ProLibertad Statement on Oscar’z release and FREE ANA BELEN MONTEZ!

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign is proud to announce the commutation of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera’s sentence.  Oscar is scheduled to be released on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  We assume that his first stop will be Chicago before returning home to Puerto Rico, but we will confirm those details later. As this statement […]

Iz Marxism Relevant? Some Usez and Misusez – by David Gilbert, political prisonerz

I’m sure David would love to communicate with people about ideaz in thiz long, new article he wrote.  by David Gilbert (1/16/2017) “Imperialism is piracy […] reorganized, consolidated and adapted to the aim of exploiting the natural and human resources of our peoples.” “[N]obody has yet made a successful revolution without a revolutionary theory.” – Amilcar Cabral[1] […]

Mississippi Black Codez

(1865)  The status of Blacks was the focal problem of Reconstruction. Slavery had been abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment, but the white people of the South were determined to keep the Black population in “their place,” socially, politically, and economically. This was done by means of the notorious “Black Codes,” passed by several of the […]

NINE LIVEZ: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYZ AND THE SENSATIONALIZATION OF THE BLACK CRIMINAL

On March 25th, 1931, a fight broke out between white and black boys on a Southern Railroad freight train. The boys were riding as hobos, deep into the chaos of the Great Depression. Nine black boys were subsequently arrested and charged with assault. When two white women named Victoria Price and Ruby Bates were found […]

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. by  Rachel Aviv “What does it feel like to be free?” Woodfox asked. “How do you want me to know how it feels to be free?”Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New […]

Support politikal prisoner Jalil Muntaqim – tweet Wed, January 11

Jalil Muntaqim has been in the SHU since December 6th for teaching Black History – a course approved by the administration. He’s taught Black History for almost 2 months, now teaching about the 1960’s, anti-Vietnam War movement and the Black Panther Party. Jalil was written up because the authorities didn’t like what he was teaching, […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

What We Can Learn from the Black Panther Party Today

by  Julianne Malveaux  Julianne Malveaux says too many, including our leaders, have taken the “go along to get along” approach, forgetting that sometimes getting along is not enough. (file photo) Matthew “Peanut” Johnson was 16 years-old when San Francisco police officer Alvin Johnson killed him. The unarmed teen was said to have been fleeing a […]

LATINOPIA BOOK REVIEW “DOWN THESE MEAN STREETZ”

He died an icon, a proverbial legend in his own time. When Mean Streets was published in 1967, Thomas was one of the first modern-day Latinos to publish a book in English. He followed this break-out with two novels, a collection of short stories, and many poems, which he termed “wordsongs” and performed in varied […]

Decarcerate Louisiana for sustainable economiez

by Ronald Brooks Greetings, Elbert “Big Man” Howard, We are freedom fighters incarcerated at Angola State Prison and are moving to build our organization Decarcerate Louisiana. We’re advocating for community reinvestment and not more funding into the military, police institutions, jails and prison construction. We believe in sustainable economies, strong local communities, and that a […]