The Unofficial Gag Order of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown): 16 Years in Prison, Still Not Allowed to Speak

At the modern intersection of Islamophobia and the Black Lives Matter movement resides Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), the now forgotten civil rights activist and revolutionary leader who, 16 years ago this year, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky…

How Come No One in the Justice Department Can Explain the ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Report to Rep. Karen Bass? 

The FBI created a 12-page document that ostensibly targets the Black Lives Matter movement titled, “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.” It claims that the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., was the tipping point for widespread anger and violence. Yet…

New Documents Reveal FBI Secretly Monitored Protests, Feared ‘Black Supremacist’ Attack

Newly released FBI and Department of Homeland Security documents reveal that federal law-enforcement agencies worried that violent “black supremacist extremists” would kill police officers, attack the Democratic National Convention and cause chaos at the Republican National Convention last year. Even though they could…

Janaya Khan, Black Lives Matter Leader, Dismantles FBI’s Fraudulent ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Report

From the days of COINTELPRO—the targeting of black human rights leaders and sowing dissent within the ranks of black organizations committed to freedom and liberation for black people—to its unofficial subsidiaries like the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, whose sole purpose was to violently oppress black…