NYC, March 20: Nu-Afrikan Resisitance and the Rootz of Mass Incarceration

The journal Socialism and Democracy presents its special issue on Mass Incarceration, edited by Mumia Abu-Jamal & Johanna Fernández Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Resistance and the Roots of Mass Incarceration Speakers Sekou Odinga, Recently Released Political Prisoner Arielle Newton, Black Lives Matter Laura Whitehorn, Former Political Prisoner Nyle Fort, Newark-Based Youth Organizer […]

Bkln, March 3: Card Writing Dinner 4 Women Politikal Prisonerz

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free So cops in Chicago now function like the thugs of the CIA by having a black site where they torture […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

The Black YMCA, a community and a home Black YMCA, Roanoke, VA. (1891) Date: Sun, 1853-02-27 *On this date in 1853, the first Black Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was organized. The YMCA has long been a source for building community spirit and a sense of social responsibility among Black Christian men. When the YMCA […]

Malcolm X’z challenge to mass incarceration

by Dan Berger The black power leader warned that America was a racist prison state. Fifty years after his death, it still is Fifty years ago today, assassins killed black power activist Malcolm X during a speech to the Organization for Afro-American Unity at New York City’s Audubon Ballroom. Although they ended the life of […]

LAPD Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Veteran on TV — And Their Defense Won’t Shock You

Brian Beaird never appeared to be a threat to the officers who shot him 21 times. By Shaun King He went for his waistband. Yeah, it’s so strange how much unarmed men, confronted by police with guns drawn, seem to LOVE digging in their waistband. Police claimed that they thought they saw Brian Beaird do […]

The UNIA And Garvey’z Economic Program

Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born August 17, 1887 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. The organization he founded, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, in Kingston, Jamaica, 1914, was one of the greatest organizations that facilitated mass action of African people worldwide in the 1920s and 30s. In this present era of economic and educational onslaught against […]

50 yearz After Malcolm X

  It’s been 50 years since El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X, was killed on Feb. 21, 1965. For many Americans, he’s the fire-and-brimstone black leader who talked about the “white devil,” but for others, he is the forgotten pillar of the civil rights movement as important as Martin Luther King Jr. Watch as AJ+ […]

Amplify the voicez these prisonz try to silence: Fight censorship from California to Pennsylvania

Pack the courtroom for the hearing on Abu-Jamal v. Kane, challenging Prisoner Gag Law SB 508, on Thursday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m., in U.S. Courthouse, 228 Walnut St., Courtroom 2, Harrisburg, Penn. by Willow Katz “(T)he only recourse for those who demand accountability and the rule of law in the justice system is to amplify […]

Black Abolitionistz

  Zinn Education Project. 2014 Brief bios of 24 black abolitionists Textbooks and state curricula devote little attention to the abolition movement, let alone to black abolitionists. To counter the invisibility of black abolitionists who were central to the abolition movement and the ending of slavery, we feature two dozen black abolitionists here. (This collection was […]