We are the revolutionary force that can free the people

by Kamau Askari (Roscoe Abell) “George and the Dragon” (2016) – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 264847, Pendleton Correctional Facility, G-20-2C, 4490 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton, IN 46064 Many New Afrikans (Blacks) for some reason think that the revolution is dead. The revolution is not dead. It is the spirit of the people that is dead. […]

Fred Hampton’s Death Is Just One Example of the Government’s Covert Disruption of Black Lives

by Monique Judge At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party. It was part of a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Photo: […]

Why the Kingdom of Dahomey gave up the fight against slavery in 1730

King Behanzin of Dahomey and his household — Photo: New World Encyclopedia The Kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Benin) has a rich yet complicated history. It had kings and princes who made decisions that had a huge impact on the natives of the once prosperous kingdom. One of these kings is Agadja Trudo, the third ruler […]

Standing Up against Racist, Fascist, Nazi, Swastikas in South L.A.

by LABOR/COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER The defacing of an historical mural on Crenshaw Boulevard, Our Mighty Contribution,” by placing swastikas over the faces of Black women members of the Black Panther Party, Thursday, November 29,  is profoundly symbolic and real–a material reflection of the U.S. white settler state out of control. For us at the Strategy Center, the fight against racism, national […]

Black revolutionary currents of the Atlantic

  The tempest created by Haitian revolutionaries and communicated via slave societies across the Atlantic was a major turning point in the history of the Americas.  by Julius S. Scott   This an excerpt from “The Common Wind” (Verso, 2018) by Julius S. Scott In the summer of 1792, just three days before the third anniversary […]

Remembering Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton was assassinated by the US government on his day (December 4th) in 1969. He was 21 years old. He spent his short life fighting against exploitation and oppression. He advocated for “international proletarian revolution” by all means necessary, viewing the class struggle as the primary vehicle for ending all oppression, including white supremacy. […]

The Missing Malcolm X

Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy.  byGARRETT FELBER Image: Marion S. Trikosko/Wikimedia Commons More than fifty years after his death, Malcolm X remains a polarizing and misunderstood figure. Not unlike the leader he is too often contrasted with—Martin Luther King, Jr.—he has […]

Defining Phenomena: Propaganda, Power and the Black Panther Party

By Jared Ball This was a presentation given during the All Power to the People! Emory Douglas & The Black Panthers hosted by West Den Haag.  

Who was Fred Hampton?

Who was Fred Hampton? Why was he assassinated by the U.S. government at the age of 21? What is the Hampton Institute about?

Learning from Legendary Activist Bobby Seale Founder of Black Panther

By Philip Lipson Growing up as a teenager in the 1960’s one of the most horrifying sights I witnessed on television was the gagging of Bobby Seale at thetrial of the Chicago 8. Referred to as the Chicago 7, Bobby Seal was the eighth defendant. This was a trial of eight Activists for the disruption […]