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How I survived 22 years of solitary confinement

by Kamau M. Askari These New Afrikan revolutionaries – George Jackson, W.L. Nolen, Jonathan Jackson and Khatari Gaulden – led the brief, heroic California Prison Movement that set the bar high for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders and thinkers. It was the principles they taught that helped hunger strikers survive not only decades of torturous solitary […]

West Oakland Finally Gets a Black Panther Mural

Two Black artists paint history into the neighborhood. By Ryan Lindsay Photo by David Bacon The mural taking shape at the corner of 14th and Peralta streets. On a sunny yet hazy Tuesday in October, artists Refa Senay and Batsh Lo were showing students from the African Children’s Advance Learning Center how to mask off geometric […]

Why Have The Move 9 Not Been Paroled Yet?

ONA MOVE Next Year, August 8th 2018, will officially mark 40 years that The Move 9 have been unjustly jailed in Pennsylvania prisons. The fact that innocent men and women have been wrongly jailed for this long is stomach turning in itself; not only will 2018 be symbolic of 40 years of unjust imprisonment, but […]

“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” […]