If Thiz iz a War, Then Black Livez Matter iz Losing

by MUMIA ABU-JAMAL ‘Plus ça change …’ say the French; or ‘The more things change, of course, the more they stay the same.’ That thought, with all its despair and wisdom, resonates with particular power when we look at the Black Freedom Struggle, which, despite its ebbs and flows, has a sameness that seems to […]

The Incarceration of Consciousnezz

You are a thirteen-year-old, African-American boy buried deep in the ghettos of the notorious Compton projects in Los Angeles, California. The year is 1967, it is a warm, sticky June afternoon, and the mood is anxious. You are worried about where you will get food for dinner, you are worried about your Mother’s health and […]

Black Time travel: Racism

Let me just put it out there.  Racism is not over—although some would argue that we are living in a post-racial society. In this brief video, a young White woman breaks it down.  She talks candidly about how Whites are oblivious towards race, but yet perpetuate it with their everyday actions and thoughts. As she […]

Beloved politikal prisoner Hugo ‘Yogi Bear’ Pinell, feared and hated by guardz, assassinated after 46 yearz in solitary

Rest in power Komrade Hugo “Yogi Bear’ Pinell an honoured Ancestor who could not be controlled nor broken. Panther Love August 14, 2015 by Dr. Willie and Mary Ratcliff Black August add another hero and martyr to the roll. By some accounts, it was his first day on the yard after 46 years in solitary […]

Black August: Beyond 34 yearz of resistance

August 9, 2013 by Shaka At-thinnen When the concept of Black August manifested in 1979, many thought it was simply a focus group protest growing out of the avoidable death of Khatari Gaulden on Aug. 1, 1978, in the San Quentin prison infirmary. Survival for Africans in California’s prison population of 20,000 inmates had to […]

Know Thy Enemy

by a Wisconsin prisoner July 2015 permalink With the growing calls and efforts to establish tangible peace and understanding amongst the litany of disparate “Lumpenos” that inhabit and coexist inside the many ghettos and over-bloated prison camps of the United $tates, and who suffer the same systematic cycles of inherent and inherited poverty, inequality, and […]

How the Legacy of Slavery Affectz the Mental Health of Black Amerikanz Today

The psychic toll that forgiveness exacts. by Alma Carten Am I not a man emblem used during the campaign to abolish slavery. The image is from a book from 1788, so there can be no effective copyright. Photo Credit: Josiah Wedgwood, William Hackwood et Henry Webber. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On July 22, in […]

Seize the Time on September 9

by an Ohio prisoner  pemalink Revolutionary greetings to all kaptives inside the gulags of the united snakes of a-murder (U$A). Because of the constant oppression we face by the fact that imperialism won’t let up as long as capitalism exists, we must continue to create effective ways of fighting capitalism, ultimately bringing an end to […]

Coard: July 4th celebration an Amerikan hypocrisy

   by Michael Coard The Confederate flag, originally adopted in 1861, symbolizes racist oppression as evidenced by southern slavery. The United States flag, originally adopted in 1777, symbolizes racist oppression as evidenced by American slavery. In fact, one third of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence enslaved Blacks. Furthermore, Thomas Jefferson, […]