Monday, November 9, 2009

The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations

The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations this past weekend November 7 and 8 held a rally in Washington DC.

Black Is Back and we demand Social Justice, Peace and Reparations

Their platform is as follows

The election of Barack Obama as U.S. president has not ended the suffering of our people or U.S. injustices around the world. While the US Congress has given Wall Street and the auto industry trillions of dollars, the same Congress refuses to repair the legacy of slavery for descendants of enslaved Africans or prevent ethnic cleansing of black people in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Massive home losses due to criminal banking practices attests to the ongoing theft of billions of dollars of black community wealth. Every day, our people suffer police brutality and murder, unjust imprisonment , depression-level unemployment, slave labor in prison and disenfranchisement. People who dedicated their lives to our freedom during the 1960s' still rot in U.S. prisons. U.S. wars have been expanded beyond the African community in the US to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now threaten Venezuela.

* Reparations Now! Pass HR 40!
* Single Payer Health Care/Medicare for All!
* Stop Gentrification,Home Mortgage Foreclosures, Bail-out the victims!
* Free Mumia Abu Jamal, Jamil Al-Amin, all US political prisoners/pows/exiles!
* End Mass Black Incarceration! Count Them Home for Census!
* STOP Police violence, Black Community Containment Policy!
* NO! to US wars,occupations,domination, exploitation!
* US Out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, the Middle East! Hands off Iran!
* Rescind the Patriot Act! Drug Wars in U.S, Colombia, Ghana!

Black is Back Steering Committee:
Omali Yeshitela, APSP - Chair
Ayesha Fleary, AAPDEP - Secretary
Yaa Asantewq Ohema, NCOBRA – Fundraiser
Jared Ball, Vox Union Media – Media Coordinator
Rosa Clemente, Green Party – Program Coordinator
Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center Self Determination – Recruitment Coordinator
Chioma Oruh, ASI North America – Outreach Coordinator
Ousainou Mbenga – APSP – Logistics Coordinator
Rich Piedrahita – APSP – Graphic Designer/Website Manager
Riley Hamilton – Uhuru Radio – Website Manager

Members of Coalition:
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
Cynthia McKinney, Green Party
Pam Africa, Free Mumia Campaign
Chimurenga Waller, InPDUM
Stic Man, Dead Prez
M-1, Dead Prez
Abdul Alim Musa, Masjed al-Islam
Omowale Kefing, The Burning Spear newspaper
Ona Zene Yeshitela, APSP
Curtis Gatewood, NAACP in North Carolina
Netfa Freeman, SALSA
Naji Mujahid, BAPO
Ron Reynolds, KPFT Pacifica Houston
Shannon McCollum, Filmmaker
Omowale Adewale, G.A.ME
Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma'at, FONAM
Luwezi Kinshasa, ASI
Raheal Rayza, University of Toronto Outreach Coordinator
Chakanda Gondwe, Toronto Community Outreach Coordinator
Norman Richmond, Toronto Community Organizer
Kali Akuno, MXGM
Sister Heart Olevette, DC Outreach Organizer
Remy Johnson, Syracuse University Outreach Coordinator
Priest Hemnetcher, Howard University Outreach Coordinator
Kobina Bantushango, St. Petersburg Outreach Coordinator
Oronde Takuma, New York City Outreach Coordinator
Jamye Wooten, Kinectics of Tubman City (Baltimore)

The Black Is Back Coalition Rally: Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves!
Audio files and more.
November 8, 2009 by freemixradio

Black is Back Coalition March: Photos New York Indymedia

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