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|Tens of thousands mourn Nipsey Hussle. But his memorial service was all about South L.A. [Video] Comment Translate Page|
Ermias "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom's hearse covered with the Eritrean flag as his older brother, Samiel, and loved ones, are by his side. Even in death, Nipsey is still putting Eritrea on the map. RIP Hawey.
Tens of thousands mourn Nipsey Hussle. But his memorial service was all about South L.A.
By Angel Jennings | Los Angeles Times
Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper who never abandoned his ’hood, made his final victory lap around Los Angeles on Thursday — a star-studded event that was bathed in blackness.
The family of the 33-year-old, who was shot to death March 31, gave the rights to stream a three-hour memorial service at Staples Center to BET and Tidal, the music streaming service owned by rap mogul Jay Z.
Instead of relying solely on Los Angeles police, the family used members of the Nation of Islam to handle their personal security and control the crowd along a lengthy procession through South Los Angeles.
It was an event the likes of which the city has never quite seen. For 25 miles, bystanders lined the streets snapping photos, releasing balloons and throwing flowers at the hearse as it passed. In some places, people climbed utility poles and buildings, including Slauson Donuts, to get a better view. So many mourners flooded the streets that the procession was stopped periodically in gridlock.
And at the end of this tour, the family put Hussle’s body in the hands of Angelus Funeral Home — a staple of a black-owned business off Crenshaw Boulevard.
Tens of thousands of fans, many of them dressed in blue and white, came out Thursday to grieve and celebrate the life of Hussle — a beloved hometown hero whose music and community activism reverberated from Los Angeles to his father’s homeland of Eritrea.
“He is the prophetic voice of all in that community,” Minister Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader, told the crowd at Staples Center. “He lived the gang life, but he didn’t stay there. He lived the life of the ’hood, but he rose above the pull of gravity. Ermias was more than a hip-hop artist: He was a voice; he was a brilliant mind, and the spirit of God was in his life.”
Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, Hussle was gunned down in broad daylight outside his clothing store off Slauson Avenue. Police say it was most likely a personal grudge and not gang ties that led to his death. An acquaintance named Eric Holder has been charged with murder.
Thursday’s daylong tribute to Hussle started with a morning memorial service at 21,000-seat Staples Center and ended with a 25.5-mile procession through streets lined with people on foot, on motorcycles and doing wheelies on ATVs.
Free tickets for the service — attended by a who’s who of black entertainment, including Stevie Wonder and Snoop Dogg — were gone within minutes. The only other time Staples Center has been used to memorialize an entertainer was in 2009, when Michael Jackson died.
Hussle, who in his rap lyrics and interviews said that he was a member the Rollin’ 60s Crips gang, had left that lifestyle behind, but he never left his Hyde Park neighborhood or its people, speakers reminded the crowd. He was a frequent face in the L-shaped strip mall that he owned and where he opened the Marathon Clothing store. He hired felons. And he was on a mission to revitalize his struggling neighborhood.
“He put his heart and soul on Crenshaw and Slauson,” said his brother, Samiel Asghedom.
The service began almost an hour late Thursday morning, as thousands of fans waited in line outside Staples Center. Inside, an image of the slain rapper — bathed in shades of blue — was projected large on a center screen and flanked by identical images of him dressed in all white, with palm trees stretched high in the sky behind him. Fans — some wearing shirts from Hussle’s clothing brand with “Crenshaw” scribbled on the front — filled the cavernous space.
Before speakers climbed onstage, the lights inside were kept dim as the title track from Hussle’s Grammy-nominated album “Victory Lap” played. But the solemn tone quickly transformed into a concert vibe as people jumped to their feet and erupted in screams. Music blared from speakers, and the glare of cellphones illuminated the darkness as the crowd shouted the slain rapper’s name.
The sea of people pulsed with the music.
Those in the crowd rose to their feet as the DJ shouted, “The victory lap continues,” an homage to Hussle’s motto. If there was any doubt if this was going to be an event of mourning or jubilation, the DJ set the tone and kept shouting “Celebration!”
The crowd responded with chants of “Nipsey! Nipsey! Nipsey!”
Throughout the service, family and friends shared touching and often humorous memories of Hussle.
His father, Dawit Asghedom, spoke of how strong his son was, saying how he was born with his umbilical cord around his neck but pulled through.
Fellow rapper Snoop Dogg recalled how he and Hussle created a bond over music and entrepreneurship. “He had vision for me that I didn’t even have for myself,” he said.
Kameron Carter, the son of Hussle’s girlfriend, Lauren London, and rapper Lil Wayne, wore a cobalt blue suit and matching tie as he took the stage. His mother, dressed all in white, and Hussle’s other children looked on as the boy spoke.
