Sundiata Acoli: Ride and denied

by Sundiata Acoli This is a brief recap of my parole hearing and denial. Background Almost two years ago, Sept. 29, 2014, the New Jersey Appellate Court ordered the New Jersey Parole Board to “expeditiously set conditions” for my parole. The Parole Board appealed the order on grounds that I had not undergone a hearing […]

Wed. June 28, 2016 Free Em All Radio! With Chairman Fred Hampton Jr & The Lady of Rage!

  Ludacris To Perform At Guantanamo Bay On July 4th “When we called the contradiction of Jay-Z. Attempting to hijack the legacy of Chairman Fred Hampton Sr.  In his lyrics on the song with Kanye West on a song entitled Murders To Excellence. We were told we were making a big deal out of nothing. […]

Parole Hearing for Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jalil had been told that his parole hearing was to be on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. However, he was not called to go to the Board on that day. NYC Jericho called Attica this morning, June 16th, and spoke with his ORC, who informed us the hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 21, 2016. […]

How Many Shootingz Have There Been At UCLA? The Last Waz In 1969

by  KAREN FRATTI  Although school shootings seem to happen all of the time, the location of the most recent incident is a relative stranger to them. In the past few decades, there surprisingly haven’t been many shootings at UCLA. In fact, apart from the murder-suicide and subsequent lockdown on the campus this Wednesday, the last […]

The Black Panther Party Turnz 50: We Take A Look Back At The Pantherz’ AfriKan Embassy

Front page of The Black Panther (August 9, 1969) Last month at the 50th Super Bowl, Beyoncé and her entourage of amazing dancers performed while wearing outfits that resembled the radical chic of the Black Panther Party: afros, berets, and leather—all black everything. The performance sparked condemnation, praise, and approximately fifty thousand articles on the […]

BK/NY – Saturday, February 20th – Mark Cook at The Base

WHAT: Mark Cook Speaking Event WHEN: 7:00pm, Saturday, February 20th, 2016 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free On Saturday, February 20th, join NYC Anarchist Black Cross as we host […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: After 34 yearz of wrongful incarceration, showdown in federal court Dec. 18 over access to Hep C cure

Mumia looks much better in this picture taken Nov. 27, 2015. – Photo: Suzanne Ross by the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, Coalition to Free Mumia, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and MOVE In Philadelphia on Dec. 9, 2015, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal marked his 34th year of wrongful incarceration with a […]

Black Pantherz and Black Livez Matter – parallelz and progrezz

Millions March Texas. Elizabeth Brossa/flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Comparing the 1960s and 1970s Black Panther Party and today’s Black Lives Matter movement reveals parallels and progress. Stanley Nelson’s recently released film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution juxtaposes the party’s justice movement against the Black Lives Matter protest campaign. Conceived about 50 years apart, both […]

Remembering Safiya Bukhari

Interview with Laura Whitehorn by Angola 3 News Former political prisoner Laura Whitehorn has edited the new book, The War Before: The True Life Story of Becoming a Black Panther, Keeping the Faith in Prison, & Fighting for Those Left Behind (The Feminist Press, 2010). The War Before features the writings of the late Safiya […]

If Thiz iz a War, Then Black Livez Matter iz Losing

by MUMIA ABU-JAMAL ‘Plus ça change …’ say the French; or ‘The more things change, of course, the more they stay the same.’ That thought, with all its despair and wisdom, resonates with particular power when we look at the Black Freedom Struggle, which, despite its ebbs and flows, has a sameness that seems to […]