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Black History Month 2014 ~ From the Niger River to Negro Hill ~ A Golden Legacy Unfolds - by khubaka, michael harris
The early residents of Negro Hill, California remain a challenging subject to consider for many Americans. From throughout the land people of African ancestry created an amazing town during the California Gold Rush era. 150 years ago the community was annexed from Placer County to El Dorado County as a political move for resource utilization. Today, a new opportunity to provide dignity and respect for the early contribution to the forward flow of humanity may become a salient aspect of the...
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2013 1:54PM
The Legacy of the Failure of Reconstruction and the Continuation of Racism in the US - by Carol Lang
This was a presentation made at LaborFest on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln by CUNY Lecturer Carol Lang.
Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:49AM
Angela Davis speaks at Tulane McAlister Hall entire (audio/mpeg 87.3MB) - by wtul news
Angela Davis speaks to more than a thousand at McAlister auditorium on Tulane University campus. Professor Davis puts the fight of former Black Panther Herman Wallace against solitary confinement into the context of the longer term struggle for freedom.
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:08PM
More Than 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses, Finds ACLU - by ACLU
NEW YORK – In the first-ever study (see PDF) of people serving life without parole for nonviolent offenses in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union found that at least 3,278 prisoners fit this category in federal and state prisons combined.
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:27AM
Southern California Native American community shows support for their Lakota relatives - by Corina Roberts
Redbird's blanket, toy and school supplies drive and mini-powwow welcomes everyone, and this year will be attended by two well known traditional style powwow drums, powwow royalty, and a host of singers and dancers representing tribes throughout the western hemisphere. There is no cover charge and the doors are open to all nations, native and non-native, coming with or without donations.
Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:34AM
Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice (despite our fears) (audio/mpeg 24.7MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Activist, author and teacher Penny Rosenwasser discusses her book, Hope Into Practice. The book explores the origins and expressions of anti-Semitism and how its legacy still prevents Jewish American women from becoming the best activists we can be. Audio, 26:57
Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:24PM
NAACP Calls on Washington Football Team to Change its Name - by NAACP
(Washington, DC) – The NAACP has renewed its request for NFL owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of his team from the Washington “Redskins”. The NAACP has called for this change since 1992 when its national board of directors passed a resolution (see PDF) demanding all sports teams discontinue the use of teams names and mascots that stereotypes the American Indian people.
Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:12PM
NAACP Offers Testimony at Senate Committee Hearing on “Stand Your Ground” Laws - by NAACP
(Washington, DC) – On October 29, the NAACP submitted testimony (see PDF) to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights regarding impact of “Stand Your Ground” laws.
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 9:19PM
Israeli Apartheid Ruthlessness - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Nov 4, 2013 12:02PM
Jackie Robinson: "I Never Had It Made" - [review of the movie 42] - by Marc Norton
First published in Z Magazine. I have made some revisions from the published version in this post, and at Marc Norton Online.
Posted: Sun Nov 3, 2013 5:14AM
VIDEO: Fans of Israeli “peace” musician hurl racist abuse at protesters - by Adalah-NY
Over 30 New York human rights advocates protested outside the performance of Israeli musician Idan Raichel at the Beacon Theatre this evening, calling Raichel “a self-proclaimed propagandist for the Israeli government” and its brutal, apartheid policies towards the Palestinian people. The peaceful, spirited protest of chanting and singing was met by hostility and racism from many concert-goers.
Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:15AM
Writing With Scissors: The Story of Scrapbooks (audio/mpeg 21.2MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
An interview with Ellen Gruber Garvey, author of Writing With Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. Audio 23:08
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:37PM
Seattle: 19th International Indigenous Peoples’ Day - by PSL Seattle
The 19th annual International Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle saw Native people and their allies gather in the downtown Westlake Park for an afternoon of solidarity and a vibrant display of Indigenous cultural expression. Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a response to the racist Christopher Columbus holiday. Photo: Aztec Dancers at International Indigenous Peoples' Day, Seattle, October 12, by Jane Cutter.
Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:45PM
Critique of NPR Ombudsman's Egregious Errors in Attacking Reporting on Native Foster Care - by Lakota People's Law Project
Rapid City, South Dakota The Lakota People’s Law Project has just issued “Who is Watching the Watch Dog– A Critique of NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos’ Egregious Errors in Attacking Laura Sullivan and Amy Waters’ Reporting on Native Foster Care”. The report alleges that the former founding editor of Wall Street Journal Americas and now NPR Ombudsman’s 80 page report written over 22 months made six very serious errors which invalidate his findings. The data justify the ori...
Posted: Fri Oct 4, 2013 12:57PM
Court Places Limits on Sheriff Arpaio to Prevent Racial Profiling of Latinos in Arizona - by ACLU
PHOENIX, Az. – A federal judge today set down far-reaching requirements to prevent continued racial profiling by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO). U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow's order follows his ruling in May that Arpaio's office relied on racial profiling and illegal detentions to target Latinos.
Posted: Wed Oct 2, 2013 3:29PM
Free At Last! Herman Wallace Has Finally Been Released - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
After a day long legal standoff with LA authorities, Herman Wallace has been released from prison!
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2013 6:46PM
BREAKING: Conviction Overturned and Immediate Release Ordered for Herman Wallace - by International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Judge Jackson has overturned Herman Wallace of the Angola 3's conviction, granting him full habeas relief based on the systematic exclusion of women from the jury in violation of the 14th Amendment. Even more astonishingly, the Judge clearly orders that "the State immediately release Mr. Wallace from custody." No application for bail is required, and the State is given 30 days to notify Herman if they plan to re-indict him.
Posted: Tue Oct 1, 2013 9:32AM
NAACP Statement on Marissa Alexander Retrial - by NAACP
(Jacksonville, FL) – On September 26, an appellate court granted a retrial to Marissa Alexander, the African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in a wall of her home during a dispute with her husband.
Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:00AM
Antifascists Attack The Vex in Response to Death in June - by Clement Antifascist Front
Antifascist glue locks and Pain the Vex venue in Los Angeles in response to fascist third position band Death in June
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:52PM
Solidarity with Indigenous people of Honduras and COPINH - by luu
In solidarity with COPINH and Indigenous communities in Honduras and against oppressive land grabbing, criminalization and military brutality On April 1st 2013, the Indigenous Lenca community of Rio Blanco initiated a road block to stop the construction of the Agua Zarca Dam in their territory. The dam project--involving two companies, DESA and SINOHYDRO--is illegal, violating ILO Convention 169 on "the right of Indigenous peoples to determine their own process of de...
Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:37PM