AT LAST! Baba Dr. Mutulu Shakur is released!

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Brother Najari “Naj” Smith (Founder of Rich City RIDES Bike Shop), Queen Mama Jovanka Beckles (former Vice-Mayor of OHLONE/richmond and current elected AC Transit Board Member) and Baba Jahahara gather with hundreds of cyclists at BART. This was just prior to our Third Anniversary Ride over and back across the new OHLONE/richmond-san rafael bridge’s bike lane and Celebration at the East Brothers’ Brewery. Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

Commemorating International Human Rights Day, on 10 December and every day

by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at

6262 AAAK / 10 December 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 thriving and in healing Spirit, Loving Life and seeking sacred MA’AT. WE continue to pray, meditate and work for supreme OVERstanding, lasting Peace and connected commUNITY in celebratory gatherings of our families, (s)heroes and visions during this sacred season. With great respect, WE encourage you and yours to continue protecting your health as these new variants of covid emerge. Y’all know what to do. Amen. Asé.

AT LAST! WE are grateful that our beloved revolutionary leader, activist, healer and teacher, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, has finally been released after 36 years of torture and encagement! Baba Mutulu has been a brave member of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM), Republic of New Afrika – Provisional Government and Black Liberation Army. He has also served as a licensed commUNITY grassroots physician in new york and california providing acupuncture as a sure-cure to drug addiction and numerous other ailments. 

Unfortunately, the government’s crimes against his mind, body and humanity means he is now suffering from cancer, with a projected three to six months to live. Please keep Baba Mutulu’s health, comfort and peace in your sacred thoughts, prayers and actions as WE continue working to free all our remaining imprisoned and exiled political leaders. Amen. Asé. 

Pongezi (congrats)!

PONGEZI to all who helped create a progressive economic and political agenda, ran for office, helped submit a people’s measure, campaigned and/or voted in this recent election season! Though WE lost more momentum following the corporate democratic party – who are claiming “success,” despite losing the ucptsa House of Representatives, since there was no “red wave” as predicted – there are some important victories to claim. 

PONGEZI in the race for Mayor of OHLONE/oakland, our City Council President Sheng Thao has defeated Councilmember Loren Taylor! Sister Sheng ran on a very positive agenda in support of our neglected workers, communities, shelterless residents. public school students, teachers and staff, and basically, to defund the police. WE regularly encouraged our relatives, friends and colleagues, including through our valuable Bay View newspaper, to choose Sister Shang as one of three rank-choice candidates, along with Baba Greg Hodge, Sister Allyssa Victory and/or Brother John Reinmann.

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Baba Jahahara leads FONAMI’s regular Sharing Sacred Love, Wisdom and Water Ministry, including the always requested SF Bay View Newspaper, to his un-sheltered neighbors on MLK, Jr. Way in OHLONE/oakland. Please do your part in offering water and snacks, masks, socks, blankets, coats and encouragement to demand our city, state and federal governments provide housing for all suffering outside in your commUNITY. Quality Housing For All is a Human Right! That is why WE are so proud of the voters and residents of OHLONE/oakland for overwhelmingly passing MEASURE Q, with 80 percent of the vote. This legislation authorizes our City to develop, construct or acquire up to 13 THOUSAND UNITS FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Cinnabar Jones

On the opposite end, Mr. Taylor was the favorite of not only outgoing Mayor Libby Schaaf, but the developers, police and gentrifiers who had backed her over two awful terms. Instead of graciously accepting the results of all the voters, Taylor has said WE should now get rid of our fair rank-choice process completely. He’s also stated that he is “open to a recount” (if one of his supporters pays for it). 

So is third-place finisher Ignacio “Nacho” de la Fuente, who also is opposed to rank-choice. Not surprising for this long-time in-the-pocket politician of the pro sports billionaires, like the Fisher family which owns the A’s and KIPP charter franchises, and the Davis family of “corporate Raiders.” In addition, Mr. de la Fuente showed complete disdain for our residents by accepting ca$h from the fossil fuel fools, who WE already defeated in the streets and by vote of the Council, that are trying to renew their efforts to pollute our village, as well as our lungs, with nasty, sickening and deadly coal.

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Queen and CMT Clarinda Cannon offers healing wisdom for supreme health at Rafiki Wellness Center in OHLONE/francisco. For a list of services and events, visit Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

PONGEZI as well to Sister Nikki Fortunato Bas in City Council District 2, who won an overwhelming re-election! Also, to Sister Janani Ramachandran, who worked hard on our successful No Coal in Oakland campaign, bested our friend, Sister Nenna Joiner, in D-4! And, Brother Kevin Jenkins, who received almost three times as many votes as the other three candidates in D-6! So, it appears to me that our Mayor-elect Thao will have a progressive council to back her up and hold her accountable. Amen. Asé.

