On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Slaves brought burial customs from Africa to the United States Date: Tue, 1620-09-01 On this date we celebrate the African American customs regarding cemeteries and funerals. One of the most direct and unaltered visual manifestations of African influence on the culture of African-Americans in the United States is found in the social behaviors centered on […]

Racism treaty committee callz on Obama administration to explain black prisonerz

Michael Richardson COINTELPRO Examiner August 30, 2014 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued its “Concluding Observations” on Aug. 29 over United States progress to end racism. The report, prepared for the United Nations, requests the American government to account for COINTELPRO prisoners who remain incarcerated. In a nod to diplomacy, reference to […]

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 […]

Cartoonistz Who Paint a New Picture of Racial Justice

Image from John Lewis’s graphic novel “March.” John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell. by Jamilah King     “We need diverse books. We need to make them, buy them, read them, review them, talk about them,” award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang told GalleyCat in describing his support for a social media campaign to diversify the publishing […]

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 […]

Politikal Prisoner Leonard Peltier – Indian Summer

  Friend – Greetings my friends relatives and supporters: I would like at this time say a few words of Thank You and appreciation for the recent donations that many of you have made for my legal fees.   I know with today’s economy it isn’t always easy to find the extra funds to send.  […]

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 […]

Redefining freedom from the modern day Pharaoh…

Throughout the history of our sojourn in North America, many have likened the legacy of the Black struggle to that of the Children of Israel under Pharaoh. From the era of slavery through emancipation, and eventual Civil Rights victories 100 years later, “the Promised Land,” as a metaphor for so-called acceptance into the “mainstream,” became […]