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).


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

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#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!

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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

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Commandantè Fidel Castro Ruz, PRESENTÈ!!

A Lutà Continuá


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

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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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Maroons, Panama and Afro-Latinas with Yvette Modestin

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POWER SALUTE to Sis. Yvette


Yvette Modestin is an award-winning writer, poet and activist who focuses on shedding light on the Afro descendent experience in Latin America.  She joined us to talk about her work on a forthcoming film about Maroons in Panama and the role Panama plays in anti-colonial struggles.

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#BSAM2016 welcomes Chairman Fred Hampton Jr



Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr will speak at
#BsaM2016 !!
Saturday, May 7, 2016
3:30p, @HarrisStowe in St Louis!
(Clay Early Childhood Development Ctr)



Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, the son of assassinated Black Panther Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and Comrade Mother Akua Njeri – is the founder of the Prisoners Of Conscience Committee.


Chairman Fred Jr. is an active community organizer and is currently President and Chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee (POCC/Black Panther Party Cubs BPPC). Come hear Chairman Fred speak in St. Louis not only about the injustices going on in Chicago, but everywhere as a whole. 2016 also marks the 50th anniversary of the BLACK PANTHER PARTY!




BLACK Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is a 2 day FULL convention of


Register TODAY!

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NYC Rally to Close the Prison at Attica Sept 8


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Join us for a Rally Outside the Governor’s NYC Office – Facebook Event

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:30 Pm
633 3rd Ave. at 41st St.

Sign the petition to close Attica:

The platform of Beyond Attica: Close Prisons, Build Communities

1. Close Attica Now!
2. End Violence & Abuse across All NY Prisons
3. Decarcerate NY by reducing the number prisons and people in prison
4. Reconstruct NY by diverting resources away from caging people and toward helping communities thrive

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