Activists discuss social injustice at World Premier screening of film in Phoenix!

 

We had such a great night at the world premier screening of our film #Bars4Justice! There were community activists, leaders, organizers, artists, and hip hop heads all there to discuss as a whole what we can do as a community to make a difference. WestCoast Kam was there and he talked about his role as an artists, hiphop and advocacy. Staring in the film is Jasiri X who flew all the way from Pittsburg, PA. There was a question and answer session with him where we spoke about his role as a hiphop activist. So we want to bring the film to your city to encourage and promote how hip hop and the arts can be used as a tool for positive change.

 

For info about screening in your area contact:

get@nation19.com

909.380.2138

Filmmakers bring Ferguson to Phoenix’s Hip Hop community… Sheriff Arpaio not invited.

On October 1st, community leaders along with local and national Hip Hop artist will meet in Phoenix to discuss racial profiling, police brutality, SB1070 laws, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This will take place at a premier screening of a short film “#Bars4Justice” (view or download media kit) Presented by Nation19 and Directed by award winning filmmakers Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali. “We believe this is the perfect time to use different approaches to activism especially in the state of our society today, and encouraging advocacy through hip hop can help educate and position today’s youth locally and nationally” said Queen. The film includes cameo appearances by Academy Award® winner artist Common (Selma) along with Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, M1 from Dead Prez, Jasiri X, Cornell West, Bree Newsome, and activists from all over the country. “This film documents the new generation of civil right activists who don’t sing We shall overcome they chant… Fight the Power” said Hakeem. “Bars4Justice” was filmed in Ferguson in the midst of yet another officer involved shooting during the anniversary of Michael Browns death who was killed by officer Darren Wilson on the same day a year prior.


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With the growing epidemic of police deadly force against people of color, community activism has become a necessity.  While community activism is progressing, there is another revolution on the rise that has not yet been televised. The revolution of HipHop advocacy and the rise of MC’s rapping about social issues.

Subsequent screenings of the film #Bars4Justice are being scheduled in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New York, Honolulu, and Ferguson. To find out more about screening the film in your area contact 909.380.2138 or email get[at]nation19.com.


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Facts:
  • Since the 2014 killings of unarmed 17 year old Mike brown in Ferguson, and unarmed  34-year-old father of four Rumain Brisbon in Phoenix, 1100+ people were killed at the hands of police.
  • Arizona ranks among the highest in nation for deaths by Cops
  • No FM or AM radio station currently play conscious Hip Hop in Phoenix
  • Officer Mark Rine was not charged for the killing of unarmed father Rumain Brisbon.
  • Since then Arizona passed a law in 2015 that will shield names of police in ‘deadly force’ killings.
  • The Public Enemy music video for “By the Time I Get to Arizona” aired on MTV only one time in 1991. However, PE’s message spread:
    The NFL pulled the 1993 Super Bowl from Tempe, Arizona, and thousands of conventions and tourists followed suit. It’s estimated the state lost $350 million in revenue before voters reconsidered the referendum in a 1993 vote, re-instating the King holiday.

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What does “bars” 4justice mean?
The most popular time signature in music  is the 4/4 measure and 4 bars is usually 1/4th  of a rap verse (16 bars).


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About Bars4Justice:
Bars4Justice is a documentary film shot on location in St Louis and Ferguson. The film follows Emcee / Community activist Jasiri X who was invited to perform at a benefit concert on August 9th 2015 along with Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Cornell West, and Bree Newsome. The screening and live Q&A discussion with Jasiri X on Hip Hop’s roll in activism locally and nationally will take place on October 1st 2015 at:
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Mod HQ 

2828 N. Central Ave. 
Suite 100 (First Floor)
Phoenix, AZ  85004
(Southwest corner of Central and Thomas)
602.687.9417 (Venue)
909.380.2138 (Nation19)

