Category Archives: Writings

Commemoration Statement for the Chokwe Lumumba Center for Economic Democracy

The Lumumba Center opened its doors in January 2015, and commemorated one-year  since the passing of the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba in February 2015.  The Lumumba Center will serve as the base for Cooperation Jackson and its overall operations including … Continue reading

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Tribute to Herman Ferguson

A great man is gone to a new level, work well done. I will that he still existed; he surely would not want to be here without being as productive as he believed he would want to be. His role … Continue reading

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Fight for the Legacy (July 2014)

A commentary on Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Tupac-inspired musical directed by Kenny Leon and starring Saul Williams. In these times, we must demand something from the culture. Over the years, the mainstream culture has forced the pop culture … Continue reading

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For Yuri Kochiyama

From: Nobuko Miyamoto  Dear friends of Yuri and Mutulu, I visited Yuri mid-April with my friend Patty Hirota.  We didn’t expect much because the last couple visits she had been drifting in great discomfort.  We were filling time browsing the … Continue reading

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So Long Chokwe: A Tribute to Chokwe Lumumba

Some transitions come in the midst of crucial times and we wonder why. I am lost for words, but not for emotions and reflections. The chairman as we called him in the organization (NAPO) that we built together. He lived … Continue reading

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To the Mothers on Mother’s Day

In life, all women are mothers. I’d like to take this time in my life to recognize all of the magnificent, intricate, inspiring women that have molded my existence. The courage I have gained from their love for me has … Continue reading

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A Message to the Montefiore-Einstein Medical Center Doctors of Family & Community Medicine

In extending great enthusiasm and support for the objectives of the Montefiore Medical Center Community Doctors (MMCCD), I have kept in mind that 45 years ago an army of committed and concerned have-nots did take a realistic look at the … Continue reading

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Statement on Gil Scott-Heron and Geronimo ji-Jaga

On the eve of what would have been my son Tupac’s 40th birthday, I have been encouraged to write a memorial statement on two giants of the New Afrikan Independence and Black Liberation Movement, Geronimo ji-Jaga (Pratt) and Gil Scott-Heron. … Continue reading

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Proposal for a U.S. Truth & Reconciliation Commission to Gain Redress and the Unconditional Release of U.S. Held Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War

  This paper is a response to questions and concerns regarding the 2010 “Discussion Paper” of the application of a Truth and Reconciliation Tribunal that addresses the conflict between the civil rights/black liberation struggle against the U.S. COINTELPRO low intensity … Continue reading

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Towards a Truth and Reconciliation Commission For New African/Black Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War and Freedom Fighters

A Discussion Paper by Dr. Mutulu Shakur Dated: May 5th, 2010 There is a need for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S. to resolve the history of slavery, oppression, racism, segregation, lynching and the issues of political prisoners … Continue reading

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