Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer: her unstoppable war against Jim Crow

by Claudia Li   “I guess if I’d had any sense I’d a been a little scared, but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me, and it seemed like they’ve been trying to do that ever since I could remember.” That was the ringing […]

Art imitates life: The Black Panther Party and the birth of a comic book seriez

A Special Collections exhibit organized by graduate students examines the famed Marvel Comics Black Panther series and its connections to black history, including the Black Panther Party By Peggy Townsend An exhibit organized by grad students crystal am nelson, Kiran Garcha, and Cathy Thomas (left to right) includes 45 Black Panther comics as well as […]

OPIOID CRISIS IN WHITE SUBURBIA GETZ COMPASSION WHILE POC GET MASS INCARCERATION

It’s cute that politicians across the country are taking up the very real and very serious opioid addiction epidemic that’s taking place in rural and suburban white communities, but I can’t help but feel confused and overlooked by the fact black communities have been suffering because of drug abuse for decades. Over the weekend, I […]

Black Nationalism and Liberation

by GARRETT FELBER Nation of Islam counter-demonstration at NAACP rally in Harlem, 1961 / Photograph: NAACP collection, Library of Congress In a world where Donald Trump’s presidential nomination speech has been endorsed by a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan—yet Black Lives Matter activists are accused of reverse racism for asking to not be murdered […]

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.” […]

Hard lessonz in the struggle to end prison slavery

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington “Rather than the slaughtering of Black people outright, the prison system carries out genocide through political repression. Mass incarceration works to prevent the emergence of effective, powerful and widely inspiring movements for liberation, like those of the 1960s and 1970s. It thereby goes beyond controlling and disabling Black communities. By preventing […]

Art Hoe Collective: self care in the black community in the midst of all thiz anti-black violence

Who mourns every day for strangers as if their own brother was killed? Who lives in constant fear for loved ones, strangers and for themselves? Who tenses and prepares for the worst every time they hear the words “did you hear about…”? The black community. The pain that we, as a community, feel with each […]

BPP community programz

by Dan Berger (A supplement to the 2008 calendar on the Legacy of the Panthers) At the time and all the more so since, popular perception of the Black Panthers revolves around revolvers. But this violence-laden image misses the group’s substance. The multifaceted community programs made the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense such a success—and […]

Top Infrastructure Official Explainz How Amerika Used Highwayz To Destroy Black Neighborhoodz

BY ALAN PYKE CREDIT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/ANTHONY FOXX Family pictures show U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx as a young man, and his grandparents on the steps of the Charlotte, NC, home where he grew up It’s time for America to reckon with the role that highway projects too often play in ripping apart underprivileged […]

Afrikan-Amerikanz Missing from the Cannabiz Industry

We look back in history to find the answer to this issue in the cannabis world. by  Sabrina Ford  For decades the African American community has paid the highest price in the War on Drugs. According to a 2013 report by the American Civil Liberties Union, although blacks and whites partake in cannabis at about […]