How H. Rap Brown Forecast the Future of Black Power

by  Dr. Matthew Quest From 1967-1971, H Rap Brown (now Imam Jamil Al-Amin ), native of Baton Rouge Louisiana, distinguished himself in how he foretold the future of the Black Power movement and clarified the questions we should be asking about where African American politics and anti-racist politics were headed. His deeper contributions to politics are obscure to most perhaps as […]

Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible

 American sprinters Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos, along with Australian Peter Norman, during the award ceremony of the 200m race at the 1968 Mexican Olympic games Editors’ Note: This essay is adapted from the author’s keynote speech to the Global ’68 Conference at the Collège d’études Mondiales in Paris on May 2, 2018. The author thanks […]

The Politics Of Judges

THE POLITICS OF JUDGES [col. Writ. 10/5/18 (c) ’18 Mumia Abu-Jamal We are all trained and conditioned to see judges, clad in their dark and foreboding robes, as people who are superior to normal, average men and women. The robes lend an air of solemnity, wisdom and certitude, similar to the vestments of priests, nuns […]

Urgent Call to Support Kevin Rashid Johnson!

Self portrait by Kevin Rashid Johnson Here is what we are told by the Abolitionist Law Center: “On arriving at Sussex II (Wahe was greeted with attack dogs lunging at him while he was fully chained up. He is being served meals on a rubber mat, without utensils, and with no cups, so he is being […]

CELEBRATING THE 50th ANNIVERSARY FOR THE 1968 FOUNDING OF THE NEW YORK STATE BLACK PANTHER PARTY

RSVP & Join Us In Harlem, New York On Saturday, October 20th  @ The Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture For A “FREE”  Black Panther Led Tour Of The “Black Power Exhibit” @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  *Please arrive at 1:30 PM And/Or Then Again On Saturday, October 27th @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PMFor  Our Closing Reception & […]

[WATCH] Activists Take Back The Street Named After The Black Mayor Who Bombed MOVE

  On May 13, 1985, under the leadership of Philadelphia’s first Black mayor, W. Wilson Goode Sr., police dropped a bomb on the home of the Black liberation and environmentalist group MOVE. Due to confrontations with police and the complaints of neighbors, MOVEhad been declared a terrorist organization by the city. Eleven MOVE members—five children and six adults—were killed in the bombing. […]

1968 Olympics: An Afrikan-Amerikan Summer of Love and Reckoning

The 1968 Summer Olympics were 50 years ago this week. Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’ raised gloved fists were many African Americans’ Summer of Love – and Pride, and Reckoning.  by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  Gold medallist Tommie Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos (right) raise their fists at the 1968 Summer Olympics, Wikimedia Commons In the summer of […]

Ahmad Sa’adat: Prisons, the Black Liberation movement and the struggle for Palestine

Huey Newton (l) | Ahmad Sa’adat (r) The following article, by imprisoned Palestinian national liberation movement leader Ahmad Sa’adat – the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – was originally published in French as the preface to the new French-language edition of “Revolutionary Suicide” by Huey Newton. On 15 October – the anniversary […]

‘I’ve Been Raising My Fist Every Day for 50 Years’

On the 50th anniversary of his Olympic medal-stand protest, Dr. John Carlos still believes in the power of resistance. By Dave Zirin   On October 16, 1968, John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists in a political demonstration against racism on the 200 meter medal stand at the Mexico City Olympics. Now, on the […]

Update, Update, Update! Calling all Cubs and Children of Struggle!

**All Cubs who want to participate on the Planning Committee should arrive at 8PM for a CUB only planning meeting. ** Panther Cub K’sisay Sadiki will grace us with her live one woman performance “My First Born”  “My First Born” is an intimate collection of performance art… The life of Ksisay Sadiki, daughter of Black Panthers, one […]