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Woman’s History Month Special Edition
Sister Search: Remembering
My Howard University Roots
During this Women’s History Month
To say I was an “interesting” teenager is an understatement. Once upon a revolutionary time, I was a Black Power teen who lived in the once Chocolate City but went to an all-white, all girl high school. I hung out, however, with Black Panthers and brothers from the Nam, recited poetry, attended organizing meetings for the first U.S.-based African Liberation Day, and celebrated Kwanzaa. And upon my high school graduation, I couldn’t wait to join my parents’ alma mater, Howard University. Like many Howard students today... READ MORE
 
(Image of Nkechi Taifa during her college days
/ Book Cover)
Black History Month
Black Power, Black Lawyer
Trivia Answers
There is Black History Galore in BPBL!

Answers to the images on
Taifa’s ancestral gele (headwrap) 
  1. There are eight Black ancestors. How many can you name?
    -Marcus Garvey - Leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association 
    -Rosa Parks - Mother of Civil Rights Movement 
    -Harriet Tubman - slavery-era abolitionist and conductor on Underground Railroad
    -Queen Mother Moore - Mother of Modern Day Reparations Movement
    -Malcolm X - 1960’s Back Nationalist leader 
    -Imari Obadele - first popularly elected president of Republic of New Afrika
    -Chokwe Lumumba - co-founder of New Afrikan People’s Organization and former Mayor of Jackson, MS
    -Geronimo JiJaga Pratt - former member Black Panther Party, spent 27 years in prison unjustly

     
  2. There is one living person. Can you identify?
    Assata Shakur - former member Black Panther Party, exiled in Cuba
     
  3. There are three other images. Can you recognize what they refer to?
    -Angola Woman Warrior with rifle holding baby - featured on Boycott Gulf poster
    -Black Panthers in formation
    -RNA-11 in chains - 1971 Black Nationalists unjustly arrested and paraded through streets of Jackson, Ms. barefoot and half-dressed.
 
 
Justice Roundtable features
Sen. Booker & Bill Underwood

VIDEO OF 3.3.21 WELCOME HOME FIRESIDE CHAT FEATURING

SENATOR CORY BOOKER AND WILLIAM UNDERWOOD

In his first March 3, 2021 first public appearance hosted by the Justice Roundtable, Mr. William “Bill” Underwood discusses with Senator Cory Booker his recent Compassionate Release after 33 years of imprisonment, life behind prison walls, and his next steps.
 

For background on the release of William Underwood, click on button below:

January 15, 2021 Personal Statement of legal counsel Nkechi Taifa upon the Granting of Compassionate Release to William Underwood

 
Statement on Release

Available for Speaking Engagements
Author Nkechi Taifa has received numerous requests to speak.
A form has been added to the website to help facilitate requests.  
Here is the link: 
Speaking Engagementment Request Form
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