Gov. Christie Wantz Black Panther Assata Shakur Back in US Jail

  Governor Chris Christie said the Trump administration should prioritize pressuring Cuba to return Assata Shakur to the United States. | Photo: AFP / WikiCommons Assata Shakur escaped prison, fled to Cuba and was granted asylum by the late Cuban President Fidel Castro. Former presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appealed to the […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

Dr Mutulu Shakur – message to the decentralized collective of Black Livez Matter

I come to you as a political prisoner and human rights activist, who has observed your amazing campaign to engage our people and others in the struggle for human dignity, confirming that black lives matter and that we have a responsibility to that task. I have been in contact with various sections of your organization, […]

Sundiata Acoli – ‘They are determined to bury him alive’

BY MICHAEL Z. MUHAMMAD While the passing of Fidel Castro shed light on revolutionary Assata Shakur who lives in exile in Cuba, it also sheds light on the case of Sundiata Acoli who was arrested with Ms. Shakur.  He’s spent more than four decades behind bars even though he was eligible for parole in 1992.  […]

YOUNGBLOOD (A poem by Assata Shakur)

They think they killed you But I saw you yesterday, standing with your hands in your pocket waiting for the real deal to go down. I saw you smiling your “fuck it” smile, blood in your eyes, your heart pumping freedom Youngblood! They think they killed you. But I saw you yesterday in the playground. […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

Message to Mumia  (3:27) Assata Shakur Cat On Fire (2:55) Mumia Abu-Jamal Last Call (short version) (2:41) Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa Affirmation (1:39) Jalil Muntaqim What “Affirmation” Means to Me (2:55) Sundiata Acoli Maroon Prevails (2:30) Mumia Abu-Jamal A Defined Voice (1:55) Herman Wallace Recorded at Angola State Prison (2:34) Albert Woodfox Update (1:08) […]

Truth Universal — #HandsOffAssata (Bugatti) Freestyle

On the 43rd anniversary of the New Jersey Turnpike incident–Thursday May 02, 2013–which the U.S. government alleges Black Liberation Army members, Sundiata Acoli, Assata Shakur and Zayd Malik killed State Trooper Werner Foerster in a shootout–the FBI again calls for the extradition of exiled former Black Panther Assata Shakur. In an obviously politically motivated move, […]

The Amerikan Fugitivez of Havana

By Jon Lee Anderson   Assata Shakur, who escaped from prison in New Jersey while serving a life sentence, has been living in Cuba since 1984. Photograph by Frank Hurley / NY Daily News Archive via Getty When a cold war winds down, what happens to its spies and traitors? The British double agents Kim […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

By: Jared A. Ball A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in this April 25, 2015. | Photo: Reuters Black August, paradoxically, shines a light on the contradictions of a country that never was, yet must always be. “The reason you […]