BRAZILIAN RAPPER THIAGO ELNIÑO PAYZ TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM X AND MORE ON INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM

by By Robin Batista* The first album of the Brazilian rapper Thiago Elniño, A Rotina do Pombo (The Pigeon’s Routine), talks the marginalized lives of the black people in Brazil. The main character of the album is Sem Nome (Unnamed), a young boy who lives in a metropolitan city, works in an underemployment and is seen […]

HIDDEN FIGUREZ: JOAN TARIKA LEWIZ, THE FIRST WOMAN TO JOIN THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Many people know the Kathleen Cleavers and Angela Davises of the Black Panther Party but the first woman of the iconic group was Joan Tarika Lewis. Known then as Tarika Matilaba, she was the first woman to gain entrace to BPP and demanded to have space for black women in its platform. Born and raised […]

October 13, 1970: Angela Davis Iz Captured By FBI Agentz In New York City (NYC)

After two months of being on the run, FBI agents found Davis at the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in New York City. President Richard M. Nixon congratulated the FBI on its “Capture of the dangerous “Terrorist”, Angela Davis.” Aretha Franklin offered to pay Angela Davis’ bail after she was captured by the FBI. Franklin stated: “I […]

Angela Daviz Deliverz the 17th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture

Angela Davis reflects on radical movements, radical imagination, relationships between generations of liberation activists and new forms of leadership.

Maya Jupiter – Madre Tierra feat Loz Cojolites (Official Videoz

  Los Angeles based rapper and activist Maya Jupiter has a new song out called Madre Tierra in which she expresses the strength and resilience of women and links it to the earth. The Mexican-Turkish singer who was born in La Paz, Mexico, and raised in Sydney, Australia, lives today with her partner Aloe Blacc […]

Black August, a story of Afrikan freedom fighterz

by Kiilu Nyasha Black August is a month of great significance for Africans throughout the diaspora, but particularly here in the U.S., where it originated. “August,” as Mumia Abu-Jamal noted, “is a month of meaning … of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective […]

Activist, educator, and Civil Rightz icon Angela Davis set to executive produce upcoming biopic

As reported by Variety, activist, educator, and Civil Rights icon Angela Davis set to executive produce biopic framed around her 1974 autobiography. The rights for the controversial and still much sought-after book were acquired by Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate, whose missions is to serve the underrepresented global black community with diversified content. The […]

Prisons are for Burning: On Abolition and Dystopia

When people claim they have a plan to abolish prisons, make sure they are not hawking some techno-analytic, biometric, genetic mapping, computer-based or electronic ankle bracelet alternative designed to ensnare us all. Rather than abolishing incarceration, they would democratize it. When it comes to phony prison “abolition” schemes, “the president and his opposition all sound […]

Extreme Remediez

 by Max Nelson George Jackson’s Soledad Brother, forty years later. Max Nelson is writing a series on prison literature. Read the previous entry, on the French revolutionary Madame Roland, here. On August 21, 1971, George Jackson pulled a pistol on his wardens at San Quentin, the notoriously racist maximum-security prison to which he’d recently been relocated. When […]

Prison abolition iz overdue

by Jacqueline Bediako On March 4, I heard Angela Davis speak at the Beyond the Bars: Connecting the Struggles conference, which was held at Columbia University. Davis’ speech focused on the necessary abolition of the criminal justice system, specifically incarceration. As Davis spoke, I flicked through the mental photographs of Black men and women locked […]