for ‘Ivy League’ education as locking upinmate in NyC?

NEW yORK - According to a new report, the average cost per inmate in New York’s prisons is $167,731 per year. That’s almost as much as it costs for four years of Ivy League university tuition. According to experts, a lot of that figure comes from financing the staffing and maintenance of New York’s famous prison, Rikers Island. Ex-commissioner of New York, Martin F. Horn said that other cities don’t have a prison facility like Rikers Island. He added that to run the 400-acre island, which is next to the runways of LaGuardia Airport, costs hundreds of millions of dollars because they have thousands of staff. The report states that, on average, there are 12,287 inmates incarcerated in Rikers Island facilities on a day-to-day basis and it costs the city about $460 per day for each of them. The total operating expenses for the Department of Correction last year was about $2 billion to pay for the upkeep of Rikers Island.


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Congressman wanted Food Stamp recipients drug-tested: Turns out he’s a “Cokehead” himself

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Richard Hudson (R – NC) was passed over the summer. “This is a clear and obvious problem in FLORIDA our communities as Sometimes, the nearly 30 states have hypocrisy among introduced legislation elected officials is to drug test for weldisasterous. Florida, fare programs,” 19th District Rep. Hudson said. “We Trey Radel was the have a moral oblikind of Republican gation to equip the who seemed to want states with the tools good family values. they need to disOne of the things he courage the use of stood firmly against illegal drugs.” was the use of drugs. When Democrats But he seemed to suggested that lawfeel, based on previmakers, who ous votes, that only receive far more poor people on food government money stamps needed to be than food stamp tested for drugs. recipients undergo However, it turns out testing themselves, that he himself should they balked at the have been stopped idea. While and frisked, since he Republicans may appears to be a fullclaim that food blown cokehead. stamp recipients “It’s really interaren’t earning the Congressman Trey Radel, esting it came on the money they receive, Florida 19th District Rep. heels of Republicans it just so happens voting on everyone that this has been who had access to one of the least productive Congresses in hisfood stamps get drug tested,” said House tory, so they aren’t working very hard either. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “It’s “Why don’t we drug test all the members like, what?” of Congress here,” Rep. Jim McGovern (D – The recent amendment, presented by Rep. Gullah Sentinel News Service

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MA) said this summer. “Force everybody to go urinate in a cup or see whether or not anybody is on drugs? Maybe that will explain why some of these amendments are coming up or why some of the votes are turning out the way they are.” Radel says that he is going to get treatment to help with his drug problem. Apparently, he


feel that sympathy, rather than criminalization, should be called for in his case. We can only wonder: If a man on food stamps were also caught with Cocaine like Rade, would he be so sensitive to his plight? The evidence says that he would not.

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tstate to take.” The current governor of Alabama also offered his thoughts about the historic decision: “While we could not take back what happened to the Scottsboro Boys 80 years ago, we found a way to make it right moving forward,” the statement said. “The pardons granted to the Scottsboro Boys today are long overdue.” Although some applaud it, others wonder why it has taken so long. Dr. James Miller, a professor of English and American Studies at George Washington University and author of Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial added, “I’m very cautious about hailing this as a significant stride,” said Miller, who contributed to the pardon petition. “I’m very happy this occurred, but the people who would benefit from it are no longer with us, and they have very few descendants left.”

