FOOD FOR THOUGHT
All anyone here ever struggles for: to be nearer the white man. All the shouting against the white man was not hate. It was love. Twisted, but love all the same—
Ayi Kwei Armah
The European mind is a political one and for this reason constantly aware of the political effect of words and images as they are used for the purposes of manipulation.
We poets, drummers, horn players, nationalists running our corny shit on a people standing in the sun rotting, rotting for centuries, destined… to die with the white man we say we hate
Amiri Baraka & Spirit House Movers in Poem Madness
hear the whole poem at this link
2. CEMOTAP PRESENTS
“The Time and What Must Be Done”
STUDENT MINISTER ABDUL HAFEEZ MUHAMMAD
Black Star News Publisher Milton Allimadi &
The Guerrilla Journalism Class
Saturday October 26 2013 AT 2 PM, AT CEMOTAP CENTER
135-05 ROCKAWAY BLVD, SOUTH OZONE, PARK, NY 11420
3. October 11
7PM Pan African Forum on Reparations
6PM Film about Durban
Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Call 718-398-1766 for further info
4. BEPAA Presents a MASTER CLASS:
“GENTRIFICATION AND HISTORY OF HARLEM”
An Afternoon with A. Peter Bailey
Sunday October 27, 2013 3:00 PM
John Henrik Clarke House
286 Convent Avenue, Harlem, NY 10031
Admission is Free
Call 347-907-0629 to RSVP
A. Peter Bailey is an acclaimed Journalist, Author, and Lecturer. He was a founding member of The Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), organized in 1964 by Brother Malcolm X. Bailey was editor of the OAAU newsletter, Blacklash. He was one of the last few persons to speak with Brother Malcolm X on the day of his assassination (February 21, 1965) and served as one of the pallbearers at his funeral. He has contributed to numerous books, articles, and documentaries about the celebrated leader. Bailey has lectured at over thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the country on Brother Malcolm X. He has also lectured on Harlem, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Press and several other topics in which he draws from his vast reservoir of historical and cultural knowledge and uses his powerful voice to inform, educate, and inspire.
Bailey, a former editor of Ebony magazine, is the author of Harlem: Precious Memories, Great Expectations, co-author of Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey with Alvin Ailey and co-author of Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X with Rodnell P. Collins (nephew of Malcolm X). He assisted John Henrik Clarke with the editing of Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. While Associate Director of The Black Theatre Alliance (BTA), Bailey edited the BTA Newsletter. He has also contributed articles to numerous publications including Essence, Black Enterprise, Jet Magazine, the New York Times, the Negro Digest, Black World, The Black Collegian, and the New York Daily News.
Bailey, born in Columbus, Georgia and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama, attended Howard University. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. where he has taught Communication courses as an Adjunct Professor and conducted workshops on writing memoirs and autobiographies. Bailey is working on his much anticipated memoir reflecting on the time spent learning from Brother Malcolm X, whom he refers to as a Master Teacher.
5. BEPAA Presents a Master Class
“Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority”
An Afternoon with Tom Burrell
Sunday, November 17, 2013
John Henrik Clarke House
286 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Admission is Free
For Further Info Call 347-907-0629
“Black people are not dark-skinned white people,” says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are much more. They are survivors of the Middle Passage and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, who have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of “No way!” At this pivotal point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a “Going-Out-of-Business Sale.” After all, Barack Obama has reached America’s Promised Land.
Yet, as Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too many in black America are still wandering in the wilderness. In this powerful examination of “the greatest propaganda campaign of all time”—the masterful marketing of black inferiority, aka the BI Complex—Burrell poses ten disturbing questions that will make black people look in the mirror and ask why, nearly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, so many blacks still think and act like slaves. Burrell’s acute awareness of the power of words and images to shift, shape, and change the collective consciousness has led him to connect the contemporary and historical dots that have brought us to this crossroads.
Brainwashed is not a reprimand—it is a call to action. It demands that we question our self-defeating attitudes and behaviors. Racism is not the issue; how we respond to media distortions and programmed self-hatred is the issue. It’s time to reverse the BI campaign with a globally based initiative that harnesses the power of new media and the wisdom of intergenerational coalitions. Provocative and powerful, Brainwashed dares to expose the wounds so that we, at last, can heal.
