New season, building movements, more victories on the way!
Written by jm on 01/16/2020
by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at
6260 AAC/January 2020 JC-PG
Africans Deserve Reparations! Cause, Black Lives Truly Matter!
Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds and Sister-Brother
May our Divine Mother-Father Creator of and in All – and
Beloved Ancients and Ancestors from yesteryears and yesterday – find you and
(y)our extended Relations thriving in healing Spirit, despite these challenging times. WE hope you and your Family had a
wonderful, enlightened and connected Holy Days season. Asé.
Entering this new period, WE offer our sacred remembrances
and Gratitude for several incredible Souls who have recently transformed to the
Ancestral realm: including ANTHONY ARNOLD, another of my dear friends from
childhood-to-adulthood; ADRIENNE HUMPHREY, Black Panther Party member here in
OHLONE/Oakland; HARRY OVERSTREET, our brilliant architect, builder and owner of
the Gerson-Overstreet firm in Berkeley; DAVID WHITE, long-time leader, activist
and one of the original Black Panthers in Harlem, New York; ROBERT SETH HAYES,
another Black Panther and political prisoner who was subjected to decades of
torture before finally being released last year; WBAI-Pacifica
Radio journalist and producer DRED SCOTT KEYES, also in New York; and, RICHARD “DICK”
HATCHER, former mayor of Gary, Indiana, who hosted our independent, more than 10,000-strong
National Black Political Convention way back in 6192/1972. Long Live the Spirit
and many contributions of these and All our incredible Ancestors. Asé.
Our heartfelt prayers and demands for compassion and justice
also go up for Elders Dr. Mutulu Shakur, a long-held political prisoner and
father of TUPAC SHAKUR, who has been diagnosed with bone cancer; and, Iman
Jamil Al-Amin, another imprisoned leader, who is currently being denied needed
eye surgery. As well for Elder and Congressman
John Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia – who has dedicated and risked his life to
achieve justice for Afrikans and all humanity – in his battle to beat back
Finally, WE join with millions of others in condemning the
continuing usa corporate-military imperialist
terrorist war against the people of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and
other areas around Alkebulan/Afrika. Check out our Black Alliance for Peace
statement and become a supporter at https://blackallianceforpeace.com/bapstatements/defeat-warmongers-no-war-with-iran.
Voices and Actions for Just Reparations
Saturday, 25 January, 12 Noon sharp, is the day and time for
our first Bay Area commUNITY gathering for Reparations, this year. Please join
N’COBRA (www.ncobraonline.org) and
other groups at the beautiful Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 14th St. in downtown
Oakland (near the 12th Street BART station). Be prepared to offer serious views
and action plans to help us build our movements to help win our long overdue
and denied redress. Reach us at email@example.com.
WE offer CONGRATS to Moms 4 Housing who, with strong
commUNITY support, continue to righteously hold down an abandoned house in West
Oakland, controlled by profit-centered Wedgewood Properties of Southern
California. Stay up to date with this particular struggle for human rights at https://twitter.com/moms4housing?lang=en
and offer aid to the growing numbers of predominately Afrikan shelter-less
families around the Bay Area and state of California.
Another vehicle for struggle, our Poor People’s Campaign,
held a major rally at Glide Memorial Church in December. A Steering Committee
of local grassroots activists has been established and local actions are being
developed. Plans are also being made to get area activists to the national PPC
march in Washington, D.C., on 20 June 2020 . PPC will meet next on Saturday, 11
January, 3 p.m., at the OMNI Commons, 48th and Shattuck, near Telegraph, in North
Oakland. Reach the PPC at https://www.facebook.com/californiappc/.
Pongezi also to our incredible scholar-athletes, coaches and
parents at West Oakland’s McClymonds High School. While these Warriors weren’t
able to secure their fourth consecutive California State Football Championship
during a loss to the Pacifica High School Tritons, they represented our city
very well. Asé.
Please Support Our
As this new period begins, WE hope you will make a
much-needed contribution to our San Francisco Bay View newspaper, place an ad,
or take out a subscription for yourself or an incarcerated family member. As
expressed before, WE are struggling mightily to keep this voice of liberation
in print and distributed FOR FREE throughout the Bay Area and around the united
capitalist prison terrorist states of america (including to numerous
penitentiaries where our Bay View is not currently banned due to our radical
political stances and giving a voice to the voiceless).
Please, please make a tax-deductible donation ASAP by
calling us at 415-671-0789. Or, go to our website at www.sfbayview.com. You can also send
contributions of any amount the old-fashioned way by mailing a check or money
order to 4917 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94124. Asante Sana (Many Thanks)! Asé.
#BlackLivesMatter #AfricansDeserveReparations #BringOurEldersHomeNow
Alkebulan-Ma’at is a Baba (Father), a “FREE-tired”
community-labor-environmental and justice organizer, writer, musician and
author of several books, including “Many Paths to Kujichagulia
(Self-Determination)”; a former National Co-Chair of the National Coalition of
Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) and recently-assigned Acting
Western Regional Representative for the coming year. Take a listen to a few
songs from his musical catalog, including his newest release “BAMN:
ByAnyMeansNecessary!” at https://soundcloud.com/search?q=jahahara Invite Jahahara to present at your group,
school, church or event c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or FONAMI, P.O. Box 10963, Oakland, CA 94610.
Source: San Francisco Bay View