Three prisonerz bid a loving farewell to Hugo Pinell

Hugo … Hugo … Hugo … where are you? by Alay’he Justin Jackson I often visit the spot where they took you from us. I still can’t accept it. Although we didn’t know each other, I knew your spirit. I cried for you the day your light was dimmed. I never met you, but you […]

I was one of the last onez to see our beloved Brotha Yogi alive

by Vernell Devon Bush My name is Devon Bush, a Black Afrikan inmate in struggle here in CSP Sac. Look, I was involved in the riot that took place Aug. 12, 2015, in the B-Yard. Also, I was one of the last ones to see our beloved Brotha Hugo L.A. “Yogi Bear” Pinell R.I.P. alive. […]

John Africa’z MOVE Organization: The Story of a Shattered Movement

BY AMY NICOLE The Tragic 1985 Bombing of John Africa’s MOVE Organization The MOVE Organization were a group of mostly black, freedom and nature loving activists who lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970s to early 80s—until the Philadelphia police department dropped a bomb on their house from a helicopter on May 13, 1985, silencing […]

Whose ready to take Malcolm X birthday az a national holiday?! #CMXD

May 19th iz Malcolm X day. We are not asking permission we are claiming a day for our progressive leaderz. Malcolm X pioneered the thoughtz of a generation of overachieverz and righteouz rebelz. We are NOT asking permission. We are #CMXD <—— follow the hashtag to see what people are doing in your city. #2RAW4TV […]

A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo

by Ludo de Witte Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed 55 years ago on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to ‘eliminate’ the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan […]

QUEEN NANNY OF THE WINWARD MAROONZ: MOTHER TO ALL JAMAIKANZ

Queen Nanny was a Maroon leader and Obeah woman in Jamaica during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The Maroons were a cultural mixed-race of African slaves and Native Arawak Indian tribes predated European colonization. Queen Nanny was an escaped slave who arrived from the Western part of Africa. It has been widely believed that […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The genius of Huey P. Newton

Click to enlarge Celebrate the life of Huey P. Newton, who, with Bobby Seale, founded the Black Panther Party 50 years ago this year, in October 1966 – ‘A Celebration of the Life of Huey P. Newton’ is Saturday, Feb. 13, 2-5 p.m., at the West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline St., Oakland, featuring friends […]

Eddie Africa Solidarity Day Friday January 8th 2016

  Ona Move Back in October 2015 Our Brother Edward Goodman Africa was scheduled for his parole hearing. However, as of today January 5th 2016, Eddie has still not had his parole hearing with no clear explanation into why. When we first called the parole board back in October in regards to Eddie they first […]

A 21st-century slave patrol murdered Sandra Bland

by ISH Let the truth be known: Sandra Bland, an activist in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, was kidnapped and murdered by modern day slave catchers. Her “crime” was daring to act like a human being in the face of the arbitrary and brutal violence of white supremacy and male authority. Watch the videos of her outrageous […]

Tension at NU-Folsom between Blackz and guardz since assassination of Hugo Pinell

by Corey Sullivan I am currently in solitary confinement for a “Battery on a Peace Officer,” which took place on Sept. 24, 2015, six weeks after the assassination of beloved political prisoner Hugo “Yogi” Pinell at New Folsom State Prison B-Facility. Prison officials released a statement to the media that several correctional officers were “ambushed” […]