6:30PM to 9:00PM 

Space is limited (so come early)
Free admission
Free parking

All ages welcomed


Featuring

In order of appearance
Jasiri X
Talib Kweli
Fubar St Louis
Tory Russell (Hands up United)
Kayla Reed (OBS)
Kendra Ross
The Ferguson Poet
Cornell West
Bree Newsome
Immortal Technique
Tef Poe
T-Dubb-O
Pharaoh Monch
Bun B (UGK)
M1 (Dead Prez)
Common
Family of Mike Brown
Rev. Renita Lamkin
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
Rev Traci Blackmon
Rahiel Tesfamariam (Urban Cusp)
Rabbi Susan Talve ( Reform Congregation)
Rev Michael McBride
Protestors
Davey D
Rosa Clamente
Deray Mckesson (We The Protesters)
Andre Anderson, Chief of Police Ferguson

 


You waited long enough! #Bars4Justice

You have waited long enough, and although we were to announce winners Sep 1st, we had a great lyrical hiphop debate on who the winner should be over the past 2 days lol.. On top of the prizes the winners will also be featured on an upcoming #Bars4Justice track for YOU to enjoy for FREE!! APDTA!

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Annnnnnd the Grand Prize Winner iiiiiiisssss!!!!!

Quadir Lateef!!

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

#JusticeorElse prize pack from Nation19 Magazine, 1Hood, and YoSoy™
2 NIGHTS STAY AT A 4 STAR HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, DC MINUTES AWAY FROM THE MALL VALUED AT $600!

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FULL FEATURE ON NATION19 BLOG AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
NATION19 OCUPPY DC (all new )TEE.


SECOND PLACE WINNER

MC Friction !!:

 

FULL FEATURE ON NATION19 BLOG AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
NATION19 OCUPPY DC (all new )TEE


THIRD PLACE WINNER

Sefam!!:

 

FEATURE ON NATION19 SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS (IG,FB,TWITTER).
NATION19 STICKER PACK.


A Big Thank you to ALL our contestants and congrats to ALL the WINNERS!!!

 

Nation19 or Jasiri X are neither responsible nor liable for any damages that may occur to the hotel or hotel room. Once a Grandprize winner is chosen, total responsibility of the room, and questions about the hotel will be between the hotel and the chosen winner. All ages may enter. Prizes for winners under 18 will be defaulted to parents or legal guardian.

Any #Bars4Justice videos posted/submitted may be used for Nation19 video promotions or ongoing projects .

We Need Your Help! #Bars4Justice

So yesterday we were going to pick our last finalist…buuuut, we need your help! These MC’s went sooooo hard that they got equal votes from all our judges! This is where we need you! Listen to each of the runner ups in the videos below: @Offendum, @Sefam, @ConsciousFlo. Post the name of your fav MC in the comments! The MC with the most votes will be the finalist! #Bars4Justice

Below are the runner ups submissions and a little of their background:
Offendum

Omar Offendum is a Syrian American hip-hop artist, designer, poet and peace activist. He was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington, DC, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He tours the world performing at international music festivals, lecturing at major academic institutions and fundraising for humanitarian relief organizations. Most recently Offendum has been involved in creating several critically acclaimed songs about the popular democratic uprisings throughout the Middle East & North Africa. He is also working on several new collaborative projects while touring to promote his solo work.


Sefam

Samoan lyricist and beat maker, Iosefa Masalosalo, born in Northern California has traveled and lived all throughout the Pacific, including Japan, the Samoan islands, and the Hawaiin Islands perfecting his craft. He graduated from American Samoa college where he is very well known and played frequently on the number one hiphop station in American Samoa KHJ 93.7.


Concise Flo

Illinois born, Samuel X (Gray) musician, poet, and activist grew up on the West side by way of the West Suburbs of Chicago. Concise Flo began performing for crowds since the age of 12 as an actor for City Plays, was featured in a Gatorade commercial/ Gospel video and as a freshman in college he met with other students for small-organized poetry sessions. He then moved onto bigger audiences as an activist, rapper, and poet.

#Bars4Justice Week 2 Finalist MC Friction!

This week was a tough one! We got some dope entries from all across the US, and even overseas in Africa! So lets get to this weeks pick! And the 2nd finalist iiiiiiiiiiiisssss…….
MC Friction!! (@ceilobrownThis dude is super sick!!


