NYC FILMS: “THE BLACK PANTHERS Vanguard of the Revolution” & The Black Panther Film Festival – SAVE THE DATES!

  Save The Dates!   “THE BLACK PANTHERS Vanguard of the Revolution” DIRECTED BY STANLEY NELSON   Exclusive NYC Theater Showings… Wednesday September 2, 2015 thru Tuesday September 15, 2015    @ The Film Forum  209 West Houston btw. Varick St. & 6th Av.  SHOW TIMES: 12:30 2:45 5:00 7:15 9:40  The rise and fall […]

New Janelle Monae Track Wantz You To ‘Say Her Name’

Janelle Monae and her imprint, Wondaland Records, just released a new song protesting police brutality. The song, which you can listen to on SoundCloud, is a revamped version of “Hell You Talmbout” from Monae’s 2013 album The Electic Lady. It features the Wondaland roster, including Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, George 2.0 and […]

YOGI’Z TIME

Few of us know the name, Hugo Pinell. That’s because the last time it was in the newspapers was probably in 1971, or 1976, when he was tried as a member of the famous San Quentin Six, six young Black prisoners facing assault charges stemming from battles with prison guards at the notoriously repressive California […]

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Fire Next Time’

It was the anniversary of the death of Mike Brown, the black teenager in Ferguson who was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson. To mark the event, a concert of revolutionary musicians called “Ferguson Rocks” was held in St. Louis. The lineup included Tom Morello and the Freedom Fighter Orchestra, The Coup, Outernational, Steffanie Christi’an, […]

Photoz of the Black Panther Party Stir Memories at the Norton

by Johan Sebastian 1968 was a tumultuous time for America: the Vietnam War ground on; cold war tensions rose; Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Also that year: The Black Panther Party, a nationalist organization that sought to empower African-Americans, was 2 years old and on the rise. The group encouraged blacks […]

Black Livez: Between Grief and Action

By George Yancy and Dr.Joy James December 23, 2014 George Yancy: There are times when I’ve asked myself if philosophy can console in times of pain and suffering. Among my friends and colleagues of all races, the killings of Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner and so many others like them have […]

8 Statz that Reveal Just How Badly the Police State Hurtz Black Women

If Sandra Bland were white, there’s a good chance she still would be with us. By Terrell Jermaine Starr The outrageous shooting death of Sam Dubose by a Cincinnati cop is grabbing the headlines, but nearly two weeks after Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail after being stopped and brutally arrested for a minor […]

Manifesto on rebuilding New Afrikan people, familiez and communitiez

by Mutope Duguma If we are to survive in the 21st century, we’ve got to get back to who and what we were, not what each of us is destined to be individually. Because in the 21st century, people are moving forward collectively throughout the world. It is the only way we are going to […]

How the Legacy of Slavery Affectz the Mental Health of Black Amerikanz Today

The psychic toll that forgiveness exacts. by Alma Carten Am I not a man emblem used during the campaign to abolish slavery. The image is from a book from 1788, so there can be no effective copyright. Photo Credit: Josiah Wedgwood, William Hackwood et Henry Webber. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons On July 22, in […]

Maroon’z Letter to the Pope MASS EDUCATION – YEZ! MASS INCARCERATION–NO!

Open Letter from a Life Prisoner To His Holiness Pope Francis Most Holy Father: My name is Russell Shoatz, and I have been continuously imprisoned in U.S.A. prisons for over 43 years, after being convicted in regards to the death of a policeman in 1970. Although I have never killed another individual, I was nonetheless […]