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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Black Bird Press News & Review: Marvin X will autograph books at the Blues, Brews & BBQ, Monterey Bay

Black Bird Press News & Review: Marvin X will autograph books at the Blues, Brews & BBQ, Monterey Bay

Marvin X: Why I love Nikki Giovanni


This morning I heard an interview by Sonali Kalhatkar (Uprising Radio) with Nikki Giovanni on radio station KPFA, Berkeley, a Pacifica station. Nikki and I have been friends and comrades since 1968 when the Black Arts Movement shakers and movers were in Harlem NY and throughout the United States. But Nikki was there along with the Last Poets, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, Woody King, Askia Toure, Larry Neal, Barbara Ann Teer, Haki Madhubuti, Sun Ra, Milford Graves, myself and a host of others.

Nikki took full advantage of the moment and went on to great success. After our BAM moment, sometimes I agreed with her and sometimes I didn't, but this morning I agreed with almost everything she said, especially when asked about the BAM poets and their relationship and contribution to the Rap poets. She appreciated Tupac, especially for holding up the revolutionary banner; she gave Jay Z, 50 cents, Sean Jean, even Kanye West, kudos for being artists and businessmen. She did say Kanye lives on another planet!

We appreciated her remarks about her elders, especially her grandfather, whom she described as a man of class, who dressed with class as did my father and uncles.

I especially liked her comments about people tripping over fidelity. She said we need to get beyond such matters. Of course her remarks are in sync with my pamphlet Mythology of Pussy and Dick. By the way, the young people are distributing this pamphlet to each other and they report to me that it is changing young people's lives.

But when the interviewer asked her about President Obama, her answer sent chills over my body. She said President Obama has placated his enemies but not his friends. He is not her idea of a great man. "My idea of a great man is H. Rap Brown," she said. Nikki, I love you!
--Marvin X
7/24/14




H. Rap Brown, aka Imam Jamil Al-Amin


Open letter to the Community from Karima Al-Amin
Jul 24, 2014 — 

As-salaamu'alaikum, Ramadan Mubarak!
I am so pleased to share this update with the many individuals who supported our effort to campaign for Imam Jamil to receive medical attention and to be transferred to a federal medical center. I have heard from Imam Jamil who has reported that he indeed was transferred on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from the Florence, Colorado ADX to Butner FMC, in North Carolina. He would like to express his deep appreciation for the support he has received from individuals who made calls, signed petitions, attended meetings, wrote letters, offered public comments, and galvanized others to take action. Within this past week, the Imam has had extensive examinations, from "head to toe." Additionally, this morning--July 23, 2014--he had the bone marrow biopsy. Although we will not receive the results for another two weeks, we are encouraging people at this point to continue sending letters and cards to the 
Imam, while he waits to receive the medical results.

I do intend to send personal letters of appreciation to individuals in the hope that I will not miss thanking those who made a difference in this campaign. Together we demonstrated that there are those who will see an injustice and act to expose and correct the wrong.
I also wanted to share that Imam Jamil has been able to keep his fast during Ramadan, which is yet another example of his strength and faith. May Allah continue to guide him and strengthen him. Send letters and cards to: Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, 99974-555 FMC Butner Federal Medical Center P.O. Box 1600 Butner, NC 27509
Jazak Allah Khaira Karima Al-Amin






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Uprising Radio was founded in July 2003 by Sonali Kolhatkar, host and lead producer of Uprising. Uprising emphasizes connecting global issues with local ones. Simply informing listeners of the problems in the world and our communities is not enough – we hope to motivate our listeners to take an active role in their communities. It is a daily digest of independent news analysis, investigation, education, artistic expression, activism in the public interest. Uprising airs daily on KPFA, KFCF and KPFK, Pacifica Radio stations in California from 8-9 am on weekdays.
 Sonali has just completed a successful crowd funding campaign to expand the reach of her program to Free Speech TV. Sonali is also a weekly columnist for Truthdig.com and the Co-Director of the Afghan Women's Mission, a US-based non-profit that works in solidarity with Afghan women activists. She has a Masters Degree in Astronomy, and lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons. 
Uprising Radio is also produced by Bipasha Shom. She was recently nominated for an LA Press Club Award for her piece on the California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike.