“On the night of April 2, I had a dream. I was in paradise, and I was playing in the ocean water when Ermias popped up right behind me. He said, ‘What up, Killa?’ I turned around and yelled his name and gave him a hug,” Kameron, 9, said. “I realized Ermias told me what heaven was like; he told me it was paradise.”
As they stood onstage, Hussle’s 2-year-old son, Kross Asghedom, grabbed the microphone, put it to his mouth and grinned.
In giving her own eulogy, London said she had “never felt this type of pain before.”
“I know everybody is hurting, but I’d like to say something to my city of Los Angeles,” she concluded after a few minutes. “If you’re from L.A., stand up. This pain is ours. We know what it meant to us. We lost an incredible soul. We lost somebody very rare to us. We lost a real one and we won’t ever be the same, but … the marathon continues.”
In perhaps the biggest surprise of the morning, publicist Karen Civil read a letter from a man many in the black community have dubbed their “forever POTUS” — former President Barack Obama.
“While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets, and despair, Nipsey saw potential,” Obama wrote.
“He saw hope. He saw a community that, even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going. His choice to invest in that community rather than ignore it.”
In his eulogy, Farrakhan used Hussle’s tragic ending as a rallying cry for rival gang members to honor Hussle and abandon the street life.
“He walked among the blue with a heart full of red, and all the colors in between, because his life was for unity,” he said. “His homecoming will be a life call for us to get up from where we are and be a new man and new woman.”
Later, Hussle’s body, carried in a silver hearse, made its way down Vermont Avenue to Watts, where Nipsey spent some of his formative years and honed his craft at the Watts Towers Arts Center, and through Inglewood, through Hyde Park and finally up Crenshaw to the funeral home.
The procession was quintessentially L.A., full of flashy cars performing show-offy maneuvers. At 49th Street, a lowrider car tilted onto one side. Other cars sped and swerved as passengers dangled precariously out of open windows, some waving programs from the memorial service.
Marie Durrah watched the service on TV, then came out to see the procession. She grew up on 67th Street in Crenshaw, which would later become Hussle’s turf.
“It was beautiful in its own right,” said Durrah, 53, who works for the county. “Different neighborhoods gathering together to pay homage to someone who did a lot for his community.”
(Times staff writers Cindy Chang, Julia Wick, Alexa Diaz, Richard Winton, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde and Jaclyn Cosgrove contributed to this report.)
|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Mokie Berhe Comment Translate Page||Salam Ismail AA. You say that you concur with Dr, Paulos (a librarian?) on the situation in Sudan. The Sudanese Government has been a complete joke/mess for more than three decades, even before the liberation of Eritrea.|
|Calvin 'Snoop Dogg' Broadus And His Deadly Relationships With "The Horn Of Africa"At The Funeral Of Ermias Joseph Asghedom ["Nipsey Hussel"] He Says To Eritrean Parents: 'Upon The Death Of Your Son, You've Gained Another IN ME"ETHIOPIA: For Murder Victim Philip Woldemariam, Calvin Broadus And His Body Guard McKinley Lee Who Went On Trial For MURDER, But Were Acquitted (Jury Deadlocked On A "Manslaughter" Charge) Calvin Broadus Utilized His FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHT To Not Self-Incriminate Comment Translate Page|
THIS MAN DOESN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT 'EAST AFRICAN FAMILIES', AS HE CLAIMED AT HIS EULOGY.
HE ONLY CARES ABOUT FAMILIES THAT "HE HAD NON-DEADLY RELATIONSHIPS WITH"
|Remote Sensing, Vol. 11, Pages 902: Monitoring Extreme Agricultural Drought over the Horn of Africa (HOA) Using Remote Sensing Measurements Comment Translate Page||Abstract The Horn of Africa ((HOA), including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia) has been slammed by extreme drought within the past years, and has become one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. Millions of people in the HOA are undernourished and are at risk of famine.|
|¿Qué fue de los inmigrantes del Aquarius? Comment Translate Page||Diez meses después de su llegada a puerto, de los 629 inmigrantes a bordo del buque humanitario Aquarius recibido en Valencia por decisión del Gobierno cuando Italia le abandonó a su suerte en el Mediterráneo, 418 (66,4%) continúan recibiendo en España prestaciones del sistema nacional de acogida financiado por el Ministerio de Trabajo, Migraciones y Seguridad Social (Mitramiss), mientras que 64 menores (10,1%) permanecen en recursos de la Generalitat Valenciana. Según los datos facilitados a ABC por el propio Ministerio, el resto del pasaje lo componen
67 personas que renunciaron a beneficiarse del programa o terminaron abandonándolo
, a los que hay que sumar los 80 únicos aceptados como solicitantes de asilo por Francia, que negó esa misma posibilidad a 220 hombres y mujeres más procedentes del barco cuya voluntad primera fue instar la protección internacinal del país vecino.
