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Chris Hedges: They Crush Our Song for a Reason

W.E.B. Du Bois argued that white society feared educated Blacks far more than they feared Black criminals. “They can deal with crime by chain-gang and lynch law, or at least they think they can, but the South can conceive neither machinery nor place for the educated, self-reliant, self-assertive black man,” he wrote.

Chris Hedges: America’s Slave Empire

Without us the prisons, which are slave empires, cannot function. Prisons, at the same time, charge us a variety of fees, such as for our identification cards or wrist bracelets, and [impose] numerous fines, especially for possession of contraband. They charge us high phone and commissary prices. Prisons each year are taking larger and larger sums of money from the inmates and their families. The state gets from us millions of dollars in free labor and then imposes fees and fines. You have brothers that work in kitchens 12 to 15 hours a day and have done this for years and have never been paid.”

[Video] Alice Walker Q and A discussion: Beauty In Truth

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UadveROnHHk&w=560&h=315]  Southbank Centre  Published on Mar 12, 2013 This year's WOW Festival included the world exclusive premiere of 'Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth', a feature documentary film directed by Pratibha Parmar about the life and art of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Color Purple'. After the screening, Mariella Frostrup chaired a Q&A discussion with Alice More

Video> Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsjdLL3MrKk&w=420&h=315] Uploaded by arnove on Jan 28, 2008 Poet Alice Walker reads the 1851 speech of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. Part of a reading from Voices of a People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove,) November 11, 2006 in Berkeley, California. Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    More

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