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The Battles of History

Mumia Abu-Jamal

The events surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia have a resonance far beyond the borders of Old Dominion. Even though they began as a strictly local affair, they quickly assumed a national character, because this strictly local event… Full Transcript

James Baldwin: Word Warrior

Mumia Abu-Jamal

He was born in Harlem Hospital, New York, August 2nd, 1924; oddly enough, the same year that my mother was born in the South. His name, at birth, was James Arthur Jones, to a mother… Full Transcript

Is the US Government Assassinating Black Youth Leaders of the Ferguson Rebellion?

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

Who would have ever thought that America’s domestic Cointelpro assassination program of Black Leaders from the 1960s and ‘70s, most notably the assassinations of Medgar Evers, Minister Malcolm X, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King,… Full Transcript

For the Love of Yuri

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Recently, a congressman announced his opposition to a computer corporations’ honoring of the late activist, Yuri Kochiyama. Kochiyama, in her long and eventful life, fought for many things, among them, this commentator’s life and freedom.… Full Transcript

The Genius of Huey P. Newton

Mumia Abu-Jamal

To those of us who were alive – and sentient, the name Huey P. Newton evokes an era of mass resistance, of Black popular protest and of the rise of revolutionary organizations across the land.… Full Transcript

Prison Censoring Thought Control Police

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

In States across the country we have State departmental agencies like the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) acting as government “thought control” police over prisoners in… Full Transcript

Centuries of Struggle Big House Prison Blues

Mumia Abu-Jamal

‘Plus ça change …’ say the French; or ‘The more things change, of course, the more they stay the same.’ That thought, with all its despair and wisdom, resonates with particular power when we look… Full Transcript

The Nation of Islam Calls for Million Man March to Demand Justice or Else

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

The National Representative of the Nation of Islam, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, has called on African American, Latino/ a Native American, and Caucasian peoples to attend the coming October 10th gathering of the 20th… Full Transcript