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 […]

Framed Chapter 6 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 6 in the series on NorthOmahaHistory.com called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. It was written by  Michael Richardson. Learn more here.     “Near North Like Fires From Hell” —Omaha World-Herald, June 26, 1969   Paul Young reported to J. Edgar Hoover in May 1969 there was organizing activity […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 5 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 5 in Michael Richardson’s series called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Learn more here.   “The Omaha Police Department has instigated a harassment campaign.” —Paul Young, October 5, 1968 Paul Young’s quarterly counterintelligence report alerted J. Edgar Hoover to two Black Panther groups in the Omaha district. “Black Nationalist […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 4 by Michael Richardson

Adam’s Note: This is Chapter 4 in Michael Richardson’s series called Framed: J. Edgar Hoover, COINTELPRO and the Omaha Two Story. Learn more here.     “Incidents of violence by Negroes took place in Omaha” —J. Edgar Hoover, March 6, 1968   It was Nebraska’s primary election season and George Wallace was running for president.  The Alabama ex-governor came […]

Assata Shakur: She who struggles

by Jabari Scott Meet a sista, comrade, soldier, warrior, guerrilla who exemplifies the meaning of revolution through the life that she lives, transforming from the day of her birth to this present day. Born with the slave name JoAnne Deborah Byron, after her emancipation from the shackles of capitalism she took on the name we’re […]

Black August: Celebrating Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey; August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940   This article is part of a special Black August series on TheBurningSpear.com. We encourage all our readers to help launch Black Power 96.3 FM during their Black August Fund Drive. Support radio in the hands of the African community! Donate today at blackpower96.org. Each August, growing […]

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 […]

‘Out of the mouths of babes’

This is from a column written by Mumia Abu-Jamal on June 21. It arrived after the June 24 ceremony for the MOVE marker took place. See tinyurl.com/y9unolrp. They are children, learning about the world they are about to inherit. And like all children, they are curious. They heard about the MOVE Bombing in West Philadelphia, which […]

Historikal MOVE Plaque in Philly

On June 24, 2017 over 150 people came out to the unveiling of a plaque 32 years after Philly police dropped a bomb on the 6200 block of Osage Ave in West Philadelphia, killing 11 MOVE members including 5 children and burning down 61 homes. Past and present students of Jubilee School worked tirelessly researching […]

Cuba pledges refuge for ‘U.S. civil rights fighters’

By Chris Fry   On June 16, Donald Trump, while announcing the rollback of President Obama’s modest improvements in U.S. imperialism’s posture towards revolutionary Cuba, demanded Cuba return freedom fighter Assata Shakur. As part of the Cuban government’s overall response to Trump’s attack, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez rebuffed Trump’s demand: “Regarding the issue of the […]