Bob Lee, ‘Mayor of Fifth Ward,’ dead at 74

By Cindy George Bob Lee, a lifelong social worker and older brother of the late Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner El Franco Lee, died Tuesday. He was 74. His various titles included community organizer, writer, storyteller and folk artist. He also was known to some as the “Mayor of Fifth Ward,” an honorary title bestowed on […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, March 28th– International Women’s Day Political Prisoner Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 (POSTPONED FROM MARCH 14th) WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free For only the third time in over […]

Beyond Victimhood: 5 Slavez Who Fought Back and Changed History

  December 2 marks the United Nations’ International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which focuses on combating and eradicating contemporary forms of slavery.   The day also offers the opportunity to remember the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which lasted from the 15th through to the 19th centuries and was, according to the […]

Peter Tosh: Resistance Fighter Against Racism and Apartheid

By: Ajamu Nangwaya Reggae legend and activist Peter Tosh. | Photo: Reuters Long before activists coined and popularized the slogan, “No Justice, No Peace,” Tosh captured that sentiment of the people and immortalized it in the song “Equal Rights.” Whenever we commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre, we are politically obligated to highlight the valiant effort of […]

CARBON-AR’Z AFROFUTURISTIC DESIGNZ TURN STYLING COMBZ INTO ARTWORK

Carbon-ar is a black-owned, Oakland-based media creator that’s putting an artistic, pro-black spin on the wide-tooth styling comb. These beautiful pieces are made from sustainable hardwoods and are crafted and produced locally. Each comb is made using “furniture construction techniques” for maximum style as well as functionality. The combs are each adorned with afrofuturistic symbols […]

BLACK GIRLZ GO MISSING FROM THE FOCUZ OF OUR MOVEMENTZ LONG BEFORE THEY GO MISSING FROM OUR STREETZ

“What happens when Black girls look clear in the moonlight, daylight, sunset?” – Makayla Posley, NY-based Poet. Last week, the D.C. metropolitan police department tweeted about the disappearance of 10 teenagers considered “critically missing,” all of whom were Black or Brown. Usually (and horrifically), these type of developments fly under the radar, but when Twitter […]

Claudia Jonez: Unknown Pan-Afrikanist, Feminist, and Communist

By: Ajamu Nangwaya Jones used the organizational space of the Communist Party to advance the cause of anti-racism, world peace, decolonization and the class struggle. Claudia Jones was a revolutionary whose activism spanned two continents, North America and Europe. Claudia Vera Cumberbatch was born on February 21, 1915 in Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago, the land […]

ASSASSINATION attempt against former president of Haiti, Jean Bertrand Aristide by Haitian National police “BIM” units

Originally posted on serious2020:
? Hundreds of thousands of supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide and FANMI LAVALAS were in the streets today, protecting the former president from the murderous  Brigade d’intervention Motorisee or (BIM) unit of the Haitian National Police, responsible for the 3/20/2017 assassination attempt on the former president’s life. Note that their…

Financial Appeal for April 22 Lynne Stewart MEMORIAL

https://generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/financial-appeal-lynne-stewart-memorial-april-22 Date:     Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:59:41 -0700 From:     RALPH POYNTER    ralph.poynter@gmail.com Financial Appeal Lynne Stewart MEMORIAL – April 22 fundraiser. Hi there, I’m reaching out to ask for your support for my online fundraiser: “Financial Appeal Lynne Stewart MEMORIAL – April 22. Saturday, Saint Peters Church at Lex. Av & 54th […]