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What's Happening  by Todd Mangatal

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Again we must start on a sad note.  We would like to send our deepest condolences and prayers to Mr. & Mrs. Ken Barrington.  They lost there son Darnell S Barrington on August 2nd, 2003.  Darnell was only 20 years old and is a victim of the senseless violence that seems to be exploding again in the streets of Washington DC.  Many of you might know Ken Barrington, he is very active in the DC Carnival.  He is the leader of the Masquerade band "Roots & Culture", and is the Treasurer of the DC Carnival Bandleaders Association.  Please say a prayer for the Barrington Family and all the other families that have been impacted by this senseless violence.

War on the Streets of DC

I don't know what it is about this time of the year where it seems that violence and sorrow becomes rampant.  First it was 911, which impacted all of our lives and resulted in the loss of our "so-called" freedoms that we had begun to take for granted.  As a result of this our leaders have taken us into a continuous war.  Tell me...when will it all end?  Last year in the DC area we had the sniper incident which left us in a state of paranoia.  Both of these incidents we had No Control Of.  Now we are faced with another situation, "War on the streets of Washington DC", but this war WE DO have control of, because the soldiers are our children.  That's right...our children!  Everyday they are killing each other for the stupidest reasons.  Such as "He looked at me funny"; "He talked to my Girl, and I don't like it"; and other senseless reasons.  Again, we ask the question...Why, and Who's to blame?  However, this is not a mystery the answer is very clear.  We are all to blame!

At present this generation of teenagers and young adults have No Values, No Respect, or No sense of Struggle.  In the past we had a situation of outward racism and oppression which always reminded us that we were second class citizens in this country (which was built on the sweat and blood of our ancestors.)  Before the Civil Rights Movement of the 50's & 60's there were places we couldn't go, places we couldn't shop and eat at in Downtown DC.  So we had to bond together as a community and create our own businesses'.  This is Washington DC the nations capitol I'm referring to, not Mississippi!  Through all of this we knew we were not second class citizens, and so we fought and organized ourselves using non-violence and unity as the weapons to fight violence and oppression.  There are many famous names that we all know who took part in this battle, such as Harriet Tubman who helped lead us out of bondage in the 1800's with the underground railroad; Frederick Douglas who worked with the government and northern whites called abolitionist to get slavery abolished and gain rights for the freed slaves; and Marcus Garvey who had an idea that slaves should go back to Africa.

In the 1950's thru the power of TV most Americans got to see the crimes that were being perpetrated against blacks in America.  Such as lynching, cross-burnings, false charges, etc.  Leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X died for the freedom of our children and by the late 1960's because of all their fights, we were free.  We had a civil rights bill, and we could eat; drink; shop and live where we pleased.  The battle was over (so we thought).

In the 70's it was about the "bling bling", we abandoned our communities and businesses and became a part of this new America.  This was a time of upward mobility, which I'm a product of.  These were good years because our parents and grandparents were enjoying the fruits of victory.  Many programs were put in place for us to succeed and many of us did.  My generation believed the world was ours for the taking, some of us went to colleges and got "the good education" that we were told we had to have to get "A GOOD JOB AND HAVE A GOOD LIFE IN THE FUTURE".  They didn't lie we needed this, especially today.  Some of us felt there must have been a quicker and easier way to gain success, and this is where the cycle of violence we are experiencing today begun.  Many of us decided to take the easy way out but fell into the trap (which wasn't set by accident).  This trap was a "little white rock" that promised to lead us to instant riches, and it did.  But nothing comes that easy and there were consequences.  The year I'm talking about was 1985, the money was easy and we wanted all of it, by any means necessary.  Just Look At What Happened, We Forgot Where We Came From And The Struggle!

The Government said "Just Say No" and created a war on drugs, plus enacted 50 year sentences for those caught with this "little white rock".   I ask you was this really a war on drugs, or a war on us?   Anyway, many of us died, many went to jail and some are still there.  What we are experiencing now is the fall-out of the drug wars of the 80's.  Many of these children involved in this senseless violence grew up in broken homes where conversations were replaced by TV and video games, and dinner was fast food or junk food.  THIS IS WHY I SAID...WE ARE ALL TO BLAME.   Therefore, we must not get too busy with our careers, and we can't believe the hype and get caught up with the money and the "bling bling", because the children are our future and they must be guided by you, and not by MTV, BET & HBO.

TAKE THE TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN, TEACH THEM ABOUT HISTORY BECAUSE BEFORE WE CAN GO FORWARD WE HAVE GOT TO KNOW WHERE WE HAVE BEEN!

THIS HAS ALL BEEN A PLOY BY THE POWERS THAT BE, TO WEAKEN US AS A RACE.  THE NEXT ACT OF OPPRESSION WILL NOT ONLY BE DIRECTED AT BLACKS, BUT TO ALL PEOPLE WHO OPPOSE OR THREATEN THE NEW WORLD ORDER.  OPEN YOUR EYES AND YOUR MIND AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT IS TAKING PLACE.  DON'T FALL INTO  THIS TRAP!

Assignment For the weekend

Spend time with your children 

and teach them our history!

 

 

If you are in Washington DC this Saturday August 16th, check this International Human Rights Day/Reparations Rally out!

On August 16th,  the International Human Rights Day/Reparations Rally on the Mall at the Lincoln Memorial between 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM.  We really want to reach out to as many positive people as possible and solicit strong support for something as important as the enforcement of our human rights.