Check out his #Bars4Justice !
“Reaganomics dropped atomically destroying our communities,
crack sales, built jails for non violent felonies-
Ask the government how “Dope” is that??
Facts 2 million Blacks can’t vote but still pay tax-
To our face race is minimal, class means everything,
all part of the same bird left or right wing!!


Props to all our judges: Jasiri X, Brother Ali (in Spain), Lench Mob Shorty, Michael Cinematic Muhammad, Yonasda, Malik Turner, Queen Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Khaaliq, True Father (Tru Skool Radio).


#BARS4JUSTICE IS A WEEKLY INSTAGRAM BASED FREESTYLE COMPETITION STARTING AUGUST 4th 2015. YOU GIVE US YOUR BEST BARS IN 15 SECONDS OR LESS, AND WE’LL HAND PICK AND FEATURE THE BEST VIDEO EVERY FRIDAY. WE’LL THEN CHOOSE THE BEST OF THE BEST ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 2015 AND ANNOUNCE THE WINNER FOR A FREE 2 NIGHT STAY IN WASHINGTON DC 10.10.15 FOR JUSTICE OR ELSE, The 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March!

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How do you enter?
JUST POST THE DOPEST $#%$ WE EVER HEARD!


CONTEST RULES:
1.) Videos must be submitted via Instagram first.
2.) No foul language, let’s keep it PG.
3.) Submissions are only eligible that are created after contest start date.
4.) Must be hashtagged using #bars4justice.
5.) All submissions must be themed on Justice.
REMINDER: If your Instagram account is private, we can’t see your video


PRIZES:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
2 NIGHTS STAY AT A 4 STAR HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, DC MINUTES AWAY FROM THE MALL.
FULL FEATURE ON NATION19 BLOG AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
NATION19 OCUPPY DC TEE.


SECOND PLACE:
FULL FEATURE ON NATION19 BLOG AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
NATION19 OCUPPY DC TEE.


THIRD PLACE:
FEATURE ON NATION19 SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS (IG,FB,TWITTER).
NATION19 STICKER PACK.




Nation19 or Jasiri X are neither responsible nor liable for any damages that may occur to the hotel or hotel room. Once a winner is chosen, total responsibility of the room, and questions about the hotel will be between the hotel and the chosen winner. All ages may enter. Prizes for winners under 18 will be defaulted to parents or legal guardian.

#Bars4Justice Week 1 Finalist Quadir Lateef !

It took allot of arguments, fights, texts, skype, FaceTime, and phone calls to determine this weeks finalist from all the dope entries aaaaaaaaand……..

Quadir Lateef’s #Bars4justice video definitely had everybody buggin!

Lyrics: What if Michael Jordan got shot like Mike Brown?
What if Sean Combs got shot like Sean Bell?
WE ARE THE NEW SIM CARDS…CAUSE THEY PUT US IN A CELL!

Props to all our judges: Jasiri X, Brother Ali (from Spain), Lench Mob Shorty, Michael Cinematic Muhammad, Yonasda, Malik Turner, Queen Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Khaaliq, True Father.


 

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Nation19 teamed up with Jasiri X to kick off #Bars4Justice!

#BARS4JUSTICE IS A WEEKLY INSTAGRAM BASED FREESTYLE COMPETITION STARTING AUGUST 4th 2015. YOU GIVE US YOUR BEST BARS IN 15 SECONDS OR LESS, AND WE’LL HAND PICK AND FEATURE THE BEST VIDEO EVERY FRIDAY. WE’LL THEN CHOOSE THE BEST OF THE BEST ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 2015 AND ANNOUNCE THE WINNER FOR A FREE 2 NIGHT STAY IN WASHINGTON DC 10.10.15 FOR JUSTICE OR ELSE, The 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March!

How do you enter?
JUST POST THE DOPEST $#%$ WE EVER HEARD!

Free 2 night stay at a 4 star hotel in Washington DC with Nation19 and Jasiri X!!

So you Think you got Skillz?
Nation19 teamed up with Jasiri X to kick off #Bars4Justice!

