Remembering Our Black Radical History: Jalil Muntaqim

    At 19 years old, Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) became a political prisoner within the United States “justice” system after being charged and convicted for the killing of two police officers in New York. As a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, Muntaqim was a target of COINTELPRO. He […]

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer: her unstoppable war against Jim Crow

by Claudia Li   “I guess if I’d had any sense I’d a been a little scared, but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me, and it seemed like they’ve been trying to do that ever since I could remember.” That was the ringing […]

URGENT: Mumia Moved, Please Call the Department of Correctionz

URGENT:  We have gotten word that Mumia has been moved, according to the prison, for tests! We are not sure if he is in the infirmary, or a hospital, or elsewhere. We will keep you posted. For now, we will let the Department of Corrections know that we are on top of this and demand that Mumia’s family […]

Report on Mumia Abu Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeal Act Hearing

Report on Mumia’s PCRA Hearing on Challenge to Appeals based on Bias of former prosecutor, then Supreme Court judge Ronald Castille, April 24, 2017 Yesterday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday was the first court hearing on the PCRA (Post-Conviction Appeal Act) petitition that was filed on August 7, 2016 by attorneys Judith Ritter […]

Support Robert Seth Hayes – Hallmark Doesn’t Make the Birthday Card that I Need

Author: Crystal M. Hayes, MSW – 4/20/2017 I turn 47 years-old in a short couple of weeks and Hallmark doesn’t make the birthday card that I need. I will likely celebrate my birthday the same way I have for most of my life, particularly in recent years. I will wake up — God willing. I […]

ESSAY: NINA SIMONE

    NINA SIMONE   Nina is song. Not just a vocalist or singer, but actual song. The physical vibration and the meaning too. A reflection and projection of a certain segment of our mesmerizing ethos. Culturally specific in attitude, in rhythm, in what she harmonizes with and what she clashes against, merges snugly into […]

A Letter to My Nephew

by James Baldwin January 1, 1962   James Baldwin’s thoughts on his nephew’s future—in a country with a terrible history of racism— first appeared in The Progressive magazine in 1962. Over 50 years later his words are, sadly, more relevant than ever.   Dear James: I have begun this letter five times and torn it […]

COMIC SERIEZ FOLLOWZ CHICAGO TEEN POSSESSED BY THE SPIRIT OF SHAKA ZULU

Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a […]

April 19, 2017 – “Resist Black Genocide” Wednesday, April 19, 6pm, Timez Square 46 St & 7 Ave, (by the stairz)

https://www.facebook.com/events/409720906079232/ Resist Black Genocide–Rally & March Public · Hosted by NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew #blacklivesmatter and Peoples Power Assemblies Resist Black Genocide -April 19th Day of Resistance  All night, all day Doing this for Freddie Gray Fists up to the sky We’re doing this for Akai * April 19th 2 years ago Freddie Gray […]

U.S. Politikal Prisonerz Face De Facto Life Sentencez Without Parole

Anne Lamb, a Jericho Movement co-chair in New York City, is gearing up for the Millions for Prisoner Human Rights March, August 19, in Washington; demonstrations in support of Mumia Abu Jamal, in Philadelphia, on April 24; and the decades-long effort to free former Black Liberation Army member Jalil Muntaqim, formerly known as Anthony Bottoms, […]