BLACK COMMENTATOR.COM May 7th, 2015
Marilyn Mosby Gets The 2015
Angela Davis Black Power Award
Angela Davis is the essence of intelligent, yet passionate “Black defiance.”
Her fist held high-above in the iconic Black Power salute, stands erect as emblematic of an entire era of “determined” defiance. Her connection, as a college professor aligned-with those in the trenches . . . the Black Panther Party, the Soledad Brothers and the US Communist Party forever cast her as one of those ever-so proud “uppity Niggers” of the 1960’s who didn’t know her assigned place.
Circa 1968 my old man was a member of the Che-Lumumba Communist Party, they meet in a house located a few blocks from our home on 51st and Gramercy in South-Central LA, he occasionally took me with him, I can recall talking to the women with the giant “Natural,” sitting on the floor beside her “Indian style” as they read Moa’s Little Red Book . . .
I grew-up believing in Black Power, that Black was Beautiful, that you had to “give the people what they wanted,” the means and ability to control their fate, their destiny. “Power,” which they were rightfully due. “Power to the people!” “A-l-l power to the people!”
Between summer trips to Disneyland, I thought they should “Free Huey.” I had Che on my wall along with the Blacklight posters . . ..
So-little wonder as a two-term President of my University's Black Student Union at the University Of Northern Colorado in the early 1980’s we brought on-campus during “Black Awareness Month” speakers such as Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale and Angela Davis. My dad drove up for them all, he spoke with Professor Davis for a moment after her lecture, they shared a hug. I always believed she personified the ”Black Power Revolution,” as did Black Panther’s Ericka Huggins and Kathleen Cleaver . . . these women were what I concluded were strong Black women.
I don’t wish my daughter to grow-up to be a Republican mannequin cut in the same cloth as Condi Rice, who employed her vast-intellectual powers for personal-gain, at the expense of the very-little people she hails from . . . no instead I hope she blossoms into a woman cut from the same Progressive-minded material as Professor Angela Davis.
My 8 year-old daughter has on her wall posters of Rosa Parks, Rosie Riveter, Helen Keller, Shirley Chisholm . . . . I’m gonna blow-up a picture of Maryland District Attorney Marilyn Mosby and put it up on her bedroom wall also . . . because I want my little girl to see and understand what an enlightened and strong-willed Black women is and more importantly does in a pivotal moment, here today in a post-Obama America where it seems we are but one uncontrollable combustible incident away from a race war that angry White people yearn for much more than we alleged savage-like Blacks.
This coming June, July, and August . . . call it “the summer of the Bullet or the Passport . . .” get out, exit - stage Left, before America erupts, explodes, implodes . . . whatever.
I nominate Mrs. Mosby for the 1st annual Angela Davis - Power To The People Award. It seems throughout the story of America it’s been Black women who actually had the intestinal fortitude - the guts, the brains, the heart . . . alas the testicles to do what had to be done. Stand-up, anny-up and do the “right thing” for the sake of doing right and good.
That mentality scares the hell out of “The Right.”
Just as the reported “truce” between B-town’s Black gangs and the calculated refocusing of their attention on quelling the random self-destruction, removing any motive for a “trigger happy” 7th Cavalry to ride in guns a-blazing . . . eliminating the justification to turn Baltimore into Wounded Knee.
You think they won’t . . .?
Mrs. Mosby has done what people talk about doing all the time, she’s brought “truth” to “power” filed charges against 6 police officers for the murder of a Black man, a poor Black man. That form of” justice” just does not happen in America.
Mrs. Mosby is Black Power!
Mrs. Mosby was suppose-to consider the personal political and economic impact her decision to indict the police would have on her career, on her standing with the entrenched WASP Establishment and it’s greedy negro sympathisers. Instead she charged “Johnny Law” with homicide, with illegally stopping, frisking, detaining and arresting a Black man, and then “roughing him up” to the point of killing him.
Police, and White people in-general simply don’t pay a price for killing Black people.
That immunity was the chiseled in granite rule-of-law, the law-of-the-land for centuries, centuries I say, centuries! I ask you; when did that 1863 Confederate attitude and perspective ever really go away? Never? I’d say never. “Black life” has for forever-and-a-day been devalued and decided-to-be not that of a White man’s life.
Am I lying?
Whose prejudices and insecurities are these but that of the angry Redneck sector, the real TEA Party Republican Patriots . . . i.e 75% of WASP America.
Negro-lovers; a dying, damn-near extinct breed of White people . . . .
Granted Mrs Mosby’s gallant stand for justice will be navigated-around via the system . . . there’ll be a serious and furious effort mounted to move the trail to the Vanilla-ville suburbs where there’ll be sympathy for the White officers and empathy for the Black pawns, the useful Uncle Toms’ who do the dastardly deed of helping wage genocide against their own people.
Well, when it’s all said n’ done . . . the cops will not do a day of time most-likely . . . nevertheless Mrs. Mosby had the gumption to seek justice in a land where justice has eluded Black people since the day our feet hit the shores of the so-called “New World.”
The “New World’ has been a rather primitive, barbaric place for Black folks, no?
Remember, cast your vote for Marilyn Mosby as the first recipient of the now to be annual Angela Davis “Power To The People Award . . . .”
desi cortez . . . have mind, will speak it.
BlackCommentator.com Columnist, Desi Cortez, was hatched in the heart of Dixie, circa 1961, at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the by-product of four dynamic individuals, Raised in South-Central LA, the 213, at age 14 transplanted to the base of the Rockies, Denver. Still a Mile-Hi. Sat at the feet of scholars for many, many moons, emerging with a desire and direction… if not a sheep-skin. Meandered thru life; gone a-lot places, done a-lot of things, raised a man-cub into a good, strong man, produced a beautiful baby-girl with my lover/woman/soul-mate… aired my mind on the airwaves and wrote some stuff along the way.
"I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell . . . H.S. Truman. Like Harry, I'l be on Sirius Radio - the Mark Thompson Show, Thursday Night, 8:PM, EST, May 7th . . . giving them Hell.
All Power To The People . . . !