Lil Bobby Hutton

  bobby hutton by Rick Heide Bobby Hutton was murdered by Oakland pigs a year ago. He died in battle; a Black Panther, a revolutionary, and above all, a MAN. He way 17 years old. Sunday, April 6, a memorial service and rally will be held at Bobby Hutton Memorial Park. At 6 am, Father […]

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future. by  Rachel Aviv “What does it feel like to be free?” Woodfox asked. “How do you want me to know how it feels to be free?”Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New […]

The 16 Black Pantherz Still Behind Barz

What iz wrong here fam. We need these Elderz back on the streetz. Colorlines Screenshot of Black Panther Party Members, taken from Okayplayer’s Instagram on October 15, 2015  In this informal census ColorLines.com presents the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated. One of the […]

What We Can Learn from the Black Panther Party Today

by  Julianne Malveaux  Julianne Malveaux says too many, including our leaders, have taken the “go along to get along” approach, forgetting that sometimes getting along is not enough. (file photo) Matthew “Peanut” Johnson was 16 years-old when San Francisco police officer Alvin Johnson killed him. The unarmed teen was said to have been fleeing a […]

The Sacrificez Of Slain Black Panther Party Leader Fred Hampton And Hiz Family Are A Lesson In Black Love

“In the wake of the Black Panther Party’s 50th anniversary, and the anniversary of the state sponsored assassination of one of its rising stars, Fred Hampton, we spoke with his only child, Fred Hampton Jr. about how he and his parents sacrificed their own well being for the love of Black people and their liberation.” […]

Message from Dr. Mutulu Shakur regarding hiz clemency appeal

To all who have carried my burden in 2016 I’m humbly grateful. Allah knows it hasn’t been easy. You’ve taken time of your lives and your family’s. I don’t know how I would come to this point without you. The struggle for freedom under any circumstances, is an arduous task and I do not take […]

Black Pantherz at 50: Reflectionz on their legacy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded in Oakland, California. I went to the Oakland Museum of California to see the exhibit “All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50” and it got me to reflect on how the Panthers and other movements of that era affected […]

The truth about the party that brought ‘Power to the People’

Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale says the real story of the BPP hasn’t been told Bobby Seale, who co-founded the Black Panther Party, listens to a question during an interview at the Eastside Arts Alliance and Cultural Center in Oakland, Calif. The Panthers emerged from the gritty city 50 years ago, declaring a new […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO COMRADEZ, LOVED ONEZ, FAMILY AND SUPPORTERZ IN THIZ STRUGGLEE

          Greetings one and all. At long last I have the strength to communicate and advise that I am FEELING BETTER. During the long journey, I am about to disclose, I suffered many ups and downs before arriving at the present moment. It has been an arduous struggle, but one that was won by both […]

The Black Panther Party For Self Defense (BPP)

There’s a time to party and a time to form a party…. Original six Black Panthers (November, 1966) Top left to right: Elbert “Big Man” Howard; Huey P. Newton (Defense Minister), Sherman Forte, Bobby Seale (Chairman). Bottom: Reggie Forte and Little Bobby Hutton (Treasurer). Black Panther Party for Self-Defense http://www.blackpanther.org/ Party Platform http://www.stanford.edu/group/blackpanthers/history.shtml Party Vision […]