Zero Black Wealth by 2053, Rev. Mjumbe for Black Alliance For Peace, Political Prisoner Herman Bell Assaulted, WMXP-LP FDm, Empowering The People!
Black Agenda Radio for week of September 18, 2017
Black Wealth Descending to Zero
A study by the Economic Policy Institute predicts Black household wealth will plunge to zero by the year 2053. “What this study really points to is the fact that U.S. capitalism is on a path to destruction, and cannot stop,” said Black Agenda Report contributor Danny Haiphong, author of a recent article titled “Black America: The Wealth-less Community.” “A lot of the conversation about racism has very little to do with the material circumstances of Black people,” said Haiphong.
Towards Social and Environmental Justice
Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, an Irvington, New Jersey, minister and member of the coordinating committee of the Black Alliance for Peace, addressed a Washington conference to forge greater collaboration between environmental and social justice activists. “We stand on a tradition of those women and men of the environmental justice movement, and those who have fought for peace and against violence,” said Rev. Mjumbe. “I believe we can come up with answers that answer and solution that solve.”
Aging Freedom Fighter Assaulted by Prison Guards
Herman Bell, the 69 year-old former Black Panther, was “savagely” attacked by New York state prison guards, last month. According to Jihad Abdulmumit, a former political prisoner and chairman of the National Jericho Movement, Bell had not been written up for misconduct in the past 20 years, and was expecting a “contact visit” from his wife the week he was attacked. Abdulmumit asked: “Why would he, in some secluded part of the prison yard, attack a correctional officer? It flies in the face of logic.”
WMXP Radio: An Empowering Project
“I want to ask folk to give in a more strategic way by donating to WMXP and the Malcolm X Center for Self-Determination to fund long term, empowering, capacity-building” projects, said Efia Nwangaza, the veteran activist and people’s lawyer who serves as executive director of the Center and its radio station in Greenville, South Carolina. The demise of WXMP is the local establishment’s “fondest objective -- especially law enforcement and the misleadership class,” said Nwangaza.
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