Filed under: Music | Tags: bambu, kev choice, no justice, oscar grant, the are, the burnerz, zumbi
Remember friends, most people still do not know of the Oscar Grant murder…keep educating, keep fighting.
Filed under: Music | Tags: bambu, et, handcuffs, Johannes Mehserle, kiwi, mass movement, native guns, no justice remix, oscar grant
In his words:
Today Oscar Grant’s murderer Johannes Mehserle was given an insulting and unjust verdict of “involuntary manslaughter.” The court system confirmed that an officer can shoot an unarmed man cold-blooded in the back, with hundreds of witnesses watching, and get away with a slap on the wrist.
Echoing the words of the Los Angeles Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant:
We reject the continued official cover-up of the murder of Oscar Grant with a jury exclusive of African Americans, yet including several jurors with police as immediate family, hundreds of miles from the scene of the crime, by a judge notorious for covering police crimes and with slanted rules of evidence.
This remix is dedicated to all the people just like Oscar Grant who never see justice in this inherently unjust system. Today is another reminder that the whole system is corrupt and needs to be changed. The struggle is long, we have to stay strong.
Filed under: Music | Tags: 6fingers, bambu, hand cuffs, kiwi, native guns, oscar grant
So I’m late to my own party…
I’m guessing most of yall have downloaded this already since it got blasted earlier today, but here’s the full 12-inch that includes the unedited version, the clean version, and the acapella.
For immediate release
July 7, 2010
Bay Area/Los Angeles, CA
Hours away from the verdict of the historic Oscar Grant trial, rappers Kiwi and Bambu (along with DJ Phatrick) have reunited as Native Guns to release their latest song, “Handcuffs” (produced by Six Fingers).
“With so much emotion and uncertainty around the outcome of this case, we felt a sense of urgency to come back together and do this track” states Kiwi, a former Oakland resident. Bambu adds, “We both experienced the L.A riots in 1992 firsthand, and we wanted to remind people of the lessons learned from back then, so we can keep them in mind as we move forward with this current situation.”
Kiwi breaks the song down further: “The message is threefold: to validate the community’s anger around the blatant murder of this young man, to spark a discussion and deeper analysis of what police are there to do beyond just enforcing the law, and to get folks to think strategically about how they want to react to this verdict, whatever it ends up being.”
This is the group’s first song together in nearly 4 years. Their critically-acclaimed debut album, “Barrel Men” (2005), followed by the “Stray Bullets Vol 2″ Mixtape (2006) received rave reviews and built them a loyal following that carries over to this day. Their material continues to be used in both college classrooms and community youth workshops alike.
Filed under: Events | Tags: bonds, Devil's Pie, native tongues, oscar grant, roza, verdugo bar
Flyer designed by FREDZILLA.
…soul by the slice…
3rd Wednesdays Soul Party
JUNE 16, 2010 – In honor of Arts For Oscar Grant Week:
NATIVE TONGUES TRIBUTE!
3408 Verdugo Rd
Glassell Park, Los Angeles
Filed under: Events | Tags: chuco's justice center, Johannes Mehserle, oscar grant
One year ago, Oscar Grant was murdered by BART pig, johannes mehserle. Never forget. No forgiving until justice has been served.
The trial has moved to LA. If you want to help out with the Justice For Oscar Grant movement in LA, come out to the planning meeting:
Sunday, January 3rd
@ Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd, at corner of West Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90302
This picture is worth 5 words: Johannes Mehserle hates black people.
Filed under: Events | Tags: arab resource & organizing center, communities against police execution, eastside arts alliance, eastside cultural center, gaza, gaza action committee, malcolm x grassroots movement, oscar grant, plan for a safer oakland
In 20 days over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza. In 2008, 11 people of color were killed by Oakland Police forces, Oscar Grant their latest victim. Learn and discuss the connections between state-sponsored violence in Palestine and Oakland, and why self-determination is critical in both places.
Food at 6:00pm Programs starts at 6:30 FREE
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
Monday, January 26th, 2009 6:30-8:30pm
Co-sponsored by Eastside Arts Alliance and the Gaza Action Committee. With speakers from Arab Resource & Organizing Center, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Communities Against Police Execution and Plan for a Safer Oakland.
copied from Smoking Section:
As if the story couldn’t get any more tragic, the Bay’s KTVU broadcast additional footage of the scene moments before Oscar Grant was murdered by BART cops. The cellphone footage shows another BART cop, named Tony Pirone according to the San Francisco Chronicle, snuff Grant. Oscar Grant immediately puts his hands up and drops to the ground. The officer is the same one seen with his knee in Grant’s back in the widely spread video of Grant’s murder.
Currently, the officer remains uncharged pending an internal affairs investigation.
Filed under: Events, The Isms, Video | Tags: akonadi foundation, hard in the paint, imix books, ise lyfe, Johannes Mehserle, off the books, oscar grant
I’ve been scouring the internet news for updates on what’s happening with the Oscar Grant situation back home. There’s not much media out there. It’s not over y’all. Mehserle, the pig who murdered Oscar, has pleaded not guilty, and has hired the lawyer who has successfully defended other guilty pigs like the Oakland Riders. Also, who are the other pigs who were there on the BART platform and complicit of the crime? Why have they not been charged?
Ise Lyfe will be featuring at our next OFF THE BOOKS Open Mic at IMIX Bookstore on February 5th! Stay tuned for more info: