This is Bilal Abdul-Salam Bey, also known as Charley Hughes, uh, inmate at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson Correctional, Kansas. This piece is called “What We Want.”
Well, first part of the 10 point program for the NABBP.
Number one: we want power to determine the destiny of New Afrikan communities.
Two: we want full employment for all our- all our people.
Three: we demand housing fit for the shelter of human beings.
Four: we want New Afrikan men exempted from military service.
Five: we demand decent education for New African people, an education that teaches the truth about this jaded, racist society and teach New Afrikan children their rightful place in society.
Six: we want an end for the robbery of New Afrikan people in their own communities by white business interests.
Seven: we demand the end to police brutality and the murder of New Afrikan people in America.
Eight: we demand the release of all New Afrikan men and women held in city, county, state, and federal jail and prisons.
Nine: we demand the trial of New Afrikan people before New Afrikan juries, trials by one’s- by one’s peers who comes from the same economic, social, religious, historical, and racial community.
Ten: we want land, just as we want clothing, housing, education, justice, money, and peace.
What we believe, we believe that New Afrikan people would not be free until we are able to determine our own destiny. We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the white American business [inaudible] would not get full employment, then the means of production should be taken from the businesses and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living. This concludes the first part of what we want and what we believe.
Again, this is Bilal Abdul-Salam Bey. Those wishing to reach me about this topic may do so by writing Charley Hughes, #96576, P.O. BOX 1568, Hutchinson, KS 67504.Thank you for your time, effort, and energy.
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