When I created this section it was done so, in part, with the idea of exposing a bit more of members exactly like Oshun Auset. She is one of our most passionate and committed warriors for justice and liberation. I couldn't have more respect and admiration for who she is and how she does her thing here.
Here's her 20Q:
Finish the sentence:
1) I get personal inspiration from . . . the ancestors.
2) The thing that really makes me most happy in life now is . . . music, it's always been the thing that makes me the most happy.
3) Five years from now I am going to . . .
be living in Africa.
4) If I could have anyone to a dinner party, I would invite . . . Hugo Chavez, and then I would tell him to drop Marisabel and get with this 'negra'.
5) My favorite book is . . . Yurugu
6) Black Feminism - an oxymoron.
7) Ancient Egypt - KMT, the beginning.
8) Hip Hop - Look what they did to us!
9) Bill Cosby - The playboy mansion exploits.
10) Socialism - The political manifestation of the answer to global capitalist oppression and exploitation.
11) Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X?
Marcus, because Malcolm's parents were UNIA-ACL/Garveryite members and Elijah Muhammad structured the NOI after the UNIA by his own admission. If there were no Marcus, there wouldn't be a Malcolm.
12) Kwame Nkrumah or Kwame Toure?
Ideologically they were the same so that isn't a choice.
13) Samuel L. Jackson or Laurence Fishburne?
Samuel L Jackson because he can curse someone out better.
14) A night out on the town or a quiet evening at home?
A night out on the town, I am single and always looking to recruit people and get contacts(politically speaking of course).
15) A good book or a good movie?
A good book. I've learned more from books than movies.
16) What is your first memory in life?
People watching on Venice Beach from the point of view of a stroller.
17) How many generations can you go back in your family?
I don't know the exact #, but I was lucky enough to have an aunt who researched the family tree back to Haiti.
18) What do you think has to occur for your vision for African America to be realized?
African America doesn't exist. If you meant my vision for Africans in Amerikkka, Pan Africanism would have to be realized.
19) If you can eliminate one form of oppression today, what would it be?
That's a hard one. My knee jerk reaction is to say race based oppression, but I have an inkling that all forms of oppression are derived from the oppression of the devine feminine by patriarchial societies.
20) What would have to happen for the oppressed all over the world to unite against their oppressors?
Several things, initially, the oppression must become much worse. Finally, a globally organized vanguard(critical mass) would have to initiate revolution. The masses will follow when they see it serves their interests.