How H. Rap Brown Forecast the Future of Black Power

by  Dr. Matthew Quest From 1967-1971, H Rap Brown (now Imam Jamil Al-Amin ), native of Baton Rouge Louisiana, distinguished himself in how he foretold the future of the Black Power movement and clarified the questions we should be asking about where African American politics and anti-racist politics were headed. His deeper contributions to politics are obscure to most perhaps as […]

The Black Panthers still in prison

Antoinette Russell vividly recalls the first time she was led to believe she would finally meet her father as a free man. He called her up on a prison phone, his voice shaking with excitement, and told her: “I’m coming home!” That was 17 years ago. Since then, every two years, she’s been put through […]

Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon championed decolonization and challenged anti-blackness

by the Race Card 56 years ago, West Indian post-colonial philosopher, psychiatrists, and Marxist Frantz Fanon died prematurely after being diagnosed with leukemia, but not before leaving a legacy of theory and criticism of colonialism. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One […]

ABOUT “FRANTZ FANON, THE INSURRECTION OF THE SOUL, LIFE AND DEATH OF THE WARRIOR-SILEX” (Caraibéditions)

  The work of Frantz Fanon was moult times, analyzed, discussed, studied it all over the world, and the number of scholarly works devoted to it is impressive. Unfortunately, the commentary, or even the ready-made idea, has finally taken precedence over the Fanonian text for various reasons, and to take only this example, it is considered by many […]

Charlottesville, a rally, a question far beyond the United States (united snakes)

By Mireille Fanon Mendes France The events of Charlottesville, beyond the horror of this crazy car deliberately driven to kill, force to analyze the consequences with objectivity to stop thinking that the voluntarist policies of ‘living together’, Of crossbreeding or creolization, of integration or of assimilation have succeeded or will succeed in fighting substantially the voluntary expressions […]

Franz Fanon Revolutionary Journalist

Franz Fanon Revolutionary Journalist Mumia pays homage to the celebrated French intellectual Franz Fanon who wrote “Wretched Of The Earth.” Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award winning author and journalist who is currently imprisoned in SCI Mahanoy, Pennsylvania. 

Where Life Iz Seized

  By Adam Shatz Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté by Frantz Fanon, edited by Robert Young and Jean Khalfa. La Découverte, 688 pp, £22.00, October 2015, ISBN 978 2 7071 8638 6 Author of the anti-racist jeremiad Black Skin, White Masks ; spokesman for the Algerian Revolution and author of The Wretched of the Earth, the ‘bible’ of decolonisation ; inspiration to […]

Fanon and ‘The Fact of Blacknezz’

W E C by Chambi Chachage ‘The Fact of Blackness’, the seminal 1952 essay by Frantz Fanon, is still relevant today, argues Chambi Chachage. ‘It is relevant simply because Du Bois’ problem of colour line has not yet disappeared.’ ‘ What does a black man want?’- Frantz Fanon’ ‘Look not upon me, because I am black’- […]

Pitfallz and radical mutationz: Frantz Fanon’z revolutionary life

     Leo Zeilig   Since his death Frantz Fanon has been appropriated for almost every cause. Five years after his death in 1961 he emerged as the preferred theorist of the emergent Black Power movement in the US, influencing Bobby Seale and Huey P Newton in the Black Panther Party. Dan Watts, editor of […]

The militant philosopher of Third World liberation

In 1953 Fanon moved to Algeria to work in the small town of Blida, about 50 miles from the capital Algiers. He applied for a position as a psychiatrist, having recently qualified. Fanon did not leave France for Algeria because he predicted the future publishing success of The Wretched of the Earth, or that a war […]