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 […]

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination callz out USA on political prisonerz

Download Podcast Tonight we will welcome human rights activist Efia Nwangaza and Jihad Abdul-Mumit. Jihad Abdul-Mumit, a former political prisoner, is the National Chairperson of The Jericho Movement, which filed a complaint about political prisoners in the United States with the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination at the United Nations. The Jericho Movement […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Restoring the Past to Serve the Future

“Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.” George Santayana To advance correctly, an oppressed people must be correctly oriented in today’s and tomorrow’s struggles. To do this they must get the history right. The masses of New Afrikan/Black People have long suffered a condition of historical amnesia, which has stagnated […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

In the African Story: On Aug 24th, 1854, the National Emigration Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio, with some one hundred delegates. William C. Munroe of Michigan was elected president. Emigration is the act of leaving one’s country or region with the intent to settle permanently in another. Related articles Engaging with our diaspora US families, Congolese orphans […]

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 […]

“Government’z Arsenal to Destroy Revolutionariez”: Political Imprisonment Persistz

By Maya Schenwar http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25695-governments-arsenal-to-destroy-revolutionaries-political-imprisonment-persists Through recounting the incarceration of activists fighting for black liberation, Native American sovereignty, Puerto Rican independence, economic justice, the abolition of nuclear weapons and more, author Dan Berger illustrates how imprisonment serves as a political tool deployed by the state to maintain the status quo. Defining “political prisoner” is a risky […]

PFLP salutez the Black struggle in the US: The empire will fall from within

  In light of the police murder of the martyr Michael Brown and the ongoing struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and stands firmly with the ongoing struggle of Black people and all oppressed communities in the United States. Comrade Khaled Barakat said in […]

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 […]