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Our asspack President has promised that he will kill more Americas by summers end.
President Death has declared the he determined to kill more Americans before November 2008. In he latest press conference he promised more deaths, more bloodshed, and billions of dollars in spending...
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"The SaveNetRadio Coalition Congress and SoundExchange have heard loud and clear the amazing outpouring of support for Internet radio from webcasters, listeners and the thousands of artists they support."


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Life with Black Americans
A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "by the time we leave for work, Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks."

Black history includes more than just slavery. It includes great people like Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Dubois.
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There is a reason for the importance of New Year's Eve services in African-American congregation s. The Watch Night Services in Black communities that we celebrate today can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as "Freedom's Eve." On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law.
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What is a nigger? I am not a nigger.
I hate the word. I want it removed from the English language, period.
I am not a nigger.

I want People With Black Skin to rally together to have the word purged from the English language. But the reality is: whites.asians.jews.latins (WAJL)love the word to much. They know how it demeans us and makes look stupid when we call each other it. It apparently has 'transcended' being a slur and now means, of all things...brother.

I really hate that word. In fact, in the PBS filmed adaptation of the Ernest J. Gaines novel, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", there is a part where a slave has a secret meeting by a lake to dicuss rights and true freedom for African American slaves. In this speech he describes a 'nigger':

"Do you know what a nigger is? First, a nigger feels below anything on this earth. He doesn't care about himself. He doesn't care about anybody else. He doesn't care about anything. Now he'll never be an American. He'll never be a citizen of any other nation. But, there is big difference between a Black American and a nigger. A Black American cares, and he knows and he struggles. That's why I'm telling you this. That's why I know no son or daughter of mine will ever be a nigger! I want my children to be Black and Proud of it!"
- From 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman' by Ernest J. Gaines, 30th Anniversary Presentation - PBS Broadcast

Phantasy Star Online Worldwide Shutdown
It's the end of a true era in online gaming.

It seems like a joke, but it also seemed to be inevitible. The complete shut down of PSO. The first online sci-fi role playing game for consoles. Now the genre is inundated with war games. PSO will remain the lats really fun online SFRPG. Yes, this was really the best game to play online. Now, it's just all war games and sports games that are online. sigh...the true end of an a true era.
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We celebrate the 4th of July, but why not the Freeing of the Slaves?
We can remember the day Big E. Small died, but what about the day we were set free? December 6 - A DAY TO CELEBRATE -- NEGRO PASSOVER
By James A. Wynn, Jr
Today, the most significant anniversary in African American history will pass with little, if any, recognition. Indeed, nearly all of us don't have clue about the significance of this day for African Americans, which marks the anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the historic proviso that officially ended slavery in America.
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Lost wallet, Sunday, June 19, 2005 11:33 PM
I believe in karma, but there was conflict
Today as I was going to work I found a wallet on the ground. At first i wasn't going to pick it up, I thought was trash. But then I changed my mind. It had cash in it.
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A True Pioneer (Friday, February 04, 2005)
"I ran because somebody had to do it first."
"In 1968, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first black woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she becomes the first black woman to run for president. Shunned by the political establishment, she's supported by a motley crew of blacks, feminists, and young voters. Their campaign-trail adventures are frenzied, fierce, and fundamentally right on!"
Shola Lynch co-produced and directed this non-narrrated documentary about a truly powerful woman. Sadly, this remarkable woman left this world on January 1, 2005, at the age of 80.
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No more lies, no more deaths.
A government that LIES to it's people, stays in power if the people allow it.
This date five years ago (09/11/2001) the world witnessed planes flkyig into the American World Trade Center Towers in New York City. I will not post the videos here, because they have viewed quite enough.
But, more importantly, this date is the day the World found out, via live television, just how prepared the Most Powerful Super Power is for an attack, on thier own soil, by foreign individuals.
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10 & 3
Not quite an anniversary, yet.
It's not quite to the day, but still. In 1996 I started playing on the web. Back then the WWW was still in it's infacy and web pages were very simple, and very scary (loaded with graphics and animated GIFs, and loud MIDI music files. I created my FIRST web site on Tripod.com in January of 1997.

