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Dr. Kevin Mulroy, the “World’s Leading Authority on Seminole Maroons and author of : “THE SEMINOLE FREEDMEN” “A HISTORY” identifies Phil “Pompey” Fixico’s (AKA Fort Negro’s Fixico’s) Ancestry.

https://mixedamericanlife.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/mixed-race-studies-%C2%BB-phil-wilkes-fixico/

This is a story of two hidden identities. It focuses on the family history of Phil Wilkes Fixico (aka Philip Vincent Wilkes and Pompey Bruner Fixico), a contemporary Seminole maroon descendant of mixed race who lives in Los Angeles. Phil is one-eighth Seminole Indian, one-quarter Seminole freedman, one-eighth Creek freedman, one-quarter Cherokee-freedman, and one-quarter African-American-white. His family history records that his paternal grandfather was the offspring of a Seminole Indian woman and a Seminole freedman, but that this “intermarriage” was kept secret from the Dawes Commission and the boy was enrolled as a “fullblood” Indian. This one union and the subsequent history of the family tell us a great deal about relations between Seminoles and freedmen in the Indian Territory and Oklahoma and about status and identity issues among individuals of mixed race within American society. With tragic irony, Phil’s parents also hid the identity of his biological father, echoing the story of his grandfather. Sensing family secrets and lies, young Phil experienced an identity crisis. Eventually discovering his father’s identity and his family history, Phil turned his life around. He has embraced his mixed-race heritage, connected with the Seminole maroon communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico, and become a creative and energetic tribal historian.
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2 THOUGHTS ON “MIXED RACE STUDIES » PHIL WILKES FIXICO”

  1. GETGLNSeptember 26, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story on Mixed Chicks Chat Mr. Fixico. You were one of the most respectful guests and your stories were a pleasure to listen to. I learned more about United States history and more about how our identity broadens as knowledge of our history grows.

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  2. PHIL FIXICOSeptember 26, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    Thank you, Everyone, For all your help, and your endurance of my relentless: “Yelping”, over the last 12 years. At last, the :”Hidden and Forbidden”
    story of the ; Seminole Maroons, is finally, becoming main stream. My efforts were,
    never solely about ,my people. The passion that drove me, was the fact that ,what
    happened to them was just the : “Tip of the Iceberg” ,in regards, to the valiant:
    Creative Resistance, that was demonstrated at all levels, during Slavery’s existence in the Western Hemisphere. I always knew that because, their story was
    documented in the Congressional Records and the Military communications of
    those who were fighting the : “Florida Negro and Indian Wars” , that the Truth was
    destined to come out. Many of us, will never rest until those who were enslaved and decimated, not only have their stories told but, that they ,become enshrined
    into the hallowed halls of Americana. The world must learn that they were:
    American Patriots who fought the good fight :”to be free and for Homeland Security”. We must never fail to recognize those of the :Dominant Culture of,
    that era ,who used their lives to help overcome these times. We are all Blessed
    to now live in a Free Country that voted , a Black Man “IN” as it’s President.”WE
    HAVE COME A LONG WAY AS A PEOPLE” “GOD BLESS AMERICA”.
    “Through Warm Tears Of Gratitude” (Pompey) Phil Wilkes Fixico, Seminole
    Maroon Descendant ,Creek and Cherokee Freedmen descendant, Member
    of the L.A. Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th Cavalry.

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May 1, 2018

TONY “EL PANA” WELCH, GRAND MASTER of “OLD SCHOOL SALSA” RECEIVES a “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” from THE “SEMIROON HISTORICAL SOCIETY” by “FORT NEGRO’S” FIXICO

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH

It’s May 1st, 2018 9:32 a.m. and here in South L.A. the ground is almost dry after last night’s slight contribution of moisture. More is expected to come. Let us all pray for those who are lest fortunate than ourselves.

Last Sunday April 29th was one of America’s greatest Musical Composer and Orchestra Leader’s birthday, that “giant among us” was none other than Mr. Duke Ellington.  Leimert Park is the Cultural Center for L.A.’s Black Community and I made it a point to put on my dancing shoes and show up at the “BIKE SHOP” on 43rd and Degnan right between : “The World Stage” and “Barbara Morrison’s Jazz and Blues Museum”.  Every Sunday starting at 5:00 pm to 9:00 another musical great is present  for eager Salsa Dancers to: “Bring the Village TOGETHER”.

