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
Wait! Since the late 80’s I’ve been protesting, advocating etc on police brutality against people with disabilities however today is totally different. I am use to reading and advocating for Black/Brown adults with disabilities but today our Black/Brown youth with disabilities are the growing cases of state violence in schools, on the streets, in group homes, locke
Editors/Mamaz Note: The already victimized poor families, elders and disabled folks who were displaced in the West Oakland fire of March 27th have been told they have to vacate their temporary shelter at 3233 Market street in West Oakland. The Following is a report by youth skolaz at Deecolonize Academy
“All fire victims will have to leave the “temporary shelter” with or without any money or housing on April 6th,” reported Audrey Candy Corn, POOR Magazine reporter, single mama of 3 and founder of TAZ clothing company who has been on the ground from Day 1 standing , advocating and caring for all the low-income families who lost everything they had in the West Oakland Fire of last week that diplsaced over 150 people and killed four.
“I’ll tell you…they really wanted that building to burn down”, said by one of elder survivors of the West Oakland apartment fire which has taken four precious lives, hospitalized several people and has now displaced over 100 people; disabled elders, community members and families with children in a dark and cold brisk morning on Monday, March 26, 2017 at about 6:15 a.m..
Knives are sharpened into paper called leases -
with blades that cut children and elders into pieces.
Murderers called Landlords get away with this violence
and no witnesses ever see it.
While our mamas die everyone stays silent
From Lola McKay to Iris Canada- From Ron Likkers to Elaine Turner-
a system that separates and then annihilates
was built on hate and winds paper trails around your neck so tight u barely have energy to think much-less fight.... Excerpt from Poison Paper trails by Tiny