Black August Observed in Oakland This Week

 
Black August is a time of remembering the plight of imprisoned freedom fighters. Some people whose contributions will be honored during Black August '05

Many people observe Black August by fasting from sun up to sun down on all the days of August except on the martyr days: Aug. 2, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, which are days when some fast completely. In Oakland, Black August ‘05 will also be celebrated with two events. The first event will be on August 17th at 2232 Martin Luther King Way in Oakland. There will be African dancers, Taiko drummers, Polynesian dancers and Pomo dancers, among the many acts that are scheduled to perform. The second event will take place on August 21st at 1933 Broadway in Oakland. Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. of the POCC (Prisoners of Conscience Committee), Pam Africa, dead prez, and Rico Pabon of Prophets of Rage are some of the people featured at this 12-hour concert/forum. Pam Africa will also be speaking in San Francisco on August 19th. More info

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Black August is a time of remembering the plight of imprisoned freedom fighters. Some people whose contributions will be honored during Black August '05

Many people observe Black August by fasting from sun up to sun down on all the days of August except on the martyr days: Aug. 2, Aug. 7 and Aug. 21, which are days when some fast completely. In Oakland, Black August ‘05 will also be celebrated with two events. The first event will be on August 17th at 2232 Martin Luther King Way in Oakland. There will be African dancers, Taiko drummers, Polynesian dancers and Pomo dancers, among the many acts that are scheduled to perform. The second event will take place on August 21st at 1933 Broadway in Oakland. Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. of the POCC (Prisoners of Conscience Committee), Pam Africa, dead prez, and Rico Pabon of Prophets of Rage are some of the people featured at this 12-hour concert/forum. Pam Africa will also be speaking in San Francisco on August 19th. More info

Read more on Indybay's Racial Justice News Page

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