Racism and Afrikan-Amerikan men: Killing without a gun

by Yael Levin Racism has a long history in the United States, from slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries through Jim Crow laws in the 20th century. After these laws were struck down, many Americans believed that racism was no longer a problem. Particularly after President Barack Obama’s election in 2008, it seemed to […]

What are U celebrating?

It’z All About That Red, Black & Green. 1776 don’t mean a damn thing to me. Panther Love An open letter to Oakland Fam Bam from the Oakland Maroons Art Collective “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in […]

From Ferguson to Freedom: Hip-Hop’z Role

By Talib Kweli As the nation remains in the throes of an epidemic of police shooting deaths of young blacks, as well as the shooting deaths of nine people last week at a Charleston church by a lone gunman, it’s important to reflect on the extent to which racism is indoctrinated, institutionalized and entrenched in our […]

Terrorism, COINTELPRO, and the Black Panther Party –An interview with law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell

by Angola 3 News This past July, students from Northwestern University’s Medill Justice Project visited the infamous Louisiana State Prison known asAngola. While there, students landed an impromptu interview with Warden Burl Cain, where they asked him about an inmate at Angola named Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore, who has now been in solitary confinement for 28 consecutive […]

Albert Will Remain Behind Barz Pending Appeal –Justice Delayed iz Justice Denied, But Not Forever (A3 Newsletter)

We are sad to report that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to continue the stay and block the release of Albert Woodfox until the State’s appeal is heard (read articles by The Advocate and Washington Post). Though it means some months before Albert will see his long overdue freedom realized, the court […]

Why James H. Cone’z Liberation Theology Matterz More Than Ever

By Daniel José Camacho In 1975’s God of the Oppressed, theologian James H. Cone described how Christian responses to the 1967 Detroit riot revealed not only an insensitivity to black suffering but, as he argued, a larger theological bankruptcy on the part of white theologians. As he saw it, many white theologians of that era were not genuinely concerned […]

40 Reasonz Why Our Jailz Are Full of Black and Poor People

 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation’s jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or parole in the U.S., totaling 6.8 million people, one of every 35 adults. We are far and away the world leader in putting our own people in jail. Most […]

Albert Ordered Unconditionally Released and Retrial Banned

It’z not time to relax just yet we still have other long time incarcerated political prisonerz/prisonerz of war to free.  Oh Happy Day!!! We are ecstatic to announce that late this afternoon Judge Brady granted the unicorn of habeas rulings–an “unconditional writ” ordering Albert’s immediate release and barring a retrial. He argues that this extraordinary […]

Hijacking Public Housing: Book Review

The history of public housing in the United States can be read, in part, as a history of the modern impoverishment of racial minorities, in particular, of the African American population. As reviewer Rhonda Y. Williams notes, Edward G. Goetz has written a “multi-layered analysis of housing policy and redevelopment,” in a book that “explicitly […]