A History of the Omaha Black Panthers

On July 28, 1966, the Omaha World-Herald published a report about a a “200 member gang known as the Black Panthers” that “planned much of the systematic firebombing, sniping and looting in Cleveland’s slum riots.” From the outset, Omaha’s media portrayed the Black Panther Party as violent hoodlums, and in the next several years they wouldn’t stop. […]

Finding Toussaint L’Ouverture in Tennessee

By Brandon Byrd Toussaint L’Ouverture meeting General Thomas Maitland, Saint-Domingue, 1790s. In the summer of 1777, as musket balls flew about New York’s battlefields, José de Gálvez felt confident. The American Revolution had unsettled the entire Atlantic World, raising new questions for the Minister of the Indies. But, amid the uncertainty of international war, he, the man charged with […]

A gathering to honor a freedom fighter

by SAEED SHABAZZ Assata Shakur “My name is Assata (she who struggles) Olugbala (for the people) Shakur (the thankful one), and I am a 20th century escaped slave,” she wrote on her website in 2013. “Because of government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence […]

Folsom ASU protesters, dispersed and persecuted, suspend hunger strike, appeal for support inside and out

A swift salute to all of the supporters and those concerned with the ongoing fight to reform CDCR’s ASUs by Anthony Joel Estrada On May 28, 2017, I was “special” transferred under a warden-to-warden agreement to DVI’s ASU (Administrative Segregation Unit). This was done in retaliation for alerting the public to the conditions of confinement […]

Delbert Africa Denied Parole; Given 5 Year Hit

Ona Move Earlier Today we received word from our Brother Delbert Africa that he was denied parole yet again and what is even more sadistic and bothersome to us is the fact that Delbert was given A FIVE YEAR HIT. Delbert was informed in a meeting today by Parole Board Member Leslie Grey of the […]

Honoring Struggles – Four Years Since the CA Hunger Strikes

Tomorrow, July 8, marks the four-year anniversary of prisoners in Pelican Bay’s solitary confinement units initiating what became the largest hunger strike in California’s history. Over 30,000 prisoners refused meals to protest against the use of solitary, rallying behind the strike’s imprisoned leadership, known as the Short Corridor Collective, to achieve five core demands. The […]

Help Afrikan-Amerikan Families Maintain Their Historic Property On Hilton Head Island, SC.

Back to Call To Action – Now Is The Time! Discussions Petitioning Mayor, Town of Hilton Head David Bennett and 6 others. Sign The Petition Hilton Head Island, SC is famously known for its luxurious resorts, picturesque golf courses, and beautiful beaches.  However, there is an untold story of the many struggles and racial discriminatory practices that many […]

Mumia’s struggle for freedom reaches crucial stage

by Chris Kinder for the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia Abu-Jamal has been kept alive while on the slow death row of life imprisonment without parole, thanks to all those who came out to support him worldwide in the fight to get him Hepatitis-C treatment! “Now, I’m told, I’m Hep C ‘negative’! […]

Historikal MOVE Plaque in Philly

On June 24, 2017 over 150 people came out to the unveiling of a plaque 32 years after Philly police dropped a bomb on the 6200 block of Osage Ave in West Philadelphia, killing 11 MOVE members including 5 children and burning down 61 homes. Past and present students of Jubilee School worked tirelessly researching […]

How the Government Built a Trap for Black Youth

KELLY LYTLE HERNÁNDEZ Photograph: Rennett Stowe   From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America Elizabeth Hinton Harvard University Press, $29.95 (cloth) Elizabeth Hinton’s richly researched new book barrels toward one chilling conclusion: beginning as early as the Johnson administration, federal authorities—regardless of political affiliation—systematically constructed a […]