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To Real Men in Newark Nj Who’re Fed Up & Want To Be a Part Of Change, Check This: Happening Tonight [10/18/2017]

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Happening today October 18th, 2017, one starts at 3pm, the other at 6pm in Newark, NJ; if you are in the metro area, NYC, Newark, anywhere near… Please make sure to join and check it out… And as the photo to the left says,

“…we must be ready at a minutes notice to respond to the needs of our communities and our families!”

Not only is that real, but you can be a part of it and I hope you will be. Please share!
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upcoming-Malcolm X Remembered at Real Talk Thursdays-2/23/17-NEWARK NJ!

malcolm-x-newark-black-and-hispanic-familiesThis week in Newark, NJ, there is a free, weekly, on-going, open to anyone group called REAL TALK THURSDAYS meeting up as done every Thursday, for an hour, to discuss matters of importance but not typically discussed. This weeks meeting will be the beautiful soul and man, Malcolm X & his importance to the Black Liberation Movement.

When I return back home I will be attending religiously; however for the time I am EXTREMELY sad –especially this week!!!- that I will be missing out on this weeks discussion. Malcolm X is a man I love and am very passionate about; he is a person history must not forget yet he is a person I don’t recall ever being in a text book in school.

This is an wonderful opportunity for the community to get together and shed the chains of racism and lies; to build unity within the community! Having these educational, intellectual conversation with others within the community leads to RE-education. RE-educate the mind, share your knowledge, discuss and learn more knowledge for yourself…Gain self love and empowerment for, this is key to building a stronger community and a stronger community is key to freedom...

Want to attend? Read the post below written by Bashir Akinyele, one of the chairmen of this much needed, finally REAL, place to go to discuss issues and topics that MATTER but are all too often “left out” or “forgotten”… Bashir Akinyele says of REAL TALK THURSDAYS:

“This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”

And now, his article. PLEASE SHARE THIS EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT IN NEWARK!

“NEWARK, NJ – On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School is sponsoring a free program this Thursday called REAL TALK THURSDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ.  They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic High School’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. 

The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm. The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to empower, inspire, and organize African /African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, and the entire human family. 

This week’s forum topic will focus on the Importance of Malcolm X to the Black Liberation Movement. The community-based organizations helping to contribute to the weekly forums are the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (N.A.V.C), New Jersey Communities United, and the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association.

The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month at Weequahic High School for students and the community.

Bashir Akinyele, the Chairperson of the Black History Month committee and a history teacher at Weequahic High School, says,

“This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”

For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.”

Demand President Obama’s Word & Nomination of Neil Grouch Honored

From time to time I post a petition, reason being some may not think they work however they do. Rather, they can. I’ve seen it happen on legal levels to more minor levels. So defend-the-court-180please, sign and share. Posting from email received; to sign takes literally 5 seconds if you are a slow typist. I don’t care if you like President Obama or not. If you’re out there toting your patriotic crap, you should respect the process that currently is being denied.

If you are a normal, good person; you should just want the right thing especially under an administration as scary and dangerous as this.

Our racist, misogynistic,fascist president has nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat – the same seat Senate Republicans stole from President Barack Obama.

Trump promised to nominate someone ready to follow in Scalia’s extremist footsteps and he’s delivered on that promise. Gorsuch’s extreme record could guarantee another generation under a conservative Supreme Court that wages war on women, workers, poor people, voting rights and the environment while giving unprecedented power to corporations and religious extremists.

Progressive champion Sen. Jeff Merkley has promised to use the filibuster to force Senate Republicans to get 60 votes to confirm Gorsuch. We need to make sure Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Schumer and every other Senate Democrat stand with Sen. Merkley and use their power to stand up for women, LGBTQ people, immigrants, Muslims, people of color, workers, the environment and the bedrock principles of our democracy.

Tell Leader Schumer and all Senate Democrats: Block any Supreme Court nominee who won’t stand up for progressive values and the people most threatened by Trump’s dangerous agenda.

