Jun 30, 2016

Professor Griff Speaks On The Jesse Williams Speech At The BET Awards

Read His Speech in Full:

“This award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country. The activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students, that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do.

All right? It’s kind of basic mathematics:, the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize. Now this is also in particular for the black women, in particular, who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We can and will do better for you.

Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people every day. So what’s going to happen is we are going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.

Now I’ve got more, y’all. Yesterday would’ve been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday, so I don’t want to hear anymore about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on a 12-year-old playing alone in a park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich. Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better to live in 2012 than 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner. Tell that to Sandra Bland. Tell that to Darrien Hunt.

Now the thing is though, all of us in here getting money, that alone isn’t going to stop this. All right? Now dedicating our lives to get money just to give it right back for someone’s brand on our body, when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies.

There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There has been no job we haven’t done, there’s been no tax they haven’t levied against us, and we’ve paid all of them. But freedom is somehow always conditional here. “You’re free,” they keep telling us. But she would’ve been alive if she hadn’t acted so… “free.”

Now, freedom is always coming in the hereafter. But, you know what though? The hereafter is a hustle. We want it now. And let’s get a couple of things straight, just a little side note: The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander. That’s not our job, all right, stop with all that. If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.

We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, black gold. Ghettoising and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is, though, the thing is that just because we’re magic, doesn’t mean we’re not real.”

Bunji Garlin ft. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - The Message - Official Music Video

International Soca Artist Bunji Garlin Release His New Music Video Featuring Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley Entitled ''The Message''.

Vershon ft Zamunda - Too Old To Die Young - (Chronicles of a Woman Riddim) - July 2016

New Music Vershon Featuring Zamunda Entitled ''Too Old To Die Young'' Off The Chronicles of a Woman Riddim Produced By YGF Records/JunkYard Music Productions / Distributed By Zojak World Wide. July 2016

Mutabaruka - Cutting Edge - June 29, 2016

Jamaica celebrate 50 years of Rock Steady Music.
 8 Jamaican dead in less than an hour.

11 People Shot and 4 Killed In St James Jamaica

Eleven people were reportedly shot in a St James community last night resulting in the deaths of four of them.

The Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, was only able to provide limited information on three of the deaths in St James.

It said a man and a woman were killed shortly before 10 o’clock last night.

It also said a man, known only as Jamar, was killed about an hour-and-a-half later.

A source revealed that a 17-year-old mother of a two-month old baby was among those killed last night.

It’s also understood that a 6 year old child was also shot and is currently hospitalized.

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