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  • Stop the Bulling Rap By Sarah Maldonado

    Concerned Parent and Grandparent

    Bulling is not kool Bulling is for fools

    it breaks all the rules, Bulling on the internet

    is an upset, without a lot of pretexts, and can bring about regrets, having

    no intellect, to avoid upsets, give a helping hand with an affirmative

    action plan to stop bulling. Cyber-bulling is definitely a No No! Need to be a no show!

    Be motivational not disgraceful or distasteful. Take a stand; give a helping hand with a positive

    corrective plan to stop bulling. Now, not tomorrow but today.

  • African Spirit Award to:

    CHINWE IFEOMA

  • Poem of Legacy by Jordan E. Franklin

    This poem cannot Capture the past. It cannot express

    The anticipation of death And the numbers he claimed

    Through his blue eyed messengers At the helms of wooden devils.

    In this time of writing I am mourning,

    Cracking under the weight Of their bones-

    Each derived from a life denied For cattle.

    So I’m writing Trying to make this piece

    Not sound like a funeral service But as a celebration-

    A celebration of memory For people.

    With these words, I will rip through the Atlantic

    And descend Sinking like a stone until

    I hit the ocean floor. As I speak

    I’m remembering my unknown family Stolen from me by time and tragedy-

    I’m taking them Into my arms to

    Rouse their spirits From slumber-

    Those who chose to sever their legacy At the feet of these waters- Those brothers and sisters

    Who would not let Their hopes die

    Inside wooden hulls And those sons and daughters

    Who were cast out To meet the judgment

    Of gods and goddesses unknown. Today I write To tell them

    Their legacy is in us- Not in the blood Or in the eyes,

    But in our hearts. With each beat

    We sing their stories- A unison of notes

    In the wind And the family I never knew Who bathes in eternal ocean

    May you slumber deep.

  • 24th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO OUR ANCESTORS OF THE MIDDLE PASSAGE PROGRAM

    Libation/Black National Anthem

    A N C E S T O R A L D R U M M I N G

    SPECIAL TRIBUTES TO: Mr. Boyke, Mama Daisy, Richie Havens, Jitu REMEMBERING: Dr. Mary Umolu, Founding Member of the Collective

    HOSTED BY: OSAGYEFO, MICHAEL HOOPER, HABTE SELASSIE

    INVITED SPEAKER: Dr. William L. Pollard, President, Medgar Evers College

    PERFORMANCES BY: Shanto, Osagyefo, DuPree, Jordan Franklin, Kowteff, Abdul Perez, Supported by PRIDE-Coney Island, Sunu Thois-

    sane & Orin Ayo Dance & Drum Ensemble, Medgar Evers College Preparatory School “The Spirit of Joy Chorale” & Dancers, Poetry Flow’n, Junior Kennedy, Andreaus & Funky Nassau, Asase Yaa, Ngoma

    SPECIAL THANKS TO: Dawn Walker, Donna Lamb * Jelani Akeem * Lillie Akeem * Jibri Akeem * Dr. Nancy Lester * Mr. Herbie Edwards * * Joylyn Philips * *African Arts Festival * Our Times Press * WBAI Radio 99.5 FM * SHANTO * Nana Bill Jones * Mr.

    Richard Joseph * Caribbean Life * Visual Balance Graphics * Henry Hawkins * And to everyone who helped to make this program possible.

    TRIBUTE FUNDRAISER-AFRICAN SPIRIT AWARD PRESENTATION Saturday, FEBRUARY 22, 2014

    25th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO OUR ANCESTORS OF THE MIDDLE PASSAGE Saturday, June 14, 2014

    For Information on all Collective Events: AKEEM @ 718-270-4902 / Akeem476@gmail.com AKEEMREELZ on Facebook

  • PEOPLE OF THE SUN-MIDDLE PASSAGE COLLECTIVE AKEEM PRODUCTIONS

    24nd ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO OUR ANCESTORS OF

    THE MIDDLE PASSAGE

    IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE ANCESTORS WE HAVE LOST

    Dr. Mary Umolu Ervin Allan Francois

    Bro Mike Vinella Steven

    Bloomie Cheryl Byron

    Queen Empress Mzee Moyo

    Biko Phillis Jackson

    Joe Smooth Dr. Hilton White Dr. Quriton

    Nadeene Lawe Lillian Ellis

    Oswald Henry Calvin Anderson

    Morris Diggs Sonny Carson

    Hellen B. Glover Queen Mother Moore

    Dr. Betty Shabazz Greg Vaughn The Great GB Dr. Ivan Van Sertma

    Yvonne Bennette Wendell Clement

    Amelia Wells Alan N. Archer

    Margrete G. Parks Madline Lynn

    Omar Edwards William Greene

    Greg Forsythe Betty Brown

    George Washington Luther Brewster

    Doris Brewster Olga Brewster

    Ellen Brewster Norris Brewster

    Herman Brewster Claudine Simpson

    Lillie Allen Lucy Jones Dolores Smith

    Tyra Harris Laverne Hawkins Ruth McDonald Derrick Watkins

    Bernard Coles Carl Engleton

    Chief Isaac Komolafe

  • PEOPLE OF THE SUN-MIDDLE PASSAGE COLLECTIVE 1650 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11225 718-270-4902 // AKEEM827@yahoo.com