Killings and Cop Killings in The Black Community

To fight racism, united is needed… In Chicago alone these 700+ deaths are the highest since 1998… But that doesn’t mean we should forget about slave patrols aka cops who kill. Check the article, the video if you wanna hear my thoughts and get involved… Every person matters…And nothing lasts forever, we can stop this. img_6200

Article follows video but first, the words my friend and bro, Bashir Akinyele, wrote about it..

DO BLACK LIVES REALLY MATTER? I DO NOT THINK SO!

I am outrage to hear this heart breaking news! Chicago, Illinois is in a state of emergency! There have been over 701 murders in the city! Almost all the victims are people of color! If these victims were white, the entire country would stop to find a solution in Chicago right now! But the victims are black, no one seems to care!

Real talk, the Black and brown community is in bad shape! We must find a solution to this problem fast. Our people are dying a fast death to genocide!

Stop the shooting! Stop the Killing! Stop the Violence! Black Power! All Power to the People! Hotep! Peace in the Streets!

Bashir Akinyele
-Community Activist ( Member of the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition/the NAVC)
-Educator
-Co-Producer and Co-Host of the All Politics Are Local Radio show
-Committee member for the State of the Black World Conference IV

Murders here surpassed the 700 mark Thursday, a somber tally not seen since the drug wars of the 1990s as the police department continues reforms aimed at regaining public trust.

Article.

CHICAGO—Murders here surpassed the 700 mark Thursday, a somber tally not seen since the drug wars of the 1990s as the police department continues reforms aimed at regaining public trust.

Police say that 77 were killed in the month of November alone, which saw 316 shooting incidents and 389 victims. As of Dec. 1, 701 people had been murdered across Chicago, making this year the most violent since 1998.

Amid the spike, police…


Click here for complete article.

 

Be There-10/4/26 Newark- Anti-violence/Gang Awareness Program called PEACE IN OUR SCHOOL

All of you in or around my second home in Newark, Nj, NYC or anywhere from NJ to PA – this Gang Awareness / Anti-Violence awareness program will be having a great program for any one who wants to get involved in this TRAGICALLY SERIOUS problem working towards solving to make some positive change regarding gang violence and “Black on Black” violence. 

November  4, 2016! Hosted and moderated by a brilliant man who I am honored to call my friend, Bashir Akinyele, a history teacher and activist within the community. UNITED WE CAN DO THIS! Take the step; if you’re concerned and believe Black lives do matter (& Hispanic, as again we again to unite together!), then please either attend or let others know about this opportunity to help save and better the youth and future…  

RELEASE FOLLOWS! Please SHARE! 

Weequahic HS will play host to an anti-violence/ gang awareness program called PEACE IN OUR SCHOOL-EDUCATION MATTERS on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 1:20pm to 2:40pm. The participants will include the following ant-violence/gang specialist: Middy Murdock, Mostefay Shakur, Sharif Amenhotep, Supernova Slim, Rayvon Lisbon, Loose, Shadee, Kay Boog, and Jayda.
 The program will be moderated by history teacher/community activist Bashir Akinyele. Although this event will only be for students and staff, please pray that Weequahic will have a productive program. Hotep (Peace)!

Healing & Ending Community Violence- Event Upcoming in Newark!

Anyone interested in bettering and healing the violence within the communities and can make it to Newark, NJ, August 10, 2016 … 

Check out the following post and photo for more info! Join in, help build the world and communities deserved; until we don’t have to worry about losing our loved ones for any reason… People should be safe in the area they live… Let’s change and make it that way!

“The HUBB continues with MTOL Live (My Thoughts Out Loud) on August 10, 2016. Help us Become Better by listening to the thoughts of our youth on topics dealing with Healing Our Communities.

Join us as Jaleesa McEachin, Jewell Palmer, Makeba Green, Jimmie White, Steven Johnson Jasmine Burton, Talib Crawford-Jr and a few others square off in Healthy Solution-Driven Discussions at our non-judgmental talk show.

Feel Free to join us at The HUBB– Only come if you are about solutions!!! We want to hear your thoughts out loud as participants in the audience.
Let’s Go and Let’s Grow!!!”

