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 […]

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 […]

Shedding new light on the (real) Black Panthers

by By James Jeffrey Huey Newton (center), one of the founders of the Black Panther Party Most people watching the new Black Panther movie know little about the radical political party with the same name as the film’s hero, beyond its reputation for militancy. But the photos of Stephen Shames reveal a far more humane side. […]

WHY THE BACKLASH TO FORMER BLACK PANTHER HERMAN BELL’S PAROLE RISKS SETTING A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT

by  Natasha Lennard EARLIER THIS MONTH, the New York State Parole Board did its job. It elected to grant parole to 70-year-old Herman Bell, a former Black Panther who has served nearly 45 years in prison after being convicted of the 1971 murders of two New York City police officers. The board’s decision is long overdue: […]

PP ROBERT SETH HAYES IN THE INFIRMARY! Take Action Now!

New York City Jericho received a phone call from Robert Seth Hayes this evening. He is in the so-called “infirmary,” which is actually more like a SHU unit, with no medical personnel present and COs making medical decisions. As people know, Seth has been having serious problems with the insulin pump/sensor for the past month. […]

TUPAC’S FATHER, MUTULU SHAKUR, FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR ILLEGALLY HOLDING HIM IN PRISON

  by   SHA BE ALLAH  MARCH 29, 2018 After serving three decades in a federal penitentiary, freedom fighter and father figure to the late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur says that the government is illegally keeping him behind bars. Mutulu Shakur has filed a lawsuit against the government of the United States earlier this week, claiming his Constitutional […]

Assata Shakur – Influential Black Leaders

On May 2, 2013, the FBI placed Assata Shakur, now living in Cuba, on its Most Wanted Terrorists list, which has included the likes of Osama Bin Laden and other Al Quaeda figures, some of whom were executed by drones. This was the day after the State Department was due to release its list of […]

Herman Bell Gains Parole, as Cuomo, de Blasio Lose Ethics

BY SUSIE DAY |  Dear Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, You, as governor and mayor — New York State’s most powerful liberals — have argued constantly. I, along with millions of New York civilians, have endured years of your snark-attacks and antler-locks. Recently, it got really bad, when you, Governor Cuomo, insinuated that you, […]