Uhuru! Comrades, Friends and Allies,
Despite the NYPD’s attempt to prevent it from happening by denying us a permit, the Black is Back Coalition (BIBC) IS MOVING FORWARD with the mobilization entitled "The Trayvon Martin March for Black Justice – Zimmerman is the NYPD! Put the State On Trial!" 
The NYPD has consistently dismissed the many attempts by our organization to gain clarity around the status of our application for a march and sound permit. This stance led the BIBC to even seek legal intervention. The NYPD has yet to respond to those interventions.
However, understanding that in the U.S. the law is nothing more than the opinions of slave masters and colonizers, we are not surprised by the way in which the NYPD is disregarding the very “law” it is otherwise sworn to uphold.  It is because neither the law nor justice apply when it comes to Black people in this country.  The police will never enforce a law designed to challenge the power of the slave master and colonizer. A law to challenge the power of the slave master will never exist in an empire like the U.S.
Therefore, we will march because we are determined to get organized and to hold power in our own black hands. We will march because we cannot allow imperialism to destroy the organizational will or capacity of African people to resist. We will march because we are determined to defend our sister and comrade Assata Shakur and, in doing so, defend the African Liberation Movement from a direct attack at the hands of U.S. imperialism.
We will march because we must see the state put on trial and the people gain power.
We are determined to hold this march because we understand that it is our duty to expose and challenge the "mis-leadership class of Africans", the sell outs, the running dogs of imperialism that promote the lie that the U.S. federal court system is somehow less imperialist in nature than the local courts. 
We are marching to prove that the NYPD’s attempt to deny us a permit is really an attempt to silence the only voice of opposition to and criticism of the police murder of African youth. We are marching because we CANNOT and WILL NOT let the state succeed!
So, just as we declared our will to resist the U.S. government's war on the African community when we called the March for Black Justice, we maintain the same unflinching stance of African resistance against U.S. imperialism and its recent determination to prevent such a march from happening.
The denial of the permit is but one of many examples of the ways in which imperialism impacts on our ability to resist. The ongoing police murder of an African every 28 hours and the stopping and frisking of 4.4 million Africans since 2004 are other examples.
Therefore it is our duty to hold this march, as a means of advancing the struggle to defeat the imperialist monster responsible for all of the problems in our lives. It is our duty to expose imperialism to the core, and to equip the people with organization necessary to resist and to win!
We are calling on all lovers of freedom and social justice to unite with the Black is Back Coalition's call to hold the "The Trayvon Martin March for Black Justice – Zimmerman is the NYPD! Put the State On Trial!" on Saturday August 17th at 11AM, at the northeast corner of 125th St and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, in Harlem, New York.
We are also calling for everyone to attend the BIBC's Annual National Conference, the theme of which is "From Trayvon Martin to Stop and Frisk! From COINTELPRO to Black Mis-Leadership! Resist the U.S. government war on the African Community!" 
The conference is scheduled to begin at 2PM on Aug 17th Saturday and Sunday, August 18th at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, located at 521 W. 126th St. Harlem, NY.
For more information call 202-681-7040 or go to


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