Queen Mother Assata Shakur Day – November 1 in D.C.

(Please pass widely!!)   You are invited to the 2nd Annual Assatta Shakur Day! at the UDC School of Law 4340 Connecticut Avenue (corner of Connecticut and Yuma) Washington, DC 20008 (Van Ness Metro) $10 donation requested but no one turned away! FLYER ATTACHED ASSATTA DAY PROGRAM SCHEDULE November 1, 2014 9:30-10:15: Coffee & Networking […]

Code Black Alert: Slave Patrolz Alive and Well Across Amerika, Killing of Vonderrit Myers – Part II

by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “It is clear that the St Louis/Ferguson police department has been thoroughly infiltrated by white supremacists masquerading as police officers cum slave patrollers.” There has long been a playbook for police departments across America—after police officers, predominantly white, kill unarmed citizens who are predominantly […]

Why White America Fearz Black Liberation Theology

LIBERATION Why White America Fears Black Liberation TheologyFor 6 yearsAfromerica has promoted the theory of Black Nationalism, the original doctrine of the new Black Liberation Theology. Recently, through the media montages of Rev. Jeremiah Wright have we learned that America fears the words he speak and the concept behind those words, which is a form […]

I Refused to be Treated like an Animal – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself (8/10)

Mr. Conway says after 44 years in prison I considered people of value and to be respected, I refused to be dehumanized

Six Yearz in Solitary Confinement – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself (7/10)

Mr. Conway says prisoners were treated like animals; and because he resisted and organized, he was in lockup twenty three and a half hours a day for six years

The Frame Up – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (6/10)

Mr. Conway tells the story of his arrest and trial, and being “represented” by a lawyer who spent 45 minutes with him before going to trial -

Baba Herman Ferguson, ¡Presente!

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on October 17, 2014 His name was Herman Ferguson, and if you’re not dialed into the Black Nationalist Movement, the name may not ring a bell of recognition. But to those aware of the Black Power Movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Herman Ferguson’s life, role and commitment ring […]

The Black Record: Why we don’t know how often police kill

  by Rasheed Shabazz In Killing Them Softly, comedian Dave explained how fearful he was to call the police when someone broke into his house. Now why would someone in a free country like America be afraid to call the police to their own home if they were the victim? Although a modest home, the house was too nice, Chappelle joked, “and […]

Organized Rebellion, Psychology and the Police State w Ramona Africa and Dr. Marva Robinson

Ramona Africa of MOVE and Dr. Marva Robinson of the St. Louis chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists joined us to further add depth and context to on-going discussions of police violence.  We discussed with them the legacy of the 1985 bombing of MOVE by the state and psychological trauma associated with these acts […]