Revolutionising the people: Interview with Black Panther Emory Douglas

by Katie Wood and Manolya Moustafa Emory Douglas at a tour of his exhibition ‘Freedom Now: The Art of Black Liberation’ at Marxism 2015 conference Early in 1967, radical Black artist Emory Douglas was invited to an organising meeting for the visit of Malcolm X’s widow, Betty Shabazz, to the Bay Area in California. Emory […]

Listen up! The European iz not your friend

Assata Shakur, Nu-Afrikan activist, former member of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and the 1st woman to make the FBI’z Most Wanted Terrorist list, haz written an open letter to studentz at the University of Cape Town. Queen Mother Assata Shakur s/n Joanne Chesimard Assata Olugbala Shakur writes to UCT students I have been watching with great interest your […]

From Mother Afrika To NYC: Hip Hop Culture Across The Middle Passage

Saturday, April 11th, 7:00pm    The Universal Zulu Nation and A New Black Arts Movement Present   (From Mother Afrika To NYC: Hip Hop Culture Across The Middle Passage)   Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush   Joanne Hershfield, 2012, 54 min. The film explores Charlotte O’Neal’s, aka Mama C’s, decade’s long project […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, April 14 – Letter-writing to Seth Hayes and Abdul Majid

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free In the announcements for our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners, NYC ABC typically […]

Politikal Prisoner Radio: Alert! Prisoner health crisis for several politikal prisonerz

Download Podcast Tune in to Political Prisoner Radio for some of the latest in political prisoner and prisoner of war news in the United States. Featured speakers and commentary. Tonight we will be speaking with Mrs. Sheila Hayes, wife of political prisoner Robert “Seth” Hayes. Robert Seth Hayes has been a political prisoner held by the New York […]

Baton Rouge Prayer Vigil on April 12 Markz the 43rd Year of Albert Woodfox’z Solitary Nightmare

At 2PM on Sunday, April 12, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Reverend Dr. Patricia T. Bates will be hosting a prayer vigil to mark Albert Woodfox’s 43rd year in solitary confinement. Reverend Bates will be joined by Michael Mable, brother of Albert Woodfox, who will be speaking about how this injustice affects families. Sponsored by […]

Life of the Party Musiz

by Kevin Goins Rickey Vincent Party Music: The Inside Story of the Black Panthers’ Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music (Lawrence Hill Books, 2013) As a black child growing up in the late 1960s to mid-1970s, I had witnessed many examples of how Black Power culture made its way into society. From the […]

Berkeley studentz outrage police with demand to honour cop killer

by Debbi Baker Students at UC Berkeley caused quite a stir this month with their demands that a building on campus be renamed for Assata Shakur, the former black activist convicted of killing a New Jersey State Trooper 40 years ago. The request prompted a petition by a police organization imploring the university not to […]

8 Black Panther Party Programz That Were More Empowering Than Federal Government Programz

The Breakfast Program The free breakfast for schoolchildren program was set up in Berkeley, California, in 1968 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton. It was the first significant community program organized by the Panthers, and perhaps the most well known. By the end of 1969, free breakfast was served in 19 cities, under the sponsorship […]

Watch a Clip from ‘Black Panther Woman’ – New York Premiere Thiz Weekend. Ticketz on Sale Now!

Still from “Black Panther Woman” by Tambay A. Obenson Set to make its New York premiere at a festival that I co-curate – the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival, at BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, NY – is “Black Panther Woman” – director Rachel Perkins’ documentary on the little known Brisbane chapter of the Black Panther Party, which was directly […]