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November 18, 2016 at 10:44 am Mama Mia Warns City Council of potential legal issuesRepresentatives from the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance and the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance asked the Apopka City Council to partner with them to bring the Faith, Food and Family Festival to Apopka in January. They asked for in-kind donations of the amphitheater and associated costs of holding the event at that venue amounting to approximately $8,000. However the Council had a counter proposal – go through the John Land Apopka Community Trust.What began as a city-sponsored Gospel Fest event that could not gain enough support from City Commissioners due in part to the perceived rushed November 15th date, was picked up by the two ministerial alliances, and re-scheduled for January 8th.Seven speakers expressed their desire during the public comments section of the City Council meeting last night that The City of Apopka partner with the two ministerial alliances to hold the event.“I want to say how important it is to have the faith based communities to continue to move forward,” said Pastor Hezekiah Bradford, President of the South Apopka Ministerial Alliance. “I do believe God resides in Apopka and that He is proud of what we are doing. We have a very diverse group, and we would really love to have the Mayor be on the stage welcoming this great event to the City of Apopka.”Rod Love, an Apopka business owner who was co-chairman of the Apopka Task Force on Violence, reminded the Council what they were budgeted to spend $108,000 on Gospel Fest, and that an in-kind donation to the event would be a savings to their original plan.“The commissioners saw fit not to use taxpayer dollars,” he said. “So the faith community came together to make this happen.”“Wouldn’t it be nice to bring the Gospel to Apopka?” Pastor Darrell Morgan asked the Council. “Wouldn’t it be nice to bring music to Apopka?” Morgan, the Lead Pastor at Word of Life Church in Apopka and incoming President of the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance, referenced how this was an opportunity for unity between the City and faith community.“I was excited to do this festival until I got the bill. I do not mind the labor, because I think it will be worth it. I think our city deserves it. I think our kids deserve it. Having that diversity on stage and the good work we are doing would all be worth the time and effort. But one of two things are going to happen tonight. I’m going to go back to church and say ‘good news the city is working with us, or I’m going to say dig deep into your pockets.’ I don’t think that gives a positive image. When we started the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, it was free. Mayor Land gave us the VFW. Now we are charged for it. The City charges us. I would like this administration to work with us.”The City Council took on the issue by first asking the advice of City Attorney Cliff Shepard.“The question before us is can you waive fees for a religious event? And the answer is yes you can but that’s not going to be the dissuading factor. The issue is going to be what does that mean to you as a community? As you know you adopted a fee structure that applies to all community organizations, civic, religious and when they use our venues a fee structure applies. And the reason you did that was so you’re not put in a position to choose the merits or message of one and not the merits and message of another.”“So the principal is everybody has to pay something? Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer asked.“Or nobody,” said Shepard.“Have we waived that fee for anyone else?” Commissioner Doug Bankson asked.“No,” said Kilsheimer. “We don’t waive the fee for anyone.”“And the Old Florida Outdoor Festival?” Bankson asked.“Well Old Florida Festival is our event,” said Kilsheimer.“And that’s my point, if it is structured as a city event, could we consider it, because it’s going to reach out to a huge part of our community.”“I think we are in between a rock and a hard place,” said Kilsheimer. “And I take the attorney’s advice to heart. If we waive the fees for the Gospel Fest, we are going to be asked to waive the fees for other events. And we don’t want to be in that position. And that’s the issue tonight.”“So there is no legal wiggle room? Commissioner Kyle Becker asked. “Because obviously Council has a certain amount of discretion, correct? So from a legal perspective, how great is that discretion?“It’s really as much as your risk tolerance is,” said Shepard. “Because as elected officials you can do what you want and see how it all plays out. But the idea as City Attorney is to keep you out of that situation. You don’t do this, or you do it for everybody.”Bankson and Kilsheimer rekindled the discussion of making the festival a City event, when Shepard suggested another option.“I know that what was set up upon the departure of Mayor (John) Land was a community trust funded by City money. And by the way, it was funded for exactly this situation. To get it out of government hands and to say ‘here’s some seed money’ for when a minister’s alliance comes along and says ‘we really don’t have money, but we’re going to do great good in the community.’ This is what that trust was designed to do.”“I remember Mayor Land saying that was one of the reason’s to do that,” said Bankson. “So that we could do great events and other things like this.”“Again I am confident as to why the Community Trust was created,” said Shepard. “And it’s for this very purpose… to avoid what we’ve debated for about a half-an-hour. It’s so that you can take a position on organizations that you think are wonderful like this and point them towards the Trust and say ‘go there’.”“Gentlemen, I would suggest that’s the way to go,” Bankson said to the ministerial alliance representatives. “Quite honestly I’ve been all around this thing and I think that’s the best way. Otherwise we’re going to end up biting away any single ability to help anyone who is doing good in this community, and that’s what is so crazy about our legal system right now, but that’s where we are.” The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply 9 COMMENTS Mama Mia Or, perish the thoughts, but it is possible that the Ministerial Alliances look to another facility in another town, that is available for a reasonable rental. Another town not too far away from Apopka………..it could still be a success. Somewhere other than here in Apopka, but I know you would rather have it in the city you all know and love. That is all I can think of to try to help………..other than have some fundraisers for the fees. I meant to say in the above posting…..It does appear the city will NOT waiver the fees……sorry, I left out the word, NOT, in my above posting. Reply Reply Please enter your comment! Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia And to be frank, I never really understood why the Methodist church on Park Ave. was not allowed be able to have the B-B-Q and Spuds Fest they had planned, in which they requested that the street between the church and Walgreens, between Forest and Park be shut down and blocked off for one day for the festival. The church had already applied, gotten the necessary liability insurance, signatures from the neighbors and businesses around them, that it would not bother them, and yet the decision was left up to the former chief of police to decide whether to allow the street to be blocked off and shut down, or not. I feel that should have been an council decision to decide, maybe I was wrong, I don’t know. I did not speak out at the time, but it did strike me as odd, November 18, 2016 at 10:10 am November 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm Mama Mia Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I hate to say, it but it appears that there is a lot of button-pushing, and attempted galling going on from some of both sides of the divisiveness. It is true! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here How is it when the “big” stars come to entertain at the amphitheater? They don’t pay, do they? The COA pays them, isn’t that correct? Or does the COA pay their booking agents? It is all a big mess. The Ministerial Alliance could have the event at one of their churches or on one of their church properties and have a big rental tent, but then again, I have seen what the big tents cost to rent, after looking at the expense records the COA and what they pay out for the Old Florida Festival. They are extremely costly to rent! That would not help. And there sits the amphitheater unused……this is tough! Is the Zellwood corn festival grounds a government entity, and what are the costs for it’s rental? When the corn festival was held they later changed the corn festival and made it a three day event with Friday night being made a family Christian day…….so I don’t see how the religious aspect that the attorney warned about would apply if it were held there. The COA council members could donate some of their discretionary money if they wanted to be sincerely nice…..um. How was it that the Orange County School System, COA, and the YMCA were going to partner together for the gym and swimming pool over at the AHS grounds years ago. That is a Christian organization……guess I just don’t quite get the attorney’s advice and warnings sometimes……….. November 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm Reply Reply Here is a thought…..the Orange County School System rents the auditorium of some of the Orange Co. Schools to churches on Sundays for church service. Maybe they would rent out one of the school’s auditoriums for a Gospel Fest, if a school facility were available on a Saturday and Sunday…….I don’t see how it could be denied, if other churches rent the school facilities………maybe should check into the subject and see what the school people say…..it could be interesting, don’t know what the costs would be……..or if allowed…….??? They have their own Jazz Fest there in the auditorium too, as everyone already knows……….. I don’t want to sound negative but I don’t foresee any resolution to the Gospel Fest fiasco unless the Ministerial Alliance convinces the John Land Trust to pay the fees, or some part toward the costs, or either the Ministerial Alliance pays the fees themselves, and divide the costs among the churches involved, and hope that the income from the event at least covers the costs. It is a shame that the amphitheater sits unused the majority of the time. I know that the Gospel Fest idea was honorable, from the start, for the good of the community, to help create unity, and was never intended to cause such a division between Ministerial Alliance and the City of Apopka. It appears that the political undertow may be to blame, I hope that is not the case. Then there is city attorney and his warning that comes into play………. Mama Mia And who heads up the community Trust fund…who determines yes or no ? Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia TAGSApopka Faith Food and Family Festivalcity council Previous articleCity Council doubles down on medical cannabis moratoriumNext articleTips for Hiring a Contractor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joy November 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm November 18, 2016 at 11:09 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 18, 2016 at 11:00 am November 18, 2016 at 10:31 am Please enter your name here Reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Ministerial Alliance must also realize that back on Easter Sunday the fees were not allowed to be waivered for the rental of the amphitheater for the Easter Sunday Service that was held there by one of the churches. The “slippery slope” lecture was brought into play by the city attorney then also. So again, I don’t want to be negative, but it does appear the city will waiver the fees for the Gospel Fest, but I could be wrong. I wish the Ministerial Alliances the best of luck on having their Gospel Fest somewhere, somehow, and I hope it is a successful venture, and that you all have a great time and enjoy yourselves! November 18, 2016 at 11:14 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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February 21 marks the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, who was gunned down by three men at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, N.Y., in 1965 as he prepared to address several hundred people. The meeting was sponsored by the Organization of Afro-American Unity, founded by Malcolm X on June 28, 1964, at the same location.At the time of his assassination, Malcolm X had been working to build two new groups: one religious, the Muslim Mosque, Inc., and the OAAU, which was secular and committed to Pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism. In April 1964, he made a hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca, fulfilling his obligation as a devout believer in Islam.Since his formal break with the Nation of Islam in March 1964, Malcolm X worked tirelessly to reframe the debate and ideological struggle in the African-American freedom movement of the 1960s. During his tenure with NOI, he had been a strong proponent of the program of Elijah Muhammad, the spiritual leader of the Chicago-based organization. Muhammad was from Georgia and had relocated to Detroit where he was recruited by NOI founder Master Fard Muhammad (W.D. Fard), who resided there from 1930 to 1934.Racist violence against the Little familyMalcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Neb., on May 19, 1925, as the fourth of eight children. His parents, Earl and Louise Little, were members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), formed by Marcus Garvey and Amy Ashwood Garvey in 1914. The Garveys moved the UNIA headquarters to the United States when they migrated here in 1916.The Littles met at a UNIA convention in Montreal in 1919. The following year the UNIA gained international prominence through its New York City gathering, which attracted tens of thousands of people to Garvey’s message of Pan-Africanism that stressed economic empowerment and reparations for enslaved Africans.Malcolm’s early life was impacted by racism and white mob violence. His family became targets of the Ku Klux Klan and similar terror groups as a direct result of his parents’ militancy.In “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” written by Alex Haley during the last two years of Malcolm’s life, he told the writer, “When my mother was pregnant with me, she told me later, ‘a party of hooded Ku Klux Klan riders galloped up to our home.’ Brandishing their shotguns and rifles, they shouted for my father to come out.” (Grove Press, 1965)In 1926, the Little family moved to Milwaukee, Wis., relocating in 1928 to Lansing, Mich., the state capital. It was there in September 1931 that Earl Little was found dead near streetcar tracks, prompting the family to conclude that a white racist group, such as the Klan or the Black Legion, killed him.Earl Little had been in conflict with Lansing authorities when he was ordered to vacate a home in a white neighborhood. Before the family moved, the home was torched and Little was charged with arson, which was later dropped. The family maintained that the home was burned down by racists in retaliation for Little’s defiance of white authorities.The impact of Earl Little’s death, which was classified as a suicide, therefore preventing the family from collecting insurance benefits, devastated the family. Louise Little’s personal struggle to earn a living during the Great Depression years and constant harassment by state welfare officials, resulted in her deteriorating mental health and placement in a psychiatric institution.Malcolm and most of his brothers and sisters were sent away to live in youth homes and foster care settings. Although he was an outstanding student, the racist atmosphere of the time resulted in his dropping out of school after the eighth grade and moving to Boston to live with an older half-sister, Ella Collins.During the war years, Malcolm worked at menial jobs in Boston and engaged in petty criminal activities to survive. He was arrested and prosecuted for burglary in 1946 and was imprisoned for six years in Massachusetts.During his incarceration, he was transferred to Norfolk Prison Colony, a facility Malcolm described as far superior to other institutions, with less restrictions and a large library. There, he read voraciously and participated in debating teams.Speaker, organizer, revolutionaryMalcolm’s brothers and sisters joined NOI while he was prison, and eventually recruited him after his initial rejection of all religions. He converted to NOI in 1948 while incarcerated.In 1952, after he was paroled and went to live with family members in Inkster, Mich., near Detroit, Malcolm became a devout follower and NOI organizer, and was appointed an assistant minister in Detroit. In 1953, he became the minister of temples in Boston and Philadelphia. The following year, he was named minister in a temple in Harlem, N.Y., where he was based after 1954.Elijah Muhammad appointed Malcolm as NOI’s national spokesperson in 1957. Malcolm played a pivotal role in recruiting members into the organization and enhancing its national and worldwide profile. In 1959 and 1960, NOI rallies drew thousands in major cities around the U.S. A national newspaper, Muhammad Speaks, was launched in 1961 under the aegis of Malcolm X.The organization advocated the building of an independent Black nation of people of African descent in the U.S. NOI’s program, which was published weekly on the back of Muhammad Speaks, said that this nation would be either inside or outside the U.S. and that the federal government should pay reparations to African Americans for decades, as compensation for unpaid slave labor over the centuries.By 1963, internal problems within the NOI resulted in Malcolm’s suspension and his complete departure by March 1964. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with local police agencies, monitored and infiltrated the NOI, which contributed to the heightening of divisions between Malcolm X and other leaders in the organization.Malcolm X’s contributions: then and nowWith the formation of the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the OAAU in 1964, Malcolm X pointed the way forward for the urbanized African-American working class and poor. His emphasis on the need for mass organization, broad united fronts and political education was paramount in his outlook.After making hajj in April 1964, Malcolm visited numerous African, Middle Eastern and European states to broaden his intellectual horizon and form alliances for a renewed struggle by African Americans against the U.S. capitalist and imperialist system.During another trip overseas from July to November 1964, Malcolm X visited the Organization of African Unity’s second summit in Cairo. He issued an eight-page memorandum, which called on newly independent African states to support the liberation movement of African Americans.In addition, the OAAU sought to bring the plight of African Americans to the United Nations to demand sanctions against the U.S. government for its refusal to recognize the human rights of this oppressed nation. This effort drew upon the work of William Patterson, Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois of the Civil Rights Congress, which issued an appeal to the U.N. entitled “We Charge Genocide” in 1951.Since mid-2014, there has been a resurgence of mass demonstrations and rebellions throughout the U.S. protesting the blatant and unpunished killings of African Americans by law enforcement agents. These protests have prompted the intervention of state police agencies and National Guard units in Missouri. Moreover, Pentagon-sponsored militarization of police departments around the country has been laid bare before the world.Malcolm X remained in an organization from the time of his release from prison until the time of his assassination. He recognized that the liberation of African Americans would require a collective effort based on militancy including the right to self-defense, anti-imperialism, Pan-Africanism and eventually anti-capitalism.In order to move the anti-racist movement forward in the U.S., there must be consolidation and organization of the popular forces fighting police terrorism and judicial impunity. Institutional racism is