Malcolm X, in the Days Before the Assassination

by TONY ORTEGA Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 25, 1965, Vol. X, No. 19 Malcolm X: The Complexity Of a Man in the Jungle The following article was written by Marlene Nadle for The Voice shortly prior to the assassination of Malcolm X. It is based on hours of interviewing Malcolm X […]

NYPD Releases First Ever Body Cam as They ‘Execute’ Man Standing Silent in His Bedroom

New York, NY — After years of police accountability activists demanding NYPD officers wear body cameras, a pilot program began in April in which select precincts began to wear them. Now, for the first time ever in the history of the NYPD, the department has released footage of an officer killing a mentally ill man […]

Mashpee Wampanoag Hip-Hop Artists Create Anti-Opioids Anthem with The GroovaLottos

  Photos Courtesy of SKL Hip-hop/Spoken-word collective Soul Poet’s Syndicate release “Flippin” an Anti-Opioids Anthem for a national Anti-Opioids Campaign. MASHPEE – “Flippin” or ‘Flipping Bags’ are street slang for selling heroin, a significant problem in communities throughout the USA. Among the hardest hit are Native American communities with the Mashpee Wampanoag having the highest […]

The Roots of “Malcolmology”

April 10, 2016  By Russell Rickford Malcolm X. Chicago, 1961. Photo by Eve Arnold—Magnum For me, as for many children of the 1980s, the recent death of Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest triggered a wave of nostalgia for the “conscious” hip hop of the 1990s, a genre that blended playful, jazz-inflected lyrics with potent themes […]

Take Action For Mike Africa Sr This Tuesday September 5th 2017

Ona MOVE Sometime during the month of September 2017, MOVE Political Prisoner Michael Africa Sr will be making yet another appearance before The Pennsylvania Parole Board. Even though it’s been slated for sometime in September, we feel that Michael can have his hearing as early as this week, as in past practices over the past […]

Ruchell Cinque Magee: Real people not scared of freedom support the truth regarding your rights

September 4, 2017 by Ruchell Cinque Magee The Constitution of the United States belongs to all the American people. What Bill and Hillary Clinton did to pervert constitutional law consists of all out treason against the Constitution in the 1990s. Trump has remained silent about the Clintons and Republicans taking away constitutional rights. A First […]

Seeking justice for the mass hanging of black soldiers after the bloody 1917 Houston riots

By DeNeen L. Brown A scene from the court-martial of 63 members of the all-black 24th Infantry on trial for mutiny and murder of 17 people in Houston on August 23, 1917. At the time, it was the largest murder trial in U.S. history. (W.C. Lloyd)   u.s.Before the sun rose on Dec. 11, 1917, thirteen […]

How Women Were at the Helm of the Black Panther Party

Women in the Black Panther Party were at the helm of most party activities. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons TeleSUR speaks with Mary Phillips, one of the founding members of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project. When one looks back at the revolutionary Black Panther Party, one envisions iconic Black leaders sporting black berets and […]

The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson

On this edition of Making Contact we present, The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson, a program about the modern anti-prison movement. This year marks the 38th anniversary of Black August, first originated in the California prisons to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, Khatari Gaulden, James McClain, and William Christmas. Jonathan […]