May 2018 FOLWCC Newsletter


Labor Quote:

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps (an unchartered new world).”

by Lucy Parsons



May 1820, 2018

National Assembly
for Black Liberation

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A Womanist Perspective of the Black Power Movement


Ashley D. Farmer’s Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era represents an essential development in a new generation of Black Power scholarship. Farmer’s contribution is a woman-centered overview of the Black Power movement. Like Peniel Joseph’s work, Remaking Black Power will reinforce the significance of recognizing Black Power studies as a sub-field in African American history and Africana studies. Preceded by Rhonda Williams’s Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the Twentieth Century and Robyn Spencer’s The Revolution has Come, Farmer’s Remaking Black Power continues a trend within Black Power scholarship that challenges masculinist narratives of the movement. Read more here.


The Racist Origin of the Second Amendment and the Rise of Black Gun Ownership


Siwatu-Salama Ra, 26, will likely spend the next two years in a Michigan prison. In early February, a Wayne County jury found the six-months pregnant Black mother of a toddler guilty of felonious assault and felony firearm possession. She was sentenced last week.

Outside her mother’s Detroit home last summer, she pulled a gun on a neighbor, who Ra says used her vehicle to hit her car with Ra’s 2-year-old daughter inside, and then tried to “run over” her and her mother. The firearm was not discharged, in fact, Ra alleged the gun was not even loaded. Her attorneys argued that her actions were in self-defense. An appeal is underway. Read more here.


Segregation’s Legacy
Fifty years after the Fair Housing Act was signed, America is nearly as segregated as 
when President Lyndon Johnson signed the law.


IT WAS DESIGNED AS BOTH an antidote to rampant housing discrimination under Jim Crow and a path for African-Americans from the ghetto to the middle class.

It swept through Congress and landed on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s desk just days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King – and as urban neighborhoods, where days of rioting erupted on news of King’s murder, still smoldered. Read more here.




If Trouble was Money by Albert Collins


Money (That’s What I Want) by Barrett Strong

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