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Are We Letting The Great Moment Vanish

Charles Karim Diggs

My name is Charles Karim Diggs. I’m calling from, uh, Pennsylvania Graterford state prison, and the, uh, topic for my, uh, little essay here is, uh, “Are We Letting a Great Moment Vanish?” This nation… Full Transcript

Public Health

Charles Karim Diggs

My name is Charles Karim Diggs, calling from, uh, Pennsylvania, Graterford prison. And, uh, this additional, uh, topic I would like to talk about public health. There is a public health problem in America, which… 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

The Reparations Case

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Ever since the end of slavery, Africans in America have been hoping for and seeking reparations, for wrongs done against Black people for centuries. Initially, after the US Civil War ended, Africans were offered 40… Full Transcript

A New Day

Mumia Abu-Jamal

The events of last week continue to reverberate throughout national consciousness. The unprovoked killings by cops in the streets of America’s Midwest, and the subsequent killings of cops in Texas, show us that a new… Full Transcript

Obama vs. BLM: MLK vs. Obama

Mumia Abu-Jamal

On his latest trek to Britain, U.S… President Barack Obama took a slap at the youthful activists o the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. They were “really effective” at bringing attention to serious issues, he… Full Transcript

MLK Enemy of the State

Mumia Abu-Jamal

The name, Martin Luther King, Jr., has become an American talisman. Politicians, who have spent their entire careers ignoring or attacking the lives, rights or interests of African-Americans, erupt in praise of King, some even… 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

You Will Know Them By Their Actions

Kenneth Hartman

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, It’s not the actions of our enemies that we’ll remember, it’s the silence of our friends.” While he said this in a wholly different context, the principle… 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

On Hugo Pinell

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Few of us know the name, Hugo Pinell. That’s because the last time it was in the newspapers was probably in 1971, or 1976, when he was tried as a member of the famous San… Full Transcript