“FRAMED” Chapter 3 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 3 in a series for NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by  Michael Richardson. Learn more here. “What were we but strangers to the land where we were born…” —Mondo we Langa, “From the Ancestor’s House”   David Lewis Andrew Rice was born in Omaha, […]

To My People By Assata Shakur

Black brothers, Black sisters, i want you to know that i love you and i hope that somewhere in your hearts you have love for me. My name is Assata Shakur (slave name joanne chesimard), and i am a revolutionary. A Black revolutionary. By that i mean that i have declared war on all forces […]

The Black Panther Party of the South: An Interview with Larry Little

Larry Little speaking at a 2013 vigil for Trayvon Martin in Winston-Salem. By Joshua Clark Davis  aaihs.org   Larry Little’s story doesn’t fit into the dominant narrative of the Black Panther Party (BPP) as an organization limited to major cities in the West and North. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Little’s leadership of the Panthers in […]

Missouri ignores US Supreme Court ruling requiring resentencing of prisoners given life without parole as juveniles

by Cedric ‘G-Boy’ Clerk I am currently serving life without parole in the Missouri Department of Corrections. I have been incarcerated since the age of 15. I’m being held under an unconstitutional sentence along with 80-plus others who were sentenced to life without parole as juveniles (JLWOP). In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found […]

A History of the Omaha Black Panthers

On July 28, 1966, the Omaha World-Herald published a report about a a “200 member gang known as the Black Panthers” that “planned much of the systematic firebombing, sniping and looting in Cleveland’s slum riots.” From the outset, Omaha’s media portrayed the Black Panther Party as violent hoodlums, and in the next several years they wouldn’t stop. […]

FRAMED: Chapter 2 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is the second chapter in a series for NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Written by author Michael Richardson. Learn more here. “My mother used to tell me to stay away from white people because they will hurt you.”—Edward Poindexter on growing up in Omaha   Edward Alan Poindexter was born […]

Exploited, abused, neglected: Mental illness and solitary confinement in Texas prisons

by Noah ‘Comrade Kado’ Coffin and Keith ‘Comrade Malik’ Washington Imagine spending 23 hours each day alone in a 6-by-9-foot space. Crowd into it a toilet-sink combo, rusty iron set of bunk beds and overhead lockers, layers of peeling paint in multiple colors, showing the years of neglect, black mold, roaches, rats, along with spiders […]

All Power to the People

“Reclaiming a missed opportunity.”

EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN FOR ROBERT SETH HAYES!

While Seth is doing somewhat better in terms of his sugar fluctuations, he still has not been given the monitor for the insulin pump. This is a life-saving measure for Seth, as he can no longer tell when his sugars are high or low. CALL SULLIVAN AT 845-434-2080 Ask to speak with the Superintendent. This […]

‘13th’ and the culture of surplus punishment

by Victor Wallis Ava DuVernay undertook the documentary “13th” in order to explore and bring attention to the Prison Industrial Complex.[1] The film’s title refers to the 1865 amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in which slavery was abolished “except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” The story told by […]