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TO THE OBAMA FAMILY: “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE” SAYS “FORT NEGRO’S FIXICO

GREETINGS TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS, MY QUESTION IS THIS: ARE WE SO SMALL OF A PEOPLE, THAT WE WILL NOT PROPERLY SAY TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, MICHELLE OBAMA, MALIA OBAMA AND SASHA OBAMA, ” THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE”.

THANK YOU FOR LIVING IN THE COMBAT ZONE   UNDER A MICROSCOPE FOR 8 YEARS. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO.

. YOU ALL GAVE UP  THE TENDERNESS OF TENDER YEARS . FORGIVE US FOR OUR LACK OF PUSH, LOYALTY AND OUR UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. WE THANK YOU FOR ACHIEVING AN INCREDIBLE INTERNATIONAL “FIRST” AND FOR FULFILLING IT WITH GRACE ,CLASS AND STYLE.

YOU MR. PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY AND THE FIRST CHILDREN WERE THE FAMILY OF OUR COUNTRY’S COMMANDER AND CHIEF.  YOU WERE ALL HUDDLED IN THE SAME “FOX HOLE” TOGETHER, LIKE ALL FRONT LINE VETERANS. THEREFORE, YOU JUST LIKE ANY OTHER RETURNING VETS, DESERVE A WARM AND GRATEFUL WELCOME. NOT A WELCOME THAT WILL DESTROY YOUR BEAUTIFUL SOULS AND SPIRIT OF SELF-SACRIFICE. THE WORLD AND OUR CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US AND THEY ARE CURIOUS,  ABOUT HOW  “WE” WILL TREAT OUR “OWN”.

HONOR AND RESPECT, PHIL “POMPEY” FIXICO, SEMINOLE MAROON DESCENDANT,

AFRICAN-AMERICANS NEED TO REVIVE THE “HARLEM RENAISSANCE SAYS”FORT NEGRO’S”FIXICO

https://www.britannica.com/event/Harlem-Renaissance-American-literature-and-art

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH AND HAPPY NEW YEARS !!!

On Friday, December 30th 2016, I spoke on the WOLDC National radio show hosted by arguably the world’s greatest Black Radio Talk Show Host Mr. Carl  Nelson. Below is a transcript of my call into the show:

“Happy New Years” Brother Carl, you told me before that I could keep you informed of my efforts to help trigger a  Revival of the Harlem Renaissance. Most huge social movements usually begin in reaction to another movement. Right now the recent election, was a sociopolitical movement which indicated that many (“not all”) in the Dominant Culture might not like Black People (?). Therefore  in our reaction as a people , we should employ the THERAPY of “Loving ourselves, our Community ,Culture and History”

Let every Man, Woman and Child, start out the New Year by doing something creative for ourselves or in support of our own Community. I suggest that we revive the Harlem Renaissance and that we call it the “D.C. Renaissance”, because It started after being proposed by me on The WOLDC. Radio Show hosted by Carl Nelson (and because the Museum of African-American History and Culture is in D.C.).

I further propose that the Black Churches across the country begin an “Ambassador’s Program”. As I see it (I’m hoping for better suggestions) the Ambassador Program would ask that each Black Church that can, send an Elder and a young person (old enough to handle a camera) to visit our New Museum. Once there they would take photographs ,which they would bring back to their church where the Pastor would explain the meaning of this photo documentation in accordance with their denomination’s doctrine.

In addition, Carl, I am suggesting that we revive the  “Old Negro Baseball League”. We have plenty of athletes in our community and we should begin local semi-pro leagues and rent local High School facilities to have games there . This would help us to re-cycle Black Dollars and create jobs and business opportunities. Thanks Carl”. Call ends.

Carl Nelson’s response was this :” I like what Fixico said. it’s something different and it’s challenging Blacks to get their own” I owe Carl Nelson a debt that I can never repay. He has allowed me to speak on reviving the Harlem Renaissance and my trips to the Republic of Suriname for their 2015 National Maroon Celebration and my participation in Florida’s Apalachicola Forest at the “Fort Negro” Bicentennial Celebration in October of this year.

In the past I have said that, as a Seminole Maroon  Descendant I hope that my Activism would trigger a Cultural Renaissance similar to the Harlem Renaissance except instead of using the “New Negro” as the role model that we would use African and Indigenous Freedom Fighters as our Sheroes and Heroes and re-tell Western Hemisphere History through their lies. This should include, but not limited to the following era’s of, Discovery, Colonization, the TransAtlanticSlave Trade , Indian Wars of Removal and Manifest Destiny. We could use the Humanities to express our own take on these issues.

