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 […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal on ‘An Abolitionist Life’

What does it mean to call oneself an abolitionist? The word doesn’t mean today what it meant 150 years ago. Then, it meant an end to what some have called “America’s Original Sin” — Slavery. Today? Well, it’s not a common term today, but it should be. Abolition was the nation’s first biracial movement, built […]

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 […]

Malcolm X and Liberation Theology

“The theological imagination gives us the opportunity to reframe the conversation in the service of justice,” said Dr. Vincent Lloyd, who teaches theology at Villanova University. Malcolm X espoused the religion of the “field Negro,” and “called out his contemporaries, including Dr. King, when they were too invested in the powers that be.”

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 […]

Celebrating the 76th Birthday of Soledad Brother George Lester Jackson, September 23, 1941- August 21, 1971

by Kiilu Nyasha “I have a plan, I will give, and give, and give of myself until it proves our making or my end.” As we honor the 76th birthday of our beloved, Comrade George Jackson, Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party behind prison walls, may we remember his revolutionary ideas and practice, his mentors and […]

The Meaning of Che: a Revolutionary Power to Heal

Che’s legacy was not revenge. It remains a doctor’s love for humanity. Thomassin Mickaël | CC BY 2.0   On October 9, 1967, in southern Bolivia, near the barren and desolate village of La Higuera, the Bolivian Army, under instructions from the government of the U.S., trapped the isolated guerrilla column led by Ernesto ‘Che’ […]

Day of the Heroic Guerilla

 Today, October 8, the world recognizes the most famous and prominent revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto “Che” Guevara de la Serna. In Cuba, the site of his final resting place, this day is known as “The Day of the Heroic Guerilla.” Argentinean born, the doctor met Cuban revolutionaries in exile in Mexico. After meeting […]

Sundiata Acoli had Surgery on Carotid Artery

Hello. FYI they took me to an outside hospital to do surgery on my right carotid artery, which carries blood thru the neck to the brain. Blockage of this or these arteries can lead to brain damage called a stroke. The surgery was done to remove deposits or plaque from my neck artery. The deposits/plaque […]