Long live the spirit of Komrade W.L. Nolen

by Chairman Kijana Tashiri Askari, W.L. Nolen Mentorship Program For those who are not familiar with W.L. Nolen, this beautiful New Afrikan brotha was one of the founders of the Black Liberation Movement in the California Prison System, along with Comrade George Jackson. Comrade W.L. Nolen was instrumental in shaping and molding the exemplary model […]

News NAACP seekz federal probe after noose put on black student

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son’s neck at school. “No child should be walking down the hall or in a locker room […]

Celebrate the Legacy of the BPP – 50 Year Anniversary

by a California prisoner October 2016   permalink It’s been 50 years since the most advanced segment of national class consciousness of a people came together in unity nationwide in the inner cites to challenge imperialism. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) was capable of leading the lumpen in the struggle for the overthrow […]

Growing Up West End: Reflectionz on the Influence of Imam Jamil Al-Amin

by Masood Abdul-Haqq – October 11, 2016 At the heart of the West End neighborhood of Atlanta is the Community Mosque, a quaint house, turned spiritual refuge, for Black Muslims from all over the country. In the early 1990s, at the heart of the Community Mosque, was Imam Jamil Al-Amin, a gangly, soft spoken man […]

“War against the Pantherz”: The Life and Workz of Huey P. Newton, Founder of the Black Panther Party (BPP)

 By Hugo Turner Dedicated to My Friend and Comrade Marland X aka @CharlieMBrownX Huey P. Newton was a visionary, a poet, a thinker, a writer, a gangster, but above all a revolutionary. Without his brilliance and daring the Black Panther party would never have been created. 50 Years after it’s creation the Black Panther Party […]

What iz Your Nationality?

by an Arkansas prisoner       permalink   Comrades, the question at hand is also the very impediment to the so-called African-Amerikkkans’ right to determine our own destiny and experience true freedom. Ask anyone besides the so-called African-Amerikkkans what is their nationality and they will gladly tell you with great pride the national identity […]

Walking While Black

Encounters with police in New York City. BY Garnette Cadogan Photo by Ruddy Roye, “Damion.” From the series “When Living Is A Protest.” This is an excerpt of an essay that first appeared in Freeman’s in September 2015. My love for walking started in childhood, out of necessity. No thanks to a stepfather with heavy hands, I […]

Texas Banz Prisonerz from Social Media to Hide Abusez

by Kevin Rashid Johnson Suddenly Texas prison officials are banning prisoners from having people outside of prison maintain social media accounts for them. Since prisoners do not otherwise have direct access to the internet we can’t manage our own social-media accounts. Officials are taking advantage of certain social media providers’ rules that forbid one from […]

Building Klass Konsciousness among Lumpen New Afrikanz

by an Ohio prisoner       permalink   I have seen individuals and groups develop lumpen class consciousness. It was done using history, specifically New Afrikan history, supplied in books and zines. The zines spoke on political and militant New Afrikan organizations. It was also experienced from grown up lumpen New Afrikans in oppressed […]