Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hemp Hero Sister Somayah Kambui

Sister Somayah Kambui
w/Live Hemp Plant On Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

Sister Somayah At Global Marijuana March '08 Gathering Point

Los Angeles has lost a living legend with the passing of Sister Somayah Kambui on Thanksgiving Day, 2008. Information on her passing and gathering is posted on the USA Hemp Museum's blog HEMP FOR VICTORY NOW.

An evolutionary's evolutionary, Sister Somayah began her career as a Black Panther then moved into hemp activism where she pioneered research using her life as her test tube in the field of hemp and sickle cell.

She was tormented over the decades by the DEA and LAPD every step of the way, and never gave up. The above webeo is from the last of the 10 Global Million Marijuana Marches in Los Angeles she produced and lead. One year she marched down Crenshaw Blvd with live hemp plants and a police escort.

A fighter to the end, it was reported by her brother Akile, a Kwanzaa pioneer in his own right and hemp activist, that Somayah ended her life pain free and happy.

I'll post more here on this most amazing woman that I've loved for 9 years as my sister. She is the closest person I've met to St. Bernadette, only Sister Somayah did not go with the police quietly.

I hope the DEA and LAPD are ashamed of themselves for the torture that they put that sick woman through whose real crime was helping folks heal. Just 'taint fittin. It just 'taint fittin.


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