Two Former Black Pantherz Weigh In On #BlackLivezMatter

by Cherie Saunders (L-R) Director Stanley Nelson and film participants Ericka Huggins and Jamal Joseph speak onstage during ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’ press conference as part of the PBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 19, 2016 in Pasadena, California. *The Black Panther Party […]

Whose ready to take Malcolm X birthday az a national holiday?! #CMXD

May 19th iz Malcolm X day. We are not asking permission we are claiming a day for our progressive leaderz. Malcolm X pioneered the thoughtz of a generation of overachieverz and righteouz rebelz. We are NOT asking permission. We are #CMXD <—— follow the hashtag to see what people are doing in your city. #2RAW4TV […]

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Death Penalty

On Martin Luther King Day, DPIC looks at the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s views on capital punishment. In a November 1957 article in Ebony, Dr. King was asked “Do you think God approves the death penalty for crimes like rape and murder?” He responded, “I do not think that God approves the death penalty for any […]

Insurgent Practice and the Black Panther Party (BPP): an Interview with Joshua Bloom

                 by   Joshua Bloom, Patrick King and Ben Mabie Patrick King: We want to start from a methodological standpoint, thinking about what kind of intervention Black Against Empire makes in terms of social movement theory, a field which can often seem divorced from a real understanding of political […]

An Unbroken Line: Nu-Afrikan Resistance from 1619 to the Present

by  Kali Akuno by Kali Akuno The current upsurge in Black “movement”-type politics has been in the making for a decade. Katrina “reawakened the Black radical imagination” in 2005. Like a wave, the momentum built through the Jena 6 campaign and the Justice for Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin actions, culminating in the 2014 rebellion […]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The genius of Huey P. Newton

Click to enlarge Celebrate the life of Huey P. Newton, who, with Bobby Seale, founded the Black Panther Party 50 years ago this year, in October 1966 – ‘A Celebration of the Life of Huey P. Newton’ is Saturday, Feb. 13, 2-5 p.m., at the West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline St., Oakland, featuring friends […]

AMILCAR CABRAL: REVOLUTIONARY WHO FOUGHT REPRESSIVE PORTUGUESE DICTATORSHIP

Amilcar Cabral (also known as Abel Djassi) was a Guinea-Bissauan/Cape Verdean revolutionary, engineer, and theorist. He was born on September 12, 1924, and was active all throughout his secondary school career in opposing the repressive dictatorship of Antonio Salazar in Portugal. Upon returning to his native lands, he worked tirelessly for their liberation. He founded […]

ASSATA SHAKUR: MOST-WANTED TERRORIST TO THEM BUT A REVOLUTIONARY HERO TO UZ

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” Assata Shakur was born JoAnne Deborah Byron on July 16, 1947, in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. Her early educational career took a […]

Remembering Malcolm X 50 Yearz Later

  Its been 50 years since the assassination of the great Malcolm X. A leader enshrined on the Mount Rushmore of Black Leaders. Among his greatness was Malcolm’s was his ability to inspire and emphasize the need for black self-defense and self-reliance in the face of white violence and racism.   source: http://blackstate.com/malcolmx2131216.html

I WRITE WHAT I LIKE

by Stephen Biko  BLACK SOULS IN WHITE SKINS? Basically the South African white community is a homogeneous community. It is a community of people who sit to enjoy a privileged position that they do not deserve, are aware of this, and therefore spend their time trying to justify why they are doing so. Where differences […]