Thursday, August 05, 2010


SOS 8-4-10

1. Tony Allen - Jekalewa
2. Jagunlabi - soro
3. Kayode Olajide - Olufela
4. Ice - Afro Love
5. Jimmy Sholanke - oriki Duro
6. ** talk
7. The Roots - God 2.0
8. Distant Relatives ft Dennis Brown - land of promise
9. Supa Neil - lately
10. Michael Rose - Where is that love
11. Barrington levy n Beenie Man - UnderMi Sensi
12. **talk break "the word" w/ bro Jesse
13. India Arie - theres hope
14. Hil St Soul - Smile
15. Charlie Berry - Have your way
16. David Hollister- glow

<---Part1 Listen NOW!


1. ** talk break
2. Zo - Greatest weapon of all time
3. Gnarles Barkley - charity case
4. Janelle Monae - Letting Go
5. Groovy Theory - Keep Tryin
6. Good Biz - Higher
7. ***Talk break
8. Rakaa ft Krs-one - Human Nature
9. Dead Prez - Soul Power
10. Jasiri X - our defining moment
11. Paris - Dont stop the movement
12. Sol.illaquists of sound - Harriet Tubman
13. **talk break 3
14. Kenny Burke- Keep Rising
15. Soul II Soul - Keep on Moving
16. Sounds of Blackness- Optimistic
<---Part 2 Listen NOW!

Friday, July 30, 2010


S.O.S. (Sound of Soul) Radio 7-28-10
1. Zap Mama - Harlem
2. Erykah Badu- Love
3. Zin ft. L. Papion- Listen
4. Raheem Devaughn ft. Ludacris - Bullet Proof
5. **talk break
6. Dead Prez - Soul Power
7. Chali 2na ft. Choklate - Keep goin
8. The Roots ft. John Legend - The Fire
9. Rakim - The Man above
10. Nas ft. Eban Thomas - you can't stop us now
11. **talk Break "the word w/ Bro. Jesse"
12. Rakka ft Krs-one - human nature
13. Mos Def - Sex, love, and Money
14. Angie Stone/Omar - Be thankful
15. Lady Bug Mecca/Martin Luther - Last Train
16. Aretha Franklin - rocksteady
<--Part 1 Listen NOW!
Part 2
1. **Talk Break
2. Prince - Act of God
3. Michael Jackson - They Dont Really Care About Us
4. Jill Scott - Golden
5. Joy Jones - This too
6. Etana - Caltariba System
7. **talk break
8. Tribe Called Quest - Butter
9. Heavy D & the boys - Somebody for me
10. Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
11. Johnny Kemp - Just got paid
12. Father Mc & Jodeci - Treat em like they want to be treated
13. Today - Why you gettin funky on me
14. Tony Toni Tone - Feels Good
15. **Talk Break
16. James Brown - Soul Power (live)
17. Parliment - make my funk the P funk
18. Roy Ayers - Searching

<--Part 2 Listen NOW!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Carl B. Hampton 4oth Anniversary Celebration

National guests will include:

Professor Kathleen Neal Cleaver
(Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow Emory University School of Law, former member Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, First Female Member Black Panther Party Central Committee)

Emory Douglas
(Former Minister of Culture Black Panther Party, Artist for Black Panther Party and its newspaper, Member Black Panther Party Central Committee)

Billy X Jennings
(Organizer, Archivist and Historian Black Panther Party)

Robert Hillary King
(Freed member of Angola 3 after 29 years in solitary confinement, Author: From The Bottom of The Heap)

Charles “Boko” Freeman
(Former member Houston Chapter Black Panther Party and People’s Party II, comrade of Carl B. Hampton)

Dr. Charles Jones
(Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Department of African- American Studies Georgia State University , Author: The Black Panther Party Reconsidered)

The commemoration weekend will also include the following events:

Friday, July 2, 2010
Black Panther Exhibition Opening
(Project Row Houses 7pm )

Friday, July 23, 2010
The Angola Three (Play)
(University of Houston Cullen Performance Hall 8pm )

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Strategies for Change Conference
(9am-3pm Texas Southern University,Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland Center )

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Community Memorial Emancipation Park
(Emancipation Park 6pm )

