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49th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination: MLK did not die of natural causes! 

Civil Rights Movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by the U.S. government on April 4, 1968. He was 39 years old when he was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.

April 4, 2017 marks the 49th anniversary of MLK’s assassination.

King’s death was the result of the U.S. federal government’s counterinsurgency program which targeted black political leaders of the 60s with the purpose to destroy the Black Liberation Movement.

Embarking on the one-year anniversary of the drowning of three teenage African girls by Florida sheriffs 

ST. PETERSBURG––A horrendous crime was committed on March 31, 2016 by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department in St. Petersburg, Florida.

This crime was the murder of three teenage African girls, Dominique Battle, La’Niyah Miller and Ashaunti Butler, which violently ripped them from their families.

The tragedy began when deputy Howard Skaggs saw the girls driving, to which he pulled up behind them in an attempt to harass and intimidate them.

African freedom organizer, Emilsen Manyoma, murdered by Colombia State 

The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, condemns the assassination of unarmed African woman Emilsen Manyoma, a freedom organizer for African liberation in Colombia, by cowardly Colombian paramilitary State thugs on January 17, 2017.

We hold comrade Emilsen Manyoma in high esteem. She is an African martyr; she was murdered because of her courage, and willingness to fight for African national liberation against parasitic corporations.

Trump's immigration ban exposes white nationalism and the crisis of imperialism 

After only one week of being in office, U.S. president Donald John Trump signed an executive order that bans immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S. on Friday, January 27, 2017.

The countries included in the ban are Somalia, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan and Iran. They are mostly-Muslim countries but more importantly, their people are involved in active resistance against U.S. and European imperialism.

Trump stated while signing the order that it was to "keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America.” He continued, “We don't want them here."