Friday, January 16, 2009

More on the BART slaying of Oscar Grant

 I'm always looking for online media that's oriented toward
the Black community and the need to create communication
necessary to keep us informed about the events that are currently,
as well as historically, affecting our lives as a people.

 The recent flurry of activity online has reminded me that 
the people of the "Bay Area" have a long history of speaking out
against institutional injustice. Now I have found a sister who is
poddcasting, blogging, interviewing, researching and don't I
believe I'm even coming close to fully expressing the energy I detect
from her direction. 

 Wanda Sabir is a powerhouse with her site
which describes itself as a   "Black arts event source"
this is definitely an understatement.  This site includes so much
information that I am not about to try to list the variety of material
that you will find there. Do check out her blog and those of you who
use itunes will be interested  in clicking here

 In a recent program on  blogtalkradio taped Thursday, January 8,
she features the poet Jahi, who responds to the police shooting 
and murder of Oscar Grant III January 1, 2009 at the 
Frutivale BART Station in Oakland. He is joined by Tiyesha Meroe 
who was at the rally 1/7 and at the BART Hearing 1/8 and shares 
her perspective on each.

 Enjoy Wanda's Picks I know I will.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Oscar Grant -Robbie Tolan -Adolph (Chris) Grimes

Oscar Grant -Robbie Tolan -Adolph (Chris) Grimes
Young Black American Men Gunned down by Police 
In The first Week of  2009.

Is there anything we can do about it.

Yes We Can.

We can work together.
We can put our money to better use from now on.
We can create jobs in our own communities.
We can educate our  youth of their true history.
We can build and or rebuild our community infrastructure.
We can support those who are already working
in our communities for our benefit.
We can continue to take an active part in local
and state politics.
We can teach our youth to respect and defend the community
rather than kill each other.
We can do anything we decide to do and we don't have
to wait for anyone to do it for us.

Sista Soulja has been addressing the problem for quite some time now.
She makes it very clear in the following piece.
If you listen carefully I believe you will hear her say,

sista soulja speaks