NEW ESSAY: BLOOD IN MY EYE: THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA

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A TESTAMENT OF A CITY.  THE FUNCTION OF INDUSTRY.  A RESURGENCE OF CAUSE.
 
BLOOD IN MY EYE: THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
ESSAY BY ZION ANTONI
THE URBAN CRY LLC 2014

ZION ANTONI: THE JOURNAL OF AN EASTERN CITY (PRESS RELEASE)

ZION ANTONI: JOURNAL OF AN EASTERN CITY

 

Freelance journalist/Recording artist Zion Antoni brings another effort on behalf of Amercian inner cities. The trials and blights that has shapeshifted a city called Camden NJ has been defining for years. As any American city, drug trafficking, Homicide, to issues of below the poverty line living creates seemingly perpetual conditions. Zion delves deep into Camden NJ streets to bring a format of virtues, and vices within the american inner city blights. As a journalist, he presents this Essay/Ebook as a labor of love, and as an insightful look at an America some, don’t know.

“Camden has been under siege for decades” Zion says. “The work of a journalist brings pictures, and the narratives of life to the people”.  Zion offers what most has considered, and what has been branded as a poster child of American inner cities, Camden NJ, Documented In Ebook form free to the public as an educational and insightful project, of struggle, and solution. This Ebook illustrates that Industries, people, ethnicity and economics all play a part of the triumph and tragedy of  this south Jersey city. Another installment from the Urban Cry LLC, Zion Antoni offers insight on a troubled landscape.

         

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ESSAY: TRIAL OF A CITY: CAMDEN

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THE STORY OF THE POSTERCHILD: THE LEGEND, THE CURRENT, AND THE FUTURE AT HAND.

“PEOPLE GET READY”-
CURTIS MAYFIELD
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THE BADGE : NEW EBOOK

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IN THE WAKE OF THE REPRIMANDING OF NYPD’S STOP AND FRISK:

 

THE URBAN CRY LLC PRESENTS  A NEW GUIDE EBOOK BY FREELANCE JOURNALIST RECORDING ARTIST ZION ANTONI ON URBAN AMERICA AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.

“This ebook is written as an offering to aid in the understanding of roles, protocols,

and progressive change for the betterment of all peoples within the

aspects of this conflict. Criminology is the main interest of law

enforcement. But a man’s general legitimate livelihood should not

be the interest of law enforcements harassment. This issue is

weighed in the balances.. to whom it may concern.. apply your

weight.” -

 

zion

AVAILABLE @PAYLOADZ.COM 

THE URBAN CRY LLC 2013


“DIVA’S” STORY(THE STRUGGLE)

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Peace. below is an short post(comment) from a woman, alias “diva”, who came through to my “No Prisons” 2009 web series several days ago. She posted this under an article i wrote about a friend, Greg Yance of Chicago, for which a HBO movie was produced on his life in 1997.  I took time to read it, and the honesty and the realness of her struggle motivated me to move it among my grassroots base, and audience.  Reading “divas” comment showed a real picture of economic struggle, and stability, safety, and progression when the odds are stacked. For a better future go hard to plant seed. Sa lute. -

Zion(Ari)   

“I did 4 years in Lincoln correctional. Center for not snitching on someone. Since I didn’t tell the police where to find the Guy from my neighborhood out of fear for my own life and the children in my family who still went to school in that neighborhood. .after my release I moved to Kentucky thinking that I can get away from my background because no matter how hard I looked no one would give me a job in Chicago. I got on the bus my first day out of prison I was tired of going back to the same neighborhoods of my city and forced back on the corners to provide for myself all because no one wanted to hire me cuz of my background. I found a job n Kentucky at day labor as a Temp. Worked hard 19 20 hr days at faurecia exhaust the temp agency even made me Supervisor over the other temps…after 2 years oftemp agencies and day labors giving me work whenever businesses ordered workers with my pay going up and down nothing steady or permanent. I lost my place and my vehicle and still no one would hire me because of my background..faurecia called the day labor for workers again this past winter the day labor sent me back becauthese of course I knew the job but of course I had to start all over from the lowest pay grade. Homeless I slept in the cafeteria at the job and took whatever. Shift I could but still couldn’t afford a place after a month so since everyone knew me I I went te HR managers son and told him I applied at the staffing agency the company hires thru but they refuse to send me anywhere. Because of my background. I also explained the instability of day labor and temp jobs has caused me to b homeless and unable to afford a place. He encourage me to go to the hr office and talk to his mother and explain it all to her he said she would understand and send me back to the agency and request me … when I did as he told me and walked into the hr office and pleaded. My case his mother said ur the best worker we’ve ever had its been times I left and came back the next morning and u have been here still working but unfortunately because u have a background we cannot hire you no matter how hard you work no matter how good of a worker u are. U can finish out the week but u may not return with the rest of the temps if we ever call for them again. I have been applying to jobs since I moved here in Sept of 2010 and everywhere I go I’m being denied because of mistake I made not telling on sumone ..its crazy I fought that case a entire year because I just didn’t believe they could put sumone else’s crime on me with no evidence but I learned the hardest the crooked cops can do whatever they please. After Obama’s second chance jobs still didn’t honor it so I got on the whitehouse web site and sent a email explainin what all happened to me and ask how am I suppose to stay out of trouble if no one will hire me…they sent me a email talkin bout welfare for single mother’s and bunch of other bullshit that had nothing to do with what I emailed them about.. of course I went back to the street because I was tired of being hungry and sleeping n the park cold.. I am now fighting another case away from home in another state …I really don’t care if they lock me up forever because I can’t win rather I try or not…I watched first time felon a dozen times when it first came out and back then I was young so I didn’t really understand .. but lord knows I do now because its been years since that shit happened to him and the world still ain’t changed…I hate this world…my family disowned me for not telling on dude even though I did it so his goons or his brothers wouldn’t harm them or their kids…”

