Some Thoughtz on Recent Police Killingz

By Herman Bell, Black Panther Party/BLA Political Prisoner: “You may wonder what my take is of the (most recent) police killings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge and of the five police that were killed and six wounded in Dallas.  These events, at least the killing of unarmed civilians, are such common occurrences nowadays til talk about […]

Violence, Counter-Violence, and the Question of the Gun

by Devon Douglas-Bowers and Colin Jenkins Members of the original Black Panther Party stand on the steps of the California State Capitol in 1967. In June 2016, the Democrats had a sit-in on the House floor to push for gun legislation that had been blocked. It has been noted by numerous writers the myriad of […]

#BankBlack: 15 Black Owned Bankz and Credits Unionz

by G. Brown First a shout out to one of our regular supporters who gave us the idea for this story through one of his regular  (and always insightful) comments–“NBA is Fixed” as always we appreciate you and your support. Yesterday, TRN ran a blurb about #BankBlack..the economic movement that rose up following the shootings of […]

Cooley High

Release: 1975-06-25 Runtime: 107 min. Genre: Comedy, Drama comedy/dramaStars: Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Garrett Morris, Cynthia Davis, Corin Rogers, Maurice Leon Havis Overview: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest…parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for […]

Movie Classic “Cooley High” Remake

by G. Brown “Cooley High”–the remix It’s a classic coming of age story about high school pals with dreams of making it big beyond 1960’s inner city Chicago.  For a generation of baby boomers, the 1975 movie was the ultimate starring a Black cast and minus the blaxploitation stereotype most  Black movies of the time […]


Come to Philadelphia Sun., August 7, 2016 African American Museum 7th & Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 12pm to 4pm Free Admission – Everyone welcome! Hear updates on the MOVE 9 and further organizing on the 2017 MOVE Conference.                

Outlaw or Criminal?

by Lisa Lorish Last week the FBI announced that it was ending its forty-five-year manhunt for D.B. Cooper. In case you are unfamiliar with the case, Cooper (real name unknown) famously hijacked a passenger plane from Oregon to Seattle in 1971 by claiming he had a bomb on board, freeing thirty-six passengers in exchange for $200,000 in […]


Originally posted on Free Alabama Movement:
Free Alabama Movement is planning activities around our Three-Point Plan of Action for the remainder of 2016. We will be promoting this plan in conjunction with preparations for the September 9 Attica Anniversary Protest events around the country. The three points derive from some of the main issues that…

Can Black People Unite? – The Picket Fence in Our Race

Black People have so many divisions. Light Skin v/s Dark Skin Educated/Uneducated European Mannerisms/Non European Mannerisms It’s like the “Picket Fence” is still prevalent. Learn how we were even broken down from fighting for liberation to ultimately fighting to be like the oppressor and where it leaves us today. Link to Ending Song:…

FBI givez green light to crack down on Black Livez Matter protesterz – BLM statement followz

Following this story is a Black Lives Matter statement on the murder of police and escalating protests to end state-sponsored violence against Black people by Mara Verheyden-Hilliard The violent events of the past week have placed the country at a decisive moment. Words matter but deeds matter more. Leadership matters. President Obama spoke about the […]