Black August

by Mumia Abu-Jamal by Mumia Abu-Jamal August is a month to assess and build upon the legacy of Black people’s resistance to the armed repression of the U.S. state and its agents. The author, the nation’s best known political prisoner, wrote this article August 4, 1993. Black August by Mumia Abu-Jamal “George Jackson was my […]

Upcoming James Baldwin Doc Getz Title, To Be Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson

  We last wrote about Raoul Peck‘s James Baldwin film a few weeks ago, and around that time not too much was known about the movie. We knew that Peck had spent six years developing a documentary on Baldwin (he also received the blessing of the Baldwin estate to do so), and that the premise […]

Black August, a story of Afrikan freedom fighterz

by Kiilu Nyasha Black August is a month of great significance for Africans throughout the diaspora, but particularly here in the U.S., where it originated. “August,” as Mumia Abu-Jamal noted, “is a month of meaning … of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective […]

Huey P. Newton’z brother Melvin speakz on their Panther historiez

BlockReportRadio.com interviews Melvin Newton, about his brother Huey P. Newton and their history in the Black Panther Party in Oakland California. Melvin talks about Huey facing the death penalty after killing Oakland Police officer Frey, the Huey Newton Defense Committee, Huey’s concept of globalization called Intercommunalism, the founding of Black Studies at Merritt College, and […]

SNCC Legacy Project endorsez the Movement for Black Livez Policy Platform

by Jamilah King A group of civil rights era activists have passed the torch to a younger generation, so to speak. One week after the Movement for Black Lives released a wide-ranging, and long-awaited, policy platform, the activists’ vision for change has also earned an endorsement from delegates of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a […]

“Blood in My Eye” 45 yearz later wit’ David Johnson of the San Quentin 6

The People’s Minister of Information JR interviews David Johnson of the San Quentin 6 about the 45th anniversary since the publishing of the political masterpiece “Blood in My Eye” in relation to the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the late great prison human rights leader and Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party George […]

Stokely Carmichael and Black Power

  http://ia600302.us.archive.org/2/items/030614OSPODCASTBlackPower/030614-OS-PODCAST-Black%20Power.mp3 This week marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. At the end of June, 1964, Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., and hundreds of civil rights activists marched across Mississippi to register African-American voters in one of the turning points of the civil rights movement. In remembrance of […]

Learning from the Slaughter in Attica

What the 1971 uprising and massacre reveal about our prison system and the liberal democratic state. By Adam Gopnik The inmates during a negotiating session on September 10, 1971. An uprising born of panic and confusion triggered a cascade of paranoia that extended to the Nixon White House. Photograph from AP Prisons are the bad […]

Virgin Islandz 3 Case Movez to the U.N. Commission on Human Rightz, exposing U.S. Piracy in the Caribbean

     I am writing to update you on the latest strategic developments in the matter of the Virgin Islands 3,  which has been a Black grassroots strategic challenge to expose the racist political imprisonment of not only these three men, but of at least 140 others by the U.S. Having now legally boxed the […]