Fred Hampton, the official chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and deputy chairman of the national BPP, was only 21 years old on Dec. 4, 1969, when he was brutally assassinated while sleeping in his bed.
Tag: Race & Society
Aboriginal women are the largest cohort of prisoners in Australia, despite making up only 2 percent of the population. Vicki Roach, activist and former prisoner said; “We are all demeaned and belittled by the way we treat people in prison”.
Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee has found that no one was to blame for the death of David Dungay Jnr, who died in 2015, and recommended no charges or sanctions against the prison officers involved in his death.
The UFFC held its annual march in central London on Saturday 26 October 2019. This year the annual event also showed solidarity with simultaneous marches and protests with fellow campaigners that took place in Scotland and France.
Channel 4 Television presents special documentaries – from 1995 – examining the death of Joy Gardner in 1993 and the subsequent public campaign that culminated in the trial at the Old Bailey of those accused of causing her death.
There are a few animated short films in the Oakland International Film Festival this year, but only one that mixes documentary story-telling with animation. “Unalienable Rights” tells the story of the 1978 MOVE confrontation.
In America, there is a common conversation between black parents and their children, long known as “the talk”. It is about what to do when approached by a police officer. How to talk. How to act. How, simply, to survive.
In July the US Attorney General announced that the federal government would resume executions of those who have been sentenced to death – designating five men on federal death row to be killed by lethal injection.