From SHU to mainline, you will be tested

by Vitani (Michael Spencer) This is the advice I share with anyone getting out of the SHU (isolation unit) and going into GP (general population). Now this advice I would like to share and some of the challenges I faced were based on over a decade in Pelican Bay SHU, the last five years in […]

Struggle without sacrifice iz useless

by Mutope Duguma It’s been over 45 years since the Damus (Bloods) and Kiwes (Crips) culture developed out of communities all over Los Angeles County, especially in South Central. What began as mischievous behavior turned into a phenomenon that reaches from city to city throughout the world and shows no signs of letting up. Bonds […]

An Illustrative Identity of Fashion and Style Throughout Afrikan-Amerikan History (our story) and Movementz

by Danielle James Fashion, throughout history, has created an illustrative identity within African-American history. Fashion is a statement and speaks volumes with little to no words. Within the black community, everything from cloth to churches to the forming of political movements (The Black Panther Party) and hair has elements of style. Today, the significance of […]

19th ANNUAL DINNER TRIBUTE to the FAMILIEZ of our PP/POWz

TOMORROW:  Saturday January 17, 2015 (2) “BIG” NYC Freedom Fighter Events For Our U.S. Government Captured PP/POW’s EVENT #1:   (3:00pm ~ 7:00pm)  “In the Tradition” 19th ANNUAL DINNER TRIBUTE to the FAMILIES of our PP/POWs   Greetings Family, Nineteen years ago, many of you responded to the collective call that we honor the Families of our […]

Politikal Prisoner Abdullah Majid Parole Campaign Help Needed

  A comrade recently received a letter from Abdullah Majid asking for help around his parole board visit in late January, 2015. Please help as you can. Abdullah Majid  has been in prison for 33 years for a crime he denies committing. After three (3) trials over four (4) years he and Bashir Hameed (now […]

Dear Assata: You Are More of a Woman than Amerika Told You

By Christine Ohenewah Recent news about the FBI’s latest addition to their Most Wanted Terrorist list and the strong recommendation of my mentor prompted me to pick up Assata Shakur’ s autobiography. Assata Olugbala Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, New York.  Adapting an African name, she took on […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

  The late African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist was also known as the leader of the 1960s political movements: Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism. While Dr. King Jr. marched for civil rights and against racial segregation, Malcolm X advocated the complete separation of African Americans from whites.

Women Outlawz: Politriks of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System

Women Outlaws: Politics of Gender and Resistance in the US Criminal Justice System   Mechthild Nagel, SUNY Cortland; nagelm@cortland.edu   Prisons have always served the role of social control (Kurshan 1996). Nobody has more acutely experience and theorized imprisonment as such as political prisoners. This category includes people convicted due to their resistance to state […]