Goals of California participants in National Hunger Strike

  by United KAGE Brothers William E. Brown, Terryance Smith, Anthony Rivas, Repurt Roe and Jay Burton “Don’t be shocked when I say that I was in prison. You’re still in prison. That’s what America means: prison.” – Malcolm X, “Message to the Grassroots” Revolutionary greetings! We come before you all in warrior spirit striving […]

We are the revolutionary force that can free the people

by Kamau Askari (Roscoe Abell) “George and the Dragon” (2016) – Art: Kevin “Rashid” Johnson, 264847, Pendleton Correctional Facility, G-20-2C, 4490 W. Reformatory Road, Pendleton, IN 46064 Many New Afrikans (Blacks) for some reason think that the revolution is dead. The revolution is not dead. It is the spirit of the people that is dead. […]

Fred Hampton’s Death Is Just One Example of the Government’s Covert Disruption of Black Lives

by Monique Judge At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party. It was part of a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. Photo: […]

The Activist Files bonus episode – The migrant caravan at the border

What’s going on at the U.S. southern border? In this bonus episode of The Activist Files, our Senior Legal Worker Leah Todd talks to Bertha Justice Fellow Lupe Aguirre and Staff Attorney Angelo Guisado about what they witnessed at and around the U.S.-Mexico border, the differences in the way the media describes the situation and what is actually happening on the ground, […]

Remembering Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton was assassinated by the US government on his day (December 4th) in 1969. He was 21 years old. He spent his short life fighting against exploitation and oppression. He advocated for “international proletarian revolution” by all means necessary, viewing the class struggle as the primary vehicle for ending all oppression, including white supremacy. […]

The Missing Malcolm X

Our understanding of Malcolm X is inextricably linked to his autobiography, but newly discovered materials force us to reexamine his legacy.  byGARRETT FELBER Image: Marion S. Trikosko/Wikimedia Commons More than fifty years after his death, Malcolm X remains a polarizing and misunderstood figure. Not unlike the leader he is too often contrasted with—Martin Luther King, Jr.—he has […]

Defining Phenomena: Propaganda, Power and the Black Panther Party

By Jared Ball This was a presentation given during the All Power to the People! Emory Douglas & The Black Panthers hosted by West Den Haag.  

Who was Fred Hampton?

Who was Fred Hampton? Why was he assassinated by the U.S. government at the age of 21? What is the Hampton Institute about?

Learning from Legendary Activist Bobby Seale Founder of Black Panther

By Philip Lipson Growing up as a teenager in the 1960’s one of the most horrifying sights I witnessed on television was the gagging of Bobby Seale at thetrial of the Chicago 8. Referred to as the Chicago 7, Bobby Seal was the eighth defendant. This was a trial of eight Activists for the disruption […]

The little known Sudanese-Egyptian Pan-Afrikanist who mentored Marcus Garvey

Photo: Wiki CC When Jamaican Pan-African icon Marcus Garvey was a student in London, he found a mentor in one of Africa’s actors and political activists called Dusé Mohamed Ali. Born on this day in 1866, Ali was the son of an Egyptian father and a Sudanese mother. He was born in Alexandria, where he was […]