Tag Archives: Black Liberation Movement

Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

The right to armed self-defense of civil rights workers in the 1960s has been parodied by white right-wing racists defending themselves against the ‘tyranny’ of a federal government run by a black man. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog … finish reading Ed Felien :
Rap Brown said it: ‘Violence is as American as cherry pie’

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Aaron Dixon’s ‘My People Are Rising’

My People Are Rising: A Black Panther memoir Aaron Dixon was both a leader and a foot soldier; an intelligent black man in the mid-century United States who knew racism first-hand and wanted to end it. By Ron Jacobs | … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Aaron Dixon’s ‘My People Are Rising’

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Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers : Looking Back at Kent State and Jackson State

President Richard Nixon, pointing to a Cambodian map, announces the entry of American soldiers into Cambodia, on April 30, 1970.Kent State and Jackson State:Looking back / leaning forward Richard Nixon and the political class had denounced students as thugs and … finish reading Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers : Looking Back at Kent State and Jackson State

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : John Carlos and the Moment That Still Matters

Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos raise their fists at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Peter Norman (left) wore an OPHR (Olympic Project for Human Rights) badge to show his support.Troy Davis, John Carlos, andthe moment that still … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : John Carlos and the Moment That Still Matters

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BOOKS / Rick Ayers : Marable’s Malcolm Bio Hits and Misses

Malcolm X in 1964. Photo by Marion S. Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report / Wikimedia Commons.Malcolm X and the right of resistance:Dr. Marable’s book fills in gapsbut misses on Malcolm’s core vision By Rick Ayers / The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Rick Ayers : Marable’s Malcolm Bio Hits and Misses

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BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

Image of Malcolm X, above, from The Daily Grind. Manning Marable from NewsOne.Remembering Malcolm and Manning Telling Malcolm X’s story was Marable’s way of advocating for fundamental social change in a deeply troubled world. By Harry Targ / The Rag … finish reading BOOKS / Harry Targ : Remembering Malcolm and Manning

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BOOKS / Tony Bouza : Manning Marable’s ‘Malcolm X’

Manning Marable’s Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention The Malcolm he depicts is unquestionably, accurately, and thoroughly the Malcolm I knew. By Tony Bouza / The Rag Blog / July 11, 2011 [Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning … finish reading BOOKS / Tony Bouza : Manning Marable’s ‘Malcolm X’

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Jonah Raskin : Don Cox, the ‘Wistful’ Panther

Former Black Panther Field Marshal Don Cox — shown with his son in exile in Algiers — died last month. Image from Black Bird Press.Donald Cox, 1936-2011:The beauty of the moon and the passion of the Black Panthers By Jonah … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Don Cox, the ‘Wistful’ Panther

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Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part III

Mourning for activist, poet, and political prisoner Marilyn Buck, shown at three stages of her life.The blue afterwards:Mourning for Marilyn, Part III By Felix Shafer / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2011 Part three of three [Marilyn Buck — … finish reading Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part III

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Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part II

Mourning for activist, poet, and political prisoner Marilyn Buck, shown at three stages of her life.The blue afterwards:Mourning for Marilyn, Part II By Felix Shafer / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2011 Part two of three [On December 13, … finish reading Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part II

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Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part I

Mourning for activist, poet, and political prisoner Marilyn Buck, shown at three stages of her life.The blue afterwards:Mourning for Marilyn By Felix Shafer / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2011 First of three parts [On December 13, Marilyn Buck, … finish reading Felix Shafer : Mourning for Marilyn Buck, Part I

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Thorne Dreyer : Poet Marilyn Buck Freed After 25 Years in Prison

Poet-activist Marilyn Buck was released from a federal prison hospital on July 15, 2010. Photo taken at Dublin Fci, 1998. Photo from The Rag Blog.Poet and political prisoner Marilyn BuckFreed after 25 years in federal prison By Thorne Dreyer / … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : Poet Marilyn Buck Freed After 25 Years in Prison

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