I'm Baba Bob Shipman, out of Philly...struggling until death do me part! as many of you! For over 45 years starting at age 16 and 61 now i have dedicated my life to the struggle of of all people of color and the iunder class regardless of clolor or rank in this society.
January 12,2011, Philadelphia, PA– The People’s Tribunal Against Police Brutality and Misconduct will be convened amidst a whirlwind of public debate, legal battles and community protest sparked by the upsurge in police brutality.This independent community legal proceeding is being initiated by the Askia Coalition Against Police Brutality (ACAPB) and will be convenedon Saturday, January 15that 11:00 am. Its organizers insist that it is not a “mock trial,” the tribunal will gather testimony from
Am I the only one who is sick and tired of the media coverage of NFL quarterback Michael Vick—post incarceration? Last July I wrote a column titled, “Michael Is A Vick-tim.” I discussed Vick’s going to jail for nearly two years for killing a couple of dogs.
He has served his time and is now playing football again in the NFL. He has had a stellar season as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Since leaving jail
by Bob Shipman | 02.06.2009The following is a excerpt from article written concerning a trend in my city and may be reflected across the nation. We have started a listserv elist yahoo group to begin to build a structure communication tool for the parents of color to the way the leaders of this group tap into this list.please join in the discussion as needed...This time of the year, shaky tax preparers get rich. Many low income folks use the corner store tax company that pops up in December and b
On Monday, I reported that the City of Philadelphia--for the moment, at least--had informed the Institute for the Study of Civic Values that the city contract that supports PhillyBlocks would not be renewed for the coming year.We asked everyone on our lists who values what we do to use the Hallwatch.org service to fax letters to City Councill and the Mayor telling them how PhillyBlocks benefits you and why the City should continue to support it. You can access that service easily from the home p