Re-imagining Black Power

By Nyle Fort   If Black Power were a play who would be its main characters? What would be its major themes? And what scenes would develop its drama? For most of my life when I thought of Black Power a flood of images came to mind: Stokley, Huey, George Jackson, Amiri Baraka, Attica, Watts, and […]

ASSATA SHAKUR, EXCLUDING THE NIGHTMARE AFTER THE DREAM: The “Terrorist” Label And The Criminalization of Revolutionary Black Movementz in The USA

    By Dhoruba Bin-Wahad Americans live at a time when the history of those who have been cheated, murdered or excluded is being destroyed. Eliminated from this history are the collective narratives of struggle, resistance and rebellion against various forms of authoritarianism.  Henry Giroux [The Ghost of Authoritarianism in the Age of the Shutdown]     […]

From the Bullet to the Ballot: An Unfavorable Review of a Work on the Black Panther Party

Bruce A. Dixon by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon Historians are supposed to help us make sense of the world, by illuminating the forces and trends that shape the lives and destinies of ordinary people. But historians in the service of power do something else. Whether carelessly or carefully, they omit and distort to […]

Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton

Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton, December 2, 2013 through January 21, 2014, is an ambitious project of exhibitions, film screenings, performances and discussions honoring the legacy of Fred Hampton, Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, which was founded in 1968. At the center of this project is the […]

Black Power! In Tribute to Chairman Fred Hampton

Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton, December 2, 2013 through January 21, 2014, is an ambitious project of exhibitions, film screenings, performances and dicussions honoring the legacy of Fred Hampton, Deputy Chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party, which was founded in 1968. At the center of this project is the […]

Komrade Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter

                Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter was an African American activist and former gang member who was killed on January 17, 1969. He is celebrated by many supporters as a martyr in the Black Power movement in the United States. Early history In the early 1960s Carter was a member of the Slauson street gang in Los Angeles. […]

The Versatile Blogger Award …..

_____________________________ I received this award a couple of weekz ago and just getting around to doing what iz required of me. I’m honoured and humbled at tha same time. Now to give honourz to tha blogger that thought my blog waz worthy of thiz award, mad respect to my komrade Doctor Rex. If u have not checked out here blog […]

Power to the People — Remembering the Black Panther Party

    By Michael Terron Forty-seven years ago this month the Black Panther Party for  Self-Defense was formed in Oakland, California. For almost 16 years the Party  represented one of the most influential radical, progressive organizations in  the history of the U.S. “This country is a nation of thieves. It stole everything it  has, beginning with […]

Blog #9: Impotent (Decolonize the P.I.C.)

Webster’s Dictionary: “/a: not potent, lacking    in power, strength, or rigor …” It seems far too obvious that      when government institutions blatantly ignore the cry of progressives’ petition for change, that cry, that petition    is important. It lacks the power, strength or vigor to compel government    institutions to respond positively, relent and acquiesce to the […]

Black Panther Party History Month and political prisoners in the U.S.

By Larry Pinkney In loving memory of HERMAN WALLACE and our determination to bring LYNNE STEWART home! “To die for the . . . racists . . . is lighter than a feather. But to die for the people . . . is heavier than any mountain and deeper than any sea.”—Huey P. Newton “We’ve got to face […]