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 […]

Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Grant compassionate release to Richard ‘Mafundi’ Lake

Dear Madam Attorney General: We write to ask your assistance in securing compassionate release from prison for an elderly, disabled prisoner in poor health. Richard (Mafundi) Lake is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole in an Alabama state prison – the mandatory term under the state’s “three strikes and you’re out” […]

Message from Dr. Mutulu Shakur regarding hiz clemency appeal

To all who have carried my burden in 2016 I’m humbly grateful. Allah knows it hasn’t been easy. You’ve taken time of your lives and your family’s. I don’t know how I would come to this point without you. The struggle for freedom under any circumstances, is an arduous task and I do not take […]

The Move 9 and The Safety of the Kommunity

Ona Move The fight in exposing the illegal parole denials of The Move 9 at the hands of The Pennsylvania Parole Board is still in full swing. During the respective 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 parole denials of The Move 9, the now main reason that has been cited for The Move 9 being denied […]

Prison Radio Korrespondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Gassed

You are the reason that our correspondents can write, draw and record. When prisoners are putting their lives on the line, you respond. Just this week, artist, activist and Prison Radio correspondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was sprayed with mace and attacked while handcuffed behind his back by cops at the Clements Unit in the TDCJ […]

Sunday Cuba gathering/Free all Politikal Prisonerz!

THIS SUNDAY FROM NOON TO 2PM GATHER TOGETHER IN FRONT OF THE CUBAN MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO HONOR THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF COMANDANTE FIDEL CASTRO… AS HIS REMAINS ARE BURIED IN SANTAIGO DE CUBA… BIRTHPLACE OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION. LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT FIDEL’S  REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT LIVES ON IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THOSE WHO […]

Former Black Panther serving life sentence for murder denied release

New Jersey police have opposed the release of Sundiata Acoli, who killed a state trooper more than 40 years ago, since he became eligible for parole in 1992 An attorney representing the nearly 80-year-old prisoner called the denial ‘a punch to the gut’. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Renée Feltz A former Black Panther who turns 80 […]