Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez live U-STREAM and CIPHER at



Watch Wise Intelligent of the Poor Righteous Teachers Interview and Perform Live on Christmas Eve Show

A living Hip Hop legend and one of the biggest New Jersey rap artists of all time, Wise Intelligent, plays exclusive tracks and spits in live cypher.

Watch Jersey’s own Wise Intelligent interview and perform live on last night’s Christmas Eve Show. Trenton native, Wise Intelligent a.k.a. Djezuz Djonez, returned to his hometown where he dropped not only new, exclusive tracks, but a great deal of knowledge. The lead emcee of the critically acclaimed hip hop trio, Poor Righteous Teachers, spoke with DJ D.Scott and Doc C at length about both his history and future in the game. Wise Intelligent explained how his career all started for him twenty years ago in the Trenton projects, how he is still on his grind now, and how, over time, things have changed both for him and Hip Hop as a whole.

We are waiting in anticipation for both Wise Intelligent’s new book 3/5 an Emcee: The Manufacturing of a Dumbed Down Rapper and new album coming soon. Check out video from the live cypher last night featuring Jersey emcees, Wise Intelligent, Da Boy Bake, and Big Worm.

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It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Video of Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez Rippin Club 6 in San Fran to the ground on 11/26/2010

Wise Intelligent aka The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez rips down Club 6 in San Fran on 11/26/2010 Big Up to King Kosh, Shine and the whole Gem Star Official...

Thursday, November 25, 2010



PRT has gone DIGITAL!!!


Poor Righteous Teachers

Holy Intellect
Pure Poverty
Black Business
New World Order

Wise Intelligent (Solo)

Killin U 4 Fun
Blessed be the Poor?
The Talented Timothy Taylor
The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez (Coming Soon!)



Friday, November 19, 2010

Wise Intelligent Digitally Re-Releases his "Blessed be the Poor" album!


NOVEMBER 23, 2010, WISE INTELLIGENTs: BLESSED BE THE POOR will be RELEASED DIGITALLY for the first time. NOW YOU CAN purchase this enlightening artistic expression @ AMAZON.COM, ITUNES, SHOCKHOUND, NAPSTER, RHAPSODY, EMUSIC and all the rest PEACE!

In the mist of the Legendary Wise Intelligent crafting his official independent solo release “Wise Intelligent iz…The Talented Timothy Taylor” he gave birth to this incredible and explosive musical jewel called “Blessed be tha Poor?”...The Un-Mixtape. Unlike most “mixtapes” that sound like a disjointed mixture of singles that should have been left on the cutting room floor, “Blessed be tha Poor?”...The Un-Mixtape has the flow and consistency of an official studio release.…This Un-Mixtape will definitely satisfy your fix for more Intelligent Muzik and set the perfect tone and environment for Wise Intelligent to bless us once again with yet another classic album later on this year…

“Blessed be tha Poor?”...The Un-MixTape contains 17 powerful tracks that elevates, provokes, as well as entertains. This album gives you a few more pieces to the puzzle of where Wise has been and what he has been thinking about over the last couple of years… As soon as you hear songs like…”Unda Fire”, “Mr. Rocket Launcher”, “Prince of Power” “BamBam”, “What tha guyz Do”, “Israelites” (This Uprising). “Can’t Afford 2 Luv Her”, and “Eye Wish” you will recognized that Wise Intelligent is the most consistent MC to ever bless the microphone! The God is the perfect combination of Style and Substance! The album is highlighted by an interview Wise did in New Brunswick NJ (his place of birth) with internationally known DJ Fusion & Jon Judah of Fusebox Radio at Rutgers University back in April of this year. Blessed be tha Poor? features all original production by an incredible array of talented producers. The bulk of the production duties were handled by Trenton’s own the Havknotz (Masada & Wise Intelligent). They have provided the ideal sonic landscape and canvas for The Talented Timothy Taylor to paint yet another masterpiece upon…

Track listing…

“Blessed be tha Poor?”...The Un-MixTape

1. Tha Wickedest Thing 03'
2. The Prince Of Power 00'
3. Mr. Rocket Launcher 04'
4. Tha Death Penalty (interlude)
5. The Globe Holders 03'
6. Unda Fire 03'
7. Stop Bitchin & Start A Revolution (interlude)
8. Bam Bam 05'
9. What Tha GuyzDo 00'
10. Love Means 4 Ever 02'
11. Niggaz Iz... (interlude)
12. Keep Getting Betta 99'
13. Israelites 05'
14. Can't Afford 2 luv Her 01'
15. Somebody Told A Lie 00'
16. Rock The Vote 04'
16. Eye Wish 99'
17. Weapons Of Mass Distraction 04'

For more information about Wise Intelligent, The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez, and Intelligent Muzik,,

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez & Digable Planets show in San Fran on Friday Nov 26th 2010 @ Club 6


San Francisco GET READY!

Wise Intelligent / Djezuz Djonez will be in San Francisco on Friday, November 26th @ Club 6

Club 6
60 Sixth Street (between Mission &Market)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez will be rocking alongside Digable Planets, Casual of the Hieroglyphics and Killah Priest feat Kentyah...

Doors open @ 9:00 pm

Advance Tickets Sales

This show is being brought to you by Algorhytmmusic...

If you're a real Hip Hop fan of that real Hip Hop music you CAN'T miss this show!!!


For more information about The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez, Wise Intelligent, and Intelligent Muzik, visit:

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For booking, Dj drops, interviews, and features please contact Born Free at / 484-472-3745

It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Book of Born Free...The Wisdom of Djezuz Djonez quote #16

"Instead of asking if Obama is a Muslim and why he spent the day with Barbara Walters
You should be asking if O'Donnell is still casting spells on her bloody Satanic altar
Worshiping the devil is nothing new in American politics
Changing Africans into niggas was one of their most successful demonic tricks"
The Book of Born Free...The Wisdom of Djezuz Djonez

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez A cappella version of Water Walker


Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez A cappella version of Water Walker

If your favorite MC CAN'T do it like this...then he or she SHOULDN'T be your favorite MC!!! It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Submit your Questions for Djezuz Djonez



Djezuz Djonez wants to hear from you! This is your opportunity to find out about who and what is "The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez" and why he is "The Only Motherf**king hope that Hip Hop got"...

Send all your questions to

Please put "Questions for Djezuz Djonez" in the subject and put all your contact info in the email as well...

Djezuz Djonez will respond to all questions via Skype and or U-Stream. Yall let him know which one is better...

Thanks to everyone in advance for all the LOVE and SUPPORT!

Let's get it in...


Djezuz Djonez pka Wise Intelligent

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez Pride Freestyle

Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez freestylin in Trenton, New Jerusalem...Some where near Divine Land...

