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In memory of Fred Hampton

45 years ago today, legendary civil rights activist and Black Panther leader Fred Hampton was gunned down by Chicago detectives and members of the FBI during a raid. As he slept next to his 8 month pregnant partner, the last moments of his life were stolen by the boys in blue. Like most of the […]

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45 years ago today: The famous Olympic Games black power salute

Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history at the Olympics in 1968. As the pair accepted the gold and bronze medals in the 200m, they silently raised a gloved hand as the American National Anthem played during the ceremony.

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Black August

Black August, the movement that honors the radical resistance, resilience, and collective action of Afrikan peoples of the Diaspora. From the Haitian Revolution, to Underground Railrooad, to the March on Washington, to the Watts uprisings, people of color have been resisting colonization for centuries.

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Happy 70th Birthday Nikki Giovanni!

Happy Birthday to legendary poet, educator, and activist Nikki Giovanni, one of the most brilliant, prolific, and influential poets of her generation. Black Feeling, Black Talk (1967), Black Judgment (1968), Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day (1975), Love Poems (1997); too many classics to name!

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Civil Rights Activist Chokwe Lumumba Elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi

Civil rights activist and ex-black nationalist Chokwe Lumumba has been elected Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.

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PETITION – President Obama: Remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” List

A petition has been launched demanding that President Obama remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list.

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Alice Walker Laments the Cruelty of America’s Continued Persecution of Assata Shakur

Alice Walker ruminates on the continued harassment and persecution of Assata Shakur in a recent blog post: “But nothing seems as cruel to me as this: that our big, muscular, macho country would go after so tiny a woman as Assata who is given sanctuary in a country smaller than many of our states.”

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ASSATA TEACH-IN: Tell and Learn The Real Story of Assata Shakur

Join folks from across the country for Assata Teach-ins during the week of June 2nd – June 9th! You can organize a teach-in of your own, or attend one in your community. Learn more at AssataTeachIn.com

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Angela Davis Speaks Out on Addition of Assata Shakur to Most Wanted Terrorist List

Angela Davis and Shakur’s longtime attorney Lennox Hinds spoke with Democracy Now about the motivations behind the FBI’s recent actions: “I can’t help but think that it’s designed to frighten people who are involved in struggles today.”

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Spike Lee Fired From James Brown Biopic; Replaced By ‘The Help’ Director

Looks like Spike Lee has gotten the pink slip from the producer of the upcoming James Brown biopic. He’s been replaced by Tate Taylor, the director of ‘The Help.’ ….Uh oh.

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