Not Oz, Not Orange, Not Shawshank Either: The Real History (our story) of Black Radicalism and the Prison Abolitionist Movement

Author Dan Berger discusses his latest book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

A Tribute to Black Liberation: From Assata to Fanon w Dhoruba bin-Wahad and Frank Wilderson

Dhoruba bin-Wahad and Dr. Frank Wilderson joined us for this extended discussion of and tribute to Assata Shakur (July 16, 1947 -), Frantz Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) and the liberation struggle they remain integral to. 1. “A Tribute to Assata Shakur and Frantz Fanon p.1” — imixwhatilike.org 45:01 2. “A Tribute […]

Black Prison Organizing

‘If prison walls could talk,’ Dan Berger tells us, ‘their stories would reveal profound and largely untapped reservoirs of politics and culture. by James Kilgore Dan Berger’s latest volume, Captive Nation, is perfectly timed. In a moment where interest in mass incarceration across the political spectrum is on the rise, sanitized versions of carceral history […]

Defying the Tomb, Defying Illogic

Jared A. Ball *Originally published as a radio column 09/20/2011 Earlier this year when we received word of an attempt by Maryland prison officials to ban the recently published book by former Black Panther Party leader and current political prisoner Marshall “Eddie” Conway, we were reminded of the immediacy of the threat ideas can represent […]

The legacy lives on: Black Panther Party co-founder Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard carriez the message to San Diego youth

by Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard I am one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party and was a member for eight years. Some of the important rewards about being a former member of the Black Panther Party include opportunities to pass on our history and legacy to the next generations and to learn […]

Tacticz of the Watchdogz

by an Ohio prisoner    permalink On the morning of 30 March 2015 I was called once again to the security threat group (STG) coordinator’s office. When I arrived, there were already five brothers waiting so I asked one of them what was going on. The komrade explained that the STG coordinator was profiling dudes […]

Albert Will Remain Behind Barz Pending Appeal –Justice Delayed iz Justice Denied, But Not Forever (A3 Newsletter)

We are sad to report that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to continue the stay and block the release of Albert Woodfox until the State’s appeal is heard (read articles by The Advocate and Washington Post). Though it means some months before Albert will see his long overdue freedom realized, the court […]

Teacher fired for studentz’ get-well letterz to Mumia sayz we should rethink ‘leadership’

Thiz young women iz the kind of person we need teaching our children and grand-children  by Christina Coleman “You’re our hero!” Support for the now-suspended New Jersey teacher who allowed her third-graders to write get-well letters to former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was undeniable at the fateful Orange Public School Board meeting April 14. Supporters flanking […]

R.I.P. Albert Nuh Washington

Nuh was a former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army. He was imprisoned in 1971 as a result of the U.S. Government’s war against the Black Liberation Movement and subsequently spent 29 years as a political prisoner (one of the New York Three). In December 1999, cancer was found in Nuh’s […]