44 Years in Prison, Still a Revolutionary – Eddie Conway on Reality Assertz Itself 3/8)

    Related articles 44 Years in Prison, Still a Revolutionary – Eddie Conway on Reality Asserts Itself (1/8) Former Black Panther Marshall ‘Eddie’ Conway Released After 44 Years in Prison Ex-Black Panther Freed 4 Decades After Cop Killing Marshall “Eddie” Conway: Free at Last! Interview on Democracy Now!

Black Amerika at that Boiling Point when Push Comez to Shove…

Black America at that Boiling Point when Push Comes to Shove… “You’ve to look no farther than Crazy Horse, Geronimo, JFK/MLK/RFK and Mr. X to recognize what will be tolerated.” Can we all live together…? I don’t imagine we can. The #1 coast-to-coast conversation being had over coffee or a Coke, over ice cream cones or a Cosmopolitan cocktail is unquestionably […]

What Happenz When Black Amerikanz Open Carry? Not Much, Apparently

A favorite question, posed triumphantly to gun-rights types such as myself, is “what do you think would happen if black Americans started openly carrying firearms?” Well, many do already. And, last week, these guys did en masse: A new group calling itself the Huey P. Newton Gun Club launched armed self-defense patrols Wednesday with one stated purpose: to protect Dallas […]

Restoring the Past to Serve the Future

“Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.” George Santayana To advance correctly, an oppressed people must be correctly oriented in today’s and tomorrow’s struggles. To do this they must get the history right. The masses of New Afrikan/Black People have long suffered a condition of historical amnesia, which has stagnated […]

From Freedom Summer to Black August

San Quentin prison (Gino Zahnd/Flickr) By Dan Berger This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer, when thousands of mostly white college students from around the country traveled to Mississippi to contest segregation at its most violent source. Commemorations of the momentous civil rights campaign appropriately highlight the black political participation that has grown […]

Bobby Seale connectz Ferguson ’14 to Oakland ’68 and the BPP’z struggle 4 community control of police

It was mind blowing for me, Bobby Seale, to see the images of a tear-gassed, smoky night in Ferguson, Missouri where the people were protesting the murder of an 18-year-old African American male, Michael Brown, murdered by the Ferguson police with his hands up in surrender. I’m taken back to another tear-gassed, smoky night in […]

Garvey To Wahad: Legacies Of Black Resistance

Dhoruba bin-Wahad and Mwariama Kamau were back with us to discuss the killing of Michael Brown within the context of Black Liberation struggles, the Garvey Movement and Black August. Click here for the Every 28 Hours report on police killings of Black people in the U.S. from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. Related articles Analytical […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

August 17,1995 Mumia was to be executed On August 17, 1995, Mumia was scheduled to be executed in Pennsylvania. But hundreds of his supporters, myself included, were able to celebrate his stay of execution on that date in Philadelphia shortly after the Õ95 PCRA (post conviction relief appeal) hearings were held in State Court. This […]

History of Revolutionary Young Lordz Party

Download Podcast Tonight we are discussing the history of the Young Lords Party which started out as a Puerto Rican street youth gang as protection from violent racist attacks in white neighborhoods and police oppression. The street gang would evolve into a revolutionary Puerto Rican nationalist group that partnered with the Black Panther Party and […]

For Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969)

by nancy a heitzeg “Nothing but a Northern Lynching”… Eyes on the Prize – 12 – A Nation of Law?, 1967-1968 “By the late 1960s, the anger in poorer urban areas over charges of police brutality was smoldering. In Chicago, Fred Hampton formed a Black Panther Party chapter. As the chapter grew, so did police […]