On George Jackson’s Death Anniversary, See Who Inspired Verses By Tupac And Nas

by  Darryl Robertson CREDIT: Getty Tupac and Nas have always carried the themes of black power in their music. Especially Tupac, whose mother Afeni Shakur was one of New York City’s Panther 21, a group of Black Panther Party members arrested and accused of plotting to bomb department stores and police stations in NYC. On the 47th […]

The bravery of the Soledad Brothers, jailed black activists charged with murder of white prison guard

-photo-freedomarchives- On January 16, 1970, three inmates in California’s Soledad Prison, Fleeta Drumago, George Jackson and John Clutchette, were charged with the murder of a white prison guard, John Vincent Mills and became known as the Soledad Brothers. Prior to their joint charges, the Soledad brothers had spent time in prison on separate charges of burglary […]

‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Has Been Released!

  ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette Has Been Released! On Wednesday, June 6, ‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette walked out of the prison gates a free man, following Governor Jerry Brown’s final approval of a January 12, 2018 decision by the California Parole Board to grant parole to Clutchette. On January 18, we published an interview with Southern […]

Black August: A Story of Afrikan Freedom Fighterz by Kiilu Nyasha (August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 Greetings All: This is the 37th anniversary of the origin of Black August, the 45th commemoration of the assassination of Soledad Brother George L. Jackson on August 21, 1971, and the first anniversary of our Yogi Bear, Hugo Pinell’s assassination on August 12, 2015. This article was first written in 2000 and […]

Black August 21, 2016: Ruchell Cinque Magee and the August 7th Courthouse Slave Rebellion

Black August 21, 2016 I can hardly believe that 46 years have gone by since the August 7,1970, Marin Courthouse Slave Rebellion. Ruchell is now 77 years old, same as myself.  It’s a sin and a shame the fascist state has taken this brother’s whole life, damn near.  And he has never seriously injured anyone.  Quite […]

The Heroe’z of San Rafael

Black August 1970 • 1970 Black August By Fred Goldstein In the momentous political event that marked “Black August,” freedom fighter Jonathan Jackson, at the age of 17, burst into a San Rafael, Calif., courtroom, armed, to free his brother, George Jackson, along with Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette, on Aug. 7, 1970. The three […]

Angela Davis, Still Agitating for Freedom

by RON JACOBS In the decades prior to the civil war in the United States the movement to abolish slavery grew more and more popular. Historically known as the abolitionist movement, there were numerous writers in its ranks. Some of the most powerful, radical and clearest writing came from black writers like Frederick Douglass. The […]

Why George Jackson matterz

By Danny Haiphong posted on September 14, 2015 George Jackson spent ten years behind prison walls: from 1961 to 1971. During this period, Jackson became a revolutionary warrior for Black liberation and socialist revolution. Jackson’s life matters now more than ever. Jackson was from Chicago, but his rebellious spirit and run-ins with police compelled his […]

Hugo “Yogi Bear” Pinell

On Wednesday August 12th, 2015, Hugo Pinell was murdered in the midst of a prison riot. Rest In Power Yogi Bear. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Remember Yogi Bear: Hugo Pinell is a Nicaraguan prisoner currently incarcerated at California State […]