Much respect and love to the Black Panther Party

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PONGEZI! CONGRATULATIONS to former Chair of the Black Panther Party Elaine Brown and the Oakland and the World Enterprises! As Founder and CEO, Ms. Brown has assembled and led her team through the planning and funding processes that will result in a major ground-breaking this November. This critical project will include 79 truly affordable homes for some of our residents who need it the most, including our formerly incarcerated and returning relatives. The location is on historic Seventh Street in West Oakland, on a city lot that had been vacant for decades. Shown with Elaine here are, from left, BART board member Lateefah Simon, Elaine and two Oakland A’s representatives on either side of Cathy Adams of the Oakland Black Chamber of Commerce. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at

October 2021 JC-PG / 6261 AAAK 

Africans Deserve Reparations! Cause, Black Lives Matter!

Blessings of IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds, Elders, Sis-Stars, Bro-Stars and Youthful Revolutionaries!

May our Divine Mother-Father Creator of and in All – and Beloved Ancients and Ancestors from millennia past, yesteryears and, literally, yesterday – find you and (y)our extended Family in positive and healing Spirit. As always, WE encourage you and yours to continue practicing proven measures for protection against both known and unknown robbers of our precious health and lives. Asé. 

Leading off, please join with me in offering our warmest regards, highest respect and love to our dedicated editor of our Bay View, Queen Mother Nube Brown, as she celebrates her sacred Birthday, on 2 October. Asé.

Honoring a Few of Our New Ancestors

WE honor the recent Spiritual Transformations of … MONA LISA BRUCE II, recently murdered Granddaughter of our dear friend MONA LISA BRUCE I, who was also tragically murdered way back in 1976. Asé. THEODORE “TEDDY” STEWART, my high school and college classmate. Asé. MELVIN VAN PEEBLES, fiercely independent and ground-breaking producer of a number of films, including da-in-yo-face “Sweet Sweetback’s Badassss Song.” Asé.

And, actor, radical activist and ally ED ASNER, who supported many progressive causes. He spoke passionately at our “Millions for Mumia” sold-out event at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where i was honored to perform the finale with my song “WE SHALL NOT LET HIM DIE (Save and Free Mumia)!” in May 2000. Asé.

Our sympathies and solidarity are also with the victims and survivors of the deadly, mutating viruses which have sickened, killed and bankrupted so many of our families, businesses and institutions. And, to those thousands around the usa and world who have perished and/or are being forced to migrate due to the devastating rains and floods, droughts and wildfires, as well as imperialistic violence and chaos caused by the capitalist-corporate profiteer-induced system which is causing horrific climate chaos and environmental destruction. Asé. 

Long Live the Spirit, legacies and numerous contributions of these new and All our incredible Ancients and Ancestors. Asé. Asé. Asé-O!

Much respect and love to the Black Panther Party!

The month of October 2021 is the 55th Year Anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, here in Oakland. Throughout October, a number of events are scheduled around our city to highlight the extraordinary vision and bravery of these once youthful change-makers, as well as their ongoing legacies. 

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A featured artist at the upcoming Black Panther Party 55th Anniversary Art Exhibit is Queen Mother Reverend – and soon-to-be Dr. – M. Gayle “Asali” Stowers-Dickson, along with other revolutionaries, Baba Emory Douglas, Malik Edwards and REFA 1. The exhibit will be on view at Queen Joyce Gordon’s Gallery in Oakland from 1-31 October. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

WE applaud these great men and women Panthers for inspiring so many of us around the usa and our world to help bring about a more just society. Please study and work for the Ten Point Platform, which is still applicable today. All Power to the People!

For a complete list of activities, visit

Destination reparations

The State of California’s Reparations Task Force is mostly based on our federal legislation, H.R. 40 and S. 40, which our National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) envisioned, helped introduce first in 1989 and have championed over the past three decades plus. 

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Commemorate what i call the Leonard Peltier “Statue FOR Liberty,” by the profound artist Rigo 23. It was installed in September at the Richmond, Calif., Art Center, 2540 Barrett St. in Richmond 94804, through 18 November. Our long-held political prisoner is featured here with our beloved Elder Tony Gonzalez, Indigenous treaty rights protector and American Indian Movement (AIM)-West leader. Asé. More info at – Photo: Baba Jahahara

The next virtual meetings of the Reparations Task Force are scheduled for 12-13 October. Public testimony will begin at 9 a.m. For more info or to sign up, go to

FREE THEM ALL! Asé. Please visit the website of our Jericho Amnesty Movement to learn more about the situations of our many long-suffering political prisoners and brave warriors for justice, as well as how you can best support them, at

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Queen Raheema Calloway, a co-founder with Queen Ronnishia Johnson of the Vegan Hood Chefs, serves up healthy and delicious nutrition throughout the Bay Area. Based in our Bayview Hunters Point community, they are available to cater your next event. Reach them at 415-574-8203 or at https://www.theveganhoodchefs.comAsé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

Asante Sana (Many Thanks) to the residents of the newly named Palisades Tahoe California … for finally changing the insultingly racist and sexist name of European American settler colonizers of “Squaw Valley.” Asé. And, to residents of one of my former hometowns, the City of Chicago, for changing the name of Lake (Michigan) Shore Drive to JEAN BAPTISTE POINT DUSABLE Drive, after the African-Haitian founder of da Chi-town. ‘Bout damn time! Asé. 

Please take a moment to review, sign and share our current Petitions. The first is for Bay Area residents seeking to add the name of Ancestor THOMAS L. BERKLEY (Founder/Publisher of the POST Newspaper) to the 19th Street Oakland BART station:  

Also, take a moment to review, consider, sign-on and forward our “Change the Name of the ‘white’ House Petition“ to your networks:

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Artists and community members celebrating Queen Joyce “Joy” Gordon’s 75th Sacred Birthday and her downtown Oakland Gallery’s 18th Year Anniversary! Joy is joined by artists Carlos Spivey of Los Angeles, painter MgD, photographer Johnnie Burrell, curator Eric Murphy and others. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

Become a member of N’COBRA and help build our movements for Reparations. Asé. Visit our website at and contact us at

Finally, our Bay View newspaper desperately needs and deserves your support! Help us keep producing and sharing the truth from outside and behind the walls! Send your check or money order in any amount to us at: 4917 Third St., SF, CA 94124. Or go to

Continue to take (y)our righteous steps … knowing our Divine will do the rest. And walk in the Power of IMANI (FAITH) … on each and every day. Amen-RA Hotep! Asé.

#BlackLivesMatter #AfricansDeserveReparations #BringOurEldersHomeNow #AbolishPrisonsandPolice #LoveandDefendMotherEarth #BlackNewDeal

Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at traces his ancestral roots to the Yoruba and Ewondo nations in Alkebulan-Afrika. He is a Baba (Elder), Pan Africanist, socialist and (inter)nationalist. He is also a “FREE-tired” community, labor union, environmental/solar and social justice organizer; a writer, composer, yogi, martial artist, vegan and author of several books, including “Many Paths to Kujichagulia (Self-Determination).” 

Baba Jahahara is, in addition, a Life Member, former National Male Co-Chair and Acting West Region Rep of N’COBRA. Take a listen to a few songs from his musical catalog at Invite Baba Jahahara to present at your group, school, spiritual gathering or event c/o or FONAMI, P.O. Box 10963, Oakland, CA 94610.