Laura Nelson and her son L.D. Nelson were lynched on May 25, 1911 near Okemah, the county seat of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. Laura, her husband Austin, and their teenage son L.D. had been taken into custody after George Loney and three others arrived at their home on May 2, 1911 to investigate the theft of a cow. The son shot Loney, who then bled to death, while Laura was reportedly the first one to grab the gun and both were charged with murder.
Police killed at least 1,152 people in America from January 1st through December 15, 2015. Nearly a quarter of these killings, 249 in total, were committed by the police departments of America’s 60 largest cities, which police 17% of the U.S. population.
Andy Lopez case: exclusive interview with Attorney Arnoldo Casillas, representing the Lopez family, hearing took place in U.S. District Court Dec. 9th, 2015 in Oakland. Interview by Francisco Lozano. Video Copyrights Francisco Lozano/KBBF 89.1 fm.
“I remember the first day we brought Jordan home from the hospital a miracle child. For nine months, I fought to give this special child life. I remember asking God to keep him safe and out of harm’s way. I have said many prayers that he would be highly favored before God and man. I asked God that he would give him wisdom to navigate a world filled with uncertainty and danger.” – Lucia McBath
On November 23rd of 2012, Michael Dunn approached a red Dodge Durango and fired 10 shots at four black teenage boys. Their music too loud, skin too dark, and voices too opinionated. That same night, Jordan Davis drew his last breath and Lucia McBath lost her firstborn child. Now, just three years later, HBO will air 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, an in-depth documentary chronicling the details of the murder of Davis.
Monday, October 12th is Columbus Day, which we have celebrated in this country since the eighteenth century… and that’s probably long enough. When you find out the actual facts of what Columbus did when he got to America, you’ll find one of the darkest chapters in American history. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (Think Tank), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media. Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action.
A short video from a Night in Harlem to GET READY for #RiseUpOctober in NYC, October 24, 2015
On August 27, 2015, hundreds packed the First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC) in Harlem, New York City. There was a kick-in-the-gut, kick-in-the-heart intensity in the air, as a crowd—a majority Black people but many others as well—gathered for a program sponsored by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network to hear Carl Dix, Dr. Cornel West, ‘Stolen Lives’ families, Gina Belafonte and others speak to What We Must Do to STOP Police Murder and Terror—Get Ready for #RiseUpOctober: Massive Mobilization to Stop Police Terror & Murder, October 22-24 in NYC. Watch the full event at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFTND…
Here’s how you can be part of it:
1. Follow & share the Stop Mass Incarceration Network at stopmassincarceration.net; Twitter: @StopMassIncNet; Facebook: Stop Mass Incarceration Network; https://www.facebook.com/events/76758….
Use #RiseUpOctober #WhichSideAreYouOn!
2. Donate at stopmassincarceration.net or send a tax-deductible contribution to “Stop Mass Incarceration/AfGJ” with “Rise Up October” in the memo field/line to Stop Mass Incarceration Network, PO Box 941, Knickerbocker Station, New York City, NY 10002-0900
3. Distribute promotional materials: Download palm cards, posters & the Rise Up October Call Give them out in a laundromat, a library, a classroom, coffee shops, salons and barbershops.
4. Endorse the Call: As an individual, organization, union, school club,or religious group.
5. Organize your faith community, school, sorority, fraternity, union to get on the bus and get to NYC Saturday October 24.
6. Be in touch with the national movement, online or call 646.709.1961