Unsilencing Stealth Histories of Armed Struggle and Shortcomings of Left Media Analysis

By Jared Ball    This is an important re-posting of an interview with (April 2016) and statement from (May 2017)  Dhoruba bin-Wahad. Dhoruba bin-Wahad, formerly of The Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, discussed his critique of the “alternative press” and Left analysis of the history of armed struggle – what he calls “stealth” histories – as exemplified in a recent interview with Angela Davis. A STATEMENT […]

The Spirit of Black August in Solidarity with Venezuela

In this solidarity statement from the Upstate Chapter of Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition (Canada), the organization calls for an end to US sanctions on Venezuela. Solidarity banner in Caracas. (Archive) By The Upstate Chapter of Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition The spirit of Black August moves through centuries of Black, Indian and multi-cultural resistance. It is an […]

Comrade Malik Speaks: Retaliation & Repression in a South Texas Prison

“Any kind of act that’s designed to delay or deprive you and me, right now, of getting full rights, that’s the government that’s responsible. And any time you find the government involved in a conspiracy to violate the citizenship or civil rights of a people in 1964 [or 2018!–Malik] then you are wasting your time […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, August 14th – Black August Card Writing Dinner

WHAT: Black August Card Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 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 As a lead in to two great events NYC ABC has coming up–a workshop on transformative justice and […]

Black August Born Day Celebration, Play & Discussion Panel for Russell Maroon Shoatz’s 75th Birthday

Date:  Saturday, August 25, 2018 Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Place: African American Museum (701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) Tickets $10.00 Eventbrite $15.00 @ Door Play: Mary’s Daughter – Memoirs of an Artivist is one woman play about the life and times of Melanie Carter, artistically known as the Hip Hop Artivist, Blak Rapp Madusa. Eventbrite Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marys-daughter-memoirs-of-an-artivist-tickets-41619876170?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text Panel […]

Black August International Tenets

by a California prisoner       July 2018             permalink [The following were submitted to us by a group of New Afrikans in California working with the United K.A.G.E. Brothers. K.A.G.E. stand for Kings Against Genocidal Environments. The United K.A.G.E. Brothers have been pushing this line of peace and unity alongside […]

BLACK AUGUST, HIP-HOP AND POLITIKAL SYMBOLISM

by Jared Ball  Black August, Hip-Hop and Political Symbolism Jared A. Ball “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 […]

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 […]