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Poultry and Prisons: Toward a General Strike for Abolition

Carrie Freshour Monthly Review
If the work of abolition is not only about stopping prisons, but also about imagining a future in which we win, then people cannot be released from prisons only to be put on the streets or to premature disability at the poultry factory.

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JUNETEENTH AND THE STRUGGLE FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Rebecca Dixon NELP
As we contribute to the fight for workers’ rights and to build worker power, we are clear that the origins of the U.S. labor movement start with enslaved African people and their descendants struggling for emancipation.

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Los Angeles Review of Books
This book is "a radical, genre-defying examination of the lives of 'ordinary' young Black women" in the rapidly urbanizing USA of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, says this reviewer.

Friday Nite Videos | August 2, 2019

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Kentucky Wants to Break Up with Mitch McConnell. La Bamba | Playing For Change. What If We Ended the Injustice of Bail? Boris Johnson: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. A Black Lady Sketch Show.

A Black Lady Sketch Show | Trailer | HBO

A Black Lady Sketch Show, premiering August 2 at 11PM, is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson.

The US Is Failing Black Women With HIV

Thurka Sangaramoorthy The Conversation
Five black women aging with HIV. ...60 percent of newly diagnosed cases of HIV in women in 2017 were Black. Yet, Black women’s voices are notoriously absent from the national discourse on HIV.

Friday Nite Videos | January 11, 2019

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Stacey Abrams | How to Respond to Setbacks. Robert Reich: The Big Economic Switcheroo. Trump Will 'Definitely' Declare A National Emergency, 'Probably'. What Is Emergence? Surviving R. Kelly: Bonus

Surviving R. Kelly: Bonus

Survivors Asante McGee, Kitti Jones, Lizzette Martinez, Lisa Van Allen, backup singer Jovante Cunningham, performing artist Sparkle, and ex-wife and survivor of R. Kelly, Andrea Kelly, address R. Kelly directly in this bonus clip from Episode 6 of Surviving R. Kelly, "Black Girls Matter." #SurvivingRKelly

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