Where iz your voice, Mr. President?

  Wiki Akyaaba Addai-Sebo Where is the Pan-African spirit? The absence of African solidarity with African Americans who are being killed in US cities by state security forces driven by white supremacy is deeply saddening. From all over Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, Black people must rise up to condemn the killing of our […]

Black Panthers 50 Yearz Later: What They Wanted Iz What We (Still) Need

by Alondra Nelson  Two generations ago, a group of young people stood up and demanded education, housing, food, jobs and health care. It was a transformational move, still worthy of celebrating. Two armed Black Panthers, carrying a shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle, talking to officer Lt. Ernest Holloway at the State Drafted by founders Huey […]

The Black Pantherz were the 60’z vanguard

The group shook the United States with its confrontational attitude against racism and state power by Breno Altman “They are the greatest threat to the country’s internal security”, stated John Edgar Hoover, the powerful head of the FBI, during a meeting in which he declared open war on the young African-American political party, which, in […]

A man who no longer wanted masterz

  The Clinton Correctional Facility, part of the New York state prison system, is near Canada’s border. It was built in the Dannemora village in 1845 to house prisoners who worked in the local mines. The white walls, studded with watchtowers, seem to pierce the pleasant landscape of the neighborhood’s simple and well-groomed houses. Still […]

‘I am a revolutionary and an optimist’, sayz former Black Panther

The story of Jalil Muntaqim, who’s spent 45 years wandering the prisons of the United States, becoming one of the longest-lasting political prisoners in history by Breno Altman Attica Correctional Facility, built in the northwest of the state of New York, 342 miles away from the capital, between the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, became […]

Police run feel-good PR campaign while criminalizing Black August

by Davey D Last week I was alerted to an inflammatory story from Bay Area ABC news reporter Dan Noyes that basically sought to disparage the Black August commemorations. The story noted that “police sources” had leaked an FBI bulletin to him stating that prison guards and police were going to be attacked by members […]

Give The Pigz Their Jobz Back: Resistance Iz Key – The Passive Approach Just Isn’t Working In Texaz Prisonz

by Jason Walker The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has been operating as a money making business, run by corrupt wardens and administrative personnel, since the beginning of the 20th century. This revolving door style of bad actors in high places is no different than what we see in mainstream politics (notably the presidential […]

NYC-based artist/musician/activist Steff Reed dropz powerful visualz for anti-police brutality track “Frontline”

Our next premiere comes from NYC-based award-winning musician, artist and activist Steff Reed. In correlation with his ‘Frontline’ art exhibition—a multi-media show and conversation about police brutality, gang violence, and America’s culture of anti-blackness—the music visual of the same name chronicles the historic shift in social consciousness following the 2014 murders of Freddie Gray. The […]

Black August Memorial: an interview with Kasim Gero, Patuxent Prison

On FLEA Days, Tupac Shakur, Baltimore, Kwanzaa, women-comrades and the revolutionary experience of Black August by Emilia A. Ottoo Kasim O. Gero is currently housed as an inmate at the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Maryland. The unedited answers to these questions are his added consent to this interview and dissemination of information in alignment with […]

23 Wayz You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in Amerikkka

Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Pink, Bono, and others explain why it’s time to take action to heal the long history of systemic racism in America. #23Ways In collaboration with Alicia Key and the We Are Here Movement, with original reporting from Mic’s Jamilah King. Go to WeAreHereMovement.com to find out more.   source: http://www.occupy.com/article/23-ways-you-could-be-killed-if-you-are-black-america?