When our ancestors speak, LISTEN! Part 2

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Bronze image of our new Ancestor JUANITA ABERNATHY – along with her husband RALPH ABERNATHY, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. and CORETTA SCOTT KING, as well as FREDERICK DOUGLASS – at Brother Mario Chiodo’s powerful “REMEMBER THEM: Champions of Humanity” giant sculpture park in downtown Oakland. Ancestors EL HAJJ MALIK EL SHABAZZ (aka MALCOM X), MADIBA NELSON MANDELA, MAYA ANGELOU in addition to a then-young Ruby Bridges and others are also featured here. – Photo: Jahahara Alkebulan-Ma’at

by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at

6259 AAC (October 2019 JC-PG)

Africans Deserve Reparations! Cause, Black Lives Truly Matter!

Greetings of IMANI (FAITH), Esteemed G-o-ds and Sister-Brother Leaders,

May our Divine Mother-Father Creator of and in All – and Beloved Ancestors from yesteryears and yesterday – find you and (y)our Family thriving in healing Spirit. WE are remembering those who have recently transformed to the Spirit realm, including human rights icon JUANITA ABERNATHY (wife of Rev. RALPH DAVID ABERNATHY); Richmond, California’s ELIJAH “PUMPSIE” GREEN, who withstood horrific racist attacks as the first player of Afrikan ancestry for the Boston Red (Neck) Sox (a dozen years after JACKIE ROBINSON’s debut with the then Brooklyn Dodgers); and, my life-long friend and class-mater LEMAL PIERCE JR. Long Live Their Spirits and impactful contributions. Asé.

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HARRIET TUBMAN with Baba Jahahara on sacred lands stolen from Indigenous nations, enriched by the labor of enslaved and super-exploited Afrikans, and occupied by George Washington and his family (and renamed “mount vernon, virginia”). Asé.

WE are also holding in our sacred thoughts and prayers, our dear Queen Mother Betty Reid Soskin, our incredible 98-years-young elder and community leader, who recently suffered a stroke. Wishing you a full recovery and complete healing, Mama Betty. Asé.

Last month, in the lead-up to the very successful youth-led, 4-million strong, Global Climate Strike, WE reported on the senseless, for-profit burning of our precious Amazonas river valley, particularly in Brazil, saying: “That critical world treasure is on fire and being unnecessarily and rapidly destroyed by corporate interests, like the oil, beef and agri-business industries.”

Well, unfortunately, our Mother continent of Afrika is literally, in flames … from Angola to the Congo to Tanzania. Even the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is now calling Alkebulan/Afrika the “fire continent.” The corporate-imperialist star-wars agency recently reported that “Africa is home to at least 70 percent of the 10,000 fires burning worldwide on an average August day.”

With the crises growing on each and every day, WE again appeal to our youth and adults to utilize every means to stop the wealthy and foolish fossil fuel industries and challenge every candidate for elected office to produce serious climate reparations proposals and practices. Just being anti-Trumpism is not enough.

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Queen Mother Audrey CandyCorn, with young Suns Amir and Ishy-Me, presenting her incredible film “Soar, Torian, Soar” at the recent Oakland International Film Festival, founded by Baba Dr. David Roach, at the Grand Lake Theater. Her dear Sun, TORIAN DEJURE HUGHES, was murdered in Oakland, in 2015. He was only 15. STOP THE KILLING! INCREASE THE HEALING! REPARATIONS RIGHT NOW! Asé. – Photo: Jahahara Alkebulan-Ma’at

These catastrophic times call for major revolutionary action to promote system change. If you need a little more inspiration, take a listen to our Oakland-based Earth Amplified and Brother Seasunz’s “Global WarNing” featuring Stic-Man of dead prez along with J. Bless, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV3C-e2ukWw, as well as my “Love and Defend PachaMama (Great-Grand-Mother Earth Big Mama)” at https://soundcloud.com/user-424028583/love-and-defend-pachamama-ggmebm-by-baba-jahahara-c-p-6249-kmt-2009.

When our ancestors speak, listen! Part 2

Our beloved Ancestors keep calling on us. To listen. Drum up their spiritual energy. Document their stories. And, develop necessary actions to redeem them. And, ourselves. Painful as it might be, sometimes. So, WE keep on journeying. Please remember to support and, hopefully, attend:

  • The 50 Year Commemoration of the Black Panther Party’s “Free Breakfast Program” at Oakland’s Bobby Hutton Park, 18th & Adeline, Saturday, 12 October, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • Black Panther Party Alumni’s Community Awards ceremony, Saturday, 12 October, 7 p.m., at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th St., near Broadway, in downtown Oakland.
  • 24th Year Sacred MAAFA Commemoration at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach (at Fulton) on Sunday, 13 October, 5:30 a.m.
  • Annual Indigenous People’s Day Sunrise Ceremony and Commemorations, Monday, 14 October, Alcatraz island and Yerba Buena Gardens, 7th & Mission, San Francisco.
  • 100th anniversary of the launching of the first ship of Black Star Line, named for Ancestor FREDERICK DOUGLASS and founded by our great MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY and the UNIA-ACL, on 31 October 1919 from the 135th Street Pier in Harlem, New York. The Pan African Federalist Community (PAFM) of North America is calling on African people worldwide to hold community gatherings, large and small, pour libations and build on this great legacy. ONE AFRIKA! Reach PAFM at https://www.cbpm.org/pafmnoram.
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A few of the dozens of mostly-young story-tellers who traveled from around our African continent and diaspora to share their incredible work at the 10th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival. Over three days, 85 films were featured, along with special African drumming, dance and musical performances, an entire day devoted to women’s empowerment, creative vendors and great food. CONGRATS to Baba Chike C. Nwoffiah, Founder-Director, for more than a decade of visioning and growing this fabulous event in the south Bay Area. Asé. – Photo: Jahahara Alkebulan-Ma’at

Finally, here are a few more photographs from our recent torturous tour – from the eastern shore of the capitalist enslavement state of Maryland to the capitalist prison states of CALabama. Oooops. That’s where i now reside (california). Meant to say Alabama … as well as Tennessee, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia – this past sacred Black August. Some additional images will be part of our upcoming 500 YEARS OF AFRIKAN RESISTANCE! art exhibit. Asé.

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#BlackLivesMatter #AfricansDeserveReparations #BringOurEldersHomeNow #AbolishPrisons #LoveandDefendMotherEarth

Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at is a Baba (Father), a “FREE-tired” community-labor-environmental and justice organizer, writer, musician and author of several books, including “Many Paths to Kujichagulia (Self-Determination).” Take a listen to a few songs from his musical catalog, including “500 YEARS OF AFRIKAN RESISTANCE!” at https://soundcloud.com/search?q=jahahara. Invite Jahahara to present at your group, school, church or event c/o support@africansdeservereparations.com or FONAMI, P.O. Box 10963, oakland, ca 94610 usa.