59th Anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till

Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation   When breath leaves the body of our loved ones, their murders and the pain of their deaths remain in our hearts to continue the struggle.   Related articles Mamie Till-Mobley We Pause to Remember – The Murder of Emmett Till Emmett Tills relative recalls turmoil after his murder Pastor […]

10 of the Most Evil Medical Experimentz Conducted in History

by Larry Schwartz The subjects are usually society’s most vulnerable and the doctors rarely have to answer for their horrific crimes. Photo Credit: Jeanne McRight/Shutterstock.com August 29, 2014  | Evil scares us. Arguably our best horror stories, the ones that give us nightmares, are about evil people doing evil things—especially evil experiments. The Island of […]

Appeal from Ramona Africa

A policeman surveys the devastation on Osage Avenue on May 14, 1985. LET THE FIRE BURN. A film by Jason Osder. A Zeitgeist Films release   ONA MOVE, Everybody. As you know by now, we are hard at work planning our 30 year commemoration of the bombing of our family for May 13, 2015.  We […]

police brutality against black and brown people we’re in thiz together

Native people are the most loving people in the world. And it makes sense—so many of us have seen this movie before. We got our own problems, right?  Still, ever since the Michael Brown tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, I’ve received hundreds of Facebook messages and emails—Native people understanding the connection between black folks’ interaction with […]

Patsy Chavis: The Willie Lynch of Tabor CI

by a North Carolina prisoner August 2014 permalink Here in Tabor Correctional Institution in North Carolina, the officers/facility heads use a method that can be compared to the methods of Mr. Willie Lynch, who was a business man who had an affinity with “breaking slaves” in the Jim Crow south. Patsy Chavis is the facility […]

1-2-3 FERGUSONZ

1-2-3 FERGUSONS (col. writ. 8/17/14) © ’14 Mumia Abu-Jamal   For over a week, the media and millions of viewers and readers have been focused on the ever-changing events of Ferguson, Missouri, where a local teenager, Michael Brown, was shot to death by a white cop.   What has been consistent, and un-changing, has been […]

Profiting Off Misery

by Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones Private prisons today are nothing more than a return to the monstrous rackets of the past. In an era of budget shortfalls and market-based solutions, the American penal system is quickly becoming a for-profit enterprise. Private prisons, once an isolated and temporary solution meant to house low-level inmates, incarcerate eighteen times more people than they […]

Itemizing Atrocity

by Tamara K. Nopper & Mariame Kaba For blacks, the “war on terror” hasn’t come home. It’s always been here. According to the Economist, “America’s police have become too militarized.” Not to be outdone, Business Insider published an article by Paul Szoldra, a former US marine who professed to be aghast at the scenes of […]

Remember the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Starz That Were Not Allowed To Play In The Little League World Seriez

      Dozens of boys played during the spring and summer of 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina, in the first black Little League in the state of South Carolina. When the season ended, the coaches selected the best players for an all-star team and registered the team for the city tournament. The boys were […]

Mass Murder az Political Marketing

News, analysis and commentary from the black left. by Dr. TP Wilkinson The CIA’s infamous program to crush the resistance to U.S. occupation of South Vietnam is largely remembered as a gigantic campaign of assassination that claimed tens of thousands of lives. However, the Phoenix Program is best understood as an extension of U.S. propaganda. […]