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, […]

50 years later – What can the Black Panther Party (BPP) teach a new generation of revolutionariez?

  By Danny Shaw Fifty years ago in October 1966, the Black Panther party exploded onto the political scene in the United States, striking fear into the racist ruling class and inspiring a new generation of revolutionaries to “seize the time.” Today, there is a renewed interest in the Panthers and what they stood for. […]

NBK VINTAGE: Young Spirit House Moverz

LEROI JONES YOUNG SPIRIT HOUSE MOVERS AND PLAYERS, FROM INSIDE BED-STUY, 1968 Described by Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant producer Charles Hobson as one of the program’s “most-requested pieces”, this video features the Leroi Jones Young Spirit House Movers and Players delivering a jaw-droppingly powerful spoken-word performance. These kids, from Bed-Stuy and Brownsville, deliver a powerful protest about […]

The Black Panther Party (BPP). The Battle against Poverty, Racism, Imperialism and Police Brutality

By Hugo Turner Dedicated to my friend and Comrade Marland X @CharlieMBrownX In my last article I dealt with the life of Black Panther Party Founder Huey P. Newton. (image right) I also discussed the origins of the Black Panther Party or BPP. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale formed the BPP in Oakland California to battle […]

Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)

An Interview with Rachel Herzing Rachel Herzing lives and works in Oakland, CA, where she fights the violence of policing and imprisonment. She is a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to abolishing the prison industrial complex and the Co-Director of the StoryTelling & Organizing Project, a community resource sharing stories of interventions […]