Monday, July 26, 2010
Gravesite Remembrance
(Golden Gate Cemetery 8400 Hirsch Road Houston , Texas )

For More Information:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


SOS 7-21

1. Damian Marley & Nas ft Dennis brown- Promise Land
2. Luciano & capelton - Never the youth dem die
3. Singer J - young black and beautiful
4. Sizzla - the vision
5. Bob Marley- forever loving Jah
6. **talk break
7. Dead Prez - Soul Power
8. Eric B & Rakim - the Ghetto (cuts mix)
9. Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Ghettos of the Mind
10. LL Cool J - the power of God
11. Erykah Badu - love
12. **talk break "the word"w/Bro Jesse
13. The Roots - God 2.0
14. Amel Larrieux - Bravebird
15. Eric Roberson ft Sy Smith - Celebrate
<---Part 1 Listen NOW!

1. ** Talk Break w/ Assat Acoli
2. Sol.illaquists of sound - the roots of kinte
3. Mike Flo - habari gani
4. Zin - Be Free
5. 144 Elite - Understanding
6. **talk break / Jasiri X
7. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Summertime (Girl Grabbers Rmx)
8. Akil - words
9. David Sha - What U Say
11. Michael Olatuji ft. Ty - Speak
12. **Talk Break / BPP Min of Culture ,Emory Douglas
13. Nina Simone - young gifted and black
<--Part 2 Listen NOW!


S.O.S. 7-14
1. The Roots - Dear God 2.0
2. Nas ft. Mykel - We're not alone
3. Tony Henry - Stuck in the Ghetto
4. EWF - Keep your head to the sky
5. **talk break
6. Kindred The Family Soul ft. India Arie - Struggle no more
7. Dead Prez - Never Turn My back
8. The Black bird - rock creek park
9. Whodini - five minutes of funk
10. Dj Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince - Summertime (girl grabber rmx)
11. Mike Flo - habari gani
12. ** talk break "word" w/ Bro Jesse
13. Public Enemy - Tear down that wall
14. Jasiri X - State of the black world
15. Sol.illaquists of Sound - Harriet Tubman
<--Part 1 LISTEN NOW!

1. **Talk break
2. Michelle Thibeaux - Killer Joe
3. Janelle Monae - Letting Go
4. Charlie Berry - Have your way
5. Dave Hollister - Glow
6. Anthony Hamilton - Mama knew love
7. **talk break interview with Ebony Muhammad
8. Mos Def - Sun, Moon, and Stars
9. Zin - Huslter
10. David Sha - what U say
11. Choklate - Suns Out
12. **talk break
13. HISD - Lando
14. Zap Mama - positive vibrations
15. Incognito - raise
16. Ledisi - Happy feelings
<--Part 2 LISTEN NOW!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Re: ZIN - "Baby" Official Video VIEW NOW!

Mental Graffiti
Trickle Down Ent.
Dir: Brandice Robinson

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


SOS 6-30-10
Part 1

1. Talib kweli ft. Estelle - Freedom
2. Skillz - crazy world
3. Krs-one - beware
4. Roots ft. John legend - fire
5. Common ft. Dwele - the people
6. **talk break
7. Erykah Badu - gone baby, don't be long
8. Maysa - head to the sky
9. Jill Scott ft. Mos Def - love rain
10. Rakim - you and I
11. Scarface ft. Bilal - can't get right
12. **talk break w bro Jesse
13. Zion I ft. Brother Ali - caged bird
14. Nappy Roots ft. A. Hamilton - down n out
15. Zin - mental graffiti
16. Ben Harper - Black Rain

Part 2

1. **Talk break
2. Dead Prez - Soul Power
3. Mos Dub - summertime running
4. Sizzla - The Vision
5. Bounty Killa, arp, curly lox - Evils of your mind
6. Garnett Silk - Lord watch over our shoulders
7. **talk break
8. Queen Latifah - the light
9. Damian M and Nas ft. K'naan - tribal wars
10. Emmanuel Jal - Stronger
11. Zap Mamma - African Diamond
12. **Talk break.
13. Marvin Gaye - anger
14. Roy Ayers - coffee is the color
15. Mavis Staples - orientation
16. Cameo - wordup
17. Diana Ross - upside down
18. Stevie Wonder - Visions

Monday, June 28, 2010

ZIN - "SOUL-IN" Mix Download NOW-FREE!

