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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Camille Selby, United States2 years ago Comments: I covet the Slave Theatre as much as I covet the memories of being there and listening to important information about our history in this country and around the world. I desperately want to reinvigorate and generate that force again. We cannot allow gentrification to claim this African landmark. When I was a teenager I knew of no other place in New York city that I could go, other than the Schomberg, to learn about myself. I was happier stronger and more confident in myself. Now I would deeply love to share that feeling with my daughter. African American children who learn more about their history pre-slavery are more confident in their intellectual abilities, have higher self esteem and do better in school.
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