With his name and his residence in conservative Orange County, California, Maurice Bradford could be an attorney or an accountant. But instead he's Macarone, a self-styled "rap activist" who is carving out a niche as a hip-hop spokesman of the political Left. Messaging Matters caught up with Macarone at his recent performance to benefit Cenk Uygur's Wolf PAC:
INDY ARTISTS OF ALL GENRES WHO FEEL THE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT AND SUPPORT GETTING MONEY OUT OF POLITICS, WE NEED YOU!
DOP Inc Records is looking for Indy music artists, poets and other people who can do cool things with audio! We are looking for original songs from Indy artists for a compilation CD that will be sold with 100% of the loot going to Wolf-PAC! 100%!!! The CD will be sold on iTunes, Amazon, etc. If you aren't down for that, then no need to continue reading this. However, if you are like me and truly want to get the money out of politics, submit your best political themed song! The top 20 songs will make it onto the compilation.
This is part two of NO CORPORATE TAKEOVER: A Night of Music & Motion for Wolf-PAC! The part where we begin to take action. While having concerts are a fun way of meeting people and introducing them to Wolf-PAC, we also have a job to do!
NO CORPORATE TAKEOVER: Phone Bank BBQ for Wolf-PAC will be about calling our California State Senators & Assembly Members to ask them if they would support a convention for a Constitutional amendment saying that corporations are not people and they do not have the right to spend money to buy our politicians. After that, we eat BBQ!
Macarone & Calandra performing IF I HAD MY WAY in Costa Mesa CA.
Thank you to everyone who came to the TIKI BAR to check us out and support UNDERGROUND MUSIC!
Music makes the world go round! Music can do alot of things, including inspire a revolution! I wanted to share the music that inspires me!
I will try my best to continue to add videos. If you have a suggestion that should be on here, either send it to me at email@example.com or embed it yourself!
As you may know there will be a ballot proposition on the November 2010 ballot to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults. This is the Left's chance to get some extra voters!
I am going to start compiling some of my favorite quotes from some people I respect. Please feel free to comment with your own famous quotes!
Check em out:
"How many times do you have to get hit in the head before you look back to see who’s hitting you?”
Malcom X Quotes
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. - Malcolm X
Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else. - Malcolm X
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. - Malcolm X
By Cory Booker
Amidst the partisan rancor focused on by our national media, New Jersey has an opportunity to demonstrate substantive and even transformational bipartisanship. Newark, New Jersey, leads the nation in reducing gun violence with a 50% decrease in shootings over the last three years. This has come about by bringing together policy institutes, political leaders, activists and philanthropists from both sides of the political aisle. It has come about because we focused on data not rhetoric, pragmatism not politics. This coalition in Newark has included both Chris Christie in his position as US Attorney and Jon Corzine as our Governor. I believe we can now create a greater statewide coalition that can both reduce crime and the burden on taxpayers.
New Jersey is being crushed under the cost of capturing, adjudicating and imprisoning the same criminals again and again - a large portion of...
Growth and Development! - By Killer Mike Black street gangs will never be destroyed. You cannot destroy the side effects of a disease unless you destroy the disease. Black gangs are the by-product of racism, unemployment and the American prison industrial complex. These are not the sole reasons gangs exist in the black community, but they are three major contributing factors. Without the Spook Hunters, a white group that preyed on helpless blacks in the middle of the last century, there would be no Spook Town Crips. If jobs and industry were still in places like Westside Chicago, the need for the 4 Corner Hustlers would not exist. If we were not sending nonviolent young drug offenders to prison with violent adult felons, there would be no need for them to join the ranks of prison gangs simply to survive. Marry those real problems with a media machine...
Here is an article about "American Facists". The word "Facism" gets thrown around left and right by TeaBaggers and Conservatives but I trully believe most of them have no idea what it means. This morning I was listening to Thom Hartman on the radio. If you don't know, Thom is a Liberal radio host. Anyways Thom was talking about this article that he wrote that described an article written by Henry Wallace. Henry Wallace was one Franklin Roosevelt's three VP's. Wallace was describing the the really "Dangerous" facists... He said: "The really dangerous American fascists, are not those who are hooked up directly or indirectly with the Axis. The FBI has its finger on those. The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer...