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 […]

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 […]

Rashid: I’m off to Florida and a new phase of reprisals for publicizing abuses in US prisons

Readers are urged to share this story widely and write to Rashid right away; mail equals support, and the more he gets, the safer he’ll be: Kevin Johnson, O-158039, RMC, P.O. Box 628, Lake Butler FL 32054 by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson Packed off to Florida Following Texas prison officials planting a weapon in my cell on […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

Happy Birthday to Assata Shakur, she has been fundamental in our movement. Feel free to listen to and share her poem, “Affirmations” read by Mumia Abu-Jamal and her message to the movement recorded in the 90’s. Many blessings to you, Assata. There is also a brand new interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal concerning his new book of essays and reflections […]

A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

by SAEED SHABAZZ Assata Shakur “My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013. “Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence […]

Inside the Gun of the Black Panther Party

By Ibram X. Kendi This post is part of our online roundtable on Robyn Spencer’s The Revolution Has Come On May 2, 1967, Black Panthers amassed at the Capitol in Sacramento brandishing guns to protest a bill before an Assembly committee restricting the carrying of arms in public. Photo: Walt Zeboski / AP In 1973, Amar Casey arrived […]

Delbert Africa Denied Parole; Given 5 Year Hit

Ona Move Earlier Today we received word from our Brother Delbert Africa that he was denied parole yet again and what is even more sadistic and bothersome to us is the fact that Delbert was given A FIVE YEAR HIT. Delbert was informed in a meeting today by Parole Board Member Leslie Grey of the […]

Stop DA office cover-up, free Mumia now!

By Betsey Piette For the second time, Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker ordered the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on June 22 to release its files pertaining to any role played by former District Attorney Ronald Castille in the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. As Tucker decreed in the court’s initial order on April 28: “[T]he […]