NOIR READZ’ BOOK SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE DELIVERZ BLACK LITERATURE TO YOUR FRONT DOOR

Noir Reads is a literature subscription service that offers a simple way of accessing and reading books written by black writers. The service was created by Derick Brewer and Zellie Imani with the hopes of exposing readers to authors who aren’t white men. And at the same time, amplify the often overlooked stories and narratives […]

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. by  Rachel Aviv “What does it feel like to be free?” Woodfox asked. “How do you want me to know how it feels to be free?”Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New […]

They Want that New New World

CARINA DEL VALLE SCHORSKE “Africans Thrown Overboard from a Slave Ship, Brazil, ca. 1830s,” The Liberator, January 7, 1832. Courtesy of  slaveryimages.org. She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks M. NourbeSe Philip Wesleyan University Press, $15.95 (paper) Documenting your own past becomes a political and spiritual imperative when established institutions are not doing it […]

Message from Dr. Mutulu Shakur regarding hiz clemency appeal

To all who have carried my burden in 2016 I’m humbly grateful. Allah knows it hasn’t been easy. You’ve taken time of your lives and your family’s. I don’t know how I would come to this point without you. The struggle for freedom under any circumstances, is an arduous task and I do not take […]

Black Pantherz at 50: Reflectionz on their legacy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded in Oakland, California. I went to the Oakland Museum of California to see the exhibit “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50” and it got me to reflect on how the Panthers and other movements of that era affected […]

Prison Radio Korrespondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson Gassed

You are the reason that our correspondents can write, draw and record. When prisoners are putting their lives on the line, you respond. Just this week, artist, activist and Prison Radio correspondent Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was sprayed with mace and attacked while handcuffed behind his back by cops at the Clements Unit in the TDCJ […]

Sitawa: Exiting solitary confinement – and the gamez CDCr playz

by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa It is very important that you all clearly understand the depth of human torture to which I was subjected for 30-plus years by CDCr and CCPOA.* The torture was directed at me and similarly situated women and men prisoners held in Cali­fornia’s solitary confinement locations throughout CDCr, with the approval and […]

The Story of Ahmed Evanz and the Glenville Shootout

Part 2 in our blog series on histories of resistance to racist police violence, as depicted in the pages of The Movement newspaper. Fred “Ahmed” Evans By the summer of 1968, tensions had been mounting between the Black residents of Cleveland and the police department for over a year. In the spring of 1967, riots […]

How Bad Brainz Created the Best Funk Metal Album 30 Yearz Ago

by Patrick Lyons Calling Bad Brains influential to late-20th century rock music is like calling Abraham influential to Western religion. Henry Rollins may have never joined a band if it wasn’t for lead singer H.R. stage-diving onto him in 1985; The Beastie Boys wouldn’t have had the guts to transition from punk to hip-hop had they […]

Malcolm X -THE COMMON ENEMY

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