Mobilize our critical votes by 8 November! 

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Support the Women, Girls and People of Iran and Kurdistan! Justice for Ancestor ZHINA MAHSA AMINI who was tortured and murdered on 16 September by the fascist-Islamist government in Iran for “allegedly not properly wearing the hijab.” Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

Then, celebrate! Rest! Evaluate! Plan! And, start organizing again!

by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at

6262 AAAK / November 2022 JC-PG

Africans Deserve Reparations! ‘Cause, Black Lives Matter!

Blessings of IMANI (FAITH) Beloved, Brilliant, Bold, Brave and Beautiful G-o-ds, Elders, Sis-Stars, Bro-Stars and Youthful Revolutionaries! 

May our Most High Divine Mother-Father Creator of and in All – and incredible Ancients and Ancestors from past millennia, yesteryears and, literally, yesterday – find you and (y)our extended Family thriving and in healing Spirit, Loving Life and seeking sacred MA’AT. 

Honoring a few of our new Ancestors

WE mourn, celebrate and pay tribute to several recent transformations to Spirit, including: Our life-long friend, ELVIS “Poopie” COX, who was able to enjoy some life and love after being released from decades in prison. Amen. Asé. 

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Special Invitation to BlkAuthor Boulevard: Bay Area Black Book Fair. Saturday, 5 November, 1 to 5 p.m., at the OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue in OHLONE/oakland. Amen. Asé. Photo courtesy Baba Jahahara

Our great revolutionary strategist and organizer, Queen Mama ETHEL MINOR, who served the people through the Nation of Islam, the Organization of Afro-American Unity with MALIK SHABAZZ, fka Malcolm X, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and for decades with the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party in the ucptsa, in columbia, Palestine and around our continent of Alkebulan/Afrika. Amen. Asé. 

Rev. CHARLES SHERROD, freedom fighter and first Field Secretary for SNCC. Amen. Asé. Rev. FRANK WATKINS, who for many years was the chief media person for Operation (Rainbow) PU$H Coalition and Rev. Jesse Jackson in chicago. Amen. Asé. As well as Baba HAROLD LUCAS, our “God-Father of Bronzeville,” who worked for decades to landmark and save our former Black Metropolis area and historic structures on chicago’s south side where we resided and organized. Amen. Asé. 

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¡Si Aqua Si! Goddess of Water mural took over 18th Street between dolores park and mission High School in OHLONE/francisco. The more than block-long chalk mural was designed by our artists friends Adrian, Susan Cervantes and Pablo Pescador [who took the lead on the MALIK SHABAZZ righteous self-defense image on our Abundant Knowledge mural at Marcus (Garvey) Books, in OHLONE/oakland]. This sacred event also featured prayers for Ancestors, Indigenous drummers and dancers and educational sessions. For example, did you know that a river full of life ran through what is now 18th Street for thousands of years before the Spanish Europeans brutally colonized the Native peoples and area? May WE be inspired to return to the old and original ways. Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

Finally, WE offer sacred thoughts for the many precious lives stolen by the capitalist-imperialist murderous militaries and polluters represented in washington and on wall $treet as well as London, Brussels, Paris, the apartheid state of israel, Moscow and other neo-fascist dictatorships. They continue their massive production and distribution of dangerous deadly weapons; denial of basic human rights; withholding of basic necessities like food, housing, healthcare, a clean environment, etc.

They continue their genocidal corporate wars against the people, our climate and environment – from the thousands who have perished from unprecedented flooding in Nigeria, to major crises in Ethiopia, Haiti, the Congo, Yemen, Sudan, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan, Ukraine, around Turtle Island (so-called “americas” including the ucptsa) and so many other areas of our world. Please stay informed of the latest imperialist crimes against humanity and nature, and how WE can collectively act, by visiting our Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) at and Haiti Action Committee at

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

Mobilizing our critical votes by Tuesday, 8 November, and keep on organizing!

As WE offered in 6260/2020, this has been another critical election process. While the pandemic slowed us down two years ago, it also forced us to look for new and more creative ways to build our Power. Our great candidates for elected office have sacrificed so much to share their extraordinary visions, talent and time to create a better commUNITY, just society and forward movement! WE offer an expanded and special shout-Ups and support to, with encouragement for you to ALWAYS VOTE YOUR VALUES AND INTERESTS (AS WELL AS ENCOURAGE OTHERS) NO LATER THAN 8 NOVEMBER 2022, by considering:

