We Must Remember That Malcolm X Was Murdered By The People He Risked His Life To Protect!***messymandella***

         My goal is to live as if  our only option is peace. We must  not be afraid  to fight for what is right. If the message is painful to hear by the guilty so they must silence you. Malcolm X spent his last years constantly in fear for his family, but knew he had a message for his people.
           Some of  Malcolm’s Muslim brothers didn’t approve of unification and embracing all races. Malcolm lived looking over his shoulder and outside of his window. Malcolm X foreshadowed his own demise and he wasn’t wrong. We must look at the state of the world we are living in, that message of inner strength and self-pride is mandatory.
         We have forgotten that we have other options in this world. We don’t have to hate and we don’t have to kill our own men. Who are you helping when you take a father from his son? Love your brothers no matter what color they represent. You must “respect the blood” of the activist that made it possible for your freedom and integration. GRAPHIC FOOTAGE

The people who are supposed to protect you will be the first to end your life, and get angry when a police man does it. It is awful when a police murders us and it is irresponsible.  Say what you will, but the only difference from George  Zimmerman and the killers of our people in Chiraq is the color of their skin.



Soulful Sunday: What Happens When You Donate Your Hair? ***messymandella***


Mission Statement

“Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.”

         Women of all ages should have the opportunity  to feel attractive and witness positive glances from onlookers.
Sadly, it is imperative to regain courage when we are faced with illness, and love those that depend on us to facilitate in the fight of Cancer.
In this world a little girl with hair loss will observe the glances and stares at people of all ages, but even without that hair she is still beautiful.
Can you envision one day having  long flowing pony tails and the prettiest dresses, and happiness until you visit the hospital?
Some little girls decide to wear headbands, but other women and little girls yearn to look as similar to themselves before their body chemistry changed and the hair loss results are usually observed through the deficiency of hair growth and tone of the skin.

If you can’t grow it, the world has given us so many options for  hair growth, but with the souls of  generous people, those layers of hair swept up on the salon floor, can go to a cause instead of being swept up and thrown away in a trash bin. Those locks bring smiles to tear-stained faces that are fighting a battle we can’t comprehend but sadly witness.

The locks that are donated to the cause bring happiness in a little girl’s life and are helpful to her well being and self-love. Thankfully Locks Of Love gives the little courageous princess a chance to have her crown back.

Locks of Love
234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701

Phone (561) 833-7332
Fax (561) 833-7962
Toll Free Information Line (888) 896-1588


SoulFul Sunday: Fly Away With Sy Smith! ***messymandella***

Classic- Kyaim Livingston! Women Also Die In Police Custody!***messymandella***

This is a letter I received from the family of Kyam. They had a march on 21st and I was not able to come but I wanted them to know they were in my thoughts and prayers with LOVE!
     Thank you for telling the story of my relative, Kyam Livingston. Our family understands that medical neglect as a form of punishment in our city’s holding pens is nothing new.

That’s why, in addition to demanding justice for Kyam we are asking for changes in the arraignment process and in the inhumane and filthy conditions in central booking holding cells.

To that end, we are having a Community Speakout on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Flatbush Reformed Church, 890 Flatbush Avenue (at Church Avenue), in Brooklyn, NY.

If you are an organizer and you are concerned about how citizens (mainly citizens of color) in NY are treated as they wait to see if they will even be charged with any crime, please join us.

If you have been through the arraignment process and have a story to tell us about your experience or an experience you witnessed while in central bookings, we urge you to come before your elected officials and tell your story.

For more information about this event, email us at Justice4Kyam@gmail.com.The restraining order only said that Kyam couldn’t be drinking or arguing loudly with her grandmother in the home the two women shared.

Kyam had been out at a birthday party for her boyfriend on that Saturday night and had a few drinks. She came into the apartment to shower and go back out again.

When she came into the apartment there was a VERBAL DISAGREEMENT between her and her grandmother over a remote control she was accused of breaking.

The argument ENDED and Kyam went in to take her shower.

When she got out of the shower there were two officers from the local precinct there to arrest her for allegedly having violated the restraining order.

The allegations that she went buck wild and destroyed property are hearsay.

The allegations that Kyam was alcoholic are also hearsay.

Kyam never had a chance to tell her side of the story in court because she was executed by the police prior to coming before a judge.

However, her mom, Ms. Anita Neal, was on the phone with Kyam during the entire incident (and can prove it) and has explained the other side of the story.


***Kyam’s Family member has a message!
“Hi everyone. That was a crazy storm! Thanks to those who were able to come out to our Speakout on 1/21/14 and we totally understand that many of you could not make it due to the weather and had to be there only in spirit. We will have another one in the Spring and hope those of you who missed us this time can come to the next one. Video segments from the speakout can be seen compliments of Javier Soriano on youtube, facebook and on our petition page at http://www.causes.com/justice-for-kyam.

If you have a central booking story that you want to share you can always send it to us at Justice4Kyam@gmail.com. We are collecting these stories for future compilation into a report that will be sent out to public officials who can assist us in having BCB inspected and improved.

Our next event is a rally in front of Brooklyn Central Booking, 120 Schermerhorn Street between Smith St. and Boerum Place, at 6 p.m. We hope the weather will be kind to us at this next one. If not the same message applies — we will be there but only come if it is safe for you to travel to and from our event.

Much love, and thanks so much for allowing me to send you updates.”


J. Cole – Wet Dreamz ***messymandella***


Put that woman first- Jaheim***messymandella***



Harriet Tubman May Finally Get Compensation For Her Stay At The Underground Rail Road! She May Be The Face On The New $20 Bill? ***messymandella***

According to Reuters:Twenty-dollar bills could soon be known as “Tubmans” if a grassroots campaign succeeds in persuading President Barack Obama to remove Andrew Jackson’s portrait from circulation on U.S. paper currency in favor of a famous woman in U.S. history.
Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave, abolitionist and “conductor” on the so-called Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to freedom during the 1850s, was the overwhelming choice to replace Old Hickory on the $20 note, an online poll showed on Tuesday.
More than 118,000 of the 609,000 people surveyed for the “Women on 20s” petition picked Tubman to be the face of the popular U.S. currency denomination, followed by former first lady and U.N. ambassador Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights hero Rosa Parks and Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation.
“Our work won’t be done until we’re holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020,” Susan Ades Stone, executive director of the group Women on 20s, said in a statement.
The organization said it had informed Obama of the poll results and was urging him to instruct Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to authorize the currency redesign in time to put the new bills in circulation before the 100th anniversary in 2020 of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which established women’s right to vote nationally.
Women on 20s said it focused on the $20 note because the nation’s seventh president and founder of the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson, had helped gain passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that drove Native American tribes from the southeastern United States.

The group also said Jackson was an “ironic” choice for immortalization on the $20 bill given his opposition to paper currency.”



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