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Cities Profiting From Immigrant Detention

Published on 5 Apr 2009 at 11:41 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under collective action,Prison Industrial Complex.

[my column reprinted from WireTap Mag] Column: Budget shortfalls have prompted cities to raise revenue by jailing undocumented immigrants. +++ Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is proposing the early release of some inmates to help balance his state’s budget. Meanwhile, cities in Los Angeles County are relying on the arrest and detention of immigrants to keep […]

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“Yes We Did” – Who Helped President Elect Barack Obama Make History?

Published on 5 Nov 2008 at 11:08 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under collective action,news/politics.

“Yes we can” was the resounding phrase ringing out to an audience of more than 250,000 people at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois last night. Barack Obama had just won the most prestigious and powerful position in the United States of America. The Chicago crowd – and millions of others watching from their homes, local […]

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Coke Catastrophe Averted in Liberia

Published on 2 Feb 2008 at 9:10 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Africa,collective action,health,international relations.

2.5 metric tons of cocaine was seized yesterday by a French military vessel, off the coast of West Africa. The “Blue Atlantic” was carrying 92 barrels of cocaine, leaving officials dumbfounded as to how to dispose of the massive cargo. Officials arrested 9 Ghanaian traffickers in what was the biggest drug bust in Liberian history. […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2007

Published on 1 Dec 2007 at 11:24 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under Africa,collective action,diaspora,health.

World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic. Why is it relevant to us? (I’m […]

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Viva la Revolucion

Published on 25 Nov 2007 at 10:50 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under collective action,racial rhetoric,radical politics.

I just listened to a powerful piece Hip-Hop scholarship from Immortal Technique entitled The Poverty of Philosophy. You can find it on YouTube, or just watch the clip at the bottom of this post. In the piece, Immortal Technique eloquently breaks down the elements of neo-liberal capitalism. He really gives it to the establishment, with […]

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Hundreds Protest BET and MTV

Published on 5 Nov 2007 at 7:00 pm. 3 Comments.
Filed under black image,collective action,television.

Pinch me! Is this a dream?! Wearing white T-shirts with red stop signs and chanting “BET does not reflect me, MTV does not reflect me,” protesters have been gathering every Saturday outside the homes of Viacom executives in Washington and New York City. The orderly, mostly black crowds are protesting music videos that they say […]

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Get your Ribbonz out.. it’s Black Solidarity Day!

Published on 4 Nov 2007 at 11:33 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,collective action,history,positivity.

Black Solidarity Day was first observed in 1969 on the campus of Brooklyn College, when several students and activists were inspired by Douglas Turner Ward’s controversial play entitled A Day of Absence. The satirical play depicted a small southern town in turmoil when all the Black citizens suddenly disappeared, revealing the political, social and economic […]

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Blackademics.org/community

Published on 3 Nov 2007 at 9:32 am. 1 Comment.
Filed under collective action,education,positivity.

Some of you may have noticed the new Community tab, added to the site navigation. This page talks about the Blackademics workshop series that we’ve been taking into classrooms and community centers over the past several years. It may surprise some of you to know that the community workshops have been around twice as long […]

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Tonight, on the 10 o’clock Noose

Published on 12 Oct 2007 at 2:59 pm. 5 Comments.
Filed under collective action,racism.

The heightened racial tension spurned by the controversial Jena 6 trial has had many impacts on both White communities and communities of color. On one hand, it has raised the level of consciousness among the youth. You see evidence of this in the students who wear black in solidarity to take a stance against injustice, […]

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Virtual Panhandling for Reparations

Published on 9 Oct 2007 at 3:19 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under art,collective action,history,radical politics.

I Am Virtually Panhandling for Reparations! (Please REPOST) National Day of Panhandling for Reparations is a national street performance on October 10, 2007, led by conceptual artist damali ayo. I am participating in this performance because I believe that a conversation about reparations has been pushed aside for way too long. This country has paid […]

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