Prison Panthers and awakening the Black radicals

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “What made him (Malcolm X) unfamiliar and dangerous was not his hatred for white people but his love for Blacks, his apprehension of the horror of the Black condition, and the reasons for it, and his determination to work on their hearts and minds so that they would be enabled to […]

The Black Kennedy’s: How The Shakur Family Bridged Rap And Politics

“I just cried, as all mother’s cry, for the beautiful boy who said he and Mike Tyson would never be allowed to be free at the same time…” By: Xavier Handy-Hamilton, Contributing Writer (@fnr_zay)   On September 7, 1996, after a Tyson fight that ended so abruptly the crowd was convinced Bruce Sheldon took a […]

TUPAC’S FATHER, MUTULU SHAKUR, FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT FOR ILLEGALLY HOLDING HIM IN PRISON

  by   SHA BE ALLAH  MARCH 29, 2018 After serving three decades in a federal penitentiary, freedom fighter and father figure to the late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur says that the government is illegally keeping him behind bars. Mutulu Shakur has filed a lawsuit against the government of the United States earlier this week, claiming his Constitutional […]

Assata Shakur – Influential Black Leaders

On May 2, 2013, the FBI placed Assata Shakur, now living in Cuba, on its Most Wanted Terrorists list, which has included the likes of Osama Bin Laden and other Al Quaeda figures, some of whom were executed by drones. This was the day after the State Department was due to release its list of […]

Black Women and International Women’s Day

by Ken Morgan Black Women and International Women’s Day “Alongside Assata and Rosa and Harriet and Sojourner, let’s celebrate Grace Campbell, of the Blood Brotherhood and the Communist Party.” Women’s History Month in the U.S. is rooted in the Socialist and Communist traditions of International Women’s Day, March 8, 1911. Still, two black women Communists, […]

Pan-Afrikanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

Black Panthers and Africa: “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.”    Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not matter where the battle erupts, be it in Africa, Asia or Latin America, the master-mind […]

10 Members of the Black Panther Party You Should Know

  by  IME EKPO Black history is a level of intelligence that requires consistent daily acknowledgement. One month is not enough. Founded in 1966 by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, The Black Panther Party for Self Defense (BPP) became known as one of the most notorious organizations in black history. Armed with mighty knowledge bound to revolutionary acts […]

Sundiata Acoli’s “Affirmation”

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford Political prisoner Sundiata Acoli, who was arrested with fellow Black Panther Assata Shakur in 1973, is among a host of political prisoners and activists that took part in a reading of Shakur’s poem, “Affirmation,” written in exile in Cuba. Acoli will not be eligible for parole until 2032, when he will […]

Assata Speaks From Exile on Tupac, Rap, CointelPro, Social Change

by  newafrikan77   What effect do you think Rap music has on the movement for social justice today? Assata Shakur: Hip Hop can be a very powerful weapon to help expand young people’s political and social consciousness. But just as with any weapon, if you don’t know how to use it, if you don’t know where […]

NEWS YOU CAN USE: This Artist Is Re-Introducing The Black Panthers To New Audience Through Her Paintings…… The spirit of the Black Panthers lives through this art.

CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1968 FOUNDING FOR THE NEW YORK STATE CHAPTER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY – THE “OFFICIAL” SCHEDULE OF 2018 EVENTS! *Please note that other NYC events are still being organized so “Stay Tuned For Updates”   NEWS YOU CAN USE! ______________________________ ________ This Artist Is Re-Introducing The Black Panthers  To […]