Lucasville vet: Refusing to snitch on men merely protesting inhumane prison conditionz cost me 27 yearz

by Edward Julious In light of the fact that Blacks here in Amerikkka are continually faced with racism, discrimination and a Jim Crow-style so-called justice system, I am truly invigorated when I read articles like Michelle Alexander’s “You Are True Heroes For Our Time” (December 2013 Bay View). I myself feel like, as a people, […]

Assata Shakur’z 1998 open letter iz eerily relevant today

by Blue Telusma When President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the America and Cuba for the first time in over 50 years – many of us found ourselves asking “Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?“ The new development between the two countries and the public’s concern for Shakur prompted us to take […]

The 1960z: Malcolm X at Oxford University

By Stephen Tuck In the winter of 1964, Malcolm X, one of the most notorious African American revolutionaries, was invited to speak at one of England’s most prestigious schools, Oxford University. Though Malcolm X spoke at Oxford University during December of 1964, his visit there was a peculiar one — even to himself. Photo by […]

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, Ramona Africa, and Noelle Hanrahan: HOLIDAY PARTY

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM RIVERSIDE CHURCH 91 CLAREMONT AVENUE ROOM 20T     For additional information, call (917)584-2135(917)584-2135 The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition traditionally invites our friends to join us for a holiday gathering at this time of year so that we can informally celebrate our year’s work and get to […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Carter G. Woodson, pioneering Black historian Carter Woodson Date: Sun, 1875-12-19 Carter Godwin Woodson was born on this date in 1875. He was an African American writer, educator and historian. Born to a poor family in Buckingham County, Virginia, Woodson supported himself by working in the coal mines of Kentucky as a teenager and was, […]

The Good Newz About Cuba iz Bad Newz for the FBI’z Most Wanted Woman

Photo by Flickr user dignidadrebelde. by Tasbeeh Herwees When President Obama announced that the U.S. was preparing to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, the news provoked mixed reactions – opponents of the Castro government were dismayed and some Cuban immigrants celebrated, eager to return home. And yet, one name kept reappearing over and […]

Protesterz shut down Oakland Police Department for almost 4.5 hourz today, demand end to police aggression against Black people

by Samantha Liapes, Chinyere Tutashinda and Alex Tom Oakland, Dec. 15, 2014 – At approximately 7:30 this morning, the Oakland Police Department Headquarters was blockaded by protesters demanding an end to racist violence against the Black community. One person climbed the flagpole directly in front of the OPD Headquarters to fly a banner in honor […]

TOMORROW @ 5:30pm Rebel Diaz Presents An Exclusive Harlem Documentary Film Screening Of “The Mike Brown Rebellion: Resistance in Ferguson”

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 ~ 5:30pm @ The Maysles Cinema ~ 343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Av. (between. 127th & 128th Streets) Take: #2, 3, A, B, C, D stops & 125th St. cross town bus lines map< https://goo.gl/maps/gv4d4&gt; , buses:< http://goo.gl/97dMyW&gt; (212) 582-6050(212) 582-6050 cinema@mayslesinstitute.org < http://mayslesinstitute.org/&gt; Hosted by Rebel Diaz Don’t Stop presents […]

IMMUNITY TO KILL, FALSELY CONVICT and MASS INCARCERATE

A statement by Lorenzo Johnson, December 7, 2014 It’s not a coincidence that minorities are being killed by police at an alarming rate. Simply no regard for Human Rights! By not having safeguards in place, when an unarmed person is killed this gives the police the okay to continue to kill. The first thing society […]