Just Added to Saturday's Rally for John Wiley Price, The Man Who Coined "Black Power"

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Moments ago, Thomas Muhammad -- president of the Dallas chapter of the National Black United Front and organizer of Saturday's rally for Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price -- sent word that a Very Special Guest has been added the list of speakers scheduled to attend Saturday. That would be civil-rights movement icon Willie Ricks, one of the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the man often credited -- even by Stokely Carmichael -- with coining the phrase "Black Power" in a June 1966 speech following the shooting of James Meredith.

Ricks, also known as Mukasa Dada, says in the NBUF's release that follows that he's met Price several times during trips to Dallas, and that when he found out about the FBI's investigation, well, he signed right up:
"Hell no we can't allow this to happen to such a strong and powerful brother who loves and helps his people. This is what Dr. King, and Brother Kwame [Stokely Carmichael] and I fought for all those damn years. Getting beat by police, bitten by vicious police dogs and facing white racist cracker Ku Klux Klansmen in the South so our people could have good people like John representing them. Tell that brother I'll be there to do whatever I can to fight against Cointelpro and will keep coming to Dallas until we see victory!"
Muhammad also explains in the release who he believes is behind the JWP investigation and why. Jump for that.
"World Renowned Black Power Symbol will attend Dallas Rally"

"We declare our rights on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be given the rights of a human being, to be given the respect of a human being, in this day on this earth which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary!" Malcolm X

Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10:00 am -7:00 pm the National Black United Front (NBUF)-Dallas will host a "Hands Off; Bold Black Leadership Rally" at Pan African Connections 828 Fourth Avenue (Across from Fair Park).

Willie "Mukasa" Ricks the man who coined the civil rights battle cry slogan "Black Power" will speak in Dallas during a rally in support of John Wiley Price, the Dallas County Commissioner who most feel has come under attack by Cointelpro FBI agents lead by outgoing Tea Party activist and federal prosecutor Jim Jacks.

Many believe Jacks was urged on by members of the Tea Party to try to silence Commissioner Price who had been aggressively changing the once majority Republican County to a majority "Blue" Democratic county through redistricting. The commissioner has also been very aggressive in fighting to provide better opportunities for minorities to access business contracts with the county.

When told about what was happening to the popular commissioner whom Ricks met on several occasions while visiting Dallas he said, "What? Hell no we can't allow this to happen to such a strong and powerful brother who loves and helps his people. This is what Dr. King, and Brother Kwame (Stokely Carmichael) and I fought for all those damn years. Getting beat by police, bitten by vicious police dogs and facing white racist cracker Ku Klux Klansmen in the South so our people could have good people like John representing them. Tell that brother I'll be there to do whatever I can to fight against Cointelpro and will keep coming to Dallas until we see victory!"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called Willie Ricks "The fiery orator of SNCC" in his famous 1967 speech "Where Do We Go from Here?" at the 11th annual SCLC Conference.

James Forman a former Executive Secretary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) said the following about Willie Ricks: "Willie Ricks must rank as one of those unknown heroes who captured the mood of history. In calling for Black Power, he caught the essence of the spirit, moving Black people in the United States and around the world who were poor, Black, and without power".

During the 1966, "Meredith March across Mississippi", Willie Ricks, then a young field secretary and Central Committee member of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, first popularized the slogan, "Black Power" that became the rallying cry for the militant Black community rebellions that shook this country to its foundations. Mukasa's introduction of the "Black Power" demand was indicative of the leadership that he has provided in the course of over 35 years of courageous struggle on behalf of poor and working African people. Beginning as a student organizer in Tennessee, where he and his family were targeted by the Klan with cross burnings and gunfire at their home, Ricks has fought on the front lines of the struggle for black freedom.

The program will feature dozens of well known speakers representing City Councils and black organizations from New York, Houston, Ft Worth, Georgia and Dallas. The leaders are coming together to join forces in bringing national spotlight to racist attacks on black leadership across America.

Partial list of speakers: Charles Barron, NY City Councilman, Jolanda Jones, Houston City Councilwoman, Cynthia McKinney, Former US Congresswoman Atlanta Georgia,

Ray Winbush, Author/Professor Morgan State University, Kofi Taharka, National Chairman NBUF, Robert Muhammad, Student Minister Regional Representative Nation of Islam along with other noted powerful local leaders representing civil rights and black nationalist organizations.

