August 30, 1800: Gabriel Prosser Iz Arrested

Prosser postponed a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen. Gabriel, today commonly known as Gabriel Prosser, was a literate enslaved blacksmith who planned a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in the summer of 1800. Information regarding the revolt was leaked prior to its execution, and […]

Path to Mumia’z Freedom by Rachel Wolkenstein

A new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas on August 7, 2016 provides a path in the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. The legal underpinning is the recent precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court decision Williams v. Pennsylvania, 136 S.Ct. 1989 (2016), which holds it is […]

What’z a ‘Jailhouse Environmentalist’?

[col. writ. 2/17/13] © ’13 Mumia Abu-Jamal Most of us have heard of jailhouse lawyers –guys and gals who battle in court for themselves or others. But I’d wager few of us have ever heard of a ‘jailhouse environmentalist’. Truth is I didn’t think such a thing existed. Well, it’s real; and his name is […]

SCI Mahanoy & SCI Frackville Drinking Water Unsafe!

Prisoners are calling home complaining that the water at SCI Mahanoy is brown and has a foul odor. They cannot drink it. We are monitoring the situation and advocating that everyone at the prison have access to clean bottled water. This follows our reports a week ago about the purported water main break at SCI Frackville. […]

Why the assassination of Fred Hampton matterz today

by David A. Love Fred Hampton Fred Hampton. Say his name. On this anniversary of the slaying of the Black Panther leader in Chicago — when black people face the fight of their lives — it is important for us to understand why his life and death mean so much to us now. The charismatic […]

Chairman Fred Streetz Party Tuesday August 30th 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     August 30, 2016  Statement by (POCC/BPPC) Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black […]

Updatez on Mumia’z Hep C Case

Update on Mumia’s Hepatitis C Legal Case,  forwarded by Pam Africa   From Bob Boyle, one of Mumia’s two attorneys fighting his case around health care On August 23, 2015, over a year ago, Mumia filed a motion for an injunction to require that the Pennsylvania DOC provide him with the cure for Hepatitis C.  Evidence presented […]

Stokely Carmichael

‪#‎BlackAugust‬ – Stokely Carmichael, the Trinidadian-American activist, was one of the most prominent figures in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, an ‘Honorary Prime Minister’ of the Black Panther Party, and a leader of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party. Carmichael was elected the national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating […]

Remembering Black Pantherz Founder and Hero, Huey P. Newton

by ayanarashed Continue to rest up 2/17/42 – 8/22/89 #BlackKing Huey P. Newton founded the Black Panthers and spent years debating that black americans needed to arm and defend themselves while fighting for equal rights. He is a hero to most and a villain to white america. Newton founded the Black Panthers nearly 50 years ago […]

History (Our-story) of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in Amerika (1994)

Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/020… Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to […]