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Jersey Fresh Graffiti Jam & After Party with Djezuz Djonez

Big up to Leon Rainbow and Will 'Kasso' Condry! Here goes some pics from the show... Shout out to G the Promoter (Wu Tang Clan) for taking and sharing these reflections...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CDJ Live: NJ Hip Hop Legend Wise Intelligent/DJezuz DJonez giving u a sneak peak of "What Would Djezuz Do?"

CDJ Live: NJ Hip Hop Legend Wise Intelligent aka DJezuz DJonez
August 15, 2010
By - DeeJay1

CollegeDj recently attended a live show with hip hop legend Wise Intelligent aka “DJezuz DJonez” in Trenton, New Jersey. CDJ had exclusive access to the former Trenton rapper from the group “Poor Righteous Teachers” who is making his new music under the moniker Wise Intelligent aka “DJezuz DJones”. His new music reminds one of why Jersey hip hop is so unique. To get on… you must be able to rhyme quickly if you need to! A quick glance of NJ rappers include Fugees, Treach, Redman, Queen Latifah, and many underground hip hop artists, producers and legends started in New Jersey or have some deep roots there such as Jay-Z. As you can see from our short list, New Jersey rappers can flow.

DJezuz DJonez keeps the NJ tradition going with new music out now. The style of reggae, intelligent wordplay and lyrical ability from the Trenton legend is on par with top rappers who are gifted at rapping this way such as KRS-1 and Buckshot. He has command of his breath and is able to rhyme fast or slow at ease. Lookout for more music from the hip hop legend as he continues to keep minds interested in all you can do and say expressively with hip hop music.

Here goes a sneak peak at a new song from Wise's new album..."The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez"..."What Would Djezuz Do?"

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez will be in Trenton, New Jersey on August 14th @ McGuinn's Place..



Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez will be in Trenton, New Jersey on August 14th @ McGuinn's Place..

After Party-By Diffy Productions
Saturday August 14th 2010
1781 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Doors open @ 9:00 pm

You can watch Djezuz Djonez's latest bangin ass video "Water Walker" Directed by Stacey M. @ /

For more information about The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez, Wise Intelligent, and Intelligent Muzik, visit:, /

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It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!

Friday, July 30, 2010






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Monday, July 26, 2010

Djezuz Djonez Iz a Burner!!!

These incredible murals were done by the magnificent Graffiti team of Leon Rainbow and Will Kasso... Trenton Stand Up!!!



For more information about these extremely talented artists hit up

NEW Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez Single and Video available RIGHT NOW!!!


Intelligent Muzik proudly presents the first sneak peak of Wise Intelligent's new and highly anticipated 3rd solo album, "Wise Intelligent Iz...The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez"

Class is back in session and The Talented Timothy Taylor has just stepped to the side and passed the mic to the lyrically elusive and socially unorthodox Djezuz Djonez...

"Water Walker" is the perfect name and metaphor that precisely describes exactly what Djezuz Djonez is doing when he effortlessly navigates around this scorching and addictive track. With this new song Djezuz Djonez takes the reins of today's Hip Hop landscape and successfully blends all things into one. With every word that Djezuz relentlessly spits he literally becomes a bridge that takes us from what was, to what is, and delivers us directly into his world of what will be. He is not here to discuss or debate about what real Hip Hop is, because to put it quite bluntly Djezuz Djonez is Hip Hop done fucking right!

You can listen to the song at


"Water Walker" is NOT a song for those who are musically challenged and content with the current lopsided Hip Hop paradigm, but if you're ready break with convention and tradition please come and join The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez up on the corner!

The track was produced by Masada of HavKnotz Productions.
"Water Walker" is a blistering assault on your senses, that not only shakes you up, but wakes you up as well...

1. Water Walker
(T. Grimes, J. Pierre)
Produced by Masada and Wise Intelligent ASCAP
Recorded at B Smith's House
Mixed and Engineered by Brian Smith, Masada, and Wise Intelligent
Written by Wise Intelligent

For more information about The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez, Wise Intelligent, and Intelligent Muzik, visit:,, /

You can follow Djezuz at

For booking, Dj drops, interviews, and features please contact Born Free at / 484-472-3745

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wise Intelligent releases first single from The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez..."Water Walker"


Intelligent Muzik proudly presents the first sneak peak of Wise Intelligent's new and highly anticipated 3rd solo album, "Wise Intelligent Iz...The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez"

Class is back in session and The Talented Timothy Taylor has just stepped to the side and passed the mic to the lyrically elusive and socially unorthodox Djezuz Djonez...

"Water Walker" is the perfect name and metaphor that precisely describes exactly what Djezuz Djonez is doing when he effortlessly navigates around this scorching and addictive track. With this new song Djezuz Djonez takes the reins of today's Hip Hop landscape and successfully blends all things into one. With every word that Djezuz relentlessly spits he literally becomes a bridge that takes us from what was, to what is, and delivers us directly into his world of what will be. He is not here to discuss or debate about what real Hip Hop is, because to put it quite bluntly Djezuz Djonez is Hip Hop done fucking right!

You can listen to the song at

The Water Walker is NOT a song for those who are musically challenged and content with the current lopsided Hip Hop paradigm, but if you're ready break with convention and tradition please come and join The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez up on the corner!

The track was produced by Masada of HavKnotz Productions.
"Water Walker" is a blistering assault on your senses, that not only shakes you up, but wakes you up as well...

1. Water Walker
(T. Grimes, J. Pierre)
Produced by Masada and Wise Intelligent ASCAP
Recorded at B Smith's House
Mixed and Engineered by Brian Smith, Masada, and Wise Intelligent
Written by Wise Intelligent

For more information about The UnConKable Djezuz Djonez, Wise Intelligent, and Intelligent Muzik, visit: /

You can follow Djezuz at

For booking, Dj drops, interviews, and features please contact Born Free at / 484-472-3745

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stacey Muhammad's new film will be screening in NY on Friday March 26th!


New York Get Ready!!!

Stacey Muhammad of Wildseed Films will be in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, March 26th @ The Spike Lee Screening Room at Long Island University

Spike Lee Screening Room at Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Doors open promptly at 7:00 pm
Screening starts at 8:00 pm

In Celebration of Women's History Month, the IFNY (Independent Film New York) will highlight the contributions of Women filmmakers to the independent film community. At this month's IFNY Premiere Screening Series, we're going to highlight and premiere the following works;

UNTITLED by Natasha Ononogbo

Out of Our Right Minds, Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman by Stacey Muhammad The official trailer can be viewed at

TRIBES produced by Sonya Wells

Baggage by Sonya Malfa

Amazon Women by Kiara Jones

and a surprise premiere for all of you.

There will be a $10 doanation at the door

Panel to follow screening of films.

Stacey is an activist with a commitment to healing through film and media. Last year she released the short documentary film, I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak which won the Best Short Film of the year award from the REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series.

You can watch I AM SEAN BELL here...

