Tribute to Councilman John Sweet

For those of you who may have missed my poetic tribute to my mentor, the late Councilman John Sweet at his memorial service. Find my live performance, here. John Sweet Like Sugar  My name is John SWEET, like sugar  Not like an Embassy  Not like music movements  In the same key of life  Sweet sugar  […]

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C.T.: Prayer for the Living

Delivered by Jabari Simama at the Occasion of the Celebration of Life for C.T. Martin C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center May 15, 2021 Get up off your knees and open your eyes Do you see women sleeping beneath   I-20 viaduct? Do you see the young men with  whiskey lips on the bench in Doctors’ […]

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CT Martin Joins Ancestors

The 84-year old long-serving member of the Atlanta City Council transcended this morning to join the ancestors. He was one of my best friends and always extended to me unconditional love. I will write more later about this gift to humanity and giant of a man who always spoke softly. May he RIP.

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The Other Big Lie

In their fight against voter suppression Democrats and progressives should not believe that boycotts hurt low wage workers and small businesses. Do they think we’re stupid? Now we are supposed to stop putting pressure on corporations and businesses that stand idly by and let Republicans roll back hard fought gains on the voter rights front […]

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