-“Diva”

LIVE TO BUILD AND NOT DESTROY

 


ATAC: AVENGING THE ANCESTORS COALITION(PHILADELPHIA PA)

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Solutions In The Battle for Justice For All Trayvons

SOLUTIONS In The Battle For Justice For All Trayvons:

1) Educate: Explain the Stand Your Ground law and the Castle Doctrine law to your adolescent, teenage, and young adult sons, nephews, and brothers. Although these laws involve complex legal concepts, I’ll “make it plain” (as Brother Malcolm used to say) by explaining them like this. They extend a person’s right to kill in order to allegedly defend him/herself at home to the right to do the very same thing at work, in the car, and everywhere else he/she is permitted to be. Also- and this is key- these laws state that the person has “no duty to retreat.” In other words, even if he/she could easily leave or easily avoid the confrontation that he/she initiated, he/she doesn’t have to. Simply stated, these laws create untrained and promote unstable wannabe cowboy cops with killing machines. Therefore, tell your sons, nephews, and brothers to run away from encounters with the George Zimmermans of the world (or to be prepared to fight and win- by any means necessary).

2) Prosecute: Pressure US Attorney Eric Holder to file federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman under the Hate Crimes law, specifically 18 USC 249(a)(1)(A) and (B)(i) and (b)(1)(C) and (D). You can do this by signing the NAACP’s petition at www.naacp.org/page/s/doj-civil-rights-petition. Also, you should call US Attorney Holder at 202-514-2000 and ask him to file the charges. In addition, you should call Assistant US Attorney A. Lee Benjamin at 813-274-6000 in Tampa and ask him to request that Holder approve federal charges in Benjamin’s Florida jurisdiction. Furthermore, you should call the Florida Department of Lawyer Regulation at 866-352-0707 and file a complaint against Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey for her “nonfeasance, misfeasance, and/or malfeasance” in the handling of the state prosecution.

3) Participate: Vote so we can get the right laws passed and the wrong laws abolished. Also, each time you are called for jury duty, say and do every (“honest”) thing you can in order to get selected as a juror. And then do some goddamn justice as a juror!-

avengingtheancestors.com

Micheal Coard ESQ.

 


THE HOUR OF TRAYVON MARTIN: JUSTICE OR MOCKERY?(COMMENTARY)

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A solid question i pose to intelligent free thinkers:  young and old.  A trial of the moral arc; a child and a man with a firearm. This is the hour of Trayvon, where George Zimmerman brings his weight of the case to the judicial system: syndicated nationally.    The outrage in the dark evidence before this trial was sparked by the death of a young man, and his killer able to walk until his deliberation.  Now its here. those in tune post this murder, that symbolizes the conflict of African America, witness the expressions, language of law, the intelligence of the prosecution, the party of the defendant,   the body language of the council,  the propaganda of media and legal analysm, and the bare truth, vs the lie.  The sum up to date the defendants(Zimmerman’s) testimony isn’t adding up to the hard evidence of the prosecution, that speaks against Zimmerman. The general “incrimination” of Trayvon Martin  is not due to investigative reports. But Propagation, stereotype, and Fallicies.  Within this  trial there is a parody, where even some of the conducting of the trial  caters to “innocence” of Zimmerman. This creates the “mockery” that could possibly replace the justice, the Martin family and most, seek.  Without bribery, infiltration or manipulation let the people,  represented by jury be the judge.  Blood cries out. As a leftist freelance Journalist,  equality is my vehicle.  In the spirit of the ancestors, Sean bell, Diallo: let the gabble of divine justice fall, with, or without the American  judicial system.

Consciously Yours,

Z.A


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