Malcolm X waz the progenitor Panther, Bobby Seale sayz so

In May 2016, we celebrated the anniversary of Malcolm X birthday on May 19, who would have been 91-years-old, and the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party 51 years after the assassination of Malcolm X on February 19, 1965. With Beyonce’ controversial “Formation” halftime Super Bowl performance, the era of Black Lives […]

Behind Barz on Polluted Land

Do American prisoners suffer from environmental discrimination? Glenn Towery had already served 11 years for stealing a car at gunpoint when he was transferred to Kern Valley State Prison in 2009. Riding up I-5 to the San Joaquin Valley, 150 miles north of his native Los Angeles, he probably smelled the sulfuric odor of industrial […]

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale, in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie – SF

Black Panther Party Co-Founder Bobby Seale in conversation with Hip-Hop Artist Sellassie Friday, June 17th at 7pm 518 Valencia Street – San Francisco All Ages – Suggested Donation $20 – No One Turned Away  

Terrible Tier II: We are fighting for our livez

by Deron Ruffin I’m writing to show the brothers some love who went on hunger strike in California. It’s crazy how you see other people going through the same thing that you are living. What really impressed me is the fact that all the brothers stood up for the cause – putting aside small differences, […]

Fighting the Patriarchy: George Jackson and the Black Panther Party

by PTT of MIM(Prisons)         permalink   A criticism often made of the Black Panther Party (BPP) lies in errors it made around addressing the patriarchy. Most of these criticisms are attempts at subreformism, which is the approach of resolving conflict on an individual or interpersynal level in an attempt to resolve social […]

Fighting the Real Enemy on September 9 Solidarity Demonstration

by Soso of MIM(Prisons)                  permalink   September 9, 2016 will be the fifth annual Solidarity Demonstration in prisons across the United $tates. This is an opportunity for prisoners to commemorate the anniversary of the Attica uprising and draw attention to abuse of prisoners across the country through a […]

Major Tillery Haz New Evidence Exposing Hiz Frame-Up Conviction And Needz Your Financial Support

  Major Tillery Needs Help To Get This Evidence into Court! Major Tillery has new evidence that he was framed for a crime he did not commit. Over thirty years ago Tillery was falsely convicted for a 1976 pool hall shooting murder and assault, and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. Major Tillery is completing […]

Detaining the Poor: How money bail perpetuatez an endlezz cycle of poverty and jail time

By Bernadette Rabuy and Daniel Kopf In addition to the 1.6 million people incarcerated in federal and state prisons, there are 646,000 people locked up in more than 3,000 local jails throughout the U.S. Seventy percent of these people in local jails are being held pretrial— meaning they have not yet been convicted of a […]

Fifty Yearz Ago, the Government Said Black Livez Matter

by Julian E. Zelizer The Radical Conclusions of the 1968 Kerner Report Washington, D.C., April 1968, showing damage from riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Photograph: Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress Adapted from the introduction to the Princeton University Press 2016 edition of The Kerner Report by The National Advisory Commission on Civil […]