Category Activism

California: Black Activist Faces “Lynching” Charge for Trying to Free Protester | Democracy Now!

n Sacramento, California, an African-Amercan activist is facing up to four years in prison for “lynching,” after she allegedly tried to pull a fellow protester away from police. Under a 1933 California law designed to protect black people from white mobs, the act of attempting to free someone from police custody can be defined as […]

FBI confirms black activist Ray Robinson was killed during 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee – CBS News

Desiree Marks, who’s held out hope for 40 years that she’d see her father again, said she was crushed by the FBI’s confirmation of his death. “I’ve always thought that might not be the case. He may come home. He may be alive. He may, he may, he may,” Marks told The Associated Press on […]

Fourth World Radyo: Political Prisoner #Mumia abu-Jamal: Medical Crisis Update 02.04.2015 | APNS Public Radyo

Summary: The APNSPR 60-Plus second Indigenist News Report — Listen / Download: 00:01:34 128Kbps mp3 — (1MB) Stereo via Fourth World Radyo: Political Prisoner #Mumia abu-Jamal: Medical Crisis Update 02.04.2015 | APNS Public Radyo.

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists

Black Activists Rising Against Cuts. (BARAC): Racist Britain First Declares War on Black and Anti-Racist Activists – We consider the fact that Britain First has now targeted black and anti-racist leadership to be a serious escalation. This decision by Britain First will have profound implications for black and anti -racist leadership in the UK. We […]

SCLC director calls on black families to arm themselves | www.ajc.com

The remarks came one week after 23-year-old Goodyear employee Nicholas Thomas was fatally shot by Smyrna police serving an arrest warrant on a probation violation. Police say Thomas tried to run them over in a customer’s Maserati, though lawyers hired by the dead man’s family have challenged the official account. Earlier this month 27-year-old Anthony […]

The Color of Feminism | The Women’s International Perspective

For many years women all over the world have been fighting for their rights. As I was discussing gender equality with some classmates, I realised how Western women have achieved a lot compared to women in my country. And while wage equality is one of the priorities of some Western feminists, it is not the […]

A prosecutor apologizes for his role in putting an innocent man on death row

In March 2014, after prosecutors and Ford’s attorneys filed motions to vacate his conviction, the state district court ordered his release. However, more than a year later, Ford is still fighting the state for compensation. He’s also facing an advanced cancer diagnosis. Stroud knows all of this. He says he knows now that Ford was […]

“Stretch” Johnson, my father | OUPblog

Shortly after Stretch arrived at Columbia University, the then Dean of the School of General Studies, Clifford Lord, received a visit from two FBI agents who asked him to get rid of Stretch, saying that he was a former communist and a trouble maker. The dean escorted the agents to the door, saying “Mr. Johnson […]

Oppose Oil Drilling on the Gullah/Geechee Coast! Help protect the Sea Islands! | Gullah/Geechee Nation

Anyone unable to attend the meeting has three other options for participating and submitting Scoping comments, starting with the BOEM PEIS website: www.boemoceaninfo.com. This site includes a web-based mapping tool that allows the user to visualize the program areas and resource information, and create maps identifying specific areas or resources of concern. The maps and comments may be submitted […]

Oppose Oil Drilling on the Gullah/Geechee Coast! Help protect the Sea Islands! | Gullah/Geechee Nation

In response to requests from citizens, organizations and elected officials in Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) added three public Scoping meetings for the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) BOEM is preparing in support of the OCS oil and gas leasing program for 2017-2022. As part of […]

RACE TRAITOR Fall 2003 | The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to “White Anti-Racists”

First, one must realize that whiteness is a structure of domination. As such, there is nothing redeemable or reformable about whiteness. Intellectuals, scholars and activists, especially those who are non- white, have drawn our attention to this for years. For example, people such as Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ida […]

Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan, a.k.a. Dr. Ben joins the ancestors | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view

After being bed-ridden and placed in a specialized care unit at the Bay Park Nursing Home for the past several weeks, legendary Kemetaphysician Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan, a.k.a. Dr. Ben, transitioned on to the ancestral realm Thursday (March 19) at approximately 3:30 a.m. Those close to him said he had stopped eating and drinking several […]

Nuclear Weapons and the Black Freedom Movement

This public reading and discussion will feature Prof. Vincent Intondi along with Cambridge City Councillors Denise Simmons, Dennis Carlone and Nadeem Mazen — sponsors of a nuclear disarmament resolution unanimously adopted by the nine members of the Cambridge City Council. This event is organized by Massachusetts Peace Action, cosponsored by the Cambridge Peace Commission, and […]

Black Students at Berkeley Want a Hall Renamed After Assata Shakur – The Root

The black student union at Berkeley would like Barrows Hall to be renamed “Shakur Hall.” “We want the renaming for someone—Assata Shakur—who we feel … represents us as black students,” Cori McGowens, spokesman for the school’s black student union, said. “We’re at a crisis on campus.” McGowens says that black students at Berkeley are isolated […]

Killer of Malcolm X’s grandson sentenced but questions still remain about his death

According to media accounts, the 28-year-old was a victim of beating in a Mexico City bar on May 9, 2013. “The circumstances surrounding his death are still not clear, and it is now February 2015,” said Sabrina Green, a human rights activist with the Baltimore-based Free the Move 9 Mumia. New York magazine reported at […]

Haiti Dreadlocks Protest Eurocentric Profiling – Ezili Danto . Haiti newsEzili Danto . Haiti news

The dreadlock-wearing protestors are asking for justice and reparation for these illegal state actions. They claim the right to grow their hair, afro their hair, dread, twist, braid and lock anyway they wish and that those men who were most recently assaulted, they’re hairs chopped-off were not breaking any laws for the police to summarily assault […]

Civil rights movement history: The long tradition of black Americans taking up arms to defend themselves against racial violence.

