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COLUMN SEVENTY-TWO, JUNE 1, 2002
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FROM AMIRI BARAKA

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 21:58:50 EST
From: Amirib@aol.com
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

On "HOT 97", an "on air personality " called  "Star", a male, casually called Sonia Sanchez " A Bitch"! 

Who is this ignorant Negro. Apparently he is the same germ who got widely criticized for his remarks of Aaliyah. It's important to jump on this negro hard, because money has made him and the whole nest of them think they can attack and insult black people as a career. !

Amiri B  ##

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A SOUTHERNER DEFENDS THE STARS AND BARS

Subject: Lynrd Skynrd and the KKK
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 15:17:27 EST
From: UnInXtc1074@aol.com
To: <info@blacklistedjournalist.com>  

I stumbled across this article on your web page regarding the Confederate flag at a concert.  How can you associate Lynrd Skynrd with racism?  Because of the Confederate flag?  Before you write an article throwing racism around as freely as you do, I would suggest you brush up on your history.  The Confederate flag was made an icon of the South long before the KKK.  The Confederate flag represents a heritage and frankly, a heritage I am proud of.  I am from the South and am not Racist but I am opened minded enough to see the true meaning of the Confederate flag.  I understand the KKK used the Confederate flag as their "symbol", and it may have tarnished the flagís image, but it is not the true meaning of the flag.  I am sure you are aware of the Enron situation.  And I am sure you are aware of the devastation and heartache it has caused thousands of Americans.  Hey, I know, they used the letter "E" for their symbol so let's ban it from the alphabet.  Just quit using it all together since the "E" caused so many problems.  Why don't you write and article about African Americans wearing the "X" to represent Malcolm X?  When I see an African American wearing the "X", I think of hatred towards whites so why don't you write about that? Honestly, I think this article is absolutely ridiculous and the only "racism" I see here is the stereotyping you have placed on Southerners and the Confederate Flag. You mentioned you felt rage when the Confederate flag was displayed in the South, well, I am enraged that someone as narrow-minded as you would write an article such as this.  ##

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ANOTHER DEFENSE OF THAT FLAG?

Subject: CONFEDERATE FLAG
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 22:01:02 -0600
From: "Delano Blunt" <deblunt@wi.rr.com>
To: <Address:info@blacklistedjournalist.com>

Dear Black, Isnít it time that all racists quit looking for difference? The American Flag represented slavery also. The Civil War was not a war against slavery (from SLAV,Eastern Europeans), but against Free Trade. The conflict started in 1861. What were the armies doing until 1863? Milling about shooting at each other for sport? Let's wake up! The Jews hated the Philistines, the various African tribes hate each other. How about Yugoslavia? The real reasons people are against the symbols are ignorance, bigotry, a chance to ask for money, and simple racism. It's NOT confined to whites. Give it up, or root out ALL racism, including your own.

Telling others what to like is not American. I've heard and seen the most hatred from blacks directed against other non-whites. Ask a Mexican or Puerto Rican what they think about each other, or Cubans. I think the real problem here is too many jerks with a tuition receipt who have NEVER associated with other groups, or interacted HONESTLY with them, are trying to hustle. I, personally, have known on a friendly basis people of many different ethnic groups, mental states, sexual, religious, and political beliefs. The whole idea of a democracy is to understand, not condemn. Do any damn thing you want to, don't hurt anyone else, and don't try and convert me. Get an education in the real world, and get off the idea you can judge people. "THE ONLY DARKNESS IS IGNORANCE", SIDDARTHA GAUTAMA.  ##

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A PLUG FOR BUZZY!

Subject: Josh Alan/Buzzy
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 03:44:40 -0700
From: Josh Friedman <bcracker@earthlink.net>

To: Al Aronowitz <info@blacklistedjournalist.com>

Dear Al,

Buzzy Linhart's MUSIC album, from 1970, is one of my favorite 20 albums of all time. That means, out of some 5,000 albums that I own, over the course of 40 years, this album is in my personal all-time Top 20. The rhythm section, with Doug Rodrigues on guitar, was the rhythm section of The Voices of East Harlem. If this same lineup ever did another album together that I'm not aware of, I would LOVE to buy it. Please convey this, somehow, to Buzzy, for whatever it's worth.

Best,

Josh Alan  ##

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LAUREN NEEDS HELP WITH HER PROJECT

Subject: Hello... concerning Kerouac -- "
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 21:20:42 EST
From: PinkFloydRockOn@aol.com
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

Hi,

My name's Lauren Adams and I am doing a project on the Beat Movement for school. I'm in 8th grade... I don't know if you'd like to take the time to help me but if you could (in the form of an interview, or whatever you prefer) it would be TOO cool :0)

thanks bud

      laur  ##

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ROCK GROUPIE MOURNS STUART ADAMSON

Subject: [rockgroupietales] Stuart Adamson Lyrical Sourcebook
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 06:54:46 -0000
From: "girlhowdy233" <Girlhowdy233@yahoo.com>
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

Hello everyone,

like many others, I was GREATLY SADDENED by the tragic demise last year of singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Stuart Adamson. In the U.K. and most of Europe, he was well known not only as the principal guiding light for the WONDERFUL Scottish rock group Big Country, but was also renowned for his work with the influential punk band The Skids("Working For The Yankee Dollar").   I have always regarded Adamson as a POET whose vivid imagery was set to MUSIC, rather than simply a lyricist for a rock band.   Recently, I discovered a simply TERRIFIC website, dedicated to showcasing his IMPRESSIVE body of work with Big Country.   For anyone who admires his music(and ESPECIALLY for those who are NOT aware of it)this website allows you to easily access his work, with FULL lyrics available for view PLUS an insightful interview with the late Adamson from 1998.   Here is the URL to access the website

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/7869/lyrics.htm#seer

Enjoy,Shirley ##

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