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NYPD commissioner orders 35,000 pigs to be retrained after pig murder of Eric Garner for selling single cigarettes


NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton orders all 35,000 cops to be retrained in using force after chokehold was used on Eric Garner

An autopsy on Eric Garner proved 'inconclusive,' but further tests will be performed. As protests and cries for justice resounded on the steps of City Hall, Bratton ordered an investigation on the use of force.

 
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:52 PM
 
Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8:55 AM
Eric Garner died while being arrested by police in Staten Island on Thursday.
Eric Garner died while being arrested by police in Staten Island on Thursday.
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  • Eric Garner died while being arrested by police in Staten Island on Thursday.
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  • During a confrontation, a police officer put Garner into a chokehold. Garner later suffered cardiac arrest.
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  • Garner was being arrested over selling untaxed cigarettes when the altercation broke out.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
New York's top cop on Tuesday ordered his 35,000 officers retrained in the use of force as an incensed lawmaker called the death of a dad placed in a banned chokehold “murder.”
As cries for justice resounded on the steps of City Hall over Eric Garner’s demise in police custody, an autopsy on the asthmatic father of six proved inconclusive, and a spokeswoman for the medical examiner said further tests would be needed.
“This was a murder,” state Sen. Bill Perkins declared at a City Hall rally. “Without even being arrested, he was choked to death. It’s outrageous. It’s unacceptable.”
Garner, 43, died after being taken down by cops, allegedly for selling bootleg cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk. A cell phone video shot by a witness shows him repeatedly pleading “I can’t breathe” after being placed in a chokehold by a cop.
The incident has prompted a criminal investigation by the Staten Island district attorney and reviews by other agencies. The NYPD banned chokeholds in 1994 after a Bronx man, Anthony Baez, was killed by an officer who placed him in one.

All Power to the People--Al Hamdulilah: Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) moved to medical facility



VICTORY CONFIRMED....
U.S. GOVERNMENT HELD POLITICAL PRISONER  IMAM JALIL  AL-AMIN aka H. "RAP"  BROWN HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO A MEDICAL FACILITY. THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED IN WINNING THIS VICTORY!
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE


MANA logo
 
  
 MUSLIM ALLIANCE IN NORTH AMERICA
   18 July 2014  -  20/21 Ramadan 1435


#SupportImamJamil

18 JULY UPDATE 
 
IMAM JAMIL AL-AMIN CONFIRMED 
AT BUTNER, NC MEDICAL FACILITY
 
 
We have received the happy confirmation from the family of Imam Jamil that he has indeed been transferred from the BOP ADMAX facility in Florence, Co to Butner FMC, a BOP Medical facility in Butner, NC.  An additional update and message from Imam Jamil is expected soon.
 
Imam Jamil's family send their warm greetings and sincere thanks to any and all who have and are advocating on his behalf and this statement:  


"It is through your efforts that the Imam (Imam Jamil) has been moved to Butner and we want to thank each and everyone of you. This move is a result of YOUR calls and emails. This could not have happened without your efforts. We thank you, and the Imam thanks you."


YOUR EFFORTS ARE STILL NEEDED

His movement to a medical facility is the first step in a effort to ensure that Imam Jamil receives the urgent medical care that he needs and that is his right.  The BOP needs to know that we will continue to monitor their care and treatment of Imam Jamil.


OUR ADVOCACY FOR IMAM JAMIL

Our advocacy for Imam Jamil is that: (1) Jamil Al-Amin #99974-555 immediately receive the bone marrow biopsy he needs to confirm the stage of his cancer, (2) that there be no delay in Imam Jamil and his family receiving the results of that biopsy; and (3) that Imam Jamil immediately begin receiving the qualified medical care necessary to treat his disease, as is his right.

 
YOUR RESPONSE IS CRITICAL
PLEASE RESPOND REPOST RETWEET 
 

SELECT LOCATION: Butner FMC

EMAIL:  Enter your email to get confirmation of receipt

INMATE NAME/NUMBER: Jamil Al-Amin #99974-555

YOUR CONCERNS:  In your own words express your                                        concerns for Imam Jamil 
                           (see advocacy note above).
 
 
During this blessed month, your du'a carry extra weight and your righteous efforts added reward. Please help spread the word and keep Imam Jamil and his family in your prayers. 
 
PLEASE RESPOND REPOST RETWEET
 
#SupportImamJamil