SAVE THE SLAVE THEATER

THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE THE SLAVE THEATER AWAY FROM OWNER, JOHN PHILLIPS. I AM ORGANIZING TO SAVE THE SLAVE THEATER AND GET JOHN PHILLIPS RELEASED FROM THE NURSING HOME. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ONLINE PETITION IS TO SHOW THE POWER IN NUMBERS AND PROVE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THIS HISTORICAL THEATER IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. THE SLAVE THEATER IS LOCATED ON FULTON STREET IN THE HEART OF BED-STUY IN BROOKLYN. OVER THE YEARS IN THE PAST, THE SLAVE THEATER WAS USED FOR WEEKLY RALLIES AND MOVIE SHOWINGS. WE ALL KNOW THAT THE ONCE MOVIE THEATERS THAT WERE IN MOST BLACK COMMUNITIES ARE GONE. HOWEVER, WHAT MAKES THE SLAVE THEATER SO AMAZING IS THE POWERFUL NAME THAT FORCE BLACK PEOPLE TO REMEMBER THE HISTORY OF AMERICA, AND THE POWERFUL IMAGES THAT ALIGN THE WALLS INSIDE THE THEATER, \'VISIT THE HOMELAND OF THE AFRICAN SLAVES\' AND A MESSAGE TO BLACK PEOPLE,\'WHO ARE YOU\'. THE SLAVE THEATER, OWNED BY FORMER CIVIL COURT JUDGE, JOHN PHILLIPS. WHO AFTER PLANS TO RUN FOR DA IN 2001, LANDED HIM IN A NURSING HOME AND THE SEIZING OF MANY OF HIS OWNED PROPERTIES AFTER BEING DECLARED BY THE COURT AS MENTALLY INCOMPETENT. A CONSPIRACY SOME SAY TO KEEP HIM FOR BECOMING A DA. HE HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED TO AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IN BROOKLYN, AFTER BEING IN A BRONX NURSING HOME FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS. THIS SUCCESSFUL, CONSCIOUS, BUISNESS MINDED BROTHA, ONCE WORTH 10 MILLION DOLLARS IS NOW BROKE AND PENNILESS DUE TO THE THEFT OF HIS MONEY AND PROPERTY FROM THE MANY COURT APPOINTED GUARDIANS. SINCE THIS BROTHA, HAD NEVER BEEN MARRIED AND HAD NO CHILDREN, THE PREYED ON HIM AND STOLE ALL HIS ASSETS. I WANT JUSTICE FOR HIM... THIS MAN IS A POLITICAL PRISIONER. HE WAS TOO POWERFUL AND THEY HAD TO SHUT HIM UP. HIS NIECE, SYMPHANIE MOSS, IS CURRENTLY HIS PERSONAL GUARDIAN. WE MUST STOP THE CLOSING AND THE UNFAIR SELL OF THE SLAVE THEATER AND SHOW THAT WE HAVE THIS BROTHAS BACK. THIS IS OUR HISTORY IN OUR COMMUNITY, LET\'S NOT HAVE SOME OUTSIDER BUY IT AND TURN IT INTO ANOTHER SHOPPING MALL... BAND WITH ME... TAKE A STAND AND HELP SAVE THE SLAVE THEATER. ALL HELP AND IDEAS ARE NEEDED AND NECESSARY. THIS PETITION IS NOT ONLY TO SAVE THE SLAVE THEATER, BUT TO GET JOHN PHILLIPS THE JUSTICE HE DESERVES. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SLAVE THEATER AND SEE CURRENT UPDATED INFO, LOG ONTO: WWW.myspace.com/savetheslavetheater or call his neice Symphonie Moss at 330-858-8939 \"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion\" Ethiopian Proverb

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Mya B. is a young filmmaker born and raised in Chi-town. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she came to be around people of like mind in the independent film industry. Graduating from Columbia College in 1995 with a concentration in film studies gave her the writing and production skills to pursue her passion as an independent filmmaker. From working as a PA on several independent films and interning she decided to venture into her own documentary project to make her way into the film world. After two years of groundbreaking interviews and historical information, she has just finished her documentary entitled, �Silence: In Search of Black Female Sexuality in America. Her first documenary, \'Warrior Queens\' was shown in 1994 at the Dusable Museum of African American History in Chicago. Her short script for Maya: The Illusion, won honorable mention in the American Gem screenwriting competition and she just finished a feature length script called, Auntie Carmen. Mya B. is featured on a new reality show, \'Can\'t Get a Date\' airing on VH1, April 14th at midnight. Her film is profiled as she goes around the city of New York on various dates. Mya was a finalist in the 2006 BET RAP it UP competition. She recently finished a Needs Assessment in Brooklyn on Black male ex-offenders with HIV/AIDS. The information gathered from this study is the basis for the BET finalist short, \'An Angel Scorned\' and she is working on a documentary dealing with \'Prison and the spread of HIV/AIDS\'. This film will be a part of the Silence series part II. She is now working on a campaign to \'Save the Slave Theater\' in Brooklyn because she believes that this historical landmark should be perserved, can generate income to the community and provide an arena for independent artists, like herself. In addition to that, John Phillips is a conscious minded brotha who is caught in the system. \'He is an elder that needs our help\', she says. To learn more about Mya B., visit her website at www.shootfilmsnotpeople.com

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www.shootfilmsnotpeople.com www.myspace.com/savetheslavetheater

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