Book Review: The Black Pantherz: Revolutionariez, Not Thugz

by Michael K. Smith / January 1st, 2014 Given academia’s almost total failure to treat the theme of exploitation and injustice, one could be forgiven for despairing of ever encountering penetrating political commentary in American universities. Happily, however, there are occasional exceptions to this dismal and habitual avoidance, such as Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. […]

45 Years, 45 Days: An Interview with Former Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver

Eldridge Cleaver was interviewed at his Berkeley apartment by REASON editors Bill Kauffman and Lynn Scarlett. Lynn Scarlett & Bill Kauffman from the February 1986 issue The Black Panthers scared the hell out of America in the 1960s. Emerging from the ghettos of Oakland, they scorned the establishment black leadership as Uncle Toms and took […]

They Do Not All Sound Alike: Sampling Kathleen Cleaver, Assata Shakur, and Angela Davis

s Assata Shakur, Image with quote courtesy of Flickr user Jacob Anikulapo Welcome to week four of  our February Forum on “Sonic Borders,”  a collaboration with the IASPM-US blog in connection with this year’s IASPM-US conference on Liminality and Borderlands, held in Austin, Texas from February 28 to March 3, 2013.  The “Sonic Borders” forum is a […]

The Defection of Eldridge Cleaver & Reactionary Suicide

From Revolutionary Suicide We must undoubtedly criticize wrong ideas of every description. It certainly would not be right to refrain from criticism, look on while wrong ideas spread unchecked and allow them to monopolize the field. Mistakes must be criticized and poisonous weeds fought, wherever they crop up.—Chairman Mao, Little Red Book A revolutionary party […]

Extinction of the Panther: A Study of the Black Panther Newspaper’s Reports of FBI Subversion

by John C. Watson Graduate Student: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication CB# 3365 Howell Hall, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-3365 (919) 967-4142 History Division – AEJMC Annual Convention Chicago, IL. 1997 Extinction of the Panther: A Study of the Black Panther Newspaper’s Reports of FBI Subversion by John […]

Black Panthers Speak about Criminal Injustice

Black Panthers Speak about Criminal Injustice This newsreel footage features interviews with Huey P. Newton (from Alameda County Jail), Eldridge Cleaver, and Bobby Seale. The footage also includes scenes from a Black panther rally at Hutton Memorial Park demanding the release of Mr. Newton. In this film, Huey Newton discusses the police brutality that so […]

Eldridge Cleaver Post Prison Writings & speeches

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