Lebron James—The Fight of Black Folks to Come and Go as They Please

by Eric Mann originally posted in Counterpunch Magazine on July 15th, 2014. The public debate about the journey of Lebron James, a Black man and the greatest basketball player in the world today –is being discussed and debated by tens of...

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The Civil Rights Movement Today

Voices Radio continues its look at 1964's Mississippi "Freedom Summer" with guest Charles M Payne. Charles who is a veterans of the Civil Rights, examine the movement today and how the sacrifices of 50 years ago are resonating today. Aired...

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Fred Ho Lives! – Jazz, Cancer and Revolution

By Eric Mann originally published in CounterPunch Magazine on April 14th, 2014. Fred Ho, a renowned baritone sax player, Afro-Asian jazz musician, composer, political organizer, revolutionary died on Saturday. In 2006, Fred was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and spent the...

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What to the Revolutionary is the Fourth of July

As we find ourselves upon the system’s celebration of its independence from England, the 4th of July represents the United States replacing England as the imperialist power trying to control North America—and later the world. Two of the greatest “telling...

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What’s Really on Trial in George Zimmerman’s Case?

By Eric Mann originally published in Colorlines Magazine on June 10th, 2013. Make Demands, Try the System  George Zimmerman will go on trial today for the murder of Trayvon Martin. But let’s be clear, within the defense’s opening arguments, for many who follow...

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The Fight for the Soul of Los Angeles

The Fight for the Soul of Los Angeles: What progressive activists can learn from a grassroots campaign against transit racism. By Eric Mann originally published in The Nation Magazine on May 27th, 2013. On November 6, 2012, as progressive voters cheered the re-election of Barack...

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