FREED POLITICAL PRISONER SEKOU KAMBUI IN HOSPITAL

Sekou Kambui, freed after 40 years in prison at the end of June, sends his Thanks, Love, and Appreciation to all his supporters. Unfortunately, he is currently in the hospital. A tumor was found that was partially obstructing his intestines and digestive process. He is undergoing further tests. Sekou will have surgery to remove the […]

A PROFESSIONAL REVOLUTIONARY

 By Zayd Malik Shakur To those of us who have dedicated our lives to the liberation of Black people, who have dared to say, “We shall have our freedom or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to gain it,” death is a common occurrence. It is something we had to accept, for we […]

52 Hand Blockz, Jailhouse Rock (JHR)

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the term “52 Blocks”, (a.k.a. 52 Hand Blocks, Jailhouse Rock (JHR), Jailhouse Boxing and the Bumrush) and for good reason. Its origins are not exactly mainstream and it still resides primarily in a sub-culture within a sub-culture.  Ever heard of Mother Dear, Fat Cat, Glass Man or True-God?  The […]

Inside a CCA private prison: Two slavez for the price of one, Part Two

by Anthony Robinson Jr. “The slave went free, stood a brief moment in the sun, then moved back again towards slavery.” – W.E.B. Du Bois, “Black Reconstruction” In 1973, the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals issued a report which stated in part: “The prison, the reformatory and the jail have achieved […]

Remembering A True Friend & Komrade!

Edwin ‘Eddie’ Ellis Passes By Kyung Ji Rhee on  July 24, 2014  in News and Latest originally published by EastBrooklyn.com EastBrooklyn has learned that Edwin “Eddie” Ellis (72) has passed. Although, details of Ellis’ passing are unconfirmed, it is believed that Ellis may have passed away in the early morning hours of July 24, 2014, from a heart […]

Support Parole 4 Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Please forward: Dr. Mutulu Shakur is scheduled to have his next parole hearing on Tuesday, August 12th.  Family and Friends of Dr. Mutulu Shakur have incurred legal expenses in preparing for this hearing so we are calling on supporters nationally and internationally to make contributions to help cover these expenses.  Any excess funds will be […]

California inmatez win class-action status over race-based treatment

  By Paige St. John July 24, 2014 http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ff-prison-race-lawsuit-20140724-story.html A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday awarded class-action status to California prison inmates who allege that their rights are violated by what they say are widespread instances of race-based punishment. Prison officials acknowledge they respond to outbreaks of violence by ordering sanctions, including sweeping lockdowns, […]

July 26th Movement: On Thiz Day In History

On July 26th, 1953, a group of revolutionaries tried to take by force the Moncada Garrison in the city of Santiago de Cuba, said garrison was the second fortress in importance for the regime of Batista, whose main fort was Columbia, nowadays Ciudad Libertad ,a military fort converted into a school after the triumph of […]

Racism in San Francisco County Jail

by D’jaun Barrow In regards to the prison censorship issue, I am just chiming in to let it be known that it isn’t a “nudity” thing (the California Department of Corrections’ new censorship regulations are disguised under the title “Obscene Material” – ed.); it’s a Black-Latino thing, period! I’m not in prison, I’m in County […]