Thursday, January 23, 2014

Newark, NJ stands in support of The Move 9


Tonight, January 23rd, the New Black Panther Party’s national minister of culture Baba Zayid Muhammad will appear on WBAI 99.5FM ‘Education at the Crossroads’ at 7pm!

He will be joined by Ras Baraka, Sharon Smith and Annette Alston of the Newark Teachers Association. They will address the crisis in Newark schools as the community attempts to stop the school closures initiated by the polarizing state controlled schools czar Cami Anderson, the unnerving gun violence epidemic and an appreciation of global Newark legend, the late Amiri Baraka.

“I am humbled beyond on words to be asked to be on “Education at the Crossroads,” hosted by a man who is a legend in his own right, Basir Mchawi,” said Muhammad who is doubling now as media advocate for the bold Newark Anti-Violence Coalition. “I just wish we talking about something more positive, but make no mistake about it, this city (referring to Newark) is absolutely under siege,” he finished.


On Tuesday, January 28th, the New Black Panther Party will host the first of six monthly showings of what they are calling their “Black Power Film Series” with a special showing of the film ‘MOVE: Confrontation in Philadelphia,’ a film that captures the story of the 1978 police onslaught of the MOVE Organization and family.
The showings will all be at the REFAL Center (271 S. 9th Street, between S. Orange and 13th Avenues) on every fourth Tuesday. Doors open at 6:30pm.

A Philadelphia police officer James Ramp was killed in this massive armed onslaught by what clearly appears to have been ‘friendly fire.’ It also captures the savage police beating of Delbert Africa, upon his surrender. The surviving MOVE targets were all charged with Ramp’s death and are still in prison serving sentences of 30 years to life each.
The film showing is part of a national campaign to secure the release of the MOVE political prisoners on parole, and will feature area MOVE spokesman Orie Lumumba.

There is no admission for the meetings or for the showings. Donations will be requested.

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