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.
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.
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 blackallianceforpeace.com and Haiti Action Committee at haitisolidarity.net.
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:
- 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!
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.
“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.
For an ongoing list of special events for people of African ancestry and others in the Bay Area, WE encourage you to subscribe to bayarearegistry.com.
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 email@example.com or FONAMI, P.O. Box 10963, oakland, ca 94610.