And Now, "Artists Slammin' Cointelpro for Our Man Downtown John Wiley Price"

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That's the full title of the latest JWP protest being staged by the National Black United Front, not to be confused with the Judean People's Front or the Popular Front of Judea, who will return to the Pan-African Connection Bookstore across the street from Fair Park, scene of last month's overheated and underpopulated rally, for a more artistic affair this Thursday. Thomas Muhammad sent the heads-up overnight -- just in time too, since the event's but two days away and they're still looking for "area comics, poets, rappers, hip hoppers [and] singers" to register for the event, which is less a protest than a contest for which there's a $20 registration fee per act with space limited to 10, because The Man won't let them go to 11.

Says the release that follows:
Commissioner Price has been a long time supporter of the Arts in Dallas and area artists believe it is important they show support in a more public way. Using their art is the best way they feel they prove their appreciation for a man they've grown to love and respect.
This will be the second National Black United Front rally, and it comes less than a week after Price's assistant Vincent Hall and his Justice for John Wiley Price protesters staged a small street-corner sign-waving near the Earle Cabell. Hall, you will recall, is also the man behind the JWP legal defense fund, and Muhammad writes that money raised at Thursday's affair will go toward filling those coffers. For those in need of an act, might I recommend? Also. And.
"Artists Compete for prizes as they Slam Cointelpro for John Wiley Price"

"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

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm the National Black United Front (NBUF)-Dallas host "Artists Slammin Cointelpro for Our Man Downtown John Wiley Price" at Pan African Connections 828 Fourth Avenue (Across from Fair Park).

Word's going out to all area Comics, Poets, Rappers, Hip Hoppers, Singers bring your A Game! The contest is on its time to see who can slam the FBI's Cointelpro (Counter Intelligence Program) the best. Winners will receive cash and other valued prizes.

Mistress of Ceremonies will be the popular stand up comedian Anastasia "The Bold" Bolden. Deep Kho kho a well known Spoken Word Poet will also perform.

Contest Judges are: Nayrok Badu (Sister of for time Grammy Award Winning Singer Erykah Badu). Also judging will be Gordon Jackson, Executive Editor The Dallas Weekly Newspaper and Aaron Michaels, Founder New Black Panther Party.

The event is being organized to show support for John Wiley Price, Dallas County Commissioner District 3. All proceeds will benefit the John Wiley Price Legal Defense Fund.

Commissioner Price has been a long time supporter of the Arts in Dallas and area artists believe it is important they show support in a more public way. Using their art is the best way they feel they prove their appreciation for a man they've grown to love and respect.

"I remember when I was a child my mother would always talk about John Wiley Price and how proud she was to see him stand up and fight for what he believed in. We used to see him out protesting while riding the bus and we would shout with him No Justice No Peace! We loved that man. I can't believe that today I have a chance to really show him how much. This is wonderful!" said Anastasia.

Many believe it was outgoing federal prosecutor Jim Jacks a Republican who had been urged on by members of the Tea Party to try to silence Commissioner Price thru federal intimidation because Price was aggressively changing the once majority Republican County to a majority Democratic. The commissioner was also busting up the "good ole boy system" in providing better opportunities for minorities in the county.

For more 214-460-7672 or nbufdallas@gmail.com visit www.nbufdallas.org
Too Black! Too Strong! Forward Ever! Backwards Never!

HISTORY BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT COINTELPRO

COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives governing COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" the activities of black movements and their leaders.

COINTELPRO tactics included discrediting targets through psychological warfare, planting false reports in the media, smearing through forged letters, harassment, wrongful imprisonment, extralegal violence and assassination. Covert operations under COINTELPRO took place between 1956 and 1971; however, the FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception. The FBI's stated motivation at the time was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order."

FBI records show that 85% of COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed "subversive," including individuals associated with the civil rights movement, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) this included black nationalist groups and leaders such as Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the Nation Of Islam (NOI).

TODAY IT'S JOHN WILEY PRICE

TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOU!!!

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Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

Why do you need to raise money for a man with over a million on deposit in a bank,hundred thousand in home safe,$500,000 in vintage automobiles,million or so in retirement and 401k.

