Jamala Rogers

jamala rogersJamala 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.

#Cutthecheck Is Not A Movement!

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Jamala Rogers: The movement for social, political and economic justice is not for sale or trade. Gettin’ paid in dollars or recognition cannot be the motivating factors as to why people are in these democratic spaces.

It’s Not Just About A Few Rogue Cops

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Jamala Rogers: It isn’t just about the surplus military equipment that local police departments get from the Department of Defense; it’s also about the interrogation practices between civilian and military that gets mixed into one circle of torture.”

Warrior Cops

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Jamala Rogers: Since police have these super toys, they feel compelled to use them resulting over-reactions and over-kill such as botched raids and deadly encounters with innocent citizens.

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.