Saturday, August 31, 2013

The impact of the 1971 Attica prison rebellion on today's Prison Movement

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 Join us tonight on BAF Radio as we host a panel discussion on the impact of the 1971 Attica prison rebellion on today's Prison Movement.

The Attica Prison rebellions took place at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York in 1971. The rebellions were in response to inhumane treatment of the prisoners and horrid living conditions. The Attica rebellions were sparked by the killing of black activist George Jackson who was an inmate at San Quentin prison in California on August 21, 1971. It is estimated that about half of Attica prison's population of 2,200 inmates rebelled and seized control of the prison.  Forty-two prison staff members were held by prisoners and four days of negotiations ensued. Authorities would agree to 28 of the prisoners' demands but would not agree to demands for complete amnesty from criminal prosecution for the prison takeover or for the removal of Attica's superintendent. When the uprising was over, at least 39 people were dead. - Free myspace Profile Counter

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Challenges facing Black Women in America

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Join us tonight on BAF Radio as we host a panel discussion on the many challenges facing Black women in America. We will discuss issues impacting the Black woman in America like black unemployment, poverty, mass imprisonment, police brutality, infant mortality, inadequate health care, etc. - Free myspace Profile Counter

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Critical Analysis of the 1963 March on Washington

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The 1963 March on Washington was one of the largest public demonstrations in the history of the United States. While often described as being a mix of Black and Whites participating, observers estimated that 75–80% of the marchers were Black and the rest were non-black. The march is said to have helped pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In 2013, the United States Supreme Court struck down Section 4(b) of the Act, which contained the coverage formula that determined which states and local jurisdictions are subject to Section 5 preclearance as unconstitutional.

Black Autonomy Federation Radio will critically analyze the historic march which took place 50 years ago on Wednesday, August 28, - Free myspace Profile Counter

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Impact of Pollution and Toxic Waste on Black Neighborhoods

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Tonight we will examine some of the causes and impact of toxic waste and pollution on the Black community. What are the causes, who is involved and how should these communities respond to this ongoing threat. - Free myspace Profile Counter

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Legacy of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program Against “Black Hate” Groups

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Black Autonomy Federation Radio examines serious issues facing the Black community in the current economic and political climate in the United States.

This month marks the 46-year anniversary of COINTELPRO. We will look back at the legacy of the of the FBI's war against the black liberation movement which started in August, 1967. - Free myspace Profile Counter