For more information about Stacey Muhammad and Wildseed Films hit up and you can follow her on twitter @

For all interviews, features, and lectures please contact:

Carl Wharton Director of Public Relations

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Texas Education Board Approves Conservative Curriculum Changes By Far-Right


Texas Education Board Approves Conservative Curriculum Changes By Far-Right

***UPDATE*** Think Progress flags some of the more eye-opening revisions the Texas Board of Education approved for its social studies curriculum and textbooks:

- The Board removed Thomas Jefferson from the Texas curriculum, "replacing him with religious right icon John Calvin."

- The Board refused to require that "students learn that the Constitution prevents the U.S. government from promoting one religion over all others."

The Texas Freedom Network live-blogged the debate over the changes. Read more here.

AUSTIN, Texas — A far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education succeeded Friday in injecting conservative ideals into social studies, history and economics lessons that will be taught to millions of students for the next decade.

Teachers in Texas will be required to cover the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation's Founding Fathers, but not highlight the philosophical rationale for the separation of church and state. Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic," and students will be required to study the decline in value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.

"We have been about conservatism versus liberalism," said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the standards. "We have manipulated strands to insert what we want it to be in the document, regardless as to whether or not it's appropriate."

Following three days of impassioned and acrimonious debate, the board gave preliminary approval to the new standards with a 10-5 party line vote. A final vote is expected in May, after a public comment period that could produce additional amendments and arguments.

Decisions by the board – made up of lawyers, a dentist and a weekly newspaper publisher among others – can affect textbook content nationwide because Texas is one of publishers' biggest clients.

Ultraconservatives wielded their power over hundreds of subjects this week, introducing and rejecting amendments on everything from the civil rights movement to global politics. Hostilities flared and prompted a walkout Thursday by one of the board's most prominent Democrats, Mary Helen Berlanga of Corpus Christi, who accused her colleagues of "whitewashing" curriculum standards.

By late Thursday night, three other Democrats seemed to sense their futility and left, leaving Republicans to easily push through amendments heralding "American exceptionalism" and the U.S. free enterprise system, suggesting it thrives best absent excessive government intervention.

"Some board members themselves acknowledged this morning that the process for revising curriculum standards in Texas is seriously broken, with politics and personal agendas dominating just about every decision," said Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network, which advocates for religious freedom.

Republican Terri Leo, a member of the powerful Christian conservative voting bloc, called the standards "world class" and "exceptional."

Board members argued about the classification of historic periods (still B.C. and A.D., rather than B.C.E. and C.E.); whether students should be required to explain the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its impact on global politics (they will); and whether former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir should be required learning (she will).

In addition to learning the Bill of Rights, the board specified a reference to the Second Amendment right to bear arms in a section about citizenship in a U.S. government class.

Conservatives beat back multiple attempts to include hip-hop as an example of a significant cultural movement.

Numerous attempts to add the names or references to important Hispanics throughout history also were denied, inducing one amendment that would specify that Tejanos died at the Alamo alongside Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. Another amendment deleted a requirement that sociology students "explain how institutional racism is evident in American society."

Democrats did score a victory by deleting a portion of an amendment by Republican Don McLeroy suggesting that the civil rights movement led to "unrealistic expectations for equal outcomes."

Fort Worth Republican Pat Hardy, a longtime teacher, voted for the new standards, but said she wished the board could work with a more cooperative spirit.

"What we've done is we've taken a document that by nature is too long to begin with and then we've lengthened it some more," Hardy said, shortly after the vote. "Those long lists of names that we've put in there ... it's just too long.

"I just think we failed to keep that in mind, it's hard for teachers to get through it all."

It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wise Intelligent will be performing in New Orleans TONIGHT! at The Maison


New Orleans GET READY!

Wise Intelligent will be in New Orleans TONIGHT! Thursday, March 11th @ The Maison!

The Maison
508 Frechman Street
New Orleans

The show will be hosted by Truth Universal and Valery Jean

DJ EF Cuttin will be on the 1's and 2's

Doors open @ 8:00 pm

To book Wise Intelligent for shows, lectures, interviews, and features hit Born Free @

Click link below to check out the trailer of Stacey Muhammad's new documentary "Out of Our Right Minds" (The Rise of Depression Amongst Women of Color)

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You can follow Stacey Muhammad on twitter @

It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stacey Muhammad/Wildseed & Block Exchange Films Presents...Out of Our Right Minds (Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman)

For Immediate Release

Brooklyn, New York, February 26, 2010 - OUT OF OUR RIGHT MINDS, TRAUMA, DEPRESSION AND THE BLACK WOMAN, produced by Wildseed Films / Intelligent Media Group, will premiere at the PATOIS International Human Rights Film Festival on March 13, 2010.

The official trailer for Out of Our Right Minds, Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman can be viewed at

Directed by award winning Independent Filmmaker / documentarian Stacey Muhammad, a native of New Orleans, LA, this film explores depression and the overall feeling of sadness that plagues many black women in this society of all ages, social and economic backgrounds.

Statistics regarding depression in African American women are either
non-existent or uncertain. Part of this confusion is because past published clinical research on depression in African-American women has been scarce. This scarcity is, in part, due to the fact that African-American women may not seek treatment for their depression, may be misdiagnosed, or may withdraw from treatment because their ethnic, cultural and / or gender needs have not been met

Although an alarming number of African American women suffer from depression, bipolar disorder and a myriad of clinically specific mental conditions, this film seeks to connect the state of mental health amongst women of color to the lingering effects of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and a trauma experience that has been passed on from one generation to the next.

Women and men from all walks of life speak openly and candidly about depression, mental illness, anxiety, self-esteem, and the need to address a topic that continues to be taboo in the African American community.

“I find that there’s a shadow, a cloud of sadness amongst women of color, from all walks of life,” says Stacey Muhammad of Wildseed Films.
She continues, “It’s time to have this discussion. My commitment is to not only explore our behavior but to also examine the environment in which we’ve been embedded for more than 400 years and to encourage us to begin to examine what this environment has done and continues to do to people of color.”

Stacey is an activist with a commitment to healing through film and media. Last year she released the short documentary film, I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak which won the Best Short Film of the year award from the REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series.

You can watch I AM SEAN BELL here...

This time around, she teams up with R.H. Bless of Block Exchange Films who serves as co-producer of Out of Our Right Minds. “Bless is an amazing cinematographer and music video director and who has done very important work in the hip hop community.”

Out of Our Right Minds features new music from Hip Hop Legend Wise Intelligent who is also Director of Intelligent Media Group; as well as New Orleans born musician, King Tut and Mr. Famous, an up and coming producer and son of hip hop legend, KRS ONE.

Out of Our Right Minds is part one of a series of films from Wildseed Films / Intelligent Media Group aimed at healing and restoring the black family. Only by confronting and exploring the tragic reality of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and how the deadly combination of physical trauma, domestic abuse, social conditioning, racist media images, and spiritual neglect has affected the mind, body, soul of women of color will individual and collective healing take place.

