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A Celebration of Andy Lopez’s Life! 6/7/14

A Celebration of Andy Lopez's Life! 6/7/14

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice (ABC4J) & #Justice4AlanBlueford stands in solidarity w/the Lopez family & their supporters…who are apparently A LOT of youth!

Click on the photo to see the entire album from ABC4J.

Not Forgotten – Andy Lopez Presente! A Celebration of the Life of Andy Lopez: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438877876366134/

June 7th Andy Lopez Life Celebration March & Rally for Peace and Safety for All Children, Youth and Families!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1414717032111520/

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@SON_707 PERFORMS at #H2H4ALAN

S.O.N. (Somethin Outta Nothin) performs at a walk in Oakland,Ca in honor of Alan Blueford’s life, at Heals 2 Heal 4 Alan Blueford #H2H4ALAN on May 3, 2014 during a walk around Lake Merritt celebrating Alan’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his passing.

18yo Alan was murdered in an instance of racial profiling by an OPD officer; while Alan did nothing wrong, AND it is proven that officer Miguel Masso lied about the circumstances surrounding Alan’s murder, it was still ruled “a justifiable homicide” by Alameda Co DA Nancy O’Malley and this ruling was backed by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris. This is not a surprise given Johannes Mehserle, who murdered Oscar Grant on camera on Jan 1, 2009, is so far the ONLY police officer to be convicted of murder in the state of CA, and he served 11 months in a jail where he was segregated from the rest of the population. While this trial & sentence for Johanes Mehserle is landmark in the history of fighting police terror, it is a slap in the face of Justice.
We, The People, stand United against police terror, we do not look to DA’s & AG’s for Justice, we look to US.
#UnitedWeStandAgainstPoliceTerror #EndPoliceTerror #Justice4AlanBlueford #AllLivesMatter #H2H4ALAN

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Twitter: @abc4justice

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@RasCeylon-#JusticeForAndyLopez June 7, 2014

Ras Ceylon gives a S/O to an event happening on June 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, CA to honor Andy Lopez who was murdered by Erik Gelhaus of Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Dept.

from the Facebook event page:
Please include this event in your June calendar. Andy Lopez will be honored by family, friends and supporters on the occasion of his 14th birthday. Andy will be celebrated by both those who knew him personally and by those who have been seeking a just response to his death. Speakers at the opening and concluding gatherings will share what Andy’s life and memory mean to them and what they expect to be his lasting legacy.

The noon march will lead by Danza Azteca Coyolxauqui and by youth contingents from Andy’s Youth and the Windsor Bloco Youth Ensemble. Participating group members of the Justice Coalition for Andy Lopez (JCAL), and Mothers in White, as well as other local and state-wide supporters and groups (see enclosed flier for complete list of endorsers).

The event, entitled, “Not Forgotten — Andy Lopez Presente!,” will begin at 11:00 on June 7th with a gathering at 665 Sebastopol Rd. (Dollar Tree parking lot). At noon, participants will march to central Santa Rosa for a culminating birthday rally at Old Courthouse Square.

Date: Saturday — June 7, 2014
Time: 11-12Noon — Gather and Speakers
12-1:30pm — March To Courthouse Square,
Santa Rosa, CA
1:30-3pm — Rally and Speakers

Place: Starts at Dollar Tree Parking lot 665 Sebastopol Road, with March up 3rd Street and ends at Santa Rosa Courthouse Square in Downtown Santa Rosa, CA

MORE DETAILS HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/14388…

THIS VIDEO IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GREEN SCENE TV: http://www.thegreenscenetv.com/

THIS VIDEO IS ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ALAN BLUEFORD CENTER FOR JUSTICE: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE

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@KevChoice performs at #H2H4ALAN

Terrorists–which in this case are the police–attempt to divide & conquer by purposefully instilling a sense of fear & hopelessness into a population or community for a political agenda. Unity in the community is the answer to this terror.

