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M1 of Dead Prez People's Army Tells Obama Give Us Haitians TPS or We Gon Take It

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M1 from Dead Prez has a message for Obama; he tells it to a camera held by Buggah Da Govanah from On Point Entertainment in what looks like a suburban revolutionary cave as a means of rallying support for TPS for Haitians in the USA.

M1 tells Obama that in Haiti "Human beings are subjected to the type of life that you would only wish on your worst enemy. Do you know? Do you recognize the death


Here's M1 of Dead Prez speaking out on Haitians refugess' current political status. "Do you recognize the misery under this system? Just because the people want to determine a life for themselves that's better. I imagine there's some Haitian people that would throw some Kreyol on your ass right now President Obama if they could talk to you."

He goes on to say, "We gotta be organized and willing to fight together." You'll get your chance this Friday, September 18 from 3 - 7 p.m. at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. That's where Mary Lee Hill, a 16-year-old black girl from Overtown, set in motion the chain of events that led to its becoming the first legal "colored beach" in Dade County."

Full event details come after the jump.

Local organizations are holding a TPS Solidarity Vigil featuring

appearances by DJ Griot, Brisco, Billy Blue, Flo Rida, Des Loc from

Piccalo, Mecca AKA Grimo, Grindmode, Ballgreezy, Stitches and poetry

from local artists Michael Martinez, Haiti Bluez, and Wilda Nubia

Previl, and support from 99 Jamz, Hot 105, Iconz Music, and Poe Boy.

Politicians and community leaders will also be present at the rally,

which is sponsored by Tet Ansanm (Heads United), On Point Entertainment

and Marketing, Haitian Women of Miami (FANM), Florida Immigrant

Coalition (FLIC), and Free Haiti Now (FHN).

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