The Harlem Renaissance was an Artistic ,Intellectual and Literary movement that sought to achieve group identity and self-determination for Blacks during the 1920’s and 30’s. Harlem is where this powerful Cultural Movement Took Wings.  Alain Locke was  a Black Intellectual  and Patron of the Arts  called the “DEAN” of the Harlem Renaissance who said, we should :”Transform our Social Disillusionment into race pride”

“Now is the Time”, We have so many more tools to work with. I thank my mentors like Dr. Kevin Mulroy (my Smithsonian Institution Researcher for “indiVisible” :African-Native American Lives in the America’s and Professor Wm. Katz ,the Author of “BLACK INDIANS” A HIDDEN HERITAGE.

The Photo Above was taken in  2013 at the Bilbrew, Los Angeles County Library, during my  annual Seminole Maroon Performance Art Presentation at the Black Resource Center, celebrating Native American Month. Lt. Unidentified attendee, 2nd from Lt. Mr. John “Chief” Peoples, a noted Reparations Leader, 2nd from Rt. “Oueen Mother” Mollie Bell a noted Social Activist and I’m on the far rt.. Mr. Peoples “Slave Ship” is behind us.

Honor and Respect, Phil Pompey Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant

http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/102216-history-speaks-fort-gadsden-200th-anniversary/

https://refixico.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/attentionafrican-americanblack-indian-and-maroon-descendants-fixico-proves-fort-negro/

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT ELECT TRUMP, MR. STEVIE WONDER , ANDREW JACKSON & “WE SHALL OVERCOME”

HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH,

The time of  the year has come along again, when we seriously need to count our blessings and Praise God. On this day , of November 22nd, 2016, let us pause to appreciate what we already have and take time to enjoy it and share it with others. It’s always a blessing to speak on Mr. Stevie Wonder’s FrontPage Radio Show. Today, it was hosted by Mr. Avi Bernard. Mr. Avi Bernard is Passionate, Principled and Professional. The topic was the 2016 Presidential Election and the importance of voting. Below is an approximate transcript of my words that were spoken on “HOT TOPIC TUESDAY”:

(My call begins:) Good Morning Mr. Avi Bernard, Hallelujah Brother ! Voting is important ,especially voting for the President. Now about the election, what scares me the most is that Newt Gingrich has said : “That the president, that President Elect Trump is most like is Andrew Jackson”. Who was a Slave-Owning, Indian Killing President, who took land from Indians and created “COTTON PRISONS” for Black Families. He caused the Fort Negro (Massacre), The Trail of Tears and he chose Chief Justice Roger Taney for the Supreme Court. Who ruled in the “Dred Scott” decision that : “Blacks have NO rights that Whites need to Respect”.

However, I have a solution for everything. If Mr. Stevie Wonder will record a new version of “We Shall Overcome” and give it to the Protestors, it would go a long way towards bringing things together. (Call ends).

In another Blog, I said “Protest …Yes, Riot…No”! The election is over and even our role model President Barack Obama has said that “ensuring a smooth transition of Power is a top priority”. “So the country can come together after a hard fought election”. We must ultimately abide by that , because again as President Obama has said: “THE COUNTRY HAS SPOKEN”.

Newt Gingrich is a Dominant Culture White Male, he sees Andrew Jackson as one of America’s Greatest President’s and Military Hero’s. When my Ancestor’s who escaped the the U.S. Slave Plantations of the South , took refuge and asylum in Spanish Florida, they were viewed as the Terrorist of that age and in truth some who had escaped Enslavement did return on rescue missions to free their wives and children . They were Heros, Sheroes and dedicated Freedom Fighters .

There is, I believe an Irish staying that goes like this “THE WINNERS WRITE HISTORY AND THE LOSERS WRITE THE SONGS”. Well, winners can write both history and the songs. We must vote to WIN. It’s a fact that  President Elect  Donald Trump won the election. It’s also a fact that we, because of our right to Free Speech can peacefully protest and sing Protest Songs. It’s time for us to remember the discipline of those Brave and dedicated Civil Rights Protestors of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

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

 

 

 

CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN, BLACK INDIAN AND MAROONS WITH INDIANS MONTH

CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICAN & BLACK INDIAN MONTH

TO ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN, BLACK INDIAN AND MAROON DESCENDANTS. PLEASE SHARE THIS PHOTO AND VIDEO, IT IS PROOF THAT ON JULY 27TH, 1816 IN SPANISH FLORIDA THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO HAD ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES, ALONG WITH BLACK INDIANS, MAROONS AND OTHER INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FOUGHT TO THE DEATH BEFORE THEY WOULD ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE DRAGGED BACK INTO SLAVERY.

