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.
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SECOND PLACE WINNER

MC Friction !!:

 

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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 .

#blacklivesmatter sisters take over the NetRoots Nation Presidential Town Hall [explicit]

Nation19 Magazine was live on the scene when these strong #blacklivesmatter sisters who took over the NetRoots Nation Presidential Town Hallin Phoenix, Arizona. Here is the play by play.

If I die in police custody do not let my parents talk to Don Lemon, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or any of the motherfuckers that would destroy my name. Let them know that my sisters got this.


If I die in police custody say my name, say my name… the name that I chose, not the one I was given. If I die in police custody make sure that I’m remembered. Make sure my sisters are remembered. Say their names. Say their names. Marsha P. Johnson. [Unintelligible] Say their names! Say that Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter!


Mexican immigration activists also were there.  Two of Black Lives Matter’s founders head up pro-Illegal alien groups.

If I die in ICE custody say I am not a criminal. Stop funding prisons and detention centers! Shut ICE down and (unintelligible) jails and our prisons! Not one more deportation!

The line about ending all deportations got huge applause and cheers from the Netroots.


If I die in police custody, know your silence helped kill me. White sumprecacy helped kill me. And my child is parentless now.


If I die in police custody know that I want to live! We want to live! We fight to live! Black lives matter! All black lives matter!


If I die in police custody don’t believe the hype, I was murdered! Protect my family! Indict the system! Shut that shit down!

If I die in police custody. Avenge my death! By any means necessary!


If I die in police custody burn everything down! Because no building is worth more than my life! And that’s the only way motherfuckers like you listen!


If I die in police custody make sure I’m the last person to die in police custody by any means necessary!


blacklivesmatter_netroots_1If I die in police custody do not hold a moment of silence for me! Rise the fuck up! Because your silence is killing us!

 

 

Christians and Muslims unite in Washington DC to demand Justice or Else: #justiceorelse

Less than one week from the horrific slayings of 9 innocent black people at Charlotte AME Church came a solid wall of unity and power. Muslims, Christians and the media assembled at the Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington DC for the official press conference announcing the 20th Anniversary of the Million March March which will be held on 10-10-2015.

The press conference started with prayer and introductions by freedom fighter Tamika Mallory, Reverend Willie Wilson and Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple who electrified the audience by saying “Christians are going to unite with the Nation of Islam and nobody is going to turn us around.”

The key note speaker, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan brought the house down with powerful words of separation and economic withdrawal opposed to the message of atonement 20 years ago. Addressing the recent motions to remove the Confederate flags from government buildings The Minister said  “I don’t know what this fuss is about putting the Confederate Flag down, we need to put the American Flag down because we caught just as much hell over that! what the hell is the use paying allegiance to that Flag! (American flag)” He continued by saying “We fought in wars under that flag, then came home and got hung under that flag”. The Minister also said he respects the United States Flag as a independent nation.

Here are some real statistics concerning the conditions in the US today.

-45.3M people in the USA are living in poverty.

-Black unemployment is twice that of whites

-60% of people in prison are Black & Latino

-32% of Native American youth under 18 live in poverty

-28hrs from now police will have murdered someone Black
***Source justiceorelse.com***

Minister Farrakhan stressed that “the real thug don’t rob banks, he robs countries”. He noted that Justice is what black people know because of the brutal mistreatment by whites for more than 460 years. He also explained that the “Or Else” is God.

To join over a million people on 10.10.15 go to http://www.justiceorelse.com and mobilize now!

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19 things you can’t do being black in America

19 things you can’t do being black in America (according to racist). Click the links to see more. Some of these are hard to read and watch.

1. Listen to loud music at a gas station.

2. Walk home from a snack run to 7-11.

3. Wear a hoodie.

4. Walk down the street with a friend.

5. Ask a police for his badge number.

6. Walk on the wrong side of the street.

7. Wait for a school bus to take you to your high school basketball game.

8. Drink iced tea in a parking lot.

9. Ask for help after a car accident.

10. Inspect the property you just bought.

11. Working at your job.

12. Throw a temper tantrum in kindergarten.

13. Be a 13-year-old boy.

14. Enter your own home.

15. Botch a science experiment.

16. Lay face down in handcuffs. (Oscar Grant Killed in SF by BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle)

17. Protest

18. Be successful.

19. Question the media or give an alternative view to questionable false flags or a hoax.

Bonus: Don’t stop fights, don’t sell loose cigarettes on the corner…and don’t film cops choking a black man to death.

The Revolution will be Socialized #

Amidst everything going on in baltimore, and the uprisings and cries for justice across America, we’ve received some pretty interesting feedback on our social media regarding the Death of Freddie Gray and the recent protest we posted. You would think these people time traveled from the 60’s and learned how to use social media overnight lol. Unfortunately that is not the case. These are the people you see everyday at the grocery store, on the bus, or even your co-workers.


