• Revolution in Burkina Faso and the Downfall of Blaise Compmaore

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    Published November 13, 2014 at 1:49 pm - No Comments Cross-Posted from Sociable Susan Written by Susan Majek The community of social activists of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area organizes a panel d ...

    Revolution in Burkina Faso and the Downfall of Blaise Compmaore
  • Shaw Residents and Community Organizers Strategize to Stay in Their Neighborhood

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    Published November 6, 2014 at 11:31 am - No Comments Cross-Posted from ONE DC In a town rife with Non-Profits that seemingly have all the answers for what ails longtime D.C. residents as they face gentr ...

    Shaw Residents and Community Organizers Strategize to Stay in Their Neighborhood
  • DC Displacement of the Poor: They Do What They Can Get Away With

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    Published October 23, 2014 at 11:13 am - 3 Comments Cross-Posted from Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six Written by Johanna Bockman As many of you know, there is much discussion about the future ...

    DC Displacement of the Poor: They Do What They Can Get Away With
  • Protests Against Climate Change in Washington, DC

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    Published September 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm - One Comment On September 21, 2014 over 300,000 people swarmed Manhattan in mass protest against global climate change. With indigenous peoples and people of colo ...

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  • New Lens Productions – The Power of the Media in the Hands of Baltimore Youth

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    Published September 26, 2014 at 2:25 pm - No Comments To promote social change through the use of art and media.   The above audio is an interview of New Lens, recorded for This Light Sounds for Soc ...

    New Lens Productions – The Power of the Media in the Hands of Baltimore Youth
  • Disparity in DC Public Schools

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    Published August 25, 2014 at 7:49 am - 2 Comments Several conclusions have been brought to the public view to why students specifically in DC public schools are dropping out. This problem has become ...

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  • One Student’s Take On What Really Matters In DC Public Schools

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    Published August 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm - No Comments I asked DC Public School graduate Quintess Bond why she thought DCPS test scores were so low? She presents her thesis in the form of this documentary ...

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  • Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment

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    Published July 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm - No Comments Tensions ran high between developers and community members last Wednesday night, June 25, during a meeting regarding the proposed redesign of the Sou ...

    Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment
  • The Human Heart and How It Works

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    Published July 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm - No Comments According to The New People’s Physician the human heart is a hollow muscular organ located in the breast that pumps blood received from the veins i ...

    The Human Heart and How It Works
  • Why the R*dsk*ns Needs to Change Their Name

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    Published June 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm - No Comments Crossposted from the Huffington Post Written by Amanda Blackhorse The Washington NFL team needs to change its name. I am a proud member of the Navajo ...

    Why the R*dsk*ns Needs to Change Their Name
  • White Paper: How to Make Housing Affordable in the District of Columbia

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    Published June 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm - 4 Comments Written by Eugene Puryear This white paper explores solutions to one of the most pressing issue for residents of D.C.—housing affordability. Make H ...

    White Paper:  How to Make Housing Affordable in the District of Columbia
  • Capitol Hill Community Foundation Supporting Computer Literacy at Grassroots DC

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    Published April 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm - 2 Comments When Grassroots DC began setting up shop within the Potomac Gardens Public Housing complex in May of 2013, it was with the intention of providing med ...

    Capitol Hill Community Foundation Supporting Computer Literacy at Grassroots DC
  • Confronting Gentrification: Part Two

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    Published April 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm - No Comments On February 18, a panel discussion on the critical implications of “urban renewal” in DC communities took place at American University. T ...

    Confronting Gentrification:  Part Two
  • Writing History with Potomac Gardens Residents

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    Published February 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 2 Comments Cross-posted from Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six by Johanna Bockman Back in December 2012, I took a look at the Wikipedia page for Potomac ...

    Writing History with Potomac Gardens Residents
  • Become an Advocate for Affordable Housing

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    Become an Advocate for Affordable Housing

Revolution in Burkina Faso and the Downfall of Blaise Compmaore

Cross-Posted from Sociable Susan
Written by Susan Majek

The community of social activists of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area organizes a panel discussion about the significance of the ongoing Burkina Faso Revolution characterized by the modern day African youth movement.
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The new phase of the Burkinabe Revolution, nurtured and fueled with Thomas Sankara’s Spirit and Energy, coined “Compaore Must Go Movement” ended the 27 year rule of President Blaise Compaore on October 31, 2014. The former president of Burkina Faso sought to change the Constitution to extend his time in power. The people of Burkina took to the streets and took their destiny in their hands against a western-backed leader.

The conference will analyze the insurgency, contingencies, development, and impact of the “Compaore Must Go Movement” on panafricanism, on Africa and on the world. The conference will also critically discuss the repercussion of the Burkina Faso people movement and power on other African countries namely Benin, Burundi, Congo Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The respective leaders of these countries, after more than a decade of rule, plan to maintain themselves in power through constitutional changes.

Prior to the discussion, the conference will feature a powerhouse of the Burkinabe Revolution, Hip Hop Singer and founding member of Le Balai Citoyen (Civic Broom), Smockey. He will give a 10 minute phone recount of the popular uprising that put an end to Compaore’s rule.

The Conference is organized and endorsed by Revival of Panafricanism Forum, Friends of the Congo, All-African Revolutionary Party, Le Balai Citoyen-USA, Mouvement du Peuple pour le Progres-USA, Institute for Policy Studies, Socialist Workers Party, Answer Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Susan MajekSusan Majek is a freelance writer & journalist who has worked with various media houses, covering many events & personalities. She has written for Glory International Magazine, The Women’s International Perspective website (The WIP), Africa News and several newspapers. She also covers events for corporate organizations/individuals.


Shaw Residents and Community Organizers Strategize to Stay in Their Neighborhood

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Cross-Posted from ONE DC In a town rife with Non-Profits that seemingly have all the answers for what ails longtime D.C. residents as they face gentrification-fueled displacement, ONE DC’s July 26th meeting was a much needed breath of fresh air for me. I asked permission to record the meeting for my radio [...] . . . → Read More: Shaw Residents and Community Organizers Strategize to Stay in Their Neighborhood


At-Large Councilmember Candidates Debate Racism, Gentrification & Displacement

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DC Displacement of the Poor: They Do What They Can Get Away With

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Cross-Posted from Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six Written by Johanna Bockman As many of you know, there is much discussion about the future of the DC General homeless shelter. This morning, the Post’s Petula Dvorak stated, “Developers are salivating over D.C. General. It’s a huge property with plenty of potential. So there’s no [...] . . . → Read More: DC Displacement of the Poor: They Do What They Can Get Away With


Solidarity: The People Respond to the Ferguson Rebellions

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On August 9th, 2014, eighteen year-old Black male, Michael Brown, was shot six times by Ferguson Police Department officer Darren Wilson, later dying from his injuries. In response to this tragedy, Brown’s community members constructed a memorial for the young man at the place of his death. However, the memorial was soon [...] . . . → Read More: Solidarity: The People Respond to the Ferguson Rebellions