ESSAY: NINA SIMONE

    NINA SIMONE   Nina is song. Not just a vocalist or singer, but actual song. The physical vibration and the meaning too. A reflection and projection of a certain segment of our mesmerizing ethos. Culturally specific in attitude, in rhythm, in what she harmonizes with and what she clashes against, merges snugly into […]

Politikal Prisoner Jaan Laaman iz in the Hole!

Excerpted from a letter dated April 3, 2017 to a supporter: “I am just now able to answer your letter, because I am in segregation “the hole”, since my birthday, March 21st. Yes, it was not a very nice birthday! Only last Friday was I finally able to buy some paper, envelopes and stamps, so […]

Lynne Stewart memorial – Sat., 4/22 – 3-7 PM

**** PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY **** From: Ralph Poynter <ralph.poynter@gmail.com>   On Saturday, April 22, join us & Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, Hon. Charles Barron, Jeff Mackler, Pam Africa, Father Lawrence Lucas, Ralph Schoenman, and others at Saint Peter’s Church – 615 Lexington Av. & 54th Street in Manhattan – from 3-7pm to celebrate Lynne.  Doors open at […]

Mumia: A Revolutionary Love Supreme

Join the Black and Brown Coalition as we host the revolutionary Pam Africa, Minister of Confrontation of the MOVE organization, to tell the story of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the struggle to get him into a PHD program at Temple University. Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning journalist, former member of the Black Panther Party, and North Philadelphia […]

Afrikan Liberation Day 2017

African Liberation Day 2017 will mark the 45th anniversary of the founding of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and the first African Liberation Day mobilization in the United States. During this period, our Party has stood as the vanguard revolutionary Party of Africans worldwide. For us, ALD has never been simply a celebration, but […]

Gov. Christie Wantz Black Panther Assata Shakur Back in US Jail

  Governor Chris Christie said the Trump administration should prioritize pressuring Cuba to return Assata Shakur to the United States. | Photo: AFP / WikiCommons Assata Shakur escaped prison, fled to Cuba and was granted asylum by the late Cuban President Fidel Castro. Former presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appealed to the […]

Bob Lee, ‘Mayor of Fifth Ward,’ dead at 74

By Cindy George Bob Lee, a lifelong social worker and older brother of the late Harris County Precinct 1 Commissioner El Franco Lee, died Tuesday. He was 74. His various titles included community organizer, writer, storyteller and folk artist. He also was known to some as the “Mayor of Fifth Ward,” an honorary title bestowed on […]

Peter Tosh: Resistance Fighter Against Racism and Apartheid

By: Ajamu Nangwaya Reggae legend and activist Peter Tosh. | Photo: Reuters Long before activists coined and popularized the slogan, “No Justice, No Peace,” Tosh captured that sentiment of the people and immortalized it in the song “Equal Rights.” Whenever we commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre, we are politically obligated to highlight the valiant effort of […]