BK/NY – Tuesday, August 14th – Black August Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Black August Card Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free As a lead in to two great events NYC ABC has coming up–a workshop on transformative justice and […]

Maroon Comix Launches!

  This month, a terrific single-volume comic book celebrating the contributions of maroon communities was published by PM Press, the imprint on which Maroon The Implacable: The Collected Writings Of Russell Maroon Shoatz was released five years ago. As stated in the official overview of Maroon Comix: Origins And Destinies: “Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles […]

H a p p y B i r t h d a y M a r o o n!

On August 23rd, 2018, our beloved father, grandfather, mentor, comrade, and friend Russell Maroon Shoatz turns 75! As we continue in our quest to have him freed from prison once and for all, we want to invite our supporters in the Philadelphia area to come out for a birthday celebration and panel discussion on Saturday, August 25th, […]

Politikal prisoner of war, Robert Seth Hayes, paroled after 45 years

Having been incarcerated since 1973, original Black Panther activist Robert Seth Hayes, 69, was released on parole last Tuesday. He joins a short list of revolutionaries from the 1960s and 1970s who are now hitting New York’s streets as elderly men after spending decades in the belly of the beast, simply for fighting for their […]

‘Intoxicating freedom, gripping fear’: Mumia Abu-Jamal on life as a Black Panther

 Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. Photograph: April Saul/Philadelphia Inquirer The letter was dated 30 August 2016. Written in black ink in spidery, meticulous handwriting, it proclaimed at the top of the page: “On a Move!”, the mantra of the Move group of black liberationists from Philadelphia who clashed violently with the city’s police force 40 […]

The 19 black radicals who are still in prison after four decades

Some African American rebels, including Mumia Abu-Jamal and members of Move, are still incarcerated for their actions during the 1970s black liberation struggle by   Ed Pilkington  Members of Move show defiance to the police as they stand in front of their barricaded house in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Leif Skoogfors/Corbis via Getty Images Mumia Abu-Jamal, AKA […]

Black Panther prisoner Edward Poindexter serving life without parole in Nebraska prison

Edward Poindexer pictured the day of his arrest and in 2016 in prison where he still remains (credits: Omaha Police Department/Mary Loan)   via Black Panther prisoner Edward Poindexter serving life without parole in Nebraska prison

A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender

Black power behind bars Forty years ago, Philadelphia erupted in one of the most dramatic shoot-outs of the black liberation struggle. Ed Pilkington tells the surreal story of the Move 9 – and what happened to them next Tue 31 Jul 2018  The photograph is one of the standout images of the 1970s black liberation struggle. An […]

The evil FBI frame up that sent innocent Black Panther leader to prison for 27 years

  Elmer “Geronimo Ji Jaga” Pratt Elmer “Geronimo Ji Jaga” Pratt was a decorated soldier who served two combat tours in Vietnam before he left the army and studied political science at University of California, Los Angeles. He became politically active and was recruited into the Black Panthers Party where his years in the army […]

MOVE: Over four decades of resistance

By Ted Kelly   Earlier this summer, Philadelphia was in a state of celebration when political prisoner Debbie Africa was released after nearly four decades in prison. In August, prison abolitionists, in Philadelphia and across the world, will observe an anniversary with more solemnity than rejoicing. August 8, 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the city’s […]