48th Anniversary of the Founding of the Black Panther Party

    This week is the anniversary of the formation of the Black Panther Party. That was 1966, 48 eight years ago. The original six members of the Black Panther Party were–and they are depicted in this photograph. From the top left is Elbert “Big Man” Howard; Huey P. Newton, the defense minister; Sherwin Forte; […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home

“They blew my granddaughter’s brains out. They killed her right before my eyes. I watched the light go out of her eyes.” Posted on October 14, 2014 Aiyana Stanley-Jones surrounded by the Disney princesses that she adored. (Source: family photo) DETROIT, MI — A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of […]

Support the Cuban 5

  On Saturday, October 25 there will be a major event in solidarity with the Cuban Five held at John Jay College in Manhattan. The below reproduction of the beautiful Palm Card publicizing the event show the excellent program that is planned for that evening. Alongside famed attorney Martin Garbus, who represents the Cuban Five, […]

“Assata Shakur – Guillermo Morales Day” @ City Collage/CUNY…. Monday, October 20 2014

Save The Date & Pass The Word! MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH IS … “Assata Shakur – Guillermo Morales Day”  In observance of The 1st Anniversary of the “illegal” October 20, 2013 CUNY/NYPD armed takeover, student arrests; theft of property; and continuing fascist occupation of The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community & Student Center @ CCNY in Harlem; All […]

Young Black Malez 21 Times More Likely to Be Shot by Police Than Whitez

The black boys killed can be disturbingly young. Photo Credit: Samuel Borges Photography / Shutterstock.com   Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater i, according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. […]

Women Outlawz: Politriks of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System

Women Outlaws: Politics of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System   Mechthild Nagel, SUNY Cortland; nagelm@cortland.edu   Prisons have always served the role of social control (Kurshan 1996). Nobody has more acutely experience and theorized imprisonment as such as political prisoners. This category includes people convicted due to their resistance to state […]

Solidarity had the might to move the mountain of prison torture that kept uz isolated and voiceless – we still need you now, even more

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Jabari Scott CDCR deliberately lied about their implementation of the Security Threat Group (STG) Step Down Program (SDP) sanctioned by Gov. Jerry Brown. We prisoners, the Prisoner Human Rights Movement (PHRM), all our supporters, all state legislators and all citizens of California are being lied to and manipulated by Gov. […]

Support Parole 4 Eddie Africa Next Letter Phase

We are asking for your support at this critical stage to secure the freedom Eddie deserves. NOTE: Please send all letters of support to Orie Ross, P.O. Box 575, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108-0575 so they can be reviewed and sent to the Board.  If possible, please send your letter so it arrives by Monday, […]