Political Prisoner Abdul Majid who is a native of Queens, New York and has been imprisoned on a U.S. plantation for two decades. In the 1960s, he worked in the Grass Roots Advisory Council which is an anti-poverty program. In the late 60s he joined the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and the Republic of New Afrika. Abdul was involved in many of the community-based programs of the BPP including the free health clinic, free breakfast program for children and efforts to decentralize the public schools and the police department.
Abdul was targeted by the FBI COINTELPRO program for his activities of uplifting and empowering the Black community. He was charged and convicted of murder and attempted murder. He and his co-defendant, Bashir Hameec were tried more than three times on the same charges.
The first trial ended in a hung jury divided along racial lines. The second trial was declared a mistrial by the judge immediately after the jury rendered a decision that acquitted Bashir on the murder charge. At a third trial, they were eventually convicted for murder. Brother Abdul Majid was sentenced to 33 years to life and is still a political prisoner of the corrupt system that targeted him and others who stood up to oppression.
Baba Herman Ferguson was one the founding members of Malcolm X’s Organization of Afro-American Unity. He also helped to organize the Republic of New Afrika and was a member of the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM). As a member of RAM, Herman was arrested for conspiracy. As a result, Herman was sentenced to 3 1/2 – 7 years, but he fled the country and surfaced in Guyana where he lived and worked for the next 19 years. In 1989 he returned to the United States where he was promptly arrested and imprisoned for seven years. Since his release he has served as a co-chair of the Jericho Movement, and as the chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee. 90 Years young, his autobiography is titled "The Unlikely Warrior".