From Mother Afrika To NYC: Hip Hop Culture Across The Middle Passage

Saturday, April 11th, 7:00pm The Universal Zulu Nation and A New Black Arts Movement Present From Mother Afrika To NYC: Hip Hop Culture Across The Middle Passage Reception (with Food) 7:30pm Mama C. Urban Warrior in the African Bush Joanne Hershfield, 2012, 54 min. The film explores Charlotte O’Neal’s, aka Mama C’s, decade’s long project […]

Nu-Afrikan Prisonerz Retaliated Against by Institutional Gang Investigatorz (IGI)

by a California prisoner Here at a torture unit known as the Corcoran Security Housing Unit (SHU), we New Afrikan freedom fighters and other entities are getting retaliated on by the fascist Institutional Gang Investigators (IGI). IGI and their cronies seem to think that attacking those who were hunger strikers and at the forefront of […]

An appreciation: Dr. Ben, legendary Egypt scholar, dean of Harlem Street University

by Todd Steven Burroughs Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan, known to the African world as “Dr. Ben,” believed that education belonged to any member of his race who wanted it. Perhaps that was because of the 20th century tradition of ad-hoc “street universities,” with step-ladder orators as varied as Malcolm X and “Porkchop” Davis, a tradition […]

NYC, Thurz, April 16: PACK THE COURTROOM FOR JALIL!

PACK THE COURTROOM FOR JALIL! Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007 Thursday, April 16, 2015 There will be oral arguments in Bottom v. Pataki in Room 1505 at 10 a.m. Although Jalil will not be in Court himself, he would like people to turn out and show community support. Be […]

Why James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) Still Matterz

by Anthony Monteiro “He gave us the concepts and language to talk about and begin understanding the oppressive system of white supremacy in holistic ways.” James Arthur Baldwin, perhaps the greatest essayist in the English language, matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and […]

Carla Hughes Was Framed In the State Of Mississippi

  Carla Hughes is a former public school teacher with a Master’s degree in education. Carla was framed, tried and convicted of capital murder in the death of Avis Banks and her unborn child. Carla is a victim of Dr. Steven Hayne’s testimony. Dr. Hayne was the subject of “The Innocence Project’s Formal Records Request […]

‘A Taste of Power': The Woman Who Led The Black Panther Party

  Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the male-dominated Black Panther Party. She looks back on Jean Seberg, COINTELPRO, and internal divisions within the organization. Photo: Platon Elaine Brown | A Taste of Power, Pantheon | 1992 | 30 minutes (7,440 words)   Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, lecturer and singer. In 1968, […]

Garfield High School’z Black Student Union keepz legacy of activism strong

In April 1967, civil rights activist Stokely Carmicheal spoke to a crowd of 6,500 people at Seattle’s Garfield High School about Black Power, which he defined as the “coming together of black people to fight for their liberation by any means necessary.” In the audience, were students Elmer and Aaron Dixon, who would later on […]

Barry Sheppard: Recovering the revolutionary legacy of Malcolm X

  By Barry Sheppard March 5, 2015 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — February 21 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, one of the greatest leaders of the 1960s Black liberation movement in the United States. Lenin once wrote: During the lifetime of great revolutionaries, the oppressing classes constantly […]