Demand letter 2018 on behalf of Black Amerika

by Mecca Morgan To the republic: Mecca Morgan This is a demand letter on behalf of the peoples known in the United States of America as African Americans, Blacks. As you know, we suffer from a mental disorder called Mental Slavery, which starts in early childhood and ends at death. Some of the symptoms of […]

Why the Kingdom of Dahomey gave up the fight against slavery in 1730

King Behanzin of Dahomey and his household — Photo: New World Encyclopedia The Kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Benin) has a rich yet complicated history. It had kings and princes who made decisions that had a huge impact on the natives of the once prosperous kingdom. One of these kings is Agadja Trudo, the third ruler […]

Why Prisoners are ACCEPTING ISLAM Inside The Prisons of The United States (united snakes) U.S.A.

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Amerikan Crimes: September 13, 1971—Massacre of Heroic Attica Prisoners

On September 9, 1971, the most powerful and significant prison rebellion in U.S. history erupted at Attica state prison in New York. Attica was part of the Black liberation struggle and the revolutionary upheaval of the 1960s. (AP Photo) 45 anniversary In that light, and in that spirit, “American Crime” is a regular feature of […]

Prisoner strike exposes an age old Amerikan reliance on forced labor

  Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are produced behind bars, for cents on the hour, in a system many call “modern slavery.” Prisoners in the U.S. harvest and process eggs, orange juice, ground beef and fish. They also staff […]

The murder of a Soledad Brother

Luke Pickrell looks at the legacy of Black Panther and revolutionary prisoner George Jackson on the anniversary of his murder in 1971.   GEORGE JACKSON was murdered by prison guards on August 21, 1971. Half a century later, his story deserves to be known by a new generation of activists. Jackson was born on September 23, […]

Dismantle the Pipeline: A Review of Susan Anglada Bartley’s ‘A Different Vision: A Revolution Against Racism in Public Education’ (Luminare Press) | David Gilbert

by David Gilbert School was always a breeze for me. “Correct English” came naturally–it was the way people spoke at home. As for social studies, I was well-versed in the mythology of American democracy that masqueraded as “history.” My parents instilled confidence that I could excel at science and math, which they saw as a […]

Inside Prison, Racial Pride Often Looks Like Hypocrisy

Illustration by DonkeyHotey via Flickr Prior to being confined, I had never heard of Kwanzaa. I knew nothing about Juneteenth. During my short time in the free world, I met nobody who celebrated such things. Then, following my arrival at Washington State Penitentiary, a prisoner that I lived on the cellblock with offered me a “Happy Kwanzaa” […]

A new look at racial disparities in police use of deadly force

by Joseph Cesario One of the most important social issues of the last five years is fatal police shootings of black Americans. The concern that police fatally shoot blacks at higher rates than whites has given rise to a strong push for department-wide interventions for police officers. Such interventions, usually in the form of “implicit bias” training, […]