Prisoners Of Conscience Committee

Prisoners Of Conscience Committee
The Prisoners of Conscience Committee Founded by Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. during the nine years he spent in prison in the 1990's.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Chuck D. Calls Out Jay-Z and Kanye West During Economic Hardship

"The Bushs', Buffetts', Braufmans', Rockefellers, and the rest of the ruling class will breed Boule and other bastard children of capitalism.   In order to force feed the American dream down the throats of its countless numbers of starving victims throughout its respective ghettos, fevalas, and barrios." -Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. (POCC/BPPC)

  • Hq Trak The game is to be sold not told a pimp chuuch!!!

  • Hq Trak lol

  • Hq Trak Who knows how to make money let's find that group of people and let's use our minds and make more

  • Hq Trak If we knew better we would all do better simple as that

  • Hq Trak knowledge is power but knowledge with out know how is a bunch of talking shit
  • TherealChairman Fred Jr ‎"Let us express the same sentiments for the Gringo and the negroe ,Sam and  Sambo, the colonialist and the neo colonialist,the Pimp and the madam."-Chairman Fred Jr.
    • TherealChairman Fred Jr At a certain stage hope can become a form of dope.-Chairman Fred H.A.M.pton Jr. (POCC/BPPC)

    • SuperNat Turner I guess your right

    • Hq Trak Fuck what another nigga do wit his money how can u make a Billion

    • Hq Trak You grocery shop u get food for u and your fam u don't consider the homless people

    • TherealChairman Fred Jr A better question, what must one do or what crimes must be commited in order to get a billion in this system? What would you do for a klondike bar?-Chairman Fred Jr.


Chuck D. Calls Out Jay-Z and Kanye West During Economic Hardship 

Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University sat down with Chuck D at a Measuring the Movement forum. He said that “Chuck D In a spin-off to the new song “Otis,” he engages in a lyrical assault like no other, highlighting the fact that it’s not cool for West and Jay-Z to brag about how much money they waste.”
Funk Flex

I met the rapper Chuck D at the Measuring the Movement forum, hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton. I sat next to Chuck for a good 30 minutes during the panel discussion and got to appreciate his humility and intelligence as it pertains to the plight of black people. What I also noticed was that Chuck stands a far cry away from his peers regarding whether or not they give a damn about the people who are buying their albums.
In a spin-off to the new song, “Otis,” written by Kanye West and Jay-Z, Chuck engages in a lyrical assault like no other, highlighting the fact that it’s not cool for West and Jay-Z to brag about how much money they waste when African Americans are in the middle of one of the most devastating periods in economic history. With 16 percent unemployment and the near complete decimation of black wealth, Chuck speaks directly to the public backlash toward artists who remain ignorant enough to believe that rapping about private jets and half-million dollar cars is preferable to discussing our collective plight. In fact, I’ll never forget when the artist Diddy gave his 16-year old son a half-million dollar car, and then turned around and gave a mere $10,000 to the entire country of Haiti.
Chuck also speaks on the prison industrial complex, which is something that neither Kanye nor Jay-Z seems to have noticed. I met another (nameless) artist who works with West on a regular basis. I asked him if Kanye is in tune with the social issues that plague the black community. To my disappointment, the artist simply said, “Kanye’s on some other sh*t.” I would hate to believe that the man who had the courage to speak up on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Katrina has turned himself into just another highly talented corporate monkey.
Hip-hop obviously needs to turn the corner. Using the guidance and inspiration from empowered and progressive artists like Chuck D, one would hope that the creative fire of hip-hop music can be harnessed for progressive change. The time is ripe for a major political movement: Economic times are worse than they’ve been in decades, the Internet allows people to come together like never before, and the disapproval rating of political leaders in Washington is at an all-time low. Chuck is onto something, and I hope that his speaking up against “The Throne” (Jay-Z and Kanye’s latest exercise in self-absorption) is the first of many steps toward giving our community the vision that it needs to create a better life.
Real hope and change lies in the streets, not on Capital Hill and not at Def Jam Records. All of us have to speak up, stand up and make our world into what it needs to be.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Oh, Rahmfather, where have you gone?

