Parole Letters for Dr. Mutulu Shakur

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAROLE LETTER FOR DR. MUTULU SHAKUR 1.         Describe why you believe he deserves the chance for parole, such as positive activities while incarcerated such as education and mentoring other inmates, as well as his positive attitude. 2.         Mention if there is any specific way(s) you intend to provide support once he is granted […]

The Endless Amerikan Horror: Lynching and Police

BY DEVON D. BOWERS In 1918 Brook County, Georgia, a local plantation owner was killed by Sidney Johnson, a black man who had been leased out to the plantation via the convict lease system, in a dispute over unpaid wages. Upon hearing this, the white community went on a rampage and lynched not only Johnson, but […]

BLACK HISTORY (Our-story) MONTH

  In celebration of Black History Month, Making Contact features an archive of prominent episodes on Black people and race in America. Episodes to be listened to year round. 1 Making Contact — Long Distance Revolutionary 2 Gil Scott-Heron — The Revolution Will Not Be Televised   3 Making Contact — Spies of Mississippi 4 Donny Hathaway — Tryin’ Times   5 Making […]

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin (Encore)

Image: James Baldwin Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil […]

Stewart: AFROFUTURISM GETS A SUPERB FILM, MARVEL FILMS GROW UP–A Review of Black Panther

  By Andrew Stewart    Note: At the outset I would like to acknowledge the profound debt this essay owes the work of Dr. Jared Ball, Dr. Todd Burroughs, and the website ImixWhatILike, all of whom have produced amazing criticism in the lead-up and on the release weekend of this film. I began studying Africa […]

Pack the Court for Mumia Abu Jamal – 8am Monday February 26th and Tuesday March 27th – Philadelphia

Pack the Court for Mumia 8am Monday February 26th and Tuesday March 27th Room 1108, Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St, Philadelphia In a court case that could eventually lead to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s freedom, Judge Leon Tucker has ordered the District Attorney’s office to present new testimony in reference to Ronald Castille. A Status Hearing […]

Black Panther film fuels calls for release of jailed politikal activists

Sam Levin – February 16, 2018 Film serves as ‘opportunity to remind people of the real heroes of the Black Panthers’, says former party leader When he was released from prison in 2014, Sekou Odinga felt like he was falling from the sky into a foreign land. After 33 years behind bars, the former Black Panther party […]

TODAY: YOU ARE INVITED TO A “FREE” INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON THE BLACK PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS @ THE CENTER AT WEST PARK THEATER IN NYC

 Celebrating 50 Years for the 1968 Founding of the New York Black Panther Party TODAY:   YOU ARE INVITED TO A “FREE” INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP ON  BLACK PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONERS  @ THE CENTER AT WEST PARK THEATER IN NYC – *PLEASE RSVP SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE ENOUGH MATERIALS!    YOU ARE INVITED TO: A “FREE”  Interactive Community Workshop On […]

SPECIAL FROM THE NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS: ‘Panthers’ fiction, and the harsh Black Panther reality – By Nayaba Arinde

From The Desk Of Black Panther Veteran-Zulu Nation King Sadiki “Bro.Shep” Olugbala    NEWS YOU CAN USE! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018 ______________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ ___ ‘Panthers’ fiction, and the harsh Black Panther reality Nayaba Arinde | 2/15/2018, 8:44 a.m. (Above) Former Black Panther Political Prisoner of War, Sekou Odinga   Sumptuous scenes and luscious garments quietly screaming African […]

Shaka Shakur: Help resuscitate justice in Sullivan County

 by Shaka Shakur Usually Feb. 21 is a day of remembrance and reflection for me as it represents the anniversary of the day Brother El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X was assassinated by agents of the U.S. government and its counter-intelligence program, COINTELPRO. Well, this Feb. 21, 2018, I’m having to focus on and prepare for […]