by refixico

Hooray and Hallelujah,

Today is July 22nd 2017, it’s 5:30 am in Southern California, the sun will soon be up and the residents expect a beautiful day with temperatures in the 90’s. Later today, I will participate in a Memorial Service for a Great Warrior Brother and Social Activist for Reparations, John Willie Peoples, better known as “Mr. Peoples”. Yesterday, I had the distinct honor of speaking on the top Black Talk Show in the nation , which is hosted by the Legendary Mr. Carl Nelson an award winning Journalist.

Friday’s are called “Open Phone Friday”, meaning anyone can call on the topic of their choice. On a show earlier in the week Carl had asked the callers “How can we achieve Unity in the Black Community”?. Since I couldn’t get through during that segment of the show, I called in on “Open Phone Friday” and shared my suggestion. Below is a transcript of my call:

“Greetings Brother Carl, Most Conscious African-Americans that I’ve heard, say that the missing ingredient  to our success is Unity. Here, again is my take on how we can obtain a semblance of Unity.

We must experience a Cultural Awakening similar to the Harlem Renaissance, except instead of using the “New Negro”, we use Maroon and Indigenous Freedom Fighters as our new Heroes and Sheroes and use their lives to re-tell Western Hemisphere History.

I believe that our New Renaissance must be all-inclusive because once we form a group, we will still need friends who have capital, influence and access. We will also need people of other races to become consumers of our cultural products. We can have a group policy that states that people of other groups investing in our communities’ investment can’t exceed 49% vs. our 51% per business.

Finally,  the number one test of our unity will be to form a Grassroots Coalition within our community  that serves notice on those predators who are identified by us, that if they continue the violence, that they can no longer expect our cooperation under a “CODE OF SILENCE”. Call ends.

Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey Bruner” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant and Activist.

The photo above was taken Jeremy Peretz UCLA Grad Student during in Paramaribo, Suriname, South America during  National Maroon Day Celebration in 2015. I was invited there by  Her Excellency Dr. Fidelia Grand-Galon and the Maroon Women’s Chamber of Cooperation. In Suriname among the Maroon Community they don’t have street gangs and I saw no graffiti during my visit there.