Cuba spurned FBI bid to swap Assata Shakur for Cuban Five

BY MAGGIE TROWE Former FBI Director Louis Freeh recently revealed that the agency tried unsuccessfully in 1998 to swap some or all of the Cuban Five for Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was granted political asylum in Cuba in 1984. In two interviews with the North Bergen, New Jersey, Record, Freeh demanded Cuba […]

Black Livez Matter: The Evolution of A Movement

by Alisa Robinson At least 778 Black Lives Matter demonstrations have been held worldwide, according to a record being kept at Elephrame.com. How did all of this start? Three names come to mind: Patrisse Cullors, Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Cullors planted the seed from which the movement grew in July 2013, after she re-posted a […]

Nothing to Lose But Our Chainz

dequi kioni-sadiki Co-producer and co-host, Where We Live One person involved in the Eric Garner case was indicted. Interestingly, it wasn’t white NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Garner by placing him in an illegal chokehold for allegedly selling “loosies” (untaxed cigarettes). It was Ramsey Orta: the 22-year-old Latino onlooker who filmed it. The police […]

Iz Bill Cosby Being Lynched, Yes or No? The Great Debate, Sunday, March 15.

Is Bill Cosby Being Lynched, Yes or No? On Sunday March 15, 2015, Journalist Mary Alice Miller and Psychiatrist James McIntosh will debate the issue of whether Bill Cosby is being lynched. Admission is Free. The Venue is John Henrik Clarke House located at 286 Convent Avenue in Harlem, NY. It will be a spirited […]

Why James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) Still Matterz

by Anthony Monteiro “He gave us the concepts and language to talk about and begin understanding the oppressive system of white supremacy in holistic ways.” James Arthur Baldwin, perhaps the greatest essayist in the English language, matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and […]

Carla Hughes Was Framed In the State Of Mississippi

  Carla Hughes is a former public school teacher with a Master’s degree in education. Carla was framed, tried and convicted of capital murder in the death of Avis Banks and her unborn child. Carla is a victim of Dr. Steven Hayne’s testimony. Dr. Hayne was the subject of “The Innocence Project’s Formal Records Request […]

‘A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led The Black Panther Party

  Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization. Photo: Platon Elaine Brown | A Taste of Power, Pantheon | 1992 | 30 minutes (7,440 words)   Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, lecturer and singer. In 1968, […]

Garfield High School’z Black Student Union keepz legacy of activism strong

In April 1967, civil rights activist Stokely Carmicheal spoke to a crowd of 6,500 people at Seattle’s Garfield High School about Black Power, which he defined as the “coming together of black people to fight for their liberation by any means necessary.” In the audience, were students Elmer and Aaron Dixon, who would later on […]

Barry Sheppard: Recovering the revolutionary legacy of Malcolm X

  By Barry Sheppard March 5, 2015 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — February 21 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of the greatest leaders of the 1960s Black liberation movement in the United States. Lenin once wrote: During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly […]

Tao of 52: The Discovery of the Lost Science

The Tao of 52 is one of the first books of its kind to give the history and philosophy of the Afrikan-Amerikan combat system 52 Blocks. 52 Blocks is the combat system that was developed during slavery, mastered in prison and perfected on the streets. The Tao of 52 gives the reader a complete insight […]