by Kamau Askari (Roscoe Abell) “George and the Dragon” (2016) – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 264847, Pendleton Correctional Facility, G-20-2C, 4490 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton, IN 46064 Many New Afrikans (Blacks) for some reason think that the revolution is dead. The revolution is not dead. It is the spirit of the people that is dead. […]
by Monique Judge At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party. It was part of a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Photo: […]
By Jared Ball This is an important re-posting of an interview with (April 2016) and statement from (May 2017) Dhoruba bin-Wahad. Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of The Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, discussed his critique of the “alternative press” and Left analysis of the history of armed struggle – what he calls “stealth” histories – as exemplified in a recent interview with Angela Davis. A STATEMENT […]
Fred Hampton was assassinated by the US government on his day (December 4th) in 1969. He was 21 years old. He spent his short life fighting against exploitation and oppression. He advocated for “international proletarian revolution” by all means necessary, viewing the class struggle as the primary vehicle for ending all oppression, including white supremacy. […]
Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy. byGARRETT FELBER Image: Marion S. Trikosko/Wikimedia Commons More than fifty years after his death, Malcolm X remains a polarizing and misunderstood figure. Not unlike the leader he is too often contrasted with—Martin Luther King, Jr.—he has […]
Who was Fred Hampton? Why was he assassinated by the U.S. government at the age of 21? What is the Hampton Institute about?
Photo: Wiki CC When Jamaican Pan-African icon Marcus Garvey was a student in London, he found a mentor in one of Africa’s actors and political activists called Dusé Mohamed Ali. Born on this day in 1866, Ali was the son of an Egyptian father and a Sudanese mother. He was born in Alexandria, where he was […]
Mujahid Farid in 2012, a year after being released from prison after 33 years. He dedicated the rest of his life to trying to change New York State’s parole system.Creditvia Correctional Association of New York Mujahid Farid in 2012, a year after being released from prison after 33 years. He dedicated the rest of his […]
The US became the world’s sole superpower “without a mask,” said the nation’s best known political prisoner. “We saw its true, angry, contemptuous face snarling at the Third World, hostile to its European ancestors, and dismissive of Latin America,” said Mumia Abu Jamalin a report for Prison Radio.
After a long time coming, Mutulu, represented by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, the Post-Conviction Justice Project (USC Gould School of Law), the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and the National Bar Association, filed a federal court case challenging the government’s interpretation and application of U.S. law by the U.S. Parole Commission that has […]