Friday, February 17, 2017

Dr. Cornel West and Attorney Malik Z. Shabazz Debate, and National Town Hall Meeting on Donald Trump Feb. 21, National Press Club, DC

Posted by SendMeYourNews on February 17, 2017 at 10:01am in CURRENT EVENTS 

 On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a critical national town hall meeting and historic debate will take place by the illustrious scholar and Howard University Professor Dr. Cornel West and Black Lawyers for Justice leader Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. Prior to the debate/town hall meeting, Cornel West and Malik Shabazz will conduct a national news conference to directly address the current statements and actions of the President of the United States and their impact on the African American community.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 3–4pm news conference featuring Dr. Cornel West, scholar activist and Malik Z. Shabazz, national president of Black Lawyers for Justice and other Black leaders. 7pm DEBATE OF THE DECADE : WHICH WAY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP? and town hall meeting.


LOCATION: The National Press Club – 529 14th Street NW – Washington, DC 
The 7pm DEBATE OF THE DECADE town hall meeting will address the growing fears, anxieties, and worries of Black America surrounding the policies, words, and actions of the new POTUS Donald J. Trump. Blacks in America are still in a semi-state of shock following the departure of the strongly supported President Barack H. Obama whose approval ratings amongst African American elected voters reached over 95 percent. The election victory of Donald J. Trump has produced a seismic shift in the confidence of the Black or African American population's level of confidence in their support that they feel they have from the United States government.
Education, social security, public benefits, housing, law enforcement, justice issues, gentrification, mass incarceration, immigration issues, and many other serious issues are worrying Blacks in America; and these issues will be thoroughly debated and discussed with the audience, Dr. West and Attorney Shabazz. A plan of action for the masses will be announced and a new coalition will be formed that breaks the traditional boundaries of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement.
Doors open at 6pm. Webcast on blfjustice.org nationalblackout.org  blackmensmovement.org 
CONTACT: 
Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. Black Lawyers for Justice 301.513.5445  attorney.shabazz@yahoo.com
MEDIA CONTACT: PressInfo@blfjustice.com
SOURCE Black Lawyers for Justice
http://www.blfjustice.org
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Birthday Poem for Viola Plummer on the Octogenerian-Occasion of Her Eightieth Birthday by George Edward Tait

VIVA LA VIOLA
By
George Edward Tait

(For Viola Plummer on the Octogenerian Occasion of Her Eightieth Birthday)

Hewn from the hem of Harriet’s garment
Adorned with the apparel and arsenal of Asantewaa
Girded within the Nubian garrison of Granny Nanny
A weusi woman warrior with a D-12 dossier
Documenting decades of dedication and devotion
Documenting decades of discussion and debate
Documenting decades of discourse and diplomacy
Documenting decades of determination and decisiveness
Documenting decades of dispatch and deployment
Documenting decades of daring and discipline
Definitive dates on the calendar of combat
Doyenne to the twelfth power
Dynamics of a D dominant 12th chord in a Coltrane composition
A December detail with 12 disciples
A diurnal declaration to the 12th of Forever
Building a bustling Brooklyn base into a pan-Afrikan place.
Viva La Viola! – weariness-proof and weather-proof
Armed with the aura of Abubadika
Enveloped within the erudition of Elombe
Motivated by the might of Mugabe and the magnificence of Malcolm -
In the trenches, in the courts; on the tarmacs, at the ports
On the sidewalk, in the street: a movement of melanin fists and marching feet.
Viva La Viola!! – with grassroots grace and global grasp
Asante Sana Afrikan soldier – Freedom ferocity and frontline fearlessness;
Asante Sana Afrikan sage – visceral voice and veracious values.
Viva La Viola!!!  An anointed anthem always sung
An everlasting epic, Eighty Years Young – Happy Birthday!

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