      Also, right after our event, there is a group that is marching here from Mississippi, the Poor People's March for Economic Human Rights.  They are scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C. on August 23rd at which time they will be building a tent city called "Bushville" on the Mall!  This group will be here for 6 days living outside and they desperately need our help with food, water, soap, blankets, everything you can think of to survive outside for nearly a week!   Please let us know if you can assist us in getting the word out and encouraging people to drop off items at our rally on the 16th. Hopefully, we will have some other drop off locations very soon.  
  

Peace & Blessings!

Dr. Edna Gorham Bey
Moorishreporter@aol.com 

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Washington DC 

BLADENSBURG MD.

Friday August 15th 2003

Crossroads Entertainment Complex

Friday Night Happy Hour & Dance Party

Presents 

Live in Concert

BUNJI GARLIN

Music by 

Spang International

In Club 2

The Aki Experience & Bob D - Wiz

Restaurant & Lounge

Bobby's Music Machine

Hosted By

John Blake (WHUR)

HAPPY HOUR 5pm-8pm

2 for 1 Drinks Complimentary Buffet

Free Admission till 8

Crossroads Entertainment Complex

4103 Baltimore Ave Bladensburg MD 301-927-1056  www.crossroadsclub.com 

IT'S HERE

ENERGY

SATURDAY'S

"YOU MUST EXPERIENCE THIS" 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

CROSSROADS NIGHTCLUB

BLADENSBURG MD

THURSDAY AUGUST 28TH 2003

EVERTON BLENDER

 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7th 2003

BERES HAMMOND   BUJU BANTON   SIZZLER   MARCIA GRIFFITHS & WAILING SOULS  OUTDOOR DOORS OPEN AT 2PM

 



COMING !!!!!!!

BALTIMORE MD

SEPTEMBER 19th, 20th, & 21st.

CCDC

PRESENTS

"THE ORIGINAL"

BALTIMORE CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL EXTRAVAGANZA

DRUID HILL PARK, BALTIMORE MARYLAND

FRIDAY SEPT 19th

KING & QUEENS INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20th

PARADE OF BANDS

CAMDEN YARDS TO DRUID HILL PARK

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21st

CONCERT IN THE PARK

CARIBBEAN FOLK DANCE/STEEL BANDS/SOCA/REGGAE AND MORE!!!

 SPONSORED BY

DYNAMIC ELECTRIC...ASH B PLUMBING...ROCKY RUN TAP & GRILL...LAW OFFICE OF SHAUN ROSE...ROYAL MAROON RESTAURANT...NU WAVE COMMUNICATIONS SOL...WEAA 88.9FM

FOR MORE INFO LOG ONTO 

www.baltimorecarnival.com 

410-889-7113 or 410-866-0250

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LARGO MD

  

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 

AUGUST 16th &17th 2003

KRIMSON SPORTS CLUB

PRESENTS

CARIBBEAN/AFRICAN SOCCER TOURNAMENT

 AT

NEW LOCATION

PRINCE GEORGES COMMUNITY   COLLEGE

LARGO MARYLAND


16 TEAMS

FOOD & DRINKS

GATE PRIZES & SURPRISES

RAFFLE TICKETS TO THE CARIBBEAN

ON AIR JAMAICA

1ST PRIZE $1000.00 PLUS TROPHIES & 18 JERSEYS

2ND PRIZE $500.00 PLUS TROPHIES

3RD PRIZE $300.00

ADMISSION

Adults $5.00 Kids Free

ANOTHER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PRODUCTION 

FOR INFO 301-422-1728 OR 301-583-2400

Lawn Seating Chairs & Blankets Welcome  NO COOLERS OR ALCOHOL 


WASHINGTON DC

SUNDAY AUGUST 17th 2003

THE SUNDAY LIVE SERIES

COME EXPERIENCE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT FROM AROUND THE CARIBBEAN

@

ZANZIBAR ON THE WATERFRONT

FROM TRINIDAD

GOLDEN HANDS STEEL ORCHESTRA(5:30 PM TO 6:30PM)

FROM ST VINCENT

BECKET/ BACKED BY THE SPIRIT BAND

FROM JAMAICA

FAB 5

MUSIC BY

BOBBY'S MUSIC MACHINE

DOORS OPEN AT 5PM TO 10PM

$20.00 ADVANCE $25.00 @DOOR

TICKETS OUTLETS

CROWN BAKERY.......RITA CARRYOUT.......CARIBBEAN DELIGHT........WEST INDIAN RECORD MART......CARIBBEAN MARKETPLACE (LARGO).......I GOT THE HOOK UP (BMORE)......ZANZIBAR BOX OFFICE


 Saturday, September 20 2003

The Metropolitan DC Chapter of Trans Africa

 Presents its Young Professionals Event

 POETRY FEST!

Mango's Fusion Cuisine 

2017 14th Street, NW (U Street Corridor)

Washington, DC

Admission: $5.00

For more information, call Changamire at (202) 210-2427.

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West Coast 

Alaska

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 LA, California

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Sonoma,  California

www.onelovereggae.com


The World

Israel/Dutch/Belgium

www.irielion.com 


Listen to Reggae Around The World

Worldwide Reggae On The Radio &  Net

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Voice of Guyana International - Mark Jacobs

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Announcements  

Artistic Expressions (Natural Hair Salon) 

Expanding at the end of August.  They have added to its original location more space to serve your natural hair and skin needs.  At the new expanded area the salon will be  focusing on Natural Skin Care.

Come and check out the additional space and services!

Look out for Upcoming Specials!

6345 Old Branch Avenue, Camp Springs, Maryland 20743

301-449-3737

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