Citizen Hearing on Disclosure & forthcoming film 'Truth Embargo' [D.C. Area Event]

CHD Contact: Stephen Bassett (202-215-8344), CHD@citizenhearing.org
Media Contact: Janet Donovan (202-904-1035), creative.enterprises.int@gmail.com

Citizen Hearing on Disclosure (CHD)

An event with historical implications, the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race, will take place at the NPC, April 29 to May 3. Forty researchers and military/agency witnesses will testify for thirty hours over five days before former members of the United States Congress. Committee Members include Senator Mike Gravel, (Dem/Lib, AK), Congresswomen Darlene Hooley (Dem, OR), Carolyn Kilpatrick (Dem, MI), Lynn Woolsey (Dem, CA) and Congressman Merrill Cook (Rep, UT).

The CHD will attempt to accomplish what the Congress has failed to do for forty-five years - seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time.

The main ballroom of the NPC will be configured to resemble a Senate hearing room. There will be press sections, an audience area, and witness and committee tables. The Hearing committee will include former members of Congress and two experts of counsel To the extent possible all appropriate protocols will be followed as with Congressional hearings. This Hearing will be live streamed worldwide in English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Japanese and Mandarin (in archive). The entire Hearing will be filmed as the basis for a forthcoming documentary - Truth Embargo.

On November 4, 2011 the White House issued this statement: "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye." From April 29 to May 3 the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure will present en masse the evidence the White House says doesn't exist.

The website for the CHD is: www.citizenhearing.org


'Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East' by Dr. Rashid Khalidi [Chicago Event]

I recently saw Professor Rashid Khalidi on C-SPAN discussing his newest book titled: "Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East." I found his comments quite informative and enlightening.

The American Muslims for Palestine will host a book signing featuring Dr. Khalidi, who holds the Edward Said chair at Columbia University in New York at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27th at Grace Place, 637 South Dearborn Street in Chicago. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Admission is free.


Wise Intelligent as 'El Negro Guerrero' (The Black Warrior) drops April 23rd

Those of you who are familiar with my writings know that I am a supporter of those who use their gifts, skills and talents to inform, educate and mobilize. I have long been a fan of Wise Intelligent and I think you should give him a listen, especially if you are one of those people always moaning and complaining about the dearth of good quality Hip-Hop.

Intelligent Muzik proudly presents the highly anticipated NEW album from Wise Intelligent of the Legendary Poor Righteous Teachers. “Wise Intelligent Iz…EL NEGRO GUERRERO” (The Black Warrior) is the 3rd installment in Wise’s 7 CD “Back to School” Box Set. EL NEGRO GUERRERO is scheduled to drop on April 23rd 2013.

Throughout Wise Intelligent’s historic career as either a member of the Legendary Poor Righteous Teachers or as a solo artist, he has always crafted some of the most uniquely  socially relevant albums and songs of the modern Hip Hop era.

“Wise Intelligent Iz…EL NEGRO GUERRERO” (The Black Warrior) will be a watershed mark and a ray of light in today’s stagnant and bland musical landscape. This project will artistically be advanced placement class for lyricism and a call for Direct Social Activism!


1.     Robbers, Barons & Bankers
2.     The Plug
3.     Top 50
4.     I SAID IT!
5.     Get Higher
6.     Microphone Checkers
7.     Revolutionary Lover
8.     DOPE
9.     Being Black
10.   Rich Rapper
11.   Where Do We Go From Here
12.   Jose Cuero (interlude)
13.   Dreamerz
14.   The Walking Dead
15.   Another Day

(Follow Wise Intelligent  on Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/wiseintelligent / http://www.wiseintelligent.com and subscribe to his youtube channel @ http://www.youtube.com/wiseintelligent)


NABJ Statement on Race Reference in Boston Bombing Coverage

NABJ Statement on Reference to Race in Boston Bombing Coverage 

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) urges all news outlets to use extreme caution when reporting on the tragic events which occurred in Boston this week. 

There have been various reports identifying a potential suspect as "a dark-skinned individual". This terminology is not only offensive, but also offers an incomplete picture of relevant facts about the potential person of interest's identity. When conveying information for the public good, and which can help law enforcement with the help of a vigilant public to keep the country safe, it's important that such facts be put into proper context. 

NABJ in no way encourages censorship but does encourage news organizations to be responsible when reporting about race, to report on race only when relevant and a vital part of a story. Ultimately this helps to avoid mischaracterizations which might encourage potential bias or discrimination against a person or a group of people based on race or ethnicity. 

As news organizations which seek to uphold the highest ethical standards it is important to exercise good judgment, to be cautious, to be mindful of bias, and sensitive to the perpetuation of stereotypes in the mass media. 

For reference from NABJ's Style Guide: http://www.nabj.org/?styleguide 
*Ethnicity, race: The mention of a persons race should not be used unless relevant. This also applies to references to ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion. Derogatory terms or slurs aimed at members of a racial or ethnic group may not be used unless having a direct bearing on the news, and then only with the approval of the senior editor in charge. Avoid stereotypes. Race and ethnicity may be relevant in some stories, including the following: 

* Crime stories - A highly detailed description of a suspect sought by police can contain race. Be sure the description is properly attributed. Do not use descriptions that include only a few items or are vague, such as tall, dark clothes. 

* Biographical or announcement stories - Be careful about using race or ethnicity to describe a person as the first to accomplish a specific feat. Firsts are important, but race and ethnicity shouldn't be overemphasized. Reserve race or ethnicity for significant, groundbreaking or historic events such as winning a Nobel Prize, being named chief justice or becoming mayor. By overplaying race or ethnicity, ones achievement may seem dependent on that instead of ability.

(An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide, visit our website at www.nabj.org.)


Jay-Z and Beyonce in Cuba - Lift the Embargo and Free The Cuban Five!

Yes, I'm very interested in Jay-Z and Beyonce's recent trip to Cuba. I'm sure you know it's not for the same reasons posted on gossip-loving websites. I think there's more to come out of this and I like the move they made. 

Lift the 50-plus year old trade embargo placed on Cuba by the U.S. and Free 'The Cuban 5.'