Saturday, June 13, 2009

Time To Free Africa

Black Power activist praises Mugabe:
Saturday, June 13th 2009

TRIBUTE: Mukasa Dada (Brother Willie Ricks) addresses the audience during the Kwame Ture Memorial Lecture Series on Thursday at Lions Centre in Woodbrook. -Photo: ANISTO ALVES

As Mukasa Dada (Brother Willie Ricks) launched the annual Kwame Ture Memorial Lecture Series put on by the Emancipation Support Committee at Lions Cultural Centre in Woodrook on Thursday, he called on Africa to be free.

"Africa was raped for 300 years by colonialism and we are going to fight to get it for you. We are confused, we don't know our history, we look in the mirror and we don't like what we see," he said.

But he added that the new enemy was now the "Uncle Tom neo-colonialists", causing confusion in their own countries. And he paid tribute to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.

"Long live Mugabe. Ain't y'all proud of Mugabe, he's still standing strong and running the white people out of Africa."

Speaking on the topic "Seize the Time: Black Power and Pan Africanism as Forces of Change", Dada, who was known as Trinidad-born Stokley Carmichael's (Kwame Ture) right-hand man, spoke of the turbulent days they shared in the civil rights and Black Power movements of the 60s and 70s.

"I loved that boy, anything he told me to do I did it well. If I tell you what he told me to do Homeland Security would be in here tonight, so I'm going to be cool."

He was anything but, however, as he analysed Carmichael's chairmanship of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1966 to his formation, one year later, of the militant Black Panther Party.

"Stokley started the first Black Panther Party in Lowndes County, Alabama, and he organised it with guns...he was the one who said after James Meredith was shot...what we need is Black Power."

Dada made it clear that while Carmichael and Martin Luther King Jnr did not always see eye to eye, "Stokley loved Martin and Martin loved Stokley. We fought but loved him. When King was killed it was Stokley who said 'burn down America'. He then asked the audience...'what y'all think I did?...I did the best I could".

Above everything else, however, Dada said Carmichael, who died in 1998, took Black Power out to the world.

"He identified with every liberation movement of the world. Stokley Carmichael was an international freedom fighter," Dada said.

Source: Trinidad Express

Long live Mugabe!!! Ain't y'all proud of him? Running the white people out of Africa...All hail Mugabe!!!
This man, Mukasa Dada, should be shot for being such an idiot. He is singing praises to Mugabe for running the "white people" out of Africa, and yet it's the same "white people" who are bringing aid to other African nations that are suffering from famine and disease.
I admit, the Europeans did plunder Africa, but they also did the same to South America and the Indian sub-continent.

Mukasa Dada should set an example to all Afro-Trinis by packing up and heading to Zimbabwe, and while he's at it, he should take Patrick Manning (the dictator in training) and the PNM along with him.

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