New Exhibit “1968: Civil Rights at 50” Opens Today

Exhibit Tells the Story of Events That Shaped the Civil Rights Movement 50 Years Ago This Year NEWS PROVIDED BY Newseum  Jan 12, 2018, 15:50 ET WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Newseum opened “1968: Civil Rights at 50,” a new exhibit that explores the tumultuous events that shaped the civil rights movement in 1968, when movement leader the Rev. Martin […]

The Caucasian Panthers: Meet the Rednecks Armed, Ready and ’Bout That Anti-Racist Life

  Members of the John Brown Gun Club and Redneck Revolt protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center on Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (Matt York/AP Images) On Dec. 4, 1969, law enforcement officers raided a home at 2337 Monroe St. in Chicago. First they killed Mark Clark, who sat by the door with a shotgun. […]

‘I have all the guns and money’: When a woman led the Black Panther Party

By DeNeen L. Brown Black Panther leader Elaine Brown (center) and founder Huey Newton stand atop a ticket counter at San Francisco International Airport to address a large crowd gathered to greet Newton on July 4, 1977.  (Jim Palmer/AP) At her command, the Black Panthers had been summoned to Oakland, Calif. It was August 1974, and […]

From Black Chileans to Cuban Exiles: These Movies Explore the Afro-Latino Experience

By Manuel Betancourt The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is kicking off 2018 with a series on the very best films they screened last year. Focused, as its title suggests, on projects from around the world that represent the black experience, the selection of screenings covers ample ground. Opening with Michael Brewer’s The Last Revolutionary, which tells the story of two […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

I really was interested in some kind of prison reform, but I don’t think that’s the answer. The answer is out on the street. Jobs. Opportunities. Racial prejudice is another thing that’s wrong, and a reason for the crime and the drugs, too. – Johnny “The Man in Black” Cash