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Black/Afrikan People Must Fight Against the Death Penalty!by Sis. Marpessa Kupendua - 1/2012       “Had it not been for slavery, the death penalty would have likely been abolished in America. Slavery became a haven for the death penalty. In Virginia, before the end of slavery, there was only one crime for which a white person could be executed. But there were 66 crimes for which a slave coul...
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A Statement From Troy Davis Dave Zirin on September 21, 2011 - 12:22pm ET If you were hours from being executed for a crime you did not commit, what would you say? Here are the words of Troy Anthony Davis, on the day of his scheduled unjust execution at the hands of the state of Georgia. His generosity of spirit speaks for itself (thank you to Jiva Manske at Amnesty International):“The struggle ...
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Where do we go from here chaos or community?by Salim K. T. Adofo - National Vice Chairperson - National Black United FrontOn Wednesday September 21st, 2011 at 11:08 pm Troy Anthony Davis, a Black man, was murdered by lethal injection for allegedly killing a white police officer.  Despite the millions of people worldwide, including former Commander In Chief Jimmy Carter and the Pope, calling for hi...
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The Black/Afrikan Community and the Death Penalty by Sis. Marpessa Kupendua A loving family stands by Troy Davis, fighting for his freedom: In front in this 2004 photo are Troy and his mother, Virginia; in the middle his nephew De’Jaun; and in back, his sisters, Ebony, Kimberly and Martina. Death row rules requiring photos to be taken only with the prison Polaroid make the quality poor, but the...
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