Women in Prison: How It Is With Us

Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard published in The Black Scholar, April 1978   Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party who went underground to evade police repression, joining the Black Liberation Army. She was captured in 1973 and held as a political prisoner until 1979 (one year after this article was written), […]

Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

In commemoration of the Attica Uprising 47 years earlier, incarcerated organizers chose yesterday as the final day of the nearly three-week-long National Prison Strike that began on August 21. The … Source: Prisons Use Solitary Confinement to Silence Strikers Nationwide—But Their Voices Have Been Heard

An Inside Account of the National Prisoners’ Strike

“We just want to be able to take care of ourselves as men and women, in this Department of Corrections,” a strike participant from a South Carolina prison said. Photograph by David Paul Morris / Bloomberg / Getty On August 21st, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a labor union for prisoners that aims “to end prison […]

Strike Statement to the Press; August 22, 2018

Statement regarding the ongoing Nationwide Prison Strike issued August 22, 2018, Day 2 of the strike. Issued by the Prison Strike Media Team Amani Sawari official outside media representative of Jailhouse Lawyers Speak prisonstrikemedia@gmail.com Jared Ware Freelance Journalist covering prisoner movements jaybeware@gmail.com @jaybeware on Twitter Brooke Terpstra Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) National Media Committee […]

Afrikanz on the Geechie Islandz struggle for self-determination

by Nkashama Sankofa Africans who live on the Gullah or Geechie Islands are being forcibly removed from their homes by crooked colonial politicians and parasitic capitalists in favor of hotels resorts and golf courses. These Africans­––known as Geechie people by many­­––are the descendants of Africans from West and Central Africa who were enslaved and forced […]

“WILHEMINA’S WAR” REVEALZ HOW RACISM ENABLEZ THE MODERN HIV EPIDEMIC

by Zoe Samudzi I don’t think that I have ever been as deeply affected by a documentary as I was by Wilhemina’s War. The new film currently airing on PBS’ Independent Lens tells the story of Wilhemina Dixon, a daughter of sharecroppers and a powerful matriarch whose fierce care and advocacy positions her as a pillar of […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

…At itz best the river of our struggle haz moved consistently toward the ocean of humankind’z most courageouz hopez for freedom and integrity, forever seeking what Black people in South Carolina said they sought in 1865:  The right to develop our whole being. Vincent Harding

The Tragedy of White Hatred and Injusice In South Carolina

By Shaka Barak, Minister of Education For over 100 years the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA & ACL) has been trying to protect our race from the crimes against them, by whites and other alien races, not only in South Carolina, but all over the world. We wrote in our governing […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Slaves brought burial customs from Africa to the United States Date: Tue, 1620-09-01 On this date we celebrate the African American customs regarding cemeteries and funerals. One of the most direct and unaltered visual manifestations of African influence on the culture of African-Americans in the United States is found in the social behaviors centered on […]

Remember the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Starz That Were Not Allowed To Play In The Little League World Seriez

      Dozens of boys played during the spring and summer of 1955 in Charleston, South Carolina, in the first black Little League in the state of South Carolina. When the season ended, the coaches selected the best players for an all-star team and registered the team for the city tournament. The boys were […]