Report on Mumia Abu Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeal Act Hearing

Report on Mumia’s PCRA Hearing on Challenge to Appeals based on Bias of former prosecutor, then Supreme Court judge Ronald Castille, April 24, 2017 Yesterday, April 24, 2017, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday was the first court hearing on the PCRA (Post-Conviction Appeal Act) petitition that was filed on August 7, 2016 by attorneys Judith Ritter […]

Black Pantherz, Then & Now — NYU National Lawyerz Guild

     In this just released video of a 2 hour panel discussion on both the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements; Veteran Black Panther Leader Kathleen Cleaver addresses such subjects as Revolutionary Internationalism, Solidarity & Coalition Building, Sexism, Racism, Prison Industrial Complex, Resolving Contradictions, Surveillance & Secure Communications, Films on the Black Panther Party, Responsibility Of […]

Mumia’z Liver Severely Damaged

In LA, 50 Artistz Respond to the Black Pantherz’ Legacy

Iconic: Black Panther, opening this Saturday at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery, illustrates how influential the Black Panthers were, not just politically and socially, but artistically as well. by Matt Stromberg   Keith Walsh, “Black Liberation and Socialism in America” (2017), ink and flashe on paper, 24 x 18 in. (image courtesy  gregorioescalante.com) Numerous progressive and radical […]

The Black Panther Party, Revealed

April 11, VCU’s Department of African-American Studies will host a forum on the Black Panther Party’s 50-year legacy; three former Black Panthers will share their experiences, framing the infamous organization’s reputation for a new generation, with context by Samantha Willis Members of the Black Panther Party in an undated photo (courtesy the Library of Congress) […]

Act Out! [106] – Black Pantherz: Fight and Build & the Poor and Poisoned

by Eleanor Goldfield This week on Act Out, racism is nothing new but the current political climate has renewed its vigor. After dissecting some recent racist bigotry, we talk to former Black Panther Kiilu Nyasha about racism, systemic corruption and the past and present of pointed fight & build activism. Next, Flint is nearing its […]

Mumia: A Revolutionary Love Supreme

Join the Black and Brown Coalition as we host the revolutionary Pam Africa, Minister of Confrontation of the MOVE organization, to tell the story of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the struggle to get him into a PHD program at Temple University. Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning journalist, former member of the Black Panther Party, and North Philadelphia […]

Gov. Christie Wantz Black Panther Assata Shakur Back in US Jail

  Governor Chris Christie said the Trump administration should prioritize pressuring Cuba to return Assata Shakur to the United States. | Photo: AFP / WikiCommons Assata Shakur escaped prison, fled to Cuba and was granted asylum by the late Cuban President Fidel Castro. Former presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appealed to the […]

Art imitates life: The Black Panther Party and the birth of a comic book seriez

A Special Collections exhibit organized by graduate students examines the famed Marvel Comics Black Panther series and its connections to black history, including the Black Panther Party By Peggy Townsend An exhibit organized by grad students crystal am nelson, Kiran Garcha, and Cathy Thomas (left to right) includes 45 Black Panther comics as well as […]

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) […]