50th anniversary of the Black Power slogan and it’z significance

lipstickalley.com Abayomi Azikiwe Kwame Ture was initially resistant to raising the slogan but after his unjust arrest took the podium and said “We Want Black Power!” The enthusiastic response would usher in a new era in the African American liberation struggle impacting the political discourse for at least another decade. On June 16, 1966, the […]

Stokely Carmichael, Black Power and the age of political repression

Why did Amerika’s ruling elitez declare war on the black movement? credits: CBS by  Abayomi Azikiwe   Assorted documents found in the FBI files of Stokely Carmichael from 1966 provide a glimpse of the degree to which the federal government under the Lyndon B. Johnson administration sought to curtail and liquidate the advancing civil rights and […]

Huey P Newton Prelude to Revolution

1. We wont freedom We want power to determine the destiny of our Black Community. We believe that black people will not be free until we are able to determine our destiny. 2. We want full employment for our people. We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment […]

The racist criminalization of Afrikan Amerikans

by  Abayomi Azikiwe When former President Bill Clinton spoke on April 7 in Philadelphia, protesters interrupted him, exposing Democrats’ role in the mass incarceration and state repression of oppressed peoples in the U.S. during the 1990s. He responded by trying to justify decades of criminalization of tens of millions of African Americans. Clinton’s mere suggestion […]

Abuse Knowz No Holidayz in U.S. Prisonz (2015)

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson As yet another year changes over, I am reminded how little the world knows of the truly inhumane conditions and treatments that pervade U.S. prisons. Yet Amerika’s rulers constantly pontificate self-righteously about other societies’ human rights violations and promote the U.S. Empire as a supposed bastion of democracy. What they never […]

Kojo Bomani Sababu self interview

Self interview 1: How did you come by your current name and how old are you? The name Kojo comes from my comrades in arms. It means unconquerable, my full name is Kojo Bomani Sababu which means “unconquerable warrior, one who takes the people to heart”, our names, derived from African roots were adapted as […]

Tension at NU-Folsom between Blackz and guardz since assassination of Hugo Pinell

by Corey Sullivan I am currently in solitary confinement for a “Battery on a Peace Officer,” which took place on Sept. 24, 2015, six weeks after the assassination of beloved political prisoner Hugo “Yogi” Pinell at New Folsom State Prison B-Facility. Prison officials released a statement to the media that several correctional officers were “ambushed” […]

Cultivate the seed to grow: Inside prison and out, we must nurture our youth

by Mutope Duguma I greet you all with love and respect as usual, and it’s been awhile, but I recently made a transition from Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit solitary confinement units to General Population – GP – here at Calipatria State Prison. I won’t bore you with my usual long-winded rhetoric but […]

Do Black livez matter behind prison wallz?

by Shaka Shakur, New Afrikan Liberation Collective Does being convicted of a crime forfeit all your rights as a human being? Does being railroaded through a clearly unjust, unequal and racist judicial system forfeit your human rights? Guilty or not, I am still a person. I am a human being. We need people to understand […]