Don’t Let Parole Become a Meaningless Concept

Some felt Herman Bell deserved execution or at least a prison sentence of life without parole, but in mid-1970s New York those weren’t options. No question, Mr. Bell’s crime was a despicable assault on society itself. In 1971, with fellow Black Liberation Army radicals, he ambushed two police officers in Harlem, repeatedly and fatally shooting […]

Inspired by the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords, Puerto Rican Activists Launch Centro De …

Inspired by the Black Panthers and The Young Lords, Centro De Apoyo Mutuo, a group of community activists in Caguas, Puerto Rico offer aid to residents in need. Centro De Apoyo Mutuo (CAM) means Center for Mutual Help. By Tatyana Hopkins (NNPA Newswire Special Correspondent) CAGUAS, Puerto Rico—The last thing you would expect to find […]

The Chains That Bound Blacks and Indigenous Americans

Blacks and Native Americans share a history of enslavement at the hands of European settlers, said Dr Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and author of the new book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean. […]

Blog #52: Black Panther: A Movie

Having read many reviews and critiques of the Marvel/Disney “Black Panther” movie, I am excited about what the movie brings to the overall struggle. Indeed, the cultural value of Black nationalism is inestimable, especially if it lends to inspire young people to (re)discover our collective Afrikan heritage. Most recently, I posted MY ANCESTRY, sharing some of […]


The clinic at Sullivan ran out of the necessary sensors for Seth’s insulin pump on February 23, 2018. The new sensors arrived on March 8, 2018, and the process of hooking up the sensor and the pump was carried out. However, the sensor and the pump never were able to complete their electronic “handshake”, so […]

Black people beware: don’t let Black Panther joy mask Hollywood’s racism

Black Panther director/co-writer Ryan Coogler has given black people throughout the world an imagined Africa that has been wholeheartedly embraced, earning over USD$1 billion dollars globally so far. This embrace is due, primarily, to the presentation of so many beautiful, black bodies onscreen, including an extravagant representation of fierce, and fashionable, black women. Also appealing is the portrayal of an […]


  In December 2017, Major Tillery, sixty-seven years old and imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole in Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Frackville made a proposal to Superintendent Kathy Brittain for remedial policies and to stop the disrespectful and abusive treatment of the seniors. “On behalf of all the Elderly Members of the […]

Mississippi Sheriff’s Department Gets Sued, ACLU Finds a Long ‘White Pride’ Email

New data show roadblocks in the country occur twice as often in Black neighborhoods as white ones. C.J. Ciaramella In the same Mississippi county that’s currently being sued for running discriminatory, unconstitutional roadblocks in black neighborhoods, the now-sheriff forwarded a chain message about “white pride” containing a long list of racial slurs around the office. […]

Police are still killing black people. Why isn’t it news anymore?

The activism never stopped. But the attention to it vanished. Protestors gather last year near the spot where Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) By Wesley Lowery As the video begins, Edward Minguela, 32, is standing on the sidewalk. His hands are in the air. Three Camden County, N.J., […]

(Classist, Racist) History of Jaywalking

  by BRIAN ADDISON There’s more to the word and law behind “jaywalking” than meets the eye or common assumption. In fact, lurking behind this common word and often-cited form of lawbreaking sits classism, racism, and the domination of the automobile over the human—and is far from just someone who decides to, in the eyes of […]