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 & […]

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 […]

“Dr. Julius Nyerere”

“Dr. Julius Nyerere” •    Dr.Julius Kambarage “Mawalimu “Nyerere was born in March 1922 and died on October 14, 1999. •    He was the son of CHIEF BURITO NYERERE, of a small ethnic group known as the Zanaki, in Butiama in the Northern part of the former British Protectorate of Tanganyika.  •    Dr. Julius Nyerere was […]

Brazil is targeting its black population for death

Black people BY FRANCE FRANCOIS A black person is murdered in Brazil every 23 minutes. What’s startling about that statistic — and Brazil’s record-high murder rate, in general — is that it that it is all too often the Brazilian police responsible for killing a generation of black mothers, fathers, future doctors, promising artists and […]

Beyond Prisons — Episode 29: Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster (Part 2)

Kim Wilson speaks with formerly incarcerated activist Kempis “Ghani” Songster about the black liberation group MOVE in the second part of episode 29. Source: Beyond Prisons — Episode 29: Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster (Part 2)

Five painful instances the CIA deprived Afrika of its promising leaders

It is no secret that the West has had a hand in turmoils and conflicts in Africa.  From slavery to colonisation, these western countries have put African countries in dire straits in terms of economic, political, and social development. These interference has also been seen as far back as the 1950s when most African countries […]