The official trailer for Out of Our Right Minds, Trauma, Depression and the Black Woman can be viewed at


Carl Wharton, Director of Public Relations

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Officers Won’t Face Federal Charges in Sean Bell Killing


Officers Won’t Face Federal Charges in Sean Bell Killing

Citing insufficient evidence, federal authorities said Tuesday that they would not bring a civil rights case against the New York City police officers involved in the killing of Sean Bell, a 23-year-old black man who was shot by the police outside a strip club in Queens on his wedding day.

The decision by the Justice Department came after prosecutors and federal agents reviewed the case, in which five police officers fired 50 shots into the Nissan Altima that Mr. Bell was driving. The car struck a detective in the leg and hit a police van just before the officers began firing their weapons.

Mr. Bell was killed and two passengers, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman, were wounded. None of the men had guns, although the police officers apparently believed at least one did.

In their review, officials from the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, the United States attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York and the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not find enough evidence to prove that the officers had willfully acted to deny the men their constitutional rights, according to a statement from the Justice Department.

“Neither accident, mistake, fear, negligence, nor bad judgment is sufficient to establish a federal criminal civil rights violation,” the statement said.
Any disciplinary action now lies with the Police Department, whose critics saw the shooting as an indictment of police training and the department’s use of deadly force.

The department can now pursue an administrative review of the case and the officers involved. Seven officers, including four of the five who shot at the car, have been internally charged with breaking departmental rules.

Of the five who opened fire — Detectives Gescard F. Isnora, Michael Oliver, Marc Cooper and Paul Headley and Officer Michael Carey — all but Detective Headley remain on desk duty, with no gun and shield, said Paul J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman. Lt. Gary Napoli, the supervising officer that night, is also on desk duty, he said, facing internal charges of failing to supervise the operation.

Two other officers, Detective Robert Knapp and Sgt. Hugh McNeil of the Crime Scene Unit, were also charged internally, the detective with failing to thoroughly process the crime scene and the sergeant with failing to ensure that thorough processing was done.

If internal charges are substantiated, some of the officers could be fired. Mr. Browne said that the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, would not comment on the matter because “he is the final arbiter” of any punishment.

Detectives Isnora, Oliver and Cooper were acquitted by a Queens judge in April 2008 of criminal charges. The two other officers who opened fire were not charged criminally.

On Tuesday, federal officials met with Mr. Bell’s family; his fiancée, Nicole Paultre Bell; and others to tell them of their decision. Later, many in the Bell family and their supporters expressed disappointment in a news conference at the headquarters of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

Ms. Paultre Bell said she hoped to get the attention of the White House. “There is a history of black men being killed by police officers, and something needs to be done,” she said. “We’re hoping to eventually meet with President Obama, and that he’ll do something, because this is a national problem.”

Michael Hardy, a lawyer for Ms. Paultre Bell and for Mr. Benefield and Mr. Guzman, read a statement from Mr. Sharpton, who has been a spokesman for the Bell family.
Using a cane and wearing a boot on his right foot, Mr. Guzman called Mr. Bell “the people’s champ” and asserted that police violence was disproportionately affecting urban communities and black and Latino men.

Lawyers for the officers involved expressed support for the government’s position.
Paul P. Martin, a lawyer for Detective Cooper, said he was not surprised by it. “There’s no basis for them to bring a federal proceeding,” Mr. Martin said.
Anthony L. Ricco, the lawyer for Detective Isnora, who was struck by Mr. Bell’s car and who fired the first shot, said he spoke with his client, who was “very relieved.”

The lawyer added that Detective Isnora was hopeful he would be cleared of internal charges and that he hoped to attend law school.

Detective Oliver, who fired 31 shots, was told of the decision by his lawyer, James J. Culleton. “I called him, and he was very relieved and very happy,” Mr. Culleton said. “It took a long time for this decision to come down.”

Michael J. Palladino, the president of the Detectives Endowment Association, said he was “gratified” with the government’s decision.

Mr. Benefield, Mr. Guzman and the family of Mr. Bell still intend to move ahead with a civil lawsuit. Mr. Sharpton said he hoped that a civil case, as well as possible departmental charges, would “bring some justice” to Mr. Bell’s family and his wounded friends.

Stacey Solie contributed reporting.

For more information about Sean Bell and the young children who were affected by his murder. Check out Stacey Muhammad's award winning documentary film..."I AM Sean Bell, Black Boys Speak"

I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak from Stacey Muhammad on Vimeo.

For more information about Stacey Muhammad and Wildseed Films contact Born Free @ 484-472-3745 /

Wise Intelligent was the highlight at the "Return of the God MC's" concert at the Patriot Theater in Trenton on Feb 5th 2010


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Staff Writer

TRENTON — Even if it didn’t go off entirely as planned, Friday night’s “Return of the God MCs” concert at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial can be considered a rousing success.

The headliner, of course, was Rakim, but the real star of the night was Wise Intelligent, the front man for Poor Righteous Teachers, a poster child for both life in — and a path out of — the city.

After his roughly half-hour set, Wise Intelligent joined the media in the back of the ballroom and spoke candidly and passionately about when he believes hip-hop’s paradigm shifted from a message of righteousness and positivity to one of materialism, violence, selfishness and greed.

“It shifted after 1992, after the riots behind Rodney King,” he said. “That’s when I started to see the change. Poor Righteous Teachers were in their second recording ... it was called ‘Pure Poverty.’ We were explaining poverty and what it can do to a youth.

“So 1992 is when it shifted, because after the Rodney King riots, the youth were motivated to attack the cause of their problems, which was the system. Rodney King gets beaten in front of everybody, and they say ‘Yo, no, they’re not guilty. Let them go,’ and the police get off.”

From there, Wise Intelligent says, the mindset of the nation’s young and impoverished went from betterment of their selves, to attacking what they believed was the cause of their struggles.

“The youth, from listening to ‘Fight the Power,’ from listening to Public Enemy, to KRS-One, they were motivated to the right move. They were politically oriented in the right direction.

“So they said, ‘Hey, we can’t have this. How do we stop these kids from listening to the cause of their immiseration?’ So they shift the paradigm.”

Of course, words alone can only do so much. That’s why Wise Intelligent has established Intelligent Seedz, ( ) a Trenton-based nonprofit based that, through short, independently filmed documentaries, aims to “give at-risk youth the necessary skill set to tell their unique stories through film.”

One film, “Dying to Learn,” ( and PSA ( about the effects of lead poisoning, has been honored by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Brand Nubian performed after Wise Intelligent, throwing together a hit-packed set that featured “Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down,” “One for All” and “Slow Down” in succession.

Then, after a brief intermission featuring a DJ spinning classics, Rakim emerged to fevered applause.

The God MC himself opened with “Holy Are You,” the first single from his latest release, “The Seventh Seal.”

