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Jalil Muntaqim: Why it’s time for the International Tribunal

The International Tribunal will hear testimony on U.S. crimes against Black, Brown and Indigenous people to which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once referred stating the United States is the greatest purveyor of violence on the planet.

Much respect and love to the Black Panther Party

Celebrating the Black Panther Party for Defense birthed in Oakland 55 years ago, Baba Jahahara also shares appreciation of the many past and present jewels of our communities.

50th Anniversary Black August Commemoration at San Quentin Prison West Gate...

Black August Rally and Concert: Meet at the Larkspur Ferry parking lot at 10 a.m., march to San Quentin West Gate for rally at 11 a.m.

Muralist Tim B talks about performative activism and creating aerosol murals...

My goal as a muralist is to remind those of the diaspora of the strength, beauty and the life we hold and give to this world.

George Jackson, 50 years later

In this powerful writing of a revolutionary history, education as foundation becomes glaringly obvious and unequivocally key to achieving true freedom.

The community celebrates Terry Collins, long time warrior for the people

Shared by Arlene Eisen is a wedding of love loving love in the memorial celebration of the powerful and expansive life of Terry Collins, a true human being who stood and lived for the people, now joining the Ancestors.

Commemorating International Workers’ and African Liberation days

Keeping it real, honorable, celebratory and focused, Baba Jahahara brings our news home.

Hero of the movement Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald bids farewell

The beauty of Romaine 'Chip' Fitzgerald is the essence of his humanity, transitioned to the realm of the Ancestors while leaving a rich legacy and clear message with us to fight the good fight knowing that the oppressors can neither jail nor shackle the spirit of liberation. Every day is a victory.

Liberate the Caged Voices: Where’s the humanity?

“Where is the humanity in that?” asks Nube Brown who pulls the lens in tight on the inhumane policies of the Prison Industrial Slave Complex perpetrated on all human beings suffering prison atrocities of torture, dehumanization, exploitation, extraction, starvation, death by health neglect and physical abuse, while making billions off the backs of those they hold captive.

Humanists – where are you?

As described by Jay Rene Shakur, the crucial element necessary to reclaim dignity and social well-being as human beings, is the heart of humanity, and humanism itself. Yet humanism today seems obscured, lost, hidden, withdrawn or morphed, leaving the front lines and leadership disadvantaged in the fight for our humanity.

Lifelong fighter for prisoners’ rights: Hugh Ray Lyons Jr., presente!

Victor Wallis remembers his friend, Hugh Lyons, incarcerated numerous times in IDOC’s Pendleton Correctional Facility. Lyons’ humanity, buoyant spirit, sensitive, compassionate and gifted aspects, seen also in so many other prisoners, are today even more systematically discounted and disregarded by the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Colin Kaepernick, Angela Davis, Pam Africa spotlight Mumia’s fight for freedom

The call to act is urgent to free Mumia Abu Jamal, Russel "Maroon" Shoatz, and all political prisoners, with sustained mass movement of collective energy to accept nothing less than unconditional compassionate release for our fellow brothers and sisters held by the U.S.

A son’s fight for his father’s freedom

Families of U.S.-held Political Prisoners, and all prisoners, suffer their own traumas along with their caged loved ones. The carceral state systematically inflicts the pain of super oppression, often succeeding in fracturing the bonds of the family unit. The father and son Shoatz unit however, through love and commitment, has only become stronger.

Reflections on the MAAFA, or Terrible Calamity

MAAFA 2020 weaves ritual, honoring, spirit, drumbeat, heartbeat, veins and bone marrow in dance, joy, tears and love through the very essence of the fabric of African descendents in the infinite circle of rememberance with footthrob on Ocean Beach, absorbing the 401-year history, blood and pain of the Old Fort Comfort English Slave Trade – not forgetting 100 years prior, the slave trade brought by the Spanish.

Who’s zoomin’ who? Why Zooming is bad for Black people

Racism reaches its ugly tentacles into any crack available to it, as proven on multiple levels by the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the U.S. Forced to resort to technology with apps like Zoom to communicate with each other and enable some form of education for our children, it is increasingly evident that racism via “Zoombombing” against Black people has emerged nationwide.

Finally! Baba Jalil will be freed!

We await release of imprisoned political leader Baba Jalil Muntaqim, hold honor for new ancestors, explore the road to reparations, bestow condemnations and congratulations on those who have earned such, reminder to Register and Vote, and wish for everyone safety and healing in the midst of capitalistic health rationing.

How the pigs abuse ‘gang’ labels

Socially and politically charged labels have long been used – or misused – by officials as a cover for abusing and discriminating against Black and Brown people and suppressing political views that challenge or question the status quo. This tactic is deeply imbedded in the prisons caging our community members resulting in intentionally perpetrated pain and suffering.

Eddie Dillard and Lynette Gibson McElhaney in conversation

Lynette Gibson McElhaney, as District 3 Oakland City Council member, continues to drive a relentless and passionate laser focus on her collaborative work, which is manifesting her vision for a vibrant, safe Oakland across the community spectrum – regardless of race, age, gender or socioeconomic standing.

Bay Area teenagers are taking the reins in the midst of...

“We are marching in solidarity and trying to make change. My first march was on the school system. We were protesting Berkeley High school, because we don’t have enough resources for Black students,” said Shayla Avery, a 16-year-old Berkeley High senior due to graduate this upcoming school year.

In preparation for ‘Mario Woods Remembrance Day’ gathering on Wednesday

As we prepare for “Mario Woods Remembrance Day,” I had the opportunity to interview iconic Elaine Brown, former leader of the Black Panther Party. Join us to hear her and others speak Wednesday, July 22, 4:30-7:00 p.m., at Third & Fitzgerald, SF.
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