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 […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Black Panther Party (BPP)

‘We Want Freedom’ By John Steffin   This past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate the occasion, Common Notions, a publishing house in Brooklyn, N.Y., republished Mumia Abu-Jamal’s acclaimed history of this revolutionary organization. At a time when white supremacy is emboldened and capitalism is in […]

Former BPP memberz say, ‘NO! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist Amerika’

by former members of Black Panther Party Joe Veale and Terry Cotton We former members of the Black Panther Party call upon ALL former members – and ALL people – to sign and ACT on the Call from RefuseFascism.org which appeared in the Jan. 4 edition of the New York Times and the following week […]

THE BLACK PANTHERZ: PORTRAITZ FROM AN UNFINISHED REVOLUTION

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017… “FREE ADMISSION”  …  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ THE SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE 515 MALCOLM X BOULEVARD, HARLEM, NEW YORK  10037 (Between W.135th/136th Streets – #2 or #3 train to 135th street station stop)                                     […]

Free ‘Em All … in Loz Angelez, CA

by THANDISIZWE CHIMURENGA There is a need for a Jericho Amnesty Coalition in Los Angeles to raise up the issue, visibility, and fight for the freedom of Black/NuAfrikan Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War. There had been a committee in Los Angeles, but do to the Liberalism and Complicity of Michael Novick in particular, it was […]

From Mumia to Peltier, US Politikal Prisonerz Still Locked Up

(fyi – many of these people are state prisoners and are not under federal jurisdiction. Campaigns to free them focus on those states.) Black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal and Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier | Photo: Wikimedia Commons Many members of the Black Panthers and New Afrika party remain behind bars, some under dubious circumstances. In the […]

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. by  Rachel Aviv “What does it feel like to be free?” Woodfox asked. “How do you want me to know how it feels to be free?”Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New […]

Support politikal prisoner Jalil Muntaqim – tweet Wed, January 11

Jalil Muntaqim has been in the SHU since December 6th for teaching Black History – a course approved by the administration. He’s taught Black History for almost 2 months, now teaching about the 1960’s, anti-Vietnam War movement and the Black Panther Party. Jalil was written up because the authorities didn’t like what he was teaching, […]

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 […]