Peace and blessings sisters and brothers!
Today is December 9th, 2016. I’m still in ad-seg and the water here on Eastham unit located in Lovelady, Texas is contaminated.
Nevertheless, I still would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and jubilant Kwanzaa! Personally, I love Kwanzaa because it reminds me to focus on key African Concepts. Maybe justin will post some info about Kwanzaa and the key elements.
You know a humyn life is the most precious thing in the universe and I can’t help but feel sadness for the recent loss of life. The members of the Brazilian soccer team that died in a plane crash in Colombia, the 36 young people who died in a warehouse fire in Oakland, California. Beautiful young Spirits had so much to live for – so much potential. These things hurt me deeply. Contrary what Texas authorities say about me, I truly am humyn. In Texas – prison officials here labeled me as a black militant – Troublemaker.
Too many times I’ve been referred to as, “that smartass do-gooder n*****!”
Sisters and brothers, we are headed into some troublesome times. The deck is being truly stacked against us.
Umoja! Yes, Unity will be necessary to weather the storm. We have to be courageous and serious about our lives. We must live as if tomorrow may never come. On so many different levels we must get organized and not be afraid to act!
This is not a call to violence this is a call to voluntary mutual co-operation.
When protests are called for – protest.
When tweeting is called 4 – tweet.
When donations are needed – donate.
When it is time to March – March!
When self-defense is needed – defend!
When a comrade cries out for love and understanding – come out of your comfort zone to love one another!
Dare to struggle, Dare to win, all power to the people!
note from justin:
Sorry for the delay in posting this holiday message.
The Nguzo Saba
(The Seven Principles)
Dr. Maulana Karenga
Kwanzaa was created to introduce and reinforce seven basic values of African culture which contribute to building and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world African community. These values are called the Nguzo Saba which in Swahili means the Seven Principles. Developed by Dr. Karenga, the Nguzo Saba stand at the heart of the origin and meaning of Kwanzaa, for it is these values which are not only the building blocks for community but also serve to reinforce and enhance them.