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Light - Keys LP 
Pretty dope Psych-Prog record that I found today in a recently vacant house in my neighborhood. Currently going for $100bucks on ebay Lol #PhillyCrateDigging #vinyl #FreeJawns #ProgShit

Light - Keys LP
Pretty dope Psych-Prog record that I found today in a recently vacant house in my neighborhood. Currently going for $100bucks on ebay Lol #PhillyCrateDigging #vinyl #FreeJawns #ProgShit

Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

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reinsurreccion:

hitt-romney:

The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class

The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels

Sister Outsider: Essays and…

Get yo’ read on

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Saturday, May 3rd 2014, Stakes is High: Hip Hop Sankofa House returns with our DOPEST lineup yet! Curated by West Philly’s finest turntablist; DJ Aura, the May 2014 edition of Stakes is High will be packed with a diverse array of all Women MC’s and DJ’s! Isis Tha Saviour:Without question one the most viscous MC’s on the planet right now, Isis tha Saviour has been bringing her fiery and vividly introspective lyrics to cyphers, radio shows and stages throughout the country. In addition to working on her forthcoming debut album “The Isis Papers”, Isis is also in the process of writing “Creative Beams of Light”, a book of inspirational poems for autistic children.https://www.youtube.com/user/IsisRevisitedSelina Carrera:Our host for the evening, Selina Carrera has been rocking the mic and garnering international acclaim for her dope lyrics, soulful singing voice and ridiculous off-the-head freestyle skils. Selina has shared stages with P.Diddy, Dice Raw of the Legendary Roots Crew, Lauryn Hill and others. https://www.youtube.com/user/SeeLeen215/videosElectric Lady:North Philly’s own Electric Lady has been building a legit buzz for a while now. Her sound is versatile, jumping from the hard-hitting Boom-Bap of tracks like “Believe (The Alarm)”, and the Sun-Ra influenced “Astro Black-Wednesday Night”.https://soundcloud.com/electric-ladyDJ’s DJ Aurahttp://djaura360.podOmatic.com/NoLiTA Selector https://soundcloud.com/nolitaselectorLiberation Art & Culture Works Presents:Stakes is HighVibe……Vibrations…Saturday, May 3rd 2014 10pm - 3amSankofa House 906 S. 49th St. Philadelphia, PA USACover: $5

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, Stakes is High: Hip Hop Sankofa House returns with our DOPEST lineup yet! Curated by West Philly’s finest turntablist; DJ Aura, the May 2014 edition of Stakes is High will be packed with a diverse array of all Women MC’s and DJ’s! 

Isis Tha Saviour:
Without question one the most viscous MC’s on the planet right now, Isis tha Saviour has been bringing her fiery and vividly introspective lyrics to cyphers, radio shows and stages throughout the country. In addition to working on her forthcoming debut album “The Isis Papers”, Isis is also in the process of writing “Creative Beams of Light”, a book of inspirational poems for autistic children.

https://www.youtube.com/user/IsisRevisited

Selina Carrera:
Our host for the evening, Selina Carrera has been rocking the mic and garnering international acclaim for her dope lyrics, soulful singing voice and ridiculous off-the-head freestyle skils. Selina has shared stages with P.Diddy, Dice Raw of the Legendary Roots Crew, Lauryn Hill and others. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/SeeLeen215/videos

Electric Lady:
North Philly’s own Electric Lady has been building a legit buzz for a while now. Her sound is versatile, jumping from the hard-hitting Boom-Bap of tracks like “Believe (The Alarm)”, and the Sun-Ra influenced “Astro Black-Wednesday Night”.

https://soundcloud.com/electric-lady

DJ’s 
DJ Aura
http://djaura360.podOmatic.com/

NoLiTA Selector 
https://soundcloud.com/nolitaselector

Liberation Art & Culture Works Presents:
Stakes is High
Vibe……Vibrations…

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 10pm - 3am
Sankofa House 906 S. 49th St. Philadelphia, PA USA
Cover: $5

Kuwasi Balagoon: New Afrikan, queer, anarchist

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Kuwasi Balagoon (1946-1986) began his political actions while stationed at an Army base in Germany. To combat white officers’ racism, Balagoon and comrades formed a group called De Legislators, which would respond to racist violence with counter-violence, inspiring Latino and Asian soldiers to similar rebellions.

Upon returning to the U.S. and being exposed to Black Liberation, Balagoon moved to Harlem, fighting with tenants (often armed with machetes) against slumlords. Soon after, he joined the New York chapter of the Black Panther party, working against racist educational programs and for Liberation Schools, on food programs, for housing and health care, and against police. The Panthers’ successes led to state repression, with 21 members, including Balagoon, being arrested on conspiracy charges for alleged bomb plots. The Panther 21 case, as it became known as, occurred at a time when the state was arresting, beating, and murdering members of the BPP nationwide. Balagoon and comrades revolted against their conditions, taking guards hostage and demanding better food, religious freedom for inmates, and faster processing for trials.

Eventually, the Panther 21 were found not guilty of all charges. However, the experience of repression, and the ideological split of the BPP and its subsequent purges, caused many of the NYC Black Panthers to go underground and form the Black Liberation Army. The BLA focused heavily on action against drug dealers and the police. They expropriated from banks, attacked patrol cars, forced drug dealers out of black communities, and attacked police stations. Balagoon was convicted of sniping at a police station, but escaped from the Brooklyn House of Detention. He was particularly fond of expropriation from armored cars, and was said to be a part of the group that liberated Assata Shakur from jail.

The failed robbery of an armored car led to the arrest of Balagoon, David Gilbert, Sekou Odinga, Judy Clark, Kathy Boudin, Marilyn Buck, and Mutulu Shakur in 1981. While in prison, Balagoon, like other former Panthers, began to study anarchism, finding it a vital framework for their conceptualization of decentralized revolutionary struggle. An often-ignored fact is that Balagoon was bisexual, which, much like his anarchism, complicates critiques of black liberation struggle that portray it as universally authoritarian and heterosexist.

Kuwasi Balagoon died in prison of AIDS-related complications on December 13, 1986, leaving behind a life of uncompromising revolutionary struggle.

Selected Readings:
A Soldier’s Story
Anarchy can’t fight alone
Brink’s Trial Closing Statement
The Continuing Appeal of Anti-Imperialism
Your Honor

Ashanti Omowali on Kuwasi Balagoon
Kazembe Balagun: Kuwasi at 60
"In Memory of Kuwasi Balagoon" by Marilyn Buck
"Remember the Fallen" by Judy Clark

Apr 1

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djsavone:

Pete Rock & CL Smooth | The Flavor Magazine | October 1994

djsavone:

Pete Rock & CL Smooth | The Flavor Magazine | October 1994

lilightfoot:

The sainthood of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. Applique ink and paint on paper. On an abandoned church wall on Market Street between Church and 15th in San Francisco today, November 30, 2013. Signed “MissMe”.

artblackafrica:

Nigerian artist Joseph Eze’s (b.1979) portrait series deals with the intersection between Nigeria’s politics and the female body. Click the images for the title and date

conelradstation:

Jazz (dir. Ken Burns, 2000)

Just in case ya’ll missed this.

Mar 8
wearebinary:

#thecoproduction

Last night was mad real. Get well MJ

wearebinary:

#thecoproduction

Last night was mad real. Get well MJ

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Mar 8

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Mar 1

kineticnu:

underwaterorangejuiceman:

Artwork by Ras Terms.

Whoa!! Is all I can say.

aflylove:

nola

aflylove:

nola

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hiphopclassicks:

Fugees

hiphopclassicks:

Fugees