Black People : Elaine Brown: New Age Racism

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  1. Mad Skillz

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    Just wanted to share this video. Elaine Brown is an important historical figure and advocate I have admired since high school. She recently appeared on Democracy Now speaking in regard to the largest prison strike currently going in this country which the major news outlets have completely ignored.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oYtzBf3z6g&feature=related
     
  2. cherryblossom

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    Thank you sharing this!

    No, Elaine Brown certainly does not bite her tongue! :toast:


    I remember her Green Party Presidential campaign and resignation from that Party.....as well as her Mayoral race in a small south Georgia town....


    Here's her site>>>>>


    http://www.elainebrown.org/index.htm

    Welcome to Elaine Brown Online


    . Elaine Brown is a former leader of the Black Panther Party, and author of A Taste of Power and The Condemnation of Little B.-A Taste of Power was optioned in 2007 by HBO in connection with its six-part series The Black Panthers, now in development.

    . Elaine is presently co-authoring For Reasons of Race and Belief, The Trials of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) with Karima Al-Amin (for 2009 publication by Basic Books), and she is completing the non-fiction book Melba and Al, A Story of Black Love in Jim Crow America (for 2009 publication by Seven Stories Press). She is the editor of Messages from Behind the Wall, a collection of autobiographical essays by black prisoners in New Mexico, published by the New Mexico Department of African American Affairs.

    . Elaine is the Executive Director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee, supporting the legal appeal of Lewis ("Little B"), who, arrested in 1997 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 13 for a murder he did not commit, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

    . In 1996, she established the nonprofit education corporation Fields of Flowers, based in Atlanta. In 1997, she co-founded Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice; and, in 2002, co-founded and became a Board member of the National Alliance for Radical Prison Reform. Elaine is a member of the Georgia Geechee Council, a partner in Seize the Time, Inc., a member of the Committee to Free Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald, and a partner in The Toubakolong Partnership (The Gambia).

    . In November 2005, Elaine ran for mayor of Brunswick, Georgia, with the intent of using the office to create a base of economic power for the city's majority black and poor population through redistribution of the massive revenues of the city's port. Later, she became a co-founder of the Brunswick Women's Association for a People's Blueprint.

    . Elaine regularly lectures at colleges and universities throughout the country on "New Age Racism in America" and realization of the vision of eliminating racism, gender oppression and class disparity toward an inclusive and egalitarian world society.

    . Elaine lived in France for seven years before returning to the U.S. in 1996, and has traveled extensively throughout the world, from China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Algeria to Germany, Italy, Russia, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Belize and elsewhere.

    . Elaine studied classical piano for years, and has recorded two albums of original songs, one for Motown records, Until We're Free, and her 1969 album, Seize the Time, which includes "The Black Panther Party National Anthem" (The Meeting), re-released as a CD in 2007 by Warner Bros.

    . Elaine grew up in the ghettos of North Philadelphia, is listed as a distinguished graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, and attended Temple University, UCLA, Mills College and Southwestern University School of Law. She is the mother of one adult daughter, Ericka Abram. Her papers have been acquired by Emory University.
     
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    Awesome!

    Oh! Thank you for this information! I've listened to only a little and cannot waid to get time to listen to every bit of this, and more!

    Once again, I say thank you!

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    her interview and the info of the strike was posted a minute ago,
    also the shout out to the sisters efforts with this from
    www.blackagendareport.com
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!




    .......Thank you brother Mad Skillz for bringing this visual aide to Destee.com, its very, very, very Powerful and worth the 54 minues...and speaks total truth to power, for real.

     
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