Stop the District Attorney’s Cover-up! Stop the Frame-up of Mumia Abu Jamal!

What can you do? Call the DA’s Office and demand that they release all of the files ordered by Judge Leon Tucker Join in a rally outside the DA’s Office, across from the southeast corner of City Hall, on Monday, June 26 from 4-6PM Join in mass protests on Saturday, July 8th – details coming soon   Campaign to […]

Death Row Doctoring: The Dicey Medical Ethics of Prison Executions

by Seema Yasmin, MD I had seen people die, but I had never watched a person be killed—until I moved to Texas. It was a warm day in September 2014 when my editor sent me to death row in Huntsville. I had joined the Dallas Morning News as a reporter that summer, never expecting my job […]

The Body Count Rises in the U.S. War Against Black People

by Ajamu Baraka Before we can even process the acquittal of the murders of Philado Castile, we hear about another murder of a black person by the police occupation forces.  This time the victim, Charleena Lyles, is a black woman who was also five months pregnant. Again, there is anger, confusion and calls for justice […]

Namibia’s Monuments to Genocide

by Elke Zuern  The Marine memorial (Marinedenkmal) in Swakopmund, Namibia, 2017 (Elke Zuern) Early last year, a group of activists splashed blood-red paint on a statue they saw as a monument to white supremacy and racial oppression. The statue was not in Louisiana, or Alabama, or Mississippi, but in Swakopmund, Namibia. It depicts a German soldier […]

Why so many suicides at Lane Murray Unit, a Texas women’s prison?

by Britney Gulley For women in Texas prisons, it’s a perpetual fight. After five long, atrocious years of mental, emotional and physical abuse in prolonged solitary confinement at Lane Murry Unit – infamously nicknamed “Miserable Murray” – I have suffered tremendously. I, along with numerous other women from ad-seg (administrative segregation) at Lane Murray Unit, […]

THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOWETO YOUTH UPRISING AND MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRIKA IZ A TIMELY LESSON ON RESISTANCE

41 years ago today, a student-led uprising that began in Soweto but quickly spread throughout the country would forever change South Africa. On June 16, 1976, high-school students responding to Apartheid education policies, and particularly the political aftermath of the Bantu Education Act in 1953, began a protest. According South African History Online, the Bantu […]

The Puerto Rican Colony, Oscar Lopez Rivera and the Politics of Parades

Iris Morales, attorney, activist, educator, filmmaker and author recently of Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords 1969 – 1976 joined us once again to discuss Puerto Rican colonization, the freedom of Oscar Lopez Rivera and the politics of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. See our previous interview with Iris Morales here!

It’s a ‘Genocide Project’: New Study Reveals Shocking Statistics On Black People Murdered In Brazil

by Tanasia KenneyAn overwhelming majority of murder victims in Brazil are of African descent, statistics showed. (Photo by Fabio Teixeira /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)   The killings of African descendants in Brazil has gotten so bad that a researcher has dubbed the South American nation a “genocide project” of Black people. A recent study by the Institute for Applied Economic […]

The NFL Media War Against Kaepernick People

Folks – I’m going to be at The People’s Summit tomorrow in Chicago. Stop on through! Details here https://www.thepeoplessummit.org/sessions/athletics-activism-social-change/ https://www.thenation.com/article/nfls-war-colin-kaepernick/ The NFL’s War Against Colin Kaepernick by Dave Zirin We have heard a farcical parade of excuses by NFL owners and executives for why free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed. “He’s not 100 percent committed.” […]

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! June 7, 2017

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! Who We Be?! We Be the Great Grandchildren of Garvey…Offspring of Malcolm..and the Cubs of Panthers!  Marcus Mosiah Garvey…The Black Star to The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)..to Our Prideful banner of the Symbolic Red, Black and Green! Join Our Host […]