McKinney and Me by Saab Lofton

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McKinney and Me
by Saab Lofton

"In 2006, the United Nations Human Rights Commission noted its concern that while African Americans constitute just 12% of the population, they represent 50% of homeless people ... Myriad reports and studies that have been done all come up with the same basic conclusion: In order to resolve deep and persisting racial disparities in this country, a public policy initiative is urgently needed."

Care as Much About the Real World by Saab Lofton

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Care as Much About the Real World
by Saab Lofton

I hate ARFs -- Anal-Retentive Fanboys, usually spoiled whites in the suburbs who're spending far too much time in front of a computer (I'm a professional author, what's their excuse?), they go off on everything from Ben Affleck's portrayal of Daredevil (which was just fine, by the way) to the casting of Halle Berry as Catwoman (even though Eartha Kitt, another woman of color, also played the character).

Escape From the Preachy by Saab Lofton

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Escape From the Preachy
by Saab Lofton

“Chained to the dream they got you searching for, the thin line between entertainment and war. There be no shelter here, the front line is everywhere.”
--Rage Against the Machine

“To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. THIS INSTRUMENT CAN TEACH, IT CAN ILLUMINATE; YES, AND IT CAN EVEN INSPIRE. BUT IT CAN DO SO ONLY TO THE EXTENT THAT HUMANS ARE DETERMINED TO USE IT TO THOSE ENDS. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. Good night, and good luck.”
--Edward R. Murrow

Peacemakers Kick Ass! by Saab Lofton

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Peacemakers Kick Ass!
by Saab Lofton

"I don't know what weapons will be used in world war three, but in world war four, people will use sticks and stones."
--Albert Einstein
Lemme tell ya 'bout my boy, Kofi Annan ...

Seattle Suicide Watch by Saab Lofton

Seattle Suicide Watch
by Saab Lofton

"I'm distributed by studios that are owned by large corporate entities. Now, why would they put me out there when I am opposed to everything that they stand for ... it's because they don't believe in anything. They put me on there because they know that there's millions of people that want to see my film or watch the TV show, and so they're gonna make money. And I've been able to get my stuff out there because I'm driving my truck through this incredible flaw in capitalism, the greed flaw. The thing that says that the rich man will sell you the rope to hang himself with if he thinks he make a buck off it."
--Michael Moore, The Corporation (2003)

A Tale of Two Savages by Saab Lofton

A Tale of Two Savages
by Saab Lofton

"The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."
--Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936)

"No romance without finance ... your silky words are sweet, but your pockets sure look empty."
--from the song Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent by Gwen Guthrie

Affirmative Action in Fiction by Saab Lofton

Affirmative Action in Fiction
by Saab Lofton
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"White fear is profitable. Bond issues for prison construction managed by major investment banks are more profitable than school construction bonds for improving the decrepit, crowded public schools like Taft High School in the Bronx. The prison construction bonds also depend heavily on a steady flow of young, brown bodies of former students of de-funded schools, as do the crowded barracks in Iraq's deserts."

Dream Jobs or Death by Saab Lofton

Dream Jobs or Death
by Saab Lofton

According to an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, "Money went the way of the dinosaur," by the dawn of the 22nd century, thanks to something called the "New World Economy." Or as the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry, said right before his death in 1991.

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