#BARS4JUSTICE IS A WEEKLY INSTAGRAM BASED FREESTYLE COMPETITION STARTING AUGUST 4th 2015. YOU GIVE US YOUR BEST BARS IN 15 SECONDS OR LESS, AND WE’LL HAND PICK AND FEATURE THE BEST VIDEO EVERY FRIDAY. WE’LL THEN CHOOSE THE BEST OF THE BEST ON SEPTEMBER 1ST 2015 AND ANNOUNCE THE WINNER FOR A FREE 2 NIGHT STAY IN WASHINGTON DC 10.10.15 FOR JUSTICE OR ELSE, The 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March!

Sponsors: Nation19 | 1HOOD | YoSoy

How do you enter?
JUST POST THE DOPEST $#%$ WE EVER HEARD!


CONTEST RULES:
1.) Videos must be submitted via Instagram first.
2.) No foul language, let’s keep it PG.
3.) Submissions are only eligible that are created after contest start date.
4.) Must be hashtagged using #bars4justice.
5.) All submissions must be themed on Justice.
REMINDER: If your Instagram account is private, we can’t see your video


PRIZES:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
2 NIGHTS STAY AT A 4 STAR HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, DC MINUTES AWAY FROM THE MALL.
FULL FEATURE ON NATION19 BLOG AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
NATION19 OCUPPY DC TEE.


SECOND PLACE:
FULL FEATURE ON NATION19 BLOG AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
NATION19 OCUPPY DC TEE.


THIRD PLACE:
FEATURE ON NATION19 SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS (IG,FB,TWITTER).
NATION19 STICKER PACK.



Nation19 or Jasiri X are neither responsible nor liable for any damages that may occur to the hotel or hotel room. Once a winner is chosen, total responsibility of the room, and questions about the hotel will be between the hotel and the chosen winner. All ages may enter. Prizes for winners under 18 will be defaulted to parents or legal guardian.

Any #Bars4Justice videos posted/submitted may be used for Nation19 video promotions or ongoing projects .

NWA Tour with Eminem is coming straight outta somewhere in Europe?

Universal chief Donna Langley is trying to reunite N.W.A for a European tour to promote the group’s biopic with Eminem filling in as Eazy E, and sitting in as an honorary member according to the Langley. “We don’t have anything settled yet with everyone’s schedules,” she says. “But we think it can create a lot of buzz.”

After hearing this the crew over here at Nation19 came up with some ways the tour could go down with Eminem added. First thing is N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes) may scare some, so we suggest renaming it N.W. E. (Niggaz Wit Eminem).

In order to seamlessly perform the songs that Eazy made famous we think its best to leave his legendary status in place and create new titles of his songs.

  • Instead of the crowd screaming We Want Eazy how about We Want Eminem. 
  • Calling black men Boyz is so 1940’s so Eminem can rework the old school classic into White Boyz in the Hood. 
  • Lastly in hopes of calming the racial tensions between blacks and the police they can replace F@^! the Police with a new tour version with Eminem called…My Uncle’s a Police.  JK…lol

APDTA

Your favorite rappers soda out. The commercialization of Hip Hop continues with Sprite.

Sprite, a Coke a Cola company launched an interesting soda campaign featuring some of your favorite rappers. The campaign is promoting 16 limited Sprite cans with lyric quotes from Drake, Nas, Rakim Allah and Notorious B. I. G. on the cans. So Lets break it down.

Drake:
Although he is the most current rapper in these advertisements we can’t even believe the Sprite Marketing team would have the guts to position Aubrey Graham as though he is the top rapper ever. Sorry Sprite but this Jewish actor from Degrassi didn’t start from the bottom and he still not there lyrically to be in the same sentence as Rakim, Nas, or Notorious B. I. G..
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The way Sprite positioned the campaign, it appears to any youngsta that Drake is the king of Hip Hop…and he’s not. #1 rap songs don’t make you the king considering radio programers basically know nothing about the culture and are influenced by guess who…Sprite advertisement money. This is wack on too many levels.