Bettyculbreath
Bettyculbreath

How could the FBI investigation be a tool to control John Price for the past 29 years he has been helping himself and his close circle of friends.John Price is doing nothing to change the County from Republican to Democrat it's in the demographics.What fools I wonder do people like Vincent Hall really believe that shit.John has helped Vincent for the past 20 years.I can understand his devotion,self preservation.

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

Can we get an update? Did any Obs staff attend? What was turn-out?

Royce Williams
Royce Williams

OH MY GOD. It is hard to imagine that a group of adults, even uneducated illiterate racist adults, could come up with a flier like that one that only reinforces the stereotype of an ignorant African American community in Dallas. 

rumpunch
rumpunch

So according to their own press release, these activities were happening between 1956 and 1971 (not the best time for this country agreed).  Therefore, we are supposed to believe that in the 40 years since then, the FBI has just been waiting underground for a prize such as JWP. 

The civil rights movement was incorrectly interpreted by many law enforcement as possibly some level of domestic terrorism or at the very least calls for anarchy.  Like a said before, in hindsight a bit of a over reaction.  Let's get away from old history and stereotypes. 

When one group uses fear tachics and historical stereotypes it is racism, when another group does the same thing it is standing up.  Sorry to say this, I just put this group into the same category with the Klan, a pure and simple hate group.

Spin Doc
Spin Doc

I'll bet there's not much of a turnout for this gig, either.  The small print on the flier says no 40-ouncers allowed.

ts
ts

This drama won't be completed until Clay Davis takes the stand

thufir_hawat
thufir_hawat

Bravo, RW. Nice Nat X reference.

"[S]pace limited to 10 because The Man won't let them go to 11."

And I think we all know who the man is. I’m talkin’ about the man who said Sinbad makes bad movies, but then gave Greg Kinnear a three-picture deal. I’m talkin’ about the same man who invented white-out, a tricky substance that only eliminates black letters. I'm talking about the same man who calls all his bad children the black sheep! I'm talking about the same man who made the black jellybean the worst tasting candy on Earth! I’m talking about the same man who calls a white mouse a pet and feeds it cheese, and calls a black mouse a rat and tries to kill it! I’m talking about the same man who invented the game of pool, a game in which the player uses a white ball and a stick to knock a bunch of colored balls off a table and into a bunch of holes!

Bob
Bob

The "special guest comedian" is Deep Kho-kho (no, really). 

I thought that Deep Kho-kho was what Price found himself mired in after the raid.

Seriously, thought, Deep Kho-kho is a great name for a black drag queen, which is what every peace and justice rally needs.  Along with a "special guest comedian."  As opposed to the ordinary regular comedian (that would be Price himself).

Ed D.
Ed D.

So tempted to put on a dark suit and sunglasses then head down with $25 (and my own setup) to hand out FBI recruiting fliers while obviously videotaping the whole event. Maybe get some friends in suits with cameras to do the same. Hey, just because you're paranoid and there's no conspiracy doesn't mean it wouldn't be fun to pretend that The Man is after you.

NewsDog
NewsDog

Did anyone else notice that logo for the NBUF (U is for United) has a fracture in it? 

rumpunch
rumpunch

I think that I have come across JWP motive for his hatred of the FBI.  Its the use of the color black by a predominantly white group of people.  (Black suits, black Suburban and black helicopters)

JWP will have to put his assault on the science community for their use of the term "black hole" on hold in order to deal with this unauthorized use of colors.

rumpunch
rumpunch

At least the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. got Smart Brother to proofread this time.  I will allow some poetic license when it comes to some of the unneeded capitalization.  Also, they are keeping the amount of cash and other prizes close to the vest until they see how much the door brings.  They are probably still in the red from the bounce house last time.

Good luck with no food, no booze and a Thursday night.  Will Ghadafi be there?  They spoke so highly of him at the last rally.

Borborygmus
Borborygmus

I've got your poetry, right here:

REQUIEM FOR AN ANGRY BLACK MAN

zOMG, on YouTube there consists quite a list,Of John Wiley Price, Dallas County inveteratist.Black holes, and white people you want in hell,But once again hardly your political death knell.Skeptical your woundikins will result in attack,When Elba and Clay are busy watching your back.

Unless of course people stop taking what you sayAs flippant, unhurtful, then comes judgement day."Go to hell", I can take, it’s been said to me before,It’s the statement made with that which hit a score."What’s wrong with white? Is this how blacks felt?A generation ago, forcing change in the bible belt?"

