The Dallas chapter of the National Black United Front, which is not to be confused with the People's Front of Judea, sends word of a daylong rally scheduled for August 20 at the Pan-African Connection Bookstore near Fair Park -- and not just a pro-John Wiley Price wingding, though there's that, but a more comprehensive event titled "Hands Off! Bold Black Leadership Rally!" intended to outline the history of government-sponsored oppression of black leaders, a recurring theme at the "Justice for John" event last month. Matter of fact, a release sent out yesterday echoes quite a few sentiments shouted from the St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church pulpit. A regular COINTELPRO bowl.
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And, as with that event, this one's scheduled to feature noted guest speakers from out of town, among them Cynthia McKinney, the former Congresswoman from Georgia not known for being shy; New York City council member Charles Barron, founding chairperson of NBUF'S Harlem Chapter; and Houston council member Jolanda Jones, a former Survivor: Palau cast member currently embroiled in her own ethical dust-up with the Houston city attorney. Serving as "mistress of ceremonies," none other than Dallas city council member Carolyn Davis, last seen collecting checks in a basket for Price's legal defense fund at the Justice for John event.