In Mississippi, America's most revolutionary mayor
Meet Chokwe Lumumba, the new mayor of Jackson, Mississippi:
Finally, Lumumba, 66, approached the podium, pulling the microphone up to suit his tall, lean frame. “Well,” he said, “I want to say, God is good, all the time.” The crowd replied. “God is good, all the time!” “I want to say hey! And hello!” The crowd called back, “Hey! Hello!” Then Lumumba smiled and raised his right hand halfway, just a little above the podium, briefly showing the clenched fist of a Black Power salute. “And I want to say, free the land!” Applause rang out, bells chimed, wooden staffs rose up and people shouted back, “Free the land!” That’s the motto of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA), the movement formed in 1968 that sought to turn the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina into an independent black nation.Secession, eh? Wonder why the Southern Poverty Law Center hasn't issued a fatwa against this man? I thought only hateful white haters believed in secession.