1. Dead Prez - Soul power
2. Jasiri x ft ID - Just another Minstrel
3. Dj Revolution ft kbimean & Stylistic jones - Willie lynch
4. Good Biz - Higher
5.Janalle Monae - letting go
6. Joy Jones - This too
7. Gnarles Barkley - a little better
8. Mary Mary - god in me
9. Eric B & Rakim - I ain't no joke
10. RedRat
11. Capelton & Yami Bolo- Put down your weapon
12. Morgan Heritage - One Bingi Man
13. Allen Anthony -Alright
14. Choklate - Suns Out


Thursday, June 24, 2010


S.O.S. (Sound of Soul) RADIO Black Music Month Mix...

Part 1
1. Ray Charles- what I say
2. Aretha Franklin - son of a preacher
3. James Brown - funky president
4. Quincy Jones - Summer in the city
5. Isaac Hayes - Do your thing
6. ** Talk break
7. Staple Singers - ill take u there
8. Stevie Wonder - Superstition
9. Sam & Dave - Soul man
10. Kenny Burk - rising to the top
11. **Talk break "the word" w/ Brother Jesse
12. Chi-lites - give more power to the people
13. Charles Wright - Express yourself
14. Temptations - message from a black man
15. William Devaugh - Be thankful for what you got

Part 2
1. **Talk Break
2. Gil Scott Heron - The Revolution will not be televised
3.GMF & Furious 5 - the message
4. Divine Sounds - What people do for money
5.Curtis Blow - the Break
6. **Talk Break - w / MOI JR
7. Public Enemy- Tear down that wall
8. Dead Prez - Soul Power
9. Janelle Monae - Letting Go
10. Joy Jones - This too
11. **Talk Break
13. Jackson 5 - Going back to Indiana
14. Michael Jackon - Happy 1973
15. Michael Jacson - got to be there
16. Michael Jackson - Human Nature
17. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
18. Michael Jackson - wanna be startin Somethin
19. Michael Jacskson - Dont stop til you get enough
20. Michael Jackson - People make the world go around

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dead Prez + Dj Drama - RBG Gangsta Grillz Mixtape -FREE Download!

DEAD PREZ Official Website:
Mixtape Download link:
++Listen to S.O.S. RADIO 6-16 interview with M1 of DP'z

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


S.O.S. 6-16

1. Anthony Hamilton - Everybody
2. Angie Stone - Little boy
3. Zo - Nights Over Egypt
4. Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the sunshine
5. **talk Break -
6. Dead Prez - beauty within
7. Zin feat Supa Neil - Beautiful
8. Carretta Bell - beautiful Suprise
9. Rakim - Put it all to music
10. **Talk Break -
11. Jungle Brothers - Straight out the jungle
12. Mos Def - Mathematics
13. Raheem Devaughn ft. Ludacris - bullet Proof
14. **talk Break - "word with" Bro. Jesse
15. Michael Olatuji ft. Terri Walker - Little Sister
16. Zap Mama ft . Erykah Badu - bandy bandy
17. Soul II Soul - back to life

1. **Talk Break -
2. Assasin - Only God Knows
3. Sizzla - Woman of Africa
4. Luciano - cleanliness
5. Damian Marley & Nas - Count your blessings
6. **talk break - interview with Jasiri x
7. Jasiri X - the only color that matters
8. K-Rino - Gotta Get Better
9. K'naan - Smile
10. Scarface ft. 2Pac - Smile for me now
11. ** Talk Break -
12. Me'Shell NdegeOcello - Dread Locs
13. Angie Stone ft. Eve - Brother (rmx)
14. Lyfe Jennings - Must be nice
15. Musiq Soulchild - Until
16. ** Talk Break
17. Rick James - Mary Jane (green lantern rmx)
18. Outkast - liberation


