399357 01: Former Black Panther Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin listens to the proceedings in Fulton County Superior Court at the start of jury selection for his First Degree murder trial January 8, 2002 in Atlanta. Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rap Brown, is accused of killing a Fulton County Sheriff’s deputy and injuring his partner as they attempted to serve him with a warrant in March of 2000. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty in the case. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)
Black August Month has now officially kicked off.
The event is a widespread call to action that encompasses fasting, raising awareness, and offering resources for political prisoners. It is a collaborative effort between Power Haus Creative and community partners Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, Students for Imam Jamil, Black Art in America, and Black Power Media.
“The cruel and unusual punishment, the confession of another man, the medical neglect in hopes that he dies, the gag order, the federal holding of a state prisoner away from his attorneys and family, we’ve done nothing about anything and because of our lack of action, much like the man himself, the truth about this case and his legacy have been erased from public view.”
In line with this mission, participating partners will also be “Feeding the Community,” literally and figuratively, throughout August. Through virtual sessions, scholars and activists will share different information and resources.
Source: Black Enterprise