TRENTON PANTHERS REKINDLE ANTI STREET VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN!
On Sunday, May 15th, the Trenton chapter of the New Black Panther Party will rekindle its anti street violence campaign with a street rally to launch what it is calling the Trenton AntiViolence Coalition.
The rally will be the first monthly street ministry rally for the Coalition. It will be held at 2pm at Passaic and Calhoun Street in Trenton. Tragically, the site is where a drive-by shooting took place just weeks ago. A mother and her 3 year old daughter where hit by stray bullets in the incident.
Following in the footsteps of Newark, New Jersey's anti-violence street initiative, the Trenton Anti-Violence Coalition “seeks to galvanize a dedicated network of people and organizations who are concerned about the growing pandemic of violence here in the capital city.”
"While we address senseless acts of violence in the streets, our ultimate goal is to bring some purposeful and unified energy to the city," explained Divine Allah for the Coalition.
Organizations participating in the Coalition effort include Fathers And Men United For A Better Trenton, Capital City Youth Development Council, Moms On A Mission, Rainbow Restaurant, 1stFam Media, SA Entertainment, Newark Anti-Violence Coalition, Kids Against Bullying Gangs And Violence, Nation Of Islam, The GARVEY School, the Peace Keepers and the New Black Panther Party.
For more information, please call 609 338 2236…
NEW PANTHERS HONOR GUARD FOR MALCOLM CEREMONY!
On Thursday, May 19th the Sons of Afrika, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the New Black Panther Party will host the annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Malcolm X in observation of his 86th birth anniversary.
Participants will assemble outside the Harlem State Office Building, at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in Harlem, promptly at 9am. They will then caravan to Ferncliff Cemetary in Ardsley, NY for the ceremony.
For more information about secure seats on the busses going to the gravesite, call the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee at 718 518 5008.
Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 to proud Garveyites. After surviving a life of crime and a prison conviction, he became the premiere organizer and spokesman for Black Nationalism and Pan Afrikanism in the 1960s. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965. His sister, the recently deceased Ella Collins-Little, crafted the pilgrimage and ceremony on May 19, 1966. Baba James Small has overseen the proceedings most of the last 41 years.
The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee expanded participation in the pilgrimage by more than double its early participation since their first participation in 1993 and drawing participants from as far west as Detroit, as far north as Boston and as far south as Washington, DC.
In 2000, Baba Small asked the New Black Panther Party, under the area leadership of Zayid Muhammad, the Party’s longtime National Minister of Culture, to become a part of the proceedings, to serve as the ceremony’s ‘honor guard.’
“We have not relished any ceremonial role we play in our people’s lives more than this one,” Muhammad said emphatically…
On Saturday, May 21st, the New Black Panther Party will join the Peoples Organization for Progress for a march, rally and teach-in on the matter of Reparations!
Participants will assemble at Broad and Market Streets in Newark at 12 noon.
At the conclusion of the march and rally, organizers will host a showing of the moving documentary “Before They Die,” at the Newark Public Library. The documentary delineates the violent destruction of what was known as ‘Black Wall Street,’ a model Black community that thrived in spite of segregation, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, as told by the survivors of this horrendous event themselves.
The Newark Public Library is located at 5 Washington Street, Newark.
“Obtaining Reparations is the apex of the unresolved issue of what happened to our ancestors and the residual paramount issues of ongoing discrimination and institutional racism, which continues to undermine and negatively impact our people and communities to this day” said Ingrid Hill, chairperson for the organization’s Reparations Committee and correspondence secretary for the organization.
“We must keep our Maafa experience alive every single day until such time that we, as a people, receive collective justice”, she insisted emphatically.
Maafa is a Swahili term developed by activist scholar Marimba Ani to characterize the ‘great devastation’ of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade upon the African world.
“Proponents of the backwards doctrine of ‘Post-Racialism’ say that reparations and the colossal crime of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade are too vast, too old and too impractical to support,” explained Angenetta Robinson, POP’s Treasurer.
“We say that the crime of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade is too colossal a crime against humanity not to support the reparations our people are most clearly due,” she finished emphatically.
For more information, please call 973 801 0001…
THE NEW BLACK PANTHER PARTY
NATIONAL MINISTRY OF CULTURE
PO BOX 25332, NEWARK, NJ 07101
973 202 0745*