Monthly Archives: May 2007

may 30 headlines:// Supreme Court Thinks Women Will Not Fight Back When They Say Down Girl, Down//

Dear Readers,

Another deep and yet not deep enough day in the news. Keep reading for today’s Hip Hop based commentary on the New York Times headlines by Political Poet Naxal. That’s me. I flips the news like you never seen. Almost on the Daily. Enjoy.

May 30, 2007

NYT Headline: Justices’ Ruling Limits Lawsuits on Pay Disparity; Time Timeframe Upheld; Dissenters Say Decision Ignores Realities of Bias in the Workplace

Naxal Headline:

The Supreme Court Of The United States also known as SCOTUS amongst press corps and others familiar (which now includes you)

The Supreme Court of the United States Bans All Women Who Have Ever Been Paid Less Than A Man At Their Job From Suing For Back Pay If They’ve Been Getting Treated Like 3rd-Last Class Citizens For More Than 6 Months.

Yeah, you heard it here first. The big bad right wing, right dried up chicken wing judge block,

Alit0-

Roberts-

Scalia-

Kennedy-

Thomas (i think someone just needs to talk to him-okay, i’ll do it),

must not much like the woman plaintiff, Lilly M. Ledbetter, or women in general, because they’ve asked us now to accept a ruling that says we as women have limited rights, limited rights to fight, limited rights to fight back. and that aint no where near cool.

Plaintiff Who Brings Clear Cut Employment Disrcrimination and Human Rights of Women Based Case at SCOTUS Not Named in New York Time’s Front Page Article Until the 8th Paragragh (out of 9 paragraphs long column right side) Because That Would Make Her More Human And To Do So Would Risk humanizing the shit cause see then there would be no way we would ever ever ever still be in a society where women have to FIGHT INDIVIDUALLY FOR EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK.

scuse me I got a little heated…come back for more later. soon come readers, soon come.

Stay tuned for more of All The News That’s Fit to Flip, by politicalpoet, Naxal.

Peace,

N

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headlines: memorial to what? to life. 2 lyf.

May 28, 2007

Dear Readers,

Another deep and yet not deep enough day in the news. Keep reading for today’s Hip Hop based commentary on the New York Times headlines by Political Poet Naxal. That’s me. I flips the news like you never seen. Almost on the Daily. Enjoy.

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Yo, this is a follow up to yesterdays Carnival post.  I wrote this and more sitting on a stoop alongside a stage pumping with music.  Figure if you couldn’t be there, you should at least get a take home plate.  Carlos, this one’s for you especially (R.I.P).  Enjoy.

Carnival, by NaXaL

(Harrison Street, La Mission, 5.28.07)

the sun on intermittent lock
this goes out the ancestors
on a cloud covered
people strewn block

to the ones who couldn’t be, but can still see                          the bright bold colors
on accents
on people
talking bout im used to the dark
on necks the necklaces
on feet the shoes
smile in
candy yellow
shiny mouth pink
bet your bottom dollar blue
ancestors this goes out to you

ancestors this goes out to you for helping to make my car start and for the parking space and good company.  four young comrades, politically savvy, and spiritually beautiful to boot.  yes this goes out to the thick velvety blankets we cover our babys with, flowers, 2pac, the simpsons, we got it all, on our blankets.  this goes out to harrison street with all who live on it now and before.

this goes out to carnival dancers still jiggling into their older age to trinidad and tobago for the sugar boys and the black lace lady.  to the drumming tent and our tender attempt at regaining our drumming hands.  to the many generations, to not seeing one fight, to the slicked backed hair in front and loose in the back, to the young studs and femmes.

to the cops on beat/hands up and down on your belt/to the corn smothered in heat/mayo, cheese, red chilli/limon/to the crews/si mon.

this goes out to the ancestors unbound by concrete and gold teeth and high heels sho don’t make sense at the end of the day but thank you for slipping them just the beginning.

end, i am beggining.

carnival ancestors/i mean you speak to me/cold out here/we still came out to party/to party/young women we look so fresh/and then our mamas/looking like they have nothing left/looking like they’ve been through wars/looking like a lifetime spent not being broken/tell me you’re joking/you got back with him?/again?/so this goes out to the ancestors/whose spirits are with me on this stoop/who hearts are in all the good friends seen/when i return/ancestors/within the fire burn.

(Harrison Street, La Mission, 5.28.07)

Carnival, by NaXaL

Stay tuned for more of All the News That’s Fit to Flip, by politicalpoet, Naxal.  

Peace,

N

5.27.07 HeAdLiNeS: cArNiVaL iN lA mIsSiOn!!

May 27, 2007 aka Did Valentines Day Already Pass?

Dear Readers,

It’s Sunday, and we’ve all been working hard.  Let’s tune in to some political poetry on the news of the joy of our people, all people.  Its carnival in La Mission today, and so here is some of All The News That’s Fit To Flip by Political Poet, Naxal.

“It’s cArNiVaL in La Mission today.

  • It’s carnival in La Mission today, and I am so psyched to get out of this L shaped sitting position and start dancing on pavement outside, a natural direct action, a protest with joy for fuel, smiles that rule, self-elected, fuck the presidency, let’s give air time to swearing off stress for one, languishing, day.
  • It’s carnival in La Mission today, the most New York style event in the Bay, that’s what I’ve been sayin to folks and I mean it, its hot like that, like twirling skirts and dervish pop collared shirts oooh wee, its a dancing on the Harrison St. stoops and calculating where to spend your good day money.
  • It’s carnival in La Mission today, so I got my hair just right, silver shoes on, black leg warmers, hat cocked over one eye, contacts in (like, regular clear contacts, not, like, blue or green ones…but i did try on tiger eye colored ones before and it looked interesting), so I’m outro.

Peace,

NaxaL

P.S. Hip Hop Heads and everyone in between, check out my article on http://www.wiretapmag.org, its called “Deeper Than Hip Hop, Deeper Than Sharpton: Who Control’s Our Art?”