Why I Won’t Do Kwaanza

by Bruce A. Dixon I don’t do Kwaanza, I just don’t. I never have, and the very thought of it evokes some difficult memories and feelings for me. It’s not the holiday’s religious trappings or its Afro-syncretic fusion of Jewish menorahs, Swahili words, Kemetic, Christian and other rituals. I understand people do have a perfect […]

Captured Heroz: Memberz of the Black Panther Party Still Imprisoned

Written and Performed by M-1 and Divine. Produced by M-1, Divine, and Digitalglo. Video Directed by Jamal Joseph. Photography, Editing, Visual Effects by Joel Davenport – http://www.gugohi.com. Produced by Jamal Joseph and Joel Davenport. Production Manager: Dietrice Bolden. Additional Photography: Ryce. Featuring: Impact Repertory Theater, Abiodun Oyewole, Hassan “GIANT” Yasin, The Bartendaz, The Order of […]

Have NO contact with police – they are child killerz

by Mutope Duguma When we were growing up, we understood that most of these white, Black and Brown police officers were predators. They came to our communities pumped up, looking for action. And there are several profiles of them: cocky, scared, fearless, racist, prejudiced, biased, anxious, gangsters etc. We was warned as young boys to […]

COINTELPRO appeal dismissed by Nebraska Supreme Court without opinion

The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed, without opinion, the post-conviction appeal of COINTELPRO target Mondo we Langa on Sept. 26. Mondo, former David Rice, was not given a hearing or even a written decision by the state high court. The perfunctory dismissal notice issued by the court only stated Mondo’s appeal was “time barred.” Forty-four years […]

Dear Assata: You Are More of a Woman than Amerika Told You

By Christine Ohenewah Recent news about the FBI’s latest addition to their Most Wanted Terrorist list and the strong recommendation of my mentor prompted me to pick up Assata Shakur’ s autobiography. Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, New York.  Adapting an African name, she took on […]

I Refused to be Treated like an Animal – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself (8/10)

Mr. Conway says after 44 years in prison I considered people of value and to be respected, I refused to be dehumanized

Memorial service held for anti-COINTELPRO activist Baba Herman Ferguson

by Michael Richardson Anti-COINTELPRO warrior Baba Herman Ferguson leaves legacy of activismJericho Movement A funeral home gathering was a reunion of sorts for friends, family, and admirers of Baba Herman Ferguson. The Oct. 4 event commemorated the death last month of Ferguson. Baba, as many knew him, was a revolutionary icon. An associate of Malcolm […]

An American Fascism – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)

Mr. Conway says, by targeting the Panthers, the FBI and other state and local agencies were functioning as a national secret police. That was COINTELPRO; it carries on under The Patriot Act. Related articles 44 Years in Prison, Still a Revolutionary – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8) COINTELPRO 101, the documentary Lessons for […]

Reality Assertz Itself – Eddie Conway Part 4 /8

“The State Targeted the Panthers Because We Were Socialists, Not Because We Were Armed” – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (4/8) Mr. Conway says the Panthers were also a threat because they recognized the humanity of and worked with all ethnic groups, not because they were carrying weapons Related articles “The State Targeted the […]

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 […]