 

Nas:
The Homie from Queens is definitely a lyrical genius and rightly so, but have you ever looked at Nas?…he looks like he doesn’t age. Drinking Sprite or any soda will not prolong your beauty or increase your rhyme skill. It will only make you a funky diabetic. Go ask Phife dawg. Nas told us he was highly influenced by Rakim so we are sure Nas didn’t know his name would go in front of his mentor.
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Rakim:
Hey Sprite his name is actually Rakim Allah…but we’re sure that didn’t go well with the campaign. We all followed the leader because he took the average party nursery type rhymes of the early 80’s and created his brand of prophetic / scientific / strong black male / five percent inspired / positive / Langston Hughes type lyrics to the masses. He should never be on the bottom of any hip hop list because he is the God of Hip Hop. Rakim is regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time. The only rapper in this campaign to be nominated for induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame…so tell us again why he is not on the top?

“While thinking of a Master plan,
(Sprite said) we gotta put a can inside his hand…now he’s paid in full (echo).”
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Notorious B. I. G.
No disrespect but somewhere Biggie’s Mom is cashing a fat check with no idea of the effects of this campaign. Somebody please tell Ms. Voletta Wallace don’t let them sell diabetes to black youth with your son’s legacy.
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Lastly, all soda is BAD…not Michael Jackson bad, but it will kill you Bad. Don’t drink Sprite or any sugar laced soft drink…obey your thirst by getting something that flows better than any MC… spring or alkaline water (not tap or purified). Peace.

Nation19 new issue: The food Issue.

Why every Rapper should observe Ramadan

A celebrity customer called us and wanted to buy the new Pillars Tee but was kinda worried about rocking it because he wasn’t a Muslim. We explained that although the shirt is made for people observing Ramadan, the significance can be practiced by anyone with a little discipline.

Here is how everyone, even Rappers can observe Ramadan, still stay fresh, and not be Muslim…..of course if you are not Muslim already. lol


Ramadan starts this month on June 17th and will continue for 30 days until or around Friday, the 17th of July.

Faith: Belief in God or a Supreme Being is at the center of all beliefs both ancient and modern. God may go by different names (Allah, Elohim, Jehovah, Tagaloa) but no person should be praised but the Lord of the Universe. So, not praising your favorite sports figure could wait for a month…lol


Prayer
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Prayer:
Since you can’t text God (unless you have Rakim’s cell phone) you must learn to communicate with The Creator. The more you you communicate the better the relationship gets. Muslims perform five prayers a day. Each prayer does not take more than a few minutes to perform. The real science of prayer in all religions is a direct link between the individual and God. During Ramadan you will be praying with Billions of Muslims, Christians, and Hebrews together.


Charity
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Charity:
 For 30 days lets try being charitable to the people who might be buying your next single. It’s not about giving money away but you can give a little bit of your time. Volunteer at a shelter or helping children. Remember all things belong to God, and wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The original meaning of the word Charity in Arabic is zakat which means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’


Fasting
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Fasting:
Its not just about abstaining from food, drink, sexual and relations during the sunlight hours, but also avoiding lewd TV programs, lewd movies, music with cursing, fighting, and arguing during this time. If that is too hard and your’e just not “bout that life” try going vegetarian and avoiding anything that is toxic to your body and not uplifting your mind. The goal is to be discipline and to grow.

During Ramadan Muslims fast (no eating or drinking) from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations, yes…really. Facts: Fasting is the best way to cure most sickness, repair vital organs, and is beneficial to health. 


Pilgrimage
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Pilgrimage:
Knowledge of Self is the key to life. During this time pick up a book or magazine about your culture or history and become an expert. If you can, talk to an elder in your family and gain a better perspective about your family history and the ancestors who paved a way for you to be here.


Write about your experience: After showing a little discipline with food, giving charity, studying yourself, no cursing, and avoiding arguments and fights, you may be at a creative high! Put your thoughts in a verse and send it to us (get[at]nation19dotcom) in July and we may pay you to use it in our next film or commercial! … if its dope lol

Also get some dopeness from our store while supplies last. Click Here

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Da Lench Mob X Nation19 = APDTA!

For our 5th year anniversary Nation19 teamed up with Da Lench Mob for a limited collaboration.

The collaboration tee symbolizes the climate of America especially as it relates to police brutality and how it is being countered by the public by fighting back and documenting for the world to see.

