by refixico

Hooray and Hallelujah,


Today , May 13th 2016 , is Mr. Stevie Wonder’s birthday. It is also Friday the 13th, which for some is notable in itself. However, with a positive attitude and good vibrations Life is Good. As my Cultural Cousins in Suriname say…”Soso Lobi” which means, Spread the LOVE.

Mr. Stevie Wonder has certainly shared a lot of love in his lifetime and so has Mr. and Mrs. Denzel Washington. The Power Couple recently hosted a fundraising affair in their home to help complete the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. By the way another Power Couple  ,President Barack Obama and First Lady  Michelle  Obama want the museum completed before the President’s administration comes to an end.

Below is a transcript of my call to  Mr. Stevie Wonder’s , number one Southern California Black  Morning Talk Show “Frontpage”, which is hosted by Dominique Di Prima.

“Good morning Dominique, Frontpage Family and Happy Birthday Mr. Stevie Wonder. Dominic your report a week ago about the Fundraiser sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Denzel Washington for the  National Museum of African American History and Culture is important to the community. The original price tag was 540 million dollars, 270 was donated by the U.S. government with the rest coming from private donations.

In 2009 I had the great honor of being featured in the smithsonian Institution’s book and exhibit, entitled : “indiVisible”: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. “indiVisible” was also a groud-breaking event that occurred in conjunction with the upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of the American Indian.

For me personally , it was a life changing event, as a former Watts gang member and Youthful Offender. Dominic, there I was in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian Institution where I was allowed to perform the “Seminole Maroon Peace Belt Ceremony”. Thanks to the help that I received over the years from the community and caring professionals of all races , who worked with me while I was in the system”. End of transcript.

I owe so much to so many, a good friend once told me. “If you can’t give back…Give forward “.                (This years National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom)

Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant, Private Sector Partner for the National Underground Railroad /Network to Freedom 1998 Act.

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Phil “Pompey” Fixico the North American Maroon Representative to Suriname’s South America’s 2015 National Maroon Day is pictured here with Ambassador Fidelia Gran-Galon (on his rt.) and a Maroon Woman on his left at a celebartion in Paramaribo, Suriname. The photo was taken by Jeremy Peretz UCLA PH.D. Grad Student.