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Esther Iverem


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  1. Hi Ester,
    Imam Ali who is a pillar of the community,who really needs, clothes ,aid and helps to needy everyway possible is under attack for no good reason other than helping, feeding poor, marginalized blacks in wards 7 8, but they are trying stop him hiding behind gentrification laws, ordinances, etc. This must be fully publicly exposed. I’m am Ali at 1605 Kenilworth Ave, NE DC at no material benefit to himself spends his time helping and trying to help the disadvantaged. The details can be gathered .He is to good of a local public asset to let anything happen to him. We need full media coverage and exposure.

    • Thank you for writing! Please email us (at the address on contact page) more info and phone number where we can reach you.

  2. Caught your show on WBAI for the first time today. Wonderful, fabulous!

    I’m inspired to share this with you:


    “If Ever I Would Leave You–”
    Her promise, implied, to never
    Leave this jagged hole in my
    Soul was just shredded—
    Gooseflesh from her growls,
    swoops, screams, leaps is
    Left; but her voice belongs to the
    Universe for other planets to marvel at

    I don’t wanna “Say
    Her Name” today, not now…
    Don’t wanna hear headlines—
    See scribblers, talking heads who
    ‘Feel your pain,’ yet tear flesh from
    Black bones most weekdays

    It’s not business, it’s personal—
    Like losing some soundtrack
    When Bro. Ray checked out—or
    My two week depression when
    Sass stepped off stage; But,
    If, There’s A Place For us
    Outside plantations,
    beyond bullwhips’ call
    and response
    If, There’s A Place For us
    above gun towers
    and concertina wire, our
    Ma Raineys, Bessie Smiths,
    Lady Days, Ninas and
    Take us there…

    So, I tip my cap and
    Sing praise not to
    Monarchy propped
    up on a throne—on
    dried blood, skulls and bone;
    a rusty “Chain of Fools…”

    I tip my cap and
    Sing praise—Panther-style—
    to my Minister of Medicine,
    Servant of The People,
    darling “Dr. Feelgood—”
    practicing Universal Healthcare
    from a Spiritual Free Clinic
    In her throat

    I tip my cap and
    Sing praise—Grammys,
    medals, honorary degrees,
    halls of fame, streets bearing the
    name “Aretha Franklin Way”
    speak for themselves.

    I tip my cap and
    Sing praise—a medley—and
    “Think” of telling teams
    “Don’t Play That Song…”
    Of being a
    “Bridge Over Troubled
    Water” in Flint—
    Making water weaponizers
    “Jump To It,” getting the lead out;
    Of telling ICE kidnappers—
    “Ain’t No Way…”

    © 2018. Raymond Nat Turner, The Town Crier. All Rights Reserved.

  3. Hi I would love to get involved with the betterment of our people
    For many years I have been posting articles on my FB page and attending a few rallies . I feel that there is much more I can do please let me know who I can make this possible. I am a Pharmacist I have volunteered my time to speaking to kids about my profession. Also to show them that minorities can be professionals and not just rappers or ballers. Thank you for reading from me.

  4. Just caught your Sojourner Truth reading on WPFW and wanted to let you know about a significant recent event regarding her. The house that Sojourner Truth purchased and were she resided in Northampton Mass., was sold just last year to a private party. I learned about the sale 2 days afterward and contacted the realtor and a number of African American history organizations in Northampton and Boston to see if the sale could be reversed or if the house could be re-purchased and converted to a museum – but to no avail. Everyone was aware of the home’s existence. It should at least be a historical landmark so that it’s protected. It was unprecedented at the time for an African American woman to purchase a house. Her church pastor, a white man, had to act as her agent and actually purchase it for her in his name – but with her own money.

    • That reading was actually on the show before “On the Ground”. Gwen McKinney was sitting in for Bil Fletcher on “Arise”. But this information is very welcome. I will follow up with you about it. Thank you for writing!

  5. Greetings,
    My name is Dr. Rhone Fraser and I am inviting you and your listeners to a talk by Medea Benjamin at Howard University on Thursday, February 18th at 7pm at the ILH Auditorium which is at 601 Howard Place NW. She will speak about US-Saudi relations and CODEPINK’s upcoming Saudi Summit on March 5th & 6th.
    Rhone Fraser, Ph.D.

    • Posted here and will try to announce on the air. Thank you! We intend to cover the summit. –Iverem

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