Who are the Queens Two?
Abdul Majid (Anthony Laborde) and Bashir Hameed (James York) are political prisoners known to many as the Queens Two. They were, like many of the Black liberation political prisoners, members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, a political organization active in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Like many other Black organizations during the time, the Black Panthers were engaged in
struggle for the political empowerment of the African-American community. However, the Black Panthers differed from other groups through their programs that focused on community control of education and the police, adequate health care, ending the genocidal proliferation of drugs and police brutality. The group laid out their positions on these and other issues through what was…
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