Monday, June 30, 2014
The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and poet Marvin X
Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey and poet/author Marvin X. "When I become mayor we become mayor!" Mayor elect will be inaugurated Tuesday, July 1, 12 Noon, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Evelyn Williams, a Ras Baraka supporter, told Marvin X at campaign headquarters, "We rising up!"
Mrs. Amina Baraka, revolutionary artist/activist and mother of Ras, said, "People coming at me like I'm the first lady. He's my son, so don't call me first lady. And don't try to use me to get to him. Send your resumes to him, not me!"
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Power concedes nothing without a demand, Ancestor Frederick Douglass told us. As America nears her Balkanization, with every ethnic group seizing territory as the United States shall be no more, yes, white will settle for a part, Mexicans or Indigenous people getting theirs de facto, California is long gone--welcome to Mexicali! But what does the so called Negro want, the North American African, what part of the American pie does he want--nothing more than a job. No land, no territory, not even the urban turf he is so willing to kill his brother over, but dare not touch a white man. When popo comes, Negro gangsters drop their guns and run in a hurry. So much for turf, and yet the question of turf shall linger til the last North American African is ushered into the concentration camps, now called prisons and jails, the appropriate term will come later, especially if he fails to claim his independence, while all around him people shall be claiming theirs, even gays and lesbians fly their flag to demand respect. Where is the Black Flag--Garvey gave you the Red, Black and Green--don't see it flying in the hood. Negroes get mad at the Confederate flag flying, well, Negro, Pan African or whoever in the hell you are, fly your damn flag and demand respect due independent human beings, not chattel slaves in suits and ties. And don't talk about the white man in black face as President. We knew his type throughout Africa's independence and the neo-coloialism that followed. Obama may be unique in American history, but not African history, not Caribbean history. He is a well known type, the bootlicker for the white man, the Butler, shoe shine boy, delivery man, running dog for imperialism now called Globalism. You've gotten nothing from Prez caused you ain't demanded nothing of him! And in the end, it ain't about him but about you. Are you clear on what you want? As Amiri Baraka said in one of his LoKus, "The problem with you is you don't know the problem."
Whoever these Isis characters are, at least they know what they want and are going after it, not sitting around like a frog on a lily pad!
BAGHDAD (AP) — The al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northern Syria and huge tracks of neighboring Iraq formally declared the creation of an Islamic state on Sunday in the territory under its control.
The spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, made the announcement in an audio statement posted online. Islamic extremists have long dreamed of recreating the Islamic state, or caliphate, that ruled over the Middle East for hundreds of years.
Abu Mohammed al-Adnani said the group's chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is the new leader, or caliph, of the Islamic state. He called on those living in the areas under the organization's control to swear allegiance to al-Baghdadi and support him.
"The legality of all emirates, groups, states and organizations becomes null by the expansion of the caliph's authority and the arrival of its troops to their areas," al-Adnani said.
He said that with the creation of the caliphate, the group was changing its name to just the Islamic State, dropping the mention of Iraq and the Levant.
It was unclear what immediate practical impact the declaration would have on the ground in Syria and Iraq, or among the wider global jihadi community.
- Al-Qaida splinter declares new Islamic caliphateAssociated Press
- Jihadists fighting in Syria, Iraq declare 'caliphate'AFP
- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: The jihadist 'caliph' AFP
- After Iraq gains, Qaeda offshoot claims Islamic "caliphate" Reuters
- Militant group's surge in Iraq fans regional fearsAssociated Press