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Friday, December 6, 2013

Lest We Forget

44  years ago this week, Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by Chicago police. We need to continue to tell the stories of the freedom fighters that fought in the struggle for liberation. The miseducation in the school system forces us to memorize false facts about individuals that represent a part of  the European history of America. As progressive people we need to continue to tell our story.

Fred Hampton Remembered
Despite a life cut short, young Black Panther left behind an enduring legacy of struggle

By Carlito Rovira

The wave of repression unleashed on the Black liberation movement in the 1960s and 1970s by the FBI’s “Operation COINTELPRO” reached its height with a series of murderous attacks on the Black Panther Party. One of the most horrendous episodes of this onslaught took place 4 years ago. On December. 4, 1969, Black Panther Party leaders Chairman Fred Hampton and Captain Mark Clark were assassinated by police.

A powerful speaker and brilliant leader,
Fred Hampton dedicated his brief life to
revolutionary struggle.

In a coordinated effort between the Illinois State Attorney’s Office, Cook County Police Department, the Chicago Police Department and the FBI, a heavily armed assault was launched in the early morning hours on Fred Hampton’s residence. With a vicious sense of racist hatred and no regard for human life, the police fired their weapons at will at the wall separating the hallway from the apartment. The two revolutionaries were killed.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Reks "Rebelutionary" (Produced By Numonics)

By Ralo

Massachusetts has always been a hive of activity in the world of recorded music. Akrobatic, T-Max, Mr. Lif and even Guru are all Massachusetts Hip-Hop luminaries. However, Massachusetts can now be known for Reks. Although the world at large still has yet to recognize Reks, the underground Hip-Hop scene has embraced him for years. Since 2001 Reks has been making a name for himself from Bean Town to the Big Apple.

Reks is back with a new full length album called "Rebelutionary", with artwork that features the great Fred Hampton. He is a throwback to the conscious golden era of the late 80s' and early 90s'. "Passports", produced by Numonics is a great example of what can be expected on "Rebelutionary".  


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