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A Struggle & Analysis Journal for Black Liberation initiated by the Black Left Unity Network

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Abayomi Taj. A
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29 years old
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Student at Northeastern University, Boston. Wishing to learn, grow and gain/refine  consciousness.



Ashaki Binta
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I am a life long freedom fighter.   We are fighting for national liberation and socialism as the sstrategy and path to the liberation of the African American people!




Brian Z
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38 years old

Elton Leonard Jr.
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42 years old
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I am Elton Leonard, Jr. I am an African-American Man, 37, Visual Artist (www.eltonleonard.com), Graphic Designer, Yoga practicioner, Martial Artist, African spiritual practicioner and College Graduate.

I come from a diverse family where my Mother is from North Carolina, U.S.A. and my late Father (May peace be unto him) was born in the Virgin Islands. I have a 10-year old princess who lives with her mother in Chicago, Illinois. I currently reside on my own in Brooklyn, NY comforting myself and my mother after the loss of my younger brother in a motorcycle accident.

I love to lift weights, run 3-6 miles a day, practice yoga, meditate, eat healthy, listen to Neo-Soul/Roots Reggae/Conscious Hip-Hop/House/Cultural Music and most of all, honor my ancestors and the Mother/Father Creator.

My Horoscope Sign is Sagittarius, Moon sign Aires and Leo Rising. I am adventurous, outgoing and I love to explore newer things in life.

I have received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in the Spring of 2006 and currently freelancing at the legendary Amsterdam News. I could be very political in my thinking sometimes and I am an advocate living life the African way.



Freedom Fighter
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MDaley
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monica
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nancyshakir
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Aukram Burton
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Photographer & Filmmaker

I took the above picture during my travels to the Elmina Slave Dungeon in Ghana, West Africa. First established as Elmina Castle erected by Portugal in 1482 as São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine) Castle, also known simply as Mina or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast). It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, so is the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara. First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, and took over all the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814; in 1872 the Dutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of the British Empire.

Britain granted the Gold Coast its independence in 1957, and control of the castle was transferred to the nation formed out of the colony, present-day Ghana. Today Elmina Castle is a popular historical site. Elmina Slave Dungeon is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

It is my hope that my photography provides vicarious experiences for audiences to broaden their awareness and challenge any negative perceptions commonly held about people of African descent. I want my work to be a vehicle to illuminate intersections between communities throughout the African Diaspora to illustrate common stories of resistance, celebrations, struggles for freedom, and spiritual practices evoking a sense of the richness of African cultural identity. In providing glimpses of Africans and African descendants throughout the diaspora, I hope it encourages the viewer to study the full range of the “African” experience.

To be African or Black with the understanding of all of its ramifications is, in itself, a commitment to the unification and uplift of all African people on the face of this earth. It is a commitment, also, to take Pan-Africanism beyond its narrow base of Black Nationalism, to a concept of an African world union.

-- Dr. John Henrik Clarke




Bilal Dabir Sekou
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DHSmith
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86 years old
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Donald H. Smith, Ph.D.

Past President, the National Alliance of Black School Educators

Former Chair, the New York City Board of Education's Commission on Students of African Descent



Deal
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DefendersLIVEradio
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DefendersLiveRadio.blogspot.com



EwuareXOsayande
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48 years old

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blackeducator
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The blackeducator is an activist-teacher-writer and grandfather native of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy.

He has written not only The Black Holocaust for Beginners (www.forbeginnersbooks.com/blackholocaustfb.html), but also co-authored with the late French Physicist Maurice Bazin a two volume work entitled The Third World Confronts Science & Technology (Livros Horizonte- Portugal, 1976) and, with Tony Medina, edited the award winning In Defense of Mumia (Writers & Readers).

He has written numerous essays on the Black Liberation Movement as well as on math and science and technology as they relate to the Black Liberation struggle. He has also co-edited and self-published with Ted Wilson and the late Louis Rivera a tribute to Amiri Baraka: Let Loose On The World.



carpenterdan
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58 years old
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"...Then even the monsters we defy shall be constrrained to honour us..."McKay circa.1910 My profile are those who sow but do not reap, those who petition and recieve deceit, Our pain stretches across all season, but it is victory we must reason!



Redwood
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petr dann
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64 years old

bilal
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