ACTIVISTS DENOUNCE STATUE OF GYNECOLOGIST WHO USED BLACK WOMEN AS “GUINEA PIGS”

A South Carolinian physician and slave owner, Dr. J Marion Sims is considered to be the “father of modern gynecology”. Like too many other white doctors of the 19th and 20th century, Sims’ pioneering gynecological research was built on the suffering of enslaved black women who were subjugated to non-consensual and brutal experimentation. Being a […]

Nat Turner’s slave rebellion: August 21–23, 1831

Nat Turner’s Rebellion (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, the largest and deadliest slave uprising in U.S. history.  The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than […]

MOVE update – August 2017

ONA MOVE, my friends! This is an amazing time for our MOVE family. There is so much going on that I want to be sure that you’re aware of. The latest with my family’s parole status is the continuing denial of parole for our brother Delbert Africa. Delbert was recently denied parole and given a […]

George Jackson and the Eclipse

It somehow seems so fitting  that the sun should hide it’s head in shame on Aug 21 ********** lyrics to song by Bob Dylan   I woke up this mornin’, There were tears in my bed. They killed a man I really loved Shot him through the head. Lord, Lord, They cut George Jackson down. […]

Understanding Detroit’s 1967 Upheaval 50 Years Later

For five days in July, the Motor City was under siege from looters and soldiers al Firemen fight to control blazing buildings in Detroit on July 25, 1967. The city was filled with gunfire, looting and police officers for five days that July. (AP Photos ) By Lorraine Boissoneault smithsonian.com   The summer of 1967 was sultry in the United […]

Police Dogs and Anti-Black Violence

By Tyler Parry   Protest observer (Walter Gadsden, 17) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. (Bill Hudson/AP) On July 11, 2017, a video circulated throughout social media depicting the San Diego police deploying a canine against an unarmed suspect. Posted by a bystander named Angel Nunez, […]

Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. Community Center

Peep this video by @CRCMediaCorps in #solidarity wit #BlackPantherPartyCubs support our troops:

[Pnews] August 8th marks 39 years in prison for MOVE members

AUGUST 8th [Speech writ. 7/19/17] ©’17 Mumia Abu-Jamal   Early morning. A time of rest, quiet and repose. On August 8th, 1978, only the early birds in search of worms were stirring.   Also, cops assembled, heavily armed.   They attacked the MOVE House in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia, dozens, then hundreds and perhaps thousands […]

‘Detroit:’ The Real Story Behind One Of The Most Horrific Police Brutality Events In History

By Malaika Jabali While Kathryn Bigelow’s film focuses on one horrific act at the Algiers Motel, where police killed three Black teenagers, the events that lasted over the five-day uprising is a crash course in America’s dark history with state violence and the overall oppression of Black and Brown people.   If you’ve read Turner House — the debut […]

Race in the US: Herstory A brief and painful history of state violence against black women and girls.

by Treva Lindsey “Get out of the car! I will light you up! Get out!” The words of Texas highway patrol trooper Brian Encinia to Sandra Bland after he pulled her over for a failure to signal powerfully capture a rarely discussed reality – the pervasiveness of anti-black state violence against black women. Her subsequent death […]