Sun, Nov 1st, 2015
Noon till Sundown
Healing Of The Nations
Friday Nov 13th, 2015
Sunday Nov. 15th, 2015
8pm - Until
Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza & Film Festival: Sunday August 16th, 2015
4pm - 10 pm
MEDIA ALERT: Errol Moore "Good Morning Jah" Album Release Party and Showcase - Tues., June 30
Errol Moore Album Release Party and Showcase
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
6PM-9PM; Showtime: 7:30PM!!
WeEntertain, 976 Jefferson Street SW; Atlanta GA 30318
Multi-talented reggae musician Errol Moore returns to the global reggae music scene with his infectious, trademark groove sensibilities intact and at full throttle with his latest project "Good Morning Jah". The album is set for release on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 and is being distributed exclusively by VPAL (sub-label within VP Records Music Group) and will be available through all major digital retailers.
The album release party will be hosted by Diana Valentine WRFG 89.3FM (Rockerz Intl, Sunday Night Fiyah) with music by Atlanta’s hottest Caribbean deejay, DJ Firearms (WRFG,Caribbean Runnings). In addition to an open bar, authentic Caribbean cuisine will be sponsored by Jamaican Mi Krazy restaurant.
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Earth Strong Celebration
July 26th, 2015
Fort Lauderdale Community Center's Two Part Conference in February
For Black History Month 2015 Healing the Racial Divide is the part of the conference focused on educating non-black peoples to the effects slavery, racism and discrimination has had on society. This dialogue will be facilitated by the appearances of our speakers Tim Wise, antiracist essayist, educator, and author of "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" and Dr. Joy DeGruy, renowned researcher, educator, presenter and author of "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing."
The First Annual Black Empowerment Summit is the part of the conference focused on educating the Black community on their identity, unity, what has happened to them, the importance of taking an active role in our children's education, the importance of supporting Black businesses and going into business, the importance of politics and what politics is supposed to produce, and after acquiring all that knowledge, what do we do now. To aid in this community education we have speakers Dr. Umar Johnson National Certified School Psychologist, lecturer, and author of "Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education & ADHD Wars Against Black Boys" and Dr. Claud Anderson founder of the Harvest Institute think tank and author of "PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America."
In 1914 Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) - the largest Black organization in history - which was dedicated to fostering of unity between all people of African decent. In 1916 he migrated to the United States, where the UNIA gained over two-million members. Marcus Garvey became the target of surveillance and harassment by Federal law enforcement agencies in the early 1920s.
On January 12, 1922, the UNIA founder was arrested by the Bureau of Investigation and charged with mail fraud. He was eventually prosecuted on a conspiracy charge and was convicted of a single count of mail fraud in 1923. In 1925, Marcus Garvey began serving a five-year sentence in the US penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. In response to the public outcry over the fabricated nature of Garvey's conviction and after several appeals, President Calvin Coolidge eventually commuted Garvey's sentence in 1927, establishing the precedent for Executive clemency in this case.
Marcus Garvey himself submitted the first independent application for Executive clemency in 1925 and in 1926 nine members of the jury that convicted the UNIA leader signed an affidavit recommending the commutation of his sentence. Garvey maintained his innocence and his desire to be exonerated throughout the remainder of his life. It is now widely accepted that the case against the UNIA President-General was politically motivated, that the charges were unsubstantiated, and that his conviction was unjust. To date, the UNIA along with millions of petitioners including individuals, private organizations, city councils, and even the Jamaican Government have already appealed for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey.
After an historic response from supporters worldwide, members of the Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey delivered 10,000 signatures to the office of Florida Senator Bill Nelson, calling for the exoneration of the Right Honorable Marcus Garvey, the Pan-American Hero and Jamaica’s first National. The Coalition achieved its goal of 10-thousand signatures in support of Marcus Garvey’s exoneration in late June 2013. At the time of writing the total stood at 10-thousand, 4-hundred and 67 and counting as concerted community efforts to make Garvey's exoneration a reality continue unabated.
The petition states: “We, the undersigned, are requesting the assistance of our representatives in reintroducing the resolution with the following change in the wording: ‘Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should exonerate Marcus Mosiah Garvey to clear his name and affirm his innocence of crimes for which he was unjustly prosecuted and convicted.’ We urge Congress to take action and reintroduce H.Con. Res. 24 to exonerate Marcus Mosiah Garvey.”
The signatures were compiled in an online petition to Senator Bill Nelson, to Florida Representative Frederica Wilson, and to the Congress of the United States of America seeking the exoneration of Marcus Garvey. Coalition coordinator Geoffrey Philp said the petition and signatures were forwarded to Senator Nelson, Representative Wilson and the U.S. Congress. In the communication to the Florida politicians and the US Congress, Philp stated that, “the undersigned are requesting the assistance of our representatives” in reintroducing the resolution initially introduced by Representative Rangel.
However, rather than seeking a “pardon,” Philp suggested that the wording of the new resolution be changed to recommend that the President should instead exonerate Marcus Mosiah Garvey in order “to clear his name and affirm his innocence of crimes for which he was unjustly prosecuted and convicted." In the meantime, the Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey is also directly petitioning President Barack Obama to exonerate the UNIA Patriarch and there are currently another 2-thousand, 3-hundred and 40 support signatures at moveon.org petitions urging President Obama to do so.
From way back on January 10, 2007, Congressman Charles Rangel introduced H. Con. Res. 24 to the 110th Congress. That resolution expressed “the sense of the Congress that the President should grant a pardon to Marcus Mosiah Garvey…”
The Exoneration Coalition coordinator mobilized more public support for the exoneration drive at the annual Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, August 17, 2013. At the event Philip, an author, lecturer at Miami Dade College and active blogger, gave an update on the exoneration effort and outlined the Coalition’s strategy moving forward.
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