On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The 15th Amendment, an ongoing story 15th Amendment painting Date: Wed, 1870-03-30 *On this date in 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. This guaranteed African-American men the right to vote. The 15th Amendment maintains “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged […]

Capitalism Iz Just A Story And Other Dangerouz Thoughtz, Part I

 By Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk, http://www.occupy.com “That is, there are no dangerous thoughts for the simple reason that thinking itself is such a dangerous enterprise…. nonthinking is even more dangerous.” – Hannah Arendt Wherever we turn, it seems that there is a great narrowing. Ideas that have engaged great leaders, philosophers, poets and visionaries through […]

Crack Cocaine, Gangsta Rap & Crooked Copz : How The U.S. Government Used The Illegal Drug Trade To Attack Hip Hop Kulture & Our Kommunitez

The Universal Zulu Nation Presents…   Crack Cocaine,  Gangsta Rap  &  Crooked  Cops :  How The U.S. Government Used The Illegal Drug Trade To Attack Hip Hop Culture & Our Community   Featuring The U.S. Theatrical Film Premiere Screening Of  “FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM” Plus A Post-Film Discussion With The Zulu Nation’s Own Afrika Bambaataa, Dr. […]

2RAW4TV PRESENTZ: THE CRIME OF BEING BLACK 11PM EST blogtalkradio.com/2RAW4TV CALL IN 3234100036

#2NITE The current narrative of the police state is to shoot first, blame later. Police are now shooting people then coming up with reasons to validate their brutality afterwards. After they have concoted a reason for the shooting they the police department then sets out to assinate the charector of the person they had shot. […]

Crack Capitalism

Available to stream on vimeo until Thursday, April 2nd The C.I.A. covertly funded military operations in Nicaragua in the 1980’s; in part using money from cocaine sales out of Nicaragua. These covert government activities substantially contributed to the ‘crack cocaine epidemic’ in urban America. The subsequent effect was that black incarceration was systematized and monetized. […]

The criminality of solitary confinement

by Steve Martinot Introduction In this series of articles, we have traced the various mechanisms whereby the prison procedures of “gang validation” are used to deny the civil rights, the human rights and even the humanity of the prisoners. These procedures mark the criminality of the prison administration. We have been considering the case of […]

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 […]