Kwame ‘Beans’ Shakur: Seizing the time

by Kwame ‘Beans’ Shakur, co-founder and chairman of the New Afrikan Liberation Collective We, New Afrikan Revolutionary Nationalist cadres and all righteous, conscious citizens of the Republic of New Afrika, have a responsibility to uplift our nation, to protect our nation from destructive forces both INSIDE and outside of the Provisional Government of the New […]

Prisoner lives matter too – but not in Texas!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “To cooperate passively with an unjust system makes the oppressed as evil as the oppressor.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and blessings, Sisters and Brothers! “Comrade Malik” – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 158039, FSP, P.O. Box 800, Raiford FL 32083 This month of October 2017 marks the 10th year that […]

HISTORY (Our-story) AT ITS BEST! Take the Time to Read Part 3 of A PRIMER: New Afrikan History (Our-story) of Struggle and Perspective by PP Jalil Muntaqim

Jalil has taken the time to compose the African American History curriculum he was teaching when he was thrown into the hole. This is incredible in-depth history with perspectives for today’s struggle! Here is Part 3 of the Primer: THIRD INSTALLMENT A PRIMER: New Afrikan History of Struggle and Perspective “Where is the Black man’s […]

Lynching Culture: Florida Officials Are Experts at Killing Prisoners by Natural Causes

On August 24 guards here at Florida State Prison (FSP) donned special “formal” uniforms of black pants, dark grey shirts and black neckties – their usual uniform consists of black pants, a light grey shirt and no necktie. The special occasion? They were executing a man who was sentenced to die for a double homicide […]

Songs of struggle, then and now

By Jennie Josephson Picture dated October 22, 1991, of legendary jazz and blues singer Nina Simone in concert at the Olympia music hall in Paris.  – Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images https://open.spotify.com/embed/user/justjenniej/playlist/1WQlaRgoFpkre0d4lrUt21 The musical bridges in this week’s episode of Make Me Smart are examples of music that emerged from populist movements in the United States. “The Farmer is the […]

Towards a Pan Afrikan political culture

Critical pedagogy, reparative justice and the end of global white supremacy Libcom Ikaweba Bunting Nov 02, 2017 An African centered critical pedagogy is required in order to create the cadre of the men and women capable of making the analysis as well as developing the policies, structures and systems for the realization of Pan African […]

NOW STREAMING—AFROPUNK Mixtape #035: Chickens Come Home To Roost

This month’s mixtape—AFROPUNK Mixtape #035: Chickens Come Home To Roost—is a kiss-off to the sky-high cost of living, unaffordable rent, and the capitalistic squeeze of a system that don’t want us to get ahead. Featuring music by Tunde Olaniran, shopping., Willow, XamVolo, St. Maurice, Ecca Vandal, Melisa Whiskey, Declaime, Junior Astronomers, and more, with a […]

Seth Hayes Fighting for His Life

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER ROBERT SETH HAYES!!! October 15th was not just the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party; It is was the 69th birthday of one of its bravest participants…Robert Seth Hayes!…Tragically, Seth is fighting for his life in prison NOW! Please and support this critical medical alert […]

Herman Bell’s Beat-Down

Photo (2015) by Brian Shih   BY SUSIE DAY   “Why don’t you Americans drop the bullshit about the land of the free and the home of the brave? Admit you’re now basically a tinpot dictatorship.” This, from my playwright friend Diane in London, with whom I’m Skyping. I’ve just told her about what happened to […]