Prison Radio Kommentaries

Hep C Prison Wars Widen (3:36) Mumia Abu-Jamal Street Combatant to Servant to the People (3:41) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Hep C The New Death Row (2:01) Mumia Abu-Jamal Sunni Muslims (5:27) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Black August  (2:34) Jaan Laaman August 8th (4:15) Mumia Abu-Jamal Janine Africa August 8th (5:27) recorded 2013 Janine Africa Gangsters in […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Hugo Antonio Lyon Martinez Pinell, March 10, 1944-Aug. 12, 2015: In your absence

by Allegra Taylor In your absence I am forced to accept the truth: You are not here with us. It’s been a two-year roller coaster ride; I have been up, down and all around with my emotions, as well as my thoughts. Tears stream down my face, and sometimes with a smile, when I am […]

Black August, George Jackson and Marcus Garvey

by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali August is a politically charged month in the Black world: the month Marcus Garvey was born and when Black Panther George Jackson and his younger brother, Jonathan, were killed. George Jackson and Huey Newton considered themselves to be scientific socialists, but both men were once also students of Garvey […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

  “The reason you call the police is because you’re in a police state.” – Dhoruba bin-Wahad “Before our eyes and ears, a ‘web of business relationships that now defines America’s media and culture’ has one particular business raking in billions of dollars while another defines the culture of a specific demographic as criminal.” – […]

Baba Jahahara: Black August 2017

If Black lives truly matter … then Afrikans deserve reparations! by Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Maat  Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds, May our Divine Creator of and in All – and Beloved Ancestors from yesteryear and yesterday – find you and (y)our extended Family in healing Spirit. Jambo (Welcome) to Black August! In this (and every) […]

Black August statement 2017

by Kamau M. Askari Black August Memorial (BAM) is our socialist oriented institution that was developed out of the special need for New Afrikan (Black) people in Amerika to implement our own ways and means to commemorate the selfless sacrifices and deeds rendered by many New Afrikan (Black) heroes and sheroes – exposing to the […]