Oh, Rahmfather, where have you gone?For the G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants sweeping contract powers, with little if any legislative oversight.

December 18, 2011|John Kass
As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel begins to ruthlessly amass new powers under the pretext that he needs more control to host the NATO and G-8 summits in May, I long for a simpler time.
A simpler time when I called him by an affectionate endearment.
"The Rahmfather."
Ah, yes, Rahmfather. It seems so quaint now. And by next spring, with Rahm's imperial powers growing, things might be so different, so loud, that we may wish for the quiet times of yore.
Because by May, with throngs of reporters in town covering throngs of protesters, we'll have made-for-TV shrieking, and Porta-Potties toppled, and the Chicago police sent forth to preserve order.
The mayor will have sweeping contract powers to take care of this one and that one because he feels like it, with little if any legislative oversight. And that befits a political system where "democracy" is largely symbolic, as it was in Albania for most of the last century.
So we'll have heads of state gathering in Chicago to nibble hors d'oeuvres with Rahm's business friends, and they'll make contacts and deals and more business. Taxpayers will pick up much of the cost. The suits will praise President Barack Obama's Chicago. And if history is our guide, then young protesters will be dragged away, their heads bouncing along the curbs.
Someone might remember that nobody wanted the summits except Rahm and his political friends. But the stubborn rememberers will be shouted down as selfish beasts who don't care about Chicago's future.
So I long for the uncomplicated days, picturing Rahm running the city, paternally, behind a large mahogany desk, in a mahogany-paneled room, perhaps with red plush seats and a gleaming table smelling faintly of lemon polish.
And two crystal bowls on the table, one of walnuts waiting to be cracked, the other of fresh fruit. And a line of guys eager to kiss Rahm's ring.
"Please, Rahmfather, may I please keep my bodyguards and just one Lincoln Town Car, maybe two?"
Or, "Thank you, Rahmfather, for erasing the 36th Ward, we didn't need those people anyway."
That was the courtly Rahm. The benevolent padrone. The cool Rahm. The guy who seemed to understand Chicago, or at least the 5th Congressional District, where the patronage armies came to elect him to Congress back in the day.
But there seems to be a new, imperial Rahm on the horizon:
Emperor Rahmulus.
Rahmulus wants more power over police, so that his police chief may immediately deputize members of other law enforcement agencies should Rahmulus decree. This means he might be able to deputize the Melrose Park cops — perhaps even the Melrose Park Fire Department — if he feels the need.
And he wants more control over contracts, transforming the already-neutered Chicago City Council from eunuchs to ghosts.
"I'm doing what is appropriate for a unique event with a unique attention to the city," Emanuel told reporters last week. "We'll do it to make sure we have an orderly process. This is not a big deal. This is a one-time event. … This is temporary and this is just for this conference."
Oh, sure. It's just temporary. The last guy who said new powers were only temporary was Emperor Palpatine from the "Star Wars" saga.
You may remember Palpatine as the leather-faced geezer with eyes of pure evil and that cool Grim Reaper robe, played with much icy cheeze by the actor Ian McDiarmid. But before the evil-eye phase, Palpatine was a smooth-cheeked head of state who asked for temporary powers to do what must be done.
Secretly, he encouraged the rebels, then used his new powers to forcefully squash the rebellion. When he was finished, he was the undisputed master of all he surveyed, given to insults like:
"Young fool. Only now, at the end, do you understand. Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side! You have paid the price for your lack of vision!"
In recent days, Emanuel has not opted to wear the dark robe. But what worries me is that if he keeps ordering up more powers for himself, he'll soon be wearing some kind of "Prisoner of Zenda" costume with much braid and a cape.
At a news conference the other day, Rahmulus told reporters that he was forced to "move with speed" in grabbing the powers because time is running out. He stood before them, good posture, voice level, gesturing, hands up, palms facing the floor, first left, then right, as if he were setting limits to his ambition.
"We have actually done a proper thing," Emanuel said. "We protect people's First Amendment rights, and also enforce the law. Which are both our responsibilities and both will be done accordingly. And so what we've done, for the G-8 and NATO, which is a one-time event, is to give the ability of the city, to host it."
There were too many imperial "we's" in that for me. And so I longed for the pre-Imperial Rahm, the guy I once knew, my Rahmfather, who once explained the real reason Chicago has to suffer through all the summitry.
"It's the president's hometown," Emanuel said, "and he's going to show the world his hometown."
Whether we like it or not.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Comments On Slave Z

