“FRAMED” Chapter 11 by Michael Richardson

“OK to do” —J. Edgar Hoover, August 19, 1970   On August 18, 1970, the Omaha World Herald published an article entitled “Voiceprint In Bombing To FBI Lab” on the front page of the evening newspaper. The article quoted Deputy Police Chief Walter Devere that a recording of the fatal 911 call would aid the investigation and […]

The Black Panthers Didn’t Fight Symbols

“Johnny Reb’s footprint on the landscape is tiny compared to the 5,000 state and federal prisons and jails that crater the nation.” New York state prison guards assaulted and seriously injured 69 year-old former Black Panther Herman Bell , this week, a totally unprovoked beating timed to sabotage his chances for parole after more than 40 years behind bars. […]

How Women Were at the Helm of the Black Panther Party

Women in the Black Panther Party were at the helm of most party activities. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons TeleSUR speaks with Mary Phillips, one of the founding members of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project. When one looks back at the revolutionary Black Panther Party, one envisions iconic Black leaders sporting black berets and […]

[Pnews] August 8th marks 39 years in prison for MOVE members

AUGUST 8th [Speech writ. 7/19/17] ©’17 Mumia Abu-Jamal   Early morning. A time of rest, quiet and repose. On August 8th, 1978, only the early birds in search of worms were stirring.   Also, cops assembled, heavily armed.   They attacked the MOVE House in Powelton Village, West Philadelphia, dozens, then hundreds and perhaps thousands […]

The MOVE 9: 39 years too many

By Anne Pruden Brooklyn, N.Y. — The MOVE 9 were honored on Aug. 5 at a Commemoration and Art Exhibit at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church. The very talented artist Sophia Dawson offered her paintings to be sold as fundraisers for these framed-up political prisoners. The MOVE 9 have been incarcerated since Aug. 8, 1978, […]

New Afrikan Black Panther Party Co-Founder Located in Florida Prison

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson has been bounced from prisons in Virginia, Oregon and Texas, and recently disappeared altogether, alarming his comrades in the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, which he co-founded. Johnson was finally located in a Florida prison, in solitary confinement. Florida prison officials have reportedly labeled the NABPP a “violent street organization.” Tito “Fist” […]

Free California political prisoners Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald and Ruchell ‘Cinque’ Magee

by National Lawyers Guild Political Prisoner Support Committee Resolution calling for the release of California political prisoners Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald and Ruchell ‘Cinque’ Magee WHEREAS, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald and Ruchell “Cinque” Magee have been incarcerated for their political views and actions in support of the Black Liberation Movement; WHEREAS, even while in prison, Romaine “Chip” […]

A Message to the NY/NJ Activist Community From The Mothers & Family Victims Of Police Violence & the Racist Raids By ICE Immigration & NYPD Gang Units

  In order to effectively combat the existing opportunism, hidden agendas and to better provide ALL genuinely good willed social justice organizations and individuals who work inside of the New York & New Jersey metropolitan areas… with more concrete guidelines;  The following “10 Point Platform & Justice Wish List” was adopted on Saturday, May 13, 2017  […]

Resistance and Resilience: The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party

  The Black Panther Party combined Black Power’s militancy with socialist ideology, and infused funk music with Franz Fanon’s writings. Their impact on American Culture, from music to style to community organizing, continues to resonate today. Fifty years after the birth of the Black Panther Party, we take a look at the lasting cultural legacy […]

[MumiaNYC] MOVE Conference in Philly Next Weekend!

Onamove! Dates: Friday night, May 5, 6-9 pm Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, 10 am to 6 pm Place: The Universal Audenreid Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St., Philadelphia The conference will present the story of the MOVE Organization as told by the organization itself. Learn about MOVE’s  beliefs and its history, from […]