Note from BW of Brazil: Here at BW of Brazil, the consistent pattern of genocide being carried out against the black population of Brazil has long been a topic of concern. Whether being killed in day to day violence, by Military Police (MP) in actions of which the policy seems to be “shoot first and ask questions later”, esquadrões da morte (death squads whose hit men are often composed of off-duty MPs) or victims of the stray bullets fired in majority black neighborhoods, the bodies continue to stack up. In the United States, the repercussions of the murder of the unarmed black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has gained international attention. Brown’s murder at the hands of police was only one of a number of unarmed black men who have been killed by police…
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NEW YORK (AP) — Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.
His booking agent, Celeste Bateman, told The Associated Press that Baraka, who had been hospitalized since last month, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Continue reading
Coretta Scott King: Dedicated Activist
African-American civil rights activist and author Coretta Scott King was born April 27, 1927, in Heiberger, Alabama, Coretta Scott was the daughter of Bernice McMurry Scott, a housewife, and Obadiah Scott, a lumber carrier. Scott grew up walking three miles each day to school while school buses carrying white children drove by her. Such occurrences, while difficult, led her to strive for equality and the best for herself. Scott went on to graduate from high school and in 1945 entered Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, on a scholarship.
Majoring in education and music, Scott became alarmed when she was not able to teach in a public school because she was Black. At this time she became involved with civil rights groups and joined the Antioch chapter Continue reading
From Da Frontline (excerpt)
By Del Jones
Most of us throw the word revolution around until, like whites, we distort the seriousness of the term.
It must be understood that revolution is a process and not an event. Therefore, we are always involved with the revolutionary struggle. Sometimes we are making advances and other times we are being driven back.
Most of us can’t tell, because we are ideologically weak, brainwashed and politically retarded. “The Amerikkkan [Ni@@er] Factory” is responsible for the state of consciousness amongst our people trapped in this nation. Malcolm taught us “that a child is not born dumb but made dumb.” This apparatus, “[Ni@@er] Factory” that carries out the tasks of miseducation ‘n anti-Afrikan propaganda is key to the maintenance of our collective madness making cartoon characters outta of our people. And they laugh, they exploit and murder us globally undetected by most of their victims as the beat goes on. Continue reading