By the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign 1. Tributes: Elombe Brath, Herman Ferguson &
Louis Reyes Rivera – Sat. 5/16 2. Protect What’s Ours: Get that Ballot 3. Political Prisoners Need Our Help – Thurs. 5/21 4. Malcolm X Commemorations 5. Honoring Sis. Betty Dopson – Sun. 5/31 6. Other Community Events ______________________
1. Tributes to Ancestors Elombe Brath, Herman Ferguson & Louis Reyes Rivera Ancestors Elombe Brath, Herman Ferguson and Louis Reyes Rivera will be celebrated on May 16, 2015. Elombe made his transition on Malcolm’s birthday last year, Louis was born on Malcolm’s birthday in 1945, and Herman promised to carry on Malcolm’s work, and did. Sat., 5/16, 1-5pm: Inaugural Commemoration of the Life & Legacy of Elombe Brath The Elombe Brath Foundation will document his decades of work and preserve his archives. Good vibes & refreshments. Restoration Plaza Community Room, 1368 Fulton St., Bklyn 11216 (A,C to Nostrand Ave., walk west) http://on.fb.me/1FmCIf9 Sat. 5/16, 3-6pm: A Revolutionary Change in Our Lifetime Such was the goal of Baba Herman Ferguson and it should be ours. To mark the passing of a warrior, as we approach the birthday of Malcolm whom he revered, join comrades to pay homage. House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Ave (at Bond St.), Bklyn 11217 Sat. 5/16, 6:30pm: National Writers Union Annual Tribute to Louis Reyes Rivera Feat. UpSurge! JazzPoetry Ensemble; Poets: Cesilie Anandi, Cypress Preston Jackson, Nkosi Nkululeko, Meriam Rodriguez. Awards: Carolyn Butts of African Voices magazine & Layding Kaliba, Poet. Nuyorican Poet’s Café, 236 E. 3rd Street - btw. Aves. B&C, NYC 10009 Admis: $15 adv., $20 door; 212-780-9386, www.nuyorican.org 2. Protect What’s Ours: Get that Ballot BAI is not what it was nor what it could be, but becoming/returning as a member, you can help make it more of what it should be. $25 helps pay operating expenses now, and later, lets you vote for a board able to provide constructive governance. Donate: http://www.give2wbai.org/ 212-209-2950 Election Watch: http://elections.pacifica.org/ 3. Political Prisoners Need Our Help Oscar Lopez Rivera has been in prison for 34 years for wanting an independent Puerto Rico. It’s time to
View the 4 min trailer below on the insightful, penetrating Wednesday edition of the WBAI morning show with Mimi Rosenberg:
This episode of Progressive Community Media will again be about WBAI, 99.5 FM, part of the progressive Pacifica radio network. The network was founded by leftists antiwar activists and has been fueled over the years by the Black, Womens and LGBT movements among other social movements. WBAI’s Morning show has been revitalized by interim Program Director Mario Murillo.
On this episode I’ll talk with and show some segments from the Wednesday morning edition of the WBAI Morning show featuring Mimi Rosenberg. Mimi is a long-time lawyer with the Legal Aid Society and WBAI broadcaster. (you can enlarge the video to full screen by pressing the play button, hovering over the bottom and clicking on the box in the lower right corner)
To see it on cable TV:
Tune in to Progressive Community Media
on Monday, May 4 at 6:30 PM
Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Time Warner Chan. 34 & 1995
RCN Chan. 82
Fios: Chan 33
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Spread the word and share the following link with your friends. You can find the 4 minute trailer at: http://youtu.be/sUyZO_pa5vI
1. WBAI Committee of Inclusion Meeting
2. Mumia Abu-Jamal Faces Death by Neglect
3. What’s At Stake, Brooklyn?
4. WBAI Spring Fund Drive
5. Community Events
1. WBAI Committee of Inclusion (COI) Mtg.: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Come to the re-awakening of the WBAI committee dedicated to monitoring the diversity of the station’s staffing and programming. The COI meets on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6pm: The Atrium, 60 Wall Street at William Street, Downtown Manhattan, New York, NY 10005
2. Mumia Abu-Jamal Faces Death by Neglect; Birthday April 24
Mumia fell into diabetic shock on March 30 with a blood sugar reading of 779 (800 means a diabetic coma) and was briefly taken to an outside hospital where supporters had to force family visits. Months of treatment and “comprehensive” tests by prison personnel had failed to address his eczema or 80-lb weight loss, or identify the onset of diabetes.
Now, he’s back in their hands. Demand that his chosen doctor be allowed to properly examine him, to speak to him regularly, and to speak freely with infirmary doctors. And that the Corrections department develop a diagnostic and treatment plan to understand and promptly address his health crisis.
Tom Wolf, PA Governor
508 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA 17120
John Wetzel, PA Department of Corrections
1920 Technology Pkwy, Mechanicsburg PA 17050;
John Kerestes, Superintendent- SCI Mahanoy
570-773-2158 x 8102
Mumia will be 61 on April 24.
Stay current at http://www.freemumia.com - (718) 330-8029
He is our king. He is our ‘Nisut Bity’ and he was our father.
Ethiopian-born, internationally-known, scholar, writer and lecturer
Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, who made his transition on March 19, will be funeralized at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church on Friday, April 10 from 9:30am-Noon, according to Amsterdam News. http://is.gd/n5tvB1
The Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 9, from 4-8pm.
Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 West 138th Street AKA Odell Clark Place
(btw. Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. & Malcolm X Blvd.)
Harlem, New York 10030
Trains: 2/3 to 135th Street; walk north, then west.
For more on the work of the man who brought the history of the Black Man of the Nile to the forefront, see http://is.gd/eEnD4V