About Jamala Rogers

Jamala Rogers is the leader of the Organization for Black Struggle in St. Louis and the Black Radical Congress National Organizer. Additionally, she is an Alston-Bannerman Fellow. She is the author of The Best of the Way I See It – A Chronicle of Struggle. She is a board member and columnist for Black Commentator.

Corruption in Detroit: Kwame Kilpatrick Will Hip Hop to Prison

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Jamala Rogers: At a time when Detroit needed him the most, Kwame chose the opportunist path by adding to the oppression of black folks and looking out for himself.

From Outrage to Action: Organizing Out of Black Trauma

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Jamala Rogers: What was different is that Zimmerman quickly rose to be the darling of the right-wing, gun-toters. It was a battle between progressive and reactionary forces and we were out-organized. This doesn’t have to be the end of the story.

Fast Food Workers Stand Up, Walk Out

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Jamala Rogers: They are not in a good mood and they certainly aren’t lovin’ it. If workers in the fast food industry really had it their way, they’d get a livable wage and better working conditions freaky fast.

Sequestration: Budget Balancing on the Backs of the Majority

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Jamala Rogers: The Congressional Budget Office estimates sequestration will cost around 750,000 jobs in total. Economic experts project a huge, negative impact on the economy. Once again, Congress proves that it knows nothing about job creation or economic development.

Military Women Now Able to Serve In Combat

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Jamala Rogers: Women having the opportunity to die in U.S. endless wars is not my idea for a big celebration – especially when one out of three women soldiers are sexually assaulted.

Blaming the Workers: Hostess Without the Mostest

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Jamala Rogers: The historical struggle of workers against companies like Hostess is a testament that we must stay vigilant in our efforts to uphold racial and gender equality and pay equity.

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