Some Alabama homeowners are outraged after the Ku Klux Klan left fliers around their town. The hate group is trying to encourage people to go vote in the election and join the Klan.
Several people who live in St. Charles Place neighborhood of Madison tell KTLA sister station WHNT they found baggies full of rocks and paper in their driveway Sunday morning.
The message said in part, “Black Lives Matter Black Panthers are telling followers to kill white people and police officers.”
Many in the neighborhood said they were disgusted, but didn’t want to go on camera for fear of retaliation.
“This is pretty standard tactics for that particular Klan group. They’ve been fliering all over the sate. They were in Wichita last weekend. This is a pretty common practice for Loyal White Knights,” said Heidi Beirich with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Beirich tracks hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery.
“It breaks my heart that people receive this kind of material, but unfortunately, this is the Klan using its First Amendment rights. So, they have every ability to do this.”
Beirich tells WHNT her agency doesn’t know of any violent situation involving the Klan.
There are eight Ku Klux Klan organizations in Alabama. the Southern Poverty Law Center estimates there are up to 6,000 Klan members nationwide.
The Black Panthers wrote this touching letter after the passing of Black activist, organizer & fearless leader, Afeni Shakur Davis.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our sister Afeni Shakur.
Afeni was a sister, mentor, comrade and leader within the New York chapter of the Black Panther Party.
As the section leader of the Harlem branch, Afeni was the one who personally welcomed many of us into the party. As the communications secretary, she was one of the highest ranking members on the East Coast and her leadership was the reason many young women joined.
Afeni had a deep and profound love for the community and a passion for the people that made her a dynamic organizer and dedicated activist. She embodied the spirit of what it meant to be a Black Panther, waking up at 5AM to cook for the free breakfast program, coordinating the day to day office duties and personally being in the field.
Afeni’s organizing laid the seeds for a legacy we still bear witness to today. While working with tenant organizations, Afeni led numerous rent strikes, resulting in several tenant owned buildings, some of which still exist today. She was instrumental in organizing health care professionals and patients at Lincoln Hospital and Harlem Hospital to develop the first patient bill of rights, a fore runner of the patient bill of rights now posted in every hospital.
After the Black Panther Party, Afeni continued her work in the community as a paralegal helping save hundreds of families from eviction and criminal convictions. She left an everlasting impact on the community and the arts world with her life long contributions that will never be forgotten.
We send our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Sekyiwa, Jean and the entire Shakur family. We ask that young people everywhere continue Afeni’s legacy by lifting up her name and continuing to organize in their communities wherever they see injustice.
We Love you dear sister Afeni. Long live your revolutionary spirit!
All Power To The People!
The National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party
In the past few weeks, there have been rampant rumors that Mutulu Shakur, 65, was already free, but that was not the case. His legal team will be arguing for his release at a hearing on April 4. They will argue – in part – that Dr. Shakur has had no behavioral or legal incidents since being incarcerated in the mid-80’s.
The campaign formally launches on March 1.
MutuluIsWelcomeHere.com has been launched to help free the former Black Liberation Member, who has been in jail for over 30 years. “If you have been influenced or affected by Mutulu in a positive way, put your testimony on there (MutuluIsWelcomeHere.com),” said Zayed Malik, who is an artist and a leader in the organization. These testimonies will be given to Shakur’s legal team as examples of his upstanding impact to the population.
They outlined their agenda on a call. The website says the following:
“There are enemies of our struggle who are intent on proving that Dr. Mutulu Shakur is a threat and danger to the community and society and does not deserve to be let free to come home. It is important that we challenge that narrative with true stories of personal experiences with Dr. Mutulu Shakur and how we have benefited from knowing him. We are asking that you take the time to describe the impact he has had on your life.”
Additionally, supporters of Mutulu are encouraged to use the hashtag #MutuluIsWelcomeHere and to use social media to push the messaging. The movement will also record a music video and accept songs in honor of Shakur. They will be used for radio and internet play so clean versions of the music were encouraged for submission on the organizational call.
“If you got a beautiful singing voice, sing a song for Mutulu,” said Malik.
Mutulu Shakur is well known for aiding in the escape of Assata Shakur in 1979. He was was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 1986 conspiracy to aid in a bank robbery that resulted in the death of two police officers. Shakur was not involved in the actual robbery.
Dr. Shakur is technically Tupac’s step-father, but the rapper regarded him as his father, even if it wasn’t biological.
For those seeking to help financially or offer legal aid should go to MutuluShakur.com.
Source| All Hip Hop