Don’t Let Parole Become a Meaningless Concept

Some felt Herman Bell deserved execution or at least a prison sentence of life without parole, but in mid-1970s New York those weren’t options. No question, Mr. Bell’s crime was a despicable assault on society itself. In 1971, with fellow Black Liberation Army radicals, he ambushed two police officers in Harlem, repeatedly and fatally shooting […]

Blog #52: Black Panther: A Movie

Having read many reviews and critiques of the Marvel/Disney “Black Panther” movie, I am excited about what the movie brings to the overall struggle. Indeed, the cultural value of Black nationalism is inestimable, especially if it lends to inspire young people to (re)discover our collective Afrikan heritage. Most recently, I posted MY ANCESTRY, sharing some of […]


The clinic at Sullivan ran out of the necessary sensors for Seth’s insulin pump on February 23, 2018. The new sensors arrived on March 8, 2018, and the process of hooking up the sensor and the pump was carried out. However, the sensor and the pump never were able to complete their electronic “handshake”, so […]


  In December 2017, Major Tillery, sixty-seven years old and imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole in Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Frackville made a proposal to Superintendent Kathy Brittain for remedial policies and to stop the disrespectful and abusive treatment of the seniors. “On behalf of all the Elderly Members of the […]

Solitary crackers: Sleep deprivation is a whiplash to our souls

by Richard Jackson Lost in thought, in this solitary cell, contemplating existence. Lights perched outside of every cell buzz in a high pitched whine, like a choir of crickets in unison. Listening in on a cheap pair of ear buds, attached to a contraband wire strung down the tier to the only radio in the […]

Remembering Merle Africa 20 Years Later

March 13th 2018 will mark 20 years since MOVE political prisoner Merle Africa died under mysterious circumstances at The State Correctional Institution in Cambridge Springs Pennsylvania. This is a piece written in dedication to Merle by MOVE political prisoner Mike Africa. On March 13th we are asking people to circulate and collect signatures for our petition aimed at […]

NEWS YOU CAN USE! This Month of March is for Mumia & Mutulu………      &    Get ‘Ona Move’ This Month To Free Mumia Abu Jamal, Dr. Mutulu Shakur  & All U.S. Captured Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War!   Please Join Us By Spreading The Word, Supporting & Participating In  These (6) Upcoming March 2018 […]

The marvel of the real Black Panthers

By Mohsin Uppal Photo: rocor @Flickr Possibly what is already the blockbuster of the year is out: Marvel’s Black Panther. It’s a film chronicling comic book hero Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, King of Wakanda. Black Panther was the first black superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966 during the height of the […]

Urgent Medical Campaign for Political Prisoner Robert Seth Hayes

As people know, ensuring that Robert Seth Hayes receives adequate medical care has been an ongoing struggle over the past 20 years. Seth reports that, when he went to change the sensor on his insulin pump (sensors must be changed every 6 days) on February 23, 2018, he was informed that Sullivan did not have […]

We stand together so prisoners never have to go through the years of torture we did

by Todd Ashker This is a follow-up to our October 2017 Prisoner Class Human Rights Movement’s statement of prisoner representatives on the second anniversary of the Ashker v. Brown settlement. In our collective October 2017 statement, we stressed: “(P)risoners and our families will have to re-energize the human rights movement, to fight against the continuing violations of […]