Excerpt: The launch of Rastafari Rootzfest 2018, which took place at the Bob Marley Museum on Hope Road on Wednesday, was filled with informative and passionate speeches, as well as captivating performances by reggae singers Richie Spice and Lila Ike - two of the entertainers billed to perform at this year's festival. The three-day festival, which speaks to the education on Rastafari ideology and culture, is in its fourth year.
https://vimeo.com/22102209 Excerpt from WBEZ vimeo page: Year: 2011 Aliyah Oyemade, whose poem When a City Loves honors recently “deceased” public housing complex Cabrini Green. Over its sixty-some years Cabrini Green became synonymous with the problems of public housing: drugs, gangs, violence, and crushing poverty. Still, it was a bittersweet moment for some former residents when … Continue reading #TimeCapsuleTUESDAY: Poet Aliyah Oyemade: ‘When A City Loves’ – Ode to Cabrini Green (Chicago)
My name is Assata Shakur, and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex-political prisoner, and I have been living in … Continue reading UHURU:UBUNTU — Open Letter From Assata