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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:
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
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
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.
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