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ngela Davis on Prison Abolition, the War on Drugs and Why Social Movements Shouldn’t Wait on Obama

ngela Davis on Prison Abolition, the War on Drugs and Why Social Movements Shouldn’t Wait on Obama

Via http://www.democracynow.org

For more than four decades, the world-renowned author, activist and scholar Angela Davis has been one of most influential activists and intellectuals in the United States. An icon of the 1970s black liberation movement, Davis’ work around issues of gender, race, class and prisons has influenced critical thought and social movements across several generations. She is a leading advocate for prison abolition, a position informed by her own experience as a fugitive on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list more than 40 years ago. Davis, a professor emerita at University of California, Santa Cruz and the subject of the recent documentary, “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” joins us to discuss prison abolition, mass incarceration, the so-called war on drugs, International Women’s Day, and why President Obama’s second term should see a greater wave of activism than in his first.

 

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What the Death of Army Pfc. LaVena Johnson Says About Us (Warning – Graphic Material)

What the Death of Army Pfc. LaVena Johnson Says About Us (Warning – Graphic Material)

Blacks and women and are put on the side burner when it comes to this country’s so-called morality. Sad, but not shocking truth…. Not sure if mankind will fully ever be capable of an equal moral conduct.

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Rick Ross Raps About Committing Date Rape In New Song

Rick Ross Raps About Committing Date Rape In New Song

In the new song, “You Don’t Even Know It,” by Rocko, Future, and Rick Ross, the self-proclaimed boss drops a troubling lyric that shows he knows very little about rape.

Just after he opens his verse, Ross raps:

“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”

So it’s okay for these black men to brag about about raping women who are too high off of drugs and alcohol to consent to, or not to sex (?)…. What’s sad about this is, some women will keep listening to this ish that isn’t even music, and say, “Hey, this is my song”….

Music that promotes sexism and violence destroys the young minds of our future. When will these artists be put to the shame they deserve?