HIDDEN FIGUREZ: JOAN TARIKA LEWIZ, THE FIRST WOMAN TO JOIN THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

Many people know the Kathleen Cleavers and Angela Davises of the Black Panther Party but the first woman of the iconic group was Joan Tarika Lewis. Known then as Tarika Matilaba, she was the first woman to gain entrace to BPP and demanded to have space for black women in its platform. Born and raised […]

POETIC TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM AND AMIRI!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JAZZ POET ZAYID MUHAMMAD, SCHOLAR WRITER ANTOINETTE ELLIS-WILLIAMS SALUTE MALCOLM X AND AMIRI BARAKA AT EAST ORANGE LIBRARY! On Thursday, February 16th, 2017, East Orange Library’s ‘Cultural Café’ will present a special evening poetic tribute to Malcolm X and Amiri Baraka. The event will feature Newark based Jazz poet and people’s artist ‘Mr. […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Black Panther Party (BPP)

‘We Want Freedom’ By John Steffin   This past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate the occasion, Common Notions, a publishing house in Brooklyn, N.Y., republished Mumia Abu-Jamal’s acclaimed history of this revolutionary organization. At a time when white supremacy is emboldened and capitalism is in […]

Message from Politikal Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim to the Community

Friends & Comrades: For decades, I have been fighting for the amnesty and freedom of not only myself, but all U.S. political prisoners. Back in 1977, as part of initiating the first national prisoners’ petition campaign to the United Nations and establishing the first national prisoners’ newspaper “Arm the Spirit,” I wrote and distributed a […]

Amilcar Cabral’z revolutionary anti-colonialist ideaz

The writings of revolutionary leader Amilcar Cabral provide key insights on the importance of culture in the contemporary struggle against neoliberalism. Amilcar Cabral and Frantz Fanon are among the most important thinkers from Africa on the politics of liberation and emancipation. While the relevance of Fanon’s thinking has re-emerged, with popular movements such as Abahlali […]

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR POLITIKAL PRISONER ROBERT SETH HAYEZ

PLEASE POST AND SPREAD WIDELY AND TAKE ACTION! URGENT MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR ROBERT SETH HAYES Political Prisoner Seth Hayes Needs Us Again! PLEASE CALL, WRITE AND FAX! MONDAY, FEB. 6 THRU FRIDAY FEB. 10, 2017 Seth suffered another Diabetic Coma or Code Blue today, Feb. 5, 2017! This time he fell so hard he broke […]

Thank You Sisterz! by Politikal Prisoner Jaan Laaman

Thank You Sisters! We all should thank the women who put out the call and organized, coordinated, led, spoke at and participated in the January 21st “Womens March”. Truly sisters, your insight and effort created a tremendous result, literally unlike any event(s) we have ever seen in this country. The huge central march in Washington, […]

Blog #40: The Fight for $15 and Class Struggle by PP Jalil Muntaqim

Blog #40: The Fight for $15 and Class Struggle In respect to the fight for minimum wage increase ($15.00 hr.) and union organizing, I believe it is important we give serious consideration to the socio-political relationship between workers and the bosses/corporate entities. While we cannot oppose the fight to increase the minimum wage, this fight […]

Fifty-five yearz after Lumumba’z assassination, Congolese see no relief

An interview with Friends of the Congo Executive Director Maurice Carney by Ann Garrison Ann Garrison: Maurice Carney, could you summarize what has happened in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the last two months, while most of our attention was fixed on Trump, Russia and Syria? Maurice Carney: Certainly. On Dec. 19, President […]

Ed Poindexter recoverz from triple-bypass surgery in Nebraska prison

LINCOLN — Ed Poindexter, one of two men convicted in a booby trap bombing that killed an Omaha police officer in 1970, is recovering from triple-bypass heart surgery at a state prison. Poindexter, 72, underwent surgery on Dec. 20 at a Lincoln hospital, a day after reporting that he was unable to breathe. He and […]