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 […]

Afrikan-Amerikan suffrage: Voting rights and suppression

By Dolores Cox At the end of the U.S. Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Reconstruction Amend­ments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified. In 1865, the 13th Amendment abolished “slavery and involuntary servitude” — except for people convicted of a crime. In 1868, the 14th Amendment granted citizenship to African Americans, albeit second-class citizenship. The […]

‘I can think of nothing more Amerikan.’ — Beto O’Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful

‘I can think of nothing more American.’ — Beto O'Rourke — the man taking on Ted Cruz — brilliantly explains why NFL players kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful pic.twitter.com/bEqOAYpxEL — NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 21, 2018

The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

Black History (Our-story)

On August 17, 1995, Mumia was scheduled to be executed in Pennsylvania. But hundreds of his supporters, myself included, were able to celebrate his stay of execution on that date in Philadelphia shortly after the Õ95 PCRA (post conviction relief appeal) hearings were held in State Court. This August 17, 2001 thousands [gathered] in Philadelphia […]

Why Amerika Cannot Let Emmett Till Rest in Peace

For a third time, some white-supremacist-fucks have vandalized a plaque commemorating the spot where Emmett Till’s tortured body was pulled from a Mississippi river in August 1955. Since this memorial marker was first installed in 2007, it has been stolen and then shot up with guns, most recently on July 26, 2018—a month after it […]

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, […]