GREETINGS & NEWS

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PANTHER NEWSLETTER VOLUME THREE: ISSUE 22

ITS MISSION: – TO EDUCATETO MOTIVATETO PROMOTETO INSPIRETO EXPRESSTO SHARE

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MOTHER SITE: SAMUDA SMITH PUBLICATIONS

SISTER SITE: PANTHER NEWSLETTER (Echo)

ARTICLES: HUBPAGES BY NORMSKI

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Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses and it’s only when you accept everything you are and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.

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Greetings and Welcome to a bumper

 PANTHER NEWSLETTER ISSUE 22.

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Greetings to our new readers in: Mexico, Romania, Australia, Malaysia, Ukraine, Barbados, Moldova, Sweden, India, Italy, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Iceland, Philipines, Bolivia, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Peru, Argentina, Netherlands Antilles, Mauritius, Lesotho, Greece, Venezuela, New Zealand, Turkey, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turk & Caicos Islands, Belgium, Chile, Liberia, Ireland, Switzerland, Thailand, Egypt, Serbia, Lithuania, Denmark, Vietnam, Columbia, Finland, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, Indonesia, Ecuador, New Caledonia, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Ivory Coast, Georgia, Mauritius, Nigeria.

“Welcome aboard – Rock and come in!”

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Welcome to the first of four issues for 2012. Before you get into the literal and historical goodies, make sure you check out the PANTHER NEWSLETTER mother site SAMUDA SMITH PUBLICATIONS featuring its pages: CULTURE CORNER ARCHIVES which will be continuously updated, a great educational resource for you and your children, and your chance to catch up on the best ARTICLES first published in PANTHER NEWSLETTER also constantly updated. So check it out and enjoy the fountain of knowledge. You won’t be disappointed. See you there!

In this issue we have: THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY where talent at home and abroad are on show. We pay tribute to our ancestors who built the foundations of New York City in the special FEATURED ARTICLE. My SPECIAL GUEST is a remarkable, courageous and special woman; she’s an inspiration (to me) and I’m sure she’ll inspire you. She’s my cousin who hails from New Jersey, USA. Beresford Callum, me long time bredrin from school days forever a Son of Small Heath Birmingham UK who now currently resides in Richmond, Virginia, tells the tale of his true experience with the paranormal – Xaymacca style in the FEATURED STORY. It was brought to my attention that the MUSICAL COA-COA BASKET published in December’s issue disappeared into cyber-space. “Sorry bout dat, don’t know what happen there!” However, PANTHER NEWSLETTER aims to please so in this issue we have a  MUSICAL COA-COA BASKET (EXTRA) where we celebrate the Reggae Deejays. There’s another thought-provoking subject in NORMSKI’S ARTICLE. We salute one of reggae music’s late great singers who was also a brilliant songwriter and composer in THE MUSICAL COA-COA BASKET; here’s a clue to who it is here… ; and of course we have everybody’s favourite THE CULTURE CORNER.

So without any further ado, kick back, chillax and enjoy your on-line cultural review…

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NEWS (UK)

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FABRICE MUAMBA COLAPSES AFTER A HEART ATTACK DURING A FOOTBALL MATCH

The FA Cup tie between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur on 17 March, 2012 was abandoned in the 41st minute of the game after Trotters midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed in the middle of the pitch. After Muamba’s collapse, referee Howard Webb took the decision of abandoning the game after discussions with Harry Redknapp and Owen Coyle; here…

FABRICE MUAMBA GETS OUT OF BED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE CARDIAC ARREST

Fabrice Muamba got out of bed for the first time as he continues to make encouraging progress in his recovery from a cardiac arrest. It is now nine days since the Bolton midfielder collapsed during the FA Cup quarter-final at Tottenham; read more here…

MAUREEN MESSENT: NO MYSTERY WHY OUR WHITE YOUTH IS FAILING

There’s no mystery, no silent neglect in schools where white teenagers are dropping behind young African-Caribbeans, Somalis and Bangladeshis. Children from ethnic backgrounds are notching up Magic Fives – the five passes required to be counted a success; read more here… 

COMMUNITY SPEAK OUT ABOUT YOUTHS

THE TRUST set up in memory of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence is running a campaign called 18:18 to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds; more…

CHILDREN GET HISTORY LESSON FROM BARONESS

BARONESS LOLA Young has said she swapped the House of Lords for teaching a lesson in the classroom during the recently held Teach First Week because of her great respect for teachers; more…

THE DIVIDE AND RULE GAME

THE LABOUR party love to divide and rule us. Instead of taking a moment to consider what shadow health minister Diane Abbott meant in her tweet ‘White people love to divide and rule’, Labour party leader Ed Miliband decided to gag her and allow MP Chuka Umunna to chastise her publicly; read more here…

ARE THERE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN ENGLAND?

I AM sitting here watching the trailers for the new BBC show The Voice. I am steaming. Why oh why do those lazy people who decide who is going to be on our televisions not get off their backsides and do a little more work? Why is it that seemingly every time there is a reality show on terrestrial television and there is a black person on it they come from America? – read more here…

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ELSEWHERE

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WINNIE MANDELA ACCUSES NELSON OF ‘BETRAYING’ THE BLACKS OF SOUTH AFRICA

Nelson Mandela has been accused by his former wife of betraying South Africa’s black population. In a savage attack, Winnie Mandela said he had done nothing for the poor and should not have accepted the Nobel peace prize with the man who jailed him, F.W. de Klerk; Read more here… 

ALICE STEWART, RICK SANTORUM’S PRESS SECRETARY, CORRECTS ‘ISLAMIC’ OBAMA COMMENT

During an interview with MSNBC, Rick Santorum’s aid, Alice Stewart, had “a slip of the tongue, while she was explaining controversial comments Santorum made over the weekend about President Obama’s phony theology; watch it here…

JAMAICA WILL BECOME A REPUBLIC , NEW PRIME MINISTER VOWS

After taking office in landslide, Portia Simpson Miller pledges to drop Queen as head of state and restore prosperity; here…

SKIN BLEACHING EPIDEMIC IN JAMAICA

While some white people are tanning to be darker and some black people are bleaching their skin, parents really need to be the ones to teach their children about self love; check out the Jamaican documentary here…

OBAMA’S SEXY AND HE KNOWS IT

This should make you smile, watch the short clip; here…

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OBITUARY

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JANUARY

REMEMBERING ETTA JAMES

From Doo-Wop to Soul to Gospel to Blues, her 50 year career was the mature sound track for several generations; read more here…

FEBRUARY

DON CORNELIUS, ‘SOUL TRAIN’ CREATOR DIES

Don Cornelius, creator and host of “Soul Train,” which helped demolish the color barrier for black musicians on television over its long run has died; apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 75; here…

KING STITT REGGAE PIONEER DIES AGED 72

King Stitt, a pioneer in rap reggae, died in his Caribbean homeland of Jamaica in February. He was 72; read more here…

WHITNEY HOUSTON DIES AGED 48

Whitney Houston died in Los Angeles aged 48. Sources say a member of the singer’s entourage found her in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton and called hotel security, who called for an ambulance. Paramedics tried CPR, but Whitney was pronounced dead at 3.55pm; read more here…

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TRIBUTE TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS  

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ETTA JAMES; here…

DON CORNELIUS; here…

KING STITT; here…

WHITNEY HOUSTON; here…

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RIP – AND SAFE JOURNEYS

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