I know this because as a Seminole Maroon Descendant and great-grandson of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Band Leader Caesar Bruner, who was trained by Prophet Abraham to be an Interpreter and leader, I have pursued the TRUTH and finally I have irrefutable evidence that proves Fort Negro really happened. On October 22nd, 2016 the United States Government through it’s agency the U.S. Forest Service, presented the Fort Gadsden Bicentennial Commemoration at the British Fort Historic Landmark on the Apalachicola River on Prospect Bluff. Better known in the U.S. Congressional Records as the Negro Fort. The participants were Chiefs/Representatives of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the Muskogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma ,the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and high ranking Officials of the U.S. Forest Service. Special recognition belongs to Ms. Rhonda Kimbrough, Ms. Erika Davis, Ms. Kelly Russell and Mr. Tony Tooks.

Again, I know this for a fact , because  a few weeks ago I returned from “FORT NEGRO”, where I took part in the ceremony. I represented the Maroons who locked the gates and refused to be dragged back into Slavery when the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corp augmented by their Indian Allies came to return them to Slavery … General Andrew Jackson’s orders read …” Destroy the fort and return the stolen Negros to their rightful owners”.

Well , on that day there were NO Slaves in that Fort !! Only Black and Indigenous FREEDOM FIGHTERS …who shouted back , “LIBERTY OR DEATH”!!! 200 of the DEFENDERS were Black Women and Children, they fought as well, approximately 70 were Black  Military trained Males ,formerly  British Colonial Marines . There were also 30 plus Seminole and Choctaw Indians among the forts combatants. I learned about this part of Western Hemisphere by reading the book “BLACK INDIANS”:A HIDDEN HERITAGE by author William L. Katz. I will allow the experts and scholars to give you there version of the Negro Fort Battle and Massacre. In addition, I will supply the video of the actual ceremony. On that day I as a Black Indian /Maroon Descendant administered the “Peace Belt Ceremony ” to all the Descendant Representatives and attendees.

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

The First U.S. Foreign Invasion: Seizing Florida in 1816

https://search.aol.com/aol/video?q=fort+negro&s_it=video-ans&sfVid=true&videoId=AC7AE7C662B11BB78249AC7AE7C662B11BB78249&v_t=webmail-searchbox (6 minutes)

This is the video of the actual recognition ceremony, where I perform the Peace Belt Ceremony

http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/102216-history-speaks-fort-gadsden-200th-anniversary/

PEACEFUL PROTESTS…YES! RIOTS…NO ! SAYS “FORT NEGRO’S FIXICO

GOOD MORNING AMERICA…

May the GOOD LORD BLESS your Sacred Shores with PEACEFUL CHANGE ! There is nothing more constant than CHANGE. That bit of WISDOM… is Simple but not easy. Things, people and times in our life expire. We must be flexible and go with the flow until a new change occurs that is more to our way of thinking, more in our comfort zone. What’s important then, is that we recognize it. Knowing when the “GOOD OLD DAYS” are here is as important and possible as appreciating the little things in our lives.

So, for many of us, we are now faced with an unexpected Change in the person who will lead and represent the United States of America for the next four years. Many are proudly jubilant at Mr. Trump’s election and many others are experiencing a myriad of emotions from regret and shame to terror. I voted for Secretary Hillary Clinton and I was happy when President Barack Obama was elected 8 years ago. I’m sure that several of President Elect Donald Trump’s current supporters ,8 years ago felt regret, shame and terror felt at President Obama’s election. They too, had to suck it up and wait for a new CHAMPION to come along.

Again, I say knowing when the “GOOD OLD DAYS” are here is a marvelous skill to develop. As we come to the end of President Obama’s I’ve heard a fair amount of  African-Americans say, “He didn’t do anything for me”! Many of these disgruntled African-Americans said that they would vote for Mr. Trump because he had been a successful business man. I’m proud of what President Obama achieved as President and here are a few reasons why. President Obama’s presidency was a historic event, many wondered or doubted that he could live up to the job. He proved that he could function in that capacity ,certainly as well as others and better than some. When I think of President Barack Obama’s tenure as president, I think about all things that he didn’t let happen to us on his watch, such as: World War 111, Gas lines, massive shortages and uncontrollable Domestic and Foreign Terrorist attacks that paralyzed the country. In addition , The Obama Family while in the White House maintained great dignity and avoided shameful scandals, to their credit.  Remember, at the end of the day, Presidents aren’t Kings or Magicians with a magic wand to wave. They all must Rule by Parliamentary Consensus, that includes President Donald Trump.

