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 […]

“FRAMED” Chapter 12 by Michael Richardson

“We believe organized violence is necessary.” —Mondo, August 20, 1970   The weekly edition of the black-owned Omaha Star newspaper came out with three articles that revealed the depth of racial discord in the city. An article on a black unity seminar discussed the focus of Ed Poindexter’s attention until the Minard murder. Poindexter was a member of the […]

HISTORY AT ITS BEST! Take the Time to Read Part 1 of A PRIMER: New Afrikan History 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 at its best! Please take the time to read Part 1 of this History. If you are an educator, please consider integrating this history into your lessons. Also, […]

US prisons practice the same slavery and racism celebrated by Confederate monuments

September 15, 2017 Assailing slavery and white supremacy today by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson On Aug. 11, white supremacists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, against the removal of the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. In the wake of that rally, which turned deadly when a rally-goer plowed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing […]

Black 6th grader ‘violently’ dragged off his seat by teacher for not standing during Pledge of Allegiance

As the #NFLBoycott—started when Colin Kaepernick was blacklisted from the league after kneeling for the pledge of allegiance in protest of anti-Black state violence—continues at full steam (even though many still refuse to attribute the ratings dip to the protests), a Farmington Hills, MI middle school student decided to take a similar stand. But his punishment went […]

Building peace with love and respect during Black August 2017 – with all eyes on NABPP-PC

by Bobby M. Dixon, Minister of Justice, NABPP-PC May the power of unity and Panther love be with you all: My sisters and brothers, we are coming up on our 12th anniversary of Black August and it is at this time we remember our Comrade Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, murdered Aug. 12, 2015, while in the […]

Race in the US: Herstory A brief and painful history of state violence against black women and girls.

by Treva Lindsey “Get out of the car! I will light you up! Get out!” The words of Texas highway patrol trooper Brian Encinia to Sandra Bland after he pulled her over for a failure to signal powerfully capture a rarely discussed reality – the pervasiveness of anti-black state violence against black women. Her subsequent death […]

Building peace with love and respect during Black August 2017 – with all eyes on NABPP-PC

by Bobby M. Dixon, Minister of Justice, NABPP-PC May the power of unity and Panther love be with you all: My sisters and brothers, we are coming up on our 12th anniversary of Black August and it is at this time we remember our Comrade Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, murdered Aug. 12, 2015, while in the […]