Producer & Host Dedon Kamathi
Freedom Now agenda for this Tues November 3, 2009.
Brotha Mateef will “Raise the bars” of the US prison system to provide us insight into the political prisoners vanquishing in the gulags of the US.
Dedon will provide us with the African Drum Beat Historical Calendar of significant personalities and struggles, globally which moved humanity forward in spite of the systems of slavery, colonialism, capitalism and imperialism that have ruled the world.
Reverend Meri Ra Ka the pastor of the only African centered church, the KRST Unity Center of African Spirituality will join us in presenting their upcoming activities. . KRST Unity center will be commemorating their 20 anniversary as a bastion of community activism and African spiritual awareness.
Roland Freeman a founder member of the Black Panther Party of Southern California is the co-coordinator of our monthly Black Panther breakfast reunion . We are planning a commemoration of the victory of the Black Panther Party against the LAPD’s assault on our headquarters at 41th & Central in 1968. Brotha Freeman will lay out this a people’s victory.
Our central theme is Ebonics a serious analysis of Africans in America speech patterns. As is quite obvious to anyone viewing popular media many Black folks in the US donot speak Standard English. Dr.Ernie Smith an world reknown linguistics, argues that the masses , that is the unemployed, working class and middle class Africans in the US donot speak Standard English due to our original African lanuage legacy that is still retained. . He further argues that “it is more than reasonable to suggest that in order to effectively and successful teach the culturally and linguistically different Black child in the urban school the English language, the only logical place to begin is with their cultural and linguistic experiences that they come to school with. Our lexicon is english our vocabulary is english but our grammar is Niger-Congo delta reflect the continuing African legacy in our culture.
Our music mix will include: Zap Mama, Malian Cora sounds, Ascari X, Rebel Dub, Steve wonder, Last Poets, Dead Pres and Melvin Van Pebbles.
So stay tune for another journey into the liberated zone of Freedom Now and as always we stand ready for the revolution.
Contact: Dedon Kamathi 323-646-4814 for Infor regarding Khrist Unity Center and the So. California Chapter of Black Panther Party Up Comming Events