Po'Lice Abuse/PIC

The look on his face is childlike -stockton police assault mentally disabled man

The first time i saw James Smith he was with his mother Teresa at a community event and it was immediately obvious that James was mentally disabled. The look on his face is childlike, there is nothing threatening in his appearance or his movements. Unless you are a police officer. Then James black skin may cause you to view as thuggish what less biased individuals would consider childlike innocence. 

Whole Fools—White Foods?

One Wednesday

I was walking home from a 

Rehearsal with Vukani, at First Congo—

Or was it Capt. Crossman’s for John Brown’s Truth

My Sister's Keeper

On  Friday July 10,2015 Sandra Bland, a 28 year old female of African descent was arrested in Hempstead [Waller county] Texas during a routine traffic stop.

Black on Black Love

"you gotta party for your right to fight" -Public Enemy

Neo-Settlements: Gentrification is the New Occupation

The word “gentrification” has become very familiar to poor folks in recent times. Even in prisons "gentrification" has become popularized mostly because it is in large part prisoners' families who have been experiencing "gentrification” out in society.

Nine More Lives

I woke up to the news that 9 people were murdered in South Carolina by a white supremacist in a church. I spent some time listening to the news and allowing it to register. It is an old story, but one that continues to be something that cannot be easy to get used to. It was a horrible act one that shouts the urgency of oppressed people to mobilize for their own interests.

Shot While Running While Black in Amerikkklan

(photo of Nate Wilks family by Tony Robles/PoorNewsNetwork)

August 144 hours (Hail the 50th Anniversary of The Heroic L.A. Uprising!)


“I’m gonna loot ‘til the midnight hour
That’s when the gates come tumblin’ down
I’m gonna loot ‘til the midnight hour
When there’s no guardsmen around…”

I kicked off that martial law, off-the-dome
version of ‘Wicked’ Pickett’s dance floor-
filler and Son-Hawk, Ches-Schu, Ron Shaw,
‘Pookie,’ Jimmy and Jerome came in, Right
On Time, as though we’d rehearsed it, all of
our lives…

Our greeting to hoarse engines, huge tires,
of giant army green trucks bristling with
rifles, loaded with blue eyes and itchy trigger
fingers. Rumbling east, it headed down79th Street,

South Carolina terror

Image: The Mississippi state flag, complete with symbol of terror


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