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Every 36 Hours: A Black Person is Killed in the USA

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(Listen the album HERE: nuafrikaent.bandcamp.com/album/every-36-hours )

A hip-hop album featuring Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Outlawz, Zayd Malik, Jasiri X, Truth Universal and more has been released as a part of this campaign here.

A human rights crisis confronts Black people in the United States. Since January 1, 2012, police and a much smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes have murdered at least 120 Black women and men. These killings are definitely not accidental or random acts of violence or the work of rogue cops. As we noted in our April 6th, 2012 “Trayvon Martin is All of US!” Report (see http://mxgm.org/trayvon-martin-is-all-of-us/), the use of deadly force against Black people is standard practice in the United States, and woven into to the very fabric of the society. Continue reading

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3rd Annual Black and Brown Punk Show statement!

Chicago punks, Palestine solidarity activists, disenchanted rabble-rousing youth, and everyone in between should clear their schedules and/or plan on skipping work to make it to this year’s 3rd Annual Black & Brown Punk Show being held in Chicago on August 24th (fb event for the 24th) and 25th (fb event for the 25th). Mark it on your calendars! Hip-hop and punk acts from the city as well as out of state will be gathering for this event “about rebellion, DIY, survival, and strength in the face of adversity”, as well as “north/south side solidarity”, and of course, playing some kickass music! Wear your moshing shoes.

We would like to say a few words about why we are coming out supporting the local scene like this, as well as why you should get off your ass and go if you can! Continue reading

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