Anywhoo, the web site (pjci.net) will have it's 3rd year anniversary this September having launched in 2003. Big deal? To me it is -- so there!
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Mailing Lists and newsletters dissolved (Dec. 20 '04)
PJCI.net and .netBoard have dissolved mailing lists
Since AvidHosting (my provider) moved my domain to a new server the operating cost for his newsletter has changed. AvidHosting had offered it as a no cost option, but the new servers/software perform better than the old so monthly operating costs were added for mailing lists.
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The One and The Humble (Dec. 8, 2004)
I was simply speechless and moved by two recent vocal releases.
American Idol may be showing it's wear but this year the show allowed a truly talented person take the stage: Fantasia Barrino. Last year that went to Ruben Studdard. Both of these remarkable individuals released outstanding vocal works in the form of a Debut and New Release.
Ruben Studdard: I Need An Angel                                  Fantasia: Free Yourself
Both CDs are available for purchase at your local Retailer or online.
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.netBoard down and up....again (Jan 5-7, 2005)
This time it's not my fault..or is it?!
The MySQL database daemon on my server (AvidHosting) is apparently having issues with the database tables or some such thing. I notified AvidHosting of a potential security risk in PHP version 4.3.9 and suggested they upgrade to version 4.3.10 or 5.x. They upgraded to PHP version 4.3.10. The last time I had access to .netBoard was a couple of days ago. So it may be fault for telling them to upgrade if PHP version 4.3.10 is causing the problems with the MySQL database daemon.
I'm sorry. Oh, and Happy New Year and Happy Holidays!
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I voted for a coward
Who would have thought.
It appears the Democrats are nothing but a bunch of fucking cowards. Gore quit then realized he'd won. Now Kerry quits. What a fucking asshole, what a joke, what a dork-a-hole. Didn't even try to stay and fight. I'm absolutely certain that there was vote push for Bush. No way could so many states want him as president again. Not after what he and his administration put this country through for the last fucking four years. This election was a sham just like last time; just like what happened on Setember 11th. A fucking sham!
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.netBoard is down
.netBoard is being taken for maintainence
Since moving the domain address for .netBoard many of the links to Articles posted before the transition were invalid and those Articles need to be updated. I did not think that restoring the database on the new domain would mean changing the pointers to Articles posted in the forums. But alas, I was wrong. Also, there were alot of typographical errors, CSS configuartion that needed changing. When I was working overnight there were some areas of .netboard that were ignored. .netBoard Members who have registered will be notified when the maintainence has been completed.

President Bush agrees to leave office!
Washington, D.C. - Congress today announced that the Office of President of the United States will be outsourced to overseas interests.... The move is being made to save $400K a year in salary, a record $521 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead. "The cost savings will be quite significant," says Congressman Adam Smith (D. - Wash) who ... has studied outsourcing of American jobs extensively. "We simply can no longer afford this level of outlay and remain competitive on the world stage," Congressman Smith said
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Moving On... (August 1, 2004)
Our "Weezie" passes on
I can't belive that i just found this 2 weeks ago when I was at work. I saw it on the cover of a magazine. Maybe it was on the news, but since I rarely watch that nonesnse I didn't catch it.
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Ray Charles is Remembered (June 24, 2004)
Many in the Entertainment Industry and fans of all kinds came to remember Ray Charles.
Friday, June 18, 2004 there was held a memorial ceremony at the Los Angeles STAPLES Center in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. I was at home watching as the many who came to say their farewells to Ray Charles. Many of the Music Industries came to celebrate this great man's life with both music, prayer, and words of appreciation.
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The Legend. The Genius. The Artist' Artist. (June 13, 2004)
The simply aren't enough words to convey the man that was Ray Charles.
Thursday, June 10 2004 at 11:35AM Ray Charles passed away from liver cancer. Rare is it that a treasure that is this man comes along, and becomes an influence to so many, transcending social and racial boundaries. He was a pioneer for many staples of music. The music industry has lost the greatest gift ever given to it. This one man alone has been the inspiration of so many artists and entertainers from all over the world.
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Conversation with Dr. Leonard Moore (May 8, 2004)
Dr. Leonard Moore is Director of African American Studies at Louisiana State University who discussed the plight of the African American Athlete.
Today on Tony Brown's Journal (PBS [KCET Los Angeles Channel 28] 2:30pm PST) Dr. Moore discussed with Mr. Brown the state of Male athletes at LSU. He has started a program that will ensure that the athlete reaches for a goal of obtaining a degree after graduating college and not rely solely on the promise of becoming a professional athlete.

Also, please read about Dr. Dean. He is a credit to the African-American community at large and many other communities as well.

Who is Shoshana Johnson? (June 8, 2004)
The media made a big deal about the white POW's while ignoring the African Americans. No surprise.
It bothers me that in this Century people in this country we call America still choose to decide who they think important enough to talk about and to whom. For instance, all the whites blabbered on about that white female POW Jessica Lynch. But, there are others who served their country with pride and received no recognition for it in the white media.

