‘My Freedom Is Mine’ — Caribbean Netizens Discuss Emancipation Day

Redemption Song Statue, Emancipation Park, Jamaica. Photo by Mark Franco, used with permission. On August 1 each year, several Caribbean territories — including Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica — commemorate Emancipation Day in honour of the day in 1834 when the British emancipated enslaved Africans. The day sparked passionate dialogue on the holiday’s meaning and the manifestation […]

On u.s. political prisoners – Herman Bell

Your thoughtful words and warm greetings prompted me to express, as requested, a few thoughts on u.s. political prisoner (pp) support work and alternatives to incarceration. How do organizations work to support pps and simultaneously work to abolish the prison industrial complex?  First, it’s crucial that people are educated on u.s. political prisoners, and that […]

Politikal Prisoner Sundiata Acoli needs our support

Dear Friends and Supporters of Sundiata Acoli: This is a concise update of the status of Sundiata’s case.  Sundiata was again denied release on parole in November, 2016.  There are  procedural processes after denial.  There is the administrative appeal of the denial; the parole board sets a new hearing date called a Future Eligibility Term […]

Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March

  Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March Jared A. Ball “When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.” – Ho Chi Minh “This is it gentlemen, the dragon has come.” – George Jackson “Got to be real.” – Cheryl Lynn  This is my favorite time of year because we […]

Original Black Panthers Of Milwaukee Aim to Improve the State of Black Milwaukee

The Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee say they are not a racist group, but one that aims to put African Americans on a better footing. LATOYA DENNIS Across the country, Black Panther Parties are once again becoming more active. The organization was founded in the 1960s and was known for its militant self-defense and community-based […]

Tue 8.15 – Black August Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Black August Card Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free Hopefully you’ve been training in preparation for Running Down the Walls 2017. The competition will be fierce, the food […]

Framed Chapter 6 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 6 in the series on NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by  Michael Richardson. Learn more here.     “Near North Like Fires From Hell” —Omaha World-Herald, June 26, 1969   Paul Young reported to J. Edgar Hoover in May 1969 there was organizing activity […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 5 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 5 in Michael Richardson’s series called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Learn more here.   “The Omaha Police Department has instigated a harassment campaign.” —Paul Young, October 5, 1968 Paul Young’s quarterly counterintelligence report alerted J. Edgar Hoover to two Black Panther groups in the Omaha district. “Black Nationalist […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 4 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 4 in Michael Richardson’s series called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Learn more here.     “Incidents of violence by Negroes took place in Omaha” —J. Edgar Hoover, March 6, 1968   It was Nebraska’s primary election season and George Wallace was running for president.  The Alabama ex-governor came […]

On Dec. 6, 1865, Black bodies were nationalized – and our prison movement was born

Part II: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement As I write this article, I am not sure what day the Civil War began or what day it ended. The facts that I do know about the Civil War are not worth repeating here, […]