El recibimiento del Aquarius poco después de la segunda semana de la toma de posesión de Pedro Sánchez como presidente del Ejecutivo fue preludio del verano con mayor afluencia de pateras registrado nunca en nuestro país, amén de una decisión migratoria iniciática altamente propagandística, que creó a la vez confusión y temor dentro y fuera de España. De hecho, el mismo fin de semana que el barco atracaba y Sánchez agraciaba a sus 629 ocupantes con una autorización de residencia excepcional de 45 días, en las costas de Andalucía eran rescatadas otras 1.511 personas -396 el mismo día y 1.115 al siguiente- a los que esperaba un expediente de expulsión inmediata, (en especial a los nacionales de Marruecos y Argelia), un centro de internamiento por entrada irregular o la posibilidad de pedir asilo. A lo largo de ese mes de junio, a otros 13.000 inmigrantes que ingresaron en suelo español al margen de los cauces legales se les aplicaría ese mismo trato.
Más que intrusos en territorio español, a los integrantes del Aquarius se les trató de alguna manera como «invitados» y, como tales, en una primera acción de acogida fueron trasladados a hospitales y luego centros especializados las mujeres con hijos o embarazadas, las víctimas de trata y los menores no acompañados (menas). El resto fue llevado al complejo educativo de Cheste de la Generalitat, gestionado por Cruz Roja, desde donde, ya como demandantes de asilo, serían derivados a diferentes instituciones en hasta 31 provincias españolas, amén de las 80 personas ya mencionadas que Francia aceptó de entre 300 solicitantes por entender que podrían cumplir los requisitos para obtener protección internacional en su territorio. Una delegación de la Oficina de Asilo gala se desplazó expresamente a Valencia para valorar caso por caso, y la Organización Internacional de las Migraciones (OIM) se ocupó finalmente del viaje de los inmigrantes hasta París en julio.
Valencia -y más concretamente, primero centros de la Generalitat y Cáritas, y luego ONGs adscritas al Sistema Nacional de Acogida- ha sido, precisamente, la provincia que se ha hecho cargo del mayor número de pasajeros del Aquarius, incluido el que sea quizás el grupo más difícil de abordar, el de los menas, que en un inicio eran 74, aunque diez de ellos ya han cumplido la mayoría de edad y han sido puestos en manos de otras entidades. Hoy Valencia alberga en total a 199 de esas personas, seguida mucha distancia por Sevilla, donde hay 29; Murcia, con 26; Castellón, con 20 y Alicante, Navarra y Madrid, con 19 cada una de ellas.
150 en Cruz Roja
Por organizaciones, Cruz Roja Española es, también con mucha diferencia, la más implicada en el cuidado de los que llegaron en el barco humanitario, 150. Desde el Programa de Refugiados, Cristina Domínguez explica que la permanencia en los recursos de acogida temporal que integran el programa para solicitantes de protección internacional financiado por el Mitramiss es de seis meses. Ese periodo se habría extendido básicamente entre julio y enero, aunque existe la posibilidad de una prorroga cuando se trata de casos de especial vulnerabilidad.
Durante ese tiempo, explica la voz de Cruz Roja, «aparte de la cobertura de sus necesidades básicas, que incluye aprendizaje del lenguaje, se les presta apoyo psicológico y legal y se trabaja de forma intensiva en la contextualización, en que conozcan por ejemplo sus derechos y deberes».
En una segunda fase, preparatoria para alcanzar su propia autonomía, se les ayuda para la búsqueda efectiva de trabajo y de una vivienda: «las entidades apoyamos económicamente ese alquiler y en las necesidades básicas», añade Domínguez, que indica que en marzo, excepto 30 personas que continuaban en acogida temporal, todos los inmigrantes del Aquarius a cargo de Cruz Roja ya estaban en pisos. El dinero disponible para estos fines puede extenderse 18 meses y procede de las arcas públicas vía Ministerio de Trabajo, sin que se haya podido concretar qué cantidad máxima se emplea por beneficiario o unidad familiar.
