A lot of times we take some pretty hard swipes at folks who don't do right by our communities and we make no bones about it. This week we wanna shower someone with praise and a bit of caution.
We're talking about the top law enforcement officer in the land US Attorney General Eric Holder. In the past few weeks he's been on a roll. First he filed a law suit against the Neanderthals who sit in office in the Apartheid state of Arizona. Holder like many of us sees the new immigration bill SB 1070 that is not only too far reaching, but also not within the rights of the people trying to enforce it.
Everyone is talking about Lebron James and the brouhaha he has with Cleveland Cav’s owner Dan Gilbert. Adding to the mix is Jesse Jackson. Lemme just say for the record this is not Hip Hop beef. It’s a beef between 3 men who have more money and resources than most of us could ever dream for… It’s important to not this because their beef becomes are distraction as we discovered the other night when Lebron’s ‘Decision’ where to make his next millions overshadowed the ‘Decision’ to slap an out of control cop on the wrist with manslaughter for the killing of unarmed Oscar Grant at the hands of the police.
People in Oakland, California and probably all over the country reacted to the 'slap on the wrist' verdict of involuntary manslaughter handed down to Johannes Mehserle.. Later people would riot in downtown Oakland..We have a first-hand account.
It has been a year and a half since the fateful night a New Year’s celebration turned deadly for a 22-year-old Black man in California. He wasn’t engaged in a gang transaction gone wrong, nor was he evading police or hiding somewhere as a fugitive. No, Oscar Grant was handcuffed face down on the ground with a police officer’s knee pinning his neck when another cop decided to draw his weapon and shoot him in the back. The single bullet ended his young life as his friends and a train station full of people watched on in horror. And now, on the heels of a verdict in the trial against the accused officer, Johannes Mehserle, the revulsion only intensifies.
On the eve of the verdict to one of the most watched and controversial trials around a police shooting, we dedicate this video to those seeking Justice for the murder of Oscar Grant...
Inspired by what's been going down with the trial, we flipped the last speech from Martin Luther King's.. 'I've been to the Mountain Top' and mashed it up with BOB's 'Nothing on You' .. we juxtaposed it with footage from the early Oscar Grant rallies and Black Panthers rallies held in the past in Oakland, California.. The dancers are from Detroit.. we met them during Allied Media Conference i Enjoy