His name is Tony “El Pana” Welch, he is from Panama and the Salseros and Salseras that have followed “El Pana” over the years create an international blend, not only because of  his artistic mastery and instructional prowess, because his spirit is beautiful and  that is demonstrated again and again as he welcomes each new student and nurtures them along the road to becoming “SALSEROS AND SALSERAS”. All in one evening.

I began studying with Tony in 2002 when he was teaching at the “Conga Room” when it was on Wilshire Blvd.. It was a joy and once you get the “El Pana” flavor in your dancing…well what can I say.

Therefore, as the Founder and President of the “SEMIROON HISTORICAL SOCIETY” I proudly presented Mr. Tony “El Pana” Welch with a :”LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” 2018 for his tremendous contribution both as a “Old School Salsa” Instructor and as a dedicated LAUSD Middle School Teacher of “CHALLENGED” children. Also Panama was one of the very first places of refuge for my Maroon Ancestors in the Western Hemisphere.

Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant, Founder/President of the Semiroon Historical Society , member of the L.A. Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th horse) Cavalry, Private-Sector-Partner of the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom 1998 Act , North American Representative to the Caribbean’s Maroon Women’s Chamber of Cooperation and is featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s , book and exhibit, entitled: “indiVisible”: African-Native Americans in the Americas

 

 

April 29, 2018

Reverend Jesse Jackson, National “LYNCHING MUSEUM”, Bryan Stevens, of The Peace and Justice Initiative and “Fort Negro’s Fixico, on “KEEP HOPE ALIVE ” Radio program

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH

Greetings and “PEACE AND JUSTICE” to all. Today is April 29th, 2018 6:55 am and I’m writing this Blog from Los Angeles,Ca.. I have to complete it before I attend services at the “SPIRITUAL FELLOWSHIP” Church in East Los Angeles whose Pastor is  Tommie Thorton and First Lady is Rebecca Thornton.

This morning the guest on Reverend Jackson’s “KEEP HOPE ALIVE” radio show was the  Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Mr. Bryan Stevens who is responsible for the : New Memorial for Peace and Justice in essence a “Lynching Museum” that documents some of the thousands of lynchings that occurred in the U.S. after the Civil War.

“MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 to 1950”.

I called into the show and had the honor of being the first caller to be heard. Below is a transcript of my call:

“Greetings Reverend Jackson and panel. Thank you so much for bringing all this information to public attention and thank you for all your help with my Activism. My grandfather Pompey Fixico in Oklahoma after serving in France during WW 1 was unarmed when he was shot down on Sunday before witnesses . He had complained about about a cab fare. His brother had been killed earlier for helping Indians who were being cheated out of their land.

Oil was bubbling up to the surface on my grandfather’s land and a year after his death the billion dollar Fixico #1 Oil Well came in. I and my grandfather are both Descendants of the Fort Negro Massacre where 270 victims were destroyed in an illegal Slave Hunting expedition by the U.S, military that was ordered by Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson was also responsible for  the Horse Bend Massacre where several hundred Indians and Blacks were slaughtered in Alabama for their land”. Call ends.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-lynching-memorial-evokes-terror-of-victims/ar-AAwdog6?ocid=sf

Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant/Activist, Private-Sector-Partner for the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom, Member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry, North American Maroon Representative to the Caribbean’s Maroon Women Chamber of Cooperation and Founder/President of the Semiroon Historical Society who is featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s book and exhibit, entitled; “indiVisible”: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

 

P.S. Many years ago, I first learned about “Fort Negro” by reading “BLACK INDIANS” “A HIDDEN HERITAGE” by WILLIAM L. KATZ. Below is an article that Professor Katz wrote about “Fort Negro”:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2006/12/23/the-first-u-s-foreign-invasion-seizing-florida-in-1816/