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Samantha Winslow

A group of Los Angeles teachers and students says their school district’s plan to distribute iPads to every student is too good to be true. The teachers say the money could be better spent than on cutting big checks to software and technology Winslow corporations. They suspect the iPad plan is a Trojan horse brought in to increase reliance on standardized curriculum and testing. Teachers in Progressive Educators for Action (PEAC), a caucus within the teachers union; students; and members of the Schools Los Angeles Children Deserve coalition, made up of community allies and teachers, marched through downtown November 7 and rallied in front of district headquarters. They questioned the iPads as one of many quick fixes pushed onto students and teachers by advocates of one-sizefits-all approaches to learning. Members of the Union Power slate participated in the march. They are running in elections next February to lead the L.A. teachers union, criticizing the current president for not building parent and community alliances to improve the schools. The union’s upcoming rally demanding a salary increase is a case in point. The Union Power teachers want instead to advocate for more resources for schools, in addition to teachers’ salary concerns. ‘iPREFER SMALLER CLASSES’ The district is hailing the iPad rollout as a technology breakthrough. Distribution began at 47 of L.A.’s 1,100 schools this fall. Every student will have a tablet by 2014, if the program goes according to plan. BUMPy START The L.A. school board made adjustments to the plan after problems sprang up. Within days of the first distribution, students hacked the security which was supposed to block them from getting to the Internet and using programs like Facebook and YouTube. There was confusion among administrators and parents about who was responsible if iPads were lost, broken, or stolen; 70 were reported missing. Within a week several schools recalled the iPads altogether or suspended their use off-campus. The decision to purchase iPads, one of the most expensive tablets on the market, is puzzling. The iPads cost the district nearly $800 each ($200 more than the store price) because they come pre-programmed with materials from Pearson, an education software and standardized testing company. The devices may also need keyboards, an extra cost, to work for older students. SCRAP IT? Teachers say the district is rushing the technology in a frantic attempt to get Race to the Top federal funds, which Los Angeles missed out on in 2012 and 2013, and other education grants. Race to the Top money is tied to implementing technology and “Common Core” standards, which are developed into software with support from pro-corporate education reform interests like the Gates Foundation. The Core standards are federally established curriculum guidelines. Companies like Pearson are pushing Common Core as a way to assess student performance across the country, which will get their products into schools. Apple and Microsoft compete to provide the tablets and computers to house this software. Administrators touts the fast-tracked plan as a way to get new technology into the hands of low-income kids. But teachers at the rally said it will actually harm these students by accelerating the push to measure school success through standardized testing. TEACHERS WANT TECH It’s not that teachers are anti-technology. In fact, teachers have been asking for more computers and technology in their classrooms for years. They share computers and have to sign them out and wheel them into their classrooms to use them. Teachers fault the new program for disrupting tried and true teaching practices: iPads individualize learning, limiting discussion and collaboration among students and with the teacher. Teachers say, a better use of the funding would be to work with teachers on how best to integrate instructional technology into students’ time in school, such as equipping schools with computers and wireless Internet so students can research, write, and edit papers. The November 7 protest was part of a coordinated week of teacher action against testing that included events in New ADDRESS: 909 Bladen Street, Beaufort,SC 29902 PHONE: (843) 982-0500 • FAX: (843) 982-0631 EMAIL: WEB:

Henry Louis Gates mangles, obscures Black History Bruce A. Dixon

The final installment of Dr. Henry Louis Gates' latest PBS series, “Many Rivers To Cross” was nothing Dixon to write home about. It was a lazy and dishonestly drawn picture purporting to do what Black scholars whoring for the establishment in the age of Obama are always trying to do, namely paint the rise of the Black misleadership class and its first Black president, Barack Obama as the logical and the inevitable outcomes of the Black Freedom Movement of the fifties and sixties, and of what they misleadingly the Black Power movement of the sixties and seventies. I call it “lazy” because instead of illuminating the contexts, the causes and the consequences of social and historical forces like real historians are supposed to do, Gates spins up a series of images and vignettes connected only by superficial commentary and narration. He begins with the assassination of King, the rebellions in dozens of US cities, and five or six minutes on the Black Panther Party, emphasizing armed self-

defense and coolness, while entirely omitting its socialist politics and how its opposition to the horrifically bloody war in Vietnam in which 2 or 3 million Asians died won it lots of allies in White America and around the world. The Black Panther Party was in fact not a Black Power movement, so much as a movement of Black people against capitalist and racist empire. In place of real analysis, Gates slides in a couple chummy minutes with Ron Karenga, nowadays a fellow professor whose US organization, as part of the FBI's COINTELPRO back in the day, murdered several Panthers in cold blood. Gates and Karenga share a chuckle about how FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover really didn't mean what he said about the Panther Party being the “greatest threat to the internal security of the United States.” What Hoover really feared, the guy who shot Panthers offered helpfully, was “...a united Black front.” From there, Gates slips in quick succession back to the Panthers, to “Black is beautiful” and Don Cornelius's Soul Train, to affirmative action and the birth of the current corporate-oriented Black elite, including his own experience at Yale. He solemnly reflects upon the Cosby's and how the image of upwardly mobile Black life spoke to his own experience. Gates doesn't forget to remind us that

most of Black America remains relatively poor, over-policed, ill-housed and generally ill-served, and even uses the term “mass incarceration” a good two dozen times. At 36 minutes he mentions Katrina, but the only analysis offered is Kanye West on how “George Bush don't like Black people.” From there Gates segues to Barack Obama's visit to Katrina evacuees at the Houston Astrodome, and the tears many shed at his inauguration. A real historian noting the real status of Black political power might have pointed out that Democrats, including the numerous and powerful Congressional Black Caucus refused to convene hearings on Katrina for fear of being labeled the Black folks' party going into the 2006 elections. But Gates is not laboring under that burden. Skip Gates doesn't want to teach us 52 minutes of history. That's not his job. His job is to justify the glittering careers of people like himself and his class, and the First Black President who are somehow supposed to represent the oppressed, even as they remain oppressed. His job is proclaim that he and his like are the pinnacles of Black achievement, the fruits of our people's long struggle, the aim of and the end of the long march of Black history, or something very like it.

