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Free Maroon Now!

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Nia Holston is a Staff Attorney with Abolitionist Law Center (ALC). Born and raised in and around Philly, she is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania. She graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar, participated in civil rights and youth justice defender clinics, led an organization that trains law school students to represent children at their school suspension hearings, and organized around racial justice issues on campus. Prior to joining ALC, she worked as a public defender at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Before law school, she worked as a paralegal at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Olugbala is a professional Child Care Worker and former Hunter College Black & Puerto Rican Studies Department major who studied during the 70's under such noted scholars as Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Marimba Ani, Dr. Luis Nieves Falcon and Dr. Yosef Ben-Johannon. A Bronx, New York native, "Bro. Shep" began his life long work as a community activist as a 19 year old member of the New York State Chapter of the "original" Black Panther Party where he worked as a Black Student Union organizer and reporter/distribution manager for the Black Panther Black Community Newspaper. Today at the age of 66 years old, he continues that revolutionary work today as a youth counselor, lecturer and workshop facilitator for The Community Survival Program, National Black Panther Alumni Association and with the Universal Zulu Nation by utilizing Hip Hop Culture as a tool for organizing and community building. Free Maroon! Abolitionist Law Center Jared A. Ball, PH.D. is a father and husband. After that, he is a Professor of Africana and Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and is founder/curator of a multimedia hub of emancipatory journalism and revolutionary beat reporting. Ball is also author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power (Palgrave, 2020). More from Dr. Ball ____________________________________ Follow BPM: JOIN - Click the "JOIN," Subscribe, and Like buttons! WEBSITE - TWITTER - INSTAGRAM - FACEBOOK -
Posted Sep 6 - Filed in News & Politics - #US Political Prisoners 
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