Fruit of Labor May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016

Fruit of Labor
World Cultural Center Newsletter
produced by: Black Workers For Justice’s Hip Hop 4 Justice
edited by: Mari Caldwell-Robinson
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Federal Judge Dismisses Flint Residents’ $150 Million Class-Action Lawsuit | 19 April 2016 | A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed a 150 million class-action lawsuit filed by Flint residents and one Flint business, suggesting the plaintiffs refile in a Michigan state court due to lack of jurisdiction. In a decision issued today, Judge John Corbett O’Meara said because the plaintiffs didn’t file a claim under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the case should be tried in state court. The case sought 150 million in damages for all Flint residents who paid water bills between April 2014 and November 2015. It also sought compensation to replace all waterlines damaged in every Flint home, according to a complaint filed on Jan. 31.

New York City Comptroller to Audit Board of Election Due to Hundreds of Thousands of Polling Problems| 19 April 2016 | The New York City Comptroller said hundreds of thousands may be dealing with polling problems on New York’s primary day. CBS2 reported Scott Stringer is going to audit the Board of Elections due to the numerous polling problems across the city. “Why is it alleged that 125,000 people have been removed from the voter rolls? Why did 60,000 people receive notices to vote that didn’t have the primary date? Why were people told they were in the wrong polling place time and time again?” Stringer said.

Irregularities plague U.S. presidential primary vote in New York –Faulty ballot scanners, late-opening polling stations, and scant staffing among irregularities | 20 April 2016 | Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump were favored to win their parties’ U.S. presidential nominating contests in New York state on Tuesday, but voting was overshadowed by official confirmation that more than 125,000 people were missing from New York City voter rolls and reports of other irregularities. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer ordered an audit of the city elections board after it confirmed the names had been removed from voter rolls…Stringer complained in a letter to the board that it was “consistently disorganized, chaotic and inefficient.” He cited faulty ballot scanners, late-opening polling stations and scant staffing.
wins in New York, moves closer to Republican nomination | 19 April 2016 | Republican front-runner Donald Trump won New York’s presidential nominating contest on Tuesday, according to news network projections, moving closer to capturing enough delegates to win the party’s White House nomination and avoid a contested convention in July. The New York businessman needed a big victory in his home state to recapture the momentum in the Republican race and push him closer to the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination…Trump could win all of the state’s 95 delegates if his vote total is above 50 percent statewide and in each of the state’s congressional districts. Trump’s victory also sets him up for a strong performance next Tuesday, when five other Northeastern states hold nominating contests in which he expects to do well.

Harriet Tubman to appear on $20 bill, while Alexander Hamilton remains on $10 bill | 20 April 2016 | The U.S. Treasury will put African American abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former president Andrew Jackson, who will be moved to the back of the bill, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday. Former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the new $10 bill, after the Treasury encountered fierce opposition to its initial plan to demote the founding father to make way for a woman to appear on the paper currency, the department said. The new 5, 10 and 20 bills, which are still in the design process, will feature far more faces from history and illustrated tributes to the contributions of both women and minorities to the United States.

Doctors Who Discovered Cancer Enzymes in Vaccines All Found Murdered –Nagalase prevents vitamin D being produced in the body. | 17 Feb 2016 | Not long ago, Neon Nettle reported on the epidemic of doctors being murdered, most of which were in Florida. The scientists all shared a common trait, they had all discovered that nagalase enzyme protein was being added to vaccines which were then administrated to humans. Nagalase prevents vitamin D from being produced in the body, which is the body’s main defense to naturally kill cancer cells. According to TheBigRiddle dot com: Nagalase is a protein that’s also created by all cancer cells. This protein is also found in very high concentrations in autistic children. And they’re PUTTING it in our vaccines! This prevents the body from utilizing the vitamin D necessary to fight cancer and prevent autism. Nagalase disables the immune system. It’s also known to cause Type 2 diabetes. So basically…they weren’t killing these doctors because they had found the cure to cancer or were successfully treating autism…they’re killing them because these doctors had been researching and had the evidence that the vaccines they’re injecting our precious children with are CAUSING our current cancer and autism crisis.

U.S. top court appears unlikely to revive Obama immigration plan | 18 April 2016 | President Barack Obama’s bid to save his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits ran into trouble on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case testing the limits of presidential power. The court, with four conservative justices and four liberals, seemed divided along ideological lines during 90 minutes of arguments in the case brought by 26 states led by Texas that sued to block Obama’s unilateral 2014 executive action that bypassed Congress. A 4-4 decision would be a grim defeat for Obama because it would uphold lower court rulings that threw out his action last year and doom his quest to revamp a U.S. immigration cheap labor for corporations policy he calls broken.

More than 900 ‘Democracy Spring’ protesters arrested in D.C. –More arrests are expected Monday, the final day of protests | 17 April 2016 | Police have calmly arrested hundreds of people in Washington, D.C., protesting the influence of money in politics during the last week…U.S. Capitol Police have arrested more than 900 protesters through Saturday. Mass demonstrations by a group called “Democracy Spring” began last Monday. A related group, “Democracy Awakening,” joined the efforts on Saturday and are holding often integrated sit ins and other demonstrations to protest laws it considers discriminatory, such as Voter ID laws.

NBC/WSJ Poll: Clinton’s National Lead Down to Two Points | 18 April 2016 | Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders nationally by just two points in the Democratic presidential race, according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Clinton gets support from 50 percent of Democratic primary voters, while Sanders gets support from 48 percent. That’s down from Clinton’s nine-point advantage a month ago, 53 percent to 44 percent.  Clinton leads Sanders in the [rigged] delegate race and in popular votes.

Prince Rogers Nelson born July 7th 1958 died April 21st 2016
Born of African American parents, Mattie Della Shaw a Jazz singer and Pianist John Lewis Nelson.
Prince the musical Genius, that brought his non-conformist gender neutral attitude to the pop scene.
Hit the scene at 18 and stayed relevant for 40 years, a singer, song writer, actor, director, and producer extraordinaire.His falsetto singing voice,  baritone speaking voice and guitar riffs were unmistakable.
An Oscar winner, that could play 20 plus instrument. Brought us Purple Rain, Kiss, Controversy, and many more hits

Was influenced by the likes of James Brown, Jimmy Hendricks.  He was dedicated to his craft and loved

people.
This Activist pioneered the Minneapolis sound, and fought for musicians rights to own the masters to the music they produced.
A practicing Jehovah’s witness and family man.  Donated money to the parents of Treyvon Martin and Freddie Gray, and many more acts done behind the scenes.  His list of Credits are longer than this page.

Prince one of the greatest  artist/activist of our time,  we say thank you for making this world sound a little sweeter.

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