Melina Abdullah: While some powerful Black women political leaders have been invited and their voices are important, as currently scheduled, the stage will be devoid of any Black women grassroots leaders.
Melina Abdullah: By having a presence in spaces of White affluence, Black Lives Matter intends to compel those who have bought their way out of state violence, through White privilege and wealth, to face the pain and horror of the system that has been built to protect their status.
Melina Abdullah: Families and community have been imploring Lacey to prosecute officers formally through petitions, phone calls, and letter writing campaigns since 2014.
Melina Abdullah: As the campaign has taken off, the alt-right has worked itself into a frenzy. Everyone from Bill O’Reilly to Laura Ingrahm and outlets from Breitbart to Fox News have cast #BlackXmas as “bigoted” and “racist.”
Melina Abdullah: Why #BlackLivesMatter is dreaming of a building for a #BlackXMas in the wake of Donald Trump and why you should too.
Please join us for this unique opportunity where we will be discussing activism with #BlackLivesMatter AND the Black Panthers. We are lucky enough to have Melina Abdullah and Sekou Abdullah Odinga joining us, so you do NOT want to miss out on this event!
Join the Department of Pan-African Studies as we host a conversation about the Black liberation movement and Black political prisoners with Black Panther Party members Sekou Odinga and Hank Jones.
Legacy of Abolitionism: Join us for a panel session on the lessons that can be drawn from the Abolitionist movement in the United States.
Melina Abudllah: While commemoration has its place, amidst the pomp and circumstance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington we seem to have lost the point of it all.
Melina Abdullah: As the darting eyes of this growing, interlocking body of young people begin to settle on the prize – on the toppling of the racist, classist, oppressive regime — I am renewed, relieved and resolved to take my rightful place as a part of the Mama Brigade, pushing the young ones forward.