POETRY CORNER: Excerpt from “Rosa” by Mende Smith

excerpt from: Rosa by Mende Smith ROSA Walking ten miles every day in the land of opportunists, collecting thrown away rubbish from dumpsters and doorways, in empty cars and bins left out at the curbside like candidates’ faces on stickers, forgotten.   The bird-woman gets thirsty scouring dirty alleys with so little change to spare…

Volunteers Needed for Change-Links Production

Change Links Needs Editorial, Layout & Website Volunteers If Change Links is to continue much longer into its third year since the death of long-time editor John Johnson, it needs a rapid infusion of volunteers who can take responsibility for editorial work, soliciting and correcting articles and graphics; layout, designing the text and calendar sections…

MAROON PREVAILS by Mumia Abu-Jamal

MAROON PREVAILS! [col. writ. 7/15/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again. In a remarkable Settlement bringing an end to the 2-year old “Shoatz…

Message from a Black Man

MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN by Rob Macon I remember when I was in the 3rd grade at Arlington Elementary Grade School in St. Louis. The year was 1965. I was walking through the schoolyard in the fall one day and I noticed white spray paint on the front wall of the school building with…

Hospitals Can Kill You

Hospitals Can Kill You collected by Ray Jones These are real statements by real people about  hospitals: Sandee Curry: I spent five hours in the waiting room here with a kidney infection. The bathroom for the ER waiting room was filthier than a truck stop restroom. The sink was clogged and I couldn’t wash my…

What to a Slave is Your Fourth of July?

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. O! had I the ability, and could I reach the nation’s ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not…

“Recapture Democracy in the Streets of Philadelphia”

Shut Down the DNC by Chris Hedges http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/shut_down_the_democratic_national_convention_20160605 On July 25, opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Cheri Honkala, leader of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, who was denied a permit to march by city authorities, will rally with thousands of protesters outside City Hall. Defying the police, they will…

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