The Gruesome Story of Hannah Duston, Whose Slaying of Indians Made Her an Amerikan Folk “Hero”

A century after killing and scalping ten Native Americans, she was memorialized in what might well be the first public statue of a female in America Junius Brutus Stearns, “Hannah Duston Killing the Indians” (1847). Oil on canvas. (Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of R. Chase Lasbury and Sally Nan Lasbury.) by By Barbara Cutter On a […]

May 2018 Parole Hearings For The Move 9 Sisters

ONA MOVE In May 2018  Janet, Janine, and Debbie Africa all will be making yet another appearance before The Pennsylvania Parole Board. In 2016 all three of the women were denied parole and given a two year hit, despite having excellent conduct records, home and employment plans, and once again the recommendation of the prison […]

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 […]

MLK Documentary: ‘When Silence Becomes Betrayal’

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the revolutionary Martin Luther King, Jr., join us for a screening of a new documentary on MLK’s opposition to the Vietnam War, based on King’s April 30th, 1967 speech.

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. […]

This ‘modern-day’ slavery isn’t all that modern

by Swift Justice for Unheard Voiced OTCJ In the January 2018 edition of the San Francisco Bay View, my brother Bennu Hannibal Ra Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, started his article off by stating: “Fire burns off the dross of the hidden gem to reveal the precious metal.” Brother Ra Sun was hinting at […]

A HIDDEN FACTOR IN POLICE SHOOTINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS: DECADES OF HOUSING SEGREGATION

by  Maha Ahmed DATA HAS SHOWN that, across the country, black Americans are more likely to be killed by police than whites. But the problem is worse in the most segregated states, according to a recent study showing that racial disparities in fatal police shootings are linked to histories of structural violence. Police killings, more than just the […]

Police are still killing black people. Why isn’t it news anymore?

The activism never stopped. But the attention to it vanished. Protestors gather last year near the spot where Philando Castile was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) By Wesley Lowery As the video begins, Edward Minguela, 32, is standing on the sidewalk. His hands are in the air. Three Camden County, N.J., […]

Remembering Merle Africa 20 Years Later

March 13th 2018 will mark 20 years since MOVE political prisoner Merle Africa died under mysterious circumstances at The State Correctional Institution in Cambridge Springs Pennsylvania. This is a piece written in dedication to Merle by MOVE political prisoner Mike Africa. On March 13th we are asking people to circulate and collect signatures for our petition aimed at […]