Demonstrators wearing the insignia of the New Black Panthers Party protest the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, July 9, 2016. | Photo: Reuters “We want land. We want bread. We want housing, education and justice and peace,” Black Panther Party chairman Henry Wallace said.“All power to the people!” the crowd chanted, the […]

Beyond Victimhood: 5 Slavez Who Fought Back and Changed History

  December 2 marks the United Nations’ International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which focuses on combating and eradicating contemporary forms of slavery.   The day also offers the opportunity to remember the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which lasted from the 15th through to the 19th centuries and was, according to the […]

CAT ON FIRE

[col. writ. 10/19/16] ©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal OVER HALF HIS LIFE, LORENZO “Cat’ Johnson has been held in some of the toughest prisons in Pennsylvania, under some of the worst conditions, often in the hole. For over 20 years, he has been part of one of the biggest lifer populations in America; People sentenced to death […]

Ramona Africa Talkz MOVE, Liberation and Surviving 1985 Bombing

By: Lamont Lilly Ramona Africa, sole living survivor of U.S. bombing of the MOVE home in Philadelphia. | Photo: Reuters The U.S. freedom fighter discusses the history of MOVE and what it means to fight for liberation in part one of an exclusive interview. Former U.S. political prisoner, Ramona Africa, is the Minister of Communication […]

Philly, Fri. 3/24: Tribute to Warrior Sisterz of the Revolution

FROM: Philly Activists With just 6 days week to go before the Tribute to Warrior Sisters of the Revolution on March 24, we want to remind everyone that this is a ticketed event.  We need to have an idea of numbers planning to attend prior to the event.   If you have not purchased your ticket or […]

Prison Radio Kommentariez

Delbert Africa, MOVE Member (3:30) Mumia Abu-Jamal There is a Storm a’Comin’ (4:59) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Trump Russian Backed (3:11) Kerry Shakaboona Marshall Victory for a Victim: A Salute for Mumia Abu-Jamal (3:15) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Rain Down on Me (1:52) Khalfani Malik Khaldun Trump Conspiring (3:44) Kerry Shakaboona Marshall Essay (3:23) Omar Askia Ali […]

The Revolutionary Response To Racism: Reply To A Kommunique By Azzurra Crispino (2017)

The Dispatch Recently, I received a copy of a communique issued by Azzurra Crispino, an ethics professor, who is also an anarchist, a Gandhian pacifist, a founder of Prison Abolition Prisoner Support (PAPS), and the elected media co-chair of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWOC/IWW). Azzurra’s statement defended […]

Do You Really Know The Black Panther Party?

by Melissa Rosman   An unidentified man raises his fist in defiance at a protests against the incarceration of members of the Black Panthers, New York, New York, November 17, 1969. The protesters were demanding the release of 21 Black Panther members suspected of plotting various bombing incidents around the city. (Photo by David Fenton/Getty Images) […]

Subversive: How the Black Pantherz fed kidz for free and set a model for the government

by  Kelly Macias The Black Panther Party was labeled subversive by the U.S. government for feeding more than 20,000 children in the first free breakfast program in the country Last week, I wrote a story about how Republicans in Congress are trying to reform the free breakfast program in schools. This is not new. Republicans have been […]

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017: “The Black Pantherz, Then & Now”… Veteran Panther Leader Kathleen Cleaver To Speak @ New York University

From The Desk Of Black Panther Veteran-Zulu Nation King Sadiki “Bro.Shep” Ojore Olugbala     “Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here,  that people  are dying who could be saved, that generations more will live poor butchered half-lives if you fail to act.  Do what must be done, […]