For a full understanding about my ancestors please read the book by Dr. Kevin Mulroy: “THE SEMINOLE FREEDMEN” “A HISTORY”

https://www.amazon.com/Seminole-Freedmen-History-Culture-American/dp/0806138653

 

 

April 15, 2018

“FORT NEGRO’S’ FIXICO, BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION, PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON AND THE DRED SCOTT DECISION ON REVEREND JESSE JACKSON’S “KEEP HOPE ALIVE” RADIO SHOW

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH

Today is April 15th, 2018,  It’s early morning, the sun is up but you still need long sleeves.The overcast is burning off and I can see Palos Verdes to the South and Playa Del Rey to the West.  It’s Sunday and a good time to pray to the Good Lord above for mercy, forgiveness and PEACE on earth.

This morning, I called into Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Sr.’s “KEEP HOPE ALIVE” radio program on the “Patriot Channel” 1150 AM. The show was hosted by Sister Santita Jackson, Reverend Jesse Jackson’s co-host and daughter. This mornings topic discussed the possible appointment of a nominee whose position on BROWN vs. The Board of Education was nebulous  , her name is Wendy Bitters. Below is a transcript of my call into the show:

“Greetings Sister Santita and panel, Black Education as a target by the courts is GENERATIONAL. There was a school at “Fort Negro” situated in Spanish Florida in 1816 but it was attended by Black children who had ESCAPED the U.S. Slave System. It was Andrew Jackson the future U.S. President who sent a military task force consisting of the Army, Navy and Marine Corp  there. His order was :”Destroy the Negro Fort and return the property to their rightful owners”. This order resulted in the death of 200 Black women and children.

Remember, it was President Andrew Jackson who appointed Chief Justice Tawney , who in the Dred Scott case ruled that “Blacks had no rights that whites needed to recognize” and that certainly included EDUCATION. Call ends.

Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant/Activist, Private-Sector-Partner for the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom, Member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry, North American Maroon Representative to the Caribbean’s Maroon Women Chamber of Cooperation and Founder/President of the Semiroon Historical Society who is featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s book and exhibit, entitled; “indiVisible”: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

 

P.S. Many years ago, I first learned about “Fort Negro” by reading “BLACK INDIANS” “A HIDDEN HERITAGE” by WILLIAM L. KATZ. Below is an article that Professor Katz wrote about “Fort Negro”:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2006/12/23/the-first-u-s-foreign-invasion-seizing-florida-in-1816/

For a full understanding about my ancestors please read the book by Dr. Kevin Mulroy: “THE SEMINOLE FREEDMEN” “A HISTORY”

https://www.amazon.com/Seminole-Freedmen-History-Culture-American/dp/0806138653

 

 

 

 

April 13, 2018

DR. CLAUD ANDERSON ANNOUNCES FUTURE “FORT NEGRO” REPARATIONS LAWSUIT TO FIXICO AND CARL NELSON ON WOLDC NEWS

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH

Today is April 13th, 2018, I’m writing this Blog from sun-kissed Southern California a few miles from a balmy Santa Monica Bay. Yes, the weather is gorgeous but LIFE is still very real. I am preparing to attend the Going Home service for a dear family member who reached the age of 100+. From where we all stand, we can look back and ask ourselves what did we do and what did we stand for. Let us pray for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Speaking of what we stand for, yesterday Thursday April 12th, I called into the Carl Nelson show because his guest was “Power Talker”, “THE MAN WITH THE PLAN” Dr. Claud Anderson. My connection to Dr. Claud Anderson is that I’m a Black Indian , to be exact, I’m a : Seminole Maroon Descendant/Activist. Dr. Anderson is well known for his efforts to connect the Reparations efforts for Black Americans to the rights and benefits given to Native Americans. Essentially , as I read it he says that African Americans should be put in a “SPECIAL CLASSIFICATION” and given the same benefits that this status guarantees Indigenous Americans. I agree with him and I have written to my Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the White House during the Obama Administration to make Dr. Claud Anderson the Commissioner of the Bureau of Black Indian Affairs and to appoint Dr. Angela Mollete of Enid, Oklahoma as his assistant.