To those of us who have taken to the streets in protest as a result of things that were said ,revealed and occurred during a very toxic campaign process. I advise this, “PROTEST…YES!  RIOTS…NO!!!      Now is the time to learn the discipline required to be a Civil Rights Protester during the 50’s and 60’s. We must now , pause reflect and appreciate how much guts and discipline that it took to gain progress in the face of overpowering odds. Not only do I see anger and fear in the face of the protesters, I see hope, determination and a strong belief that their unselfish protest can make a difference. I ask them to Protest Legally at all times because they lose the Morale Authority for their cause when they break the law and destroy property and hurt others with rioting. In addition they do not best serve their purpose when they are violently arrested ,potentially causing themselves physical and personal injury. They could end up with a costly police record that limits their future activism or even a long term and expensive medical bill and physical disability.

Here is what I recommend, as a longtime African-Native American Descendant and Activist. Of course, the cause and people that you represent will be different from my Ancestor centered activism but possibly you can find some value in my oft stated paradigm. For the “enth thousand time” LOL, I say that my Dream is that my Activism will help trigger an All-inclusive Cultural Renaissance similar to the Harlem renaissance except instead of using the “New Negro”as the role model, we use the lives of Indigenous and Maroon Freedom Fighters to re-tell Western Hemisphere History. We have to start with the Discovery Holocaust of Indigenous Peoples and trace it up to today including Removal, Manifest Destiny and Contemporary Persecution.This body of knowledge and documented history will be included with the effects of the TransAtlanticSlave Trade, Industrial Slavery, Reconstruction Abuses ,Slavery by Another Name, Jim Crow Laws and further Persecution up to contemporary times including Black Lives Matter and etc.. Even in my call for a Cultural Renaissance, I firmly believe that it must be ALL-INCLUSIVE.

It must be All-Inclusive because even during the 1800’s when Slavery was at it’s height, there was always in the mist of it ,3% of the Dominant Culture who were willing to go to the wall and give the full measure of their and their family’s lives to fight Slavery. While doing my family’s research, I discovered that after the US Civil War those Maroon members of my Ancestors when they returned to Indian Territory and separated  into two bands of Seminole Maroons they named themselves the John Brown Band and the Jim Lane Band. Naming themselves that, after going through 21 battles as part of the 1st Indian Home Guard. They gave honor to the two White Warrior Abolitionists who had fought for their cause during America’s Civil War. It must be an All-Inclusive Cultural Renaissance.

Finally, what I am advocating is that for those who feel limited and powerless , please use Art,Music,Writing, Poetry, Film, Photography,Theater, Journal Keeping, Sports ,etc. . Find ways to express yourself that are not anti-social manifestations whose negative results will linger both internally and externally by following you through your life. Just because you have strong feelings that you are sure are just , be wise and channel that energy and manage those impulses into a creative representation of your inner feelings, fears and conflicts. BE SAFE.

Honor and Respect,

Phil “Pompey Bruner” Fixico                                                       Seminole Maroon Descendant and Activist

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP, FORT NEGRO AND FIXICO

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP !                   I never dreamed that I’d be forced to say those words. In truth, I didn’t think that the American People would elect someone to the highest office in the land with that person’s qualifications being centered in areas outside of government and who had not came up through the regular political infra-structure. Well , I and literally millions of other Americans and people around the world were wrong about your ability to become legally elected.

Frankly, President Elect Donald Trump, both publically and privately , I compared your rise to prominence to Adolph Hitler’s  career. Who  after a failed coup,  used the Democratic System to gain entry into the German government as Chancellor. After 3 months in office, he used a highly inflammatory incident to over-ride the democracy to ensconce himself as a dictator. Time will surely tell if you are a different type of leader and statesman for the American People or another version of a “STRONG MAN” who rules by force of Will.

Mr. Newt Gingrich, tells us that the historic President that you are most like is Andrew Jackson. As an African-Native American Descendant and Activist, this comparison is very troubling to me for several reasons. General and President Andrew Jackson was a Slave Owner and Indian Killer, who as a Military Officer and leader of the people  on countless occasions over-ruled legal protocol and did what his passions directed him to do. A very notable  event in his, “His Way or the Highway ” style of leadership was when the Supreme court ruled in favor of the Cherokee Nation’s right to remain on their Ancestral lands, in violation of President Andrew Jackson’s 1830 Indian Removal Act. President Jackson used the Army to illegally evict the Cherokee Indian Nation by forcing them on to the “Trail of Tears” where thousands of the members , mostly the elderly, the young and the sick succumbed to the rigors of the journey. Hitler in his book Mein Kampf said that he liked the way that America had treated “The Wild Indians”. There is no doubt that he instituted a heartless policy of forced removal that resulted in the loss of life of many people including Jews and various other  dissidents.

