Black August: A Story of Afrikan Freedom Fighterz by Kiilu Nyasha (August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 Greetings All: This is the 37th anniversary of the origin of Black August, the 45th commemoration of the assassination of Soledad Brother George L. Jackson on August 21, 1971, and the first anniversary of our Yogi Bear, Hugo Pinell’s assassination on August 12, 2015. This article was first written in 2000 and […]

Black August 21, 2016: Ruchell Cinque Magee and the August 7th Courthouse Slave Rebellion

Black August 21, 2016 I can hardly believe that 46 years have gone by since the August 7,1970, Marin Courthouse Slave Rebellion. Ruchell is now 77 years old, same as myself.  It’s a sin and a shame the fascist state has taken this brother’s whole life, damn near.  And he has never seriously injured anyone.  Quite […]

ATTICA UPRISING: Pariz Commune of the Black Liberation struggle

By Larry Holmes The story of Attica, Sept. 9, 1971, is the story of how prisons can be incubators of revolutionaries — like George Jackson, assassinated two and a half weeks earlier at San Quentin State Prison. Attica has been described as the biggest deployment of state violence since the crushing of the Native uprising […]

Why Black August should be celebrated across the Amerika’z

  Wikipedia Ajamu Nangwaya Sep 08, 2016 Black August is inseparably linked to the legacy of the assassinated prison leader, revolutionary, Marxist and Black Panther Party Field Marshal George Jackson. Black August is very important to the global African struggle for liberation. It is positively affirming the necessity of a politics that is all about […]

Amend the 13th: Abolish Legal Slavery in Amerika Movement Mission Statement

by Joka Heshima Jinsai, founder Preamble “Section One of the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted”… Such an amendment amounted to an escape clause, a corrective loophole that left a form of slavery intact … In the very sentence abolishing slavery, […]

The Heroe’z of San Rafael

Black August 1970 • 1970 Black August By Fred Goldstein In the momentous political event that marked “Black August,” freedom fighter Jonathan Jackson, at the age of 17, burst into a San Rafael, Calif., courtroom, armed, to free his brother, George Jackson, along with Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette, on Aug. 7, 1970. The three […]

Black August

by Mumia Abu-Jamal by Mumia Abu-Jamal August is a month to assess and build upon the legacy of Black people’s resistance to the armed repression of the U.S. state and its agents. The author, the nation’s best known political prisoner, wrote this article August 4, 1993. Black August by Mumia Abu-Jamal “George Jackson was my […]

Black August, a story of Afrikan freedom fighterz

by Kiilu Nyasha Black August is a month of great significance for Africans throughout the diaspora, but particularly here in the U.S., where it originated. “August,” as Mumia Abu-Jamal noted, “is a month of meaning … of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice, of repression and righteous rebellion, of individual and collective […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

By: Jared A. Ball A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in this April 25, 2015. | Photo: Reuters Black August, paradoxically, shines a light on the contradictions of a country that never was, yet must always be. “The reason you […]