19 Point National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination

NINETEEN POINTS Black Women. With this National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination, the entire black or African nation declares our commitment to facilitate the elevation of African women to full, equal partnership in our struggle to create a new world of freedom and socialist democracy for a united black community and a world shorn forever of bosses and workers and slaves …

3 Things Protesters Are Pushing That Could Actually Move the U.S. Away From Racist Policing and Bring Sustained Long-term Improvements? Deal with crime as a public health issue.

FACES ON THE FRONTLINES RESEARCH & COMMENTARY – JUNE 29, 2020, This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By April M. Short Protesters against police brutality and racism have gathered to demand systemic change since the end of May, holding events in all 50 U.S. states and around the world. Impelled by the police murder of George …

The Black Radical Tradition Can Help Us Imagine a More Just World + What Everyone Should Know About Reconstruction 150 Years After the 15th Amendment’s Ratification

Excerpt, June 28, 2020 – Truthout https://truthout.org/articles/the-black-radical-tradition-can-help-us-imagine-a-more-just-world/ (see below that for article on history and links regarding the Reconstruction) The educational theory of the enslaved cannot be detached from the origins of the Black radical tradition, one that was forged in resistance, providing the empirical basis for freedom struggle. As Cedric Robinson suggests, the Black radical tradition was birthed from the …

Studies continue to prove that systemic racism is very real

By Lee Camp, Counterpunch. June 27, 2020 | EDUCATE! Racism is like sewage. Whether we’re currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it’s still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of shit. Rarely is racism truly visible to the naked eye. More often, it trickles along beneath our collective consciousness, quietly infecting everything. …

No shortcuts – redirect power from the 1% and large firms to universal programs and well-being for all, with much determined, selfless work educating, building knowledge, and bringing about change for communities, the country and the world

Reiterated by Matthew Fox, June 28, 2020 In the US the richest 1 percent of the country own substantially more wealth than the bottom 90%;  6 in 10 Americans do not have the resources to come up with $1000 for an emergency such as a medical bill or car repair.  World over, 26 billionaires hold personal financial assets greater than …

How defunding Baltimore’s police department could help transit

TRANSITBy Martin Csongradi in Greater, Greater Washington June 17, 2020 3 https://ggwash.org/view/78098/how-could-defunding-the-bpd-could-help-transit In cities across the country, a call to defund the police and repurpose funds back into programs that help Black communities is growing louder by the day. And, Baltimore is no different. The City Council voted Monday to slash about $22 million from the Baltimore Police Department’s $550 million budget. But where will that …

Damon Young Tells His Story in “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker”

Author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker Damon Young. Photo by Sarah Huny Young I think that we should all know by now that trying to do or alter our behavior in a way to appease Whites is useless. BY ZENOBIA JEFFRIES WARFIELD, MAY 31, 2019 Damon Young’s is the voice many Black people probably hear in their heads. The one that …

Official slavery lasted for 250 years in the US. The value of unpaid wages for just the 89 years after independence to be nearly $20 trillion using a 3% interest rate. Currently there is a $13 trillion wealth gap between blacks and whites = 12% of white wealth.

By Anna Szymanski, Reuters.June 20, 2020 | EDUCATE! New York – Around the time the United States formally abolished slavery in 1865, African Americans owned 0.5% of the United States’ wealth. Today they own under 3%, even though around 13% of the population is defined by the U.S. census as “black or African American.” This isn’t an accident of history – it’s a result …