POP to Host Dr Khalil G. Muhammad at Thursday's Meeting
May 7, 2015, 6:30pm at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney Street in Newark, New Jersey
WE MUST PRESERVE BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE. I invite you to hear an important presentation at the next meeting of the People's Organization For Progress (POP). Dr Khalil G. Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will be the special guest speaker. He will discuss "The Importance of Preserving Black History and Culture." The POP meeting will take place Thursday evening, May 7, 2015, 6:30pm at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney Street in Newark, New Jersey. For more information call POP at 973 801-0001. Power to the People!
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SHE IS THE TEACHER THAT WAS SUSPENDED BECAUSE HER STUDENTS WROTE GET WELL LETTERS TO MUMIA ABU-JAMAL. LET'S SUPPORT HER AND DEMAND HER REINSTATEMENT.
I AM ASKING EVERYONE TO ATTEND THE TEACH-IN ON THE MARILYN ZUNIGA CONTROVERSY. IT WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015, 7:00PM AT THE INTERNATIONAL FAITH MINISTRIES, 420 MAIN STREET, ORANGE, NEW JERSEY 07050. DEMAND THAT MARILYN BE RETURNED TO HER CLASSROOM IMMEDIATELY AND THAT SHE KEEP HER JOB. Marilyn Zuniga is the Orange, New Jersey school teacher that has been suspended because her students sent get well letters to Mumia Abu-Jamal, an internationally known prisoner who is gravely ill. Please call Ronald Lee, Superintendent, Orange Public Schools, at 973 677-4000 ext. 9 and request that Ms Zuniga be reinstated to her job immediately. Also, please come out to support Marilyn at the Orange Board of Education meeting Tuesday, May 12th, 6:30pm at the Orange Prep Academy, 400 Central Avenue, Orange, NJ. When you call the superintendent's office please request that Marilyn Zuniga not be terminated or forced to resign, and that her suspension be lifted immediately. If you d!
on't get to speak to anyone on the phone please leave your name and message on the voicemail. Please do this today and ask others to do the same. Please share this information with as many people as possible. Thank you.
Message from Chairman Hamm
I BELIEVE THE REAL HEROES IN BALTIMORE WERE THE MASSES WHO TOOK THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE FOR FREDDIE GRAY INTO THE STREETS. I BELIEVE THE REAL HEROES WERE THOSE WHO COULD NO LONGER REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF INJUSTICE. I BELIEVE THE REAL HEROES WERE THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND DECIDED THAT IT WAS TIME TO FIGHT BACK. I BELIEVE THE REAL HEROES IN BALTIMORE WERE THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN THE UPRISING AGAINST INJUSTICE. I BELIEVE THE REAL HEROES WERE THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS. I BELIEVE THE REAL HEROES WERE THE HUNDREDS WHO WERE ARRESTED BY THE POLICE. AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE FREEDOM FIGHTERS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT HAD THERE NOT BEEN AN UPRISING THE OFFICERS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CHARGED AND HIS MURDER WOULD HAVE BEEN SWEPT UNDER THE RUG. HOW DO I KNOW THIS? BECAUSE THERE WERE MANY OTHER FREDDIE GRAYS WHOSE MURDERERS WALKED AWAY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO MASSIVE OUTCRY. I SAY TO THE PEOPLE OF BALTIMORE DO NOT LISTEN TO THOSE WHO WANT YOU TO BE QUIET AND GO BACK TO SLEEP. I SAY TO THE PEOPLE IN BALTIMORE KEEP FIGHTING. I SAY TO THE PEOPLE OF BALTIMORE FIND WAYS TO SUSTAIN YOUR PROTESTS FOR HOWEVER LONG THE TRIAL OF THOSE OFFICERS MAY TAKE. JUST BECAUSE THOSE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE GOING TO BE CONVICTED. JUSTICE IS NOT BEING CHARGED. JUSTICE IS NOT A TRIAL. JUSTICE IS THE MURDERERS OF FREDDIE GRAY GOING TO JAIL FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON UNTIL THEY ARE ACTUALLY IN PRISON SERVING THEIR SENTENCES FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. AND REST ASSURED THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THOSE IN THIS COUNTRY AND AROUND WORLD FOR THE STAND YOU HAVE TAKEN FOR JUSTICE FOR FREDDIE GRAY AND FOR ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY.
Earlier this week:
DOJ AT ABYSSINIAN TOMORROW DISCUSS ROLE ON FEDERAL MONITOR
Date: May 3, 2015 7:42 PM
Representatives of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey will discuss the role of the federal monitor that will be placed over the Newark Police Department and proposed police reforms at a meeting that will take Monday, May 4, 2015, 6:00pm at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, 224 West Kinney Street in Newark, New Jersey. The meeting is being hosted by the People's Organization For Progress.
There will be an opportunity for those in attendance to give feedback on the reforms that will be proposed to address the pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing by Newark police officers. This will be the first of several meetings in Newark initiated by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Jersey and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service.
The Justice Department released a report last year detailing the pattern and practice of unconstitutional policing by Newark police officers. It reached an agreement in principle with the City of Newark to undertake wide-ranging reforms within the Police Department, including the selection of an independent court-appointed monitor and the incorporation of those reforms in a judicially enforceable consent decree. The Justice Department’s findings report and the agreement in principle can be found athttp://www.justice.gov/crt/about/spl/documents/newark_findings_7-22-14.pdf andhttp://www.justice.gov/crt/about/spl/documents/newark_prinagree_7-22-14.pdf.
For directions and more information about Monday's meeting contact the People's Organization For Progress at 973 801-0001.