The Black Pantherz’ Lessonz for Jamaikanz on Police Violence

By: Ajamu Nangwaya The Black Panthers’ militant, assertive and courageous pushback against the police’s violent class and race containment practices should be replicated. Amnesty International’s recently released report “Waiting in Vain: Jamaica: Unlawful police killings and relatives’ long struggle for justice” documents the murderous and violent behavior of the police within the island’s African working-class communities. […]

Rep. Rush revealz startling detailz of Panther Party Assassinationz

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by Chicago police in a pre-dawn […]

Update on Mumia’z Hep C Lawsuit

— Rachel Wolkenstein, November 28, 2016 On August 31, 2016, Federal district court judge Robert Mariani denied Mumia Abu-Jamal’s motion for a preliminary injunction that would have compelled the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide him with the direct-acting antiviral drugs capable of curing his chronic hepatitis C and his secondary symptoms, including his […]

The need for a united front against fascism

by Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard If there was ever a time to organize around a United Front Against Fascism, it is now. The next leader of the “free world” has just been “elected” – more like “selected” – to be president of the United States. He has thereby been given the authority to use power […]

Former Black Panther serving life sentence for murder denied release

New Jersey police have opposed the release of Sundiata Acoli, who killed a state trooper more than 40 years ago, since he became eligible for parole in 1992 An attorney representing the nearly 80-year-old prisoner called the denial ‘a punch to the gut’. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Renée Feltz A former Black Panther who turns 80 […]

What We Don’t Learn About the Black Panther Party—but Should

By Adam Sanchez and Jesse Hagopian Fifty years ago this month, the Black Panther Party was born. Its history holds vital lessons for today’s movement to confront racism and police violence, yet textbooks either misrepresent or minimize the significance of the Black Panthers. The first issue of the Black Panthernewspaper, which at its height had […]

Remembering the Black Pantherz’ 1969 visit to Regina

by ASHLEY MARTIN REGINA, SASK : November 15, 2016 — Black Panther’s Fredrick Hampton seen in a Nov. 19, 1969 The Leader-Post. TROY FLEECE / Regina Leader-PostTROY FLEECE / REGINA LEADER~POST Black Panther national chairman Bobby Seale (left) and defense minister Huey Newton in Oakland, Calif.ANONYMOUS / REGINA LEADER~POST At 21, Fred Hampton was a leader […]

What we can learn from the Black Pantherz about how to survive Trump

By Alyssa Rosenberg The late Black Panther Fred Hampton in Washington. (Courtesy of Paul Sequeira/Firelight Films) The specter of the 1960s hung over the 2016 presidential election like a shroud, as Donald Trump embraced Richard Nixon’s law-and-order rhetoric, speculation bubbled again about Hillary Clinton’s relationship to the community organizer Saul Alinsky, and observers tensed for […]

Let uz remember the countlezz named and unnamed veteranz of the Nu-Afrikan (Black) Freedom Struggle

by Dequi Kioni-Sadiki On this Veterans Day, let us remember the countless named and unnamed veterans of the Black Freedom Struggle: “To those of us who have dedicated our lives to the liberation of Black people, who dare to say, “we shall have our freedom or the earth will be leveled by our attempts to […]

We Must Survive Until We Can Transform Society

by  Huey P. Newton A Ten-Point Program is not revolutionary in itself, nor is it reformist. It is a survival program. We, the people, are threatened with genocide because racism and fascism are rampant in this country and throughout the world. And the ruling circle in North America is responsible. We intend to change all […]