Assata! July 16th Newark!

An Open Call to Share! Sunday, July 16th marks the 70th birthday of Assata! TJ Whitaker and i are hosting an intergenerational bday celebration at the REFAL CTR in Newark @ 4:30pm under the rubric of the NJ Black Panther Party Commemorative Committee. This is more than a drum call to come. This is a call […]

Blog #44: Carnage

Blog #44: Carnage Like many, I was horrified when I heard about the children killed at the Ariana Grande concert, followed by the rampage in London. The increasing incessant violence in the name of Islam, the murdering of non-combatant civilians, is WRONG! Generally speaking, it scars the beautiful face of Islam, making it appear ugly […]

A LOOK INSIDE JAMES BALDWIN’S 1,884 PAGE FBI FILE

VIA ARCADE MEMOS ON “ALIASES,” SEXUALITY, AND THE BLOOD COUNTERS By William J. Maxwell   Baldwin and His “Aliases” June 1964 Baldwin was “Jimmy” to most of his friends and to himself as well when he meditated on the various aspects of his personality. The numerous “strangers called Jimmy Baldwin,” he observed of his own diversity, included […]

Allison Davis: Forgotten black scholar studied – and faced – structural racism in 1940s Amerika

Allison Davis, circa 1965. Courtesy of the Davis family.     When black historian Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926 (expanded to Black History Month in 1976), the prevailing sentiment was that black people had no history. They were little more than the hewers of wood and the drawers of water who, […]

What Mumia means to the youth

By Christian Cobb   The following talk was given by Christian Cobb at a June 1 forum on “Mumia Abu-Jamal Victories and Historic MOVE Conference” in New York City, which also featured MOVE members Pam Africa and Ramona Africa; lawyers Bob Boyle and Rachel Wolkenstein; and long-time Puerto Rican activist Esperanza Martell. The meeting was […]

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! June 7, 2017

Free Em All Radio! w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. & The Lady of Rage! Who We Be?! We Be the Great Grandchildren of Garvey…Offspring of Malcolm..and the Cubs of Panthers!  Marcus Mosiah Garvey…The Black Star to The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)..to Our Prideful banner of the Symbolic Red, Black and Green! Join Our Host […]

What’s in an Afrikan name? History, identity and self-determination

by Chairman Omali Yeshitela Comrades of the African People’s Socialist Party after the African Naming Ceremony on Sunday July 3, 2016   What’s in an African name? Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) led an African Naming Ceremony on July 3, 2016 at the APSP’s Cadre Development School. Here, the Chairman outlines […]

JUST — COME HOME!

JUST — COME HOME! by Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim When I was captured my daughter was two months in the womb. Her mother and I were both members of the Black Panther Party, the political party whose legacy, beyond the media-driven narrative of militancy, is responsible for today’s free breakfast program for children, Sickle Cell […]

Call To Action for Jaan Laaman

PLEASE TAKE ACTION for Political Prisoner Jaan Laaman! Please call & email the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) today and ask that Jaan: 1- Be released from segregation & placed back into general population immediately. 2- That he not be moved to a Communication Management Unit or punished further for exercising free speech. 3- Have his […]

From Mumia Abu-Jamal: My Heartfelt ‘Thank You’!

By Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Taken from a May 30 audio recording on prisonradio.org Several days ago I received a message from both of our lawyers, Bob Boyle and Bret Grote, informing me that the latest lab tests came in from the Discovery Requests. And they told me that the hepatitis C infection level is […]