    WEB SITE ADDRESS: http://poscollective.tripod.com/Index.html

    AGENDA of EVENTS: 2013 - 2014

    EVENT* DATE

    Black Solidarity Day Program Monday, November 4, 2013

    World Aids Day Monday, December 2, 2013

    KWANZAA Celebration Saturday, December 21, 2013

    Feeding the Needy Saturday, December 21, 2013

    Cultural Extravaganza Saturday, February 1, 2014 Sons & Daughters of Jamaica

    FUNDRAISER: Tribute to Our Ancestors Saturday, February 22, 2014 African Spirit Award / Fashion Show 2014

    HEALTH EXPO 2014 TBA

    Money Matters TBA

    MIDDLE PASSAGE CONFERENCE TBA

    MALCOLM X’S 87th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE Saturday, May 17, 2014

    Youth Conference TBA

    Tribute to Our Ancestors of the Middle Passage Saturday, June 14, 2014

    *ALL EVENTS INCLUDE THE COMMUNITY AND ALL EVENTS, EXCEPT THE BENEFIT CONCERT, ARE FREE!

    LAMA Lillie Akeem Modeling Agency

  • “I know that we must reclaim those bones in the Atlantic Ocean. Do you know that there is not a plaque, a memorial, a day, a ritual, or an hour that is erected in memorial to those one hundred million bodies in the Atlantic Ocean? All those African bones in the briny deep. All those people who said ‘no’ and jumped ship. All those people who tried to figure out a way to steer, to navigate amongst the sharks. We don’t call upon that power. We don’t call upon those spirits. We don’t celebrate those ancestors. We don’t have a marker, an expression, a song that we use to acknowledge them. We have nothing to indicate that those are our people and they mattered! We willingly self-administer knockout drops. More horrendous is the fact that we don’t tap into the ancestral presence in those waters.” Toni Cade Bambara

    Cultural presentations occurring all day by: Osagyefo, Lisa Muhammad, Shanto, Something Positive, Jah Jah the Mighty Tranquil, Pharm Boyzz, K55, Professor James Small, Positive for Children, Dr. Mary Umolu, Ngoma, Heru Ptah, The Children’s Legacy & Performing Arts, Tehut Nine, Crown Heights Youth Collective, Kowteff, Ababa and E.P.M.D. Squad, Abdul Perez, lmani Singers, Dancers & Drummers’ Ensemble, Dr. Zala H. Taylor, Supported By PRIDE-Coney Island, and others.

    SPECIAL TRIBUTES TO all our newly departed ancestors

    Now that we hold this Tribute, we can celebrate and claim our ancestors!!!!

    CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK @ 16TH STREET (Ancestors’ Circle), BROOKLYN

    MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE, City University of New York THE PEOPLE OF THE SUN MIDDLE PASSAGE COLLECTIVE

    25th ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO OUR ANCESTORS OF THE

    MIDDLE PASSAGE SATURDAY - JUNE 14, 2014

    12 NOON TO SUNSET

    LISTEN TO WBAI, 99.5 F.M.For information: AKEEM @ 718-270-4902 Transportation: Q & F Trains to Last Available Stop

    http://poscollective.tripod.com/Index.html

  • I know that we must reclaim those bones in the Atlantic Ocean. Do you know that there

    is not a plaque, a day, a ritual, or an hour that is erected in memorial to those one hun-

    dred million bodies in the Atlantic Ocean? All those African bones in the briny deep.

    All those people who said no and

    jumped ship. All those people who

    tried to figure out a way to steer,

    to navigate amongst the sharks.

    We don’t call upon that power.

    We don’t call upon those spirits.

    We don’t celebrate those ances-

    tors. We don’t have a marker, an

    expression or a song that we use

    to acknowledge them. We have

    nothing to indicate that those are

    our people and they mattered! We

    willingly self-administer knockout

    drops. More horrendous is the

    fact that we don’t tap into the an-

    cestral presence !n those waters.

    THE INSPIRATION...

    Toni Cade Bambara, Author 1987

  • THE INSPIRATION... “The Honorable John T’molu, my late husband, taught me many, many years ago that Black people must honor and pay tribute to our Ancestors. He helped me to see that, just as other people in the world call upon their ancestors (Saint this and/or Saint that... ), Black people must also know our history and call upon our ancestors. That is why I decided that, during the Inter- national Black Storyteller’s Conference held at Med- gar Evers College/CONY in 1989, we must have a significant salute to our Ancestors. That is why I de- cided that we must take a pilgrimage to the water and pay tribute.”

    Dr. Mary Umolu, Professor, MEC, 1996