Tony Soto, Black Male & Activist, Being Wrongfully Held No Trial; $900,000.00 Bond!

“… falsely arrested in response to an incident which occured on May 18,2016 with an off duty police office. Tony has been held since May 18, in a Phila prison on an outrageously absurb $900,000.00 bond and has not had an hearing yet. The PPD has fraudulently manufactured a case on Tony and has him unlawfully detained on an unreasonable bond to keep him from adaquetly defending himself.”- Tony Soto’s mother 

Yeah you saw the number right; $900,000.00 bond, and her son is not just an educated Black male; he is an activist who has fought for civil rights and equality in Philadelphia, PA, for years. He’s a caring person; please help spread the his story! 

Not only is he an activist, but Tony’s also a friend of mine; I know his personality and the videos I share below his mother’s link and information will prove to you too that Tony knows what he’s talking about; that’s the real reason they’ve locked him up, to silence him. There are no allegations the police can make to justify holding him without trial on $900,000.00 bail! 

He knows how to respect police and wouldn’t do anything that he knows would put him away; this is an attempt to silence him; please don’t let that happen!!!  And let me add, as you’ll see if you watch his videos, that respect he gives is met with harassment and intimidation, numerous times by the Philadelphia police.

https://www.fundedjustice.com/en/projects/31898-Support-Tony-Soto-Against-False-Arrest-By-PPD/embed

“The cops responded on local news claiming the allegations made was done with the intent to and I quote,“bait the police.”… No, I’m not joking.”- Police use blame “game” when the media questions them over  Tony’s video recorded harassment. 

 He has many of these on video; in fact I wrote a couple of posts with those videos regarding the police harassment he was going through. Please, please help anyway you can… Even if it’s simply share. Remember, Black Lives Matter; that includes the lives of those living and being wronged; especially for someone who has spent so much of his time helping others. 

The first post is here and includes videos an insane and uncalled for traffic stop which he recorded. It is vivid evidence of the Philly cops targeting him with harassment and intimidation tactics. Being a a young, educated Black man…who knows his rights and stood up for the rights of others as well came with a price; after a set up. 900,000.00 bail! . <!–  The following two quotes are from Tony’s videos in the post I mentioned above, first, a small piece from his convo with a rude cop:

We’re going to stop all this nonsense with you guys down here- just stopping people and doing whatever you want so that’s done, those days are over.”-Tony

“I’m glad you think you’re changing the world.” -Cop
“No sir actually, let me explain something to you, I’m not changing the world okay, I’m professional, and we’re going to change it one person at a time.”-Tony

And as he later sat in his car waiting for the cops to come back over and say he could leave. He had been stopped by the cops and harassed, treated with no respect or kindness, and the police end up sitting in the squad car until, for whatever reason, they decided to simply drive off… Before this though, as he awaits the officers return:

“I’m going to set my phone back down before I get shot and they say that I’m reaching for something.” – Tony says to the camera sitting, waiting and wondering why the cop suddenly -and strangely- decided to move to the other side of the street without speaking to him again during his ‘traffic stop’. 

The cops ended up trying to make him into a villain on local media which Tony made a video response about:

 Fox29 News After Story Aired; very interesting. The cops responded on local news claiming the allegations made was done with the intent to and I quote,“bait the police.”… No, I’m not joking.

As he says in this video,[paraphrased] the last time he checked, it was the police officers who stopped him, not the other way around.
He goes on to say he isn’t anti-police; however all forms of abuse the police participate in or commit is BLATANTLY WRONG.

As he states regarding the illegal traffic stop and harassment by police, the video offers a prime example of one of the many ways in which police get away with behaving in any manner they desire.

The second post can be found by clicking here.  Again, he is harassed by police on video,  and also a lot of information from Tony himself.

Finally, almost a year ago, in this post  you can check out the last time I wrote about Tony’s situation; and I made a video on his behalf as well as to explain the sickness in white privilege, for this wouldn’t be happening to a white male. Not like this. 

Please donate, share and help get his story noticed. He’s been fighting for ALL targets of police killings and racism; now it’s our turn; please do whatever you can… Thank you…