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Lynne Stewart, the people's lawyer, dies at 77 

Lynne Stewart, the militant lawyer who went up against U.S. state power to defend African, Arab and other oppressed nation activists, died March 7 in New York.

Stewart was 77 and is survived by her husband, Ralph Poynter, a member of the Black is Back Coalition.

After serving 4 years of a 10-year sentence as a political prisoner, Stewart was released from prison in December 2013 as a result of popular pressure on the government in the face of breast cancer that was terminal.

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.

The Black Is Back Coalition forwards African self-determination on MLK weekend with rally in D.C.! 

The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations (BIBC) held its Rally for Self-determination January 14, 2017 at Howard University. The Rally came on the heels of the National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination Convention that was held November 5 through November 6, 2016 in Washington D.C.

While many organizations and individual leaders such as Al Sharpton held marches and rallies throughout the weekend were doing so in response to the election of Donald Trump, the Coalition recognizes that there is a need for black self-determination despite who sits in the white people’s house.