Now, after seeing how they were ignoring here, the media responded by showcasing her around. Many websites have photos of her with various leaders. But ONLY, I noticed, after Lynch got most of the media attention, a TV movie, and a book deal. True that should not be important, but it bothered me. There was an issue involving both recieving different benefits. More

Maybe it is just as well, since those who are humble are better people. There was an e-mail that was sent to me from my dad regarding this courageous woman. She has been profiled in the March issue of Essence magazine.
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Misappropiated Props (June 11, 2004)
Was it a year ago that Ruben Studdard won "American Idol"?
Yes, it was. And I didn't even give him any props on this site. For shame on me!!! Well, I will now, because, first: I respect him, second: I bought his CD, "Soulful", when it debuted, and lastly: I'm hearing his music on the radio all the time. No, not on the white stations. We all know they don't do that. Ruben is played on KJLH, KBET (The Beat), and occasionally K-PWR (Power). Ruben has done great and kept his presence in the public's eye. Ruben Studdard: Soulful can be purchased online (Amazon, Barnes and Noble) or in music stores everywhere.
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Red Methods (June 21, 2004)
Method Man and Redman were seeing red when thier new show premiered last week on FOX. But they won't be seeing green for sure.
When I saw the first 15 seconds I wasn't surprised why the two hip hop stars were not happy with their new show that aired last Wednesday on FOX. I personally thought it was going to be a televised comedy (no live audience) like Bernie Mac and Malcom in the Middle. Instead, it's filmed like a televised comedy, but get this: with a laugh track. Yeah, a laugh track on a show with no live audience. They stopped doing a loooooong time ago. This show will not last throughout the season, believe that.
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An Idol Star Shines (May 26, 2004)
Tamyra Gray realizes her dream
Tamara Gray: the dreamer While Tamyra Gray was voted off during the 2002 American Idol competion after having made it to the Top Three she walked off a winner in the hearts of many, including American Idol producer, Simon Fuller. Not wanting to give up this dream this remarkable singer went out gracefully. She starred on FOX's Boston Public and made many T.V. appearances. However, the public had heard about but never saw her highly anticipated debut CD, until now. Her debut CD >"the dreamer" can be purchased online (Amazon, Barnes and Noble) or in music stores everywhere.
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The Three J's (June 9, 2004)
Each has thier own strengths and weaknesses, but each should be judged on thier own merit
While the most attention was paid on Justin Timberlake of 'NSYNC, Justin Guarini and JC Chasez has each had thier own measure of success. Whether or not not each of these two can match Timberlake has yet to be seen. In this industry many have started to rise fast furious only to come crashing down just as fast, just as furious.
Each of thier debut CDs can be purchased online (Amazon, Barnes and Noble) or in music stores everywhere.
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Winners from Losers (May 19, 2004)
Even  though they were told they weren't good enough to win they still went on to become stars in thier own right.
ABC in 1999 aired a program called "Making the Band", on it Bryan Chan made it to the top eight, only to be sent home when the final five were announced. Likewise, in 2003 FOX aired "American Idol", and Kimberly Locke made it also to the final three, only to be sent home. But now both of these very talented individuals have released thier own debut CDs.
Kimberly Locke: One Love                                  Bryan Chan: The Solo Sessions
Both CDs are available for purchase. Kimberly Locke's One Love can be purchased online (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc) or at music stores everywhere. Bryan Chan's The Solo Sessions is available on his web site, www.bryanchanonline.com It is a testament to the belief that no one can stand in the way of one's dream except oneself. The two did not let anything come between them and thier individual success.
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Controversial new book by J. L. King (May 5, 2004)
My father sent me an e-mail regarding Down Low Brothers, and the book written by J. L. King.
Down Low by J. L. King The book is titled On the Down Low : A Journey Into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep With Men by J.L. King (Author), Karen Hunter (Author) (Hardcover) [Broadway Books, April 2004]. It has gotten many "rave" reviews for it's insightfulness and brutal honesty. I have not yet purchased the book, but intent to. I have heard this term before, and have read articles on it. There are other books written on the same subject. You may find this book at your local bookstore or online.
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Only in America (June 7, 2004)
We take a lot of things in America for granted, if not everything.
My Father sent me this e-mail passed to him from a friend. It shares some of the many things that can't help but to toss an eyebrow and think about this country of ours. Here's one of them:
Only in America ......do drug stores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
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They are not afraid (May 23, 2004)
You are no Superpower when small countries are not afraid to oppose you.
When this country dropped two weapons of mass destruction on two Japanese islands, there was cause to be afraid of the USA. Now, that is no longer the case. I have foregone the impulse to voice my concerns on this issue but now I cannot remain silent any longer. I have seen the video of the beheading of the late Mr. Berg and now I feel I must get this off my chest.
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Phaeivendael 2.0 (May 17, 2004)
The Phaeivendael portion of the site has a new interface.
It took me two days to do it. I worked for about a couple of hours each day. I will be creating the companion pages later today for each of the characters. I can't belive that it ony took me two days. the great part is that I saw a vision of what I wanted it to look like and took the steps to produce it. I am very proud of my work.
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Major site re-direction (Sunday, June 06, 2004)
PJCI.net goes under the knife yet again.
If you haven't noticed before now I am attempting to use a portal. This will streamline transition to the other areas of my site.
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Friday, May 14, 2004 - .netBoard Software Update
My Trial copy of Dreamweaver 6.0 expired, and while the Macromedia website indicates that Dreamweaver 7.1 will run on Windows 98SE, the install program says "No!" So I am going to be editing my pages using hard-code -- that is by hand the old fashioned way. Using TextPad the text editor I am using now. Really, why I am writing this here when I should be using my message board? So there it is..go there
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Re-design (May 1, 2004)
I have finally gained enough skills to effectively create my new look. As mentioned last month I am using Macromedia's MX Studio to design my web site. The main interface was designed with Fireworks MX, whereas the rest was using Dreamweaver MX. While not all the pages elements are complete I have managed to successfully integrate all that I learned into creating a more interactive look and feel. Of course the look will change frequently as I become more familiar with the new software and what I really want. Stay tuned.
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Re-direction (April 22, 2004)
Changing trends tend to make one re-evaluate ones direction, both personal and professional. This has undergone too many changes to even begin to list. I am using Dreamweaver 6.0, as well as Fireworks 6.0, Flash, Freehand 10, JRun4.0, Authorware 6.5, Director, and finally ColdFusion 6.0.

