Report on Mumia Abu Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeal Act Hearing

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Report on Mumia’s PCRA Hearing on Challenge to Appeals based on Bias of former prosecutor, then Supreme Court judge Ronald Castille, April 24, 2017

Yesterday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday was the first court hearing on the PCRA (Post-Conviction Appeal Act) petitition that was filed on August 7, 2016 by attorneys Judith Ritter and Christina Swarns. Last June the U.S. Supreme Court issued a precedent-setting decision, Williams v. Pennsylvania, 136 S.Ct. 1989 (2016), holding it is a violation of the due process right to an impartial tribunal free of judicial bias if a judge participating in a criminal appeal had “a significant personal involvement as a prosecutor in a critical decision” in a defendant’s case.

Castille was the elected District Attorney during the preparation, argument and appeal of the 1982 conviction of Mumia for murder and the death sentence to the PA Supreme Court in 1988…

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ESSAY: NINA SIMONE

Nina Simone🎤🎹🎶
UBUNTU ☯ UHURU

“Sun In The Sky…You Know How I Feel…”🌖

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photo by Alex Lear

NINA SIMONE

Nina is song. Not just a vocalist or singer, but actual song. The physical vibration and the meaning too. A reflection and projection of a certain segment of our mesmerizing ethos. Culturally specific in attitude, in rhythm, in what she harmonizes with and what she clashes against, merges snugly into and hotly confronts in rage. All that she is. Especially the contradictions and contrarinesses. And why not. If Nina is song. Our song. She would have to be all that.

Nina is not her name. Nina is our name. Nina is how we call ourselves remade into an uprising. Eunice Waymon started out life as a precocious child prodigy — amazingly gifted at piano. She went to church, sang, prayed and absorbed all the sweat of the saints: the sisters dropping like flies and rising like angels all around her. Big bosoms clad in white. Tambourine-playing, cotton-chopping, tobacco-picking…

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Philly, Fri. 3/24: Tribute to Warrior Sisterz of the Revolution

I Rise WomYn… Mother… Daughter… Student
Strengthened & Nurtured Within A Circle Of Fierce African Warrior
WomYn… UBUNTU ✊

Infinite LOVE & Gratitude 💞

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FROM: Philly Activists

With just 6 days week to go before the Tribute to Warrior Sisters of the Revolution on March 24, we want to remind everyone that this is a ticketed event.  We need to have an idea of numbers planning to attend prior to the event.  

If you have not purchased your ticket or called to reserve a seat please try to do so ASAP.  Seats may be available the night of the event but will be limited.  To buy tickets click on link below or call 484-343-2172 to reserve a seat. Tickets are $15 which includes food and cultural performances.

Don’t miss out!!

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Friday, March 24, from 6-9pm at the Church of the Advocate, 1801 W. Diamond St., Philadelphia

This event will honor Pam Africa, Ramona Africa and Monica Moorehead for their tireless activism and contributions to the struggle.  There will be food and entertainment including the Universal African…

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Lynching: A Weapon of National Oppression (1932)

Much needed historical landscape on the Struggle for Justice & Liberation…

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A map of the Black Belt territory and its surrounding areas. From James S. Allen’s book, The Negro Question in the United States (International Publishers, 1936).

Introduction

In the early 1930s, capitalist crisis compelled participants across the political left to face off against a common enemy: extra-legal, ruling-class violence. Anti-black lynchings and summary executions of labor organizers had risen with the onslaught of the worst economic depression since the late nineteenth century. For the first time since radical Reconstruction – when an interracial movement to battle the brutalities of sharecropping and forestall the full implementation of capitalism in the South was brutally halted by the 1876 Tilden-Hayes compromise and the return to political power of the former slave-holding class – large numbers of white labor activists joined black liberationists in opposing lynch law.

Out of this context arose an analysis of lynching as…

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Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Elana Roth Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency

#Writerz, WRITE📝📚📖🌍🙌

Motown Writers Network . . . Michigan Literary Network

New post on The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Elana Roth Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency

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screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-12-37-28-pmElana Roth Parker is a literary agent with Laura Dail Literary Agency.

She represents: juvenile fiction, children’s books, picture books, middle grade, and young adult.

Elana has specialized in children’s publishing from the beginning of her career, from her very first internship at Nickelodeon Magazine followed by 5 years as an editor at Parachute Publishing. She’s been an agent since 2008, most recently at Red Tree Literary, which she founded in 2012. She joined the Laura Dail Literary Agency in 2016.

Elana is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, with degrees in English literature and Bible. It’s the second degree which makes for more interesting conversation at cocktail parties.

The 2017 Michigan Writing Workshop: March 25, 2017

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 1.37.26 AMAfter a successful 2015 event…

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From the Maysles Cinema: Yuri Kochiyama Sunday at 5:00pm, Last Program of 2016!

SALUTE👊 to Warrior Yuri Kochiyama
“…True Revolutionary Guided By A Great Feeling Of LOVE..”

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Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Peace
 
Pat Saunders and Rea Tajiri, 1994, 57 min
Join us for the first installment of the Studio Screen series, featuring a special showing ofYuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice. Through extensive interviews with family and friends, archival footage, music and photographs, Yuri chronicles the Harlem native’s contributions to social change and participation in some of the most significant events of the 20th century. 
 
The screening will be followed by a talkback session with representatives of From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm– a group of artists and community activists inspired by the legacies of and deep friendship between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X.

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Pam Africa and the Fight for Mumia!

SALUTE Mama Pam Africa & the MOVE Fam

On the Frontlines & Behind Enemy Lines…
The Struggle Continues To Free ALL Political Prisoners

Brick by Brick – Wall by Wall…
Dec. 9th – Let’s STAND in Philly
Solidarity NOW!!!

Veteran activist and member of the MOVE organization Pam Africa updates us on the current medical and legal conditions of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the coming December 9th rally in Philadelphia.

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Venceremos! The Legacy of Fidel Castro

Commandantè Fidel Castro Ruz, PRESENTÈ!!

A Lutà Continuá

UBUNTU-2-UHURU

Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016) is remembered in this discussion with long time international organizers Rosa Clemente, veteran scholar and activist and former Green Party Vice-Presidential nominee and Netfa Freeman currently with Pan-African Community Action (PACA) based in Washington, DC.*

*Apologies for the degenerating audio in the last 2 minutes.

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Fred Hampton, Jr. Discusses Malcolm Shabazz, Now-Intelpro and More

#WeMustNEVERForget

Give Thanks Bro Fred Jr. & Bro Jared for continuing to Speak PowerFULL Truths

#rEVOLution In Every Breath, Every STEP!!

Malcolm Latif Shabazz was the son of Qubilah Shabazz, the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. He was the first male descendant of Malcolm X.  October 8, 2016 would have been his 32nd birthday.  Fred Hampton, Jr., Chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee (POCC) / Black Panther Cubs (BPPC), joined us to briefly discuss the work, life and what he calls the “assassination” of his long-time friend and comrade Malcolm Shabazz.

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