He followed with a string of classics, including “Eric B. is President,” “Paid in Full,” “Guess Who’s Back” and “I Ain’t No Joke” among others.

Because of timing issues stemming from the late arrival of artists, however, most of Rakim’s songs had to be shortened to a verse.

After the post-concert meet- and-greet, Rakim, surrounded by about 10 people in his dressing room, met with The Trentonian and explained the importance of the show.

“It’s a good feeling being back in Jersey, especially down in Trenton. I haven’t been over here in a while, and it just feels good to get out there and give some love and get some back.

In the final question of the evening, Rakim acknowledging that it had, indeed, been a long time, between albums, explained the delay and promised there would be no such delay this time around.

“I want to get on it right away so it won’t take so long this time. It’s different now, I’ve got my business together — that was one of the things that took so long, just getting the business right so I could put this out on my own label, and we did that.

“So hopefully now there won’t be too many setbacks and I can drop something by the end of the year.”

Judging by the response he received last night, if Rakim makes good on his word, the fans will definitely welcome it with open ears.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wise Intelligent speaks on U.S. Human Trafficking, Haiti and beyond...



Upon hearing the hideously disturbing news concerning child stealing in poverty stricken, earthquake devastated Haiti - after a spiritually heavy gasp - I was able to gather my thoughts (as I have become accustomed to doing) and not “react” according to anger, frustration or activist fatigue. I had to push refresh on my neurological data-base of stored information, things studied and lessons learned. In less than 60 seconds every repulsive incident of child trafficking I had ever forced myself to read flashed before me almost as if I had Googled them.

My consciousness was speedily directed to 2003 when a UN ship of “peacekeepers” was implicated in facilitating a child prostitution ring. The Associated Press report said that the ship chartered to peacekeepers in East Timor is also “being used to bring child prostitutes to the island nation.” Expresso, the Portuguese weekly reported that “UN personnel were involved in bringing girls from Thailand to East Timor as prostitutes.”

Then there was the UK’s Guardian report November 27, 2002 titled “Portugal's elite linked to pedophile ring,” the report talks about how the investigation threatened to “engulf diplomats, media personalities and senior politicians.” These are very disturbing examples of “spiritual wickedness in high places” authorities abusing the peoples trust in the most unforgivable ways. The former Secretary of State for Family’s lamented that she had given the police ample evidence 20 years ago found at the home of an important diplomat where four “missing” orphans were found under lock and key – evidence which included "photographs, an account of the methods used to spirit children out of the orphanage and testimonies of a number of children," all of which police ignored.

Again, many of us were effectively distracted by the nomination of America’s first black president, Wall Street’s contrived march toward the precipice of collapse and its anticipated bailout on the backs of America’s working poor – that we all but missed the 2009 Press TV report that revealed how Blackwater - the controversial U.S. government backed private corporation of mercenaries “used child prostitutes in Iraq.” The article added that “Iraqi minors got involved in sexual acts with Blackwater members in exchange for one dollar.” It goes on to declare that Erik Prince, the firm's owner, "failed to stop the ongoing use of prostitutes, including child prostitutes, by his men."

We “Americanized” citizens of the West often sigh in the ignorance induced, but comforting relief that this is happening in Thailand, Portugal, Iraq, the Sudan, Congo and not in America. However, when we turn the hands of our almost extinct analog wall-clocks back to the 1980’s we immediately come face to face with the Nebraska child pedophile ring that was discovered to have went all the way to the White House.

The front page of the Thursday, June 29, 1989 Washington Times read “Homosexual Prostitution Inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush: Call Boys took Midnight Tour of White House.” The article said that the Washington D.C. operator of the ring was the well known Republican Party lobbyist and homosexual Craig Spence. The Times confirmed that “Mr. Spence arranged at least four midnight tours of the White House including one June 29, 1988, on which he took with him a 15 year old boy whom he falsely identified as his son.”

Many children were flown in on planes from Nebraska orphanages by top political officials, for child sexual services provided for key bureaucrats, diplomats and politicians. The operator of the Nebraska arm of the ring was none other than nationally active Republican politician Larry E. King, who was finally convicted on embezzlement charges in a trial wherein State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said that he had “received numerous reports to which he clearly gave credence, that child sexual and physical abuse were linked to the scandal.” Larry E. King Jr. – a black man – sang the National Anthem at the 1984 Republican National Convention.

This article is a sketch of what comes to mind when I read about people stealing Haitian children, a “thinking out loud” of sorts. These are your elected officials funding orphanages with mission statements lauding the noble aim of caring for children without families, but sexually and physically abusing them. These are pedophile politicians brought to you courtesy of the citizens of the United States of America, and the world!

By Wise Intelligent/Djezuz Djonez

It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!

The Franklin Cover Up by Sen. John DeCamp ISBN: 0-9632158-0-9

Washington Times – Thursday June 29, 1989 Headline: “Homosexual Prostitution Inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush” (cover)

The Washington Times, Pg. A3 July 26, 1989 Headline: “Secret Service furloughs third White House guard”

Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti

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Human trafficking of children in the United States-Fact Sheet

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87


Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

By Mark Feeney and Bryan Marquard, Globe Staff

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and whose books, such as "A People's History of the United States," inspired young and old to rethink the way textbooks present the American experience, died today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling. He was 87.

His daughter, Myla Kabat-Zinn of Lexington, said he suffered a heart attack.
"He's made an amazing contribution to American intellectual and moral culture," Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, said tonight. "He's changed the conscience of America in a highly constructive way. I really can't think of anyone I can compare him to in this respect."

Chomsky added that Dr. Zinn's writings "simply changed perspective and understanding for a whole generation. He opened up approaches to history that were novel and highly significant. Both by his actions, and his writings for 50 years, he played a powerful role in helping and in many ways inspiring the Civil rights movement and the anti-war movement."

For Dr. Zinn, activism was a natural extension of the revisionist brand of history he taught. "A People’s History of the United States" (1980), his best-known book, had for its heroes not the Founding Fathers -- many of them slaveholders and deeply attached to the status quo, as Dr. Zinn was quick to point out -- but rather the farmers of Shays' Rebellion and union organizers of the 1930s.

As he wrote in his autobiography, "You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train" (1994), "From the start, my teaching was infused with my own history. I would try to be fair to other points of view, but I wanted more than 'objectivity'; I wanted students to leave my classes not just better informed, but more prepared to relinquish the safety of silence, more prepared to speak up, to act against injustice wherever they saw it. This, of course, was a recipe for trouble."

Certainly, it was a recipe for rancor between Dr. Zinn and John Silber, former president of Boston University. Dr. Zinn, a leading critic of Silber, twice helped lead faculty votes to oust the BU president, who in turn once accused Dr. Zinn of arson (a charge he quickly retracted) and cited him as a prime example of teachers "who poison the well of academe."

