The Present Day Fight For Black Liberation In Amerika

  By Bashir Akinyele “Too Black, Too Strong” -Malcolm X (the first and former National Spokesman for the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) “I won’t let history write out the legacy of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad” -The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (the Spokesman for the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam) “We must put […]

Frank Chapman condemns shameful and cowardly decision to revoke award to Angela Davis

by Staff Chicago, IL – Longtime leader in the Black liberation movement and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Frank Chapman, condemned the January 4 decision of the Alabama-based Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to abruptly cancel their plan to present Angela Davis with the Fred Shuttlesworth Award. Fred Shuttlesworth was a prominent leader […]

Women in Prison: How It Is With Us

Assata Shakur / Joanne Chesimard published in The Black Scholar, April 1978   Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party who went underground to evade police repression, joining the Black Liberation Army. She was captured in 1973 and held as a political prisoner until 1979 (one year after this article was written), […]

Learning from Legendary Activist Bobby Seale Founder of Black Panther

By Philip Lipson Growing up as a teenager in the 1960’s one of the most horrifying sights I witnessed on television was the gagging of Bobby Seale at thetrial of the Chicago 8. Referred to as the Chicago 7, Bobby Seal was the eighth defendant. This was a trial of eight Activists for the disruption […]

Why I’m Not Worried About White Folk Posing A Significant Obstacle To Black Liberation

ThyBlackMan.com) Before saying it, I understood that the statement “I am not even worried about white folk” would shock the young brother attempting to debate me. I realized that he was doing his absolute best to engage me over significant racial matters. As I expected, my assertion caused him to suspend a point that he had […]

What H. Rap Brown Says to Us 50 Years Later, Part 2

by  Dr. Matthew Quest Stokeley and H. Rap Brown   What H. Rap Brown Has To Say To Us Fifty Years Later – Part 2 In “How H. Rap Brown Foretold the Future of Black Power” Quest explained how Brown, from 1967-1971, was uncompromising both against the white racial state and counter-punched within emerging Black […]

Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible

 American sprinters Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos, along with Australian Peter Norman, during the award ceremony of the 200m race at the 1968 Mexican Olympic games Editors’ Note: This essay is adapted from the author’s keynote speech to the Global ’68 Conference at the Collège d’études Mondiales in Paris on May 2, 2018. The author thanks […]

Ahmad Sa’adat: Prisons, the Black Liberation movement and the struggle for Palestine

Huey Newton (l) | Ahmad Sa’adat (r) The following article, by imprisoned Palestinian national liberation movement leader Ahmad Sa’adat – the General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – was originally published in French as the preface to the new French-language edition of “Revolutionary Suicide” by Huey Newton. On 15 October – the anniversary […]

‘I’ve Been Raising My Fist Every Day for 50 Years’

On the 50th anniversary of his Olympic medal-stand protest, Dr. John Carlos still believes in the power of resistance. By Dave Zirin   On October 16, 1968, John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists in a political demonstration against racism on the 200 meter medal stand at the Mexico City Olympics. Now, on the […]

Beyond Prisons — Episode 29: Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster (Part 2)

Kim Wilson speaks with formerly incarcerated activist Kempis “Ghani” Songster about the black liberation group MOVE in the second part of episode 29. Source: Beyond Prisons — Episode 29: Kempis ‘Ghani’ Songster (Part 2)