‘Streetz Party’ commemoratez Black Panther leader’z birthday in Chicago

By Eric Struch Every year on Aug. 30, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs organize a birthday celebration for Chairman Fred Hampton Sr., the Black Panther Party leader in Chicago who was assassinated by the Chicago Police Department in a pre-dawn raid on Dec. 4, 1969, along with […]

Black Amerika at that Boiling Point when Push Comez to Shove…

Black America at that Boiling Point when Push Comes to Shove… “You’ve to look no farther than Crazy Horse, Geronimo, JFK/MLK/RFK and Mr. X to recognize what will be tolerated.” Can we all live together…? I don’t imagine we can. The #1 coast-to-coast conversation being had over coffee or a Coke, over ice cream cones or a Cosmopolitan cocktail is unquestionably […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Brichtown, Nova Scotia established Date: Wed, 1783-09-03 On this date in 1783 Birchtown, Nova Scotia was established. This was one of the largest free Black settlements in North America in the 18th century. Their beginning actually started with the American Revolutionary War and Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia. He offered freedom to any […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Race riot in Mississippi Date: Wed, 1875-09-01 *On this date in 1875, White Democrats attacked Republicans at Yazoo City, Mississippi. The riot happened because of the pressure on White supremacy in the aftermath of the Civil War. Southern defeat and Reconstruction gave Blacks more freedom and nearly all Whites resented the change. The result of […]

On Thiz Day in History (our story)

August 31st, 1920 African Independence Day August 31st, 1920, is when for the first and only time in history that a world Black Government was created for all African People at home and abroad. This Government was created by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the founding Parent Body of the UNIA-ACL. This was during […]

Ending hostilitiez means no more violence on the yardz – period!

by Pablo Pina I believe that a lot of racial tension in California prisons comes from this: The end of hostilities is being misinterpreted. It’s not that all these young prisoners are just going into the prison system and running wild. No, I doubt that is the real problem, especially in regards to the Mexican […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The 1st Rhode Island Infantry, Revolutionary War service Date: Sat, 1778-08-29 On this date in 1778, the Black, elite First Rhode Island regiment defeated three assaults by British troops at the battle of Rhode Island (Newport). The First Rhode Island regiment was the first all-Black unit in America. Most Continental regiments were integrated except this […]

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 […]