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My beloved former partner Queen Mama Cynthia Carey-Grant, co-owner of the new Rose Mary Jane Cannabis Dispensary – on right, standing with OHLONE/oakland council President and mayoral candidate Sheng Thao – recently held a racial justice and equity event for formerly incarcerated business owners at her beautiful site. Support RMJ at 2340 Harrison Street, between Grand Avenue/Lake Merritt and Whole (“pay-check”) Foods, or visit Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara
  • PAMELA PRICE for alameda county District Attorney! 
  • GREGORY HODGE, ALLYSSA VICTORY, SHENG THAO and/or JOHN REIMANN as your top 3 ranked-choice candidates for Mayor of OHLONE/oakland!
  • BARBARA LEE for Congress in our 13th District
  • Dr. SHIRLEY WEBER for california Secretary of State
  • MALIA COHEN for california State Controller!
  • MIKE HUTCHISON for oakland School Board!
  • For ANYONE but Brooke Jenkins as District Attorney in san francisco!!!
  • YES on california Proposition 1 Protect the Health and Reproductive Rights of Women!
  • NO on Prop 27 Which Promotes More Destructive Online Gambling!
  • YES on Prop 29 for living wages and improved working conditions for dialysis Workers!
  • YES on Prop 30 Taxing the Wealthy to Help Address Climate Catastrophes! 
  • YES on Prop 31 to Prohibit Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products!
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PONGEZI (CONGRATS)! to several thousand mental health specialists, who i formerly represented as a proud Field Rep/Negotiator/Organizer with Service Employees International Union (SEIU). After striking for 10 weeks, they were able to reach an agreement with the bosses at Kaiser Permanente. The workers won several of their key demands, including more time with their patients and additional hiring to help lighten the load in this crisis. Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara
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Queen Destiny Muhammad, our Harpist from the Hood (and Multi-Verse), collaborates with Phoenix Song at the annual “Yoga for Change” on the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral in OHLONE/francisco. Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

After this election cycle is over, it’s important to Celebrate! Rest! Evaluate! Plan! And, Start Organizing Again! One of the major areas WE must consider again, is how WE can collectively build more powerful and independent grassroots, multi-generational, people’s agenda, bloc and political parties distinct from the corporate, neo-fascist and oppressor’s demokkkrats and republikkklans. More on that in the coming months. Please share with us your views and visions for actions. Amen. Asé. 

Special announcements

“It Takes the Hood to Save the Hood!” That’s the mantra of United Playas, a grassroots people’s program in the mostly displaced, predominantly Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District community in OHLONE/francisco (and, also in Indigenous Lenape, now da bronx new york as well as the Philippine isles). That area is now called “SOMA (South of Market)” by the racist government planners, redevelopers and gentrificators. Founded by Brother Rudy Corpuz Jr., UP is holding a very special free event on Saturday, 12 November 2022, at 1:30 p.m. Register at this link.

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Chef Rashad Armstead – winner of the “Chopped” tv series and founder of the Black Food Collective in OHLONE/oakland – teaches cooking class and shares healthy delicious vegan barbecue cauliflower, mushrooms, cabbage recipes and samples at Thrive City on Warriors’ Way, in OHLONE/francisco. Part of FREE Sunday event featuring farmers’ market, kick-boxing, yoga, music with games and petting zoo for the children. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

For an ongoing list of special events for people of African ancestry and others in the Bay Area, WE encourage you to subscribe to

Finally, two corrections from last month. First, our beloved new Ancestor TONY COLEMAN founded Bikes4Life, not Bikes+to+Life as i incorrectly stated last month. Second, covid-related deaths are averaging 12 THOUSAND per month in the ucptsa, not 3,000 as i wrote in the September edition. Apologies for these two errors. WE are striving to be mo’ betta and always come correct. Amen. Asé.

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

#BlackLivesMatter #AfricansDeserveReparationsNow #FreeTheLand #BringOurEldersHomeNow #AbolishPrisonsandPolice #AbortPatriarchy #LoveandDefendMotherEarth #BlackNewDeal

Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at is the fourth of seven Suns of Ancestors Baba CLEVELAND LEE ARMSTRONG, SR. and Queen Mama ELIZABETH ELIZANN OAKS ARMSTRONG; Baba of Chioke Bakari; and, traces his roots to the Ewondo (present-day Cameroon) and Yoruba (Nigeria) in Alkebulan-Afrika. He is the author of several books, including Afrikans Deserve Reparations! With Many Paths to Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). Baba Jahahara is also a Life Member and former National Male Co-Chair of N’COBRA. Take a listen to a few songs from his musical catalog here. Invite Baba Jahahara to present at your group, school, spiritual gathering or event c/o or FONAMI, P.O. Box 10963, oakland, ca 94610.