Black Positive People : Yuri Kochiyama - Dead @ 93


Happy Winter Solstice
Sep 27, 2005
Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist, Dies in Berkeley at Age 93
Monday, Jun 2, 2014 | Updated 9:50 AM PDT

NPR was first to received the report by radio....


Happy Winter Solstice
Sep 27, 2005
Nope! Sure wouldn't have ... and we both know why :wchair: ... go work on your editing skills dear, they need work :wink:


R.I.F. = Reading is Fundamental.

Death of a Prophet is a 1981 docu-movie based on the last days of Malcolm X, starring Morgan Freeman as Malcolm.

AND Yuri Kochiyama appears in this movie as HERSELF.

If you'd taken the time to READ my whole post, you'd know that my post is ON TOPIC. This woman cradled Malcolm's head as he died and this movie includes her.


Feb 28, 2009
......between 1960-1965, the Puerto Rican Movement arose, in which the Puerto Ricans wanted to liberate themselves from U.S. colonization. However, in the heated atmosphere of the black movement in the ‘60s, not enough people paid mind to the Puerto Rican effort for independence. Yuri was aware of their movement and began to see that there were many countries in the world trying to resist imperialism. Thus, she joined their cause by joining the Young Lords. The Young Lords Party was originally a Puerto Rican gang in Chicago, which was turned towards community work and political action in the late 1960s. In 1969 several persons were inspired to start a New York chapter of the Young Lords, which Yuri was a part of. (Following New York, came five other branches around the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, one of which was Boston) Locally they were responsible for organizing among other things, free breakfast programs and clothing drives, cultural events, community testing for tuberculosis/lead poisoning, and their own newspaper. Internationally they also fought for Puerto Rican Independence, including a 1977 Statue of Liberty Storming of which Yuri was a part.

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