On the Revolutionary “Intercommunalism” of Black Panther Huey P. Newton

Newton.jpg1280×720 97.9 KB   At Viewpoint Magazine, Delio Vasquez explores the theory of “intercommunalism”advanced in the early 1970s by Huey P. Newton, cofounder of the Black Panther Party. Vasquez’s essay serves as an extensive introduction to Newton’s essay “Intercommunalism” (1974), which was previously locked away in an archive but has now been made available on the Viewpoint website. As Vasquez writes, […]

The Uniform of The Black Panther Party

The Black Panther Party (BPP) was an essential piece of the Black Power movement that allowed members in to advocate for the African American race on social and political issues. One of the first things you’d notice about members of the BPP was their standard uniform: a black leather jacket, black pants, powder-blue shirts black […]

Mumia Abu Jamal on King Donald the First;

  In a letter to special counsel Robert Mueller, President Trump argued that he has the right to pardon himself. “King Donald The First,” said Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s best known political prisoner, heeds only “the law of power, the law of privilege, the law of wealth.”     source: Mumia Abu Jamal on […]

After 47 Years Behind Bars, Will Jalil Muntaqim Go Free?operation

by  Messiah Rhodes It all started the night of May 21, 1971. Two police officers, Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, were fired upon while walking to their patrol car at a housing project near the Macombs Dam Bridge in Harlem. Jones died instantly from a gunshot to his head. Piagentini, who was shot 13 times, died […]

Racism is most odious when it’s government policy

   by  Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan   Roseanne Barr’s abhorrent tweet, comparing Obama presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, once again put race front and center in the national discourse, where it should remain. Racism’s most odious form, though, is when it appears as official policy, as is the case with the “Black […]

The Unofficial Gag Order of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown): 16 Years in Prison, Still Not Allowed to Speak

Jamil Al-Amin, then H. Rap Brown, addressing the crowd in Cambridge, Md., on July 24, 1967, prior to a dilapidated school being burned down.Photo: Corbis At the modern intersection of Islamophobia and the Black Lives Matter movement resides Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), the now forgotten civil rights activist and revolutionary leader who, 16 […]

Freeing Jalil Muntaqim and the Continued Plight of U.S. Political Prisoners

Jalil Muntaqim will once again come up for parole next month.  Support for political prisoners is essential for at least honoring their efforts and the politics which drove their work and is also essential for maintaining an appropriate standard for defining “progress,” “change,” “advance.”  Particularly now when more than ever a sophisticated application of popular culture and celebrity […]

Former Black Panther Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald will remain behind bars

by Ann Garrison On May 4, former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald agreed to a five-year denial of parole instead of insisting on a parole hearing, even though he has served more time than any former Black Panther still behind bars: 49 years. Chip was arrested in 1969 and charged with murdering a security guard […]

WIN in Jalil Muntaqim’s disciplinary case!!!

We just won a victory on the disciplinary charges against Jalil for teaching an authorized African-American History Course! This is good news for Jalil, as the charges will be expunged, and he can proceed to have a family reunification visit with his mother and family, which was denied on May 10, 2018, the same day […]

Why Is Former Black Panther Chip Fitzgerald Still Behind Bars?

by Ann Garrison Why Is Former Black Panther Chip Fitzgerald Still Behind Bars?   “The good news is that we don’t have to wait the full five years.” On May 4, former Black Panther Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald agreed to a five-year denial of parole instead of insisting on a parole hearing, even though he has served […]