NYC: Freedom Flicks 9/10, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Dear Freedom Flicks Supporter, We have a very special evening planned on September 10. As a part of the film’s fall launch, the Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) will be hosting a screening of Stanley Nelson’s dynamic new film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at the Film Forum. […]

Black Panther cub on new era of civil action

What I remember most viscerally is the fear. It had been almost four hours, and I couldn’t get the handcuffs off. The lights in the underground subway station were flickering, and I had an almost phobic fear of the dark. The white cop who had cuffed me to the gate inside the subway station was […]

Effectz of Solitary Confinement

Here is a link to a short video of clips of 4 plaintiffs in the California Prisoner lawsuit testifying at their depositions: Ashker, Redd, Franco and Reyes. They as a prisoner class, include anyone who has been held more than 10 years in isolation. These men also organized prisoners throughout California to engage in hunger […]

Fourth World Radyo: Mainstream Journalism & #BlackLivesMatter: A Conversation with Andrew Westmoreland

Summary: In the wake of the in-custody-deaths of American African #SandraBland, Indigenous Americans #RexdaleHenry, #SarahLeeCircleBear and African-born #ShekuBayoh in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (and) the recent US police murders of #SamuelDuBose, #PaulCastaway, #AllenLocke and #JonathanSanders, Fourth World Radyo speaks with independent journalist and activist Andrew Westmoreland ( @drewwest_press ) who has been chronicling the #BlackLivesMatter movement since […]

Review of “Writing on the Wall”

By Jennifer Black Edited by Johanna Fernandez with an electrifying foreword by Cornel West, Writing on the Wall is Abu- Jamal’s 8th book.  Following in the tradition of Live from Death Row, it is destined to become another classic tome in the canon of Prison Literature and Mumia’s broad reaching political commentary produced from the bowels of the […]

Commemoration set for 45th Anniversary of Carl Hampton Assassination

The Police Assassination of Carl Hampton On July 26, 1970, Carl Bernard Hampton, one of Black America’s most articulate, courageous and heroic, young leaders was ruthlessly slain by the Houston Police Department’s Central Intelligence Division (CID). At the age of 21, Carl was a tireless organizer who worked day and night to establish People’s Party […]

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 source: http://imixwhatilike.org/2015/07/06/danbergercaptivenation/

Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writingsz of Mumia Abu-Jamal

  Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society. “Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal … His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us […]