Stretching. Gym in the Apartment.
Steve Biko – Beenie Man
Steve Biko (Stir It Up) – A Tribe Called Quest
Biko – Peter Gabriel
Biko’s Kindred Lament – Steel Pulse
The Death Of Stephen Biko – Tom Paxton
Long Walk To Freedom (Halala South Africa) – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Prisoner – Lucky Dube
Kazet – Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens
Not Yet Uhuru – Letta Mbulu
Tomorrow Nation – O’ Yaba
Hellfire – African Jazz Pioneers
Unfinished Story – Stimela
Biko Drum – Christy Moore
Asimnonanga/Biko – Wouter Kellerman and Soweto Gospel Choir
Tribute to Steve Biko – Tappa Zukie
Nkosi Sikelel ‘IAfrica – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Category Archives: Antiracism
Two years ago, 18-year-old Kaysera Stops Pretty Places (Crow) was murdered in Big Horn County, Montana. Since her murder, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, and the Montana Department of Justice have done nothing to undertake a criminal investigation. We will not stand for this – law enforcement must be held accountable. Kaysera’s family, in collaboration with National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Sovereign Bodies Institute, Rising Hearts, Elite Feats, and Bethany Yellowtail, are advocating for justice in Kaysera’s name. Help demand #JusticeforKaysera by learning more and take action through the Kaysera website. Join NIWRC’s Twitter Storm on 9/9 and the Justice for Kaysera 5K/10K Virtual Walk/Run.
Stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Walking to New Orleans – Fats Domino
Shelter in the Rain – Irma Thomas
Cry for New Orleans – Various Artists
All Hands Together – Mika Nakashima
All These People – Harry Connick, Jr.
The River in Reverse – Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
Where Were You? – Jackson Browne
Hell No, We Aint Alright – Public Enemy
City that Care Forgot – Dr. John
Wading Through – Terence Blanchard
Shelter in the Rain – Stevie Wonder
In New Orleans – Lead Belly
Going Back to New Orleans – Deacon John
I Hope – The Chicks
Ponchartrain – Vienna Teng
The Saints Are Coming – U2 & Green Day
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? – Louis Armstrong
August 26 is the day that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Week of Action focuses on No More Stolen Relatives: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People. A short video describes the crisis and invites you to participate in the day.
Here are actions you may take tomorrow.
Follow the day’s events. Find links to more resources in the section on No More Stolen Relatives.
From August 23-29, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will observe a Week of Action. The theme this year is “Shades of Oppression, Resistance and Liberation.” Each day will focus on a crisis or issue facing the people of the world. The week is evocative—it cannot cover every issue. The week also points to the breadth of resistance and liberation work being done by Presbyterians and our partners. Events will be both virtual and potentially in person.
All events will be livestreamed on the Week of Action web page where you can find the schedule with the times of the events (Eastern Daylight time). You are encouraged to watch the events live if possible. Livestreamed events will be presented in English, Korea, and Spanish. Events will be posted at a later date. There will be posts on PC(USA) social media – Facebook and Twitter.
Here is the scheduled of themes for the week:
Monday, August 23: Middle East … Our Peace
Tuesday, August 24: Vivencias Hispano-Latinas: Unidad en Cristo AND Systemic and Racialized Poverty
Wednesday, August 25: LGBTQIA+ Resilience
Thursday, August 26: No More Stolen Relatives: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People
Friday, August 27: AAPI Resilience, Resistance, Power & Affirmation
Saturday, August 28: Black Lives Matter
Sunday, August 29: Gun Violence Response and Recognition
I oppose the death penalty.
Executing people to keep people from committing crimes has proven ineffectual.
Execution lowers us to the level of those who kill.
The violence of an execution feeds violence.
Execution negates any possibility of repentance and restoration.
And innocent blood could be shed. An innocent person could be executed,
Julius Jones may be innocent. The evidence points strongly in that direction. He has a petition for commutation before the Pardon and Parole Board. This Board can
Julius Jones sits on death row in Oklahoma, despite maintaining his innocence and despite compelling evidence that he may have been wrongfully convicted.
At the time of the crime for which he was convicted, Julius was a 19-year-old student athlete with a promising future, attending the University of Oklahoma on an academic scholarship. It is clear that Julius’ lawyer did not adequately defend him, and that explicit racial bias played a significant role in the process.. For example, his supporters point out that:
- Eyewitnesses place Mr. Jones at his parents’ home at the time of the murder, miles away from the crime scene.
- Mr. Jones’ co-defendant admitted to being involved in the crime and is now free after testifying against Julius. He was heard bragging that he “set Julius up.” Mr. Jones’ co-defendant matches the only eyewitness description of the shooter based on the length of his hair.
- Newly-discovered evidence shows that at least one juror harbored racial prejudice that influenced his vote to convict and sentence Mr. Jones to death. One juror reported telling the judge about another juror who said the trial was a waste of time and “they should just take the n***** out and shoot him behind the jail.”
Julius Jones, who is African American, was convicted and sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of Paul Howell, a prominent white businessman, in 1999. There can be no justification for the murder of Paul Howell. It is a violation. It is tragic. But, an execution will not, can not bring Paul Howell back to life. An execution of the wrong person will also be a violation and a tragedy.
Black My Story (Not History) – Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
African – Peter Tosh
Justice – Sevana
For the People By the People – Dezarie
Is It Because I’m Black – Syl Johnson
Black Woman – Queen Ifrica
Hello Mama Africa – Garnett Silk
‘Til I’m Laid to Rest – Buju Banton
Never Get Weary – Toots & The Maytals
It’s Amazing – Sizzla
Slavery Days – Burning Spear
Refugee – Skip Marley
Everybody Wants to Be Somebody – Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Too Long in Slavery – Culture
Redemption Song – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Walking. Bernheim Forest.
Some stretching. Gym in the apartment.
Wandering – Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
Refugee – Eric Bogle
Gourma – Etran Fintawa
Running – Keyon Harrold, Andrea Pizziconi & Jasson Harrold (feat. Common & Gregory Porter)
Take Me to Cleveland – Robert Neustadt
Song to A Refugee – Diana Jones
Look in Their Eyes – David Crosby
A Safe Place to Land – Sara Bareilles (feat. John Legend)
The Refugee – U2
Follow Me – Moxie Raia (feat. Wyclef Jean)
In Harm’s Way – Amanda Palmer
Prayer of the Refugee – Rise Against
Coming to America – K’naan
Is This Called Home – Lucy Rose
Refugee – Skip Marley
Lady of the Harbor – Si Kahn
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes
Treadmill. Gym at Germantown Mill Lofts.
Stretching. Gym at the apartment.
Juneteenth – Suav
People Get Ready – The Impressions
Oh Freedom – Mary D. Williams
Freedom Road – The Blind Boys of Alabama
People Gotta Be Free – Keb’ Mo’
Free – Prince
Free – Deniece Williams
Is My Living in Vain – Mattie Moss Clark
Freedom Highway – Rhiannon Giddens
This Little Light of Mine – Fannie Lou Hamer
Freedom Now – Tracy Chapman
I’m Just a Slave – The Roots
Not a Slave – Dre’ Sr.
Freedom – Richie Havens
Woke up This Morning – Congregation of Brown Chapel
Harriet Tubman/Steal Away – Kim & Reggie Harris
Stay on the Battlefield – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Juneteenth – Cast of Black-Ish