Walking While Black

Encounters with police in New York City. BY Garnette Cadogan Photo by Ruddy Roye, “Damion.” From the series “When Living Is A Protest.” This is an excerpt of an essay that first appeared in Freeman’s in September 2015. My love for walking started in childhood, out of necessity. No thanks to a stepfather with heavy hands, I […]

Amazing Venice Beach Homelezz Girl on Guitar “Voicez in the Sand”

  Fast Forward up to Sunny playing guitar at 8:57. http://www.williamoconnell.net/www.musicpowerny.com Professor William O’Connell, Jane Lackner and Dominick Castaldo own the rights to this film. NOTE: WE ARE NOT HERE TO SAVE THE WORLD–WE DID THIS PIECE TO LET SUNNY BE HEARD. SHE DOES WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO AND WE ARE THANKFUL SHE ALLOWED […]

Wisconsin Prison authoritiez keep hunger strikerz on brink of death

Special to Workers World from Waupun, Wis. August 22 — According to a letter from hunger striker LaRon McKinley, the “Dying to Live” hunger strike in Waupun Correctional Institution, which began June 5, has reached a crisis. On August 15, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WI DOC) decided to suspend the force-feeding they had subjected […]

Legal challengez battle for Mumia’z life and health

By Henry Hagins To paraphrase Fidel Castro, what the imperialists fear most is the mass duplication of Mumia’s exceptionally heroic example. The prolonged fight to secure the most effective hepatitis C antiviral medication for Mumia Abu-Jamal and the decades-long struggle to ultimately free him continues with unabated determination. The fact that Mumia “is who he […]

Brazil’z Nu-Black Power Movement

By: Leesa Dillon Brazil is an open apartheid country. AFRICANGLOBE – The new Black power movement in Brazil is big. Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches, beautiful women, samba, sun and celebration. For decades, millions have enjoyed the music, food, dance and culture of the fifth-largest country in the world, especially now as the nation […]

Black August, a story of Afrikan freedom fighterz

by Kiilu Nyasha Black August is a month of great significance for Africans throughout the diaspora, but particularly here in the U.S., where it originated. “August,” as Mumia Abu-Jamal noted, “is a month of meaning … of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective […]

Huey P. Newton’z brother Melvin speakz on their Panther historiez

BlockReportRadio.com interviews Melvin Newton, about his brother Huey P. Newton and their history in the Black Panther Party in Oakland California. Melvin talks about Huey facing the death penalty after killing Oakland Police officer Frey, the Huey Newton Defense Committee, Huey’s concept of globalization called Intercommunalism, the founding of Black Studies at Merritt College, and […]

SNCC Legacy Project endorsez the Movement for Black Livez Policy Platform

by Jamilah King A group of civil rights era activists have passed the torch to a younger generation, so to speak. One week after the Movement for Black Lives released a wide-ranging, and long-awaited, policy platform, the activists’ vision for change has also earned an endorsement from delegates of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a […]

“Blood in My Eye” 45 yearz later wit’ David Johnson of the San Quentin 6

The People’s Minister of Information JR interviews David Johnson of the San Quentin 6 about the 45th anniversary since the publishing of the political masterpiece “Blood in My Eye” in relation to the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the late great prison human rights leader and Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party George […]

Learning from the Slaughter in Attica

What the 1971 uprising and massacre reveal about our prison system and the liberal democratic state. By Adam Gopnik The inmates during a negotiating session on September 10, 1971. An uprising born of panic and confusion triggered a cascade of paranoia that extended to the Nixon White House. Photograph from AP Prisons are the bad […]