SOS 6-9
1. Choklate - Pretty
2. Michael Jackson - Wanna be startin something
3. Zap Mama - African Diamond
4. Fertile Ground - Spirit World
5. **Talk Break
6. Dj Revolution - Willie Lynch
7. Jasiri X feat Chenlo - Real Rap
8. Damian Marley & Nas - Leaders
9. Capelton - Rise Up
10. ** Talk Break w/ Bro Jesse
11. Hil St. Soul - don't forget the ghetto
12. Lauryn Hill - Superstar
13. Kindred the family Soul ft. India Arie - Struggle no more
14. Michael Olatuji - Hold on

1. ** talk break - Interview with M1 of Dead Prez
3. Dead Prez - the beautiful within
4. Good biz - higher
5. Floetry feat common - Superstar
6. **Talk Break
7. Anthony David- part of my life
8. Dj Jazzy Jeff - love of da game
9. Eric Roberson feat. W. Ellington Felton - hunger
10. Faith feat. Queen Latifah - Aint nobody ** edit latifah vs
11. **talk break
12. Zin ft. Supa Neil - Beautiful
13. Julie Dexter - Peace of mind
14. Amel Larrieux - searching for my soul
15. DjMitsu - negative ion
16. **talk break
17. Stevie Wonder - Sign sealed, & delivered (Motown remixed)

Jasiri X - Just a Minstrel -VIDEO

Jasiri X ft. Isada Tariq & Living Proofe
Download Jasiri X "American History X" Free HERE

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Re: Community Radio...& YOU!

Dear Supporter,
For the last 8 years I have been a loyal volunteer and supporter of 90.1fm KPFT. Many people have asked me why I do community radio and not mainstream/pop, and the primary reason is because it's RARELY about the PEOPLE when it comes to how radio is SUPPOSE to serve the community. The mission of S.O.S. (Sound of Soul Radio) is to "Enlighten the ears and souls of the people" through uplifting conscious soul music, news, and commentary relevant to its listeners. Being that we are dealing with community radio means we exist solely on DONATIONS from our WONDERFUL LISTENERS! I DO NOT PROFIT from producing S.O.S. RADIO, however MONEY is REQUIRED to provide you, our listening audience, with a quality community based radio experience. Your continued support is APPRECIATED! Thank you in advance...
In Sound,

*Select S.O.S. (Sound of Soul) RADIO

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

M1 & DJ Child - Go To War

Good Biz - Principle & Interest EP **NEW MUSIC**

New Music for you from my fam GOOD BIZ with their NEW "Principle & Interest" EP, the song "Higher" has been in rotation on S.O.S. RADIO! This project is produced by the ARE and is a real solid blend of bangin Hip-Hop beats, earthy vocals, and nice rhymes. Go check there EP and support independent artists!
In Sound,

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Thursday, April 22, 2010



1. Ganstar - Jazz thing
2. Gangstar - take it personal
3. Gangstar - dwyck
4. Guru ft. E. Badu - plenty
5. Gangstar - Discipline
6. Guru feat. Craig David - no more
7. Guru feat. Roots - lift ya fist
8. Guru feat Isaac Hayes- night vision
9. *** talk break
10. Anthony Hamilton & mint condition - Baby boy/girl
11. Digital Melinan - Daddylilgirl
12. Stevie Wonder - Isnt she lovely
13. Talk Break - "The Word" w/ Brother Jesse
14. Dead Prez - Be Healthy
15. Zap Mama & Tony Allen - African Diamond
16. Fela Kuti - look and laugh
17. Roy Ayers - Red, black, green

Part 2

1. ***talk break w/ guest Bro Deric Muhammad
2. Choklate - Suns out
3. Akon - Mama Africa
4. Morgan Heritage - helping hand
5. Justice Allah - understanding
6. *** talk break with guest Justice Allah
7. Mos Dub - Mr. Universe
8. Nas & olu dara - bringing the gap
9. Good biz - higher
10. ****talk break
11. Hisd - lando
12. K'naan - got my dreams
13. Tahir - back to Africa
14. Roy ayers - searching

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Bakala of North America by Asar Imhotep

To be or not to be may not be the most important question, but more so, “Who shall we be?” The holocaust of enslavement and its subsequent manifestations in the United States has rendered catastrophic disharmonies within the African-American personality. With the loss of ancestral family names, cultures and social systems, the formerly enslaved Africans have been like a ship adrift in a hostile sea; moving in whatever direction the tide of identity takes them.

