by DB Absher “Some semi-random thoughts: 1) From slave revolts to abolitionism to Reconstruction to Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter, black-led anti-racist struggle has been THE great engine of social transformation in American society. In all these cases, multiracial formations have acted to destroy the most basic conceptual and material underpinnings of the American … More Thoughts on Racism
Below, you will find a guide for boycotting Carl Paladino. We want him out of office, yes, but we want him also to understand the power that we have. The guide is not perfect and we welcome new and updated information. Boycotts are not the be all and end of activism. Remember to vote except … More Guide to Boycott Paladino!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! AUGUST 19, 2017 MILLIONS FOR PRISONERS HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH WASHINGTON DC #abolishth13th Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March on Washington August 19, 2017 to end legalized prison slavery and mass incarceration. Local Representatives & Local Organizing Committees (LOCs) are being established in cities all throughout the country. In addition to promoting the … More Mark Your Calendars! Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March, Aug. 19 2017 – DC
Along with many other organizations, the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition endorses the Buffalo Public Schools’ new gender-identity policy, mandating, among other things that transgender persons be allowed to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender-identity. The Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition is dedicated to the end of racism and white-supremacy. Furthermore, however, we assert that no change will … More Statement on Proposed BPS Gender-Identity Policy
In the lived world, aside from the saviour fantasy of self proclaimed well meaning white people arguing that POC should not “be put in a position” of “choosing” between “protecting themselves” and “[learning and] asserting their rights”, is the reality that we have always already had to simultaneously master the art of self protection and … More To Those That Would Pacify Black Struggle
Buffalo coalition rallies against Confederate flag June 21 2015 http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/buffalo/buffalo-coalition-rallies-against-confederate-flag-20150621 Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition: Lou DeJesus & Brandon Absher on The Public Good Jul 20, 2016 Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition Celebrates Black August 26 Aug 2015 http://thekaribunews.com/2015/08/26/buffalo-anti-racism-coalition-celebrates-black-august/ India Cummings focus of Buffalo town hall meeting on inmate rights 14 July 2015 http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/india-cummings-focus-of-buffalo-town-hall-meeting-on-inmate-rights-20160714 GOP convention protest security: Tennis balls … More BARC in The News
On the evening of February 27th at El Buen Amigo in Buffalo NY, a full house turned out to launch the revised edition of Exiting The Prism: Fade to Black, a collection of poetry by former Black Panther Jalil Muntaqim. Mr. Muntaquim is now entering his 45th year as a political prisoner and former Black … More Exiting The Prism Book Launch!
3/1/2016 On Sunday February 28th, Buffalo New York lost India Cummings, a 27 year old black woman who was taken into police custody on February 1st and hospitalised a full 16 days later, even though evidence and common sense suggests that she needed urgent physical and mental care from day one. So far, the media … More #JusticeforIndia Say Her Name!
The United States comprises 5% of the world population, but 25% of the people imprisoned throughout the world. While we call many other regimes repressive, our imprisonment rate is higher than the rates in Iran, China and Russia. In the U.S. 750 people out of every 100,000 are in jail. Beyond that, the U.S. imprisons more racial and ethnic … More Reflections on Restorative/Transformative Justice
This week, we have been shocked and outraged at the shootings of five demonstrators in Minneapolis, MN by white supremacists. It is justified and even laudable that we feel this pain and anger – that we viscerally reject this act of terror targeting the movement for black lives. However, it is also absolutely important to … More A Real Ally?