In Honor of Malcolm X & An Ongoing Fight for Human Rights in America- video

Today in 1965 we lost a legendary man, body and soul, a true revolutionist whom fought for the bettering of humanity and against racist white hate crimes against the Black community without apology-as it should be; as we should all be. I’ve placed the video above for a reason; while countless speeches made by Malcolm X are sadly still true to today and how things are, in this video he poses the question I wonder every single day with growing frustration at my own lack of understanding as to the WHY others, in great numbers, aren’t asking what Malcolm so brilliantly asks, frames and explains in the video I’m about to post and urge you with all I am to watch.

What is happening in America must not be taken before an American court. Just as police should not be taken before their fellow police officers or other law enforcement and/or court/legal systems where they are known personally.

We see where doing both of those things gets us, and common sense should suggest that would happen anyway. So where do we go? As Malcolm X says we should instead take the issue of VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (not CIVIL but HUMAN RIGHTS) to a system larger; the UN, for example; nothing will ever change. And he has been proven right by time… So what are we waiting for? It is only 9 minutes and some spare seconds of your time: listen to what he says, honor him with at least that much, on the anniversary of his death, I ask you. Listen and think about what he says both for him then but also, look at how perfect that speech is to be given in America today, 2017. Video follows.

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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.”

Bashir Akinyele Performing Libation to Ancestors with Newark Youth Ambassadors -Live Video

Bashir Akinyele performing libations to the ancestors at the Newark Youth Ambassadors Chew and Chat Launch event at Newark’s City Hall in New Jersey.

So proud and happy to repost this. Black History is every day; screw limiting it to one month. Screw limiting it to slavery and the civil rights movement. UHURU!

 

Tony Soto Black Man & Activist Held on $900,000 for NO REASON! Please SHARE!

While I was preparing to re-post information on Tony Soto, I came across one of the last videos he posted on YouTube and oddly, it’s directed towards anyone who is struggling. He now -for NO REASON– sits behind bars on a $900,000 bond…  (For more videos by Tony Soto not included on his YouTube account or for more information, please see below.) I had to repost it and no matter if you aren’t religious, are like me and not religious but spiritual, or simply do not believe in anything; his good heart and character for others shines like he always has as a friend and activist…

And from my older posts… Or you can read it all on one page by clicking here.


“… We are asking for your help and support in this crowdfund to help him with his bond and to retain competent counsel.  Funded Justice specializes in Crowdfunding for legal matters.  Please donate and share this Crowdfunding. My son has stood on the front lines and helped many people, traveling all over the region assisting in other marches, protests and helping families organize and assert their First Amendment rights to redress their grievenaces and to protest outrageous and unjust actions by law enforcement.

His first son was born in his first son was born in his absence this past Sat June 25, 2016.  He has yet to see or hold his newborn and I am suffering with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  For the past two years my son has dilgently marched for civil rights and has tried to make sure people know their rights when pulled over in a vehicle. He has been outspoken and vocal in regards to the blatant police brutality and police corruption sweeping this nation.  Now he is being falsely held in a Phila prison.  If this had happened to any one of you, Tony would have already been organizing on your behalf immediately.  We thank you for your support. God Bless.”- Tony Soto’s mother

The sites I’m linking have the videos of the police stalking, harassment and mistreatment are posted in the above link which I posted a couple of days ago. So below are the links I’ve previously made when he was free, in order. Videos of importance are on all, one of them I believe I made a video but there is a link to his facebook video on there….

Each video shows not only the Philly police disrespecting him, but obviously targeting him, especially if you check out more of his videos (again that is linked in one of the posts too, I believe it’s the first). His  previous videos of harassment and fear tactics being used, each link is below.. thank you and please, please help this good man, his mom, those whom care for him and the community needs him, too…

Please, help. – Tony Soto’s Mother  (click here to donate)

Click here for full details. PLEASE SHARE! x

Akon’s Plan in Motion-Giving Millions of Africans Electricity  

When Akon’s first album came out I not only loved it for the music, but also because of the pain, kindness and goodness I saw in Akon’s soul (eyes are the window to the soul…). And I can’t think of a better way to say he proved me right than what he is currently doing: bringing electricity to millions in Africa. While this project alone proves his wonderful soul; I can’t help but also mention what sparked his idea to help bring electricity to Africa… What was his initial reason?

His Grandmother and her current living conditions sparked the idea to help her and others living in the same situations in numerous places of Africa. That touches my heart in the deepest way

“Without electricity, you can’t even begin to develop a country, let alone your own home.” – Akon

Because George w Bush & America runs off money & greed, aka, oil, Akon initially only had a few unused solar products and he quickly learned America’s unwarranted, once more- greedy taxes attached with Solar Energy. Akons mentions policies brought in by Bush, staying truthfully:

“He (Bush) did it because his main agenda was in oil, he needed the oil to keep burning right, so anything renewable he wanted to keep away because if effected the money.” 

So he turned for help elsewhere and now thanks to the help of Chinese investors, he has $1 billion to work with and contribute towards his amazing dream and project.  

It’s inspiring to me to see not only someone giving back, but giving back to Africa instead of robbing from the Motherland. 