La misma fuente indica que el especial perfil de quienes llegaron a bordo del buque -«muchos de ellos subsaharianos, con un trayecto migratorio que arrastra circunstancias de mucha violencia»- obliga a trabajar la integración con unas características diferentes, adaptándose a la dureza de las vivencias que han padecido. La principal nacionalidad presente en el barco era la sudanesa (191 personas), seguida de los originarios de Nigeria (143), Eritrea (54) y Argelia (40).|
|L.A. to name intersection after Nipsey Hussle Comment Translate Page|
The Los Angeles City Council adjourned its regular meeting Friday in memory of Nipsey Hussle after approving a motion to rename the South L.A. intersection of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in honor of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle. The motion to rename the intersection was prompted by a Change.org petition that got nearly 500,000 signatures, CBS Los Angeles reports.
City Councilman Marqueece Harris Dawson, a friend of Hussle's, introduced the motion to rename the Crenshaw-Slauson intersection as "Ermias 'Nipsey Hussle' Asghedom Square."
Fans of the performer filled the chamber Friday and expressed their support for the motion, as members Hussle's family, including his father, Dawit Asghedom, looked on.
The intersection is the closest to The Marathon Clothing store, where the 33-year-old Grammy-nominated rapper was shot to death in the parking lot on March 31.
Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored by his hometown of Los Angeles.
Hussle was buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in an afternoon service.
The sprawling cemetery in northern Los Angeles between Griffith Park and Burbank is, as the name would suggest, the final resting place of much Hollywood royalty, including Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, Liberace and David Carradine.
The small ceremony stood in contrast to a giant celebration a day earlier of the 33-year-old Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom. About 20,000 people flocked to a public memorial for Hussle a day earlier at Staples Center.
Afterward, thousands more lined the streets as the recently anointed hometown hero, his casket draped in the flag of his father's native country, Eritrea in East Africa, embarked on a 25-mile tour of the city.
Eric R. Holder Jr., who has been charged with killing Hussle, has pleaded not guilty. Police have said Holder and Hussle had several interactions the day of the shooting and have described it as being the result of a personal dispute.
Hussle's family and dozens of fans were at the meeting, which also adjourned in his honor, before heading to the burial service.
For a decade, Hussle released much sought-after mixtapes that he sold out of the trunk of his car, helping him create a buzz and gain respect from rap purists and his peers.
Last year, Hussle hit new heights with "Victory Lap," his critically acclaimed major-label debut album on Atlantic Records that earned him a Grammy nomination.
On Thursday, in the first celebrity memorial at Staples Center since Michael Jackson's nearly a decade ago, some of people who knew Hussle best, from his actress-fiancée Lauren London, dear friend Snoop Dogg and mother shared personal stories about the rapper during a three-hour service.
When it was over, London revealed a fresh tattoo of Hussle on her forearm, writing in an Instagram post that "Real Love Never Dies" and that from now on "When you see me, you will always see him."
|'SIMBA ALIWA NA MAMBA' MAZEMBE vs SIMBA 4 - 1 MAGOLI YOTE 13/04/2019 Comment Translate Page|
SAFARI ya Simba SC katika Ligi ya Mabingwa Afrika imefikia tamati leo baada ya kuchapwa mabao 4-1 na wenyeji, Tout Puissant Mazembe katika mchezo wa marudiano wa Robo Fainali jioni ya leo Uwanja wa Mazembe mjini Lubumbashi, Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo (DRC).
|Kesete gewann Linz-Marathon vor Chemonges Comment Translate Page||In einem engen Foinash setzte sich Kesete aus Eritrea gegen Chemonges aus Uganda durch.|
|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Haile S. Comment Translate Page||Mahmud,
Just few things. My original introduction was not meant to be understood like you did. It was a way of jumping from Sudan to Eritrea.
On iSem's sentence you quoted, I even don't know what it means. Although his comments was addressed to me, since it was a general comment to everybody, I didn't bother to ask him to clarify every tigrayt word or phrase he used.
On your following sentence ".... ብቕንዕና ከይተዘራረብና ኣየነይቲ መገዲ ብደሓን ዓድና ከም ተእትወና ክንረዳዳእ ኣይንኽእልን... " I agree. That was the purpose of this exercise.
Hope to see you around.|
|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Amanuel Hidrat Comment Translate Page||Selam Dr Paulos,
It is not about doubting its authenticity from my side, it is how the rest of us could expect a collaborating for the doubters in order to rally to the cause. I believe Amanuel Iyasu has done more than his share in the current struggle and he deserve appreciation for a job well done. Both Radio Assenna and TV Assenna have contributed a lot in mobilizing the Eritrean people inside and giving them hope in the time of despair and that change is on the way.
