We support the mayoral races of Ras Baraka and Chokwe Lumumba, but as my friend, Baba Lumumba, noted, what is the endgame of this political process? What are these guys going to do differently than their predecessors? Can they do anything. For sure, the rats are biting their heels, trying to configure a way to use them and debase them so they can crawl back on the plantation. Amina Baraka, mother of Ras, says she is not going to let the rats destroy her son. And will Jackson, Mississippi, allow a radical black nationalist to take power in that majority black city? We know Mississippi is not the brightest place on the planet.
In Oakland, we had three do nothing black mayors, Wilson, Harris and Dellums. So while we will do all in our power to support Ras and Chokwe, we yet wonder about the possibilities in this game of politicks! Only people's power can radically alter the status quo once and forever. In Newark, Ras must overcome the Corey Booker division of Blacks and Puerto Ricans. In Jackson, don't be surprised if the devils don't come up with their own version of a Black radical to oppose Chokwe, just as the devils in Brooklyn, NY came up with the son of Dr. Leonard Jeffries to oppose City Councilman Charles Bsrron's run for the US Congress. No matter, I support the campaigns of Ras Baraka and Chokwe Lumumba.
There has to be a two step
1. the system must be played - bond rating, etc. WE NEED SOME OF OUR
LAWYERS THAT HAVE MASTERED THEIR DOUBLE SPEAK - their game
2. Our game: neighborhood hot houses and local urban agriculture so
people can escape factory food and as Curtis says "get back to living
again" - also Form neighborhood brigades - monthly clean up of all
streets and lots, monthly free health clinics, MONTHLY NEIGHBORHOOD
ASSEMBLIES, lighted schools so they become community centers after 5,
absolute no cocaine or hard drugs - time to get real and use the police
like they should be used - what else you all have in mind 0- MAIN THING
IS HOW TO DO THIS, METHOD IS KEY
2014 IS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MISSISSIPPI SUMMER PROJECT
NEWARK, NJ: Ras Baraka
JACKSON, MISS: Chokwe Lumumba
Are there any other electoral races that we should be focused on because of the issues impacting the African American community over the next six months?
Concerning these two races, what research is going on? Are the campaigns being archived?
What have they learned from Harold Washington? See our research on Harold Washington: http://eblackchicago.org/