And Now, "Artists Slammin' Cointelpro for Our Man Downtown John Wiley Price"

That's the full title of the latest JWP protest being staged by the National Black United Front, not to be confused with the Judean People's Front or the Popular Front of Judea, who will return to the Pan-African Connection Bookstore across the street from Fair Park, scene of last month's overheated and underpopulated rally, for a more artistic affair this Thursday. Thomas Muhammad sent the heads-up overnight -- just in time too, since the event's but two days away and they're still looking for "area comics, poets, rappers, hip hoppers [and] singers" to register for the event, which is less a protest than a contest for which there's a $20 registration fee per act with space limited to 10, because The Man won't let them go to 11.

Says the release that follows:

Commissioner Price has been a long time supporter of the Arts in Dallas and area artists believe it is important they show support in a more public way. Using their art is the best way they feel they prove their appreciation for a man they've grown to love and respect.

This will be the second National Black United Front rally, and it comes less than a week after Price's assistant Vincent Hall and his Justice for John Wiley Price protesters staged a small street-corner sign-waving near the Earle Cabell. Hall, you will recall, is also the man behind the JWP legal defense fund, and Muhammad writes that money raised at Thursday's affair will go toward filling those coffers. For those in need of an act, might I recommend? Also. And.

"Artists Compete for prizes as they Slam Cointelpro for John Wiley Price"

"We declare our rights on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be given the rights of a human being, to be given the respect of a human being, in this day on this earth which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary!" Malcolm X

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm the National Black United Front (NBUF)-Dallas host "Artists Slammin Cointelpro for Our Man Downtown John Wiley Price" at Pan African Connections 828 Fourth Avenue (Across from Fair Park).

Word's going out to all area Comics, Poets, Rappers, Hip Hoppers, Singers bring your A Game! The contest is on its time to see who can slam the FBI's Cointelpro (Counter Intelligence Program) the best. Winners will receive cash and other valued prizes.

Mistress of Ceremonies will be the popular stand up comedian Anastasia "The Bold" Bolden. Deep Kho kho a well known Spoken Word Poet will also perform.

Contest Judges are: Nayrok Badu (Sister of for time Grammy Award Winning Singer Erykah Badu). Also judging will be Gordon Jackson, Executive Editor The Dallas Weekly Newspaper and Aaron Michaels, Founder New Black Panther Party.

The event is being organized to show support for John Wiley Price, Dallas County Commissioner District 3. All proceeds will benefit the John Wiley Price Legal Defense Fund.

Commissioner Price has been a long time supporter of the Arts in Dallas and area artists believe it is important they show support in a more public way. Using their art is the best way they feel they prove their appreciation for a man they've grown to love and respect.

"I remember when I was a child my mother would always talk about John Wiley Price and how proud she was to see him stand up and fight for what he believed in. We used to see him out protesting while riding the bus and we would shout with him No Justice No Peace! We loved that man. I can't believe that today I have a chance to really show him how much. This is wonderful!" said Anastasia.

Many believe it was outgoing federal prosecutor Jim Jacks a Republican who had been urged on by members of the Tea Party to try to silence Commissioner Price thru federal intimidation because Price was aggressively changing the once majority Republican County to a majority Democratic. The commissioner was also busting up the "good ole boy system" in providing better opportunities for minorities in the county.

For more 214-460-7672 or nbufdallas@gmail.com visit www.nbufdallas.org
Too Black! Too Strong! Forward Ever! Backwards Never!


COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover issued directives governing COINTELPRO, ordering FBI agents to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" the activities of black movements and their leaders.

COINTELPRO tactics included discrediting targets through psychological warfare, planting false reports in the media, smearing through forged letters, harassment, wrongful imprisonment, extralegal violence and assassination. Covert operations under COINTELPRO took place between 1956 and 1971; however, the FBI has used covert operations against domestic political groups since its inception. The FBI's stated motivation at the time was "protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order."

FBI records show that 85% of COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed "subversive," including individuals associated with the civil rights movement, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) this included black nationalist groups and leaders such as Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the Nation Of Islam (NOI).



We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >