On the 52nd Anniversary of Hiz Murder, Watch Malcolm X Prophesize Today’z Police State

by Matt Agorist “They think they are living in a police state, and they become hostile toward the policemen. They think that the policeman is there to be against them rather than to protect them. And these thoughts, these frustrations, these apparitions, automatically are sufficient to make these Negroes begin to form means and ways to […]

AUDRE LORDE’Z ABC’Z OF FIGHTING FASCISM

IT’Z TIME FOR ALL OF UZ TO FACE OUR HISTORY by Alexis Pauline Gumbs Audre Lorde. Image credit: Flavorwire When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. It’s Audre Lorde’s birthday on February 18th and American Nazis have major […]

Watch: A New Documentary’z Rare Accezz Inside Solitary

A filmmaker spends a year inside a Virginia supermax facility Scenes from the HBO documentary film “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison,” directed by Kristi Jacobson. For her highly-anticipated new documentary, “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison,” Kristi Jacobson obtained incredible access to a Virginia “supermax” facility, designed to house the state’s most dangerous offenders. […]

From a Michigan prison: An organizer speaks out

Michigan solidarity with Kinross prisoners’ uprising. Gonzales was a participant in the September 2016 mass demonstration and protest by prisoners at Michigan’s Kinross Prison. He has been singled out and punished for being “a leader.” These remarks are excerpted from a longer account in the San Francisco BayView on Feb. 3. All the inmates at […]

A Visit to a Jailhouse Environmentalist

On Monday, February 13, Joe Piette of International Action Center in Philadelphia and I, of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal in New York City, headed from our respective cities to meet in Frackville Prison (Frackville PA, just a few miles away from Mahanoy where Mumia is housed), to visit the environmental activist […]

Emergency financial appeal for Mumia

by Johanna Fernandez Dear friends of Mumia, m writing on behalf of the Committee to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal to ask if you might help us in an emergency. The Committee is the official fundraising venue for Mumia’s legal defense today. It has been raising funds, quietly, since Mumia was facing execution in the ‘90s. The […]

Trailer: ‘They Call Uz Monsterz’ review

by Wanda Sabir Though the story of incarceration is always hard, it is more sobering when those affected are children. What if those youth convicted had an pportunityo to reimagine their lives and interrupt and rewind the script? What would the scenario look like? Who would star in the feature? Ben Lear’s “They Call Us […]

The global dimensionz of the life and legacy of Malcolm X

Revolutionary leader developed amid monumental changes around the world File: AA by Abayomi Azikiwe The world cannot realize stability unless the drive for global domination by imperialism is overthrown. This truism was at the heart of Malcolm X’s struggles. The awareness and activism of people inside and outside the U.S. must be harnessed into a movement […]

TEN SONGZ OF RESISTANCE: GIL SCOTT-HERON

“We Almost Lost Detroit” “What made the flame in my political consciousness in the early 1980s burn brighter was this one.” —@techmove “Alien (Hold On To Your Dream)” This funky tune captures the experience of immigrating to pursue the “American Dream” and remains exceptionally relevant. “Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul?” Fantastic piano and an […]

Ida B. Wellz-Barnett : Iola, Princezz of the Prezz & Feminist Crusader for Equality and Justice

by Kiilu Nyasha By Kiilu Nyasha Ida B. Wells was the kind of black leader we don’t see much of any more.  Unlike today’s leaders, the heads of nonprofit organizations financed by the self-interested generosity of the one percent, Ida’s career was financed by the readers of the black press, from ordinary African American people.  This […]