THE INTENTION BEHIND COLIN KAEPERNICK’S PROTEST

By AFROPUNK On Colin Kaepernick’s birthday, let’s listen to the man’s words and why he sacrifices for his people. Colin Kaepernick gave a powerful speech in Amsterdam when he received Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award 2018. //vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/nbcsports_embed/select/media/WjRWc60JczKz   Colin Kaepernick receives the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. Colin Kaepernick receives the ACLU Courageous Advocate Award. […]

Prison Radio Commentaries

My Trial Through the Criminal Justice System (5:40) Anastazia Schmid Ramona Fights for Life (1:49) Mumia Abu-Jamal Linking Movements (3:15) Kerry Shakaboona Marshall The Politics of Judges (2:23) Mumia Abu-Jamal A Force for Change  (4:10) Omar Askia Ali National Awareness of Domestic Violence  (3:40) Charles Diggs

What Real Radicals Think About the FBI Hunting ‘Black Identity Extremists’

A veteran Black Panther and younger activist on a young man being labeled a terrorist threat, and why it’s never been easy to fight racism. Photo by David William Turner/VICE Last October, Foreign Policy leaked a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that examined a novel perceived threat to American security: not white supremacists, not anti-abortion […]

Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

Prison labor is modern slavery. I’ve been sent to solitary for speaking out

I may be locked up in solitary confinement, but I stand with the men and women rejecting modern slavery in America   by Kevin Rashid Johnson  ‘Though I’ve always refused to engage in this modern slavery myself, I’ve witnessed plenty of examples of it.’ Photograph: Kevin Rashid Johnson This week, a nationwide strike was launched […]

The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

LOUISIANA PRISONERS DEMAND AN END TO ‘MODERN-DAY SLAVERY’

People incarcerated at Angola want opportunities for education instead of hard labor in the fields. On May 8, a group of prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary refused to perform the field labor they are compelled to do for virtually no pay. The prison, commonly known as Angola, stands on the site of a former […]

The Black Kennedy’s: How The Shakur Family Bridged Rap And Politics

“I just cried, as all mother’s cry, for the beautiful boy who said he and Mike Tyson would never be allowed to be free at the same time…” By: Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Contributing Writer (@fnr_zay)   On September 7, 1996, after a Tyson fight that ended so abruptly the crowd was convinced Bruce Sheldon took a […]

6 Movies About the Real Black Panthers to Watch After ‘Black Panther’

BY KHAL   Image via Getty/Jack Manning Contrary to the belief of some idiots on social media, Marvel’s Black Panther has nothing to do with the Black Panther Party. The first appearance of the Black Panther character in a comic book was in July of 1966, roughly five months before Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. That […]

NOW STREAMING —AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #038: Black Healing & Self-Care

Social progress gained by effective organizing and activism starts with how well we treat and care for ourselves. This mixtape is inspired by the need to cherish and take care of one’s self in revolutionary ways. With music by Radkey, Young Fathers, Lumiere, Kendrick Lamar, St. Beauty, Parliament, Soto Voce, Shopping, MH The Verb and […]