Salute to our brother and street soldier “Young Greedy” for rolling through to show love as we were spreading knowledge to the people on the Southeast Houston blocks today. When we first met him months ago, we could tell he’s a born leader. Big things ahead from this young god. Don’t sleep on this new generation. 💯💪🏾
The temperature dropped, but it was hard for me and Brother Linton Muhammad to just sit up at home in the warmth and not get out in the Southeast Houston streets today to do some truth trafficking door to door. Boy, what a blessing it was! There’s strength in being consistent. Praise be to Allah.
A lot going on in Houston besides the Super Bowl….Here are a few shots from the ONE HOOD, ONE HOUSTON community event hosted on February 4th in honor of our fallen comrades Wicket Cricket and ZIN. Organized by Artists Respecting Community (A.R.C) and the Houston Justice Or Else Local Organizing Committee on the grounds of Good Hope Baptist Church.
While truth trafficking in the Southeast community with Brother Linton Muhammad, knocked on this brother’s door and his name is Jesse as well. He shared with us how he admires what the Nation of Islam is doing for Black people and said, “No offense to y’all but I’m Baptist.” I said, “Really? We are too…we’ve been baptized in The Word which has inspired us to be in the highways and byways like Jesus.”
He smiled, got a copy of The Final Call Newspaper and said he’d like to get a picture with us. All love. No division.
Salute to my fellow Fruit of Islam soldier Linton Muhammad for blazing the H-Town block with me today with the 1000% Black-owned newspaper: THE FINAL CALL. We rarely let anyone walk by or drive by without us attempting to engage them with a dialogue…and nothing like some righteous competition too!! Brother Linton came with it today tho.💯😂 👑
If you see The Fruit on the corners in your city, don’t pass us by. Support your own! Read The Final Call print edition every week. Read it online and get a digital subscription @ www.FinalCall.com.
One of the many people we were blessed to encounter while pushing The Final Call Newspaper (www.FinalCall.com). This brother and I talked for nearly 15mins on the burning desire within Black men to find Purpose vs walking aimlessly through life. I shared jewels from The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and this brother said, “Thank you for the much needed talk full of hope; I need all that I can get right about now.”…he inspired me more than he knows. It costs you nothing to give a word of encouragement but it could mean everything to someone in that moment.
(📸 Linton Muhammad) • #Kings 👑💡💯🌟📰
(Source: The Final Call) While the world mourns the death of Fidel Castro, many are remembering him as the protector and defender of political exile Assata Shakur. In 1984, he welcomed Ms. Shakur to the tiny island just 90 miles from Miami.
“They wanted to portray her as a terrorist, something that was an injustice, a brutality, an infamous lie,” Fidel Castro said in a television address in 2005. “They have always been hunting her, searching for her because of the fact that there was an accident in which a policeman died,” Mr. Castro said.
At a time when Cuban American relations were already bad, allowing Black liberation activist Assata Shakur to find refuge on the island only made matters worse. But Fidel Castro did it none the less.
“He is the embodiment of the Cuban Revolution,” Zayid Muhammad, former New Jersey Black Panther leader, told The Final Call. “Cuba has been a protector and defender of Assata Shakur as a matter of principle. Cuba does not give up their political prisoners. Assata is fine there. Castro retired 20 years ago. She couldn’t be in a better place. Cuba is already taking defensive measures since the election. They are on full military alert.”
When President Obama thawed relations with Cuba the Shakur case was not discussed. In 2013, the FBI placed her on its Most Wanted Fugitive List with a $1 million bounty. On the same day, the New Jersey State Police matched that with another $1 million, meaning a $2 million bounty is offered for information leading to her capture. She is the first and only woman on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. [READ MORE]
Ft. Yates, ND–The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will host the Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert from Friday, November 25, through Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Prairie Knights Casino in Ft. Yates, North Dakota. The concert will feature dozens of internationally recognized entertainers, actors, leaders, youth and will be broadcasted through Powwows.com to the wider world. The broadcast will feature a text to donate campaign to assist the tribe in raising legal funds in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
“The Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert will be an event that will be unprecedented,” said Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert Organizer Yonasda Lonewolf. “The artists, leaders and people willing to donate their time, talents and resources to help Standing Rock fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline only goes to show the world how united we are and we hope everyone can join us in this historical event.”