The photo above was taken on October 22nd, 2016 at “Fort Negro” on the Apalachicola  River in Florida. the occasion was the British Fort/Fort Gadsden 200th anniversary Commemoration of the “Negro Fort” Battle and Massacre. Florida at that time was Spanish Territory and because in 1694 the Spanish Monarch had issued an edit granting freedom to former enslaved Blacks who had escaped to Florida and embraced Catholicism and acted as militia , the area became a refuge for African-Americans fleing the U.S.  Slavocracy’s clutches. The countryside in and around the Negro Fort was inundated with Black Maroons and disaffected Indians all desperately seeking a safe sanctuary. General Jackson in collusion with President James Madison illegally sent the U.S. Military, including  the Army, Navy and Marine Corp into a foreign country without Congressional permission to ,as Gen. Jackson said: ” destroy the Negro Fort and return the stolen Negros and property to their rightful owners”. Since the 300+ occupants of a fort that had been armed by the British and left in the hands of 270 Blacks and 30 plus Seminole and Choctaw Indians refuse to surrender to the illegal invasion, the U.S. navy fired a red-hot cannon ball that explode the fort’s ammunition magazine, killing 200 Black women and children and 70 Black veterans of the British Corp of Marines who were defending the Fort.

My question to you President Elect Donald Trump, will you as President allow and permit the commemoration ceremony to continue at the British Fort/Fort Gadsden U.S. Historic Landmark at Prospect Bluff. It was an important gesture of recognition by the United States Government , through it’s agency of the United States Forest Service under the Department of Agriculture. The photo above depicts a “Semiroon Peace Belt Ceremony” that included 3 Chiefs and a High U.S.F.S official. I was the Ceremonial Elder officiating a portion of the ceremony and representing the Black Maroon victims of that tragic event. However, on that day our goal was to achieve “Healing and Reconciliation” after 200 years . I hope that your administration will not suppress this history  in the future.

President Elect Donald Trump, I as a citizen of the United States of America  and as a non-veteran Descendant 12 year member of the Los Angels Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (horse) Cavalry ( an official U.S. Army Association ) because you were legally elected I am bound to respect your office as President of the United States and as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Military. This I do swear to do. I will continue to exercise my Rights of Freedom of Speech, but I will respect the country’s decision of electing you as our President of the United States of America.

God Bless America,                                                                                           Trooper Phil “Pompey” Fixico                                                                     Member of the L.A. Chapter of the                                                                 Buffalo Soldiers

GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY,STEVIE WONDER’S “FRONTPAGE” AND FIXICO’S APOLOGY

Good Morning America !!!

In these last hours leading up to the 2016 UNITED STATES Presidential Election, I feel the need to APOLOGIZE to former Governor Mitt Romney. May I say that I am a lifelong Democrat and that I have already voted in this years election. My past votes have never been based on race or gender. They were traditionally based on Party Loyalty.

To prove that point, in 2008, when Hillary Clinton was running against Barack Obama, I leaned toward Candidate Clinton because of former President Bill Clinton’s vast amount of experience. I wasn’t convinced that America was ready for an African-American to become President. However, after Barack Obama won the right to represent the the Democratic Party as the nominee, I again stayed loyal to the Democratic Party. In retrospect, I am proud of President Obama  and his family’s tenure in the White House. They maintained an inspiring example of our 1st American Family . The First Lady Michelle Obama has truly been a CLASS ACT !!!

As I look back on the 2012 campaign, I must make an apology to former Governor Mitt Romney  and his family. During the days leading up to the election, I spoke out sharply against Candidate Mitt Romney. May I now say: “Governor Romney, I apologize for any sharp statements that I made against you while speaking on Mr. Stevie Wonder’s Radio Station during the airing of the “FRONTPAGE” talk Show.  “Dear Sir, the reason that I am compelled  to render you this public apology, is because ,while I am sure that even to this day we have political differences with each other. However, I must admit that you are a true statesman of great integrity and have proven that fact by your refusal to participate in your party’s recent support of it’s current Presidential Nominee”

I remember your concession speech, when you said: “I still believe in the people of America and so Ann and I join you to earnestly pray for this Great Nation. Thank you and God Bless America” I firmly believe that if the REPUBLICAN PARTY had nominated you as it’s candidate it would have made for a more honorable contest.

Yours Truly,                                                                                                             Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant/Activist, President and Founder of the Semiroon Historical Society