About Da Lench Mob:
Da Lench Mob earned notice for their breakout debut album Guerrillas in tha Mist. Formed by Shorty, J-Dee, and T Bone, the group debuted in 1990 on Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album. With Cube as executive producer, Da Lench Mob released Guerrillas in tha Mist in 1992. Led by an incendiary video for the title track (based on the movie Predator), the album was certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with confrontational tracks like “Freedom Got an A.K.” and “Lost in tha System” almost as outspoken as Ice Cube himself.


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Aside from being a West Coast Rap legend, Lench Mob Shorty has been a mentor and researcher to Nation19 / APDTA since day one. Shorty also mentors at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles and works with several different Gang Intervention organizations throughout greater Los Angeles.


Peep out Jackin For Beats.

Give me that beat fool, it’s a full time jack move
Chilly Chill, yo homie mack the track move
And I’ll jack any Tom, Dick and Hank
That’s the name of the SUCKERS I done ganked
I get away from a copper
Drop a dime, I’ll break you off somethin proper
With Da L-E-N-C-H-M-O-B
T-Bone and that’s J.D.
And here’s how we’ll greet ya
Stop fool, come off that beat ya
feel dumb cause you’re caught in the dark
(ya lil nuttin ass mark)
Raise up, cause you cant’ have it back
You said – “I ain’t never got gaffled like that”
Off the end of the gat you choke
Short Dog’s in the house – “Whattup loc?”
Nuttin but a come up
Gimme that bass, and don’t try to run up
Cause you’ll get banked somethin sweet
Ice Cube and the Lench Mob, is jackin for beats

They lie, they spy, they scare…and most likely they are watching you read this article? (NSA)

Although today marks the day that the US government (NSA) will supposedly stop collecting telephone metadata on millions of Americans, we think its all a big trick.  Most US citizens didn’t know the government was illegally spying on them by and using fear to take your rights until former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified documents and fled the US in 2013. Ironically spying on its citizens is the same tactics that the USA accuses unfavorable countries such as Iran and North Korea of doing.


A FEW FACTS: (from leaked classified documents we now know that)

The National Security Agency (NSA) collects every call made in the US, the time of the call, the duration of the call, and the number called EVERY DAY!
They track your credit card payments.
They collect and store 200 million text messages a day!
They can even access smartphone app data.
They can decrypt private phone conversations.
They monitor all your social networks…ALL.
They collect data from online gaming.
They can even hack into computers that are OFFLINE!
They convert your phone call conversations into searchable text.
The NSA can brand you as a terrorist based on a Facebook post.
NSA spies more on Americans than on other countries.
They are more powerful than the FBI and the CIA combined.
They create digital viruses and Malware applications and some have been placed in the Google app store.
They use key words such as Allah to start surveilling your conversations.


Congresswoman talks about NSA and gets interrupted by a diversion…unbelievable.


“There are vast programs of both domestic and international spying that the world will be shocked to learn about, that the NSA is engaged in with no democratic accountability.” – Glenn Greenwald


Excerpts Hon. Minister Farrakhan National Representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Nation of Islam discussing Edward Snowden and the NSA’s classified leaked documents and surveillance program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUV0MpKB1e0


According to a recent study, the majority of Americans believe that preserving the rights of US citizens is more important than preventing terrorist attacks. Since the NSA revelations, Americans have become more opposed to government surveillance that infringes on civil liberties.


In 1995 the Atalanta Hip Hop group Goodie Mob released a song called Cell Therapy.
This song was kinda prophetic. Peep.


Lyrics
“Who’s that peeking in my window….POW! Nobody now!
Me and my family moved in our apartment complex
A gate with the serial code was put up next
The claim that this community is so drug free
But it don’t look that way to me cause I can see
The young bloods hanging out at the sto 24/7
Junkies looking, for a hit of the blow, it’s powerful
Oh you know what else they tryin to do
Make a curfew especially for me and you the
Traces of the new world order
Time is getting shorter if we don’t get prepared
People it’s gone be a slaughter
My mind won’t allow me to not be curious
My folk don’t understand so they don’t take it serious

But every now and then, I wonder
If the gate was put up to keep crime out or to
Keep our ass in.”