Black people in America have had to ask some very fundamental questions about their identity, such as: What is the historic nature of names? How did we acquire our names? What is the importance of a proper name? What do our current names mean? Do our current names accurately reflect our collective history, gifts, vision and purpose?

The BAKALA of North America: The Living Suns of Vitality asserts that the historical names given to the formerly enslaved Africans in the United States (Black, Colored, Negro, African, African-American) do not adequately reflect the spirit of the people. Asar Imhotep offers for consideration a name that is rich in meaning and wide in its application which accurately reflects the history, gifts, vision and purpose of African-American people.

Asar Imhotep Events in Houston:
Saturday 2-6-10 8p-9p,"Bakala" Book Signing @ Beaucoup Bar & Grill
Sunday 2-7-10 3p-6p, Lecture @ S.H.A.P.E. Community Ctr (Almeda bldg)

For more information visite

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


1. Peter King - Ajo
2. Matata - Talkin Talkin
3. Awa Klash - Akoba
4. Fatai Rolling Dollar - Beleke
5. Talk Break w/ZIN
6. Femi Kuti feat. Mos Def - Do Your Best
7. Femi Kuti - Blackman know yourself
8. Fela Kuti - Zombie
9. Seun Kuti - Think Africa
10. Talk Break - "The Word" w/ Bro. Jesse Muhammad
11. Waganda Kenya - Shakalaode
12. Ebo Tayor Jr. - Mondo Soul Funky
13. Marijata - No conditions permanent

1. Talk Break - Interview with Sis. Mawiyah Dupreval of Haitian Amer. Ministries
2. Capelton - Fire Burning
3. Chali 2na feat. Damian Marley - 2 guns up
4. Talk Break - Interview with Bro. Viva Fidel
5. Viva Fidel / Nes - Bruthas
6. Justice Allah - Understanding
7. Jasiri X - Blackface
8. Talk Break w/ ZIN
9. ZIN feat. Snap - Balance
10. Loose Ends - Life
11. Lizz Fields - Speak the language (dub mix)
12. Jay Electronica - Exhibit A
13. Roy Ayers- Searching

Haitian American Ministries

Greetings family,
As I'm sure most of you that tune into S.O.S. RADIO have heard me interviewing Haiti Earthquake survivor Mawiyah Dupreval. Her organization is Haitian American Ministries, which she has been utilizing to do work in Haiti for over 20 years. Like many organizations doing work to help the people of Haiti since the disaster they need monetary donations and supplies to send over. I personally know this courageous Sister and have been privileged to assist her in the work she has done and is currently doing. Please offer any assistance that you can! Here is a link to their website HAITIAN AMERICAN MINISTRIES, we must always give thanks for all of our blessings! Fwd in light and truth...Z

Pittsburgh Art Student Brutaly Beaten By Police

FBI Looking into Pittsburgh Arts Student Beating

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5:50 am
By: Ramit Plushnick, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The FBI is looking into whether Pittsburgh police officers violated the civil rights of an 18-year-old violist who accused them of brutally beating him as he walked to his grandmother's house after dark.

The FBI launched an initial probe even though it has not yet received a letter from Jordan Miles' attorney formally requesting a criminal investigation into the Jan. 12 confrontation, spokesman Jeff Killeen said Tuesday.

Jordan Miles alleges three undercover officers beat him as he walked from his mother's home to his grandmother's nearby. Pictures taken by his mother show his swollen face covered with red, raw bruises and his right eye swollen shut. A bald spot mars his head where he says his dreadlocks were torn out.

The fact-finding mission is the first level of FBI investigations, Killeen said, and is designed to uncover evidence that civil rights have been violated. If so, the bureau could launch a full-fledged investigation.

Miles' mother, Terez Miles, has said she believes the three white officers targeted her son because he was a young black man walking in a "rough" neighborhood at night. The confrontation occurred around 11 p.m.