This is the video we posted on Facebook:


Take a look at the comments to our post on Facebook:
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After reading all of these inhuman racial slurs, it was a breath of fresh air to see the
Maryland State Attorney for the city of Baltimore Marilyn Mosby announce on Friday morning that Freddie Gray‘s death in police custody was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, and that there is sufficient probable cause to file criminal charges against the six officers involved.

The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray will now face criminal charges ranging from murder to manslaughter to assault. The driver of the police van was charged with second-degree murder, while three officers were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Other officers were also charged with assault in connection with the murder.

Though all six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray were released from the Central Booking and Intake Center downtown Friday night after posting bail, court records show.

These are the next steps in the case:

•A city grand jury will consider the charges and decide whether to indict.

•If indicted, the officers would have an arraignment in which they would enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.

•If entering a not guilty plea, attorneys for the officers would then likely make motions before a judge, asking, for example, for certain evidence to be excluded or for a change of venue.

•The officers would then have the option of a trial before a judge or jury if they do not wish to seek a plea deal with prosecutors.

The revolution is physical and social, and every hashtag, every comment and every share is an important part of getting justice and truth. Every vote… I mean POST counts. Yes the revolution will be socialized!

If you get caught filming police brutality in Chicago you are going to jail! More cities and states to follow.

An amendment to a Senate bill in Chicago (actually the whole state of Illinois) has been passed to ensure that recording police officers and government officials is now a felony. This law would have made the Rodney King video and Eric Garner videos illegal.

The US Department of Justice reports that an average of 400-500 innocent civilians are murdered by police every year.

The Amendment to Senate Bill 1342 was stealthily introduced on the back of an unrelated piece of legislation last week. It essentially reestablishes a completely unconstitutional eavesdropping law that was previously overturned by The Supreme Court in March for being too draconian.

The amendment has stripped away safeguards to free speech rights from the original legislation and instituted a blanket ban on recording officials in public. It was passed by both the Illinois House and the Senate, with huge majorities, within two days of its introduction.

A post at watchdog website IllinoisPolicy.org notes that the bill is designed to prevent people from documenting interactions with cops on their cell phones by making it a class 3 felony to “eavesdrop” on city and state officials including police officers, police, an attorney general, an assistant attorney general, a state’s attorney, an assistant state’s attorney or a judge.

The new amendment legislates its way around the ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’ standard in law by refraining from defining it, and merely states that recording any “oral communication between 2 or more persons” is now illegal.

A class 3 felony is punishable by a prison sentence of two to four years. The bill also outlines that it is now a class 4 felony to record a private citizen in such circumstances. The crime is punishable by one to three years in prison.

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The vaguely worded legislation states:

(a) Eavesdropping, for a first offense, is a Class 4 felony (from Ch. 38, par. 14-4) and, for a second or subsequent offense, is a Class 3 felony.

(b) The eavesdropping of an oral conversation or an electronic communication of any
law enforcement officer, State’s Attorney, Assistant State’s Attorney, the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, or a judge, while in the performance of his or her official duties, if not authorized by this Article or proper court order, is a Class 3 felony, and for a second or subsequent offenses, is a Class 2 felony

Jacob Huebert, Senior Attorney at Liberty Justice Center, notes “There’s only one apparent reason for imposing a higher penalty on people who record police in particular: to make people especially afraid to record police.”

What Mike Brown has in common with Rodney King will surprise you.

What Mike Brown has in common with Rodney King will surprise you.

Check this out:
In his testimony before the grand jury, Officer Darren Wilson described the 18 year old teenager Mike Brown as looking like a “demon”. “The way I’ve described it is, it was like a 5-year-old trying to hold on to Hulk Hogan,” Wilson said.

Unarmed teanager Mike Brown laying dead in the street after being shot 6 times by Officer Darren Wilson
Unarmed teanager Mike Brown laying dead in the street after being shot 6 times by Officer Darren Wilson

Now check this out:
in 1992 LAPD Officer Stacy Koon described Rodney King as an “incredible hulk…“a monster-like figure akin to a Tasmanian Devil

Unarmed moterist Rodney King being beaten by LAPD officers on March 3, 1991.
Unarmed moterist Rodney King being beaten by LAPD officers on March 3, 1991.

Does this sound familiar?

The Incredible Hulk.
The Incredible Hulk.

Rodney King, who was shown on video being savagely beaten by LAPD officer Stacy Koon and other officers at a police stop. If only we had a video of the entire incident of the altercation in Ferguson. #APDTA

Actual Facts about Racial Profiling in Ferguson

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The Actual Facts:
Michael Brown, a 18-year old from Ferguson, MO, was shot and killed by local police in front of his grandmother’s house on Aug. 9 2014. The unarmed teen — a recent high school graduate was reported to be starting college that week — was killed by a series of bullets from one officer’s gun, with witnesses saying that his hands were in the air while he was being shots. Photos of his lifeless body went viral on Twitter, with many people comparing his tragic death to those of other African American teenagers Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis.
Was this an isolated for this city or does this city and other cities across America have a dirty little secret. Let’s look at the Actual facts. #APDTA (All Patriots Don’t America).