“When push comes to shove...”
We believe that the courts should follow the United States Constitution.That
has always, for me, summed up any moment-of-truth, where any conflict
comes to a
head. A time and critical point in a story, call it a “crossroads,” a
of one’s mettle and character - “crunch time.” It’s about to go down,
here, right now.
is where the
rubber hits the road for President Obama.
people who voted for him,
knocked on doors and opened their
own wallets for him...
brothers n’ sisters... you know what I’m talkin’
I’ll be blunt with you; I’m fearing the
not merely what
this President is made of, but rather what he is full of. You know what.
The “Self Destruction” we wage upon ourselves is the genocide we must halt.
hoping like hell
this brother ain’t full of... and that he
say what he “had to say” to remain in the White House. And yet I
asking him to repay or reward his rainbow constituency, the
coalition which put him over the mountain top, does nothing,
and I mean not a damn thing but infuriate an already inflamed White
interesting is that highfalutin Blacks and big shot Brown folks have
called to the Oval Office to pow-wow with
Commander-in-Chief...and I wonder what these folks are talkin’
do they have at heart?
know the room is
full of politicians, entrepreneurs, preachers and lawyers, and I must
tell ya’ - there’s a thin-ass line between
those professions and
pimping... sorry, I know how we feel
about cuttin’ down our own, and I am one
who tries to
adhere to Malcolm’s “United Front,” but in the same manner, I don’t
entertainers and athletes speaking for “all of us”, just as I don’t
comfortable I am with “hustlers” laying-out the course for
and specifically Blacks.
I’ve got an
nothing else, before
the course is laid, can we at least recall what Huey P.
Newton and Bobby Seale asked of
this nation, almost half a century ago? The Original Black
Panther Party’s “Ten
Point Program - What We Want/What We Believe,” from 1966, or
the “relevant and timely” points that still apply.
want freedom. We want power to determine the destiny of our black
Community. We believe that black people will not be free until we are
determine our destiny.
amongst you will deny Black folks still occupy the position of ‘pawn’
in many vital aspects of US
life. Beyond individual power of choice, the “limited by race and class
are dictated to the vast majority of us.
want full-employment for our people. We believe that the federal
government is responsible and obligated to give...
skip this, based on the term “full,” understanding we’re still
looking at 25% unemployment, underemployment is rampant and we’re still
last hired and first fired.”
want an end to the robbery by the white man of our black Community.
We believe that this racist government has robbed us and now we are
the overdue debt of forty acres and two mules. Forty acres and two
mules was promised 100 years ago as
restitution for slave labor
and mass murder of black people. We will accept the payment as currency
be distributed to our many communities. The Germans are now aiding the
Jews in Israel
genocide of the Jewish people. The Germans murdered six million Jews.
American racist has taken part in the slaughter of over 50 million
people; therefore, we feel that this is a modest demand that we make.
Well, you tell me, what’s changed in this argument? The “factors”
the same. Let’s move on.
want decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings. We believe that
if the white landlords will not give decent housing to our black
water here; there are Black slumlords, and
“the projects” have created a certain detrimental mentality that
glorifies the “life
ain’t nuthin but bitches
and money” lifestyle. There is no debate “mainstream Black USA” has
embraced a “straight
outta da hood’ mindset
which I think contributes to and glorifies the ghettoization/thugarization
and tragically, the Niggerization of Black
want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this
decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true
and our role in the present-day society. We
believe in an educational
system that will give to our people a knowledge
self. If a man does not have knowledge of himself and his position in
and the world, then he has little chance to relate to anything else.
I totally agree, having worked in a middle school for the last decade
almost, high schools and elementary schools before, in an “urban”
this charge applies today more than yesteryear. Today’s Black student
clue of African history nor Afro-American
may be able to recite limited facts and characters from “Western
And tragically, our children are so far behind, academically, that they
are being lapped by Whites and Asians and passed by new immigrants.
want all black men to be exempt from military service. We believe
that black people should not be forced to fight in the military service
defend a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight
other people of color in the world who, like black people, are being
by the white racist government of America. We will protect
from the force and violence of the racist police and the racist
whatever means necessary.
put it to you like this; ‘ain’t no
Venezuelan or no Afghanistani called me
I sure as hell can’t say the same for members of the Republican TEA
Can we at least recall what Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale asked of this nation, almost half a century ago?
want an immediate end to POLICE BRUTALITY and MURDER of black people.
We believe we can end police brutality in our black community by
black self-defense groups that are dedicated to defending our black
from racist police oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment to
Constitution of the United
States gives a right to bear arms. We
therefore believe that all black people should arm themselves for self
Black on Black crime, what we see from Chi-Town, to
Montgomery, Memphis, LA, The Bay, and The Big Apple - the “Self
wage upon ourselves is the genocide we must halt, but nonetheless the
forces across America are here to serve mainstream
White America, protect their assets, asses and resources from
and to restrain, imprison and assist in the profiteering off
want freedom for all black men held in federal, state, county and
city prisons and jails. We
believe that all black people should be released from the
many jails and
prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial.
can’t say “all,” but the part about receiving a fair and impartial
trial...what is it..., roughly 60%, 6 out of 10 White folks simply
that’s why I’ll jump ahead and endorse #9
We want all black people when
brought to trial to be tried in court by a jury of their peer group or
from their black communities, as defined by the Constitution of the United States.
We believe that the courts should follow the United States
Constitution so that
black people will receive fair trials. The 14th Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution gives a man a right to be tried by his peer group...
We want land, bread, housing,
education, clothing, justice and peace.
And as our major political objective, a United
Nations-supervised plebiscite to be held throughout the black colony in
only black colonial subjects will be allowed to participate for the
determining the will of black people as to their national destiny.
Gee... most of us would
take just that, and be more than
willing to work for it. And more than anything else I hope this
listens to the “little people,” the Black
colonial subjects, as well as the high n’ all-so-mighty
big-business people n’ preachers. I hope we see more than hookups and
to already fat fat-cats as we’re use to, and instead, see legitimate
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