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