I am a Private-Sector-Partner for the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom 1998 Act and therefore, as such I cannot publically advocate for REPARATIONS, however I can support and applaud the US government’s examples of RECONCILATION. One example of RECONCILIATION is shown in the photo Above. It was taken on October 22nd, 2016 at the 200th Fort Gadsden Anniversary program at “Fort Negro” on the Applachicola River . I was allowed as a Descendant of the Maroons who were in and around the Negro Fort in 1816 to represent them just like, the Indian Chiefs and High US Official were asked to speak in behalf of their Ancestors: Seminole, Choctaw, Creek and American. I am pictured at the podium performing a Seminole Maroon Peace Belt Ceremony. This program leaves no doubt that there was a Battle and Massacre at the Negro Fort. I had discussed this on Carl Nelson’s Show many times and the last on-air discussion about it was with Dr. Gerald Horne. Below is a transcript of my call into the show to speak with Dr. Claud Anderson:

“Hotep Brother Carl and Dr. Anderson. Thank you both for all that you have done and all that you wanted to do . I have a question for Dr. Anderson. My Ancestors were in and around and around “Fort Negro” prior to it’s destruction. Recently, when I spoke to Dr. Gerald Horne on Carl’s show about “Fort Negro”, he mentioned that the Africans of the Negro Fort were better armed than the Black Panther Party. It made me realize that because of their military arsenal and abundance of farm tools that the Maroons of Fort Negro possessed, It was in fact our 1st Black Wall Street.  It should be mentioned that most of them  fought to the death before they could be dragged back into SLAVERY. Dr. Anderson would you agree”? Call ends.

Dr. Anderson had another earlier example of a “Black Wall Street” but. I wasn’t disappointed about his answer, at all. He went into a very informed and revealing description about “FORT NEGRO” that was worthy of his status as a world class Historian. It was wonderful.

Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminle Maroon Descendant/Activist,

P.S. Many years ago, I first learned about “Fort Negro” by reading “BLACK INDIANS” “A HIDDEN HERITAGE” by WILLIAM L. KATZ. Below is an article that Professor Katz wrote about “Fort Negro”:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2006/12/23/the-first-u-s-foreign-invasion-seizing-florida-in-1816/

For a full understanding about my ancestors please read the book by Dr. Kevin Mulroy: “THE SEMINOLE FREEDMEN” “A HISTORY”

https://www.amazon.com/Seminole-Freedmen-History-Culture-American/dp/0806138653

 

 

 

April 6, 2018

“FORT NEGRO’S” FIXICO PRESENTS AFRICA’S MOST POWERFUL AMBASSADOR : DR. ARIKANA CHIHOMBORI-QUAO, OF THE AFRICAN UNION, A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Museum of African American Art at 4005 Crenshaw Blvd. in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw  museum , the “African Union Pan African Diaspora Women’s Association”, presented a reception for Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao the African Union’s Ambassador to the United States.

The Au PADWA Western Region, USA Organizing Committee headed by Lady Alicia Hamilton, including members: Ms. Gailmarie Scott, Ms. Nina Womack, Ms. Candice Jones, Mr. Paris Finnie, Mr, Andrew Williams, Jr., Mr. Ronnie Key, Mr. Bill Brown and Mr. Rodney Brown all went to great lengths to introduce  the Ambassador to the California Southland community. Needless to say, it was a full house of enthusiastic attendees at this event.

The Ambassador’s address included a presentation of the AU’s Agenda , and an invitation to African-Americans in the Diaspora to return to Africa even if it’s only to visit. Her address also  included an endorsement of the “African Union Pan African Diaspora Women’s Association, headed by Lady Alicia Hamilton.

Part of her mission Statement said: ” As the African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Chihombori-Quao is fully committed to reinforcing the longstanding and deep historic, cultural and economic relations between Africa and the U.S., she plays a key role in reinforcing the African Union strategic partnerships with the United States, grounded on shared values and mutual interests”.

I was very fortunate to have been invited there, by one of the organizers, Mr. Andrew Williams and the photo above was taken by another event organizer Ms. Nina Womack.

