In 1968, Three Students Were Killed by Police. Today, Few Remember the Orangeburg Massacre

The shootings occurred two years before the deaths of students at Kent State University, but remain a little-known incident in the Civil Rights Movement Cleveland Sellers, center, stands with officers after his arrest in Orangeburg, S.C., where three were killed and 28 others wounded on Feb. 8, 1968. (AP Photo) By Lorraine Boissoneault SMITHSONIAN.COM  Recalling the event […]

Mutulu Shakur New Year Letter and April 2018 Parole Hearing

Peace, Firstly, I would like to ask for your forgiveness for such a long delay in responding to your letters of support, encouragement, seasons greetings and most importantly your individual requests. My delay is not indicative of disregard in any way– rather this last period, which has special implications in the Trump Era, calls for […]

End the isolation of Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown)

Open Letter to the Bureau of Prisons and State of Georgia by Concerned Academics We are academics who have spent our careers researching the history of the civil rights movement, issues of racial discrimination in the United States, civil rights law, and the representation of minorities in the public sphere. We strongly believe that deepening […]

UPDATE FROM RAMONA AFRICA

ONA MOVE, Everybody! Let me remind you of some upcoming activities regarding The MOVE 9. There is a program  February 15th here in Philadelphia at The Rotunda (40th & Walnut St.). There will be performers competing for participation in the August 2018 event- 40 year wrongful imprisonment of our family. There will also be a program in NYC at The National Black […]

This Monday January 22nd 2018 Take Action For Eddie Africa

Ona Move On January 11th 2018 Our Brother Eddie Africa made his latest appearance before The Pennsylvania Parole Board.The Parole Agents who interviewed Eddie seemed not at all interested in that the fact that Eddie has the recommendation of his facility for parole, nor his spotless infraction record or the fact that letters of support […]

Open Letter to the Community from Jalil A. Muntaqim

To:      Community-at-Large Fr:       Jalil A. Muntaqim Date:   January 15, 2018 Re:      Congratulations for Package Victory Dear Families and Friends: I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for your hard work and determination to defeat the draconian Directive 4911A restrictions on incarcerated persons’ receipt of packages from family and friends. Back in my day, we […]

History Check: The rise and fall of Britain’s forgotten Black Panther movement

  British Black Panthers (BBP) protest in Brixton. Photo: Neil Kenlock This is the first of our new series – History Check – which will dig deeper into the forgotten legacy of Africans at home and in the diaspora that needs to be remembered for posterity. We start with the forgotten Black Panther movement of Britain which […]

Today’s Date in Afrikan Diasporic History (Our-story): A Must-Read on MLK

As, virtually, everyone knows; today marks the date Martin Luther King was born. A little more than three years before his assassination, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz/Malcolm X had been assassinated. Given the conciliatory tone of his comments about Dr. King, shortly before his death; his public remarks of support for the ‘voting-drive’ efforts that were ongoing in […]

New Exhibit “1968: Civil Rights at 50” Opens Today

Exhibit Tells the Story of Events That Shaped the Civil Rights Movement 50 Years Ago This Year NEWS PROVIDED BY Newseum  Jan 12, 2018, 15:50 ET WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Newseum opened “1968: Civil Rights at 50,” a new exhibit that explores the tumultuous events that shaped the civil rights movement in 1968, when movement leader the Rev. Martin […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #74: The FBI-Chicago Police Assassination of Fred Hampton

  Bob Avakian recently wrote that one of three things that has “to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.” (See “3 […]