I get it, "white’s less" in the mind of this fool,Considered oppressors, it’s very old schoolBut hardly advancement for the citizens of DallasWhen government speaks out with racial malice.Whether it’s white or it’s black, it hasn’t a placeOn the commissioner’s bench, no matter the race.

I’m dumfounded about what can be done for this manAn intervention seems needed, he’s hardly a fanOf most of our citizenry, if he’s really a hater.And history will not remember him as "Equater"Instead on video they will view his stupid rantsAnd pictures of him posing in lipstick underpants.

Granny
Granny

I'm sorry to miss this event, but I've got a previous commitment: I've already scheduled that evening to arrange my spices in alphabetical order.

MattL1
MattL1

"The only people we hate more than COINTELPRO are the f***ing United Front of National Blacks!"

Muno
Muno

Will Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate be there?

Coleman
Coleman

Whenever I see the term "cointelpro," my brain immediately shuts down from Crazy Asshole Overload.

Guest
Guest

what about our unitility bills?

Boogieking
Boogieking

Ya know I thought COINTELPRO .. was some type of phone company that had pay phones everywhere in JWP's area and they were pissed 'cuz he didn't get his 15% fee... but ya know I'm a little strange like that.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

The important question, will there be a bounce house??

LesliO
LesliO

They're pinning an awful lot on the assumption people will pay these fees, be they "artists" or vendors. I know if I show up at dinnertime and there's no food I'm not staying long.  Stick it the man all you want, but I gots to eat.

Paul
Paul

Don't forget the ...People's Front of JudeaPopular Judean Peoples FrontPeoples Popular Front of JudeaJudean Front of Popular PeopleJudean Peoples Popular FrontPopular Front of Judean Peoples

There was a young boy who tended sheep.  One day he was bored and decided to yell wolf ...

I am surprised that they left out the reference to Thomas Jefferson having owned slaves.  Or maybe they just ran out of space on the flyer.

This whole investigation has gone from the sordid to the pathetic.

Justin Julian
Justin Julian

NICE Life of Brian ref, Wilonsky.  Very nice.  :D  As for the rest, you can't write comedy as solid as this flier/plan/show.  

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Malcolm X was against slick talking jive brothers in zoot suits like JWP, I find it ironic they're quoting him...

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

Paint a "Two Guys From Quantico Pizza" or "Flowers By Irene" sign on the side of a van and park across the street.

MattL1
MattL1

Don't forget an earpiece.  

Scrotex
Scrotex

The fracture represents the crack pipe someone is obviously smoking.

AintNoSunshine
AintNoSunshine

Nice observation - Very True! When it get hotter in the kitchen, the fracture will be larger!!! 

Marvin
Marvin

Nayrok Badu (Sister of for time Grammy Award Winning Singer Erykah Badu).The proofreading still needs work..

Granny
Granny

Awesome. Total Respect.

Coleman
Coleman

So what you're saying is that you made time for thyme.

rumpunch
rumpunch

It's the 3 year commitment that they do not like with their COINTELPRO plan.  That and all of the transmission towers are in black helicopters, so no service when the whether is bad.

LesliO
LesliO

Even more important - will unitility payments be one of the vaulable prizes?

rumpunch
rumpunch

Save the $25 dollars and just park across the street.  That will do have the same effect. 

The other fun thing is to dress like an undercover FBI agent.  Light colored golf shirt, tucked into dad jeans with a belt.  You will still need to wear a pair of aviators and put in an earpiece.  An oversized camera and a boring car wraps up the package.

rumpunch
rumpunch

I didn't read the full press release (too long, didn't care) I was just making reference to the poster.

G_David
G_David

I bet he's even got thyme in a bottle.

Paul
Paul

or made space for thyme ...

Paul
Paul

What about the grocery shopping spree?

Paul
Paul

Oops there is a new splitter ... People's Popular Judean Front ...

Paul
Paul

it will be a chile' day before anise of granny helps her

rke
rke

But a sage use of her time.

Coleman
Coleman

It's beyond bay leaf that Granny would rather rearrange her spice rack than try to curry the favor of the National Black United Front and their sage wisdom.

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