Category: Mayors

Fire on the Prairie: Chicago’s Harold Washington and the Politics of Race

November 3, 2015
Fire on the Prairie: Chicago's Harold Washington and the Politics of Race [Gary Rivlin] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dust jacket notes: Chicago--the city whose name is synonymous with urban politics; the city of sharply divided ethnic and racial enclaves; the city whose police force shocked America during the 1968 Democratic convention and

Huey P. Newton: Picture a Revolutionary – Free Yourself!

December 8, 2014
Roger Guenveur Smith played the Revolutionary leader of the Black Panther Party. This is an exerpt of the Spike Lee directed film “A Huey P Newton Story” The most important part is where he says “Yeah they freed Huey, and then he came out and they wanted Huey 2 free them”

Reflections on County Supervisor’s Claim that late Mayor of Jackson Mississippi was Murdered

November 17, 2014
Mississippi’s Hinds County Supervisor, Kenny Stokes says he believes former Jackson mayor, Chokwe Lumumba was killed. Two days after  Lumumba’s death, the county supervisor publicly demanded that doctors carry out a thorough autopsy to determine the cause of his death. Lumumba was an advocate of the creation of an independent black-majority nation in the US South. As a

We Have a Caste System in America

October 26, 2014
We Have a Caste System in AmericaThe Atlantic – Ronald Reagan BuildingModerated by: Nancy Cook, Economic and Domestic Policy Correspondent, National JournalShirley Franklin, Former Mayor, City of Atlanta, GA, and Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Purpose Built CommunitiesNathaniel Hendren, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard UniversityRichard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow, Justice

Oakland Mayor's Race Ron Dellums running; Rebecca Kaplan should not run

October 4, 2014
http://zennie2005.blogspot.com/2010/03/oakland-mayors-race-ron-dellums-running.html – http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail?blogid=95&entry_id=59384

Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2)

September 28, 2014
http://www.democracynow.org – In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” Working with the Malcolm X

Like It Is with Gil Noble – El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X)

September 26, 2014

African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

June 17, 2014
  African American Mayors The Conference of Black Mayors African American Mayors In 1967 Carl Stokes and Richard Hatcher were elected as mayors of Cleveland, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana, respectively. They are considered as the first African American mayors of major American cities. Together with Kenneth Gibson of Newark, New Jersey, Carl Stokes and Richard G. Hatcher, became

Sonia Sanchez Speaks Truth to Power, Poetically [INTERVIEW]

April 27, 2014
Sonia Sanchez, great voice of the Black Arts Movement and beyond Consider it a creative insult to limit poetry’s national recognition to the month of April. Nonetheless, I thank the establishment (a.k.a. the Academy of American Poets) for establishing National Poetry Month, as readers politely dust the dirt off poetry titles too often neglected. For

Remembering Chokwe Lumumba — Jackson Mayor and Global Freedom Fighter

February 26, 2014
Lumumba worked within the confines of the judicial and legislative branches of government to achieve self determination for the masses. First, as a civil rights trial lawyer, both in Jackson and in his hometown of Detroit, MI, then as a city councilman representing Ward 2 before taking the helm as mayor of the city of
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