RBG Earth-day

Brought back to the world through the UNIA-ACL with Marcus M. Garvey as President-General on August 13, 1920 in New York City. RBG is a symbol of the red blood uniting all Afrikans, those at home and those abroad, the Black skin of the the first human to take a great walk in the sun, […]

Jihad Abdulmumit: Black Radical Movement Needs Infrastructure

    There is some continuity between today’s Black movement and the Sixties, however, “today’s struggle lacks the infrastructure in-the-hood-building” of the Panther era, said Jihad Abdulmumit, chairman of the Jericho Movement, which defends political prisoners. “Now, there’s demonstrations here and there, and newspaper articles and seminars — which is not gonna get it — but […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, August 14th – Black August Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Black August Card Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 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 As a lead in to two great events NYC ABC has coming up–a workshop on transformative justice and […]

Maroon Comix Launches!

  This month, a terrific single-volume comic book celebrating the contributions of maroon communities was published by PM Press, the imprint on which Maroon The Implacable: The Collected Writings Of Russell Maroon Shoatz was released five years ago. As stated in the official overview of Maroon Comix: Origins And Destinies: “Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles […]

H a p p y B i r t h d a y M a r o o n!

On August 23rd, 2018, our beloved father, grandfather, mentor, comrade, and friend Russell Maroon Shoatz turns 75! As we continue in our quest to have him freed from prison once and for all, we want to invite our supporters in the Philadelphia area to come out for a birthday celebration and panel discussion on Saturday, August 25th, […]

Politikal prisoner of war, Robert Seth Hayes, paroled after 45 years

Having been incarcerated since 1973, original Black Panther activist Robert Seth Hayes, 69, was released on parole last Tuesday. He joins a short list of revolutionaries from the 1960s and 1970s who are now hitting New York’s streets as elderly men after spending decades in the belly of the beast, simply for fighting for their […]

Black August Born Day Celebration, Play & Discussion Panel for Russell Maroon Shoatz’s 75th Birthday

Date:  Saturday, August 25, 2018 Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Place: African American Museum (701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) Tickets $10.00 Eventbrite $15.00 @ Door Play: Mary’s Daughter – Memoirs of an Artivist is one woman play about the life and times of Melanie Carter, artistically known as the Hip Hop Artivist, Blak Rapp Madusa. Eventbrite Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marys-daughter-memoirs-of-an-artivist-tickets-41619876170?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text Panel […]

‘Intoxicating freedom, gripping fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal on life as a Black Panther

 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently with the city’s police force 40 […]

Black History (Our-story)

On this day, August 4, 1983… Thomas Sankara became the president of upper Volta which he renamed Burkina Faso (the land of the upright people)

Black August International Tenets

by a California prisoner       July 2018             permalink [The following were submitted to us by a group of New Afrikans in California working with the United K.A.G.E. Brothers. K.A.G.E. stand for Kings Against Genocidal Environments. The United K.A.G.E. Brothers have been pushing this line of peace and unity alongside […]