How to End Mass Incarceration

The American prison system is brutal and unjust. But the rhetoric of prison abolition won’t help us end its depravities Unsigned painting of Charlestown prison yard, 1850. Boston Public Library / Flickr by  ROGER LANCASTER The United States has not always been the world’s leading jailer, the only affluent democracy to make “incapacitation” its criminal […]

Nat Turner’s slave rebellion: August 21–23, 1831

Nat Turner’s Rebellion (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831. Led by Nat Turner, rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, the largest and deadliest slave uprising in U.S. history.  The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than […]

George Jackson and the Eclipse

It somehow seems so fitting  that the sun should hide it’s head in shame on Aug 21 ********** lyrics to song by Bob Dylan   I woke up this mornin’, There were tears in my bed. They killed a man I really loved Shot him through the head. Lord, Lord, They cut George Jackson down. […]

Police Dogs and Anti-Black Violence

By Tyler Parry   Protest observer (Walter Gadsden, 17) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on 3 May 1963, being attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. (Bill Hudson/AP) On July 11, 2017, a video circulated throughout social media depicting the San Diego police deploying a canine against an unarmed suspect. Posted by a bystander named Angel Nunez, […]

Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. Community Center

Peep this video by @CRCMediaCorps in #solidarity wit #BlackPantherPartyCubs support our troops:

Justice For Imam Jamil Al-Amin Formerly H. Rap Brown

 

‘Detroit:’ The Real Story Behind One Of The Most Horrific Police Brutality Events In History

By Malaika Jabali While Kathryn Bigelow’s film focuses on one horrific act at the Algiers Motel, where police killed three Black teenagers, the events that lasted over the five-day uprising is a crash course in America’s dark history with state violence and the overall oppression of Black and Brown people.   If you’ve read Turner House — the debut […]

Prison Radio Kommentaries

Hep C Prison Wars Widen (3:36) Mumia Abu-Jamal Street Combatant to Servant to the People (3:41) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Hep C The New Death Row (2:01) Mumia Abu-Jamal Sunni Muslims (5:27) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Black August  (2:34) Jaan Laaman August 8th (4:15) Mumia Abu-Jamal Janine Africa August 8th (5:27) recorded 2013 Janine Africa Gangsters in […]

James Arthur Baldwin: word warrior

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal  James Baldwin He was born in Harlem Hospital, New York, on Aug. 2, 1924; oddly enough, the same year that my mother was born in the South. His name, at birth, was James Arthur Jones, to a mother blessed with the gift of fertility; and to a father he would […]

Original Black Panthers Of Milwaukee Aim to Improve the State of Black Milwaukee

The Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee say they are not a racist group, but one that aims to put African Americans on a better footing. LATOYA DENNIS Across the country, Black Panther Parties are once again becoming more active. The organization was founded in the 1960s and was known for its militant self-defense and community-based […]