Mumia Abu-Jamal on Black Panther Party (BPP)

‘We Want Freedom’ By John Steffin   This past fall marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. To celebrate the occasion, Common Notions, a publishing house in Brooklyn, N.Y., republished Mumia Abu-Jamal’s acclaimed history of this revolutionary organization. At a time when white supremacy is emboldened and capitalism is in […]

Zolo Azania released from prison after 35 yearz – 27 on death row

Artwork: Zolo Agona Azania Political prisoner and former death row inmate, Zolo Agona Azania, needs your help. Zolo was finally released on Monday, February 6, 2017, after spending 35 years in prison, 27 years on death row. Zolo is a prolific writer and an accomplished artist. His writings and art reflect his deep commitment to the […]

Pardon window iz closing on Pete O’Neal, KC’z Black Panther in Afrika

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article126440434.html Pete O’Neal talks about his work in Africa and the chance of a pardon before President Obama leaves office. His brother says O’Neal’s fleeing was a loss for his hometown. Monty Davis and Donald Bradley The Kansas City Star   BY DONALD BRADLEY   He took a bullet on Troost Avenue, spewed Marxist rage, […]

Free ‘Em All … in Loz Angelez, CA

by THANDISIZWE CHIMURENGA There is a need for a Jericho Amnesty Coalition in Los Angeles to raise up the issue, visibility, and fight for the freedom of Black/NuAfrikan Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War. There had been a committee in Los Angeles, but do to the Liberalism and Complicity of Michael Novick in particular, it was […]

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 […]

Dr. Mutulu Shakur – It iz time for hiz release

Dr. Mutulu Shakur has been a federal prisoner since 1986. He has been denied parole eight times, has taken full responsibility for his actions, has served as a force for good and anti-violence throughout his decades of incarceration, is an elder and has multiple health complications, has a loving family that needs him, and upon […]

Repression Breedz Resistance: The Black Liberation Army and the Radical Legacy of the Black Panther Party

by Akinyele Omowale Umoja Georgia State University Abstract Recent scholarship argues the Black Panther Party (BPP) existed from 1966 to 1982. Many activists and scholars argue that the BPP only existed as a revolutionary organization from 1966 until 1971, in the initial period of its existence. A significant part of the BPP’s legacy is the […]

A look back at the controversial eventz surrounding the shooting death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton

Chicago police remove the body of Fred Hampton, leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party, who was slain in a gun battle with police on Chicago’s west side Dec. 4, 1969. (AP) BY   JESSICA SCHLADEBECK The sun had yet to rise when a group of armed Chicago police officers surrounded Black Panther leader Fred Hampton’s […]

Rep. Rush revealz startling detailz of Panther Party Assassinationz

By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by Chicago police in a pre-dawn […]

Geronimo Pratt & Rice/Poindexter Documentary

“Black Panthers” documentary about Geronimo Pratt, David Rice, and Edward Poindexter. Rice/Poindexter case starts at 27:19 2:30 Opening 3:00 Geronimo Pratt 5:50 Kathleen Cleaver 8:21 Jean Hamilton, Juror 9:06 David Bernstein, Defense Lawyer 10:06 Landon Williams, Ex-Black Panther 12:08 DeWayne Wolfer, Ballistics Expert 13:22 Barbara Read , Witness 14:34 Kenneth Olson, Victim 15:38 Stuart Hanlon, […]