From: Daphne MsLyricology Burnett - 1/13/12
The LORD has called my dad home today...I'm numb, but not sad, because I've had some really great times with my dad...my last physical moment with my dad on his birthday, Dec. 29, 2011...and on Jan. 1, 2012, I called him to wish him a Happy New Year...he answered the phone...the conversation was brief, because of oxygen. But I said; dad happy 2012, he said; I made it to 2012 and I said, because your a warrior. " Born to struggle...Struggle to win "...by I. Burnett Jr.
"The New York 21" were arrested in a pre-dawn raid on April 2, 1969 and charged with conspiracy to blow up the New York Botanical Gardens, department stores, etc. On May 13, 1971, after the longest political trial in New York's history, all 21 New York Panthers are acquitted of all charges in just 45 minutes of jury deliberation.
The acquittal of "The New York 21" was a major political setback and embarrassment for the Manhattan District Attorney's office and the New York Police intelligence unit known as BOSSI which extensively infiltrated and disrupted the BPP's community programs.
From BPP Tribute Page
Yesterday I felt you crossing the waters to join the other,
Lumumba, Collier, Kuwasi, Cetewayo, DC, Geronimo,
Dr., Sue, Janet, Safiya, Diane, Nuh, Gil, Storkley., Tupac,
the list goes on...the list grows long
we will miss,your tall wise talesr funny chuckle,
your big heart that touched and housed so many
from strong winds blowing
A kiss, a smile, a teardrop...from me to you
you who modeled to us the true meaning of family.
like crazy glue, you held us bonded, sisters, brothers,
mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, friends
comrades,in love one to the other....
we gon sho nuff miss you...
but just like
Yesterday I felt you crossing the waters to join the others
I feel you right now smiling in a silver cloud...or maybe
a blue moon rising.
Rest in Peace My BROTHER of brothers
From Allah we come to Allah we return:
Sadly I was informed that my old comrade Ali Bey Hassan, has transitioned an hour and half ago. Ali Bey was a steadfast activist and revolutionary, his acerbic humor and unwavering courage during our most difficult struggles in and out of the courts, will always be a part of my own life experience, and it is good to know that I had the privilege of being his comrade, and friend.
CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW OF BRO. ALI BEY HASSAN (Submitted by Bro. BJ -- William M. Johnson)
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