I guess the black activist’s Day of Action and Unity I, on April 23rd was so successful that a second one is planned in June. Did you miss the first one, because I sure did. There is a planned demonstration in front of a Harlem Jewish center as well as boycotts of Jewish and white businesses across the country and in some foreign nations, too.
[G]rassroots activist have selected such controversial locations such as the Weinberg Jewish Center, located at 5700 Park Heights Blvd. and also Platinum Jewelry in Harlem, New York, located at 326 W. 125th street, where the organizers plan to reach their goal of “boycotting all non-Black Businesses”.
The keynote speech of the Day of Action will be given by Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz, Day of Action Co-Organizer, from Atlanta, Georgia at the Tupac Center in Dekalb County, Georgia. Mr. Shabazz is also Chairman of the New Black Panther Party and Black Lawyers for Justice. The speech will be broadcast live at 8pm Eastern at http://www.dayofactionmovement.org. Attorney Malik Shabazz has the support of Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, and a litany of local activists and leaders. According to Shabazz, “the time of complacency, conservatism and apathy must end and we must understand that Blacks will continue to remain at the bottom in many critical areas if they don’t organize reverently to change their condition.”
Here is Malik Shabazz incriminating himself, his New Black Panther party members and revising history:
Reverend Kenneth Glasgow of T.O.P.S (The Ordinary People’s Society, not to be confused with the other TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly) said that “until we stand up and address the crisis that’s going on in the prison system and the lack of jobs and education in our communities we will continue to suffer and get no respect at the ballot box.”
St. Louis organizer Linea Baker says, “the mere fact that there is an African American in office has not changed our reality. We are really stuck on stupid if we don’t understand that symbolic power means nothing without mobilizing and organizing local communities across this nation.”
“The National Day of Action and Unity II” will bring to attention the plight of so many who are uneducated, exploited, behind prison walls, disunited, in poor health, homeless, victims of police brutality, pimped by crooked politicians, tortured, falsely accused, under developed, morally perverse, apathetic, addicted to drugs and alcohol, victims of harsh budget cuts and genocide. Special attention will be given to victims of neo-colonialism, corrupt governments, imperialism, zionism, capitalism and inadequate concern for the Diaspora of Africa.
Our Demands Are Immediate And Non-Negotiable
This event is being sponsored by Students and Youth, members of many of Black Church, the New Black Panther Party, Nation of Islam, National Black United Front, National Action Network, The Ordinary Peoples Society (T.O.P.S.), and a long list of local organizations.