Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:59:00 -0700
Subject: Protect WBAI - Become a Member Now
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WBAI used to be a beacon of progressive ideas and community voices in a sea of corporate-sponsored news and information. Over the past 3 years, drastic programming and personnel changes by imposed managements have seriously undermined that role. The WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign is a multiracial coalition that has long fought to keep WBAI true to its mission and especially to give voice to communities in struggle.
Act now to help turn the station around! It is urgent that you become a current voting member of WBAI by September 1, 2012. Anyone who has becoming a member since Sept. 2, 2011 will have voting rights in the upcoming local board election, in which Justice & Unity will work hard to win back a board majority.
With your ongoing support, we will fight for:
- An end to management (local and national) union busting;
- An end to silencing local communities by ignoring their stories;
- An end to programming that dishonors Pacifica's mission;
- An end to targeting staff and listeners who oppose management's unacceptable practices.
- A serious plan to revitalize WBAI's financing through off-air fundraising.
- Pay $25 online with a credit or debit card at www.wbai.org (you can designate your favorite show)
- During the current pledge drive (from July 10-27), pick one of the shows hosted by someone who has stood up against these damaging changes, and during that program:
o Call the station (212-209-2950) and pay $25 with a credit card or, mail a check payable to "WBAI," to WBAI Pacifica, GPO Box 30540, New York, NY 10117-2112
o Volunteer for 3 hours (again, call 212-209-2950 from July 10-27).For more information, visit the Justice & Unity web site at www.justiceunity.org. Join our email list at email@example.com. Or call our hotline at (212) 591-2111.
The following physical address is associated with this mailing list:
Justice & Unity Campaign
PO Box 2690, Manhattanville Sta.
NY, NY 10027
Donations can be made payable to Justice & Unity Campaign.
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ALKEBU-LAN REVIVALIST MOVEMENT
The MONTH of MOSIAH
What is MOSIAH?............
MOSIAH is 31 days of observance and celebration of the life and legacy of the Most Eminent Prophet & King His Excellency Marcus Mosiah Garvey. In 1998, The Alkebu-Lan Revivalist Movement under the leadership of Bro.Ldr.Mbandaka, renamed & designated the 8th Month of the year as MOSIAH, coinsiding with the Birthmonth of the prophet & the UNIA-ACL's (Papa Garyvey's organisation) "International Convention of The Afrikan People of The World". Marcus Mosiah Garvey lead the the largest and most comprehensive movement built in the name ofBlack Power, Afrikan Freedom and Self Reliance. All proud, strong and ambitious people celebrate the great events and great people of there history. We celebrateMOSIAH not just for historical significance, but to ignite the spirit, mission and vision of this outstanding leader, in the hearts and minds of Afrikan (Black) people everywhere so that we may as the prophet said.....
RISE YOU MIGHTY RACE- YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU WILL!!!
Join us as we celebrate a great man, and a great legacy!
Mosiah Opening Ceremony
Date: Fri 3rd Mosiah (Aug) 2012
Chestnuts Community Centre
280 St Ann's Road, Tottenham, London N15 5BN
Nearest tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line). Buses 67 and 341. Train: South Tottenham
Info: 020 8539 2154 / 07908 814 152 / firstname.lastname@example.org
See below for FULL Mosiah Month Itinerary
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
According to the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the $6.14 billion mass transit projects are budgeted for 10 years. Where will the money come from after the 10th year? Will we be asked for an extension of the 10-year tax?
It is important to know facts from fiction. Many of you have heard Governor Nathan Deal, the Chamber of Commerce among other high salary paid T-SPLOST consultants indicate that Georgia is losing jobs to North Carolina because of transportation.
The Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC) issued - America's Top States for Business 2012 special report. See report here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/46413845.
The report consists of 10 categories however; I will only point out a few comparing our State of Georgia to North Carolina's rankings.
Georgia 3 Georgia 1 Georgia 14
North Carolina 11 North Carolina 3 North Carolina 21
Also, attached for your review are additional reasons why it is imperative to vote NO on the Transportation Investment Act of 2010-T-SPLOST ballot referendum.
Please make sure you vote your entire ballot from top to bottom. The T-SPLOST referendum question is at the bottom of your ballot. Below you will find the sample ballot question that will appear with your respective county name listed.
(Vote for One)
Provides for local
to create jobs and
congestion with citizen
Shall Fulton County's
transportation system and the
transportation network in this
region and the state be improved
by providing for a 1 percent
special district transportation
sales and use tax for the purpose
of transportation projects and
programs for a period of ten
Dr. Marie Metze
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History of Juneteenth Day
Written By Administrator July 13, 2012
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has urged June 19th to be celebrated as the emancipation holiday. He wants to introduce a measure to the make the lesser known date a national observance. The Texas Republican's resolution would mark June 19th as Juneteenth Independence Day recognizing June 19, 1865 which was the day when an order was read which officially freed the slaves in Texas.
Juneteenth a shortened version of June 19 has become symbolic with the freeing of slaves. The day will be celebrated similar to Flag Day or Arbor Day when institutions are not closed but the day will have national recognition. Hutchison said via an e-mail, "By observing this day, our nation will honor the role that Juneteenth has played in African American culture in Texas and throughout the country, and it will remind us that, in America, we are all blessed to live in freedom". Hutchison's staff says that the legislation is not controversial and they do not expect any opposition to it. The passing of this bill is another step in the movement to make Juneteenth prominent. Forty-one states observe Juneteenth and have passed bills for establishing the day as a state observance, nearly half of them since 2007. Union soldiers had landed at Galveston, Texas on June 19th 1865 to declare that the Civil War had ended and that all the people who were enslaved are free. The declaration was made two years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on September 22nd 1862 to be effective from January 1, 1863 and since then people have been conducting marches, plays, festivals to mark the anniversary.
A movement was started for getting wider recognition to the holiday called the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign which was launched by Ronald Myers who was a medical missionary in the Mississippi delta. He had grown up in Milwaukee which celebrates Juneteenth most elaborately but when he moved to the Delta he saw that the tenant farmers led similar lives to the slaves on plantations which made him realize that it was important to highlight Juneteenth and the nation's slavery history. He said, "America needs healing from the legacy of enslavement, and America needs to confront constructively its dark history of slavery". The people in Galveston celebrate Juneteenth as a national holiday and about 200 or so annually attend the event at the Reedy Chapel AME Church where the General Order Number 3 was read by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger. Sharon Gillins, member of the event's planning committee says, "I think it's a holiday for American people, in accomplishing the freedom of hundreds of thousands of slaves, we moved one step forward to living up to our Constitution. It's as important as the Fourth of July".
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GALVESTON JUNETEENTH 2012
National Holiday Observance
2009 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance
"Together we will see Juneteenth become a national holiday in America!"
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M..D., Chairman
National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF)
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters (NAJJP)