Chuck Hanlon, vice president of the city police union, said officers Michael Saldutte, David Sisak and Richard Ewing followed their training and the law.

"A lot of credit has been given to Mr. Miles because he's an honor student ... and that everybody in the media, the public and the politicians should just disregard the accounts of what the three officers wrote in their report," Hanlon said. "And our contention is, is these three officers have been model officers and model citizens and honorable members of our society their whole life. That's why they're police officers."

The officers wrote in their criminal complaint that they believed Miles was armed because they saw something bulky in the pocket of his jacket. They say it turned out to be a bottle of Mountain Dew, but Miles says he had nothing in his pocket.

The student's attorney, Kerrington Lewis, wrote a letter, obtained by The Associated Press, to FBI agent Michael Rodriguez, the head of the Pittsburgh bureau, requesting "a criminal investigation against the police officers involved." The letter is dated Monday, and Rodriguez has not yet received it, Killeen said.

The city of Pittsburgh is already investigating. The officers have been reassigned and put back in uniform. Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has called the confrontation "troubling" and said "it seems as if there was a tremendous amount of force used."

"He had no dope; he had no gun; he had nothing, because he's not a criminal," Lewis said. "The criminals are the people that beat him up. That's the only crime that occurred here."

The family has considered a lawsuit against the police but is currently focused on clearing Miles' name, Lewis said.

Earlier Tuesday, Police Chief Nate Harper called on the community to remain patient and promised the city's investigation would be "thorough, and it will reveal the facts."

Harper's plea came a short time after nearly 100 of Miles' classmates marched from their school, the Creative and Performing Arts High School, to City Hall. They, too, demanded an investigation.

Hanlon said the investigation should be taken out of the court of public opinion and would show the officers did nothing wrong. He was unaware of any previous discipline against the officers, who have been on the force since 2005 and have received awards.

The Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Board will also conduct a full investigation, chairwoman Marsha Hinton said Tuesday night at the board's meeting. The board does not have the power to issue sanctions but can make recommendations.

About two dozen people turned out for the meeting, including many of Miles' classmates.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wyclef feat. Mavado - Hold On - VIDEO

Here is a very power song and video by Wclef feat. Mavado, dedicated to Jimmy O and the people of Haiti. God Bless all the people of Haiti and the beautiful people lending a helping hand and prayer!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Marcus Garvey Liberation Garden -Houston,TX

Marcus Garvey Liberation Garden & Food Coop Program

Valued member of the community,

Divine Leaders Inc. and The Shrine of the Black Madonna #10 of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church have partnered to implement the Marcus Garvey Liberation Garden and Food Cooperative Program. In doing so, your assistance as a member of the community is greatly needed. This gardening and food coop program will benefit our community by decreasing the amount of money a family spends on food which simultaneously decreases the transfer of wealth (for the purchase of that food) to entities outside our community. Participating volunteers will learn the many advantages of organic urban gardening as well as how to maintain an organic garden.

As a part of serving our community, The Marcus Garvey Liberation Garden and Food Coop Program will provide supplemental groceries for struggling senior citizens and single- parent households who currently live below the poverty line. A member of the community must refer eligible senior citizens. Single-parents must fill out mandatory documents to verify their income and the number of persons living in their home. Failure to produce these documents may cause ineligibility for the program.

Any interested individual or organization can help advance the above stated goals of the garden and food coop program in three different ways. A volunteer can either become a Land Cultivator, Financial Contributor, or an Earth Saver. Land Cultivators are those who donate their manual labor for the advancement of the purpose of the garden and coop program. Financial Contributors will be those who donate funds for the advancement of the garden and food coop program. A Land Cultivator, Financial Contributor, struggling senior citizens, or single-parent households will be the only groups who can directly benefit from what the garden produces. An Earth Saver is anyone who brings their recyclable paper goods to the recycle bin at the Shrine of the Black Madonna sanctuary located @ 5317 Martin L. King Blvd., Houston, TX 77021.

Any participating organization will become partners with Divine Leaders Inc. in administering a community service. For those in need of community service hours, documentation can be provided to show the time spent volunteering in the garden or food coop program. For individuals or organizations interested in becoming a Financial Sacrificer, your tax deductible donation should be made out to the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church. In the memo section please indicate that your donation is to the Marcus Garvey Liberation Garden. A letter of receipt will be provided for your records. Donations can be made to the program and the tax deduction will be given by The Shrine of the Black Madonna.

