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CALLS NEEDED FOR ROBERT SETH HAYES!

PLEASE POST AND SPREAD WIDELY! ROBERT SETH HAYES HAS OPEN VENT IN HIS CELL! Asbestos abatement has been ongoing at Sullivan. About three weeks ago, a vent was opened in Seth’s cell, and he has been freezing every night ever since. Seth has submitted several work orders for the vent to be closed, but as […]

Who Was Fred Hampton, the Black Panther Shot and Killed in His Bed by Chicago Police 48 Years …

  Exactly 48 years ago, Black Panthers Fred Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, were shot to death by Chicago police. At around 5 a.m. on December 4, 1969, 14 police officers raided Hampton’s apartment, which was a known Illinois Black Panther Party stronghold in Chicago’s West Side, according to the Chicago Tribune. The gunfire lasted seven minutes, […]

Film Review: ‘This Bitter Earth:’ The Rape of Recy Taylor

By Kelisha B. Graves   Alma Daniels, Recy Taylor’s younger sister, hums out a pithy ultimatum at the onset of the film: “What they did to her? They didn’t need to live.” Nancy Buirski’s documentary, ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor,’ is equal parts wrenching and relevant. The documentary unfurls gingerly and casually against the beat […]

UK Poster To Marvel’s Black Panther

  Marvel Studios has released a UK poster to Black Panther. Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Isaach de Bankolé, and John Kani. The film opens in U.S. theaters on February 16, […]

Save the Date! 1/17/18 MXCC Annual PPOW Families Dinner

~Please share~ From déqui kioni-sadiki, chair, Malcolm X Commemoration Committee Greetings Community: The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee is pleased to announce its 2018 Annual Dinner Tribute to the Families of our PPOWs. This is a tradition started twenty-two years ago by Iyaluua Ferguson, wife, comrade and life partner of our late co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, Herman Ferguson. Saturday, […]

Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon championed decolonization and challenged anti-blackness

by the Race Card 56 years ago, West Indian post-colonial philosopher, psychiatrists, and Marxist Frantz Fanon died prematurely after being diagnosed with leukemia, but not before leaving a legacy of theory and criticism of colonialism. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One […]

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and control populations. by Morgan Humphrey Drug Policy Alliance Blog  Screenshot / YouTube   On this day, 49 years ago, 21 year-old Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party of Self-Defense State chairman, was drugged and assassinated of by the Chicago Police Department (with the […]

When Black Women’s Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568133048/568133049 Karen Attiah, The Washington Post’s global opinions editor, says current conversation surrounding sexual harassment largely excludes victims who are women of color. The Washington Post The recent cultural reckoning over sexual assault and harassment has highlighted the dangers women face in workplaces throughout Hollywood, media organizations and in public office. The growing number of accusations has […]

Remembering Chairman Fred

Folks traveled far and wide to pay their last respects to our namesake, Chairman Fred Hampton. Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated in a coordinated effort by Chicago PD, Cook County SWAT, and the FBI on this day (December 4) in 1969. Chairman Fred was 21 years old on the day of his death. He […]