August 29, 2015 – 2nd Annual Twin Cities Black August – Hip Hop, Spoken Word, & Revolutionary Education

11220805_931386290254250_411174301689959018_n2nd Annual Twin Cities Black August – Hip Hop, Spoken Word, & Revolutionary Education

Date: August 29, 2015
Location: Minnehaha Free Space
3747 Minnehaha Ave. Southside Mpls

Free, but Donations Welcome.

All Ages.


“Black August originated in the concentration camps of California to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County California courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to liberate three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee.

Ruchell Magee is the sole survivor of that armed rebellion. He is the former co-defendant of Angela Davis and has been locked down for 40 years, most of it in solitary confinement. George Jackson was assassinated by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971. Three prison guards were also killed during that rebellion and prison officials charged six Black and Latino prisoners with the death of those guards.

These six brothers became known as the San Quentin Six. To honor these fallen soldiers the brothers who participated in the collective founding of Black August wore black armbands on their left arm and studied revolutionary works, focusing on the works of George Jackson.”



” … the courage of black prisoners has elicited a response from white America. The small band of white revolutionaries has taken a positive stand. The Weathermen decried Jackson’s murder by placing a few bombs in given places and the Communist Party supported the demand by the black prisoners and the Black Panther Party that the murder was to be investigated. On a more general note, white liberal America has been disturbed. The white liberals never like to be told that white capitalist society is too rotten to be reformed. Even the established capitalist press has come out with exposes of prison conditions, and the fascist massacres of black prisoners at Attica prison recently brought Senator Muskie out with a cry of enough.” – Walter Rodney, 1971



Truth Maze –



Host: Truth Maze

Performances By:


Truth Maze

Mr. Gene Poole:

DJ Furniture



1. An End to All Prisons, Police and the whole Criminal Justice System
2. Education on Political Prisoners
3. Solidarity and Unity with other Struggles around the World
4. Revolutionary Education
5. Against Voting and other Reform
6. Black Liberation
7. Fight Political Repression
8. Security Culture and Say Nothing to and Avoid Police
9. Power to the People
10. Grass-roots not Nonprofit Industrial Complex (making money off the problem)


Twin Cities Save The Kids


TABLING: Amber Gay 763-607-1802