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 […]

RBG| Some Truth About The Black Pantherz

Published on Aug 8, 2014 Learn more RBG-BLACK PANTHER PARTY HISTORICAL-POLITICAL STUDIES COLLECTION http://www.scribd.com/collections/369…

Happy bornday Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Date of Birth: August 8, 1950 Nationality: New Afrikan Dr. Mutulu Shakur is a New Afrikan (Black) man whose primary work has been in the area of health. He is a doctor of acupuncture and was a co-founder and director of two institutions devoted to improving health care in the Black community. Mutulu Shakur was […]

RBG| Mumia Abu-Jamal, Of Gangstaz & Journalism: AN APOLOGY (with Text/05)

OF GANGSTAS & JOURNALISM: AN APOLOGY, [Col. Writ. 8/13/05] Copyright ’05 Mumia Abu-Jamal “The history we read, though based on facts, is, strictly speaking, not factual at all, but a series of accepted judgements.” — Geoffrey Barraclough, *History in a Changing World* (1955) Journalists, like historians, are only as good as their sources, and reportage, […]

A PROFESSIONAL REVOLUTIONARY

 By Zayd Malik Shakur To those of us who have dedicated our lives to the liberation of Black people, who have dared to say, “We shall have our freedom or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to gain it,” death is a common occurrence. It is something we had to accept, for we […]