On Saturday May 3, 2014 the Blueford family invited the community to join them in a walk around Lake Merritt to celebrate their son’s, brother’s, cousin’s, uncle’s, nephew’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his death. Alan Blueford died b/c a violent, racist, out of control OPD officer murdered him. The walk was a message that Alan’s life matters, all lives matter, including black ones, brown ones, poor ones, mentally ill ones….all lives matter, and we united as a community on May 3, 2014 to send this message in true Oakland fashion….this video of Kev Choice is the 1st of many to come from The Alan Blueford Center For Justice documenting all that happened on this amazing day in history, as we celebrated Alan’s life, we also united as a community against police terror.

More from Kev Choice

Kev Choice on Twitter  & Instagram: @KevChoice

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Twitter

THIS VIDEO WAS CREATED BY: The Green Scene TV

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@PhanomDaDon performs at #H2H4ALAN

Phanom performs in honor of his friend, Alan Blueford, at Heals 2 Heal 4 Alan Blueford #H2H4ALAN on May 3, 2014 during a walk around Lake Merritt celebrating Alan’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his passing. 18yo Alan was murdered in an instance of racial profiling by an OPD officer; while Alan did nothing wrong, AND it is proven that officer Miguel Masso lied about the circumstances surrounding Alan’s murder, it was still ruled “a justifiable homicide” by Alameda Co DA Nancy O’Malley and this ruling was backed by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris. This is not a surprise given Johannes Mehserle, who murdered Oscar Grant on camera on Jan 1, 2009, is so far the ONLY police officer to be convicted of murder in the state of CA, and he served 11 months in a jail where he was segregated from the rest of the population. While this trial & sentence for Johanes Mehserle is landmark in the history of fighting police terror, it is a slap in the face of Justice. We, The People, stand United against police terror, we do not look to DA’s & AG’s for Justice, we look to US. #UnitedWeStandAgainstPoliceTerror #EndPoliceTerror #Justice4AlanBlueford #AllLivesMatter #H2H4ALAN

THIS VIDEO WAS CREATED BY: The Green Scene TV

Phanom on Facebook

Phanom’s website

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook

For more info about what happened to Alan

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ABC4J at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland

ABC4J at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland

The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, or ABC4J, attended the Malcolm X Jazz festival in Oakland, CA this year, this is a pic of a wheat-paste we saw in the neighborhood on the way to the festival…click on the photo to see a few other pics from the day.

After attending this festival, there are 2 things ABC4J suggests you keep your eye on…we are not saying that these 2 things are the 2 most important things from the day, they are just what struck us:
1. Nubia Bowe, a 19yo woman misidentified by BART police as someone who had been dancing on the train and even though she was not the person dancing, she was arrested for the *crime* of dancing as well as assaulted by BART police; Nubia then spent 4 days in Santa Rita.

Learn more about Nubia’s story here: http://youtu.be/21czrNVTJXs
AND HERE: http://youtu.be/ibVXxuNFgzg

2. KulCha Coloring Works Inc. launching SOON! http://www.kulchacoloringworksinc.com/

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#H2H4ALAN

#H2H4ALAN

Use Your Heels to Heal the Community!

The mission at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice is simply “a place to help heal the community”.

On May 3, 2014, we took this mission “on the road” as we invited the community to unite in a walk around Lake Merritt to honor & celebrate Alan Blueford’s life on the 2 year anniversary of his passing.

Thank you to:

 

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#H2H4ALAN Use your Heels 2 Heal 4 Alan!

Use Your Heels to Heal Our Community!

On Saturday May 3rd the Blueford family invites the community to join them in a walk around Lake Merritt to celebrate Alan Blueford’s life which was cut short by a violent, racist, out of control OPD officer.

This walk is not a protest, it is a time for community unity as we celebrate & honor Alan’s life. This walk is also a message to the Blueford’s & to the community the Alan’s life matters, all lives matter, including black & brown ones. We want to unite to send that message as we celebrate the life of one of Oakland’s lost sons, and along with Alan, all of our children lost to violence.

We will gather at McElroy Fountain at the corner of Grand Ave & Perkins St at noon and begin walking at 1pm, we will walk in the direction of traffic, clockwise, around the lake.

