First, dry your tears and give a loving salute to our newest ancestor, KIILU NYASHA

  For all of us, a teacher who breathed vibrant life into Black history and inspired us to keep making it, for me, a little sister, just two months younger, the guide I leaned on to light the way through dark times, Kiilu Nyasha was a Black Panther from the moment she joined the party […]

Monday April 16th The People vs The PA Parole Board

ONA MOVE First we would like to take the time to thank everyone that made phone calls, sent faxes, tweets, and emails on behalf of The Move 9 Sisters, as this is the first phase in our push for parole. As we had addressed earlier, Governor Wolf has indeed made changes to the parole board […]

Judge Suspends Release of Herman Bell, Elderly Black Panther Jailed 45 Years, Amid Police Pressure

by Amy Goodman , Critical Resistance   A judge in New York has suspended the release of Herman Bell, a 70-year-old prisoner who has been granted parole after 45 years in prison. Bell was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the killing of two New York City police officers in 1971. At […]

Attorney Bob Boyle and RAPP member Jose Saldana (who just got out in January after 38 years) on Herman Bell’s Release Travel

A two-part (both short) interview by Attorney Bob Boyle and RAPP member Jose Saldana (who just got out of prison in January after 38 years). “Judge Suspends Release of Herman Bell, Elderly Black Panther Jailed 45 Years, Amid Police Pressure” (Part One) https://www.democracynow.org/2018/4/6/judge_suspends_release_of_herman_bell – April 6, 2018: Amy Goodman interviews RAPP’s Jose Saldana and Attorney Robert Boyle […]

May 2018 Parole Hearings For The Move 9 Sisters

ONA MOVE In May 2018  Janet, Janine, and Debbie Africa all will be making yet another appearance before The Pennsylvania Parole Board. In 2016 all three of the women were denied parole and given a two year hit, despite having excellent conduct records, home and employment plans, and once again the recommendation of the prison […]

Bobby Hutton: The Killing That Catapulted The Black Panthers To Fame

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/600055767/600055768 An April 6 1968, 17-year-old Bobby Hutton, the very first recruit to Oakland’s Black Panther Party, was shot multiple times after he’d surrendered to the police. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Next we have a bit of hidden history from 50 years ago today. We recall what happened, of course, on April 4, 1968, when Martin […]

Former Black Panther Party captain discusses crack cocaine epidemic

By Donald Amble   A former captain of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party spoke to students at the University of New Mexico Tuesday about what lead to the crack cocaine epidemic. Aaron Dixon gave a lecture on where his book, “My People Are Rising,” left off as part of Africana Studies’ annual speaker […]

The bunker is gone but the Black Panthers’ work lives on in Seattle

Seattle Black Panthers gather on the steps of the Capitol in Olympia on February 28, 1969, to protest a bill aiming to make it a crime to exhibit firearms with “an intent to intimidate others.” MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY Elmer Dixon walked up to the spot where the Black Panthers fortified a building against […]

Winnie Mandela was a hero. If she’d been white, there would be no debate

Peaceful protest did not end apartheid: it took revolutionaries. And it shouldn’t be difficult to choose between a system of racial supremacy and a person who helped overthrow it  ‘Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the leader of a liberation struggle. She was a radical until the end.’ Photograph: AP Heroes are curious things. Ours have roots in […]