PONGEZI to Queen Mama Pamela Price, our new Alameda County District Attorney! How sweet that sounds! Our beloved human and civil rights attorney, with a broad base of supporters, captured this monumental race over the political machine that has been abusing Black, Brown and impoverished people for decades, while never bringing righteous justice to killers wearing badges. Amen. Asé.

More of my thoughts on this recent election, in January. Your thoughts and experiences are most welcome, so please write us.

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Queen Mama Rue Mapp, Founder of Outdoor Afro, speaks at OA and REI’s celebration of the new clothing line as well as her new book, Nature Swagger. PONGEZI (CONGRATULATIONS) to OA, which has now grown to over 60 thousand participants in over 37 states, with more internationally. It was such a magnificent gathering: incredible people, delicious food and drink, great live music by DcisChillin, Artelia Green and the Bandanas and DJ Hunny Bee (who i’m also grateful to for finding my lost keys). Amen. Asé. – Photo: Baba Jahahara

Finally, but just as significant, PONGEZI to our climate champions and environmental protectors! Quite a few traveled from OHLONE and around the world to participate in the United Nations’ Conference of Parties (COP) 27, held in Kemet Alkebulan (now known as Lower Egypt North Afrika). While the criminal, unjustly-enriched states, principally in Europe and the European settler-states (like the ucptsa, state of isreal, australia, etc.) continue their harmful practices and flattering speeches – the youth-led global movements are disrupting the status quo for major climate reparations to begin addressing the enormous loss and damages which are getting worse by the minute. Though WE will face more dire catastrophes, our unified movements, now led by younger generations, shall be successful. Amen. Asé.

Honoring a few of our new Ancestors

WE mourn, celebrate, pay tribute and Give Thanks to several recent transformations to Spirit, including: Our great friend since elementary school, Pastor CALVIN WAINRIGHT. After helping win a state basketball championship in our senior year, and going on to college, Pastor Rain returned to our toughest neighborhoods to mentor, coach and help save and enhance the lives of hundreds of young men and women over many decades. He was also especially proud of his own high-achieving children, including his spittin-image, as our Elders use to say, Ishmail “Ish” Wainwright, who is a member of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. Amen. Asé.

Queen Mama Warrior Spirit-Woman COLIA LIDDELL LAFAYETTE CLARK, our revolutionary Pan-Afrikanist, close friend and colleague of MEDGAR EVERS, Field Secretary for SNCC and life-long fighter for freedom, justice, Black Power, reparations and a true peace from mississippi to harlem, new york. i was especially proud to be a member with this powerful, inspiring woman in serving on the First International Tribunal to Judge Those Responsible for the Murderous Course Imposed on the People of Afrika (in 6240/2000 in compton, california). 

Consisting of Afrikans from around the continent and diaspora – and led by our Chief Tribunal Prosecutor Lybon Mabasa of the Socialist Party of Azania (South Africa) – WE collectively heard the testimonies of hundreds of participants. Then, after careful deliberations and debate over two days, WE reach a verdict of GUILTY! of past and continuing GENOCIDE against the united capitalist prison terrorist states of amerikkka (usa), Europe and their settler states.

Prince ASIEL BEN ISREAL, one of the founders of our chicago-based Black Hebrew Isrealite commUNITY. Prince Asiel, a former political prisoner, not only helped build thriving healthy collective enterprises in chicago, atlanta, wdc – but led hundreds to repatriate and nation-build on our Alkebulan/Afrikan continent, including in occupied Palestine (now the terrorist-imperiaist-apartheid state of isreal). Amen. Asé. 

Brother SERGIO MIMS, who helped found our BlackLight Film Festival in chicago in the 1980s – and, the still-running annual Black Harvest Film Fest – which showcased the works of new filmmakers of Afrikan ancestry from around our Diaspora. Amen. Asé. 

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People’s march demanding President Biden sign executive order for Reparations! Mostly youthful contingent of our National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) at the 14th Annual “Back to Black” rally at ucptsa President’s (so-called “white”) House – called by African People’s Socialist Party and Uhuru Movement – prior to the November 2022 election. Amen. Asé. Please accept our invitation to become a member and help strengthen N’COBRA by going to – Photo: Baba Wautella Ibn Yusuf, N’COBRA Male Co-Chair for Information

WE offer our sacred-most thoughts for the many precious lives stolen by the capitalist-imperialist murderous and robber colonialists, militaries and polluters represented in wall $treet/wa$hington, as well as London, Brussels, Paris, Rome, Lisbon, Madrid, Amsterdam, the imperialist-apartheid states of isreal and australia, 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.; as well as genocidal corporate wars against the people, our climate and environment, from the thousands who have perished from 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

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

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.