On “Black Marxism” and the Black Radical Tradition

By Frank Chapman Black liberation is a not a state of mind that can be characterized as “Black Marxism” or the “Black Radical Tradition.” Nonetheless, there is an ideological need to settle accounts on this question of the identity between the “Black Radical Tradition” and Marxism. My initial response to the formulation “Black Marxism” is […]

Learn from the Revolutionary Legacy of the Black Panther Party

by a Wisconsin prisoner August 2018        permalink   As I first stumbled out of the haze of unconsciousness and began to see the true structure of society and the world, as I began to understand what drove and supported the political socio-economic forces, it was inevitable that I would be influenced by the […]

Heroic or Heinous: The Death Penalty Case of Thomas Porter (2018)

by  Kevin Rashid Johnson Who is Thomas Porter? Thomas Porter is a 42-year-old Black man held on Virginia’s Death Row for the October 25, 2005, shooting death of a Norfolk, VA cop, for which he was charged, tried, and convicted of capital murder. His is a case that warrants close and broad public attention and action. […]

The Prison Struggle Continues (2018)

It’s been some years since I’ve been able to communicate through radio outlets. This on account of a series of transfers between various states’ prison systems—from Virginia to Oregon, then Texas to Florida and back to Virginia—as reprisals for my political work and publicizing the inhumane conditions and abuses that pervade U.S. prisons in general […]

Tearing Children of Color Away From Their Families is an Old and Continuing Amerikkkan Practice (2018)

Several months ago U.S. officials announced a depraved “zero-tolerance” policy for migrants entering the U.S. from what Donald Trump called “shithole countries” south of the border, even if they be fleeing deadly conditions as refugees—a status protected by international law. As a deterrent to entry by these people of color, the government instituted a policy […]

Texas Prison Report: Deceptions, Lies and Misappropriation of Funds at the W.G. McConnell Unit

by Keith “Malik” Washington Peace & blessings, sisters and brothers! Today is September 4th, 2018, the heat and humidity inside my cell has reached a level which has caused me to feel dizzy, and I have been experiencing migraine headaches. Senior U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle denied my request for an Emergency Preliminary Injunction. One of my main […]

Beautiful Struggle: The Iconicity of Cuban Hip-Hop And Political Exile Nehanda Abiodun

Written By Marjua Estevez https://players.brightcove.net/5428592013001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5834958814001   Nehanda Isoke Abiodun, née Cheri Laverne Dalton, was just 10 years old when she joined the picket lines. Columbia University in the ’60s was taking over her neighborhood park to build a gym for alumni and students. “Those of us who lived in the community had no access to the […]

FBI sought electric chair execution of Black Panther leaders in Omaha

Originally posted on Richardson Reports:
Nebraska’s electric chair where the FBI sought the execution of the Omaha Two  (credit: Nebraska Dept. of Corrections) On December 4, 1969, in a Federal Bureau of Investigation orchestrated pre-dawn raid in Chicago, Black Panther leaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were shot to death. Fourteen handpicked policemen, armed with…

The Speech That Opens All Eyez On Me: Behind The Scenes With Dhoruba Bin-Wahad

By Jared Ball  https://youtu.be/W17qh_i2tiY Dhoruba bin-Wahad was back with us this time to discuss the context and history of the speech he gave in 1990 on the occasion of Nelson Mandela‘s release and visit to New York City, an excerpt of which is now heard opening the film All Eyez On Me.   source: https://imixwhatilike.org/2017/07/10/speech-opens-eyez-behind-scenes-dhoruba-bin-wahad/

Learning from our Elders: Kwame Somburu and Scientific Socialism

by Colin Jenkins A dear friend of mine passed away in 2016. He was a lifelong revolutionary activist and quite possibly the most interesting man in the world (sorry, Dos Equis guy). His name was Kwame Somburu, formerly Paul Boutelle. I came into Kwame’s life through chance when, after a journey that resembled more than a […]