Tomorrow’s Letter-Writing Against Gang Raids New York City

WHEN: Sun July 9 TIME: 6-9PM WHERE: Bronx Social Center “Join family members and supporters as we writing to people kidnapped in the recent raids in New York City, focusing on the raids at the Boston Secor houses in the Bronx. We will be writing to as many people as possible, offering support. In raids, […]


JUST — COME HOME! by Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim When I was captured my daughter was two months in the womb. Her mother and I were both members of the Black Panther Party, the political party whose legacy, beyond the media-driven narrative of militancy, is responsible for today’s free breakfast program for children, Sickle Cell […]


First Massive African American Protest in American History (July 28, 1917) were children in New York City participating in the Silent Protest Parade against the East St. Louis Riots. Between 8,000 and 10,000 African-Americans marched against lynching and anti-black violence in a protest. The march was precipitated by the East St. Louis Riot of May and […]

A Black and White Game: The Chess Playerz of Union Square

Chess players in Union Square, NYC. Photo by Damien Derouene Located on 14th Street in New York City, Union Square is one of the most diverse and hectic public spaces in a city known for being diverse and hectic. There’s the group ofHare Krishna who congregate to dance and chant over a steady, thumping drum […]

NYC: FREEDOM DANCE! Saturday night (11/7) celebrate & support Political Prisoners – Please Forward

Please Spread the Word  FREEDOM DANCE  November 7th, 8:00 to Midnight – the 7th annual Freedom Dance at the National Black Theater (2031 Fifth Avenue @126th St)   CELEBRATE 36 years (YES!) of freedom for Assata Shakur and SUPPORT the fight to free all U.S. held political prisoners   Donation $20 (includes a drink), great […]

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Launch Site Once Held the Worst Prison in the World

  On Saturday, Hillary Clinton will celebrate the official launch of her presidential campaign in a part of New York City that may be unfamiliar to many non-residents: Roosevelt Island. The narrow stretch of land in the East River between Manhattan and Queens is named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Clinton’s staff has noted […]

Malcolm X’z challenge to mass incarceration

by Dan Berger The black power leader warned that America was a racist prison state. Fifty years after his death, it still is Fifty years ago today, assassins killed black power activist Malcolm X during a speech to the Organization for Afro-American Unity at New York City’s Audubon Ballroom. Although they ended the life of […]

Killing Kopz and Revolutionary Activism of the Lumpen

by Ehecatl of United Struggle from Within December 2014 permalink source: Reuters 2014 “The lumpen has no choice but to manifest its rebellion in the university of the streets. It’s very important to recognize that the streets belong to the lumpen, and that it is in the streets that lumpen will make their rebellion.” – […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

From slavery to bishop, James Varick James Varick Date: Sat, 1750-01-10 The birth of James Varick in 1750 is celebrated on this date. He was the first Black Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop in America. He was born to a slave mother in Newburgh, New York, who was a slave of the Varicks or Van Varcks. […]