Laptop & related for Sekou Odinga

Sekou Odinga, Black Panther Party leader and former Political Prisoner/P.O.W.  was released in 2014 after 33 years in prison. Since his release he has spent most of every waking moment working, speaking, writing and organizing: continuing to speak truth to power.   When Sekou went to prison there were no such things as email or laptops, he […]

Jalil Muntaqim: The 13th Amendment – prison slavery and mass incarceration

 by Jalil Muntaqim http://sfbayview.com/2016/07/jalil-muntaqim-the-13th-amendment-prison-slavery-and-mass-incarceration/ Since the publication of Michelle Alexander’s excellent “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” the issue of prison and parole reform has been raised as far as Obama’s White House. In the national debate ensuing from Michelle Alexander’s book, some have not given credit to Angela Davis […]

List of memberz of the Black Panther Party (BPP)

 Courtroom portraits including Huggins, Kimbro, Seale and Sams, 1970. This is a list of members of the Black Panther Party, including those notable for being Panthers as well as former Panthers who became notable for other reasons. This list does not include outside supporters, sympathizers, or allies. Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lieutenant Minister of Information, Philadelphia chapter. […]

Generational Gapz and Revolutionary Conceptz of the Black Panther Party

by Loco1 of United Struggle from Within    permalink Art from The Black Panther newspaper, Vol. 2 No. 19, January 1969 From this end of the bend the only subject relevant to prisoners in regards to the early Black Panther Party (BPP) is the party as a Maoist organization and how prisoners should apply the […]

Big Brutha komrade Russell “Maroon” Shoats

Maroon is very interested in dialoguing with supporters around current social justice issues, and responding to any questions you may have with regard to the essays he penned in Maroon The Implacable or the ones that we periodically post on this site. He’d love to hear what topics you think he should address in future […]

Maroon Suez DOC and Winz! Settlement Reached

Pittsburgh PA —A settlement has been reached in the case of Shoatz v. Wetzel, which challenged the 22-year solitary confinement of Abolitionist Law Center client and political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. This brings an end to litigation begun in 2013. In February 2014, following an international campaign on behalf of Shoatz, he was released from solitary confinement. […]

BPP community programz

by Dan Berger (A supplement to the 2008 calendar on the Legacy of the Panthers) At the time and all the more so since, popular perception of the Black Panthers revolves around revolvers. But this violence-laden image misses the group’s substance. The multifaceted community programs made the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense such a success—and […]

Politikal Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes 10th parole denial very telling

Greetings Everyone, Below is Political Prisoner’s Robert Seth Hayes’ decision from the New York Parole Board. I think it is very telling that they only cite the original crime as a basis for denying release to this 67 year old man behind bars in his 4th decade of incarceration. Again although it has been repeated […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal’z 4th of July by Chris Hedges

FRACKVILLE, Pa.—Tens or even hundreds of thousands of Americans, like those in the visiting room of the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy, drove often for hours on the Fourth of July weekend to visit relatives or friends who are locked in cages. Millions suffered the painful absence this weekend of a father, a mother, a […]

Sundiata Acoli: Ride and denied

by Sundiata Acoli This is a brief recap of my parole hearing and denial. Background Almost two years ago, Sept. 29, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Court ordered the New Jersey Parole Board to “expeditiously set conditions” for my parole. The Parole Board appealed the order on grounds that I had not undergone a hearing […]