The World of Piri Thomas | a Film by Gordon Parkz (1968)

1968 documentary portrait directed by GORDON PARKS (Shaft, The Learning Tree) inspired by the work of Nuyorican poet PIRI THOMAS [1928-2011] (Down These Mean Streets) for Public TV. “Of the almost 900,000 Puerto Ricans in United States more than 600,000 live in New York City in the ghetto called “el barrio.” Spanish Harlem. This film […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“We recognized that in order to bring people to the people to the level of consciousness where they would seize the time, it would be necessary to serve their interests in survival. By developing programs which would help them to meet their daily needs. For a long time we have had such programs not only […]

‘Clinton iz the most dangerouz person alive,’ an interview with Edward S. Herman

by Ann Garrison Ann Garrison: Earlier this year, you told me that you differ with Noam Chomsky, your co-author of “Manufacturing Consent” and other books, in that you plan to vote for the Green Party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka in the swing state of Pennsylvania. Are you still planning […]

Bob Marley Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, November 1979

Mumia Abu Jamal interviewed Bob Marley for radio in Philadelphia, November 1979. In November 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured North America in support of the Survival album, an album with an outwardly militant theme that explored issues such as black nationalism, repatriation, and Pan-African solidarity.  According to many sources, Survival was originally to be […]

Thoughtz on Prison Guardz by Judge

The number one threat to a correctional officers safety isn’t the inmates they’re paid to oversee, it’s the actions of their fellow officers. Respect is a two way street. To get respect, you have to give respect. In the penitentiary any slight to another inmate is dealt with justly. Whatever the convicts code dictates is […]

the nationalist manifesto

The time is at hand when the Black man must pause and take serious note of the rapid current of world events. Life for the People of African stock, has been for the past three centuries, a relentless struggle for survival. Not so much against the forces of nature, Nay! Nature blessed the African Race […]

Albert Woodfox Speakz To The Expertz

This past weekend, I visited Albert Woodfox for the umpteenth time in the last five years. All but one of the visits have been at the David Wade Correctional Center in Homer, Louisiana, five hours from where I live.  At the beginning, it was a grueling trip because I wasn’t used to it and I […]

Celebrating Black History Month ‘2013: BLACK PANTHER & YOUNG LORDS PARTY MEMBERS SPEAK IN THE BRONX

Proudly Presents…. Serving The People Body & Soul: Continuing The 1960’s – 1970’s New York City Legacy Of Free Urban Community Health & Medicine Survival Programs; That Were Collectively Initiated By Both The Black Panther Party & The Young Lords Party!   “WE WANT COMPLETELY FREE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL BLACK AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE”“We believe that […]