Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bloggers' Roundtable: The Coretta Files

On Wednesday, September 5, 2007, Farai Chideya (NPR Radio host) and a panel of Black bloggers broke down why the FBI kept surveillance on Coretta Scott King after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death, Fred Thompson entering the presidential campaign, Ireland's opening of an all-black school, and what's on Congress' plate as it returns from summer recess.

The bloggers are Shay Riley of the blog Booker Rising; Brandon Whitney, who writes the blog Homeland Colors; and Earl Dunovant, who runs the Websites Prometheus 6.

You can listen to the September 5th NPR segment here.

plez sez: i have been cross-posted numerous times on Booker Rising, and Brandon is a frequent visitor/contributor to this site from Homeland Colors; so it was nice to finally be able to put a voice with the blogs.

1 comment:

David Sullivan said...

I find it funny that Brandon talked about the conflict between Northern and Southern Ireland, there is no such thing as Southern Ireland, it is the Republic of Ireland, the "real" Ireland. Also, if you are born in Ireland then your parents are granted automatic citizenship, thus making Ireland an extremely attactive place to relocate and about 25,000 African Immigrants have relocated there in the past few years. This has put a huge strain on the Irish infrestructure (Schools, stores and public services) I guarantee that this is not a racial issue and that once the government catches up to these new demands this will not be an issue. The "Republic" is very sensitive to issues of segregation and oppression after years of English persecution.
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