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!
Let’s make this national!! INTERnational! Newark, NJ, LEADING THE WAY!!!… Every Thursday hosts a free and educational public meeting…each week a new topic to learn. These sessions are open to the community to better the community and begins at 7 p.m… This week – June 15- the discussion will be the original Black Panther Party… Check the info below!
NEWARK, NJ — The Black History Month Committee of Weequahic High School in Newark will host a public forum about the original Black Panther Party at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 15.
According to a news release, the free program will discuss the history of the party. It will include a screening and discussion of the film “The Black Panthers, Lords of the Revolution,” which chronicles the rise and fall of the party as well as its impact on the black community and the world.
The forum is part of a series at the school, Real Talk Thursdays, which organizers say “provides 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.”
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, Young & Successful Men’s Organization, 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 and for the school year at Weequahic High School for students and the community.
For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.
There are countless issues I’m working on; including a video regarding police research I feel is vital for everyone to hear… But I also support giving the children in Newark, NJ, the best possible teachers, educators and chance possible. Newark, NJ, I consider my second home, second only to NYC. Newark needs blessings; the children need the best possible educators… Honoring them is the least we can do for the kids I think ❤
And in Irvington, NJ, this weekend a celebration of Black history is going on at the local library… Check it out; get involved and learn TRUTH!!!!
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!!!”
In fact, less than 30 hours after his arrest he posted to his Facebook page a video of him rolling up a joint, lighting it up and smoking.
“Fifteen years ago I said I was never going to take a plea,” he says on the video. “Since then I’ve beaten the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office twice. And now Mercer County has lined up for their ass whoopin’.”
Forchion, a former congressional and gubernatorial candidate, says authorities “exaggerated and misconstrued the goings on at the temple.”
Sure, there’s plenty of weed in there, he says. And lots of smoking, both inside and out on the building’s eclectically decorated backyard. That he doesn’t deny.
But he says he plans on defending himself in court and convincing a jury to acquit him by explaining that he doesn’t deal drugs — he just shares. And if people feel like leaving some money in a donation jar, they can.
“I believe I’m conviction proof,” he says, figuring that sensible jurors from Mercer County will see that “it’s just weed.”
Getting a jury to return a not-guilty verdict based on their belief that a law is unjust is a concept known as jury nullification — and judges in New Jersey don’t allow defendants to instruct juries to do this. It was tried unsuccessfully last year by a Mays Landing man at trial on charges that he grew marijuana plants in the Pinelands. He was sentenced in January to eight years in prison.
But Forchion has fought the law before and won. He defended himself in a 2012 trial on drug-dealing charges but was found not guilty after a retrial.
In 2003 he convinced a federal judge to release him from prison after he was jailed for advocating marijuana law reforms, which officials claimed violated his parole. Forchion had pleaded guilty in 2000 to drug dealing charges after he and his brother picked up a 40-pound package of marijuana that had been shipped by FedEx. Forchion was sentenced to 10 years but was released on parole after 16 months.
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On Friday afternoon he decided to give his own side of the story, so he invited reporters to his establishment — which is actually a combination of the restaurant called the Joint, which serves turkey sandwiches and other fare for $4.20; an adjoining smoke shop that sells bongs and pipes; and the Liberty Bell Temple, which is says is a bona fide religious institution and exempt from the city’s business curfew.
Forchion said the paraphernalia charges were based on the items for sale in the smoke shop. He says the fortified premises charge against him is probably based on his surveillance-camera system. He pointed to a mess of detached wires on the wall of his office where he says police during the raid grabbed the system’s recording device. He says he installed the cameras to prove that police were lying or exaggerating about alleged disturbances outside his restaurant.
The temple, meanwhile, is the focus of a federal civil rights lawsuit Forchion filed last month after police busted his shop on the curfew violation. He claims the ordinance violates his religious liberties. The city, which is being defended by the law firm of state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, D-Union, disagrees.
Police say they Wednesday’s sting was sparked after complaints from “multiple sources” about drug dealing and “constant foot traffic in and out of the establishment at all hours.”