Review of “Writing on the Wall”

By Jennifer Black Edited by Johanna Fernandez with an electrifying foreword by Cornel West, Writing on the Wall is Abu- Jamal’s 8th book.  Following in the tradition of Live from Death Row, it is destined to become another classic tome in the canon of Prison Literature and Mumia’s broad reaching political commentary produced from the bowels of the […]

Univ. of California Academic Workerz’ Union Callz on AFL-CIO To Terminate Police Union’z Membership

The letter written by the UAW’s Black Interests Coordinating Committee (BICC) charges that police associations operate in ways that are antithetical to the mission statement of the AFL-CIO, particularly its stated goal “to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; [and] to vanquish oppression, […]

When Police Decide What Teacherz Can Teach

Photo by Bob Bob by David Love As the nascent #BlackLivesMatter movement seeks reform of a criminal justice system that preys upon communities of color, law enforcement are increasingly attempting to quell protest and political dissent. Exhibit A: The case of Marylin Zuniga. Zuniga, a public school teacher at Forest Street Elementary School in Orange […]

THE NRA – FRIEND OR FOE?

Billing itself as ‘America’s longest-standing civil rights organization,’ the National Rifle Association has been missing in historical action as far as ‘Negroes with guns’ are concerned. BY KARSCEAL TURNER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER On May 2, 1967, a group of 30 young Black men and women, dressed in black leather jackets, berets and dark […]

Update on “Operation Ghetto Storm”- The Enduring War on Black People in the United Statez

by Arlene Eisen* Part 1  http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Update-on-Operation-Ghetto-Storm-Part-1-20150713-0007.html Part 2: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Update-on-Operation-Ghetto-Storm-Part-2–20150715-0033.html Part 3: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Update-on-Operation-Ghetto-Storm-Part-3-20150721-0013.html All three parts are published by TeleSur English   “Once the classic method of lynching was the rope. Now it is the policeman’s bullet….We submit that the evidence suggests that the killing of Negroes has become police policy in the United States and […]

One institution, two different viewz: How Black and White Amerikanz regard the police

by Rachel Gandy,       Last week, Gallup released an annual survey that revealed an alarming fact: American confidence in police has reached a 22-year low. In 2015, only 52% of Americans expressed “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the police, tying with confidence levels reported in 1993 shortly after LA […]

musingz on the plainfield rebellion at 48!

If You Must Bang…Some Reflections on the Plainfield Rebellion By ‘Baba Zayid’** “Where are niggers when the people need some shots? Niggers are scared of revolution…”                                   Niggers Are Scared of Revolution, The Last Poets   “If you must bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!…Bang against police brutality!…                             Baba Zayid Muhammad, on the streets of Newark […]

New Lynching Documentation In 12 Southern Statez Revealz Horrifying New Total

“Blacks were lynched for knocking on a white woman’s door, refusing to remove an Army uniform after World War II and bumping into a white girl while running for a train. Often the hangings became public carnivals designed to instill fear.” I may-not be the most “interesting” man in the world, but I do have […]

Officer of the Year Eric Casebolt’z brutality inspirez courageouz youth to fight back (Black)

by Queenandi XSheba, PoorNewsNetwork The honorable bronze statues at Birmingham, Alabama’s Kelly Ingram Park show a display of courageous youth, some as young as 8 years old, who refused to be silent and stood up for justice. Despite the vicious attacks by police dogs under the command of klansmen – yes, many police officers were […]