Black August event was held at the Revolutionary Memorial Service of
Panther leader, George Jackson, who was murdered at San Quentin on
1971. From both a historical and modern day view of the African
experience, August reigns supreme in its rebellious significance. Maybe
the heat. But in August of 1619, the first group of enslaved Africans
Jamestown, Virginia. The
birthday of the Honorable
Marcus Garvey, founder of the UNIA is August 15. And Nat Turner’s
slave rebellion rocked Southampton County, Virginia on
August 22, 1831. And on Aug. 8, 1978 – after a 15-month armed police
with the Philadelphia-based naturalist MOVE Organization, the police
MOVE, killing one of their own in police crossfire, and charging nine
people with murder.
As we move
into the last month of summer 2009, we find the temperature scorching
Skip Gates get’s the business from Boston
police; President Obama finds out the “the honeymoon is truly over” as
hall meetings” turn violent; and a recent report by the EPI says Blacks
likely lead in percentage increase in poverty from the recession.
like the fight for change is just getting started. Welcome to the Black
2009 Issue of The Bond Report.
past four years, we have stated – there is a critical need for Black people to organize,
energize, and mobilize in order to insure our survival. We never
the need for critical commentary and action was heading for a holiday.
student of history will tell you that “power concedes nothing without a
demand.” With the abundance of data and the lack of insight – we
is a great need for the empowering content you’ll find in this award winning
get it together and pursue our greatness with passion. I have been putting more tools in place for us to get connected. Social networking,
events, collaborations, traditional radio, streaming radio, blogs,
e-mail and speaking engagements are a few methods available
me know what you
think of our new look and also our updated website. You can catch us on
networking platforms, events, or our website in-between issues. Thank you for
us to share a snapshot of content with you. I hope it helps as another tool to continually raise your African consciousness.
by Halifu Osumare
is little doubt that President Barack Obama has brought a new style---a
panache, if you will---to the White House and the US Presidency. But
the sources of this new style and approach in his handling of
international relations to his cabinet choices, and from his cool
dealing with one of the biggest financial crisis since the Great
taking Michele out on a date night in a trendy DC restaurant?....
basement filled with nearly six feet of water we had to hold our babies
animals above the rising water so they wouldn't drown. Suddenly shots
(news reporters and others know the shots came from
a house at 33rd and
Baring St., not our home, because they actually saw
shooting) and bullets immediately filled the air as police throughout
opened fire on us.
Officer James Ramp, who was standing above us on
street-level and facing
our home, was killed by a single bullet that struck him on a downward
angle. This alone makes it impossible for MOVE to have killed Ramp,
were below street level, in the basement. MOVE
adults came out of the
house carrying our children through clouds of tear gas, we were beat
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