Dr. Zinn was a cochairman of the strike committee when BU professors walked out in 1979. After the strike was settled, he and four colleagues were charged with violating their contract when they refused to cross a picket line of striking secretaries. The charges against "the BU Five" were soon dropped.

In 1997, Dr. Zinn slipped into popular culture when his writing made a cameo appearance in the film "Good Will Hunting." The title character, played by Matt Damon, lauds "A People’s History" and urges Robin Williams’s character to read it. Damon, who co-wrote the script, was a neighbor of the Zinns growing up.

"Howard had a great mind and was one of the great voices in the American political life," Ben Affleck, also a family friend growing up and Damon's co-star in "Good Will Hunting," said in a statement. "He taught me how valuable -- how necessary -- dissent was to democracy and to America itself. He taught that history was made by the everyman, not the elites. I was lucky enough to know him personally and I will carry with me what I learned from him -- and try to impart it to my own children -- in his memory."

Damon was later involved in a television version of the book, "The People Speak," which ran on the History Channel in 2009, and he narrated a 2004 biographical documentary, "Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train."

"Howard had a genius for the shape of public morality and for articulating the great alternative vision of peace as more than a dream," said James Carroll a columnist for the Globe's opinion pages whose friendship with Dr. Zinn dates to when Carroll was a Catholic chaplain at BU. "But above all, he had a genius for the practical meaning of love. That is what drew legions of the young to him and what made the wide circle of his friends so constantly amazed and grateful."

Dr. Zinn was born in New York City on Aug. 24, 1922, the son of Jewish immigrants, Edward Zinn, a waiter, and Jennie (Rabinowitz) Zinn, a housewife. He attended New York public schools and was working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard when he met Roslyn Shechter.

"She was working as a secretary," Dr. Zinn said in an interview with the Globe nearly two years ago. "We were both working in the same neighborhood, but we didn't know each other. A mutual friend asked me to deliver something to her. She opened the door, I saw her, and that was it."

He joined the Army Air Corps, and they courted through the mail before marrying in October 1944 while he was on his first furlough. She died in 2008.
During World War II, he served as a bombardier, was awarded the Air Medal, and attained the rank of second lieutenant.

After the war, Dr. Zinn worked at a series of menial jobs until entering New York University on the GI Bill as a 27-year-old freshman. He worked nights in a warehouse loading trucks to support his studies. He received his bachelor’s degree from NYU, followed by master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Columbia University.

Dr. Zinn was an instructor at Upsala College and lecturer at Brooklyn College before joining the faculty of Spelman College in Atlanta, in 1956. He served at the historically black women’s institution as chairman of the history department. Among his students were novelist Alice Walker, who called him "the best teacher I ever had," and Marian Wright Edelman, future head of the Children's Defense Fund.

During this time, Dr. Zinn became active in the civil rights movement. He served on the executive committee of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the most aggressive civil rights organization of the time, and participated in numerous demonstrations.

Dr. Zinn became an associate professor of political science at BU in 1964 and was named full professor in 1966.

The focus of his activism became the Vietnam War. Dr. Zinn spoke at many rallies and teach-ins and drew national attention when he and the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, another leading antiwar activist, went to Hanoi in 1968 to receive three prisoners released by the North Vietnamese.

Dr. Zinn’s involvement in the antiwar movement led to his publishing two books: "Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal" (1967) and "Disobedience and Democracy" (1968). He had previously published "LaGuardia in Congress" (1959), which had won the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Prize; "SNCC: The New Abolitionists" (1964); "The Southern Mystique" (1964); and "New Deal Thought" (1966).

He also was the author of "The Politics of History" (1970); "Postwar America" (1973); "Justice in Everyday Life" (1974); and "Declarations of Independence" (1990).
In 1988, Dr. Zinn took early retirement to concentrate on speaking and writing. The latter activity included writing for the stage. Dr. Zinn had two plays produced: "Emma," about the anarchist leader Emma Goldman, and "Daughter of Venus."
On his last day at BU, Dr. Zinn ended class 30 minutes early so he could join a picket line and urged the 500 students attending his lecture to come along. A hundred did.

"Howard was an old and very close friend," Chomsky said. "He was a person of real courage and integrity, warmth and humor. He was just a remarkable person."
Carroll called Dr. Zinn "simply one of the greatest Americans of our time. He will not be replaced -- or soon forgotten. How we loved him back."

In addition to his daughter, Dr. Zinn leaves a son, Jeff of Wellfleet; three granddaughters; and two grandsons.

Funeral plans were not available.

"The Entrepreneurial Secret to Starting a Business: Without a Bank Loan, Collateral or Revenue."


Cedric Muhammad gives an Overview of each of his three volumes in his brand new Book Series entitled "The Entrepreneurial Secret to Starting a Business: Without a Bank Loan, Collateral or Revenue." Volume 1 - 'The Political Economy'; Volume 2 - 'The Business Principles'; & Volume 3 - 'The Personal Struggle'.

It's NO LONGER Smart to be DUMB!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wise Intelligent Video Drop for Hip Hop 4 Haiti

Wise Intelligent Video Drop for Hip Hop 4 Haiti


Hip Hop 4 Haiti

New York, NY, January 22, 2010: NYOIL will be hosting the New York City Hip Hop 4 Haiti event at The National Black Theater in Harlem NY from 5:00 - 11:00 pm EST. The National Black Theater is located at 2031-33 Fifth Avenue Cross Street: 125th Street and 126 Street and will be open to the public for this event. The suggested donation is $20.00, but not mandatory. Dr. Ron Daniels (President of I.B.W.) has endorsed this event on behalf of the Haiti Relief Fund. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Haiti survivors.

Hip Hop 4 Haiti is being supported by a diverse coalition of Hip Hop Artists, ranging from Spoken Word, eMCee's, Dancers, Singers, and Educators, community activists and more. Queen YoNasda, NYOIL, along with Brothers Care Inc,,, DJ Green Arrow, Shock Ra Entertainment, New Image Alliance, the Institute of the Black World, and P.E.M.G are the driving forces behind the efforts in New York City.

"Our goal is to raise spirits and funds of at least $10,000. We are urging the entire community to come together and open their hearts and wallets for those who need our help. And of course this is Hip Hop so we're going in with both feet! Beats, Rhymes, B-Boys, DJ's and plenty of Knowledge for Self!! NYOIL

HH4H is as a National Fundraising event throughout the Hip Hop in over 32 major cities. The youth and Hip Hop community will raise money, relief and awareness for the loss and suffering in Haiti. This event is targeted at galvanizing the Hip Hop community to action as a full body, minus the divisions that have plagued it over recent years. "Hip Hop is a family; we don't always see eye to eye and we are always arguing, like most families; but don't mistake that familiarity as breeding contempt. Understand that we bicker, fuss and fight because we are family, and at our essence we have immense love for one another and what we are all a part of. Now Haiti is about to see what that love that power can do when focused and applied toward a singular goal!" said NYOIL, who is also the Ambassador to Hip Hop for the I.B.W. (Institute of the Black World).

