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September 2009 Blog Posts (2)

Congressman John Lewis Betrays Black Cherokee Freedmen

Congressman John Lewis Betrays Black Cherokee Freedmen

Submitted by Dr. Ron Daniels on Tue, 09/22/2009




by Dr. Ron Daniels

Deep ties of blood and history bind African Americans and Native Americans. But a great injustice was done to the Black Freedmen of the Cherokee Nation, who were stripped of the right to vote. Black Congressman John Lewis rubbed salt in the Freedmen's wounds by honoring tribal Chief Chad Smith, the man who engineered the disenfranchisement, an act… Continue

Added by Janice on September 29, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

A Call to Justice from Choctaw Nations' Sun Dance Chief BEN CARNES SUNDANCER

I received this letter from Choctaw Nations' Sun Dance Chief BEN CARNES SUNDANCER

Human rights activist and prisoner’s rights advocate. All oppressed people, victims of white supremacy can learn from the lessons outlined here. Ben has just completed a week of a fast protest across from the White House on behalf of Leonard Pelitier, the native warrior political prisoner. I have Ben's permission to share the letter.… Continue

Added by Janice on September 28, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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