Big Brutha Komrade Sundiata Acoli Denied Parole Again

By NICK RUMMELL TRENTON, N.J. (CN) – Convicted cop killer Sundiata Acoli was denied parole Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court, which found that he never went before the full parole board as required by law. The state high court’s decision reversed a previous ruling by the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division, which […]

New Movement Launchez To Get Tupac’z Father Mutulu Shakur Freed

(AllHipHop News) A new movement has begun to push to get Dr. Mutulu Shakur free from prison. In the past few weeks, there have been rampant rumors that Mutulu Shakur, 65, was already free, but that was not the case. His legal team will be arguing for his release at a hearing on April 4. […]

Free Em All: 50 Yearz Later, Black Pantherz Are Still Fighting for Freedom

by asha bandele …At its best the river of our struggle has moved consistently toward the ocean of humankind’s most courageous hopes for freedom and integrity, forever seeking what Black people in South Carolina said they sought in 1865: The right to develop our whole being. Vincent Harding It’s early on the Monday morning, post-snowmaggedon 2016, […]

Capitalism, Slavery, Racism and Imprisonment of People of Color Cannot Be Separated

Mark Karlin The punitive exception clause within the 13th amendment ushered in a system of neoslavery that continues to submit prisoners to conditions that amount to a collectivized situation of “living death” under the prison industrial complex. (Photo: Prison fence via Shutterstock) Slavery didn’t end; it evolved. That’s the powerful argument made in Slaves of the […]


A Soldier Speaks: Sekou Odinga in Los Angeles We can thank Black Lives Matter for popularizing the words of Assata Shakur (“We have a duty to fight for our freedom …”), and we can thank Sekou Odinga for his role in liberating her from prison on November 2, 1979. Sekou Odinga, former member of the […]

Former Politikal Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speakz

We are in a long and protracted Struggle that will not end until we are all free. Sekou Odinga   Free The Land Former prisoner of war and political prisoner Sekou Odinga speaks on his political life, his case, the case of political prisoner Albert Woodfox, and his thoughts on the music of his son […]

Cuba spurned FBI bid to swap Assata Shakur for Cuban Five

BY MAGGIE TROWE Former FBI Director Louis Freeh recently revealed that the agency tried unsuccessfully in 1998 to swap some or all of the Cuban Five for Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who was granted political asylum in Cuba in 1984. In two interviews with the North Bergen, New Jersey, Record, Freeh demanded Cuba […]