Ida B. Wellz-Barnett : Iola, Princezz of the Prezz & Feminist Crusader for Equality and Justice

by Kiilu Nyasha By Kiilu Nyasha Ida B. Wells was the kind of black leader we don’t see much of any more.  Unlike today’s leaders, the heads of nonprofit organizations financed by the self-interested generosity of the one percent, Ida’s career was financed by the readers of the black press, from ordinary African American people.  This […]

Announcing Millionz for Prisonerz March for Human Rightz

by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: “Section 1. Slavery prohibited. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Salamu! Greetings of solidarity from […]

Please help stop the reduction in visit access at our state prisonz

The Governor has announced that NY intends to limit visits in state maximum security prisons to weekends only. Please help persuade our state to maintain the current 7 day access to visits. The document below provides email and snail mail addresses to send messages expressing the need to maintain or expand the access to in-person […]

Pennsylvania prisoner shackled, gassed, beaten

by Derrick Gibson I am an inmate incarcerated in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, and I have a serious issue that I’m seeking your help with. On April 7, 2016, while housed in the Special Management Unit at SCI Fayette on a nine-day hunger strike, confined to the infirmary, I was assaulted by a three-man […]

Yogi schooled me and gave me hope

by William Upchurch I hope all will know and embrace the true reality that I among millions stand strong and firm with the true and raw teachings of a real dedicated man, Yogi – yeah, Hugo Pinell. Yogi, the many moments and years I personally shared with you will never ever fade or be forgotten […]

Woman Linked to 1955 Emmett Till Murder Tellz Historian Her Claimz Were False

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA Carolyn Bryant Donham in 1955.CreditGene Herrick/Associated Press For six decades, she has been the silent woman linked to one of the most notorious crimes in the nation’s history, the lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy, keeping her thoughts and memories to herself as millions of strangers idealized or vilified her. […]

De-Arrestz are Beautiful

Illustration by Breakaway There’s more than one way to escape custody Whether it takes place on a dark street or in organized civil disobedience, being arrested is isolating and humiliating. The police lash zip ties around our wrists and tear us from our friends to parade us from jail cell to court until someone makes […]

Lil Bobby Hutton

  bobby hutton by Rick Heide Bobby Hutton was murdered by Oakland pigs a year ago. He died in battle; a Black Panther, a revolutionary, and above all, a MAN. He way 17 years old. Sunday, April 6, a memorial service and rally will be held at Bobby Hutton Memorial Park. At 6 am, Father […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

What We Can Learn from the Black Panther Party Today

by  Julianne Malveaux  Julianne Malveaux says too many, including our leaders, have taken the “go along to get along” approach, forgetting that sometimes getting along is not enough. (file photo) Matthew “Peanut” Johnson was 16 years-old when San Francisco police officer Alvin Johnson killed him. The unarmed teen was said to have been fleeing a […]