The vision on which the all-encompassing and all-controlling welfare state was built is a vision of widespread helplessness, requiring ever more expanding big government. Our "compassionate" statists would probably have wanted to take this young man without arms, early on, and put him in some government institution. But to celebrate him in the mainstream media today would undermine a whole ideological vision of the world -- and of the vast government bureaucracies built on that vision. If such people became the norm, that would destroy not only the agenda and the careers of those on the left, but even their flattering image of themselves as saviors of the less fortunate. Victimhood is where it's at. If there are not enough real victims, then fictitious victims must be created -- as with the claim that there is "a war on women." Why anyone would have an incentive or a motivation to create a war on women in the first place is just one of the questions that should be asked of those who promote this political slogan, obviously designed for the gullible. The real war -- which is being waged in our schools, in the media and among the intelligentsia -- is the war on achievement. When President Obama told business owners, "You didn't build that!" this was just one passing skirmish in the war on achievement.

The very word "achievement" has been replaced by the word "privilege" in many writings of our times. Individuals or groups that have achieved more than others are called "privileged" individuals or groups, who are to be resented rather than emulated. The length to which this kind of thinking -- or lack of thinking -- can be carried was shown in a report on various ethnic groups in Toronto. It said that people of Japanese ancestry in that city were the most "privileged" group there, because they had the highest average income. What made this claim of "privilege" grotesque was a history of anti-Japanese discrimination in Canada, climaxed by people of Japanese ancestry being interned during World War II longer than Japanese Americans. That is why the achievements of Asians in general -- and of people like the young Black man with no arms -- make those on the left uneasy. And why the achievements of people who created their own businesses have to be undermined by the President of the United States. What would happen if Americans in general, or Blacks in particular, started celebrating people like this armless young man, instead of trying to make heroes out of hoodlums? Many of us would find that promising and inspiring. But it would be a political disaster for the left -- which is why it is not likely to happen.

The war against achievement

Thomas Sowell

A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat Sowell young Black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work -unlike the record number of people living on government payments for "disabilities" that are far less serious, if not fictitious. How is this young man getting to work? He gets into his car and drives there -- using controls set up so that he can operate the car with his feet. What kind of work does he do, and how does he do it? He is involved in the design of racing cars. He sits at his computer, looking at the screen, with the keyboard on the floor, where he uses his toes as others use their fingers. His story recalls the story of Helen Keller, who went to an elite college and on to a career, despite being both deaf and blind. Her story was celebrated in books, in television documentaries and in an inspiring movie, "The Miracle Worker." But our culture has changed so much over the years that the young man with no arms is unlikely to get comparable publicity. Helen Keller's achievement was seen as an inspiration for others, but this young man's achievement is more like a threat to the prevailing ideology of our times.

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Cop opens fire on mom and van full of 5 kids over speeding ticket Gullah Sentinel News Service

NEW MEXICO - A mother traveling through New Mexico probably never thought that getting a speeding ticket would result in her and her children being shot at, but that’s exactly what happened during a routine traffic stop. Oriana Ferrell was traveling with her five children when she was pulled over by New Mexico State Police in Taos for going 71mph in a 55mph zone. Ferrell and the officer began arguing after Ferrell couldn’t decide whether to pay the $126 fine or contest it in court. Video footage shows the officer and Ferrell arguing before Ferrell gets in her car and drives

off. The officer at the scene gives chase after Ferrell drives off and pulls her over for a second time. After being pulled over, the officer attempts to drag the mother out of her car, as her kids look on. Ferrell’s 14 year old son jumps out of the car and attempts to defend his mother but walks back to the minivan after the officer

points a Taser at the teen. “Sir, I pulled back over, I didn’t run away,” Ferrell says to the officer. “You see my children. I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m just trying to take them to the Rio Grande.” The son and the mother eventually struggle with the officer before getting back into the minivan. That’s when an officer walks over to


the passenger side window and breaks it. The family takes off in the minivan and an officer pulls his gun and fires shots at the vehicle. Ferrell was eventually arrested and charged with child abµse, fleeing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ferrell’s attorney said she fled police because she was afraid for her children. “She was flat-out scared that something was going to happen to her children,” he said. “We ought to talk about the stupidity and recklessness of shooting at a car that has five children in it.” He added: “If someone ought to be charged with child abuse, it ought to be the New Mexico State Police.”

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