by Kamau Askari (Roscoe Abell) “George and the Dragon” (2016) – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 264847, Pendleton Correctional Facility, G-20-2C, 4490 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton, IN 46064 Many New Afrikans (Blacks) for some reason think that the revolution is dead. The revolution is not dead. It is the spirit of the people that is dead. […]
by Monique Judge At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party. It was part of a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Photo: […]
By Jared Ball This is an important re-posting of an interview with (April 2016) and statement from (May 2017) Dhoruba bin-Wahad. Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of The Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, discussed his critique of the “alternative press” and Left analysis of the history of armed struggle – what he calls “stealth” histories – as exemplified in a recent interview with Angela Davis. A STATEMENT […]
Fred Hampton was assassinated by the US government on his day (December 4th) in 1969. He was 21 years old. He spent his short life fighting against exploitation and oppression. He advocated for “international proletarian revolution” by all means necessary, viewing the class struggle as the primary vehicle for ending all oppression, including white supremacy. […]
Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy. byGARRETT FELBER Image: Marion S. Trikosko/Wikimedia Commons More than fifty years after his death, Malcolm X remains a polarizing and misunderstood figure. Not unlike the leader he is too often contrasted with—Martin Luther King, Jr.—he has […]
By Jared Ball This was a presentation given during the All Power to the People! Emory Douglas & The Black Panthers hosted by West Den Haag.
Who was Fred Hampton? Why was he assassinated by the U.S. government at the age of 21? What is the Hampton Institute about?
By Philip Lipson Growing up as a teenager in the 1960’s one of the most horrifying sights I witnessed on television was the gagging of Bobby Seale at thetrial of the Chicago 8. Referred to as the Chicago 7, Bobby Seal was the eighth defendant. This was a trial of eight Activists for the disruption […]
Photo: Wiki CC When Jamaican Pan-African icon Marcus Garvey was a student in London, he found a mentor in one of Africa’s actors and political activists called Dusé Mohamed Ali. Born on this day in 1866, Ali was the son of an Egyptian father and a Sudanese mother. He was born in Alexandria, where he was […]
Mujahid Farid in 2012, a year after being released from prison after 33 years. He dedicated the rest of his life to trying to change New York State’s parole system.Creditvia Correctional Association of New York Mujahid Farid in 2012, a year after being released from prison after 33 years. He dedicated the rest of his […]