Black Disabled South African College Student, Kanyisa Ntombini, Talks About Student Protests On Campuses & Moore!
(Leroy Moore’s Note: As you know Krip-Hop Nation have been connecting with musicians/activists with disabilities around the world for years especially in Africa and Krip-Hop Nation will be touring South Africa in November-December 10th. Leroy has been following the protests on college campuses in South Africa especially at University of Cape Town with disabled activist, Kanyisa Ntombini who have been organizing Black disabled poor students around disability justice issue on that campus. Kanyisa recorded an update for Krip-Hop Nation & Poor Magazine. B
“What is your name,” a mechanical voice shouted through the receiver of my phone. Before I could answer this bizarre beginning to a call, he added, “ What is your address, Where do you work, Do you have any other phone numbers…?” The barrage of accusatory questions with no basis continued for several minutes with me barely able to get a word in edgewise, and then.., “Do you have a 13 year old son?”, with this sentence… my heart began to race, my eyes started to blur and the the room began to warp.
Oakland - Tenant activists are urging low-income renters in HUD’s (Department of Housing and Urban Development) subsidized housing programs to contact their representatives during February 18 - February 26, to speak up in support of HUD’s subsidized housing programs. Massive budget cuts to the federal government are being proposed ranging from $6 trillion, to over $10 trillion during the next ten years.
Iris Canada, a New Afrikan Queen, and one of San Francisco’s few centenarians (people who have lived past 100 years old) has just been evicted from her home of over sixty years on the southern edge of the historic Fillmore district, now “Hayes Valley”, by Sheriff Vicki Hennessy. In a move that can only be construed as Machiavellian, the sheriffs arrived and changed the lock while Mrs.
1) This slave rescued other slaves and brought them to freedom. Who is she? What was her disability?
2) This famous soul singer in 1997 he wrote a book called Truly Blessed, about his life before and after his accident. Who is he?
3) This African American is the first deaf professional baseball player. Who is he?
4) This Black actor is an inspirational speaker who played in Boyz N in the Hood. Who is he?
As Poor Magazine & Krip-Hop Nation celebrate their anniversay, Poor Magazine- 21 years & Krip-Hop Nation - 10 years, I thought it was a great time to look back of my work in the Bay Area since 1996. I moved from CT/NY to SF, CA in 1991. This is not to blow air in my head but to take time to track my work and give Black/Brown disabled youth a piece of plateform and mirror to build on or to make their own way.