With electricity, despite the obvious benefits of lights and more; it also gives African children -and adults- so many deserved possibilities and opportunities, with the use of things such as computers and Internet. 

In the interview Akon reflected on his African roots, which I’ll paste below. I can’t say enough how happy this makes me… Blessings and love to you, Akon, for caring and staying grounded with your wonderful soul! 

His words on Africa and link follow: CELEBRATE GOOD NEWS!!! It’s so rare, we can’t take it for granted. 

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Akon also talked about his African background, mentioning how he grew up without electricity, something he now believes everyone should have access to. He grew up in Senegal, a country located on the West coast of Africa. There was neither electricity nor running water where he lived and so they had to rely on a well.

“When I came to the United States, and [saw] the projects or what they claimed to be projects, Vlad I thought they [were] living in luxury, compared to what poverty is back home…” Akon explained, noting that U.S. citizens have a lot more than other people around the world yet many take such things for granted.

The singer said that it’s his grandmother’s living condition that inspired him to start the project. He says his grandmother declined to move from her hometown in spite of his money and fame. She was living in a house without electricity.

“Every time I would come, I would try to upgrade her, but she would never take it… one day I said ma I’m not coming to visit you anymore… you have to at least let me put electricity in the house. Come to find out the grid was so far out; I don’t care how much money I had there was no way I could bring electricity to her.”

And that’s the moment it hit him that something needed to be done, not just for her grandmother, but also in other locations across Africa where people live without electricity. 

 “Without electricity, you can’t even begin to develop a country, let alone your own home,” he says.

For more of the above article, click here.

“You Can Never Get Civil Rights Until You Have Human Rights.”

malcolm x civil rights human rights america.pngHuman rights represent the right to be a human being. Whenever you are respected and recognized as a human being, your civil rights are automatic.” – Malcolm X, See Video

I admit I have been supporting protest and virtually any form of activism demanding the equal treatment for ALL Black men, women and children. I suppose I was hoping Black Lives Matter  and all protests against the treatment would be enough to stop the hateful killings (and beatings, harassment, so forth) …maybe now that these murders have gone mainstream via social media the American Government! But it’s clear that won’t happen. Malcolm X explains what we all already know but need to know and put to use in the video that follows.

Any action is better than none. But I have lost virtually all hope in doing anything so long as the American government is unchanged. By taking this to a world level America will have to pay attention to its crimes; sad that they couldn’t have done it from simple morale; sad that it is even an issue.

I will continue with my research regarding the police, regarding racism, regarding any and all hate crimes being committed towards the Black community. I do this in hopes of exposing the truth, exposing lies and informing people of that which I hope will outrage enough to spark action.

What Malcolm X says in the video is, in almost 2017, still not only true but the only way change will come that I can see. I support the “Buy Black Economy” and I do so when able… But it sadly, as history and this brilliant mind reminds us, isn’t enough to obtain the deserved and rightful equal treatment that has for so long been denied to the Black community.

“We must be regarded as human, our human rights must be respected, before we can be regarded as citizens and our civil rights be respected.”

The Power in a Beautiful, Strong, INSPIRING, Black Woman Accomplishing What Most Only Wish For

I have said before and will forever say, the strongest soul in this world is that of a Black woman. Fighting against the odds of sexism and racism, it’s sad but so obvious the strength a Black woman must have. And little girls need to know this!! So let’s me introduce you to the boss on Wall Street….
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A woman. A strong, beautiful Black woman; doing her thing and making her money… I rarely see much that inspires me, but this woman not only inspires me as a woman, but she inspires me for I know how many other women she can inspire.
Suzanne Shank is TRULY an inspiration; please share her story and let other little girls know they can do ANYTHING!
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When most people think of Wall Street titans, they think of rich, white men who garner very little interest from our young people. This may be true, but it isn’t completely accurate because swimming with the sharks is a Queen our young people should know about.

Last year, Suzanne Shank became one of, if not the first, black woman to head a publicly traded financial services institution. Shank was promoted to CEO of Siebert Financial Corporation (a broker/deal institutional investment bank founded by Muriel Seibert). A monumental feat indeed, but no where near defines the career and future of this extraordinary woman.

In addition to holding this post, Shank is also the CEO of Siebert Brandford Shank & Co. LLC. It seems like a lot of work, but Shank splits her time between the two businesses and is doing very well.

As you can imagine, Shank’s resume is power packed, impressive and mind blowing to say the least.

Shank was a Wharton MBA graduate in finance, class of 1987, civil engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, President, Municipal bond trader, CEO of Siebert Brandford Shank & Co, LLC, the largest minority-owned municipal finance firm in the United States.

Since the start of her firm, they have acted as managing underwriter for municipal bond transactions exceeding a whopping $1.2 trillion dollars and ranks among the top 10 in seven key infrastructure categories for underwriting municipal bonds in the world.

This powerful, black woman is one to remember as her trailblazing ways will continue to inspire, develop, nurture and create more and more great minds in our community.

We have to understand as a community, not everyone is going to fight the same fights…or fight in a manner we think they should. I don’t know how this woman gives back to the community, but that is her business. Here we are highlighting her because we believe her drive, success and background might resonate and encourage some of our young people to get off their backsides and put in work!

Source: BlackEnterprise.com