Daily Archives: January 10, 2019

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Angela Davis “Stunned” at Award Revocation, But Still Coming to Birmingham

Davis joins a long list of scholars and activists who have been censored in efforts to silence debate on Israeli apartheid.

By: Roy S. Johnson

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Angela Davis “Stunned” at Award Revocation, But Still Coming to Birmingham

My long-term support of justice for Palestine was at issue.”

Activist, poet, academic and writer Angela Davis says she was “stunned” to learn last Saturday that the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute had rescinded its invitation to honor her next month, in her hometown, with the Fred L. Shuttlesworth Award for Human Rights. Continue reading

Trump and Democrats Still Can’t Agree on Government Shutdown and Border Wall

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President Trump and the congressional Democrats made a failed attempt to find a resolution to the partial government shutdown and funding for the border wall. “Well unfortunately, the president just got up and walked out,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “He asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up and said, ‘Then we have nothing to discuss’ and he just walked out.” he added. Continue reading

Fabo On Why People Liking His Music is Not that Important

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

One thing I came to realize from being a part of the Hip Hop community, is that everything is not what it seems to be. Some of the rappers who spit gangsta, hardcore lyrics are not that gangster in real life. The rappers who you may think are cool as hell, are really lame and not that interesting at all. By the same token, there are some rappers who you may think are corny and they turn out to be some of the realest people in Hip Hop. I was reminded of this when I talked with Fabo from the group D4L. I’m not saying that Fabo is corny; but let’s just say my perception didn’t match his reality. Continue reading