Time For Another John Wiley Price Rally. This One, With Politicians and a Bounce House.
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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.
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.
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