From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at N.Y.U., was released from prison in August after serving 20 years. CreditDamon Winter/The New York Times Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son. The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a […]

Herman Bell and the Struggle of Politikal Prisoners

Dear Friends, Last week on September 5th, 69 year-old Black Panther Party political prisoner Herman Bell was viciously attacked by six prison guards as he was being escorted to his cell, leaving him with two cracked ribs, an injured eye, and a possible concussion. As an organization that holds high the struggles and sacrifices of […]

Black 6th grader ‘violently’ dragged off his seat by teacher for not standing during Pledge of Allegiance

As the #NFLBoycott—started when Colin Kaepernick was blacklisted from the league after kneeling for the pledge of allegiance in protest of anti-Black state violence—continues at full steam (even though many still refuse to attribute the ratings dip to the protests), a Farmington Hills, MI middle school student decided to take a similar stand. But his punishment went […]

Living Colour @ The Apollo Theater Robert Johnson at 100 – Preachin’ Blues

  Living Colour performing “Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)” at the “Robert Johnson at 100” Tribute Concert. March 6, 2012 at the Apollo Theater, NYC (raw footage courtesy of novasound)

Living Colour, Black Rock and Art with Ericka Blount Danois

IMIXWHATILIKE! 1 day ago By Ericka Blount Danois Living Colour’s, Shade, their first new studio album in eight years dropped September 8th on Megaforce Records. The cover art begins to tell the story of this album. The artwork was created by D.C. based mixed media artist Anike Robinson, with input from band members, including vocalist Corey Glover, guitarist Vernon Reid and includes […]

NYPD Releases First Ever Body Cam as They ‘Execute’ Man Standing Silent in His Bedroom

New York, NY — After years of police accountability activists demanding NYPD officers wear body cameras, a pilot program began in April in which select precincts began to wear them. Now, for the first time ever in the history of the NYPD, the department has released footage of an officer killing a mentally ill man […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 11 by Michael Richardson

“OK to do” —J. Edgar Hoover, August 19, 1970   On August 18, 1970, the Omaha World Herald published an article entitled “Voiceprint In Bombing To FBI Lab” on the front page of the evening newspaper. The article quoted Deputy Police Chief Walter Devere that a recording of the fatal 911 call would aid the investigation and […]


by vanessa borjon Published on September 12, 2017 VANESSA BORJON IS BITCH MEDIA’S 2017 WRITING FELLOW IN REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND JUSTICE On August 12, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia in response to the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Since then, counterprotestors across the nation have called for the removal of other […]

Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the Atlantic World

By Andrew T. Fede “Flogging a slave fastened to the ground.” 1853. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library Digital Collections. This is an excerpt from the preface of Andrew T. Fede’s Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the […]