The late Mutulu Shakur and other Black radicals were responsible for improving the lives of millions of people in the U.S. The counter- revolution ended that period of progress, but the political crisis they created forced systemic change on a grand scale.   

Mourning Mutulu Shakur and  the Black Radical Traditional that Modernized America

By Jon Jeter Black Agenda Report / July 12, 2023

After commandeering a chest x-ray unit in New York City, the Young Lords named it after 19th-century Afro-Puerto Rican physician and abolitionist Ramón Emeterio Betances. (Image Credit: Hiram Maristany. X-Ray Truck II. 1970.)

Mutulu Shakur
Mutulu Shakur    Akinyele Umoja

Mutulu Shakur passed away just seven months after being paroled. Like other political prisoners he was released only when he was terminally ill. The US has more political prisoners and incarcerates them for 30, 40, 50, and even 60 years, far longer than any other country.

Mourning Mutulu Shakur and the Black Radical Tradition that Modernized America

Rise Up Times Editor’s Note: Shakur’s generation of radical Black activists represents the sun around which the modern American state orbits, or to say it more plainly, the late 20th century’s most democratizing social movements were in collusion with Black militancy. Changes included direct improvement for people of color, but also more general improvements for many in the areas of  education, medical, labor, sports, establishing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and more.

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The State’s Constant Attack on Black Liberation  Black Agenda Report
12 Jul 2023
Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor And Senior Columnist

The State's Constant Attack on Black Liberation
Indictments, disruptions, arrests, defamation, incarceration and even assassination are the weapons used to discredit Black people who act in opposition to the system and who call for liberation.

Margaret Kimberley, BAR Executive Editor and Senior Columnist

The Supreme Court has always been a political institution. Racism, political expediency, and outright corruption have always dictated its decisions.

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