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Tune in as Host Anita Wills shares the saga of Africa's Ruling Tribe the Mandinga or Malinke.
Sundiata Keita (also known as Sogolon Djata or Mansa Sundiata) was from the Keita clan and born in the village of Niani near the modern day borders of Mali and and north-east Guinea. The Mandinka kingdoms were briefly conquered by the Ghana Empire (also known as the Wagadou Empire, c. 790 AD) under King Soumaoro Kanté during Sundiata’s youth. Sundiata Keita developed coalitions between the loosely federated Mandinka kingdoms to wage war against the Ghana Empire. In 1230 AD, Sundiata Keita led a rebellion against King Soumaba Cisse from the Mandinka's Kangaba kingdom-state in the south, which held important gold mines.
By 1235 AD., forces from the Ghana Empire were still fighting the Mandinka rebels and converged at the Koulikoro Region of modern day Bamako, Mali to meet Sundiata’s army. Sundiatas’ forces destroyed the army of Sosso King Sumanguru Kanté (Susu or Soussou ethnic group in Guinea) at the Battle of Kirina (also known as Battle of Krina).
The battle of Kirina is often cited as the final defeat of mediæval Ghana Empire in West Africa. Soumaoro Kanté is said to have disappeared in the Koulikoro mountains. Sundiata was crowned the title "Mansa" or "king of kings.” His three sons who succeeded him to the throne of the Mali Empire: Mansa Khalifa Keita, Ouati Keita, and Wali Keita, as well as a famed grandson Mansa Musa. The modern country of Ghana shares no territory with the medieval Ghana Empire, though some of its inhabitants claim ancestral lineage with the mediæval empire.
Sundiata Keita (circa 1210-1260 ad) was the founder of the Mali empire in West Africa. He is now regarded as a great magician-king and the national hero of the Malinke-speaking people.
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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015 AGENDA TOPICS:
GUN CONTROL, SOUTH CAROLINA, & THE NAACP- POYNTER, STEWART, PINKNEY, MEYERS, MINNERLY, NEAL
UPDATE ON REV. PINKNEY- LARRY PINKNEY
UPDATE ON MUMIA ABU JAMAL- HENRY HIGGINS
UPDATE ON POLITICAL PRISONERS- LYNNE STEWART, SUNDIATA SADIQ, MARY NEAL
MOTHERS CRY FOR JUSTICE- JUANITA YOUNG
Norman Woods, once chose to be recognized and performed as N-Side, the blessed one. He felt that the name represented his appreciation for being able to express his internal struggles and various stages of his triumphs. Later on, he chose to be called N-Side and The Tribe, acknowledging appreciation of his band, He refers to his style as “Soul dialog”. Covering a variety of subjects, soul dialog is what takes place when you are engaged in meaningful conversation. These are the types of conversations, where each individual can feel as though they can contribute and participate.
N-Side's poetic work is done in a traditional style, which reflects his love of poetry from the "Harlem Renaissance" era. Most of his poetry is influenced by the writing of Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen and so on. His contemporary jazz influences include, but are not limited to, Red Garland, Donald Byrd, Gil Scott-Heron, Sekou Sundiata and his favorite poet, Kamau Da'aood.
Join Zaiyah and Uptown for a conversation and listening party with the brilliant and talented Mr. Norman N-side Woods.
Modesto Bee sponsors water Summit
July 15, 2015 7-9 at the Gallo center
The forum will be moderated by founder and former president of the Great Valley Center and former Mayor of Modesto, Carol Whiteside.
Whiteside left the great Valley Center when Bob Gallo discontinued financing the venture.
As Mayor of Modesto. she is known for “Curtains up 88” that gave us the convention center and closed 10 Street which created a campus for the then First Baptist Church and cut off downtown Modesto.
Whitesides credits are many. She was paid $15,000 with M ID money to lobby for the sale of water to San Francisco.
It would be more informative, if the Bee had Carol Whiteside as a panelist, rather than the moderator.
The five panelists are Jeff Cowan, Randy Fiorini, Sarge Green, Felicia Marcus, and Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen.
The panel will engage in a conversation on valley water.
The panel will bring their facts, viewpoints, and opinions to the discussion.
In the interest of transparency and qualifications, each panelist should be asked if they went to the microphone during M ID meetings to oppose the sale of our water to San Francisco.
We already know that the moderator was paid to lobby for the sale.
We should thank the editors of the Modesto Bee Ken Riddick, Joseph Kieta, and Mike Dunbar.
Ralph Poynter invites callers from the radio audience. Call-in number is 347.857.3293. This Tuesday's June 16, 2015 Broadcast topics are:
THE STATUS OF BLACK PEOPLE TODAY, Poynter, Meyers, Minnerly, Pinkney
UPDATE ON CURRENT STRUGGLES- SPECIAL GUESTS
Update on Mumia- Suzanne Ross
Update on Rev. Pinkney - Larry Pinkney
POLITICAL PRISONER UPDATE- Sundiata Sadiq, Anne Lamb
UPDATE- MARYLYN ZUNIGA
Ralph Poynter, human rights advocate, and guests discuss topics of interest. Call to speak with the host at (347) 857-3293.
TONIGHT'S THEME TOPICS:
Where we are: Ramifications which make connections.
Everything is connected. Cuba and liberation struggles, Nelson Mandela. The anatomy of oppression is the same. It is applied to different people in different places at different times, i.e., Marylin Zuniga - Politics without power is colonialism.
Updates on Rev. Pinkney- Larry Pinkney
Updates on Mumia- Lynne Stewart
Report on Political Prisoners- Sundiata Sadiq
Update on current events - Joel Meyers
HOUSE ON UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE: Many people were fired but someone made a call and saved Henry Fonda. Today the FOP CAN FIRE A TEACHER and no phone call is made.--RALPH POYNTER & JOEL MEYERS
UNAC Conference Update--LYNNE STEWART
KILLER COP STATISTICS
UPDATE ON REV. PINKNEY--LARRY PINKNEY
UPDATE ON MUMIA--LYNNE STEWART
UPDATE ON POLITICAL PRISONERS SUNDIATA SADIQ
Tonight is a final chance to question the debaters before Saturday night debate tomorrow the topic is: Was Elijah Muhammad right and the white race grafted? The Black Jesus Minister is against this teaching & Rahman Sundiata will be defending the teachings.
Tonight is Saturday night debate the topic is Elijah Muhammad correct & the white race grafted.
The TRS Debate League continues.
Tonight: Sat Oct. 11, 2014 on "NU Day" Another murder of a young Black man, Von Derrick Meyers, by police in St Louis,MO.
Bringing us a update and report on the Press Conference held this week by the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition is Bro. Zaki Baruti of the UAPO. ALSO: Joining us tonight is our warrior sister, Sis. Pam Africa with an update on Mumia Abu Jamal, Sundiata Acoli, and a special report on the Memorial Service for "Baba Herman Ferguson". AND: If you really don't know what is going on with EBOLA, then you won't be as insightful and prepared as you may need to be. Hear Part 1 of Urban Survival:African Community Preparedness and Emergency Response. Tonight's on the "LIVE LINE" guest Bro. Khalifat El, trained and certified CEP specialist
Tonight Sat. October 4, 2014 on "NU Day"
Topics Include: Eliminating Violence and Abuse of our women and girls nationwide and worldwide, Remembering Baba Herman Ferguson, preparing for the Pre-Plebiscite sessions, Ebola, what does this mean now that it is in the US.
Also: Report on the new MW Movement chapter that is beig raised up in Newark, NJ. Sundiata Acoli to be released and Million Woman M arch WEEK 2014
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