Time: August 2, 2012 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: Black Talk Radio News
Website or Map: http://blacktalkradionetwork.…
Phone: STUDIO LINE: 1-218-862-7200 ext. 629990 & 5* To speak to the host and/or guest
Event Type: talk radio, politics, news
Organized By: Sis. Ameejill Whitlock, Sis. Marpessa & Black Talk Media Project
Latest Activity: Aug 3, 2012
Robert Seth Hayes was born in Harlem, New York in October 1947. Growing up in New York City, first in Harlem, later in the Bronx and Queens, Mr. Hayes saw one Black neighborhood after another suffering from neglect, despair, anger and defeat. At the same time, he recalls witnessing over the years a birth of hope and determination to overcome these conditions.
Upon returning to the United States from Vietnam, Seth was swept up in the Black Liberation movement and joined the Black Panther Party. He worked in the free breakfast for children program and began dedicating his life to the betterment of Black people. His knowledge of the effects of racism on the Black community convinced him that the Black Panthers’ program of community service ad community self-defense was what was needed. His work, like that of so many others, was disrupted by COINTELPRO. Fearing further attacks, he went underground, believing it a better way to protect the work of the Black Panther Party and the Black movement in general.
Seth has been diagnosed wwith Type II diabetes. He has been extremely ill and had great difficulty procuring the necessary healthcare and has needed the help of his lawyers and some state political leaders in order to get adequate treatment. He also suffers from Hepatitis C.
While in prison, Seth continues to work for the betterment of the community in which he lives. He has participated in programs with the NAACP, the Jaycees and other organizations and has worked as a librarian, pre-release advisor and AIDS counsellor.
I will be joined by Crystal Hayes, Seth's daughter and his wife Sheila Hayes and Nate Buckley who is a political prisoner supporter of Seth Hayes and co-founder of Burning Books bookstore in Buffalo, NY.
You can write Brother Seth at Hayes, Robert Seth #74-A-2280 Sullivan Correctional Facility, P.O. Box 116, Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116