This is the first time I have used web design and layout programs to build a web-site. I usually just use a text editor and edit the HTML directly by hand. But since I downloaded these as a free 30-day trials I decided to give it a try.
I was very skeptical about using these programs, because I prefer the hands-on approach that HTML editing gave me. Also, I happen to think that these applications were designed for dummies who didn't want to learn HTML. But at the same time they offer my the ability to do things I couldn't on my own. Since re-envisioning this site has taken some time to get underway, the News Archives page will be revised to reflect these changes. Also, the layout will change as well. I originally envisioned a graphically based interface. However, I would need time to create all the images need to accomplish that.
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March 22, 2004 - .netBoard Software Update
PJCI.netBoard has been updated to phpBB2 software version 2.0.7a. This addressed some security issues with the previous release.
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17-22 /February/ 2004 .netBoard Maintenance
PJCI.netBoard will be down for maintenance and upgrades for the remainder of the week. There will be times when it will be up for testing, however, please do not log into .netBoard until after 05:00 PM PST Sunday, February 22nd. .netBoard will be back up by the end of this weekend for certain. Thank you
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01-29 /February/ 2004 Celebrate!
This is the month that my people celebrate our Heritage, Culture, Spirituality, Family & Relationships. This is not a "black thing", it is a time to join my people in the pride and celebration of our rich and powerful existence on this Earth. Please embrace and enjoy the sights, food, and history of my people where ever you may choose to celebrate Black History (Afro-American Heritage) Month.
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25 /January/ 2004 phpBB 2.0 is uploaded
I have uploaded, but not yet fully configured and installed a bulletin board system powered by the awesome phpBB 2.0 [www.phpbb.com] server-side software. This will allow users to post messages to each other. As well as the ability to create user accounts for the PJCI.net web site.
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19 /January/ 2004 A New Look!
PJCI.net gets a facelift as preliminary designs get underway for the sites revised look. It is a model that is cleaner and easily navigated.
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30 /December/ 2003 The Gallery is live!
The Gallery goes live. This showcases my Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest characters and a Los Angeles (Hollywood) play my sister starred in called The Bachelor Party, directed by Donald Welch.
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10-11 /October/ 2003 A Star Is Born!
My sister, Paris, starred in THE BACHELOR PARTY written and directed by Donald Welch. My sister did a phenomenal job as Michelle. The other cast members were just great as well! The pictures for this event were sent to Snapfish.com Monday (the 13th) so they won't be on the site until the end of the month or later.
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09 /September/ 2003 PJCI.net Launches
PJCI.net goes online. This is the original text based interface using a basic design and structure. The revised site has kept some of the same elements, but with much needed improvements. PJCI.net will never send any e-mail to anyone without the expressed consent of the e-mail owner. Likewise, PJCI.net will only send e-mail to those who are on our mailing list. At this time, PJCI.net has no use for any personal information of any person who visits this site. The .netBoard does require users to enter their e-mail address when registering. This is for verification purposes and message board communication. The user may decide not to disclose their e-mail address. Also, the Contact page on the old version of this site does request personal information, however, the form will allow those fields to remain blank, with the exception of the Name and e-mail fields.
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