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A JORDAN JOURNAL TRIBUTE: THE TEACHINGS OF RAMON JIMENEZ

 
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On May 10th at the age of 67 Ramon Jimenez passed away of prostate cancer. The
Harvard-trained lawyer, litigator, activist, writer, former administrative
judge, and journalist” was a permanent fixture in the movement for social
justice and a champion of progressive struggles. He led the fight to save Hostos
Community College in the South Bronx, organized rallies against police
brutality, took on South Bronx poveriticians like Ramon Velez, and spearheaded a
campaign that led to the removal and replacement of the National Puerto Rican
Day Parade board. On the electoral front this fiercely proud and
unapologetically Black Puerto Rican was the Attorney General candidate for the
Freedom Party working to cement bridges with our African American brethren. He
also ran as the Green Party candidate for AG alongside the multicultural group
of political activists looking to ignite a Third Party wave and new political
force?

But more important that all these accomplishments Ramon was my friend and
brother and I loved him dearly. Since his passing I approached his daughter
Laila-Roman Jimenez and asked if I could create this premium to fundraiser for
WBAI which broadcast The Jordan Journal a program Ramon called his favorite. All
donations go to the station and I do not receive any remuneration for my program
or the premiums. I have worked tirelessly to compile this premium which I am
titling “THE TEACHINGS OF RAMON JIMENEZ.” The first premium is a
compilation of select sections of my interviews with Ramon going back to 2006.
It includes his early childhood, views on the progressive alternative parties,
the Puerto Rican Parade, Obama, and Cuomo-deBlasio, race in America, Black
and/or Latino unity, and political corruption in the Bronx.

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