Nov. 19, 1969: Memberz of the Black Pantherz visit U of A

By Chris Zdeb, Edmonton Journal   Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton was shot dead by police while asleep in his Chicago apartment, two weeks after he spoke to University of Alberta students in Edmonton. Photograph by: Supplied , Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – Three members of the Black Panther movement on a tour of Western […]

New Artwork by Komrade Kevin “Rashid” Johnson of the Nu-Afrikan Black Panther Party-PC

New art work by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, Prison Radio correspondent. You can see here how he is now able to use color pencils for the first time in many years.  Look for this piece along with an interview in an upcoming New Press book about 21st century visionary organizers and organizations.   Also be on the look […]

November 20, 2014: Albert’s Overturned Conviction Upheld in Unanimous Decision

n We are thrilled and honored to announce that just hours ago, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Brady’s 2013 ruling overturning Albert’s conviction for a third time in a 3-0, unanimous decision (View the official court ruling here.) Though the courts have finally ruled in the interest of justice, it may still […]

The Black Panther Party and Newton’z ambiguous legacy

The Black Panther Party is known for some large public events 1  and for its imagery 2 , both broadly propagated by the American media in the late 60s and early 70s. Self-proclaimed heirs to thinkers such as Malcolm X 3 , it included in its leadership the leftist Eldridge Cleaver and the PhD-holder Huey […]

US prisonz ‘disproportionately’ black: Afrikan-Amerikan activist

Prisons across the United States are “disproportionately” filled with black people who are being incarcerated increasingly with solitary confinement, an African-American activist in Georgia says. “The population in Pennsylvania’s prisons and America’s prisons is disproportionately black,” said Bruce Dixon, chairman of the Georgia Green Party and managing editor of Black Agenda Report. “This is a […]

Bay Area Memorial and Celebration of the Livez of Roland and Ronald “Elder” Freeman

TIME: Sunday, November 23rd 2014, from 12-4pm PLACE: Oakland Masonic Center, 3903 Broadway, Oakland, California 94611 The Freeman Brothers were deeply involved in our communities, fighting tirelessly for social justice, while serving the people. Please join us to celebrate the lives of these two community servants. Ronald “Elder” Freeman Ronald Gene “Elder” Freeman was born […]

Fight the Good Fight – Brooklyn, NYC (November 15, 2014)

We invite you to the 3rd Annual NYC ‘Fight the Good Fight’ benefit event, a day of rejuvenation and inspiration in honor of Dr. Mutulu Shakur. Saturday, November 15th 2pm – 8pm Third Root Community Health Center 380 Marlborough Rd. Heal & Honor (2-6:30pm): Book an appointment for acupuncture, East Asian massage or herbal medicine […]

Komrade Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Coston)

“On May 2, 1973 I, along with Zayd Malik Shakur and Sundiata Acoli were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike, supposedly for a ‘faulty tail light.’ Sundiata Acoli got out of the car to determine why we were stopped. Zayd and I remained in the car. State trooper Harper then came to the car, opened […]

Prison assisted suicide – the Texas way

by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson During the 1980s-‘90s, Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s name achieved nationwide notoriety. He advocated and participated in the medically-assisted suicides of terminally ill people. His motives he said were compassionate. The controversy surrounding Kevorkian led to changes in legislation and he was criminally convicted several times, culminating in a 1998 murder conviction and […]

CULTURE AS A WEAPON: (3) Dayz Of Celebrating “Assata Shakur Liberation Weekend” In Harlem!

THIS ASSATA SHAKUR LIBERATION WEEKEND WE’RE “NOT” PROTESTING! WE ARE  “CELEBRATING”  THE 35th YEAR OF HER 1979 PRISON ESCAPE!   LAST YEAR… The $2 Million Bounty & Listing of Assata Shakur on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List was purposely timed to take place on the very same May 2nd date of her 1977 capture […]