Commemorative Journal Ad's Are Needed To Raise Funds For The Wife & Gravesite In
Zambia, Africa; Of Fallen Black Panther Party Leader In Exile, Michael "Cetewayo"
Cet's grave is at serious risk of being washed away from the coming African Rain
Season; unless we can quickly raise the needed money to construct a proper concrete
gravesite & headstone.
Too, ASAP we need to purchase roundtrip tickets for both his wife in Zambia & his
children to attend his March 12, 2011 Memorial Tribute in Harlem, New York.
Your purchase & submission of a Commemorative Journal Ad by the Monday, February 7th
Deadline will greatly aid us in accomplishing this goal.
Michael "Cetewayo" Tabor was born in Harlem on December 13, 1946, to Grace Hunter
and Michael Tabor, Sr. He attended the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic School on West
132nd Street and Harlem's Rice High School where he excelled in both academics and
Tabor joined the Black Panther Party in 1969 and took the name Cetewayo, a 19th
century Zulu Warrior King. It was during that time that he wrote an insightful
pamphlet on drug addiction called “Capitalism Plus Dope Equals Genocide.” According
to former members, Tabor was one of the more well known of the spokespersons for the
Panther Party and was admired for his deep baritone voice and charismatic
He was among a group of 21 members of the New York Chapter of the Panthers that was
indicted in April of 1969 for conspiracy to commit coordinated attacks on New York
City Police precincts and department stores. In February of 1971, while out on bail,
Tabor flew to Algiers, Algeria in fear of his life due to the illegal FBI COINTELPRO
induced internal conflicts that were developing within the Black Panther Party.
Several months later all 21 defendants were acquitted of all charges.
Tabor arrived in Algiers with his new wife, fellow Black Panther Party member Connie
Mathews, who had been the group’s International Coordinator. They became part of the
International Section of the Black Party led by Eldridge Cleaver. For a time, the
Panthers were guests of the Algerian Government, but were eventually expelled from
In 1972 Tabor moved to Lusaka, Zambia, on a writing assignment for the Paris-based
Africa-Asia magazine in order to cover the African liberation movements based there.
He would remain in Lusaka for the next 38 years. After the death of his wife, Connie
Mathews, he married Zambian national, Priscilla Matanda. Tabor became a popular and
respected figure in Lusaka and continued writing on politics and culture for various
publications. His distinctive voice allowed him to transition into radio and for
many years he hosted programs that featured jazz, African and world music on several
Lusaka radio stations.
Ad Rates For Cet's Memorial Journal
Business Card $10.00
1. Please E-mail Your Journal Ad To both Panthershepcat@aol.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Make Your Tax Deductable Check or Money Order Payable To: Safiya-Nuh Foundation/IFCO
3. Mail Your Payment To: Shepard McDaniel, 1301 Hicks Street Bronx, New York 10469
Please Submit Your Ad By The Monday, February 7th