Blackinformant.com Xtra!

Posted: July 10, 2010 in admin

I decided to keep this site after promising to discontinue it since the last post (2008). Apparently, I have been getting steady traffic since 2008, so it would be foolish for me not to use this space.

If you have just discovered this site, the main site is located at Blackinformant.com. I also have a podcast page at podcast.blackinformant.com. The Blackinformant.com Xtra! podcast can also be located here (also on iTunes).

In the meantime, this site will cover just the highlights of what has been posted on Blackinformant.com.

Sunday Read

Posted: December 7, 2008 in Soul Food

Is Believing in God a Psychological Crutch?

Moving The Site…Again

Posted: December 7, 2008 in Uncategorized

UPDATE: Site has been transferred to new hosting company. Blackinformant.com is now active.

This site (Blackinformant.wordpress.com) will remain online for at least a week. However, all new postings will appear over at Blackinformant.com.

I decided to go with the beta version of 2.7. So consider everything below now in play.
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In the meantime, the template for blackinformant.com will be changing a lot over the next couple of days while I decide on a new layout.

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I am looking into accepting advertising on this site. Unfortunately, WordPress.com does not allow advertising, so I’m packing up my bags and moving elsewhere.

For all of you old heads out there, continue to use blackinformant.com. You will see a short period where the domain is either down or looks different. Don’t worry, the domain name is just propagating to the new server.

SITE HAS BEEN MOVED

For you new jacks, I will keep blackinformant.wordpress.com up for about a week. During that time, all new posts will appear only at blackinformant.com.

As always, thank you for your readership.

D~


Why the Auto Bailout Would Be a Big Mistake

John Stossel on Why the Big Three Don’t Deserve a Taxpayer Bailout

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“But wait a second, those jobs wouldn’t necessarily be lost. Bankruptcy isn’t death. Kmart didn’t disappear when it went bankrupt. Neither did Fruit of the Loom, Texaco, Continental Airlines, Delta, or United.

They were reorganized into more efficient, sustainable businesses. Out of this creative destruction new jobs emerged.

Toyota isn’t asking for a bailout. Neither are Honda or Nissan. Yet, they all sell and build cars in America. In fact, while the Big Three were begging for your money, workers at Honda celebrated the first cars coming off their new assembly line in Indiana.

Why can Honda do it, when the Big Three can’t? Well, Gettelfinger’s union is one reason. The Big Three have to deal with strikes.

The UAW even got the Big Three to create places where longtime workers who are not needed are still paid 95 percent of their wages to just sit. They wouldn’t allow us to videotape these so-called jobs banks, but Linda Swan saw them when she worked for Ford.

“For the most part our people just sit inside and do nothing,” she said. ”

[…]

“Tens if not hundreds of thousands of jobs would be lost in the auto industry itself,” said U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn.

But wait a second, those jobs wouldn’t necessarily be lost. Bankruptcy isn’t death. Kmart didn’t disappear when it went bankrupt. Neither did Fruit of the Loom, Texaco, Continental Airlines, Delta, or United.

They were reorganized into more efficient, sustainable businesses. Out of this creative destruction new jobs emerged. (more…)

And look who is pushing for the bailout?


Jesse Jackson plans rallies to support automakers

DETROIT: The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday he will organize rallies in several cities to urge Congress to grant aid to the struggling U.S. automakers.

“It’s time to go back to the streets for some action,” Jackson said after a press conference with minority suppliers and dealers. “We need to show the wealth and depth of pain. It’s not the Big Three execs, it’s the big 4 million jobs.” (more…)

So Let’s Recap

Posted: December 6, 2008 in success

Most influential actor in Hollywood according to Forbes?

Denzel Washington

Top earning couple in Hollywood according to Forbes?

Sean Carter and Beyonce Knowles

Now this~

“Oprah Winfrey, chairman of Harpo, has been named the most powerful woman in entertainment on The Hollywood Reporter’s 17th annual Women in Entertainment: Power 100 special issue.”
(more…)

Like I said in this post, “E-mail this to all the folks who say Blacks are reduced to portraying stereotypes in Hollywood…
…and slap ‘em into the 21st century.”

O.J. Simpson Sentenced to 16 Years for Hotel Robbery

2008 will be coolest year of the decade