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Malik Rahim

Common Ground Collective: Solidarity Not Charity

21 minutes but worth it.   During the week of Thanksgiving hundreds of people from all walks of life came to New Orleans and volunteered with the Common Ground Collective to help those in need in what ever way they could. I worked on this video overview of the work of the Common Ground Collective along with several other volunteers. WHO IS COMMON GROUND: Common Ground Collective is a local, community-run organization offering assistance, mutual aid and support to New Orleans communities that have been historically neglected and underserved.

Malik Rahim Reflects on Katrina, Common Ground & Brandon Darby

Looking back at 5 years of Hurricane Katrina Relief, Malik Rahim, co-founder of Common Ground Collective, looks at the positive and negative causes and effects.  Including his opinion about Brandon Darby, a co-founder who turned out to be an FBI informant.

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Bike For The Gulf with Malik Rahim

The ride has been postponed indefinitely.  For more info check the website.

Former Black Panther and co-founder of Common Ground Collective in post Katrina New Orleans Malik Rahim announces his campaign to ride a bike from Houma LA to Washington DC in support of complete environmental justice for our nations wetlands.

The wetlands protect our shores from hurricanes and filter the waters of both the Gulf of Mexico and that of the Mississippi River.

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Finding Common Ground with Anita Roddick

Common Ground Relief dedicated this facility in the New Orleans lower 9th ward to Anita Roddick (deceased owner of the Body Shop) who worked diligently behind the scenes throughout her life for social justice issues and human rights world wide.

Video features Malik Rahim, Kone Shakur, The Rebirth Brass Band, The Revolution 2nd Line and Fiyaya.

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NOLA Black Panthers & Public Housing

Take a step back in time at the B. W. Cooper Housing Projects with Malik Rahim cofounder of the Common Ground Collective hurricane relief organization and former Black Panther. B.W. Cooper Projects are slated for destruction while much of the cities returned citizens are sleeping in cars or tents .. or outlying areas. Thousands of people could be living there right now yet the city will not allow them to reopen.