Read Emperor Haile Selassie’s iconic 1963 speech that inspired Bob Marley’s hit song “War”

Emperor Haile Selassie May 25 of every year in Africa is Africa Day. The day is set aside by the African Union (AU) to commemorate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). Throughout this week, which is also termed #AfricaWeek, Face2Face Africa will be sharing some iconic speeches by the founding fathers of […]

The unsung female heroes of Afrika’s liberation you should know

Kenya’s Mau Mau Women Freedom Fighters In The Forest. Photo: SDE While many of the African male freedom fighters are well-known, their female counterparts have been largely forgotten. These women, usually left to the margins of the society, were quite instrumental in the fight for the liberation of their respective countries. Some women went to […]

Bob Marley interview in Oakland, California, 11/30/1979

A particularly in-depth interview with reggae legend Bob Marley, conducted by journalist W.C. Welch, in Oakland, California, on 11/30/79, likely before Marley’s concert at Oakland Auditorium that evening. Many of the themes addressed in Marley’s 1979 album, Survival, widely considered his most politically militant and pan-Africanist in nature, find further exploration in this discussion.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OSP Hunger Strike reaches 2nd week

CONTACT: Ben Turk PHONE: 614 704 4699 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OSP Hunger Strike reaches 2nd week. Youngstown, OH- Imam Siddique Abdullah Hasan has been refusing food since the morning of Saturday July 28 in protest to a conduct report and new restrictions on his confinement. The charges include rioting or participating in a riot, though […]

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 […]

Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

Synopsis: Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) cadre. Mahlangu was wrongfully accused on charges of murder and terrorism in 1977, and executed by hanging in 1979. First name: Solomon Last name: Mahlangu Date of birth: 10 July 1956 Location of birth: Pretoria*, Gauteng (then Transvaal), South Africa Date of death: 6 April 1979 Location of death: Pretoria […]

‘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 […]