There will be a lecture/fundraiser for Professor Griff of Public Enemy at
Sankofa bookstore in Washington DC on Saturday July 19 2008 from 5pm-7pm  2714
Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
PH: 202-234-4755
FX: 202-234-5735

Professor Griff will be doing the lecture presentation. The topic is
Hip Hop’s Appetite for Self Destruction        *

There will be a $ 10 minimum donation at the door

For further info contact Rah (a good close friend/comrade of Griff’s)
202/518-3099 or 202/247-1423 or email

Please come out and support and pass it on (forward) to very one.

Professor Griff’s contact info is :
678/557-2919      his website is www.*hdqtrz*.*com <>

*Support Professor Griff! *

[col. writ. 2/22/08] (c) ’08 *Mumia* Abu-Jamal
    Several days ago I received news of a fire which tore through the home
and property of the man known as *Professor* *Griff*, the more militant
member of the legendary hip-hop group, Public Enemy.
    While *Griff* was unharmed (as he wasn’t at home at the time), the
damage was total. He lost his home, his studio, and everything he owned to
the fire, possibly sparked by a gas leak.
    As one of the group’s most prolific lyricists, Prof. *Griff* contributed
mightily to Public Enemy’s sound and messages of black militance, radical
resistance and the resurgence of Black history and memory.
    Conscious, as ever, he is thankful that is alive.
    Millions of people, Black, white, Latino and global, owe their youthful
political and social awakening to the throbbing beats, provocative lyrics
and moving performances of PE.
    In an age when corporate interests have made hip-hop virtually
synonymous with mad gangsterism, PE turned on their legions of fans by
exhorting them to “Fight  the Power!”  Their albums, infused with the spirit
of Black nationalism and political activism, included works like “It Takes a
Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” (1988).  Today, their works are regarded
as modern classics of hip hop’s true golden age.
    Please donate what you can to help this great contributor to one of the
planet’s greatest bands, and helping to get Prof. *Griff* back on his feet.

    Please contact:

    Kaven Shah

    P.O, Box 11902

    Atlanta, GA 30355
    Or touch him on the web at: ** <>.
People can donate via PayPal <> Account.

    *Griff* has spent his time since PE’s heyday by lecturing widely on
Black and hip hop history.

He shares his experiences and insights with young people, usually for free,
considering it his duty to do so.
    He really is a *professor*, for he teaches and lectures on African
history, social and political movements, and the like.
    In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Public Enemy provided a glimpse into another
side of Black life, strong, conscious, rich with historic imagery, and
trying to project something positive into the psyches of the young.  Prof. *
Griff* was a central part of that musical and cultural collective.
    In this, his hour of need, please let him know that you appreciated his
(and his group’s) truly positive contribution.
–(c) ’08 maj

Send our brotha some LOVE and LIGHT at:
*Mumia* Abu-Jamal
AM 8335
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370