Commemorating Political Prisoners During Black August

Commemorating Political Prisoners During Black August

 

  AUG 24, 2018
 

Earlier this week, prisoners in Georgia and 16 other states went on strike to protest what they call modern day slavery within the prison system.

Back in the 1970s, another prison movement started in the month of August.

It became known as Black August, a time to acknowledge the political struggles of African American prisoners.

GPB's Leah Fleming [left] with Kalonji Jama Changa [right]
CREDIT TAYLOR GANTT / GPB
 

They discuss the moments that led to the creation of Black August and other historic events that took place this month.

Two Black August events are scheduled to take place on Saturday: a Black August 5k 'Run For Freedon' race and a National Black Youth Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

Original Post

  It seems like it's 1960 again.  And it's regressing fast.  Cuz what we talked about back then is what we are CURRENTLY discussing today.  I heard about Aretha Franklin's taking about a statement he made at her funeral.  And Steve shouted black  lives matter.  And the preacher said black lives don't matter, if black folks don't care about each other.  We need to start caring about each other again.  And he is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo right!    Black on black crime.....nasty neighbors....family feuds....it's all there keeping us from thinking about what really matters:  our people.  We need to mock up and stop playing cuz massa don't want us here.  And is killing us as we kill ourselves.   But!  

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