Thu
09
Oct
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Black Capitalism: Part III

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

You know, everybody looks down their noses at poor Black people. They fault them for their own poverty, suffering and even deaths. They "lie, cheat and steal," both the smug well-to-do whites and suburban upper class Blacks say about the poor. They, of course, feel themselves every bit superior to "those people." If they hear about the mass of Black youth now gone off [or going] to prison, if Black people are homeless and living in the streets, or if they are slain by a racist cop, then good enough for them! "They deserve it" say the Black bourgeoisie, "they are incorrigible" say the white politicians, or they "sell drugs" say the Uncle Tom preachers. To all these folks, the cops are "just doing their jobs" to stop crime and keep them safe in their middle class enclaves. They feel that "tough policing" is the way that you have to handle poor folks. "Come and get 'em, boss!"

Thu
09
Oct
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The Fraud Of Black Capitalism

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

You know, everybody looks down their noses at poor Black people. They fault them for their own poverty, suffering and even deaths. They "lie, cheat and steal," both the smug well-to-do whites and suburban upper class Blacks say about the poor. They, of course, feel themselves every bit superior to "those people." If they hear about the mass of Black youth now gone off [or going] to prison, if Black people are homeless and living in the streets, or if they are slain by a racist cop, then good enough for them! "They deserve it" say the Black bourgeoisie, "they are incorrigible" say the white politicians, or they "sell drugs" say the Uncle Tom preachers. To all these folks, the cops are "just doing their jobs" to stop crime and keep them safe in their middle class enclaves. They feel that "tough policing" is the way that you have to handle poor folks. "Come and get 'em, boss!"

Thu
09
Oct
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Black Capitalism: Part II

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Recently I wrote the first installment of my newspaper column wherein I criticized Black capitalism (and the capitalist system generally), and the attempt of some individuals and groups to put forth small scale capitalism as a way forward for the liberation of Black people. I heard from many of you out there, some praising me for the article, saying it was something that they wished that those in the Black leadership would write and say about folks trying to either make a business of the Black liberation struggle, or offering a false image of economic development under this system as a way forward for the freedom of our people.

Thu
09
Oct
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Be Careful What You Ask For...

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

I am sure by now that many of you have asked yourselves how it could be that a nominally Black led government, which presides over a majority Black police force, and which is located in Detroit, a majority Black city, could be the number #1 city in the nation for police murders of civilians, again the majority of whom are Black. It seems to go against "conventional wisdom," I am sure many would say. But don't be so sure.

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Thu
09
Oct
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Europol Persecutes Anarchists and Radicals: what to do?

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Hello everyone, sisters and bothers:

Thu
09
Oct
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Who's Buying Up All the Black Funeral Homes?

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

I was talking to a funeral home director in Georgia recently who told me something that shocked me, and I am sure, will shock you too.

Thu
09
Oct
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Put the State on Trial!

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE CALL FOR A TRIBUNAL OF THE EVENTS IN GENOA, ITALY

Thu
09
Oct
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More Naked Jailings

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

The last time I was talking about naked jailings of prisoners, it was about Kalamazoo, a city of 85,000 people in Southwest Michigan. Over 25 cases were discovered by racist cops in this city, and it has caused an outrage that has still not subsided. It has caused the hiring of another police chief, and reshuffling of the political deck in local politics, but little else. The cops sheepishly still claim to have done this as an "accident" or an attempt to "stop a suicide", which makes no sense whatsoever. Nobody has been punished, and although the ex-prisoners have sued in federal court, they have not been compensated.

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Thu
09
Oct
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Black People Have A Right To Rebel

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

A massive anti-cop rebellion has broken out in Cincinnati over the police shootings of 15 Black men, ranging in ages of 12-44 years old, all unarmed. The latest case of Timothy Thomas, a 19-year old brother, allegedly wanted for misdemeanor traffic offenses, was gunned down last week by a crazed white cop. The Black community has risen up in a massive protest against this racist occupying army, poverty, and other forms of mistreatment. Now, we are being told by various White politicians and their paid Uncle Toms that even more massive police violence should be trained on us "to keep the peace", and "stop the violence". Not the cop violence and murder, which has gone on for years, but the current rebellion by our people against police forces.

Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

Thu
09
Oct
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White On White Crime?

by Lorenzo Komboa Ervin

I get so tired of hearing all this garbage about "Black-on-Black crime" that the media created to hypocritically denounce internal crimes and contradictions in our communities, and justify police control of the community. I can prove it's propaganda.

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