Sundiata Acoli’s “Affirmation”

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford Political prisoner Sundiata Acoli, who was arrested with fellow Black Panther Assata Shakur in 1973, is among a host of political prisoners and activists that took part in a reading of Shakur’s poem, “Affirmation,” written in exile in Cuba. Acoli will not be eligible for parole until 2032, when he will […]

Blackness Largely Absent From Kerner Commission Report on Black Uprisings

Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards joined us to discuss her work related to the Kerner Commission report. 50 years ago today (March 1, 1968) the first mainstream press story broke about this historic report and its conclusions regarding the origins of Black uprisings around the country. Dr. Bentley-Edwards helped us fill in some missing pieces of what was and was not […]

Jericho Politikal Prisoners (PP)

SAVE THE DATE! Jericho Amnesty Movement 20th Anniversary Saturday, March 24, 2018 Holyrood Episcopal Church 715 W. 179th St, New York, New York Dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Downstairs Program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Sanctuary

Mrs. Hamer Echoes (Encore)

  Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. On this encore edition of Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer’s contemporaries– themselves now elders. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers […]