Path to Mumia’z Freedom by Rachel Wolkenstein

A new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas on August 7, 2016 provides a path in the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. The legal underpinning is the recent precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court decision Williams v. Pennsylvania, 136 S.Ct. 1989 (2016), which holds it is […]

Why the assassination of Fred Hampton matterz today

by David A. Love Fred Hampton Fred Hampton. Say his name. On this anniversary of the slaying of the Black Panther leader in Chicago — when black people face the fight of their lives — it is important for us to understand why his life and death mean so much to us now. The charismatic […]

Chairman Fred Streetz Party Tuesday August 30th 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     August 30, 2016  Statement by (POCC/BPPC) Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black […]

“O BALTIMORE” BLUEZ

[col. writ. 8/12/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal   The brilliant and beautiful Nina Simone (1933-2003), in her classic lament, “Baltimore,” sings of a city by the sea, but one that she longs to flee from, because of its hardness and meanness. In her unforgettable refrain, she mixes her love of the city with her yearning to […]

Studentz from South Afrika’z Pretoria High School for Girlz take powerful stance against white policing of black hair

The students from South Africa’s Pretoria High School for Girls are making a powerful stance against the institutionalized white supremacist policies embedded into South Africa’s formerly segregated “Model C” system and the white policing of black hair. This past Saturday, during the school’s annual Spring Fair, students peacefully and silently marched in protest of the […]

Why Do So Many Ex-Conz End Up Back in Prison?

Maybe they don’t—a provocative new study says recidivism rates are drastically lower than we think. By Leon Neyfakh A California State Prison, Solano, inmate installs a drought-tolerant garden in the prison yard, Oct. 19, 2015, Vacaville, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty   One of the most frequently cited and dispiriting statistics about the American criminal […]

History (Our-story) of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in Amerika (1994)

Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/020… Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to […]

Huey P. Newton’z brother Melvin speakz on their Panther historiez

BlockReportRadio.com interviews Melvin Newton, about his brother Huey P. Newton and their history in the Black Panther Party in Oakland California. Melvin talks about Huey facing the death penalty after killing Oakland Police officer Frey, the Huey Newton Defense Committee, Huey’s concept of globalization called Intercommunalism, the founding of Black Studies at Merritt College, and […]

After Attica

http://ia600500.us.archive.org/13/items/150305OSPODCASTAttica/150305-OS-PODCAST-Attica.mp3   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. […]

8/29: Tweet Obama for Oscar Lopez Rivera

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign NEW WEBSITE: http://www.ProLibertad.org ProLibertad@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ProLibertadFC https://www.twitter.com/ProLibertad Telephone: 718-601-4751   In one week: On Monday August 29, let President Obama know that Oscar has the support of the masses!  Tweet the following message to President Obama: @BarackObama I add my voice to the thousands demanding: Free Oscar Lopez Rivera NOW! #FreeOscarLopez Ask your […]