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Giving One of Baseball’s Greats His Due: The Andrew “Rube” Foster Mural Project

About a century ago, throngs of people from throughout the City of Chicago flocked to the community of Bronzeville to enjoy a pasttime that Andrew “Rube” Foster had elevated to an art form. Known and recognized as the “Father of Negro League Baseball,” Foster formed the 1st Black owned baseball league in 1920 — a league that consisted of 8 teams. His vision also provided the foundation for future generations of black baseball players to realize their dreams of being allowed to play in the Major Leagues. As part of his impressive legacy, “Rube” Foster is one of 9 members of the Chicago American Giants ball club to be enshrined into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Now you can be a part of that legacy by supporting our project to produce a 3 story Mural in honor of Andrew “Rube” Foster in Chicago’s Bronzeville community.

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Africa Today April 17, 2017 | “Let your food be your medicine… Let your medicine be your food”

Africa Today April 17, 2017 | “Let your food be your medicine… Let your medicine be your food”

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Africa Today January 23, 2017 | Robert Roth and Pierre Labossiere Discuss Lessons From Haiti: Mobilizing Against Repression, Building A People’s Movement, Resisting Stolen Elections

In 1990, Jean Bertrand Aristide became Haiti’s first elected president in free and peaceful elections. He was overthrown in a coup, which occurred in 1994. In 1995, UN peacekeepers came into the country of Haiti to ensure the return of Aristide. Aristide was elected president in 2000, and in 2004 he was again overthrown in a coup. Rene Preval came into office in 2006 and was in office at the time of the massive earthquake that hit the country in 2010. In 2010, .

Amdst continued resistance, protests by many segments of the Haitian society for free and representative elections the policies of neoliberalism continue and grow, under Preval, and the influence of the Bill Clinton Foundation. Michel Martelly came into office and held office until the elections of 2015. Some have referred to the elections of 2016 as an “electoral coup.” Robert Roth and Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee join Walter Turner to sort through and clarify recent events in the country of Haiti.

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Elbert “Big Man” Howard Speaks On The Need For A United Front Against Fascism

This recent article from Elbert “Big Man” Howard with links to the original article from Elbert “Big Man” Howard discusses the urgent need for coalition building and mobilization in the face of facism. The article was originally published in San Francisco Bay View: A National Black Newspaper.

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Updates On The Alfred Olango Case: A Community Panel And Forum

Alfred Olango was Shot by El Cajon Police Officer on September 27 by Richard Gonsalves. On Friday September 30 El Cajon Police Chief, Jeff Davis, the released video footage of the shooting. We get updates from a panel of community activists and educators, on the the case and what the next steps are as well as the balance between established organizations and grassroots community leadership, the cultural divides, and the connection between higher education and grassroots activism.

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