Auctioned page from Eldridge Cleaver diary: “They [The African People’z Socialist Party] reject me…”

Theburningspear.com Page from Eldridge Cleaver’s diary which sold for $700   OAKLAND––In 2008 a handwritten page from the diary of Eldridge Cleaver sold for $700. Among other things, Cleaver’s diary reveals the history of The African People’s Socialist Party’s determination to forward the African revolution even after its brutal and bloody defeat by the U.S. […]

Free Em All Radio! W/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr & The Lady of Rage!

Tune in tonight, April 13, 2016 to Str8up Realtalk Radio Network for “Free Em All Radio! W/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr & The Lady of Rage!” Tonight Our Host will be speaking with Former Seattle Black Panther Party Captain Aaron Dixon in a continuintg series commemorating The Legacy of The Black Panther Party with commentary and […]

WHITEWASHING THE CRIMEZ OF RACIAL REVOLUTIONARIEZ

The media’s timid treatment of the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter. by  John Perazzo After spending the past 43 years in solitary confinement in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, 69-year-old Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther, was recently set free as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors. Exhibiting not a shred of remorse […]

Vanguard of the Revolution: More Revisionist Panther History

Thiz iz the most honest critique on the on the newly released film The Black Pantherz: Vanguard of the Revolution. by Wiawimawo    permalink The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson 2015 This film screened in major U.$. cities in the fall of 2015. I was planning to use my notes in an […]

Book Review: The Black Pantherz: Revolutionariez, Not Thugz

by Michael K. Smith / January 1st, 2014 Given academia’s almost total failure to treat the theme of exploitation and injustice, one could be forgiven for despairing of ever encountering penetrating political commentary in American universities. Happily, however, there are occasional exceptions to this dismal and habitual avoidance, such as Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. […]

45 Years, 45 Days: An Interview with Former Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver

Eldridge Cleaver was interviewed at his Berkeley apartment by REASON editors Bill Kauffman and Lynn Scarlett. Lynn Scarlett & Bill Kauffman from the February 1986 issue The Black Panthers scared the hell out of America in the 1960s. Emerging from the ghettos of Oakland, they scorned the establishment black leadership as Uncle Toms and took […]

They Do Not All Sound Alike: Sampling Kathleen Cleaver, Assata Shakur, and Angela Davis

s Assata Shakur, Image with quote courtesy of Flickr user Jacob Anikulapo Welcome to week four of  our February Forum on “Sonic Borders,”  a collaboration with the IASPM-US blog in connection with this year’s IASPM-US conference on Liminality and Borderlands, held in Austin, Texas from February 28 to March 3, 2013.  The “Sonic Borders” forum is a […]

The Defection of Eldridge Cleaver & Reactionary Suicide

From Revolutionary Suicide We must undoubtedly criticize wrong ideas of every description. It certainly would not be right to refrain from criticism, look on while wrong ideas spread unchecked and allow them to monopolize the field. Mistakes must be criticized and poisonous weeds fought, wherever they crop up.—Chairman Mao, Little Red Book A revolutionary party […]

Extinction of the Panther: A Study of the Black Panther Newspaper’s Reports of FBI Subversion

by John C. Watson Graduate Student: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication CB# 3365 Howell Hall, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-3365 (919) 967-4142 History Division – AEJMC Annual Convention Chicago, IL. 1997 Extinction of the Panther: A Study of the Black Panther Newspaper’s Reports of FBI Subversion by John […]

Black Panthers Speak about Criminal Injustice

Black Panthers Speak about Criminal Injustice This newsreel footage features interviews with Huey P. Newton (from Alameda County Jail), Eldridge Cleaver, and Bobby Seale. The footage also includes scenes from a Black panther rally at Hutton Memorial Park demanding the release of Mr. Newton. In this film, Huey Newton discusses the police brutality that so […]