Master of Ceremonies: Thomas Muhammad, NBUF-Dallas Chapter

Mistress of Ceremonies: Carolyn R. Davis, Dallas City Councilwoman

It will be a family event featuring Kiddie Bouncer Castle, Raffles held throughout the day paying utility bills up to $250.00 along with $200.00 Grocery Give-A-Ways and Theater Tickets priced at $100.00. Black vendors will be on hand as will African Drum and Dancers. Soul Music or "Music for the Soul" will fill the air. Live Streaming: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nbuf-tv

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Oldiebutgoodus
Oldiebutgoodus

JWR  just another CROOK who got caught at his own natural game!!!!! imagin that!

Negroes
Negroes

The easiest way to get away with wrongful doing is to pull a racial card...Only if you are black. Come on, how long has it been...negros slavery is EON's ago...we even have a black president now. Stop using the same excuse over and over again

Montemalone
Montemalone

Black AG, too.The man ain't a honkey no more.

Johndoe
Johndoe

Dang...Price and Carolyn Davis? 2 crooks in one place. Maybe we should send a paddy wagon and round up those crooks while we have them all in one place.

donovan acree
donovan acree

"What? Hell no we can't allow this to happen to such a strong and powerful brother who loves and helps his people"Maybe someone should tell him that JWP prevented 60,000 new jobs from coming to south Dallas because The Allen Group refused to pay him off. Of course, JWP said he thinks jobs are slavery and for "negros".

Karen903
Karen903

There is a young lady name Sylvia Rhodes-Bradley running against JWP. I think she is running as an Independent. I think we all should rally behind her to make certain she wins JWP seat. At the end of the day the votes against JWP will remove him from office. I think her website is www.electsylviabradley.com   

AintNoSunshine
AintNoSunshine

The people holding and participating in this really are doing no less than spitting on MLK's grave, so how dare they claim him in this regard. These CRA's of the 60's have lost their way, and certainly lost their understanding of what the mission was back then. Now, its about protecting a black man, guilty or not, just because he is black. From Equality - to Inequality. From skin color - to content of ones character, now back to skin color only. Reversing everything MLK stood for, then died for..................Shame on these people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rubbercow
rubbercow

I am excited about this!  Cynthia McKinney!?  The possibilities for buffoonery are off the dial!  This could be great fun!

For the record...
For the record...

When McKinney was somehow nominated for vice president by the Green Party in 2008, it was said that her campaign slogan should be "She puts the 'Mental' in Environmental!"

jharris214
jharris214

Ooo, Cynthia McKinney is like the crazy cat lady of the far-left.  I'd like to see McKinney and Michele Bachmann put into a sack together and thrown in a river.  

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

Ah Cynthia McKinney, a woman who has her own problems with truth, reality and law enforcement.  

On September 28, 2008, at a press conference, McKinney announced that she had spoken with a constituent whose son was a National Guardsman. The constituent claimed her son had disposed of 5,000 bodies for the Department of Defense during the week of Hurricane Katrina. She further believed that there were credible reports that the bodies were prisoners who had all been crushed by tanks, shot in the head, painted blue, and dumped in a Louisiana swamp. McKinney said that the story had been corroborated by anonymous "insider" sources.On the morning of March 29, 2006, McKinney entered the Longworth House Office Building's southeast entrance and proceeded past the security checkpoint, walking around the metal detector. The officers present failed to recognize McKinney as a member of Congress because she was not wearing the appropriate lapel pin and had recently changed her hairstyle. She proceeded westward down the ground floor hallway and about halfway down the hallway was stopped by United States Capitol Police officer Paul McKenna, who states that he had been calling after her: "Ma'am, Ma'am!"; at that time it is reported that McKinney struck the officer.

Fatty Arbuckle's Tub Stopper
Fatty Arbuckle's Tub Stopper

This appears to be a Nation of Islam recruiting / fundraising function.  That, and an opportunity for irrelevant "civil rights leaders" to take a road trip, get their mugs in front of a crowd, and hopefully receive an honorarium.  I wonder if all of these supporters have considered the hit their limited credibility will take if JWP is found guilty?  They are, after all, proclaiming his innocence and denouncing the "Cointelpro" persecution of JWP out of hand.

