Remembering Black Pantherz Founder and Hero, Huey P. Newton

by ayanarashed Continue to rest up 2/17/42 – 8/22/89 #BlackKing Huey P. Newton founded the Black Panthers and spent years debating that black americans needed to arm and defend themselves while fighting for equal rights. He is a hero to most and a villain to white america. Newton founded the Black Panthers nearly 50 years ago […]

Legal challengez battle for Mumia’z life and health

By Henry Hagins To paraphrase Fidel Castro, what the imperialists fear most is the mass duplication of Mumia’s exceptionally heroic example. The prolonged fight to secure the most effective hepatitis C antiviral medication for Mumia Abu-Jamal and the decades-long struggle to ultimately free him continues with unabated determination. The fact that Mumia “is who he […]

Upcoming James Baldwin Doc Getz Title, To Be Narrated By Samuel L. Jackson

  We last wrote about Raoul Peck‘s James Baldwin film a few weeks ago, and around that time not too much was known about the movie. We knew that Peck had spent six years developing a documentary on Baldwin (he also received the blessing of the Baldwin estate to do so), and that the premise […]

Huey P. Newton’z brother Melvin speakz on their Panther historiez

BlockReportRadio.com interviews Melvin Newton, about his brother Huey P. Newton and their history in the Black Panther Party in Oakland California. Melvin talks about Huey facing the death penalty after killing Oakland Police officer Frey, the Huey Newton Defense Committee, Huey’s concept of globalization called Intercommunalism, the founding of Black Studies at Merritt College, and […]

“Blood in My Eye” 45 yearz later wit’ David Johnson of the San Quentin 6

The People’s Minister of Information JR interviews David Johnson of the San Quentin 6 about the 45th anniversary since the publishing of the political masterpiece “Blood in My Eye” in relation to the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the late great prison human rights leader and Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party George […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

By: Jared A. Ball A demonstrator confronts police near Camden Yards during a protest against the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in this April 25, 2015. | Photo: Reuters Black August, paradoxically, shines a light on the contradictions of a country that never was, yet must always be. “The reason you […]

George Jackson: 45 Yearz Ago, They Shot Him Down

By: Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali Archive photo of George Jackson. Jackson was acclaimed internationally as the most powerful and eloquent Black writer to emerge in years. He became a symbol of the struggle of all oppressed people. August 21 will mark the 45th anniversary of the execution of George Jackson. Many of the strategies […]

He Saw Hiz Revolution Die First: Remembering Makandal Daaga

Makandal Daaga, center, speaks at a press conference in 1970. | Photo: NJAC by Amílcar Sanatan Despite being a leader of the Black Power movement, most youth today do not know who Makandal Daaga was. “But Trini have a funny funny way of forgetting Their history to them like it doh mean nothin’. The history […]

Assata Shakur Documentary

Assata: Exile since 1979 On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the […]

Mumia’z legal case: AN UPDATE

Here is an update on both Mumia Abu-Jamal’s criminal conviction appeal and his medical care case, Abu-Jamal vs. Kerestes.   Court action has potential to re-open Mumia‘s criminal conviction! On August 7, Mumia Abu-Jamal filed an appeal based on a U.S. Supreme Court case decided in June. In a startling 5-3 decision (Williams v. the Commonwealth of PA), the U.S. Supreme Court held […]