an integral part of the world capitalist system. One cannot be fought without rigorous opposition to the other. This is part of Malcolm X’s enduring legacy. pan>FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The feds have arrested 10 “wise guys” for loan sharking in New York City’s Howard Beach, a neighborhood made notorious by the racist mob killing of African-American Michael Griffith in 1986. The gangsters allegedly hauled in $26 million over 17 years. (New York Daily News, March 29)That’s chump change. The REAL loan sharks made as much money in just 80 minutes last year. U.S. bank profits were $171.3 billion in 2016, or $468 million per day. (CNN Money, March 3)This loot is stolen from all over the planet: Africa, Asia and Latin America are forced to provide a reverse blood transfusion for U.S. and European banks.South Africa had to pay over $8 billion a year on loans that had propped up the former apartheid regime. (Green Left Weekly, Dec. 10, 1997) President Nelson Mandela wanted to use that money for jobs, schools and housing, but the banksters took it instead.Banks put Zimbabwe under a credit blockade because land stolen by white settlers has been turned over to African farmers.Unpayable debts to foreign banks forced over 1.5 million people to leave Ecuador because the country’s currency was destroyed. (New York Times, April 3) The loan sharks at Salomon Smith Barney — now part of Citibank — were responsible. (AlterNet, Nov. 26, 2008) Ecuador’s progressive President Rafael Correa stopped this robbery.Almost a tenth of Puerto Ricans have recently fled their beautiful island because of the U.S. colony’s debt crisis. (Financial Times, Aug. 25, 2016) U.S. banks are imposing cutbacks and wholesale firings of government workers as part of a debt payment scheme.The real Dr. Evil — David Rockefeller — conspired with other banksters to fire 10,000 teachers and 40,000 other public workers during New York City’s financial crisis in the mid-1970s. Greek workers are today being crucified by German and U.S. banks demanding austerity.Stealing homes is criminalIn the eight years from 2007 to 2014, 5.4 million houses in the United States were repossessed by financial institutions. (bobsullivan.net) Kicking children out of their homes is a crime — yet it happens every day in this country.One of the first acts of the Cuban Revolution was to limit a family’s rent and utility payments to no more than 10 percent of their income. No child is homeless in socialist Cuba.But at least 25,000 children are homeless in the capital of capitalism, New York City. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon got $28 million last year. (Reuters, Jan. 10) That’s $2 million more than what the Howard Beach bandits supposedly took over 17 years.Dimon got as much money as 1,856 workers earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour — if they are lucky enough to work full time the entire year.Detroit suffered a dry “Hurricane Katrina” because of foreclosures. Since 1980, Motown’s population has dropped by over 500,000 people. Deliberate deindustrialization, aimed at driving Black workers out of basic industry, was responsible for much of the earlier population loss. But the wave of foreclosures in the last decade pushed more people out.Driving Black homeowners out of Michigan may have accounted for Donald Trump winning the state, although by less than 11,000 votes.The whole world knows how children in Flint, Mich., were poisoned by lead pipes and dirty water from the Flint River. Flint used to get clean water from Detroit. Acting for the banks, Michigan Gov. Snyder imposed a financial manager upon Flint who cut off the water supply from Motown.The Detroit Water and Sewage Commission was pushed into crisis by banker skulduggery. According to Jerry Goldberg of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, “Termination fees on interest rate swaps represent $537 million of the $1.1 billion borrowed for infrastructure repair and maintenance.” (WW, July 8, 2015)So many people in Detroit had their water shut off in 2014 that the United Nations wanted to investigate. (CBS News, Oct. 20, 2014)Plastic robberyCredit cards charging almost 25 percent annual interest is legalized loan sharking. Just in late fees, MasterCard, Visa and the rest of the thieves dealing in plastic make billions.Banks even contrive to make money off EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards that people have to use to access their benefits.Many states allow lenders to make “payday loans” with annual interest rates of over 100 percent. Those Howard Beach wise guys should be jealous.ATM fees are robbery. Why should you have to pay $3 to access your own money? Reducing or eliminating ATM fees would be widely popular. Don’t count on Democrats in Congress to do anything about it.Even worse off are poor people without bank accounts or credit cards. Banks often discourage small depositors.In New York state, outfits cashing paychecks can charge $2.07 out of every $100. In other states, they can gouge even more money from the poorest workers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this