I agree concerning on the importance of establishing Baito to talk about the possible democratic transition in the event of the demise of the regime which is imminent to happen by the way. To do that we need “an organization” and “full time committed individuals” to run all over the world to mobilize the Eritrean people towards that effort. I don’t see these two instrument available. We tried to form a Baito in 2011 but we failed to accomplish anything. The mistrust of our society defeated the purpose of the Baito. So I wish to see a new initiative by our young generation if they are capable to unite the rainbow of our society and overcome the mistrust that clogged our political move.
|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Hameed Al-Arabi Comment Translate Page||Ahlan Ustaze Hidrat,
I don't think this is practical. No need for fronts that roam Eritrea again. What is required at present an arm force that arrests or kills Isaias and his cohorts within six hours operation maximum. This could be done by a group of Fedayeen (commando). Any other armed force is a wast of time and efforts.
I see the best solution is to work inside the EDF and make a coup.
|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Lamek Comment Translate Page||Semere, aye semere kemla elka aleka? Do you even know what lamentation means? Where did I lament anything? I am trying to help you become objective and be skeptical and like I told to you other half Paulos, to proceed with caution when you hear things like this. I do not want to hear the word tegadlo or ghedli in any every day activity except in the history books. Get it? Do you really think there are any Eritrean youth who want to bring about any change under the inspiration of jebha/shaebia? Nobody wants to continue what has happened in the past nearly 60 years. It is time to write the history and get it to classrooms. That is it. We should provide retirement benefits for anyone who was a part of ghedli, compensate them well but we cannot provide them another opportunity to repeat the same shXX again. The other thing is didn't you hear about the dozens of colonels that were arrested in association to Sebhat Ephrem's attempted assassination? The failed Wedi Ali operation? How do those two high profile events fail? Because for every person in Eritrea, there is another one ready to hand him over to IA. That is why the likelyhood of the existence of a powerful organized wind like your other half paulos said is a pipe dream in Eritrea. If any change is going to come, it will be spontaneous and unexpected.|
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|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Peace! Comment Translate Page||Hi Paulosay,
I think it has to do with mistrust otherwise Wedi Ali would have succeeded. He controlled Forto for hours, and bravely asked for the release of all political prisoners and for constitutional government. This is to indicate that any approach without public support is likely to fail. With that in mind, it is valid for the people, who are asked to scarify their lives, to question any approach and to make sue their concerns addressed. Now, speaking of assenna’s recent announcement, If an armed group can bravely declare its existence against the regime inside the country, why not mobilize Eritreans in Diasporas and ask for support. I mean do we know who is asking us to scarify our lives; do we know who we are going to fight against?
|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Paulos Comment Translate Page||Selam Abi Seb,
ሓንሳብ'ዶ ኣብ ሞንጎ ክልቴኹም ወጠምጠም ክብል ወይካኣ ጣልቃ ክኣቱ ምፈቐድካለይ?
I think what has the recent announcement come through is a long time coming. Let's see a brief run-down of the recent development with respect to time.
If you remember, ten years or so ago one of the contentious issue with in the diaspora debate was whether the best way forward in dealing with the regime in Asmara is through peaceful means or using violence. Then when the debate leaned towards the peaceful means, it morphed into whether we should reform PFDJ and make it a vital player in post-Isaias Eritrea.
What happened since then was not only an utter mockery of the Opposition by PFDJ but also no sign of reform in light of the major changes in Ethiopia with respect to Eritrea to the extent of compromising Eritrean sovereignty.
The latter could be only limited to suspicion but to the very least if Isaias had any decent regard for the Eritrean people, he should have come out and address the anxiety of the people clearly and openly. Wouldn't you agree that, what has been announced in Eritrea could be reasonable in light of the above stated rationale?|
|Comment on Sudan: Al Bashir’s Government Ousted by Millennium Comment Translate Page||Hi Amanuel:
Eritreans will fight against Eritreans and this fight won't be described as a civil war? You are inventing definitions at whim now? If you are not concerned about the loss of life in the war, why are you overly concerned about how the war will be described? Call it civil or liberation war, you or your sons or daughters wont be doing the fighting; you want to give it an emotional name and entice others to die for your inarticulate war
The weyane apologists here are shameless, heartless and cruel
|Kesete siegt in Linz - Kipruto Achter Comment Translate Page||Merhawi Kesete aus Eritrea hat sich am Sonntag den Sieg beim Linz-Marathon geholt. Der 25-Jährige kam nach 2:09:06 Stunden ins Ziel, unterbot damit seine persönliche Bestleistung um etwa drei Minuten und lief die drittschnellste Zeit überhaupt über die 42,195 Kilometer in der oberösterreichischen Landeshauptstadt.|