It was Ms. Nina Womack, who not only took the photo , she also made it possible for me to present an award to the Ambassador. Photo: Lt. Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, Rt. Phil “Pompey” Fixico.  I presented the Ambassador with a “Lifetime Achievement Award in Diplomacy” in behalf of the Caribbean’s Maroon Women’s Chamber of Cooperation , the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom, the L.A. Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry and the Semiroon Historical Society.

If I could have made a statement, I would have read the poem that I wrote about this subject:

“Mama America”…Africa is Grandma,now!… Mama…Mommie…we need your milk of understanding…while we learn to understand ourselves.

We need your…unconditional LOVE…and the Magic Mercy of your Maternal Instinct…Let us shout for joy as we pass through your gates and kiss the ground, where you gave us birth and breath.

Mama America …Mama America…show us your Freedom Mountain… let us climb the stairs…guide us along your lighted path… that leads to our Transcendance.

Mother…we… will be good… children…just let us rest… and grow… close…upon your breasts.                    By Phil “Pompey Bruner” Fixico, North American Maroon Descendant.

 

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

 

March 31, 2018

BLACK PANTHER SHATTERS HOLLYWOOD RECORDS AND FIXICO PITCHES “FORT NEGRO” ON CARL NELSON’S WOLDC NEWS TALK SHOW

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH

Today is March 31st, 2018, it’s 7:17 AM low hanging fog has engulfed the neighborhood. I am confident that it will soon burn off and reveal GOD”S glorious world in all it’s splendor. The day before Easter is truly a holy hour , time to reflect and give thanks.

Yesterday, was Friday and on Carl Nelson’s program callers as usual were invited to speak there minds in the great tradition of  “Open Phone Friday”. Below is a transcript of my call into the show:

“Hotep Brother Carl, after BLACK PANTHER and for my Ancestors I’d like to make a Hollywood Pitch for “FORT NEGRO”: “Flashback to the summer of 1816 on the Appalachicola River in Spanish Florida. The War between America and Great Britain is  over.  However,, there is a strong fort on the river, left behind with over 300 defenders inside.

Some are Black British Colonial Marines like the ones mentioned  in the  “STAR SPANGLED BANNER” and 200 Black Women and children who had escaped US enslavement plus some Seminole and Choctaw Indians. The fort contained thousands of muskets, pistols, sabers and several artillery pieces. Gen. Andrew Jackson has issued an order to U.S. Forces sent to violate Spanish Territory to: “destroy the fort and return the property to their rightful owners”. The defenders refuse to surrender and be dragged back into Slavery.

The fort is attacked by a combined U.S. Army, Navy, Marine and Loyal Indian Force. While even the women and children defenders fight back bravely, the fort is destroyed by a heated cannon ball. It had been fired over the wall into the ammunition stockpile. 200 women and children and 70 male defenders are killed instantly”.

Carl Nelson: “Fixico have you been pitching this story out there in Hollywood”?

Fixico: “Somewhat, right now at this stage it’s more about educating people about the event”.

Carl Nelson: “Make sure you have a copyright, someone might try to steal it”.

Fixico: ” I hope they do steal it. While I am a Pathfinder for this history, I’m not a Trailblazer or a Settler. I do this for my Ancestors and I chose this story because it clearly shows that the actions taken were completely illegal. Violating the sovereignty of a foreign country by sending U.S. Troops on a Tax payer-sponsored Slave Hunting Expedition, that resulted in the death of formerly enslaved people living freely in another country. That says it all . Thank you Carl and God Bless you”. Call ends.

The Photo above: I am standing at the podium performing a Seminole Maroon Peace Belt Ceremony on November 16th 2017. To my left two children are helping me with the ceremony and seated in front of me are Chiefs/representatives of the Seminole, Choctaw , Muskogee Creek and a high ranking U.S. Government official.

https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/33363  Article by Mr. Wm. Katz

https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Seminole_Freedmen.html?id=IS0IiZxeUwwC By : Dr. Kevin Mulroy

Honor and Respect, Phil Da Pompey Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant, Founder/President of the SEMIROON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th(horse) Cavalry , Private-Sector-Partner for the National Underground Railroad/Network to Freedom 1998 Act, North American Maroon Representative to the MWCoC and is featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s book and exhibit, entitled : “indiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas