Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination

Switsalone by Amber Murrey Oct 19, 2017   Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and […]

Seth Hayes Fighting for His Life

EMERGENCY MEDICAL CAMPAIGN FOR PANTHER POLITICAL PRISONER ROBERT SETH HAYES!!! October 15th was not just the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party; It is was the 69th birthday of one of its bravest participants…Robert Seth Hayes!…Tragically, Seth is fighting for his life in prison NOW! Please and support this critical medical alert […]

Black Power’s Global Pulse

By Quito Swan   Black Power demonstration and march, Lancaster Road, West London, 1970. Source: British National Archives. This year, the Black Panther Party (BPP), arguably the most influential Black Power organization, celebrated fifty years since its founding. While many remember the Party for its political influence in the United States, the BPP was also one of the key […]

HISTORY AT ITS BEST! Take the Time to Read Parts 1 and 2 of A PRIMER: New Afrikan History of Struggle and Perspective by PP Jalil Muntaqim

Jalil has taken the time to compose the African American History curriculum he was teaching when he was thrown into the hole. This is incredible in-depth history at its best! Please take the time to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this History. If you are an educator, please consider integrating this history into your lessons. Also, please […]

Black Power in Papua New Guinea

by Quito Swan Chico Neblett and Bobby Seale (back) leading audience with a Black Power salute at the Black Community Survival Conference, March 30, 1972 (Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford University Libraries) The Black Power Movement stretched across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean worlds in both expected and surprising ways. Scholarship on Black Power in Oceania has largely […]

Calling All Cubs Press Release Update 10-17-17

STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF THEIR REVOLUTIONARY PARENTS, ELDERS! THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY’S CHILDREN CONVENE! UPDATED!               Last year, their elders laid bare their bold legacy of resistance that they dared to set in motion with the launching of the Black Panther Party 50 years ago.  This year, their cubs, the children of the Black Panther […]

“Boundary Safeguards and Restrictions in Southern States” (1619 – 1898)

  [Reading is from the Appendix of “Black Labor, White Wealth” By: Dr. Claud Anderson] 1619    Maryland Segregation Policy            Recommended that blacks be socially excluded. 1642     Virginia Fugitive Law                Authorized branding of an “R” in the face of runaway slaves. 1686     Carolina Trade Law                Barred blacks from all […]

Yesterday’s Crimes: The Living Martyrdom of Huey Newton

The arrest of Huey Newton for the killing of Oakland policeman John Frey transformed the Black Panthers into a national movement — 50 years ago this month. by Bob Calhoun West Oakland was being squeezed. At the start of the 1960s, Seventh Street was jumping with blues clubs and pool halls. By the middle of the […]

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology”

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology” “It is a catch-all for blanket repression of Black activism of any kind. The FBI has apparently chosen a new heading under which to lump Black Americans targeted for political persecution: “Black Identity Extremists.” There’s a simple explanation for the new categorization. The FBI is a bureaucracy whose day-to-day work […]

10/28~Celebrate Huey P. Newton’s Life & Legacy

Date: October 28th, 10:30AM-7:00PM Location: “The Underground” in Temple University’s (Philly) Student Center Building on 13th and Montgomery There is no registration and admission is FREE for everyone! In the heart of North Philadelphia, the center of the struggle for Black liberation, community members, students, scholars, and activists will gather to celebrate the life of […]