Who Was Fred Hampton, the Black Panther Shot and Killed in His Bed by Chicago Police 48 Years …

  Exactly 48 years ago, Black Panthers Fred Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, were shot to death by Chicago police. At around 5 a.m. on December 4, 1969, 14 police officers raided Hampton’s apartment, which was a known Illinois Black Panther Party stronghold in Chicago’s West Side, according to the Chicago Tribune. The gunfire lasted seven minutes, […]

Make history in 2018, not excuses: Whose side are you on?

  Part V: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement “Times Are Changing” – Art: Arkee Chaney, A71362, P.O. Box 1327, Galesburg IL 61401 Greetings of love, dedication and resiliency to all Freedom Fighters and fearless frontline generals, soldiers and warriors who dare to […]

Police Massacre in Gran Ravin – Protesting students in Cap Haitien beaten by police

 Reports of a mass killing by the US/UN occupation-trained and supervised Haitian police in the working-class neighborhood of Gran Ravin in Port-au-Prince, the nation’s capital. Police brutally beat teachers and students in the northern city of Cap Haitien, who were demanding money for education, not to restore the murderous army Monday 11/13/17 was a day of […]

Coming Home to Roost: Amerikan Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality

by Colin Jenkins   “President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…” – Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 “Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight!” The thundering […]

Dylan Rodriguez, “It’s Not Police Brutality”

Dylan Rodriguez, Professor, University of California at Riverside and founding member of Critical Resistance Critical Resistance presents “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex,” a series of videos as part of our Profiles in Abolition initiative. The videos in the series explore the current state of the prison industrial complex (PIC) and how people are fighting […]

Gabourey Sidibe Makes Her Directorial Debut In This New Short Film

  “The Tale of Four” is a film inspired by Nina Simone’s “Four Women” and tells the story of multi-faced black women fighting for justice. On the cusp of her memoir that dropped in May, actor and author Gabourey Sidibe has now added “director” to her talented titles. In partnership with Refinery29’s Shatterbox Anthology—a film series that gives 12 […]

WATCH: Cop Violently Assaults Twin Sisters as School Principal Tries to Stop Him

Orange, NJ — A disturbing video of a large cop manhandling two twin sisters outside of a restaurant just after school had let out has provoked protests and the suspension of an Orange police officer. On Thursday, two sisters were outside of the restaurant when the Orange police officer approached them. While the nature of the […]

WATCH: Young Man Asks if He’s Being Detained, So a Half-Dozen Cops Pummel Him

Disturbing video shows a young man being viciously assaulted and then arrested by multiple cops for legally asserting his rights. Indiana, PA — Most parents would agree that their worst nightmare is something bad happening to their child and them not being able to prevent it. When a Pennsylvania father received a video of his son […]

THE PROTEST SONGS OF CHARLES BRADLEY

by  KEVIN GOSZTOLA   Charles Bradley performs at SXSW 2011. Photo by Ben Houdijk on Flickr. 13 Sam Cooke sang about a change that was gonna come. It spread optimism to black Americans. Charles Bradley, on the other hand, sang of moral corruption and turning to love to survive, because who knows when change will […]

Watani Stiner: Tending to historical wounds

by Watani Stiner My life began in the Jim Crow South, in Houston, Texas. I remember the segregated world I was born into …  the separate water fountains, the back of the bus, the going around to the back door of Mr. Fontnoe’s grocery store to buy milk for my mother and grandmother. I recall […]