Written by King Me , December 05, 2011
Comparing this to Rick Ross/BMF is more disrespectful than a former and unrepentant dope dealer referring to Fred Hampton and himself in the same line. These situations are nothing alike. Fred Hampton's assassination was a sacrifice to us all. We live way too comfy to think that any of us, no matter whether we are conservative or liberal, that he didn't die for us. Although few young ppl take the time to know his story, he is more important that Jay Z. His life and death rocked the world. Generated dialogue. Birthed activists. Put the spotlight on police brutality and government corruption. Jay could sell a trillion records and his life's accomplishments would be nothing in comparison - in part because he has and always will be a shallow son of a bitch, who sold dope, and then laundered dope money through hip-hop, then rapped about dope, then pretended it was all noble and necessary. If Fred Hampton was alive he'd slap the shit out of Jay. And guess what? Jr won't say it - but I guarantee you, he's slap the shit out of Jay too. And that former dope dealer that now keeps company with some of New York's worst capitalist monsters wouldn't do a gotdamn thing - 'cept call those cops. Illuminati uncle tom crack dealing punk.

Slave z
Written by bleu , December 06, 2011
If that is jay-z's way of acknowledging a real black leader, it was kinda done in poor taste. Honestly, the line is not a shot out to Mr. Hampton, i took it more as him talking about how great he is (as he normally does). Jay Z lives in a fake world, were he pops cristal(oops ace of spades) all day, and drive bentleys, and viewing other brothers as there enemies (or haters as he says). Mr Hampton lived in a very real world were black people were fighting just to be considered equal. Jay wants to be loved by white people(even more that blacks), Mr Hampton was fighting for a better life for black people and to bring black people together. So really, whatever comparison Jay Z was making, they are uncomparable. Jay Z in the mordern day house nigga. He stands for nothin.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fred Hampton Jr. Slams Jay-Z Over "Murder to Excellence" Lyrics (Open In New Window Here)

Fred Hampton Jr. Slams Jay-Z Over "Murder to Excellence" Lyrics

The son of the slain Black Panther leader is not a fan of Jay's reference to his father's death.

Posted: 12/06/2011 11:09 AM EST
Fred Hampton Jr. Slams Jay-Z BET Music Photos
Fred Hampton Jr., son of slain Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton, has a few choice words for Jay-Z. The political martyr's offspring has taken issue with Jay invoking his father's name on the Watch the Throne song "Murder to Excellence."

"I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died / Real n***as just multiply," he intones on the track, referencing his birth on December 4, 1969 — the same day Hampton was gunned down in his bedroom in a raid by Chicago police and the FBI.

At a screening of the new film The Black Power Mixtape: 1967–1975 at the University of Chicago, Hampton Jr. objected to Jay-Z's characterization of his father's death, which he took as a slight against history, according to the Ruby Hornet.

"Fred Hampton didn't die, he was assassinated," Hampton Jr. said. "Saying Fred Hampton died is like the school teacher telling students that Christopher Columbus discovered America."

Hampton Jr. then went on to refer to Jay-Z as "Slave-Z," reportedly inciting both scattered applause and shocked silence at the screening.

The rapper has yet to comment on the matter. Hampton Jr., 41, was born four weeks after his father's murder. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.