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George Floyd and the Disease of White Supremacy in America and in the World

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By Bashir Muhammad Akinyele — “In order for us to move forward, we must look back.” -Sankofa proverb (A saying from the Akan people of Ghana) “Black Lives Matter” -The Peoples Chant Against Racial and Police Violence As many of us march in the streets of America and the world for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racial and police violence in the Black community; I…

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Anti-racist white student at protest against hate speech at the University of a Southern California.

20 Actions White people & non-Black POCs in Corporate (and otherwise) can take to show up for Black People right now

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By Michael J.A. Davis — “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. ” – James Baldwin I had trouble getting out of bed this morning. I abashedly moved my 9 o’clock meeting with my boss to give myself time to rise. I almost did what many Black folks joke about in private, yet often need…

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#SayTheirNames: Papoose pays “Tribute” to Black Lives lost at the hands of Police and Racial Violence

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Brooklyn born rap artist Shamele “Papoose” Mackie released a tribute to the countless victims of Police and Racial Violence in the US. In this tribute he reminds us of their names.. in alphabetical order. See Lyrics “Tribute” by Papoose A Amadou Diallo was shot nineteen times The police fired forty-one shots combined Mistaken identity, they had to admit it When they went to trial, all four officers got acquitted Ahmaud Arbery, his skin made…

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Ben & Jerry's statement on White Supremacy: We Must Dismantle White Supremacy

Ben & Jerry’s releases a statement on White Supremacy

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Statement by Ben & Jerry’s — All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out. We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, and with those who seek justice through protests across our…

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Vantage Point: Report by Mayor Ras J. Baraka • Anniversary of X Clan’s Debut Album ‘To The East, Blackwards’

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Vantage Point Radio June 1, 2020 — On this pledge drive edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Paradise Gray. Premium Calling on WBAI Buddies Topics State of Newark Report Anniversary of To the East Blackwards by X-CLAN Guests Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark NJ Paradise Gray, Architect of X-CLAN and Founder, Black Watch Movement, Pittsburgh, PA Ways…

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Citizen’s Arrest: Racist at its Roots

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By Alan J. Singer, HNN — The video-recorded murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man killed by two white vigilantes while jogging near Brunswick, Georgia, has focused attention on Georgia’s Civil War era Citizen’s Arrest law. The current version of Georgia Citizen’s Arrest Law, 17-4-60 (2010), states: “A private person may arrest an offender if the offense is committed in his presence or within his immediate knowledge. If the offense is a…

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Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery’s killing spurs action on Southern states’ lack of hate crime laws

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By Benjamin Barber, Facing South — Earlier this month a video surfaced showing the Feb. 23 shooting of an unarmed black man pursued by two white men and shot in broad daylight while jogging through a neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia. Retired police officer and district attorney investigator Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, told police they confronted Ahmaud Arbery, 25, because he resembled a man they believed to be…

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Ahmad Aubrey

It was a lynching in the 21st Century

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By Sen. Hank Sanders — It was a lynching. It was a lynching on February 23, 2020. It was a lynching in Brunswick, Georgia. It was a lynching in the United States of America. It was a lynching in the 21st Century. The video is so graphic. It makes my whole body draw up. It makes my mind shiver. It makes my spirit whither. It challenges my hopes for Black people in…

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Ahmaud Arbery Case: Deep Investigation Must Take On Structural Racism

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By Diane Goldstein, Filter — The brutal killing of Ahmaud Arbery, by a retired member of law enforcement and his son in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23, will be seared in our memories. Watching the video that was leaked and widely shared across social media platforms on May 5—almost two-and-a half months after Arbery was killed without an arrest—and reading the accounts sickened me. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Arbery’s family attorney, the…

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