Who Was Fred Hampton, the Black Panther Shot and Killed in His Bed by Chicago Police 48 Years …

  Exactly 48 years ago, Black Panthers Fred Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, were shot to death by Chicago police. At around 5 a.m. on December 4, 1969, 14 police officers raided Hampton’s apartment, which was a known Illinois Black Panther Party stronghold in Chicago’s West Side, according to the Chicago Tribune. The gunfire lasted seven minutes, […]

Film Review: ‘This Bitter Earth:’ The Rape of Recy Taylor

By Kelisha B. Graves   Alma Daniels, Recy Taylor’s younger sister, hums out a pithy ultimatum at the onset of the film: “What they did to her? They didn’t need to live.” Nancy Buirski’s documentary, ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor,’ is equal parts wrenching and relevant. The documentary unfurls gingerly and casually against the beat […]

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and control populations. by Morgan Humphrey Drug Policy Alliance Blog  Screenshot / YouTube   On this day, 49 years ago, 21 year-old Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party of Self-Defense State chairman, was drugged and assassinated of by the Chicago Police Department (with the […]

When Black Women’s Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/568133048/568133049 Karen Attiah, The Washington Post’s global opinions editor, says current conversation surrounding sexual harassment largely excludes victims who are women of color. The Washington Post The recent cultural reckoning over sexual assault and harassment has highlighted the dangers women face in workplaces throughout Hollywood, media organizations and in public office. The growing number of accusations has […]

Remembering Chairman Fred

Folks traveled far and wide to pay their last respects to our namesake, Chairman Fred Hampton. Hampton and Mark Clark were assassinated in a coordinated effort by Chicago PD, Cook County SWAT, and the FBI on this day (December 4) in 1969. Chairman Fred was 21 years old on the day of his death. He […]

Rereading George Jackson

By Bob Avakian, Chairman of the RCP, USA This article is excerpted from a new work by Bob Avakian called “Getting Over the Two Great Humps: Further Thoughts on Conquering the World.” This work deals with strategic problems of the world revolution–getting over the hump of seizing power in different countries and getting over the […]

Amerikan Crime: Case #74: The FBI-Chicago Police Assassination of Fred Hampton

  Bob Avakian recently wrote that one of three things that has “to happen in order for there to be real and lasting change for the better: People have to fully confront the actual history of this country and its role in the world up to today, and the terrible consequences of this.” (See “3 […]

Make history in 2018, not excuses: Whose side are you on?

  Part V: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement “Times Are Changing” – Art: Arkee Chaney, A71362, P.O. Box 1327, Galesburg IL 61401 Greetings of love, dedication and resiliency to all Freedom Fighters and fearless frontline generals, soldiers and warriors who dare to […]

Kwame ‘Beans’ Shakur: Seizing the time

by Kwame ‘Beans’ Shakur, co-founder and chairman of the New Afrikan Liberation Collective We, New Afrikan Revolutionary Nationalist cadres and all righteous, conscious citizens of the Republic of New Afrika, have a responsibility to uplift our nation, to protect our nation from destructive forces both INSIDE and outside of the Provisional Government of the New […]

Prisoner lives matter too – but not in Texas!

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “To cooperate passively with an unjust system makes the oppressed as evil as the oppressor.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and blessings, Sisters and Brothers! “Comrade Malik” – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 158039, FSP, P.O. Box 800, Raiford FL 32083 This month of October 2017 marks the 10th year that […]