Press & Media Inquiries please contact Shani at or 347-235-7193. Artist that would like participate in the event contact Lynx Garcia at or 917-204-5401.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Women's movement mourns death of 3 Haitian leaders


Women's movement mourns death of 3 Haitian leaders

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN


• Three leaders in the Haitian women's movement are confirmed dead, victims of quake
• They gave women voices, fought against violence and made rape in Haiti a crime
• Friends, including Eve Ensler of "The Vagina Monologues," share memories
• Amid chaos after earthquake, concerns rise about protecting women and girls

(CNN) -- One returned to her Haitian roots, to give voice to women, honor their stories and shape their futures.

Another urged women to pack a courtroom in Haiti, where she succeeded in getting a guilty verdict against a man who battered his wife.

A third joined the others and helped change the law to make rape, long a political weapon in Haiti, a punishable crime.

Myriam Merlet, Magalie Marcelin and Anne Marie Coriolan, founders of three of the country's most important advocacy organizations working on behalf of women and girls, are confirmed dead -- victims of last week's 7.0 earthquake.
And their deaths have left members of the women's movement, Haitian and otherwise, reeling.

"Words are missing for me. I lost a large chunk of my personal, political and social life," Carolle Charles wrote in an e-mail to colleagues. The Haitian-born sociology professor at Baruch College in New York is chair of Dwa Fanm (meaning "Women's Rights" in Creole), a Brooklyn-based advocacy group. These women "were my friends, my colleagues and my associates. I cannot envision going to Haiti without seeing them."

Myriam Merlet was until recently the chief of staff of Haiti's Ministry for Gender and the Rights of Women, established in 1995, and still served as a top adviser. She died after being trapped beneath her collapsed Port-au-Prince home, Charles said. She was 53.

Merlet, an author as well as an activist, fled Haiti in the 1970s. She studied in Canada, steeping herself in economics, women's issues, feminist theory and political sociology.

In the mid-1980s, she returned to her homeland. In "Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival and Resistance," published in 2001, she contributed an essay, "The More People Dream," in which she described what brought her back.
"While I was abroad I felt the need to find out who I was and where my soul was. I chose to be a Haitian woman," she wrote. "We're a country in which three-fourths of the people can't read and don't eat properly. I'm an integral part of the situation. I am not in Canada in a black ghetto, or an extraterrestrial from outer space. I am a Haitian woman. I don't mean to say that I am responsible for the problems. But still, as a Haitian woman, I must make an effort so that all together we can extricate ourselves from them."

She was a founder of Enfofamn, an organization that raises awareness about women through media, collects stories and works to honor their names. Among her efforts, she set out to get streets named after Haitian women who came before her, Charles said.

Dubbed a "Vagina Warrior," she was remembered Tuesday by her friend Eve Ensler, the award-winning playwright and force behind V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

"She was very bold," said Ensler, who at Merlet's insistence brought her play "The Vagina Monologues" to Haiti and helped establish safe houses for women in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien. "She had an incredible vision of what was possible for Haitian women, and she lifted their spirits. ... And we had such a wonderful time. I remember her dancing in the streets of New Orleans and just being so alive."
Magalie Marcelin, a lawyer and actress who appeared in films and on stage, established Kay Fanm, a women's rights organization that deals with domestic violence, offers services and shelter to women and makes microcredits, or loans, available to women working in markets, said Charles, the chair of Dwa Fanm.

Charles remembered a visit to Haiti about two years ago when Marcelin,believed to be in her mid-50s, called seeking help. Hoping to deflect the political clout of a defendant in court, she asked for women to come out in droves and pack the courtroom. Charles watched as the man on trial was convicted for battering his wife.

Her death has been reported through various media outlets, and was confirmed to CNN
by Carribbean Radio Television based in Port-au-Prince. Her own daughter helped dig her body out from rubble in the aftermath of the quake, Charles said she learned when she got the call from Marcelin's cousin.

In an interview last year with the Haitian Times, Marcelin spoke of the image of a drum that adorned public awareness stickers.

"It's very symbolic in the Haitian cultural imagination," Marcelin said, according to the Haitian Times report. "The sound of the drum is the sound of freedom, it's the sound of slaves breaking with slavery."

With Merlet, Anne Marie Coriolan, 53, served as a top adviser to the women's rights ministry.

Coriolan, who died when her boyfriend's home collapsed, was the founder of Solidarite Fanm Ayisyen (Solidarity with Haitian Women, or SOFA), which Charles described as an advocacy and services organization.

Her daughter, Wani Thelusmon Coriolan, said in Haiti children bear only their father's surname, but her mother insisted on keeping her maiden name and making sure her two children shared it, too.

"She said my dad was not the only one who created me. She was involved, too," her 24-year-old daughter, who lives and is studying in Montreal, Quebec, said with a laugh.
Even though Wani and her brother no longer live in Haiti (he is in Paris, France), she said her mother was determined to make sure they were proud of their homeland.
"She loved her country. She never stopped believing in Haiti. She said that when you have a dream you have to fight for it," Wani said. "She wanted women to have equal rights. She wanted women to hold their heads high."

Coriolan was a political organizer who helped bring rape -- "an instrument of terror and war," Charles said -- to the forefront of Haitian courts.

Before 2005, rapes in Haiti were treated as nothing more than "crimes of passion," Charles explained. That changed because of the collective efforts of these women activists -- and others they inspired.

With the three leaders gone, there is concern about the future of Haiti's women and girls. Even with all that's been achieved, the struggle for equality and against violence remains enormous.

The chaos that's taken over the devastated nation heightens those worries, said Taina Bien-Aimé, the executive director of Equality Now, a human rights organization dedicated to women.

Before the disaster struck last week, a survey of Haitian women and girls showed an estimated 72 percent had been raped, according to study done by Kay Fanm. And at least 40 percent of the women surveyed were victims of domestic violence, Bien-Aimé said.

And humanitarian emergencies have been linked to increased violence and exploitation in the past, she said.

"From where we stand," Bien-Aimé wrote in an e-mail, "the most critical and urgent issue is what, if any, contingencies the relief/humanitarian agencies are putting in place not only to ensure that women have easy access to food, water and medical care, but to guarantee their protection."

Concerned women in the New York area plan to gather Wednesday to strategize their next steps, Ensler said.

And while they will certainly keep mourning, she and the others are hopeful that Haitian women, inspired by these fallen heros and leaders, will forge ahead -- keeping their fight and legacies alive. /

INTELLIGENTNEWZNET...Randall Robinson Speaks on Haiti and US Relief Efforts


Bush Was Responsible for Destroying Haitian Democracy Randall Robinson on Obama Tapping Bush to Co-Chair US Relief Efforts

We speak with TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson, author of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President. On President Obama tapping former President Bill Clinton and former President George W Bush to co-chair US relief efforts in Haiti, Robinson says, Bush was responsible for destroying Haitian democracyClinton has largely sponsored a program of economic development that supports the idea of sweatshops but that is not what we should focus on now. We should focus on saving lives.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wise Intelligent is doing a benefit show for Haitian Relief in NY on Sunday, January 24th 2010


Sounds of Resistance: Benefit Concert & Art Show for Haiti

New York Get Ready and Let's Stand United for our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti!!!

