On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Protest against the Klan and tragedy in Philadelphia Date: Mon, 1906-10-22 On this date in 1906, 3,000 African American’s demonstrated and rioted in Philadelphia in protest over a theatrical presentation of Thomas Dixon’s “The Clansman,” which claimed to be the true story of the “Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy.” It was the Klan that overturned Reconstruction. […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Double Dutch, fun and great exercise Date: Sat, 1600-10-21 An outline of Double Dutch is celebrated on this date’s Registry. Double Dutch is historically a jump rope game played originated by Black children (mainly girls) in rural and urban areas in America. The first concrete evidence of jump rope activity can be seen in […]

I Refused to be Treated like an Animal – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself (8/10)

Mr. Conway says after 44 years in prison I considered people of value and to be respected, I refused to be dehumanized

Six Yearz in Solitary Confinement – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself (7/10)

Mr. Conway says prisoners were treated like animals; and because he resisted and organized, he was in lockup twenty three and a half hours a day for six years

The Frame Up – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (6/10)

Mr. Conway tells the story of his arrest and trial, and being “represented” by a lawyer who spent 45 minutes with him before going to trial -

Baba Herman Ferguson, ¡Presente!

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on October 17, 2014 His name was Herman Ferguson, and if you’re not dialed into the Black Nationalist Movement, the name may not ring a bell of recognition. But to those aware of the Black Power Movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Herman Ferguson’s life, role and commitment ring […]

The Black Record: Why we don’t know how often police kill

  by Rasheed Shabazz In Killing Them Softly, comedian Dave explained how fearful he was to call the police when someone broke into his house. Now why would someone in a free country like America be afraid to call the police to their own home if they were the victim? Although a modest home, the house was too nice, Chappelle joked, “and […]

Ex-politikal prisoner Dhoruba bin Wahad talkz of UN request on COINTELPRO casez

by Michael Richardson Ex-political prisoner Dhoruba bin Wahad discusses United Nations review of C OINTELPRO cases Dhoruba bin Wahad   Dhoruba bin Wahad (former Richard Moore) served nineteen years in prison for the May 1971 attempted murder in a drive-by shooting of two New York City policemen guarding the home of Manhattan District Attorney Frank […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

John Chavis, teacher of all races and abolitionist John Chavis Date: Tue, 1763-10-18 John Chavis, a Black educator was born on this date in 1763. He was born in North Carolina to a legally free family, which allowed him to pursue an education. Chavis arrived at Liberty Hall Academy in 1795, one year prior to […]

Organized Rebellion, Psychology and the Police State w Ramona Africa and Dr. Marva Robinson

Ramona Africa of MOVE and Dr. Marva Robinson of the St. Louis chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists joined us to further add depth and context to on-going discussions of police violence.  We discussed with them the legacy of the 1985 bombing of MOVE by the state and psychological trauma associated with these acts […]