If there are any questions on how to volunteer or donate to the cause of the Marcus Garvey Liberation Garden and Food Coop Program feel free to call Cavanaugh Nweze at (832)262-8019 or send an email to

Attempting to make the struggle a little easier,

Cavanaugh Nweze

Divine Leaders, Inc., COO
The Shrine of the Black Madonna #10, Member

For interested Earth Savers, the list of paper materials that can be recycled is below.

Things that can be recycled: Things that CAN NOT be recycled:

Newspapers Cardboard
Magazines Cereal Boxes
Catalogs Kitchen/Bathroom Paper Products
Direct Mail Phone Books
Office Paper Plastics
School Paper Metals
Shredded Paper in clear plastic bags Garbage

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Please Sign this petition for Sundiata Acoli's release!


Sundiata Acoli (born in 1939, as Clark Edward Squire), a New Afrikan political prisoner of war, mathematician, and computer analyst, was born January 14, 1937, in Decatur, Texas, and raised in Vernon, Texas. He graduated from Prairie View A & M College of Texas in 1956 with a B.S. in mathematics and for the next 13 years worked for various computer-oriented firms, mostly in the New York area.

During the summer of 1964 he did voter registration work in Mississippi. In 1968 he joined the Harlem Black Panther Party and did community work around issues of schools, housing, jobs, child care, drugs, and police brutality.

In 1969 he and 13 others were arrested in the Panther 21 conspiracy case. He was held in jail without bail and on trial for two years before being acquitted, along with all other defendants, by a jury deliberating less than two hours.

Upon release, FBI intimidation of potential employers shut off all employment possibilities in the computer profession and stepped-up COINTELPRO harassment, surveillance, and provocations soon drove him underground.

In May 1973, while driving the New Jersey Turnpike, he and his comrades were ambushed by N.J. state troopers. One companion, Zayd Shakur, was killed, another companion, Assata Shakur, was wounded and captured. One state trooper was killed and another wounded, and Sundiata was captured days later.

After a highly sensationalized and prejudicial trial he was convicted of the death of the state trooper and was sentenced to Trenton State Prison (TSP) for life plus 30 years consecutive.

Upon entering TSP he was subsequently confined to a new and specially created Management Control Unit (MCU) solely because of his political background. He remained in MCU almost five years, … let out of the cell only ten minutes a day for showers and two hours twice a week for recreation.

In September 1979, the International Jurist interviewed Sundiata and subsequently declared him a political prisoner. A few days later prison officials secretly transferred him during the middle of the night to the federal prison system and put him en route to the infamous federal concentration camp at Marion, Illinois, although he had no federal charges or sentences. Marion is one of the highest security prisons in the U.S., also one of the harshest, and there Sundiata was locked down 23 hours a day …. In July 1987 he was transferred to the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas.

In the fall of 1992, Sundiata became eligible for parole. He was not permitted to attend his own parole hearing and was only allowed to participate via telephone from USP Leavenworth. Despite an excellent prison work, academic and disciplinary record, despite numerous job offers in the computer profession, and despite thousands of letters on his behalf, Sundiata was denied parole. Instead, at the conclusion of a 20 minute telephone hearing, he was given a 20-year hit, the longest hit in New Jersey history, which dictates that he must do at least 12 more years before coming up for parole again.

The Parole Board’s stated reason for the 20-year hit was Sundiata’s membership in the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army prior to his arrest, the receipt of hundreds of “Free Sundiata” form letters that characterized him as a New Afrikan Prisoner of War, and the feeling that the punitive aspects of his sentence had not been satisfied and that rehabilitation was not sufficiently achieved. The real reason for the 20-year hit is to attempt to force Sundiata to renounce his political beliefs and to proclaim to the world that he was wrong to struggle for the liberation of his people.

Write Sundiata Acoli:
Sundiata Acoli #39794-066 (Squire)
P.O. Box 1000
FCI Otisville
Otisville, NY 10963-1000