In his new book, 1919, The Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back, David F. Krugler, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, looks at the actions of people like Jones and Davis, who resisted white incursions against the black community through the press, the courts, and armed defensive action. The year […]

4th World Radyo: Conscious Being And Ethical Nothingness 01.03.2015 | APNS Public Radyo

4th World Radyo: Conscious Being And Ethical Nothingness 01.03.2015 by aboriginalpress Summary: TheAngryindian offers his thoughts on the untimely transition of North American Indigenous activist and Leonard Peltier supporter Ms. Joan Rodriguez (known on Twitter as @Joanie399) and the passing of actor Leonard Nimoy and his importance as a cultural icon for people of mixed-heritage around […]

John Lewis recalls first meeting MLK and an apology from a Klansman – The Washington Post

“Dr. King said, ‘John Lewis? Are you the boy from Troy?’ “And I said, ‘Dr. King, I am John Robert Lewis.’ I gave my whole name. And he started calling me the Boy from Troy. It changed my life.” Lewis, now a Democratic congressman from Georgia, who would go on to be regarded as a […]

The day I called Malcolm X to fight racism in Birmingham’s white only pubs – Mirror Online

“We went to the Blue Gate Pub,” says the dad-of-two. “It was notorious in those days for racism. Black people were only served in the bar room and weren’t allowed in the lounge or smoke room. “Indian and Asian people were only served out of glasses with a handle. The plain glasses were for white […]

Why We Cant Wait – the MLK Mix – THE OTHER SIDE OF KING By Brother Salim K. T. Adofo

Dr. King also went on to write, “Black Power is also a call for the pooling of Black financial resources to achieve economic security. Through the pooling of such resources and the development of habits of thrift and techniques of wise investments, the negro will be doing his share to grapple with his problem of […]

Selma, the Movie: “White” Washing History | Black Agenda Report

  Selma, the Movie: “White” Washing History | Black Agenda Report – The film also tries to minimize other leaders. It portrayed James Forman, the head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a little boy when in actuality he was older than King. By doing this, it eliminates the role Forman played in […]

A Worker Reads History by Bertolt Brecht

Who built Thebes of the 7 gates ? In the books you will read the names of kings. Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock ? And Babylon, many times demolished, Who raised it up so many times ? In what houses of gold glittering Lima did its builders live ? Where, the […]

The BrownWatch: News for People of Color. – BrownWatch News – If You Help Black People You may Get Disappeared: White SF Cops Lock Up Public Defender for Objecting to Questioning of Black Man who was not under arrest 

The Tuesday afternoon arrest of attorney Jami Tillotson as she denied police officers’ attempts to take photos of her client without explanation raised questions about police intimidation and harassment, Public Defender Jeff Adachi said at a Wednesday news conference. A video of the incident shows the plainclothes policeman telling her, “If you continue with this, I […]

‘Land is a Relationship’: In conversation with Glen Coulthard on Indigenous nationhood | rabble.ca

Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, an assistant professor at UBC, and involved with the Dechinta Bush University. His debut book Red Skins, White Masks is a trail-blazing opus, quickly gathering a storm of praise and becoming a manifesto for Indigenous resurgence within academic, activist and community circles, as well as […]

I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people – Salon.com

“What’s happening in Ferguson?” one of my white roommates asked. “I heard some kid got shot or something like that.” The words clamored in my ears. How could he not know? Weren’t his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds flooded with opinions and hashtags? I’m sure he meant nothing by his statement. We’re all ill-informed from […]

I am Albert Woodfox | Max News

by Kevin Maxwell • January 19, 2015 Like many since watching the documentary In The Land Of The Free, I have followed the progress of the Angola 3. Three inmates placed in solidarity confinement, after the 1972 killing of a prison guard. I guess the obvious question is, why waste any breath on three men who killed a prison guard? Like so […]

My Statement – Shanley – Pastebin.com

I am also not the only victim of his predatory and exploitative behavior towards his partners and ex-partners. At the time, I was in a bad place (which he gleefully exploited) and frankly looking for some strings-free fun and (unhealthy) emotional support. A good time seemed like having a completely doomed relationship with a notorious, […]

Petition · Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row · Change.org

Free Jimmy Dennis: Innocent on Death Row THE CASE: In Philadelphia on October 22, 1991, a young woman named Chedell Williams went to the Fern Rock subway station to buy a transit pass. At approximately 1:50 p.m. she was approached by two men, one of whom demanded her gold earrings and shot her. These two […]

18 things you should know about mass incarceration | Southern Poverty Law Center

It’s a system that has forged the world’s largest prison system, one that author and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander has labeled the “new Jim Crow.” And it’s a system that has resulted in a dramatic rise in the U.S. incarceration rate – the number of prisoners per-capita – that the National Academy of Sciences […]