Sankofa Study Circle

Thursday, October 6, 2011

COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND HOWARD 13

By Salim K. T. Adofo – National Vice Chair – National Black United Front
On Wednesday October 5th, 2011 the National Black United Front (NBUF) convened a community in forum in support of the Howard University Students that were arrested at the White House for demanding the release of Troy Davis.  12 students (11 women) and one professor, now known as the Howard 13, were facing federal charges for failure to obey a lawful order. Without much support from the university, the student body raised the money to cover the legal fees for that were arrested. Immediately following the program, about 10 pm that night, members of NBUF and the All African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) went with some of the students to the Park Police Headquarters to resolve their legal issues.
When asked why she did it, Sister Raina, a junior at Howard University said, "I did it for the Pan African community."  The students went on to say that it's the youth that make the revolution and they want to bridge the gap between the campus and the community. Some of the students have now begun working on the case of Reginald Clemons, who is on death row in Missouri. 


 All of the forum participants agreed that it is necessary to have political education training on the history and current dynamics of student/youth activism. To keep the momentum going, NBUF will host a “teach in” on student activism.  It will take place Wednesday November 2nd, at the Umoja House Art Gallery 2015 Bunker Hill Rd NE Washington DC. For more information contact NBUF at (202) 525 - 3449 or via email at nbufdc@gmail.com


Salim K. T. Adofo
National Vice Chairperson
National Black United Front
(202) 525 – 3449


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