BEFORE You Go To the Polls
ELECTION CENTER – UNITY ‘08
Eddie Griffin, BASG
BEFORE you go to the polls:
1. VERIFY your Registration Status BEFORE Election Day – Make sure you are listed on the registration roll by calling your local Board of Elections.
2. VERIFY your Polling Location before Election Day. Call 1-866-698-6831.
3. BRING YOUR I.D. Don’t Leave Home Without It! To be safe, bring your voter registration card, driver’s license, government-issued photo ID. If you have a problem voting call: Election Protection @ 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
4. VERIFY the date and location to vote early or absentee in your state @ www.blackcampaign.org then VOTE FIRST.
5. DO NOT WEAR anything with a candidate’s name. It is illegal to try to sway voters one way or another by the garb that you wear.
Amended and Endorsed by Eddie G. Griffin (BASG)
Tarrant County Elections
November 4, 2008 Election - Important Dates
September 5, 2008 First day to apply for a ballot by mail.
October 6, 2008 Last day to register to vote.
(Voter Registration applications must be received or clearly postmarked by this date.)
October 20, 2008 First day of in-person early voting.
October 28, 2008 Last day to apply for a ballot by mail.
(must be received, not merely postmarked)
October 31, 2008 Last day of in-person early voting.
November 4, 2008 ELECTION DAY
(polls open 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM)
November 10, 2008 Last day to receive absentee ballots sent from outside the United States (must have been placed in the mail by Election Day).
No Mo' O. J.
He's Going Down
Sistah Dr. Safisha Nzingha Adeleke Hill, (Pamela Hill)
Director of Education The Act of Change, Inc., Institute of Cultural Arts and Scholars Academy, Dallas, TX 214 372-3500
We knew it would happen...folk have been just waiting...and sad thing is that I do not think that any one in the black community will be outraged...
An all-white jury of nine women and three men found Simpson guilty of all 12 charges after more than 13 continuous hours of deliberations, which started 13 years to the day after he was cleared of a double murder in America's "trial of the century".
Truth is....often when I pass a brother with a white girl on his arm..I am tempted to...(and admit that I have done so before)...whisper softly but loud enough so he can hear..."remember O.J., "
Did you see how he went out and got a nicole clone...just couldn't leave them white girls alone. (and some us have heard the community rule..say it with me now.. "If she can't use your comb..............(if you are from the ol school community you know the rest). and he just couldn't stay out the limelight...the smart thing for him to have done would have been to go about his business very quietly...guess he forgot that fat meat was greasy..and that he was no longer white america's hero...and he was gone way too long to come back home.. and perhaps he thought that the first time around Black folks celebrated because we loved him...
Oh hell no..it was all Johnny...Johnny made us proud, with his beautiful black intelligent self...he was the reason we even paid attention to O.J., and when the jury said..NOT GUILTY...our cheers were for Johnny...because for the first time..we saw a Black man not only beat the system, but did it with confidence and style...and his name was Johnny Cochan..
There was no love for O.J. (speaking for myself...some of yall may love him).
I doubt if we will hear Jesse, or Al speak out in his defense...NAACP will continue to focus on fundraising and membership drives...white folks will dance in the streets..and black folks will simply shake our heads....although a few brothas on the corner might pour a bit of their 40 in libation for O.J. But then again...maybe not...
I bet brothas in the street corner society ain't got no love for O.J. either, and even a 40 cost too much to be wasting.