Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Why the police cannot beat you?

Let's call a spade a spade. Let's call it what it is. The police has never beaten anyone, never.

You and I can not be beaten by the police. No one has ever been beaten by the police.

The police is not saying they are beating someone when that someone is protesting that the police is beating him.

 QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Why can't the police beat you and I? If you and I are ever beaten by mom and dad, what is it called? What is it called when you and I are assaulted by the police?

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

If We Must Die: Claude McKay - Born September 15, 1890


If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursèd lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
O kinsmen! we must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

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Mon, 1890-09-15
This date marks the birthday of Claude McKay in 1890. He was an African American writer, born in Jamaica.
He was educated by his older brother, who owned a library of English novels, poetry, and scientific texts. At twenty, McKay published a book of verse called "Songs of Jamaica," recording his impressions of Black life in Jamaica in dialect. In 1912, he traveled to the United States to attend Tuskegee Institute. He remained there only a few months, leaving to study agriculture at Kansas State University.
After 1914 several of his poems were published in various American periodicals; they were primarily lyric works decrying injustice....MORE:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) Celebrates Kwame Nkrumah with Sister Affiong L. Affiong in College Park, Georgia

WADU Celebrates Nkrumah with Honorable Affiong in Africa Year ‘50’
The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) Georgia is inviting members of the community to welcome the Honorable Sister Affiong L. Affiong on Saturday, September 7, 2013 as a tribute to the late great President Kwame Nkrumah. Dr. Nkrumah is celebrated annually by Pan Africanists across the world on September 21 and throughout the month of September. Dr. Nkrumah is accepted as one of the foremost leaders in modern history. Ms. Affiong work is guided by the work of Dr. Nkrumah who declared that “All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean or in any other part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation.”
Affiong’s visit to the African Diaspora at a critical time of the 50th anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement under the direction of the U.S. government when the rights and self-determination of African people in the USA, in Africa and other former colonized and enslaved populations in the world are compromised due to relentless attacks by Western powers. Her visit also coincides with major activities and engagements of the African Union with the U.S. government, the United Nations and key members of the African Diaspora during the month of September as part of the AU Pan Africanism and Renaissance (PAAR) 50 agenda.Her invitation by the leadership of WADU is to build a strong Pan African front across the African world to promote and protect Africans in the 21st century.

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Sister Affiong L. Affiong is the Executive Director of the Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre based in Accra and London, and is co-founder of Moyo wa Taifa, a Pan African Women’s Network created to establish links between African women on the Continent and in the Diaspora. Born in Nigeria, Affiong’s political life began as a student activist at the University of Ibadan, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science with honors degree in Political Science. She obtained a second degree in Law from the Univers ity of Lagos, where she developed her work as a student leader and political organizer in the Students Representative Council and the National Association of Nigerian Students. She was arrested and incarcerated with other student leaders by for challenging and mobilizing mass support against the military government’s attempts repress the independent student union movement. A dynamic public speaker, broadcaster, lecturer, organiser and cultural ambassador, she is an advocate of human rights including women’s rights, reparations, debt repudiation, social justice and development.
The community is urged to participate in this feast on Saturday, September 7, 2013/6:00 p.m. at the Bole Ethiopian restaurant in honor and in recommitment to the Pan African charge for the liberation and unification of African people, as a global African family. Affiong will also be joined by other reputable leaders in the movement. The restaurant is located at 1650 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA, 30337. Please contact us at or Mr. Thutmose @404-308-2553.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Million Youth March 2013 Weekend Begins Thursday, September 5th

On Thursday, September 5th, the Million Youth March (MYM) 2013 Weekend will begin!
Taking center stage will be the much anticipated Black Family Convention (BFC)!
All taking place at the Harlem State Office Building, it will feature hardhitting workshops and Town Hall Meetings addressing the cutting edge issues facing Black youth today! A full schedule of activities is annexed.
The Harlem State Office Building and Plaza is located Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and 125th Street.
One much anticipated action will be the National Gun Violence Truce Town Hall meeting, which will take place tomorrow night at 8pm.
“We’re glad to finally be here,” said its convener Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz, the co-founder of Black Lawyers For Justice and national chairman for the New Black Panther Party.

On Saturday, September 7th, the Million Youth March 15th Anniversary Rally will take place at the Harlem State Office Building Plaza from 12 noon to7pm.
Earlier in the day, starting at 9am in the Plaza, will be the youth performances, spotlighting young talent in the community!
The Million Youth March took place on September 5, 1998 in Harlem. Convened by the legendary Khallid Abdul Muhammad, it brought together the most talented and militant young Black activists of the time from all over the country wanting to change their condition all along Harlem’s Malcolm X Boulevard corridor under a genuine Black Power Agenda in the tens of thousands! It legally withstood an effort to have it “banished” to the outskirts of the city. It even withstood a senseless, reckless, unprovoked attack by New York City police! It would be followed by the Million Youth March 1999 and 2000. These gatherings clearly established the blossoming the New Black Panther Party as a national force under Muhammad’s leadership.
In 2003, Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz convened the Million Youth 5th Anniversary March and Rally in Brooklyn, showcasing his own Black Power coalition-building efforts and the continued presence and efforts of the New Black Panther Party under his leadership. Shabazz succeeded Muhammad after his untimely death on February 17, 2001…

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