Wise Intelligent the UnConKable Djezuz Djonez will be in New York on Sunday, January 24th @ Santos Party House (Up and Downstairs)

Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street

The show will be hosted by TastyKeish, Telisa D, Liz Gomes, Harrabic Tubman

Doors open @ 8:00 pm

Wise Intelligent aka Djezuz Djonez will be rocking a long side J-Live, G.O.D. (Pitchblack), Agallah Don Bishop, Jeru the Damaja, Hasan Salaam, Rugged N Raw, Donny Goines, Lex911, Cymarshall Law, YCtheCynic, Nina B, Rebel Starr, Ekko, DCQ, Eboi Da Rebel, Mala Reignz, Rebel Diaz, Dedan, Kasimu, Chace Infinite, Platinum Mustache, Marcel Cartier, UMI, Mz FeFe + G3mz

This benefit show is being presented by... Natalie Crue of Crue1 Media Group & Louie "Plot" Sosa...In collaboration with Existence is Resistance (EIR) Art Haus Productions, and Supreme Management

All proceeds of this event go towards YELE Haiti & Rural Haiti Project. We will be collecting medical supplies/medicines, NEW blankets, shoes, and NON-Perishable Foods!!! /

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Djezuz Djonez quote of the day #15

"My thoughts are still with Haiti because my circle is unbroken
Our current disconnected condition can't continue to go unspoken
How can we really help each other unless we openly love each other
Have we forgotten that we all share the same father and mother"

From The Book of Born Free...The Wisdom of Djezuz Djonez...2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

7.0 Quake Rocks Haiti

Hundreds feared dead in Haiti earthquake


Hundreds feared dead in Haiti earthquake

Posted 4 hours 46 minutes ago

Updated 22 minutes ago

Just experienced a MAJOR earthquake here in Port au Prince - walls were falling down. We are ALL fine - pray for those in the slums

– Troy Livesay

A local doctor says he fears that hundreds of people have been killed by the massive earthquake which hit Haiti this morning.

The 7.0-magnitude earthquake has levelled buildings and left people trapped under rubble in and around the capital Port-Au-Prince.

Haiti's ambassador to the US says the earthquake has caused a "catastrophe of major proportions" and there are reports of mass panic, with screaming people rushing into the streets as buildings collapsed, throwing a pall of dust over the city.

This morning a local doctor told AFP that he feared the death toll would be significant.

"When we get an idea of the toll it will be measured in the hundreds," the doctor said.

DFAT is working to find out of any Australians have been caught up in the quake.
The epicentre of the quake was located inland, just 16 kilometres from the capital, and was a shallow 10km deep, intensifying its impact, and significant casualties are expected.

Reuters reporter Joseph Guyler Delva says he saw dozens of people apparently dead or injured lying under rubble, which blocked roads.

"Everything started shaking, people were screaming, houses started collapsing... it's total chaos," he said

The national director of World Vision in Haiti, Frank Williams, is just outside Port-Au-Prince.

"People are screaming all around and walls from buildings and private residences have fallen into the streets, so that has pretty much blocked off most of the traffic," he said.

"We have some aftershocks that we've experienced... people are wailing... [are] very frightened. Most of the people are out on the streets."

The earthquake hit at 4.53pm (local time) in an extremely populated area. A US Geological Survey official told CNN that significant casualties were expected.

Haiti's ambassador to the US Raymond Alcide Joseph told CNN he was heartbroken as he had just spoken by telephone with a senior presidential aide who described scenes of chaos and devastation.

"He had to stop his car just about half an hour ago, and take to the streets, start walking, but he said houses were crumbling on the right side of the street and the left side of the street," Mr Joseph said.

"He does not know whether he would reach his home, not knowing what he would find, because he had a bridge to cross to get there."

Palace collapses, UN building destroyed

The presidential palace in Port-Au-Prince collapsed and many other public buildings across the capital were destroyed, Haitian television streaming online reported Tuesday.

"The presidential palace, the finance ministry, the ministry of public works, the ministry of communication and culture," were all affected by the quake, a Haitian reporter said, adding that the parliament building and a cathedral in the capital were also crumbling.

A Miami Herald journalist says President Rene Preval has escaped.

The earthquake also destroyed the headquarters of the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the island, a local employee of the UN force said.

"There are numerous people underneath the rubble, both dead and injured," the employee told AFP.

Save The Children senior emergency adviser Ian Rodgers was in the capital when it the quake hit.

"People are very distressed," he said. "There is a lot of distress and wailing of people trying to find loved ones trapped under buildings.

"Houses have fallen down and slipped down hills. Port-Au-Prince is built on a hillside," he said.

"All the roads are blocked, unfortunately now it is dark. All power seems to be out in Port-Au-Prince and some are using their own generators."
Mr Rogers is worried about people's safety.

"I can only imagine the response is going to be very difficult for the Haitian authorities," he said. "But unfortunately as it's dark, Haiti is going to face security issues."

An AFP correspondent said the ground shook for more than a minute.

Another AFP correspondent in Petionville said one three-storey building was toppled, and a tractor was already at the scene trying to dig out victims as people fled onto the streets in panic. The up-scale area is home to many foreign diplomats and members of a major United Nations mission to the country.

"Just experienced a MAJOR earthquake here in Port au Prince - walls were falling down. We are ALL fine - pray for those in the slums," Twitter user Troy Livesay wrote this morning.

Other reports say at least one hospital has collapsed.

The USA says landline and mobile phone communications have been knocked out by the earthquake.

The shocks were felt at the US base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba but there have been no reports of any injuries outside Haiti.

US aid on the way

US President Barack Obama issued a statement saying the US "stood ready" to help the people of Haiti and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US will provide both military and civilian aid.

The quake was followed by at least two weaker aftershocks.

A major earthquake of magnitude 7 or higher is capable of causing widespread and heavy damage.

A tsunami warning was issued but was later cancelled, but a small tsunami was measured.

Haiti, and the entire Caribbean, is in an area that is particularly prone to earthquakes because two fault lines meet in that areas side-by-side - making it a strike-slip fault.

This means the earth either side of the fault slides horizontally during a tremor, rather than buckling vertically.

These earthquakes are characterised by shaking and do not tend to result in tsunamis.
Because these faults are located on land, they tend to take place close to population centres, making them particularly devastating.

Dip-slip faults, the other faults around which earthquakes take place, tend to be found off-shore under the ocean. Therefore population areas are located further from these earthquakes.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.