Today’z activistz should heed the story of Assata Shakur

  State surveillance is justified by saying ‘the innocent have nothing to fear’, but renewed attempts to capture Shakur show we cannot be complacent by   Kwesi Shaddai ‘Assata Shakur was convicted in 1977 by a jury filled with relatives, partners and friends of state troopers, and sentenced to life imprisonment.’ Photograph: NY Daily News via […]

Interview with Huey P. Newton (1968)

  THE MOVEMENT: The question of nationalism is a vital one in the black movement today. Some have made a distinction between cultural nationalism and revolutionary nationalism. Would you comment on the differences and give us your views? HUEY P. NEWTON: There are two kinds of nationalism, revolutionary nationalism and reactionary nationalism. Revolutionary nationalism is […]

The Secret History of Gunz

      The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black Panthers—the true pioneers of the modern […]

Revisiting Reparationz

Slaves on a sugar plantation in the West Indies, watched by a white supervisor with a whip. (Illustration via Hulton Archive/Getty Images) It’s time for a Marshall Plan for black Americans. BY Salim Muwakkil Despite this nation’s adamant refusal to address the damaging legacy of 250 years of slavery and another 100 years of Jim […]

Assata: An Autobiography, by Assata Shakur, book review: Revolutionary from a different time, a different struggle

Bernadine Evaristo The revolutionary Black Liberation Army of the 1970s rose out of the ashes of the Black Panther Party to free black people in the United States, this time through armed struggle. The peaceful civil rights movement of the sixties had eliminated segregation but not the racism still endured by African Americans. The United […]

Growing Marijuana Outdoorz and the Environment

  By Jillian Singh Walk through a forest in the North Coast of California and you may see many astonishing things: outrageously tall trees, frolicking creatures and — maybe — even a man-made clearing that has a marijuana growing operation. In February, the United States Forest Service released a video that described the damage caused […]

RBG-Why We Wear Our Hair Like Thiz 1968, Kathleen Cleaver of the BPP Breakz It Down

  RBG-BLACK PANTHER PARTY HISTORICAL-POLITICAL STUDIES COLLECTION http://www.scribd.com/collections/369…   Related articles An Ideal Blueprint: The Original Black Panther Party Model and Why It Should Be Duplicated RBG| Assata Speakz, LIKE IT IZ With Gil Noble On Thiz Day In Black History (our story) Black History Month: Kathleen Cleaver defends the right to self-defend Faces of […]

Untitled by Nate Butler

By Nate Butler Time in prison brings about honesty or insanity, and to repeat what the psychiatrist said to me, “If you been in jail for 24 years and you are not trying to take back your freedom, here go some medication because you must be crazy.” A conscious man, and if you’re not conscious […]

The Black Horse Iz Out of the Barn

  by Perry Redd “When it comes to racism, the only way to eradicate it is to face it, own up to it and speak it out of existence.”   Have you gotten a pair yet? Cat’s got your tongue again, huh? I know you can’t really talk about that around the water cooler at […]

George Jackson University

  “Let Us Turn Every Prison into a University and Every Prison Cell into a Classroom for Afrocentric Study!” The National Association of Brothers and Sisters In and Out (NABSIO) is actively tapping into this enormous “mental database” and developing a two-way street of communication through letter writing and the sending of historical and cultural […]