On the Importance of Class Analysis: Lessons from Huey Newton

Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party were about much more than guns. On the Importance of Class Analysis: Lessons from Huey Newton by BAR contributor Danny Haiphong “Theory and organization guided by a class analysis is the difference between becoming the vanguard of history or simply a victim of it.” Black August has come […]

Black August: Providence, R.I., honors Black prisoner resistance

Providence, R.I. — Behind the Walls, a prisoner rights program of Direct Action for Rights and Equality, along with Workers World Party and CommUNITY members, gathered to commemorate and build upon the legacies of George Jackson, Black August and the longstanding solidarity with Indigenous nations on Aug. 31. According to the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, […]

Building peace with love and respect during Black August 2017 – with all eyes on NABPP-PC

by Bobby M. Dixon, Minister of Justice, NABPP-PC May the power of unity and Panther love be with you all: My sisters and brothers, we are coming up on our 12th anniversary of Black August and it is at this time we remember our Comrade Hugo “Yogi” Pinell, murdered Aug. 12, 2015, while in the […]

Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March

  Black August and The Millions for Prisoners March Jared A. Ball “When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.” – Ho Chi Minh “This is it gentlemen, the dragon has come.” – George Jackson “Got to be real.” – Cheryl Lynn  This is my favorite time of year because we […]

Tue 8.15 – Black August Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Black August Card Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free Hopefully you’ve been training in preparation for Running Down the Walls 2017. The competition will be fierce, the food […]

Black August, George Jackson and Marcus Garvey

by Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali August is a politically charged month in the Black world: the month Marcus Garvey was born and when Black Panther George Jackson and his younger brother, Jonathan, were killed. George Jackson and Huey Newton considered themselves to be scientific socialists, but both men were once also students of Garvey […]

Black August and the Unmasking of the US Police State

  “The reason you call the police is because you’re in a police state.” – Dhoruba bin-Wahad “Before our eyes and ears, a ‘web of business relationships that now defines America’s media and culture’ has one particular business raking in billions of dollars while another defines the culture of a specific demographic as criminal.” – […]

Baba Jahahara: Black August 2017

If Black lives truly matter … then Afrikans deserve reparations! by Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Maat  Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds, May our Divine Creator of and in All – and Beloved Ancestors from yesteryear and yesterday – find you and (y)our extended Family in healing Spirit. Jambo (Welcome) to Black August! In this (and every) […]

Black August statement 2017

by Kamau M. Askari Black August Memorial (BAM) is our socialist oriented institution that was developed out of the special need for New Afrikan (Black) people in Amerika to implement our own ways and means to commemorate the selfless sacrifices and deeds rendered by many New Afrikan (Black) heroes and sheroes – exposing to the […]

Black August: Celebrating Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey; August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940   This article is part of a special Black August series on TheBurningSpear.com. We encourage all our readers to help launch Black Power 96.3 FM during their Black August Fund Drive. Support radio in the hands of the African community! Donate today at blackpower96.org. Each August, growing […]