Monday, January 16, 2012


....A HAPPY BIRTHDAY and huge thank you to the lasting memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and all of the civil rights gains, and may his dream be realized. A monument was erected in Washington DC in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so visit if you have a chance.

If you step out side of pre conceived notions, stereotypes and metal cliches. Many people of colour (non whites) listen to metal as various genres of extreme metal have a rabid South American and Middle Eastern fan base.

In fact, ITP has a loyal readership in South America, India, Iraq, Iran, Mexico, Indonesia, China, Japan and hails to those readers \m/ \m/

ITP's author is half African American, part Cherokee Indian and part Arabian, female and not straight.
In fact, in New York, in both the hardcore and metal scene, we are multicultural mixture of white, Latino/Latina, African American, Asian, male, female, straight, bi and gay and we wouldn't settle for less.

FROM GWAR: Happy Martin Luther King Day, everybody. We will be back on tomorrow. In the meantime take some time to think about the life of this truly amazing man, and be glad they finally got the inscription on his statue right. Peace, my brothers and sisters!

he civil rights icon who would have turned 83 this year had a bullet not cut short his life.

President Barack Obama will mark the holiday with a service project at the Browne Education Campus in Washington on Monday morning, and the first couple will attend the Let Freedom Ring Celebration at the Kennedy Center on Monday evening.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at the King Day at the Dome rally in South Carolina on Monday, according to organizers of the event. The event will "commemorate Dr. King's life, draw attention to economic and educational equalities in the state, and protest the Confederate battle flag flying in front of the (state capitol) building," organizers said.

A federal holiday to honor King, who was assassinated in April 1968, was first observed in 1986. In 1994, Congress also designated it a national day of service.

On Sunday, park rangers placed wreaths at the Washington memorial honoring the civil rights leader. Members of King's family stood beside the towering 30-foot statue of him as crowds sang "Happy Birthday" at a ceremony.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE METAL SCENE: Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-