In true Oakland celebratory fashion, this walk will be complete with a sound truck & rappers up on the truck….details are unfolding as I type….please stay tuned!!**

In the meantime, please “join” & then “invite” all your friends & also “share” the event page EVERYWHERE!!! TOGETHER, we can make this event HUGE!!!

Please bring home made signs and banners honoring Alan and opposing police brutality.

Initiated by Alan Blueford’s family. If your community, political group, church, or union, would like to endorse, please contact: abc4justice@gmail.com

We encourage you to please spread the word via social media and word of mouth.

**confirmed performers:

Jasiri X: http://youtu.be/VcSm6EX1coo

Kev Choice: http://youtu.be/qiwnzcpKXeQ

Ras Ceylon: http://youtu.be/4nIDOvFyq5Y

Zar The Dip: http://youtu.be/8WDRx-YiJnc

Moe Green: http://youtu.be/FxMPVPORN1c

Phanom: http://youtu.be/Q3JVcqUrzQw

 

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SATURDAY MAY 3RD: WALK TO HONOR ALAN BLUEFORD’S LIFE!

SATURDAY MAY 3RD: WALK TO HONOR ALAN BLUEFORD'S LIFE!

Alan Blueford was murdered by Oakland police officer Miguel Masso on May 6, 2012 in an incident of racial profiling. Two years later the Blueford family continues to grieve the painful loss of their son, brother, nephew, cousin, & uncle. This pain will remain constant, but it can be lessened & healed. Unity in the community is healing. The Oakland community has so much it needs to heal from, including the violent, & racially motivated murder of Alan Blueford on May 6, 2012.

On Saturday May 3rd, on the 2 year anniversary of Alan’s passing, we will UNITE in a walk around Lake Merritt as we celebrate Alan’s life & let the Blueford’s & the community at large know that Alan’s life matters–all lives matter,….AND because this IS a celebration, there will be sound….A LOT OF SOUND….like thousands of watts of sub-woofer sound…..:)

Confirmed performers are Jasiri XZar The Dip, Ras Ceylon, and Phanom,  Kev Choice, Moe Green….please stay tuned for updates, more artists are joining the line-up every day!

**IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK, PLEASE “JOIN” & THEN “SHARE” THIS EVENT!**

https://www.facebook.com/events/740497942649754/

We will gather at noon at  McElroy Fountain which is located at the corner of Grand Ave & Perkins St, the walk will begin at 1pm. Please feel free to bring banners/signs to add to the celebration. Also, all modes of transport are welcome to join the walk–wheelchairs, baby strollers, skateboards, big wheels, bikes, motorcycles, golf carts, etc……as long as EVERYONE IS SAFE, it’s all welcome!  AND, porta-potties (including ADA ones) will be provided at points along the lake.

AGAIN, PLEASE REMEMBER, this is a celebration of Alan Blueford’s life & we wanna make this celebration HUGE! so we’re gonna need YOUR help!! even if you can’t be there, please spread the word:) here’s the Facebook event page , please “join” & “share”! https://www.facebook.com/events/740497942649754/

You can also “like” The Alan Blueford Center For Justice on Facebook to follow updates: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE

Or follow @abc4justice on Twitter: https://twitter.com/abc4justice

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YOU ARE INVITED TO 1ST FRIDAY AT THE ALAN BLUEFORD CENTER 4 JUSTICE

HEY EVERYBODY!!!! The Alan Blueford Center For Justice is gonna be open for 1st Friday on April 4th, 2014….Fresh Juice Party is gonna be our special guests performing their original blend of justice beats….and because we love The People of Oakland, the show is FREE!!! Come on by 2434 Telegraph Ave & help us celebrate Alan Blueford’s life, AND DON’T FORGET, YOU CAN GET YOUR #EndPoliceTerror STICKER!

**DOOR OPENS AT 8PM FOR THE SHOW, BUT #ENDPOLICETERROR STICKERS & OTHER INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING AT 5PM**