‘The Diary of Malcolm X’: Champion of Pan-Afrikan liberation in hiz own wordz

by Patrick Delices Today, on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of our “Black shining prince,” as Ossie Davis described Malcolm X in his eulogy, we highlight the 2013 book, “The Diary of Malcolm X,” by award-winning journalist Herb Boyd and Malcolm’s daughter, human rights activist and author Ilyasah Shabazz. They had planned to release […]

On 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’z assassination, hiz family tacklez the enduring controversy of hiz legacy

  By Caitlin Dickson Highlights of this day in history: Malcolm X assassinated; President Richard Nixon visits China; Televangelist … Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination ahead of a speech at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in 1965. Hundreds of people, including his relatives, politicians and activists are expected to fill the now-renamed Malcolm X […]

Assata Shakur’z 1998 open letter iz eerily relevant today

by Blue Telusma When President Obama announced a resumption in relations between the America and Cuba for the first time in over 50 years – many of us found ourselves asking “Will Cuba extradite Assata Shakur to the US?“ The new development between the two countries and the public’s concern for Shakur prompted us to take […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Carter G. Woodson, pioneering Black historian Carter Woodson Date: Sun, 1875-12-19 Carter Godwin Woodson was born on this date in 1875. He was an African American writer, educator and historian. Born to a poor family in Buckingham County, Virginia, Woodson supported himself by working in the coal mines of Kentucky as a teenager and was, […]

The Good Newz About Cuba iz Bad Newz for the FBI’z Most Wanted Woman

Photo by Flickr user dignidadrebelde. by Tasbeeh Herwees When President Obama announced that the U.S. was preparing to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, the news provoked mixed reactions – opponents of the Castro government were dismayed and some Cuban immigrants celebrated, eager to return home. And yet, one name kept reappearing over and […]

Dear Assata: You Are More of a Woman than Amerika Told You

By Christine Ohenewah Recent news about the FBI’s latest addition to their Most Wanted Terrorist list and the strong recommendation of my mentor prompted me to pick up Assata Shakur’ s autobiography. Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, New York.  Adapting an African name, she took on […]

On the Commission of Inquiry into the Assassination of Walter Rodney

Wazir Mohamed and Horace G. Campbell 2014-11-28, Issue 704 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/93459 cc BSN The commission of enquiry is both politically inconvenient and fundamentally important for justice and healing in Guyana. It is important that the friends and family of Walter Rodney internationally remain vigilant to ensure that the full truth of the circumstances surrounding the his […]

US prisonz ‘disproportionately’ black: Afrikan-Amerikan activist

Prisons across the United States are “disproportionately” filled with black people who are being incarcerated increasingly with solitary confinement, an African-American activist in Georgia says. “The population in Pennsylvania’s prisons and America’s prisons is disproportionately black,” said Bruce Dixon, chairman of the Georgia Green Party and managing editor of Black Agenda Report. “This is a […]

RE: The People’z Attorney B. Kwaku Duren Facing Suspension

Pleaze take moment and sisn this petition 4 it iz 4 a GOOD CAUSE does exist to extend the time for Attorney Duren to take the MPRE. That GOOD CAUSE is clearly the 13 clients which he presently represents; at least 5 of these cases are pro bono, which means that he represents them in their legal matters […]

CULTURE AS A WEAPON: (3) Dayz Of Celebrating “Assata Shakur Liberation Weekend” In Harlem!

THIS ASSATA SHAKUR LIBERATION WEEKEND WE’RE “NOT” PROTESTING! WE ARE  “CELEBRATING”  THE 35th YEAR OF HER 1979 PRISON ESCAPE!   LAST YEAR… The $2 Million Bounty & Listing of Assata Shakur on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List was purposely timed to take place on the very same May 2nd date of her 1977 capture […]