For the record...
For the record...

It's somewhat sad to see a genuine pioneer of civil rights, apparently now showing his age by living in the past, being used like this. Those early civil rights activists paid so much in blood and strain to force us all to make it better.

OTOH, Mr. Ricks/Mukasa has made his life out of his past, much like an aged musician plinking repeatedly through a particular musical chord that has since been sampled and remixed by so many, far beyond its original place and meaning. He's frequently issued no-trespassing citations at the likes of Morehouse College for haranguing people with the one string on his violin.

And COINTEL was archived 40 years ago, as mentioned.

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

Oh, stop with the COINTELPRO crap!!!! That stuff stopped in 1971. The more attention they draw to this case, the more dirt will be dug up--and more people will be going to jail. If Willis Johnson were WILLIAM JOHNSON, white man, would he have still gotten those contracts? Why didn't they spread the love around a bit, share the crumbs and set up a dozen or more other brothers with these same type contracts? THEN, that would be investing in South Dallas!Eventually, this is going to wake up South Dallas that they have been played like a two-bit piano in a saloon.Notice how they keep trying to bring in more and more people from OUTSIDE of Dallas? What does that say? Maybe, just maybe, he is calling favors, fine. But maybe, just maybe, those who are not from here really don't know that this mess has HURT the people they claim to represent. We shall see. We shall see.p.s. I was only about 8 years old when Dr. Martin Luther King was gunned down. Now, correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think he got shot through the neck so one or two brothers could make a killing off of taxpayer funded contracts. In fact, oh yes, I remember now, when they called out whites on this practice, I think they called them bloodusckers. Yes, yes, if he were alive, he would be disgusted with this race-card playing. And Carolyn Davis, you disappoint me.

Grumpy Demo
Grumpy Demo

Anyone looking into who's paying for their expenses and possible honorarium?

JWP's bank account gonna be quite low at the end of this.

Paul
Paul

Let's see ... there are a few things that I don't understand ... OK JWP loves and helps his people ... that's fine ... but what I don't understand is if he has helped minority hiring then why does it all have to go through Willis Johnson? 

As far as Mr. Jacks of the FBI is concerned, doesn't the Hatch Act prevent federal civil servants from being politically active?  So how does the NBUF say that Mr. Jacks is a Tea Party (why is it capitalized?  I don't know because I can't find a phone listing for them.) member and that this investigation is purely racially motivated?

One additional thing I don't understand is that while Parkland is under some severe criticism from the Medicare/Medicaid auditors and is being threatened with loss of Medicare/Medicaid funding, Commissioner Price can only complain about the lack of minorities (i.e. AA's) being hired for top positions.  If I were a CC, I would be after Parkland as to what the problem is and why is it not being corrected.

I have often wondered as to what extent Commissioner Price has "input" on hiring practices at the county jail and at Parkland.

Oh wait a minute ... I'm being a rational logical racist bigotted "cracka" and I'm no different from the likes of Wesley Goff and his ilk ...

Sure things where pretty d*&^ s$&##* for blacks in Dallas in the 50's and 60's but I know that I as a Dallas native growing up in that time period has moved beyond that ...

When will JWP?

PS:  Does anybody know from where JWP is?  I can't seem to find anything about his birthplace or background prior to his becoming a CC?

Gary
Gary

A reunion of losers without a cause.  More reason to prosecute John Wiley Price and his cohorts to the fullest extent of the Law. Dallas is a great place to visit,but not on behalf of the subject of a pending FBI Investigation. What could you possibly hope to accomplish.

LaceyB
LaceyB

now you really have to go and see this. I wouldn't enter without my flask, though. It's bound to be like watching a car wreck, up close. I'd also suggest opiates.

jharris214
jharris214

Helps his people?  More like helps himself, and then comes back for seconds.

arugula farmer
arugula farmer

"Obama has his hands full with the wacko Republicans in Washington"

His caddys are not republican.

Casual Observer
Casual Observer

I believe that he played his round of golf using a golf cart, not a caddie.  Another Republican fabrication of the "truth!"

