Book Review Living for the City: Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California

by Donna Jean Murch VIEW INSIDE 328 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 33 illus., 4 maps, notes, bibl., index PAPERBACK ISBN: 978-0-8078-7113-3 Published: October 2010 EBOOK ISBN: 978-0-8078-9585-6 Published: October 2010 “A provocative reinterpretation of the origins of the Black Panther Party in Oakland….Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”–Choice “Well-researched, smoothly written. . . . A testament […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

They called him Bunchy, like a bunch of greens

by Malik Ismail “When they killed Bunchy, they killed the Party – we just didn’t know it at the time.” – Roland Freeman, member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party by Bunchy Carter in […]

Murdering Fred Hampton and Black Power with Bruce Dixon and Todd Steven Burroughs

  Coming on the heels of the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Fred Hampton (December 4, 1969) and the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Bruce Dixon of BlackAgendaReport.com and Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs of DrumsInTheGlobalVillage.com were on hand for a discussion of the academic erasure of radical politics from The Black Panther Party and Black Power. Beginning with […]

An Abolitionist Life

[col. writ. 9/28/17] ©’17 Mumia Abu-Jamal What does it mean to call oneself an abolitionist? The word doesn’t mean today what it meant 150 years ago. Then, it meant an end to what some have called ‘America’s Original Sin’–Slavery. Today? Well, it’s not a common term today, but it should be. It was the nation’s […]