July 13, 2012

Demanding A National Plan of Action for Racial Justice

On July 9, 2012, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), a member of the National Alliance for Racial Justice and Human Rights, issued a “Report on Extrajudicial Killings of 110 Black People since January 1st, 2012.” Among the startling findings is the fact that every 40 hours in the United States one Black woman, man or child is killed by police, and by a smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes. Accompanying the report is a call by MXGM that demands the Obama administration commit to a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice to stop these killings and other human rights violations committed by State governments at every level.

The National Alliance for Racial Justice and Human Rights support the demands made by MXGM. “The MXGM report clearly illustrates that there is a human rights crisis in African American communities across the country where State and even non-State actors such as security guards and vigilantes can steal the lives of Black people with impunity,” according to Alliance member Jaribu Hill from the Mississippi Worker’s Center for Human Rights.

To read the Report visit www.mxgm.org. For information on the Call and the petition visit http://www.ushrnetwork.org/content/webform/trayvon-martin-petition

Ajamu Baraka, Ajamu Baraka was the founding Director of the US Human Rights Network until June 2011. He is currently a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he is editing a book on human rights entitled “The Fight Must be for Human Rights: Voices from the Frontline.” The book is due to be published in 2013.


Political Prisoner Radio w/ Fred Hampton Jr.

In Chicago during the early morning hours of December 4, 1969, a special police unit (organized by both the Chicago Police Department and the FBI) stormed the Monroe Street Apartment of Fred Hampton, Sr., Deputy Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. Hampton, Sr. lay asleep in bed next to his pregnant girlfriend, Akua Njeri (formerly Deborah Johnson). Though, Hampton, Sr., Njeri, and Defense Captain Mark Clark among others were sleeping at the time of the raid, gunshots quickly ripped through the house, and both Hampton, Sr. and Clark were killed.

Mark Clark could only shoot off a single round in his defense before he was killed, and it would be the only shot the Panthers fired. Hampton, Sr. was shot point blank while still in his bed. Three and a half weeks later, on December 29th, Njeri gave birth to Fred Hampton, Jr.

Hampton, Jr. was immersed in the struggle even before his birth, and he did not let the murder of his father deter him. Nor did he fall back on his father's accomplishments. Instead, he became an active community organizer himself, making sure that his father's legacy did not die with the man. In 1990 he became President of the National People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, an organization founded to defend the democratic rights of the African community. For this activism he too became a police target, and in 1992 he was incarcerated for two charges of aggravated arson. Hampton, Jr. spent almost 9 years behind bars before being released on September 14th, 2001. Both during his time locked up and after his release, Hampton, Jr. remained as active as ever. He is currently President and Chair of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee (POCC). Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. is living testament to the reality that the struggle continues.

July 10, 2012



Forum Americans break Cuban Travel Ban
Rappers at it again with self destructive behavior
Ron Paul and Democrats sign on to legalizing marijuana
Romney on defensive, opposed to eliminating tax cuts for wealthy
Rep. Alan West belittles African enslavement in the Americas

July 9, 2012

NAACP, Obama, The Queen & The IRA

The NAACP kicked off its

2012 Convention which President Obama snubbed sending Biden in his place. The Queen of England shook hands with a former leader of the Irish Republican Army hinting at the reconciliation between the oppressed and oppressor, in part at least.

July 8, 2012

Employment Talk - Open Doors With Your Resume

To explain the importance of creating and maintaining a transformative resume; in hopes that such a resume will enable listeners to secure the employment they desire, in an effective and efficient manner.

The transformative powers of having a strong resume.  
How to create and update a resume.
The most important resume advice listeners will EVER receive. 

Segmented Show Purpose: To explain the importance of creating and maintaining a transformative resume; in hopes that such a resume will enable listeners to secure the employment they desire, in an effective and efficient manner. 

Promoted Resource: The Resume Checklist