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Wow, will he be entertaining the kiddies in the bounce house?? Gotta love JWP bringing in such a firebrand of a bigot to a unity event...

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Wow, will be entertaining the kiddies in the bounce house??

Jay
Jay

Did you notice the last paragraph? "Black vendors will be on hand......" That sounds .....like racial discrimination. Others need not apply.

I believe it would be a good idea for the Dallas Police  Department to consider the recent riots in London and other UK cities as they prepare to monitor this event.

Montemalone
Montemalone

I believe you may have misinterpreted.They gonna be sellin the black man out.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

So because he's black he can't actually be corrupt?

Montemalone
Montemalone

fuck this shit

Bring on the RICO charges.

Black has nothing to do with this, other than the fact that JWP and his crooked band of brothers are.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Obama said awhile back he was going to "handle up" in the community, I have a feeling this is an extension of that promise, and for that im glad he is.

Pat Boyack
Pat Boyack

So President Obama, Eric Holder and the other Black folks spearheading this thing are what? Oreos?

Casual Observer
Casual Observer

Where did you come up with the notion that Obama or Holder have anything to do with this?   Another, of many,Republican total fabrication of the "truth."  This is a local issue.  Obama has his hands full with the wacko Republicans in Washington.  He has no time to mess with JWP or his buddies.

Russ in Dallas
Russ in Dallas

Mr. Causal Observer,  To answer your queston regarding the "notion that Obama or Holder have anything to do with this?" you must understand that the FBI is the enforcement arm of the Dept of Justice, headed by Eric Holder.  Likewise, the Department of Justice is a Cabinet member ultimately under the controll & discretion of the POTUS...SO please let me know how this, as you put it, a "Republican total fabrication of the "truth""  Just Sayin!

Montemalone
Montemalone

You think Obama sic'ed the Feds on JWP?

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

OINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. - Wikipedia

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

Wikipedia is not an acceptable primary source. - Everyone

Diane Birdwell
Diane Birdwell

No, but some of us who actually were in Intelligence, like I was, know when things ENDED. We know our history, the good and the bad, in survelling our own people. COINTELPRO was a product of Hoover and the times we were in. They went after Hoolywood actresses, church groups, everyone. To use this now shows their ignorance--and the belief that their audience is, well, frankly, stupid.

Phelps
Phelps

And it targeted both the BPP and the KKK.  Seems even handed (and illegal).

james
james

white racist cracker ? if us 'crackers' use that type of language toward black folks, we'll need to be armed and ready for self defense. ain't that sort of a double standard?

jharris214
jharris214

Maybe he was referring to Florida crackers, which is just slang for a cattlemen?  Crackers.

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

Or the old Atlanta minor league team, the Atlanta Crackers?  I can live with being called a cracker or a redneck.  Both names were originally for hardworking country folk.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Cracker is OUR WORD, same with honky, bobo, mr. charlie and old fade...We're taking them back, plain and simple!!

Montemalone
Montemalone

only if you a cracker

Tom L (No, Not That L)
Tom L (No, Not That L)

Cracka, please!

Montemalone
Montemalone

Cracka Jacka, wit a prize in da bottom uh da box.

LesliO
LesliO

Great idea.  I just implore you to "feature" Wacka Flocka on your first single.  It just sounds too good.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

What is the origin of a ...cracker or "crackA"?  I wonder if ..at 55..it is too late to start a career in rap...as Cracka Jacka.

Balch Springs Citizen
Balch Springs Citizen

You are right, I am a black man and that sort of reverse racism burns me up.  If you want respect you need to give it.

LesliO
LesliO

And earn it, if you don't mind my adding, kind sir.  It's not a fundamental right to be respected...it is a privilege that must be earned. 

It's hard for me to understand whether JWP's supporters respect him or have a kind of hero worship him for the fancy cars, slick suits and loud mouth always sticking it to the man, (or punching the man in the throat anyway). That's the only reason I can think of for being so lathered up over an investigation.  When I see a white person in power being investigated my first reaction is a "Tsk tsk" with an incredulous head shake.  Then I wait to see what, if anything, the investigation yields.  If I operated like the folks organizing this rally (making it all about skin color) I would have David Duke on speed dial. 

Dallas Diner
Dallas Diner

It is, however, a fundamental right to be treated civilly.

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