A Contribution To...
Truth, Justice, Self-Determination, Peace and Healing!
Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) God(desse)s, esteemed Elders, righteous Sister and Brother Leaders, wrongfully-encaged and exiled Political Leaders, unjustly-imprisoned Family Members, youthful Reparationists and supportive Allies:
May our Divine Mother-Father Creator of and in All--and beloved Ancestors from yesteryear and yesterday--find you and (y)our extended family in healing spirit. WE appreciate and are so grateful that you have taken time to visit our evolving website www.AfricansDeserveReparations.com
Like many other organizers, activists and contributors, WE are working for concrete solutions to address the more than half-a-millennium of continuous Maafas (or, great disasters in Swahili) inflicted upon the African masses. These include righteously demanding self-determination, political independence, land, mass democracy, health and medical care, re-educational processes, freedom and amnesty for our imprisoned and exiled political leaders and relatives, cash payments and much more... for the centuries of unrelenting war, enslavement, colonialism, mis-education, unjust mass imprisonment, white terrorist supremacy, as well as (federal, state and local) government-sanctioned brutalities, robbery, discrimination and numerous other crimes against our humanity and nature. Furthermore, WE are seeking to help connect Reparations' advocates and supporters from around our African Diaspora and internationally in positive and progressive actions for power. It is our goal to further inspire you in developing (y)our OVERstanding of this critical mission; and of the important steps needed to achieve our generations' mandate for truth, justice, self-determination, peace and healing... through Reparations.
Please contact us to: request our articles, books, videos and music; schedule a speaking engagement; help organize your next spiritual, political or economic justice action; participate in our "Kujichagulia: What's Your Priorities for Self-Determination and Reparations?" Survey; view our PhotoJustice/PhotoPower Images exhibit; arrange a book-signing; and/or a musical/poetry performance.
Asante Sana (Many Thanks) for visiting www.AfricansDeserveReparations.com
Amen-RA Hotep (Divine Justice, Peace, Love and Continued Blessings)!
Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma'at
(fka, European enslavement name J. "Harry" Armstrong)
Life Member & Past National Co-Chair of N'COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America)
Founder of Foundations for Our New Alkebulan/Afrikan Millennium (FONAMI) and AFRICANS DESERVE REPARATIONS Campaign
c/o P.O. Box 10963
Oakland, CA 94610 usa
Facebook @ WE DEMAND REPARATIONS
Photo: Baba Jahahara helps raise demand for Reparations--including the immediate release, amnesty and restitution for our wrongfully-imprisoned and exiled political leaders in the U.S.--with the International Pan African Collective (based in Paris, France) at the United Nations' European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Baba Jahahara is holding up a Red, Black and Green Flag of Liberation given to us by our great Ancestor MARCUS GARVEY; and a "REPARATIONS" poster which was designed by and a Gift from our beloved Baba Emory Douglas, a profound activist, artist and former Minister of Culture for our Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. This photo was taken by our dear Brother Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. A similiar photo appeared on the cover of The Final Call newspaper, published by the Nation of Islam under the leadership of Elder Minister Louis Farrakhan. (6249 KMT/2009)
Take a listen to our original song AFRICANS DESERVE REPARATIONS! (with lyrics below):
AFRICANS DESERVE REPARATIONS!
YOU DESERVE REPARATIONS! AFRICANS!
i DESERVE REPARATIONS! YES i DO!
WE DESERVE REPARATIONS! AFRICANS!
FOR OUR NATIONS AND DESCENDANTS!
YES WE DO, me AND You!
WE deserve and demand Life (the right to live)
WE deserve and demand Truth (nothing but the whole Truth)
WE deserve and demand Clean Water
WE deserve and demand Organic Food
WE deserve and demand Justice (in every way)
WE deserve and demand Peace (on every day)
WE deserve and demand Real Education
WE deserve and demand Prosperity (for our progeny)
WE deserve and demand Fertile Land
WE deserve and demand Independence
WE deserve and demand Self-Determination/Kujichagulia
WE deserve and demand Our Own Nations
WE deserve and demand Freedom
WE deserve and demand Full Human Rights
WE deserve and demand a Clean Environment
WE deserve and demand A Future That’s Brighter
WE deserve and demand Life
WE deserve and demand the Truth
WE deserve and demand the Best in Health Care (to help heal our bodies)
WE deserve and demand Good Schools (for our babies and communities)
WE deserve and demand Justice (on every day)
WE deserve and demand Peace (after nearly 600 years of war)
WE deserve and demand Good Housing
WE deserve and demand Prosperity (for every generation)
WE deserve and demand Fertile Land (to build on)
WE deserve and demand Independence (Right Now)
WE deserve and demand Respect
WE deserve and demand The Very Best (of Ourselves and From Others)!
Written and recorded on the Tenth Year Commemoration of our collective victory at the United Nations’ “Third World Conference Against Racism,” held in Durban, South Africa (August-September 6241 KMT/2001). Dedicated to our great and beloved Ancestors and all those who struggle for Truth, Justice, Self-Determination, Independence, Real Peace and our just Reparations… yesterday, today and for generations to come!
Music, lyrics, lead and background vocals by Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at
© (P) COPYRIGHT 6251 KMT/2011 HOTEP MUSIC/STRONG-ARM Productions (Oakland, CA usa)
Asante sana , great thanks and sincere appreciation to my Brother–from-another-Goddess Mother… Phil“da Mill(ionaire)” Hennan… and the crew at Sepia Sounds Studio, in west Oakland’s “Ghost Town,” for production assistance.