To see this Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert grow from a small idea after getting attacked by dogs in September to now a 2-day concert and roundtable discussion is sooooooooo beautiful!!! Myself and the entire committee worked soooo hard to make this happen. Not only do we have some great speakers and actors and artists from all over the country. We now just got confirmation that @vicmensa is gonna rock as well as @mattmcgorry @kendrick38 is gonna join the roundtable discussion and we will be livestreaming on @powwowscom and NOW @revolttv is going to air this entire event as well on Revolt TV ✊?✊?❤️️❤️️❤️️ Our goal is to raise $5 million dollars to help the Standing Rock Sioux tribe #nodapl legal defense fund !!! So I know that’s a lot ?? but text WATER to 82623 NOW!!!!! To get involved and to donate !!! It’s going down this Friday – Saturday in Standing Rock, North Dakota!!! Shoutout to everyone involved!!! Let’s make history and let’s show the world how this water connects us all!!! #mniwiconi #standingrock #nodapl
Intended on raising funds in its legal battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the concert will continue to raise awareness and leverage allies and resources from all walks of life to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Also including a roundtable of nationally renowned journalists, speakers, and activists, the concert provides a platform for unity and strategy for the tribe and its allies to continue to empower the next generation. The concert will feature award- winning Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln, Supaman, Scatter Their Own, Classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala, Diné singer Radmilla Cody, Quese IMC, Naataanii Means, Native American Flute Player Darren Thompson, Jasiri X, Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Record Label Malik Yusef, Journalist Shaun King, Rev. Yearwood, founder of the Hip Hop Caucus, Rebel Diaz and and more nationally recognized artists and poets. The concert will be hosted by comedians Dallas Goldtooth and Tonia Jo Hall.
“We are honored to host the many beautiful and talented acts in Standing Rock as we continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline,” said Sacred Stones Camp Founder LaDonna Brave Bull Allard. “Come join us at the frontline in one of the most historical gatherings of American Indian people!”
The Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert will launch a text to donate campaign where supporters can text “water” to 82623 to contribute to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
For more information including venue location, schedule of events, list of performers and speakers please visit www.standwithstandingrock.net or visit www.facebook.com/events/1696149120700066/.
The concert is free and open the the public.
The Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert is a multi-platform concert and roundtable featuring talents, journalists, activists and entertainers representing many communities and heritages. The concert will feature a text to donate campaign and is focused on raising awareness to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s legal fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. For more information please visit www.standwithstandingrock.net
It was a phenomenal turnout for Let’s Talk III – Rules of Engagement on Friday evening in Overtown as well as the Special Edition of Teen Table Talks on Saturday morning.
A very special thank you to esteemed group of 13 panelists that accepted our invitation, our moderator of the evening, and the high turnout of millennials! The conversation was so engaging that we ran into overtime and we want to express our appreciation for each of them staying until the end to close out the event with recommended solutions and commitments. Solutions are not created in a day and not everyone is going to agree on the methods but we must continue to communicate!
Thank you to the Southeast Overtown Park West CRA and Commissioner Keon Hardemon for allowing us to host the weekend at the brand new Overtown Performing Arts Facility. Everyone in attendance had extremely positive comments about the facility!
Saturday Special Edition of Teen Table Talks
Thank you to the City of North Miami Beach for transporting our Teen Table Talk Teens down to Historic Overtown to take part in a two (2) part workshop presented by Jesse & Deric Muhammad. The first interactive workshop dealt with Confidence & Belief in self, Winning in everything you do, and Responsibility & Accountability. Session I closed out with Social Media Etiquette and how teens can use social media responsibly and to generate revenue.
Session II was also interactive and focused on showing teens how to lessen the size of their excuses and inflate their drive to become a serious GOALDIGGER!
Participants were provided breakfast and a close out lunch was provided by House of Wings. University of Miami TV was on hand conducting interviews with the workshop presenters as well as the youth in attendance.
Don’t let the weekend just be a Moment, leave here and go create a Movement!
This event was made possible by:
Francis Scott Key (1779–1843) is best known as the author of the Star Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States, which concludes with the lyric, “O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.” But the Key family derived their entire sustenance from the two dozen Africans who worked without compensation on the Key plantation in Maryland. As a result of their captives’ suffering, the Keys were able to finance higher education for their own children, including law school for Francis. Francis Scott Key bought his first human being in about 1800, and by 1820 he had six, by 1840 he had eight.
The American Colonization Society was formed in 1816 to facilitate a swift return to Africa for Black people who had been unchained. All the historical heavyweights signed on to the colonization effort: Henry Clay and James Madison were early leaders, while Gen. Marie Joseph Paul Lafayette, James Monroe, and Francis Scott Key supported the concept. Most Blacks in leadership rejected the “back to Africa” concept, but for whites it soon became the most popular and final solution to their Black “problem.”
As a lawyer Key was a pure mercenary. He represented several slaves seeking their freedom in court, as well as several white slaveholders seeking the return of runaways. He used his position as U.S. Attorney to suppress abolitionists. In 1833, Key caused a grand jury to indict the editor and the printer of an anti-slavery publication. In 1836, Key indicted a man for having a trunk full of anti-slavery pamphlets. He called it “seditious libel” that encouraged slave rebellion. Key, in his final address to the jury, said:
“Are you willing, gentlemen, to abandon your country, to permit it to be taken from you, and occupied by the abolitionist, according to whose taste it is to associate and amalgamate with the negro? Or, gentlemen, on the other hand, are there laws in this community to defend you from the immediate abolitionist, who would open upon you the floodgates of such extensive wickedness and mischief?”
The question is not why Colin Kaepernick sat down–the question is Why did any Blacks stand up?
[From the new ebook, The Hidden History of New York: A Guide for Black Folks] http://noirg.org/store/
(Source: NOI Research Facebook page)