Hosted by Black Lives Matter – Roanoke VA
If you question what you can do to make things better in #Roanoke or how we can build community and peoples’ power, now’s the time to step up. #DefendTheHopeCenter
1. Write a letter of support for #TheHopeCenter
2. Respectfully call the property manager and give positive testimonies of why The Hope Center is amazing and VITAL to the NW community and 11th St. specifically, and that the lease should be renewed
3. JOIN US for a potluck and letter-writing event @ The Hope Center on Sunday (8.6.17) from 1-4pm
* We will have some burgers and hot dogs
** Please bring a side dish and post what you’re bringing!
Listen to the Sat. July 29, 2017 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the stampede at South Africa’s FNB stadium which has killed two people; an article in the Global Times reports on the role of Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations on the African continent; the migration crisis from Africa to Europe has prompted calls for a more militarized response in the Mediterranean; and the political unrest in Libya continues amid efforts by France and Italy to halt internal strife and human trafficking. In the second hour we will review the developments surrounding the recently-held South African Communist Party 14th National Congress which took place earlier this month. A media briefing featuring SACP leaders and the political report of Secretary General Dr. Blade Nzimande is rebroadcast.
By Abayomi Azikiwe
Coalition building and the need for a united front against national oppression and class exploitation
Note: This third section of the report examines the days, weeks and months following the Detroit Rebellion of July 23-27, 1967 where working and middle class people in the city took different approaches on how to proceed. The report reviews the formation of broad-based coalitions and the approach of the ruling class towards various interests within the African American community from the proletarian radicals and revolutionaries to the more mainstream Civil Rights organizations and small business interests seeking to establish a stronger economic base. From the neighborhoods, schools and workplaces there was the desire to move quickly in order to ensure a qualitative advancement in the struggle for African American liberation.