Don’t Give Money To The Red Cross, It Won’t Save Houston

It has proven itself unequal to the task of massive disaster relief. We need a new kind of humanitarian response. By Jonathan M. Katz In 2004, I was just starting my first full-time job in a Washington newsroomwhen disaster struck. It was on the other side of the world: an extraordinarily powerful earthquake in Sumatra, …
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Kobe Bryant Supports Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation

Kobe Bryant Supports Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation Kobe BryantPrimary Position: General Partner, Bryant StibelIn 1991, Bryant started his basketball career when he played for his high school team at Lower Merion High School. In 1996, he was drafted into National Basketball Association (NBA) by the Charlotte Hornets and was subsequently traded to Los Angeles …
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Marshawn Lynch Gives 2,000 Kids Free Water-Park Tickets

Marshawn Lynch Gives 2,000 Kids Free Water-Park Tickets Marshawn Lynch is closely tied to the Oakland Community. The giveaway will take place this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interested parties should go to Lynch’s Beast Mode store in Oakland, where the first 2,000 kids to show up will receive tickets. Check out the full rundown, …
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AMWF Serves MORE U.S. MUSLIMS Than Major Islamic Groups COMBINED

Surah Al-Insan says: “And they are those who give food – in spite of their own need , to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, [saying in their hearts], “We only feed you for the sake of God, and we desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks’’ (76:8-9). AARON & …
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AMWF To Extend Give Away Jewelry, Electronics, Sports Equipment, Clothing, Amazon Kindles, iPods, FitBits, Beats by Dre, etc.!

AMWF To Extend Give Away Jewelry, Electronics, Sports Equipment, Clothing, Amazon Kindles, iPods, FitBits, Beats by Dre, etc.! https://www.facebook.com/amwfnd/ https://www.instagram.com/amwfnd/ https://www.twitter.com/amwfnd/ https://www.facebook.com/exwhyad/ https://www.instagram.com/exwhyad/ https://www.twitter.com/exwhyad/ https://www.facebook.com/TheFirstSSM/ https://www.instagram.com/TheFirstSSM/ https://www.twitter.com/TheFirstSSM/ https://www.facebook.com/Nowtruth/ https://www.instagram.com/Nowtruth/ https://www.twitter.com/Nowtruth/ Let us know what you would like to win and some of those items are listed below in the “Hand of Dignity” Free Clothing post below …
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Multi-Cultural Heath Fair October 22, 2016,a GREAT SUCCESS!

2016 Multi-Cultural Heath Fair October 22, 2016, 10am to 3pm in Oakland, CA. The Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship of Oakland, A 2 Z Foundation, and AMWF Multicultural Heath Fair on October 22, 2016 was a GREAT SUCCESS!! A2Z provided health care services and AMWF had Free Food, Clothing and Gift Giveaways to attendees and ALL received Free Health Screenings, Free Flu …
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Forming a Legal Coalition for Victory

The Stanford Jazz Workshop will be honoring Jazz Legend Khalil Shaheed with a Tribute and FUNraiser at his performance at the Festival on July 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm. Khalil will be honored by the U. S. Congress, State of California, City of Oakland, and Masjidul Waritheen.

Khalil will perform at the Festival with his group “Mo’Rockin Project” Featuring: Bouchaib Abdelhadi, vocals/dembek; Yassir Chadly- Imam at Masjid al-Iman Oakland, vocals/gembre/oud; Richard Howell, saxophone; Khalil Shaheed, trumpet; Glen Pearson, piano; Ron Belcher, bass; Deszon Claiborne, drums.

The event is being arranged by Gabrielle Wilson and Associates with the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation where recently KPFA Host Doug Edwards and Ms. Wilson hosted Khalil Shaheed on “Music of the World”.Khalil directs the Oaktown Jazz Workshop two afternoons a week, runs the instrumental music program at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, serves as an artist-in-residence at the Oakland School of Music, and rehearsing and performing with three ensembles: the Khalil Shaheed Quartet (often including his daughter, Savannah Harris, 16, on drums), the jazz-meets-Moroccan music group cleverly named Mo’Rockin Project, and Redwood Brass, a four-trumpet, one-trombone quintet that mixes jazz and classical music.

The first time Bay Area trumpet master Khalil Shaheed listened to cassettes of North African melodies given to him by Moroccan singer and multi-instrumentalist Yassir Chadly, he had a sudden insight: “They ain’t playin’ nothin’ but the blues!” This revelation showed Shaheed the common ground that his own roots in jazz and blues shared with the soulful, ancient musical traditions of North Africa.

No matter where it comes from, great music can fortify the soul and bring people together. In the Mo’Rockin’ Project, a septet co-led by Shaheed and Chadly, the excitement of a funky horn section and heartfelt jazz improvisation unite with the sublime sounds of Islamic devotional music and traditional Arabic and African instruments. The result is a remarkable fusion that captures the essence of two cultures and delivers the best of both worlds, conjuring up “how Marvin Gaye might have sounded fronting Abdullah Ibrahim’s band” according to East Bay Express.

Without being overtly political, the energetic, funky music they create dispels misconceptions about American and Islamic traditions, and exemplifies the beauty that can be created when two cultures come together in the spirit of celebration, communication, and love. Describing the Mo’Rockin’ Project’s sound, bluesman Taj Mahal said it best: “There isn’t a vehicle made by man on Earth or space that can give you this beautiful a ride!”

AMWF Supports 2016 Multi-Cultural Heath Fair October 22, 2016, 10:00am – 3:00pm.

“In another religion they honor people who serve like you with Sainthood!”” – Economics Professor Adeel Malik, Oxford University, England and World Renowned News Expert Commentator, speaking about Abdul-Jalil and the Aaron & Margaret Wallace Foundation.   “GOD sent me an ANGEL!”” – Hammer, speaking about Abdul-Jalil. “Jalil, YOU ARE A SAINT!” – Barry Barkan, Ashoka …
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Muhammad Ali’s Passing and UNIVERSAL CURRENCY, and The Eid

Surah Al-Insan says: “And they are those who give food – in spite of their own need , to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, [saying in their hearts], “We only feed you for the sake of God, and we desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks’’ (76:8-9).As Salaamu Alaikum wa …
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