Mr. Conway tells the story of his arrest and trial, and being “represented” by a lawyer who spent 45 minutes with him before going to trial -
By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on October 17, 2014 His name was Herman Ferguson, and if you’re not dialed into the Black Nationalist Movement, the name may not ring a bell of recognition. But to those aware of the Black Power Movement of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Herman Ferguson’s life, role and commitment ring […]
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 […]
by Michael Richardson Ex-political prisoner Dhoruba bin Wahad discusses United Nations review of C OINTELPRO cases Dhoruba bin Wahad Dhoruba bin Wahad (former Richard Moore) served nineteen years in prison for the May 1971 attempted murder in a drive-by shooting of two New York City policemen guarding the home of Manhattan District Attorney Frank […]
John Chavis, teacher of all races and abolitionist John Chavis Date: Tue, 1763-10-18 John Chavis, a Black educator was born on this date in 1763. He was born in North Carolina to a legally free family, which allowed him to pursue an education. Chavis arrived at Liberty Hall Academy in 1795, one year prior to […]
AlterNet / By Owen Poindexter We must shred the myths that underwrite prohibition. Photo Credit: Still from Reefer Madness/Public Domain <!– –> With the evidence against cannabis legalization failing again and again to materialize, opponents to reform are left to amplify whatever negatives they can find well beyond what the evidence will support. A 20-year […]
The late African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist was also known as the leader of the 1960s political movements: Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism. While Dr. King Jr. marched for civil rights and against racial segregation, Malcolm X advocated the complete separation of African Americans from whites.
Today Davis is 70-years old. The dynamic political activist, scholar, and writer emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s, and was a leader of the Communist Party USA.
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 […]
by BAR editor and columnist Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Kevin Berends “This latest yet unidentified St. Louis police executioner claimed that he followed Myers and his friends because he felt that the teens were acting suspiciously.” Ten minutes earlier he had taken the turkey sandwich Berhe Beyet made him and cradled it away from his […]