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Open letter to radio station
On this page we, the members of gayghana.org, will draft an open letter to the management of the Accra radio station that is hosting the Blakk Rasta show. Meanwhile there will be a
Black Rasta to entertain Barak Obama during visit to Ghana
Ghana's choise to have the most vocal homophobic hate monger of Ghana Media to entertain Gay Rights Promotor President Barak Obama is a slap in the face of human rights activists.
It clearly demonstrates the inability of Ghana's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to recognize the commitment of President Obama to consequently promote Gay rights as being Human Rights. To associate especially this President of the United States of America with a gay-bashing Rasta who produces a constant flow of hate speeches and calls for violence against gays is an insult.
Blakk Rasta in a pose with President Barack Hussein Obama It was an experience he had been yearning for, a moment his fans had been craving to witness – that time to meet with the first black president of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Ghana’s Reggae music icon Blakk Rasta had a one-on-one interaction with the world’s most powerful man, he told Myjoyonline.
Blakk Rasta was among a cross-section of Ghanaians who had breakfast with Mr Obama at the Osu Castle Gardens on Saturday.
Certainly, the song that has given Blakk Rasta the thrust to that “moment of glory” – as he loves to describe it – is his popular Barack Obama track which topped the Reggae music charts across the continent in the lead up to the 2008 US presidential elections. The song Barack Obama whose main refrain is a lyrical rendition of Mr Obama’s name, was the theme song for the occasion and had a way of staying in the heads of the visitors long after they had left, the New York Times
“This is a moment of glory, when your toil and hard work is rewarded,” Blakk Rasta told Myjoyonline of the song he says was By Divine Hand. Mr Obama granted the Reggae musician and DJ at Multimedia Group a photo opportunity after a warm embrace.
“Thanks for that inspirational song. It urged me on to victory,” the US President is said to have told Blakk Rasta.
Blakk Rasta is hopeful, that another promise by Obama for the two to meet again, will come to pass. Blakk Rasta received great international media attention during the visit of Obama, granting interviews to networks such as the VOA, German Television, CNN, the BBC and a host of others. He has been doing music for years but the launch in 2000 of his album Rasta Shrine was what really launched him into the real stardom, he said.
Since then, Blakk has launched five more albums with his latest African Rebel making interesting inroads on the reggae music charts. Story by Fiifi Koomson/Myjoyonline.com The Song Barack Obama reported on Sunday.
Despite the fact that the content of this page had been mailed to the US Embassy in Accra prior to the Presidents visit, they did not publicly distance themselves from Blakk Rasta's hate speeches and homophobic media campaign.
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|Nookn||An option to group letter is individual emails||4||Jun 23 2009, 10:39 AM EDT by andy.shilongo|
Thread started: Apr 10 2009, 9:11 PM EDT Watch
Does the radio station have an email address? If so, why not bombard them with emails of protest?
Also, would it be a good idea to email the justice minister, attorney general, human rights commission and commercial radio regulatory body?
A machine gun approach to protest could bring this hate rasta down and off the air.
|Nookn||Blakk Rasta banned from Music Awards - how to redeem himself||0||Apr 10 2009, 9:44 PM EDT by Nookn|
Thread started: Apr 10 2009, 9:44 PM EDT Watch
Reggae artiste Black Rasta has been disqualified from this year’s Ghana Music Awards for insulting behavior.
See full story on http://edition.ghanamusic.com/news/top-stories/400-blakk-rasta-disqualified-from-2009-ghana-music-awards
The decision was taken at a meeting held by members of the Planning Committee in response to recent verbal attacks by the artiste on the personalities of the Committee.
Blakk Rasta has been banned because he is a bad tempered, selfish performer who vents his temper in public on his radio station program. He was furious that his song 'Barrak Obama' was not listed for 'most popular song'.
Does Blakk Rasta have any idea that president Obama has been a champion of gay rights in the US, supporting gays in the military and civil unions? He won the Presidency due to a huge supportbase from the young, liberals, gays, blacks and hispanics.
Blakk Rasta's hateful comments about gays have almost certainly been noted by the President's advisors and it is quite obvious that President Obama would not want any endorsement in a song from the foul mouth and deranged mind of such an extremist.
Obama has recently boosted troops to Afganistan to root out the Taliban. What do the Taliban and Blaak Rasta have in common? They share the same hateful, violent, extremest messages against gays and promote illicit drugs.
The best way forward for Blakk Rasta would be to spend some time in a de-tox clinic and then to meet up with some of Barrak Obama's Amerian support base to understand the core values that make him the best best president in American history.
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