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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/06/20
Hundreds of prisoners at the Cook County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 6. Frank Chapman, the interim Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, stated, “Right now, the Cook County Jail is a death trap for the prisoners because it is overcrowded, and the prisoners can't practice social distancing. This jail must be depopulated at once to save lives.”
BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 4/06/20
Without trying to minimize at all the suffering in New York City, of its people and health care workers, the other important way to look at the pandemic is to examine the rate of infections and deaths using the local area’s population. When this is done, three of the four counties with populations of at least 10,000 that have death rates higher than New York City are in the black belt South, the historic home of the African American Nation.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/04/20
Frank Chapman, a long-time leader in the Black liberation movement, talks about the November 22- 24 Chicago conference to refound the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 3/30/20
Two dozen prominent organizations and individuals have urged Gov. J. B. Pritzker in a letter to use “the powers of [his] office to provide long overdue justice to Gerald Reed.”
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 3/12/20
In true Chicago fashion, Mayor Lori Lightfoot had expected to easily ramrod through a police reform bill this week that would have affirmed her grip on power.
BY Fernando Figueroa | Jacksonville, FL | 3/12/20
Over 75 people gathered together to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8 in Jacksonville. The program was held in the union hall of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
BY Satya Stark-Bejnar | Tallahassee, FL | 3/11/20
In honor of International Women’s Day, Tallahassee residents attended a panel discussion on the origins and impacts of the socialist holiday.
BY staff | Denver, CO | 3/03/20
Denver Students for a Democratic Society hosted local Denver activist Shareef Aleem for an event about radical Black history in the U.S., Feb. 25, as a part of Black History Month.
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 3/03/20
For nearly three years, activists have been trying to get Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey to open her doors to them.
BY Jess Sundin | St. Louis Park, MN | 3/02/20
Amy Klobuchar supporters couldn’t fill the gymnasium, March 1, at Saint Louis Park High School, even with the help of some 250 protesters demanding freedom for Myon Burrell, an innocent Black teen she sent to prison for life when she was the county district attorney.
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