After Attica   We’re revisiting the Attica prison revolt in 1971. It began as a civil rights protest and ended in a massacre when Governor Nelson Rockefeller ordered his state troopers to teargas the prisoners and open fire. In the story only now coming clear, Attica marks the twilight of the civil rights movement and the dawn of mass incarceration. […]

Learning from the Slaughter in Attica

What the 1971 uprising and massacre reveal about our prison system and the liberal democratic state. By Adam Gopnik The inmates during a negotiating session on September 10, 1971. An uprising born of panic and confusion triggered a cascade of paranoia that extended to the Nixon White House. Photograph from AP Prisons are the bad […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

By: Jared A. Ball A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in this April 25, 2015. | Photo: Reuters Black August, paradoxically, shines a light on the contradictions of a country that never was, yet must always be. “The reason you […]

George Jackson: 45 Yearz Ago, They Shot Him Down

By: Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali Archive photo of George Jackson. Jackson was acclaimed internationally as the most powerful and eloquent Black writer to emerge in years. He became a symbol of the struggle of all oppressed people. August 21 will mark the 45th anniversary of the execution of George Jackson. Many of the strategies […]

Where iz your voice, Mr. President?

  Wiki Akyaaba Addai-Sebo Where is the Pan-African spirit? The absence of African solidarity with African Americans who are being killed in US cities by state security forces driven by white supremacy is deeply saddening. From all over Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, Black people must rise up to condemn the killing of our […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved, and that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act.  Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”   *Fallen Comrade George L. Jackson, Black Panther Party […]

Chad Copley Lied to 911, Shot and Killed Innocent, Unarmed, Black Man In N.C.

// “The lawyer for the family of a black North Carolina man shot dead by a white homeowner securing his neighborhood against “hoodlums” called the shooter “George Zimmerman 2.0.” Justin Bamberg, an attorney representing the family of 20-year-old victim Kouren-Rodney Thomas, said there were parallels between the Raleigh shooting and the 2012 Florida shooting of […]

The Black Pantherz were the 60’z vanguard

The group shook the United States with its confrontational attitude against racism and state power by Breno Altman “They are the greatest threat to the country’s internal security”, stated John Edgar Hoover, the powerful head of the FBI, during a meeting in which he declared open war on the young African-American political party, which, in […]

George Stinney, Jr.’z Cellmate Wilford ‘Johnny’ Hunter Speakz…70 Yearz Later!!!

BY: NISHA THOMAS George Junius Stinney Jr. was an African-American 14-year-old boy who was convicted of murder on the assumption of biasness because of the color of his skin. He was the youngest person to ever be executed in the United States. His story is an interesting one and many black children may not know […]

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