Do You Know About Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter ?!!

20140329-130018.jpg In the early 1960s Carter was a member of the Slauson street gang in Los Angeles. He became a member of the Slauson “Renegades”, a hard-core inner circle of the gang, and earned the nickname “Mayor of the Ghetto”. Carter was eventually convicted of armed robbery and was imprisoned in Soledad prison for four years. While incarcerated Carter became influenced by the Nation of Islam and the teachings of Malcolm X, and he converted to Islam. After his release, Carter met Huey Newton, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party, and was convinced to join the party in 1967. In early 1968 Carter formed the Southern California chapter of the Black Panthers and became a leader in the group.
They also began the “Free Breakfast for Children” program which provided meals to the poor in the community. The chapter was very successful, gaining 50–100 new members each week by April 1968. Notable members included Elaine Brown, and Geronimo Pratt.
At a Black Student Union meeting at UCLA’s Campbell Hall on January 17, 1969, Bunchy Carter and John Huggins, another BPP member, were heard making derogatory comments about Karenga, the founder of Organization Us. Other versions mention a heated argument between Organization Us members and Panther Elaine Brown. An altercation ensued during which Carter and Huggins were shot to death..

John Huggins and Bunchy Carter, members of the Black Panther Party, were shot and killed on January 17, 1969.


Sarah Bassett (Do You Know Her Story)

20140323-204857.jpg Sarah Bassett or more commonly Sally Bassett (died 21 June 1730) was a mulatto slave in the British colony Bermuda in the North Atlantic. She was judged guilty to the attempted murder of several persons by poisoning and executed by burning. The trial against her has some times been referred to as a witch trial. She is associated with a local flower, the Bermudiana.

Sarah Bassett was a mulatto and had raised many grandchildren. In 1713 she had been judged guilty of killing livestock and had been whipped through the parish. Prior to 1727 she was owned by blacksmith Francis DIckinson of Pembroke Parish. In 1729, she had been valued as useless because of age. In 1730, Thomas Foster, his spouse Sarah Foster and a household slave, Nancey were taken ill. Nancey subsequently discovered some hidden poison; Bassett’s granddaughter Beck, also owned by the Fosters, testified that Sarah had made her give them the poison. Bassett denied the charges but was judged guilty of attempted murder 17 June 1730 and sentenced to be burned alive. The execution took place at Crow Lane by Hamilton Harbour. On her way there, she was to have said to the crowd: “No use you hurrying folks, there’ll be no ’til I get there!” When the remains of the stake was cleared, legend say that a purple flower (the “Bermudiana”, a New World iris of the genus Sisyrinchium) was found in her ashes; before her death Sarah had declared that there would be a sign that she was guiltless and today the flower blooms about Bermuda. The day of the execution was very hot, and since then, hot days are sometimes referred to in Bermuda as a “real Sally Bassett day”. A historian at the University of the West Indies has suggested that news of poisoning inspired slave rebellions throughout the West Indies.

God First Uplift

UPLIFT: GOD gave us the Law to show us how hopeless we are without Him. It was given to prove us weak. Not make us strong. -Hart Ramsey. PS…Rules were Never enuff. If they were, we’d have a perfect society. we need that connection, that relationship, that ‘holy comforter’.