Saving ‘Mona’

Ramona-Africa-showing-burned-arm-by-Dominique-DiPrima-200x300, Saving ‘Mona’, News & Views
Ramona carries the terrible history of the day, May 13, 1985, she was the sole adult survivor of the Move community’s home when Black Mayor Wilson Goode ordered it bombed from the air, killing 11 members, six adults and five children, ages 7 to 13, and let 65 homes around it burn to the ground, making 250 people homeless. That history is burned into her arm. – Photo: Dominique DiPrima

by Mumia Abu-Jamal

She is known by one name.

Say the name, Ramona, and all know of whom you speak. Ramona Africa, of course.

She, like the singer Madonna, is known by one name.

But she isn’t an entertainer. As far as I know, she isn’t known for singing or dancing.

She is a revolutionary. A scarred veteran of May 13, 1985, when local, state and federal cops conspired to bomb and kill MOVE members in West Philadelphia.

Ramona survived – but didn’t escape the flames, the smoke, the deadly fumes, the hatred, unscathed.

Several weeks ago, we learned she was ill, fell into a coma, and was hospitalized.

The woman who hit the ground running, who suffered a foul and unjust imprisonment, who showed an uncanny strength, who, up for justice all over the world, has been forced to rest and to recuperate.

MOVE needs your help to support her in this rest and recuperation that she needs.

Please donate on GoFundMe page: Help Save Ramona Africa.



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