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Mau Mau

You are scared, Black America. Not me. I am a fearless warlord bent on the overthrow of all of my enemies. I will take absolutely no prisoners. This warning goes for all who transgress my will, including the Black man who is loyal to my enemies. I write this to you in plain English. Take heed!

I am the Mau Mau. I am a nation within my own self. My borders are universal. I defend my borders to the death and I will not die. I impose strict tariffs on foreign exchanges. I set rigid embargoes on transgressive aliens. I do not invite the merchant from outside of my own market. He and his children are not welcome to satellite just beyond my horizons. This is no empire or kingdom. This is the law of the universe. Anyone who does not obey will be struck down and so will their descendants. There is no economy without my own permission.

My market only adheres to the Mau Mau codes. Mau Mau markets only. That means no products in or out that are not products of Mau Mau. The penalty for not observing this simple code is annihilation.

The border of Mau Mau is unlimited. Wherever there is Mau Mau there is Mau Mau law. This simple understanding will not be misunderstood by anyone, or else face extermination.

Tariffs in excess are imposed on all foreigners. These levies must be paid and all tolls must be garnished by the rule of Mau Mau. Any deviation of this directive will result in execution.

An embargo on all products alien to Mau Mau is predetermined by Mau Mau law. There is no inspection and only an exclusion of all alien products. Any breach of this statute is subject to the policy of immediate eradication.

I am Mau Mau and this is my eternal will.

“In my opinion, not only in Mississippi and Alabama, but even right here in New York City you and I can best learn how to get real freedom by studying how Kenyatta brought it to his people in Kenya, and how Odinga helped him, and the excellent job that was done by the Mau Mau Freedom Fighters. In fact, that’s what we need in Mississippi… In Mississippi we need a Mau Mau. In Alabama we need a Mau Mau. In Georgia we need a Mau Mau. Right here in Harlem in New York City we need a Mau Mau.” – Malcolm X


The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975


“The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” directed by Göran Olsson had to be one of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year. I was deeply engaged and was glued to every single frame and sound bite.

This film is a compilation of never before released footage recorded by Swedish filmmakers. The idea was to reintroduce these images and sounds with added commentary from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Quest Love, and many more, including Angela Davis herself. Angela Davis is so beautiful.

The perspective of how America was seen during the height of the Civil Rights era from the eyes of Swedish media is an experience in itself. I have a deeper appreciation for the movement as a whole, as well as greater compassion for anyone striving for unity and equal rights around the world.

This film is packed with old film and sound bites from Stokley Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, Angela Davis, and a lot of other notable figures who these Swedish filmmakers had yet to release until now. I recommend this film for everyone.