6. JAZZ at Sistas’ Place
Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand, Avenue (corner of Jefferson Ave), where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and where Culture is our Weapon, continues its 19th season with vocalist Terri Davis and her trio, featuring pianist Jon Thomas, bassist Michael Logan, and drummer Steve Williams (of Shirley Horn fame). The theme is September Songs… Don’t miss this!!
Call 718-398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 in advance with reservations, $25 at the door
Saturday, October 12th
A Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Organ Monk and Group plus Rome Neal
Saturday, October 19th Vanessa Rubin and trio
Saturday, October 26th Kenyatta Beasley Group
Saturday, November 2nd Brandon Sanders Group
Saturday, November 9th Ahmed Abdulllah’s Diaspora
Saturday, November 16th Nioka Workman Fiery Strings featuring Mala Waldron (Scorpio Birthday Party)
Saturday, November 23rd Charles Tolliver Quartet
Saturday, December 7th Jimmy Owens (A Tribute to Donald Byrd) and Jimmy Owens Birthday Celebration
Saturday, December 14th Ed Stoute Group
Saturday, December 21st Bluiett
For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit—-
Great Things Happen at Sistas’ Place!
YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE
IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE
THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT
I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.
JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?
TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.
DON’T HESITATE–JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!….
© 2001 James Phillips
Programs at Sistas’ Place are produced by The CODE Foundation & Melchizedek Music Productions
7. SAVE THE DATE
BEPAA MASTER CLASS
“ The Black Educational Agenda in New York State & How To Advance It”
December 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Panelists include Dr. Sam Anderson of
Black New Yorkers For Educational Excellence
Other Speakers To Be Announced
John Henrik Clarke House
286 Convent Avenue
Harlem NY 10031
8. SEKOU ODINGA DEFENSE COMMITTEE
CD RELEASE PARTY.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
5:00pm until 9:00pm
A C D COMPILATION OF SONG, SPOKEN WORD, HIP-HOP POETRY PERFORMANCES,AND MESSAGES OF LOVE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THERE WILL BE FOOD, MUSIC AND EXCITEMENT PARTY PARTY PARTY! ALL WHO ATTEND WILL RECEIVE A C. D. DEDICATED TO FREEING OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS.
National Black Theater
2031 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10035
9. On October 27, 2013, 211 Community Impact along with community-based organizations and funeral homes will hold a public funeral that will focus on ending the senseless violence that continues to plague the city of Newark, NJ.
“The Funeral to Bury Violence In Newark” will magnify the impact that violence and killings have on the local residents—and the community want to stand together in support, healing and renewal for the city of Newark.
There will be a few processions traveling on various routes within the city limits, eventually gathering at one central location where “The Funeral” service will be held. Each procession will start at a church, mosque, etc., at 11:00am. Afterward, there will be a viewing of caskets at “The Funeral” location at 12:00pm, and then the actual funeral service will begin at 1:00pm and is slated to end at 4:30pm.
Event organizers state, “The program for the “The Funeral” service will consist of youth speakers, remarks from the event organizers, impact statement from victims’ families, and tributes from local choirs and singers. Youth organizers from the participating CBOs and Newark public high schools will play a major role in organizing and planning the program for the “The Funeral.””
Participants are asked to arrive at each location at 10:00am to start lining up for the procession. Here’s a list of members and active participants:
• 211 Community Impact
• Newark Anti-Violence Coalition
• FP Youth Outcry
• 24 Hours of Peace LLC
• Stop Shootin Music,
• InfPower Music Group
• West Ward Economic Development Corporation
Participating funeral homes are:
• Perry Funeral Home
• Woody Home for Services
• Chapels of Edan Funeral Home
• J.E. Chuman Funeral Home
• Cotton Funeral Services
• Cushnie-Houston Funeral Home
10. Jam Session at For MY Sweet on Mon Oct 7
On Fulton St Near Classon Ave.