Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! explores fourth-generation Black farmer John Boyd’s 30-years-in-the-making victory of $5 billion COVID relief for Black farmers as part of the American Rescue Plan. Also addressed is the egregious historical USDA racial discrimination in lending, resulting in the crushing decline of Black farming with 90 percent of Black farmers’ land lost over the past century.
The powerful judgement-based, experience-barrren Parole Board is a kingpin of the prison industrial complex system and a blatant indictment against the lack of humanity as incarcerated humans with eligibility for parole dates specified at sentencing are arbitrarily and diabolically denied time and again without just cause, inflicting pain, suffering and damage to prisoners, their families, communities and society at large.
Chicano political prisoner Xinachtli calls on all freedom fighters, liberation-movement organizations...
Energy is building in this country and around the globe with revolutionary leaders like Political Prisoner Xinachtli, recently released Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim and Kwame Shakur organizing, educating and building the unified front with The People on the path to reparations, self-determination and freedom for all oppressed people.
“Operation Akili” in summer of 2020 was another violent, racist and deadly display of the white supremacist, capitalist CDCr assaults on caged Black lives, this time at California Correctional Training Facility – the first lawsuit has been filed and hearing scheduled in June 2021.
To move forward is to take responsibility to recognize in ourselves where we accept the isms that have been spoon fed into our belief system, keeping our eyes closed to the 1 percenter pissing on our foot, our believing it to be rain ‘cuz he names it so, while inhaling the undeniable smell of urine.
San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin moves California forward to hold police accountable for unlawful use of force and other abusive behavior against primarily Black, Brown and Asian American community members, with the historical filing of homicide charges against SF former police officer Chris Samayoa in the killing of Keita O’Neil.
“I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.” – El Hajj Malik Shabazz aka Malcolm X
Today, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced a resolution motivated by the murder of George Floyd to protect the public and particularly people of color from police misconduct. The resolution urges the San Francisco Civil Service Commission to prohibit the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco Sheriff’s Department from hiring officers with a known history of serious police misconduct. Supervisors Hillary Ronen, Aaron Peskin, Matt Haney, Dean Preston, Sandra Lee Fewer and Norman Yee are cosponsors of the resolution.
Karega is an intelligent and principled brother of extraordinary patience, diplomacy and reasoning ability. He and his wife Felecia have come up with a new book called “SOL Affirmations.” Now that we are in the season of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is absolutely necessary that we become more aware of our mental health and start to learn the tools and techniques that we could use to deal with stress.
We need to concentrate and blend the various strains of the Afrikan experience and our adaptations to the Diaspora and cross-cultural and economic exchange into a Pan Afrikan culture and consciousness and productive relations that are rooted in proletarian intercommunalism, internationalism and humanism.
“These appointments speak volumes. I am extremely pleased and excited that there are two new highly professional and qualified African-American women judges appointed to the California Superior Court.”
For decades, the Black community in America has overwhelmingly given its support to candidates who have made promise to support Black causes, yet there is virtually no tangible way to measure if such support is being granted.
On this 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program, let us meditate on the incredible legacy of the original Black Panther Party. Although this is a plea for help and a call to action, this piece is also a dedication.
Along with the Panthers visionary activism, they wrote and performed poetry. Panther poets “(un)consciously” recited language with body gestures to influence and inspire social change.
Radicals and revolutionaries fought for freedom from all forms of oppression. And the last I looked, that was a good thing.
The basic truth is: If you are unable to understand the roots of slavery – greed, hate and ignorance – then you are more likely to abdicate your responsibility, allowing the branches of slavery to continue growing.
“We are bringing to life the stories of our voiceless ... by publishing their untold stories in the hopes of discovering real solutions to the constant struggles our communities face.”
When there aren’t enough Black folks doing the writing, Black characters are written by white writers with all the inherent biases.
“Do you love it? You don’t get to hate San Francisco unless you love it.”
Since Aug. 20, 1619, with the arrival of the first documented slaves planting their feet on the soil of American land, Black resistance has been an important aspect of what it means to survive while Black in America.