Disney’z ‘Queen Of Katwe’ Iz Worth All Your Money [Review]

Queen of Katwe still image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. Chess movies are typically for nerdy types who relish in seeing mental agility trump physical brawn. Films such as Searching For Bobby Fischer and Pawn Sacrifice excelled in showering praise on the legendary American chess star in a way that would add some Hollywood gloss […]

Reflectionz on white supremacy by Anti-Imperialist Politikal Prisoner Jaan K. Laaman

This wide-ranging essay, written by anti-imperialist U.S. political prisoner, Jaan K. Laaman, one of the original Ohio-7/United Freedom Front defendants, lays out a historical and current analysis of white supremacy in the United States. This essay is part of Abolition’s inaugural issue.   Recently a smart progressive retired English professor remarked, “how can it be that […]

Rare historikal photo: “Father starez at the severed hand and foot of hiz five-year-old, Belgian Congo, 1904”

U (white people) have the nerve to call uz (Blackz) uncivilized.  Europeans often whitewash the history of colonialism under the guise of wanting to “spread their culture” or “promote progress” when in reality, they inflicted torture on natives for the sake of economic gain. Much of the collective Black conscious centers itself around the atrocities […]

Update on recent health scare of Robert “Seth” Hayez

Greetings Everyone, here’s an update on Seth’s health from his amazing Daughter Crystal. #BLACKLIVESMATTER in prison too! I just got off the phone with my father, who’s health is a constant roller coaster. This month alone, he was sent to the infirmary overnight for observations twice and to an outside hospital for emergency treatment. Every […]

Three New Poemz by Politikal Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim

The Same Living in the shadows of a Great Nation? Feeling the inspiration of a Great People? The poor survive on aspirations, food stamps and homelessness, mass incarceration, in prison mess halls a sea of Black and Brown faces, poor Whites and Asians, Indigenous Nations— non-citizenry, immigrants, the mosaic of the Star Spangled Banner. The […]

Common and Stevie Wonder Put Black Pain on Display in ‘Black Amerika Again’ Video

By Dee Lockett  As America’s black communities mourn more lives taken at the hands of police this week, Common and Stevie Wonder have released a protest song with a video that spotlights their pain. “Black America Again” is the title track to Common’s next album and its video opens with the disturbing footage of Alton […]

From the Civil War to Today: Centuriez of Institutional Racism, Explained in Less Than 20 Minutez

Screen shot via Facebook The history of racism in the United States is not a simple topic, but actor Romany Malco successfully delves into the topic in less than 20 minutes in a new video posted to Facebook. In “The Racket of Racism,” Malco explains how we can trace the current prison-industrial complex and reliance […]

Haiti’z Fanmi Lavalaz and the Black Panther Party­ (BPP)

by Kiilu Nyasha This year of 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, October 1966, in Oakland, California. In 1968, prior to joining the Party, I was employed by Community Progress, Inc. (CPI), the nation’s pilot program of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty,” also euphemistically […]

Your tax dollarz make Ameri­kkka a nation of 8 million slavez

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington Slavery has not been abolished in the United States of America. We call this the land of the free, but it is presently home to 2 million active slaves and approximately 6 million document­ed as slaves for future use. You ask how the land of the free can be home to […]

Celebrating the 75th birthday of Soledad Brother George Lester Jackson, Sept. 23, 1941-Aug. 21, 1971

by Kiilu Nyasha As we honor the 75th birthday of our beloved Comrade George Jackson, field marshal of the Black Panther Party behind prison walls, may we remember his revolutionary ideas and practice, his mentors and his sacrifice. Author of two books, “Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson,” a 1970 bestseller reprinted three […]