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February 2015 Calendar

Malcolm X Black Power Conference sponsored by National Black United Front 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X/El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Fri, Feb 20, 6p – Sun, Feb 22, 6p (EST) Blackburn Center, Howard Univ., Washington, D.C. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/malcolm-x-black-power-conference-tickets-14206773843 nationalblackunitedfront.org nbufdc@gmail.com 301-836-1826   Feb 1 – Sun: Change-Links Distribution/Planning: Date changed from Jan 25. Normally…

December 2014 Calendar

December 2014: all month War and People Art Exhibition. Focused on the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), the Israel-Palestine Wars (1948 & 1967), the Lebanon Civil War (1975-1990), and the Syrian War (2011-2014). With a spoken word evening (see Dec 4). Muslim, Christian & Jewish artists and contributors. Free, donations welcome. Inside/Outside Gallery, Levantine Cultural Center, 5998…

AFL-CIO Leader Trumka urges fight against racism

Editorial note:  Below are excerpts from a speech made by Richard Trumka, president of the national AFL-CIO, at the Missouri State AFL-CIO convention in St. Louis, Sept. 15, 2014.  He addresses the killing of Michael Brown, an 18 year old unarmed African-American man by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson, MO. The AFL-CIO represents…

White racial misperceptions affect cops, courts, prisons

http://sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/rd_Race_and_Punishment.pdf Racial perceptions of crime are a key cause of the severity of punishment in the United States, officials from the Sentencing Project in Northwest have concluded. “Whether acting on their own implicit biases or bowing to political exigency, policymakers have fused crime and race in their policy initiatives and statements. They have crafted harsh…

Excerpt from “Love Poem to Los Angeles”

(with a respectful nod to Jack Hirschman) …I love L.A., I can’t forget its smells, I love to make love in L.A., it’s a great city, a city without a handle, the world’s most mixed metropolis, of intolerance and divisions, how I love it, how I hate it, Zootsuit “riots,” can’t stay away, city of…

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