Saturday, April 25, 2015
Mumia Abu-Jamal was seen today by his wife and his condition has worsened. He, is gravely ill. We are asking everyone to call the prison. Right now. It may be late, but call whenever you get this.
Mumia needs 24 hour care and supervision. He can not be in this condition in general population. In this state he may not be able ask for help, he may lose consciousness. He is too weak. (He was released from the infirmary two days ago).
His condition: He is extremely swollen in his neck, chest, legs, and his skin is worse than ever, with open sores. He was not in a wheelchair, but can only take baby steps. He is very weak. He was nodding off during the visit. He was not able to eat- he was fed with a spoon. These are symptoms that could be associated with hyper glucose levels, diabetic shock, diabetic coma, and with kidney stress and failure.
Please call these numbers, and any other numbers you have for the Prison and the Governor.
Demand that Mumia Abu-Jamal see a doctor ASAP. Right Now!
Demand that the prison officials call his wife Wadiya Jamal and his lawyer Bret Grote immediately.
Demand that he be seen immediately, and the not be left to go into a diabetic coma.
John Kerestes, Superintendent SCI Mahanoy: 570-773-2158 x8102 | 570-783-2008 Fax | 301 Morea Road, Frackville PA 1793
Tom Wolf, PA Gvrnr: 717-787-2500 | governor@PA.gov | 508 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA 17120
John Wetzel, PA DOC: 717-728-4109 | 717-728-4178 Fax | firstname.lastname@example.org | 1920 Technology Pkwy, Mechanicsburg PA 17050
Susan McNaughton, DOC Press secretary 717-728-4025. PA Doc email@example.com
We need your help right now. Please forward this far and wide.
We need more phone numbers to call inside SCI Mahanoy. If you have one send them to us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every call matters. Every action matters. We need to be in the streets. Call your friends, your neighbors. Take action.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Tidal now offers the Tidal Rising and Tidal X updates.
"In order for us to succeed, we don't need to steal subscribers from other platforms," Schlogel says.
Tidal now offers Tidal Rising, an effort to give indie and emerging artists some shine.
Tidal is also rolling out Tidal X, a series of exclusive artist-fan events to take place throughout the world.
The first "VIP entertainment experience" they're offering will be an intimate show with J. Cole. The fan that listened to the most J. Cole music between April 11-April 20 will be invited to the event.
Tidal is no longer a top 700 app for iPhone.
Several artists, including Mumford & Sons, Lily Allen, Death Cab for Cutie, have spoken out against the organization.
For additional Tidal coverage, watch the following DX Daily:
Floyd Mayweather is set to fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“My younger brother happens to be the best fighter in the world," 50 Cent says. "He can make $200 million in 36 minutes. How do you tell him what to do? You don’t."
Yesterday, 50 also posted a photo of them posing together on Instagram.
The long-running beef dates back to 2012, when Fif claimed that Pretty Boy Floyd owed him $2 million. They had been jabbing each other online since.
Sumerian Records’ founder explains relationship with stars Bizzy Bone and Ice T.
Promoting their first independent film release What Now, Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen spoke with DX on recruiting Bone thugs-h-harmony and Ice T for roles.
Avildsen, who directs and stars in the romantic comedy about dating in the social media era, said the relationship with Bone thugs-h-harmony stems from his relationship with Bizzy Bone, who plays the role of B-Murda. Bizzy released Crossroads 2010 through Sumerian.
“I think Bizzy has a comical vibe to him, but he can also be serious,” Avildsen says. “He did a great job and it was really crazy doing the other scenes with Bizzy, Layzie and Flesh.”
There’s also a scene featuring a parody of Bone thugs-n-harmony’s breakout single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” which Avildsen proclaims as the moment his life came full circle. Longtime manager for the Cleveland-rasied, West Coast-based group, Steve Lobel, has a cameo as well.
It also makes sense for Ice T to have screentime in What Now, as Sumerian released Body Count’s fifth album Manslaughter which featured a recorded version of the original “99 Problems.” According to Avildsen, he wanted to drop a little knowledge on the track and influential metal band.
“There’s a scene where Joseph Cassiere’s character Joey is talking to his girlfriend about it originally being an Ice T song before it became associated with Jay Z,” he says. “When they came out in '92 with ‘Cop Killer,’ it’s like the edgiest shit there was. Nobody had seen that before, and even Rage Against The Machine were opening for them way back in the day.”
Avildsen says that Ice T was interested in playing a small role in the film after reading the script and was totally personable on set. “Some actors of his level have a level of pretentiousness, but he doesn’t have that at all or a holier-than-thou attitude," he says. "Ice is the complete opposite."
Avildsen hopes for What Now to grow outside of music and wanted to start with something that was inspired by Doug Liman’s 1996 film, Swingers. The next film in the pipeline will be modern-day rock drama When The Music’s Over.
Watch the trailer below: